School district honors years of service

DERRY — The Derry Cooperative School District honored its longtime staff and faculty with special recognition for many years served.

At the annual teacher/staff rally held Aug. 24 at Pinkerton Academy, administrators paid tribute to district staff who have served for decades.

Those honored for 20 years of service were John McCallum, Derry Village Elementary; Amy Sanuth, Kimberly Shafer, East Derry Memorial Elementary; Cynthia Mahoney, Beth Sheehan, Frances Vachon, Ernest P. Barka Elementary; Patricia DiGirolamo, Emily Johnson, Gilbert H. Hood Middle School; Luann Bartke, Pamela McDonald, Grinnell Elementary; David Poole, South Range Elementary; Dora DeJulio, West Running Brook Middle School; Albert Gregoire, Toby Kaboub, Cara Kuehl and Paul Pellerin, district staff.

For 30 years of service, the following were honored: Linda Rosinski, Derry Village Elementary; Lynn Rees, Ernest P. Barka Elementary; Pamela Trainor, Gilbert H. Hood Middle School; Audrey Allen, West Running Brook Middle School, and Mary Webster, district staff.

Victory over Addiction hosts color race

WINDHAM — Windham High School students who are part of the organization Victory Over Addiction host  the second annual 5K Family Friendly Color Race at the high school, 64 London Bridge Road, on Saturday, Sept. 22, at noon.

Proceeds from the event go to support Victory Over Addiction, an organization formed in 2015 to support those in recovery from addiction.

Last year's event had about 800 participants and raised more than $8,000. Participants should wear white clothing as they will be showered with colored powder throughout the race. Sunglasses and goggles are also suggested. To register or donate visit addiction. There is also registration the day of the race. For additional information email or

Victory Over Addiction and its volunteers spread awareness and information on substance abuse and recovery through student initiative groups, education, community outreach, special events and fundraising efforts.

Adult Studies registration underway

DERRY — The Derry Center for Adult Studies begins its fall season with a long list of classes and programs to suit anyone’s interests.

Registration is open for those seeking to take classes in health, fitness, communications, art, dance, music, technology, languages and much more.

Classes are held at various Derry school locations and students must be 16 years of age or older.

Registration forms are available at the school district office, 18 South Main St. and signups can be done in person or by mail.

Register by Sept. 7 and deduct $10 from the cost of each course. Classes are open to Derry residents and non-residents and early registration is recommended. Call for information at 432-1245 or email

New year, new jobs

DERRY — Pinkerton Academy opened its new year with some familiar staff moving into different positions.

Faculty taking on new roles are Mike Adams, Interim Fine Arts Department Head; Adam Barriere, Interim Associate Dean of Student Life for Sophomores; Peg Bourque, Finance Administrator, and Sue Tartarilla, Interim Dean of Students and Support Services.

Also, Pinkerton's Board of Trustees, led by Dr. William Nevious of Derry as president, has named its officers for the 2018-2019 school year: Brenda E. Keith, first vice president; Mark Wright, second vice president; Kimberly Smith, secretary; Adam Mead, treasurer, and Edwin Karjala, assistant treasurer.


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