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  1. DOVER — The Dover School District elementary schools are accepting appointments for kindergarten and first-grade registrations for new, incoming students, for the 2020-2021 school year.In order for students to be eligible to register, students must be turning 5 years of age on or before Sept. 30, 2020 for kindergarten, and 6 years of age on or before Sept. 30, 2020 for first grade.Appointment dates and times for each of the elementary schools are listed below. Note that [...]
  2. ELIOT, Maine — Marshwood Middle School has released their Honor Roll for Second Quarter, 2019-2020Grade 6High HonorsAbigail Bailey, Troy Bascio, Rogan Boisvert, Piper Catanese, Parker Dixon, Fisher Drisko, Kylie Folger, Alanna Foster, Cole Goodwin, Ruth Hilton, Mary Keene, Brady Livas, Maeve Long, Dexter Martin-Hart, Molly Moore, Adrianne Parent, Pipsa Pope, Kendall Prewitt, Isabel Rothwell, Ava Sanzone, Maya Sanzone, Oliver Scott, [...]
  3. SOUTH BERWICK — Marshwood High School released their Honor Roll for Second Quarter, 2019-2020Grade 9High HonorsDaniella Aceto, Lauryn Cruz, Charlotte Daniels, Alex Dixon, Jackson DuBois, Grace Ducharme, Peyton Emery, Addie Fuller, Hannah Haggerty, Jared Herrin, Leah Maddison, Jonah Nobel, Ryan Pote, Jonathan Sawyer, Noa Semo, Abigail Simonelli, Anabelle Taff, Lucia Wiegert, Sean Williams, Helen Willoughby. [...]
  4. SOMERSWORTH — Somersworth High School and Career Technical Center released their Honor Roll for Second Quarter, 2019-2020HonorsGrade 12Victor Arreola Garza, Brie Bridges, Brigid Clark, Alexander Gautreau, Layla Hielscher-Gaffny, Maxwell Jerram, Ethan Johnson, Garrett McMahon, Ryan Nichols, David Picou, Anthony Solari, Timothy Subroto, Jason Suwu, Matthew Vieno.Grade 11Daphne Estevez, Kylie Healy, [...]
  5. DOVER — Seacoast Endowment for Education in Dover (SEED), a nonprofit organization dedicated to lifting academic excellence in Dover schools, will host its annual fundraiser, Encore for Education on April 4.The fundraiser will be held at the Cocheco Country Club, 145 Gulf Road in Dover. All proceeds will be used to sponsor 21st century learning opportunities in Dover public schools.Returning sponsor, Portsmouth Regional Hospital's Dover Emergency Room Campus will [...]
  6. PORTSMOUTH — An undergraduate program at the University of New Hampshire’s Manchester campus has negotiated an agreement to make it easier for students to transfer from Great Bay Community College.GBCC has offered its NH Dual Admissions program since 2015, helping students to transfer their credits to public in-state four-year colleges.This new agreement is an expansion of Public Pathways Programs. The new academic pathway will now offer bachelor of arts degrees [...]
  7. DOVER — Several of the school district’s paraprofessional educators urged School Board members to hike their pay so they’re not forced to work two or three jobs to make ends meet.Brandy Barshaw, the co-president of the Dover Paraprofessionals Association, told the School Board the parents of the children they serve are "our biggest advocates.""They recognize that without the paraeducator, the opportunity for inclusion may not exist for every child, and [...]
  8. DURHAM — The University of New Hampshire won’t exempt its athletic operations from its financial review, nor will UNH look for an outright reduction in its workforce to lower costs.Those were two of the key points UNH President James Dean stressed Tuesday during his annual State of the University address after student protesters and faculty members called for answers and accountability on both points during the event."We’re trying to free up resources [...]
  9. SOUTH BERWICK, Maine — Compassionate students at Central School have been working together to raise money to help animals on another continent.Second-grader Olivia Destin explained, "There’s a huge fire in Australia where the koalas live in eucalyptus trees, and the trees keep getting burned by the fires."Teacher June Arbelo asked her students to explain what was happening to the koalas even before the fires. One student said, "People were hunting koalas for [...]
