DerryNews.com, Derry, New Hampshire

March 28, 2013

EDUCATION BRIEFS


Derry News

---- — Faculty Follies set at Hood School

The Gilbert H. Hood Middle School offers its “Faculty Follies” dinner and show on April 5 at 6 p.m. at the school.

Students and families can enjoy a dinner at 6 p.m. with the show to follow featuring school faculty and staff singing, dancing and showing off other talents.

The cost for the evening is $6 per person or $20 for a family. Tickets are available to students during the week at school or at the door on show night.

Proceeds will benefit student activities by the school’s Positive School Environment Committee.

Summer media camp offered in July

LONDONDERRY — The Londonderry Access Center offers its beginner summer media camp July 15-26 from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. each day. The camp is open to all students entering fifth through eighth grades and is open to Londonderry residents first.

Participants will learn all aspects of video production including how to produce their own television shows, editing, and other skills.

The cost is $30 for the two-week camp. Call for information and to register at 432-1147.

Upper Room offers parenting seminars

DERRY — The Upper Room offers “Crossroads of Parenting and Divorce” to help equip parents with the tools necessary to focus on their children’s needs during difficult family transitions like separation and divorce.

The “Crossroads” seminars are taught by experienced and certified parenting instructors and demonstrate common co-parenting challenges and solutions.

“Crossroads is a valuable asset to local families,” facilitator Brenda Guggisberg said. “Divorce is an extremely turbulent time and it’s important for parents not only to recognize its effect on their children, but also learn strategies in order to minimize the adverse consequences.”

Guggisberg said lesson plans are designed to empower participants with skills necessary for effective co-parenting.

The courses are offered Monday nights from April 29 through June 3. All session are held at the Upper Room, 36 Tsienneto Road, Derry, and run from 5:30 to 7 p.m.

There is a $65 registration and book fee required. Call to register or for more information at 437-8477.

Pinkerton girls take on technology

Eighteen Pinkerton Academy freshmen female science students attended the first Girls Technology Day at New Hampshire Technical Institute in Concord.

Students were exposed to “STEM” fields (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) including 3-D modeling, Gaming Design and Cyber Security. Girls Technology Day was sponsored by organizations including the Department of Education, Microsoft, TDBank and many New Hampshire post-secondary schools.