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The School Board asked the SAU to hire another extracurricular teacher at South Meadow School.

Peterborough: Larger student body leads to staffing issues

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

PETERBOROUGH — With classes like industrial arts and consumer family at South Meadow School too large to be safe, additional arts classes are being proposed. But first the district’s business manager must find the money to pay for a second arts teacher. Katherine Fox is South Meadow’s only art teacher, after district officials eliminated a second art teaching position two …

Rindge: Card: FPU meeting goals

Monday, August 31, 2015

Franklin Pierce University is making strides in finances and student enrollment, but President Andrew Card says that more can be done to improve the school for its students. “We are meeting or exceeding many of the goals that we have set, but there are still financial challenges,” said Card. “I think that the …

Jaffrey-Rindge: Bright skies, warm weather usher in new school year

Monday, August 31, 2015

Students in the Monadnock region are packing their backpacks and heading to school, as most districts were open for business this week. In Jaffrey, Grade School Principal Susan Shaw-Sarles is focusing on continuing some of the great work already being done at the school. With a largely intact staff and few changes for …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …