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Jason Parent                                             

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Phone: (603) 432-6941 x2200            

Calendar Link:  http://lhs.londonderry.org/calendar

Dear Lancer Families:

I hope you enjoyed a wonderful April vacation.  Londonderry High School celebrated several achievements during the month of April.  Drama Club presented the musical Freaky Friday. Student Council was once again recognized as a 2022 National Gold Council of Excellence.  The Jae S. Lin Foundation awarded $1,000 scholarships to our top juniors in Math and Science, Sean O’Mara and Ryan Fortin. Ryan and Matthew Palmer also started our official membership in the Science National Honor Society! At the Model UN Conference, Mason Turek won a verbal recognition for his work, and Josh Truesdale and Matt Villineau won outstanding delegates on their respective committees. Scott Skirkey was part of the winning forestry team at the NH State Convention. Mr. Grant & Mrs. Sanborn received the Yearbook Dedication, and she was also the Dollars for Scholars Teacher of the Year! Congrats to these outstanding individuals!

Quarter 3 Honor Roll listed 418 students earning High Honors, 304 Honors, and 107 Honorable Mention, which totals 829 Lancers receiving academic distinction! For a complete student list, please click the documents below by grade level. The Best Buddies Chapter at Londonderry High School won the Best Buddies New Hampshire Logo contest for having the most walkers on the Londonderry High School Friendship Walk Team!  Londonderry High School’s logo will go on the back of the official Best Buddies New Hampshire Friendship Walk 2022 t-shirt. Our Co-Presidents (Colby Ramshaw and Maura O'Shaughnessy) have been instrumental in the chapter's success!  We also wish to congratulate Tyler Kraft and Patrick Tewksbury who have been chosen to represent NH in the Lions Twin State Soccer game vs Vermont. 

Advanced Placement Testing begins the week of May 2nd.  This is also the week the NEASC visiting committee will be making their decennial visit to evaluate our high school.  Their charge is to assess our progress toward school improvement and growth areas we’ve identified, conduct classroom observations, along with talking to teachers and students about their work to better understand the learning environment at LHS.

We will celebrate Teacher Appreciation Week May 9 – 13, so please take the opportunity to thank those teachers who do such an amazing job with our students. I’d like to thank the PTSO for their preparation in hosting a breakfast in the staff’s honor along with other events throughout the week, such as the annual raffle. We celebrate the 11th annual Little Lancer Day on May 10th, recognizing Moose Hill students’ first year of public schooling, with fun activities and a tee shirt for each Moose Hill graduate that has a “Lancer Class of 2034” design.  

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.
Newly selected for membership in the Class of 2023 include: Sarah Abladian, Brady Anderson, Natalia BarNoy, Lillian Binder, Makenzie Bodkin, Roselyn Chen, Olivia Colliton-Savina, Rebecca DePasse, Amanda Doucette, Jack Drabik, Faith Dugas, Drea Dwyer, Marline Fitzgerald, Ryan Fortin, Drew Fuller, Jordan Furlong, Trevor Hatem, Sara Kane, Jason Labrecque, Cristian Levantovski Correa, Zachary Lindholm, Michael Pitts, Izabela Pucillo, Stefan Sandu, Emily Smith, Manuel Sousa, Isabela Tapia, Rebecca Tinkler, Makenna True, Maylee Valentin, Riley Wolk, and Andrew Zavorotny. 

Newly selected for NHS membership in the Class of 2024 include: 
Lauryn Barbaro, Matthew Boyon, Camden Brutus, Joseph Cafaro, Joseph Cain, Matthew Carroll, Meisee Chau, Kira Collins, Addison Currier, Olivia DeFazio, Sarah DeFazio, Timothy Desmarais, Emma Desrosiers, Matt Doyle, Kelly Egan, Reed Erdtmann, Bianca Fonseca, Lauren Fontaine, Laurel Guthrie, Lilly Haggett, Leah Harpster, Abigail Harrington, Alexander Harrison, Rachel Hutchinson, Olivia Josef, Connor Koza, Olivia LaBranche, Charles Lantz, Ashleigh Leone, Jillian Mazzola, Taylor McKinnon, Lilah Melia, Tyler Miles, Samuel Parisi, Ty Parsons, Isobel Pitts, Amanda Robinson, Brendon Saranich, Jacob Vogel, Natalie Washington, Aidan White, and Amara Williams. The annual induction and convocation ceremony will happen on Friday, May 20th at 7:00 pm.

LHS is devoting more attention to the area of social and emotional health and wellbeing for our school community.  Working with the Flood family from Derry, they will be hosting a free viewing of the documentary Pizzastock: A Tribute to Jason Flood on May 19th at the Derry Opera House.  It was featured on NH Chronical, and was made by Jason’s best friend, a college student, rather than clinicians. It is not intended to replace therapeutic resources but serves as a heartfelt documentary that may inspire or initiate important conversations between parents and students about a topic that is very difficult for most of us to discuss.  For more information, please visit https://pizzastock.org/

Students and staff at LHS have also designed our first “Lancers Speak Up” event at LHS scheduled for May 25th for all students.  The day will begin with an assembly to listen to Scarlett Lewis speak to our school. She is the founder of the “Choose Love” program our district has participated in, which focuses on Courage, Gratitude, Forgiveness, and Compassion.  This will be followed by her social / emotional learning activities, lunch, and then school-wide activities to promote wellness and mental health awareness. 

The Kate Sherwood Foundation is hosting a Walk-a-Thon at LHS on May 22nd from 10:00 – 1:00.  On May 24th the Mu Alpha Theta Math Honor Society will host their induction and cording. The Music Department will be hosting a series of events, including the Band & Jazz Concert May 18th at 7:00 pm, Chorus and Orchestra Concert May 25th at 7:00 pm, Tri-M Music Honor Society Inductions May 26th at 7:00 pm, and Awards Banquet on May 31st at 6:30 pm. Finally, our Top 10 Dinner will be held May 26th.  Athletic events will be held on our campus all month, and we’re excited to celebrate the outstanding things taking place in Lancer Nation.

Sincerely,

Jason Parent

Principal