Schools

Wilton-Lyndeborough: Board mulls staff dress code

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

WILTON — The Wilton-Lyndeborough Cooperative School Board is considering a revision to its dress-code policy for its teachers. The first draft of the new dress code calls for “business casual” dress, defined as “looking well put together, crisp and neat by making sure clothes are pressed and never wrinkled, torn dirty or frayed.” The dress code specifically prohibits the use … 0

Peterborough: Author speaks on bullying, empowerment

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

When author Jay Asher wrote his young-adult novel, “Thirteen Reasons Why,” he didn’t think he was writing about bullying. Asher said the novel about a teenager who records her motives for committing suicide on 13 cassette tapes was partly inspired by one of his relatives who attempted suicide herself. But, once Asher’s inbox … 0

ConVal: School Board won’t talk consolidation for 3 years

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

TEMPLE — The ConVal School Board decided Tuesday to not consider a proposal to close the district’s two middle schools, at least not for the next three years. In arriving at the decision, the board referred to a vote taken in the spring to not discuss any questions about consolidation again until 2017. … 0

ConVal: School track repairs in works

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Fewer and fewer visiting track and field teams will compete at ConVal and fewer members of the public will use the track because of the injury risks its deteriorating surface poses, Principal Brian Pickering indicated Monday. Meanwhile, Myron Steere chair of the School Board’s Budget and Property Committee, … 0

Rindge: FPU student completes thesis

Friday, September 5, 2014

Franklin Pierce University Master of Physician Assistant Studies student Cody Pulsipher completed an internationally focused community service project for his capstone project. All MPAS students are required to do a senior thesis or capstone project that impacts a … 0

ConVal: Spreading out $750K purchase

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

PETERBOROUGH — To soften the blow of a $750,000 invoice for science equipment for K-12, the ConVal School Board’s Education Committee is exploring the possibility of spending this amount incrementally over a number of years. Crista Salamy, speaking for the Education Committee, told the rest of the board … 0

Achievement: Achievement

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

The following students were named to the dean’s list for the spring semester at the University of Massachusetts Lowell: Benjamin Blais of New Ipswich, majoring in computer science; Emery Doucet of Mason, majoring in physics; and Stephen Ganoe of Rindge, majoring in mechanical engineering. To make the list … 0

Achievement: Achievement

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

The following students have entered Colby-Sawyer College, New London, this fall as freshmen: Theresa Edick of Dublin, majoring in environmental studies, and Hannah Putnam of Wilton, majoring in environmental science — aquatics. … 0

Graduation: Graduation

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Emily Glavey graduated from Cambridge University, Cambridgeshire, England on July 27, earning a master’s degree in environmental policy. She is a 2003 Mascenic High School graduate and the daughter of Cheryl Glavey and Matthew Glavey of New Ipswich. … 0

COnVal: District saying bullying is down

Monday, September 15, 2014

The ConVal School District reported significantly fewer incidents of bullying last year, Supt. Dr. Brendan Minnihan said at a recent School Board meeting. The Superintendent’s Office and district principals credit this decline to encouraging students to respect one another more. The Superintendent’s Office, at the School Board’s Sept. … 0

Dublin: Growing dinosaurs

Friday, September 5, 2014

“A very interesting pepper that we picked from our school garden this morning. Craziest pepper I’ve ever seen!,” says Cathy Carabello of the Dublin Community Preschool. … 0

Hancock/Peterborough: Out on a hike

Friday, September 5, 2014

Every first Friday of the school year, Well School students and faculty hike a mountain. This year, kindergarten through grade 4 students hiked the Bee Line Trail up Mount Skatutakee in Hancock. Students in grades 5 through 8 … 0

Rindge: President’s last school year

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

RINDGE — Dr. James Birge enjoyed what may well be his last traditional Saturday before Labor Day move-in party with freshmen last weekend. The president of Franklin Pierce University announced late last month his intention to step down … 0