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Dedication The 2018 Moultonborough School District Annual Report is dedicated to John Fullerton who has served as the School District Treasurer from 1997 – 2018. The administration and School Board wish to thank John for his dedication and service as the District’s Treasurer, and for his many prior years serving as Deputy School District Treasurer. 2.
Administration / Organization TERM EXPIRES MODERATOR: HARRY BLOOD 2018 CLERK: JULIA VELIE 2018 TREASURER: JOHN FULLERTON 2018 SCHOOL BOARD: TERM EXPIRES KATHLEEN GARRY, CHAIR 2018 LAUREN LAVOIE STURGEON, VICE-CHAIR 2020 GERRY BUTEAU 2019 JONATHAN TOLMAN 2019 JOYCE LARSON 2020 ADMINISTRATION: SUSAN NOYES SUPERINTENDENT OF SCHOOLS KATHLEEN D’HAENE PRINCIPAL, MOULTONBOROUGH CENTRAL SCHOOL ANDREW COPPINGER PRINCIPAL, MOULTONBOROUGH ACADEMY DEREK PATTERSON ASSOC. PRINCIPAL, MOULTONBOROUGH ACADEMY RYAN MARSH SPECIAL EDUCATION DIRECTOR 3.
Table of Contents Dedication 2 Minutes: Election Day Minutes, March 14, 2017 5 Annual School District Meeting, March 18, 2017 7 Reports of: School Board Chairperson 9 Vision, Mission, Core Values 11 Superintendent of Schools 12 Central School Principal 14 Academy Principal 17 Miscellaneous: School District Enrollment 20 2017 Graduating Class and Scholarships 21 School District Staff 23 Special Education Programs and Services 27 2018-19 Proposed Salary Schedule 28 Report of the School District Treasurer 29 MS-26 School Budget Form 30 Auditor's Report 35 School Warrants 41 Moultonborough Community Charter 45 4.
Moultonborough School District Election Day Minutes Tuesday, March 14, 2017 Moderator, Harry Blood, called the town election to order on March 14, 2017 at 7:00 a.m. The election was held in the Mel Borrin Training Room at the Moultonborough Public Safety Building. Mr. Blood read the School District and Town warrant articles, followed by the Pledge of Allegiance. Ballot voting proceeded. Total Votes Cast to Include Absentee Ballots: 539 The following two School District positions for 3 Years: School Board Member: Lauren Lavoie Sturgeon 338 School Board Member: Joyce Larson 292 School Board Member: Mark Cotrupi 272 The Town Moderator declared the polls closed at 7:00 p.m. Julia Velie School District Clerk 5.
Moultonborough School District Annual Meeting Minutes Saturday, March 18, 2017 - 9:00 AM The meeting was called to order by Moderator, Harry Blood at 9:00 AM followed by the Pledge of Allegiance. School District attendees seated on the stage were Julia Velie, School District Clerk; Lauren Lavoie Sturgeon, School Board member; Richard R. Brown, School Board member; Kathy Garry, School Board Chair; Gerry Buteau, School Board Vice-Chair; Susan Noyes, Superintendent; Kay Peranelli, School Business Administrator; Ed Lawson, School District Counsel; Andy Coppinger, Moultonborough Academy Principal; Kathleen D’Haene, Moultonborough Central School Principal; and Ryan Marsh, Special Education Director. Chairperson Garry welcomed all to the School District meeting. Chairperson Garry announced that the School Board asked Superintendent, Susan Noyes to return for the 2017-2018 school year at 80%. Superintendent Noyes accepted. The Moderator shared the vote count from the March 14, 2017 School Board election: Lauren Lavoie Sturgeon 338 Joyce Larson 292 Mark Cotrupi 272 Lauren Lavoie Sturgeon and Joyce Larson were declared the winners. Moderator Blood made introductions of the panel at the School Board table. Introduction of Superintendent, Sue Noyes, who bestowed a service award upon outgoing School Board member, Richard R. Brown. Mr. Brown did not seek another term. Chairperson Garry thanked the town officials, road crew, administrators, and staff for their rescue efforts resulting from the Nor’easter on March 14, 2017 that left the town without power for days. Article I: To see if the School District will accept the reports of agents, auditors, committees or officers as written in the annual report. Kathy Garry moved Article I, seconded by Richard R. Brown. Article I was voted in the affirmative by a majority show of yellow voter cards. Article II: To determine the compensation of the School Board, School District Treasurer, Deputy Treasurer, School District Clerk and School District Moderator and to fix the compensation of any other officer or agent of this District. (The compensation is included in 7.
Article IV.) Lauren Lavoie Sturgeon moved Article II, seconded by Richard R. Brown. Article II was voted in the affirmative by a majority show of yellow voter cards. Article III: To see if the School District will vote to authorize the School Board to contract with a qualified independent auditing firm for the fiscal year financial audit in accordance with RSA 671:5 (Supp.) Kathy Garry moved Article III, seconded by Richard R. Brown. Article III was voted in the affirmative by a majority show of yellow voter cards. Article IV: To see if the School District will vote to raise and appropriate the sum of fourteen million, one hundred twenty one thousand, six hundred eighty two dollars ($14,121,682) for the support of schools, for the payment of salaries for the School District officials and agents, and for the payment for the statutory obligations of the District, with revenues of up to $50,000 coming from the unreserved fund balance available for transfer on July 1, 2017. Richard R. Brown moved Article IV, seconded by Kathy Garry. Article IV was voted in the affirmative by a majority show of yellow voter cards. Article V: To see if the School District will vote to raise and appropriate up to $75,000 to be added to the Buildings & Grounds Expendable Trust fund previously established. This sum to come from June 30 unreserved fund balance available for transfer on July 1. No amount to be raised by taxation. Gerry Buteau moved Article V, seconded by Richard R. Brown. Article V was voted in the affirmative by a majority show of yellow voter cards. Article VI: To see if the School District will vote to raise and appropriate $65,000 for the purpose of constructing a secondary access road to Moultonborough Academy on school district and/or town-owned property. This special warrant article will be a non-lapsing appropriation per RSA 32:7. VI and will not lapse until the road is completed or by June 30, 2020, whichever is sooner. Jonathan Tolman moved Article VI, seconded by Richard R. Brown. Article VI was voted in the affirmative by a majority show of yellow voter cards. Article VII: To transact any other business that may legally come before this meeting. Richard R. Brown moved Article VII, seconded by Kathy Garry. Article VII was voted in the affirmative by a majority show of yellow voter cards. No other business was conducted. Motion to adjourn the meeting made by Richard R. Brown, seconded by Kathy Garry. A roll call vote was made with all members answering in the affirmative. Meeting adjourned at 9:21 AM. Respectfully submitted by Julia Velie School Board Clerk 8.
