Proctor Academy: Standing Against Racism and Injustice

Communication sent to Proctor community on June 2, 2020

By Scott Allenby, Proctor Academy
Proctor Academy: Standing Against Racism and Injustice

The below communication from Head of School Mike Henriques was sent to the greater Proctor community on June 2, 2020 in response to racial injustices across the country. While shared initially with Proctor’s students, faculty/staff, and families, the audience of this message extends to the greater Andover community.  Over the past months we have collectively […]

Get To Know Dennis Dobe, The New Principal at AE/MS 

Part One. Watch for part two in the August Beacon

By Shelley Geoghegan
Get To Know Dennis Dobe, The New Principal at AE/MS 

The following profile was supplied, upon request, to the Beacon by the new principal of the Andover Elementary/Middle School. Dennis Dobe starts his new position on July 1, taking the place of retiring long-time principal, Jane Slayton. While the Beacon was hoping to catch Dennis for an interview, we caught him during a very busy […]

A Parking Lot Graduation to Remember for AE/MS Grads

By Kasey Schoch

Andover Middle School eighth graders had a graduation like no other on June 11. Twelve weeks after remote learning began, they were honored with a drive-in style graduation, which some now hope will become an annual tradition for AE/MS.  Cars gathered in the AE/MS parking lot under a beautiful summer sunset. Staff wore T-shirts that […]

Celebrating the Proctor Class of 2020: Stepping into the World

Proctor’s commencement ceremony took place virtually

By Scott Allenby
Celebrating the Proctor Class of 2020: Stepping into the World

And just like that it’s over. The planning, the preparations, the details, the mourning of what could have been had coronavirus not upended our lives; it is all behind us, and we shift our focus to reflecting on the raw emotions we felt today as we watched the Class of 2020 graduate from high school […]

Andover Graduates Recognized at Proctor’s Senior Awards Night

Non-faculty staff service award given to Diane Benson of Andover

By Scott Allenby

The Class of 2020 closed the Proctor chapter of their lives in a most bizarre manner. A virtual Senior Awards Night and Commencement afforded faculty and staff the opportunity to recognize members of the senior class with awards and recognitions. Among those honored were the following Andover residents: Philip H. Savage Award for outstanding leadership […]

Andover High School Alumni Share Memories With Each Other

Annual reunion cancelled due to COVID concerns

By Judy Poblenz Perreault '53

We are very disappointed that we are not able to have our Andover High School all-class annual reunion this year. We will miss seeing our classmates. For a small school, we had a lot of spirit, and all of the classes worked together. We needed everyone for teams, plays, and other school activities. An activity […]

Andover School District Looking For Two Full Time Custodians

By Katie Keyser

ANDOVER SCHOOL DISTRICT 20 School Street Andover, NH 03216 www.aemseagles.org Custodians Needed Andover School District has an immediate opening for two full time custodians. Applicants should have a  high school diploma, general knowledge of cleaning products/procedures, and the ability to lift 75 lbs. Competitive salary and benefit package. All applicants must complete an online application […]

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