Category Archive: News Releases

May 16

Cleaner Greener Timberlane Back on Track for the Spring Event

The official Re-scheduled date for the Spring Cleaner Greener Timberlane is Saturday, June 3rd.

Some District schools that have other events planned for that day will be completing their Cleaner Greener Timberlane Goals prior to that date with After School Student/Community Cleaner Greener Sessions:

Atkinson – May 18

Middle School – May 23 & May 26

Sandown North – May 30

TRHS – May 31

Danville – June 2

Pollard – June 3

Sandown Learning Center – June 3

If you are interested in helping out your child’s school with this initiative, please contact your school’s front office for details in lending a helping hand in the Cleaner Greener Timberlane Initiative. We welcome the assistance in improving the curb appeal of district campuses and promoting community engagement.

We will be announcing next year’s Cleaner Greener Timberlane Dates in the coming month and thank you for your support of our District programs.


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May 05

School Board Authorizes Administrator Changes at the Middle and High Schools

The Timberlane Regional School Board has authorized the reorganization of administrators at the Timberlane Middle and High schools in an effort to fill key administrative positions while reducing the district’s administrator salary budget line for 2017-18.

With the anticipated vacancies of an Assistant Principal at the High School, a Principal and Assistant Principal at the Middle School, the School Board and Superintendent worked together and developed a plan to eliminate two Dean’s positions and promote select personnel to fill the Assistant Principal and Principal vacancies.  This collaborated plan received unanimous support of the School Board.

To this end, the Board and Superintendent are pleased to announce the promotions of current Middle School Assistant Principal Mike Flynn to the position of Middle School Principal, current Academic Dean of FACS, Heath, PE and ICT Mitch Mencis to the positon of Middle School Assistant Principal, and Senior Academic Dean of Social Studies and Director of Alternative and Continuing Ed and Enrichment Scott Strainge to the position of Assistant Principal of the High School effective July 1, 2017.  The responsibilities of the two eliminated Dean’s positions will be reassigned as appropriate.

Dr. Metzler is appreciative of the Board’s support and confidence that these administrative changes will advance the District’s efforts to increase the rigor, accountability, evaluation and support necessary to drive student achievement.

Mitch Mencis, Mike Flynn and Scott Strainge are impressive and talented educational leaders.  I look forward to their contributions as we strive for academic excellence in our secondary schools. – Dr. Earl Metzler, Superintendent

The School Board is pleased to ratify a proposal where students and staff are provided outstanding leadership resources while at the same time being mindful of the taxpayer. This is a win-win for our school community. – Brian Boyle, Chairman

May 5, 2017 

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May 05

May 6th Cleaner Greener Event Postponed Due to Anticipated Rain

The district-wide Cleaner Greener Timberlane event scheduled for Saturday, May 6th has been postponed due to inclement weather. A new date has yet to be determined.

Cleaner Greener Timberlane is a bi-annual school community cleanup event held at each district building to align with the School Board’s goal to improve the curb appeal of district campuses and grounds and promote community engagement.

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May 03

Looking for Little Owls for the 3-Year Old Program

Timberlane Learning Center at Sandown Central

2017-18 Registration for 3 Year Olds-Open Now!

5 hours a week—$1100 per year

Morning Option: Mon /Wed or Tues /Thurs—9:00-11:30am

Afternoon Option: Tues/Thurs or Wed/Fri—12:40-3:10pm

Ask about our Peer Partner Program: 10-12 hours per week—$1350 per year

CONTACT INFORMATION: Kathy McKechnie, Preschool Coordinator; 887-3648 x 333



  • Literacy, Math, STEM/STEAM instruction–Robotics
  • Integrated Technology—SMART Board, iPads
  • Strong Positive Behavioral approach
  • Focus on Social/Emotional Development
  • Gymnasium, Library and Outdoor Classroom
  • Highly Trained & Certified Teachers and Paraeducators
  • Low Teacher/Student Ratio

The Timberlane Learning Center at Sandown Central (TLC@SC) offers a comprehensive early childhood program focusing on the development of the whole child. Children will engage in activities that foster development of social-emotional skills, problem-solving, behavior management and self-regulation, math, literacy, social studies and science as well as STEM/STEAM activities to develop higher level thinking, planning and collaboration skills.


Recognizing the value of family engagement, the TLC@SC welcomes families to all school events as well as into the classrooms to partner in supporting their child’s learning.

‘Life of an OWL begins here!’

Where children are:
Open to ideas
Wiser than their years and
Learn from example

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Apr 20

Superintendent Celebrates Literacy at Pollard School



As part of one of the special raffles held at the Pollard School PTA Silent Auction and Family Fun Night event, Dr. Metzler offered to read a story to the classroom of the winning ticket holder. Dr. Metzler made good on his promise to Michael Smith’s second grade class earlier this week.

“I feel blessed to have had the opportunity to share in the teaching and learning of some of our brightest young minds. Sometimes we teach them and sometimes they teach us. Every time I visit the Pollard Elementary School, I am reminded of how important it is to celebrate and foster a love for learning.” – Dr. Metzler

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