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Mr. McCollum’s Opening of School Letter

Summer Reading

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Dear LHS Students and Parents,                                                                               June 13, 2014

In order for a student to be academically successful and college and career ready, they must be strong readers. It is important for learners of all types to read and comprehend a wide variety of material both in and out of school to develop increasingly more advanced reading skills.  These skills are vital as a student moves from high school to the college and career path.  So that Laconia High School students can keep advancing their reading ability over the summer, teachers have carefully selected a reading and writing assignment for all LHS students to complete.

Prior to the start of each English and Humanities course, every student from Foundations level to AP is expected to complete a summer reading assignment in time for the first day of school.  Please note that students taking an English or Humanities course during the spring semester must complete the summer reading and assignment(s) before the start of the school year.  Pay close attention to the due dates for the assignments on the LHS library website.

In some cases, the required reading is available online free of charge.  A search engine or is a good place to start.  For other titles, students are responsible for acquiring a copy of the required books, which are readily available at the Laconia Public Library, the Laconia High School Library, and for purchase at local and online bookstores ( sells used copies of many titles for under five dollars plus shipping).

All assignments can be found on the LHS Library Website by clicking the “Summer Reading” tab or by using the following link:

This important assignment must be completed before the start of school and every current student at LHS is responsible for completing their assignment. If you have questions, please contact Ramsay Eliason at

Happy Reading!                      

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Class of 1984 30th reunion

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Student Recognition

The students listed below are being recognized for their achievements during the 2013-2014 school year.

Congratulations to the newly elected National Honor Society Officers for the 2014-2015 school year:
President: Brayden Harriman
Vice President: Cierra Pinkney
Secretary: Megan Long
Treasurer: Lily Chanthasak
Executive Board Members: Alana Persson and Troy Harper

Class of 2014 Top Ten

Congratulations to the following Top Ten Scholars: Danielle Cote, Brittney Pond, Amila Hadzic, Garrett Guilmett, Mikayla Minor, Rebecca Dragon, Kylee Powers, Nicole Bogert, John Hammond and Marissa Conrad


The music department competed in the Festivals of Music in Toronto, Canada. Our chorus, band and guard rallied with extra rehearsals and really got serious.  You would be proud to know that we returned with all Excellents !!!  Our chorus was second in their division, our marching band 1st.  Our band 3rd with only 1.5 points away from 2nd and our Jazz band came in 1st with just 2 points of a rating of superior!!! All of us, the Chorus, Guard and Band, are very proud to represent Laconia High School and bring back the recognition through awards.


Laconia High School’s Jobs for America’s Graduates Program (JAG) was recognized at the Annual Career Development Conference/Senior Event that was held Wednesday, April 9th. Haley Coulter and Nick White received scholarships, Chelsey Parent received 3rd place in the interviewing competition, Kendra Galimberti received the Outstanding Leadership Award for JAG, and LHS JAG won FIRST PLACE Community Service Project for the SECOND year in a row (they submitted their Sachem’s Pantry project this year).

Congratulations to our Laconia High School Music Department. This past weekend our Concert Choir and Symphonic Band participated in the NH Music Educators Association Large Group Festival.   The students prepared three pieces of music that were adjudicated by national judges.  After they were graded they then entered another level of the competition by sight reading a piece of music they had not prepared.  Our Chorus received a rating of EXCELLENCE with 2 A’s and 2B’s.  Our Band a rating of SUPERIOR with 3A’s and 1B.  Congratulations to both groups.  They will be taking these selections to Toronto, Canada in April to participate in the Festivals of Music in Toronto.  Good luck to all!!!

Laconia High School Art students will be showcasing their talents at the Belknap Mill for the 2014 Arts Alive Festival.  Area schools will have art work on display from March 10th through March 20th at the Mill.  Laconia will open with a reception from 5-7 pm on the 10th. 
Congratulations to the following students for their beautiful art work!!
Katherine Barberian, Jessica Carbone, Jessica Clark, Natalie Compton, Rebecca Dragon, Taylor Beattie, Aubrey Ekstrom, Marilyn Evans, Amelia Freo, Ashley Gomez, Raven Kennett, Mark Lagueux, Scott Leroux, Daniel Mason, Paige Miles, Haley Moody, Griffin Nyhan, Laurenda Robinson, Adasha Santos, Zoey Tash, Rachel Clayton, Alexis Albert, Emily Baird, Chris Dame, Edis Dizdarevic, Jacob Filgate, Kyleen Hansen, Shana Jerrier, Brandon Maxham, Delaney Salway, Shyann Shaw, Becca Thompson


Congratulations to the following students on being selected to represent Laconia High School on Tuesday, March 11th at Plymouth State University for the All New England Jazz Festival. These students were selected from among the New England area. They will rehearse during the day of the one day festival under the guidance of guest jazz clinicians/conductors. That evening, family and friends will be invited to attend a concert in the Hanaway Theatre at 5pm. Tickets can be purchased through the PSU Box Office.   Congratulations again to these students!!  Mitchell Bailey on Trombone, Andrew Emanuel on Tenor Sax, Mikayla Minor on Trumpet, Denis Zecevic on Electric Guitar and Michael O’Brien on Electric Bass.

Mikayla Minor and Her Horse - pic

Congratulations to Mikayla Minor and Her Horse, Dallas. They were awarded the New Hampshire Quarter Horse of the Year Award by the NH Quarter Horse Branch of the American Quarter Horse Association. Dallas, who is 8 years old, has been working and training with Senior Mikayla Minor for the last 4 years.  The award is granted to the horse who exhibits these qualities to the highest degree: physique, beauty, movement, excellence in class performance, temperament and working relationship between the horse and the rider.

Laconia High School Music Department is proud to congratulation the following students on successfully auditioning for the NHMEA Jazz and Classical All-State Festivals. These students along with the top students in our state, will attend a three-day festival under baton of guest conductors.  The Festival concludes with a Saturday concert.  The Jazz Festival will be held at Pinkerton Academy in Derry, February 6-8th.  The Classical All-State Festival will be held at the Capital Center for the Arts in Concord, April 10-12th . For the Jazz All-State Festival – Mitchell Bailey on bass voice. For the Classical All-State Festival – Andy Emanuel on clarinet, Marissa McDermott on piccolo andSebastian Huot on French Horn.

Congratulations to Andrew Emanuel! He is the statewide winner of the Constitution Day Essay for 2013.

Laconia High School Music Department is proud to announce the names of the following students whom have been selected to represent Laconia High School on Thursday, November 7th at PSU in the All New England Choral Festival, conducted by Dr. Dan Perkins.  Choral students from the New England area were selected to represent their schools and participate in a wonderful uplifting and educational experience. 

From LHS, Sopranos – Brittney Pond and Jasmyn Murgatroy, Altos – Destiny DeMond and Keisha McCrea, Tenor – Bryson Haddock and Basses – Mitchell Bailey and Michael Tarling.

This one day festival will conclude with a concert in the Silver Center at PSU at 7pm.  The ANECF Chorus will be joined with performances by the PSU Music, Theatre and Dance Department. Tickets can be purchased through the PSU Box Office, 535-ARTS.

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