Tom McGuire, Superintendent of Monroe, presented at the State Board of Education Meeting on Personalized Education at the Monroe Consolidated School.
Dr. Audrey Rogers (SNHU) and Dr. Tom Schram (UNH), Co-Facilitators of the Institutions of Higher Education (IHE) Network presented their position paper to the NH State Board of Education (SBE). The SBE voted unanimously to endorse the IHE Network Position Statement.
Career and Technical Student Organizations
At the October 17th meeting students involved with the Career and Technical Student Organizations (CTSOs) spoke to the NH State Board of Education (SBE) about their participation in this organization. These organizations promote personal growth and leadership development aligned with the many career and technical education programs. The students that addressed the Board were Sophie LaRochelle, Future Farmers of America (FFA); Jesse Height, Technology Students Association (TSA); Stephanie Creatau, Skills USA; Bailey Lonergan, HOSA-Future Health Professionals; Taylor Lee, Family, Career and Community Leader of America (FCCLA); and Andrew Force, FCCLA.
At the August 15th meeting the State Board of Education recognized the Boynton Middle School in New Ipswich for receiving the Granite State Quality Council Achievement of Excellence Award.
At the April 18th meeting the State Board of Education presented a community service award to Jenna and Kelly Freitas for their role in “Playing for a Purpose” a Memorial High School field hockey team tournament fundraiser for cancer research.
The NH State Board of Education (SBE) presented three students and a teacher from Londonderry High School with a "Services Award" for their role in the yearly Day of Giving Celebration Assembly for "Beautiful Lengths."
Last year 211 "angels" donated.
Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corps (AFROTC)
Lt. Col. Patrick Testerman, Commander of the Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corps at the University of New Hampshire, and Captain Katie Petren, were present and spoke to this issue. The AFROTC is a college program offered at more than 1,000 campuses across the country that prepares young men and women to become officers in the United States Air Force. The unique curriculum and activities prepare cadets for service with physical and mental development as well as an emphasis on leadership skills. It also provides opportunities for a variety of scholarship offerings. Captain Petren presented a PowerPoint presentation. (May 11, 2011)
Goffstown High School Innovative Practices
Roberta Tenney introduced Stacy Buckley, Superintendent of Schools for SAU #19, Frank McBride, Principal of Goffstown High School, Kim McCann, Assistant Principal, and Kevin Farley, Curriculum Coordinator. David Ruff and Arthur Hanson, were also present. Goffstown High School’s mission is to develop a caring community of impassioned learners who can thrive in an ever-changing world. Many would consider what defines the success of Goffstown High School as common sense. It is not prescriptive programs or initiatives that frame the reforms at the school, but rather an ethic of care embedded in the school’s mission. Common sense decisions and practices are guided by caring. The following global principles have guided their reforms: personalization, collaboration, shared leadership and quality teaching. The next step is to continue to empower teachers and to influence their values and actions so that the reforms of the past decade are sustained. Mr. McBride spoke to the Board and a PowerPoint presentation was presented.
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