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Highlights and Reminders

Good afternoon, parents, guardians, and members of the Newmarket Community-

It is always nice to share a few highlights about positive things happening in our schools. Today’s letter provides some “hot off the press” information as well as some upcoming events that may be of interest to you.  

JSH School Happenings. For the 2nd year, the JSH School Counseling office is running the I Am College Bound event (through the NH Higher Education Foundation).  This signature event is an in-school application campaign in which college access professionals volunteer to support students in submitting at least one college application. In addition to this program, I Am College Bound has two further components that encourage students to cross the finish line of their college application process; I Filed is a FAFSA filing campaign and I Decided is a celebration for making a college decision by May. As of right now, 12% of our seniors have submitted college applications!

Though colleges admissions processes are evolving, many still require students to submit SAT scores as part of their college application packet. To help support student success on the SAT exams, our sophomores and juniors take PSAT to help them hone their test taking skills. Last week 120 high school students took the PSAT. This is a huge milestone along their path to post-secondary success.

Athletics Happenings. Our Varsity Girls Soccer team is undefeated and tournament games begin next week for both the Girls and Boys soccer teams.  Our varsity cross country team heads to the state meet at the Derryfield Park in Manchester on Saturday, October 30 and the Boys Varsity Football team wraps up their regular season play on Friday, Oct 29th.

Our middle school soccer teams have wrapped up their seasons and the CrossCountry team competes in the junior high state meet at Coe-Brown this Saturday, October 23.

Please note that students have received information about winter sports options and winter sports registration has begun.

Elementary School Happenings. Officer Gary Gott will be the new School Resource Officer at NES. Officer Gott is replacing Taylor Sheehan who moved to the JSHS to replace Wayne Stevens who transitioned back to the police department team full time several weeks ago. Officer Gott has been a police officer for 18 years, is a three-season coach, and is a father of two elementary aged children. Please join us in welcoming Officer Gott to our learning community and thanking Officer Stevens for his many years of service to our schools.

Upcoming Events.

October 20th, 6:30 PM - Overview of New Mathematics Program at NES. The overview will include:

  1. The Bridges Mathematics Program Philosophy
  2. Lesson Structure
  3. Lesson Components for Students
  4. Parents/Families Resources and Support


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October 23rd, 2:00 PM- 6:00 PM – Halloween Haunt

October 30th, 9:00 AM - Special Town Meeting – NES Facility Needs. Town Hall Auditorium

November 3rd, 6:30 PM – Anxiety and Children, Dr. Lynn Lyons

November 11th - Veterans’ Day – No School

November 12rdNo School: NES Parent/Teacher Conference Day, JSHS – PD/CD Day


Enjoy all that the fall season has to offer and have a safe and joyful Halloween.  


Susan K. Givens, Ed.D.
Superintendent of Schools


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