Agreement Proposed between Neighboring Towns’ Schools

An article written by Union Leader Correspondent April Guilmet states that Londonderry could see many benefits, including decreased taxes, from an agreement with Hooksett schools to accept more high school students into the Londonderry School District.

Five-year agreement proposed between Londonderry, Hooksett schools

By April Guilmet

LONDONDERRY — Londonderry school officials are proposing a five-year agreement with the Hooksett School District after a successful first semester with 56 Hooksett tuition students.

During the Londonderry School Board meeting Tuesday night, Superintendent Nathan Greenberg shared details of the Memorandum of Understanding being proposed between the two school districts.

Discussions on the topic continued for well over an hour, with residents and school attorney Matt Upton offering their thoughts on the matter.

Upton said he wasn’t required to attend this week’s public hearing, but opted to do so in the interest of transparency.

Visit the Union Leader online to read the rest of the story.

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Thanks for the Great Cooperation of the Londonderry School District

We are writing today to publicly thank the employees of the Londonderry School District for the outstanding relationship we have enjoyed between the school district and Orchard Christian Fellowship. Our fellowship was blessed to be able to rent and meet in the facilities of the district for the past five years. The greatest portion of these five years was our use of the gymnasium, classrooms, and cafeteria of Matthew Thornton Elementary (MTS). Our deepest appreciation goes to former Principal Carol Mack, to the teachers, and to the custodians of Matthew Thornton. During these five years, the staff and faculty of MTS graciously accommodated our use of the facility.

The school district office has also been outstanding in assisting with scheduling the use of the facilities. We worked together well in moving our Sunday morning use of Matthew Thornton to the cafeteria of Londonderry Middle School for a couple of summers while work was being done at MTS. Chuck Zappala and Cindy Alley were always timely and accommodating in our requests. Our appreciation also extends to Nate Greenberg. His leadership of the district is outstanding.  From time to time, Andy Soucy was very helpful in allowing us to use staging and instruments for our Christmas and Easter services. The custodians of MTS and the Middle School were fantastic – always willing to help!

Our hope is that the relationship with the school district will continue on in the most positive ways.  Our new facility is located on property that shares common borders with Moose Hill Kindergarten and Matthew Thornton. We look forward to being a support and encouragement to the school district and the families of our community.

On behalf of the people of Orchard Christian Fellowship,

Pastor Ken Glasier

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Appointment of Londonderry Middle School Assistance Principal

The Londonderry School Board is pleased to announce the appointment of David Sutherland as the new Assistant Principal at Londonderry Middle School. David will be replacing Wendy Hastings who was recently appointed the Principal of the Goffstown Middle School.

David received his Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Northeastern University, his Masters of Education from Lesley University and his Principal certification through Rivier College. David has been the Assistant Principal of the K-8 School in Allenstown, New Hampshire this past year and has been a sixth grade math, science and social studies teacher at McKelvie Intermediate School in Bedford, New Hampshire and has taught science at Rupert A. Nock Middle School in Newburyport, Massachusetts, as well as having held a variety of teaching positions at the Mystic Valley Regional Charter School in Malden, Massachusetts.

Prior to starting his educational career, David worked in the private sector as both a quality assurance manager and a databases designer and integration specialist. David and his family reside in Londonderry.

Richard Zacchilli, Principal of Londonderry Middle School, stated “we believe David will be an excellent addition to the middle school administrative team and will assist the faculty and staff in continuing to provide outstanding service to our students, parents and community”.

Contact: Nathan Greenberg
Londonderry, NH 03053
(603) 432-6920, Ext. 1102

ngreenberg@londonderry.org

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Londonderry School District Offers Summer Enrichments

The Londonderry School District is pleased to announce that it will offer a variety of enrichment opportunities to students this summer. Open to all levels K-12, the purpose of this self-supported program is to promote student strengths in academic areas and expose students to new areas of interest not typically included during the regular school year.

