, Kingston, NH

School News

July 18, 2013

Superintendent's Report

EXETER —Exeter Area Special Olympics at Exeter High School (EHS) continue to play a vital role in the overall education of students. Under the superb and dedicated leadership of veteran teacher and coach, Jim Tufts, teams this year competed at the NH State Games with 46 athletes and 127 peer coaches. During the Opening Ceremony, it was announced that the Exeter team was the recipient of the Ray Kroc Spirit Award for its outstanding sportsmanship and for the ways in which students actively and enthusiastically participated in this entire program.

As the school year began to wind down, the Newfields Elementary School (NES) gardens grew and harvested string beans that were part of the lunch menu as a community salad. The students were very proud of this project and took great care of their garden which is located immediately adjacent to the school. After the harvest, students planted pumpkin seeds that will grow throughout the summer. In the fall, the pumpkins will be decorated and sold. The proceeds will be donated to the 68 Hours of Hunger project that will help feed children over the weekend.

Using a variety of interdisciplinary techniques, Cooperative Middle School (CMS) seventh grader, Amelie Signorel, was recently selected as an “Artist of the Week” by Artsonia because of her work on The Holocaust. Combining Language Arts, Social Studies, and Art, Amelie read the poem, “The Last Butterfly,” and connected that with the Houston Holocaust Museum’s Butterfly Project that honors the 1.5 million children who perished during the Holocaust. Then she created a picture of a butterfly that captured the attention of Artsonia which awarded her a plaque for her outstanding creativity and work. Artsonia is known as “the world’s largest kids’ art museum” and may be accessed at

Field Day recently at Kensington Elementary School (KES) once again brought together students, staff, parents, and community members to celebrate the true spirit of engaging each other in a wide variety of activities that stimulate the mind and the body. Designed to be a celebration of the community which is Kensington Elementary School, children participated in a variety of team games that were intended to challenge and reward them for their various achievements and successes.

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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 4 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 4 days ago 1 Photo
  • EMS Honor Roll Posted 6 days ago
  • 'Working with Schools' Workshop Posted 6 days ago
  • Students on the Rise Posted 13 days ago
  • EEH Honor Roll Posted 13 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 18 days ago 1 Photo
  • July 10, 2014
  • Run, Walk, or Stroll for Scholarship Updated 18 days ago
  • EKES Honor Roll Posted 20 days ago
  • Students on the Rise Posted 20 days ago

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