Showing posts from July, 2012

SRHS Update: Week of July 30

Good Morning Parents, Students, Staff, and Friends of Sanborn Regional High School:

Can you believe that we are only a few weeks away from the first day of school? Here are your important announcements for the week:

1. Sometime in mid-August, you will be receiving your child's official "back to school packet" from the school with forms that must be completed for the first day. One of the most important forms that we need to update is your child's emergency contact information. If you would like to streamline this process, you can fill this form out online now by clicking this link. By doing this now, we will print and mail you this form with all your information on it, and you will only have to return it with your signature this fall:
2. Sanborn Regional High School continues to be a leader in redesign as schools across the nation are beginning to take steps to redefine their g…

SRHS Summer 2012 Report To the Community

Sanborn Regional High School had a very successful 2011-2012 school year in which it was recognized at local, state, and national levels for its work in school redesign for the twenty-first century. As an expansion to the district’s “top ten percent” goal, the school strives to become one of the premiere high schools in the State of New Hampshire and beyond. To achieve this, the school has developed a master plan for redesign that is based on three pillars for success.

Pillar #1 - Learning Communities: Our learning communities work interdependently to achieve successful student performance for which we are collectively responsible and mutually accountable.
The term “learning community” describes a collegial group of administrators and/or school staff who are united in their commitment to student learning. They share a vision, work and learn collaboratively, visit and review other classrooms, and participate in decision-making. At our school, all staff belong to one or more learning comm…

SRHS Update: Week of July 16

Dear Parents, Students, Staff, and Friends of Sanborn Regional High School,
I hope you are enjoying the “dog days of summer”. Tomorrow it looks like we might finally get a break from this hazy and hot weather.
Summer Update
At Sanborn, we the administrators (Ann Hadwen, Michelle Catena, Vicki Parady-Guay, Michael Turmelle, and I) have been busy preparing for the start of another fantastic year. Here is an update on how we have spent our summer:
At the end of June, we shared some of the work of our Freshman Learning Community model with administrators from around the State at a regional conference up in the White Mountains. We also had four different teams of teachers who spent some time working together on various projects: This included the FLC, Sophomore Teachers, Math Teachers, and an Anti-Bullying summit. We are very excited about plans for a new sophomore “experience” for our students that will begin this fall. In future emails you will be hearing more about this, but for now, I can…

Where the Jobs Will Be in 2017

Last week, Time magazine included the above graphic in an article on the Economy. The graph, based on statistics from the US National Center for Education Statistics, predicts that by 2017, some of our fastest growing industries will be things like social networking sites, street-traffic-info providers, green construction, and social-network gaming.

I want all of our students at Sanborn Regional to leave us prepared to be successful in college and beyond. I want them to be so well prepared that they have the opportunity to become leaders in their field. With every year that passes, understanding what it will take to be prepared is getting harder and harder to predict if you are simply trying to chase the hottest job markets. The industries that are listed above may be hot in 2017, but who knows what 2018 will bring? Half of the industries on this chart weren't even on the radar five years ago. Our world is changing at a rapid pace. As a high school, we know that the best way to p…