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Lancer Spirit Online

The student news site of Londonderry High School

Lancer Spirit Online

The student news site of Londonderry High School

Lancer Spirit Online

FEATURES

MacLean guides her class during an in class scooter game.

PE Interactive fosters both family and inclusion at LHS

Makenna True, Editor in Chief
November 21, 2022

As you head down the stairs of the gym, laughter seems to carry through the halls from the wrestling room. Whether it’s riding scooters, doing yoga, or playing Human Pinball, Physical Education teacher...

Lancer Spirit staff interviewed 15 of the new staff members to introduce them to the school.

Lancer Nation welcomes new staff

Editorial Board
November 14, 2022

LHS is excited to welcome the newest additions to the 2022-2023 staff. Lancer Spirit editors talked with new staff members to get to know them and introduce them and introduce them to LHS.

Members of the Pay it Forward club crowd around flags at a cemetery for Memorial Day 2022. The club volunteered time to set flags up around the graves in honor of the soldiers at cemeteries around town. (Photo used with permission from Katie Sullivan)

‘Pay it Forward’ gives back to the community

Maggie Roy and Kayla Morrow
November 7, 2022

When she heard a fundraiser to promote breast cancer awareness needed volunteers, House 4 Assistant Principal Katie Sullivan wanted to help. She thought to herself, “I work in a high school, and I bet...

Spanish teacher Sonia De Leon enjoys her time in Madrid, Spain. She moved to the U.S. to be with her husband Manny last year.

New Spanish teacher brings a spice of culture to her classroom

Abby Jones and Kalvin Turcotte
November 7, 2022

After the fall pep rally, Spanish teacher Sonia De Leon Cuevas, who is from Spain, felt like she was in a movie.  “Oh my goodness!” De Leon said. “I recorded some of the parts and had to send...

Profe shops for his style from his favorite online retailer, Original Penguin

Fashion Friday is revived with Mr. Rodrigo Rosa-Blackburn

Megan Standifer, Assistant Editor in Chief
November 4, 2022

For the first Fashion Friday of the 2022-2023 school year, we highlight Spanish teacher, Mr. Rodrigo Rosa-Blackburn, better known as "Profe" and his personal style and insight on fashion. Profe describes...

Noelle Lambert takes flight, and dives down deep in the Survivor 43 episode three challenge.

Noelle Lambert aims to “outwit, outplay, and outlast” her competition on Survivor

Catie Brown, Copy Chief
November 3, 2022

How could LHS staff, students, and Londonderry natives ever forget alumni Noelle Lambert, and her memorable journey of overcoming injury, setting a new American record in the Paralympic 100-meter dash....

A.C.T program case managers and special ed. teachers Ronni Heard (left), Karen McDonald (middle) and Denise Gaspie (right) work hard to make sure their students feel prepared after leaving LHS.

A.C.T. teachers prepare students for life after LHS

Every morning students from the A.C.T. (Academic Career Training) Program sign into the classroom for a day of learning, activities, and trips. But it’s not just for fun, it’s for achieving new abilities...

Special ed. teacher Kerry Miller helps senior Ava Norton with an assignment in her classroom. Special ed teachers often take the time to help students understand what they’re learning.

‘Mama Bear’ Miller helps special ed. students thrive

Morgan Laczynski and Lauren Mok
November 1, 2022

Special education teacher Kerry Miller has always had a connection with her students, and keeps a huge space in her heart for teaching. She was unsure on what kind of teacher she wanted to be until she...

Teaching the Senior Seminar class, Guidance Director Maureen ODea said she is reminded how much she enjoys being in a classroom.”  While the class is currently open to seniors only, there may be an opportunity next year for juniors to take the class.

Senior seminar helps students make sense of the college process

Domenica Vacca and Kai Wall
October 28, 2022

The college application process can be difficult. That is why Guidance Director Maureen O’Dea decided to create a class to assist students with this process, which is the “Senior Seminar.” “I...

“[I want to] improve the way I teach my students because Puerto Rico doesn’t teach civics and economics,” Roman said. “It is my first time teaching them and my goal is to give the best lesson I possibly [can] and improve myself every semester,” Roman said.

New civics teacher adjusts to teaching in a different country

Jillian Mazzola, Features Editor
October 21, 2022

Being originally from Puerto Rico, new teacher Jose Roman Rodriguez is looking forward to the new atmosphere that Londonderry High School has to offer.  “Last year, I came with my wife and [planned...

Abandoned Vermont radar base brings back chilling memories of the past

Abandoned Vermont radar base brings back chilling memories of the past

Trevor Betty, Reporter
June 3, 2022

Located deep in the hills of Vermont’s Northeast Kingdom (NEK), Lyndonville Air Force base sits abandoned, left to rot and decay in the middle of nowhere.  The base opened in 1956 as North Concord...

Miller gains a sense of achievement when doing what she loves, and said that she spends “hours upon hours a week” at the sewing machine.

Junior Sophia Miller’s journey towards discovering her passion for design

Catie Brown, Copy Chief
June 2, 2022

Discovering something you're passionate about is often a more demanding process than it appears in books and movies. Unlike what's displayed in these sources of entertainment, this process can take years,...

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