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Schools

Mason: Town votes on budget for March meeting

Monday, February 8, 2016

MASON — In an unusual move, the district’s moderator offered an amendment to the budget during Saturday’s deliberative session — to restore her stipend, which was cut as part of the proposed budget. The district’s budget is up by 5.6 percent this year, coming in at $3.1 million, a $167,000 increase from last year’s budget. The default budget is only …

ConVal: Voters question cost of study

Monday, February 8, 2016

PETERBOROUGH — The only warrant article discussed in detail at ConVal’s 45-minute deliberative session was a petition that would require a third party to assess the impacts of the district closing, combining or relocating a school. The petition’s author and one supporter said it would be a check and balance on any effort …

Boynton: Students exposed to science behind photography

Monday, January 18, 2016

John Anderson, professor of photography at Plymouth State University, visited ConVal recently as part of the STEAM grant Making a Living Making Art. The grant was received through the New Hampshire State Council on the Arts. Anderson worked with chemistry students, creating the chemicals, developing and exposing cyanotypes …

ConVal Voices: ‘Small pots burn hot’

Thursday, February 4, 2016

These past weeks and months, in our classrooms and school library, through school and family computers, in notebooks and who knows where else, we students and teachers have read and written more sentences than ? well, we have …

Well School: Keep it 100

Friday, February 5, 2016

Well School students in grades kindergarten, first grade, and second grade participated in activities including the number 100 to celebrate the 100th day of school on Feb. 2. Students strung 100 Fruit Loops on a string, build a …

Fisher Cats offer scholarships

Monday, February 8, 2016

The New Hampshire Fisher Cats and the Fisher Cats Foundation have announced the application process is now open for the 2016 Fisher Cats Foundation Scholar-Athlete Scholarships. The Foundation will award 12 scholarships to outstanding scholar-athletes from New Hampshire and Massachusetts who demonstrate academic excellence, significant athletic achievement, and …

ConVal: Register for FAFSA session, Wednesday

Monday, February 8, 2016

Representatives from the New Hampshire Higher Education Assistance Foundation will be on hand at ConVal Wednesday to assist students in filing their Federal Applications For Student Aid. The event is open to all seniors and their parents by appointment only. Call 924-4120 to register. Session runs from 3-7 …

Wilton-Lyndeborough School District: Would-be superintendents to tour schools

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Two finalists for the superintendent position will be touring the schools and meeting parents next week. The district has spent the last few months advertising for and interviewing potential candidates to replace Dr. Christine Tyree as the district’s superintendent. Tyree’s contract is ending this year, and she was …

Peterborough: Farm to table

Monday, January 25, 2016

Noah Patenaude, 6, of Peterborough, and his kindergarten classmates harvested carrots at The Cornucopia Project’s community gardens Friday. The carrots were washed and used in a vegetable bean soup served at Peterborough Elementary School. …

ConVal: District loses another leader

Wednesday, January 20, 2016

PETERBOROUGH — The principal at the elementary school has resigned, becoming the second administrator in the district to step down in the last three months. Ben Loi, principal of Peterborough Elementary School, will leave after the school year. …

ConVal: Board OKs final numbers

Wednesday, January 20, 2016

PETERBOROUGH — Losses in revenue have kept the amount towns would owe the ConVal School District for 2016-17 high, even though the administration has reduced the proposed operating budget. “The budget would go down 0.76 percent. The district assessment would go up,” said Myron Steere, chair of the …

ConVal: Board won’t back petition calling for study

Wednesday, January 20, 2016

PETERBOROUGH — The ConVal School Board Tuesday voted not to support a petition warrant article that would require a third party to assess the impacts of the district closing, combining or relocating a school if it is proposed. Seven board members opposed the petition, while two members — …

ConVal: Why have recess at end of school day?

Wednesday, January 20, 2016

PETERBOROUGH — The Education Committee has instructed the SAU to look into why the second recess Peterborough Elementary School offers its kindergarten students is at the end of the school day. The Education Committee informed the rest of the ConVal School Board Tuesday of its request. The committee …