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     Volume 16 • Summer 2011 • Londonderry School District • 268C Mammoth Road • Londonderry, NH 03053 • 603-432-6920 • Fax 425-1040 • www.londonderry.org



              Class of 2011 Scholarship Recipients
Callaway Golf Scholarship: Dan Tierney; Citizens Bank Foundation                  Justin Schindler, Rebecca Wiles; Dollars for Scholars Associates or
High School Achievement Award: Jordan Shea; Congressional                         Technical Award: Ryan Caron, James Mullett; Dollars for Scholars
Award Winner: Lyssa Winslow; Londonderry Alumni Athletic                          Marjorie Dykstra Memorial: Krysten Gosztyla; Dollars for Scholars
Association Tom Sawyer Scholarship: Alex Burbine, Daniele                         Robert Day Memorial: Bianca Milano; Dollars for Scholars Strong
Crutcher, Phil LaTorre and Troy Mansfield; Manchester Choral                      Cardner Memorial:        Lillian Rogers; Londonderry Education
Society: Nicholas DeFrancesco; Massachusetts Elks Scholarship:                    Association (LEA) - Claire Hunter Scholarship: Laura Curro; LEA
Joseph Maio; Red Sox Foundation NH Scholars: Michael Galluzzo;                    Claire Valliere: Coleen Currier; LEA Douglas Mailman: Carinne
Rockingham Area Youth Swimming Foundation: Amanda Avella;                         Haigis; LEA John Vadeboncoeur: Kaitlyn Rimol; Londonderry
Stanley J Curtis Memorial Scholarship: Max Renke; NHHEAF –                        Family Practice/Derry Medical Center: Meredith Peabody;
College Cash Incentive Award: Andrew Janowicz; USAF Enlistment:                   Londonderry Goals Association Brian Hanafin Memorial: Connor
Cameron Rouleau and Allison Stevens; Rebecca Tenney Memorial                      Pauley; David Kelley Community Service Award: Ron Weidner;
Scholarship: Matt Rosenberg and Kayla West; Carol Camden                          Shannon MacDougall Memorial: Meagan Chisholm; And more
Memorial Scholarship: Julia Barth; Special Guidance Scholarship:                  Goals Association scholarships: Bailey Blanchette, Michael Galluzzo,
Sabrina Aguilar; Allied Waste Service of MA, LLC: Sarah Hersey,                   Alyssa Holland, Tim Peters, Dana Sailor, Shannon Thompson, Kyle
Zachary Singh; American Legion Post #27 Justin Young Memorial:                    Willis; Londonderry Guidance Achievement: Theresa Gratton, Dan
Caroline Gaudet, Kieffer Quitayen; Appletree Orthodontics: Emily                  Sunter; High Edmond Thibodeau Scholarship: Bryan Merrill &
Page, Connor Pauley; Brennan Food Vending Services: Joseph                        Emily Yeh; Lancer Gridiron Club Christopher Bicchieri
Beagley, Rebecca Forestaire, Clarice Melanson, Theresa Soucy; Class               Memorial : Harrison Theodosi; Lancer Gridiron Club Dan McAdam
of 2011: Rachel Baroody, Meagan Chisholm, Christina Errico, Caroline              Memorial: Ian McMullen; Lions Club: Gilyan Barrett, Chantal
Gaudet ,Jessica Lovell, Meredith Peabody, Kaitlyn Rimol and Daniel                LeFrancois, Joseph Maio, Nick Martinez, Scott Morrison, Megan
Tierney; Douglas Mailman Memorial: Colleen Currier & Carinne                      O’Shea, Andy Phillips, Matt Rosenberg; Middle School Yearbook:
Haigis; Eric Currier Memorial: Ashley Perryman; Faculty                           Emily Staib; Londonderry Quick Sticks Booster Club: Lyndsay
Scholarship: Jessica Harding, Pat Tierney; Friends of Lancer                      Conroy & Amy Johnson; Londonderry Senior Citizens, Inc.: Jordan
Swimming: Kristiaan Hereijgers; Friends of Music: Adam Rhan,                      Shea; Student Council: Philip Larie and Lillian Rogers; Londonderry
Jamie Boccia; Granite Ridge Energy: Riley Coburn & Bryan Merrill;                 Wildcats Alex Lyskawa Scholarship: James Chase, Shayla McElroy;
Hutchins Family Fund/UNH: Michelle Mayer; James N. Elefante                       Wildcats in Memory of Chris Fitzpatrick: Caroline Gaudet, Joseph
Scholarship (Future Educator’s):Jessica Lovell, Julia Reinoehl; Jeremy            Hamilton, Emily Manning, Nick Martinez; Wildcats in Memory of
Michael Roberts Memorial: Taylor Gehrisch; Jessica Pollman                        Warner Hale: Samantha Morrill, Jonathan Mounce, Emily Staib,
Memorial: Alyssa Frechette; Kathleen A. Wicker: Diane Wells; Kyle                 Harrison Theodhosi; Londonderry Women’s Club: Joseph Maio,
J. Robinson Memorial: Gilyan Barrett and Jessica Harding; Lancer                  Michelle Mayer, Meredith Peabody; Londonderry Women’s
Locker School Store: Amanda Inglese, Crystalle Parent, Dan Tierney;               Softball: Colleen Currier, Nicole Williams; Londonderry Wrestling
Lancers On Deck Club: Daniele Crutcher, Samantha Nitso; Boys                      Association: Mackenzie Douglas; Londonderry Youth Lacrosse
Lacrosse Booster Club: Tyler Ball, Sean Given, Phil LaTorre, Joe                  Association: Sarah Austin, Philip LaTorre; Mark Lawrence
MacNicoll; Cross Country and Track Club: Colleen Currier, Patrick                 Photography: Sarah Blatchford; Mary Lu Chamberlin
Harkins, Christopher Lasocki, Catherine Lewis, Elizabeth McQueeney,               Memorial : Taylor Gehrisch; Molly Reid Chapter Christopher
