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The Jaffrey-Rindge School District is working to repair Conant High School's track.

Jaffrey-Rindge / ConVal: Conant no longer site for state track meet

Monday, October 12, 2015

Conant High School will no longer be the site of the state track meet because of the track’s poor condition. The eight-year-old track has never been resurfaced, according to Athletic Director Dan Bemis. The school district is getting quotes on repairs, he said. “There are a few spots that have deteriorated,” said Bemis. “We want to repair the track as …

Dublin: PTO plans $60,000 rebuild of playground

Monday, October 12, 2015

The PTO at Dublin Consolidated School wants to construct a $60,000 state-of-the-art playground to replace the 20-year-old equipment at the site. The PTO has raised over $16,000 to date, and is exploring $25,000 in grants to cover more of the cost. Whatever isn’t covered by fundraising and grants, the group will ask taxpayers …

Wilton-Lyndeborough Cooperative: FRES hosts an open house

Monday, October 12, 2015

WILTON — After more than two years of planning, the Wilton-Lyndeborough Cooperative School District has completed the renovations needed to create a consolidated elementary school. Residents were given the opportunity to see the renovations at Lyndeborough Central School — now called LCS Early Learning Center — and the renovation/addition at Florence Rideout Elementary …

Wilton-Lyndeborough Cooperative: Residents tour two new school buildings

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

LYNDEBOROUGH — Residents were able to get a first look this week at the finished product of a $8.1 million renovation and addition project for the district’s two elementary schools. On Tuesday, an open house was held at …

Jaffrey-Rindge: School board OKs faculty handbooks

Monday, September 28, 2015

The Jaffrey-Rindge School Board approved a faculty handbook for all four schools in the district at its meeting Monday. The handbooks were approved without any major changes. According to Vivianne Rocheleau, executive assistant to the superintendent, the only changes made to the handbooks were to fix typos and …

Monday, September 28, 2015

PETERBOROUGH — Junior Griffin Werth didn’t always succeed in math. He was distracted easily, and liked to learn at a slower pace than his classmates. Things changed when he enrolled in a geometry course through VLACS, the Virtual …

ConVal: School board pens letter to FERC

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

The ConVal School Board, which opposes the Northeast Energy Direct pipeline due to its proximity to Temple Elementary School, will send a letter to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission asking the agency to deny the application for the project. “[Compressor station] emissions will affect all areas of the …

Jaffrey-Rindge: Supt. to approve all school food costs

Wednesday, September 16, 2015

All Jaffrey-Rindge School District food and beverage purchases for district meetings and events are now subject to an approval process, according to a new policy. The district’s fiscal management policy, which was approved at Monday’s School Board meeting, requires all food and beverage purchases within the district’s budget …

ConVal: Multi-grade classes eyed

Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Members of the ConVal School Board’s Education Committee believe the school district should create a policy to spell out if, when and how it would combine grades to deal with declining enrollment at one of its smaller, community schools. The committee made the decision at its meeting Monday …

ConVal: Budgeting task is bottom up

Monday, September 14, 2015

The ConVal School Board plans to replicate last year’s budget process, creating a 2016-17 operating budget from the bottom up in an attempt to prevent it from increasing this year. The process is meant to show voters the board is spending responsibly as the board gets ready to …

Peterborough: Panel discusses challenges in drive for literacy

Wednesday, September 9, 2015

PETERBOROUGH — Literacy has two distinct definitions. The rudimentary one is the ability to read and write. The broader definition is knowledge of a specified subject. Educators and community leaders were torn over these definitions at the latest …

Hancock: Perspective gained on a return trip to Asia

Tuesday, September 8, 2015

Four or five hours into his drive to Fort Devens, somewhere along the road between Connecticut and Massachusetts, Rodger Martin pulled in to a rest area to sleep. At dawn, he opened his eyes, looked out, and saw …

Best-laid lesson plans can be thwarted by technology

Thursday, September 3, 2015

“Sometimes our best efforts do not go amiss”… and sometimes they do! Last time I wrote for this page, in January 2014, I was riding a wave of success. We’d just finished first semester at ConVal, and the closing activity in my Writing the Essay class had gone …