John Stark Regional High School

A Gift from the Graduating Class of 2017

Gift from the Class of 2017

Dogwood Tree

Planted by Tim Finn and Tracy Travers , Senior Class Advisers

along with Tom McTague, Eileen Dougherty and John Astholz from Building  & Grounds.

Summer School 2017

Jump Start Summer School Registration Open

 Registration is open for the 9th Grade Summer Jump Start, a high school transition program appropriate for any incoming 9th grader, and the 10th grade program supporting returning students in continuing to practice skills and build content background.  

Click for Online Registration Form

More information about all our summer school programs is available on our website or contact Melissa Muzzy, Summer School Coordinator, at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 603-428-3622.

Summer School 2017 Information Page

Summer Office Hours

Main Office Summer Hours

The main office will remain open throughout the summer, Monday - Friday from 8:00 am and 3:00 pm.

Special Education Summer Hours and Information

The Special Ed office will begin its summer hours on Wednesday, June 21.  Special Education staff will be in the office on Mondays, only, through the month of July and will be available to respond to messages between 8:00 am - 3:00 pm.  Beginning in August, the office will be covered on Tuesdays and Thursdays between 8:00 am and 3:00 pm.  The main office will also be checking messages daily and can be reached at 529-1601.


Counseling Center Summer Hours and Information

The School Counseling Center is closed for the summer beginning June 27th.  Counseling staff will return full time on Monday, August 21st.  Messages left for the Counseling Center will be checked on a weekly basis, however if you need immediate assistance, please contact the main office at 529-1601 between 8 am and 3 pm

Students’ course schedules for the 2017/2018 school year will be available online the week of August 21st. Official schedules will be distributed on the first day of school. 

New student registrations will be completed by appointment beginning on August 21st.  Registration paperwork is available on the JSRHS website or by clicking here. (link to paperwork-  In order to expedite the registration process, please complete the paperwork and return it to the school prior to your appointment.  To schedule an appointment, please call 529-5306.  Your call will be returned as soon as possible.

JSRHS at Henniker Rotary

John Stark theatre and music students explain to the  Henniker Rotary how their financial support allowed the students to travel to compete at the New England Theatre Festival and for band and choral students to travel to play in Faneuil Hall in Boston. Many thanks to the Henniker Rotary!


$76,000 in scholarships were presented to 44 students at JSRHS


Over $76,000 in scholarships were presented to 44 students at John Stark Regional High School this week.
Here are some photos and for the complete list click on attachment at the end of the article.

Cassidy Bechtel is the recipient of this year's Nancy Kataja Memorial Scholarship, an award of $20,000 over four years, it the largest scholarship awarded at John Stark.  Award was presented by JSRHS Assistant Principal Brian Emery (shown). Cassidy will attend Mount Ida College.

Rose Gilman presents American Legion Post #65 Ladies Auxiliary Scholarship to Rebecca McLaughlin. She also received Post #65's Sons of the American Legion Scholarship and will attend NHTI.

Brandon Diaz receives the Rick Hall, Jr. Memorial Scholarship. l-r: Diaz, Ryan Hall, Jerry Gilbert (Henniker Chamber of Commerce) and Nancy Hall. Brandon will attend the Culinary Institute of America

 Isaiah Lovering receives the Kathie Henry Memorial Scholarship from Linda Henry. Isaiah will attend Keene State College.

Noah Payeur received the Henniker Rotary's Ron Rosenbleeth Scholarship from Gene Fox. Noah will attend UNH.

Cooper Gorski receives the Russell Durgin Memorial Scholarship from Jean Durgin. Copper also received the JSRHS Football Boosters, JSRHS Football and Cheerleading, and the Ron Lesniewski scholarships.  He will attend Plymouth State University.

Eryn Bennetter, who will attend Roger Williams University received the JSRHS Teachers' Association Scholarship.

 Molly Glover with JSRHS Assistant Principal Aprylle Desrosiers. Molly received the Beluah Brown and Osram STEM scholarships. She will attend the University of Californa at Santa Barbara.

Erin Loc with JSRHS Assistant Principal Aprylle Desrosiers. Erin was the recipient of the Norman C. Parmenter Scholarship and will attend Penn State.

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JSRHS in Boston

The  John Stark Regional High School and Hillsboro-Deering High School combined band and choral collaboration continued over Memorial Day weekend as the group, Hill-Stark 2017, performed at the west end of Quincy Market in Boston on Saturday, May 27.  Hill-Stark is the brainchild of John Stark music director Dan Williams and Hillsboro's Heidi Welch. They came up with the idea of combining the two schools music departments once a year to offer students the experience of playing with other musicians.  Over the course of the past three years, John Stark hosted Hillsboro at their school for a music festival, the second year Hillsboro. hosted the festival at their school,  and this year Hill-Stark traveled together to play in Boston.
photo:  JSRHS music teacher Dan Williams conducts the Hill-Stark 2017 Band at Quincy Market in Boston.

Earth Science students explored and evaluate

John Stark Regional High School Earth Science students explored and evaluated various types of renewable and nonrenewable sources of energy for efficiency. They looked at nuclear, wind farm, and fossil fuel sources.  They also did a similar evaluation of the various types of fuels for cars--hybrids, electric, hydrogen fuel cell, unleaded gasoline,  and diesel. In these photos, students are testing their own concept windmill models for energy output.  The fan is set on high and students use a voltmeter tool to determine mV or V produced by the spinning fins of their windmill.
photo 1:  Jackson Flanders and Owen Payeur
Photo 2:  Own Payeur and Devin Hamilton.
Photos by Lorraine Connell


Welcome to Our New Website!

We have been working hard over the summer to develop new websites for each school in SAU 24.  If you find any mistakes, broken links, etc. in the new website, then please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. so it can be fixed as soon as possible.  Don't forget to include a description of the error and a link to the page on which it's located. Suggestions regarding the new website can be submitted by clicking the Submit Feedback on Website link on the bottom footer of any webpage.

Staged Reading of Original Play "I’m Still Alive"

There will be a staged reading of the play I’m Still Alive on Friday, August 22 at 6 PM on the John Stark Regional High School stage. Admission is free and includes a talk back with the actors, director, and playwright after the performance. This original play was written by John Stark Senior Mackenzie Peacock as her capstone project. I’m Still Alive is a tragicomedy that examines the effects of bullying. Parents please note: there is profanity and may not be suitable for young children.

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