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W ildcat Ha p p e n i n g s

Fall Mountain Regional High School

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June Calendar Of Events
June 1 SAT’s, 7:30 AM - 1:00 PM June 4 Senior Final Exams (full day) June 4

Principal’s Message
or the last couple of years Ellen Kok, a photojournalist, has been recording the activities of our JROTC Program with the intent to create a book about the program. I am excited to announce the project has been completed. At the end of April, Major Cenney traveled to the Netherlands to attend an exhibit of the book “Cadets” which began on May 2, 2013. During his time abroad, the book brought a tremendous amount of interest about how we fulfill one of our core values – Citizenship. Please join us when we host a presentation of the book at FMRHS on Tuesday, June 4, at 7:00 PM. Everyone is welcome. The school district’s technology department and staff at FMRHS have been working hard to finalize procedures to place in the hands of all high school students Lenovo Notebook computers next year. Two dates of interest are: August 19 and August 24. On these dates students will be able to pick up their device after the appropriate paperwork has been completed. Be on the look out for additional information over the summer.
View this newsletter on the Internet at www.sau60.org, click on Schools, choose FMRHS and click on Newsletter Fall Mountain Regional High School 134 FMRHS Road Langdon, NH 03602 Principal’s Office: 603-835-6318 Guidance Office: 603-835-2917 Fax: 603-835-6254 www.sau60.org Thomas H. Ronning tronning@sau60.org

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JROTC Book “Cadets” Presentation, Auditorium, 7:00 PM

June 5 Senior Final Exams (early dismissal) June 5 Track & Field Banquet, Cafeteria, 6:00 PM June 6 Softball Banquet, Library, 6:30 PM

June 8 Graduation, 10:00 AM June 10 School Board, WPS, 6:30 PM June 12 Site-Based Committee, Room11, 7:00 PM June 14 Final Exams (full day) June 17 Final Exams (early dismissal) June 18 Final Exams Make-up June 24 School Board, Library, 6:30 PM

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Fall Mountain Regional School District does not and will not discriminate in any of its educational programs, activities or employment practices on the basis of age, race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, familial status, physical or mental disabilities. Title IX Coordinator, 504 Coordinator, and English Language Learners Coordinator Dr. Lorraine Landry, Assistant Superintendent SAU60, PO Box 600, 159 East Street, Charlestown, NH 03603 (603) 826-7756

A Message from the Assistant Principal
The Home Stretch
At this writing, there are 14 days of school, even fewer for seniors. These are some of the most important days for our students as we draw closer to the end of another school year. Recently, juniors participated in the science portion of the NECAP Assessment. In addition to this testing, our students participated in a pilot test for the soon-to-be used Smarter Balanced State Assessment. This test will replace NECAP testing in the future. During these testing days, students and staff learned a lot about the online testing environment which will enable us to have a smoother transition to this type of state assessment. The cooperation of students and staff made this experience a positive one. In May, students spent an evening at the prom. This year’s theme was Midnight Masquarde and was held at Alyson’s Orchard in Walpole. Our students presented themselves well and demonstrated the core values of our school--Respect, Responsibility, Integrity and Citizenship. Congratulations to the Prom Committee and their advisors, Ronna Gendron and Jacquie Walker, for another successful prom. The end of the year is often an exciting time for both students and staff as we look forward to upcoming events--field trips, sporting events, concerts, senior activities--and, of course, summer break. Some may tend to begin “coasting” toward the finish line as things begin to wind down; however, I encourage everyone to keep their focus for a strong finish to the school year.

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End of Year Schedule
June 4 - Senior Exams Blocks 1 & 2 regular classes Blocks 3 & 4 final exams June 5 - Senior Exams Blocks 1 & 2 final exams June 5 - Graduation Rehearsal, 11:00 AM June 6 - Graduation Rehearsal, 7:20 AM June 8 - Graduation, 10:00 AM June 14 - Underclassmen Final Exams Blocks 1 & 2 final exams Blocks 3 & 4 regular classes June 17 - Underclassmen Final Exams 7:20-11:00 final exams for blocks 3 & 4 classes 11:00 Common Lunch 11:20 Dismissal & Buses Depart June 18 - Final Exam Make-up (with written permission of an administrator)

Next year will see many changes and improvements to our school from the implementation of the 1:1 Initiative to an adjustment to our schedule. These efforts will enable our students to learn valuable skills, remain engaged and receive support in their learning throughout the school day. I, for one, am looking forward to these changes as we all work together toward our goal of providing a quality education for the children in our communities. I hope everyone has a restful summer break and returns to Fall Mountain in late August with a renewed energy for the new school year.

