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November 7, 2013

Exeter School District News

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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.

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  • Golf Outing Nets Over $10,000 Posted 2 hours ago
  • Students on the Rise Posted 2 hours ago
  • 'How To Talk So Kids Will Listen' Posted 2 hours ago
  •  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 5 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 5 days ago 1 Photo
  • July 24, 2014
  • EMS Honor Roll Posted 7 days ago
  • 'Working with Schools' Workshop Posted 7 days ago
  • July 17, 2014
  • Students on the Rise Posted 14 days ago
  • EEH Honor Roll Posted 14 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 19 days ago 1 Photo

New England News
Obituaries
  • Alan J. Walker, 68

    Kingston, N.H. — Mr. Alan James Walker, 68, passed away peacefully at his home on July 8, 2014, after a long, brave battle with cancer.

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  • James Reese

    Raymond, NH — James Edwin Reese, 74, passed away on Wednesday, July 16, 2014, surrounded by his family and friends at his home in Raymond, N.H. He was the son of John and Ruth Reese, born on Oct. 29, 1939 in Edensburg, Pa. James graduated from Central Cambria High School in Pennsylvania before proudly serving in the U.S. Army as a food inspector. His military service was followed by 31 years with the U.S. Department of Agriculture as a meat inspector. Mr. Reese was an avid outdoorsman and spent much of his time fishing, camping and hiking in the White Mountains. He became involved in the Boy Scouts and enjoyed passing on his vast knowledge of the wilderness to others. Throughout his retirement years he enjoyed woodworking, raising rabbits and working in his garden.

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  • Velma J. Reid

    South Hampton, NH — Velma J. Reid, 80, died peacefully on July 17, 2014 at Exeter Hospital, surrounded by family. She was born in Haverhill, Mass. on June 8, 1934, the daughter of the late George C.W. and Alta I. (Kimball) Haynes. A graduate of Haverhill High School, Velma worked at Western Electric until she had children. For years, she was a devoted “stay-at-home” mom who raised her three children in a loving, nurturing environment. She later worked various manufacturing jobs until her retirement. After retiring, she volunteered her time at various organizations and was very involved at the East Kingston Community United Methodist Church as a member of the women’s guild, assisting with the holiday fair, and helping out wherever she could. She had a passion for animals, and would donate money, food, and blankets to the NH SPCA. She loved to sew and made a personalized quilt for every member of her family. She was also a member of the “Ugly Quilts” group, which made blankets and sleeping bags for the homeless using recycled fabric. She is survived by her husband, Clyde Reid of South Hampton, N.H.; daughter, Pam Eaton of Danville, N.H.; son and daughter-in-law, Douglas and Kim Reid of Raymond, N.H.; daughter, Shirley Reid of South Hampton, N.H.; two sisters, Gwen Stuart of Haverhill, and Norma Taplin of Dracut; four grandchildren, Cheryl and Marc Welch, and Kristen and Joshua Reid, and several nieces and nephews.

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  • Carleen A. Knowlton, 80

    Danville, NH — Carleen A. (Rhoadhouse) Knowlton, 80, of Danville and formerly of Hampstead, died on July 7, 2014, at her home.

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  • Miriam O. (Graham) Graham, 84

    Kingston, NH — Miriam O. (Graham) Graham, 84, a resident of Kingston since 2001, and former longtime resident of Grafton, Mass., died peacefully, surrounded by her family, on July 11, 2014, following a long illness.

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