Report of the School Board Chairperson On behalf of the Board, we start by saying, THANK YOU to our administration, staff, parents, coaches, volunteers, taxpayers and students. I would like to say a special thank you to the individuals and businesses that continue to support the efforts of our students. The Board would also like to thank our School District Treasurer, John Fullerton, for his 30+ years of service to the District and community as both Deputy Treasurer and School District Treasurer. John will not seek reelection this year. We wish him well in his future endeavors. Our Vision is to prepare and empower each student to shape his or her future with knowledge, attitudes and skills necessary to thrive in a changing world. Our Mission is to provide a caring culture of rigorous and relevant learning experiences. We model and promote ethical ideals of respect, responsibility, integrity, and compassion and moral courage. As a full Board we meet monthly, the second Tuesday of the month, but our duties do not end there. We have subcommittees that meet during the month, which consist of two Board members. The subcommittees are Buildings and Grounds, Advisory Budget Committee, Personnel, Policy, Athletics, Transportation and Insurance, Technology, Instructional Committee and Select Board/School Board subcommittee. The purpose of this last committee is to have ongoing communications between the two Boards with regard to matters that affect both the Town and School District. We also continue to have joint School Board and Select Board meetings throughout the year. Our duties as a Board consist of setting policies and approving a budget to meet the ever- changing needs of the School District. We have been able to do this with the constant support of our community. In March 2017 the Town approved a School District Budget of $14,261,682. Thank you to the taxpayers of Moultonborough for your continued support. We also welcomed Joyce Larson to our Board in March. This year we faced many challenges. The first was consolidating the day schedule between both schools. After much research and discussion, we made the decision to combine the start and end times for Moultonborough Academy and Moultonborough Central School. I would especially like to thank our Superintendent, Sue Noyes; our principals and Board members Jon Tolman and Lauren Lavoie-Sturgeon, for dedicating hours of their time to have a smooth transition. They worked closely with the bus company going over bus routes to achieve the most efficient and effective routes for our students. They worked with the police department to ensure the safety of everyone involved in this transition. The second challenge was finding a new Superintendent for the school year 2018-2019. Superintendent Noyes is retiring this year after serving our district for six years. During those six years, she has worked tirelessly with the Board, administrators, teachers, staff and students to improve the education of our students. She is dedicated to the community of Moultonborough. 9.
We had a successful search this fall for our new superintendent. It is Patrick Andrew. He comes to us from the Mascoma School District, serving as superintendent there. We are very pleased with his experience and professionalism and know he will continue the good work that is expected here in Moultonborough. Another challenge has been the direction of our Middle School. We have had a very active Steering Committee working on the best plan for improving our Middle School program and anticipate making decisions this coming spring. Mother Nature also brings us challenges. The loss of power to the Town last March created a situation where we would open up Moultonborough Academy as an emergency shelter. With the help of the Town and School District employees, we were able to serve our community. We are continuing discussions with the Town on how to better utilize this service. At our meetings we have enjoyed presentations by the students. We encourage and welcome them to come and share what they have learned, where they have been and where they would like to go. I am always so proud of how well prepared and respectful they are. Our parents, teachers and staff can be “thanked” for the work they have done. We also enjoy when the teachers come to our meetings. As Board members we are not able to be in the classroom day in and day out. Having the teachers come to our meetings keep the lines of communications open. Their enthusiasm for the work they do gives us hope for a bright future for our students. This year our student representative to the Board is Conner Shipp. What a joy it is to have a student sit on our Board. We appreciate their input; we get the perspective of the students and what the impact may be of some of our decisions. We are fortunate to live in Moultonborough where the natural beauty of the lakes and mountains surround us; our children are safe and nurtured. I am extremely proud of our students and their accomplishments. We have an administrative team and staff that are supportive of each other, and a Board that is committed to the Moultonborough School District and Town. In closing, I would like to acknowledge and thank my fellow Board members for their dedication to the Moultonborough School District: Lauren Lavoie Sturgeon, Vice-Chair; Gerry Buteau; Jon Tolman and Joyce Larson. Respectfully submitted, Kathleen Garry, Chair 10.
VISION, MISSION, and CORE VALUES Moultonborough School District 2017-2018 Our VISION is to prepare and empower each student to shape his or her future with knowledge, attitudes, and skills necessary to thrive in a changing world. Our MISSION is to provide a caring culture of rigorous and relevant learning experiences. We model and promote ethical ideals of respect, responsibility, integrity, and compassion and moral courage. We succeed when . . . STUDENTS access a District-approved curriculum aligned to NH State Career and College Readiness Standards, identify and set personal and academic goals, and meet their goals through collaboration with educators, peers, parents, and community. TEACHERS create authentic learning environments, analyze data to adjust programs, continually improve instructional practices to support student academic and personal growth, and uphold the belief that ALL MSD students can achieve. ADMINISTRATORS promote our vision and mission, provide quality feedback, encourage current best practices in education, create opportunities for educators to participate in school and district decision making processes, and uphold the belief that ALL MSD educators and students can achieve. SCHOOL BOARD members represent and work with students, school staff, administrators, community members and business partners, to create an academic, physical, emotional, and social environment where every stakeholder can learn and respect one another. COMMUNITY has high expectations for student achievement, supports 21st Century learning and expectations, and holds us accountable. Adopted 10/10/17 11.
