Schools

ConVal: Board nixes change in district billing policy

Monday, June 29, 2015

After a Temple Selectwoman faulted the ConVal School District in May with incorrectly billing each of the nine towns for enrollment, she recommended the district use current, preliminary enrollment numbers instead of finalized ones from the year before. The rest of the Selectmen’s Advisory Committee squashed Gail Cromwell’s recommendation Thursday. “It created a very complicated situation,” said Chair John Jordan, about Cromwell’s suggestion to use preliminary numbers. “Everything will even … 0

Hancock: She’s helping children across the globe

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

If Beth Bradford had her way, every orphaned child would have their own family. Bradford, 44, an international child protection consultant, has combined her love of travel and children into a career focused on creating policies that get children out of institutionalized care and into family care. “When I think of my own … 0

Jaffrey-Rindge: A fond farewell

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

A crowd of over 125 friends, family and colleagues gathered at The Monadnock Inn on Tuesday evening to honor Jaffrey-Rindge Supt. Jim O’Neill, who will retire June 30 after 14 years on the job. “I have enjoyed getting to know Jim and assisting him as he effectively and efficiently led the district,” said … 0

Acheivement:

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Katelynn Kelleher of New Ipswich was named to the president’s list for the spring semester at Lakes Region Community College, Laconia. To make the list a student must achieve a 3.75 grade point average or above. This is the highest honor a student can achieve. Kelleher is studying … 0

Mascenic: Central Elementary School building, land sold

Monday, June 15, 2015

After years of sitting on the market, the former Central Elementary School has been sold. The sale officially closed last week. Adam Ames purchased the property and former school building for $100,000. The property, located at 571 Turnpike … 0

Lyndeborough: LCS alumni return to school to celebrate their memories

Monday, June 15, 2015

When Caroline Simpson-McQuade and Martha Riendeau walked into the newly built Lyndeborough Central School in 1939, things were much different than they are now. This summer, the school will undergo another major change, which will take it from … 0

Conant Graduation: ‘Lift up your wings and soar’

Monday, June 15, 2015

RINDGE — Goodbye to fiendishly hard quizzes and notoriously tough teachers. Goodbye to the people who pushed us to be our best. It was with humor and nostalgia that valedictorian Frank Horne addressed his classmates for the last … 0

Jaffrey: St. Pat’s graduates its last group of Saints

Monday, June 15, 2015

JAFFREY — St. Patrick School graduated only three students, but sentiments were plentiful at the graduation ceremony Thursday afternoon. “I’ve been really emotional,” said Nickaylah Hall, one of the three graduating eighth-graders. “I’ve been here for the past … 0

ConVal: ConVal scholars seek to change the world

Monday, June 15, 2015

PETERBOROUGH — ConVal High School’s valedictorian William MacPhee and salutatorian Alisha Birk could become corporate executives, high-powered attorneys or anesthesiologists. But Harvard-bound MacPhee and Stanford-bound Birk don’t dream of earning top dollar. They dream of a better world. … 0

CV Graduation: ‘In life, you must always look up’

Monday, June 15, 2015

PETERBOROUGH — Look up, not down at your cellphones, Principal Brian Pickering told the Class of 2015. “Be engaged in one thing at a time,” he said. “When you’re at dinner with your friends and family, or in … 0

Mason: New principal will run her hometown school

Thursday, June 11, 2015

Mason Elementary School will have a new, homegrown principal next school year. Special Education Director Kristen Kivela will replace Principal and Superintendent Jim McCormick as he nears retirement. “I grew up in Mason,” said Kivela, expressing her excitement. “I will be giving back to the community I got … 0

Jaffrey: Creating lasting memories at St. Patrick School

Thursday, June 11, 2015

St. Patrick School students buried four time capsules near the St. Patrick Church grotto Wednesday, as a part of a tribute to the school, which will close after this year. The capsules were divvied up between grades Pre-K … 0

Jaffrey-Rindge: District plans farewell reception for O’Neill

Thursday, June 11, 2015

The Jaffrey-Rindge School Board will hold a farewell reception for retiring Supt. James O’Neill on June 23, from 5:30 to 8 p.m., at the Monadnock Inn in Jaffrey. The event will be a social gathering to recognize O’Neill’s more than 14 years of service to the school district. … 0