Heidi Gove, Assistant Principal hgove@sau60.org

Guidance Office News
SENIORS
There are still colleges with openings. See your counselor if you have decided late to apply. Go to www.nebhe.org for a list of New England Colleges and Universities still accepting students. Last Reminder for Senior Men: Once you reach your 18th birthday, you must register with the Selective Service (www.sss.gov) in order to be eligible for any student aid. A reminder to all seniors who have been accepted to a number of colleges, please notify in writing those colleges you are declining. In addition, it is important to write thank you notes to all scholarship donors who awarded you money.
Fall Mountain Regional High School Congratulations to the graduating class of 2013! Class of 2013 Post-Secondary Pursuits: Jacob Adams – Work Collin Allard – US Marines Ryan Bailey – Work Joshua Baker – River Valley Community College Michelle Barrows - River Valley Com. College Deserae Barry – Work Shawn Bascom – Great Bay Community College Jayna Bath – Keene State College Jewel Bean – Keene State College Lee Caleb Beers – US Navy Danielle Beneat – Plymouth State University Misty Blake – River Valley Community College Emma Boa – University of Vermont Evan Bozogan – Keene State College Samantha Brehio – Work Christopher Brown – University of Vermont Tyler Brown – Universal Technical Institute Noah Campbell – Keene State College Tyler Campbell – Work Sean Chamberlin – University of New Hampshire Reed Chuda – Saint Michael’s College Kristopher Clark – Champlain College Shantal Coles – Post Grad Studies Kacey Davis – Work Mitchell Davis – Work Beau Donovan – Daniel Webster College Katherine Doyle – Tulane University Daniel Duffy – Work Jeffrey Earle – Work Patrick Fallon – Work Alexis Farris – University of Rhode Island Gavin Fischer – Work Kelsey Francoeur – River Valley Com. College Levi Frye – University of Maine Clint Gendron – Southern Maine Com. College Evelyn Georgiadis – Suffolk University Melissa Gordon – The Travel Academy Kortney Gray – Keene State College Jewel Greenstone – Work Kevin Greenwood – Work Nicholas Hakey – River Valley Community College

JUNE 8 - 10:00 AM

GRADUATION

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JUNIORS All juniors have met with their guidance counselor regarding post-secondary plans. For those students considering college, our general advice would be to think about majors and compile a list of schools of interest. Use the summer to visit colleges and arrange for tours. It is important to visit colleges before you commit to spending two to four years of your life there.
Juniors should also plan to take or retake the SAT Reasoning Test in October or November of their senior year. Check competitive schools to see if they require SAT Subject Tests and take up to three subject tests in October or November. Students can register online at collegeboard. com. Students applying to competitive colleges may also want to consider ACT’s in October. You can find information and register at act. org. ALL STUDENTS Parents and students, keep in mind that completed schedules for the 2013-14 school year will be mailed home in early August. You are encouraged to call the guidance office if you have any questions or concerns regarding the scheduling process at 835-2917.

