Posts Tagged ‘school’

Donations Come in for
School Lunch Payments

A little tough love and a cheese sandwich are helping the Derry Cooperative School District whittle away at its outstanding School Lunch accounts. Business Manager Jane Simard gave an update on the lunch program’s efforts to stay solvent at the April 8 School Board meeting. Last month, the board had adopted a policy of no […]

School Board Continues Review of Policy Updates

The Derry School Board conducted first readings on several policy updates at its April 8 meeting. Superintendent Laura Nelson presented the policies. In most cases, she said, the policies clarified language; in some cases they condensed it. One policy, BEDC, is new, she said and establishes the rules for a quorum. “The rest are small […]

School District to Hire Consultant
to Conduct Space Needs Study

The Derry Cooperative School District has received one response to its Request for Proposals (RFP) for evaluating the district’s space needs, and will ask that responder to trim the projected cost. Superintendent Laura Nelson reported on the process at the March 25 School Board meeting. An evaluation of district resources and the possible closing of […]

Students Describe Technology Program to School Board

An East Derry Memorial School kindergarten student couldn’t hide his excitement about Google Chrome or some of the programs he uses. “I love Google Chrome!” he told computer teacher Linda Reinelt and the Derry School Board last week. If any of them came to his classroom, he promised solemnly, “I’ll show you how to get on.”  Reinelt enlisted several of […]

Derry School District Puts Strategic Plan into Action

The Strategic Plan for the Derry Cooperative School District is working on every level, in every school. Superintendent Laura Nelson gave a quarterly update on the plan at the March 25 School Board meeting. Nelson said the Strategic Plan called for each school to work on fulfilling each of the plan’s three goals, plus the […]


Local Artist Helps Derry Students Create ‘Story Bowls’

East Derry potter Mike Gibbons visited both East Derry Memorial Elementary School and Derry Village Elementary School for two weeks to work with fifth graders during art classes as they create ceramic “story bowls” under his supervision. Before Gibbons arrived at the schools for the pottery work last week, each student had written a story […]

Cheese Sandwich and Fruit
School Lunch Begins April 1

The Derry School District will effect a change in its school lunch policy in order for the district Food Service to run closer to the black, while still allowing young tummies to be filled. Business Administrator Jane Simard explained that the policy was approved by the School Board two weeks ago and will go into […]

Second graders had a blast at the annual South Range Elementary School’s Sock Hop on Wednesday, March 18.

Knocked Off Her Socks

Second graders Tayla Williams and Lillian Foti had a blast at the annual South Range Elementary School’s Sock Hop on Wednesday, March 18. All grades were well represented at the dance, which gave students a chance to cut loose.  Photo by Chris Paul