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     The Alton School District will create a nurturing learning

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  • A Great Incentive from the Boys and Girls Club... Don't miss out!!!

    We are offering a free week to the first 12 members to enroll!
    We are offering 5 days a week for $50. Daily contract rates are also available.
    The Boys & Girls Club of Alton is now up and running! We are so excited to offer this opportunity to our community. The program is staffed by our own ACS educators- Marianne Clegg, Sarah Guillemette, & Pam Forbes, with substitute staff, Eric Dickson & Sandy Flanagan. We are offering a wide variety of activities, including cooking, art, board games, STEM challenges, and cooperative learning opportunities. We are also able to work with classroom teachers to provide support on homework, along with any other academic needs.
    Come join us at the club!
    Contact Julie Rothemund, Lakes Region School Age Manager at for information & enrollment.







    SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 1, 2020 @ 1:00 PM

    Snow Date: February 3, 2020

    Same Location at 7:00 pm





    JANUARY 22, 2020 THROUGH JANUARY 31, 2020

     The following Town and School District positions are open for filing:


    Two (2) Selectmen                                                      3 Year Terms

    One (1) Trustee of Trust Funds                                  3 Year Term

    One (1) Trustee of Trust Funds                                  2 Year Term

    Two (2) Library Trustees                                            3 Year Terms

    One (1) Library Trustees                                             2 Year Term

     One (1) Moderator                                                      2 Year Term

    One (1) Budget Committee Member                          3 Year Term

    Two (2) Planning Board Members                             3 Year Terms

    One (1) Supervisor of the Checklist                           6 Year Term

    Two (2) Zoning Board Members                                3 Year Terms

    One (1) Zoning Board Member                                  2 Year Term


                ALTON SCHOOL DISTRICT POSITIONS:            

    One (1) Moderator                                                      1 Year Term

    One (1) School Clerk                                                  1 Year Term

    One (1) School Treasurer                                            3 Year Term

    One (1) School Board Member                                   3 Year Term

    One (1) School Board Member                                   2 Year Term


    Filing papers are available at the Alton Town Hall, Town Clerk’s Office.

    Office hours: Daily 8:00 A.M. - 4:30 P.M.; January 31, 2020 - 8:00 A.M. - 5:00 P.M.

    Lisa Noyes, Alton Town Clerk


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    ACS Families... please click below for registration materials for the after school program being run by the Boys and Girls Club.



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    Alton Central School Families, 

    If you are not receiving ACS Sunday phone messages or school delay/cancellation messages, please be sure to contact Kathy Lagace or Sandy Flanagan in the main office ASAP to ensure proper delivery.

    (603) 875-7500


    Thank you.



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Principal's Corner


    Principal MacArthur



    John W. MacArthur, Jr.


    Alton Central School

    41 School Street

    Alton, NH  03809

    (603) 875-7500

    (603) 875-0380 (FAX) 

    Dear ACS Students, Parents, and Community Members,

    It is my honor to serve as the Principal of Alton Central School.  It is my continued goal to learn from and work alongside parents and staff to help improve and prepare our students to be active, educated, and productive citizens.

    My wife, Gina, and I live in Hooksett, NH. We love living in New England, and love spending our summers visiting the Seacoast area, most notably Portsmouth and the beach. We have one son; Jonah who just turned eight and is currently in the third grade.  My hobbies include spending time with my family and friends, making music, and anything automotive.  I also love to unwind by spending time in my kayak, travelling, and attending concerts.

    I am originally from Salem, NH. Both my parents are retired teachers, and my sister is also a teacher.  We joke that education is our family business!  I earned my undergraduate degree in music education from University of Massachusetts, Lowell. After graduating, I worked for three years in North Andover, Massachusetts at North Andover Middle School as a music teacher and band director.  In 2003, I accepted a position as director of instrumental music and music teacher at Milford Middle School in Milford, New Hampshire. During this time I helped build the music program, hosted and attended music festivals with my students, and chaired the NHMEA Southwest Music Festival.  Also, I earned my Master of Education in educational administration from Rivier College. This enabled my next career move to SAU#24 where I was assistant principal at Weare Middle School for four years.  Prior to my position here at ACS, I was the principal of Boynton Middle School in New Ipswich, NH for two years.

    I am one who believes in respect, responsibility, and positive relationships both inside and outside of the school walls.  I truly feel that it “takes a village” and look forward to working closely with the students, staff, and Alton community!


    John W. MacArthur, Jr.


    Current Happenings at ACS:



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    Welcome Back Letter 2019




    School Board Reports 19-20

    School Board Reports 18-19