Chester Academy News

Summer Safety Educator

posted Jun 13, 2017, 5:45 AM by Leslie Leahy

The latest issue of Fire Safety Educator from the State Fire Marshall's Office is attached

Final Issue of In The News for this School Year

posted Jun 8, 2017, 2:50 PM by Leslie Leahy   [ updated Jun 9, 2017, 8:22 AM ]

The final issue of In The News is attached.

Kevin Skarupa visits Chester Academy

posted May 23, 2017, 10:53 PM by Benjamin Kilar   [ updated May 23, 2017, 10:56 PM ]

Third grade classes had the wonderful opportunity to have Kevin Skarupa, meteorologist from WMUR visit us on Monday in the library. He talked to us about what he has to know to do his job, how early he has to get up, New Hampshire's always changing weather, the water cycle and even how to spot different types of clouds. He ended by promising to give Chester Academy a shout out on the news!

May 19th In The News

posted May 19, 2017, 8:24 AM by Leslie Leahy

Attached you will find the latest copy of In The News. There are details on many of the end of the year events as well as community events.

Thank You Maria Veale

posted May 17, 2017, 12:37 PM by Benjamin Kilar   [ updated May 17, 2017, 12:49 PM ]

The Chester School District educational community would like to thank School Board member Maria Veale for her work in making our school a wonderful place to learn and grow.  As she leaves behind school board service, we wish her well in her new endeavors. 

The following remarks were presented by Chairman Royal Richardson at the May School Board meeting with regard to the last meeting for school board member Maria Veale.

“Maria has been on the Board for two terms. When she joined the Board she was full of ideas and enthusiasm to both improve the Chester School District and to make Chester Academy a positive and nurturing place for the children of our community. That has not wavered over six years sitting at this table.

Maria has ably represented the Board on a number of committees and initiatives, ranging from cafeteria cuisine, to Health and Wellness, to instructional improvement. She has taken part in Labor Negotiations and has also participated in the Search and Selection committees for the current Superintendent and for our next Principal. Most importantly, she has consistently been the eyes and ears of the Board in the Chester Academy community through her involvement as a parent in various school activities.
As a colleague, she has offered her input and expertise to the Board members on any number of topics over the years. She has also offered counsel and advice: often to be patient and contemplative and sometimes impatience, when we need to just get on-with-it when an issue needed resolution.

As Chairman, I will certainly miss her input and her “sounding-board” on contentious issues and her meticulous edits of our Meeting Minutes. And, of course, the occasional snarky text message between meetings…
Maria and her family have certainly done much to benefit their community over the last several years through their participation and engagement. And Maria has directly contributed to the success of this Board during her tenure as a member of the Chester School Board.

Best wishes. “   

Meeting Tuesday, May 16th on After School Daycare Program

posted May 11, 2017, 2:54 PM by Leslie Leahy

There will be an informational meeting for parents in the school cafeteria from 6:30-8pm about the new YMCA After School Daycare Program next year. More details are provided in the attached flyer.

Assistant Principal Selected

posted May 10, 2017, 8:45 AM by Benjamin Kilar

Dr. Ann Gaffney
Dr. Ann Gaffney has been selected as the Chester Academy Assistant Principal for the 2017- 2018 School Year.  

"We are thrilled to announce  that we have elected Dr. Ann Gaffney as our new Assistant Principal.  She will begin the position in July.  Dr. Gaffney has a B.A. in Mathematics from Wellesley College, an Elementary Education from Lesley University and an ED.D. from Rivier University.  She has taught at Londonderry Middle School since 1997.  During her tenure there she has had a number of teaching and leadership roles.  She has taught science, mathematics, enrichment as well as remedial classes and has coached many staff members.  She has done extensive districtwide PD and has held numerous leadership positions in the teachers association.  In addition, she has worked as a Professional Development consultant for the NHDOE in the area of Mathematics and taught as an adjunct faculty member at SNHU and Rivier University.  She has a rich understanding of the appropriate uses of technology in the teaching and learning process and enhances her own productivity through the use of a variety of technology tools." -- May 2017 Highlights for the Chester School Board

April 21st In The News

posted Apr 21, 2017, 1:56 PM by Leslie Leahy   [ updated Apr 25, 2017, 11:51 AM ]

Enjoy the attached April 21st Issue of Nn The News!

April 12th In The News

posted Apr 12, 2017, 12:06 PM by Leslie Leahy   [ updated Apr 12, 2017, 12:14 PM ]

Attached is the latest Issue of In the News

2017-2018 Kindergarten Registration

posted Apr 7, 2017, 6:47 AM by Benjamin Kilar   [ updated May 23, 2017, 11:12 PM ]

Parents who have children eligible for kindergarten next year please contact the Main Office at Chester Academy at 887-3621, ext. 302 or email If you are interested in our full day Kindergarten Day Care or would like more information, please let us know when you sign up.  

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