The Progress Principle works! Small wins ignite success and creativity.
100 Points of light:
1. Ten district teachers enrolled in a Rivier College M.Ed. program in the district.
2. Student-led Conferences were implemented at HHES this year and parent attendance increased.
3. Administrators at HHES provided staff development training on Quadrant D of the Successful Practices Network and Harry Wong's classroom procedures.
4. A ribbon cutting and dedication ceremony at HHES was attended by over 800 people in November, 2011.
5. The HHES PTA purchased school t-shirts with a husky logo for every student on moving to their new school.
6. A new academic schedule was implemented at HHES providing common planning time for all teachers.
7. A "Re-teach, Intervene and Enrich" Program was implemented at HHES.
8. Promethean Board training was provided to district staff.
9. HHES hosted a successful Showcase of Learning event for the district with 98% of the elementary staff in attendance.
10. HHES made AYP on the 2011 NECAP in every tested area for all categories.
11. Over 140 elementary school students participated in a new Running Club at HHES this year. The program was started by two district teachers.
12. Grades four through eight student leaders attended a state conference on student leadership with noted author John Jay Bonstingl, who wrote Schools of Quality.
13. HHES Destination Imagination Team competed at "Globals" in Tennessee after winning the state competition.
14. A kindergarten parents' information night was attended by approximately 70 parents at HHES this year.
15. A Little Huskies Summer Enrichment Camp at HHES was implemented this year.
16. Lexia Reading Program was piloted at HHES this year.
17. The Stearns Burton Trust gave HHES a grant for the Plymouth State University TIGER assembly to help prevent bullying.
18. HHES Library circulated over 10,000 books this year.
19. The Boynton Middle School, the Title I After-School program saw an 11 percent rise in participation in school year 2011-2012 from that of 2010-2011.
20. In 2011-2012, parent participation in the Title I Parent Involvement program increased by 8 percent from that of 2010-2011.
21. As of June 1, 2012, the Mascenic School District Homeless Education program assisted 8 students from 5 families continue their studies in their school of origin. This is a 50 percent increase (students) from the previous year.
22. The Title I Parent Survey revealed that 100 percent of parent respondents believed Title I services provided an effective academic support to their child/children in 2011-2012.
23. In 2011-2012, diagnostic math and reading test scores indicate that Title I students made overall mathematics gains of 15 percentile points and reading gains of 5 percentile points.
24. There were no suspensions of Grades 4 and 5 students for gross misconduct or violation of the student discipline code.
25. Grade 5 students improved a total of 467 points on the reading section of the NWEA in the fall of 2011.
26. Terry Galley was chosen as the P.E. teacher of the year for the entire East Coast.
27. The number of student disciplinary suspension days dropped by 12% at Boynton Middle School.
28. Boynton Middle School student-athletes received the Class S Sportsmanship Award for the 2011-12 school year.
29. The fifth grade students at Boynton Middle School raised their RIT scores by an average of 5 points each.
30. Grade 8 students at Boynton Middle School recognized their beloved substitute teacher with a Vietnam Memorial rubbing of his name and a scrapbook after visiting it in Washington, D.C.
31. Approximately 86% of Boynton Middle School students scored proficient or proficient with distinction on the NECAP reading test.
32. Approximately 73% of Boynton Middle School students scored proficient or proficient with distinction on the NECAP writing test.
33. The grade 8 special education students at Boynton Middle School scored higher than the NH averages in Reading, Math, and Writing.
34. Boynton Middle School earned the first site examination visit in New England and subsequent award from the Granite State Council's Malcolm Baldrige Excellence Program.
35. Parent and community volunteer hours at Boynton Middle School increased by over 5% this year.
36. Boynton Middle School earned an NHPIE award for its parent volunteer program.
37. Approximately 435 parents attended the Boynton Middle School's Open House this year.
38. Staff development hours at Boynton Middle School increased by an average of 4% this year.
39. Boynton Middle School was selected by NASA to display moon rocks this year.
40. A grade 6 science teacher at Boynton Middle School, Kelly Stacey, was chosen to attend NASA Teacher training this year.
41. Boynton Middle School students participated in six fundraisers to benefit the community during the year.
42. Four of the Boynton Middle School's athletic teams made it to the semi-finals of the championship tournament.
43. Boynton Middle School was awarded a NHPIE Gold Circle Award this year for its partnership with Franklin Pierce University.
44. Mascenic Regional High School made AYP in Reading on the NECAP exam this year.
45. MRHS was selected as High School of Excellence for 2012 by the NH Ed'ies Committee.
46. MRHS reduced its expenditures by 11% from the previous year.
47. MRHS started a new, highly successful Fire-Fighting I course that had all students graduate with honors.
48. MRHS had ten students participate in an alternative education program at Warwick Mills.
49. MRHS offered Mandarin Chinese through Rosetta Stone to nineteen students this year.
50. MRHS increased the number of computers and Promethean Boards for teacher and student use this year.
51. MRHS implemented an SAT Preparation/Capstone course this year that resulted in improved test scores.
52. MRHS opened a school store that earned a profit in the Marketing I course.
53. MRHS implemented an onsite GED Options Program that helped students complete their studies.
54. Penny Culliton, an English teacher at MRHS, shared her M.Ed. degree research project with district colleagues upon the completion of her studies at New England College.