Lisa Ranauro, Chair lranauro@sau60.org 603-835-2917

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Guidance Office News
Class of 2013 Post-Secondary Pursuits: (continued) Dawn Hale – Work Catherine Halley – University of Rochester Alyssa Hamel – Work Donald Harlow – Work Haley Haskins – Southern NH University Ryan Herman – Bowdoin College Kristopher Hewes – Emmanuel College Kyle Houghton – New England School of Communications Darien Howard – Blackburn College Mason Howard – River Valley Community College Trey Jellie – Work Mary Jelliffe – River Valley Community College Chelsea Kelly – Work Sean Kelly – Chicago College of Performing Arts Alexander Kossakoski – Sacred Heart University Adam Kroian – Anna Maria College Jacqueline LaChapelle – Univ. of Central Florida Brittney LeClair – River Valley Community College RoseAlaina Leone – Franklin Pierce Univ. Blaine Lessard – River Valley Community College Allura Lincoln – Massachusetts College of Art & Design Noah Lockwood – US Marines Caleb Loiselle – Univ. of Southern Maine Morgan Lynch – University of New Hampshire Steven Malarich – University of Massachusetts Stockbridge School Rayne Marion – New England College Colby Marquay – Work Austin Martell – Daniel Webster College Andrea McCusker – Keene Beauty Academy Elizabeth McGill – Work Colin Mead – Hartwick College Thomas Meadows – US Army Michael Merrill – Work Heidi Miller – University of Vermont Chelsea Nicola – Southern NH University Zachary Nyblom – Eastern Maine Com. College Elizabeth O’Brien – River Valley Com. College Maura O’Brien – Keene State College Devin Osborne – Keene State College Abigail Pacek – Mount Ida College Drey Palmer – Plymouth State University Eric Parrott – Plymouth State University Christy Partlow – River Valley Community College Emily Patrick – Plymouth State University Jordan Plaisted – River Valley Community College Kyle Poland – Southern NH University (online) Dominic Pratt – Work Brittany Prior – Community College of Vermont Constance Richardson – Champlain College Jeremy Richardson – Work Devon Rios – Work Jordan Roberts – Pennsylvania State Elizabeth Robichaud – Univ. of New Hampshire Joseph Rock – Norwich University Grace Rushing – Work Jonathan Sabol – Norwich University Emily Santolucito – Work Curtis Sawchik – Work Hayden Scott – Electrical Program at River Valley Technical Center Katherine Scott – Keene State College Nicola Senerchia – Southern Maine Com. College Desiree Short – Work Scotlynn Silfies – River Valley Com. College Cameron Simonds – Lebanon College Dylan Smith – Southern NH University Molly Smith – Castleton State College Abigail St. Pierre – University of New Hampshire Ryan St. Pierre – Work Chloe Stanley – Colby Sawyer College Alanna Stevens – Work Hunter Sylvester – Work India Tatro – California Polytechnic State Univ. Brigitte Taylor – Lebanon College Shawn Taylor – University of New Hampshire Trevor Towsley – River Valley Com. College Caitlin Tramontina – Keene State College Arianna Vaine – River Valley Community College Justin Vosteen – Castleton State College Joseph Walier – Work Victoria Walker – University of Vermont Rachel Wanders – River Valley Com. College Jessy Webster – River Valley Community College Samantha Weick – Work Rebecca White – River Valley Community College Jennifer Whiton – Keene State College Luke Whiton – Work Matthew Whiton – Work Megan Whiton – River Valley Community College Dylan Wilcox – Work Megan Wilder – University of New Hampshire Hunter Williams-Landry – Johnson State College Robert Wilson – Work Mitchell Woodbury – River Valley Com. College Falcon Wright – Work Whitney Wyman – Work Hannah Yoerger – Keene State College

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Student of the Month
Criteria for selection as FMRHS Student of the Month is cooperation, attitude, consideration for others, academic effort (creative thought and curiosity), attendance, and contribution to community and school life. Students are nominated for this monthly award and voted on by the staff.

Senior Jeffrey Earl has been selected the FMRHS June Student of the Month. Jeffrey was nominated for his exceptional work ethic and leadership. He’s a positive influence and has been an excellent role model in the agriculture department programs. Jeffrey has been on the honor roll all four years. He is active in FAA and is a Completer in both Animal Science and Horticulture. Jeffrey has participated in Indoor and Outdoor Track & Field and is currently active in community service. He has participated in a 5k walk for “Stepping up to End Violence” along with road-side trash removal. Jeffrey works as a Sales Associate at Walgreens in Walpole. After high school, he plans to take a year off from school before pursuing a degree in either landscape architecture or as a psychology counselor. Congratulations, Jeffrey!

