Click here to view September's edition of Generally Speaking.
Click here to view September's edition of Generally Speaking.
John Stark uses Geskus for all of our school photo needs, and this includes the Senior Photos in the yearbook. They have generously offered to take yearbook photos at NO COST for seniors. Seniors who wish to take advantage of this option will schedule their photo appointment with the Yearbook during the month of November.
Geskus does offer other options for additional sitting fees, so please feel free to hear the options, but know that you are ultimately under no obligation to pay anything if all you desire is your photo in the yearbook.
Geskus Appointment Number: 1-800-948-1120
Geskus will be on site at John Stark Regional High School in November. Seniors will be able to schedule an appointment at JSR during their free block or before/after school.
-Not all seniors can afford to have professional photos, so we can provide this for all seniors at no cost.
-No candids, photos taken in the back yard, photos taken with a personal camera etc…will be accepted as a senior portrait. There are pages for candid shots, so if seniors have a candid they want in the yearbook, there will be a chance to submit these in the fall, but this will not be used as their OFFICIAL SENIOR PHOTO.
DEADLINE: The deadline to submit a Senior Photo is December 1st. NO PHOTOS WILL BE ACCEPTED AFTER THIS DEADLINE.
In the past, many seniors have selected other professional photographers to take their senior photos. Please feel free to contact the Yearbook if you would like a list of photographers that students have used in the past.
If you have another professional photographer in mind, please email the name and contact information the Yearbook ASAP.
If you have already have had a Senior Photo taken, please submit the photo to yearbook via email or on a CD. Please make sure the format is jpeg and that the file name includes both your first and last name.
It is our desire to have the best quality yearbook possible while making sure every senior has access to a professional photo for their Senior Portrait.
The Yearbook Staff
**If you have a professional studio that you prefer, please email the contact information so we can contact the studio to arrange the release rights of the photo for print in the yearbook.**
The Freshmen Class of 2020 will receive their new usernames and passwords for Google, network and computer access, and Powerschool during Freshmen Fest on August 26, 2016. Existing usernames and passwords have been updated/changed to meet the security requirements of the systems at JSRHS.
The New Hampshire Soccer Association announced that John Stark Regional High School first year student Hannah Marquis of Weare, NH, has made the U16/U17 NH Girls’ State Team for the Olympic Development Program for 2016.
The US Youth Soccer Olympic Development Program (ODP) is a national identification and development program that identifies youth soccer players throughout the country, to represent their state association, region and the US National Youth Teams in international soccer competitions.
The NH ODP State Teams are currently preparing for the National Region I Tournament June 10-12 in New Jersey. This event is designed to provide high level competition for participating players.
PHOTO CREDIT: Cal Loos JSRHS Class of 2016
To view more images from this event please click here or click on the photo above.
PHOTO CREDIT FOR ALL EXHIBIT PHOTOS: Gary Samson and Eli Tyrell-Walker, Class of 2016
Joint Project by Student Amnesty International Chapter and Photo Club
Ten large scale (4’x7’) portraits created through the collaboration of John Stark Regional High School’s Chapter of Amnesty International and Photography Club has been installed in the Atrium at John Stark. The project came after students watched a TED Talk by artist and human rights advocate JR and his Inside Out Project. JSRHS students worked with International Portrait Photographer and Chairperson of the Photography Department Gary Samson at the New Hampshire Institute of Art to create and print the photographs.
JSRHS Mexico Trip at Chichen Itza
Mexico 2016 was a wonderful global travel opportunity for John Stark students. During the trip, students visited some of the Mayan archaeological sites that they learned about in the Mexico class including Ek Balam, Uxmal, Chichen Itza and Coba. The itinerary also included visiting the cities of Izamal and Merida along with swimming at the Cenotes of Ik Kil and Xk Ken. Students also visited the Celestun Nature reserve and a Spider Monkey sanctuary.
“It was wonderful to see students connect their classroom learning to their experiences in the field,” said JSRHS Spanish teacher Stephanie Harpring who coordinated the trip during February break.
John Stark Regional High school has received national certification for it's Project Lead The Way (PLTW) program. There are only 13 certified Project Lead the Way high schools in New Hampshire. PLTW, a nonprofit organization and the nation’s leading provider of STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) education programs, offers a rigorous, world-class curriculum that allows students to apply what they are learning in math and science class to real-life activities, projects and problems. PLTW also prides itself on high-quality professional development of its teachers and an engaged network of business, community and university partners to give students the full experience.
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Students’ anticipated class schedules are now available for viewing through both the Parent and Student Portals*. (Access via mobile app not yet available.) Final schedules will be distributed to students on the first day of school.
The master schedule was created based upon students’ thoughtful requests for specific courses. There is, therefore, limited opportunity for adjustments to individual schedules. The following list suggests when course changes may be appropriate:
“Not liking” a class/teacher and/or wanting to have late arrival or early dismissal are not sufficient reasons for changing classes.
Student-initiated schedule changes will not be made prior to August 31st, unless they are missing a core academic class. The add/drop period will begin on Monday, August 31st and end on Friday, September 11th. Students can make appropriate schedule changes by meeting with their counselor and securing parent/guardian and teacher signatures, as directed.
We look forward to welcoming students back to school next week.
Donna S. Nelson
Dean of Student Services
School Counseling Center
*Please note that PowerSchool passwords for freshmen were reset over the summer. New passwords will be distributed to students on the first day of school.
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