Congratulations to Joel Boulanger, of Northwood, a management
major, who has made the President’s List at Coastal Carolina
University for the Fall 2017 semester.
qualify for the President’s List for high academic achievement,
students must earn a 4.0 grade point average and must be
enrolled full time.
Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) has announced that Emilee
Gancarz of Northwood, a member of the class of 2018 majoring in
mechanical engineering, was named to the university’s Dean’s
List for academic excellence for the fall 2017 semester.
total of 1,608 undergraduate students achieved the criteria
required for WPI’s fall 2017 Dean’s List. The criteria for the
WPI Dean’s List differs from that of most other universities as
WPI does not compute a grade point average (GPA). Instead, WPI
defines the Dean’s List by the amount of work completed at the A
level in courses and projects.
Northwood School Updates
Submitted By Joanne Ahlberg and Lauren Dow, Northwood School
Northwood Staff would like to thank you for your continuous
support in our community. As an expression of our thanks,
we will be hosting a free spaghetti dinner. This dinner
will take place at Northwood School on Thursday, February 8th
from 4:15-5:30 pm in the Northwood School Cafeteria. We
encourage families to stay after the dinner for the School
Deliberative Session that begins at 6:00pm in the gymnasium.
dinner will consist of spaghetti with marinara sauce, bread,
salad, and dessert. The first serving will begin at 4:15pm
with the final serving at 5:30pm due to the School Deliberative
Session. Furthermore, the staff will be providing
childcare during the Deliberative Session starting at 5:50pm.
We are prepared to watch and engage your children in meaningful
activities including crafts, stories, and a G-rated movie.
Finally, we would encourage families to send their children with
a few snacks for the evening childcare event.
hope to you see you for this event as we want to thank our
entire Northwood Community for their willingness to support the
children in Northwood.
addition, there are many other great things that are happening
everyday at Northwood School. If interested, there are
several ways to digitally stay up date with current events.
Our Northwood School website,
http://www.northwoodschoolnh.org is a great resource to
check out teacher webpages, access our presence on Twitter, view
our Laker publications, and gain easy access to community links.
There is also a Northwood School Educators Facebook page.
Furthermore, there are other initiatives and events that don’t
always get communicated via digital media. For instance,
Northwood School staff are invested in piloting PBIS initiatives
(Positive Behavior Intervention and Supports) to nurture a
climate that fosters behavioral expectations, respect, and a
positive school climate. Our school will be holding its
annual Spelling Bee on 1/18/18. Students are actively
engaged in hands-on STEM (Science, Technology, Education, and
Math) projects. Our science committee is working to align
our school’s science curriculum to NGSS (Next Generation Science
Standards), and teachers are opening their classrooms to peer
observations to share best practices and to seek input.
Our nurse, Mrs. Benham, is also teaching SEVA Stress Release
techniques to 4th grade students. The Northwood staff
would like to encourage you to stay tuned for more exciting
news, events, and activities happening in your community.
Go inspiration, innovation, and inquiry!
Northwood Recreation Commission Presents Winter Family Fun Day!
are so happy about our new ice skating rink that we wanted to
spread our excitement with our very first Winter Family Fun Day!
Please join us at the Recreation Field on Saturday, February
10th from 2:00-4:00 for this fun community event. There will be
ice skating, sledding, snow games, a snowman contest (pending
snow), and bonfire!
gather up your skates, snowshoes, and sleds. Dig out your snow
gear and join your neighbors, as we all gather ‘round and enjoy
a fun family afternoon together!
Chesley Memorial Library will host a “ChildVoice” program on
Thursday, January 25, at 7:00 p.m. Come hear Kristin Barlow,
co-author of Enduring the Night, as she shares about the
true-life stories in her book. She will be joined by
ChildVoice founder, Conrad Mandsager, who will talk about the
amazing work this nonprofit, founded in Nottingham, is doing to
give hope to children who have been affected by war in northern
Uganda and South Sudan. Books will be available for
purchase and signing.
This Weekend’s LRPA After Dark Feature:
1946’s “The Stranger”
Join Lakes Region Public Access Television at 10:30 PM this
Friday and Saturday night (January 26 & 27) for our “LRPA After
Dark” presentation of 1946’s suspenseful thriller “The
Stranger,” starring Orson Welles (who also directed), Loretta
Young and Edward G. Robinson.
Wilson (Robinson), an investigator with the Allied War Crimes
Commission, is looking for Franz Kindler (Welles), a notorious
Nazi war criminal — the mastermind behind their death
camps — who has made his way from Germany to a sleepy
Connecticut town. There, he has carefully constructed a new
identity. He is now living incognito as Charles Rankin, a
college professor and antique clock enthusiast who will soon
marry lovely Mary Rankin (Young), the daughter of a respected
judge. His cover is intact until Wilson, tailing another escaped
Nazi prisoner, begins to suspect that there may be more to
Professor Rankin than meets the eye.
Released in 1946, “The Stranger” holds the distinction of being
the first American feature film to include documentary footage
of Nazi concentration camps. “The Stranger” is by far the
least well known, and perhaps most conventional, of Orson
Welles’ movies. In fact, he only took on the project to prove to
studio executives that he could direct a film that came in on
time, within budget and without any problems, unlike his earlier
masterpieces “Citizen Kane” and “The Magnificent Ambersons.”
Welles readily accomplished that task, although the artistic and
personal compromises he was forced to make on “The Stranger”
resulted in it being his least favorite film.
Despite all of Welles’ misgivings, “The Stranger” is a tense and
suspenseful thriller with exceptional performances from its
entire cast. Variety reviewed it as “ … socko melodrama,
spinning an intriguing web of thrills and chills.” If you
love American film noir, this is the one for you. So grab your
popcorn and join LRPA after dark for this thriller from the