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April 18, 2013

EDUCATION BRIEFS


Derry News

---- — Annual Mr. LHS competition set

Londonderry High School’s award winning newspaper, The Lancer Spirit, hosts the seventh annual Mr. LHS competition, an all-male talent show for Londonderry High School students, in the high school gym on April 18 from 7 to 9:30 p.m.

The cost is $8 for tickets purchased during school lunches and $10 for tickets purchased at the door. The contestants are selling raffle tickets for gift cards to local businesses. Whichever contestant sells the most tickets will receive a five-point bonus for their score.

For information, contact Mary DeWinkeleer at mdewinkeleer@londonderry.org.

Special Education Partnership to meet

The Londonderry Special Education Partnership holds its second meeting on April 30 at 7 p.m. in the Moose Hill Conference Room at the town offices.

The group’s mission is to provide a district-wide family-school partnership to support the special education community from preschool through high school in workshops, activities, communication, collaboration and education.

Parents, guardians, advocates, teachers, school staff and administrators are invited to attend. For more information, visit LondonderrySEP.org.

Pinkerton stages ‘Cupcake Wars’

Pinkerton Academy students were baking up some tasty success and took part in their own version of the popular Food Network “Cupcake Wars” television program.

Thirty-five students in Pinkerton’s Advanced Foods class baked basic chocolate and vanilla cupcakes. They were challenged to create a masterpiece to come before a panel of judges. In only 15 minutes, students had to create works of art out of their basic chocolate and vanilla offerings.

In the end, winners were crowned and cupcake champs prevailed. Winners were Kaitlyn Squibb and Michelle Stubbs in Period A and Lilia Vinskus and Erick Shear from Period B.

Judges included Career and Technical Education Chairman Jack Grube, assistant CTE chairman Tracy Untiet and administrative assistant Deb Russell.

Walk for autism planned in May

Moose Hill Kindergarten in Londonderry hosts a 5K Walk for Autism on May 5, beginning at 1 p.m. at the school, 150 Pillsbury Road.

The cost is $25 to register for the walk for individuals. The first 50 entries receive a shirt. The proceeds will benefit the Asperger’s Association of New England.

Register by emailing phamann@londonderrynh.org.

International Night is May 31 at LHS

Londonderry High School’s International Club hosts its second annual International Night event on May 31 from 5 to 8 p.m.

The night includes various activities including art, music, cooking and much more. The club’s members meet regularly to learn about each other’s customs, traditions and diversity.