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A statewide survey showed alcohol consumption among ConVal students is on the rise and over 10 percent of the student body has considered suicide. In response to these results, the School Board said students need more support.

Peterborough: Students need community support

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

After a survey from last year showed that alcohol use at the high school is increasing, over 10 percent of students have had serious suicidal thoughts in the last year, and over three percent of students have tried heroin, the School Board and administrators are demanding support for students not fall solely on the high school’s shoulders. They maintained it’s … 0

Conval: District revamps report cards

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

For the first time in more than 20 years, every elementary school in the ConVal School District will be using the same report card this year. According to a school district press release, a group of teachers, administrators, parents, and special education staff began working two years ago to create a standards-based report card. A standards-based report card measures student progress against the … 0

ConVal: Committee nixes talk of consolidation

Monday, November 17, 2014

PETERBOROUGH — Several School Board and Select Board members on the District Study Committee insisted Wednesday that the committee not bring the subject of closing middle or elementary schools up again this year. They said they worry that if the public has to vote on anything about consolidation, it might sway voters to vote down the School Board’s proposed budget. In October, Peterborough … 0

Conval: Strategic plan commitee works toward inclusion

Monday, November 17, 2014

With the ConVal School District moving forward creating its five-year strategic plan, the committee drafting it is worried about not including the views of different groups that make up the school district and the nine towns it serves. … 0

Rindge: FPU president departs in January

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Franklin Pierce University President James Birge has announced he will be departing from the university effective Jan. 9. Birge informed the university in August that this school year would be his last. Originally, Birge had announced his intent to step down from his position effective at the end … 0

Student Voices: Home away from home

Thursday, November 6, 2014

Many people have a home away from home, and for many kids of high school age, this home away from home is school itself. I know what this feels like — I feel that I have a home away from home, at ConVal — and I couldn’t be … 0

Jaffrey/Rindge, Conval: Changes to New Hampshire’s standardized testing

Monday, November 10, 2014

This spring, elementary schoolers and eleventh-graders won’t just be bubbling in multiple-choice answers with a graphite pencil, as was typical of the NECAP and previous standardized tests. With New Hampshire incorporating a new test this year, students will … 0

Wilton-Lyndeborough: Students of the Month

Monday, November 10, 2014

Students of the Month Florence Rideout Elementary School and Lyndeborough Central School Principal Tim O’Connell gives out certificates and gifts to October’s Florence Rideout Student of the Month, Zachary Taylor, and Lyndeborough Central School Student of the Month … 0

Jaffrey-Rindge: Red ribbon week raises awareness

Thursday, November 6, 2014

Jaffrey Rindge Middle School faculty and staff worked together to offer meaningful and memorable opportunities during its annual Red Ribbon Week. Originally created to commemorate those DEA officers that have lost lives in the war on drugs, the … 0

ML: Board sees need for special ed reps

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

PETERBOROUGH — The ConVal School Board agreed Monday that special education administrators should be present at more committee meetings, after Board Member Linda Quintanilha of Bennington voiced her concern about committees being misinformed about a law regarding educating children with disabilities. In an interview on Wednesday, Quintanilha said … 0

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 … 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 … 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 … 0