Pelham - Windham News June 25, 2010 - 7
Medical Community Effort Performs 263 High School Sports Physicals
submitted by Rebecca Underwood Only through the combined effort of the local Medical Community could this Herculean event have gone so smoothly. In a matter of three hours, 263 children, many accompanied by their parents, came through the office of Salem Sports and Rehab to obtain Free Sports Physicals for their upcoming school year. This is an event that a local business put together eight years ago in conjunction with Salem High School and their full-time athletic trainer, Sean Cox, to assist children in obtaining free comprehensive screenings to assure safe interscholastic sports participation. Salem Sports and Rehab became involved several years ago and the program has grown incredibly in the last couple years, now including middle- and high-school athletes from Salem, Pelham, and Windham public schools. These are difficult times for families who either don’t
have insurance, have high co-payments, or whose insurance plan only allows for one physical in a certain time frame. It’s also very convenient because the physical and other forms are generated from the specific schools so that all the needed information is covered and is handed in at the end of the physical to the respective school representative. This way, neither the child nor parent needs to worry, come next school year. The people who volunteer their time and thousands of dollars of service come from the area medical groups,
area physical therapy groups, the Safe Sports Network, and from the high schools, including the athletic trainers, school nurses, students from the Salem High School Health Science and Technology program, and athletic directors. Salem High School even sent the school secretaries to help with checking students in and out. For the number of children who came through the office of Salem Sports and Rehab, the event went very smoothly. Physicals included blood pressures; pulses; vision checks; heights and weights; physical screenings to include strength, flexibility, spine screens, and joint screens; and the physical exam performed by the medical providers to include doctors and physician assistants. The Medical groups who should be applauded
for volunteering their valuable time include New Hampshire Orthopaedic Center, Essex Othopaedics, Rockingham Orthopaedics, Salem Occupational and Acute Care, Happy-n-Healthy Family Medicine, and Derry Medical Center. The Physical Therapy Groups who volunteered this
year include Salem Sports and Rehab, as well as Core Physical Therapy.
Special thanks should go out to Sean Cox, ATC, from Salem High School and all the high school staff and students who helped organize and participate.
Ross Verhault Recognized at Annual Honey Dew Donuts Scholarship Awards Breakfast
submitted by Kim Derby New England coffee and donut shop chain Honey Dew
Donuts announced the 2010 winners of the Honey Dew Scholarship Fund at the Needham Sheraton on June 12. This year, Windham resident and high school senior Ross Verhault was one of 90 area students to be selected to receive a 2010 Honey Dew Donuts Scholarship of $250. As an award recipient, Verhault was honored at the
Eighth Annual Honey Dew Donuts Scholarship Breakfast and Awards Ceremony on Saturday, June 12, at the Sheraton Needham Hotel. “Honey Dew is honored to help so many deserving
students from the Honey Dew communities around New England,” said Honey Dew Donuts founder Richard Bowen. “We are extremely devoted to our customers
and their families, and understand that every bit counts to help offset the costs of books and other expenses as these students head to college this fall.” To be eligible, Verhault had to demonstrate academic
excellence by maintaining a grade point average of B- or better, be accepted into a four-year accredited college or university, and participate in community service activities. To date, Honey Dew Donuts has awarded more than
$150,000 to nearly 700 graduating high school seniors in Massachusetts, New Hampshire, and Rhode Island since the inception of the company’s scholarship program in 1999. Proceeds of the Honey Dew Donuts Scholarship Fund are raised through the Annual Golf Tournament, where contributions are donated by our affiliates.
Obituary Claudine G. Flynn
Claudine (Guibone) Flynn, 39, of Pelham, passed away peacefully on June 19, 2010, at her home surrounded by her children and family. She was the daughter of the late Dr. Roy Guibone.
Claudine attended Pelham public schools and graduated from Notre Dame College in Manchester with a degree in Graphic Design. At the age of 32, Claudine was befallen with a potentially terminal illness. She fought this battle with perseverance, defying medical odds with the goal of raising her girls. Claudine is survived by her two daughters, Hannah, 10, and Grace, 7, and their father, Timothy, of Pelham. She is also survived by her
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• Not having enough time to eat lunch due to the amount of time needed to wait in the lunch line; • Not having enough time to go to
lockers in between classes; • Concern about a later start time affecting other aspects of student lives. “It’s abundantly clear that there’s more than one problem” with the current scheduling, Christine Carpenter told School Board members.
In light of the multiple areas of student concern, as well as his being new to the job of principal, Murphy asked that the 24-minute start delay not take effect this coming school year, but be delayed at least until the following year. Murphy said he wants to be sure that he’s making “a sound decision.” Speaking of the time change, he wants “to make sure it will work.” In order to make it easier for students this coming school year, however, Murphy did ask School Board members to allow him to reduce the length of each class (block) by two minutes from the current 85 minutes down to 83 minutes. This class time reduction would total eight minutes per day, would allow
students additional time to move from one classroom to another, and would also allow a full 25 minutes for students to actually eat their lunches. When asked, Murphy said only one teacher had objected to the reduction of class time, telling him that she believes “every minute is crucial.”
As for the proposed two- minute reduction in class time, Murphy said that Windham High School
would still meet guidelines set by the New Hampshire Department of Education, which mandates a minimum of 990 hours of class time per year. “We would still be above 1,000 hours per year,” Murphy said of his proposal. School Board member Michelle Farrell said that she feels Murphy’s proposal “is a nice compromise” and appreciates the fact that student input was taken into consideration. School Board member Jeff Bostic said he “will continue to be a stickler about delaying the start time,” but “is willing to back off a little bit.” Gallagher said he’s “willing to give administrators more time to do what’s in the students’ best interest.” Murphy is expected to bring back a specific written proposal concerning the reduction of class time during the School Board’s next public session, which is scheduled for Monday, July 19, beginning at 7 p.m. in the auditorium at Windham High School. This will be a joint meeting with the Windham Board of Selectmen, as well as those who represent Windham in the New Hampshire State Legislature.
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