Northwood School Laker

September 2, 2022

Welcome back!

Dear Families,

Welcome to the 22-23 school year! Students and staff have had a busy but fantastic first week of school! Many new staff and students have recently joined our school and I have been reminded once again of how welcoming our community is.  

Several people have asked about whether the school calendar will be adjusted now that the town has decided to hold voting at St. Joseph's Parish Hall.  At this time, no changes have been made.  In the event that the calendar does change, I will notify families as soon as possible.  

We will be holding an Open House on Tuesday, September 20, from 5:00 - 7:00 PM. Grades K-4 will visit classrooms from 5:00 to 6:00 and then are invited to come to the softball field for a cookout. Grades 5-8 will enjoy the cookout between 5:00 - 6:00 and then will visit classrooms between 6:00 and 7:00. We are working to reschedule the soccer games that day.  

Next week, we will begin administering the beginning of year NWEA assessment in reading, math, and language usage. NWEA is a computer-based test that provides your child's teacher and/or team with valuable information about your child's skills and understanding of concepts which helps us to adjust our instruction moving forward. Tests are administered by the teacher within the child's classroom and typically last less than an hour, though students may take longer if needed. Teachers schedule their testing sessions based on their class schedules and student needs. Tests are spaced out over multiple days to avoid assessment fatigue. Check out NWEA's family toolkit for additional information here.

If you have any questions regarding NWEA testing, please feel free to reach out to your child's teacher, Mr. Ling, or me.

As always, please reach out if you have any questions. Enjoy the long weekend!


Introducing the new members of our faculty and staff!

Rebekah Bilodeau

Grade 3

Eileen Ferro


Gail Korvas

Grade 8 ELA

Howie Drolet

Assistant Principal

Kim Blackey

NECC Tutor

Andrea Clinch

Grade 7 ELA

Jenn Adrien & Amy Bilodeau

Step by Step Preschool

Keli Wood


Dale Chenette

Grade 8 Math

Joe Wisneski

7/8 Social Studies

CarrieJaye Scott

Grade 6 Math 

Rich Levergood

Grade 7 Math

Jarrod Houghton

Alt-Ed/Behavior Support

Aubree Bogle


Fay Aucella 

5-8 School Counselor

Denise Andrews


Judy Frase


Amanda Roy

Administrative Assistant

Staff in the Spotlight

Andrea Clinch

This is my first year at NWS. I am teaching 7th grade ELA (English Language Arts.) I have taught in a variety of roles as a special educator, a reading teacher and most recently a middle school ELA teacher. My husband and I have two boys: a senior at Coe-Brown and a sophomore at Franklin Pierce College.  I love to boat and spend time on NH lakes. I am an avid crafter, and many evenings I can be found crocheting or knitting.  Of course, I love to read, especially historical fiction.


The staff at NWS have been incredibly welcoming and very helpful. I am enjoying getting to know the 7th graders! I am looking forward to meeting families at Open House. In the meantime, please email me with any questions @

Kindergarten News

The kindergarteners went hunting for monarch caterpillars. We were able to find two and are looking forward to watching them turn into a chrysalis and then emerging as a butterfly! We love The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle. Reading about all the things he ate was really funny! 

End 68 Hours of Hunger Program

Northwood School is pleased to offer the End 68 Hours of Hunger program again this year. We have a great group of volunteers that fill backpacks each week for us. The backpacks are packed with food to help fill the gap between lunch on Friday and breakfast on Monday. Further information is available on the national website at

Only school counselors know who is participating in the program. On Fridays, the counselors will put a bag in the participating students' cubbies or lockers, and it will come home with them that day. We then ask that you return the backpack on Monday, so it can be filled again by our volunteers for the next weekend.


If you would like to participate in this program, please email or call your child’s counselor. Any family can participate and it may be for a short term or the whole school year. We hope you will find this program helpful and if you have any questions, please feel free to contact either one of us at any time.

Thank you, 

Lynda & Fay

Lynda MacDonald

K-4 School Counselor


Fay Aucella

5-8 School Counselor


School & Community Information

NH Thunder 2022 Cross Country Program


Now accepting registrations for the 2022 Season of NH Thunder Cross Country. The program this year will again be held at Coe Brown Northwood Academy. Kids will participate in running games such as scavenger hunts, relay races, and obstacle courses while they learn the fun of running on the trails, being active, and making healthy choices. 

Participants will also receive a t-shirt to keep.  We will be having a small xc race in conjunction with the Div. II JV State meet held at Coe Brown at the end of the season. 

For more information please contact:

Karyn Fisher at  


You can register on-line at:


Cost: $35.00 

Grades:  K-4th

When: Wednesdays beginning September 14th through October 19th

Time: 5:30-6:30 pm

Location: Coe Brown Northwood Academy up near the track

Important Dates

September 5 - Labor Day, no school

September 7 - School Board meeting, 6:30

September 13 - No school

September 20 - Open House, 5:00 - 7:00 

September 21 - School Board meeting, 6:30 

September 28 - Picture Day

Please check the Athletics Calendar for information on games and meets.  

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