Culinary Arts: Feeding a Passion for Learning

It's opening day for the 3 Seasons Restaurant and the first plate of food will soon be served to customers and members of the culinary program advisory board.

The restaurant is located in a corner of the high school near where the automotive garage use to be. The new 3 Seasons is a clean, modern eating space with 18-foot, floor-to-ceiling windows, seating for 50, and an outdoor patio area.

As Chef Bratz orchestrates students to their various cooking stations, Assistant Chef & Instructor Kaci Ahern greets the first customers arriving out front. It’s about to get real. (Download transcript...)

SHS Film Students Shine at at NH Film Festival

Salem High School film students brought home three awards in the 2018 New Hampshire High School Short Film Festival -- including first place overall.

This is the second straight year SHS has taken home the top award in the festival. This year's winning film -- The Waiter -- was was written by Grace Lumley and produced by Nate Magoon and Briana Demers. The film included contributions from the entire film club over 20 students and several advisers and parents.

Two additional SHS films received awards -- 4th place went to God's Acre; and 5th place went to Worthless.

God's Acre is a documentary created entirely by Brenden Nault.

Worthless was created by block 3 TV 2 with Autumn-Rose Bogdan, Kaitlyn Willson, Rheannon Rodriguez and Briana Demers.

Podcast: Early Childhood Play -- The Key to Building Successful Learners

Episode 4 of the Salem Stories Podcast discusses the importance of early childhood education programs and how play-based learning can build a foundation for success.

Parents + Kids + Math = Fun?

Bonnie Torrey swears math is fun. No, really. To prove it, the Fisk School inclusionary specialist organizes an annual Math Night that brings students and family members together for a night of fun activities.

Ms. Torrey pulls together staff and student volunteers from the district to set up and facilitate 13 activity stations throughout the Fisk Elementary School. Parents and students work their way through various math- and STEM-themed challenges designed to promote creative problem-solving, an understanding of technology resources, and an appreciation for hands-on learning practices.

Making Dreams Come True

Sarah's wish is to go on a Disney Cruise to meet her favorite characters. Salem High School Key Club members have been working for months to help this dream come true.

"We have the unique opportunity this year to be helping a girl from our own community of Salem," says Key Club Advisor Jennifer Monterrosa.

The student organization -- working with Make-A-Wish New Hampshire -- is hoping to raise funds to help Sarah, a 15-year-old Woodbury student fighting a life-threatening illness. Despite her medical complications, Sarah is active in Special Olympics, loves to dance, and listens to Taylor Swift.

To help Sarah relize her dream, Key Club members solicited donations, entertainment, and contributions for more than 100 raffle items in support of the Make-A-Wish Benefit Dinner to be held Saturday, March 17 in the Davis Gym. The 300-seat event is sold out.

Big Fun at "Big Event II"

Lancaster teachers and staff created 18 mini-courses in a variety of interest areas during this year's "Big Event II." Students were able to participate in activities ranging from bike safety, yoga, weaving clothing, sign language, decorating cakes, and others during the school-wide event held Thursday, Feb. 22.