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Parent/Student Handbook

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Morning Announcements for Thursday 9/3/2015

If you are interested in participating in the Granite State Challenge quiz competition, or want to hear more about it, please come see Ms. Stefanik in room 201 on Wednesday September 9 immediately after school for a short meeting.

Are you in a club or sport or even a music ensemble?  You can purchase your school jacket at which you can wear to any those occasions or more.   This red and white universal school jacket supports all our school activities. It’s a light zip up windbreaker with LACONIA SACHEMS embossed on the back and your name and year of graduation on one sleeve.  You can add all your activities to the other sleeve for an additional $5-8, depending on the number of lines. The cost is $85 with a deposit of $25 to LHS with the order form to Mrs. Gibson by Wednesday, Sept. 16th.  Order forms can be picked up at the either school office, guidance office or from Mrs. Gibson in the music wing.   Check out the jacket on line at our school website. Don’t delay, get your jacket now!!!

How would you like to get a credit outside of a classroom studying anything you want?  Go see Mr. Kaiser in room 317 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! The is a special opportunity right now; Mr. McCollum is looking for students to produce a TV program that celebrates all the good work  we are doing here at LHS.  See Mr. Kaiser if you are interested!

Welcome to a new school year!! Would you also like to add a new adventure in a different country? Laconia Abroad offers an opportunity for students and parents to travel to Europe during our February Vacation. This year’s trip is London and Paris. Come to a meeting in the Music room on Sept. 10th, next Thursday evening at 7:30 pm in the music room. ELO credit can also be obtained!!! See Mrs. Gibson now with any questions and to pick up information.

If there are any girls still interested in joining the girls soccer team, please contact Mr. Kozens or Coach Sleeper.

For any partners interested in playing Unified Soccer this season, there will be a brief meeting in Mrs. McDonough’s classroom after school Thursday September 3rd. 

To all students, who’ve completed Summer Reading Assignments for 2nd semester English classes: Completed Summer Reading Assignments should be passed in to your 2nd semester English teacher. See guidance to determine your teacher’s name and room number. Please have your Summer Reading Assignments passed in before September 8th. 

Have you ever wanted to travel to far away places? visit volcanos? White Water Raft Zipline in a Rain Forest? Ski the French Alpes? Visit Paris? The Modern Language Department are offering two trips this year!  We are traveling to Costa Rica in November and doing a School Exchange with a school in France in March.  Take your Education to the next level and come travel with us!  See Madame Corbett or Ms. Stefanik for more information on these fabulous two opportunities.


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Suggested School Supplies for Incoming Freshmen

- Pens
- Pencils
- 3 Ring Binder (or more depending on preference)
- Loose Leaf Note Paper
- Backpack

- Calculator (Ti-84 plus is best option)
- Other items: Sticky Notes, Thumb Drive, Erasers

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Summer Reading Information

Attention freshmen, sophomores, and juniors.  Pay close attention to the following announcement about school wide summer reading:

Every student from Foundations to AP must complete a summer reading assignment to prepare for writing activities and class discussions.

Please note that students who are taking an English or humanities course during the spring semester must complete the summer reading before the start of the school year. The assignments are posted on the LHS Library website.

If you have questions, please talk to your English teacher or Mr. Eliason this week.

Happy reading!

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Student Recognition

The students listed below are being recognized for their achievements during the 2014-2015 school year.

Congratulations to Laconia High School’s Division III State Champs
Lady Sachems Lacrosse Team

Div III State Champs

U.S. Lacrosse named Natalie Compton and Mackenzie Howe “Academic All-American 2015″ Congratulations to both girls!

Sean Cashman

Congratulations to Sean Cashman for  being the recipient of the Joe Yukica Football Scholar-Athlete Award.

Congratulations to the following students on being selected to represent Laconia High School on Tuesday, March 24th 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 under the guidance of 2 guest conductors, one for a big band setting and the other a jazz combo.  That evening, family and friends will be invited to attend a concert in the Hanaway Theatre at 6 pm.  Tickets can be purchased through the PSU Box Office.   Congratulations again to these students!!  In the Big Band, Sebastian Huot and Bryson Haddock on trumpet, Mitchell Bailey on trombone and Michael O’Brien on Bass.  In the Jazz Combo, Andy Emanuel on tenor sax.


Congratulations to our 2014-2015 Scholar Athletes


Front Row: Michaela Sorrell, Samantha Silva, Mikayla Bordeau, Ashley Silva, Jillisianna Paul Back Row: David Engelsen, Panthavy Pradachith, Sean Cashman, Connor Doherty, James Duggan, Brayden Harriman

CONGRATULATIONS TO THE FOLLOWING STUDENTS!! 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 Saturday, January 10, 2015 at Timberlane Regional Performing Arts High School in Plaistow, NH.  The NHMEA/NHBDA Chamber Festival represents the best in our state of high school music students.  They will spend the day rehearsing with guest conductors and perform that evening at 7pm for the
public. Mitchell Bailey will be performing in the Trombone Ensemble, Andy Emanuel in the Saxophone Ensemble, Marissa McDermott in the Flute Ensemble and Mikey O’Brien in the Male Vocal Ensemble. Congratulations to all!!


CONGRATULATIONS   to the following students, they are the among the best in our state for Jazz Music! Mitchell Bailey – 3 time, Jazz All-State Bass singer, Sabrina Desaulniers – first time Top Choir for Jazz All-State, Andy Emanuel – Alternate for 5th in the state on Tenor Sax for Jazz all-State, And Mikey O’Brien – 2nd bass electric bass/string bass player in the state and top Honors choir on voice!! These students will represent our school in February at Pinkerton Academy for a 3 day festival.  Congratulations again!!!

photo - 2014

Second row – Taylor Gagne, Mitchell Bailey, Mikey O’Brien Front row – Sebastian Huot, Marissa McDermott, Andy Emanuel

Congratulations to Sean Cashman, chosen by the LHS Faculty as this year’s winner of the Daughter’s of the American Revolution Award for dependability, service, leadership and patriotism.


Pictured:  Back row – Mitchell Bailey, Michael Tarling, Mike O’Brien Front row – Sabrina Desaulniers, Emily Paronto, Bryson Haddock

Congratulations to the students pictured above on being selected to represent Laconia High School on Thursday, November 6th at Plymouth State University for the All New England Choral Festival.  These students were selected from among the New England area.  They will rehearse during the day under the guidance of a guest conductor.  That evening, family and friends will be invited to attend a concert in the Hanaway Theatre at 7pm.  Tickets can be purchased through the PSU Box Office.   Congratulations again to these students!!  Mitchell Bailey on bass voice, Sabrina Desaulniers on soprano voice, Bryson Haddock on tenor voice, Mikey O’Brien on bass voice,  Emily Paronto on soprano voice, and Michael Tarling on bass voice.

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