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New Hampton School Named Repeat Apple Distinguished School

NEW HAMPTON — New Hampton School  has been recognized as an Apple Distinguished School for 2013 to 2015 for its implementation of iPad technology into the learning experience.

New Hampton is in its second year of a 1:1 iPad program that was a product of a comprehensive pilot program and technology integration training for teachers that began in 2010. New Hampton School was recognized a year ago for the first time as an Apple Distinguished School.

The Apple Distinguished School designation is reserved for programs that meet criteria for innovation, leadership, and educational excellence, and demonstrate Apple's vision of exemplary learning environments.

"The selection of our school as an Apple Distinguished School highlights our success as an innovative and compelling learning environment that engages students and provides tangible evidence of academic accomplishment," said Head of School Andrew Menke. "We are proud of our faculty and students and the way they have embraced technological innovation. The results of our efforts can be seen in the quality of the classroom experience and the way in which our students are prepared for college and beyond."

Director of Technology Integration Hans Mundahl has led the School's commitment to technology integration and is pleased with the evolution of the program.

"We're really excited about the Apple Distinguished School designation," Mundahl said. "It says so much about how innovative our teachers are. I think our iPad program is very closely connected to our mission and educational philosophy and this award is a great acknowledgement of our talented faculty."

New Hampton School continues to be a leader throughout New England and nationwide. The School will host an iPad Open House on December 12. This is a cost-free professional development opportunity for educators. To learn more about the New Hampton School iPad Program and watch a video, visit the iPad Web Page.


Last Updated on Tuesday, 10 December 2013 08:37

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121213 Christmas Singalong with Archie Richards at Taylor Home (111 w/ 1 col Archie) 1 col. photo

LACONIA —  Classical Pianist Archie M. Richards, Jr., will present a program of Christmas music everyone can sing along with, Monday, Dec. 16 at 2 p.m. at Taylor Community.

A former stockbroker, financial planner and now journalist, Richards has played piano all his life. In the 1970's he benefitted from teacher Kyriena Siloti – she was the daughter, student and assistant of Alexander Siloti, a renowned Russian pianist. The elder Siloti was a student of Franz Liszt, one of the world's greatest pianists.

The performance is free and open to the public, but reservations are required. Call 524-5600, Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .




Archie Richards (Courtesy photo)

Last Updated on Wednesday, 31 December 1969 07:00

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Calvary Christian School performing Christmas concert on December 17

PLYMOUTH — A free Christmas concert entitled "Hallelujah! Christ Is Born" will be presented on Tuesday, December 17 at 7:15 p.m. at the Calvary Christian School, located at 115 Yeaton Road in Plymouth.

The students of Calvary Christian School, kindergarten through 12th grade, bring a night of music and carols to honor the holiday.

For more information about the event call 536-4022.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 10 December 2013 02:21

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Annual Cookie Contest at Gilmanton Year-Round Library December 14

GILMANTON — The Gilmanton Year-Round Library's annual cookie contest is scheduled for Saturday, December 14, 1-3 p.m. Children will enjoy a visit from "the man of the season" – Santa -- and a colorful holiday face painting from Miss Betty.

To enter the contest, bring 3 dozen cookies (and the recipe) to the Library on Friday, December 13, from 4 - 7 pm. All bakers are invited to support this event whether or not they enter the contest. Town Moderator Mark Sisti will lead a panel of judges, include one lucky student selected by lottery. Cookies will be on sale Saturday, December 14 at the Library.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 10 December 2013 02:19

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