Weekly Update

Weekly Update 1/11/2019
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Oyster River School Board Picks Site for Proposed Middle School

The Oyster River School Board has determined that that the proposed new middle school will be built on the current site, following the recommendation of architect Stephen Blatt who explored a series of options in 2016, and of the Superintendent’s Middle School Facilities Committee which met throughout the 2017-2018 school year. One possible site for the new school would be on the current athletic fields.

The Superintendent’s Committee explored a number of possible new sites, but chose the current site because of its proximity to the high school, athletic fields, UNH, and to resources in the town, particularly the Durham Library. It will also remain a walking and biking campus for many Durham students. Building on-site also avoids the costs of new land purchase and of building an infrastructure (power, access roads, water, waste disposal) that were estimated to add $3 million to the cost of the project.

Preliminary plans for the proposed $46 million dollar project will be presented at the February 5 Deliberative Session which will take place at 7:00 in the high school auditorium. A vote on the warrant for a new middle school is expected to take place in March, 2020. If approved by a majority of 60%, construction will begin immediately with completion in Spring 2022.

5th Grade Music Concert Reminder

DATE: Thursday, January 31, 2019          PLACE: HS Auditorium         

 TIME:  7 pm- chorus students should arrive at 6:30 pm! Band and Orchestra students should report to the HS Cafeteria. Chorus students should report to the HS Band Room.

 Concert attire: Concert attire is black and white (black from the waist down and white from the waist up). This could include a black dress, modest white top, black pants or black skirt/tights, and black dress shoes. We want you to be comfortable and look uniform! This outfit should be dressier than your daily attire. We are representing our school and want to do so with pride! :-)


“Grief, Healing, and Resilience: A Program of Study and Support for Parents Who Have Lost Children”


4/1, 4/15, 4/29 and 5/13.

Chapel, Community Church of Durham, NH  Bereavement program flyer.pdf 

 If you have any questions or concerns, never hesitate to contact Principal Jay Richard or Assistant Principal Bill Sullivan at jrichard@orcsd.org bsullivan@orcsd.org





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