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Too soon to say farewell to beloved LHS teacher Sue Buxton

Too soon to say farewell to beloved LHS teacher Sue Buxton

From all those who loved Sue Buxton

October 17, 2019

The room where the Londonderry High School faculty members had gathered last Thursday afternoon was completely silent as Principal Jason Parent got up to speak. He quietly explained to the colleagues and dear friends of Sue Buxton that she had passed away earlier that morning. Upon hearing this news, some t...

Seniors say goodbye to Salem Band Show

Seniors say goodbye to Salem Band Show

Erin Carlson, Photographer

October 11, 2019

The roar of the crowd. The cheering from other high school bands and spectators on the sidelines. Then silence. The announcement of the drum majors and the silent march of the Lancer Marching Band across the field. The count off and the music begins.  The Lancer Marching Band has been spending c...

Lancer community remembers Lancer legend Ed Boyle

Lancer community remembers Lancer legend Ed Boyle

From Lancer Nation

October 10, 2019

Ed Boyle, beloved Assistant Principal at LHS for 20 years, passed away on Oct.7, 2019. When members of the LHS community heard Boyle had died, they began to share their memories of him with one another through email or social media or in person. They laughed together remembering something he said or did in the halls or cafeteria. Th...

Lancer Nation welcomes new teachers

Lancer Nation welcomes new teachers

September 26, 2019

Please click on the photos below to get to know each new staff member. ...

Marching Lancers dazzle one note at a time

Marching Lancers dazzle one note at a time

Mike Foley, Opinions Editor

September 16, 2019

Mack Plaque, the famous time of year where the rivalry between LHS and Pinkerton Academy is at its peak. Although the competition may be among the athletes, the LHS band often steals the show when they take the field.  “We work really hard to pull off a great halftime show,” said LHS band direct...

New yearbook co-chief steps up

New yearbook co-chief steps up

Marissa McKay, Online Chief

June 6, 2019

With taking pictures, gathering information, designing layouts, editing pages, and more, this year’s yearbook chief junior Rhiannon Black could use some more help. To divide all of this work up and help out the entirety of the yearbook staff, they’ve decided to add a new co-chief to the class, ...

Teacher by day, die-hard Bruins fan by night: history teacher Courtemanche impacts his students

Teacher by day, die-hard Bruins fan by night: history teacher Courtemanche impacts his students

Alex Peters

May 30, 2019

Every morning, history teacher Mr. Courtemanche wakes up from a short night of sleep after screaming at the TV during the Bruins game the night before. He gets ready to go to work in the same way every day, always making sure his dress pants and sneakers match. He walks into room 209, pats his belo...

Drama director decides to step down

Drama director decides to step down

Marissa McKay, Online Chief

May 29, 2019

After nine long years of directing shows, choreographing dances, and leading the program, House 4 guidance counselor Valerie Nelson leaves the drama club. Nelson came to LHS in 2007 and decided to take over the drama club after her predecessor left. “I’d always been involved with drama my ...

Mrs. Kerns strives to help students be successful

Mrs. Kerns strives to help students be successful

Rachel St. Louis, Executive College & Career / Creative Writing

May 24, 2019

When Kim Kerns was an assistant working at Moose Hill for four years, she never envisioned herself as a freshman science and sophomore biology teacher here at LHS. One of the many reasons why students admire her is because of her philosophy, which is all about kindness. “The hardest thing for me to watch is peop...

LHS teachers run in 123rd Boston Marathon

LHS teachers run in 123rd Boston Marathon

Amy Overhulser, Features Editor

May 13, 2019

The overwhelming support from the crowd but the quietness and solemn silence of the racers surrounds them. The cheers push them, the support rings in their ears. The rush of adrenaline pumps through their body as they run through the pain and long for the finish line. Math teacher Ms. Brenna...

Senior Sessa hopes to spread positivity and self love through her senior project

Senior Sessa hopes to spread positivity and self love through her senior project

Isabella McCutcheon, Features Editor

May 3, 2019

When senior Sierra Sessa was seven, she wasn’t worried about fitting into size two jeans or wearing crop tops. The boys she knew didn’t obsess over who had the biggest biceps. They were all just kids. As her classmates and herself grew older and older, and they progressed through puberty, that all chang...

Robotics team inspires community

Robotics team inspires community

Marissa McKay, Online Chief

April 30, 2019

Between programming, computer designing, manufacturing parts, planning events, and spreading the STEM message to the community, there is a lot more to the robotics team than just cool robots. Though the robotics season goes all year round, the real work takes place over six weeks from January to F...

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