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February 6, 2014

Epping School Board News

EPPING —Welcome to the Epping School Board News Corner for the January 16, 2014 School Board Meeting.

Policy – In the second reading Policy EF Food Service Management was revised for middle and high school students with insufficient funds to receive emergency meals like that provided to elementary students.

School Administrator Reports – EES Principal reported that the school held its first mid-winter chorus and band concert and students are rehearing for the school’s biggest stage production in years. Teachers will be conducting a walk-through observation of writing, studying the Math in Focus curriculum, and working on revising science units. The second phase of the STAR assessment, used in the district-wide Response to Intervention model, is underway. School and district staff have been meeting to discuss ways to improve arrival and dismissal at the elementary school. EMS and EHS Principal reviewed the 2014-2015 Program of Studies. Changes included an increase in course load minimum requirements and additional explanation for extended learning opportunities, NH Scholars Programs, etc. EMS teachers are working on drafting grading and reporting guidelines. Parent meetings will be planned to receive feedback. EMS and EHS teachers are preparing for the upcoming NEASC accreditation visit. EMS is also planning for a student play produced through the MS Artist in Residence Program. Revised EMS and EHS student behavior, attendance, and tardy and consequences guidelines were approved by the Board.

Financial Business – The district is anticipating a fund balance of $263,750 mostly due to an insurance refund. This will cover the fund balance return included in the 2014-2015 revenue portion of the budget. The copier bid was awarded to Ricoh. It was reported that in 2013 the district saved $25,464 using a secondary electricity supplier. A public hearing was held on January 15. The warrant and warrant explanation information was revised and state reports signed. The charter school request for a differential tuition payment was denied.

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    Several Sanborn Regional High School (SRHS) students were honored at the Seacoast School of Technologies National Technical Honor Society (NTHS) for their outstanding contribution in career and technical education. These students have demonstrated high quality in the areas of Skill, Honesty, Service, Responsibility, Scholarship, Citizenship and Leadership. These students have also achieved a minimum academic average of 90 in their technical program at SST for six quarters, shown a serious career interest, have demonstrated professional behavior in their academic pursuits, and have made significant contributions to the SST community. All NTHS inductees will wear a sash at the SST Certificate Ceremony and at their high school graduation. This year's inductees are: Christopher Chase, Matthew Cote, Mackenzie Deschenes, Michael Jesso, Nicholas Kaminski, Ryan Keiran, Ethan Larkham, Kevin MacMillan, Kyle McLaughlin, Robert Morse, Caitlyn Pagnottaro, and Jessica Wood. Congratulations to each of these students for showing their Sanborn P.R.I.D.E!

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  • Happy Birthday, Dr. Seuss!

    Hampstead Academy ECC students have been celebrating Dr. Seuss during the month of March. The children in Pre-K and in Kindergarten have been enjoying his wonderful stories, eating green eggs and ham, and engaging in art activities. Pictured above are Pre-K students Jayen Reddy, Elise Fenn-Smith, Jackson Rogers, Bailey Andino, Kiley Coco, Liliana St. Laurent, Jessica Broughton, Daniel Livingston, McKenzie Durkin, Joshua Maranian, Ryann Orlando, and Aria Labao.

    Happy Birthday, Dr. Suess! Posted 7 days ago 1 Photo
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  • Elwood (Al) Shaw, 93

    Meredith, NH — Elwood (Al) Shaw, 93, of Center Harbor, passed away peacefully on Sunday, March 30, 2014, at Forestview Manor in Meredith. He was the beloved husband of the late Greta L. (Sykes) Shaw, to whom he was married for 62 years.

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  • Jo Ann Hughes, 79

    Sandown, NH — Jo Ann (Phelps) Hughes of Sandown, New Hampshire passed away on Thursday, March 27, 2014, surrounded by all of her children at home. She was born in Little Bend Kentucky, to Beatrice (Shepherd) Phelps and John (Cat) Phelps in 1934. Jo Ann was predeceased by brothers, Marcus Phelps, Johnny Phelps, Forrest Phelps and sisters, Juanita Phelps, and Jeanette (Phelps) Vincent. She is survived by brother, Donald Quiggins of Georgia; sisters, Geneva (Phelps) Stanley of Kentucky, and Frances (Phelps) Bratcher of Tennessee who had just visited Jo Ann in September of 2013.

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  • Sherry Lynn (Cookson) Scanzilo

    Raymond, NH — Sherry Lynn (Cookson) Scanzillo, 58, of Raymond, N.H., passed away Saturday, April 5, 2014, at the Elliot Hospital surrounded by her loving family after a sudden illness.

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  • Thomas Hugh Clinton, 73

    Atkinson, NH — Tom passed away on Sunday, March 30, 2014, at Elliot Hospital in Manchester. Tom was born on October, 30, 1940, at Clover Hill Hospital in Lawrence, Mass., as the only child to Hugh Clinton and Evelyn (Forcier) Clinton. Tom graduated from Methuen High School in 195

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  • Jo Ann Hughes, 79

    Sandown, NH — Jo Ann (Phelps) Hughes of Sandown, New Hampshire passed away on Thursday, March 27, 2014, surrounded by all of her children at home. She was born in Little Bend Kentucky, to Beatrice (Shepherd) Phelps and John (Cat) Phelps in 1934. Jo Ann was predeceased by brothers, Marcus Phelps, Johnny Phelps, Forrest Phelps and sisters, Juanita Phelps, and Jeanette (Phelps) Vincent. She is survived by brother, Donald Quiggins of Georgia; sisters, Geneva (Phelps) Stanley of Kentucky, and Frances (Phelps) Bratcher of Tennessee who had just visited Jo Ann in September of 2013.

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