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FINE ARTS
Upcoming Events: June 8 – Saturday FMRHS Graduation (band) 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

The Music Department schedule for next year will be coming out very soon. The Band Camp dates for August are (band members): Aug. 19 - Monday Aug. 20 - Tuesday Aug. 21 - Wednesday Aug. 22 - Thursday Drumline (grades 9-12) Freshmen, Drumline, Section leaders All Band Members All Band Members 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Band & choir members will receive the Music Department schedule prior to leaving for the summer. Band members will be mailed music and information this summer regarding band camp. The first Music Parents Association meeting of the 2013-14 school year will be on Monday, September 9 at 7:00 PM in the bandroom. Details regarding the Music Department’s activities for the school year will be discussed, including the spring Music Department trip and fundraising. Please do not hesitate to contact Ms. Lucero or Mr. D’Eon with any questions you may have at 835-6318, extension 256 or by emailing us at mlucero@sau60.org or gdeon@sau60.org. Glen D’Eon, Chair gdeon@sau60.org

FINE ARTS
Research & Artwork by Spring 2013 Art 1 Students The Art 1 classes have been hard at work this semester creating a “living museum” throughout the high school. We’ve been learning about our history on this planet and how it has shaped the art of cultures around the globe. Then we take what we’ve learned and create original works based on the methods and ideas of each culture. We started off the year by studying the caves at Lascaux, France, and creating a cave of our own with recycled materials and turned a 20 foot length of hallway into an interactive cave, complete with stalactites, stalagmites and cave paintings. Next, we studied the art and culture of ancient Egypt, creating our own sculptures & hieroglyphic panels. Ancient Greece, Rome and China followed with art demonstrating thier respective cultures.

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The “discovery” of the Americas by Europeans was the central point of research for our next grouping of projects demonstrating the artistic shift from the Gothic & Romanesque periods into the Renaissance, as well as the rich cultural heritage of the Meso-American people who first met with European invaders. Next up was an exploration of North American native cultures that included a collaborative work on a full-size Lakota-style tipi, along with a host of other research-driven, student-selected projects. Other projects involved researching the arts of Japan, India, and Southeast Asia. Students created bonsai, with hand-made ceramic containers and tiny people and buildings to populate their miniature landscapes. Some students explored the Javanese dye technique called batik and a few others examined Hindu-inspired art from India and created their own paintings based on the symmetry, vivid colors and iconography of Indian works. Our final projects revolve around modern European painting (post-1870) and contemporary American art. STUDENT ARTISTS EXHIBIT AT WALPOLE GALLERY The Walpole Artisans are proud to announce their second annual Student Show, featuring Fall Mountain Regional High School art students in May and June at their Cooperative Gallery at 52 Main Street in Walpole. Three students have been selected for their artwork which will be on display from May 19th-June 15th -- Tyler Brown, RoseAlaina Leone and Allura Lincoln.

JROTC
Hello and welcome back! This will be the last newsletter of the year, and by far the most exciting. In the month of May we held six of our Memorial Day Parades in North Charlestown, Charlestown, Walpole, Acworth, Langdon, and Alstead. Our banner marchers, firing detail, color guards, and marching units were exceptional and we thank everyone who participated in these events. A special event is taking place on June 4, and it will surely be a milestone for everyone involved. On June 4, 2013, Ellen Kok will be presenting her world renowned book “Cadets.” It was recently published in the Netherlands, and this will be the release of the book in the United States. We would like to openly invite everyone who is interested to this spectacular and once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. The event will take place at Fall Mountain Regional High School in the auditorium. The program for the evening is as follows: 7:00 PM - 7:05 PM 7:05 PM - 7:35 PM Introduction of Ellen Kok by FMRHS Principal Mr. Tom Ronning Introduction of the book “Cadets” by Ellen Kok and Major John Cenney

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The presentation will explain how the JROTC Program and Mrs. Kok got together. The presentation will also discuss the exhibition of the book in the Netherlands. From 7:35-9:00 PM we will retire to the cafeteria for refreshments, book sale, autographs, and a meet and greet with the author. We hope to see you all there! Until next year…. TRY TRY NEVER DIE HOAAAH! Written by Cadet 2nd Lieutenant Holly O’Brien Photos by Ellen Kok

The printing of the “Cadets” book. During the setup of the “Cadets” exhibition in the National Education Museum in the town of Dordrecht in the Netherlands, Major Cenney applied his knowledge of how to correctly wear the uniform to dressing a mannequin. Major John Cenney, Chair jcenney@sau60.org

Athletics Corner
Congratulations to Morgan Ferland for her State Championship victory in the Discus and to her coach, Bruce Ferland.

