ConVal: District proposes new digital device policy

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

The multitude of digital devices now in the hands of young people has school officials and students split over whether the educational benefits outweigh the distractions. “It’s really tricky. I’m guilty. I use my phone in class pretty often,” said ConVal junior Beecher Clifton-Waite, who said it’s normal for students to use digital devices while in the classroom. Clifton-Waite, however, disagrees with controlling students’ use of phones. “It’s really the … 0

Jaffrey-Rindge / Mascenic / WLC: DI teams back from Globals

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Six area teams got the opportunity to test their ingenuity and skills last week during the Destination Imagination Globals. Students were pitted against the cream of the crop from not only around the nation, but around the world. The contest was held at the University of Tennessee in Knoxville over several days last … 0

Jaffrey: Celebrating the past

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

The doors of St. Patrick School may be closing at the end of the academic year, but school officials are working hard to ensure its legacy lives on. A dogwood tree, planted Tuesday by fifth- through eighth-graders near the grotto of St. Patrick Church, is just one reminder to the community that the … 0

Jaffrey-Rindge: Lending a helping hand

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Despite working in 100-plus degree weather, sleeping on wooden cots in a military barracks-like setting, and spending 11 days in a country where most spoke Spanish, Conant High School’s Interact club had the time of their lives on … 0

Jaffrey-Rindge: Memorial school names new head

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Kelly Marcotte, an educator from Newport, has been chosen as Rindge Memorial School’s next principal. Marcotte serves as a supervisor and curriculum coordinator for the Newport/Croydon School District. She will begin as the new principal of RMS on … 0

ConVal: Board suspends policy on cutoff

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

ANTRIM — The ConVal School Board temporarily suspended its own policy Tuesday to grant a waiver for a girl to enroll in kindergarten, even though she is three days younger than the cutoff date. “Her parents and teachers … 0

Rindge: Fiftieth Commencement for FPU

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Franklin Pierce University will host their 50th Commencement ceremony this Saturday beginning at 10:30 a.m. In addition to around 300 undergraduate and 200 graduate students receiving diplomas, three honorary degrees and the Honorable Walter R. Peterson Citizen Leader Award will be given out; Juan Williams of Fox News, … 0

Rindge: Education bills draw regional concern

Monday, May 11, 2015

Saying it serves “no real function,” Gov. Maggie Hassan vetoed a bill Friday that would have prohibited the state from requiring local school districts to adopt Common Core standards. Districts are not currently required to adopt Common Core … 0

Jaffrey-Rindge: Two finalists left in middle school principal search

Monday, May 11, 2015

RINDGE — Residents have been clear in what they want to see in the next Rindge Memorial School principal: a strong leader that can continue to foster relationships and communication between students, teachers, and others involved with the … 0


Monday, May 11, 2015

PETERBOROUGH — As always, the Rotary Club fielded nominations from the community to select its Teacher of the Year. The answer, the club found, was nestled within a comment from a student on one of the nominations. “It … 0

ConVal Voices: The apple on the corner of the desk

Friday, May 8, 2015

Every morning I leave the door of my classroom open while I monitor the nearby halls of ConVal. When I returned one day this past fall, I was pleasantly surprised to find an apple on my desk. I know the image that just popped into your head. A … 0

WLC: Why I appreciate our veterans

Friday, May 8, 2015

(Editor’s note: This essay was the first-place winner in the VFW Post 8641 Patriot’s Pen essay contest, for which the author was honored at April’s Loyalty Day banquet.) There are so many reasons to appreciate our veterans. They … 0

WLC: The importance of Veteran’s Day

Friday, May 8, 2015

(Editor’s note: This essay was the first-place winner in the VFW Post 8641 Voice of Democracy essay contest, for which the author was honored at April’s Loyalty Day banquet.) The calendar tacked to my bedroom wall reads Nov. 11, 2014. Honestly, if the caption “Veteran’s Day” didn’t appear … 0