Aid cuts to schools could be costly

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

If the N.H. House Finance Committee’s proposed two-year budget is passed, the ConVal and Jaffrey-Rindge School Districts could each lose more than $1 million in aid. School officials say the consequences would be devastating. “I’m just very discouraged with the Legislature right now,” Butch Estey of Peterborough, chair of the Conval School Board, said Wednesday. “To have them make those cuts — they can always find money for their pet … 0

Jaffrey-Rindge School District: Music room upgrades OK’d

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

JAFFREY — With a contractor already in house fixing more than $28,000 in water damage to the Conant High School music room, the Jaffrey-Rindge School Board approved an additional $75,000 in renovations for the space. The money for the renovations — $72,562 with a $2,438 contingency — will be taken from the school’s … 0

Rindge: Wheeler is geography bee finalist

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

RINDGE — Jacob Wheeler, an eighth-grader at Christian Heritage School, has been named one of the finalists for the 2015 New Hampshire National Geographic State Bee. Wheeler was his school’s champion and was selected as one of the top 100 students in New Hampshire by the National Geographic Society after taking a qualifying … 0

WLC: Renovated Florence Rideout to open for tour

Monday, March 16, 2015

WILTON — The Florence Rideout Elementary School took an important step in its renovations this month — two weeks ago, students and teachers were moved from the 1950s wing, which is set to be demolished, and into renovated … 0

Jaffrey-Rindge: Interact Club to go on service trip

Friday, March 6, 2015

The Jaffrey-Rindge Rotary Club recently presented a check for $1,000 to the Conant High School Interact Club. The Interact Club is planning a service trip to Chacraseca, Nicaragua, and this $1,000 will be put toward the purchase of … 0

ConVal: Yes to budget, no to petitions

Thursday, March 12, 2015

ConVal voters overwhelmingly approved the proposed operating budget, as well as the collective bargaining agreement with the ConVal Education Association — the union for teachers and paraprofessionals — even though just a third of voters cast ballots in … 0

Jaffrey: Catholic school to close this year

Thursday, March 12, 2015

After a wealth of financial troubles and ongoing enrollment issues, Saint Patrick School in Jaffrey has announced that they will be closing their doors in June, at the end of the current school year. Fr. John Fortin, O.S.B., Superintendent of Schools for the Diocese of Manchester said in … 0

ML: Voters: Keep Great Brook open

Thursday, March 12, 2015

Although ConVal’s nine towns differed over petition articles — to close Great Brook School in Antrim or an elementary school in the near future — voters across the region agreed, that the school district must address its declining … 0

Jaffrey-Rindge School District: Two new faces voted to School Board

Thursday, March 12, 2015

The Jaffrey-Rindge Cooperative School District’s School Board will feature a couple new faces this year, as a new board member was elected for both Rindge and Jaffrey. Jaffrey newcomer Laurel McKenzie defeated School Board incumbent James A. Weimann by a tight vote of 396 to 353,and Forbes Farmer … 0

Mason: All-day kindergarten nixed

Thursday, March 12, 2015

Jim McCormick, principal of Mason Elementary School, wasn’t disappointed the public voted down lengthening kindergarten from its current 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. schedule to all-day. McCormick, also the superintendent, said he was just testing the waters for the warrant article that failed 153 No to 94 Yes … 0

ConVal: ‘Save Great Brook School’ holds Town Hall meeting

Monday, March 9, 2015

ANTRIM — Closing Great Brook School by August or an elementary school in the near future would be haphazard and premature, said ConVal School Board members and selectmen from Antrim and Francestown to a crowd of about 20 … 0

Wilton Lyndeborough: Extended day kindergarten OK’d

Monday, March 9, 2015

WILTON — After bandying the concept back and forth, the Wilton-Lyndeborough School District passed an article to create an extended day kindergarten program at its District Meeting on Friday night, along with most of the other articles on … 0

ConVal Voices: The first rule of Art Club

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Monday. The alarm goes off at 5 a.m.; by 7 a.m. I’m at school, hanging up my coat, well rested (hopefully), well-caffeinated (definitely), click on my computer, check on the kilns, fill the clay barrels and take a deep breath (maybe two). The halls of a high school … 0