, Derry, New Hampshire

December 26, 2013


Derry News

---- — State Council offers grant-writing class

CONCORD — The N.H. State Council on the Arts is offering a grant writing workshop focusing on arts learning for youth on Jan. 8, from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at the Kimball Jenkins Community Art School in Concord.

The State Arts Council offers two distinct grants that focus on reaching young people and students: Arts in Residency grants support artist residencies in schools with students K-12; Youth Arts Projects grants fund projects for out of school arts learning.

There is no charge to attend the workshop, which is open to teachers, artists, PTO/PTA leaders, parents, arts organizations and community arts leaders with an interest in grant writing and the arts in education or youth development.

It will be led by Catherine O’Brian, State Arts Council arts education coordinator, and will cover grant criteria, guidelines and basics of preparing a successful grant application from project idea and program design to budgets and evaluation.

The 2014 Artist Residency in School grants support projects taking place between July 1, 2014 and June 30, 2015. The postmark deadline is April 11, 2014.

The 2014 Youth Arts Project grants support projects taking place between July 1, 2014 and June 30, 2015. The postmark deadline is April 11, 2014.

Pre-registration is required to participate in the workshop. To register or for more information, contact Catherine O’Brian at 603-271-0795,

To learn more about these and other N.H. State Council on the Arts’ grants and programs, visit

Learn about the special ed process

CONCORD — There will be a free workshop, “Steps in the NH Special Education Process,” on Monday, Jan. 13, from 9:30 a.m. to noon at the Parent Information Center, 54 Old Suncook Road, Concord.

This session provides an overview of the steps in the New Hampshire special education process. It includes the most recent changes to the state Rules for the Education of Children with Disabilities.

Participants will learn about their roles, rights and responsibilities in the special education process. Preregistration is required. To register, call 224-7005 or email your name, phone number, email address and date of workshop to If you need special accommodations, let them know when registering.

The snow date is Thursday, Jan. 16, same time and place.

Scholarship available from Simon Youth

Simon Youth Foundation will be awarding a college scholarship to a local student.

The foundation, formed in conjunction with Simon Property Group, is a national nonprofit organization that provides scholarships to at-risk high school students. Simon Property Group manages The Mall at Rockingham Park in Salem.

Any student who lives within 50 miles of the mall and will graduate in 2014 is eligible. The deadline to apply for up to $1,500 is Jan. 11.

Scholarship applications are available at the Simon Guest Services Center at the mall. Applications can also be downloaded from the Simon Youth Foundation website at

Students join Academy of Finance

DERRY — Fifteen Pinkerton Academy students were inducted into the Academy of Finance at Southern New Hampshire University. The Pinkerton students were among 59 of the new inductees and were joined by 160 employers, educators and parents attending the recent ceremony.

Pinkerton inductees are: Ryan Collins, Broderick Desjardins, Jesse Desrosiers, Caitlin Dyer, Jeff Graham, Elizabeth Hicks, John McGrath, Johanna Morse, Matt O’Brien, Abby Plummer, Hunter Robillard, Kyle Ross, Nicole Saitta, Briana Simonelli and Steven Zuidema.