News

What's Important This Week? Week 36: May 23-May 27

  • Mon., May 23-

  • Tues., May 24- Pals 3:10 pm

  • Wed., May 25- Ice Cream ($1.00), Library Visits for Kindergarten, Trimester 3 Progress Reports

  • Thurs., May 26- 5th Grade Colonial Fair

  • Fri., May 27- PTA School Store

Calendar: What's Happening at DVS This Week?

Monday, May 23


Tuesday, May 24

  • PALS 3:10 pm

Wednesday, May 25

  • Ice Cream ($1.00 cash)

  • Library Visits for Kindergarten

  • Trimester 3 Progress Reports

Thursday, May 26

  • Grade 5 Colonial Fair

Friday, May 27

  • PTA School Store

Coming Up ...

  • May 30- Memorial Day, No School

  • June 4- Touch a Truck Event, WRB 10:00

  • June 5- DVS Spring Fair Family Event 11:00 am-2:00 pm

  • June 9th- Field Day K-5

  • June 10th- BBQ at Lunch

  • June 14th- Shamrock Cup- Grade 5

  • June 17- Last Day of School, Clap Out 1:45 pm

Happy Summer Vacation!!!!

News This Week

Ice Cream Returns

I scream, you scream, we all scream for ice cream! Ice cream will be $1.00 cash only. Students will not be able to use their account for purchase!

Superintendent's Letter to Families

Family Message April 15, 2022

Dear Derry Cooperative School District Families,


This has been another fantastic week in the Derry Cooperative School District where students continue to learn, grow and connect in so many ways. We are so proud and grateful for every person’s commitment to the vision and mission of our District.


A special thank you is extended to each of our schools for their presentations to the School Board this year. These student presentations are the highlight of our meetings since students and staff are present to actively share the meaningful work that occurs in our schools each day. To date, Derry Village Elementary School; East Derry Memorial Elementary School; Ernest P. Barka Elementary School; South Range Elementary School; Gilbert H. Hood Middle School; West Running Brook Middle School; and Next Charter School have presented at a School Board meeting. We look forward to the May School Board presentations by our Derry Early Education Program and Grinnell Elementary School students.


From July 11 through August 4, 2022 the Derry School District will offer the Summer Learning Path program for students currently in Kindergarten through Grade 8, funded through the Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief (ESSER) Fund. This is a wonderful learning and growth opportunity for students. Interested families are encouraged to consider registering their child(ren). Please refer to this flyer for additional details. Please note that the registration deadline for Summer Learning Path has been extended to Friday, April 22, 2022.


I hope that you enjoy a wonderful weekend with your children and entire family.


Respectfully,

MaryAnn Connors-Krikorian, Ed.D. Superintendent of Schools

DCSD - Community Input Nov 30 2021-Final

Community Forum- Facilities Presentation

April 7, 2022

Presentation



Superintendent Letter to Families

April 8, 2022

Dear Derry Cooperative School District Families,

Each month seems to pass more quickly as we move into spring. In this update, there are some important items to share with you including the upcoming Community Facilities Forum on April 7, the 2022 Summer Learning Path Program, an Emergency Rental Assistance Program and news regarding the last day of school.

A Community Forum will be held on Thursday, April 7, 2022 beginning at 6:30pm in the West Running Brook Middle School Gymnasium. The Forum is open to the public and will be facilitated by representatives from Lavallee Brensinger Architects. The presentation will focus on potential options for the Derry Cooperative School District renovation and construction projects. Parents/guardians and community members are encouraged to attend to provide input and ask questions.

The Derry Cooperative School District 2022 Summer Learning Path Program will be held, free of charge, from July 11 through August 4 for students currently in grades K through 8. The grades K-4 program will be held at Derry Village Elementary School while the grades 5-8 program will be held at Gilbert H. Hood Middle School. A flier with details regarding this ESSER-funded program is being sent home today.

The Emergency Rental Assistance Program provides qualified tenants of Rockingham County with rental and/or utility assistance. Please feel free to contact Derry School District Home-to-School Coordinators Lee Holder, lholder@sau10.org, or Alicia Triplett, atriplett@sau10.org, if you would like assistance with this process.

