Blue Hawk 101: An Invitation to the Class of 2021
and their families

The administration, staff, and faculty of Exeter High School invite all families who will be joining the Blue Hawk Community in the fall of 2017 to the first part of our orientation program for new students on Thursday, February 2, 2017, at 6:15 PM in the EHS auditorium.  This includes all current Grade 8 students and their families.  This evening will offer discussions with school counselors, teachers, administration, and current students to share with you our programs offered, guided tours, and answer questions about course selection and registration. Snow date is February 7 at 6:15 PM.  Both parents and students are encouraged to attend this program.  If you have any questions, please call Debra Soehner at (603) 775-8416.

SAU 16 Grade 8 to Grade 9 Transition Procedures

  • Mid January of 8th grade:  Presentation to 8th graders in CMS auditorium by EHS administrators, Guidance Dept., and Seacoast School of Technology (SST).
  • Late January of 8th grade:  EHS Learning Area Leaders (LAL's) and faculty review recommendation process with CMS 8th grade teachers and counselors.

  • Late January of 8th grade:  EHS counselors meet with their 8th graders in small groups in the team-area classrooms to review transition and registrations process.
  • Late January of 8th grade:  CMS 8th grade faculty complete course recommendations online.


  • Early February of 8th grade:  "Blue Hawk 101" @ EHS in the evening.  Presentation to 8th grade parents and students by EHS administrators, counselors, and faculty.


  • Early February to mid February of 8th grade:  8th grade students complete online registration.

  • Late February:  CMS counselors meet with all 8th graders to review course selections.
  • Early March of 8th grade:  CMS counselors finalize student course registrations.
  • March to June of 8th grade:  EHS administration completes student schedules for the following year.
  • Early June of 8th grade:  Grade 8 "Move-Up Day" at EHS.
  • June through summer:  Schedules are given to the incoming 9th graders.
  • August:  Freshman Parent Night at EHS prior to Freshman Orientation.
  • August:  EHS Hawk Crew Freshman Orientation program at EHS prior to opening of school.  Transportation provided.