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.

In the wake of Hurricane Harvey, Birches Academy adopted a classroom at The Carrol School in Houston to support families impacted by the storm.  Students from grades K-8 collected notebooks, backpacks, folders, pencils, erasers, pencil cases and crayons, and also donated through an Amazon wi…

  • By Valerie McKenney, Superintendent

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

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

NEWTON/KINGSTON —The Sanborn Regional School District (SRSD) School Board (SB) met on September 6 to discuss, among other items, the Seacoast School of Technology (SST), Standardized test scores, Opening Day, and School Board Goals. All of these discussions impact student outcomes and taxpay…

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EXETER —The Seacoast School of Technology (SST) in Exeter invites all area parents, community members and employers to its annual Open House on Wed., September 27. The Open House will be a drop-in event from 5:30–7:00 p.m., with formal classroom presentations occurring at 5:30 p.m. and 6:15 p.m.

  • By Thomas J. Ambrose, Sanborn Superintendent of Schools

KINGSTON/NEWON —I am writing to share a little bit about myself and to give the community information about who I am. We are off to a great start this year! As a new member of the Sanborn community I have thoroughly enjoyed meeting the staff and students. I can’t decide if I had more fun rid…

Students at the East Kingston Elementary School located on Main Street in East Kingston, are gearing up for another great year of learning. The welcome mat is out by Steve Tullar, principal, pictured, and the school staff.

  • By Valerie McKenney, Superintendent

EPPING —Welcome to the Epping School Board News Corner for the August 17, 2017 School Board Meeting.

Wayne Hersey, above, cutting grass on the ole’ John Deere tractor, is part of the welcoming committee greeting students at Ellis School in Fremont. Mr. Hersey is sanitary engineer at the school on Main Street in Fremont.

EPPING —Epping Elementary School will start the school year on Tues., September 5 with its annual First Day of School Celebration for Grades 1-5. Parents, guardians and relatives of the students have been invited to join their children and the teachers and staff of Epping Elementary for a sp…

KINGSTON —There has been a resignation from a Sanborn Regional School Board representative from the Town of Kingston. The School Board is inviting any Kingston resident who has an interest in serving on the Board, to send a letter of interest to the Chairperson of the School Board. Because t…

The Sandown Garden Club is delighted to announce this year’s scholarship recipient.  Timberlane graduate Julia Lanctot is an outstanding student and very deserving of the award.  As a student, Julia belonged to several organizations including Student Council and Project Hope for which she vo…

KINGSTON —Sanborn Regional High School is excited to announce that it will host former New Hampshire Supreme Court Chief Justice John Broderick to the school on Thurs., September 14, to share his message about childhood mental illness with the community. This event is jointly sponsored by th…

EXETER — As students prepare to head back to school, many parents are looking for after-school activities that provide a safe and structured space where children can learn skills and be physically active. Girls on the Run offers this and so much more.

HAVERHILL, MA — An exhibit celebrating the founding of Northern Essex Community College nearly fifty-six years ago, will be displayed at the Buttonwoods Museum in Haverhill from Sat., September 2 through Fri., September 29.

EAST KINGSTON — For the month of August, The Pound School Used Book Shop is collaborating with the East Kingston Public Library to celebrate the start of a new school year. Your entire purchase of children's and young adult's books will be fifty-percent off.

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

KINGSTON/NEWTON —At a Sanborn Regional School District (SRSD) School Board (SB) meeting on August 16, 2017, the overall theme was enunciated by interim Superintendent Tom Ambrose as he discussed multiple meetings he has held with members of the community, elected school officials, SRSD Admin…

Brittany Nault of Atkinson and Christina Rocco of Exeter have been named to the Dean’s List at the University of Findlay for the Spring 2017 semester. 

MANCHESTER —Head of School Mary Halpin Carter is pleased to announce that the following local students graduated from The Derryfield School in the Class of 2017 at Commencement Exercises in June.

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