Oyster River Group Learn
Durham, Madbury, Lee, Newmarket, & Newfields — Oyster River Group Learn (ORCR), a grassroots collaboration geared toward utilizing books as instruments to assist foster connections and construct widespread understandings amongst neighborhood members, can be happening from Sept. 13 by way of Nov. 13.
This yr’s learn will function Eric Klinenberg’s e book Palaces for the Folks: How Social Infrastructure Can Assist Battle Inequality, Polarization, and The Decline of Civic Life, which explores the methods during which accessible public areas assist foster vital connections amongst numerous people and improve neighborhood resilience. The creator is scheduled to provide a chat concerning the e book on Oct. 13 on the College of New Hampshire. Copies of the e book can be accessible by way of the Durham, Madbury, Lee, Newmarket, and Newfields libraries and/or may be bought by way of native booksellers or on-line.
Different scheduled packages geared round this yr’s matter embrace facilitated discussions, neighborhood roundtables, and showings of quite a lot of movies. The kick-off occasion will function a trivia night time hosted by NHPR’s CIVICS 101 Podcast held at The Barn at Powder Main’s Farm in Madbury on Tuesday, Sept. 13 at 6:30 p.m. Trivia will embrace questions on public areas and can function a e book giveaway and refreshments. To RSVP and to see the total calendar of occasions, go to the Oyster River Group Learn web site at https://www.orcread.org/.
Seabrook college students return to high school
SEABROOK – The seashore is a bit of quieter at this time in Seabrook! Faculty is again in session for nearly 700 Seabrook college students who have been greeted by the workers at Seabrook Elementary and Center Colleges. Though summer season is coming to an finish, an thrilling new chapter is starting for the Seabrook Colleges.
“There may be a lot optimistic power round our colleges,” Center Faculty Principal Jaime Parsons stated. “It was nice to see college students come by way of the door with smiles and see the thrill from our workers as they welcomed them in for a brand new yr.”
Seabrook welcomes a brand new administrative crew at each the Elementary and Center colleges in addition to a handful of latest workers. The brand new administrative crew has a shared imaginative and prescient of mixing the 2 colleges and dealing collectively as a district with a concentrate on fairness, pupil/workers company, and neighborhood engagement.
“It’s nice to be right here in Seabrook and to have college students and workers within the constructing. The power and positivity in our district are not like something I’ve skilled earlier than. I’m excited to be a part of this neighborhood and I’m wanting ahead to an important yr forward,” stated Tim Dow, the Elementary Assistant Principal.
“It’s fantastic to be part of this wonderful neighborhood right here, at Seabrook! This district has such optimistic, welcoming power! I’m so excited for the brand new yr,” stated Kari Harwood-Bramhall, Director of Scholar Companies.
Seabrook workers kicked off the yr with workshops from White Pine Packages, a nature-based nonprofit instructional group situated in Southern Maine. Employees frolicked studying within the outside areas and the campus nature trails with quite a lot of workshops. White Pines Packages helps academics introduce practices similar to gratitude, acknowledgment of the land and its unique stewards, tune, play, and nature exploration. The intention is to ascertain a secure and inclusive atmosphere the place individuals are free to be curious, susceptible, and whole-hearted.
“I used to be so excited to see all of the academics, fourth grader Emelia Gram stated. “I’m most excited to get books and to learn this yr”
“We’re so grateful for the devoted workers right here in Seabrook,” Elementary Principal Bryan Belanger stated. “The constructing seems nice, lecture rooms are vibrant and colourful, and we need to thank our whole workers for coming collectively to organize for an important begin.”
Preschool and kindergarten college students may have their first day of college on Tuesday, Sept. 6.
Hampton Faculty District welcomes two new directors
HAMPTON — Superintendent Lois Costa needs to formally welcome two Hampton Faculty District workers into key administrative roles.
