John Stark Regional High School

Tax Neutral Energy Saving Lease Agreement Proposed

Wood chip boiler proposed for John Stark similar to one shown at Plymouth High.

The John Stark School Board has been at work for more than two years to determine the best way to update the John Stark High School infrastructure while keeping a close eye on the tax impact for residents of Henniker and Weare.  Article 5 on this year’s Warrant is the result of the Board’s research and study on how to best replace the heating system (originally installed in 1987) and increase energy efficiency throughout the building. The article would provide for installation of up to $2,288,690 of energy saving equipment, including a wood chip boiler, insulation and LED lighting, through a lease agreement that would be tax neutral. The lease would be paid for by the savings in oil and electricity costs that the District now incurs.

Read more: Tax Neutral Energy Saving Lease Agreement Proposed

Apple Hill Chamber Players

The Apple Hill Chamber Players met with all band and choral students and then performed in the Atrium. They shared with students how their work brings people together through music in the Middle East, Ireland and elsewhere. The Players also have a  summer music program in Nelson, NH.

Winter Concert Rescheduled

The December concert that was cancelled due to weather has been rescheduled to January 3 at 7 PM with a storm date of Jan 9 at 6:30 PM.

Report Cards Available on Powerschool Portal!

John Stark Regional High School has a new web-based report card that has just been published to the Powerschool portal for students and parents. Students and parents can access their report card electronically by...

1. Login to Powerschool ( with your student or parent account.

2. Click on the "Report Card" icon on the left sidebar.


PS Report Card Icon
PS Report Card Icon

3. Click on the  link under "Archived Report Cards" titled "JSRHS 1718 Q1 Snapshot Full Version" to see your Q1 report card.


JSRHS 17-18 Q1 Snapshot Full Version
JSRHS 17-18 Q1 Snapshot Full Version

JSRHS - Math Department Halloween 2017

Front Row: Bashful (Jake Morrill), Grumpy (Jeff McClellan), Sleepy (Shawn Lyons), Doc (Jerry Engstrand), Dopey (Alyssa Armstrong), Happy (Christina Guessetto), Sneezy (Matt Caputo)

Back Row: The Witch (Terin Voisine), Snow White (Nancy Morin), The Prince (Colin Stone), The Evil Queen (Shreve Soukas)

Walk a Mile in Her Shoes Fundraiser

John Stark Regional High School students joined teacher, Suzanne Carmichael as volunteers for the Walk a Mile in Her Shoes (WAM) fundraiser at the State House on October 4. The walk supports the Crisis Center of Central New Hampshire and raises awareness about domestic violence. This is the third year that students from JSR have offered volunteer assistance at the walk. The school regularly offers community service opportunities in the community for students to fulfill their graduation requirements. If you have a service opportunity you'd like to share with students, please contact JSRHS School Counselor Amanda Chase at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Pictured (l-r) JSRHS students Anthony L'Heureux, Rachael Wrzeszcz, teacher Suzanne Carmichael and John Stark student Mia Paveglio.

Senior Photo Information 17-18

Senior Photo Information

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 Ms. Schofield during the month of October. 

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 late November.  (There is no need to worry if you cannot fit in your senior photo session over the summer). Seniors will be able to schedule an appointment at JSR during their free block or before/after school.


-Photos are due NO LATER than Friday, November 17th, unless you are scheduling to take one at John Stark when they visit.

-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 NOT 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.


In the past, many seniors have selected other professional photographers to take their senior photos.  Below is a list of approved vendors who are familiar with our yearbook specifications.  Please feel free to contact them and hear about their packages and pricing options.


If you have another professional photographer in mind, please email the name and contact information to the Yearbook Staff ASAP.

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.


Yearbook Staff

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**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.** 

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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.

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.

Read more: Staged Reading of Original Play "I’m Still Alive"