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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Featured image of article: Pierce School Students Enjoy Children And The Arts

We had an awesome time with the Pierce community at Children and the Arts Day in Peterborough! This year’s theme was “Let Your Light Shine,” and Pierce’s light was shining brightly.

Students, teachers, staff, and parents marched in the parade. It was great to see the school’s moss green T-shirts on display during the parade and afterwards at the many events of the daylong program.

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Featured image of article: The Opera Comes to Pierce

Opera is a visual art that combines music, theatre, and dance to create a spectacular performance. Originating in Italy more that 400 years ago, today opera is enjoyed by audiences worldwide and is performed in almost every language, including English.

Students at Pierce School were treated to an operatic performance presented by the Raylynmor Opera company from Peterborough,

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Featured image of article: Spirit Week

During Spirit Week students focused on the many ways to show respect by representing Sportsmanship, Recycling (Crazy Hair Day), Dreaming of Respect (Pajama Day), Earth Day and Respectful Book Character Day.

Pierce celebrated Earth Day with multi-aged activities that focused on water and how to treat the resource with respect. Children sculpted clay amphibians and learned about vernal pools.

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Featured image of article: DRUM-AZiNG


Pierce students had the experience of drumming with Peg Keeler, recent guest and artist in residence at our school. A very experienced educator and recipient of the NHAHPERD  Teacher of the Year Award in 2012, Peg Keeler has trained with Drums Alive. (Drums Alive¬ģ is a curriculum and training program that combines fitness,

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Featured image of article: Groundhog Day 2019

Happy Ground Hog Day February 2nd. While celebrating the harbinger of spring, Ms. Sutton’s class did some investigation about the groundhog and discovered that it is one of the only true hibernators in New Hampshire.¬† Not even the black bear is a true hibernator, but a snooze waker. As a¬† snooze waker, the black bear occasionally wakes up to walk around its den or to feed its young.

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Featured image of article: Pinch and Dash Make Soup

Every day is a special day at the Pierce Elementary School but today was extra special.

Author, Michael Daley, a presenter from CLiF (Children’s Literacy Foundation) came to our school and read some of his books.

Students were captivated by Mr. Daley’s storytelling. One story, Pinch and Dash Make Soup was particularly entertaining.

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Featured image of article: A Visit to the G.E.P. Dodge Library


For many years the children at Pierce School have made the walk down the main street of Bennington, past 100 year old homes and the Country Store to the beautiful brick building on the corner. Passing through its copper doors¬† into the GEP Dodge Library, the students in Ms. Cannon’s Kindergarten are welcomed by Mrs.

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Featured image of article: Read to Me Contract

Linda Tenney visits Pierce School and reads to all of the students to celebrate our¬† “Read to Me Contract” goal.¬† The goal was to have 80% of families commit to reading with their children at least twice a week.¬† ¬†82% of families signed up exceeding our goal.¬† Thank you to parents and students!
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