Finally, the last day of the 2021-2022 school year will be on Friday, June 17 for students in preschool - grade 7. Promotion ceremonies for our eighth grade students from both Gilbert H. Hood and West Running Brook Middle Schools will be held on Thursday, June 16 at Pinkerton Academy.

As always, we are most grateful for our students who continue to make us smile each day and for your support. I hope that you have a wonderful weekend!

Respectfully,

MaryAnn Connors-Krikorian, Ed.D.

Superintendent of Schools

2021-2022 Yearbook Order Forms

Yearbook Order Form

Order your DVS Yearbook!!!

**This is the first year that we will be including all grades K-5 in our yearbook!!!**

We've worked hard to capture as many moments as possible in this year's yearbook, and we think you're going to love it! This is a great way to help your students capture their memories this year!

Our yearbooks are available for $18.00. Additionally, for every yearbook purchased, a tree will be planted in Derry Village School's honor. Below is the link to order and all orders are DUE by May 10!!! They will be delivered to school in June and handed out in classrooms. Please follow the link below to order. Go to www.treering.com/validate and enter our school passcode: 1016346747562617. You will need to create a TreeRing account to buy a yearbook. When setting up an account you will be prompted to enter your email, create a password, and add your child’s information (name, grade, and teacher).

If you have any questions or have trouble accessing the site, please contact Kelly Carey by email at: kcarey@sau10.org

To purchase your yearbook go to:

treering.com/ 1016346747562617

Posted 4/3/22

Summer Learning Path Registration is Now Open

Summer Learning Registration Form

Posted 4/3/22

Kindergarten Orientation 2022-2023 School Year

Kindergarten Orientation Flyer

Posted 4/3/22

Family Communication April 1, 2022- Community Forum

Posted 4/3/22

Family Message April 1, 2022

Dear Derry Cooperative School District Families,

Each month seems to pass more quickly as we move into spring. In this update, there are some important items to share with you including the upcoming Community Facilities Forum on April 7, the 2022 Summer Learning Path Program, an Emergency Rental Assistance Program and news regarding the last day of school.

A Community Forum will be held on Thursday, April 7, 2022 beginning at 6:30pm in the West Running Brook Middle School Gymnasium. The Forum is open to the public and will be facilitated by representatives from Lavallee Brensinger Architects. The presentation will focus on potential options for the Derry Cooperative School District renovation and construction projects. Parents/guardians and community members are encouraged to attend to provide input and ask questions.

The Derry Cooperative School District 2022 Summer Learning Path Program will be held, free of charge, from July 11 through August 4 for students currently in grades K through 8. The grades K-4 program will be held at Derry Village Elementary School while the grades 5-8 program will be held at Gilbert H. Hood Middle School. A flier with details regarding this ESSER-funded program is being sent home today.

The Emergency Rental Assistance Program provides qualified tenants of Rockingham County with rental and/or utility assistance. Please feel free to contact Derry School District Home-to-School Coordinators Lee Holder, lholder@sau10.org, or Alicia Triplett, atriplett@sau10.org, if you would like assistance with this process.

Finally, the last day of the 2021-2022 school year will be on Friday, June 17 for students in preschool - grade 7. Promotion ceremonies for our eighth grade students from both Gilbert H. Hood and West Running Brook Middle Schools will be held on Thursday, June 16 at Pinkerton Academy.

As always, we are most grateful for our students who continue to make us smile each day and for your support. I hope that you have a wonderful weekend!

Respectfully,

MaryAnn Connors-Krikorian, Ed.D. Superintendent of Schools

News This Month

Town and School Board Voting

Posted 02/14/2022, re-posted 03/03/2022

Voting on warrant articles 1 through 7 shall be conducted by official ballot to be held in conjunction with Town voting on the Eighth day of March, 2022. Polls will be open from 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m., Districts 1,2,3, and 4 at Calvary Bible Church, 145 Hampstead Road.

Family Communication March 3, 2022: Face Coverings Optional on School Buses

Posted 02/14/2022, re-posted 03/03/2022

Dear Derry Cooperative School District Families,

This letter is to inform you that the Center for Disease Control has updated requirements for face coverings on school buses. “Effective Friday, February 25, 2022, CDC does not require wearing of masks on buses or vans operated by public or private school systems, including early care and education/child care programs” (CDC, 2022). Face coverings remain optional and may still be worn by those who choose to do so.

