Schools

ConVal/Jaffrey-Rindge: Districts plan as snow — and snow days — pile up

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Students across the Monadnock region must be welcoming the record level of snow that dumped in southern New Hampshire, since they have already missed several days of school because of snowstorms. Meanwhile, administrators are pulling their hair out over how make up those “snow days” when the weather heats up and the school days drag on. “It’s a question of how you juggle those [options]”, Supt. Jim O’Neill of the … 0

Hancock: Learn about wood turtle, flowers, at Harris Center

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Today, the Harris Center will be hosting “Wood Turtle Ecology and Conservation.” Wood turtles (Glyptemys insculpta) occur in cold streams in forested areas throughout the Northeast — including the Monadnock Region — but they’re especially vulnerable to habitat loss and fragmentation, mowing, and poaching. As a result, they’re considered “endangered” by the International Union for the Conservation of Nature. Join ecologists Liz Willey … 0

Mascenic School district: Board split over public comments

Monday, February 23, 2015

GREENVILLE — The Mascenic School Board once again discussed how to receive public comment at their recent meeting — and not every member is in agreement with how open the board should be to comment at business meetings. All members expressed interest in getting more resident comments through more regularly scheduled public forums on a number of subjects, including curriculum. However, some board … 0

Wilton: Solving the world’s problems? All in a student’s day

Monday, February 23, 2015

The tensions between the Ukranian government and the pro-Russian separatist movement isn’t a problem to be solved overnight — but that was the challenge presented to high school students from High Mowing School and Alvirne High School in … 0

Jaffrey: JGS students win essay awards

Friday, February 13, 2015

Students from the Jaffrey Grade School along with their teachers and principal attended the awards ceremony for the American History Essay Contest at the Jaffrey Civic Center on Feb. 11. The students wrote on “A Child’s Journey Through … 0

ConVal: Petition would allow closing

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

PETERBOROUGH — Over the past five years, residents of the ConVal School community have attempted a handful of times to close or combine schools to address the district’s declining student population. But, Matt Craig of Sharon — who … 0

Jaffrey-Rindge School District: Board approves fuel storage tank pipe upgrades, early oil contract

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

JAFFREY — The Jaffrey-Rindge School Board unanimously approved awarding a bid for the district-wide replacement of underground storage tank piping from single-wall to double-wall piping at Monday’s meeting. The work is scheduled to begin this summer. The bid, … 0

Mascenic School District: Sports funding on chopping block

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

GREENVILLE — Coming off a top-six finish at the state swim meet Saturday, a personal victory for her, Mascenic junior Briana Boulerice is already looking towards next year, when she hopes to make captain of Mascenic’s swim team. … 0

ConVal: Board votes to go with Cafe Services vendor

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

PETERBOROUGH — An in-house vendor has served cafeteria food to ConVal schools for 26 years. But, the School Board on Tuesday elected not to renew the contract with ConVal Food Services, and instead is switching to Cafe Services … 0

Peterborough: Wildlife Encounters at library

Friday, February 13, 2015

Peterborough Town Library will be hosting two Wildlife Encounters shows on Feb. 25. Preregistration is required for 10:30 a.m. or 12:30 p.m.. Seating is limited. Skilled presenters will share rare wild life species while raising awareness concerning issues affecting animals, people and the earth. This “encounter” is free … 0

Mascenic School District: Students honored

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Mascenic district students were awarded Student of the Month during the School Board meeting last week. Amelia McClain was awarded for Highbridge Hill Elementary School, Owen Krook for Boynton Middle School, and Jackson Whitehouse for Mascenic Regional High … 0

Mascenic School District: District braces for cuts

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

The district got the first taste of what $1.6 million in cuts could look like during a Mascenic School Board meeting Thursday: 8.6 teacher positions, as well as a number of other jobs, foreign language studies and sports … 0

ConVal: Public hearing for petition article today

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Editor’s note: This story has been updated to reflect that the public hearing on the petition warrant article is tonight. The public hearing for the petition article to amend Article Five of ConVal’s Articles of Agreement is Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. at the ConVal High School library. Matthew … 0