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ConVal's School Board shelved the District Study Committee's recommendation the board explore eliminating and selling the middle schools.

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. At their meeting Tuesday at the Temple … 0

ConVal: School district uses rebate for energy efficiencies

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

In addition to the money ConVal School District is saving installing more energy-efficient heating, ventilation and air-conditioning systems, Public Service of New Hampshire awarded the district a rebate of $23,616 for installing them. The district has used that rebate to change the lights over the parking lots at Dublin Consolidated, South Meadow, Great … 0

ConVal/Conant/Mascenic: Students get a taste of manufacturing during site tours

Thursday, October 9, 2014

Two groups of students visited local companies on Sept. 30, as part of National Manufacturing Day 2014 events. These events were sponsored statewide by the New Hampshire Manufacturing Extension Partnership. More than 30 students from ConVal and Conant High Schools participated in a tour of local facilities during Manufacturing Week. Students learned about … 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

ConVal: ConVal board rethinks budget plans

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

PETERBOROUGH — The ConVal School Board is changing how they piece together their yearly budget, after voters rejected the school district’s $45.8 million budget last March. Meanwhile, the school district plans to return $680,000 unspent funds from the previous school year to taxpayers. A Budget and Property Subcommittee … 0

ConVal: Principal, unplugged

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Last Friday, ConVal Regional High School Principal Brian Pickering kicked off the school year by bringing all the students together. This school year, Pickering said, “We are emphasizing preparation, practice and perseverance with our students to achieve their … 0