Cathy Belcher

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Name: Cathy Belcher
Date registered: March 22, 2013

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  1. Timberlane Students Outperform at State and Global Levels — July 18, 2018
  2. TRHS 4th Quarter Honor Roll Released — June 28, 2018
  3. Timberlane Students Succeed with Achieve3000 — June 20, 2018
  4. Timberlane Awarded Georgie Boy Grant — June 15, 2018
  5. A Message From the School Chair and Vice Chair Regarding Bullying — June 11, 2018

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Jul 18

Timberlane Students Outperform at State and Global Levels

The Timberlane Regional High School is pleased to report the 2018 College Board Advanced Placement exam results. Timberlane students outperformed at both state and global levels with scores of 3 or higher on subject area exams.

                                                                                              GLOBAL           STATE              TRSD

% of Total AP Students with Scores 3+                                    61%                  71%                  75%

*Exam scores of 3 or higher are predictive of college and future success.

All Timberlane students enrolled in Advanced Placement courses participate in AP exams annually. This year, 166 students participated in 268 AP exams including English, Mathematics, Science, World Languages, Social Studies, Computer Science, and other subject area exams. 75% of Timberlane High School students were recognized for earning an exam score of 3 or higher.

Timberlane High School Advanced Placement course teachers recently discussed their goals of the AP program and shared ideas for continued and long-term success. “The high quality, professional educators leading our AP students are hardworking and dedicated to each individual student. They care about the success of students and about working collaboratively with their colleagues and administrators to ensure Timberlane students are prepared for post high school education.” – Christi Michaud, Executive Director of Data, Assessment, and Accountability

“What makes Timberlane unique from other school districts is that ALL Timberlane students who enroll in AP courses are required to take the AP exam; students are not cherry-picked for the exam, thus our scores are truly reflective of the hard work undertaken by both our educators and students. Our ongoing efforts to increase the rigor, accountability, evaluation and support in our teaching and learning practices are exemplified in our student achievement results.” – Dr. Earl Metzler, Superintendent of Schools

July 18, 2018


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Jun 28

TRHS 4th Quarter Honor Roll Released

The Timberlane Regional High School is pleased to announce the release of the 4th quarter Honor Roll.  Congratulations to these students for achieving this academic standing!

TRHS 2017-18 Q4 Honor Roll

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Jun 20

Timberlane Students Succeed with Achieve3000

The Timberlane Regional School District is pleased to report the year-end analysis of student achievement with Achieve3000, an instructional tool aimed at advancing students’ literacy skills in grades 3-12.
The growth recognized in this most recent analysis has put Timberlane students closer to college and career readiness target levels and has placed several students well above those targets.

Secondary students in grades 6-12 achieved an average reading level gain of 35 Lexile points from September to June, and at the elementary level, students in grades 3-5 achieved an average reading gain of 92 points.  Based on a national Lexile study performed by Achieve3000, 62% of Timberlane students exceeded expected growth this school year.

College and career readiness targets for reading and comprehending informational text are ambitious though Timberlane students continue to demonstrate the tenacity it takes to excel.  At the secondary level, students who MET or EXCEEDED targets rose this school year from 31% in September to 41% in June.  At the elementary level, the percentage of students in grades 3-5, increased from 19% in September to 37% in June.

These gains prove that the students, staff, and families of the Timberlane Regional School District understand that it takes rigor to recognize these accomplishments.  We appreciate the support of Achieve3000 in helping us to work towards our literacy goals.

Timberlane students are encouraged to continue using the limited access edition of Achieve3000 through the summer months to keep their skills sharp.  Parents may visit the Home Resource Site by using students’ account log-in information or may learn more by visiting

“These gains in Lexile scores are impressive. We have an incredible staff dedicated to teaching and we have students who are committed to learning.  These, coupled with effective educational tools like Achieve3000, strengthen and empower us as we increase rigor, accountability, evaluation and support that lead to greater student achievement.” – Dr. Earl Metzler

June 20, 2018

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Jun 15

Timberlane Awarded Georgie Boy Grant

The Timberlane Regional School District is the recipient of the New Hampshire Health and Human Services, Alcohol & Drug Misuse Prevention and Mental Health Promotion grant.  The district refers to this grant as the “Georgie Boy” grant.  This $100,000 grant has been secured through the collaborative efforts of Charlie George, Community member sponsor, Senator Morse, Representative for the Town of Atkinson, Kathleen Dayotis, principal of the Atkinson Academy School, Atkinson Police Chief Albert Brackett, Director of Student Services, Susan Rasicot, Student Assistance High School Program professional, Tim Lena, Student Assistance Middle School Program professional, Kelley Binette and Barry Chooljian, Director of School Counselors.

The grant has provided several programs to support youth in leading a healthy lifestyle.  The grant supported the training of community police officers and elementary school teachers in L.E.A.D. training.  This program promotes the prevention of drug and alcohol misuse in the schools as well as the community.  The elementary school students have been able to attend after school programming to develop new interests.  Some of those interests include: Lego club, Games club, Zumba club, and Slime club.  After school programming has been successful and well received by the students.

At the high school level students were able to hear Justice Broderick share the “Five Signs of Mental Illness as well as the latest program initiative, R.E.A.C.T., Recognize the signs of emotional suffering, Express concern and offer support, Act now and talk to someone you trust-parent, teacher, coach, relative, friend, doctor, Care enough to follow through and follow up, Text SIGNS to 741-741 or call 603-448-4440.  Another promotion was for community and family members to attend a Mock Teenage Bedroom presentation.  Over the summer, future events include Adventurelore, and Evidence based training sessions for Parents are planned in the fall.    During Alcohol awareness month, high school students were able to film a Fatal Realty production that is posted on our website.  Students also participated in Sticker Shock to raise awareness regarding legal drinking age.

This grant also supports grandparents in the district who may be court appointed to care for their grandchildren.  This program is known as P.A.S.T.A., Parenting A Second Time Around.  This is a collaborative effort with our Sandown facilitator, Sergeant Aurie Roy.  Grandparents are able to learn about a variety of topics including child development, discipline and guidance, and rebuilding families.  Attendance at these workshops is growing in numbers.

The Timberlane Regional School district wishes to thank Charlie George and his family for all of their efforts to bring this grant to completion.  A special thanks to all of the participants in the development and support of the future activities to come.

A ceremony acknowledging the support of Senator Morse and the George family will be held at Atkinson Academy on June 18th.

June 15, 2018

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Jun 11

A Message From the School Chair and Vice Chair Regarding Bullying

At their June 7th board meeting, the Timberlane Regional School Board received a report of alleged bullying at one of the district elementary schools.  The matter was immediately forwarded to District administrators and is currently under review by way of the established process for addressing bullying complaints, as defined by state law and school district policy. The Superintendent is also monitoring the process.

This notice is to inform Timberlane parents as well as members of the public that the School Board, the Superintendent of Schools, and District administrators take reports of bullying seriously. The District is committed to promoting anti-bullying preventative strategies to ensure that each student is provided a safe learning environment and, to that end, has sponsored numerous anti-bullying initiatives.  Staff members undergo anti-bullying training, student receive instruction on anti-bullying, and community awareness measures are undertaken as evidenced by a recent anti-bulling presentation by the Timberlane Parents Advisory Forum (

“I encourage students to speak to their teachers,  guidance counselors or building principals with any questions or concerns they might have about bullying or harassment, as our educational team is ready and prepared to assist our students in a variety of areas.” –   Sue Sherman, School Board Chair

Sue Sherman, School Board Chair

Kelly Ward, School Board Vice Chair


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