Schools

Wilton-Lyndeborough: Board mulls staff dress code

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

WILTON — The Wilton-Lyndeborough Cooperative School Board is considering a revision to its dress-code policy for its teachers. The first draft of the new dress code calls for “business casual” dress, defined as “looking well put together, crisp and neat by making sure clothes are pressed and never wrinkled, torn dirty or frayed.” The dress code specifically prohibits the use … 0

Peterborough: Author speaks on bullying, empowerment

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

When author Jay Asher wrote his young-adult novel, “Thirteen Reasons Why,” he didn’t think he was writing about bullying. Asher said the novel about a teenager who records her motives for committing suicide on 13 cassette tapes was partly inspired by one of his relatives who attempted suicide herself. But, once Asher’s inbox … 0

ConVal: School Board won’t talk consolidation for 3 years

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

TEMPLE — The ConVal School Board decided Tuesday to not consider a proposal to close the district’s two middle schools, at least not for the next three years. In arriving at the decision, the board referred to a vote taken in the spring to not discuss any questions about consolidation again until 2017. … 0

ConVal: School district uses rebate for energy efficiencies

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

In addition to the money ConVal School District is saving installing more energy-efficient heating, ventilation and air-conditioning systems, Public Service of New Hampshire awarded the district a rebate of $23,616 for installing them. The district has used that … 0

ConVal/Conant/Mascenic: Students get a taste of manufacturing during site tours

Thursday, October 9, 2014

Two groups of students visited local companies on Sept. 30, as part of National Manufacturing Day 2014 events. These events were sponsored statewide by the New Hampshire Manufacturing Extension Partnership. More than 30 students from ConVal and Conant … 0

ConVal: Selectman proposes closing middle schools to save

Monday, October 13, 2014

PETERBOROUGH — A committee of School Board members and selectmen is recommending the Conval School Board consider eliminating the district’s middle schools, having each elementary school serve kindergarten through eighth grade, and that the district sell the buildings of Great Brook and South Meadow middle schools. Barbara Miller, … 0

ConVal Voices: Can’t do math? Ask questions and learn from your mistakes

Thursday, October 9, 2014

“I can’t do math.” Many people of all ages, in many different situations, make this statement, and it’s accepted by an unbelievable amount of sympathizers. It may not be said this way exactly, but the connotation is the same. At some point, people have come to believe that … 0

DUBLIN: Elementary principal is retiring end of the year

Monday, October 13, 2014

When May Clark’s now-adult children attended Dublin Consolidated School, Clark said the elementary school lacked much of a science program. Clark, who loves science and teaching it to young students, volunteered. She said Friday this experience of becoming … 0

Antrim: ConVal grad to give travel talk

Thursday, October 9, 2014

On Wednesday, the Antrim Grange will open its doors at 7 p.m. to host a unique program by Daviana “Davi” Penny, youth member of the Grange and 2014 graduate of Conval High School. She will be presenting a travelogue of two trips taken earlier this year. The first … 0

ConVal:

Thursday, October 9, 2014

The Photo 1 Class at ConVal High School is partnering with the Fill the Void non-profit group to create a promotional and educational video. The hope is that this video will generate interest in and funding for the … 0

Jaffrey: Woman’s Club offers adult scholarship

Thursday, October 9, 2014

Applications are now available at the Jaffrey Chamber of Commerce and Jaffrey Public Library for the annual Jaffrey Woman’s Club Adult Continuing Education scholarship. This $1,000 award is given to a Jaffrey woman to further her education after a hiatus from school. She may be changing her degree, … 0

Call for submissions For ‘In the Schools’ pageS

Friday, October 10, 2014

The Ledger-Transcript has launched its “In the Schools” pages to bring readers more news for, about and from students, teachers and parents of the region. The goal is to share what’s happening in our schools with the broader community. To that end, we’re asking students, teachers, parents and … 0

CONVAL: District to hire a planning consultant

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

PETERBOROUGH — The ConVal School District is hiring a consultant to assist them in writing a new five-year strategic plan. This decision comes after a majority of the School Board approved appropriating up to $14,990 for that purpose at their Tuesday meeting. Pierce Rigrod, the board’s vice chair, … 0