July-August 2018 | Volume 11, Issue 4

Newsletter Schedule

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The next issue (Sept-Oct) of this newsletter will be available in early September 2018. We will accept submissions through August 25, 2018 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

Graduating from SUNY Potsdam
     Katherine Fanning BA
Graduating from Baylor University in May, 2018
     Tess Elizabeth Kucera MPH
Graduating from Keene State College in May 2018
     Nathan Cameron BS
     Cassidy Garrow BS
     Marina McCartney BA
     Jacob West BA
Graduating from the University of New Hampshire in May 2018
     Taylor Barnes, BA
     Aanielle Bennett, BS
     Natalie Bilynsky, MS  
     Minette Cantrall, BS
     Lauren Goulet, BS
     Danielle Janos, BM Magna Cum Laude
     Morgan King, MAT   
     Andrea Lawrence, MED
     Tara Martel, BS
     Amy Michaud, MPH
     Timothy O’Brien, MBA
     Kyle Pimentel, BS
     Kelly Seaman, BA Cum Laude
     Penny Watson, BS
     Margaret Weaver, BS
Dean College announces President’s List for Spring 2018
     Hannah Gagnon
Southern New Hampshire University announces President’s List for Spring 2018
     Nicholas Arsenault
     Bradley George
     Morgan Pease
Southern New Hampshire University announces Dean’s List for Spring 2018
     Jackson Rivers
     Rachel Stone
Emanuel College announces Dean’s List for Spring 2018
     Tina Le
     Courtney Santos
Worcester Polytechnic Institute announces Dean’s List for Spring 2018
     Megan McCoole
Northeastern University announces Dean’s List for Spring 2018
     Noah Dwyer
SUNY Canton recognizes earning Part-Time Honors for Spring 2018
     Jacklyn A.Ulban

All-Star Sports Awards June 21st

The Seacoast Media Group put on the second annual Seacoast All-Star Sports Awards at the Music Hall in downtown Portsmouth on June 21st.  It was an evening of champions and the featured speaker was Pedro Martinez, Hall of Fame pitching legend and former Red Sox pitching great.  265 student-athletes from 18 schools on the Seacoast were honored with nominations. They were the area’s top high school athletes and several of our athletes from Epping sports were nominated.

Our nominees were:
For the 2016 Fall Sports Season:
     Girls Soccer
       Evelyn Carleton
       Megan Marasca
       Becky Milbury
       Casey Needham
       Noah Armstrong
       Jake Bisaillon
       Matt Lockard
For the Spring 2017 Sports Season
       Laura Duguie
       Eliza Kucera
       Belle Snyder

Note: Gabe Mosca, Epping softball coach, won Girls Coach of the Year honors. "(My players) made my job easy,” Mosca said after leading the Blue Devils to an 18-1 record and the Division IV championship. “It all starts with good players, and I had great players, and a great group of girls.”

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


July 4-6– The school office will be closed.

July 9 – School office will reopen.  Summer hours will be 8 am to 3 pm Tuesdays – Thursdays.  The main office will be closed Mondays and Fridays.

July 17 –August 9 – Extended Year Program is being offered in all academic areas on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday mornings from 8-11 am at Epping High School            

July 17 – August 9 – Title I Summer Program is offering individual or small group reading and math reinforcement to help children improve their reading math and computer skills. The program is being offered on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday mornings from 8-11 am at Epping High School.


September 4 First Day of School Celebration for students in Grades 1-5 from 8:20 - 9:30 am.  Parents are invited to join their children and our teachers and administrators on our first day of school.  This celebration is an opportunity for parents to meet other parents, get to know the people who have a shared interest in your children’s education, and learn some easy and effective ways to help them throughout the school year.

September 4Preschool Orientation – Teachers will be sending information home regarding the time your child is scheduled for this orientation.

September 5First Day of School for Preschool

September 5Kindergarten Orientation – Teachers will be sending information home regarding the time your child is scheduled for this orientation

September 6First Day of School for Kindergarten

Epping Middle School (EMS)

Epping Middle School has several wonderful end of year traditions that have been exciting for students, families and staff!

Courtyard Clean-up

Epping Boy Scout Troop 136 truly lives by the Boy Scout Law.  Each and every one of the Scouts that came to Epping Middle School on a stifling hot Memorial Day Weekend day to work to make our school’s courtyard beautiful are loyal and helpful to say the least.  Scout Zach Hodgman coordinated this service project with the school.  After a productive afternoon beautifying this common space the Troop made plans to continue this service project in coordination with the school each spring.

Thank you Scouts!

Grade 8 Dance on June 8, 2018

We want to extend our sincere gratitude to all of the volunteers who worked tirelessly to make this experience beautiful and special for our 8th graders! Thelma Thompson and Susan Gualtieri established a new tradition involving the 7th grade students and parents in setting up and most importantly, deciding on a theme for the event! This year, our theme was “Night Under the Stars.”  We had beautiful weather and the courtyard was looking fabulous! The students looked fantastic, all dressed up! And so grown up!


Spring Music Concert Thank you Mr. Ludwig!!

On June 7th, the Epping Middle School Band, Jazz Band and Chorus performed their hearts out as this would be their last concert with their beloved band director, Mr. John Ludwig. It was a bittersweet evening full of show tunes and jazz standards.  The Middle School will miss Mr. Ludwig and all that he has done for our school

Spring Music Concert

Epping High School (EHS)

Congratulations to the Class of 2018

EHS Class of 2018 Top Ten

Rebecca Milbury, daughter of Erin and Matt Milbury is the valedictorian of the Class of 2018.  She plans to attend the University of New Hampshire to study business (Paul Scholar/Honors).

Keelin Berger, daughter of Aveen Kenny Berger and Jeffrey Berger is the salutatorian of the Class of 2018.  She plans to attend Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute to study environmental engineering.

Konrad Hodgman, son of  Kristin and Robert Hodgman.  He plans to attend Ashland University (Ohio) to study history and political science.

Evelyn Carleton, daughter of Nicole and Tom Carleton.  She plans to attend the University of New Hampshire to study in the College of Life Science & Agriculture, undeclared.

Katie Pelletier, daughter of Lynn and Dan Pelletier.  She plans to attend the University of New Hampshire to study earth sciences teaching.

Everett Brown Jr., son of Tara and Everett Brown.  He plans to attend Great Bay Community College to study computer science.

Emma Coolidge, daughter of Catherine and Stephen Coolidge  She plans to attend the University of New Hampshire to study exercise science.

Veronica Hackett, daughter of Camille and Michael Hackett.  She plans to attend the University of New Hampshire to study English.

Stephanie DiFrancesco, daughter of Linda and John DiFrancesco.  She plans to attend the University of New England to study nursing.    

Brendan Sacco, son of Jennifer and Dave Gray, Kenneth and Kristen Sacco.  He plans to attend the University of New Hampshire to study music education.