---- — Derry plans substitute teacher training
DERRY — The Derry Cooperative School District sponsors an evening training workshop for substitute teachers. Any veteran or new substitute either on the current list or any individual interested in being a substitute can attend the session.
The workshop is set for Oct. 2 at 6:30 p.m. at the West Running Brook Middle School and is led by district assistant superintendent MaryAnn Connors-Krikorian, business administrator Jane Simard, police Capt. Vern Thomas, Barka Elementary principal Daniel LaFleur and Joe Crawford, assistant principal at Gilbert H. Hood Middle School.
Copies of the substitute manual will be available at the workshop.
The district prefers someone who holds a two- or four-year college degree. All new substitute teachers and nurses must complete an application, available at the superintendent’s office.
Criminal checks are performed for those working with children. Appointments for this screening need to be made in advance by calling 432-1210.
Pinkerton students named National
DERRY — Four Pinkerton Academy students have been named semifinalists in the 2012 National Merit Scholarship Program.
Sabrina Bakken, Hannah Campeanu, Emily D’Aquilia and Kristina Mahalingam are among 16,000 semifinalists in the 58th annual program.
The seniors now have a chance to compete for 8,300 National Merit scholarships, worth more than $32 million, that will be offered next spring.
From the semifinalists, about 15,000 students are expected to advance to the finalist level.