Charter school to offer added care

WINDHAM — The Windham Academy announces it will offer before and after school care for enrolled students.

"After speaking with parents, this will allow working families greater freedom and flexibility in planning out their days," said Academy director Mindy Labo.

The new school on Industrial Drive will offer New Hampshire parents tuition-free full-day kindergarten through grade three beginning this fall. Busing to and from the new school will be available for local Windham residents as well.

Enrollment is still open, with a few spots available in grades one through three. To volunteer for for registration information email to

School welcomes donations

WINDHAM — Windham Academy Public Charter School received an anonymous donation of three smart boards totaling more than $15,000. The smart boards or interactive white boards will move learning forward by creating a more interactive and engaging environment in the classroom.

The public charter school, scheduled to open in September, is actively pursuing corporate and individual sponsorship donations that will enhance the STEM learning environment. Donations can be monetary or gifts in kind and they encourage the community to reach out to their employers for matching gift programs, technical items or sponsorship opportunities. Sponsorship forms and information can be found at or by contacting Debbie Mackenzie at 603-560-1842.

Derry student takes top honor at Longview

DEERFIELD — Freddy Wells of Derry was honored as Student of the Year at Longview School in Deerfield, an alternative high school program focused on adventure and arts-based learning and counseling.

The award is given to a student who demonstrates the principles and philosophies of Longview School and RSEC while participating in community service and achieving academically.

Longview hosted its graduation ceremony on June 26.

The Longview School is New Hampshire’s premier, alternative state-approved diploma-granting high school. While following New Hampshire Curriculum Frameworks, basic skills, content, and values are taught through experiential, hands-on opportunities. Longview recognizes the varying achievement levels of students and created a learning environment that addresses individuals’ academic needs based on established goals.

In addition to a range of required academic courses, Longview School programs include exciting options for elective classes including courses taught by visiting artists, woodworking, ornithology, small engine mechanics, bike maintenance, desktop publishing, and others. 

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