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Dear Lancer Families:

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, 354 students earned High Honors, 389 earned Honors, and 126 students received Honorable Mention for their academic excellence.  That is 869 students representing 64% of our entire high school!  (Please click the attachments by grade to access the full list of names). These students and others excel in many other areas of school life.  NH All-State Music Festival selections were formally announced and include Sean O’Donnell (Trombone), Joey Cain, Timmy Dolan, Frank Thomas, Kelly Egan, Michaela Horan, and Rae Pizzi (Choir), and Nora Lees (Bassoon). Sean O’Donnell and Joey Cain were also accepted into All-Eastern Honors Ensembles as NH representatives among states across New England and the mid-Atlantic. Congratulations to these great musicians!

We congratulate our Football Team who was the Division I State Runner-Up and ranked at the top of the NH Power Poll for the entire season! Our Powder Puff football games were hosted on the varsity field with over 150 female student-athletes participating in the class tournament.  Congratulations to the Class of 2024 for winning the title! We celebrated five student-athletes who signed National Letters of Intent to play on scholarship in college. Congratulations to Sarah Abladian (Acrobatics and Tumbling at Quinnipiac University), Sean Clegg (Cross Country at Coastal Carolina), Nick D’Alessandro (Wrestling at Long Island University), Olivia MacDonnell (Soccer at Quinnipiac University), and Kevin Rourke (Baseball at UMass – Lowell).

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, resources, co-curricular programs, athletic programs, teachers, administration, and more. We rank among the best in almost every category, and there are 89-member high schools in NH! A quick breakdown of how Londonderry High School ranks and is graded is as follows:

  • Best NH High Schools: Londonderry HS is ranked 8th (4th best Division I school in NH)
  • Largest Public High Schools in NH: Londonderry HS is 9th
  • High School Teacher Grade:  A-
  • High School Administration Grade:  A-
  • Academics Grade: A-
  • Sports Program Grade:  A+
  • Health and Safety Grade:  A
  • College Readiness Grade:  B+
  • Resources and Facilities Grade:  B
  • Clubs and Activities Grade: A
  • Food Grade: B+
  • Overall Grade:  A-

 The Londonderry High School Chapter of the National Honor Society is pleased to announce that the individuals listed below have been selected for membership in our chapter. Fall 2022 inductees include: Lexi Apholz, Emma Arnott, Shannon Ball, Caitlin (Ash) Doherty, Ian Dresser, Alisa Egorova, Victor Elguezabal, Joshua Fitzpatrick, Mya Gaspie, Evelyn Glynn, Sydney Macaulay, Lillian MacDonald, Lilly Maher, Benjamin Padykula, Evan Petersen, Andrew Soucy, and Caden Thomas. Congratulations to these outstanding Lancers!

 Londonderry High School proudly announces the Londonderry High School Hall of Fame Class of 2022 Inductees: Amy (Brassard) Oelkers, Heather Diamond, Barbara Dion, Sharon (Franks) Fawcett, Noelle Lambert, Keith Lee, Marcia Manseau, Bob Slater, Howard Sobolov, and Suzie Swenson. The Induction Ceremony will take place on April 1, 2023, in the Londonderry High School Cafeteria at 6 pm. More information will be released in the coming weeks on this event and our newest inductees.

 In the spirit of giving, LHS coordinated with all the schools, Londonderry Lions, the American Legion, Mack’s Apples and Sunnycrest who worked together to prepare Thanksgiving Baskets which helped to feed 70 families in town over the Thanksgiving holiday. Student Council hosted an amazing town Craft Fair. Pay It Forward, helped the Lions Club with the delivery of over 400 Christmas Trees. The LHS Marching Band performed in several holiday parades. And finally, the annual Blue Angels Holiday Drive at the high school will enable 10 families and 36 people overall in our community to receive presents to celebrate the holiday season. 

Our Progress Reports for Quarter II will be posted on December 20th and our Winter Pep Rally will take place Dec. 22ndHoliday Break will run from December 23rd – 30th.  From all of us at Londonderry High School, we wish you and your family a very special holiday season! 

Jason Parent