Category Archive: News Releases

Aug 03

Timberlane German Exchange Program Seeks Host Families

steven.rugoletti @timberlane.net
603-674-5010

The German Change Program seeks host families for German students visiting the Timberlane Regional High School September 13th through October 1st. Of the 22 German students coming, 11 have already been placed; host homes are still needed for 11 (6 boys and 5 girls). Because these students will shadow Timberlane High School counterparts, high school host families will be given preference.

INFORMATION ABOUT THE EXCHANGE STUDENTS AND THE PROGRAM
• The students are from our sister exchange program school in Droissig, Germany.
• Host students (or their families) DO NOT need to speak German or be enrolled in German classes to participate – the exchange students WANT to practice their English language skills! All students in any high school grade as well as staff can host!
• The German exchange students will be expected to take part in “daily life” with their host family.
• Host families will have three weekends to “tour” their German guest around the area. During the weekday, guests would attend school and shadow their American counterpart. On some of the weekdays, the German teachers will take the students on field trips to Boston, Salem, whale watches, etc.
• There are no additional expenses other than feeding and “entertaining” your German guest.
• Every one of the German exchange students are advanced in their school. They speak English fluently and have done so since 2nd grade.
• Education-wise, they are the equivalent of junior classmen in our school system.
• They LOVE sports – particularly Fuβbol (soccer) and Football!
• They want to see the best of America – and that is YOU!

REASONS TO PARTICIPATE IN HOSTING A GERMAN STUDENT
• This is a fantastic opportunity to find out how another culture sees America – you will build cultural awareness.
• You WILL make new friends.
• Timberlane High School host students will have the opportunity to go to Germany to visit their guest’s home next June. You don’t HAVE to go, but you have the opportunity if you want it.
• You get to do stuff! Many families find they go places and do things with their Germans that they might not have done on their own, and have a great time doing it. It helps YOUR family have fun together.
• It is fun – plain and simple – German exchange students are awesome guests.

Please contact Steven Rugoletti at steven.rugoletti @timberlane.net or 603-674-5010 for more information or to sign up.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.timberlane.net/blog/2017/08/timberlane-german-exchange-program-seeks-host-families/

Jul 31

Important Social Media Information for Parents and Guardians

This message is written to inform our parents and guardians about serious and dangerous social media activities this summer. We have learned that many school administrators in the Northeast are taking the opportunity to inform families of a new macabre online activity known as the “Blue Whale Challenge.” This challenge can be found on Facebook, Twitter, Snapchat as well as other social media. The challenges start out as seemingly harmless and then progress to more serious challenges.

We are providing this information to you so that you are aware and can be proactive in the steps you take to reinforce positive use of social media. Please take the time this summer to have open, healthy discussions about your children’s use of social media, reinforce the good decision making that you expect from your children and let them know they may go to a trusted adult for assistance in making positive social media choices. If you notice changes in your children, please reach out to the appropriate professionals for assistance.

You may certainly contact Susan Rasicot, Director of Student Services 603-382-6119 ext. 2224, with questions regarding this notification.

 

Permanent link to this article: http://www.timberlane.net/blog/2017/07/important-social-media-information-for-parents-and-guardians/

Jul 24

Budget Committee Vacancy – Plaistow Representative

Pursuant to RSA 671:33 IV, the Timberlane Regional School District Budget Committee is accepting letters of interest to fill a Plaistow Representative Budget Committee vacancy. The selected candidate will fill this vacancy until March 2018.

Registered voters from the town of Plaistow interested in applying for this position may submit a letter of interest, with qualifications, experience and other pertinent information to:

Geoffrey Dowd
Business Administrator
30 Greenough Road
Plaistow, NH 03865

or

Geoffrey.dowd @sau55.net

The position will remain open until an appointment is made by the remaining two Plaistow Budget Committee representatives. For further information contact Atty. Dowd at 382-6119.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.timberlane.net/blog/2017/07/budget-committee-vacancy-plaistow-representative/

Jul 24

Budget Committee Vacancy – Danville Representative

Pursuant to RSA 671:33 IV, the Town of Danville is accepting letters of interest to fill a Danville Representative Timberlane Budget Committee vacancy. The selected candidate will fill the vacancy until March 2018, at which time the remaining two years of the term will be placed on the March school district ballot.

Registered voters from the town of Danville interested in applying for this position may submit a letter of interest, with qualifications, experience and other pertinent information to:

Danville Board of Selectmen
210 Main Street
Danville, NH 03819

Or email information to: pshogren @townofdanville.org

The position will remain open until an appointment is made by the Danville Board of Selectmen. For further information contact the Selectmen’s Office at 382-8253.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.timberlane.net/blog/2017/07/budget-committee-vacancy-danville-representative/

Jun 27

Timberlane Students participate in Newly Formed Governor’s Youth Advisory Council on Substance Misuse

In March 2017, Governor Sununu requested that the 8,000 students attending the New Hampshire Youth Summit on Opioid Awareness be part of the solution to the state’s substance misuse epidemic.  We are pleased to report that two members of the Timberlane Regional High School Peer Outreach team answered the call along with two seniors from the Life of an Owl program.

Timberlane Peer Outreach program members, Maranda St. Laurent (class of 2019) along with Emma Cross (class of 2018), joined Timberlane Life of an Owl program members, Meghan Oliver and Brendan Frezza (class of 2018), to participate in the development of the Governor’s Youth Advisory Councils’ mission and vision statements for substance misuse prevention.  This Timberlane team also participated in a discussion regarding representation of students on this council.  It was decided that two student representatives from each of the thirteen public health regions would be eventually selected to serve on the Governor’s Youth Advisory Council.

Vision: The Governor’s Youth Council’s vision is a New Hampshire that prevents substance misuse and provides recovery support for all, where citizens are informed and youth are actively involved in prevention efforts.

Mission: The Governor’s Youth Council advises the governor on legislation, events and media pertaining to substance misuse for the people of New Hampshire from a youth perspective.

Timberlane recognizes the importance of substance misuse prevention and commits to continue its ongoing efforts in providing information and resources to our student population and, as a result, the community at large.

June 27, 2017

Permanent link to this article: http://www.timberlane.net/blog/2017/06/timberlane-students-participate-in-newly-formed-governors-youth-advisory-council-on-substance-misuse/

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