Meredith Peabody, Benjamin Smith, Brandon Spera, Patrick Tierney,                 Fitzpatrick Memorial Scholarship: Troy Mansfield, Jonathan
Lyssa Winslow; Drama Club Scholarship: Matthew Rosenberg;                         Mounce; Herbert E. Darling III South School Community
Parent Teacher Student Organization (PTSO): Kaitlyn McQueeney,                    Service: Aime Lesure; James Gratton Scholarship South School:
Samantha Morrill & Lyssa Winslow; Principal’s Scholarship                         Joshua Brennan; Neil F. Tyler Jr. Scholarship: Catherine Cloutier;
Fund:     Ashley Barbera, Jacob Bolles , Shay Collins, Nicholas                   Patricia Plouff Scholarship South School: Jennifer Stone; National
DeFrancesco, Julian LaBranche, Phil Larie, Brianna Mastromarino,                  Honor Society: Patrick Tierney; Richard Houde Memorial: Megan
Tracy Strong, Emily Tierney; Alumni Athletic Association                          Schwarz; Sure Shot Field Hockey Booster Club: Jessica Harding,
Scholarship: Alex Burbine, Daniele Crutcher, Phil LaTorre and Troy                Melanie McIntire, Kaitlyn Rimol; Susan H. Lambert
Mansfield; Londonderry Athletic/Field Association (LAFA): Joseph                  Memorial: Connor Pauley; Target Take Charge: Kevin Maher;
Hamilton, Matthew McCaffrey, Samantha Nitso, Nicole Williams;                     Rotary Club: Kali Lombardi, Courtney McCarthy, EdMarie Molinari,
Londonderry Basketball Booster Club (LBBC): Tyler Ball, Amy                       Matthew Robinson, Jacqueline Taylor; Rotary Club Fred Ball
Johnson, Troy Mansfield, Allison Moloney; Londonderry Basketball                  Memorial : Meredith Peabody; The Owen Walton Community
Club (LBC): Zachary Champa, Catherine Cloutier, Lyndsay Conroy,                   Service presented by the Rotary Club: Lyssa Winslow; William
Amy Johnson, Ben Smith; Londonderry Booster Club Athletic                         Howard Memorial: Daniele Crutcher, Sara Harper; Math Team
Award: Katie Schwarz, John McCarthy; Londonderry Booster Club                     Scholarships: Brian Eccles, Phil Larie, Nolan Manor, Troy Mansfield,
Award: Alex Burbine, Kaitlyn Rimol; Londonderry Booster Club                      Samantha Morrill.
Community Service Award: Amelia Cappiello, Brendan O’Leary;
Dollars for Scholars: Sarah Austin, Rachel Baroody, Riley Coburn,
Nicole Colameta, Lucas Durrett, Christine Errico, Matthew Galluzzo,               Total scholarships: $142,350
Aine Kelly, Julie Lavalliere, Melanie McIntire, Clarice Melanson,
Samantha Morrill, Connor Pauley, Meredith Peabody, Kaitlyn Rimol,
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 Class of 2011 Higher Ed Intentions
American University; Arizona State University; Berklee College of Music;
Boston University; Champlain College; Chester College; Clarion University
of Pennsylvania; College of the Holy Cross; Concordia; Continental
Academie; Cornell; Dallas Baptist; Dartmouth; DePaul University; Dickinson;
Drexel; D'Youville; Eckerd; Embry-Riddle Aeronautical; Daytona Beach;
Emerson; Emmanuel; Endicott College; Fisher College; Florida Atlantic;
Florida Gulf Coast University; George Washington University; Great Bay
Community College; Hart School of Music; Hesser College; High Point
University; Hofstra University; Iowa State; James Madison University; Johns
Hopkins; Johnson and Wales, Charlotte; Johnson and Wales, Providence;
Kathy Roosa/New England School of Real Estate; Keene State College; Lakes
Region Community College; Las Vegas Community College; Lesley
University; LIM College, NYC; Lincoln Tech, CT; Lyndon State; Maine
College of Art; Maine Maritime; Manchester Community College; Manhattan
School of Music; McNally Smith College of Music, St. Paul; MN; Merrimack
College; Michael's School of Hair Design; Montserrat College of Art; Mount
Holyoke College; MT. Ida; Nashua Community College; NE Institute of Art;
NE School of Communication; New England College; NH Institute of Art;
NHTI; Northeastern; Northern Essex Community College; Northwestern;
Norwich; Ohio Tech; Ohio University; Penn State; Plymouth State University; Principia; Providence College;
Quinnipiac; Regis; Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute; Rivier College; Rochester Institute of Technology; Roger
Williams University; Sacred Heart; Salve Regina; San Diego State; Santa Fe Community College; Siena; Smith;
Southern NH University; St. Anselm College; St. Joseph's, ME; Stonehill College; Suffolk; SUNY, Stonybrook;
Temple University; Towson University; UMass, Dartmouth; UMass, Lowell; UNH, Durham; UNH, Manchester;
UNH,TSAS; University of Alabama; University of Maine, Farmington; University of Miami, FL; University of
Tampa; University of Central Florida; University of Colorado; University of Connecticut; University of Delaware;
University of Hartford; University of Maryland; University of Michigan; University of New England; University of
Purdue; University of Vermont; University of Wisconsin; URI; US Air Force Academy; Virginia Tech; Wentworth
Institute of Technology; West Virginia University; Wheaton; Wheelock College; Worcester Polytechnic Institute;
Wyoming Tech .

