A leader in providing professional development and educational services, facilitating partnerships and fostering collaborations that benefit member schools, advocating for resources for teachers and students, and continuously creating opportunities that enhance education in the North Country.

High Altitude Balloon Challenge

Students from Profile, Berlin and Woodsville High School spent much of their Veteran's Day holiday preparing for the launch of high altitude weather balloons.  They were among students and teachers who spent three days this summer on the project. Profile students are working on a separate launch as part of local STEAM course.

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.


North Country Middle School Film Festival for Grades 5-8

Films are due by February break.
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Upcoming Events 

Seeking the Wolf Workshop
HB Experimental Forest based novel for upper elementary grades
December 8, 2015

Mathematics for K-6 Teachers
Saturday, December 5, 2015

SAT Coordinator Traning (tba)

Brain Injury & Concussion (via video conference)

Novel Engineering

Professional development

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

Physical Therapist

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