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 […]

Andover School District Looking For Two Full Time Custodians

By Katie Keyser

ANDOVER SCHOOL DISTRICT 20 School Street Andover, NH 03216 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 […]

AE/MS Principal Jane Slayton to Retire After 23 Years of Service

Gail Parenteau and four other long-time employees retiring as well

By Shelley Geoghegan, Beacon staff
AE/MS Principal Jane Slayton to Retire After 23 Years of Service

This year has turned out to be a year of major changes for Andover, not the least of which was the announcement of a number of retirements of long-serving employees of the Andover Elementary/Middle School. Principal Jane Slayton, Administrative Assistant Gail Parenteau, and classroom teachers Holly Gagne, Lynn Tiede, and Michelle Stanhope are all leaving […]

Vehicle Parade Being Held To Honor Five AE/MS Retirees

Save the date, tell everyone, and please participate

By Jennifer Bent

On Friday, June 12, there will be a vehicle parade honoring five beloved professionals who are retiring from Andover Elementary/Middle School at the end of this term. All vehicles will assemble at Proctor Academy’s dining hall (Field House/Hockey rink) parking lot between 5:30 and 5:55 PM. We encourage you to decorate your vehicle; honking horns […]

Teacher Faced A Sad Reality When Going Back To Classroom

The rooms were like a time capsule; nothing was changed

By Kasey Schoch

While I knew it was coming, the e-mail hit me right in the heart. Teachers were given assigned days on a calendar to return to their classrooms and clean out for the end of the year. It happens every year. Teachers pack things safely away until fall, take down their bulletin boards to make room […]

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