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September 26, 2013

EDUCATION BRIEFS


Derry News

---- — South Range yard sale is Saturday

DERRY — South Range Elementary School hosts a school/community yard sale and fundraiser on Sept. 28 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

The sale will be held rain or shine at the school on Drury Lane. There will be baked goods for sale and also a visit from the Kona Ice truck. Call 432-1219 for information.

Workshop focuses on IEP goals

LONDONDERRY — Londonderry’s Special Education Partnership hosts a workshop, “Measurable Goals in an IEP” on Oct. 29 at 7 p.m. at the Moose Hill Conference Room, town offices.

The workshop is presented by Anat Eshad.

Top youth volunteers sought for awards

The Prudential Spirit of Community Awards begins its 19th annual search for New Hampshire’s top volunteers.

Students in grades 5 through 12 can apply for the awards through Nov. 5, based on community contributions and volunteer services. The awards were created in 1995 to put middle and high school students in the spotlight for their efforts.

Awards are presented on the local, state and national level.

New Hampshire’s top youth volunteers of 2013 were Mariah Larocque, 17, of Derry and Anne MacLeod, 14, of Windham. Mariah, the state’s top high school volunteer, took the lead and started a nonprofit to work on several service projects in town including helping at the soup kitchen and aiding a local assisted living facility. Anne took middle school honors and worked with young people to help teach the sport of water skiing to children with disabilities.

Applicants for the 2014 awards can apply by Nov. 5. Information is available by calling (877) 525-8491.

Some classes are in the ‘Spotlight’

DERRY — Pinkerton Academy will be putting classes in the spotlight.

The school will be posting updates on its website to celebrate its “Spotlight” classes, where teachers are doing unique and innovative ways to teach and bolster education.

“It’s all the neat things teachers are doing with kids,” said Dr. Chris Harper, Pinkerton’s Dean of Academic Affairs.

Harper said parents and families should regularly check the site to see what class is being honored.

Derry schools AED training complete

DERRY — Derry business administrator Jane Simard said custodial staff and other administration were now up-to-date on their training on the district’s AEDs, located in all the schools.

Simard said staff members need to be certified and trained on the devices. She thanked the town’s fire and police personnel for aiding in training..

She said police would be aiding the district in future lockdown drills as well.

“We are lucky we have this collaboration with police and fire,” Simard said.

Service academy nomination applications due

MANCHESTER — U.S. Sen. Jeanne Shaheen, D-N.H., reminds students and parents she will continue accepting applications for nominations to the U.S. Service Academies until Oct. 4. The nation’s prestigious service academies offer U.S. citizens a free education in exchange for service in the Armed Forces.

Students wishing to receive an appointment to the U.S. Military Academy (WestPoint), U.S. Air Force Academy, U.S. Merchant Marine Academy, or the U.S. Naval Academy must receive a nomination from an official nominating source.

Students interested in applying for a nomination must submit their application materials postmarked, or hand delivered, by close of business on Oct. 4. Following a competitive review of all applications, Shaheen’s office will select and nominate a limited number of qualified students to compete for service academy appointments.

Application materials, application guidelines, eligibility requirements and general information about the nomination process are available at http://shaheen.senate.gov. Completed applications should be mailed to: Office of U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen, Attn: Academy Nomination Coordinator, 1589 Elm St., Floor 3, Manchester, 03101.