Artist in Residence

The Arts for learning and life

 

This year we will be continuing the tradition of making New Boston Central School “A special place to learn and grow” by offering students in Readiness through Sixth grade the experience of working with Mark Ragonese, a Furniture Maker, Sculptor, and Teaching Artist.  More information about residencies and opportunities to celebrate the students’ work will be announced at the beginning of the school year.

 

 

 

“Mark Ragonese is a master woodworker, sculptor and multi-media artist. He designs and builds one of a kind fine furniture and sculpture and outdoor site and event specific installations. He studied at the University of New Hampshire with Daniel Valenza where he later served as studio technician and adjunct faculty. Mark apprenticed with Jon Brooks in 1987. He is an experienced teacher of mastery level woodworking and design. He has been a juried member of the League of NH Craftsmen since 1983 and is one of their state woodworking jurors. For many years his work could be found at the Society of Arts and Craft in Boston and in galleries in New York and Philadelphia. He now works by commission and teaches furniture making and sculpture privately and at several craft schools. He has been a rostered artist with the NH State Council on the Arts and Very Special Arts since 1991. In 1993 Mark received the Yamagata International Visual Arts Fellowship for his work with the disabled and disadvantaged. His residencies are specifically designed for each venue, using a wide variety of materials to make objects that illustrate and tell the story of the residency. He stresses the importance of individuality, membership in a community, and the significance of a handmade object. Some residencies may result in a permanent installation. Mark also collaborates with performance artists to make sculptural stage sets for their productions. His work in schools is fun and energetic and designed to give individual attention to every student while illustrating the power and importance of group effort and the handmade object.”

 

Volunteer Fingerprinting

FingerprintSAU #19 continues to host fingerprinting opportunities throughout the school year on the first Wednesday of each month from 9:00 am to 12:00 noon. Volunteers do not need to make an appointment during these open times, just check in with the receptionist at the SAU office. You will need a photo identification and a personal check or money order for $20.75 made payable to State of NH - Criminal Records (which per-Goffstown policy can be reimbursed once you document five hours of volunteer time). Cash payment will no longer be accepted.

Bus Routes

Bus

The Goffstown Truck Center has provided Bus Route Schedules for the 2016-2017 School Year. Please review these routes carefully, as they may have changed from previous years. If you have questions about these routes, please contact the Goffstown Truck Center at 497-3111.