Sandwich Central School

Dear SCS Families:

The new year is well under way, and we continue to work hard, be kind, and have as much fun as is allowed. Thank you for sending your children to school prepared for below average temperatures. I think that many of us pride ourselves on raising hearty New Hampshire children, and you know as well as I do it is all about the layers.

In case you did not hear, in the Fall of 2017 the students at SCS raised over five hundred dollars for Hurricane Relief. Over the Holiday break, sixth grade teacher, Justin Chapman, visited Puerto Rico with his family and delivered a check to fellow teacher, Jessica Ramos. With Jessica’s guidance the Chapmans used the money our students raised to help purchase beds for children in Puerto Rico. I am so proud of our students, our student council, and our faculty for reaching out and making a difference.

On February 6 at 6:00 pm, SCS is hosting a parent forum to discuss Competency Based Learning (CBL) and Law Enforcement Against Drugs (LEAD). The latter will be presented by Sandwich Police Chief, Doug Wyman, and retired DEA Agent, Lisa Remick. Doug and Lisa have been DARE instructor at SCS for over a decade and have recently adopted LEAD as a more up to date curriculum. They are planning to give parents a brief overview of the program, the reasons for the switch, and answer any questions that you may have. In addition to our local guests, we have invited CBL guru Rose Colby to join us for a presentation on student learning and the future of education. Rose is the author of Competency-Based Education: A New Architecture for K-12 Schooling and is working with a wide range of school districts as they transition to competency based education.

The forum is scheduled to run from 6:00 until 7:30 p.m. Refreshments and childcare will be provided. It is worth noting that this is also the last night of Winter Activities and skiers will be returning to SCS during the presentation. I am willing to work with parents who want to stay and hear Rose speak by making sure your child gets from the ski bus to childcare. An invitation will be sent home next week. Please RSVP if you plan to attend.

As a reminder, keep in mind that Parent, Student, Teacher conferences have been moved from January 26 to March 16. In lieu of the conferences, teachers will have a workshop day on the 26. There is no school for students on either day.

I hope that everyone stays warm and enjoys the wonderful snow.


Jeremy Hillger

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