Bagnall Elementary School Holds Successful Arts Social Event

Pentucket Regional School District
Jeffrey Mulqueen
Superintendent of Schools
22 Main St.
West Newbury, MA 01985

For Immediate Release

Friday, May 25, 2018

Contact: John Guilfoil
Phone: 617-993-0003
Email: john@jgpr.net

Bagnall Elementary School Holds Successful Arts Social Event

GROVELAND — Principal Emily Puteri is pleased to announce that Bagnall Elementary School hosted a successful Arts Social, where students participated in creative workshops, displayed their artwork and enjoyed ice cream.

At the interactive Arts Social on Wednesday, May 16, professional artists, teachers and museum representatives held workshops for students in kindergarten through sixth grade. The PTA sponsored the Arts Social to raise money for cultural enrichment programs and to reduce the cost of art projects that students and families incur. 

More than 500 people attended the event, which featured a display of student paintings, drawings and sculptures throughout the hallways. Several students also presented their passion projects, which they completed independently over the course of the school year by voluntarily giving up time at lunch or recess.

The passion projects included an electronic self-scrubbing cleaning brush, an outdoor sink made from recycled parts, videos, 3-D printed objects and wood-burned signs.

“It was so exciting to see our students present their passion projects and have our whole school community come together to celebrate the huge impact the arts have on kids,” said Bagnall STEAM Coordinator Brooke Welch. “Sharing student successes is a critical part of our work and is essential to their growth.”

Professional sculpture artist Ryan Kelley hosted a workshop on wire-bending and 3-D sculpture making, while fourth grade teacher Sarah Cassavaugh held a “paint night” themed workshop, where students created a tropical sunset with acrylic paints on canvas.

Representatives from the Children’s Museum of New Hampshire hosted a workshop on the ancient Japanese art of fish printing, “Gyotaku,” where students created their own fabric fish print to take home.

Museum of Fine Arts representatives hosted an interactive workshop and craft making session based on Egyptian hieroglyphics. The students learned about Japanese and Egyptian culture while creating their artwork.

“It is wonderful that our Bagnall students have the chance to explore learning in different ways and then share their knowledge and inspire others,” School Nurse Amanda Durand said.

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Rochester City Planners Earn Nationally Recognized Industry Certification

  City of Rochester
Daniel Fitzpatrick, City Manager
31 Wakefield Street
Rochester, NH 03867

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Friday, May 25, 2018

Media Contact: John Guilfoil
Phone: 617-993-0003
Email: john@jgpr.net

Rochester City Planners Earn Nationally Recognized Industry Certification

Chief Planner Seth Creighton (left) and Director of Planning and Development Jim Campbell (right) were presented with City Manager Citations by City Manager Dan Fitzpatrick (center). (Courtesy Photo City of Rochester)

ROCHESTER — City Manager Daniel Fitzpatrick is pleased to announce that two Rochester city planners have earned certification from the American Institute of Certified Planners.

Director of Planning and Development Jim Campbell and and Chief Planner Seth Creighton both passed the AICP exam on May 18 and 19, respectively. The certification affirms their qualifications in the field and their understanding of industry history, standards, ethics and professional conduct. 

The exam, which is administered by the AICP and the American Planning Association, evaluates planners on their ability to analyze real world scenarios and theories so they can demonstrate their ability to implement industry best practices.

By earning the certification, Campbell and Creighton also demonstrated their practical knowledge of planning issues on both a local and nationwide scale. As planners in the northeast, they regularly evaluate issues that differ from those their peers face in different regions — like water rights in more arid regions, the complexities of high-speed passenger rail or the issues related to tribal territories.

“These certifications are a reflection of Jim and Seth’s deep knowledge of the planning field,” City Manager Fitzpatrick said. “I’m proud of the effort they both put forth to earn this accolade, and their professionalism is ultimately a great positive for the city.”

To maintain their certifications, Campbell and Creighton will be required to take a minimum of 31 hours of training every two years.

Campbell has been with the City of Rochester since July 2012, while Creighton joined the planning and development office in August 2013.

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*UPDATED* Two Teens Who Ran Away From Middleborough Day School Found Safe in Wareham

Middleborough Police Department
Joseph Perkins, Chief of Police
99 N Main St.
Middleborough, MA 02346

For Immediate Release

Friday, May 25, 2018

Contact: Benjamin Paulin
Phone: 781-428-3299
Email: ben@jgpr.net

*UPDATED*

Two Teens Who Ran Away From Middleborough Day School Found Safe in Wareham

MIDDLEBOROUGH — Chief Joseph Perkins reports that two teens that ran away from a Middleborough day school this week were found safe in Wareham Friday.

 

At approximately 12:15 p.m., on Tuesday, May 22, Middleborough Police received a report from the Regional Educational Assessment & Diagnostic Services (READS) Academy that two students walked away from the facility.

 

Officers responded to the school and searched the nearby woods, but were unable to locate them.

 

The teens were located by Wareham Police on Friday.

 

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Police Searching for Two Teens Who Ran Away From Middleborough Day School

Middleborough Police Department
Joseph Perkins, Chief of Police
99 N Main St.
Middleborough, MA 02346

For Immediate Release

Friday, May 25, 2018

Contact: Benjamin Paulin
Phone: 781-428-3299
Email: ben@jgpr.net

Police Searching for Two Teens Who Ran Away From Middleborough Day School

MIDDLEBOROUGH — Chief Joseph Perkins reports that Middleborough Police are searching for two teens that ran away from their day school this week.

 

THOMAS SOLECKI, AGE 13, OF DENNIS and STEVEN SANTOS, AGE 14, OF WAREHAM are being sought by police for their safe return.

 

At approximately 12:15 p.m., on Tuesday, May 22, Middleborough Police received a report from the Regional Educational Assessment & Diagnostic Services (READS) Academy that two students walked away from the facility.

 

READS Academy is a day school in Middleborough that serves children from several other public school districts that require specialized instruction and services to meet their needs, according to its website.

 

Officers responded to the school and searched the nearby woods, but were unable to locate them.

 

The children have a history of running away and they may be headed to the Wareham or Dennis area. Police in those communities have been notified.

 

Anyone with information about their whereabouts is asked to call Middleborough Police at 508-947-1212.

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