Monday, May 20, 2013
Both Windham Center School and Windham Middle School are in dire need of roof work, according to SAU 28 Business Administrator Adam Steel.
The Windham School Board will discuss a detailed plan this week to provide over $1 million in roof repairs and replacements to two schools in the district. According to a memorandum addressed to Interim Superintendent Dr. Henry LaBranche on May 13, SAU 28 Business Administrator Adam Steel recently outlined the current needs for both Windham Center School and Windham Middle School. Steel said that between FY14 and FY20, roof repairs and replacements will see an estimated cost of $1,053,184. Those needs were outlined in a detailed chart indicating the condition of 11 separate roofs at WCS and five others at WMS. The chart shows a plan to phase the roof repairs and replacements, starting with four repairs at WCS in FY14 for a total cost of $…
Saturday, May 18, 2013
Lt. Gen. Mary A. Legere '82 was the commencement speaker at Saturday's ceremony.
DURHAM, NH – University of New Hampshire commencement speaker Lt. Gen. Mary A. Legere '82 challenged graduates to dare to live their lives and their dreams during the university’s 143rd commencement held Saturday, May 18, 2013, when more than 2,500 undergraduate and 522 graduate students, including 68 military veterans, ranging in age from 19 to 67 years old and representing 29 states and 23 foreign countries received degrees. “They say in life that we make a living by what we get but we make a life by what we give,” Legere said. “I urge you to leave this university with that in mind. The story of your life is going to be written as soon as you leave here.” She reminded students of the courageous acts shown at the Newtown tragedy and the …
Even if you can't be there, there are many ways to follow the commencement ceremonies.
The University of New Hampshire will hold its commencement ceremonies beginning at 10 a.m. today at Memorial Field. The 2013 Commencement Speaker will be Lt. Gen. Mary A. Legere '82. A combat veteran, Legere's military career spans three decades and includes tours in Germany, Korea, and Iraq, where she completed 18 months as the chief of staff for intelligence. If you can't make it to graduation but you'd like to follow along, there are several ways to do so. UNH will be live streaming graduation beginning at 9:30 a.m. They've also set up a social media mashup where you can follow along with what people at graduation are saying in real time. The Twitter hashtag to use is #UNH13. Here's a list of Windham residents who will be graduating …
The event will start at 11 a.m.
Friday, May 17, 2013
The announcement came during Wednesday's meeting.
A Rochester assistant principal has been tapped as Principal Tom Murphy's replacement at Windham High School. Ryan Kaplan, 33, has worked at Spaulding High School for the last four years. Kaplan, who grew up in central New Jersey, was named the head administrator at WHS by a unanimous Windham School Board vote Wednesday. "It's been a pretty surreal process so far," said Kaplan, who acknowledged that he has big shoes to fill by replacing Murphy, who was named New Hampshire Principal of the Year in January. Kaplan said he wants to make the leadership transition "seamless" for Windham students. "I want to make sure that their learning continues to move forward without any pause (and) I want to make sure that I work hard before school starts …
Monday, May 13, 2013
The Windham School Board discussed the idea last week.
The Windham School Board discussed a possible strategy last week of "refunding" or refinancing the 2005 bonds for Windham High School. School Business Administrator Adam Steel called the issue one of the more complicated ones facing the district, explaining that the idea would be to pay off the old bonds and sell new bonds at a low interest rate. "Interest rates right now are still historically low," he said. Steel said that there is a call feature in the 2005 bonds that allows the district to refund them. The process does not require voter approval, he said. "Right now, the bottom line, if we were to refund the bonds today, (the) estimated net savings (would be) $691,000," Steel said that the outstanding bonds have interest rates between …
Congratulations to all of the 357 graduates who will be getting their diploma this year!
Monday, May 13
The University of New Hampshire at Manchester will celebrate the achievements of 357 graduates at the college's 28th annual commencement proceedings on Thursday, May 16, 2013 beginning at 6:00 p.m. in the historic mill yard. The ceremony recognizes 265 undergraduate and 92 graduate students who have earned their associate’s, bachelor’s, or master’s degree, or an advanced graduate certificate at the University of New Hampshire’s campus in Manchester. University of New Hampshire’s President Mark Huddleston will lead the proceedings. The program will include remarks from student speaker Ashley Potter, a 2013 graduate of the sign language interpretation program, and a keynote address from New Hampshire Governor Maggie Hassan. The program also …
Friday, May 10, 2013
Windham Patch wants to see athletes of all ages in action, so help us highlight your favorite teams!
Whether it is on the baseball diamond, at the soccer field or during a flag football game at a local park, spring sports are underway around Windham, and we want to help share all the great moments and highlights with the community! Patch is looking for athletes, coaches, parents, booster club members and fans who are eager to show their team spirit on Windham Patch. News about any team — from youth tee ball to middle and high school sports, recreational teams, adult leagues and more — is all welcome. Here's how you can share news about your sports team this spring: 1. Post in the Local Voices section about your sports team: Share stats, recaps, photos and/or videos from the game in your own sports blog. Discuss the team, coaches and …
Thursday, May 9, 2013
The board will soon make a decision on who will head up the school.
The Windham School District's process of replacing Windham High School Principal Tom Murphy is almost finished, as the School Board will interview potential finalists during a special meeting next week. The meeting, which will be held mostly in non-public, will see the board members interviewing either one or two finalists for the position. The special meeting will take place at 5 p.m. Murphy will leave his position as lead administrator at WHS effective July 1. He has been hired on as principal of Billerica Memorial High School in Massachusetts, which is both his alma mater and former employer. Prior to his announced departure, Murphy was named N.H. Principal of the Year. He has held his position in Windham since 2010.
Tuesday, May 7, 2013
In honor of National Teacher Day, we ask you to share your stories of gratitude, and let us know who the best teacher in town is.
Tuesday, May 7, is National Teacher Day, according to the National Education Association. Teachers have long been among the most unsung heroes of our time, affecting and shaping the brains of countless individuals without truly getting acknowledged for their remarkable influence. By the way, teachers, bring your teacher ID to any Chipotle and the meal's on them. The details are on the restaurant's Facebook page. Today, in honor of this day, we ask you to share your stories about your favorite teacher in Windham. Or, we ask that you shine the light on a remarkable teacher in town. Did an educator change your life? Say something to you, or teach you something that would forever influence you? Who do you think is the best teacher in town, and…