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Jason Parent                                             

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Phone: (603) 432-6941 x2200            

Calendar Linkhttp://lhs.londonderry.org/calendar

Dear Parents / Guardians:

We hope you enjoyed a wonderful Thanksgiving.  Our students have done very well in the classroom, and deserve special recognition for their achievements.  At the end of first quarter, 510 students earned High Honors, 367 earned Honors, and 148 students received Honorable Mention for their academic excellence.  That is 1025 students representing 69% of our entire high school!  (Please click the tab to the left to access the full list of names). These students and others excel in many other areas of school life.  NH All-State selections for music were announced and nine Lancers were selected by audition to perform in the NH All-State Festival at the Capitol Center for the Arts.  All State Band:  Emily Haney (Flute), Alyssa Griffin (Flute), Katie LaCerda (Clarinet), Trevor Senecal (Trumpet), and Luke Pascearelli (French Horn).  In Orchestra: Rachel Cook (Violin), Mixed Choir: Emily Thomas (Alto Voice) and Michael Crowley (Bass Voice), and Treble Chorus: Carleigh McRitchie (Alto Voice).  Congratulations to these musicians!    

November Students, Teacher & Staff members of the Month include: Will Heenan (Gr 9), Erin Batchelor (Gr 10), Alex Crutcher (Gr 11), Tyler Reynolds (Gr 12), Alan LaBranche (Teacher) and Mari-Ann Thibodeau (Staff).  We want to congratulate our Fall Cheerleaders for capturing the first Division I State Championship in school history!  Varsity members include:  Jessica Brien, Meghan Evangelista, Emma Gehris, Ashley Greenwood, Kathryn Hempfield, Katherine Host, Kathryn Hughes, Erin Kelly, Victoria Kelly, Katelyn Leger, Nikki Longua, Kaylie Longua, Hannah Martin, Samantha McCarthy, Taylor Mellinger, Alana Mobbs, Alexandria Nadeau, Alyssa Pitarys, Ally Rose, Cassandra Stuart, and Lillian Tharrington.  We also want to congratulate our Boys Cross Country team for qualifying for the New England Regional Meet.  That team includes Jeff Cieslikowski, Kerry Daley, Jake Donnelly, Will Heenan who was the top freshman in NE, Kyle Hoglund, Matt Griffin, Nathan Seely, and Ryan Young.

The Niche organization has released its rankings of the top public high schools in each state across the country.  The factors they incorporate in their rankings include academics, health and safety, diversity, resources, extra-curricular programs, athletic programs, and more.  Londonderry High School ranked as the 2nd best Division I school in NH!  To access the link for Niche Rankings and Grades please click the following link: https://k12.niche.com/rankings/public-high-schools/best-overall/s/new-hampshire/

Our LHS student-athletes were featured in a national publication for their partnership with Matthew Thornton Elementary School students participating in “Recess Academy”.  For more information please click the following link: http://athleticmanagement.com/content/athletes-join-recess-academy

We will host the NH Scholastic Chess Tournament on December 2nd.  The LHS Winter Sports “Meet the Coaches Night” will be held on Wednesday, December 6th at 6PM in the Cafeteria.  This is a required event for all winter athletes and parents.  Our Progress Reports for Quarter II will be posted on December 12th.  There are a variety of drives in this season of giving as well as many fun family events you can attend in the month of December.  Some highlights include the Chorus and Orchestra Winter Concert on Dec. 13th. The Drama Club will host their annual Gingerbread Night on Dec. 21st, and the winter sports season will be underway. (Please see calendar of events for all activities).  Our Marching Band and Color Guard will perform in the Tournament of Roses Parade in Pasadena, CA on Jan. 1st 2018!  Finally, our Library Media Center will be open for students after school until 3:30 pm beginning Monday, December 4th

From all of us at Londonderry High School, we wish you and your family a very special holiday season.  Enjoy the winter break!

Sincerely,                                                                                                                                   

Jason Parent                                                                                                                          Principal