Eight different enrichment offerings promise interest to students at many levels. Looking for a peek into Moose Hill for your newly registered kindergartener? Sign up for Camp Kindergarten. Students who appreciate technology, the environment or science may choose from Science Inquiry & Design: More Creating Kinetic Contraptions, Summer Fun @ Computer Camp, and Nature by Design I and II.  Students who have an appreciation for theatre, music, and the arts may wish to test their talents in Somewhere Off Broadway. You will be on the move if you choose to enroll in Skippin’ Into Summer, or Fitness Fanatics. Enjoy cooking? Sign-up for Cooking with Mrs. Gallagher and learn about basic cooking techniques.

Summer Enrichments will be held mornings and afternoons at various times and dates in schools throughout the district from June 25th to July 26th, 2013.

ONLINE REGISTRATIONS!
Specific information about offerings, fees, and registration can be found at www.londonderry.org. It will also be available in school newsletters, through any participating teacher, at any school office throughout the district, town hall, and town library. Registration deadline is Friday, June 7, 2013.  Fees will be collected through June 18th at the Londonderry School District Office.

Enrollment is limited so don’t wait, apply today!

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Hannaford Program Helps Hundreds of New Hampshire Schools

Londonderry, New Hampshire – More than 500 New Hampshire schools will receive $109,257 in donations through a Hannaford Supermarkets program that helps local schools purchase playground equipment, sports gear, musical instruments and other items, the company announced today.

In Londonderry, Hannaford Helps Schools contributed $6,316 to support local education. The top recipient was Londonderry High School raising $1,930

“It really makes us happy to be able to contribute to schools in a time where funds and programs continue to get cut.” Kevin Michaud Store Manager in Londonderry. “If we are able to help each school keep one program, or buy just one computer, then we have all benefited greatly.”

Overall, the Hannaford Helps Schools programs generated $604,954 in donations from customers and from the company — funds that will benefit more than 2,700 schools. The program is in its 13th year and has raised $8.1 million for schools in Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, New York and Massachusetts.

“Hannaford is committed to helping communities and supporting local education across our service area,” said Eric Blom, Hannaford spokesman. “We are proud that Hannaford Helps Schools can provide local educators with some extra money, at a time when so many school budgets are stretched tight.”

The top recipients in New Hampshire were:

Lebanon High School, $2,030
Londonderry High School, $1,930
Franklin High School, $1,762
Alton Central School, $1,750

Hannaford Helps Schools generated donations to local K-12 schools when customers purchased eligible products between Sept. 9 and Dec. 1. This year’s program involved more than 60 brand partners and more than 700 products, including products from Procter & Gamble, Clorox, Kraft, Unilever, General Mills, Heinz, McCain, and many others.

About Hannaford Supermarkets

Hannaford Supermarkets, based in Scarborough, Maine, operates 181 stores in the Northeast. Stores are located in Maine, New York, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, and Vermont. All Hannaford stores feature Guiding Stars, America’s first storewide nutrition navigation system, and most stores have full-service pharmacies. Hannaford employs more than 26,000 associates. Additional information can be found at www.hannaford.com.

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Free Children’s Concert at High School Gym

Band honors retiring Principal

The Londonderry Music Department is pleased to announce that the annual “Young People’s Concert” will take place Wednesday, May 8th, at 6:30 in the school Gym.  Featuring the LHS Symphonic Band, this FREE performance is geared to all elementary students.  Special selections have been chosen, and students who wish, will actually get to conduct the band.

Outgoing Principal, Carol Mack, of Matthew Thornton, has also graciously accepted an invitation to guest-conduct the band on this occasion.  Mrs. Mack has been an outstanding supporter of the Music program over the years and the students are thrilled to have her make her conducting debut.

Other highlights include having students sit on the floor in front of their favorite instrument while the band performs, and a Grand March around the gym at the conclusion of the concert.

BUT THERE’S MORE – Beginning at 6:00 PM, students can enjoy “Music Fair” – a display of musical instruments set on tables throughout the Gym.  Each table will exhibit one of the instrument Families with demonstrations provided by students in the band. Youngsters can touch and see up-close how each instrument functions.  All the instruments, including strings and guitar, will be available.

The event is sponsored by the LHS Tri-M Music Honor Society and is FREE of charge. The entire evening should last 75 minutes, concluding around 7:15 PM.

For further information, you can call the  LHS Music Office at 432-6941 Ext. 2317.

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