Pelham - Windham News | March 16, 2012 - 7 The Little People
The wee little Leprechauns seem to play in such a whimsical way, Though without doubt they can surely be so bold, For theirs is an Irish tradition every St. Patrick’s day,
When the Leprechauns must stand their ground and fight to keep their gold. If you catch a Leprechaun and then you set him free, He’ll grant you a magical and mystical wish, He will promise you of much gold there is to be, But with his lightening speed he will surely vanish. This is a lesson to be learned,
That the luck of the Irish has to be earned. by Paul McDonagh
Windham High Accepted as Candidate for Accreditation
by Barbara O’Brien Principal Tom Murphy has been informed that the New England Association for Schools and Colleges (NEASC) has accepted Windham High School as an official candidate for accreditation. In a letter from the Commission on Secondary Schools, Murphy
was told that the three-year-old high school’s candidacy for accreditation will be in effect from now through 2014. Windham High School began operations in September of
2009. During the first year, only freshmen and sophomores were in attendance. The following year, juniors were added to the enrollment. The current 2011-2012 school year is the first that all four grades have been in attendance. The first graduation ceremony will take place this coming June. Interim Superintendent Henry LaBranche said that plans are for Windham High School to be fully accredited at some point during
2015. LaBranche took the interim job of superintendent for SAU 28 last June, when former superintendent Frank Bass resigned. Windham School Board Vice-Chairman Bruce Anderson said,
“This is a big step forward, but it’s where we should be at this point.” Preparations for the application for candidacy “took a lot of work” by school administrators,” Anderson stated. “And, as of now, we are right on schedule.” According to LaBranche, now that Windham High is a candidate for accreditation, a self-study program will be conducted, culminating in the spring of 2014. At that point, representatives of NEASC will visit the site and conduct a comprehensive study of the facility and its programs. While the candidacy for accreditation is in effect, students applying for college entrance will be able to include that notation on their applications, LaBranche explained.
Community Night at PES
Outdoors Charlie Chalk with
Winter Dangers are Still Present in Spring
We are at the end of winter, but spring and its associated damp cold can produce hypothermia. Fishing, hiking, and even camping can put us in some foul weather. There is a company, “Blizzard Survival Brand,” making products incorporating Reflexcell™ material. The unique material is multi layered with elastic cords to draw the products closer to your body and trap more heat. In use by the British Military, these are some tough products. They have a bag, blanket, but my favorite is the jacket. The jacket has a hood and is three-quarters in length. Designed to be put on and allow movement, this lightweight protection will be with me on all my outings. It could save my life or someone else’s. Blizzard products are available at www.rei.com
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Donations Made to Windham High School
by Barbara O’Brien Windham School Board members
have unanimously (5 to 0) accepted two donations earmarked for Windham High School with sincere gratitude. The first donation comes from the
Marion Alberico Revocable Trust and is in the amount of $2,000. The money has been specifically donated to help fund the wrestling team at Windham High School. The second donation is from the
Windham Endowment for Cultural Advancement. According to Diane Carpenter, representative of the non-profit
Te Pelham Memorial School band performed several numbers for the crowd gathered at the PES gymnasium. by Diane Chubb
Community night offers Pelham residents the opportunity to learn more about what is going on in their town, meet up with friends and collect information. This past Tuesday, March 6, Community Night was held at Pelham Elementary School. The parking lot was overflowing as people moved about the building. Students brought their parents to their classrooms to review all of the hard work and class projects on display. Teachers were on hand to talk about upcoming assignments and events. In the gymnasium, the Pelham Memorial School Band performed several selections. The cafeteria and hallways were filled with tables from
various community groups with information. Some, such as the Pelham Police and Pelham Fire Department, were available to answer questions and provide information about their departments and the warrant articles. St. Patrick Church had information about the its upcoming 100th year celebration. The tables for Pelham Baseball, Pelham Softball and the Razorbacks were jammed with parents signing up their children for the upcoming season. School Board member Deb Ryan said, “It is always great to see the members of the community coming together to get information, support the students and enjoy themselves.”
organization, this donation closes out the fine arts capital campaign that ended in 2010. The money from the Endowment Association ($3,768) is being donated to Windham High School to pay for display cases that will be placed in the lobby of the building. Although the high school will be their “home,” the display cases are also portable and will “travel” to other schools as needed. “The purpose of the display cases is to advance everybody’s (art) work,” Carpenter commented.
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Greater Hudson Chamber of Commerce
It’s OK to Break the Eggs! Awards
Honoring Citizens & Businesses of the Year
“Paying it Forward” March 28th 6pm
Guest Speaker Tom Boucher, CEO of Great NH Restaurants
The Castleton Banquet & Conference Center 92 Indian Rock Rd, Route 111, Windham NH
$40 per person reservation required 889-4731 Citizen of the Year: Dave Morin
Small Business of the Year: Area News Group Large Business of the Year: Enterprise Bank
Junior Citizens of the Year: Ashley Felch and Cheyenne Tessier
Rachel Chubb is ready to drop the carefully-wrapped as her partner Jessica Letendre looks on.
Billy and Dennis Sullivan consider the best way to protect their egg.
by Diane Chubb It’s winter break and kids are on vacation. And the Pelham Public Library was the place to be. Never one to disappoint, Miss Debbie put together several programs as part of Mad Science Week. On Tuesday, the challenge was to design packaging to keep an egg from breaking as it was dropped from high above. Not once … but three times! Thank goodness Miss Debbie is not one to mind a mess. Everyone had a great time experimenting.
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Photo by Debbie Laffond, Pelham Public Library
Staff photo by Diane Chubb
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