Pelham - Windham News
December 11, 2009 - 5
Pelham Memorial Drama Club Toy Drive a Success
submitted by Pattie Lamontagne, Drama Coach
The Pelham Memorial Drama Club would like to thank
with Annibale Todesca
the patrons, staff, and students that supported our toy drive.
Early in November, the club put on two plays: Step Up to
the Plate and Toy Camp. The club decided that since many
new props (toys) needed to be used in both of the plays,
we would not only donate our new props, but we would
allow the public to donate a toy in place of purchasing a
ticket. The drive was a success with over $500 in toys being
Homemade big fettuccini • Fresh Parsley
donated to the Toys for Tots program. Thank you to all who
sauted in a garlic sauce with • Basil (to taste)
anchovies, capers and olives. Saute’ anchovies, olives,
Ingredients: and garlic in 1/4 cup of olive
• Cooked Fettuccini Pasta oil, until garlic and anchovies
Front row: Mattsen and Sutton Bradbury-Koster, Emily Marcoux,
(homemade is best) cook. Add fresh cooked
Amanda Barton, Clara Duff-Marsh, Jenny Marcoux, Jay Fendelander.
• One Clove of Garlic fettuccini pasta, a tablespoon
Back row: Kerilyn Kwiatkowski and Emily Lamport
• Three Anchovies of olive oil and capers. Stir
• Six Cured Olives together.
• Three or four Capers
High School Enrollment to Increase 60 Percent
Annibale Todesca is a world renowned chef and owner of
by Barbara O’Brien Manley, more teachers for more students will mean about a 72-
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During its second year of operations, which will be for the 2010- percent increase in the cost of salaries and benefits.
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2011 school year, the new Windham High School will see an Manley said that the cost of teacher salaries and benefits will
enrollment increase of about 60 percent. This is not an unexpected likely go from the current level of $1.4 million to an anticipated
occurrence, however, as the jump in student population is due to $2.5 million next year, due to the addition of a third grade level at
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adding a third grade level. Windham High School.
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Windham High School began operations this past September, and There will be some offsetting savings, however, Manley added, as
only freshmen and sophomores are in attendance for the current the cost of sending students to Salem High School will likely drop
school year. Juniors and seniors continue to attend Salem High by about one million dollars, as only seniors will be tuitioned out
School under a tuition agreement. Next year, however, only seniors of Windham next year. For the following school year, 2011-2012,
will remain at Salem High School and Windham will be home to all four grade levels will be at Windham High School and there will
freshman, sophomore, and junior classes. be no tuition to pay to Salem. Conversely, of course, there will be a
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As a result of another grade level being implemented next year, need for additional teachers at Windham High School once all four
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FIRST LEGO Championship Results
submitted by Annette Holbrook and Royce Belsky, Eric and Ian Chin, Jason
Returning NH FIRST LEGO® League Domogala, Daniel Donabedian, Kevin Frey, and
champions, The Inventioneers, will join MIT Sawyer Strong. Coaches are Doug Chin, Mary
in January to conduct a pilot test of the team’s Jude Donabedian, Laura Domogala, and Rick
SMART steering wheel cover that senses the Belsky.
driver’s hand movements, issuing an audible alert • Team Project Presentation Awards (best
when a driver is texting while driving. proposal concept, documentation, and oral
FIRST® – For Inspiration and Recognition of presentation) went to second-place Team 4296,
Science and Technology – seeks to encourage an Windham Wizards.
interest in science, math, and technology among The Judges’ Rising Star Award went to Team
students in a compressed, fast-paced program that 6670, RoboPanthers, from Pelham Elementary
includes designing, building, and demonstrating a School in Pelham. Team members are Alice Kerr,
robotic solution. FIRST LEGO League specifically Brenton Ferullo, Carly Kudalis, Chris Menchi,
targets students ages 9-14. Jasper Kosa, Joey Katin, Nia Manjunath, and
The eighth annual championship at Bedford Tyler Berard. Coaches are Jennifer Correa and
High School on Sunday, December 6, had Jaimi Kosa with assistant coach Terri Ferullo and
52 teams from New Hampshire present their mentors Jeff Kosa and Emily Mitchell.
findings from this year’s challenge, Smart Move. Thirteen weeks ago, students began building
In addition to building a robotic solution, and testing a robot that best accomplishes
Smart Move asked teams to study a selected a number of maneuvers on a tabletop field.
transportation safety or efficiency issue unique to Beginning in mid-November, teams participated
a selected community or neighborhood and share in a series of regional events that qualified them
their findings and solution with them. for the Sunday championship tournament.
SMARTwheel, Safe Motorist Alert for Restricting At the day-long tournament, in addition to
Texting, is one element of The Inventioneers’ presenting their research, teams played against
solution to the state’s critical problem of driver each other in 2 1/2-minute rounds on an 8- by
texting. “Our research found texting drivers are 4-foot tabletop playing field. The robots were
23 times more likely to cause an accident,” said tasked to complete up to 11 missions associated
Inventioneer Paige Balcom. with transportation. Missions included planning
Because education has a broader impact, the efficient routes, climbing steep ramps, traveling on
“ I Got It at
team also developed an education program, narrow bridges, and evaluating crashes.
said TJ Evarts. Their DUIT, Driving Under the The 11-year-old program today has more
Influence of Texting, was presented to NH than 14,600 teams from throughout the
Chairman of Transportation Robert Williams. United States and 49 other countries. Like its
They also contacted State Farm Insurance, who is parent organization, FIRST, the LEGO League
interested in adapting DUIT, he said. gives students a real-world challenge, asks
• Technical Performance Awards (highest overall them to provide a solution through hands-on
score based on the robot’s performance in experimentation, and then demonstrate the
the timed rounds) went to second-place Team capabilities of their robotic design.
4296, Windham Wizards, a neighborhood team For more information on the New Hampshire
from Windham. Team members are Parker tournament, visit http://www.baesystemsfirst. Coconull
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