Mr. Strainge

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Name: Scott Strainge
Date registered: June 27, 2012

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  1. Greater Haverhill Chamber Of Commerce Interview Competition Begins — March 17, 2017
  2. Exxon Donation Helps Support Science Education at Timberlane — March 17, 2017
  3. High School Volunteers Lend A Helping Hand At Atkinson Holiday Event — December 13, 2016
  5. Sport Clips of Plaistow Signs On To Support Timberlane Troops Veteran’s Ball — March 28, 2016

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Mar 17

Greater Haverhill Chamber Of Commerce Interview Competition Begins

As part of The Timberlane Regional School District Community Partnership Program, the first round of the Greater Haverhill Chamber Of Commerce Interview Challenge was held on March 10th at Timberlane Regional High School. Twenty-one members of Antoinette DeSisto’s Accelerated Entrepreneurship Class took part in the competition. Students from Haverhill High School also took part at their own school. Each student was interviewed by local business owners and rated using a predetermined rubric which included punctuality, resume, attitude, appearance, and poise. The top five students from Timberlane are:
Delaney Ripley
Mason Lariviere
William Gannon
Matt Perry
Bailey Holt
These five students will now move to the second round where they will be interviewed by a panel of four business owners. Each school has five students in the second round. The top three from those ten will move to the final round that will entail a one-on-one interview onsite at a local business. The winner will be announced at the Greater Haverhill Chamber of Commerce meeting in May.
We would like to thank Beverly Donovan and the Greater Haverhill Chamber of Commerce for organizing the Interview Challenge and we look forward to the upcoming rounds of the competition. Good luck to all of the students moving on!

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Mar 17

Exxon Donation Helps Support Science Education at Timberlane

When it comes to STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) education, hands on learning is paramount. To that end, we are pleased to announce ExxonMobil’s recent donation of $2,500 to the Timberlane Middle and High schools will be used to further enhance the classroom learning experience in our STEM program.
This community partner donation will allow the school district to purchase water quality testing and modeling equipment which will be used to engage students in ‘real-life’ science by collecting and analyzing their own data. Through hands-on experience at the Beede Group remediation site, we will be able to enrich students’ understanding of concepts related to ground water, pollution and remediation. This former Waste Oil Site on Kelley Road in Plaistow has served as classroom on several occasions where high school teachers Lauren McPherson’ and Bethany Weiss’ students have worked side by side with scientists and engineers on various projects. “The Beede Site and all the professionals involved, has been an invaluable resource in augmenting the environmental education of my students,” states Bethany Weiss TRHS teacher.
In addition to the equipment donation by ExxonMobil, the Beede Site Group has also hosted Timberlane students for numerous educational site visits, provided guest speakers for engineering week, and provided funding for the April break STEM Camp.
Timberlane looks forward to continuing this partnership with ExxonMobil and the Beede Group that includes an upcoming bat environment enhancement project with our zoology and woodworking students. This is just another example of the programming opportunities designed to increase the rigor, accountability, evaluation and support that drives student achievement.

TRHS AP Environmental Science class tours the Beede site led by Woodard and Curran biologist Keri Lauer.

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Dec 13

High School Volunteers Lend A Helping Hand At Atkinson Holiday Event

Each year the Town Of Atkinson gathers on Dow Common for the Annual Lighting of the Christmas Tree event on November 27th. Many different civic organizations from the town have come together to hold this event for more than 25 years and it has always been a highlight of the holiday season. This year, through our Community Partnership with the Atkinson Community Center, fifteen students from the Timberlane Regional High School National Honors Society volunteered to lend a helping hand at the event. The students helped set up the town common, worked the many vendors tables, and helped with Santa’s arrival and picture taking with the kids. Thank you to the Atkinson Community Center Recreation & Senior Programs Director Noriko Yoshida-Travers for organizing the event and working with our students throughout the afternoon and evening; they were certainly happy to be part of such a special day to help kick off the holiday season in our community. The Timberlane Regional School District looks forward to many more opportunities to work with the Atkinson Community Center and support their upcoming events.

