Schools

Congresswoman Annie Kuster met with Franklin Pierce faculty and students on Wednesday in a round table about women in leadership.

Kuster holds talks on pay equity

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

RINDGE — Last week, Congresswoman Annie Kuster (D-N.H. 2nd District) rolled out an economic agenda for women and families, detailing acts sponsored or supported by Kuster that would address issues of paycheck fairness, minimum wage, family leave time, job training and workforce development, and female health care. Since then, Kuster has been meeting with local colleges and business leaders to hold round-table discussions to let women and men weigh in on their own experiences in the workplace. On Wednesday, Kuster met with students, faculty and staff from Franklin Pierce University to discuss her economic agenda. Kuster told the gathered group that since her election to … 0

Milestone: Weidner selected to participate in Girls State

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Genevieve Weidner of Dublin was selected by ConVal High School faculty to represent Cheney-Armstrong Post 5 New Hampshire at the 70th session of Granite Girls State. Weidner will join approximately 100 other students from communities throughout New Hampshire also selected to attend. Granite Girls State is a mythical state patterned after the state … 0

Conval: School Board hopes for smoother sailing this year

Monday, April 21, 2014

PETERBOROUGH — At the first meeting of the Selectmen’s Advisory Committee to the ConVal School Board in the wake of voters’ rejection of the board’s 2014 budget proposal, School Board member Myron Steere of Greenfield promised that things will be done differently in the coming year. Steere, who will be serving as chair of the Budget and Property Committee this year, said he … 0

Honor Rolls:

Friday, April 18, 2014

Boynton Middle School Third Quarter Grade 8 High honors: Shea Aldrich, Braeden Allen, Jordyn Babin, Sarah Bica, Samantha Bilodeau, Sydney Letters, Amanda Normandin, Christa Ojala, Melonie Ojala, Thalia Sousa, Sydney Whitehouse, Kathrine Wilborg Honors: Megan Bouchard, Nina Colasanto, Megan Coponen, Jonathan DeJesus, Saffron Duffy, Tyler Faulkner, Emma Honkala, … 0

Mascenic School District: A drive to succeed

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

It’s not unusual for the students of the Mascenic Automotive program to receive national recognition. The program has consistently turned out high scoring students in both state and national competitions. But when it comes to the upcoming National … 0

Peterborough: Gregg kicks off Peterson Forum

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

PETERBOROUGH — Intense discussion has always been part and parcel of the American system of government, said former U.S. Senator Judd Gregg during his keynote address at the first Walter Peterson Forum for Civil Discourse on Tuesday. And … 0

Jaffrey-Rindge School District: District still mum on leaves

Monday, April 14, 2014

Two weeks after Conant High School and Jaffrey-Rindge Middle School Principal John Barth and high school music teacher Leonard Holmes were placed on leave, officials are releasing little information about why the two men have been suspended. On … 0

Hancock: School leader’s loss felt

Monday, April 14, 2014

Friends and colleagues in the Monadnock region are mourning the loss of Tom Brennan, a former Hancock resident who served as assistant principal at Peterborough Middle School and principal at Conant High School in Jaffrey before going on … 0

Antrim: Great Brook School to host distracted driving talk

Monday, April 7, 2014

ANTRIM — Seventy-one percent of teens admit to composing or sending a text message while driving, according to the official U.S. Government website for distracted driving. In an effort to help deter young drivers from distractive driving habits, Great Brook Middle School will host “The Parent Driving Zone,” … 0

Bennington/Francestown: Home schooling on rise?

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

BENNINGTON — Concerned about what they see as shrinking enrollment in the town’s elementary school, Bennington Select Board members say they’ve noticed a surge home schooling. Following a discussion about ConVal School District budget cuts owing to the proposed budget’s failure at the polls in March, at their … 0

Conval: Board affirms budget cuts; insurance costs to drop

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

ConVal School Board members, after hearing criticism for making decisions about budget cuts in a non-public session, affirmed Superintendent Brendan Minnihan’s recommendations for staff and programming cuts publicly at their meeting on Tuesday. At their meeting on March 20, the board agreed on reductions in next year’s budget, … 0

Kindergarten enrollment is low

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

PETERBOROUGH — ConVal School District officials are urging parents whose children will be entering kindergarten in the fall to get in touch, because so far just 76 potential students have been identified. Last year at this time the district had 102 students enrolled, Human Resources Director Tim Markley … 0

ConVal: Estey to chair School Board

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

PETERBOROUGH — ConVal School Board members elected Butch Estey of Peterborough as board chair on Tuesday, resolving a situation that had left the board without a leader after the March election. When they voted for a chair on March 20, the board deadlocked 5-5 between Estey, the incumbent … 0