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Jason Parent                                             

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Dear Parents / Guardians:

We’re excited to begin the month of April and welcome a warm spring as we approach the end of the school year.  March featured some wonderful achievements.  Some brief highlights include our Destination Imagination high school team placing 1st in the technical challenge and moving onto the state competition.  Cassidy Curry earned a scholarship at the French Oratorical competition.  The Rotary Club hosted a Speech Competition and we’re pleased to announce that Hannah Desmarais is the recipient of a $1,000 scholarship and advances to districts in April. Congratulations to Tori Arrigo, Abby Foley, Raizel Hernandez, Emily Jastrem, Rease St. Gelais, and Paige Witherbee who were all recognized in the “Letters About Literature” competition.  Jamie Aranzabal is in the top 2.5% of students who took the PSAT, and will be considered for national recognition.  Our PVC Pirates are performing well in regional robotics competitions this season, and recently earned the coveted “Chairman’s Award” after advancing to the semi-finals at UNH!  They have now qualified for the New England FIRST Robotics Championship at WPI in April.    Congratulations to all of our Lancers!   

The Londonderry High School Hall of Fame continues to induct classes each year. The 2019 Selection Committee will induct the next class on Mack Plaque weekend in September. The application process will begin April 1st and run through April 30th. For more information regarding nominations, please visit our webpage.  The NH Scholar Athlete ceremony took place on April 1st, honoring seniors who played at least two varsity sports while maintaining a B+ average or higher.  We’re pleased that the following student-athletes were recognized:  Morgan Brutus, Madolyn Croteau, Cameron Donovan, Anthony Federico, Brittney Fernandez, Miranda Galan, Nathan Gehris, Patrick Hagearty, Seana Kelly, Samantha LeClair, Eric Nowak, Ben Psaledas, Jayden Stack, and Paige Velie.  Our Students of the Month for March are: David Jarvis (Gr 9), Morgan Dow (Gr 10), Eliana Patterson (Gr 11), and Hailey Robbins (Gr 12).  Our Teacher of the Month is Mrs. DeWinkeleer, & Staff Member of the Month is Marci McDevitt. 

As the proud Principal of Londonderry High School, it pleases me greatly to announce the Top Ten academicians in the Class of 2019.  The following seniors have earned cumulative weighted grade point averages of 4.4 or higher after seven calculated semesters of schooling. Congratulations to: Madison Sanborn (10th Honors), Amanda Wells (9th Honors), Ashley Lynch (8th Honors), Hailey Robbins (7th Honors), Jackelyn Harris (6th Honors), Zachary Chau (5th Honors), Jack Brown (4th Honors), Alyssa Jarvis (3rd Honors), Urvi Chakraborty (Salutatorian), and Jocelyn Mayo (Valedictorian).  These outstanding students will be honored at a Top Ten Dinner, Baccalaureate awards ceremony, and recognized at Graduation. 

The Athletic Leadership Council selected its newest members who attended the NHIAA State Leadership Conference.  Congratulations to Chris Tutt, Jake McEachern, Austin Cardosi, Peter Misiaszek, Courtney Shay, Jasmine Brown and returners Abby Ellis, and Grace Chicko.  They, along with Brandon Fish and Zachary Rheault will proudly represent LHS athletic leaders as next year’s council.  Congratulations to Sammy LeClair who will represent NH in the 45th annual Lions Twin State Soccer game this summer against Vermont at Castleton University! 

The Drama Club will perform The Addams Family April 4 – 6 at the Derry Opera House.  Tickets are available on the high school website.  SAT day for juniors will take place April 9th.  It will be a regular school day for all other classes.  A community screening of The Hate U Give will take place on Wednesday, April 10th at 6:00 pm in the LHS Library Media Center.  All students and parents are invited to see the film and participate in a panel discussion following. Academically, third quarter grades close April 2nd, and will be posted by Thursday, April 11th.  Prom tickets go on sale April 9th – 12th in the cafeteria. Mr. LHS will be held on April 18th in the gym, the Spring Pep Rally is on the 19th, and our April Vacation runs from the 22nd – 26th.  For a complete list of activities please visit our school calendar and sports website. 

We have one additional event for parents and other adult community members on the subject of Vaping and Social Media among teens.  This event is brought to you by a local support resource, Home First, and the New Home First Hotline program, along with Breathe New Hampshire. Join our passionate, knowledgeable panel of experts, and local school administrators.  The event will take place on Thursday, May 2nd in the LHS cafeteria from 6:00 – 8:00 pm.  Panelists will include: Allyssa Thompson, Director of Breathe New Hampshire, Dr. Albee Budnitz MD, Chair of Tobacco Free NH, Jason Parent, Principal of Londonderry High School, Stephen Secor, Assistant Principal of Londonderry High School, Greg DePasse, local parent and technology expert, Christine Rioux, local Dental Hygienist and Oral Health Specialist, and Katie Clark, School to Community Counselor from Center for Life Management.

Topics of Discussion will include:

  • Our kids’ online lives: Social Media, Technology, and Parental Awareness and Controls
  • Vaping Paraphernalia: "Show and tell", Where paraphernalia is often hidden, and what are the warning signs that your child is Vaping?
  • Assessment and Treatment information
  • Q & A:  Get your Questions answered
  • Breakout Sessions/ Practical Actionable Learning.

Have a wonderful spring break!


Jason Parent