Congratulations to Levi Frye for his State Championship victory in the Javelin and to his coach, Michelle Swift. FALL PRE-SEASON BEGINS AUGUST 14 FOR FOOTBALL AUGUST 19 FOR ALL OTHER FALL SPORTS Sports Physicals: Every year we have students who would like to participate as a member of a fall sport who have not completed the appropriate paperwork or have the required physical. Please note all students entering grades nine (9) and eleven (11) are required to have a physical prior to being able to participate. Your physical needs to be dated after July 31, 2012. If needed, please schedule a physical today to allow your son/daughter to begin participation when the season starts on the dates stated above. Your participation paperwork needs to be submitted to the Athletic Director no later than August 12, 2013. For athletic participation forms, go to https://sites.google.com/a/apps. sau60.org/fmrhs/athletics. SPORTS SCHEDULES, GAME RESULTS AND MORE CAN BE FOUND ON OUR WEBSITE AT: sau60.org >SCHOOLS >FMRHS >ATHLETICS or https://sites.google.com/a/apps.sau60. org/fmrhs/athletics. Matt Schmidt, Athletic Director mschmidt@sau60.org

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Congratulations to the Varsity Baseball team and Coach Frank Brown for making it to the Division III State Tournamentment. They were knocked out of the tournament with a loss to #1 seeded Laconia.

FM Wildcat Twitter Account LIVE SCORE UPDATES The FM Wildcat Twitter account can be found on the Athletic home page. It provides live updates of game scores throughout the year. Check it out. Parents and fans, we are looking for your help. If you are willing to tweet live scores of our games, please contact Matt Schmidt or Ronna Gendron to get more information and find out how to set up your account with us.

This & That Cat Chat

Congratulations to the following students for their positive accomplishments at FMRHS: Alexandra Cuevas Ryan Currier Jeffrey Earle Ellie Fetzer Gavin Fischer Clayton Fisk John Garoutte Mackenzie Kerr Patrick Looney Lauraann Marron Dylan Plaisted Grace Rushing Tesa Simonds Demi St. Pierre

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1972 & 1983 CLASS RINGS FOUND
Two class rings have been found and we’re hoping to find their owners. The 1972 class ring has the initials AEC etched inside with the school name Fall Mountain Regional around the stone. The 1983 class ring has Vicki Ann Walsh’s name etched inside with the words Higgins Classical around the stone. If any of these rings belongs to you, please contact Sandy Rumrill in the Guidance Office at 603-835-2917.

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HOST FAMILIES NEEDED FOR SPANISH TEENS THIS SUMMER Host families are needed for a group of students from Spain who will be spending 3 ½ weeks in New England this summer to improve their English and experience American family life.  These boys and girls, who range in age from 14 to 17, arrive June 26 and depart on July 21. The students have their own spending money, phone cards, and medical insurance. To learn more, contact Ann Newsmith at 802-257-4710, exchangevt@gmail.com.

Let’s go Fishing is part of the New Hampshire Fish & Game Department’s Aquatic Resources Education Program. It is a course designed to teach youth and adults about basic warm water fishing. All children should be accompanied by an adult and adults are encouraged to bring a child. Preregistration is required. Dates and times are: July 2, 9, 16, 23 at 5:00 PM Contact Lt. Rose Millard of the Langdon Police Department at 835-6404.

HAVE AN ENJOYABLE AND SAFE SUMMER! FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL FOR THE 2013-14 SCHOOL YEAR IS AUGUST 28, 2013

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