Report of the Superintendent of Schools To the School Board and Citizens of Moultonborough, I respectfully submit this Annual Report. “Five years ago, I wrote my first Annual Report as your new superintendent; this year, I write my final Annual Report as your superintendent.” The previous sentence is how I began my letter to you last year, and now the first sentence would be, “Six years ago, I wrote. . . .” It has been my privilege to continue as your superintendent during the 2017-2018 school year to ensure that the Moultonborough School District hired a superintendent to lead you into the future. This fall, that task was accomplished when the School Board hired Superintendent Patrick Andrew. Thank you for the School Board that you elected to represent you in the oversight of the School District. Your Board works more hours than any one realizes to support the superintendent, administration, and staff by holding high expectations for on-going work that will continue to enrich the educational experience for all of Moultonborough’s students. It has been a joy to work with and for this Board! While we continue to meet the expectations of this school year, we have begun working toward a smooth transition to new District leadership. On Wednesday, January 24th, we had a Board Retreat with the new superintendent. A big part of the agenda was looking back over the past six years and sharing the work that has been done in each of the schools and in the District. It was rewarding and exhilarating to look at all that has been accomplished through the combined efforts of a strong School Board, outstanding teachers and support staff, a collaborative administrative team, and a supportive community. Add to that the wonderful students we are privileged to serve in Moultonborough, and we come out with a strong school system that meets the demands of a changing world, built on a strong foundation of belief in and support of local public education. Throughout the 2017-2018 school year, we continue to be committed to and guided by the Moultonborough School District Vision and Mission. They are not just words on the walls of our schools or on pieces of paper; they guide our work and remind us daily of the magnitude of the job we have and the privilege that is ours to prepare Moultonborough students to “thrive in a changing world.” While we honor the past and build on our School District’s solid foundation, we are challenged to continue learning and growing in order to best prepare our students to enter a world that is rapidly changing as a result of technology and significant changes in the demands, needs, and expectations of the work force. Our Vision is something we are always working toward, and our Mission guides our daily work in the classrooms of our School District. They are in this Annual Report, please take the time to read and review the core values—the characteristics that should be evident if we are living out our Vision and our Mission. The Moultonborough School District is blessed with a cadre of individual staff members who are willing to keep growing and stretching themselves. They know that our students are not the only learners in our buildings; those who work in schools must model what is taught, and Moultonborough educators do that daily. Our teachers and staff members have participated in countless hours of professional development in math, reading, writing, technology, and teaching strategies imbedded in their workday. Over the past two school years, a concentration on science and social studies instruction has become an additional focus in order to develop the District curriculum aligned to grade level content and instructional expectations. The addition of Dolores Fox, curriculum coordinator, has strengthened and sup- 12.
ported this work. She has also led a group of teachers who are working with staff members in all disciplines to capture the curriculum taught in our District in a software program called, Rubicon Atlas. Upon completion, this will be available on-line for parents and the community to access. The theme we embraced from the beginning of the 2012 school year was one of “connection and collaboration.” We have built in some cases, and strengthened in others, the connections and collaboration between MCS and MA; special education and regular education; technology and each student’s daily educational experience; our District Professional Development Plan and the professional development provided within the District; data and instruction; college and career ready standards and District curriculum and competencies; teacher evaluations and daily practice; and school and community. This year, the Board made the work of connecting the middle level experience, the MSD journey of our students in grades 5-8, a priority. They created a one-year position of Associate Principal for grades 5-8 to guide the work. Working collaboratively with Jerry Frew from NELMS and a group of dedicated administrators, staff, and involved community members, a Steering Committee has met, tackled the concerns, and offered solutions and recommendations to begin the full development and implementation of a strong middle level program for that special group of students. The Board is committed to meeting the educational, social, and emotional needs of middle level students while keeping them in two buildings on our campus—supported by a dedicated middle level staff. This will be on-going work. Over the past two years, our theme within the District has been to “continue the journey.” We are doing the right work; however, if we want to keep our Vision and our Mission alive, we must continue meeting the daily challenges and increased expectations for public education. It has been a career highlight and a privilege to serve as your superintendent for the past six years. I remain committed to a smooth transition. As I leave the leadership role in the Moultonborough School District, I remain a proponent and defender of public education in our state and as a citizen of Moultonborough. It is with the utmost confidence that I welcome Superintendent Patrick Andrew to Moultonborough. As we present another budget for the 2018-2019 school year, thank you, citizens of Moultonborough, for your support and for continuing to have high expectations for your school system and its work with our communities most precious resource—our children. Always remember: Success is not final Failure is not fatal It is the courage to Continue that counts. -Winston Churchill Continue With Courage! Susan Noyes 13.
Report of the Moultonborough Central School Principal To the School Board and Citizens of the Moultonborough School District, I respectfully submit this Annual Report. "Look with kindness and you'll always find wonder." R.J. Palacio I am honored once again to be writing this report for the Moultonborough Community as Principal of MCS. Working with the children of this community is a privilege that I am grateful for each and every day. At the beginning of the school year we read the book, We're all Wonders by R.J. Palacio. The message from the book is that if you look with kindness you will always find wonder. It's about accepting the differences and recognizing the sameness inherent in all of us. We've used this message to help guide our choices and interactions with one another at MCS. In the hallway there is a "Wonder" bulletin board that contains pictures of staff and students. The purpose of this board is to showcase the wonder that we have here at MCS. The joy of working at MCS is being able to share in the wonder that is childhood and adolescence again and again. This wonder happens day after day as we guide our students through the ups and downs of learning and growing. This learning and growing takes place in every aspect of our students' day. From kindergarten to sixth grade, from learning to be part of a classroom community to working together at Sargent Center, all these experiences culminate in the educational experience that we know as Moultonborough Central School. This report will highlight some of the programs and initiatives from this past year that help make MCS a safe, loving and inspired educational environment in which our students thrive. The best part of the day as a teacher and as an administrator is when we greet our students either getting off the bus each morning or as they enter our classrooms. Each day brings with it the excitement of starting over and learning once again. MCS students are taught how to greet staff in the building and also one another. It's such a simple but important practice because it helps to create and sustain a caring and loving environment where everyone is valued. Every classroom has time in their schedule for a morning meeting. This is a time when teachers and students come together as a classroom community and establish the tone for the day. It's a time for checking in and sharing. Both of these practices stem from Responsive Classroom training that many of our staff has participated in over the years. Every teacher at MCS, whether teaching in a classroom, special, or small group has learning goals for their students. These learning goals are shared with the students as they move through various content areas. Whether students are in PE, Writing Workshop or an Intervention Group, they should know and be able to tell you what the goal is for the lesson. Another component of student work at MCS is their ability to work together with partners or in small groups. Through implementing pair shares, turn and talks, museum walks, and huddles, teachers facilitate this important process in learning. Students are learning to communicate and defend their thinking as they work to solve problems, create new ideas and apply learning in new ways. You will see this work happening from kindergarten through sixth grade across all content areas. Our goal is to inspire students to be confident and creative problem solvers who can communicate their thinking. As stated above, we believe that students at MCS need to own their learning by understanding the learning goals, working together collaboratively and applying it in new ways. We look to our 14.
