PORTSMOUTH —The Seacoast Wind Ensemble (SWE) is accepting applications from high school musicians for the Paul M. Erwin Music Scholarship. Applications will be accepted from January 15-March 1.

Colby-Sawyer College is please to announce the following local students have been recognized for outstanding achievement during the Fall 2017 semester. Local students named to the Dean’s List include: Paige Benshemer of Brentwood, a member of the class of 2020 majoring in studio art; Jenna B…

HAMPSTEAD —The Hampstead School District is sponsoring a Child Find Check to screen children between the ages of two and six years of age for possible educational disabilities. If you suspect that your child may have difficulty with speech, hearing, vision, coordination, development or a lea…

  • From Annie Collyer, Chairman of the SRSD Budget Committee

NEWTON/KINGSTON —Did You Know that the Budget Committee for the Sanborn Regional School District has the responsibility to prepare and present a budget to the voters, that takes into account the needs for education in balance with the community’s ability to pay?

  • By Valerie McKenney, Superintendent

EPPING —Welcome to the Epping School Board News Corner for the December 21, 2017 School Board Meeting.

  • By Annie Collyer for the Newton-Kingston Taxpayers Association

NEWTON/KINGSTON —The Sanborn Regional School Board met on January 4 . A big part of the night was a presentation on test scores for FY 16-17, from Curriculum Director Michael Turmelle.

  • By Valerie McKenney, Superintendent

EPPING —Welcome to the Epping School Board News Corner for the December 7, 2017 School Board Meeting.

Heronfield Academy, an independent middle school in Hampton Falls, celebrated its eleventh annual Festival of Light on December 15.  Students shared readings about winter solstice, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, Eid, Diwali and Christmas, and ended with a concert which included pieces performed by the J…

Hampstead Academy’s FIRST Lego League team, Flow Distortion, won the 2nd Place Performance trophy at the state competition on December 3. The team’s goal was to achieve a score of 245, which they did many times throughout the competition. During an exhibition match of the top eight teams out…

CONCORD —During the month of November, New Hampshire’s 2017 “I Am College Bound/I Applied” campaign helped 1,356 NH high school seniors at 34 public high schools submit 3,365 college applications.

Nicholas Raynes of Exeter received a $1,000 scholarship from the New Hampshire Automotive Education Foundation (NHAEF). Nick is in his second year at Nashua Community College, where he is pursuing an associate degree in automotive technology. He was given an additional $1,500 scholarship las…

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BRENTWOOD — Austin17House, in collaboration with New England Tutors, is offering free Homework Help to keep you on track for success at school. All are welcome!

The Sanborn Regional High School Class of 1977 held their 40th Reunion in August at Rick's Food & Spirits on Main Street in Kingston. Pictured on the steps of the old high school are, from left, bottom row: Michael Hamel, David Chase, Richard Balukas, Bruce Calliouette, Craig St. Hillair…

KINGSTON —The annual 12 Days of Caring has started at Sanborn Regional High School. This year, the event will be run a little differently; they will have six boxes set up in the atrium for ALL 12 days. This means that any of the items listed can be dropped off on any of the following upcomin…

SOUTH HAMPTON —The Principal of Barnard School in South Hampton has released the names of students who have been named to the honor roll for the first trimester.

  • By Valerie McKenney, Superintendent

EPPING —Welcome to the Epping School Board News Corner for the November 16 School Board Meeting.

EPPING —The University of New Hampshire Graduate School community has created a fundraising campaign – “Students helping estudiantes” – to help people in Puerto Rico who have been affected by the recent devastation of Hurricane Maria.

  • By Annie Collyer, for the Newton Kingston Taxpayers Association.

