The Quaglia Institute for Student Aspirations' Stand Up, Speak Out leadership conference held on September 29th was an exciting opportunity for middle school students from around New England to learn skills necessary to be effective leaders in their schools. In the eyes of middle school students, the "cool" of the college students combined with the interactive leadership activities, created a captivating learning environment.
During the conference, trained college students led workshops designed to help middle schoolers recognize their leadership potential and learn leadership skills to inspire change in their schools and communities. After the ice-breakers and team-building in the main hall, 250 students from 50 schools from throughout New England moved through workshops with students from other middle schools in 16 teams led by SNHU student facilitators. This was a fantastic time, and we can't wait to see all the great things these schools bring back to their schools.
The 2016 annual Scholar Leader Dinner was held on May 26 at the Center of NH in Manchester. 88 scholar leaders from around the state were recognized for their academic achievement, leadership, and being positive role models in their schools. NH had more attendees than any other New England state!
Terrific music was provided by the Timberlane Middle School band under the direction of Kurt Schweiss. Beautiful centerpieces were made by students of teachers Ms. Belinda Bodnar and Ms. Laura Dionne from Pennichuck Middle School!
If your school is interested in providing music or centerpieces for next year’s event contact Deb Lachance at email@example.com or any NHAMLE board member.
Jerry Frew, NELMS Executive Director, sends his thanks to New Hampshire for their outstanding participation at their Annual Conference. "New Hampshire shined at our Annual Conference. We love having them as such a strong partner in Middle Level Education!" - Jerry Frew
The New Hampshire Association for Middle Level Education’s mission is to articulate and to promote the philosophy of middle level education at the state and local level; to influence the development, implementation, and evaluation of middle level best practices; to broaden relationships with educators and community stakeholders who advocate for middle level learners; and to strengthen the organization to effectively promote the New Hampshire Association for Middle Level Education’s vision.