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Student Writers Celebrated at Spaulding Academy & Family Services Authors Tea

Every fall, the students of Spaulding Academy & Family Services spend weeks creating their own literary works. From idea conception and writing to illustration and production, the students become book authors. The recent 2022 Authors Tea event brought families, friends, and teachers together on campus so students could share their books while enjoying cookies and tea.

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Another Fantastic Fall Fest Held at Spaulding Academy & Family Services

The 6th annual Fall Fest at Spaulding Academy & Family Services in Northfield featured craft activities, snacks, and Halloween-themed toys for the children to enjoy. Organized by Community Engagement Specialist Joyce McKenney, the highlight of the event was the student-led pumpkin carving and decorating. Performance Food Group (PFG) of Essex, Vermont, generously donated the pumpkins.

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Spaulding Academy & Family Services Recognizes Staff

The employees of Spaulding Academy & Family Services recently enjoyed an afternoon of food, games, and relaxation during the organization’s annual Staff Appreciation event. More than two-thirds of the total number of employees – approximately 205 people – attended. The event overlapped multiple shifts so that staff members on the Academic, Residential, Community Based, Family Services, Housekeeping, Facilities and Grounds, Support Services, and Administrative teams could attend, including some with overnight shifts.

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Spaulding Academy & Family Services Adds Training and Development Team

Spaulding Academy & Family Services has created a Training and Development group to support its Family Services team and ensure quality training standards campuswide. Moss Hartwell has been promoted from Residential Trainer to Family Services Training Coordinator. They manage the Training and Development team and oversee its efforts.

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Water Fun, Games Highlights of Spaulding Academy Field Day

Spaulding Academy & Family Services recently held Spaulding Academy’s annual Field Day. It brought residential and day students together with staff to enjoy an outdoor event filled with opportunities to play and cool off.
The event featured traditional Field Day games like tug-of-war and a water balloon toss, along with a new water slide and an oversized inflatable that provided climbing and sliding fun. A dunk tank also gave students the chance to dunk their favorite teachers and staff members.

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Spaulding Academy & Family Services Names Lavallee Principal and Director of Special Education

Spaulding Academy & Family Services has promoted Garrett Lavallee, MEd, of Meredith to Principal and Director of Special Education. Lavallee began his career at Spaulding Academy & Family Services in 1999 as a member of the Residential team while an undergraduate student at Colby-Sawyer College. He then held various positions within Spaulding Academy including Paraeducator, Special Education teacher, and Special Education Coordinator. He most recently served as Assistant Director of Special Education.

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Students Exhibit Creativity, Excitement for Learning at 2022 Spaulding Academy Science Fair

Northfield, NH – Spaulding Academy & Family Services recently held the 2022 Spaulding Academy Science Fair, which brought families, friends, and community partners to campus to experience student science projects. Serving as guest judges were New Hampshire Department of Education Commissioner Frank Edelblut; Ron Magoon, President and CEO of Franklin Savings Bank; Dan Kaplan, Director of Information Technology, Associated Grocers of New England; and Tilton-Northfield Fire Department Firefighters Timothy Ames, Tyler Bannister, Travis Gosine, and Theodore Partingt.

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