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School News

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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  •  Successful Conservation Collaboration

    On June 17, the sophomore class of Sanborn Regional High School made a field trip to the Old Frye Town Forest, one of Kingston's five town forests, to assist the Kingston Conservation Commission in the removal of invasive plants from the area near the trailhead, notably, an extensive and aggressive patch of Japanese knotweed. This project was the culmination of the school's third year of intra-curricular collaboration with the Commission to address local environmental issues, and to make conservation an area of study and research. Congratulations from the Commission to the teachers and students for a job well done!

    Successful Conservation Collaboration Posted 3 days ago 1 Photo
  • Volunteer of the Year

    Atkinson Academy Elementary School has named its Volunteer of the Year for 2014. Timberlane Regional High School graduate Ashley Higham, right, received the award from teacher Meredith Bastien, pictured left. Ashley volunteered her services three days a week for two hours in 5-K Intensive Needs classes during the school year.

    Volunteer of the Year Posted 3 days ago 1 Photo
  • EMS Honor Roll Posted 5 days ago
  • 'Working with Schools' Workshop Posted 5 days ago
  • Students on the Rise Posted 12 days ago
  • EEH Honor Roll Posted 12 days ago
  • July 11, 2014
  • Sanborn Class of 2014

    Sanborn Regional High School Class of 2014 held commencement exercises in the school gymnasium with the School Song, “Dear Old Sanborn” etched in their minds. Ready for the big moment are friends, from left, Kylee Pailes, Fremont; Devlin McIntire, Fremont; and Lexi Kalinowski, Newton.

    Sanborn Graduates Class of 2014 Posted 17 days ago 1 Photo
  • July 10, 2014
  • Run, Walk, or Stroll for Scholarship Updated 17 days ago
  • EKES Honor Roll Posted 19 days ago
  • Students on the Rise Posted 19 days ago

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