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There are two important developments to share with you this evening: the final calendar for this school year and an update on the JSHS Principal search.

On Happiness

April 3, 2020

What is the skinny on happiness? Is it nature or nurture? Are there ways we can influence this sought-after state of mind?

The Power of Music

April 1, 2020

One way that we can shift our minds and lift our spirit is through music. Whether rocking out to a tune while exercising, riding to the grocery store or enjoying a relaxing meal while listening to something soothing, music can enhance the experience.

Remote Learning

March 30, 2020

Remote learning (learning away from the classroom setting) will continue in New Hampshire until May 4 and possibly beyond.

Our Athletic Director shared some exciting information about some of our student athletes that we wanted to communicate to our entire community.

Taking Care of Ourselves

March 25, 2020

Some of my favorite ways to relax and decompress are cooking, enjoying nature, getting some exercise, meditation, watching the Home and Garden channel, Face-timing with friends and family, and playing frisbee with my Australian Shepherd, Sophie.

We have now completed day four of remote learning and our goal for this week is to continue to provide you with the support you need at home as you adjust to this new style of learning.

A New Learning World

March 19, 2020

Wow! It has been a very active remote learning day and we are so glad everyone is reaching out for the support they need. We so appreciate all the positive feedback and emails of support.

Congratulations, you have just finished your first week of remote learning! Your final assignment for the week is… letting us know if your children need breakfast and lunch next week by filling out this form.

Our Remote Learning Plan

March 18, 2020

The inauguration of our remote learning plan is under way and it has actually gone quite well, in spite of the very short time given for planning and preparation.

We Start Tomorrow!

March 17, 2020

Tomorrow is our first remote learning day and we wanted to provide you with some information that you might find helpful as you think about how to adjust to this change.

In just a few days, our amazing staff have been able to prepare enough lessons to deliver learning opportunities in every discipline to launch our remote learning program on Wednesday.

Out of an abundance of caution, we will be closing school for students for at least the next two weeks.

I communicated this morning the closure of Newmarket schools as a precaution due to the COVID-19 situation.

Here is an update from last evening.  We still plan to open school on Monday, with an early release for students (dismal for NES is 12:00 PM and 11:15 AM at the JSHS).  School staff will use the rest of the day to finalize remote learning plans.

At the outset, we are not planning to close schools at this time but we continue to work on plans for remote learning in the event a school closing becomes necessary.

I am writing with an update to the message you received last night about today’s school closure and the self-quarantining of a Newmarket staff member.

I truly hope everyone had an enjoyable break from their regular routine last week during our winter break. I wanted to share some important information with you about the Coronavirus, additional school warrant articles, and remind you of some important upcoming events.

NJSHS Principal Search

February 21, 2020

Hot off the presses! I wanted to share some ways that you can provide input in the development of the candidate profile for our next JSHS principal.

Noteworthy Date Ahead

February 7, 2020

I wanted to take a minute to provide you with some important and timely information about upcoming events before the weekend so you can mark your calendar.

Joint Public Statement

January 9, 2020

Superintendent Susan Givens and Newmarket Junior-Senior High School Principal Christopher Mazzone release this joint statement in order to clarify any misunderstanding related to Principal Mazzone’s recent absence from Newmarket Junior-Senior High School.

School Building Leadership

December 20, 2019

The administrative team has been meeting over the past couple of weeks to outline the work we have before us so that we are able to mindfully reshuffle our work assignments so that we have a primary point person in each building moving forward.

I hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving holiday with family and friends. The snow from the recent weather events saves us from having to dream of a white Christmas/holiday season since it is unlikely the two feet of snow we received on Monday and Tuesday will melt away anytime soon.

I know people are curious about Mr. Mazzone’s attendance at school. Like any organization, attendance and other personnel matters are not topics that are discussed in public for many reasons including an employee’s right to privacy.

Community Resources

September 20, 2019

Calling all educators! There are three institutions that together form an interconnected triad for learning, growth and development of students and adults alike; families, schools, and the community.

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