Teachers, bring wildlife into class

CONCORD — Teachers who want to introduce their students in grades 3-6 to New Hampshire’s wildlife resources — or reinforce wildlife-related lessons they have learned — have until March 7 to request spring 2014 Wonders of Wildlife presentations by trained New Hampshire Fish and Game Department volunteer docents.

Wonders of Wildlife is a series of active educational programs presented in the classroom. Fish and Game WOW docents travel to New Hampshire schools to present one of four interactive programs for grades 3-6: Habits and Habitats; Endangered Species; Pond Ecology; and Wetlands. There is no charge for the programs.

Any teacher who has not already scheduled a WOW presentation this school year may schedule a session for their students. To download a print-and-mail application, go to wildnh.com/Education/Wonders_of_Wildlife.html and click on “Program Request Form.”

Last school year, 28 volunteer Fish and Game WOW docents presented nearly 100 programs to students statewide.

Founders Academy names location

MANCHESTER — The Founders Academy Public Charter School announces the location of its school, opening in September.

After much consideration and searching for several months, the location will be just over the border from Londonderry at 5 Perimeter Road in Manchester. Renovations will be completed in August to allow for a September opening.

Applications for enrollment for grades 6 and 7 with consideration based on demand for grade 8 are now available online at The Founders Academy website, thefoundersacademy.org.

“This is a very exciting time for our startup team,” said Thomas Frischknecht, founder and chairman of the board of The Founders Academy. “After two years of work developing our charter and receiving state approval, we are now in a position to prepare for the opening this fall. We are pleased to have found a home in Southern Manchester that is easily accessible from all surrounding towns, especially Londonderry.”

The Founders Academy is a public charter school encompassing grades 6-12 that is free and open to all New Hampshire students.

To learn more, contact Deb Waitt, outreach coordinator, at debwaitt10@gmail.com or call 490-6133.

LHS names scholarship finalists

LONDONDERRY — Londonderry High School seniors Emily Agostino and Samuel Breslow have been named National Merit Scholarship Corporation finalists.

The students are among 1.5 million across the nation who took the PSAT test in October 2012 and earned high marks as juniors. Emily and Samuel were then named semi-finalists in the fall of 2013 and are now among 15,000 finalists in the United States. From this group, 8,000 finalists will receive $2,000 individual scholarships in April.

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