Jan - Feb 2019| Volume 12, Issue 1

Newsletter Schedule

Have we missed your group or event? Please let us know. Our purpose is to include as many Epping groups and events as possible.

The next issue (March-April) of this newsletter will be available in early March 2019. We will accept submissions through February 23, 2019 to be included in the next issue. Please send your content, including contact information, for consideration by using the CONTACT US section of our web site or by emailing us.

Epping School District News


Epping Students in the News

MCPHS University announces Dean’s List for the Summer 2018 semester: Sarah Valtin.
Member of Ashland University’s Running Club, Astronomy Club and also of their Alexander Hamilton Society - Majoring in history: Konrad Hodgman
Winners in the Foster’s Daily Democrat Holiday Art and Writing Contest, Grades 7 and 8 Writing: Talisa Burnett, Emma LaChapelle

School Board Meeting Schedule

The Epping School Board holds regular meetings at 7:00 pm in the Epping Town Hall. The public is invited to attend. Meetings are also televised by ETV. Agendas and minutes are posted on the district website at under School Board/Agenda & Minutes. ETV is also streaming meetings that you can watch live on your computer at:

Epping Elementary School (EES)

EES School Calendar

Epping Middle School (EMS)

Epping Middle School staff and students have been busy with lots of learning opportunities beyond the core instruction. We are delighted by the level of engagement of students in the many extensions, clubs and social events that the committed staff organizes for our school community. Our goal is to help every child feel connected to our school community and the greater Epping community, too.

Sixth, seventh and eighth grade students prepare for their upcoming Holiday Concert during Chorus under the direction of Mr. St. Cyr

Activity Nights, Movie Nights, Youth-to-Youth, Adventure Club, Dungeons and Dragons Club, and a variety of other activities initiated by our students, food drives to support End 68 Hours of Hunger, pet food collections for the SPCA all provide the opportunities for our students to feel connected and to make a difference. Recently, our 7th graders, went to the Capitol Center for the Arts in Concord for a theater production of five short plays - two of which were read and taught in ELA 7 by Mrs. Linsay Kaplan. Our students received the highest compliment from the organizers at the Center for the Arts in regards to our students’ mature behavior. They deemed our kids as the most well-behaved. We are all so proud of them!

Seventh Grade students along with Mrs. Fross enjoy the production at the Capitol Center for the Art

Hour of Code Week December 3 -7, 2018

EMS students participated in an Hour of Code to celebrate Computer Science Education Week. Classes visited the media center to engage in a variety of “offline” activities aimed at helping them to think like computer programmers. Activities included BreakoutEDU, designing video games with Bloxels, color by numbers with binary code, and coding with Ozobots.

EMS Youth 2 Youth  11/29/18

EMS Youth 2 Youth members presented information on e-cigarettes and flavored tobacco products to each Health class. Presentations shed light on the topic of tobacco companies using candy flavors like gummy bear and cotton candy to entice young people into using their products.  Youth 2 Youth is supporting the Dover Youth 2 Youth group in their campaign to ask the Food and Drug Administration to ban candy flavors in tobacco products.

Olweus Anti-Bullying Program 12/7/18

On Friday EMS students participated in a structured Olweus afternoon meeting. Students reviewed our school policy on bullying and engaged in discussions on specific ways to create a more peaceful school environment.

The 6th grade Health class helped create a bulletin board based on these discussions. Students worked together to brainstorm specific behaviors that encourage a peaceful environment while in the classroom, bus, hallway and cafeteria.

Important Dates:
Professional Development Days - No School for students
   Tuesday, March 12th
   Friday, April 5th  
Early Release Days - 11:30 am dismissal for all students
   Wednesday, January 16th 
   Wednesday, February 6th
   Wednesday,  May 8th