31-A West Main Street
Newton, New Hampshire 03858
The last full day of school for students
will be tomorrow,
Wednesday, June 19th!
Thoughts on Moving to High School
from Mr. Rutherford
It’s funny how time affects us. In many ways, time seems to treat us as a group. For most, how quickly the last 3 years has flown. In other ways, time seems to move as an individual experience, such as the slow drag of the last period of the day.
There is no way to change the number of minutes, hours, or days – but how engaged and focused we are in what we are doing certainly impacts the passage of time. If you are truly engaged and focused, you are not likely to scratch your head and wonder where the last year or more has gone. You will know what you have accomplished, you will be able identify your strengths and areas that still need attention, which by the way, we all have. These are not just a few words about doing well in school. Engagement and focus should include attention to your family, to your community, your country, and certainly your friends.
The passage of time is exciting, thought provoking, and also one of the larger challenges you will have to wrestle with . . . Do I stay or do I grow?
Mrs. Rutherford and I were at the Sanborn Regional High School Graduation last Friday. After the graduation, two boys, that many of you know, approached us. These boys are entering their Senior year. We talked for a few minutes, and their conversation gradually turned to how difficult it is to grow-up and their fears of not being successful in life. These are two boys, who could have been straight A students - had they chosen to engage fully. They each did well, but both recognized that if they had invested themselves more, perhaps, just perhaps they would feel more comfortable with their prospects for what the future will hold for them.
These concerns and feelings are feelings that many of us experienced at a similar age. This is not a lecture on the need to be a straight A student. This is just a continuing notification that investment and engagement in what is truly important around you, will ultimately make you a happier and more successful person.
Back to the straight A student for a minute – you don’t have to be a straight A student or fully invest all of your time to be happy with yourself or to be very successful. But you do need, as much as possible, to invest in yourself – do your best – and care for those around you.
I don’t know if you noticed a few high school students here this week helping us out and visiting their former Advisories. We want you to know you will always be welcome here – please return and share with us how your life is progressing.
Today is a celebration of all you have accomplished. It is also an opportunity for us to offer you our heartfelt thanks for three lovely years in very close quarters. There is not one of you that we could not find 10 things to like about you – and more likely, we could come up with fifty!
So enough from me ~ Let’s get on with your celebration! Thank you for three wonderful years!
Warm Weather Reminder …
With the days getting nicer, we ask that parents and students be mindful of the school dress code.
- All shorts and skirts must be longer than your fingertips when held at your side.
- Tops must have straps which are at least 2 inches wide (no tank tops) and must be high at the top and long at the bottom.
- All undergarments must be covered at all times, and no clothing may be revealing or suggestive in any way.
Sanborn Regional Middle School
Honor Roll List
National Poison Prevention
All week there will be postings of local and national
poison prevention information on their website and Facebook.
'Like" the National Poison Prevention Center
for future useful information and updates.
Fresh Picks Cafe
Health & Nutrition Newsletter
Each month, their newsletter will contain intereactive links, activities, and blog entries to inform you about health and nutrition.
A Health and Wellness Update
from our School Nurse Mrs. Gilmartin
This is the season for an increase in the number of cases of colds, flu, intestinal and GI viruses, conjunctivitis, and even strep throat and pneumonia. Parents are asked to consider the following suggestions from our School Nurse in order to limit the exposure of healthy children to those who are ill, and to ensure that those who are ill will have as rapid a recovery as possible:
* If your child has a fever (99.6° or above), please keep your child at home for an additional 24 hours of fever-free time (OFF fever-control medicines) to ensure adequate rest and the opportunity for the immune system to recover. Your child may still be contagious if he/she has a fever at night, but is fever-free in the early morning.
* If your child has vomited during the night, keep him/her home for at least another 24 hours until you know that he/she is eating regular foods without difficulty and is no longer experiencing nausea or abdominal pain. This same advice applies if your child has had multiple episodes of diarrhea.
* If your child has a persistent cough not controlled by over-the-counter medications, please contact your health care provider, as they may have an underlying bronchial or lung infection or pneumonia.
* If your child has one or both eyes with a red appearance to the sclera (white area), and/or drainage from the corners which is yellow, and/or yellow crusts on lashes and lids which are itchy and/or swollen, please keep them home and consult your health care provider. Conjunctivitis is very contagious, and children with this infection must be on medications for a minimum of 24 hours and no longer draining from the eye to attend school.
Frequent hand washing is the number one prevention for the spread of germs and disease within your family as well as in school. Concerns regarding your child’s illness, or duration of his/her symptoms should be addressed to your family health care provider. Thank you for your assistance to help ensure the health of all students (and staff) at our school.
Sanborn Regional Middle School
Receives the Distinction of
2012 Blue Ribbon Award Winning School
Through the generous volunteer efforts of parents, friends, and community members who support the Sanborn Regional Middle School, we are proud to announce that we have received the distinction of being a 2012 Blue Ribbon Award Winning School.
In recognition of the significance of school volunteers and their dedication, The New Hampshire Partners in Education acknowledges the efforts of those who have given of themselves to assist the staff and students of Sanborn Regional Middle School. We would like to thank all who have donated their time and talents to build the Sanborn Regional Middle School community!
A Message From the Principal, Mr. Sandy Rutherford:
I would like to welcome everyone to Sanborn Regional Middle School. Our school
operates under the true Middle School teaming model for all 6th, 7th, and 8th grade
students, providing many opportunities for academic and social growth. It
encourages positive relationship development, challenges students to take
an active role in their education, and provides a smooth transition from elementary
through middle and on to high school.
Painting created by Sanborn Regional Middle School Students