Invention Convention: Andover’s Third-Grade Students Learn that They Can Change the World

By Haley Peters

Invention Convention is an empowering opportunity for young students across the United States, as this educational program challenges students to find a problem in the world around them… and then, find a way to solve the problem. Students develop an invention by following a step-by-step process. The invention process involves research, writing, planning, and reflecting […]

Proctor Academy’s Unsung Hero of Heat

By Eric Nemirovsy, Proctor Academy Student
Proctor Academy’s Unsung Hero of Heat

As we enter the heart of winter, the previously dormant smokestack of the Walt Wright Biomass Plant has begun spewing vapor again, and Proctor Academy will rely on Dana Newton to ensure we all receive heat. If you are ever looking for Dana, the first place you should check is the biomass plant. On top […]

Sophia and David Reynolds Win in Division Championship

Sophia and David Reynolds Win in Division Championship

Andover’s Reynolds family continues to shine when it comes to being fast runners. At the recent high school Division II Championship Games, Sophia and David Reynolds both won in the 3000 Meter Event. David set a school record with a time of 9:00 minutes. Sophia, a freshman at Merrimack Valley High School, not only won […]

AE/MS Second Graders Learn About ‘Earth Changes’

By Gretchen Hildebrand, AE/MS Second Grade
AE/MS Second Graders Learn About ‘Earth Changes’

Second graders spent 5 weeks studying about Earth Changes and the causes, effects and impacts those changes have on our planet and our lives.  They worked in partnerships (which is a very challenging thing to do for 5 weeks) and produced wonderful posters to share their information with the first, third and eight graders.  I […]

AE/MS Second Grade Annual Heart Healthy Valentine Restaurant Held

AE/MS Second Grade Annual Heart Healthy Valentine Restaurant Held

Second graders held their annual (over 12 years now) Heart Healthy Valentine Restaurant at AE/MS.  They enthusiastically served the third graders to reward them for performing the duty the year before, and invited the staff of the school to eat at the restaurant or ‘do take-out’.  The record breaking $347.00 that was raised will be […]

S.H.A.R.E. DAY – 30 Years!

Friday, May 10th

By Margo Coolidge

When printed in the March edition of the Beacon, we credited Gisela Darling for this article when it was actually written by Margo Coolidge. Wow!  Have 30 years gone by fast!  It seems like yesterday when a small group of Andover PTO mothers brainstormed S.H.A.R.E  Day (See How the Arts Reaches Everyone) into existence. They […]

Wonderful Holiday Season at East Andover Village Preschool

Press Release
Wonderful Holiday Season at East Andover Village Preschool

We had a wonderful holiday season at EAVP, with Grandparents’ Day, and a classroom holiday party. Grandparents’ Day was a huge success with a record 43 grandparents in attendance! We met grandparents from near and far; Andrew’s grandparents were here from Chicago and Crosby’s Grandpop flew up from Florida for the event!   Our friend, […]

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