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March 14, 2013

EDUCATON BRIEFS


Derry News

---- — Cyber safety night is March 19

DERRY — The Derry Cooperative School District hosts a cyber safety night event on March 19 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at West Running Brook Middle School.

Derry police officials along with school staff will offer a variety of topics including cyber bullying, basic safety, social networking, online gaming and using cell phones safely.

Students must be accompanied by a parent and all students must be signed in and out by parents at the event.

Students and parents will also have the chance to hear specialized topics and take part in games and activities. Pinkerton Academy National Honor Society members and with West Running Brook National Junior Honor Society members will assist throughout the evening. Call for information at 432-1219 or 432-1238.

College fair has lots to offer March 16

CONCORD — On Saturday, March 16, more than 1,000 New Hampshire high school juniors and their parents will attend the 14th Annual Destination CollegeSM event at Plymouth State University.

The NHHEAF Network Organizations hosts this annual, free college planning convention to guide students and parents through the college admissions and financial aid process.

Informational seminars by expert college presenters will equip students with the tools and knowledge they need to successfully navigate the college application process. More than 50 New England colleges and universities will also be available to students at the college fair from noon to 1:30 p.m.

For more, visit destinationcollege.org.

Students will have the opportunity to win one $500 college scholarship, iPad minis, a signed ball from the Boston Red Sox and gift cards to local establishments.

The event is free;

Special education meeting set

LONDONDERRY — The Londonderry Special Education Partnership meets for the first time on March 26 at 7 p.m. at the Moose Hill Council Chambers, town offices.

The group’s mission is to provide a district-wide family and school partnership to support special education from preschool up through high school.

Parents, guardians, teachers, administrators are welcome.

Pinkerton students build ramp

DERRY — Pinkerton Academy building construction technology students were out in the community lending a hand during vacation week.

The students were contacted by Kerry Durso, an independent living services coordinator, asking if the local students would be interested in building a wheelchair ramp for a disabled man in Derry.

Students planned and designed the ramp, and built the structure in the construction classroom.

They installed the ramp during vacation week.

The construction students have pitched in to help those in need in the community several times before and are also working on a new cold storage building on campus as part of the Academy’s Career and Technical Education expansion project.