Coe-Brown Earns Top Scores In Regional Tests Coe-Brown Northwood
Academy (CBNA) students were among the top scorers in New Hampshire
in the New England Common Assessment Program (NECAP).
Of the 78 high schools in New Hampshire (not including charter or
private schools), Coe Brown ranked fourth in writing (two-way tie
with Lebanon), second in math (three-way tie with Hollis-Brookline
and Portsmouth) and first in the state in reading.
“Our outstanding test results reflect highly not only on our
students, but on the incredibly talented and dedicated faculty
members who teach here at Coe-Brown,” says CBNA Headmaster David S.
Smith. “I am extremely proud of our students and of the Academy as a
In reading, 34% of CBNA students tested achieved level 4 (proficient
with distinction) and 59% achieved level 3 (proficient). In math, 2%
scored at level 4 and 50% scored at level 3. In writing, 5% of CBNA
student achieved level 4 and 52% achieved level 3. Each test
contains a mix of multiple choice and constructed-response
questions, which require students to develop their own responses to
The New England Common Assessment Program is the result of
collaboration among New Hampshire, Rhode Island and Vermont to build
a set of assessments for grades 3 through 8 and 11 to meet the
requirements of the No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB). NECAP is
administered in October in grades 3-8 and 11 in Mathematics and20
Reading. Writing is assessed in grades 5, 8, and 11 at the same
Test results are often used by school districts and individual
schools to help improve curriculum and instruction.
Coe-Brown Northwood Academy, founded in 1867, is a small
co-educational public-private secondary school accepting students in
grades 9-12 and offering the highest quality curriculum of studies.
The academy campus is located on the shores of Harvey Lake in
Northwood, New Hampshire.
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Share A Meal And Memories With Your Northwood Neighbors
when a slice of homemade pie cost thirty-five cents and Johnson’s
milk was sold in glass bottles? Come and share a meal and memories
of Northwood Restaurants of Yester-year. The Northwood Historical
Society and The Northwood Recreation committee invite you to a
community potluck dinner, 5:30, Friday, April 17, 2009, at the
Northwood Community Hall, 135 Main Street.
Owners of long established restaurants such as Johnson’s Dairy Bar,
Chadbourn’s and The Northwood Diner will share stories and history,
inviting all to share memories and memorabilia. Bring a favorite
dish to share with your neighbors. Visiting begins at 5:30 and
dinner at 6:00.
There is no charge for this event. We will be accepting voluntary
donations for the Northwood Food Pantry. The pantry is especially in
need of cleaning products, toiletries and cash donations. This event
being supported, in part, by donations from Hannaford’s, Chadbourn’s
Restaurant and Johnson’s Dairy Bar.
Please RSVP to the Northwood Recreation Department at
firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 942-5586 x 209, and bring that
old menu gathering dust in the back of your closet.
Northwood Recreation Update
By Kathy Boudreau, Recreation Director
Easter Egg Hunt
Join Northwood Recreation on Saturday, April 11th for the 2nd Annual
Easter Egg Hunt. Be on the look out for the Easter Bunny around
Where there is an egg hunt there is bound to be a bunny near by.
The Easter Egg Hunt will begin at 10:00 AM SHARP at the Northwood
Elementary School. There will be 3 golden eggs hidden in each of the
4 age groups; 4 & under; 5 and 6; 7 – 9; and 10 & older. Don’t
forget to bring you own basket and cameras. For additional
information call the Recreation Department at 942-5586 x209.
A Lesson from Nature
By Pastor Ted White
The ice storm we had this year can teach us a lesson about our
present economic situation on a personal, business or national
level. These storms don’t happen without reason, not if you
understand that the God of all creation is in control of all
creation… always. We can learn many things from them.
I heard that a few who usually produce maple syrup didn’t do so this
year because of the ice storm's damage to the maple trees. Some
trees were totally on the ground, snapped off and won’t produce
again. Others had major branches broken off and will need time to
Now, wouldn’t it be foolish to try to stand up trees that are lying
on the ground, hoping the sap would once again flow? Or, how
reasonable would it be to take branches that have split off the tree
and try to reattach them?
Yet businesses that are lying on the ground or broken off are being
propped up, or so the attempt, by some, hoping they will have life
come back into them and become a vibrant part of economic flow once
Wasted resources are being poured in without any life and it is a
Creation shows us that there are times where there is loss, plain
and simply. It could be loss of a whole tree or part, but there is
But, a new tree can be planted in its place. It may take time for it
to mature, but in time it will. Healthy trees bring life (Psalm 1),
unhealthy trees do not (Matthew 7:17-19). So it is with individuals,
businesses or nations—healthy ones bring life, unhealthy ones do
Jesus came to set us free; to give us healthy life, but you must
on His terms. To find His terms go to
Or to find peace with God
Information and Outreach Efforts
The Northwood Area Land Management Collaborative (NALMC) is pleased
to announce its recently expanded programs to develop and share
information about lands within the NALMC neighborhood. NALMC seeks
to build understanding and appreciation of the local landscape by
encouraging public and private landowners to connect with their
land, with their neighbors and with appropriate tools and resources
to support collaborative land stewardship.
NALMC is a unique, voluntary public/private partnership working
together across property boundaries to maintain and enhance the
ecological, social, recreational, and economic resources. The NALMC
neighborhood currently encompasses over 3,000 acres and includes
lands owned by New Hampshire Fish and Game Department, New Hampshire
Department of Resources and Economic Development, the Town of
Northwood, Coe Brown Academy, the University of New Hampshire,
Harmony Hill Farm and several other private landowners.
Through a generous grant from the New Hampshire Charitable
Foundation, Ibis Wildlife Consulting of Newmarket, in partnership
with Neatline Associates of Deerfield, will conduct an ecological
assessment of the NALMC neighborhood. The project will
inventory and summarize the wildlife habitats, plant communities,
soils, wetlands, trails, conserved lands, and other natural and
cultural resources in the NALMC focus area. Peter Lamb, Senior
Philanthropic Advisor for the NH Charitable Foundation praised the
collabo rative. “NALMC is pursuing cutting edge, ecosystem-based
land stewardship work,” said Lamb. “We are pleased to be a partner
in this effort.”
The grant has also allowed NALMC to hire an Outreach Coordinator.
Maryalice Fischer from The Center for Health, Energy & The
Environment in Strafford, is assisting the mission of the
collaborative through NALMC activities and direct landowner
communication. Serving as the fiscal agent for NALMC, Bear-Paw
Regional Greenways is enthusiastic about this partnership. “The
ecological assessment and landowner outreach will illustrate the
interconnectedness within the NALMC neighborhood and the benefits of
working together to conserve our woodlands, waters, and wildlife,”
said Dan Kern, Executive Director of Bear-Paw, a regional land
Last year NALMC celebrated the opening of a new five-mile hiking
trail that begins at Northwood Meadows State Park and continues
across the privately owned Harmony Hill Farm, before returning to
the State Park.
This trail was one of the first collaborative projects initiated by
This year, several activities are planned including a community-wide
open house on July 11th celebrating our forests, farms, wetlands and
wildlife as part of the 20th anniversary of the Northwood Meadows
State Park and the Forest Peters Wildlife Management Area, core
public lands in the NALMC neighborhood. More information about the
event will be coming soon.