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Latest News

For a summary of NCES news and updates, see the current newsletter.

 

Congratulations 2016 North Country Scholars

Group photos and more here

 

North Country Lego League Challenge

Congratulations to teams from Edward Fenn Elementary (Gorham), Milan Village School, and Hillside Elementary School (Berlin) for participating in the first annual North Country Lego League Challenge at White Mountains Community College.

Following the challenge tasks, Bill Church of White Mountain Science Inc. demonstrated a couple sophisticated LEGO robots. One was a prototype built by a student during a week-long summer camp that utilized a variety of sensors to simulate a sensing-cane to aide a visually impaired person. The other was a robot based on the Strand Beest. Bill also spoke to the students about their potential for professional careers in the STEM fields. More pictures.

Following the challenge tasks, Bill Church of White Mountain Science Inc. demonstrated a couple sophisticated LEGO robots. One was a prototype built by a student during a week-long summer camp that utilized a variety of sensors to simulate a sensing-cane to aide a visually impaired person. The other was a robot based on the Strand Beest. Bill also spoke to the students about their potential for professional careers in the STEM fields. More pictures.

 

High Altitude Balloon Challenge

Students from Profile, Berlin and Woodsville High School have been engaged in launching high altitude balloons.  They were among students and teachers who spent three days this summer on the project. Profile students successfully launched as part of local STEAM course in the fall. 

This team specialized in using nichrome wire as a cut-down mechanism.

 

Testing the balance of the prototype.

Learn more and check out the highlights of the high-altitude balloon launch project involving 12 high schools students and 6 educators.


Young Women in Engineering Conference

Teams from Berlin High School, Lisbon Regional, and Whitefield School were among the 120 young women who participated in a day-long event in Claremont, NH on October 7, 2015. Our thanks to our STEM Resource Partner participants who traveled with the teams, Lucie Kinney, Leslie Houghton, and Erv Connary.   


Third Cohort of the NISL Executive Development Program Underway

Twenty-five participants are engaging in the 24-day program.  This cohort is supported by local district funds, Title IIA redistribution funds, and a State Agencies for Higher Education grant. 

Front row: Todd Lamarque - Lancaster School, Shelley Koehler - Lafayette,  Erica Sieberg - Lafayette, Danielle Whitcomb - Lakeway, Katherine Landry - Stark School, Tammy Fauteux - Berlin Middle School, Sue Greenlaw - Bethlehem School, Lorna Holcombe - Groveton Elementary, Michelle Fox - Groveton High, Stephanie Antonucci - Stratford, Janet Strauss (facilitator), Jackie Daniels - Lisbon, Daniel Mackin - Stratford, Mark Fiorentino - Colebrook Academy, and Elaine Sherry - Pittsburg. Back row: Sherri Gregory - Jefferson, Michael Berry - WMRHS, Greg Fillion - Littleton High, Eric Daffinrud - Lakeway,  Kevin Carpenter - Berlin High School, Peggy Bromley - Lakeway, Christopher Blair - Edward Fenn, Shelli Roberts (Facilitator Intern), Roland Pinette - Berlin High, Bridget Gagne (Facilitator Intern), Kerry Sheehan - Profile, David Backler (Facilitator), Lisa Perras - Groveton High, and Martha Miller - SAU 3. Missing from photo: Paul Bousquet (Facilitator)


North Country Middle School Film Festival 

The 2015-2016 North Country Middle School Film Festival will take place on Saturday, March 19th, 2016 at the Rialto Theatre in Lancaster, NH.


 

Transforming STEM Education in North Country Classrooms

Educators throughout the North Country are benefiting from a $225,250 grant through the NH Department of Education's Math Science Partnership for a project called Transforming STEM Education in North Country Classrooms.

The partners in the project are NCES, White Mountain Science, Inc.(WMSI), and Plymouth State University. Educators from School Administrative Units 3, 7, 20, 23, 35, 36, 58, 68, 77 & 84 will be eligible to participate in professional development and activities aimed at transforming science, technology, engineering and mathematics instruction.

For more information about the overall project, click here.


 

Upcoming Events 

Section 504 Workshop

Planning and Conducting Science Investigations in Elementary Classrooms

Intro to LEGO Mindstorms on July 15 & 18.

Professional development
 

Meeting Schedules 2016-17

North Country Principals/CIA

September 16, 2016
October 21, 2016
November 18, 2016
December 16, 2016
January 20, 2017
February 17, 2017
March 10, 2017
April 14, 2017
May 19, 2017

NISL Cohort III

Wednesday, September 28, 2016
Thursday, September 29, 2016
Wednesday, October 19, 2016
Thursday, October 20, 2016
Wednesday, November 16, 2016
Thursday, November 17, 2016
Wednesday, December 7, 2016
Thursday, December 8, 2016
Wednesday, January 11, 2017
Thursday, January 12, 2017

 


North Country Middle School Film Festival for Grades 5-8


Announcements from the NCES Twitter Feed


Educators from NCES member schools have access to over 50 professional development eBooks from ASCD.  Contact NCES for the password.


Employment Opportunities at NCES

Speech Language Pathologist (part-time)

Teacher of the Deaf (part-time)

 

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