Featured image of article: Title 1 Raffle Winner

Title 1 held a raffle during Pierce School Open House on September 19th.  Parents who signed up for a Literacy Games Workshop to be held in October were entered into the raffle for a basket of exciting games and homework aids. In the drawing, first grade student Ryan Harrington’s ticket was chosen making him the winner of the Title 1 Raffle basket! 

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Featured image of article: Dodge Library Kicks Off Summer Program

Each year about this time, Leslie MacGregor, librarian for the town of Bennington, launches the summer reading program at the Dodge Library with a visit of introduction at Pierce School. “Libraries Rock”, the 5 week reading program beginning on July 5th through August 3rd features a musical tour through summer reading.  There will be stories,

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Featured image of article: All School Field Trip to the Montshire

Pierce School students, staff, and parents spent a day of exploaration and fun at the Montshire Museum of Science in Norwich, VT. The Montshire Museum offers a hands-on experience featuring both indoor and outdoor activities. The topics touched upon at the Museum’s many exhibits relate to natural and physical science, ecology, and technology. Pierce students had the opportunity to interact with the exhibits and to exlore the water features and nature trails.

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Featured image of article: It’s Not Easy Being Green

The First Graders are so excited to be involved in the Cornucopia School Garden Program. For seven weeks we have the opportunity to have a hands on garden curriculum designed to excite and inspire a generation of enthusiastic young gardeners. Each week on Thursdays at Pierce School, Cornucopia Project educator Lauren Judd, and Master Gardener Volunteer Peggy Saunders,

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Featured image of article: Salamanders Wake UP

Over vacation, a few families joined Ms. Sutton to discover the phenomena of an amphibian migration.  In class, the 3rd graders studied life cycles and adaptations of frogs and salamanders. On the first warm, rainy nights in April when the temperature reaches 42 degrees or higher, amphibians begin to move toward the exact vernal pool where they were born to lay their eggs.

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Featured image of article: Spirit Week and Earth Day

By  ~ Luke Schoel ~ Second Grader

Here at Pierce School, we celebrate kindness by Spirit Week. Spirit Week is a group of five days of fun and community building. This year we had Crazy Hair Day, Sports Day, Splash of Kindness Day (each class wore their own color: Kindergarten-yellow, First Grade- blue,

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Featured image of article: PTO Owl Prowl

On March 9, the PTO sponsored an Owl Prowl at the Harris Center for Conservation Education in Hancock.  Susie Spikol-Faber led an interactive discussion about owls that included a special kid friendly drawing of owl adaptations.  Students viewed various owl mounts including the large Great Horned Owl and small Saw-Whet.  The excitement continued when we went outside to practice calling the Barred Owl.  

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Featured image of article: State Reps Visit Grade 4 at Pierce

Fourth Graders from Pierce Elementary will be visiting the New Hampshire State House on Friday, April 13th.  In preparation for the field trip, New Hampshire State Representatives Jonathan Manley and Richard McNamara visited the fourth grade.  Representatives Manley and McNamara shared with the students what their job entailed as members of the House of Representatives.

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Featured image of article: Autism: Would You Know It If You Saw It?

Autism Awareness Day is April 2, 2018

In 2016, 1 in 68 children are born with autism every day.  That statistic is staggering, but even more staggering is how little we know and understand Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD).

“Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is a complex developmental disability; signs typically appear during early childhood and affect a person’s ability to communicate,

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