Kenneth Hawkins has been named the Principal of Hampton Academy and Elizabeth Henderson has been named the Assistant Principal of the Marston Faculty. Each assumed their new roles on July 1.
“We’re so excited to welcome Ken and Elizabeth into their new positions,” Superintendent Costa stated. “Each have a wealth of information and expertise within the instructional area, and I’m assured that they are going to use this expertise to search out new methods to assist their college students and their faculty’s continued development.”
Principal Hawkins has served because the Interim Principal of Hampton Academy since February 2022.
As Principal, he plans to institute a every day advisory interval, which is able to function a approach for college kids to attach with an grownup who will assist their studying and private development in a non-academic setting. College students will take part in grade-level-based group actions and may also join with their advisor individually for assist navigating ongoing wants or accessing steerage sources.
Earlier than becoming a member of the District, he served as Principal of Saco Center Faculty in Maine and Tamworth’s Kenneth A. Brett Faculty, in addition to Assistant Principal of York Center Faculty in Maine.
Principal Hawkins holds a bachelor’s diploma in biology from Keene State School, a grasp’s diploma in instructional expertise from Lesley College and a certificates of superior examine in instructional management from the College of Southern Maine.
Principal Hawkins started his profession in training in 1997 as an eighth-grade science trainer at Portsmouth Center Faculty.
Exterior of college, Principal Hawkins is an avid runner and has accomplished 23 marathons in 17 states, in addition to three Ironman Triathlons.
“I’m so excited to proceed working with the Hampton Colleges’ Management Group, academics, college students and the higher neighborhood,” Principal Hawkins stated. “The extent of assist I’ve acquired in any respect ranges whereas changing into acclimated to Hampton Academy has been unbelievable. This assist represents the high-level dedication this neighborhood has for its colleges and college students.”
Assistant Principal Henderson has served the Hampton Faculty District for the final 14 years as a fourth-grade trainer.
Exterior of the classroom, she served because the Marston Faculty’s “Women on the Run” coach, volunteered for the college’s Ski Membership, and was a member of the District Science Committee.
She not too long ago acquired a certificates of superior graduate research in instructional management from Southern New Hampshire College. She additionally holds a bachelor’s diploma in enterprise administration/finance and a grasp’s diploma in elementary training from the College of New Hampshire.
“My final 14 years at Marston Faculty have been nothing however rewarding,” Assistant Principal Henderson stated. “I’m prepared and excited to proceed my journey right here within the assistant principal position.”
UNH Scientists play position in NASA mission to ship astronauts safely again to moon
DURHAM — As NASA launches the Orion spacecraft as a part of the Artemis 1 mission, the USA can be one step nearer to the moon for the primary time in 50 years. Scientists on the College of New Hampshire have made an essential contribution in figuring out if radiation ranges on the moon, which may trigger critical well being points, are secure sufficient for astronauts.
To measure these ranges, researchers at UNH’s Area Science Heart constructed one of many two devices on NASA’s Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO) that has been monitoring house radiation ranges. The Cosmic Ray Telescope for the Results of Radiation (CRaTER), was launched in 2009 and has been making essential measurements whereas orbiting the moon ever since.
“Artemis 1 is the following essential steppingstone to placing humankind again on the moon,” stated Harlan Spence, professor of physics and principal investigator for the CRaTER instrument. “CRaTER has diligently been monitoring radiation so Artemis is not going to enterprise into the unknown however quite confidently right into a effectively understood atmosphere with a design and devices wanted to make a secure journey with astronauts.”
The unmanned Artemis 1 mission was anticipated to liftoff Sept. 3 between 2:17 and 4:17 p.m. ET from Kennedy Area Heart in Florida. Rather than actual astronauts, NASA is flying instrumented mannequins or “moonikins” within the Orion spacecraft that can in the end shuttle people on the identical journey again to the moon. One of many devices in these simulated astronauts can even be measuring radiation.
This text initially appeared on Portsmouth Herald: College students and academics return to high school: Seacoast training information