In response to the most current update, the Derry Cooperative School District 2021-2022

Reopening Plan has been revised to reflect these changes. The most recent version of the Reopening Plan is located on the District website.

I hope you and your family are having a wonderful vacation week. I look forward to seeing our students and staff when school resumes on Monday, March 7, 2022. Enjoy the remainder of the week!

DCSD Volunteer Fingerprinting Evening Appointment Session

Posted 02/14/2022, re-posted 03/03/2022

3/9/22 - Volunteer Fingerprinting Evening Appointment Session - 4-8 PM, Office of the Superintendent

The Derry Cooperative School District will offer an evening for volunteers to be fingerprinted prior to volunteering in the schools.

These appointments are intended to help those volunteers who cannot schedule an appointment during regular business hours.

Please contact Maryellen Taglilatela at 432-1210 to schedule a fingerprinting appointment. Thank you in advance for all you do for our school community.

Spirit Week: March 14-18

Posted 02/14/2022, re-posted 03/03/2022

Traditionally we celebrate Spirit Week during St. Patrick's Day week because our school mascot is Lucky and our color is shamrock green and rainbows and pots of gold are also prominent throughout the school. It's our week to celebrate who we are as a school.

Monday Mar 14: Math Day

  • Become a geometrical shape today. Dress in geometry today. (It is also Pi Day)

Tuesday Mar 15: Superhero Day

  • Dress as your favorite superhero

Wednesday Mar 16: Future So Bright, Gotta Wear Shades Meets Neon Day

  • Wear sunglasses and neon today. We need sunglasses because our school will be blazingly bright!

Thursday Mar 17: St. Patrick's Day

  • School theme day, wear green or even rainbows today.

Friday Mar 18: Freaky Friday

  • Students dress as teachers, teachers dress as students. That will be fun.

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Teacher of the Month

Posted 11/01/2021

Hayley is a very hard working and dedicated teacher to second graders at Derry Village School. She is always looking for ways to engage her students and help them learn in different ways. She began her teaching career last year in the pandemic and she dove right in. She taught her students in person, then remotely and also hybrid. (She even taught them remotely when she had COVID.) That was a stressful task even for the experienced teachers. She arrives to school early every day and returns home long after the students have gone home. She does all that while also studying for her masters and juggling being Miss Liberty. Soon she will be adding preparing for the Miss New Hampshire pageant to her busy schedule. Hayley deserves some recognition for her hard work.

Superintendent's Video Message

October 30, 2020

Please enjoy this week’s video message. Special thanks are extended to all of our outstanding students and staff from Derry Village School, Principal Chris McCallum, and Media Director David Minkle for their significant contributions to this video message. Have a wonderful and safe weekend.

Picture of Kelly Gagnon with students.

NH Top Teachers

Posted 1/8/2020

We are so happy to share that Grade 2 teacher Kelly Gagnon has been awarded one of five NH Top Teachers by Parenting NH Magazine.Kelly Gagnon has been a classroom teacher since 2009, and has taught all 10 years in the Derry School District. She also has a Master’s degree in Reading and Writing.

Kelly says: “Working with my second grade students is such a gift. They inspire me to be the best I can be. In my classroom, I want my students to know that anything is possible and feel comfortable and able to try new experiences. I enjoy their smiles each day and I learn at least as much from them as they do from me. Every child is different and it is rewarding to see them grow as learners and individuals in their own unique, special ways.”

https://www.parentingnh.com/top-teachers-2019/

Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) Teacher of the Year

Posted 12/20/2021

Derry Village School is proud to announce that Mrs. Erika Desena was awarded the VFW Teacher of the Year last week by Isaac Miller, Commander, VFW post 1617 at the Derry Cooperative School Board Meeting.

Founded in 1899, the VFW highly supports the education of America’s youth. VFW and its Auxiliary have developed a slate of programs dedicated to helping America’s educators. VFW Citizenship Education programs stimulate interest in America’s history, traditions, Americanism, civic responsibility, flag etiquette and patriotism.

Mrs. Desena is very deserving of this award as she cares deeply about America and its children. She has shown excellence in citizenship, innovation, use of resources, and passion for teaching.

For all of these things we thank Mrs. Desena for the work she does with our students and with the community of Derry. A well earned award.