Category Archive: Press Releases

Mar 04

Timberlane Ratchets Up College Preparedness For Sophomores

In December we began the post-secondary career and college planning process with our 10th graders. Counselors met with all sophomores in small groups and introduced them to Naviance Succeed, our college and career readiness software program. Students took a Career Interest Survey and were shown how to find colleges that offer programs that match their interests.
This spring we will host additional events to help students and their parents navigate the college planning process
Career Day – We will be hosting our third annual career day on April 7th for all sophomore students. Sophomore students will be able to choose from over 20 careers and meet in small groups with professionals. Students will gain insight into specific careers/jobs as well as understand the educational background and experience required.
Sophomore College Information Night – The Guidance Department is in the process of planning an evening for sophomore students and their parents that will focus on planning for post-secondary education including the college search process, visitations, PSAT’s and SAT’s as well as an overview of the college application process.   Counselors will also address what students should be doing in high school to prepare for the most competitive colleges/universities, including course selection and extra curricular activities. Sophomore students and their parents will receive an email notification when the date has been determined.
“College Costs and Funding” – On May 10th,   all parents are invited to attend this presentation hosted by New Hampshire Higher Education Assistance Foundation (NHHEAF). In this session, NHHEAF will share the basics about how financial aid works, college savings options and details about the impact of saving on student eligibility for financial aid. This session will be held in the PAC Recital Hall at 6:30 PM.

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Dec 22

TRHS Presents Chucky’s Fight

On Wednesday December 23rd, Timberlane Regional High School students, through a generous donation from our community and in partnership with our school district, will hear an authentic message that may be one of the most important they hear during their four years.  Mr. Chuck Rosa will present “Chucky’s Fight”, a personal and compelling journey of struggle and resilience around substance abuse.  Grade level presentations will be held during the day to help educate students on making positive decisions in their life.  Mr. Rosa will share his story of struggle with substance abuse and the loss of his two sons to addiction, and how his journey to sobriety has turned into a message of hope.

In January, Mr. Rosa and “Chucky’s Fight” will return to the Timberlane campus for presentations to our grade 7 and 8 students.

Additionally on December 23rd, TRHS will be hosting their annual Mealey’s Meals fundraiser that goes to support local families in need during the holiday.

We wish to thank the Atkinson and Plaistow Lions Club organizations for their generous commitment and willingness to support our students.  It is organizations like the Atkinson and Plaistow Lions Clubs that understand and value the work necessary to bind our communities together while providing the best opportunities for our students.

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Jul 15


The Timberlane Regional School District is proud to announce an increase in the percentage of qualifying AP exam scores according to the recent 2015 College Board data release. A “qualifying score” is defined as a score of 3 or more with a maximum score of 5.  These scores are predictive of college success and graduation.

At the Timberlane Regional High School, all Advanced Placement (AP) students participate in the College Board AP Exam each year.  In 2015, 64.7% of students enrolled in AP courses received a qualifying score, a remarkable increase of 13% over the past two years. This growth represents Timberlane’s highest percentage of qualifying scores in recent memory and is credited to Timberlane’s initiative and commitment to increase rigor and accountability.

At the State and National levels, qualifying AP exam scores have declined in the last year.  In 2015 at the state level, 74.3% of Advanced Placement students obtained qualifying scores, a decrease of 1.7% from the year prior.  National scores also realized a slight decrease with 60.6% students qualified in 2015, a 0.7% decrease from last year.

Beginning in the 2013-14 school year, all Timberlane students enrolled in AP courses were required to take the AP exam. The School Board supported this requirement by allocating funds to pay for the exams.  It is important to note that many schools handpick which students should take the test.  With Timberlane’s increased rigor and accountability, and the district’s requirement that all AP students take the AP exam, this 13% increase in qualifying scores is even more impressive!

Congratulations are extended to both the students and instructional staff for this accomplishment.

Dr. Earl Metzler

Superintendent of Schools                                                                                      July 15, 2015


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Apr 03

TRHS Graduation – Saturday, June 13, 2015

Graduation for the TRHS Class of 2015 is set for Saturday, June 13, 2015 at 10:00 am.  Seniors will be receiving additional information about Graduation over the next few weeks.  Please click on the link below for a list of important dates at TRHS over the next few months.

TRHS Save the Dates

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Nov 13

Instructional Audit Update

This information is being provided in an effort to address some questions both students and parents have had about the High School’s position on classroom field trips.

Last year, when we looked at attendance in our school, administratively, we determined that we had to make some changes to improve what seemed like an inordinate amount of class absenteeism.  We performed an audit of our attendance which indicated high tardiness and high class absences.  Based on this information, we determined that we needed to cut down on hallway traffic, reel in tardiness, cut down on class cuts, pay close attention to our absence rate, regulate field trips differently, and cut back on early dismissals for a variety of co-curricular activities.

Last week we completed an audit of the first quarter, and I am pleased to share with you that we have achieved a much higher rate of daily student attendance.

I believe that the most important factor in student learning is instruction, and I want to always take care to protect instructional time. That said, the improvement in student attendance has been so significant, that it makes it much easier for me to approve of teacher requests for field trips.  While we will continue to look closely at field trip requests to ensure their value to the course competencies and learning objectives of the units being taught, I want to reward good performances by allowing more of the requests that are submitted in the second quarter.  As long as we continue on this positive path in student attendance, behavior and involvement, I will gladly endorse enrichment activities that relate well to our coursework.

Principal Donald Woodworth

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Sep 22

Stand Up Against Cancer Apparel – Order Form

Stand Up Against Cancer!  Any student or community member wishing to purchase a Pink Package for the Friday, October 17th Stand Up Against Cancer Day must submit an order form during lunches or to Meaghan Guanci ( by this Thursday, September 25th.  Show your support during the school day and athletic events after school on October 17th by wearing items from the pink apparel package or other related cancer awareness attire.

Stand Up Against Cancer Apparel – Order Form

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Sep 22

Stand Up Against Cancer – Friday, October 17, 2014

On Friday, October 17th, Timberlane Regional High School will be Standing Up Against Cancer in a unified day of awareness and support.  Staff and students will be wearing pink attire throughout the course of the day and then Fall athletic teams will be sporting pink socks, athletic headbands, and shirts during their games on Friday.  Pink apparel packages will be sold to staff and students throughout the week of 9/22-9/25 and there will also be some items available for purchase the week of October 17th.  The culminating event will be the Owl’s Friday Night Light’s Pink Out game against Pinkerton Academy where spectators are urged to wear attire in support of survivors and those fighting.  There will be giveaways, a booth where spectators can make signs of support, etc.  At halftime, we will be having cancer fighters and survivors of all types line the field.  We are currently looking for those interested in participating as a fighter/survivor during this event.  Contact: OR 382-6541 Ext. 3772.


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Jun 15

Congratulations, Class of 2014!

Video – TRHS Graduation 2014

TRHS Graduation (SD/Switched Broadcast) – 06/2014 from Timberlane School District (TEN) on Vimeo.

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Jan 23

TRSD Online Learning / Blizzard Bag Announcement

Blizzard Bag Announcement

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