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December 19, 2013

EDUCATION BRIEFS

Young alumni to gather

DERRY — Pinkerton Academy will once again invite its young alumni back to campus for a pre-holiday gathering. On Thursday, Dec. 19, from 1 to 3 p.m., alumni are invited to stop by the Shepard Auditorium to catch up with old friends and classmates.

Pinkerton has held the alumni event for many years. It began as a way to bring recent graduates back to school for a visit during their breaks from college or the military.

All graduates are invited to attend. For information, call 437-5200.

Students get rave reading marks

DERRY — Seventh-grade students at Gilbert H. Hood Middle School participated in National Novel Writing Month. Each student was required to write a novel during the month of November.

Teams celebrated their work last week and earned awards for completing the novels and how many words were used by each team to complete the work.

Elementary students create videos

LONDONDERRY — Students at Matthew Thornton Elementary School spent time on Dec. 10 working at the Londonderry Access Center, creating videos under the watchful eye of Londonderry High School’s Advanced TV Production students.

Elementary students have come to the cable studio on a regular basis to create videos about nutrition, good health and other important town news.

Hour of Code Campaign held

LONDONDERRY — Computer teachers and their classes at Londonderry Middle School participated in the “Hour of Code Campaign” on Dec. 11, part of a worldwide goal to introduce 10 million students to one hour of computer science including basic skills, creating software, apps and websites.

The middle school students participated during their school day, but families were also encouraged to set aside one hour in December to learn the basics of the computer either at home or on the job.

The computer celebration was part of Computer Science Education Week.

Santa’s elves pitch in to help

DERRY — During Derry Village Elementary School’s recent Secret Santa Workshop, Pinkerton Academy students joined in to help put on the holiday event.

Eight members of Pinkerton’s Student Council joined with Derry Village PTA members to help children purchase gifts for parents and then wrap the gifts.

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