students to take on the work of learning as our teachers facilitate the learning process for students. In order to make this happen, staff participate in monthly job-embedded, collaborative professional development where they study best practices in various content areas. This work includes watching one another teach, critiquing and debriefing lessons, and creating action plans for moving forward. This collaborative process is happening in mathematics, reading and writing instruction. Our goal is to have all teachers participate in this valuable process. While we believe that reading, writing and mathematics are important academic subjects for students, we also believe in providing our students with other types of learning experiences. MCS takes great pride in providing our students with many different opportunities to explore the natural world around us. First and foremost is our beautiful on campus nature trail that was recently renovated by Boy Scout, Jack Fogarty as part of his Eagle Scout project. Many classrooms take advantage of this beautiful space throughout the year. Students in grades 3 through 6 participate in Winter Days during the winter months. This gives students an opportunity to explore various outdoor activities that are available to us in the Lakes Region. We also bring experts on the natural world to MCS. Students in 2nd, 3rd and 5th grade meet three times a year with folks from the Squam Lakes Science Center. Finally, students in sixth grade attend Sargent Center for a week in the fall. This gives them an opportunity to make powerful connections with one another while taking part in scientific investigations in nature. Looking ahead at MCS, we are in the process of developing a new educational experience for our 5th and 6th graders. There is a steering committee working on creating a middle level program for students in grades five through eight. While these students will remain housed in two separate buildings, there will be a commitment to providing them with a middle level experience designed to meet their unique needs. There will be another administrator overseeing this programming and working with the building principals to provide supervision of staff, scheduling and other duties. It's an exciting journey and will bring a renewed commitment to meeting the needs of all students. Finally, all of us at MCS are committed to promoting and modeling kindness in school and in the larger community. We believe in teaching our students what it means to help those in need. This year we've partnered with a school in Dominica, which is an island in the Caribbean, that was ravaged by hurricane Maria. We have a staff member who has family from the island and when we heard about the devastation we wanted to do something to help. Our staff got together and collaborated with the peer leaders to create a fundraising campaign called "Dimes for Dominica." We also collected school supplies and clothing to send to the school. There have been pictures and letters shared back and forth. We are proud of our students and of our staff for always looking for ways to give back to those in need. As stated at the beginning of this report, educating the whole child is a core belief for all of us at MCS. I hope, through this report, I've given you a glimpse of all that we do at MCS. As always, it is my sincere hope that all of us working together, in kindness, will lead our children to a brighter tomorrow and a future full of hope and promise. 15.
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Report of the Academy Principal To the School Board and citizens of the Moultonborough School District, I respectfully submit this annual report: The Moultonborough School District is in the process of re-configuring the grade span focus for our two schools (MA and MCS) in order to better provide a high quality education for all of our students. This re-imagining of how we focus our attention will particularly be centered on students in grades 5-8 and therefore will impact the MA Middle School the most. In light of this work, this year’s report to the voters of the Moultonborough School District will be divided into two distinct parts, one focused on the High School portion of the Academy (grades 9-12) and the second half focused on the Middle School portion of the Academy. At the high school level, I am very proud to report that for the second year in a row Moultonborough Academy was designated one of the top 10 public high schools in the state of New Hampshire by U.S. News and World Report. Two years ago we were ranked fifth best high school in NH out of 86 schools and this past year MA was ranked sixth. Although not the sole indicator of a quality school, certainly this recognition should be a source of pride for the community. The methodology used to determine these rankings is complicated but it includes our student’s performance on standardized tests, teacher to student ratio, percent of students taking and passing Advanced Placement tests, as well as the percent of students we have who are deemed to be low income. Advanced Placement courses are a significant factor in this formula and MA has a robust offering of AP courses and a history of successful student performance on those tests. This commitment to offering such a diversity of college level courses, despite the recent decline in student enrollment, serves our students well as they look to their next steps after graduation. Another indicator of success that we examine at the high school level is in the realm generally referred to as College and Career Readiness. We want to be sure that our students leave MA with the maximum number of future options available to them. The truth is that very few students know at the age of 17 or 18 exactly what career suits them best. At the same time, studies show that multiple career changes over a person’s lifetime has become the norm. With this in mind we know that preparing students for the possibility of further education now or at some point in the future, and for a career of their choosing, is our challenge. There are two measures that we pay particular attention to in this College and Career Readiness realm. Some of our indicators are disappointing and bear further monitoring and yet some of the data is surprisingly strong. The first is the NH Scholars Program. This is a statewide recognition program aimed at promoting a rigorous and college-ready high school course of study. The MA Class of 2017 had 26% of the graduating class recognized as NH Scholars. This is a fairly sharp decline from the 60% in the Class of 2016 or the 56% from 2015. An additional rigorous science course seems to be the stumbling block for a number of our students, although early indications are that these numbers will rebound next year. The other measure we examine is the completion of college-level course work. The Class of 2017 saw twenty-eight out of forty-three (65%) graduating seniors earn either college credit while in high school through a Running Start or similar dual-enrollment course, or had earned 17.
