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Students in Brock Lambert's forensic science class test practice bloodstain pattern analysis.

ConVal: CSI meets summer school

Monday, July 27, 2015

PETERBOROUGH — A metal rod dripping with blood. A bloody hammer. A red-stained, football-size rock. The objects are spread out on a sidewalk by the ConVal High School cafeteria. A student stands nearby, hands smeared red. This isn’t the ending of Stephen King’s latest horror novel. It’s Brock Lambert’s forensic science class — one of nine classes the high school … 0

Mason: Host families sought for high school exchange

Monday, July 27, 2015

The town is seeking volunteer host families for three foreign exchange students who will be spending the upcoming high school year in Mason. “It basically changes people’s lives,” said Regional Director for Council on International Educational Exchange Virginia Doss, of hosting an exchange student. “It’s a great opportunity, because the students are at such a changeable age in their lives. It’s a great … 0

Jaffrey-Rindge: School board looking to purchase Charlonne Street property

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

The Jaffrey Rindge School Board will hold a public hearing Monday at 6:30 p.m. at the Rindge Memorial School to discuss the potential purchase of a property located on Charlonne Street. The lot is question is a residential property located at 30 Charlonne Street, which is to the left of the driveway behind … 0

ConVal: Wilson to replace Ferenc on board

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

The ConVal School Board replaced a Peterborough representative who stepped down because he is moving to Hancock. To replace Tom Ferenc, the board elected Jerry Wilson, who brings with him four decades of experience as a teacher and administrator. When Chairman Butch Estey introduced Wilson to the rest … 0

Jaffrey-Rindge: O’Neill named to Litchfield school post

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

James O’Neill has been selected as the interim superintendent of the Litchfield school district for the 2015-16 school year, according to school officials. This decision comes less than a month after O’Neill retired as the superintendent of the Jaffrey-Rindge school district, a decision he announced to the school … 0

ConVal: ATC course offerings weighed

Monday, July 20, 2015

PETERBOROUGH — Faced with declining enrollment at ConVal High School, administrators proposed offering more vocational classes, online classes and internships to offer an education they hope will attract more students to the district. “We feel strongly that an … 0

Mascenic: MacArthur named to Boynton post

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Teaching is in his blood, newly named Boynton Middle School Principal John MacArthur proclaimed in a recent interview. With two parents and a sister in the teaching field, it was nearly inevitable that he would end up in … 0

ConVal: Kindergarten, grade 1 intact

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

PETERBOROUGH — The ConVal School Board Tuesday reversed a June decision to combine kindergarten and first grade at two smaller elementary schools, approving the SAU’s request to hire a teacher for Francestown Elementary School and a paraprofessional for … 0

ConVal: Sponsor sought for school scoreboard

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

PETERBOROUGH — The ConVal Regional School District plans to spend up to $331,000 on a new track for the high school, a scoreboard, and a tractor, after the School Board approved the purchases Tuesday. The track will be the most expensive of the three purchases. The board authorized … 0

ConVal: Public hearing set for purchases

Monday, July 13, 2015

The public will have the opportunity to weigh in on two potential purchases: whether the ConVal Regional School District should use up to $66,000 to replace a 25-year-old tractor and/or buy a new scoreboard for the high school’s football field. The School Board will hold a public hearing … 0

ConVal / Jaffrey-Rindge: Get up, get out — learn something this summer

Monday, July 13, 2015

For most school children, summer is an opportunity to unwind from a busy school year full of learning, to play with friends and to go on family vacations. Children at the Jaffrey-Rindge and ConVal Quest camps are afforded … 0

Jaffrey: Jaffjam plans free field day, backpacks

Friday, July 10, 2015

On Aug. 1 at Community Field in Jaffrey, from noon to 3 p.m., Jaffjam will host a free field day. There will be 200 backpacks with supplies given away to school-age children, free food, a bounce house, face painting, live music, a rock climbing wall, dunk tank, carnival … 0

ConVal: ConVal High population declining

Monday, July 6, 2015

While School Board members insist that ConVal High School have a plan of attack to address projections that it will have 234 less students by 2024-25, the principal is defending his yearly strategy: Reduce staff to match the number of students. The high school has 800 students enrolled … 0