Know of a business that might be interested in partnering with us? Please share our link below for more information on how to become a partner or call Scott Strainge, Business and Community Partnership Program Director at (603)382-6541 ext. 3907. We will celebrate each partnership with a press release and an individual partnership page on our website to let you know which businesses are supporting our students and programs.

Supporting public education through business partnerships is a wonderful way to give back to your patrons and the community who supports your business.

Timberlane Regional School District Community Partnership Program

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Aug 12


Plaistow, NH – Timberlane Regional School District will host the landing of a NH Army National Guard Blackhawk Helicopter at its high school on Friday, September 16, in honor of National Recognition Day for POW/MIA Soldiers and to kick-off a nine-week project called Community Stories: Soldiers Home & Away.
The Community Stories team consists of nine southern New Hampshire libraries and the Timberlane Regional School District. Over 50 programs are planned throughout the region in a wide variety of formats to engage veterans and civilians from September 16th through November 14, 2016.
The helicopter landing launches a weekend of Community Stories events at Timberlane High School and the Timberlane Performing Arts Center (PAC). A Veterans Services Fair is offered to all veterans and their families on September 16th from 3:00-5:30 p.m. in the Timberlane High School cafeteria. On September 17th at 6:30 in the PAC, the Currier Museum and Vietnam Veterans of America will present “Visual Dispatches from the Vietnam War, ” a powerful portrayal and discussion of 35 iconic photographs that brought the Vietnam War to the kitchen table of every American household.
Dr. Earl Metzler, Superintendent of Timberlane Regional School District, stated: “Our partnership with the Plaistow Library on this region-wide humanities project is an excellent way to build on our strong relationship with the community. These programs will illuminate the issues that veterans of the Vietnam War and subsequent conflicts face and investigate the impact of contemporary wars on our society, offering learning opportunities for all ages.”
Cab Vinton, Director of the Plaistow Public Library, stated: “Our mission is to encourage everyone in the southern New Hampshire area to embrace the humanities and arts through a shared reading experience. At this time our focus is on veterans. We chose Tim O’Brien’s classic Vietnam War novel The Things They Carried, which depicts the Vietnam experience and its toll on service members overseas and at home. We anticipate having conversations on the challenges faced in combat zones and stateside, aided by a variety of speakers, including veterans, writers and artists, to address the experience of war from the military and civilian perspectives.”
All programs are free and open to the public; however, some may require pre-registration and the number of attendees may be limited.
A full schedule of events and other information for Community Stories: Soldiers Home & Away is available at www. For specific questions, please contact: Brianna Sullivan, Director of Programming, Plaistow Public Library @ 603-382-6011 or Email
This project was made possible with support from New Hampshire Humanities, in partnership with the National Endowment for the Humanities. Learn more at

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Mar 28

Sport Clips of Plaistow Signs On To Support Timberlane Troops Veteran’s Ball

The Timberlane Regional School District Community Partnership Program is proud to announce that Sport Clips in Plaistow has signed on to become a sponsor for the First Annual Timberlane Troops Veteran’s Ball which will take place on November 10, 2016. Owner Dan Parisi is proud to help out with this great event, noting that nationally the Sport Clips franchise has always supported veteran’s organizations, donating over $500, 000 to support veterans and their families in 2015. To help raise funds for the Ball, Sport Clips is offering coupons for $3.00 off their MVP Service with $1 from every coupon going to the Timberlane Troops student organization who will use the donation to offset the cost of the Ball. You can ask for Timberlane Troops Discount Coupons at the store, located at 58 Plaistow Road, Plaistow, NH in the Walmart Plaza. Coupons will also be distributed by members of the Timberlane Troops Program. Sport Clips and the Timberlane Regional Schools Community Partnership Program are proud to support our students, our school district, our troops currently serving and our veterans. For more information about the First Annual Veteran’s Ball, how you can support the Timberlane Troops Program, or for Sport Clips Coupons, please contact Kayleen Tombarello at TRHS, 603-382-6541 at ext 3962.

Sport Clips Coupons

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