the potential for college credit by scoring a 3 or better on an AP exam. This result is down slightly from the 75% of the previous two years. Our goal is to have 100% of Moultonborough Academy graduates leave with at least one college level course completed. Despite these two indicators of College and Career Readiness being below the previous two years, it is encouraging to report that 91% of the Class of 2017 reported they would be attending either a four-year (74%) or two-year (17%) college after graduation. This is the highest percent in any of the past five years. On the middle school front some significant changes are underway, but before I get into those I’d like to provide a brief retrospective. As some long-time residents of Moultonborough know, MA first opened its doors to students in the fall of 1980 as a 7-12 grade junior high / high school after separating from the Governor Wentworth School District in Wolfeboro. Seniors were given the option that first year of staying at Kingswood Regional High School or graduating from MA and approximately two-thirds chose to stay. The other third became the MA Class of 1981, our first class with a total of thirteen students. Since that opening, class size has ranged in the early years from the low to mid-thirties, reached a peak in the mid-2000s in the mid-fifties and low-sixties, and has slowly decreased since then. As of this writing, current MA classes run that same gamut ranging from the low-thirties to the mid-fifties. Over the course of the past 37 years, MA has evolved with the times. There was talk for many years of building a third school on district-owned property but the number of students in the district never grew enough to justify such a project. Instead, MA underwent a significant renovation/addition project in 2003-2005 that relieved crowding and provided better facilities, including a more identifiable “middle school” wing. Although an improvement to that aspect of the Academy’s program, at this juncture there is a shared belief that we can do more to address the unique challenges of students at this critical transition in their educational careers. It’s now time to expand our definition of what constitutes the Moultonborough “Middle School.” As many will recall, two years ago the Strategic Plan suggested that the Moultonborough School District consider moving the sixth grade from MCS to MA. This idea was brought to the community and was met with considerable and passionate opposition and was therefore tabled. However, out of that community conversation there came a shared desire among many to work to improve both the identity as well as the program opportunities for our middle school students across the four grades often considered to be “middle school” which is grades 5 through 8. In order to help further this effort, an interim Associate Principal for Middle School was appointed for the 2017-2018 school year, and a Middle School Steering Committee formulated to discuss and promote the middle school concept. Already some tangible results have come to fruition from this work, such as better alignment of the math and language arts curriculum, a unified 5-8 Earth Day program, 6th grade participation in Academy middle level sports teams, and more frequent face-to-face meetings among all teachers of 5th through 8th grade students. Parent and community involvement on the Steering Committee has been an important aspect of the dialogue. The School Board is in the midst of finalizing their plans for how to structure and administer this evolving effort but there are exciting developments on the horizon. What I believe has worked for Moultonborough Academy and the Moultonborough School District over the course of my tenure here has been the simultaneously held belief that we must 18.
always be searching for ways to do better and yet at the same time to honor tradition and to be mindful of what is working. It’s a delicate balance. I am confident that as we transition to a new superintendent and a new construct for what constitutes our “middle school” that we will continue on that path. I am also pleased to report that MA has managed to maintain a 0% dropout rate for the fifth year in a row and has only had one student fail to either earn a high school diploma or pass an equivalency exam in the past six years. We work hard to help each of our students find success and to earn either a high school diploma or an equivalency certificate. This is a team effort involving many staff members who do all they can to keep as many future doors open for all of our students. As we look toward the future, we know that some pundits predict that as many as 65% of today’s students will be employed in jobs that do not currently exist. The Agricultural Revolution gave way to the Industrial Revolution, which was supplanted by the Information Age and now we are entering the Digital Age where information and knowledge are not just researched on the Internet, but created. The challenge of preparing students, all of our students, for a world that doesn’t currently exist is the great challenge of our 21st century educational systems. It is a challenge that I believe we are working to address and I’m confident that together we will succeed in meeting it head on. Respectfully Submitted, Andrew J. Coppinger, Principal 19.
Moultonborough School District Enrollment Actual* Actual* Projected** Grade 2016-2017 2017-18 2018-19 Preschool 14 13 15 Kindergarten 32 27 33 1 35 37 31 2 31 33 36 3 40 31 33 4 29 45 32 5 33 28 47 6 32 34 29 …………………………………………………………………………………………………… P-6 Sub Total 246 248 256 …………………………………………………………………………………………………… 7 44 36 38 8 29 43 35 9 60 35 50 10 33 56 32 11 47 31 54 12 48 51 33 ………………………………………………………………………………………………….. 7-12 Sub Total 261 252 242 P-12 Total 507 500 498 * Official enrollment counts taken annually on October 1. ** Projected = survival ratios for past five years’ enrollment history. Caitlin Norwood 20.
Class of 2017 Matthew James Anderson • Brian Matthew Burton • Saré Elizabeth Campbell Jacob Jarell Chase • Parker David Clarenbach • Trevar Jon Colby • Noah Ryan Cowells • Michael MacGregor Dalzell • Dominick Tyler Dolbier • Megan Lee Duddy • Sierra Alice Duval • Hannah Jane Finnegan • Xavier Michael Gibbons Kellee Lynn Gilcreast • Mason Paul Hough • Samantha Leigh Johnson • Connor Joseph Kelley • Mackenzie Gray Kessler • Charles Akhtar Khan • Molly Ellen Koch • Nicholas Sean Krusz • Brianna Rose Lear** • Danielle Marie LeBlanc Kaleigh Elizabeth MacDonald • Kelsey Lynn Mako* • Dylan Michael McLaughlin Duncan Charles Lewis McNaughton • Angela Marie Mudgett • Matthew Albert Norton • Rory Joseph Norwood • James Michael O’Rourke • Kerstyn Kimberly Plancon • Connor David Porusta • Madison Grace Richardson • Nicholas Thomas Edward Saylor • Tristan William Smart • Kristina Ann Smith • Noah Alexander Smith • Samuel Reese Swedberg • Jillian Rose Tatro • Emma Katherine Taylor • Gabriella Juliette Zaki Class of 2017 Officers President…………………………………..…….... Hannah Jane Finnegan Vice President……………….………..………………... Megan Lee Duddy Secretary……………………………..….…. Kaleigh Elizabeth MacDonald Treasurer……………………………………………..… Brianna Rose Lear Class Marshals Conner Louis Shipp • Carlee Jo Morgan * Valedictorian ** Salutatorian 21.
