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Public Input on Elementary School Resource Officer Position
The Exeter School Board invites public input on creating a School Resource Officer (SRO) for the town's elementary schools at the October 8, 2019 Board meeting, 6:30 pm in the Lincoln Street School library. An SRO is a police officer responsible for safety, crime prevention and conducting presentations on youth-related issues.
Additional information, including a subcommittee presentation, articles and brief summaries of discussions are available in the May and June 2019 Board minutes and videos (linked below). Please note, public input will be held at the beginning of the October Board meeting.
Main Street students celebrated “Hat Day” on Wednesday, October 2nd. We had an Open Circle Luncheon with a theme of problem solving where students were honored for working on these skills. For a small monetary donation, students and staff were encouraged to wear a hat to school. The money collected will be donated to the Exeter Area Chamber of Commerce and their Children’s Chamber Fund in order to purchase warm clothing and blankets for area children and families. Thank you for encouraging your children to participate in this event and helping support such an important event.
Be Your Best
NH State Senator Visits MSS
As a part of the second-grade science curriculum, the students in 2MC/P became aware of how the environment affects the lives of various animals. As a result, they became interested in conservation. Using Project Based Learning concepts, the class decided to complete a project based upon their interest. Past classes have selected projects that influenced the school administrators, teachers, and students to become more aware of the impact certain school practices have on the environment.
This year's group of enthusiastic students were interested in trying to make community changes. They embraced the idea of protecting the ocean and its animals by encouraging local restaurants to limit the number of Styrofoam containers used by customers and eliminate the number of plastic bags used in Exeter. They also encouraged Main Street School to begin composting.
They researched the issues surrounding these topics and secured with parental help a knowledgeable speaker, who ignited their passion for the project. They wrote opinion essay and letters which were sent to the Exeter Select Board, State Representatives and Senators, and local businesses. State Senator Morgan and State Representative Grossman visited the classroom to hear the students' concerns.