                        Book Award Recipients                                             Top Ten Scholars
                       Bryn Mawyr College –Jennifer Calawa              Valedictorian: Brianna Mastromarino
                                                                        Salutatorian: Megan Schwarz
                       Colby College-Meghan Rimol                       Third Honors: Katherine Schwarz
                       Franklin Pierce University- Michaela             Fourth Honors: Philip Larie
                       Gagliardi                                        Fifth Honors: Samantha Morrill
  Harvard College: Amanda Marett                                        Sixth Honors: Sarah Austin
  Regis College: Alexandra Laurence                                     Seventh Honors: Julie Lavalliere
  R.I.T Computer Tech: Lindsay O’Donnell and Schuyler                   Eighth Honors: Kaitlyn Rimol
  Martin                                                                Ninth Honors: Meagan Chisholm
  RPI Medal; Jared Schwalbe                                             Tenth Honors: Emily Page
  Russell Sage College Student Sage College: Catherine Hill
  Smith College: Charlotte O’Neil
  Springfield College: Andreas Geiger
  St. Michael’s College: Dana Walker and Zachary Capobianco                           Serving Our Country
  Univ of Rochester Bausch and Lomb: Matthew Dalzell
  Wells College 21st Century Leadership Award: Megan
                                                                            US Army: Joseph Brien and Michael Petrain
  McLaurin
                                                                            US Air Force Academy: Cameron Rouleau
  Wellesley College: Hannah Willis                                          US Air Force: Spenser Schenkelberg, Christopher Smith
                                                                            and Allison Stevens
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  LHS Athletics: The Year in Review
  Fall: Girls Volleyball-Undefeated State Champs-back to back; Gatorade New Hampshire
  volleyball player of the year-Katie Schwarz; Co-New Hampshire Division I players of the
  year-Katie Schwarz and Megan Schwarz; Girls Soccer-Division I Runner Up

