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North Country Student Film Festival

The 2016-2017 North Country Student Film Festival will take place on Saturday, April 8th, 2017 at the Rialto Theatre in Lancaster, NH.

This year's theme, Through Our Eyes, features the categories of:

  • Innovation North of the 44th
  • Life North of the 44th
  • The Future We Envision North of the 44th

Learn more


Paraprofessional Professional Development

NCES has been awarded a $150,000 grant for 2016-17 from Jane's Trust to provide professional development for paraprofessionals.

There are two parts to this project:

1) Coursework through White Mountains Community College for a cohort of 15 paras that will cover all the competencies to achieve Para Level II certification.

Front row: Ellen Skonberg, Kinsley Nicoll, Cynthia Wenger, Colleen Poulin, Dee Hebert, Tayla Cummings. Back row: Ada Robbins, Sheila Rich, Matt Hunt, Kristen Rollins, Mariah Perreault, Martha Thompson, Steve Rodgers, Connie Robinson. Missing from photo: Jessica Hyde.

Front row: Ellen Skonberg, Kinsley Nicoll, Cynthia Wenger, Colleen Poulin, Dee Hebert, Tayla Cummings. Back row: Ada Robbins, Sheila Rich, Matt Hunt, Kristen Rollins, Mariah Perreault, Martha Thompson, Steve Rodgers, Connie Robinson. Missing from photo: Jessica Hyde.

 

2) An evening series of pd for paras (live at NCES and video conferenced to Colebrook Academy, Madison Elementary and Lisbon Regional). More info on the para series.


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)




 

Upcoming Events 

Professional development
 

Meeting Schedules 2016-17

North Country Principals/CIA

December 16, 2016
January 20, 2017
February 17, 2017
March 10, 2017
April 14, 2017
May 19, 2017

NISL Cohort III

Wednesday, December 7, 2016
Thursday, December 8, 2016
Wednesday, January 11, 2017
Thursday, January 12, 2017

 



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North Country Student Film Festival

Competition for grades 4-5-6 and 7-8


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


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