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Monday, May 02, 2016


Board Announcement: 

The Rivendell Interstate School Board is pleased to announce the hiring of Dr. Michael Harris of Etna, NH, as Interim Superintendent beginning January 4, 2016. Dr. Harris, who currently works part time as the Superintendent for SAU#76 in Lyme, NH, will continue to work for Lyme and work part time for Rivendell.

Dr.Harris has a long history of educational experience, including serving for 11 years as the Superintendent at SAU#88 in Lebanon, NH. He was also the Director of the Teacher Education Program at Dartmouth College, where he led the teacher certification program for the Dartmouth's undergraduates. Dr. Harris graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Dartmouth College, received a Master’s degree from Teachers College at Columbia University in New York and his Ph.D. in Education from the University of New Hampshire.

He has been an active participant on non-profit boards and organizations in the Upper Valley. Dr. Harris has served as the Executive Director of Second Growth in Wilder, VT, and currently serves on the Board of Directors for Ledyard Charter School and the Upper Valley Educators Institute, both of Lebanon, NH.

Latest News

SummerScapes is Back!

We just got notice that we have received a large grant to bring back our awesome summer program, SummerScapes. Camp will run the four weeks of July, July 5th — 29th and will offer morning academic
programs and afternoon enrichment camps.

Our theme this summer is "Under the Sea," and we plan to travel to the Boston Aquarium and Echo in Burlington. Registration forms will go home soon! For more information, contact Tammy MacQueen  or Jenna Ditcheos.

MMS Login Changes

We will be moving our MMS database (hosted on-site by us) to MMS Online (hosted off-site by MMS). The look, feel and use of the program will remain very much the same.

We will shutdown the on-site server Tuesday April 19th at 8:00 AM and will then begin using MMS-Online. The new links for MMS access will become effective on Tuesday, April 19th. 


Samuel Morey Elementary School: May 7.
Westshire Elementary School: May 14.

If your child will be five years old on or before August 31, 2016, and your town of residence is Fairlee, Orford, Vershire or West Fairlee, please contact the appropriate elementary school listed below as soon as possible to pre-register your child for Kindergarten and to set up a time for orientation.

Fairlee or Orford Residents – Call Angel Parkin at 802-333-9755
Vershire or West Fairlee Residents – Call Carrie Garrison at 802-333-4668

Thank you Voters

We appreciate your support!
Rivendell 2016-2017 Budget Passes


David Hooke, Moderator
Esther Marsh-Dobbins, District Treasurer
Esther Marsh-Dobbins, District Clerk
Katherine Blanchard, Board Member (at large), 1 year term
Margaret Gladstone, Board Member (Fairlee), 3 year term
Sarah Rinehimer, Board Member (West Fairlee), 3 year term
Kevin Dexter, Board Member (West Fairlee), 2 year term
Marc DeBois, Board Member (Orford), 3 year term
Paul Dalton, Auditor, 3 year term
Not filled: Auditors (2 year and 1 year term) - To Be Appointed