  Winter: Ball Family Trophy-tie with Pinkerton; Girls Basketball-Division I Runner Up;
  Division I Player of the Year-Savanna Butterfield; Ice Hockey-Division I Final Four; Coach
  of the Year-Peter Bedford; Girls Indoor Track: Division I shot put champion Lyssa Winslow

  Spring: Beeman Trophy winners vs. Pinkerton; Girls Softball-Division I Final Four; JV
  Softball-Division I Tournament Champion; Girls outdoor Track and Field-3rd Place in
  Division I; State Heptathlon-Katie Schwarz runner up; Boys Tennis-final four; Alex Burbine
  -State singles runner up; Alex Burbine and Harrison Max-State doubles runner up; Girls Tennis-Division I runner up; Cassie
  Burbine and Amanda Depasquale-State doubles final four; Ana Milosavljevic-State singles final four; Boys volleyball-Division I
  runner up; Girls Lacrosse-Division I State Champions-3 in a row; Jenny Thompson-All American




This past year, the Marching Lancer Band & Colorguard were proud to represent New England in the 2011 Tournament of Roses
Parade in Pasadena, CA. A total of 311 performers, plus a complement of 40 staff and chaperones, departed on December 28 for
the six-day trip. While in California, the Lancers performed at Disneyland and also presented their field show at Pasadena City
College. They also performed on the ice for the LA Kings Hockey Team at the Staples Center, making NHL history by doing
so. But the culminating activity was on New Year’s Day when the Lancers marched in the 122 nd Rose Parade. Before a crowd of
one million along the parade route, the Lancers marched 5.5 miles in 2.5 hours. The Rose Parade was also televised to a national
audience of 60 million. It was also broadcasted in 215 countries, including all Provinces of China, for an additional 1.5 billion
viewers. This was the 4th appearance of the Lancers in the Rose Parade, with others occurring in 1992, 1997 and 2004.
In March, the Lancers performed in the 250 th New York City St. Patrick’s Day Parade, the oldest parade in America. The night
before the parade the students visited Times Square and attended a production of “The Lion King” on Broadway. The Lancers also
took first-place in the NYC St. Patrick’s Parade.
The LHS Jazz Ensemble was also busy in March, participating in the UNH Jazz Festival, as well as the Berklee Jazz Festival in
Boston, receiving “honorable mention” at both locations.
In other music news, the following students represented LHS in the NH All-State Music Festival: Emmalee Aiken, viola; Madeleine
Aiken, flute; Jamie Boccia, trumpet; Josh Brennan, mallet percussion; Jackson Holewa, tuba; Nick DeFrancesco, tenor Voice, and
Katherine Zheng, violin.
Representing LHS in the NH Jazz All-State were, Jamie Boccia, trumpet; Andreas Geiger, alto sax; Nick DeFrancesco, tenor voice;
Alex Hamilton, trombone; Adam Rhan, drums; and Erin Yankowskas, alto voice.
Next year’s Marching Band will start-up soon with Thursday night practices beginning on July 7 th. BAND CAMP is scheduled for
August 15-18, from 8:30 AM to 4:00 PM daily. The theme of this year’s halftime show will be JAZZ, featuring selections
“Birdland,” “It Don’t Mean A Thing If It Ain’t Got That Swing, Swing, Swing,” and “Malaguena.”
The Music Department would like to thank the entire community, businesses, organizations and families (etc), for their ongoing
support of these talented and committed young people. The music program continues to be an exciting part of our schools! For
more information on the Londonderry music program, please visit www.lancermusic.org.
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  Middle School Achievements
American Mathematics Competition: Stephany Joncas and Nicholas Nigro
- First Place
New England Mathematics League: Allison Martin First Place for school
and First Place in the state of New Hampshire; Alexander Merrill- Second
Place; Natasha Islam -Third Place; Bryan Murphy and Cameron Reddy-Tied
for Fourth Place. These combined scores on the New England Math League
Contest gave LMS the second-highest team score in the state!
Math Olympiad: Colby Joncas-First Place; Spelling Bee: Noah Vogler -First
Place; Conor Battles-Second Place; Nick Anderson- Third Place;
Geography Bee: Michelle Kerns-First Place (Michelle placed 10th in the
state); Dale Larie-Second Place; Haley Tarbox-Third Place
Letters About Literature Competition: Katherine Gore - Semi-Finalist for the state; Thinking Cap Quiz Bowl: Madeline
Meeks, Samantha Mauceri, and Valerie Shay, School Winning Team.
Laura Lambert and the four eighth grade social studies teachers (Steve Iarocci, Dave Palange, Ryan Barry and Andy
Brown), were interviewed regarding our Washington, DC trip and articles written for publication in Education World
(http://www.educationworld.com/a_curr/why_field_trips_still_matter.shtml) and the May issue of Teach & Travel
(http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/serendipity/teachandtravel_201105/index.php?startid=70#/30)




