Devin McMahon, a member of the Pinkerton Academy Student Council, remembers watching adviser John Breda add up the canned, boxed and bottled goods the Council collected on their Trick or Can drive Friday night. “We were all saying, ‘It looks like we’re going to make 700.’ Then Mr. Breda said, ‘You have 1,384.” The Council
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