Wilton Lyndeborough education round-up: grants, bees, internship, message board and more

WILTON – There’s lots of education news coming from of the schools in the Wilton Lyndeborough Co-op.

? Florence Rideout Elementary School was nominated by Brookside Mini Mart to receive a $500 grant from Exxon Mobile Educational.

? Patrons of the Nashua Hannaford Supermarket donated $234.06 toward the Read Across America. Preschool teacher Nicole Dane organized the effort.

? Staff and students at FRES have started a monthly session of aerobic exercises as part of their effort to obtain funding through the Fuel-up to Play 60 grant program, which supports fitness and wellness in schools.

? Aimee Ladd, a graduate student in school counseling at Keene State University, will conduct her graduate internship at both FRES and Lyndeborough Central School. She will work with school counselors Joann Dufour and Samantha Larochelle.

? A geography bee was held at the middle school in December. This year’s winner was Jacob Yurcak, runner-up Joseph Marcinuk and honorable mention Sydney Rose.

? Both the middle school and high school took part in the Hour of Code, part of state-designated Computer Science Education Week, to highlight the importance of science, technology, engineering and math education for women and girls. The effort is backed by the American Association of University Women of NH and members of the southern New Hampshire branch assisted at the school with an introduction to computer programming.

? Both the middle and high schools are planning to install streaming message boards in the hallways to carry daily announcements, schedules, guidance news, announcements of fundraisers, photos and news of special events.

? Funds to purchase the boards would be through donations from the school store and the Co-Op Connection, a high school parents support group.

? Students enrolled in the School Store Experience Class would be responsible for keeping news updated.

? A new public address system has been installed at FRES. The system was recommended by the District Safety and Security Committee.

? Both elementary schools presented well-attended holiday concerts in December.