Schools

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 their recent service trip to Nicaragua. “I really enjoyed being a part of something that was bigger than myself,” said senior Shelby … 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 July 1. “I am excited to become a part of the school and the Rindge … 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 all feel she is ready. She is just three days short under last year’s [date … 0

ConVal: New merit system OK’d

Wednesday, May 6, 2015

PETERBOROUGH — Following the ConVal School Board and ConVal Education Association’s agreement in January to increase teachers’ salaries for performance, not seniority, the SAU offered a peek Tuesday into how teachers would earn the 1-percent merit raise. “We … 0

Jaffrey-Rindge: Board OK’s elevator improvements

Wednesday, May 6, 2015

RINDGE — Elevators at Conant High School, Jaffrey-Rindge Middle School and Jaffrey Grade School will be receiving much needed repairs, totalling $123,000. With the district having to make smaller repairs throughout the year to keep the elevators operational, the School Board approved a bid to modernize the elevators … 0

Jaffrey-Rindge: Thompson wins GEM award

Wednesday, May 6, 2015

RINDGE — Conant High School senior Alexis Thompson accepted the Jaffrey-Rindge School District GEM award Monday for her work with special needs and bullied children throughout the community. In addition to helping out with special needs students at … 0

Jaffrey-Rindge: Candidates call for more community involvement

Monday, May 4, 2015

RINDGE — Two finalists have emerged in the search for a new Jaffrey-Rindge superintendent: Reuben Duncan, an area resident rising through the ranks of the education system, and Louis Steigerwald, a Michigan man looking for a more supportive … 0

Mascenic: Automotive team qualifies for States, but won’t attend

Monday, May 4, 2015

Although two students from Mascenic’s automotive program qualified to attend the state’s Ford/AAA Student Auto Skills competition, the school will not send a team this year. Ian McDonald of Greenville and Regan Benoit of New Ipswich earned a spot in the state finals by achieving one of the … 0

Charting new waters

Monday, May 4, 2015

With shrinking enrollments and revenue sources, New Hampshire Institute of Art faced the plight of many independent colleges in the recession, and Kate Lenahan was along for the ride. Lenahan earned her undergraduate degree from the Manchester-based college … 0

Rindge: What is Common Core?

Monday, May 4, 2015

An informational meeting on Common Core and Our Schools will be held today at 7 p.m. at the residence of Gillian L’Eplattenier at 252 Bancroft Road. Guest speakers will be Ann Marie Banfield and Doris Hohensee. Parents from Rindge, Jaffrey, New Ipswich, Greenville and surrounding towns with children … 0

Jaffrey-Rindge: Board approves grad requirements

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Beginning in the 2015-16 school year, Conant High School students will be required to complete 23 credits to graduate, two fewer than the previous year. The graduation requirements were approved by the school board Monday during a second reading. With the current schedule only allowing for a maximum … 0

Peterborough: ‘Cafeteria Man’ to talk healthy school lunch

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Tony Geraci introduced organic produce, greenhouses and Meatless Mondays to public schools in Baltimore. He became a White House consultant for Michelle Obama’s efforts to combat childhood obesity and he currently oversees over 200,000 meals served to about … 0

MAscenic: Mascenic plans for below-default budget

Monday, April 27, 2015

As school district leaders move forward with a budget below the default, critics say proposed cuts should come from areas with less direct impact to student learning. The district’s originally proposed budget of $19,295,348 was slashed by $1.63 million to $17,665,000 at the district’s Deliberative Session. The district … 0