Dear parents, guardians, and members of the Newmarket community,
We are so grateful we can provide students with some of the more traditional end of year events this year, even if not in a traditional way. Graduation activities, concerts, drama productions, wax museums, athletic programs, and field day at our elementary school just too name a few. Today’s letter highlights some end of year events that will take place during the next several days.
High School Graduation Events
Senior Parade. Tomorrow evening (Friday, June 11th) graduation will take place. Since attendance at graduation will be limited to six attendees per student, we will have a senior bus parade at 5:30 so everyone can offer their congratulations and well wishes to our seniors by gathering along the route. The route they will follow will:
- Leave the high school and head toward downtown
- Turn left onto Beech Street
- Turn right onto Elm Street
- Turn right onto Main Street
- Turn right onto South Main Street (Rt.152) and head back to the school.
We hope you are able to show your support along the route.
Graduation Ceremony. Please note that there will be road closures and detours in the areas around the JSHS between 5:30 and 7:30 PM on Friday night. Please avoid this area while we hold our graduation ceremony.
Senior Prom. Last night the Senior Prom was held at the Rockingham Country Club. Students and staff enjoyed the beautiful venue, played games, danced, and enjoyed some great food.
JSHS Virtual Drama Production
Our drama students put on an amazing virtual production this year! It is done in the style of an old-fashioned radio show! Hope you all enjoy it! Zippy the Wonder Penguin and the Case of the Crazed Crashers Link to Video
The baseball and softball teams both won their semifinal games on Wednesday and have advanced to the Division IV Championship games on Saturday. This will be the softball teams first championship game since 2003 and the baseball team is poised to repeat as the Division IV State Champions.
Softball VS Woodsville at 4:30 in Concord
Baseball VS Littleton at 7:00 in Laconia
Let's GO MULES!!!
Our second vaccination clinic for students over 12 will take place on Saturday morning. This means that 140 of our students will be fully vaccinated by June 25th and can enjoy a full complement of summer activities safely.
The title for this year’s event is NES Hero Day – Be the hero in you. The program emphasizes being kind, cheering for one another, the importance of cooperation, giving your best effort, being a good sportsman, and having fun. There are seven activities students will enjoy including rock painting, dancing, foot races, pizza tag, and other fun games.
Other Dates to Remember
- 5th grade moving up ceremony (graduation) – Wednesday, June 16th
- 8th grade moving up ceremony (graduation) – Thursday, June 17th
- Last day of school (1/2 day) – Friday, June 18th
- FY22 Safe School Opening Plan – Parent Town Hall meeting – Monday, June 21st
Have a wonderful weekend.
Susan K. Givens, Ed.D.
Superintendent of Schools