NEWTON/KINGSTON —On November 15, the Sanborn Regional School District Budget Committee joined the School Board to hear plans and spending proposal details from the Administrative leaders of the Elementary and Middle Schools as well as from the Athletic and Technology Departments. Superintend…

PORTSMOUTH – Students with ADD/ADHD face unique challenges when heading off to college. To help parents and their college-bound high school juniors and seniors diagnosed with ADD/ADHD prepare to meet the challenges of a new environment, a panel of experts will offer a free, half-day seminar …

PLAISTOW —The Plaistow representatives to the Timberlane School Budget Committee will hold a Constituent Coffee on Sat., November 18, from 9:00-11:00 a.m. at the Plaistow Public Library. Plaistow residents are welcome to bring questions, suggestions, etc. about the process of developing next…

CONCORD — UNH Professional Development and Training will host the education conference “Breaking with Tradition - Personalizing Learning for Students” on Tues., December 5 at the Grappone Center in Concord. The conference includes keynote speakers Brian Stack and Jonathan Vander Els and pres…

  • By Heidi Leavitt, Guidance Director

KINGSTON/NEWTON —I have been employed at Sanborn Regional High School since 2009 as the Special Education Counselor. In addition to holding a license as a clinical mental health counselor for the State of New Hampshire, I am certified as a guidance counselor in New Hampshire. I received a Ma…

  • By Valerie McKenney, Superintendent

EPPING —Welcome to the Epping School Board News Corner for the November 2, 2017 School Board Meeting.

Kensington Elementary School enjoyed beautiful weather for their Trash On the Lawn Day (T.O.L.D.) event on October 5. Gwen Erley, Sarah McGraw and Ryan Stewart, from NRRA’s School Recycling CLUB, trained 105 enthusiastic and energetic KES students how to identify and pull recyclables from a …

CONCORD —The financial pressures on school districts in New Hampshire are frequently blamed on “downloading” of costs by the state government. How much truth is in this claim, and how much of it is an attempt by local authorities to deflect taxpayer anger?

PLAISTOW —The dance and open gym originally scheduled for Friday, November 10th at the Plaistow YMCA has been rescheduled to Fri., November 17 due to an unforeseen scheduling conflict. The event runs from 7:00-9:00 p.m. The doors will open at 6:45P p.m. (no early drop offs please) and admiss…

PLAISTOW —The Plaistow representatives to the Timberlane School Budget Committee will hold a Constituent Coffee on Sat., November 18, from 9:00-11:00 a.m. at the Plaistow Public Library. Plaistow residents are welcome to bring questions, suggestions, etc. about the process of developing next…

Marquis Alexander Schieber of Exeter was inducted into the Order of the Gown at the University of the South during the Opening Convocation on October 6, 2017. Schieber is the son of Ann and Richard J. Schieber. The Order of the Gown is an academic honor society and a unique student governmen…

  • By Dr. Patricia Haynes, Ph.D

KINGSTON/NEWTON —I am happy to introduce myself as the new Principal of Memorial Elementary School in Newton. Education has always been an important part of my life, and as the parent of three boys, I have seen the power of knowledge in transforming their lives. My career choice was clear to…

HAVERHILL, MA —Anyone interested in learning more about Northern Essex Community College’s academic programs, admissions process, or financial aid options is invited to attend an open house on Sat., November 4 from 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. in the Hartleb Technology Center on the Haverhill cam…

  • By Chris Snyder, Principal

KINGSTON/NEWTON —As the new principal of D. J. Bakie Elementary School, I would like to officially introduce myself to the Kingston community. I grew up in Illinois but moved to New Hampshire in 2001 to pursue my teaching degree at the University of New Hampshire. Over the years I have compl…

HAMPTON FALLS —Looking for middle school options? Heronfield Academy, an independent middle school located in Hampton Falls, has an academic program like no other in the region for this wonderful age. On Tues., November 14, Heronfield Academy is hosting an admission open house. Prospective s…

  • By Taryn Lytle, PR Committee Chair

KINGSTON/NEWTON —Fall is always a busy time in schools, and the Sanborn Regional School District is no exception. So many unique and positive activities take place every day in our schools, and yet these events often go unnoticed if you’re not a student or participant. Well, the Public Relat…

