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In Honor of the EDies 20th Anniversary Formal Attire is Encouraged
The "ED"ies Showcase of Excellence has been cancelled.
Click here to read this years newspaper article on the award ceremony by The Union Leader.
2012 Schools of Excellence
Mascenic Regional High School
Secondary School of Excellence
Doris Barnes Retired Educator
Lifetime Achievement Award
The Board of Director’s for the “ED”ies is seeking nominees for the “retired educator of the year” award. Known as the "Doris Barnes Retired Educator Lifetime Achievement Award."
The application deadline was March 15, 2013.
The "Doris Barnes Retired Educator Lifetime Achievement Award" was created to honor a retired teacher or teachers who have continued to work with youth and the betterment of public education after his/her retirement as has the person for whom it is named.
Doris, a founding member of the "ED"ies board, is still actively involved in all of its functions at the age of 101! Born on a farm in Houlton, Maine, Barnes came to New Hampshire at the age of 18 as a teacher in Barnstead. Seven years later she was a teaching principal at Alton Elementary and then moved to other opportunities in Portland, Maine, and Rochester, before becoming a guidance counselor first at Spaulding High School and then at Laconia Middle School, from which she retired at age 80. A resident of Laconia, Barnes tutored students for 18 more years after retiring!
A nominee must be retired after spending a minimum of 20 years as a full time educator. It is also expected that the nominee can describe how they have stayed involved working with youth or on other vital issues related to education since retirement.
Nominee Information Sheet
A Friendship Adventure
with Ronald McDonald
On tour in New England
More than 160,000 students skip school every day due to bullying or peer pressure. It’s time to prevent bullying and teach positive actions to stand up to bullying behaviors. McDonald’s® is pleased to announce the arrival of a new elementary school show;“A Friendship Adventure with Ronald McDonald.”
This show has been endorsed by noted author and Kids/Parenting expert, Dr. Michele Borba and through audience participation, magic, music and drama “A Friendship Adventure with Ronald McDonald” challenges students to be heroes to each other and experience the positive effects of standing together. The key elements of the show are:
- Cooperation/Teamwork/ Mobilizing peer compassion
- Anti-bullying/Don’t let bullies stand in your way.
- Active Play
In addition, Ronald also uses geography, culture, language, values, and healthy habits to communicate and demonstrate the key elements. The show is a powerful, fun, educational, interactive adventure leading to the discovery that; “We’re all good individually but together we’re excellent!”
This free performance is written for elementary schools; grades Pre-K through Fourth and is sponsored by your local McDonald’s.
If you have any questions or would like to schedule the performance for your school, please call Laurie Webster, Ronald McDonald Show Coordinator N.E. Region at Bump-A-Nose Productions (508) 477-2554 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Click here for information on preparing for "A Friendship Adventure with Ronald McDonald".
Thank you for your time and we hope to bring this exciting new show to your school.