thinking about enrolling your child in preschool for next fall? The
Center School in Northwood is accepting registrations for the
2013-2014 school year. The Center School is a parent cooperative
preschool located next to the town hall in Northwood, which provides
a developmental program for three, four, and five year olds of
Northwood and surrounding towns. There are openings in our two-day
(T/Th) program and three-day (M/W/F) morning programs. Call or email
us soon to get an information packet or to make an appointment to
come for a visit! For information, please email director Karen
[email protected] or call her at the school at
Northwood Historical Society will be hosting a potluck supper on
Tuesday, May 21st at 6:00 pm at the Northwood Community Center on
the corner of School and Main Streets in Northwood Narrows. The
board members will provide drinks and dessert; you just need to
bring an entrée, or salad and your place setting. Come enjoy a
great meal with your neighbors.
the meal, a brief meeting to elect officers for 2013 will occur,
followed by a program presented by Jeff Lalish on Early American
Beginning in the 1600’s with redware pottery through the 1800’s with
salt-glazed stoneware, hand thrown pottery was an important
houseware all families had. Jeff will provide examples of this
pottery and encourages you to bring your own pieces for discussion.
potluck supper and program are open to the public. Hope to see you
FBLA Chapter Attends State Leadership Conference
FBLA State Leadership Conference Attendees (left to right) 1st row –
Dr. JoAnn Zylak, Mason Twombly, Regan Butler. 2nd row – Evan Horvath
Shannon Mommsen, Kender Gagnon, Ashlyn Correia, Jakob Zylak. 3rd row
– Allison Barnes, Olivia Sparrow, Christine Drew, Alicia Gianelli.
4th row – David Jenkins, Simon Wallace.
Fourteen Members of the Coe-Brown Northwood Academy chapter of
Future Business Leaders of America, along with their advisor, Dr.
JoAnn Zylak, attended the FBLA State Leadership Conference on March
28 and 29, 2013, at the Center of NH Radisson Hotel in Manchester,
Officers Evan Horvath and Regan Butler received recognition at the
state level and both were nominated to Who’s Who in FBLA. Miss
Butler also was selected to be a FBLA state officer for next year.
Local chapter president Alicia Gianelli also received recognition in
Who’s Who in FBLA. The chapter also received the Honorary Chapter
Award for outstanding activities and events throughout the year.
students competed in a number of different areas during the course
of the conference and several students were sponsored by local
businesses in their endeavors. Their results were as follows:
Alicia Giannelli, a senior from Nottingham, placed first in Business
Plan and won a four year scholarship to SNHU. She was sponsored by
Royal Paintless Dent Removal. David Jenkins, a senior from
Nottingham, placed first in Impromptu Speaking. Mason Twombly, a
senior from Strafford, placed first with distinction in
Entrepreneurship and won a scholarship to Johnson and Wales
University. Shannon Mommsen, a junior from Northwood, placed second
in Business Calculations. Allison Barnes, a senior from Deerfield,
placed third in Economics. Evan Horvath, a senior from Nottingham
placed third in Business Law.
students competed in the following areas: Kendra Gagnon, a junior
from Strafford, competed in Accounting I and was sponsored by Crown
Point Campground in Strafford. Simon Wallace, a senior from
Barrington, competed in Sports Management. Christine Drew, a senior
from Barrington, competed in Business Communications. Jakob Zylak, a
senior from Dunbarton, competed in Personal Finance and was
sponsored by Triad Siding & Remodeling, LLC. Olivia Sparrow, a
senior from Strafford, competed in Business Procedures. Regan
Butler, a junior from Northwood, competed in Job Interview. Ashlyn
Correia, a senior from Nottingham, competed in Public Speaking II.
of things can be said, and have been said, about the teachers and
support staff at the Northwood School. Has it been said that this
year alone at least 15 of our staff members have been through a
traumatic life event (personal health issue, death of family member,
serious illness, etc.), yet most have either missed little or no
time from school, or have returned much sooner than they had to
under the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA)? Has it been said how
much support those staff members have received from their fellow
teachers and support staff? Has it been said how many different
activities our staff offers our students outside of the regular
school day – drama club, athletics, math club, yearbook, book club,
home economics club, art club, snowshoe club, homework club, etc.?
