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July 2014 Upper School Community Letter
I am excited to introduce myself and to meet all of you and your sons and daughters very soon. For some, summer is a busy time of new adventures and challenges, and for others it offers time to rest and relax. I hope that you and your families are enjoying a fantastic summer, whatever it may hold....

Romania, Here we Come!
Earlier this summer, I had the opportunity, as some of you know, to travel to Romania. The leader of our small delegation was Jo Davidson, former school counselor at Derryfield. Jo has been supporting a private Romanian orphanage, Casa Josef, since the year 2000; through time, clinical training, and financial donations...

July 2014 Middle School Community Letter
Hello and greetings from Derryfield! I trust you are all enjoying your summer. Although it is certainly different than the school year here in the summer, the campus remains busy with lots of different activities. The Derryfield Repertory Theater (DRT) program wrapped up a camp session last Friday with four terrific performances that included over eighty campers during this first session. The hard-working counselors are now preparing for the counselors' show (SEUSSICAL) this coming weekend with shows Friday, July 25 at 7:30 pm andSaturday, July 26 at 2:00 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. As always, the talent level is extremely high! If you are looking for a great family activity this weekend, this show really has something for everyone. Like all DS performances, tickets are available at The Breakthrough Manchester program just hit their midterm. The theme this year for Breakthrough is “If You Can Dream It You Can Achieve It.” This theme is appropriate for a program whose overarching goal is to prepare so many children to be the first in their families to attend college. This year there are two DS alums on the teaching staff....

Franky Barradale '15 Wins Statewide Student Poetry Contest
The Poetry Society of New Hampshire (PSNH) announced the winners of its 2014 Student Poetry Contests and Franky Barradale ‘15 won First Place in the Senior Division. PSNH, in partnership with the NH Council of Teachers of English (NHCTE) holds the contest each year. Winning submissions are published in the Society’s quarterly literary journal, The Poets’ Touchstone. Franky’s poem, Calculus, combines poetry with mathematics in a gently humorous way, using mathematical terms to describe a personal relationship....

June Institute Addresses New Technology and New Teaching
Every year, when the last student has left the building, the Derryfield faculty gathers for the “June Institute,” two days of professional development workshops. In previous years, experts from outside the school have come to lead the sessions, but for the past two years members of our own faculty have led, addressing issues pertinent to Derryfield....
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