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On Monday, June 6, the Celebration of Student Learning and Graduation Challenge will demonstrate the level of teaching and learning that has taken place this school year.  It is hard to believe the year is coming to a close.  We are sending 38 Sixth Graders on to Otter Valley and will be welcoming thirty-five Kindergarteners in August.  Summer is a time for additional learning opportunities and adventures here at school with the SOAR Program.

RETIREMENTS:  Miss Howe is retiring after 35 years!  She will leave a legacy of dedication to providing whatever a child needs to be successful in his/her learning and as a valuable resource for her colleagues and our school. Miss Howe will be returning mid-September in a different role as the long-term librarian substitute when Ms. Fjeld is on her parental leave.  Mr. Bushey is retiring as our custodian for the last 12 years!  He has been dedicated to maintaining and caring for our buildings and grounds.

Changes in the 2016-2017 School Year:

  • Mrs. Stoner and her husband are relocating to her home state of Virginia where she will be teaching third grade.  We are in the interview process for her replacement.
  • Miss Jenifer Leary has been hired to teach First Grade, and her classroom will be in the brick building.
  • Mrs. LaFlam is moving to the main building.
  • Mr. Zac Farnham-Haskell has been hired as a full-time Physical Education teacher closer to his home.  We are in the process of advertising this position.
  • Mrs. Koch has resigned, and we will be hiring a new speech and language pathologist.
  • Miss Rachel Coryea has been hired as Lothrop’s Student Support Professional.
  • Mrs. Leah LaRock, our RNESU technology specialist, is leaving us to pursue a new adventure. 

Leah started as a parent volunteer in my classroom and was then hired as Neshobe's technology specialist before moving on to the supervisory union level.  For 14 years, Leah has supported our growth in skills, knowledge, and implementation of technology to enhance and facilitate education.


We wish all those leaving the best in their new journeys!!!


Your child’s class placement for 2016-2017 will come home on Wednesday, June 8.  K, 1, 2, 3, and 4th grade students will participate in “Step Up” to meet their new teachers and to see who else will be in their classrooms on Friday, June 10.  Fifth grade students will have their “Step Up” day on Thursday, June 9, due to the band trip on Friday.  A great deal of time and thought has gone into class placements to ensure a good placement for all children.  Talk to your child about next year, and reassure them that all children have a mixed feeling of excitement and anxiety about moving from this year’s class and starting something new.  

Remember, the last day is a half day with dismissal at 11:30!

As soon as school ends, the facility project to convert Neshobe’s main and brick buildings to a pellet boiler system, install digital controls, and improve ventilation and insulation will begin. Naylor and Breen was awarded the contract, and they have worked with us to enable the SOAR Program to be on site.  We are very excited for this project to begin and to have effective and efficient ventilation and heating systems in both buildings in the coming school year.  Thank you again to our voters for approving this project!

Our community exemplifies the words, “It Takes a Village”.  I want to thank all of the parents, grandparents, PTO members, Four Winds volunteers, Everybody Wins coordinator and mentors, our business community, and community members who provided support for our students and school programs in so many ways such as volunteering, collaboration, donations, and financial support of our school budget.

I would also like to take a moment to commend the Neshobe faculty and staff for their commitment and dedication to doing whatever it takes to make a difference in the lives of our students on a daily basis!

I wish you all a safe and beautiful summer - Judi

Neshobe School Guidance

Please contact our Guidance Counselor,
Ms. Spaulding, with any questions and/or concerns.

Thank you.