2017 Scholarship Donors and Recipients Diane K Kline Memorial Scholarship: Saré Campbell, Mackenzie Kessler, Dylan McLaughlin Joseph T Gnerre Memorial Scholarship: Noah Smith Moultonborough PTA: Matthew Anderson, Kelsey Mako Meredith Rotary: Dylan McLaughlin, Hannah Finnegan, Mackenzie Kessler, Kelsey Mako, Matthew Anderson, Megan Duddy, Kaleigh MacDonald, Brianna Lear Moultonborough School Staff Association: Hannah Finnegan Center Harbor Congregational Church: Megan Duddy, Hannah Finnegan Moultonborough Community Association: Noah Smith, Hannah Finnegan, Matt Anderson, Brianna Lear E M Heath, Jennifer Lively Memorial Scholarship: Brianna Lear Meredith Kiwanis: Saré Campbell, Megan Duddy, Dylan McLaughlin, Connor Porusta Camp Iroquois Scholarship: Danielle LeBlanc Keith F Bryar Memorial Scholarship: Kaleigh MacDonald Lakes Region Ice Racing Club, Latchkey Cup Scholarship: Mackenzie Kessler Dr.& Mrs. Peter Rosanelli, Jr. Scholarship: Saré Campbell MVSB/James D. Sutherland Memorial Scholarship: Kelsey Mako Moultonborough Lions Club: Kelsey Mako, Matt Anderson, Mackenzie Kessler, Dylan McLaughlin, Angela Mudgett, Hannah Finnegan, Brianna Lear, Saré Campbell, Noah Smith, Megan Duddy Moultonborough Fire/Rescue Dept.: Mackenzie Kessler, Kerstyn Plancon, Jillian Tatro Moultonborough Police Benevolent Association: Hannah Finnegan, Kelsey Mako Joseph E Maroun Memorial Scholarship: Connor Kelley, Molly Koch Winnipesaukee Sportsmen’s Club Scholarship: Mackenzie Kessler Jerry Hopkins & Sally Carver Book Award: Megan Duddy, Brianna Lear Lakes Region Board of Realtors: Dylan McLauglin Stephens Landscaping Professionals LLC: Brianna Lear Moultonborough Women’s Club: Kelsey Mako, Kaleigh MacDonald, Megan Duddy, Dylan McLaughlin, Matthew Anderson, Angela Mudgett, Kellee Gilcreast Suissevale Property Owners Association: Megan Duddy MA Senior High Student Council: Megan Duddy, Noah Smith Running Start: Tristan Smart, Molly Koch, Nick Krusz, Xavier Gibbons, Angela Mudgett CG Roxane Scholarship: Brianna Lear, Kaleigh MacDonald, Megan Duddy, Jacob Chase, Matthew Anderson Annalee Thorndike Art Scholarship: Sam Swedberg Wilderness Youth Fund Scholarship: Mackenzie Kessler St. Charles Borromoeo Chiccoine Scholarship: Matthew Anderson Meredith Police Association: Molly Koch NH Electric Co-Op: Dylan McLaughlin 22.
School District Staff Yrs. Exper. SUPERINTENDENT'S OFFICE STAFF: Degree College Thru 2017 Susan Noyes Superintendent Bachelor of Arts Univ. of New Hampshire 25 Master of Education Univ. of New Hampshire Advanced Grad. Studies (CAGS) Univ. of New Hampshire Karen Robinson, Admin. Asst. to Superintendent Kay Peranelli Business Manager Bachelor of Arts Plymouth State College 21 Master of Business Admin. Univ. of Southern NH Janna Mellon, Asst. Business Manager Hedy Mikelinich, Special Projects (.2) Norman Anderson, Human Resources (.4) K-12 STAFF: Dolores Fox Curriculum Coordinator (.80) Bachelor of Science Central Connecticut State U. 26 Master of Education Fitchburg State Univ. Katrina Aielo-Popeo Speech Pathologist Bachelor of Science Emerson College 4 Master of Science Univ. of Washington Dawn Alden Law Data & Assmnt. Coord.(.67) Bachelor of Science Plymouth State College 34 Master of Education Cambridge College Laura Maroon Technology Coordinator Bachelor of Arts Arizona State U., Tempe 22 Master of Library Science Univ. of Arizona, Tucson Ryan Marsh Special Education Director Bachelor of Arts Plymouth State College 20 Master of Educt’l Ldrshp. Plymouth State Univ. William Metevier Band & Chorus Teacher Bachelor of Music Keene State College 35 Master of Education Keene State College Heather Nelson School Psychologist Bachelor of Science Florida State Univ. 18 Master of Science Florida State Univ. Kathleen Trider ESOL & French Teacher Bachelor of Science Salem State Univ. 32 Master of Business Salem State Univ. Master of Education Salem State Univ. Laurie Caldwell, Admin. Asst. to Spec. Ed. Director Michele DuBois, Mentor Coordinator (.5) MOULTONBOROUGH CENTRAL SCHOOL STAFF: Kathleen D’Haene Principal Bachelor of Arts Elem. Ed. Vermont College 16 Master of Education Plymouth State University Kimberly Anderson Primary Reading/Title I Bachelor of Science Salve Regina University 18 Master of Library Science Plymouth State University Abigail Antone Special Education Bachelor of Fine Arts West Virginia University 9 Master of Special Education Plymouth State Univ. Mary Beth Carleton Kindergarten Bachelor of Science Plymouth State College 38 Master of Education University of New England Rebekah Castleberry Grade 4 Bachelor of Science Plymouth State Univ. 2 Mary Ellen Connell Music/Chorus (K-12) Bachelor of Science College of St. Rose 31 Master of Science University of Illinois Caroline Coons Physical Education (K-12) Bachelor of Science Ithaca College 33 Sara Costanza Grade 2 Bachelor of Science SUNY, New York 34 Master of Education Northeastern Univ. Jill Davis Grade 1 Bachelor of Science Univ. of Maine, Orono 2 Master of Science Southern N.H. Univ. Terrence Dempsey Art (K-12) Bachelor of Science University of Dayton 34 Ellen Farnum Kindergarten Bachelor of Science Plymouth State College 19 Master of Education University of New England Sara Fogarty Guidance Counselor Bachelor of Arts Boston University 9 Master of Arts, Counseling Antioch New England 23.
