Schools

MAscenic: Mascenic plans for below-default budget

Monday, April 27, 2015

As school district leaders move forward with a budget below the default, critics say proposed cuts should come from areas with less direct impact to student learning. The district’s originally proposed budget of $19,295,348 was slashed by $1.63 million to $17,665,000 at the district’s Deliberative Session. The district then began advocating for the $19,048,560 default budget. The proposed budget was voted down, though only by a narrow margin of less … 0

WLC/Jaffrey-Rindge/Mascenic: Destination: Knoxville for globals-bound teams

Monday, April 27, 2015

With state wins behind them, Destination Imagination teams must fundraise to send their teams to the global competition. Teams from Jaffrey-Rindge, Mascenic and Wilton-Lyndeborough all took first place or were selected as a wildcard to attend the global competition May 19-22. WLC has always made a point to support its Destination Imagination team, … 0

Franklin Pierce University: FPU to test alarm system

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Franklin Pierce University will test their mass notification equipment at their Rindge campus Tuesday, and alarms will likely be heard by neighboring towns. The testing will include the use of sirens and test messages sent from loud speakers on campus and will occur between 9 and 10 a.m. Because the sound has been heard in neighboring towns in the past, FPU has reached … 0

WLC: A wonderful world of music

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

WILTON — Students from Lyndeborough Central School performed in a concert for parents on Tuesday night, to a theme of “What a Wonderful World.” Students sang, used American Sign Language, played recorders and drums to perform songs celebrating … 0

WLC: School seeks additional lab space for students

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

The district’s cooperative middle and high school has two science labs — but three science teachers. The school administration is hoping to add a third lab as early as next year, if taxpayers are willing to support the … 0

WLC: Teachers, students honored by VFW

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Three teachers from across the district were given nods recently from the Merrimack VFW for their dedication to teaching citizenship. Holly Gladsden, Linda Buttrick and Michael Dupont were each recognized in a ceremony Sunday at the Merrimack VFW … 0

Mascenic School District: Schools to see new leaders at the top

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Boynton Middle School and Mascenic Regional High School will see a change in leadership for the coming year. Boynton Principal Tom Starratt and Assistant Principal Louis “Chip” Mercurio and Mascenic Regional High School Assistant Principal Marlise Bryant will all retire at the end of the year. The district … 0

Peterborough: DAR chapter honors students

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Mascenic senior Kailey Allen, Conant senior Nathan Wheeler and ConVal senior William MacPhee have been selected as the DAR Good Citizens by the Mary Varnum-Platts Peterborough Chapter. Allen is Class Treasurer which she has been for four years, … 0

Mascenic School District: DOE answers testing questions

Monday, April 20, 2015

NEW IPSWICH — Residents listened to a short presentation on Smarter Balanced testing, got a chance to take practice tests and had questions answered by district and state Department of Education officials on Thursday. Scott Mantie of the … 0

Jaffrey-Rindge: District has 2 finalists for superintendent

Monday, April 20, 2015

The Jaffrey-Rindge School Board has announced the finalists for the position of superintendent of schools. The new superintendent will replace James O’Neill, who is retiring after serving the district for 16 years. Louis Steigerwald is presently superintendent of schools in Norway, Michigan, where he has served in this … 0

Jaffrey-Rindge: CHS students head to Nicaragua

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Ten Interact students from Conant High School boarded a plane headed for Nicaragua Wednesday, hoping to help a family in need many miles away. The students embarked on an 11-day trip to build a house for an impoverished family and to broaden their cultural horizons. “I’m excited for … 0

Jaffrey-Rindge: Teacher receives accolades

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

RINDGE — Despite educating some of the smallest students at Rindge Memorial School, Courtney Lambert is in position to take home one of the biggest teaching awards in the state. Lambert, a kindergarten teacher at RMS for the … 0

Conval: Pie and parenting

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

PETERBOROUGH — Kate Post’s son, Henry, was not enjoying the first grade. She asked her son what he would change about his school day. More recess. More P.E, he said. From Henry’s answer grew the fledgling parents’ organization … 0