After a round of clapping, the entire student body of Next Charter School exploded into its lounge area at the end of a school day. The area features the kind of spaces dear to a teen’s heart, including places to plug in a laptop, a sunken conversation pit, chairs and tables – and a refrigerator.
Three Derry schools and four Derry Cooperative School District staff members have received 21st-Century Grants to help them integrate technology into the schools in new ways. Joel Olbricht and Gordon Graham, members of the 21st-Century Learning foundation board, appeared at the Sept. 23 School Board meeting to announce the grants. The grant recipients were also
The Derry Medical Center Charitable Foundation more than doubled the number of scholarships awarded this year to eligible high school seniors pursuing a career in a medically related profession. Nine students, each graduating in the top 25 percent of his or her class, received $1,000 each. In addition to Pinkerton Academy in Derry, Londonderry High School,