KINGSTON/NEWTON —Members of the senior community from Kingston, Newton, and Fremont are invited to Sanborn Regional High School for a free lunch at 12:00 p.m. on Tues., November 14, sponsored by the Sanborn Music Boosters. Following the meal, drama students will offer a “sneak peek” of their…

HAVERHILL, MA —Anyone interested in learning more about Northern Essex Community College’s academic programs, admissions process, or financial aid options is invited to attend an open house on Sat., November 4 from 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. in the Hartleb Technology Center on the Haverhill cam…

KINGSTON —On October 11, a group of seniors from Sanborn Regional High School joined several kindergarten and third-grade students at Bakie as part of the Senior Day of Caring community service projects. Together they dug, pruned, weeded, and sorted all manner of plant debris as they readied…

  • By Thomas J. Ambrose, Superintendent of Schools 

KINGSTON/NEWTON —Dear Parents, Community Members, Staff, and Students:

PLAISTOW —The Merrimack Valley Philharmonic Orchestra (MVPO) is pleased to announce its partnership with the Timberlane Regional School District. Through the collaborative efforts of MVPO music director George Monseur and Timberlane Performing Arts Center director Anthony J. DiBartolomeo, th…

  • By Valerie McKenney, Superintendent

EPPING —Welcome to the Epping School Board News Corner for the October 5, 2017 School Board Meeting.

BRENTWOOD — Principal Ron Kew is pleased to announce that the Swasey Central School is focusing on building culture and community through school-wide assemblies.

EAST KINGSTON —If you live in East Kingston and have a child whose chronological age will be five on or before September 30, 2018, please notify the school at 603-642-3511 to get on a Kindergarten registration list. Registration packets will be mailed to you sometime at the beginning of the year.

  • By Annie Collyer for the Newton-Kingston Taxpayers Association

NEWTON/KINGSTON —The Sanborn Regional School District School Board, on October 4, reported the results of a survey they recently held, responded to by 273 people. 210 of the 273 are parents or employed by the school district, and the remaining 63 were other community members. The purpose was…

  • By Taryn Lytle, Public Relations Chair, Sanborn Regional School Board

KINGSTON/NEWTON —This is the first of several periodic updates from the Public Relations Committee of the Sanborn Regional School Board.

The annual two-day College Fair was hosted at Timberlane Regional High School for junior and senior high school students. Brandon Kennedy, pictured, talks to a future student about Castleton University in Vermont. He is the Assistant Director of Admissions. 

Dr. William Heineman, vice president of academic and student affairs, Northern Essex Community College, is pleased to announce the appointment of students to the Dean’s List for the Summer 2017 term. Local students honored include: Atkinson: Samantha Arena, Brittney Bowles; Danville: Elizabe…

PORTSMOUTH —Since 2000, the number of students with autism in New Hampshire has increased six-fold, according to the state’s Council on Autism Spectrum Disorders. The Birchtree Center, a non-profit autism agency based in Newington, is offering a series of admission-free programs this school …

EPPING —Welcome to the Epping School Board News Corner for September 21, 2017 School Board Meeting.

KINGSTON/NEWTON —Sanborn Regional High School held its annual Academic Awards Ceremony on September 12 to recognize honored students from the school year 2016-2017. Congratulations to all honored students.

EAST KINGSTON —If you live in East Kingston and have a child whose chronological age will be five on or before September 30, 2018, please notify the school at 603-642-3511 to get on a Kindergarten registration list. Registration packets will be mailed to you sometime at the beginning of the year.

  • By Annie Collyer for the Newton-Kingston Taxpayers Association (NKTA)

NEWTON/KINGSTON —The Sanborn Regional School District School Board met on September 20, to define the annual goals for the School Board (SB), while welcoming Kingston Resident Larry Heath as a new member of the Board.

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