  10. DOVER — Dover District Schools is pleased to announce Team 7804 Tie Fighters, the FIRST robotic team sponsored by the Boy Scouts of America via Dover SAU 11, returned from the FIRST Tech Challenge district qualifying event with a fourth-place nod. The team, comprised of both Dover middle and high school students was also awarded The Inspire Award as an inspiration to other teams acting with Gracious Professionalism both on and off the playing field. The group will now advance to the [...]
  11. DURHAM — Officials representing the University of New Hampshire's various unions say they'll support unprotected and non-union colleagues as fully as they can during an imminent round of layoffs."We're definitely going to be reaching out and offering support across those lines in the university to offer any solidarity we can to anyone who's affected by this," Molly Campbell, the president of UNH's lecturers union, said on behalf of her fellow union leaders Tuesday. [...]
  12. DOVER — Teachers want to have more time to "work directly with students," rather than having those children work with instructional coaches."An overwhelming majority of people did point that out," Lisa Dillingham, president of the Dover Teachers’ Union, told School Board members Monday night.That was the most popular response to an open-ended question given to Dover teachers as part of an annual survey, Dillingham said.The union asked their teachers to [...]
  13. ROCHESTER — The newly renovated R.W. Creteau Regional Technology Center was celebrated by Superintendent Kyle Repucci and the city school district in a ceremony held Wednesday, Jan. 22.More than 300 community members were in attendance, along with local and state officials."This evening would not be possible without the vision of Richard Creteau," said Director of the tech center Michele Halligan-Foley. "He wanted to give students hands on experiences that give them [...]
  14. DURHAM — The Crimes against Children Research Center at the University of New Hampshire has been awarded a four-year grant from the National Institute of Justice to track trends in the incidence of crimes, offenders and victims in cases involving technology-facilitated child sexual exploitation. This is the fourth in a series of studies conducted by the CCRC since 2000.“Technology-facilitated child sexual exploitation crimes, like child pornography possession, can grow [...]
  15. SOMERSWORTH — Hilltop City education, public safety and social service leaders hope this spring to soft launch a new collaborative model for helping prevent and respond to childhood trauma.The goal of creating an Adverse Childhood Experience Response Team in Somersworth is to bring resources together better than ever before, more proactively refer families to individualized services, and more deeply implement trauma-informed care principles at all [...]
  16. DOVER — School Board member Carolyn Mebert raised concerns about students paying "basically $5,000 for a trip to Peru" during this week’s board meeting.She described the price tag for the Dover High School trip - which is being planned for April 2021 - as "a lot of money for our students.""I’m sure that the trip would be a fabulous, fabulous experience, and that everybody should be entitled to that experience, but we’ve got a lot of kids who are [...]
  17. Students dressed in Edwardian costumes quietly filtered into the darkened auditorium. Then the lights came on, the music started and more than 50 young actors started singing.And so began the Oyster River Middle School production of “Mary Poppins,” which completed a four-show run this weekend.The 90-minute production performed in the Oyster River High School featured 64 students in acting and stage crew roles. Oyster River students now in high school [...]
  18. ROCHESTER — Mark Campbell, the principal of Chamberlain Street Elementary School, resigned Monday due to "personal family reasons," according to school officials.Since then, area parents and educators have shared well wishes and warm remarks about a man whom they say is beloved in the community due to his compassionate and affable approach with students."He’s just been giving and giving and giving," said Anne Grassie, a member of the School Board. "I can’t [...]
  19. ROCHESTER — People who enjoy working with their hands and are interested in developing skills with high-tech equipment used in aerospace, auto racing, medicine and other exciting industries are encouraged to attend the Open Labs Tour from 4-6 p.m., Jan. 22 at the Rochester Campus of Great Bay Community College.The Rochester Campus, at 5 Milton Road, is home to Great Bay’s short-term advanced manufacturing and technical programs, which lead to careers in high-demand [...]