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A statewide survey showed alcohol consumption among ConVal students is on the rise and over 10 percent of the student body has considered suicide. In response to these results, the School Board said students need more support.

Peterborough: Students need community support

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

After a survey from last year showed that alcohol use at the high school is increasing, over 10 percent of students have had serious suicidal thoughts in the last year, and over three percent of students have tried heroin, the School Board and administrators are demanding support for students not fall solely on the high school’s shoulders. They maintained it’s … 0

Conval: District revamps report cards

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

For the first time in more than 20 years, every elementary school in the ConVal School District will be using the same report card this year. According to a school district press release, a group of teachers, administrators, parents, and special education staff began working two years ago to create a standards-based report card. A standards-based report card measures student progress against the … 0

ConVal: Committee nixes talk of consolidation

Monday, November 17, 2014

PETERBOROUGH — Several School Board and Select Board members on the District Study Committee insisted Wednesday that the committee not bring the subject of closing middle or elementary schools up again this year. They said they worry that if the public has to vote on anything about consolidation, it might sway voters to vote down the School Board’s proposed budget. In October, Peterborough … 0

ConVal: School district uses rebate for energy efficiencies

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

In addition to the money ConVal School District is saving installing more energy-efficient heating, ventilation and air-conditioning systems, Public Service of New Hampshire awarded the district a rebate of $23,616 for installing them. The district has used that … 0

ConVal/Conant/Mascenic: Students get a taste of manufacturing during site tours

Thursday, October 9, 2014

Two groups of students visited local companies on Sept. 30, as part of National Manufacturing Day 2014 events. These events were sponsored statewide by the New Hampshire Manufacturing Extension Partnership. More than 30 students from ConVal and Conant … 0

ConVal: Selectman proposes closing middle schools to save

Monday, October 13, 2014

PETERBOROUGH — A committee of School Board members and selectmen is recommending the Conval School Board consider eliminating the district’s middle schools, having each elementary school serve kindergarten through eighth grade, and that the district sell the buildings of Great Brook and South Meadow middle schools. Barbara Miller, … 0

ConVal Voices: Can’t do math? Ask questions and learn from your mistakes

Thursday, October 9, 2014

“I can’t do math.” Many people of all ages, in many different situations, make this statement, and it’s accepted by an unbelievable amount of sympathizers. It may not be said this way exactly, but the connotation is the same. At some point, people have come to believe that … 0

DUBLIN: Elementary principal is retiring end of the year

Monday, October 13, 2014

When May Clark’s now-adult children attended Dublin Consolidated School, Clark said the elementary school lacked much of a science program. Clark, who loves science and teaching it to young students, volunteered. She said Friday this experience of becoming … 0

Antrim: ConVal grad to give travel talk

Thursday, October 9, 2014

On Wednesday, the Antrim Grange will open its doors at 7 p.m. to host a unique program by Daviana “Davi” Penny, youth member of the Grange and 2014 graduate of Conval High School. She will be presenting a travelogue of two trips taken earlier this year. The first … 0

ConVal:

Thursday, October 9, 2014

The Photo 1 Class at ConVal High School is partnering with the Fill the Void non-profit group to create a promotional and educational video. The hope is that this video will generate interest in and funding for the … 0

Jaffrey: Woman’s Club offers adult scholarship

Thursday, October 9, 2014

Applications are now available at the Jaffrey Chamber of Commerce and Jaffrey Public Library for the annual Jaffrey Woman’s Club Adult Continuing Education scholarship. This $1,000 award is given to a Jaffrey woman to further her education after a hiatus from school. She may be changing her degree, … 0

Call for submissions For ‘In the Schools’ pageS

Friday, October 10, 2014

The Ledger-Transcript has launched its “In the Schools” pages to bring readers more news for, about and from students, teachers and parents of the region. The goal is to share what’s happening in our schools with the broader community. To that end, we’re asking students, teachers, parents and … 0

CONVAL: District to hire a planning consultant

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

PETERBOROUGH — The ConVal School District is hiring a consultant to assist them in writing a new five-year strategic plan. This decision comes after a majority of the School Board approved appropriating up to $14,990 for that purpose at their Tuesday meeting. Pierce Rigrod, the board’s vice chair, … 0