EPPING —Welcome to the Epping School Board News Corner for the June 19, 2014 School Board Meeting.
Scheduled Guests – Three Epping Middle School students, one from each grade, presented their integrated projects which include 21st century skills and themes. Each student selects an area of interest to research and present. Presentations included musical instruments and sound; gasoline production, consumption, and conservation; and plastics environmental impact and recycling. The school board thanked the students for the knowledgeable and professional presentations.
School Administration Reports – a. EES Principal reported that Grade 5 students graduated from the DARE program. Grade 5 students also completed the tile mural of the school mascot eagle. All students have taken STAR assessment showing positive learning results. This summer school staff will be participating in a variety of professional development activities. An adjustment was also proposed for the 2014-2015 kindergarten with 3 full day classes and 1 hybrid class with full and extended day students. b.EMS/EHS Principal reported that middle school students completed their integrated projects culminating with a multi-media presentation. Middle and high school students had their short films Where One Post May Lead and Consequences shown at O’Neil Cinema. Middle school students were also honored as NH Scholar Leaders. High school students are continuing to work on a new privilege system. The high school prom 2.0 was successfully held with many donations from community members and businesses. The first Norman St. Laurent Scholarship was also presented. c. Athletic Director reported that middle and high school athletic recognition nights were held. The district continues to evaluate the Tri County and Seacoast leagues for middle school. The basketball championship rings came in and a banner and ring presentation was held. Softball dugouts are underway. The Board approved subject to legal review a company sponsored agreement for reduced uniform costs and other benefits. The Board recommended that the district display all the sports banners and come up with a system to display future banners. A 3-year athletic plan was also distributed.