Holiday Art and Writing Contest Winners
It’s been more than three decades since the then editor of Foster’s Daily Democrat, Rod Doherty, instituted the Holiday Art and Writing Contest. Since its founding, the contest has grown with the participation of students stretching across the Seacoast of New Hampshire and southern Maine. Over that time the contest has also become more competitive. This year judging was particularly challenging and saw more perfect score award winners than in past years.
There were 40 winners in Writing in four categories: Grades1 & 2, Grades 3 & 4, Grades 5 & 6 and Grades 7 & 8.
Out of 19 winners in the Grades 7 & 8 Writing category, five were from our Epping Middle School:
- Jade Gagnon
- Zachary Hodgman
- Wyatt Noel
- Mikey Picard
- Haley Williamson
- And Wyatt Noel was one of eight perfect scores in writing
A ceremony to honor this year’s winners will be held Saturday, January. 27th at 9:00 am in the auditorium of the Idlehurst School in Somersworth. (Snow date: Saturday, February 3rd)
Winners will be notified by email with full details.
Epping School District News
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 www.sau14.org under School Board/Agenda & Minutes. ETV is also streaming meetings that you can watch live on your computer at: http://etv22.pegcentral.com/.
- January 4th and 18th
- February 1st and 15th
EES School Calendar
Jan. 2 – Classes resume
Jan. 8 – PTO meeting 7:00 pm in the EES Art Room. Free babysitting in the Library.
Jan. 12 – NO SCHOOL-Professional Development Day
Jan. 15 – NO SCHOOL – Martin Luther King Day
Jan. 17 – 1st Annual EES Geography Bee, second round
Jan. 19 – Child Find Clinic – 1-3 pm
Jan. 24 – National Elementary Honor Society ceremony for 4th grade inductees in EES gym at 6:30 pm
Jan. 26 – Snow date for Child Find Clinic
Feb. 1 – “I Love to Read” month begins
Feb. 5 – PTO meeting 7:00 pm in the EES Art Room. Free babysitting in the Library.
Feb. 15 – Scholastic Book Fair in Library 6-7:30 pm
PTO Ice Cream Social - 6-7:30 pm
Feb. 21 – Kindergarten Information Night 6-7:30 pm
Feb. 26-Mar. 2 – NO SCHOOL – WINTER VACATION
A big thank you to the Epping Lions Club who helped our students by holding a vision screening Thursday, November 30th. Many thanks for their efforts!
EES 1st Annual Geography Bee
Eight Fourth and Fifth Grade students participated in the first ever EES Geography Bee. Congratulations to the top five scorers: Evan Deloge, Piper Gagne, Jordan Guarente, Sawyer Idell and Parker Irving. These students move on to the next round on January 17th.
The Epic Lego Wall is Up!
A big thank you goes out to the PTO for purchasing the Lego baseplates and George Kimball and the Facilities Department for assembling and installing the wall in the Library Media Center.
EMS Holiday Concert
On December 19th the EMS Band and Chorus performed for the community a combination of holiday favorites and jazz arrangements. They played to a packed house! Thank you to TEMPO, John Ludwig, Brian Freed and most of all our students for a fantastic performance.
|Epping Middle School Jazz Band getting us all in the holiday spirit!|
|Epping Middle School Band rocking the house!|
|Epping Middle School chorus singing their best! Beautiful voices!|
Friends Helping Friends
Friends Helping Friends (FHF) is a nonprofit organization at Epping Middle School that provides financial assistance to our students living with long-term illnesses. Students have used the funds to buy adaptive equipment, purchase gas for the trips to Boston hospitals, and to purchase laptop computers to continue their studies while hospitalized. FHF conducts various fundraisers throughout the year. They have been selling holiday covered Tootsie Pops for $1 to support their efforts.
From left to right: Morgan Witmer and Abigail Purchas
Congratulations to this year’s winner, Abigail Purchas and our runner up, Morgan Witmer for winning this year’s Spelling Bee. Abigail won this year’s bee with the word - mandible. Our winner will participate in the State Spelling Bee sponsored by the NH Union Leader, February 24th at the Capitol Center for the Arts in Concord, NH.
First Quarter Honor Roll
Dylan Dulong, Isabella Greubel, Chanah Katz, Casey Morin, Autumn Patterson
Ayla Bennett, Aviendha Blakney, Jessica Brassil, Daniel Ciriello, Abigail Deary, Scarlett Demars, Colin Hallinan, Cameron Hansen, Amelia Harper, Wyatt Idell, Lauren Johnson, Shawna Lin, Lillian Long, Autumn Loving, Myleigh Martin, Maelie McAniff, Malaney McAniff, Sarah McTague, Rachel Peirce, Aidan Rossel, Annabelle Shumway, Skyler Simard, Logan Snyder, Charlize Stevens, Jasmine Terrio, Jacob Twombly, Delaney Yates, Ryan Zheng
Brooke Bacon, Cooper Bernier, Ta’lisa Burnett, Leah Hackett, Daniel Johnson, James Le, Nathan McTague, Sophia Morang, Miriam Peck, Luke Snyder
Riley Ahlschlager, Sophia Bade, Devan Bartlett, Kaelin Beattie, Maddison Beltran, Krystal Brown, Kaitlyn Chapman, Aidan Colban, Benjamin Craig, Jared DeCourcy, Aiden Dyer, Brendon Follansbee, Allison Galante, Christian Ginsberg, Olivia Gosselin, Samuel Gosselin, Kaylin Hennessy, Payton
Hull, Emma LaChapelle, Brady Lewis, Cassidy Lustenberger, McKenzie MacDonald, Cole Mackenzie, Mackenzie Milbury, Pacy Morgado, Dillin Munroe, Brooke Needham, Lindsey Parents, Miriam Peck, Maiya Poloian, Brady Powicki, Annalee Roy, Carly Sanborn, Lilly Sheerin, Olivia Sousa, Christopher Sullivan, Sarrah Wilkins, Aaron Wyatt
Sarah Brassil, Jade Gagnon, Elizabeth Hobbs, Aryana Patnaude, Michael Picard
Melissa Daigle, Bailey Fenstermacher, Ella Fenstermacher, Trey Finkelstein, Jessica Galante, Alexander Greubel, Zachary Hodgman, Emily Kelly, Jacob Loving, Stamatis Maschas, Patrick McTague, David Meyer, Wyatt Noel, Kevin O'Connell, Zachary Orthman, Mikhail Ozols, Zachary Rogers, Julia Ruel-Grand, Dominic Spinelli, Rachel Swanson, Ayden Swindell, Molly Tessier, Haley Williamson, Morgan Witmer
EHS Concert for Seniors
Epping Seniors were treated to a very special Holiday concert at the High School on Wednesday afternoon, December 20th. We listened to a wonderful hour of holiday music performed by the talented students in the High School Band and Chorus. Some students were in both the band and the chorus. The concert was followed by delicious cake and cookies, punch and coffee and we were sent home with a “care” package of two chocolate chip cookies. Thanks so much to our amazing and talented students, to directors John Ludwig and Brian Freed and to Principal Brian Ernest for a delightful afternoon.