Schools

Jaffrey-Rindge: Schools OK $700K back to taxpayers

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

RINDGE — With nearly $1 million in unexpected revenue returning to the Jaffrey-Rindge School District, the School Board had to decide how much would be kept and how much would be returned to the taxpayers. In a 5-2 vote, the School Board on Monday chose to retain $200,000 in unaudited, unassigned money to have funds available for emergency expenditures. The remaining estimated $720,580 will be returned to reduce taxes when … 0

Jaffrey-Rindge: District purchase policy mulled

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

RINDGE — Who pays for the $15 pizza when Jaffrey-Rindge teachers and administrators are working late? According to School Board member Charlie Eicher, that responsibility should fall on the staff. Eicher recently proposed a policy that would require any district purchase of entertainment, catering, food, beverages or venue rental for a non-student use … 0

WLC: Late start to school year for FRES

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

WILTON — Florence Rideout Elementary School’s first day of school will be Sept. 8, a week later than the district’s other schools, to allow teachers to set up their classrooms after the completion of major construction and renovation at the school. With Labor Day on Sept. 7 a planned day off for all three schools in the district, Florence Rideout will begin four … 0

Jaffrey-Rindge: Dress code rules in JRMS handbooks

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

RINDGE — Just in time for the start of the 2015-16 school year, the Jaffrey-Rindge School Board has approved changes to the Conant High School and Jaffrey-Rindge Middle School handbooks. The middle school saw the most changes to its handbook this year, as tardiness definitions, dress code, a … 0

Rindge: FPU adopts test-optional admissions policy

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Franklin Pierce’s own internal research has found what many test-optional colleges have discovered: that high school classroom performance is the best available screening device for applicants and for forecasting academic success in college. FPU’s analyses indicated that High School GPA was a significant predictor of Rindge student grades … 0

Achievement:

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Harley Miller has been accepted into the Mobile Equipment Technology program at White Mountains Community College, Berlin, for the 2015 academic year. He is a 2015 graduate of ConVal High School and employed with the town of Dublin as a camp counselor. He is the son of Matt … 0

Mascenic: A taste of college before senior year

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

NEW IPSWICH — For a few weeks each summer, teenagers get a taste of college life — and college resources — through the University of New Hampshire’s Science and Mathematics Achievement through Research Training program, which provides projects … 0

ConVal: ConVal wants less school tests

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Administrators at ConVal High School wants its students to take fewer standardized tests next year, especially its juniors. “I would prefer to have [students] love learning,” says Principal Brian Pickering. In addition to state and federally mandated tests, the high school conducts its own test through the Northwest … 0

Rindge: FPU releases polling data for NH primaries

Friday, August 21, 2015

Last week Franklin Pierce University dominated news coverage with their release of the Franklin Pierce University/Boston Herald polling data Aug. 10 and 11 for both the Democratic and Republic New Hampshire primaries. The back-to-back release of polling commanded media coverage around the country and the globe, as Franklin … 0

ConVal: Cougars’ track repair will wait for next year

Monday, August 17, 2015

PETERBOROUGH — Runners will have to wait almost another year for a new track at ConVal High School. But the school district hopes to use the extra ten or eleven months to fundraise for the $287,000 purchase. “Milford raised all the money for their track,” said Business Manager … 0

Graduation:

Monday, August 17, 2015

Travis Day of Antrim graduated from Hartwick College, Oneonta, New York. A psychology major, he is the son of Richard and Joanna Day. … 0

ConVal: Three awarded Edes Foundation scholarship

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Three students in the ConVal School District have been awarded scholarships to pursue educational opportunities. Dominque Tarr, Julianna Stone and Victoria Marchand will all receive a scholarship in order to pay for Scouting activities, community service related programs, or programs that demonstrate a desire for self-improvement. The scholarships … 0

Achievement:

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Danielle Sell of Temple was one of 15 freshmen at Widener University, Chester, Pennsylvania, selected for the Presidential Service Corps/Bonner Leader Program. Select freshmen are chosen each year for the program based on their high school academic record, commitment to serving their communities, and leadership potential. Students in … 0