55. Deb Frommer, the Social Studies Department Chair at MRHS, completed her M.A.T. degree program in Social Studies through Rivier College.
56. Vincent Fittante and Michael Smith at MRHS were nominated for NH Teacher of the Year and honored by the NH DOE and WalMart Corporation.
57. Vincent Fittante's automotive students placed third in a National Competition in New York and first in a Ford AAA Auto Skills competition in New England.
58. Two of Vincent Fittante's Auto II seniors, one from Mascenic and one from Conval, qualified for the Ford AAA Auto Skills National Competition in Dearborn, Michigan, where they placed ninth overall in the United States.
59. MRHS had a 0% dropout rate for the second year in a row according to the NHDOE.
60. Michael Smith was named Environmental Teacher of the Year for this region.
61. 100% of MRHS were accepted at two or four year colleges this year.
62. Twenty-nine seniors earned a NH Scholars Diploma this year.
63. Fourteen seniors earned a 32 credit Superintendent's Diploma of Distinction this year.
64. MRHS increased graduation credit requirements in Math and Science to four each.
65. MRHS was visited several times this year by schools interested in its innovative 5 Block Schedule.
66. River Center offered parent information and training sessions in the district this year.
67. MRHS increased the number of internships, ELO's, and community service sites this year.
68. Thirty-three students at MRHS took AP exams this year, up from last year.
69. Six MRHS students earned dual credit from Southern New Hampshire University in Accounting II.
70. Two MRHS students were accepted to NH Boys State this year.
71. One MRHS student was accepted to St. Paul's Advanced Summer Studies Program.
72. Two MRHS students were accepted to attend the HOBY Summer Leadership Program at SNHU and a MRHS student will return to HOBY to serve as a junior counselor this year.
73. MRHS held the first Step-Up Day for Grade 8 students in eighteen years.
74. MRHS became an ETS testing site in November and May for the SAT this year.
75. MRHS became an Accuplacer, a college entrance exam, testing site free to students this year.
76. MRHS received a free subscription to Kuder Career and College Software and received five new computers from the Milford Career and Technology Education Center.
77. The MRSD School Board was selected to present a workshop session at the annual national conference of the NSBA.
78. Additional cameras were installed on busses and at MRHS to increase security.
79. The MRSD received $983K in grants or 5.4% of the FY12 Budget.
80. The pellet boiler project in Greenville at the Mascenic Education Center was grant-funded and will result in considerable savings in oil consumption.
81. The MRSD received $1.4M in state Building Aid this year.
82. The MRSD received $1.2M in Federal Interest Rebate Funds on the Construction Bond.
83. The MRSD Teachers' Contract calling for one year of raises was approved by voters.
84. The MRSD will return a FY2012 fund balance of $400K to taxpayers to help lower taxes.
85. SAU 87's move to the Mascenic Education Center in Greenville saved taxpayers $40K in annual rental costs.
86. MRHS was recognized by School Match as one of 2,437(16%) high schools in the United States for meeting the needs of families choosing schools.
87. The student to computer ratio of 2.12 students to each computer district-wide.
88. Digital Projection and AV capability was installed in all core classrooms in the district.
89. Twenty-one new Promethean interactive classrooms were installed this year, making a total of 33 Promethean classrooms in the district.
90. Wireless Ethernet was deployed throughout all district schools enabling mobile technology and publically available guest networks."
91. The district now has 10 traditional computer labs, each with 20 or more units for student and staff learning.
92. The district now has 4 Netbook/Laptop Mobile labs with 20 or more units (one has 38 units) that support flexible learning in our schools.
93. The school board voted unanimously to use Edu-Portal paperless board meetings software beginning in August, 2012.
94. A consolidated school and district events calendar is now available at www.mascenic.org.
95. The Mascenic Regional School District recognized long time NH State Board of Education member, Fred Bramante in November with a plaque acknowledging his service and contributions to education.
96. Mascenic Regional School District's ESOL students made a 25% gain in listening, speaking, reading, and writing on the state English Language Proficiency Test.
97. The Mascenic Regional School District was one of two districts in the state that had no "concerns" on the NHDOE Special Education Audit this year.
98. Mascenic Regional School District's Special Education Parent Involvement Survey results were 10% higher than state average, according to the NHDOE.
99. The district discharged 21 students from special education services as they are now no longer considered "educationally disabled."
100. All Title I teachers are now certified.