The Inter-Lakes School District will be introducing a new instructional program in sixth grade entitled Too Good for Drugs. This instructional program was developed by the nonprofit organization Law Enforcement Against Drugs and supported by the Mendez Foundation. In the past, students at both Sandwich and Inter-Lakes experienced the D.A.R.E. program. More recently, our guidance counselor, Ms. Spiro has taught Project ALERT lessons to our students which addressed positive choices and substance abuse.
I am sure you know that New Hampshire, along with every other state in the country, is dealing with the significant challenges presented by the Opioid crisis. This crisis presents a significant health risk to all of us. Parents and educators are concerned about the potential impact to children. As a school, we are taking every possible measure to educate our children and families to this ongoing health threat.

vapeHappy New Year everyone! There has been a drug gaining in popularity due to its compactness and discreet use. It is called vaping. Initially they were referred to as electronic cigarettes for people to use to decrease their intake of nicotine, but lately they have been more targeted towards teens and younger. The vape pens have several different looks to them, but they all have a main body part where there are batteries and the part that heats it up, the cartridge which is concentrated liquid nicotine, and the mouthpiece.  It will heat up the liquid and people smoke it with minimal smell.  They are small enough to put into your pocket unnoticed.  Some even have flavors such as very berry slushie, cinnamon roll, mint, coffee and so many others. Some kids try vaping for just the flavor, because who else would this be targeting except young kids?  No matter what the label says, smoking anything is dangerous for bodies, especially young bodies. The contents of the cartridge itself is extremely poisonous, especially to curious little hands. Smoking will always affect your lungs, throat, and bronchial tubes and no chemical is safe to smoke.  Most liquids have nicotine in them even if they claim they do not.

snowmanThe children will be sliding, climbing snow banks, and building forts!  We ask that students wear full winter apparel in order to play in the snow, so please send your child with snow pants, boots, coats, hats, and mittens/gloves.
The behavioral expectations at recess are the same, with a few added rules to help ensure everyone’s safety when there is snow and ice.  The following information was shared with teachers, but please review it at home with your child as well:


  • There will be sledding on different hills based on what is age appropriate for the grade level.
  • Only plastic roll-up sleds are allowed, and we ask that sleds be self-powered (rather than students pushing each other).
  • We are asking that only one person ride per sled, sitting upright, and facing forward.
  • Students need to be wearing their snow apparel to play in the snow.
  • Students are welcome to build snow people and forts, but we ask that students not throw/kick snow.
  • There may be slick spots on the playground at times.  We will do our best to monitor and treat the surfaces, but we ask that students refrain from intentionally sliding on the ice.


7thgradesoccerOn Friday October 13th, all seventh graders participated in one of our favorite activities of the year - the Seventh Grade World Cup of Soccer!  This grade-wide series of soccer matches was the culmination of two weeks of inter-disciplinary study in the students' specials classes.  In Spanish, Fitness, Music, and Family and Consumer Science students learned about the sport, sports nutrition, the role of national anthems and patriotism in athletics, and the role of soccer in contemporary Latin American society. 

Our school uses “Instant Alert” to send out automated notifications and messages about school cancellations, delays, and early closures. Instant Alert can deliver a message to any of your electronic devices (phones, cell phones, computers, etc.) via text message, voice message, and/or email. You can decide which device(s) receive these messages (you can choose one of your devices or more!).

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