, Derry, New Hampshire

November 22, 2012


Derry News

---- — UNH grad school hosts counseling night

The University of New Hampshire Graduate School Manchester Campus hosts a counseling information event featuring the MSW and MED counseling degree programs on Nov. 27 at 6 p.m. Representatives from each program will be on site to answer questions.

This information session is free and open to the public.

RSVP to or call 641-4313.

Lancers to perform

at hockey game

Londonderry High School’s marching band and color guard appears at the Manchester Monarchs’ hockey game at the Verizon Wireless Arena in Manchester on Dec. 9 at 3 p.m.

The band will fill sections 201, 202 and 226, creating a red, white and blue design in the audience. The band will perform the National Anthem and also take to the ice to perform during the first game intermission.

Tickets are available prior to Dec. 9 by contacting Mary Wing Soares at 247-1679 or by email at Tickets are also available Dec. 5 prior to the Friends of Music meeting at the Londonderry High School at 6:30 p.m., and during band rehearsal Dec. 6 from 6 to 7:30 p.m.

Keeping watch over Derry schools

Derry school officials are asking neighbors and residents who live near the district’s schools to keep an eye on the property and report anything they find suspicious.

Business Administrator Jane Simard said there have been instances where youth have been on school property after hours and on the building roofs, causing some damage.

She thanked neighbors who call when they see something out of the ordinary.”They are the ones protecting our schools,” she said.

Simard encouraged everyone to help keep watch.

All schools have cameras installed to help with security.

Kids really care

Kids Club members at Grinnell Elementary School in Derry recently collected more than 200 items to support the food pantry at the First Baptist Church. With 57 students in the club, the work continues to help those in need.

“The children learned about how the pantry services the families in our community,” Grinnell Kids Club organizer Kyle Sachs said in an email.

Students walked all their collected food down to the food pantry on Crystal Avenue and helped stock the shelves.

The school has delivered food for more than 15 years, Sachs said.

The Kids Club also made holiday cards to send to troops serving overseas and received a certificate of appreciate from MooreMart, an area organization that coordinates donations for the nation’s military.

Child Find event planned

Londonderry School District hosts a Child Find program for all residents age 2 1/2 up through 5 years, 11 months who are suspected of having vision or hearing problems or developmental concerns.

Child Find takes place at the Londonderry Early Education Program at Moose Hill School, 150 Pillsbury Road, on Dec. 6, Feb. 7 and April 4.

Parents are asked to call and schedule an appointment at 437-5855.

Teen video challenge announced

The Young Adult Librarians of New Hampshire announced the 2013 Teen Video Challenge, which is part of a national competition that asks teens to create 30- to 90-second public service announcements that encourage both reading and using public libraries throughout the summer. This year’s theme is “Beneath the Surface.”

Teens can incorporate underground, underwater and undercover motifs – as well as others – into their “Beneath the Surface” projects. Videos must promote the idea of using public libraries and reading, be designed for use at any library and be appropriate for viewing by audiences of all ages.

Entries will be judged on creativity, message clarity and relevance, motivation and inspiration, and overall impact. Filmmakers must be 13 to 18 years old and legal residents of New Hampshire. They may work on their own or as a team; each participant or group may submit one video per entry.

New Hampshire’s top entry will be awarded $275, and the winner’s local public library will receive prizes worth $125. Each participating state’s winning video will join other state winners as official national Collaborative Summer Library Program 2013 Teen Video Challenge champions and will be used to promote summer reading across the United States.

All music and artwork used in the videos must be created by the entrant or be in the public domain and must be specified as such on the entry form. Anyone appearing in a video must sign a model release form.

The deadline to enter is Feb. 4, 2013.

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