Pelham - Windham News May 6, 2011 - 3
The Word Around Town... Letters to our Editor
SAU 28 Seeking
New Superintendent School Administrative Unit
(SAU) 28 (Pelham/Windham) Superintendent Dr. Frank Bass has accepted a position as Superintendent of SAU 70, serving Hanover, NH, and Norwich, VT, school districts. He will assume that position July 1, after completion of this academic year. Dr. Bass has enjoyed his four years in SAU 28 and the joint School Boards want to thank and recognize him for his many contributions to our school district. Dr. Bass helped Pelham open its first kindergarten program, and to develop options to build for the changing needs of Pelham’s students across K-12. Dr. Bass helped Windham open its first high school, as well as launch its first kindergarten program. He has also been instrumental in implementing a laptop program for all Windham High School students, which has been studied and embraced by other school districts within and beyond New Hampshire. Rob Hardy, Chair of the Pelham
School Board, stated, “It will be difficult to find someone with Dr. Bass’ ability to communicate with parents and faculty across situations that sometimes initially seem dire.” Windham School Board Chair Ed Gallagher commented, “We have appreciated Dr. Bass’s vision and cutting-edge contributions for our students and our community. We wish him well in his new position, and look forward to a good relationship sharing ideas as he develops innovative programs at SAU 70.” The SAU 28 Board will initiate
a search for a new superintendent at this point. According to SAU Chair Bruce Anderson, who has worked with Dr. Bass the past four years, “Frank has always been very responsive to the Boards, and helped us as a system recognize what is needed at different stages. Frank has helped us open a high school and set a course, so now we’re prepared to work on refining
our programs and supporting our exceptional teachers and staff.” Both Boards are confident they will choose a leader to address the educational needs of both Pelham and Windham.
School Administrative Unit 28 - Pelham and Windham
Area Businesses Support
Positive Action Program at WMS
Many local businesses have donated gifts in support of the PTA and Windham Middle School’s Seventh Grade Positive Action Program, known more familiarly at the school as “Bonus Bucks.” This program recognizes and rewards responsible student behavior and excellence in academics. The plan involves students doing
positive things for themselves and others, and earning “Bonus Bucks” from teachers for their actions. With these “bucks,” the students are able to purchase special privileges and bid on prizes at rewards auctions held during the school year. We held the second of our three
rewards auctions on April 18th. Windham Middle School and PTA would like to thank the following businesses for contributing to our auctions: Canobie Lake Park, Cobbett’s Pond Pizza, The Common Man, It’s All About Moi, J. Michaels Sports Pub, Laser Craze, Li’s Asian Gourmet, Life is good, Lobster Tail, McDonalds/ Napoli Group, Mel’s Funway Park, Metro Rock, Park Place Lanes, Pinball Wizard Arcade, Shabby Chic, Trisha Conaton/Lia Sophia, TSNY Beantown, Vertical Dreams, WHS Jaguar Booster Club, Windham Basketball, Windham Junction, and You’re Fired. Windham Middle
School would not be able
Annual Taste of Greater Salem Event to Benefit Scholarship Fund
The 14th annual Taste of Greater Salem will provide the opportunity
to sample some of the area’s best restaurants while also helping some of the area’s top students further their education and achieve their goals. The Taste, which is one of the most popular events in the
community, will be held again this year at the Atkinson Country Club and Resort on Wednesday, May 18, from 5:30-8:30 p.m.
16 restaurants and/or businesses, offering generous samples of a variety of cuisines and a portion of the proceeds directly benefits the scholarship fund of the Greater Salem Chamber of Commerce, which awards those scholarships to deserving and outstanding high school and college students annually Participating restaurants include A Chef to Call Your Own, the
Atkinson Country Club and Resort, Balducci’s, Brookstone Park, Chief Wok, Greystone Farm, Jim’s Ice Cream, J Michael’s Sports Pub, Jocelyn’s, Kendall Pond Pizza, Moe’s Italian Sandwiches, Polcari’s, Salemhaven, T-Bones, Tuscan Kitchen, and the Windham Restaurant. Everyone in attendance will also have the chance to purchase raffle tickets to win fabulous prize baskets donated by many area businesses. Tickets for entrance to the event and the taste samplings are $30
each and may be purchased through the Chamber by calling 893- 3177. The 14th annual Taste of Greater Salem is presented by the Greater
Salem Chamber of Commerce, the signature sponsor is Enterprise Bank, and the media sponsor is the Area News Group.
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Second Annual DEA Drug Take-Back Day
I just wanted to send out a quick release of information regarding the 2nd Annual DEA Drug Take- Back Day that occurred this past Saturday at the Windham Police Department. I’m pleased to report that we more than doubled the amount of prescription and over- the-counter medications we took in last year.
In 2010, the Department
received 74 pounds. This year, we received 167 pounds of drugs. We are very pleased with these results and would like to thank the Drug Enforcement Administration for their ongoing support in our community. We would also like to thank George R. Cairns & Sons, Inc. of Windham for their continued assistance in advertising this event.
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