Has it been said how many committees our staff members serve on –
social studies curriculum, science curriculum, Student Assistance
Team, School Improvement Team, Literacy Committee, technology
committee, safety committee, scheduling committee, etc.? Has it
been said they have all done it with less over the past few years?
Has it been said how proud they all are to work in this profession?
this National Teacher Appreciation Week, I personally want to thank
all of the employees of the Northwood School and show my
appreciation publicly for the commitment and dedication they exhibit
towards the students of Northwood each and every day of the school
year. I only hope that if you have a child, whether it is in
Northwood or another neighboring town, you take the time to share
your appreciation for their teacher’s hard work.
Congratulations to several world language students from Northwood
School who attained national recognition for excellent performance
on the 2013 National Spanish Examinations.
twenty-nine Advanced Spanish students, we earned a total of one gold
medal, six silver medals, and twelve honorable mentions.*
“Attaining a medal or honorable mention for any student on the
National Spanish Examinations is very prestigious,” said Kevin
Cessna-Buscemi, National Director of the Exams, “Because the exams
are the largest of their kind in the United States with over 156,000
students participating in 2013.”
Advanced Spanish students from Northwood School have a history of
high achievement at Coe-Brown. “Scoring well on these exams is an
accomplishment to be celebrated!” said the students’ Spanish teacher
National Spanish Examinations are administered each year in grades 6
through 12, and are sponsored by the American Association of
Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese.
Congratulations to the following students on their tremendous
Cunningham, Grade 7; Nina Laramee, Grade 7; Kayla Pollak, Grade 7;
Miranda Adcock, Grade 8; Isaiah Allen, Grade 8; Dylan Andrews, Grade
8; Emily Barnes, Grade 8; Elizabeth Bisson, Grade 8; Joel Boulanger,
Grade 8; Cassidy O’Dwyer, Grade 8; Noah Olewine, Grade 8; Samantha
Roche, Grade 8
Cassandra Barnhart, Grade 8; Alex Gray, Grade 8; Emily Ketchum,
Grade 8; Sophie Menjivar, Grade 8; McKenzie Moehlmann, Grade 8;
Sarah Turmel, Grade 8.
Sheehan, Grade 8.
student in the 8th grade Advanced Spanish class received National
Student Wins Congressional Art
Competition In 2nd District
Coe-Brown Northwood Academy Visual Art student Haleigh Simmons of
Nottingham was recently named the winner of the 32nd Annual
Congressional Art Competition: an Artistic Discovery, in
Congresswoman Ann M. Kuster’s 2nd Congressional District. Miss
Simmons received top honors for her work entitled “One with the
Tiger.” Her work will represent NH and will be framed and displayed
in the hallway tunnel that leads to the US Capitol for the year.
Haleigh will also receive two round trip tickets to Washington, DC
to attend a reception honoring the top art works from students
throughout the country for 2013 later this year.
other CBNA Visual Art students, Leanne Baratier of Strafford, Jesse
Carlson of Nottingham, Nikole D’Alessandro of Strafford, Alesha
Donovan of Northwood, Emma Easler of Nottingham, Kyle Hanson of
Barrington, Lily Hunt of Northwood, Abigail MacCallum of Northwood,
Stephen Munroe of Nottingham, Elena Smith of Strafford and Katelyn
Terry of Strafford, also participated in the competition.
Additional students receiving awards for their work include Kyle
Hanson for “Study of Anthony,” Katelyn Terry for “The Breakfast of
Champions,” Stephen Munroe for “Pick Your Poison,” Leanne Baratier
for “See My Soul II” and Jesse Carlson for “Dreams.”
exhibition, reception, and awards ceremony to honor the award
winners took place on Thursday, May 2, at the Kimball Jenkins School
of Art in Concord.
Memorial Library News
help filling out the Low and Moderate Income Homeowners Property Tax
Relief Form DP-8? A volunteer from the CASH Coalition of
Southeastern New Hampshire will be at the Chesley Memorial Library
on Thursday, May 16, from 10:30 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. to answer
questions and help homeowners fill out the form. You may qualify if
your principal residence is in New Hampshire, you resided there
since 04/01/2012, and have a total taxable income less than $20,000
if single or less than $40,000 if not single.
the Chesley Book Chat on Thursday, May 16! If you like to read and
want to talk about books, our new program is for you. No “book
reports” — just read whatever interests you and share your opinions
with other readers.
book you enjoyed reading and have a lively informal discussion
accompanied by light refreshments. Book Chats will be held at the
Chesley Memorial Library on the third Thursday of every month at
Northwood Scouts Announces Bring A Friend Night And New Tiger Cub
Cub Max Compton and Tiger Cub Sam Nereson
practice knots before a
station at the Chuckwagon Derby.
with the Marbles Belt Loop
Cubs at the Pinewood Derby
Northwood Cub Scouts Pack 312 will hold a Bring a Friend Night on
Monday, May 13th from 6-7 pm at the Northwood Community Center.
