, Derry, New Hampshire


June 12, 2014


German Consulate official visits LHS

LONDONDERRY — Londonderry High School’s Brad Herrick, a student of German and the Bio-Technology course at the school, recruited a visit from Dr. Peter-Paul Henze, science liaison officer to the Consulate General of the Federal Republic of Germany, Boston, to come speak to students.

His visit was May 29 and included information on the life sciences and other cultural and language-oriented information.

According to Henze, one of the most pleasant tasks the German Consulate is charged with is to support schools teaching German and to foster that proficiency as a valuable tool in communication.

Students excel in CPR

LONDONDERRY — On May 30, students in Meredith Jackes’ fifth-grade class at Matthew Thornton Elementary School received their official CPR cards.

The class spent time last month learning all about CPR and other lifesaving techniques. They are now certified to help. Students were honored in the school lobby as a group and received their CPR awards.

Pinkerton gets its own song

DERRY — A special song to honor Pinkerton Academy’s 200th anniversary this year was unveiled for the first time in musical concerts June 7.

University of New Hampshire music professor Andrew Boysen wrote the commissioned piece for Pinkerton to help honor the milestone.

He spoke to students back in March and told them his inspiration for creating the piece, based on the words of poet Robert Frost’s poem “A Prayer in Spring.” Frost taught English at the Derry high school while living and working on his farm on Route 28.

“I’m really happy that this worked out,” Boysen told music students. “This is definitely something I wanted to do.”

Biennial Alumni Day planned

DERRY — Pinkerton Academy hosts its Biennial Alumni Day Saturday, June 21, at noon at the senior cafe in the school’s Spaulding Center.

The longtime tradition joins alumni from all graduating classes for a luncheon and celebration. Prior to the meal, the Alumni Assocation hosts its annual business meeting.

For information, call 437-5217.

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