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ConVal/Jaffrey-Rindge: Districts plan as snow — and snow days — pile up

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Students across the Monadnock region must be welcoming the record level of snow that dumped in southern New Hampshire, since they have already missed several days of school because of snowstorms. Meanwhile, administrators are pulling their hair out over how make up those “snow days” when the weather heats up and the school days drag on. “It’s a question of how you juggle those [options]”, Supt. Jim O’Neill of the … 0

Hancock: Learn about wood turtle, flowers, at Harris Center

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Today, the Harris Center will be hosting “Wood Turtle Ecology and Conservation.” Wood turtles (Glyptemys insculpta) occur in cold streams in forested areas throughout the Northeast — including the Monadnock Region — but they’re especially vulnerable to habitat loss and fragmentation, mowing, and poaching. As a result, they’re considered “endangered” by the International Union for the Conservation of Nature. Join ecologists Liz Willey … 0

Mascenic School district: Board split over public comments

Monday, February 23, 2015

GREENVILLE — The Mascenic School Board once again discussed how to receive public comment at their recent meeting — and not every member is in agreement with how open the board should be to comment at business meetings. All members expressed interest in getting more resident comments through more regularly scheduled public forums on a number of subjects, including curriculum. However, some board … 0

ConVal: ML

Sunday, February 8, 2015

More fun with projection lighting! In this photo is Bella Edes a sophomore at ConVal High School. Your Name: Maddi Sullivan … 0

ConVal: Food service vendor change?

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

ConVal’s Budget and Property Committee elected Tuesday to recommend the School Board outsource the school district’s cafeteria program to a vending company, instead of staying with the current in-house service. But Cafe Services, with corporate offices in Londonderry, says it will retain all of ConVal Food Services’s employees, … 0

Peterborough: Forum tackles kids and digital media

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Families discuss Kids and Digital Media during Tuesday’s Community Conversation forum in Bass Hall. … 0

Jaffrey-Rindge: Attempt to cut the budget thwarted

Thursday, February 5, 2015

An attempt to slash the Jaffrey-Rindge Cooperative School District’s 2015-16 budget was voted down at the Deliberative Session Wednesday, after Selectman Roberta Oeser of Rindge submitted an amendment to reduce the budget by $477,479. “As I mentioned at … 0

ConVal Voices: Lessons learned along the way

Friday, February 6, 2015

Time, deadlines, projects due, presentations to give and grades to finish. As teachers we all have to pay attention to due dates. We all have challenges and goals to accomplish, and we get there by many different paths. My path is about to change since I am retiring … 0

Student Voices: ML

Friday, February 6, 2015

As the students at ConVal High School begin their second semester, they continue to hold their attention on the district’s ongoing budget discussions. On Jan. 31, students attended the district’s budget deliberative session, showing an impressive turnout after … 0

Dublin: Observatory director wins astronomy award

Monday, February 9, 2015

Joseph Putko – the Director of the Perkins Observatory at Dublin School – was one of five undergraduates throughout the country to be awarded the Chambliss Astronomy Achievement Student Award, a biyearly award given out by the American … 0

Rindge/Fitchburg, Massachusetts: ML

Sunday, February 8, 2015

Clara Morlock of Rindge recently presented her original speech in the Eleanor Crow Public Speaking Contest at Applewild School in Fitchburg. Clara, an 8th grader at the school, competed with her classmates in the contest on the theme … 0

Jaffrey-Rindge: ML

Sunday, February 8, 2015

Sixth-grader Michael Messina is this year’s Geography Bee champion for the Jaffrey-Rindge Middle School. Principal, Mr. Robert Clark presented him with his certificate of achievement. … 0

ConVal: ML

Monday, February 9, 2015

Mei Buzzell and Abby Philips, ConVal seniors, work on a joint psychology and anatomy project dissecting a sheep’s brain and labeling all the areas during class on Friday. … 0