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Lebanon High School Weekly

Friday, June 9

Administrative Corner:

Hi Folks,

This will be the last Weekly of the 2016-2017 school year. It sure feels like the year has gone quickly.

There has been a lot happening here at LHS this week with Senior Awards Night, the Senior Class trip, the Underclassmen Awards Assembly, and last night’s Commencement ceremony for the Class of 2017.

There are so many people to thank:

  • The presenters at both awards ceremonies, especially Student Presenters: Gareth Davis, Sabrina Lawrence, Marina Liot, and Andrew Jones

  • Our administrative assistants: Sheena Youngman, Amy Tangen, Michele Daigle, Terry Dube, and Dianne Grant

  • Senior Class Advisors: Cindy McCarthy and Mary Mayes

  • Class Marshals: Samantha Brady and Sophia Miller

  • Class of 2017 Graduation Participants: Jack Chase, Davis Cole, Josie Bourne, Cole Cloutier, Julia Mason, Julianne Borger, Olivia Smith, Emily Moales, and Peter Elder

  • Class Speaker, Will Connell, and Spirit of LHS Presenter, Susan Seamans

  • Lauren Haley and the LHS Concert Band

  • Dan Signor and the LHS Superlatives

  • Ray Plante and Bart MacNamee for their work on scholarships- $110,000 was awarded Monday night, and the total will be $430,000 over four years due to renewable scholarships

  • All of the teachers from Lebanon, Grantham, and Plainfield who wrote personalized “Senior Notes” that were given to Seniors along with their diplomas.

  • Shout out to Felice Avelino, Kim Merchant, Kath Merchant and Stephanie Brooks for putting so much effort and dedication (over 2000 hours collectively) into the yearbook.

  • Our entire faculty and staff for their dedication.

Congratulations to Raphael Harriman - the first winner of the Spirit of Lebanon High School Award!

Commemorative items are linked below. Please call the high school if you would like a physical copy.

We include a couple pictures from last night’s ceremony from the perspective of the stage. It was good to see so many families, former teachers, and community members come together to support the Class of 2017. We deeply appreciate your support and offer congratulations for your kids’ accomplishments.

This year, we say goodbye to retiring educators Terry Reynolds, Chris Malhoit, Dave Dukeshire, and Susan Seamans (43 years), and we wish them health and happiness. We also say goodbye to Dan Signor, Steve McConnell, Amy Tangen, and Bethany Thompson- we wish you well

We’re happy to let you know that our entire LHS administrative team will be returning next year, for the first time in five years! We are hoping this is the beginning of a long period of stability in the front office.

See you in September,

Ian, Bonnie, Kieth, and Mike



Olivia and Emily perform for a very appreciative crowd.


sunset 2017.jpg

The Commencement Ceremony ended with a beautiful sunset.



Focus on Learning


Anatomy and Physiology students created a Public Service Announcement on a topic of choice within the curriculum. Besides filming PSAs to present to the class, each student created a poster to help increase awareness of their topic.  2017 posters 2.jpg2017 posters 1.jpg















Extended Learning Opportunities



             Ms. Haley  and Faith                   Owen and Mrs. Bennett               Anna (with the Jazz Band)

                    Band ELO                              American Literature ELO                           Band ELO

School Council:




Music and the Arts:


It has been an absolutely fantastic year in the band program! The band members worked so hard and grew so much as musicians and people. It is truly my pleasure to work with all of these fine students! I am very much looking forward to next year!


Believe it or not, we still have one performance left! See you at the Alumni Day Parade tomorrow! Call time is 11:30 in front of the CCBA. Dress is band shirt, tan pants, and sneakers (the darker the better, but wear what you have). Please arrive wearing sunscreen and bring a water bottle for after the parade. You will be thirsty and needing some water! All band shirts must be washed and returned before your last final exam. Please air dry on a hanger.


Thank you again everyone for a wonderful year! A big thank you to all of the band families, our administration, and our community for all of your support! And congratulations to the band seniors! Best of luck, and come back and visit!

Seniors: Felice Avelino, Katia Bazilchuk, Julianne Borger, Cole Cloutier, Davis Cole, Emily Keane, Sam Lawrence, Jill Mitchell, Polina Pivak, Qate Plomp, and Andy Stanford.


Have a great summer everyone!


Lauren Haley



English 9 Intensive Sonnet Presentation Project


Students learned about the structure of sonnets, and read a number of them by notable authors such as Robert Frost, William Shakespeare, and John Donne. They chose a sonnet and created a presentation in Adobe Spark known as a page to have as a visual accompaniment to their memorized recitation of the sonnet. The images that each student chose for his or her visual page were to convey the meaning and the “shift” of the sonnet. It was also required that each student pick a line in the sonnet that stands out, and include it in text somewhere within the page.



Above, and below left: Students worked on Chromebooks to search for images and put their presentations together.

Below right: Mr. Hanna memorized one of the sonnets and created his own presentation as an example of how a recitation should be delivered.