 Matthew Thornton Achievements
                     New England           Elementary Cross Country: Overall        Earth Day Poster Contest winners
                     Math League:          Girl’s Team Trophy; Overall Boy’s        from Granite Ridge Energy: Hans
                     Top 4th Grade         Team Trophy; Girl’s First Place:         Hendricks, Maddie Sanborn, Julia
                     Students: First       Mikala Eacrett; Boy’s Second Place:      Fothergill, Kevin Brown and Delaney
                     Place: Chris Couto    Anthony Norcia                           McGurn
                     and Liz Iaconis;
                     Runner up: Nick       Reflections Celebration State            Spelling Bee: Jack Connors, represented
                     Couto Top 5th         Winners: Visual Arts-Primary: Callie     Matthew Thornton School at the
                     Grade Students:       Nease, First Place and on to the         Regional Spelling Bee in Salem, New
                     First Place: Travis   National competition; Visual Arts-       Hampshire. At the Matthew Thornton
Gennell; Runner up: Patrick Zepf           Intermediate: Ryan Hickey, Honorable     Spelling Bee Olivia Konelas came in
                                           Mention; Visual Arts-Primary: Zachary    second.
Drama Club produced “Character             Hooper, Honorable Mention
Matters II,” a musical about being
respectful



    Moose Hill Achievements
   Reflections: Visual Arts Category            Category Excellence (Blue Ribbon):
   Excellence (Blue Ribbon): Ryan               Mia Stowell, Alexa Viola
   Pemberton, Sullivan Street; Kennedy
   Brown; Honorable Mention (Green              PTA Blue Ribbon Volunteer
   Ribbon) Kennedy Brown, Ellie                 Award for the fifth straight year
   Varnum, Roselyn Chen, Saffron                Power of the Penny Award for the
   Matzker, Alexa Viola; Photography            third straight year
   Category Excellence (Blue Ribbon)
   Sean Clegg, Seth Grabiec; Literature
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  South School Achievements
Spelling Bee: Carolyn Hill represented      Bulldogs went on to compete at the
South School in the regional meet.          Globals.
Talent Show: First Place, Julia             Hip Hoppin’ Hawks Jump Rope
Brockney for tap dancing; Second            Team visited 10 schools as inspiration
Place, Austin Cardosi and Jaime Rojas       for the Jump for Heart Jump-a-Thon.
for “jumpstyle” dancing and Blake           Thirty-nine members ranged from
Lindquist for freestyle dancing; Third      grade 1 to 5.
Place, Katie LeCerda for piano playing.
Blake Lindquist also won the All-           Drama Club produced a fabulous
School Favorite.                            performance of The Little Mermaid.
Destination Imagination: Team               Artist in Residence: Fourth graders
Bulldogs - Gillian Lynch, Abby              learned about traditional American
Follansbee, Hannah Brown and                music with Jeff Warner.
Brittney Fernandez; The Power of
Lemons Team - Kiera Tewksbury,              Visits from Icelandic Teacher Teams:
Anna Loginov, Abby Dolan and Julia;         Icelandic teachers visited South School
and Neil Baran, member of an                to learn about our effective PBIS
“Unidentified Moving Object” team,          program in both October and June.
competed at State Competition. Team



