Principal's Update: Week of September 12

Good Morning Parents, Students, and Friends of SRHS. Here are your important announcements for the week of September 12:

1. Thank you to all who attended my first Parent Advisory Council (PAC) meeting of the year. We had some great discussions. Next month we will focus on the guidance curriculum, and members of the guidance staff will be on hand to answer your questions. The meeting will be held October 5 in the library from 6-7pm.

2. Our annual open house will be held next Monday evening September 19th from 4:30-8:00pm. I have attached the flyers that went out in the mail last week to you with your child's schedule. I hope you will come out next week to meet your child's teachers.

3. Speaking of our open house next week, I will be noticeably absent. I hope you will understand. The NH Deputy Commissioner of Education Paul Leather has asked me to go to Washington DC to represent New Hampshire at a "think tank" on innovative school policy. I will be taking Social Studies teacher Brian Gray with me. We will have more information for all of you on this think tank and what it will do for Sanborn when we return. This trip is a follow-up to one I made over the summer to Chicago to speak about our innovative grading procedures to other school districts who use the Pinnacle program. I have also done a couple of phone interviews with some national education publications in the past couple of months on our work. We are excited to see that Sanborn is getting some recognition at both the State and National level for our work to improve our school community. We are putting Kingston NH on the map!

4. Tomorrow our Guidance Department will host a college fair in the gymnasium from 1:00-2:30. All students will have the opportunity to visit the fair with their classes.

5. Did you know that Sanborn has been approved as a testing center for the ACT's? The October 22 test has a registration deadline of September 16 (this Friday). Please visit the following website to register: http://www.actstudent.org/index.html


6. Homecoming Update: For those of you who don't know, it was brought to my attention last week that homecoming was scheduled for the same day as the SAT's. Historically these two events are planned to be a week apart, but every once in a while they clash. I apologize that this conflict was not caught earlier. As a result, several changes to the homecoming schedule have been made. Here is some updated information:



Game times for Homecoming:



Friday, September 30

Field Hockey Varsity and JV - 4:00 Chase Field



Saturday, October 1

Cross-Country fun run ope to all - 1:30 high school track

Boys Varsity and JV Soccer - 2:30 high school

Girls Varsity and JV Soccer - 4:00 high school

Football - 7:00 under the lights high school


Hi - Many of you may already know that due to some scheduling difficulties there will be some changes to homecoming this year. ( SAT's are the same day 10/1) Mary suggested I let you know what the game plan is so far, so that you can supply students with the correct information. ( Thanks Mary ! )



There will be no float. The Boosters club will not be able to run the parade in the afternoon . ( Traditionally the parade has been held at 7 AM )



In place of the float, there will be hallway entrance way decorating. ( we traditionally do that but there will be a much bigger point value attached to decorating).

There will be a banner competition in the hallway. ( similar to winter carnival )



The boosters club will not be able to hold the skits and dances on Saturday ( 10/1) - so they will be part of the homecoming pep rally on Friday 9/30 from 1:00-2:20. PARENTS ARE INVITED TO THIS EVENT. The spirit raisers ( who traditionally get judged during the parade ) will earn points during the pep rally. Their job is to raise class spirit in a positive manner . There will be spirit dress up days during the week - more on that to come.





I hope you all have an excellent week!

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