East Derry Memorial Elementary is a
kindergarten through grade five school located in a residential area of
Derry, NH. It has a student enrollment of about 415 children served
a faculty of about seventy dedicated and energetic people. Class sizes
from 18-25 children depending upon grade.
includes math, reading, writing, language arts, science and social
studies. In addition, children receive
technology, art, music, physical education and library.
Literacy is orchestrated using the “Reader's Workshop” framework. In mathematics, EDMES will be piloting a few different programs this year. A couple of grade levels will continue to use the "Four Frames" framework, which we have been using for years. The school’s PACE
provides enrichment and additional challenge to students.
available at all grade levels through our Remedial Reading, English as
a Second Language and Special Education
gather data to help inform instruction, the Developmental Reading and
Northwest Evaluation Association Assessments are administered to
students at various times during the school year. East Derry Memorial
is also a member of the Positive Behavioral Interventions and
Supports (PBIS) network, and as such, we hold very high
expectations for the respect, responsibility and safety
by the members of our school community.
faculty participates regularly in a variety of professional development
opportunities provided by the Derry Cooperative School
District. Workshops in areas such as literacy, mathematics,
assessment, technology, differentiated instruction, curriculum mapping,
special education and other best instructional practices are offered on
an ongoing basis. District committees monitor, review and
curriculum throughout the year.
The school has an
active and vibrant PTA. Some of the events that the
sponsored each year have been a Fall Festival, Sweet Heart Dance and
Holiday Shopping. PTA fundraisers have helped
to purchase technology, classroom items, provided support for field
trips, paid for enrichment assemblies, and invited artists in
residence to the school. Several years ago, the PTA raised
$60,000 to replace the school’s playground equipment.
Derry Memorial Elementary School is a wonderful place for children to
learn and grow. The school’s success is reflective of the
of students, parents, educators, and other community members working
together on behalf of children.
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