                                                    North School Achievements
                                          NE Math League: Grade 5: Jeffrey              Reflections: Local Awards:
                                          Ceislowski (1st Place), Cole Britting (2nd    Choreography-Intermediate: Kathryn
                                          Place); Grade 4: Urvi Chakraborty (1st        Hempfield; Literature-Intermediate:
                                          Place); Jack Brown (2nd Place)                Nicholas Demers, Meghan Evangelista,
                                                                                        Zachary Ford; Photography-Primary:
                                          Spelling Bee: Winner: Urvi Chakraborty        Ajay Thumma; Photography-
                                          (Grade 4); Runner-Up: Jacob Escott            Intermediate: Kayla Briggs, Halle
                                          (Grade 4)                                     Hamilton, Zachery Lemay; Visual Arts-
                                                                                        Primary: William Heenan, Delaney Root;
                                          Books and Beyond: Grade 1: 82 students        Visual Arts-Intermediate: Ashley
                                          read 6,721 books from December to May         Andrews, Catherine Derhak
 Londonderry Elementary 5th Grade
 Cross-Country Race: Girls: Kaylin        North School Glee Club: 1st Musical           State Recognitions: Photography-
 Gregoire (2nd Place); Halle Hamilton     Production: “Aladdin” a Spotlight             Primary: Ajay Thumma-Honorable
 (4th Place); Alexandra Seeley (6th       Musical by Mary Gray (with a cast of          Mention; Photography-Intermediate:
 Place); Boys: Cameron DeGraw (1st        over 60 students and stage crew of over       Halle Hamilton-Honorable Mention;
 Place); Nick Dawe (9th Place)            60 students and more than 25 staff            Visual Arts-Intermediate: Benjamin
                                          members!                                      Johnson-3rd Place; Ashley Andrews-
 PTA Volunteer Blue Ribbon Award
                                                                                        Honorable Mention



 Faculty and Staff Achievements
Granite State Reading Council Reading Teacher of the Year: Vicky Stickney; NH Art Educators’ Association Outstanding Service Award:
Carol Mack, and Linda Boyd; Verizon Thinkfinity Challenge Grant: Susan Ballard; Carolyn Guss Scholarship Delta Kappa Gamma
Society International: Ann Gaffney; Top 20 Research Instruction Articles from The American Library Association Library Instruction
Round Table: Susan Ballard, Gail March and Jean Sand; Derry/Londonderry Chamber of Commerce Citizen of the Year: Andy Soucy;
Keene State College Alumni Music Award; Andy Soucy; Fitzwater Medallion recipient for ―Contributions to the Public Discourse‖: Mary
Lukas DeWinkeleer; Project Running Start Advocate of the Year Award from Community College System of NH: Diane Malley; HS
Teacher of the Year by UMass Lowell Sigma Chi Chapter\(Scientific Research Society): Judi Nazro; NH Music Educators’ Association
Administrator of the Year: Nate Greenberg; NH School Nurse of the Year Finalist: Anne Marie Rich; NHSAA Outstanding Service Award:
Suzie Swenson; American Association of School Librarians President-Elect: Susan Ballard
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 Destination…Retirement
Lynn Slapsys – Moose Hill LEEP Coordinator

Lynn became the LEEP Coordinator in 1988 when it was first located at the Middle
School. She developed the program that integrated special needs youngsters into a
nursery school setting with other students. The program was designed to identify those
skills that youngsters needed to enter the least restrictive school placement and to
systematically target and teach those behaviors using peer models.

With creative scheduling and optimizing staff’s own strengths – Lynn ran a well oiled
machine. The LEEP program has been recognized as one of the model preschool special
education programs in the State. The School District has been most fortunate to have
Lynn overseeing programming for it’s identified special needs preschool population.

