Open House 9-14

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Morning Announcements

We at Laconia High School
expect our community to be the example
that models leadership, honor, success and pride.

The votes were tallied and this year’s float theme is “Colors for a Cause”. Colors for a Cause is a theme where each class would be assigned to a color which corresponds to a certain cause or charity group. For example purple would represent the NH Humane Society (Seniors)pink the American Cancer Society (Juniors), and green would represent the United Nations Environmental Program (Sophomores), red the American Red Cross (Freshmen).

Attention all students interested in participating in the October Math Meet: There will be a meeting in room 222 after school on Thursday, September 25th.

The library will be open until 3:30pm on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays starting September 16th.

Seniors have the opportunity to put a lot of money toward their senior trip with the upcoming Drive Ford For Your School Event! Make sure you get at least five people to come to LHS on Thursday, September 25th from 3 – 7! For every person that takes a no pressure test drive, the senior class gets $20. The Class of 2015 can make as much as $6000 on this one event!!!! Lets go Laconia Seniors!!!!

Are you interested in international travel? Have you always wanted to see the Eiffel Tower? There will be a trip to Paris and Barcelona this April vacation and you could cross some of these things off your bucket list! If you are interested please see Miss Stefanik in room 101 and there will be an informational meeting this Thursday at 5:30, just before open house!

Check out this link for a job opportunity with Project Extra.

All students that will be hosting a French Exchange Student with the Modern Language Department, please come to Madame Corbett’s room during Sachem Support Block, AFTER checking in with your teacher. 

French Club and Interact Club will be meeting after school on Wednesday at 2 in Madame Corbett’s room.

Chess Club will be meeting this Wednesday, September 17 in room 210.  Be there if you are interested in playing chess with peers and teachers.  If you have any questions see Mr. Eliason.

Check out this flyer about Homecoming.

February Vacation is not that far off.  Imagine traveling to Europe, let’s make it Italy!!!  You can travel with LHS and see the Roman Coliseum, Vatican City and Michelangelo’s work of art, the Sistine Chapel as well as travel to Florence to see “The David” and Venice the city of canals and gondolas.   We’ll even travel to Pompeii and Pisa, just to name a few highlights. The Laconia Abroad Program is open to students and families to travel during our February 2015 Vacation.  Your airfare, hotel and breakfasts and dinners are included. Come to an informational meeting – next Tuesday, the 16th at 7:00 pm in the music room.  See Mrs. Gibson if you are interested to reserve your packet of information!!  Imagine yourself as a global traveler! Here’s a flyer about the trip.

Homecoming 2014 – Dress Up Days
Monday – Sports Day
Tuesday – Twin Day
Wednesday – Tie Dye Day
Thursday – Dress Up Day
Friday – Red & White Day

How would you like to get a credit outside of a classroom studying anything you want? Go see Mr. Kaiser in room 217 to begin your Extended Learning Opportunity, or ELO, today! We are especially looking for students to work on a group ELO together. Begin your ELO today!

Students will no longer be allowed to park on campus without a parking pass. Anyone who parks anywhere other than the student lot will be asked to remove their vehicle immediately.

SENIORS: If you have not already registered for the OCTOBER 11th SAT, the registration deadline is September 12. Register on the Collegeboard website.



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Sports Announcements

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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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