Schools

Aid cuts to schools could be costly

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

If the N.H. House Finance Committee’s proposed two-year budget is passed, the ConVal and Jaffrey-Rindge School Districts could each lose more than $1 million in aid. School officials say the consequences would be devastating. “I’m just very discouraged with the Legislature right now,” Butch Estey of Peterborough, chair of the Conval School Board, said Wednesday. “To have them make those cuts — they can always find money for their pet … 0

Jaffrey-Rindge School District: Music room upgrades OK’d

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

JAFFREY — With a contractor already in house fixing more than $28,000 in water damage to the Conant High School music room, the Jaffrey-Rindge School Board approved an additional $75,000 in renovations for the space. The money for the renovations — $72,562 with a $2,438 contingency — will be taken from the school’s … 0

Rindge: Wheeler is geography bee finalist

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

RINDGE — Jacob Wheeler, an eighth-grader at Christian Heritage School, has been named one of the finalists for the 2015 New Hampshire National Geographic State Bee. Wheeler was his school’s champion and was selected as one of the top 100 students in New Hampshire by the National Geographic Society after taking a qualifying … 0

Mascenic recount yields same result

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

GREENVILLE — Following a recount of votes on the issue of the Mascenic School District budget, District Moderator Robert Romeril announced Monday night that, while there were some number adjustments, the ultimate result was the same: Voters turned … 0

Dublin School: Students win Scholastic Writing Awards

Thursday, March 5, 2015

In their first year entering the Scholastic Writing Awards, fifteen Dublin School students earned a total of 28 accolades, garnering over ten percent of the total awards given in New Hampshire. The National Writing Project in New Hampshire, which conducts the contest at the state level, received a … 0

Milestone:

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Rowan Beaudoin-Friede of Temple was named to the honor roll at Brooks School, North Andover, Massachusetts. … 0

New Ipswich: Student wins MLBPA scholarship

Monday, March 23, 2015

Joseph Landry, 23, of New Ipswich is among the first group of students selected for the Michael Weiner Scholarship for Labor Studies, a $10,000 scholarship given out by the Major League Baseball Players Trust. The scholarship — started … 0

Jaffrey: Conant students can answer your tech questions at library

Monday, March 23, 2015

JAFFREY — Libraries are becoming more and more high-tech, and who better to help with that than a high-schooler? Volunteers from Conant High School’s Interact Club are available on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. … 0

Peterborough: A generation’s struggle with technology

Monday, March 23, 2015

Slow down. Be wary of it. Embrace it. Put it away. This was the advice five Conant and ConVal high school students offered about social media and cell phones Wednesday, when they were asked how to prevent technology … 0

ConVal: School phone systems top BudCom recommendations

Monday, March 23, 2015

ConVal’s Budget and Property Committee is recommending the School Board spend $272,000 on capital expenses in the coming year. But, the school district expects to receive much of this money back through state and federal aid. At the committee’s meeting at the SAU office Thursday, they approved recommending … 0

Mascenic School District: School budget recount is on

Monday, March 23, 2015

After the Mascenic School District’s budget narrowly failed at the polls on March 10, a demand for a recount has been issued, and was held at the SAU offices Monday night after press time. The proposed school budget of $17,665,000 failed at the polls, after it was cut … 0

Jaffrey-Rindge: Navigating the future

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Reflecting back, Susan Peterson admits she has always wanted to be a strong leader, someone who gives back to the community. Peterson feels she was able to achieve this as president of the Jaffrey Chamber of Commerce in … 0

ConVal: Write-in School Board rep. talks priorities

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

In Joel Green’s last weeks as Peterborough’s rep to the ConVal School Board, he was asked what he would like his replacement to fight for most. Green replied that each student receiving an equal education, no matter their … 0