John Stark Regional High School

2016-2017 FREE College Planning Programs at John Stark

Please join us for our College Overview workshop on Thursday, September 29th at 6:30 PM. 

This presentation educates high school seniors and juniors and their families about the college admission process.  Topics to be discussed include: the qualifications colleges are looking for, application components, college essay pointers, the application timeline and basic financial aid overview.  Attendees will receive NHHEAF's 2016-2017 College Insider.

Important FAFSA Information

Applying to college and planning to apply for financial aid?  The financial aid process is beginning early this year!  The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) can now be filed as early as October 1st.  Click here to visit the FAFSA website for more information. 


Generals Beat Defending State Champions

Girls Varsity Soccer Team Following Hanover Win


In a double-overtime thriller, the John Stark girls' varsity team beat Hanover 1-0 in the September 7 away game. Brooke Shatney scored with an assist from Mackenzie Nase with four minutes left in double overtime.  "Both teams had scoring opportunities, but our defense lead by Meg Blanchette, Jocelyn Dimond, Mackenzie Nase, and Eryn Bennetter limited their chances," said Coach Heather Doucette. "Cara Easter, Sarah Nikias, and Hannah Marquis created offensive opportunities for Morgan Hawkes and Aria Ulmer. Avery Gorhan recorded the shut out."
The JV game against Hanover also went into overtime.  John Stark took the win (1-0) when Quianna Willard made the goal seven minutes in.  John Stark 1-0.


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 the Yearbook during the month of November.

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 November. Seniors will be able to schedule an appointment at JSR during their free block or before/after school.


-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 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.

DEADLINE: The deadline to submit a Senior Photo is December 1st. NO PHOTOS WILL BE ACCEPTED AFTER THIS DEADLINE.

In the past, many seniors have selected other professional photographers to take their senior photos. Please feel free to contact the Yearbook if you would like a list of photographers that students have used in the past.

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

If you have already have had a Senior Photo taken, please submit the photo to yearbook via email or on a CD. Please make sure the format is jpeg and that the file name includes both your first and last name.

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.



The 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.**


Yearbook Purchasing Information

Purchasing: Yearbooks can be ordered by credit card through or by cash/check with an order form through the Yearbook Staff at John Stark. Order forms will be available in the main office.
Cost:Yearbooks can be purchased for a discounted price of $60 until September 16th. After that, the cost is $65. Yearbooks can be personalized for an extra $5.

Class of 2020 User Accounts

The Freshmen Class of 2020 will receive their new usernames and passwords for Google, network and computer access, and Powerschool during Freshmen Fest on August 26, 2016. Existing usernames and passwords have been updated/changed to meet the security requirements of the systems at JSRHS.

Greek Mythology Classical Voyage

We are offering a Greek Mythology Classical Voyage for John Stark students, co-taught by English and Art teachers 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.  Spaces are still available, so sign up today!  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. or JS English Teacher Randy Brooker at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

John Stark's Hannah Marquis Selected to Play for Olympic Development Program

The New Hampshire Soccer Association announced that John Stark Regional High School first year student Hannah Marquis of Weare, NH, has made the U16/U17 NH Girls’ State Team for the Olympic Development Program for 2016.

The US Youth Soccer Olympic Development Program (ODP) is a national identification and development program that identifies youth soccer players throughout the country, to represent their state association, region and the US National Youth Teams in international soccer competitions.

The NH ODP State Teams are currently preparing for the National Region I Tournament June 10-12 in New Jersey. This event is designed to provide high level competition for participating players.



JSRHS Students Work with NH Institute of Art to Create Large-Scale Photo Installation

PHOTO CREDIT:  Cal Loos JSRHS Class of 2016

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PHOTO CREDIT FOR ALL EXHIBIT PHOTOS:  Gary Samson and Eli Tyrell-Walker, Class of 2016

Joint Project by Student Amnesty International Chapter and Photo Club

Ten large scale (4’x7’) portraits created through the collaboration of John Stark Regional High School’s Chapter of Amnesty International and Photography Club has been installed in the Atrium at John Stark. The project came after students watched a TED Talk by artist and human rights advocate JR and his Inside Out Project. JSRHS students worked with International Portrait Photographer and Chairperson of the Photography Department Gary Samson at the New Hampshire Institute of Art to create and print the photographs.

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Mexico 2016

JSRHS Mexico Trip at Chichen Itza

Mexico 2016 was a wonderful global travel opportunity for John Stark students. During the trip, students visited  some of the Mayan archaeological sites that they learned about in the Mexico class including Ek Balam, Uxmal, Chichen Itza and Coba.  The itinerary also included visiting the cities of Izamal and Merida along with swimming at the Cenotes of Ik Kil and Xk Ken.  Students also visited the Celestun Nature reserve and a Spider Monkey sanctuary.
“It was wonderful to see students connect their classroom learning to their experiences in the field,” said JSRHS Spanish teacher Stephanie Harpring who coordinated the trip during February break.

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.

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