The Exeter High School (EHS) Girls Soccer Team is rated “Number One” in the United States by the National Soccer Coaches Association of American because of its impressive streak of 37 consecutive victories, dating back to 2011. Sincere congratulations are extended to Coach Megan Young and the outstanding student athletes who have helped to achieve this record!
Fifth graders at Swasey Central School (SCS) are focused on building classroom and grade level communities as they prepare to transition to the Cooperative Middle School (CMS) next year. Through individual goal setting, classroom challenge activities, and the recent successful field trip to the Browne Center at the University of New Hampshire, these students are encouraged to connect serious learning in fun and dynamic ways. Their work with the US Constitution helps them to understand the national government process while their exposure to Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) is expanding their learning in a wide variety of ways. In preparation for the holidays, these fifth graders are already planning a food drive to help the Pilgrim United Church in Brentwood.
Four students from the fifth grade at East Kingston Elementary School (EKES) collaborated recently to collect books for needy children in the seacoast area. Working with the Parent-Teacher Organization (PTO) during their annual Scholastic Book Fair, the students raised funds for books by collecting donations at the Book Fair and by selling popcorn during snack time. Through their efforts and the generosity of various donations, the students raised $170. The Scholastic company doubled the number of books that the students were able to purchase and then the students donated those books to Seacoast Family Promise, a non-profit organization that provides a safe place for families who need immediate food, shelter, and social services.
Kensington Elementary School (KES) is working closely with Police Chief Michael Sielicki to review, update, and implement its Emergency Response Plan. Specific steps have been taken to provide new security windows for some of the offices and consideration is being given to reinforce the main entrance. The KES Emergency Response Team has coordinated several security and safety measures to address protocols and procedures that will help the students and staff in a crisis situation.