Salem Community Patriot 6 - September 16, 2011
Barron School News s Lancaster
submitted by Lancaster School The school year is off to a great start with an amazing new facility. Our Kindergarten and First Grade students have settled in nicely, and all the students (and staff) are feeling more comfortable about the changes to the building and are learning their way around. At this time, I wanted to share some information with you about upcoming events and especially thank you for your cooperation as we began school. The Lancaster staff appreciates all of your support. First, Lancaster’s Fall Open House was held Tuesday, September 13. The purpose for this evening was to establish a foundation for understanding and communication. Teachers discussed the School In Need of Improvement plan that will impact our operation throughout the year. On Thursday, September 15 we kicked off our school
wide Fall Fundraiser. Please watch the backpacks for information, and support the PTA as much as you can. Encourage your child to do as much of the fundraising as possible, but your help is needed and appreciated. The monies that result from the Fall Fundraiser are pivotal in helping us fund student activities throughout the year. The Fall Fundraiser has always been the major fundraiser for Lancaster, and it is important that it is successful.
Speaking of the PTA, they deserve tons of credit for the success of the Back to School Ice Cream Social. Attendance was excellent, and lots of visitors expressed interest in helping out. We registered many new
parents for the PTA, and there is still plenty of room for others. The Ice Cream Social is an important tradition at Lancaster, and the teachers and staff appreciate the opportunity to meet the students for the upcoming year. The PTA has also helped to earn another New Hampshire Partners in Education Blue Ribbon Award for volunteerism at Lancaster. The award is presented for the long hours that volunteers log at our school. Again, congratulations to the PTA for spearheading the effort to assist the teachers in the classroom. In addition, New Hampshire Partners in Education also recognized our collaboration with Chase Paymentch as an outstanding example of a School / Business partnership. Our first PTA meeting is September 21. Please
save the date. Our PTA meetings will be the third Wednesday of the Month. The opening of school went very well here at Lancaster. Our new procedures are working efficiently. I was glad to meet many of you at the Ice Cream Social and I hope to meet more of you soon. If you haven’t done so, please visit the Lancaster home page and enter your email to join our distribution list. You will be sent monthly email newsletters to keep you aware of all the happenings at Lancaster. The address is http://www. sau57.org/lancaster
. You can also register to follow Lancaster’s Twitter page, which will be used to provide information, updates, and reminders. We hope to utilize electronic communications more this year than we have in the past.
Semifinalists Named in the 2012 National Merit Scholarship Program
Officials of National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC) announced the names of approximately 16,000 Semifinalists in the 57th annual National Merit Scholarship Program. These academically talented high school seniors have an opportunity to continue in the competition for some 8,300 National Merit Scholarships worth more than $34 million that will be offered next spring. To be considered for a Merit Scholarship® award, Semifinalists must fulfill several requirements to advance to the Finalist level of the competition. About 90 percent of the Semifinalists are expected to attain
Finalist standing, and more than half of the Finalists will win a National Merit Scholarship, earning the Merit Scholar® title. NMSC, a not-for-profit organization that operates without government assistance, was established in 1955 specifically to conduct the annual National Merit Scholarship Program. Scholarships are underwritten by NMSC with its own funds
and by approximately 440 business organizations and higher education institutions that share NMSC’s goals of honoring the nation’s scholastic champions and encouraging the pursuit of academic excellence. Caution: Using numbers of Semifinalists to compare high
schools, educational systems, or states will result in erroneous conclusions. The National Merit® Scholarship Program honors individual students who show exceptional academic ability and potential for success in rigorous college studies. The program does not measure the quality or effectiveness of education within a school, system, or state. For more information about the competition, please visit NMSC’s website at www.na
Semifinalists in the 2012 National Merit Scholarship Program Steps in the 2012 Competition
About 1.5 million juniors in some 22,000 high schools entered the 2012 National Merit Scholarship Program by taking the 2010 Preliminary sat/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (psat/ nmsqt®), which served as an initial screen of program entrants. The nationwide pool of Semifinalists, which represents less than one percent of U.S. high school seniors, includes the highest- scoring entrants in each state. The number of Semifinalists in a state is proportional to the state’s percentage of the national total of graduating seniors. To become a Finalist, a Semifinalist must have an outstanding academic record throughout high school, be endorsed and recommended by the high school principal, and earn sat scores that confirm the student’s earlier performance on the qualifying test. The Semifinalist and a high school official must submit a detailed scholarship application, which includes the student’s essay and information about the Semifinalist’s participation and leadership in school and community activities. From the approximately 16,000 Semifinalists, about 15,000 are expected to advance to the Finalist level, and in February they will be notified of this designation. All National Merit Scholarship winners will be selected from this Finalist group. Merit Scholar designees are selected on the basis of their skills, accomplishments, and potential for success in rigorous college studies, without regard to gender, race, ethnic origin, or religious preference.
National Merit Scholarships Three types of National Merit Scholarships will be offered in the spring of 2012. Every Finalist will compete for one of 2,500 National Merit $2500 Scholarships that will be awarded on a state representational basis. About 1,000 corporate-sponsored Merit Scholarship awards will be provided by approximately 240
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corporations and business organizations for Finalists who meet their specified criteria, such as children of the grantor’s employees or residents of communities where sponsor plants or offices are located. In addition, about 200 colleges and universities are expected to finance some 4,800 college-sponsored Merit Scholarship awards for Finalists who will attend the sponsor institution. National Merit Scholarship winners of 2012 will be announced in four nationwide news releases beginning in April and concluding in July. These scholarship recipients will join more than 283,000 other distinguished young people who have earned the Merit Scholar title: • Alvirne High School: Ashley M. Felch, Cody R. Langlois, Meghan E. O’Keefe
• Salem High School: Winston B. Boucher, Jingyuan Zhang
• Windham High School: Brian P. Short
submitted by Barron School Fifth Grade Wow! What a way to begin the school year … Hurricane Irene and a gorgeous new building! It has been great to see the beautiful new colors, rooms, and design of Barron School. Getting lost has never been so fun! Students and staff have found new classrooms, spacious closets, and even a gym on their travels! The fifth grade year has begun with a rainbow of color; red for social studies, green for science, yellow for writing, black for reading, and blue for math. Thank you, parents, for supporting the “get organized” efforts with color. Thanks too for signing the planners each night. The Barron staff does appreciate your time with that, and with watching that homework is complete, correct, and neat too. You will see homework assignments Monday through Thursday! To help you and your child be organized here is the specialists’ schedules; library will be on Mondays. Tuesdays will be band and music classes. On Wednesdays students need to dress for PE and Thursday is art class as well as chorus. Friday is a guidance day, every other week beginning the week of September 23. The seeds of knowledge and learning have been planted. Grade 5 students have become gardeners. In no time at all delicious green beans should be coming home ... unless they are eaten here instead of course! Vegetable are delicious when you grow them in your own garden! Welcome to the world of plants, their first exciting science unit. Staff members look forward to meeting you at Open House September 15, and of course … have your children Read, Read, Read!
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