Current Cub Scouts will host boys in grades 1-5 who would like to
try out a night of Scouting though fun games and outdoor skills.
There will be a Parent info session. The Boy Scouts will hold their
Bring a Friend night directly after from 7-8:30 pm for boys
finishing grade 5 up to grade 12.
Monday, May 20th, Pack 312 is holding a New Tiger Cub Night from 6-7
pm at the Northwood Community Center for boys currently in
kindergarten. There will be fun games and outdoor Tiger skills as
well as a parent info session about Cub Scouts. A couple of summer
Den activities will be highlighted so the newest Cub Scouts with
their Parent Partners can grow as a team though the summer months
and have friends to spend time with. Current Kindergartners can
join Tiger Cubs as of June 1st, so don’t wait until fall to be part
of the fun!
312 has been very busy having fun learning great new skills all
year. The Pack has been under new leadership since last fall, now
being run by Kris Hales, the wife of the Troop 312 Scoutmaster Simon
Hales. This year the Cubs have been hiking, roller skating, snow
tubing, swimming, bowling, saw a Monster Trucks show, learned about
safety from the Northwood Fire and Police Departments, and visited
the Northwood Library, the Historical Society, Channel 9 News and
the Suncook Sun in Pittsfield. Special guests like Foresters and
Geologists came in to teach new outdoor skills, and the whole Pack
competed in the Chuckwagon Derby in Manchester. Camping trips, the
Cub winter carnival, belt loops, rank advancement, map and compass
work, building tool boxes, Pinewood Derby, Geocaching and archery
have been highlights of the spring. With just a month of meetings
left in the school year, the boys are all looking forward to summer
camp at Cub World in Manchester in July.
out more at www.northwoodscouts.com or by calling Cubmaster Kris Hales at
269-7760. Northwood Cubs meets once a week during the school year
for an hour. Northwood Scouts always ensures that any boy can
participate year round and attend summer camp, no matter what a
family’s financial situation is.
Scout Troop 312 of Northwood is proud to introduce our newest Scouts
from right to left: Tucker Hill, Stone Compton, and John Difeo Jr.,
who all earned the Arrow of Light, the highest honor in Cub
Scouting. They are now looking forward to many exciting years as a
Boy Scout. More photos at www.northwoodscouts.com.
Tiger Cubs from Northwood Cub Pack 312 had a fun tour of the Suncook
Sun offices this spring, with a little sister along too. From right
to left: Sam Nereson, Corbin Carri, Mallory Carri, and Sawyer Hill.
More photos at www.northwoodscouts.com.
Students Advance To Global Destination Imagination Competition
winning first place in the State Competition on April 6, 2013, the
Strafford Elementary Destination Imagination Team will compete at
the Global Competition in Tennessee in May. Over 300 teams competed
in order to represent New Hampshire at the Global competition, where
they will compete against over 45 states, 7 Canadian provinces and
over 13 countries around the world. In addition to competing, the
team has applied and been accepted to be a “Buddy Team” to a team
from Korea! They are very excited about this international
order to fund the journey to Tennessee, you’ll see this team of 4th
and 5th grade students fundraising over the next few weeks in order
to raise the $12,000 necessary to make the trip. Any donations to
this excited and hard-working group of students can be sent directly
to Strafford School DI, 22 Roller Coaster Road #1, Strafford, NH
will be a Destination Imagination Car Wash Saturday May 11th at the
Northwood Garage, 258 1st NH Tpke, Northwood
Destination Imagination is an exhilarating after-school activity in
which students work in teams to solve mind-bending STEM (Science,
Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) Challenges and present
their solutions at Tournaments. Teams are tested to think on their
feet, work together, and devise original solutions that satisfy the
requirements of the Challenges. Participants gain more than just
basic knowledge and skills—they learn to unleash their imaginations
and take unique approaches to problem solving.