Featured image of article: Jenn Sutton Receives Educator Of The Year Award

The Harris Center for Conservation Education in Hancock has announced the recipient of its 2022 Educator Of The Year award.

Jenn Sutton, who teaches 3rd grade at Pierce School in Bennington, was presented with the Award by Harris Center teacher and naturalist Susie Spikol. Among several other naturalist projects, Sutton’s classroom has been chosen to nurture turtle hatchlings through the winter for a spring 2023 release into the wild;

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Featured image of article: Pierce Open House

Please join us Tuesday, September 27th to meet you child’s classroom teacher, see what they have been learning! Come learn more about how to join PTO, sign up for volunteer opportunities and meet staff from various community resources.

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Featured image of article: Strategic Plan Surveys Now Available Online

Superintendent Kimberly Rizzo Saunders and the School Board’s Strategic Planning Committee encourage community members to complete surveys to help the ConVal School District to develop a new strategic plan.

Strategic plans act as a roadmap for the District to follow during a five-year period, highlighting specific projects and goals for long-term sustainable growth.

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Featured image of article: Lead Testing Results For ConVal Schools

In the spring of 2016, NH Department of Environmental Services issued recommendations for voluntary testing of lead in drinking water at all schools and daycares. This action was in large part a result of lead toxicity to children from the water crisis in Flint, Michigan.

On February 8, 2018, Governor Sununu signed Senate Bill 247 Prevention of Childhood Lead Poisoning.

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Featured image of article: Summer Food Service Program July-August

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Summer Food Service Program (SFSP), also known as the Summer Meals Program, provides kids and teens with free meals when school is out.

The program was established to ensure that children continue to receive nutritious meals when school is not in session. In 2018, the SFSP provided more than 1.5 million nutritious meals and snacks to children nationwide.

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