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Community Interest

The Frances C. Richmond Middle School is contacted by local businesses and non-profits to make our parents aware of upcoming opportunities. We publish information that directly supports or enhances our grade 6-8 population. Please note that these are not school sponsored events. 




Community Interest - February 2024

YA Black History Month Reading Challenge! 

The Howe Library is hosting a YA Black History Month Reading Challenge for teens ages 12-19.  

To participate, read any book by a Black Author or on Black History. Then, complete an entry form and review on their website and you’ll be entered into a drawing for a free book! You can learn more details about this reading challenge on their website:

You can choose any book on Black history by a Black author that you like, including a book you’re reading for school. On the Howe’s website you will also find some great suggestions about what to read for the challenge. Of course, you can also always ask your friendly librarians for suggestions!


Want to play Chess?

Join other students at the Howe Library on Monday nights.  Full Information here.


Happenings at the CCBA!  

Aces Volleyball Club – Join our growing volleyball club that meets every Tuesday and Thursday for practice in February.  This Middle and High School program is built for all skill levels!  Contact for more information. 

Little Longhorns – These Sunday and Wednesday practices for Pre-K to 4th grade students are all about having fun and learning the basics of basketball.  Kids and parents love our fun and fast paced practices with experienced coaches.  Practices are held every Wednesday (5-6PM) and Sunday (11-12PM) in February.  Contact for more information. 

Camp CCBA is now hiring high school-aged counselors at Camp CCBA. Good pay! Great resume-builder! Apply at the Welcome Desk!

February Vacation Sports Camp for children in grades 3-6. Soccer, Basketball, Pickleball, Swimming. February 19-23, 9 AM – 12 PM, Call the CCBA to register: (603) 448-6477

Babysitter Training, February 21st from 9AM  to 4PM, email for more information.


Summer chamber music day camp!

Held at the First Congregational Church in Lebanon and is directed by Daniel Weiser. A few students from our schools studying strings and piano have attended the camp in the past. Daniel may also be known to some of the parents for running a series of concerts in our area. 

Please refer to


2024 Upper Valley Summer Camp Listings! Click below!


Summer Camp at the New England School of Arts

Registration for New England School of the Arts summer camp is open!

Running 6 unique, 1 week performance focused camps for grades K-4 and 5-8 at their homebase in Lebanon, NH. Camp starts July 1st and runs through August 9th.

Learn more here:


Summer Camps can be expensive!! The NH Department of Education may be able to help!


ECHO Lacrosse Spring 2024


A few things to note:
-The sign up fee includes uniform purchase
-Payment will due once teams are formed (an invoice will be sent out)
-Specific practice days/times are TBD but plan on 2-3x/week for practices
See our website for more details!

2/12/24 REMINDER to sign up for the ECHO NHYLA spring season! Our deadline is February 23rd.  We have to submit rosters and uniform orders so we will be ready to play!  Practice schedules and fees are updated on our website  Please note that invoices for registration and a start date for practice will follow! 

We are so excited to see you all soon!  


ECHO Lacrosse Summer 2024

Join us for 2-week long, half day camps from June 24-June 28th and July 8th-July 12th! Camp will be held at the CCBA in Lebanon, NH from 9 AM-12 PM and is open to boys and girls grades k-8. Kids will be provided excellent coaching from current college lacrosse players and will learn many great skills, while enjoying lots of summer fun!

Register TODAY!


Be prepared! Be a Scout!! 

Would you like to join exciting camping trips, develop outdoor and leadership skills, and do a good turn every day? Scout Troop 45, based in Hanover, welcomes boys and girls aged 11-17 from Hanover and surrounding towns. We meet year-round on Wednesday evenings: at the Richard W. Black Community Center during the fall and winter, and at Storrs Pond during the spring and summer. This fall is a perfect time to join! Email Troop 45 leaders for more information: 

- Scoutmaster Michael Savery,

- Committee Chair Sean Healey,

We can't wait to meet you!


Dartmouth Health Vaping & Tobacco Education Webinar

February 27, from 6-7 PM. During this free educational opportunity for parents and caregivers, presenters will explain what vaping is and the dangers of vaping, including brief cannabis information. They will also provide examples of what the products look like, review current trends around vaping, and discuss ways to support youth who vape or who are at high risk of vaping. Presenters will provide quitting resources and share evidence-based conversation starters for talking to youth around substance misuse. Register here.


Video Resources from All Together

The Hartford Community Coalition, in collaboration with All Together, has created a video resource for parents around the issue of substance use.


Family Programs offered by Outright Vermont

Outright Vermont ( is an organization that supports LGBTQ+ youth and families around Vermont and neighboring areas. They offer a support group for families:

Trans Parent Group - Online - First Monday of every month 6-8pm. Support group for parents and caregivers of trans, nonbinary, and gender expansive youth. Email for more information and links.