How Integrating Arts Into Other Subjects Makes Learning Come Alive


“In the U.S., many four-year postsecondary institutions fall under the category of “liberal arts.” This term has nothing to do with political leaning, and doesn’t necessarily refer to art as a subject. Instead, it refers to the freedom to study a diverse array of subjects, treating each of those subjects like “an art,” and approaching it with the expectation to acquire not just knowledge, but a new way of thinking. When treated as an art, a subject becomes more than a series of rules to memorise; it becomes a foreign language, a unique discourse to master.

It’s this more philosophical definition of “art” that can turn arts education into a powerful interdisciplinary tool, and we need to start adopting it now. As we’re starting to see–with the addition of the letter “A” in the STEM acronym and various motions to save arts programmes around the globe–art is no longer being thought of as an indulgent, introspective practice that exists only within its own disciplinary parameters. On the contrary, it’s becoming clear that students of all subjects benefit from–even need–engagement with the arts in order to fulfill their academic potential. So let’s take a moment to consider art’s place in modern education–without defaulting to visions of fingerpainting and drama club.”
-Saga Briggs

Read the article in its entirety here

Informational Meeting On Changes to Health Insurance Plans


While SEA is working hard to maintain the high-quality choices for health care coverage, more changes may be coming. The Affordable Care Act will be impacting your choices in the near future. It’s in your best interest to get educated now on the options available to you. SEA has arranged to have Health Source representatives come to provide information about the plans currently available to you. The information and Q&A session will be at 3:15 on Thursday, November 5th in the WHS Dining Hall. Come and learn about a very important benefit.

Where: Winnacunnet High School Dining Hall
When: Thursday, November 5th at 3:30 pm

Turkey Day Dash to the SEA! Fundraiser

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Come celebrate Hampton Academy’s 1st annual Turkey Day Dash to the SEA!  This unique road race will be this Thanksgiving on Thursday November 26, 2015 at 8:30 AM. All proceeds benefit the children at Hampton Academy!

Hampton Academy | 29 Academy Avenue | Hampton NH
The race follows a flat, fast 5-mile course directly to the beach and looping back.

Race limit is 500 runners so register early!

-Top 3 Male and Female
-Age group prizes
-Apple pies for any runner who beats our bird to the finish line!

Enjoy a warm, cozy post-race celebration inside with music and home-baked food!

Entry Fee: $30.00 Adults | $100:00 Family of Four
Entry Fee After November 1: $35.00

Register at

New Teacher Luncheon at Noon on Tuesday 8/25

Congratulations and welcome to the new hires in SAUs 21 and 90!  To celebrate, join us at the SEA New Teacher Luncheon this Tuesday 8/25 at 12:00pm.  We invite all new hires from SAUs 21 and 90 to enjoy lunch and discussion with your building representatives, leadership and fellow staff.  This is a great opportunity to meet new friends and get an introduction to the benefits of joining SEA.  Since we know everyone is busy, it will be a fairly quick lunch.  We hope to see you all there!

See a building representative for directions

House Party Event for Chris Muns

Come meet pro-education candidate Chris Muns this Friday, September 12th at 6:00 pm at the Edgar Household in Hampton.  Guest speaker Molly Kelly, State Senator from Keene will address the state of education in New Hampshire today.  Refreshments will be served.  See Sarah or Adam Edgar for directions.