School Board Memeber : Dan Harkinson
School Board Memeber: Robert Watson
School Board Member :Matthew Pappas Erin Mahoney
Police Chief Michael Allen
School Board Member Dr. Anthony Pastelis
School Board Member: Paul Lynch
School Board Member: Audrey Stevens
From the New Hampshire Department of Education - Ms. Frame
Representing Senator Jeanne Shaheen - Laura Haselton
Media Power Youth-Sarah Shanahan
Assistant Superintendent Mary Moriarty
Diversion Coordinator Nicole Rodler
Superintendent Michael Hopkins
Music Teacher Sherri Pedrick
Mayor TJ Jean
Dep. Attorney Gen.- Ann Rice
Representing Congresswoman Carol Shea-Porter: Elise Britton
Gov. Maggie Hassan
Media Power Youth Staff - Ms. Zlokower
We ended our last day of school at McClelland with a visit from Governor Maggie Hassan! She came to introduce Rochester to an exciting new program- Media Power Youth. Rochester will become the "model community" which other communities will look to for guidance. Media Power Youth empowers youth to lead healthy, safe lives through smart use of media. It sure was a busy morning! Our Chorus did a stand out job singing "The Spirit of America!" We gave Governor Hassan a flag made from all of our fingerprints. She loved it and is going to hang it in the State House for all to see. Here are some photos!
I am so proud of all of my students and their amazing accomplishments this year! Thank you all so much for your hard work and beautiful music making! Your smiles, stories, jokes, songs, and kindness made this one of my favorite years teaching! Here are some of my favorite highlights:
If you would like to donate to any of our classroom projects please follow this link:
Mrs. Pedrick's Donors Choose Projects!
Music share happens during your regular music time next week 6/9 - 6/13. Days and times will vary depending on when you have music class
Music Share is an opportunity for students to share something musical with their peers during music class. They may bring in an instrument from home and store it in the music room for the day if needed, or use any of the classroom instruments we have. They can share anything musical (even a poem or a tap dancing routine!) that they have thought through and planned. Usually we have enough time for each child to share a couple of songs.
The purpose of having a performance day is to give children an opportunity to perform in front of a small, friendly, known group and learn the etiquette of doing so; to provide a platform for sharing musical ideas and interests; and to give the rest of the class practice at being respectful audience members. Most important, performing is completely voluntary and meant to occur in a casual, stress-free environment. If sharing a song please be sure it is appropriate for our school setting. If you are not sure please ask an adult.
Here are some ideas for your music share. Be creative:
If you have questions feel free to call the school or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org .