Ellen Gintz – Matthew Thornton Guidance Counselor
Ellen Gintz has worked as a Guidance Counselor at Matthew Thornton School for 25
years. During that time she has done a wonderful job of teaching, providing resources,
listening and counseling the students in her caseload. Ellen’s expertise has been
particularly important during times of crisis. However, at all times, she has worked to advocate for all kids and especially for the
ones who need extra help and attention. She has worked diligently with student families and outside therapists to provide a
continuum of care for those in her charge. Throughout her tenure at Matthew Thornton she has worked closely with staff and
administration to fulfill her goals. She has been critical to the success of the PBIS program. Ellen will be missed by all for her
consistent effort, her detailed work and her dedication to the students in her care.
Diane Hoppe—Matthew Thornton Third Grade Teacher
Diane Hoppe has served in numerous positions in the district dating back to 1983. She worked at LEEP for several years until she
was officially hired in 1991 for a permanent classroom position. Through the last 20 years her classroom has been a wonderful
place where children have been challenged and have thrived in a positive environment where each student is valued for their
contributions to the classroom community. In addition to her classroom work, Diane has been active on many committees
throughout her tenure at the school. She is famous for bursting into song on the microphone during her café duty. We will sorely
miss her fun loving attitude, dedication and hard work.
Roxanne Keil—Matthew Thornton Third Grade Teacher
Roxanne Keil, will be retiring in June. Roxanne’s smile is a mile wide and is accentuated by the caring and respect she shows for
each of her students. Mrs. Keil started her career at Matthew Thornton as a substitute music teacher in 1989, and then moved to a
grade three classroom where she has excelled over the last twenty plus years. With her third grade colleagues (including Mrs.
Hoppe), Roxanne built strong instructional units that integrated learning into themes. The children’s interest soared as each one
learned at their own pace with motivating and engaging materials. As we have moved to our new curricular materials, Roxanne has
continued to teach third grade with energy and enthusiasm.
Mary Hensel Matthew Thornton Special Education Assistant
Mary Hensel has worked in the Londonderry School District as a Special Education Assistant for 15 years. During this time she has
carried out her assignments has carried out assignments accurately and effectively under the guidance of the case managers with
whom she has worked. After working for many years in a resource room setting, Mary has recently brought her assistance to
students within the classroom setting. In retirement, Mrs. Hensel is looking forward to a much anticipated 41 st wedding anniversary
trip to Ireland. We wish her safe travels and a happy retirement.
Martha Miller - South School Fifth Grade

Martha Miller is a professional to the highest degree. She is a model teacher, an inspiring colleague and a faithful mentor to her
teammates. She is the embodiment of the district motto “Giving Wings to Children’s Dreams”. She has spent her 33 years with the
Londonderry School District never wavering from the district’s mission and the school’s goals. Calling her a master teacher is an
understatement. Her excellence as a teacher gained her the 2006 New Hampshire Math and Science Teacher of the Year and a
nomination for the 2008 New Hampshire Teacher of the year.
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 Martha has contributed a great deal to the school and district. For years, Martha facilitated two afterschool clubs for all ages that
 help students expand their thinking and gain confidence with the Chess Club and Young Entrepreneurs Club. Midway in her
 career, she was highly involved in Destination Imagination, then known as Odyssey of the Mind, and was credited for bringing
 this program to the district.
 Katie Palmer—South School First Grade Teacher

 Katie Palmer’s career in Londonderry began many years ago at Central School. She has taught first grade for most of her career
 with a few looping years to second grade. She is a passionate and effective master teacher, who is very intentional about each
 aspect of her teaching.

 Katie instills in her students a commitment towards helping others. When soldiers need words of encouragement, Katie’s first
 graders dive into a flurry of writing, each child creating multiple cards. When there is a food collection, her students dutifully
 bring in their goods and they collectively count and sack and bring in more.