Students had a lot of creative freedom for how they could portray the meaning of their sonnet. Pages in Adobe Spark could be created to scroll through images that appear individually, in grid-like collages, embedded “glideshows,” or any combination thereof. Students also used a variety of themes for how their pages would appear. Recitations were given over the course of a couple of days, with time set aside afterward for students to discuss why they picked their sonnet, and how and why certain images, lines, and any additional text from the sonnets were included in their visuals.




Click on the links below to see samples of the page presentations that students created!



“Sonnet 130” by William Shakespeare



“How Do I Love Thee?” by Elizabeth Barret Browning



“Sonnet 18” by William Shakespeare



“I Shall Forget You Presently, My Dear” by Edna St. Vincent Millay



“Death, Be Not Proud” by John Donne


“Sonnet 138” by William Shakespeare



“Putting In the Seed” by Robert Frost



“Sonnet 18” by William Shakespeare



“The World Is Too Much With Us” by William Wordsworth



“Sunset” by E.E. Cummings



Athletics and Co Curricular:

Announcing FamilyID – Athletics and Co-Curricular Activities

Registrations Go Paperless !


We are excited to announce that we will be  offering the convenience of online registration through FamilyID ( Target date is June 15th

FamilyID is a secure registration platform that provides parents and students with an easy, user-friendly way to register for our programs, and helps us to be more administratively efficient and environmentally responsible. When you register through FamilyID, the system keeps track of your information in your FamilyID profile. You enter your information only once for each family member for multiple uses and multiple programs over multiple years.   The multiple programs offered will self- populate much of the information already entered in the program, saving parents and athletes’ time with completion.

** We realize that many of our fall 2017 athletes have already signed up using paper and may have turned in the co-curricular and Impact forms.  We are asking that you please take the time to complete the Family ID registration as well in order to save time and increase convenience with future registrations.


Senior Class News


Senior Parents - please visit the Project Graduation gift registry to make a prize donation.


Questions? Email

Senior Class Float       Alumni Day June 10, 2017

Please contact Sarah Sentman or Julianne Borger for Info and to choose a theme.  

Best of Luck.  There is a challenge from the Class of 2008 to beat them - they were the first Class ever to win a trophy(2nd place).  Let’s have fun together one last time.


Counseling Department:




Summer School- LHS offers a five week summer school opportunity for students who have failed a course, but passed some competencies, to obtain credit for the course.  If you and/or your student would like more information on this program, please contact the Summer School Director, Mike Anikis at or call 448-2055 to speak with a school counselor.


SAT scores from the School Day SAT, April 5th, are available on each student’s College Board account.  If your son/daughter is having difficulty accessing their scores, please send them to our office.


In June, final official transcripts will be sent to the colleges that seniors have declared they plan to attend.


Student Assistance Information:

Step-Up Day is upon us and we have !39 students! who volunteered quickly -within 3 days- about leading and supporting this event for the incoming 9th grade class. As parents, this is a testament to the fantastic student leaders here at LHS. Step-Up Day is Tuesday, June 13th from 12-2pm


As we move into the summer - here are some general resources

Ever wanted to know how to PARTY SMART? Good resources for how to socialize without drugs and alcohol.

Adult Children of Alcoholics article - as parents, we have a role in being thoughtful about what our children are exposed to in our homes.

Treatment Guide for the Upper Valley

Interested in making a difference in the community? Come see what LebPUSH is doing!



General Announcements:

Driver Education:

Registrations are available to sign up for Driver Education classes for the 2017-18 school year including the summer of 2018.  Information is available on the website at  Every year we are surprised with how quickly classes fill so don’t delay.  

Twin State Driving Academy





Nurse’s Corner:

Allergy season has hit with a vengeance!  While seasonal allergy sufferers can’t control the pollen counts, there are ways to minimize exposure to environmental allergens, such as pollen, ragweed, hayfever, etc.


  1. Take a daily dose of Over-The-Counter allergy medication, such as Zyrtec, Claritin, or Allegra. They are effective for many people and most of them come in a 24 hr. formula.Taken at bedtime they also have the added benefit of making one sleepy.

  2. Keep the windows in the house and car shut as much as possible. This can be hard when the outdoor temperatures turn hot, but any effort to minimize exposure to allergens helps.

  3. Don’t let pets sleep in your bed with you! I know..we love our pets, but they bring allergens into the house on their fur. It’s just a suggestion.

  4. Take a shower and shampoo hair before bedtime. The allergens get washed off and then don’t get on your pillowcase and sheets.

  5. Wash bed linens often during the worst part of allergy season.

  6. If allergy symptoms prevent you from daily activities and nothing seems to help, find an Allergist. They are the experts on managing allergies.



The Lebanon High School Administrative Team:

Ian Smith, Principal         

Kieth Matte, Assistant Principal,

Bonnie Robinson, Director of Curriculum, Instruction and Assessment,

Mike Stone, Athletic and Co-Curricular Director,