John Stark Regional High School

Smarter Balanced Assessments

Last year, students in Grades 3 through 8 and Grade 11 took the Smarter Balanced Assessment.  The results of those tests are going home with those that are now John Stark students on Monday, November 16.  Please keep in mind that only students in those grades last year will have reports.

To view NH Commissioner of Education Virginia Barry’s parent letter, please click on below attachment.
To see Smarter Balanced Assessments Highlights from the NH Department of Education, please click on below attachment.

John Stark’s Girls JV Soccer Team Ends Season with Tournament Win

Back row: McKinley Smith, Meg Johnston, Emily Patten (behind Meg), Team Captains Rachael Keon and Becca McLaughlin, Lexi Knapton (wearing green and black headband), Kaitlyn Brown, Quianna Willard, Autumn Nelson, Gillian McGirr (in front of Autumn), Campbell Johnson (#19), and Jalen Beliveau
Front Row: Sarah Nikias,  Hannah Marquis (#20), Ashley Beaulieu, Ali L’Heureux, Olivia Sohl (#8), Ali McKean, Hannah Bishop (behind Ali) , Mckenzie Nase, and Emma DePaula.  Missing from photo: Sarah Clark 

Team captains Becca McLaughlin and Rachael Keon led the girls JV soccer team to a second annual tournament win on Saturday, October 24. The team played back to back games for two and a half hours and won against Hopkinton, Belnap, Monadnock, and Pembroke to secure a place in the playoffs. They went into the finals with no break, facing  a rested Kearsarge.

By half time, John Stark was 1-0 down. Campbell Johnson equalized in the second half. The game continued into overtime and then double overtime, forcing a penalty shootout. Ali L'Heureux saved two shots, keeping Stark in the game, and with one more penalty to go, the
score was 3-3. Becca McLaughlin took the final shot, securing the win for John Stark.

The John Stark Girls JV Team  finished their regular season  with 13 wins, 2 ties, and one loss. Sixteen different players scored 73 goals throughout the season

“It was a fantastic season for girls' soccer,” said JV Coach Chris Pike.

Unfortunate Situation at Weare Middle and Center Woods Upper Elementary Results in Learning Experience

John Stark Spanish Teacher Stephanie Harpring and her IV Spanish students took 5th Grade students from Center Woods Upper Elementary School in their classroom for Spanish instruction.
Photo (standing l-4) from John Stark:  Kyle Clements,  Ethan Maskiell, Jack Graves, Benjamin Richard, Kierstyn Tower, Lindsey Brown, Sawyer Lemay, Spanish Teacher Stephanie Harpring, Kayla Archambault
Photo credit:  Matt Hammond


There was an unexpected field trip for students at the Weare Middle School and Center Woods Upper Elementary School on Friday, Oct. 23. Both schools were evacuated and students traveled by school bus to John Stark Regional High School for most of the day due to lack of water in their building related to an overnight power outage.  
“I am happy, but not surprised, to report that all the transitions  ran very smoothly. Lessons were taught, recesses occurred, and lunches were served to all students in the John Stark Cafeteria. I am so proud of all our SAU 24 students, teachers, administrators, and staff,” said Dr. Lorraine Tacconi-Moore about the day.

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Classical Voyage Course to Greece

We are offering a Classical Voyage course to Greece for students during the 2017 April vacation. This trip will offer a half credit in Art History while students learn about and experience Greek art, architecture, mythology and culture.   A deposit of $15 upon registration (payment plans are available) made before OCT. 31 will avoid the coming price increases.  For more information, contact JS art teacher Erin Smart at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Students Attend NH Construction Career Days

Students from Mr. Owen’s Tech Ed classes recently attended the NH Construction Career Days; an event that promotes careers in construction.  Career Days, held on the fairgrounds in New Boston, began as a one day event in 2009 and now boasts attendance of over 1,000 students from 40 schools.
Students from John Stark participated in hands-on experience with heavy equipment, welding, small tools, plumbing, electrical wiring, surveying, waste water management, bridge construction, land clearing, and underground utilities.  Many of New Hampshire Community Colleges were also in attendance to offer information on additional educational and career training resources.

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