New Ipswich: Singing out in spring

Monday, May 25, 2015

The 2015 Spring Concert was held in the Mascenic Regional High School auditorium Thursday night. It included performances by the MRHS choir, newly formed a capella group “The Sneaky Breathers” and the MRHS band. … 0

Jaffrey-Rindge: Conant held up for excellence

Monday, May 25, 2015

Conant High School has been recognized as one of the top high schools in the country by a national news magazine. U.S. News & World Report gave Conant a bronze distinction last week, recognizing the school for great work in math and reading proficiency and college readiness. Although not ranked statewide or nationally, this honor puts Conant in the top third of schools … 0

ConVal: Freedom Trail inspires models

Monday, May 25, 2015

A month ago, the fifth grade at South Meadow School walked the 2.5-mile Freedom Trail from the Boston Common to the USS Constitution. Wednesday, they will bring the trail to their middle school. Fifth-graders created models of all the sites on The Freedom Trail, and will present them and everything else they learned … 0

ConVal: Selectman: Enrollment payments split incorrectly

Monday, May 25, 2015

PETERBOROUGH — Temple Selectwoman Gail Cromwell says the nine towns of the ConVal School District were billed incorrectly for their portions of annual payments based on enrollment. About half of the $40 million-plus the towns paid is based … 0

ConVal: Tour guides for visitors needed

Monday, May 25, 2015

High school students from jam-packed Chinese cities will have a chance to experience the fresh air of the Monadnock region, while ConVal students show them around. Art teacher Mary Goldthwaite-Gagne, who is coordinating the exchange program, said it’s a chance for local students to see the region in … 0

Jaffrey-Rindge: Lending a helping hand

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Despite working in 100-plus degree weather, sleeping on wooden cots in a military barracks-like setting, and spending 11 days in a country where most spoke Spanish, Conant High School’s Interact club had the time of their lives on … 0

Jaffrey-Rindge: Memorial school names new head

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Kelly Marcotte, an educator from Newport, has been chosen as Rindge Memorial School’s next principal. Marcotte serves as a supervisor and curriculum coordinator for the Newport/Croydon School District. She will begin as the new principal of RMS on … 0

ConVal: Board suspends policy on cutoff

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

ANTRIM — The ConVal School Board temporarily suspended its own policy Tuesday to grant a waiver for a girl to enroll in kindergarten, even though she is three days younger than the cutoff date. “Her parents and teachers … 0

Rindge: Fiftieth Commencement for FPU

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Franklin Pierce University will host their 50th Commencement ceremony this Saturday beginning at 10:30 a.m. In addition to around 300 undergraduate and 200 graduate students receiving diplomas, three honorary degrees and the Honorable Walter R. Peterson Citizen Leader Award will be given out; Juan Williams of Fox News, … 0

Rindge: Education bills draw regional concern

Monday, May 11, 2015

Saying it serves “no real function,” Gov. Maggie Hassan vetoed a bill Friday that would have prohibited the state from requiring local school districts to adopt Common Core standards. Districts are not currently required to adopt Common Core … 0

Jaffrey-Rindge: Two finalists left in middle school principal search

Monday, May 11, 2015

RINDGE — Residents have been clear in what they want to see in the next Rindge Memorial School principal: a strong leader that can continue to foster relationships and communication between students, teachers, and others involved with the … 0


Monday, May 11, 2015

PETERBOROUGH — As always, the Rotary Club fielded nominations from the community to select its Teacher of the Year. The answer, the club found, was nestled within a comment from a student on one of the nominations. “It … 0

ConVal Voices: The apple on the corner of the desk

Friday, May 8, 2015

Every morning I leave the door of my classroom open while I monitor the nearby halls of ConVal. When I returned one day this past fall, I was pleasantly surprised to find an apple on my desk. I know the image that just popped into your head. A … 0