Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Semi-Final Competitions

Hi everyone, Here is the list of Semi-Final Competition dates, locations, and assignments:

Southern New Hampshire University, Walker Auditorium, Frost Hall (Directions and campus map: www.snhu.edu/209.asp)
Friday, March 7th; 7pm Snow Date: Tuesday, March 11
- Academy for Science & Design
- Alvirne High School
- Derryfield School
- Goffstown High School
- Jesse Remington High School
- Making Community Connections Charter School
- Manchester Central High School
- Pembroke Academy
- Souhegan High School
- Timberlane Regional High School

Jean’s Playhouse, Lincoln (Formerly PaperMill Theater, Directions at http://www.papermilltheatre.org/directions/) Wednesday, March 5th; 7pm Snow Date: Wednesday, March 12
- Groveton High School
- Holderness School
- LinWood Public School
- Newfound Regional High School
- Plymouth Regional High School
- Profile High School
- Winnisquam Regional High School
- Woodsville High School

New England College, Simon Center (Directions at http://www.nec.edu/about-nec/directions-to-nec) Monday, March 10th; 7pm; Snow date Tuesday, March 11
- Bow High School
- Concord High School
- CONVAL High School
- High Mowing School
- Hollis Brookline High School
- Hopkinton Middle High School
- John Stark Regional High School
- Kearsarge High School
- Keene Public Library
- Raymond High School

University of New Hampshire, Hennessy Theater (Directions at www.unh.edu/unhedutop/map) Tuesday, March 4th; 7pm Snow date Thursday, March 6
- Coe Brown Northwood Academy
- Dover High School
- Exeter High School
- Kingswood Regional High School
- Newmarket High School
- Oyster River High School
- Portsmouth High School
- Prospect Mountain High School
- Somersworth High School
- Spaulding High School
- St Thomas Aquinas High School
- Winnacunnet High School

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Now That We're All Oriented...

Greetings all POL teachers! Jennifer and I feel like we’ve made big steps toward the Poetry Out Loud finals next March: we’ve finished the Teacher Orientations! Thanks to all who attended. It was a joy to meet you all, and you trained us as much as we trained you.

We still have a few meetings planned with teachers who couldn’t get to one of the orientations, and we stand ready to help those of you new to the competition. Call us! Write us! (Just don’t tweet me—the twittersphere is still alien territory to me.)

Most of you have the new Teacher’s Guides by now. We still have a few left over if any of you NEED more in order to make your POL school competition a flawless experience.

We are now recruiting our judges—never a dull moment here at NHPOL Central!

A number of dates to be aware of:

Sunday, February 23rd – Holderness School, Plymouth (snow 2/22)

March 4th - UNH, Durham (snow TBD)
March 5th – Jean’s Playhouse, Lincoln (snow 3/6/14)
March 7th – Southern New Hampshire University, Manchester (snow, 3/11/14)
March 10th – New England College, Henniker (snow, 3/11/14)

Thursday, March 13th - Statehouse, Concord (snow, 3/17/14)

‘til soon: Andrew