Cont’d. Yrs. Exper. MOULTONBOROUGH CENTRAL SCHOOL: Degree College Thru 2017 Ashley Galicki Grade 1 Bachelor of Arts Univ. of New Hampshire 5 Master of Education Univ. of New Hampshire Stephanie Gleeson Grade 5 Bachelor of Science Keene State College 13 Megan Greenbaum Library/Media Specialist Bachelor of Science Plymouth State Univ. 6 Master of Library Media Plymouth State Univ. Sharon Groleau Grade 2 Bachelor of Science Plymouth State College 19 Linda Isabelle Nurse Bachelor of Science Saint Anselm College 35 Master of Science Clayton Coll. of Natural Health Bonnie Johnson Spanish Bachelor of Arts Fairfield University 22 Master of Education Plymouth State College Lynne Lowrey Special Education Bachelor of Science Granite State College 11 Master of Education Keene State College Brian Mercer ESOL Teacher Bachelor of Arts Plymouth State Univ. 20 Teaching Certification Arizona State Univ. Master of Education Arizona State Univ. Carol McKinley Grade 4 Bachelor of Science Keene State College 39 Carissa O'Gara Academic Coordintor of Bachelor of Science Univ. System of N.H. 22 Teaching & Learning Master of Education Notre Dame College Cheryl Panakio Special Education Bachelor of Science Univ. Mass. Amherst 19 Master of Education Salem State College Mary-Margaret Pickman Grade 4 Bachelor of Arts Saint Michael’s College 0 Anne-Marie Quinn Grade 5 Bachelor of Science Fitchburg State College 36 Masters in Reading Plymouth State College Miranda Ruel Preschool Bachelor of Science Plymouth State College 13 Michelle Shipp Grade 3 Bachelor of Science Plymouth State College 19 James Stackhouse Grade 1 Bachelor of Science Salem State College 31 Erika Stokke Grade 6 Bachelor of Arts Linfield College 13 Master of Teaching Concordia University Jeremy Welch Grade 3 Bachelor of Arts Univ. of New Hampshire 5 Master of Education Southern N.H. Univ. Suzanne Fullerton, Computer Technician Lindsay Stevenson, Receptionist Annette Rowland, Admin. Asst. to Principal MOULTONBOROUGH CENTRAL SCHOOL INSTRUCTIONAL ASSISTANTS: Jasmin Buteau–SPED Paraprofessional Stephanie Pigott–Title I Paraprofessional Meindy Foreman–SPED One-on-One Paraprofessional Kerri Porusta–Library/Media Assistant Diane Gordon–Classroom Paraprofessional Amy Reilly–SPED Paraprofessional Karen Gunderson–SPED One-on-One Paraprofessional Paige Sandy–Reading/Math Paraprofessional Cathie Hull–Reading Paraprofessional Katherine Stafford– Reading/Math Paraprofessional Elizabeth Ireland–Title 1 Tutor/Paraprofessional Meagan Tilton–Classroom Paraprofessional Jane Johnson–SPED One-on-One Paraprofessional Melissa Torressen–Reading Paraprofessional Cynthia LeBlanc–SPED One-on-One Paraprofessional Rachel Watson–SPED Paraprofessional Sandra Perrotti–SPED Paraprofessional Adam Weeks–Student Support Program Asst. Paula White–SPED Paraprofessional Yrs. Exper. MOULTONBOROUGH ACADEMY STAFF: Degree College Thru 2017 Andrew Coppinger Principal Bachelor of Arts Merrimack College 28 Master of Education Univ. of Mass. Lowell Administration Certification Plymouth State College Derek Patterson Assoc. Principal Bachelor of Science Lyndon State College 21 Master of Education Plymouth State Univ. Advanced Grad. Studies (CAGS) Plymouth State Univ. 24.
Cont'd Yrs. Exper. MOULTONBOROUGH ACADEMY: Degree College Thru 2017 Lindsay Bliznik Spanish (K-12) Bachelor of Science Ithaca College 10 Master of TESOL Plymouth State Univ. Master of Educational Leadership Western Governors Univ. Jennifer Bouchard Science Bachelor of Arts, Earth/Space Sci. Keene State Coll. 5 Bachelor of Science Secondary Ed. Julianne Bruneau English Bachelor of Arts Colby College 23 Master of Education Univ. Colorado @ Denver Ph.D. in English Univ. of Notre Dame Christopher Canfield English Bachelor of Arts, English St. Michael’s College 20 Master of English Plymouth State Univ. Jennifer Chapman Guidance Bachelor of Arts Univ. of New Hampshire 18 Master of Education Univ. of New Hampshire Kelly Demain (.5) Science Bachelor of Arts, Economics College of Wooster 3 Bachelor of Arts, Geology Kelsie Eckert Social Studies Bachelor of Arts Principia College 5 Master of Education Plymouth State Univ. Elaine Fabian Special Education Life Bachelor of Arts University of Maine 15 Skills Master of Education Plymouth State Univ. Amy Flanders Language Arts Bachelor of Arts Univ. of New Hampshire 13 Master of Education Plymouth State Univ. Sarah Gelotte Social Studies Bachelor of Science Plymouth State Univ. 2 Kendra Greene Reading Specialist (.75) Bachelor of Science Plymouth State Univ. 11 Master of Education Plymouth State Univ. Shawn Haskins Special Education Bachelor of Science Plymouth State College 20 Master of Science Univ. of Southern Maine CAGS, Educt’l Leadership Plymouth State Univ. Brian Hoag Art Bachelor of Science Plymouth State College 27 Jeff Husmann Middle School Language Arts Bachelor of Arts, English University of Iowa 18 Master of English Ed. University of Iowa Matthew Katsenes Latin Bachelor of Arts Monmouth College 9 Master of Science, Math University of Iowa Master of Arts Teaching Univ. of Mass. Amherst Judith Kimball Special Education Bachelor of Science College Life Long Learning 31 Ann Koniszewski Mathematics Bachelor of Science Plymouth State College 31 Master of Education, Math Plymouth State College Joanne Lau Mathematics Bachelor of Science St. Michael’s College 20 Master of Math Univ. of New Hampshire Dawn Alden Law Middle School Mathematics(.33) Bachelor of Science Plymouth State College 34 Master of Education Cambridge College Harmony Markey Music Bachelor of Arts, Music Ed. Johnson State College 20 Sandra Metevier Special Education Bachelor of Science Keene State College 36 Master of Special Education Lesley College Amy Morse Family & Consumer Science Bachelor of Science Plymouth State Univ. 13 Master of Education Plymouth State Univ. Carolyn Nelson Nurse Associate of Science Union College 35 RN Muhlenberg School of Nursing Daniel Nyhan Social Studies Bachelor of Arts Colby College 26 Tina Price Mathematics Bachelor of Science Plymouth State College 19 William Robinson Technology Education Bachelor of Science Georgia College 0 Master of Education Georgia College Jim Rollins Guidance Bachelor of Arts Keene State College 23 Master of Education Keene State College David Severance Science Bachelor of Science Plymouth State College 20 Juris Doctorate Univ. of Maine School of Law 25.
