The Northwood Congregational Church UUCC will hold its annual
Christmas-by-Design fair on Dec. 5th 8am-2pm. Come
join us for holiday shopping and breakfast/lunch of popovers and
To the Editor,
The Northwood School budget. Try to keep in mind that it is what
got me interested in the School Board to begin with. So what are
the issues? First and foremost it includes kids, our kids.
We have a diminishing student count in a school built for 600.
We are working on a budget year when the count will be around
370. The overhead, heat, maintenance, electricity etc. doesn’t
change whether it is 600 or 370 students. Unions. Laws. The
I am often, practically everyday,
reminded of the huge chasm of difference on what is fair. The
difference of what is fair to those who take from taxpayers and
those paying the taxes is Grand Canyon in proportion. $300 bats,
$28 dustpans or $124 stools are fair to the one side, 14 student
classroom sizes, extra bodies everywhere, boy could I go on, is
fair. Lines and lines of dues and fees, books and periodicals,
awesome benefits, expense after expense. A $20,124 average
student cost is fair? No, not to me.
However it is not the Administration
or the SAU’s fault that we have too big a school. As poor State
policies, (exorbitant business taxes and very high electricity
rates) chase businesses and our children out of NH, those of us
who stay are left with the burdens. It is going to get worse.
But that does not mean that the
Administration, SAU, and School Board should just hide their
heads in the sand. If we do not get ahead of this, the outcome
will be the same as several years ago. An overreaction by the
Board that did hurt the educational process. We need to look at
every cost, those I mentioned and personnel. Sooner than later.
And after all that we spend, are they getting an adequate
Application forms for the 2015 Northwood Santa’s Helpers
sponsored by the Northwood Fire Rescue Association are now
available. Forms can be obtained at the Ridge Fire
Station, Northwood Town Hall at the reception counter, Food
Pantry or from the Human Resource Director, they are also posted
on the community bulletin board at the Northwood Post Office.
Northwood Santa’s Helpers was created
to assist Northwood families having difficulty providing
Christmas gifts for their children ages birth to 18 years old.
To participate in this program, the
parent or guardian and the children to receive the gifts, must
be residents of Northwood at the time of application and at the
time of delivery.
Starting the first week of December, our Northwood Santa’s
Helpers labeled donation boxes will be located at many Northwood
businesses. We do not receive assistance from any other
organization that provides similar services to children, this a
neighbor to neighbor program. If you wish to provide a
gift to a local child, please place your new unwrapped gift in
one of our donation boxes, we will match your gift with a
child’s wish, wrap the gift with the child’s name from Santa.
We appreciate the support we receive
each year to make this program possible, thank you.
CBNA Announces Results Of “Trick Or Treat So Kids Can Eat”
Food Drive The Educational Theatre Association (EdTA) and its
student honorary organization, the International Thespian
Society, are pleased to announce the results of Coe- Brown
Northwood Academy’s participation in the International Thespian
Society’s Trick or Treat So Kids Can Eat program, a national
community service initiative for ITS-member schools to help
communities by collecting food for local charities and food
banks. On October 30 and 31, CBNA Thespian Troupe #5976
collected 1304 pounds of canned food and dry goods which were
donated to the Northwood Food Pantry. Senior Ryan Wadleigh
chaired the collection drive as his senior project and 40 CBNA
students assisted her with the collection, sorting and delivery.
Troupe #5976 would like to thank everyone who contributed canned
goods during the drive. Students would like you to know that
you’ve made a huge difference for people in need throughout the
The International Thespian Society is
the student honorary organization of the Educational Theatre
Association (EdTA), a national nonprofit organization with
approximately 90,000 student and professional members. EdTA’s
mission is shaping lives through theatre education by: honoring
student achievement in theatre and enriching their theatre
education experience; supporting teachers by providing
professional development, networking opportunities, resources,
and recognition; and influencing public opinion that theatre
education is essential and builds life skills. EdTA operates the
International Thespian Society (ITS), which has inducted more
than two million theatre students since its founding in 1929.
Graduate Receives National FFA Award
CBNA 2015 graduate Meghan Chryst at the recent National
Coe-Brown Northwood Academy is pleased to announce that 2015
graduate Meghan Chryst represented NH in the National FFA Dairy
Handler’s Career Development Event (CDE) at the National FFA
Convention in Louisville, KY on October 29, 2015. In the
Dairy Handler Event, 29 students across the country represented
their chapters and states showing dairy cattle. Meghan was
selected to show Brown Swiss cattle and for her efforts received
a silver recognition for her efforts. Meghan is currently
attending NHTI for general studies and serving as the Granite
State FFA secretary. Meghan lives in Strafford on her
family’s alpaca farm.
The National FFA Organization is national youth organization of
629,367 student members as a part of 7,757 local FFA Chapters in
all 50 states, Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands. The FFA
mission is to make a positive difference in the lives of
students by developing their potential for premier leadership,
personal growth and career success through agricultural