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  1. SOMERSWORTH — Over the weekend, there was a new “King of the Hill” named at St. Anselms College. The top elementary and middle school robotic teams competed in the RIZE Robotics league championship.There were several teams that had competed in several meets to try to qualify. In the competition two teams of two work together to score points with cubes and plastic balls. The scores are averaged, with the bottom two scores dropped.After the regular [...]
  2. ROCHESTER — The city School Department and its transportation company have rolled out a new initiative to help families who need help accessing the internet during the coronavirus emergency.The district and Student Transportation of New Hampshire are parking nine school buses around the Lilac City to serve as Wi-Fi hotspots to help locals participate in the district’s remote learning and access vital resources while COVID-19, the disease caused by the coronavirus, [...]
  3. CAPE NEDDICK, Maine — Since school is closed, consider letting the Center for Wildlife help make your children’s time at home educational and fun, through daily virtual sessions with the center’s wildlife ambassadors.The organization is hosting a “Morning Meeting” on Facebook Live at 10 a.m. each day, highlighting one of the center’s ambassadors or neighbors and giving participants the [...]
  4. FARMINGTON — Farmington’s schools will be closed Friday because the child of a Farmington staff member has tested positive for COVID-19, the district’s superintendent announced on Facebook Thursday evening."All Farmington Schools will be closed tomorrow, March 13, in an abundance of caution for cleaning, and I will be in further contact with the Departments of Health and Human Services and Education," Superintendent Ruth Ellen Vaughn posted on the [...]
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  6. DOVER — The Dover School District SAU 11 is pleased to announce the hiring of Michael Limanni as its new business administrator to replace outgoing Libby Simmons, who recently took a position with the City of Dover. Limanni will play an active role in the office leadership team and will be responsible for the overall fiscal controls of the school system, staffing and facility management, transportation, and other related duties such as the school lunch program, insurance programs and [...]
  7. DURHAM — The Dover High School Green Wave takes on defending champion Plymouth Regional High in a round-one match on "Granite State Challenge" to air on NHPBS Saturday, March 7, at 6 p.m.DHS is represented by captain Ryan Gregorakas, Will Hicking, Jacob Favolise, Christian Cullimar and alternate Lauren Stephens. The team is coached by Eric Salmonsen and Timothy Elliott.Plymouth features captain Rhys Harris, Michael Cathy, Mason Earick, Rhianna Herlihy, and [...]
  8. ROCHESTER — While the rest of their classmates enjoyed time off and trips, nine Rochester Middle School students spent part of the February vacation in their school, spreading kindness through the halls.The sixth- and eighth-grade students posted two different supportive messages on all 900 RMS lockers as part of an ongoing "positivity project" aimed at increasing student empathy and reducing common middle school problems."It changes the stereotype," said eighth- [...]
  9. PORTSMOUTH — One hurdle the University of New Hampshire is expected to face as it tries to better its national standing is the fact the Granite State ranks dead last in state higher education funding.When asked about that hurdle Wednesday during a meeting with Seacoast Media Group’s editorial board, UNH President James Dean said the university would be well served to have more "humility" when it advocates for additional state support."I spend a lot of time in [...]
  10. 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 [...]
  11. 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, [...]
  12. 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. [...]
  13. 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, [...]
  14. 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 [...]
  15. 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 [...]
  16. 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 [...]
  17. 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 [...]
  18. 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 [...]
  19. 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 [...]