Cont'd Yrs. Exper. MOULTONBOROUGH ACADEMY: Degree College Thru 2017 Shaw Smith Science Bachelor of Arts Univ. of Southern Maine 23 Whitney Sullivan Business Bachelor of Science Plymouth State Univ. 5 Master of Education Southern N.H. Univ. Matthew Swedberg Phys. Education/Athletic Dir. Bachelor of Science Plymouth State College 27 Christina Touhey Mathematics Bachelor of Arts, Math St. Michael’s College 11.5 Master of Education, Sp.Ed. Plymouth State Univ. Etienne Vallee Library/Media Specialist Bachelor of Arts Univ. of British Columbia 14 Master of Education Western Washington Univ. Master of Education Plymouth State College Elizabeth Whalley Physical Education Bachelor of Science Plymouth State Univ. 5 Allison Whitton Spanish (K-12) Bachelor of Arts SUNY, Potsdam 23 Master of Science SUNY, Potsdam Christine Woodland Health & Physical Education Associate of Accounting McIntosh College 10.5 Bachelor of Arts Southern N.H. Univ. Master of Education Plymouth State Univ. Jody Baker, School Resource Officer Jacqueline Taylor, Receptionist Todd Clifford, Computer Technician Jordan Tankard, Auditorium Technician (.5) Pam Perkins, Admin. Assistant to Principal Joanne Woodward, Secretary to Guidance (.5) MOULTONBOROUGH ACADEMY INSTRUCTIONAL ASSISTANTS: James Besecker–SPED Paraprofessional Kirsten Pickel–Library/Media Assistant Terri Carrier–SPED Paraprofessional Nila Proko–SPED Paraprofessional Alisha Chico, ESOL Paraprofessional Dianne Quimby – SPED Paraprofessional Destiny Clifford–SPED One-on-One Paraprofessional David Sampson–SPED One-on-One Paraprofessional Diane Copp–SPED Paraprofessional Rit Swain–Classroom Paraprofessional Cassandra Dostie–SPED Paraprofessional Cynthia Tolman–SPED Paraprofessional (.3) Michelle Duddy–SPED One-on-One Paraprofessional Philip White – SPED One-on-One Paraprofessional Carolyn Ippolito–SPED One-on-One Paraprofessional Donna Winsor–Independent Learning Center Paraprofessional Becky Morgan–SPED Program Paraprofessional MAINTENANCE: Academy Building Manager: Richard Carrier Central School Building Manager: Richard Whiting Roger Anderson Elizabeth Billings Dave Butler Zachary Markey Dana Carlson Ken White Eugene Reed CAFÉ SERVICES: Meg Diltz, Food Services Director Academy: Elementary: Loriann Juhasz Allyson McKenna Kirsten Joyce Maureen Nicol Tina Young 26.
Moultonborough School District Actual Expenditures for Special Education Programs and Services Expenses: 2015-2016 2016-2017 General Fund $2,516,034 $2,414,789 IDEA $ 126,177 $ 130,649 PreSchool $ 2,304 $ 2,424 Sub Total $2,644,515 $2,547,862 Revenue: Catastrophic Aid $ 202,870 $ 186,765 IDEA $ 126,177 $ 130,649 Medicaid $ 106,577 $ 156,555 Preschool $ 2,304 $ 2,424 Adequacy Allocation $ 0 $ 0 Tuition for Special Education $ 0 $ 33,746 Sub Total $ 437,928 $ 510,139 Net Cost for Special Education $2,206,587 $2,037,723 Savanna Macsay 27.
2018-2019 Salary Schedule Step Track 1 Track 2 Track 3 Track 4 Track 5 1 37,402 38,609 39,867 41,125 42,418 2 38,960 40,185 41,557 42,848 44,200 3 40,530 41,773 43,260 44,585 45,995 4 42,109 43,369 44,973 46,331 47,801 5 43,693 44,971 46,691 48,082 49,612 6 45,278 46,573 48,411 49,835 51,425 7 46,860 48,171 50,128 51,585 53,234 8 48,435 49,762 51,837 53,327 55,036 9 49,999 51,342 53,535 55,056 56,824 10 51,546 52,904 55,215 56,768 58,595 11 53,275 54,647 57,076 58,659 60,544 12 54,799 56,185 58,730 60,343 62,285 13 56,295 57,694 60,354 61,997 63,994 14 57,759 59,170 61,944 63,615 65,668 15 58,042 59,453 62,531 64,244 66,404 16 58,669 60,080 63,459 65,215 67,480 17 58,902 60,312 63,989 65,786 68,154 18 59,097 60,504 64,478 66,314 68,784 19 59,255 60,659 64,925 66,799 69,370 20 59,376 60,777 65,330 67,241 69,910 21 59,988 61,384 66,221 68,168 70,933 22 60,067 61,457 66,573 68,554 71,413 23 60,114 61,498 66,889 68,903 71,853 24 60,134 61,511 67,171 69,217 72,257 25 60,128 61,499 67,423 69,499 72,626 26 60,101 61,464 67,647 69,753 72,965 27 60,056 61,411 67,849 69,983 73,278 28 59,996 61,343 68,031 70,192 73,569 29 59,926 61,265 68,198 70,387 73,843 30 60,226 61,565 68,785 71,014 74,571 31 60,526 61,864 69,371 71,640 75,298 32 60,826 62,164 69,958 72,267 76,026 33 61,126 62,464 70,545 72,894 76,753 34 61,426 62,764 71,131 73,521 77,481 35 61,726 63,064 71,718 74,148 78,208 36 62,025 63,364 72,305 74,775 78,936 37 62,325 63,664 72,891 75,402 79,664 38 62,625 63,963 73,478 76,029 80,391 39 62,925 64,263 74,065 76,656 81,119 40 63,225 64,563 74,651 77,283 81,846 41 63,525 64,863 75,238 77,910 82,574 42 63,825 65,163 75,825 78,537 83,301 43 64,124 65,463 76,411 79,163 84,029 44 64,424 65,763 76,998 79,790 84,756 45 64,724 66,063 77,585 80,417 85,484 46 65,024 66,362 78,171 81,044 86,211 47 65,324 66,662 78,758 81,671 86,939 48 65,624 66,962 79,345 82,298 87,667 28.
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