Super Saturday Kicks off Breakthrough School Year Program
Breakthrough Manchester seventh and eighth-grade students were so happy to be back together on the Derryfield campus for the first Super Saturday session of the year earlier this month. This year’s group of School Year Teaching Interns (high school juniors and seniors) were excited to meet their middle school pupils and share their knowledge of language and communications. Super Saturdays are monthly sessions that bridge the gap between the primary summer sessions. Classes included Spanish, Theater, Journaling & Art, American Sign Language, and Literary Studies through Song.
Executive Director Deb McLoud said of Breakthrough Manchester’s 31-year relationship with Derryfield, “Not only are we blessed with the beautiful campus and state-of-the-art facilities, but also an unbelievable corps of talented, service-oriented students, many of whom have joined us as School Year Teaching Interns and Summer Teaching Fellows over the years.”
Student teachers meet several times to prepare for the first Super Saturday. Derryfield junior and first-time teacher Jack Krasnof learned a lot on his first day. “Going into it, I was nervous about the pressure of being a high schooler in the teaching role, but the first Super Saturday was an amazing experience. I felt like I was part of a caring community where everyone wanted to learn from each other.”
The Breakthrough students were over the moon to be back together on campus. One 7th-grade student summed it up, "This is the best day ever! I love Super Saturdays!"
Located in Manchester, NH, The Derryfield School is a private day school for grades 6-12. Students benefit from a challenging academic program, fine and performing arts, competitive athletics, and a wide selection of extracurricular activities.