Chef Matt Holland's students experienced catering at the WMCC Golfing the Gap Tournament which was held at the Maplewood CC in Bethlehem on June 22nd. Mariyah Shaw and Timothy Bradley are both entering their senior year and are "Year Three Culinary Arts" students. Another example of authentic learning and community service from two dedicated Spartans.
WMRHS Staff Person of the Year 2023 - Ms. Bethany Ridley...this is a long standing tradition at Sparta dating back to 1997. This honor is open to any staff person who has worked at WMRHS for 10 or more years. The WMRHS staff votes each spring with recipient receiving his or her "honorary chair" at the last full staffing in June. Congrats to Ms. Ridley for such a well deserved award!
Golden Apple Recipient for June - Ms. Emily Staley...each month a staff member is highlighted for all that he or she does to make Sparta a better place for the overall school community. This month Cindy Boivin (month of May recipient) recognized Emily Staley for her efforts. Ms. Staley goes far and beyond her daily duties to make sure the students she interacts and educates has all their basic needs met. Congrats to Ms. Staley for being such a caring and positive educator!
Congratulations to WMRHS Teacher Sarah Slater-Sosa on winning the 2023 Aquarion Environmental Champion Award. Ms. Slater-Sosa is a distinguished environmental leader and educator, recognized for her unwavering commitment to sustainability. As a founding leader of the Society of Sustainable Spartans (SOSS) at White Mountains Regional High School , she has guided students in achieving significant waste and energy reductions. Her initiatives include the replacement of traditional lights with energy-efficient LEDs, the implementation of a paper recycling program, and the establishment of a composting program. In addition to these efforts, Slater-Sosa has played a crucial role in organizing annual Earth Day celebrations, inspiring and educating students on environmental issues. As an environmental teacher, she has advocated for the protection of the local environment, leading the Outdoor Learning Spaces project and collaborating with local conservation committees to plan a regional Sustainable Culture event. Beyond her environmental leadership, Slater-Sosa has a diverse background in education, science, and leadership roles. She currently serves as a certified Life Sciences and Physical Science teacher, the Science Department Head, and a member of the Building Leadership Team at WMRHS. She also co-advises the Sustainability Club and coaches the JV Girls Soccer team. Slater-Sosa's academic achievements include a Master’s degree in Public Health and a Master’s degree in Education Leadership in Curriculum Administration from Southern New Hampshire University. She also studied Education at Keene State College and completed independent studies in Geology, Earth Science, and Environmental Science at Concordia University, where she earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Biochemistry. Her leadership and commitment have positively impacted both White Mountains Regional High School and the wider community, demonstrating her dedication to fostering a sustainable future. We are thrilled to have Sarah as one of our distinguished teachers at WMRHS.
The 2022-2023 WMRHS Spartan Yearbook is in. Please reach out to Ms. Lufkin or stop by to pick up your copy by June 21.
Sparta announced the James Swenson Athletic Award at Spartan Spotlight today. The award is presented to a person who has demonstrated the qualities of dedication, attention to detail, and professionalism. This year's recipient is Mrs. Sue Chancey!
Underclassmen Awards Night correction - Underclassmen Awards will take place on Wednesday, June 14th, in the auditorium at WMRHS, not Wednesday, June 16th as stated in the letters mailed to families of recipients. We apologize for this error. We hope to see you there for the recognition of students in grades 9-11 for their academic excellence at 6:00pm.
Amazing! Awesome work to all involved!
WMRHS Seniors traveled to Milford, NH on May 24th to be recognized with other seniors from around the state as NH Scholars. Students engaged in activities and listened to speakers from around the state.
Information and details regarding WMRHS Class of 2023 Graduation Week!
Join Taproot at the Whitefield Library on June 15th from 4 - 5pm for sun printing t-shirts. Learn all about cyanotyping and make an old white t-shirt new again! Bring a t-shirt and something from nature (if you'd like), Taproot will bring the paint and lots of flowers and ferns to print with. Register at this link: https://forms.gle/o4E8FS2DG8exSwoN8.
ATTENTION Senior Class + Families! Save these dates & times! Lot's of senior events happening this June! The count down to graduation is on! 🤩
WMRHS Progressive Styles Concert! 📣🎼 Come enjoy some fantastic live music at the WMRHS Progressive Styles Concert on May 19, 2023 starting at 7:00PM in the WMRHS Auditorium!
WMRHS announces the CTE Student of the Year. Congratulations to Hannah Smith for being selected the CTE Student of the Year. Hannah has had a distinguished career in hospitality (with back to back trips to the Nationals).
WMRHS announces the Class of 2023 "Academic Top 10 Percent". From left to right: Abbie McCusker (Valedictorian), Victoria Whitcomb (Salutatorian), Maddie Lorenz ( Honors Speaker), Nia Bebb (#4), Josie De'Angelis (#5), Eli Percey (#6), Emerson Bedell (#7). The administration, faculty, and staff are very proud of all of you!
Congratulations to Cindy Boivin who is our May "Golden Apple" recipient for being honored as the "staff person" of the month at WMRHS. Kenny Oates (April's Golden Apple recipient) addressed the WMRHS staff with the follow glowing remarks. Ms. Boivin is very patient. Day in and out, she handles the many needs and challenges of our students with grace and composure. She understand that each student is unique and requires individualized support. She genuinely care for the well-being and success of each student, going above and beyond to ensure their needs are met. Cindy and humble and selfless and has a huge impact on so many students who have attended SAU36.
B I N G O Fundraiser ❕❕TONIGHT❕❕ Join us for a BINGO Fundraiser to benefit Life Skills Program at WMRHS at the McIntyre School Apartments on May 5, 2023! Doors open at 4:30PM | BINGO starts at 6:00PM $12 for 10 cards!
S U M M E R C A M P | | Counselors in Training Opportunity! Taproot Summer Camp 2023 is looking for counselors in training! More information / contact information is provided in the link below - https://www.taprootnh.org/summer-camps
Chef Matthew Holland presented the Golden Apple to Kenny Oakes in April. The Golden Apple is presented monthly by a staff member to a colleague who exhibits excellence. Chef Holland praised Mr. Oakes for how he makes our building look great and is always available to lend a helping hand. Congratulations Ken Oakes on the Golden Apple Award for April 2023!
B I N G O Fundraiser Join us for a BINGO Fundraiser to benefit Life Skills Program at WMRHS at the McIntyre School Apartments on May 5, 2023! Doors open at 4:30PM | BINGO starts at 6:00PM $12 for 10 cards!