John Stark Regional High School

8th Grade Parent Night




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The administration and faculty at John Stark Regional High School cordially invite you and your son/daughter to our 8th Grade Parent Night. During this evening, the administration will meet with parents to discuss the high school experience and the many opportunities that will be available to your son/daughter over the next four years. We will go over the registration process and important information to assist in the transition from middle to high school. 

Intrasession 2016 Sign-ups!!!

Sign-ups for Intrasession 2016 are commencing. As the Google Forms are released by grade level, we will post the links here. You will need to sign-in with your JSRHS Googlle account to select your Intrassession choices.

 Class 2016 - Seniors

Class 2017 - Juniors

Class 2018- Sophomores

Class 2019 - Freshmen

Intrasession 2016 Activities List Published!

All students received through their JSRHS email account the PDF below that lists the activities for Intrasession 2016.


STUDENTS! : Please read through this over break.  The JSRHS Intrasession team will begin signing students up by grade level the week we come back from the Holiday recess.  Please come prepared to sign up for their first, and second choice activities.

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John Stark College Composition Students Visit WMUR

Photo Credit: Jill Pinard

Students in John Stark’s College Composition class recently visited WMUR to explore careers in communications. Here, seniors Tammi Compagna and  Kayla Archambault (l-r) take their turn at the anchor desk.  While at WMUR, students were led on a tour of the offices and studios by Terry Murray, WMUR’s Commercial and Special Projects Producer.
College Composition is a year-long college-level English course designed to teach students to write clear, vigorous prose and analyze college-level readings. It is a Project Running Start course, a program that allows high school students to take Community College System of NH courses for high school AND college credit while still in high school.

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.

Read more: Unfortunate Situation at Weare Middle and Center Woods Upper Elementary Results in Learning...

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.

NHADA State Award of Recognition

Our Athletic Director, Mark Searles was the recipient of the NHADA State Award of Recognition.  The description of this award is; Presented to an Athletic Director who has made positive contributions to local and state levels of athletics.
Mark serves on the NHIAA Sportsmanship Committee, as well as the Volleyball Committee.  He has been instrumental in developing a Sportsmanship Rating System and Rubric for all Schools to follow.

Congratulations to Mr. Searles on this great honor.

Project Lead the Way Receives Certification

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.

Read more: Project Lead the Way Receives Certification

JSRHS Powerschool Portal Open

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:

  • A graduation requirement is missing
  • The student has failed to receive the appropriate grade in summer school.
  • The student has not taken or has failed the required prerequisite for the course.
  • The teacher initiates the change for the benefit of the student.
  • There is a major change in the student’s plan for graduation.

“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
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 *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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