John Stark Regional High School

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


Summer School 2017 Announcement

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.  

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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


The John Stark School Board will hold a Deliberative Session: Session I meeting, per the provisions of Warrant Article 5 of the 2017 John Stark School District Warrant, for the reconsideration of Warrant Article 4, the proposed collective bargaining agreement reached between the School Board and the John Stark Teachers’ Association, on May 23, 2017 at 7:00 p.m. The meeting will be held in the library at John Stark Regional High School, 618 North Stark Highway, Weare, NH 03281.


Shall the John Stark School District vote to approve the cost items included in the collective bargaining agreement reached between the John Stark School Board and the John Stark Teachers’ Association which calls for the following increases in salaries and benefits at the current staffing levels over those paid in the prior fiscal year:

Year Estimated Increase
2017-2018 $104,149 (One Hundred Four Thousand One Hundred Forty-Nine Dollars)
2018-2019 $126,319 (One Hundred Twenty-Six Thousand Three Hundred Nineteen Dollars)
2019-2020 $ 98,780 (Ninety-Eight Thousand Seven Hundred Eighty Dollars)

and further raise and appropriate the sum of $104,149 (One Hundred Four Thousand One Hundred Forty-Nine Dollars) for the school year 2017-2018, such sum representing the additional costs attributable to the increase in salaries and benefits over those of the appropriation at current staffing levels? (THIS WARRANT ARTICLE IS SUPPORTED BY THE SCHOOL BOARD.) (Majority vote required.)

Community Volunteers Needed for Expo

Community volunteers are always needed to assist in the evaluation of Capstone Projects. This is a great way to take part in a valued John Stark tradition and gives each student the opportunity to share their accomplishments beyond school boundaries. If you are interested in helping this year from 3:00-5:00 pm on Thursday, May 18th, please contact Terin Voisine at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 529-9803 ext. 333-3353.

The John Stark Teachers' Association 6th Annual Acoustic Cafe

Lizzy P., Rachel W, Mikayla C. SingingMegan Hall singing

L to R: Lizzy Poehlmann, Rachel Wrzeszcz, Mikayla Caterino and Megan Newhall

The John Stark Teachers' Association 6th Annual Acoustic Cafe was held on April 14.  All proceeds from the various student, teacher and parent performances go towards student scholarships.
More than $900 was raised Friday night.

Theatre Advances to New England Festival

The John Stark Regional High School theater production of  She Kills Monsters excelled in their April 7  performance at the New Hampshire Educational Theatre Guild's  state festival and qualified as one of two schools to represent the state of New Hampshire at the  New England Theatre Festival in Norwich, MA, on April 20-22.   
Additionally, John Stark sophomore Delainey Lapointe and senior Mykala Caterino received awards for excellence in acting and the entire John Stark production design team received the Sarah P. Bunkley Award for Best Technical Element at the state festival.  Sophomore Trinette Hunter was also elected to one of three student representative positions on the New Hampshire Educational Theatre Guild's Executive Board. 

Lily Jensen Photo selected to be published

The John Stark Photo Show at the Weare Public library has been extended to run through May 3.  Lily Jensen had this piece selected to be printed in the hardcover book, Best of College & High School Photography 2017. 

National Scholastic Silver Medal Award Winner

It is with great excitement that the John Stark Art Department announces our National Scholastic Art Winner. Alison Wright won a National Silver Medal Award for her drawing titled “Reach”. Her work was judged against other high school student’s work from all over the country.  It is a huge honor for Alison to be recognized for her work. Congratulations!

She Kills Monsters heading to States!

l-r:  Rachael Wrzeszcz and Mykala Caterino in a scene from She Kills Monsters.
photo credit: Elza Brechbul

The cast and crew of the John Stark Regional High School production of She Kills Monsters Young Adventure's Edition has advanced to the NH Educational Theatre Guild's State Drama Festival to be held April 7 and 8 a the Gilford High School.  John Stark advances to this state round from the regional competition held March 25.  Two participating schools from the state festival will go on to perform at the New England Drama Festival.

Additionally, John Stark students Mykala Caterino, Rachael Wrzeszcz, and Jay Lynch received acting awards at the regional competition.  Receiving technical awards were  John Stark student designers Jack McCallum, Kacie Palmacci, Jessica Bedard, Rachael Wrzeszcz, Mikayla Caterino, Eli Bryant, Cameron Morse, Spencer Janelle, Tian Quinn, Josh Gagnon, Erik Hilyard, Nathan Hamman, and Jillian Palmacci.



Several of our students qualified to go to the National Convention in CA.  They are:


Marisa Dobbins placed 1st in Principles of Finance

Warren Quinlan placed 1st overall in Food Marketing Series

Owen Payeur and Jackson Flanders placed 1st overall in Financial Services Team Decision Making

Greg Labrie placed 2nd overall in Business Finance Series

Alycia and Alex Silva placed 3rd overall in Marketing Management Team Decision Making