BHS holds successful blood drive

Berlin High student 1Berlin High School’s health science technology program held a successful blood drive on Oct. 24. Jordyn Prouty, health science technology member, donated blood for the first time. In all, 37 pints of blood were collected by the American Red Cross. (COURTESY PHOTO)

BHS students learn how to correctly use a fire extinguisher

Berlin High 1The Berlin Fire Department recently trained Berlin High School’s early and elementary teacher preparation, graphic design and health science technology classes on the principles of “PASS” — how to pull, aim, squeeze and sweep a fire extinguisher to smother a fire. (COURTESY PHOTO)

Money mammals show children how save



 10 24 17 Money MammalsService Credit Union was at the Brown School in Berlin on Oct. 9 with the Money Mammals Tour. The Money Mammals, led by Joe the Monkey, teaches school children how to save, share and spend smart in a fun environment. (RITA DUBE PHOTO)

Students taking part in virtual robotics competition

N.H. Department of Education and Intelitek STEM and CTE Education Foundation are joining forces for the N.H. Cyber Robotics Coding Challenge. Open to all middle schools and high schools in New Hampshire, this virtual robotics competition gives students the opportunity to experience coding and robotics first hand.
In addition to celebrating the top performers in the competition, the Cyber Robotics Coding Challenge will also recognize inclusiveness and diversity. The objective is to capitalize on this opportunity and get as many students involved as possible.
"This event perfectly complements other work being done in New Hampshire to promote and support K-12 STEM education, including our robotics education initiative and our work to broaden participation in engineering and computer science," said Commissioner Frank Edelblut. "We are excited to work with a N.H.-based company that is doing so much for K-12 education."
"Robotics and coding is a pathway to industry in the 21st century," said Ido Yerushalmi, CEO of Intelitek in Derry. "The CRCC competition, combined with the gaming-like interface of CoderZ, makes coding and robotics fun. We expect to see the New Hampshire students loving this new approach to learning math, science, technology and engineering and are proud to work with our local schools on this event."
On Oct. 30, there will be a webinar/PD session. Access to the software will be provided, and teachers will also get guidance on how to work with their students. Online competition events take place during Computer Science Week (Dec. 4-10). This will all culminate on Dec. 12 with face-to-face finals to compete for the Governor's Award and an award ceremony for all category winners.
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For more information about STEM and computer science initiatives in N.H., visit,, or contact David Benedetto, director of STEM and computer science education, at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or (603) 271-3855.