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January 30, 2014

Sanborn Connection

KINGSTON - Greetings from the Sanborn Regional School District. As I write this article, it is a balmy 5 degrees outside. Thankfully, energy savings projects and upgrades throughout the district are keeping our students and staff warm in each of our buildings. Projects over the last few years have enabled us to reduce our fuel consumption even during these cold spells.

Our schools continue to bustle with activity. Students are achieving at higher levels now than ever before. Our teachers are continuing to engage students and present unique learning opportunities. Our model of Supervision and Evaluation assists teachers in improving their craft and provides adequate professional development opportunities to excel. Our leadership team sets high expectations for all students and staff and the results are positive.

The Sanborn Regional School District is being recognized as a leader in the State with regard to competency/standards based grading. We continue to refine and develop this model that was adopted several years ago. Visitors to our schools frequently ask, “how did you do this?” Our response is simple: Time and dedication to the task. Knowing that the State was moving in this direction, the Sanborn Regional School District positioned itself to take the lead as competencies and standards entered our conversations. Today, our teachers and administrators are asked to present at State and National conferences on our journey to becoming a competency based school system. The Sanborn community should be proud of the work we are doing to enhance the education of our students.

Sanborn Regional High School continues to lead the way in innovative practices that enhance the experience of our students. The Freshman Learning Community and the Sophomore Experience are providing our students with skills necessary to compete in a global society. We have recently introduced a Career Pathways program that enables students to explore fields of interest more in-depth and complete a capstone project in their selected field. Students are actively engaging in internship experiences and extended learning opportunities in the community. At the elementary and middle school levels, our students have re-teach and enrich opportunities to ensure solid foundational skills and enrichment for advanced students. Middle school students are able to earn high school credit in Algebra and world language. High School students are able to earn college credit for some of our course offerings.

Exciting things are happening in the schools of the Sanborn Regional School District. I thank you for your continued support as we strive to provide our students with a solid educational experience. If you have any questions regarding information presented, please contact me at bblake@sau17.org.

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    Several Sanborn Regional High School (SRHS) students were honored at the Seacoast School of Technologies National Technical Honor Society (NTHS) for their outstanding contribution in career and technical education. These students have demonstrated high quality in the areas of Skill, Honesty, Service, Responsibility, Scholarship, Citizenship and Leadership. These students have also achieved a minimum academic average of 90 in their technical program at SST for six quarters, shown a serious career interest, have demonstrated professional behavior in their academic pursuits, and have made significant contributions to the SST community. All NTHS inductees will wear a sash at the SST Certificate Ceremony and at their high school graduation. This year's inductees are: Christopher Chase, Matthew Cote, Mackenzie Deschenes, Michael Jesso, Nicholas Kaminski, Ryan Keiran, Ethan Larkham, Kevin MacMillan, Kyle McLaughlin, Robert Morse, Caitlyn Pagnottaro, and Jessica Wood. Congratulations to each of these students for showing their Sanborn P.R.I.D.E!

    Sanborn Students Honored Posted 2 days ago 1 Photo
  • Happy Birthday, Dr. Seuss!

    Hampstead Academy ECC students have been celebrating Dr. Seuss during the month of March. The children in Pre-K and in Kindergarten have been enjoying his wonderful stories, eating green eggs and ham, and engaging in art activities. Pictured above are Pre-K students Jayen Reddy, Elise Fenn-Smith, Jackson Rogers, Bailey Andino, Kiley Coco, Liliana St. Laurent, Jessica Broughton, Daniel Livingston, McKenzie Durkin, Joshua Maranian, Ryann Orlando, and Aria Labao.

    Happy Birthday, Dr. Suess! Posted 2 days ago 1 Photo
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  • Pi Day at Swasey School

    Recently, some 4th and 5th grade students at Swasey Central School in Brentwood, participated in a Pi Day celebration. This day focused on mathematical pi, which included activities regarding circles, diameters and circumferences. In addition, students competed in a "Pi Digit Challenge." They worked to memorize as many digits past the decimal as they could. Pictured are 4th grader Savannah Stucki (114 digits), 5th grader Haley Nickola (105 digits), and 4th grader Rylee Lyles (162 digits).

    PI Day at Swasey School Posted 9 days ago 1 Photo
  • Making Music Sanborn Style

    Sanborn Regional High School hosted its second annual Fine Arts Night at the high school featuring some of Sanborn’s finest musical talents. Eighth grade student Colin Holt is ready to hit the big stage. He is the son of Cheryl and Kevin Holt of Kingston.

    Making Music Sanborn Style Posted 9 days ago 1 Photo
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Obituaries
  • Elwood (Al) Shaw, 93

    Meredith, NH — Elwood (Al) Shaw, 93, of Center Harbor, passed away peacefully on Sunday, March 30, 2014, at Forestview Manor in Meredith. He was the beloved husband of the late Greta L. (Sykes) Shaw, to whom he was married for 62 years.

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  • Jo Ann Hughes, 79

    Sandown, NH — Jo Ann (Phelps) Hughes of Sandown, New Hampshire passed away on Thursday, March 27, 2014, surrounded by all of her children at home. She was born in Little Bend Kentucky, to Beatrice (Shepherd) Phelps and John (Cat) Phelps in 1934. Jo Ann was predeceased by brothers, Marcus Phelps, Johnny Phelps, Forrest Phelps and sisters, Juanita Phelps, and Jeanette (Phelps) Vincent. She is survived by brother, Donald Quiggins of Georgia; sisters, Geneva (Phelps) Stanley of Kentucky, and Frances (Phelps) Bratcher of Tennessee who had just visited Jo Ann in September of 2013.

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  • Sherry Lynn (Cookson) Scanzilo

    Raymond, NH — Sherry Lynn (Cookson) Scanzillo, 58, of Raymond, N.H., passed away Saturday, April 5, 2014, at the Elliot Hospital surrounded by her loving family after a sudden illness.

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  • Thomas Hugh Clinton, 73

    Atkinson, NH — Tom passed away on Sunday, March 30, 2014, at Elliot Hospital in Manchester. Tom was born on October, 30, 1940, at Clover Hill Hospital in Lawrence, Mass., as the only child to Hugh Clinton and Evelyn (Forcier) Clinton. Tom graduated from Methuen High School in 195

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  • Jo Ann Hughes, 79

    Sandown, NH — Jo Ann (Phelps) Hughes of Sandown, New Hampshire passed away on Thursday, March 27, 2014, surrounded by all of her children at home. She was born in Little Bend Kentucky, to Beatrice (Shepherd) Phelps and John (Cat) Phelps in 1934. Jo Ann was predeceased by brothers, Marcus Phelps, Johnny Phelps, Forrest Phelps and sisters, Juanita Phelps, and Jeanette (Phelps) Vincent. She is survived by brother, Donald Quiggins of Georgia; sisters, Geneva (Phelps) Stanley of Kentucky, and Frances (Phelps) Bratcher of Tennessee who had just visited Jo Ann in September of 2013.

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