September 17th Updates
Dear Newmarket Junior-Senior High School Students, Parents, and Staff,
Congratulations on completing our first full week of school! Our students and staff are settling into their routines and classes are now in full swing. Our fall sports programs are fully operational at both the junior and senior high schools, students and teachers are beginning to organize their clubs and activities, and school is beginning to feel like school again! As busy as the start up has been and exhausted as I may feel on this Friday afternoon, I am lifted by the spirit and energy of our Newmarket students and staff. You are all amazing!
I am including several important updates below. They are organized by topics so that they are easy to reference as needed.
Congratulations to Isabel Pentony for being named a National Merit Semifinalist. Izzy has qualified as a Semifinalist in the 2022 National Merit® Scholarship Program. As one of approximately 16,000 high school seniors who are Semifinalists, Izzy has an opportunity to continue in the competition for some 7,500 National Merit Scholarships to be offered next spring. The Newmarket school community is proud of you and applauds your accomplishment!
Congratulations to Mr. Hayes who was recognized at the NHIAA Annual Meeting for reaching 25 years of coaching! Thank you, Mr. Hayes, for your commitment and dedication to Newmarket Student Athletes!
Free and Reduced Lunch Forms
Parents and Guardians who have not yet filled out a 2021-2022 Household Application for Free and Reduced Price School Meals, please do so as soon as possible and you will be entered in this SPECIAL drawing.
YOU DO NOT HAVE TO QUALIFY FOR FREE OR REDUCED LUNCH TO BE ELIGIBLE TO WIN!
For each completed application we receive by October 15, 2021, the applicant’s name will be entered in a drawing for four (4) $100 AMAZON gift cards. Four winners will be chosen. These applications are important to the school district and can also benefit your students! Filling out the application helps the Newmarket School District receive state and federal funding and may also qualify your child for fee waivers on college applications and can help to waive certain other fees as well. Applications are available on our website or at each school office.
Starting Monday, September 20th, the children that ride bus 3B will now be on 5B.
The drivers for Route 3, 4 and 5 will be starting their Junior-Senior High School runs sooner. Students on routes 3, 4, and 5 should plan to be at their bus stops 10 minutes earlier than usual while we monitor the drop off times for the two schools. Drivers have been reminding students about this change all week. This will let them start their elementary stops earlier so that they can drop elementary kids off by 8:45. Scheduled times for Buses 1 and 2 will remain the same for the Junior Senior High School.
Parent Pick up and drop off
The traffic patterns seem to be working better this last week. Thank you to everyone for helping us work through the glitches with starting school and getting adjusted to our new schedule.
High School Spirit Week and Homecoming
Friday (9/24): BLACKOUT | Outdoor Assembly
Saturday (9/25): Homecoming Soccer Games (Junior High Students are welcome to
Monday (9/27): Color Day
Tuesday (9/28): Silver Screen - dress as your favorite movie/tv character
Wednesday (9/29): Decades Day
Thursday (9/30): Time Travel - dress as your favorite historical figure
Friday (10/1): DRESS AS YOUR LIP SYNC (these categories will be assigned on the blackout day) | Outdoor Assembly
Saturday (10/2): Homecoming Carnival from 7-10 pm. Tickets will be sold starting next Wednesday during lunches; $15 dollars ahead of time, $20 at the door. The event will be held in the teacher's parking lot, and include catering, fireworks, a DJ, lawn games, and a 50/50 raffle. If you have any more questions about this event, please don't be afraid to reach out to me or your Student Council Rep!
That is all for now. I hope everyone has an enjoyable weekend!