Cathy Belcher

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Name: Cathy Belcher
Date registered: March 22, 2013

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  1. Timberlane Students Take Top 3 in Region for NH Essay Contest — May 15, 2018
  2. SAU55 Board Conducts Evaluation of the Superintendent, Awards Bonus and Sets Salary for 2018-19 School Year — May 10, 2018
  3. District Supports Operation Safe Stop — April 26, 2018
  4. Important Message Concerning School Safety from the Superintendent of Schools — April 24, 2018
  5. Notice of Public Hearing on a Donation — April 10, 2018

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May 15

Timberlane Students Take Top 3 in Region for NH Essay Contest

The Timberlane Regional School District is pleased to boast three State winners in the Statewide Bicentennial Essay Contest, an event sponsored by the New Hampshire State House Bicentennial Commission (NHSHBC). The contest is open to children between the ages 5-21 who reside in New Hampshire and are a public, private or home schooled student in kindergarten through 12th grade.

Each school in the Timberlane District participated in this event. The top three essays for each division were sent along to the regional judging panel and were judged with other work from South Central schools in towns such as Bedford, Salem, Merrimack, and Hudson.

The topic of this year’s theme was, “The New Hampshire State House and its Meaning Today.” Essays were judged on content knowledge, responsiveness to the question, idea development, and writing mechanics.
We are pleased to announce the three Timberlane Statewide Winners as:

  • Atkinson Academy student Michael Chambers has taken home the first place honors in the statewide Bicentennial Essay Contest, for the Elementary Division ages 5-11.
  • Timberlane Middle School student James Collins has taken home the second place honors in the statewide Bicentennial Essay Contest, for the Middle School Division ages 11-14.
  • Timberlane Regional High School student Cam Magner has taken home the second place honors in the statewide Bicentennial Essay Contest, for the High School Division ages 15-21.

All winners are invited to the Governor’s and Council’s Chamber at the NH State House in Concord on Wednesday, May 16th, as they will be recognized by Governor Sununu, the President of the Senate, the Speaker of the House, and the Chief Justice of the New Hampshire Supreme Court.

Assistant Superintendent Dr. Roxanne Wilson adds, “We are very proud of these students and the statewide recognition they have received in their essays. It is a testament to their knowledge of State history, and their ability to effectively communicate in a noteworthy essay. We value these authentic essay contests in our District and congratulate Michael, James, and Cam.”

“Congratulations to some of Timberlane’s best and brightest! We are proud of the work of these students and recognize their many successes are a result of their hard work and the support of their families and school community.” – Dr. Earl Metzler, Superintendent

Permanent link to this article: http://www.timberlane.net/blog/2018/05/timberlane-students-take-top-3-in-region-for-nh-essay-contest/

May 10

SAU55 Board Conducts Evaluation of the Superintendent, Awards Bonus and Sets Salary for 2018-19 School Year

The SAU55 Board conducted their annual evaluation of the Superintendent of Schools at their May 9th board meeting.  The evaluation resulted in the Board’s vote to increase Dr. Metzler’s salary by 3.25% ($5,190.47) for the 2018-19 school year, and award a 4% percent performance bonus in the amount of $6,388.28.

The Board commends Dr. Metzler’s hard work and commitment to educational excellence and is appreciative of the tremendous amount of work undertaken to achieve his ambitious goals for the 2017-18 school year as reflected in the Board awarding the maximum performance bonus.   Overall, the Board was very pleased with the performance of the Superintendent over the past year and it looks forward to working with him in the upcoming year.  This salary increase and performance bonus shall be effective July 1, 2018.

Jason Cipriano, Chair
School Administrative Unit No. 55

May 10, 2018

 

Permanent link to this article: http://www.timberlane.net/blog/2018/05/sau55-board-conducts-evaluation-of-the-superintendent-awards-bonus-and-sets-salary-for-2018-19-school-year/

Apr 26

District Supports Operation Safe Stop

On Tuesday, May 1, 2018, the Timberlane Regional School District will cooperate with local, county and state law enforcement officials in the Operation Safe Stop program designed to (1) educate the public on laws about and the dangers of illegally passing stopped school buses with red lights flashing and stop arm extended; and (2) increase police presence targeting violators of this law. 

We need your help to deliver a message to students, parents and people you know explaining it is life threatening to children when a motorist passes a school bus, from either direction, when the FLASHING RED LIGHTS are ON!. 

A 2017 survey by the National Association of State Directors of Pupil Transportation Services with responses from 29 states shows a 104,000-school bus driver recorded a one-day snapshot showing 77,972 vehicles passing their buses illegally.  These sample results alone show for a 180-day school year over 14 million violations by private motorists. 

Our  bus drivers report this takes place every day in our community.  We cannot allow this to continue to happen.  That is why our school district has chosen to support Operation Safe Stop’s goal of educating as many individuals as possible to protect the lives of our students.

Thanks for taking time to read this and becoming involved in Operation Safe Stop!

Tom Geary, Business Operations Coordinator
April 26, 2018

 

Permanent link to this article: http://www.timberlane.net/blog/2018/04/district-supports-operation-safe-stop/

Apr 24

Important Message Concerning School Safety from the Superintendent of Schools

During the course of the District’s school vacation facilities cleaning process, custodial staff at the Timberlane Regional High School discovered two bullets in the athletic wing. The Plaistow Police Department was immediately notified and, as a precaution, a K-9 search of both the Middle and High schools was conducted. We are pleased to report the search resulted in no other findings.

Though it is impossible at this time to determine the source of where this ammunition came from, we will continue to work with the Plaistow Police Department to investigate, and most importantly, increase police presence at our campus to ensure both students and staff members feel safe in our buildings and on our grounds.

This incident, coupled with last week’s unsubstantiated threat at the high school, as well as numerous national situations, serves as a reminder to all that public safety is a public responsibility in that we all need to be aware of our surroundings and report suspicious activity to the appropriate authorities.

We extend our appreciation to the Plaistow Police Department for their immediate response, assistance, and professionalism this past week. We also wish to communicate to our parents, students and staff members our promise and vigilance to provide safe teaching and learning environments throughout the district.

Dr. Earl Metzler

Superintendent of Schools

Permanent link to this article: http://www.timberlane.net/blog/2018/04/important-message-concerning-school-safety-from-the-superintendent-of-schools/

Apr 10

Notice of Public Hearing on a Donation

Pursuant to RSA 198:20-b and District Policy KCD, the Timberlane Regional School Board will hold a public hearing on April 19, 2018 to accept a $5,000 donation from New Balance Inc. The funds will be used to support the high school’s robotics program.

This hearing will begin at 7:30 pm at the Superintendent’s Office, 30 Greenough Road, Plaistow, NH. The public is welcome to attend.

 

Susan Sherman, Chair

Timberlane Regional School Board

Permanent link to this article: http://www.timberlane.net/blog/2018/04/notice-of-public-hearing-on-a-donation/

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