Please read this important message from Mr. McCollum


Flu shot

A FREE Flu Immunization Clinic will be offered to LHS students during the school day on November 7th. If you would like your child to receive their flu vaccine at school please complete the consent form that will be sent home with students this week and return it to the school nurse by October 25th. Click here to obtain information about the flu vaccine and also the consent form.

Contact the school nurse with any questions at 603-524-3350 x4011 or email her at


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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.

Art Club will meet today, Wednesday, Oct. 1st at 2:15 in Mrs. Witham’s room. It’s not too late to join!

The French Club and Interact Club will meet on Wednesday, October 1st after school in Madame Corbett’s room.  Please remember to bring in your dues and your Fundraising monies. 

There will be a Track meeting Wednesday, October 1st after school in Mr. Schofield’s room.

There is a Key Club meeting Thursday after school at 2:00 in room 213.

All 9th through 12 grade ETS students interested in attending UNH campus day please report to guidance to pick up a registration form.

Hungry?  Join Food is Fun!  The new club starts Tuesday, October 15th, and meets every Tuesday and Thursday from 2-4, after school.  You’ll get a chance to cook delicious food, and of course, eat it!  Be there.

Want to have fun and sharpen your mind playing a game that’s more than 2000 years old?  Join the Chess Club, which meets every Wednesday directly after school.

Would you like to own your own business, live on your own, or run a sports stadium?  Well Project Extra is offering just that.  Come to the virtual reality computer game after school club. You get to choose which “Sims” you would like to participate in.  The club will run on Tuesday and Thursdays from 2:30-4:00 starting October 7th.  Come to Ms. Farrar’s room 225 at the Huot Technical Center to sign up!

All Drama Students interested in going to the annual workshops at Plymouth State on October 17th, need to pick up registration forms after school today from Mr. Campbell. Forms are due by Thursday if you plan to go.

The Laconia High School Band would like to thank the Meadowbrook Charitable Foundation for consistently supporting area schools in the Lakes Region through a grant that enriches the music programs in our schools. Laconia High School recently received $3,500.00 from the Meadowbrook Charitable Foundation to be used in purchasing replacement musical instruments. We want to also recognize the many individuals and groups throughout our community that have support the Laconia Sachem Band. As we work together for the students of our community, great things can happen! Our thanks the Meadowbrook Charitable Foundation for supporting the Laconia High School Band Program and the students of our city through this generous gift.


Pictured: Michael O’Brien, Marissa McDermott, Andy Emanuel, Ed Darling of the Meadowbrook Charitable Foundation.

GRAND TOUR OF ITALY TRIP!! If you are thinking about attending this trip during our February School Vacation, you need to know, the Fall deadline before the next increase in tour cost is September 30th!!!!  The cost will go up $75 effective Oct. 1st.   Sign up now and save that $75! See Mrs. Gibson, , or 524-3350  ext4030 also go on-line for more info and to register at  add the tour no. 1504873PC 

The boys soccer program is participating in the Making Strides Against Breast Cancer walk at Opechee Park on October 19th.  The boys are looking for your support to raise funds to increase research capabilities and help provide treatment for those who have breast cancer.  Donations can be made by cash or check with any member of the boys soccer program or can be made online.  Please see any member of the boys soccer program or any flyer in the building for more details and the web address.

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

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.

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Sports Announcements

All Sports Announcements are now located under the “Athletics” tab titled Announcements

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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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