Superintendent Dr. David Ryan
30 Linden Street
Exeter, NH 03833
For Immediate Release
Tuesday, Aug. 7, 2018
Media Contact: John Guilfoil
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Main Street School to Dedicate New Wing In Memory of Former Associate Superintendent
EXETER — As Exeter’s Main Street School launches full-day kindergarten for all students this year, community members will take a moment to dedicate the school’s new building wing to a man who championed the expansion during a ceremony later this month.
On Friday, Aug. 24, from 2-3 p.m., Exeter school officials will hold a ceremony at the Main Street School. There, they will dedicate the official opening of the kindergarten wing to the late Paul Flynn, who served as SAU 16’s associate superintendent until his passing on Dec. 2, 2017.
“Paul worked tirelessly on this project for many, many years,” MSS principal Steve Adler said. “He knew that full-day kindergarten would benefit Exeter’s children intellectually and socially, allowing teachers more time to work with students and giving students more time to explore new concepts in depth.”
Though Flynn was one of many people who contributed greatly to this long-term project, the building committee unanimously agreed that naming the wing for him was important.
“The dedication of this new wing will help ensure that students, faculty and staff will forever remember Mr. Flynn and everything he did for the full-day kindergarten program and SAU 16 as a whole,” Superintendent Dr. David Ryan said. “Given the importance of early learning, we’re grateful to our community members who voted to approve the project and at the same time honor one of its greatest advocates.”
Kindergarten classes will begin on Aug. 27 and 28. Placement letters will be mailed the week of Aug. 13 and will include each child’s classroom assignment.
For questions about full-day kindergarten, please contact Main Street School at 603-775-8900 or visit mss.sau16.org.