Schools

Jaffrey-Rindge: Schools OK $700K back to taxpayers

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

RINDGE — With nearly $1 million in unexpected revenue returning to the Jaffrey-Rindge School District, the School Board had to decide how much would be kept and how much would be returned to the taxpayers. In a 5-2 vote, the School Board on Monday chose to retain $200,000 in unaudited, unassigned money to have funds available for emergency expenditures. The remaining estimated $720,580 will be returned to reduce taxes when … 0

Jaffrey-Rindge: District purchase policy mulled

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

RINDGE — Who pays for the $15 pizza when Jaffrey-Rindge teachers and administrators are working late? According to School Board member Charlie Eicher, that responsibility should fall on the staff. Eicher recently proposed a policy that would require any district purchase of entertainment, catering, food, beverages or venue rental for a non-student use … 0

WLC: Late start to school year for FRES

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

WILTON — Florence Rideout Elementary School’s first day of school will be Sept. 8, a week later than the district’s other schools, to allow teachers to set up their classrooms after the completion of major construction and renovation at the school. With Labor Day on Sept. 7 a planned day off for all three schools in the district, Florence Rideout will begin four … 0

Mascenic / Jaffrey-RIndge: What I did on my summer vacation

Monday, August 10, 2015

It’s a line most teachers have heard before: “It must be great to have summers off!” For teachers like Mascenic’s Susan Rolke, or Jaffrey Grade School’s Trisha Layfield and Eliot Pelletier, the old cliche can’t help but make … 0

Hancock: Daniels new special ed. director in Weare

Friday, August 7, 2015

Scott Daniels has been named special education director for the Weare School District serving Center Woods Elementary, Center Woods Upper Elementary and Weare Middle Schools. Daniels comes to the Weare District from the ConVal District, where he served … 0

Rindge: Study of self true gift of semester abroad in Spain

Wednesday, August 5, 2015

While many college students take off the summer to unwind, Margaret Bell of Wilton has been preparing for a nearly 700-mile journey on the Camino de Santiago in Spain. Bell, a member of the Class of 2018 at … 0

Jaffrey-Rindge: Board OKs school photo bid

Wednesday, August 5, 2015

RINDGE — The Jaffrey-Rindge School Board approved a two-year contract for Geskus Photography of Seabrook to be the official photographer for school photographs and identifications. Geskus offered the best deal for parents — school photo packages start at … 0

Peterborough: Teachers, students need to explore more in classroom

Monday, August 3, 2015

PETERBOROUGH — Second-graders explore the forest behind Antrim Elementary School to learn, hands on, about wildlife. Fourth-graders at Hancock Elementary School visit Vicuna Chocolate on Main Street to learn about the history of chocolate and to read “Charlie … 0

Jaffrey-Rindge: District to purchase Charlonne St. property

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

RINDGE — The Jaffrey-Rindge School District has a purchase and sale agreement in place to purchase property abutting Jaffrey Grade School. Looking at the acquisition as a way to alleviate parking and circulation issues at the school, the … 0

Dublin: Dublin School working to finance solar array

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Despite uncertainties surrounding state and nationwide solar subsidies, Dublin School is looking to the future in regards to their proposed 375-kilowatt solar array project. Dublin School is working to secure funding for their solar array — which is projected to cost up to $1.2 million — after receiving … 0

ConVal: CSI meets summer school

Monday, July 27, 2015

PETERBOROUGH — A metal rod dripping with blood. A bloody hammer. A red-stained, football-size rock. The objects are spread out on a sidewalk by the ConVal High School cafeteria. A student stands nearby, hands smeared red. This isn’t … 0

Mason: Host families sought for high school exchange

Monday, July 27, 2015

The town is seeking volunteer host families for three foreign exchange students who will be spending the upcoming high school year in Mason. “It basically changes people’s lives,” said Regional Director for Council on International Educational Exchange Virginia Doss, of hosting an exchange student. “It’s a great opportunity, … 0

Jaffrey-Rindge: School board looking to purchase Charlonne Street property

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

The Jaffrey Rindge School Board will hold a public hearing Monday at 6:30 p.m. at the Rindge Memorial School to discuss the potential purchase of a property located on Charlonne Street. The lot is question is a residential … 0