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Mascenic School District: DOE answers testing questions

Monday, April 20, 2015

NEW IPSWICH — Residents listened to a short presentation on Smarter Balanced testing, got a chance to take practice tests and had questions answered by district and state Department of Education officials on Thursday. Scott Mantie of the N.H. DOE explained the state updated its testing because under the NECAP system, students who graduated with adequate scores found themselves doing … 0

Jaffrey-Rindge: District has 2 finalists for superintendent

Monday, April 20, 2015

The Jaffrey-Rindge School Board has announced the finalists for the position of superintendent of schools. The new superintendent will replace James O’Neill, who is retiring after serving the district for 16 years. Louis Steigerwald is presently superintendent of schools in Norway, Michigan, where he has served in this capacity since 2011. As a small school district superintendent, he has been involved in all … 0

Jaffrey-Rindge: CHS students head to Nicaragua

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Ten Interact students from Conant High School boarded a plane headed for Nicaragua Wednesday, hoping to help a family in need many miles away. The students embarked on an 11-day trip to build a house for an impoverished family and to broaden their cultural horizons. “I’m excited for them,” said Conant High School Principal Larry Pimental. “I think it’s a great learning experience … 0

Jaffrey-Rindge: Teacher receives accolades

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

RINDGE — Despite educating some of the smallest students at Rindge Memorial School, Courtney Lambert is in position to take home one of the biggest teaching awards in the state. Lambert, a kindergarten teacher at RMS for the … 0

Conval: Pie and parenting

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

PETERBOROUGH — Kate Post’s son, Henry, was not enjoying the first grade. She asked her son what he would change about his school day. More recess. More P.E, he said. From Henry’s answer grew the fledgling parents’ organization … 0

Mascenic School District: Smarter Balanced test forum tonight

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

The district will be holding a forum tonight on the mandated statewide assessment test, known as Smarter Balanced, after several parents banded together to protest the requirement. The forum will be an opportunity for residents to ask questions about Smarter Balanced and Common Core standards. It will include … 0

Jaffrey: Looking to the future

Monday, April 13, 2015

Finding new jobs for the staff and a new use for the school’s facilities are important conversations, but creating an easy and stress-free transition for the students has taken priority at Saint Patrick School. “We are trying to … 0

Wilton: FRES shelter renovations costly

Monday, April 13, 2015

Continuing to use the Florence Rideout Elementary School as a emergency shelter comes with a price tag, as the town has agreed to share the cost of updating wiring to accommodate a generator. The total cost for labor, wiring and commercial-grade electrical panel upgrades at Florence Rideout is … 0

Jaffrey-Rindge: District pursuing lighting upgrades

Monday, April 13, 2015

RINDGE — After receiving a donation of 65 used light fixtures for the district’s gymnasiums, the Jaffrey-Rindge School District is soliciting bids for their installation. Installation costs are estimated at $17,000, but the cost of the installation would be paid off in roughly eight years because of the … 0

conval: ConVal School Board adds student to its ranks

Monday, April 13, 2015

The ConVal School Board will soon have a new member: a high school student. “This is an opportunity to sit at the table with us, and start talking about how [an issue] affects kids,” said Chair Butch Estey Monday. “We can ask them how it affects them, and … 0

ConVal: ML

Monday, April 13, 2015

Photography and the U.S. Air Force don’t often appear in the same sentence, but Airman Sean Campbell has managed to combine the two with ease. Campbell, the son of Catherine Conrey of Hancock and Steve Campbell of Antrim, … 0

ConVal Voices: School, students and searching for your ‘self’

Thursday, April 9, 2015

In the documentary “Rivers and Tides,” the artist Andy Goldsworthy reminds us that “time is a good teacher.” It’s taken me 53 years to figure that out. So what do I have to offer my 17 and 18 year-old philosophy students? What can I teach them while they’re … 0

Jaffrey-Rindge: Rotary names two Students of the Month

Thursday, April 9, 2015

The Jaffrey-Rindge Rotary named Mary Elaine Algeo and Julie Mason of St. Patrick School as their Students of the Month for March. … 0