 Katie was actively involved in several school and district committees. She served on the District Math Assessment Committee
 and on the Executive Functioning Committee. She has served as the LEA/LAAHP secretary for a number of years. She has been
 a active participant on the EDies preparation Committee and the Carnival Committee. She assists in beautifying the school and
 extending learning opportunities by contributing her time to the Apprentice Gardeners Club and the school's Garden Committee.
 She has also participated in classroom walk-throughs and served on teacher hiring teams.
 In conclusion, one parent sums up Katie's professionalism by stating, "Mrs. Palmer made me a part of her team, whose primary
 function was to care how much each and every student in her class was learning…She brings so much enthusiasm and a focused
 approach to teaching that makes learning fun for her first graders…She is a caring and committed teacher and it has been a
 pleasure to deal with her as a parent and as a volunteer."
 Wayne MacDougall—Londonderry High School Math Teacher
 Wayne MacDougall began his teaching career with the Londonderry School District in September of 1988. He was a career
 changer after working in the business world for 17 years. Looking for more job satisfaction – he found a home with the
 Londonderry High School Math Department. Wayne has been a dedicated professional and a very positive role model. He
 continues to look for ways to add real-life problems to his teaching.
 Wayne (or Mac Dog) as the athletes call him has coached many years for Londonderry. He coached girl’s soccer, basketball and
 softball. He had a very successful Assistant Cross Country coaching career with Larry Martin. Wayne was a great compliment
 to Larry and together they achieved many Cross County championships for Londonderry.
 The Londonderry High School family is losing a very important member. We wish Wayne the very best in his next stage of life.
 Beverly Robichaud—District Office Receptionist
 Bev began her career with the Londonderry School District in the fall of 1996 as an Instructional Assistant at North School.
 With her love of children, she so enjoyed her work at North for 3 years. In the summer of 1999, Bev transferred to the District
 Office to become the receptionist. The term “receptionist” is a misnomer for the amount of work accomplished by Bev each
 day. She handled the constant flow of her “customers” (as she called them) with her friendly, helpful attitude and professional
 demeanor. No task was too large or small for Bev – whether it was stuffing envelopes for the HR department or setting up
 procedures for summer enrichment signups for the Assistant Superintendent.
 Bev will now enjoy traveling, her lake house and spending time with family to include 6 grandchildren. We wish her the very
 best and offer our sincere thanks.
 Connie MacInnis—District Office Manager
 In September of 1988 – Ms. Connie MacInnis started her career with the Londonderry School District. She was hired as the
 District Library/Media Program Assistant. In 1993, Connie was promoted to the position of Administrative Assistant to the
 Superintendent. Through Connie’s tenure, she has worked with three different Superintendents – each with a unique way of
 running the District. Her professionalism is not only commendable but consistently exceeds any level of expectation that is the
 standard.
 She was appointed Office Manager in 1998. Connie has been an excellent ambassador of good will for the whole District. Her
 personality and willingness to be of assistance to all she comes in contact with has been deeply appreciated. We all join together
 and wish her all the best with the new chapter in her life.
                                            Our Vision
                                            The Londonderry School District will provide appropriate individualized
                                            academic, social, emotional and physical learning opportunities in order to
                                            establish a dynamic foundation for quality education and continued student
                                            growth.




                                            Our Mission
                                            To provide all students with the vision, skills, and knowledge necessary to
                                            maximize their individual potential. Central to this accomplishment is the
LONDONDERRY SCHOOL                          collaboration among all shareholders and disciplines so that students can
                                            become contributing members of society and appreciate that learning is a
DISTRICT                                    life-long process.



                                                                Londonderry School Board
268C Mammoth Road                                                   John Robinson, Chair
Londonderry, NH 03053                                            John Laferriere , Vice Chair
                                                                       Ronald Campo
Phone: 603.432.6920                                                   Nancy Hendricks
Fax: 603.425.1049                                                       Steve Young
                                                                Superintendent of Schools:
Www.londonderry.org                                                 Nathan S. Greenberg
                                                                Assistant Superintendent:
                                                                       Andrew Corey


         2011 LEO Award Winners
Outstanding Teacher Web Pages
Ed Burgess, LHS
Anne Silvius, Matthew Thornton
Jen Colantuoni, South School
Deborah Dolan, South School

Outstanding Community Contribution LEO 21
Fred Telschow

Outstanding Student Contribution
WLLO-LP, LEO 21 and LEOnline
Anthony Jennings, LHS

Outstanding Student Contribution WLLO-LP
Justin Foster, LHS
Derek LaFleur, LHS
                                                     Congratulations to the
Jordan Shea, LHS
                                                       LHS Math Team
Outstanding Student Contribution LEO 21
Cameron McLeod, LMS
Riley Treanor, LMS
                                                              and
Kelly Chase, LHS
                                                      Coach Mike Wenger
Special Recognition
Linda Lampkin, South School                           2011 State Champs!
Janice Wile, North School

				
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