Schools

Conval: School Board hopes for smoother sailing this year

Monday, April 21, 2014

PETERBOROUGH — At the first meeting of the Selectmen’s Advisory Committee to the ConVal School Board in the wake of voters’ rejection of the board’s 2014 budget proposal, School Board member Myron Steere of Greenfield promised that things will be done differently in the coming year. Steere, who will be serving as chair of the Budget and Property Committee this year, said he plans to have the committee more actively … 0

Honor Rolls:

Friday, April 18, 2014

Boynton Middle School Third Quarter Grade 8 High honors: Shea Aldrich, Braeden Allen, Jordyn Babin, Sarah Bica, Samantha Bilodeau, Sydney Letters, Amanda Normandin, Christa Ojala, Melonie Ojala, Thalia Sousa, Sydney Whitehouse, Kathrine Wilborg Honors: Megan Bouchard, Nina Colasanto, Megan Coponen, Jonathan DeJesus, Saffron Duffy, Tyler Faulkner, Emma Honkala, Eric Howell, Hannah Parent, Matthew Picazio, Tavin Rautiola, Delaney Sauvola, Kelden Traffie, Misha White, Dallas … 0

Mascenic School District: A drive to succeed

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

It’s not unusual for the students of the Mascenic Automotive program to receive national recognition. The program has consistently turned out high scoring students in both state and national competitions. But when it comes to the upcoming National Automotive Technical competition in New York, the top spot has been eluding the Mascenic students … 0

Jaffrey-Rindge: Back to the drawing board for teachers

Monday, March 31, 2014

After voters rejected a $225,317 collective bargaining agreement between the Jaffrey-Rindge Education Association, the district teachers’ union, and the Jaffrey-Rindge Cooperative School District, the union says it’s going back to the drawing board. Their plan, according to Union President Tom Meehan, is to find an equitable balance between … 0

Rindge: FPU names its 2014 honorary degree and Peterson Award recipients

Thursday, March 27, 2014

Franklin Pierce University will award two Honorary Doctorates and The Honorable Walter R. Peterson Citizen Leader Award at its 49th Commencement Exercises at 10:30 a.m. on May 17. John K. Castle and Kenneth R. Feinberg will be receiving honorary degrees at the Rindge campus ceremonies; J. Bonnie Newman … 0

Jaffrey/Rindge: Board: No raise for administrators

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

JAFFREY — Jaffrey-Rindge School Board members voted unanimously on Monday to approve most of School Superintendent James O’Neill’s recommendations for reducing the district’s 2014-2015 budget by $477,479 in order to meet default budget requirements. But they also decided … 0

Conval: Staff cuts on the table

Monday, March 24, 2014

PETERBOROUGH — In order to reach a default budget of about $45 million for next year, the ConVal School District will need to make additional staff cuts, according to Superintendent Brendan Minnihan. Because the district’s budget proposal was rejected by voters earlier this month, about $770,000 in expenses … 0

ConVal: Middle school football team approved

Monday, March 24, 2014

BENNINGTON — Middle schoolers from South Meadow and Great Brook schools will have a new opportunity to play football next year, after ConVal School Board members endorsed a proposal to field a booster-funded team at their meeting on Thursday. The team will be for students at both middle … 0

ConVal: School board deadlocks on vote for this year’s chair

Monday, March 24, 2014

BENNINGTON — ConVal School Board members deadlocked when it came to choosing this year’s board chair at their first meeting following the March elections, with five of them supporting incumbent Butch Estey of Peterborough while five others backed Greenfield board member Myron Steere. But they did elect Pierce … 0

Jaffrey-Rindge: Teachers union to forgo $225K in raises, benefits

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

JAFFREY — After voters turned down the Jaffrey-Rindge Cooperative School Board’s proposed budget last week, leaving a $477,479 gap in funding, district officials are scrambling to set a new budget for a March 31 deadline. At Monday’s School … 0

Achievement:

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Siobhan Hurley of Francestown was named to the dean’s list for the fall semester at MCPHS University, Boston, Mass. To make the list a student must carry a full-time course load and achieve a 3.5 grade point average or higher for the academic term. Hurley is pursuing a … 0

ConVal School: Downing recognized for her work

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

504 Paraprofessional Sarah Downing was recognized by ConVal School Board Chairman Butch Estey at last week’s school board meeting for her work with students at ConVal. Downing is an outstanding addition to the school counseling department and is … 0

CV must cut about $770,000

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Voters rejected the ConVal School District’s proposed $45.8 million operating budget on Tuesday, with just 45 percent in favor. District administrators and the School Board will now be faced with cutting about $770,000 in order to reach a … 0