Schools

Meg Peterson, director of the National Writing Project in New Hampshire, speaks at the Monadnock Summer Lyceum.

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 and the Chocolate Factory.” It’s these classrooms, where students learn locally and through discovery, that we need more of, said Meg Peterson, … 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 School Board unanimously approved to authorize Superintendent Reuben Duncan in a Monday evening public hearing … 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 approval from the planning board earlier in the month. It is currently unknown whether the … 0

ConVal / Jaffrey-Rindge: Get up, get out — learn something this summer

Monday, July 13, 2015

For most school children, summer is an opportunity to unwind from a busy school year full of learning, to play with friends and to go on family vacations. Children at the Jaffrey-Rindge and ConVal Quest camps are afforded … 0

Jaffrey: Jaffjam plans free field day, backpacks

Friday, July 10, 2015

On Aug. 1 at Community Field in Jaffrey, from noon to 3 p.m., Jaffjam will host a free field day. There will be 200 backpacks with supplies given away to school-age children, free food, a bounce house, face painting, live music, a rock climbing wall, dunk tank, carnival … 0

ConVal: ConVal High population declining

Monday, July 6, 2015

While School Board members insist that ConVal High School have a plan of attack to address projections that it will have 234 less students by 2024-25, the principal is defending his yearly strategy: Reduce staff to match the number of students. The high school has 800 students enrolled … 0

Mascenic: Would-be school heads meet with public

Monday, July 6, 2015

Parents are invited to meet the potential Boynton Middle School principal and the newly appointed vice principal on Wednesday night. John MacArthur, who currently serves as the assistant principal in Weare Middle School, has been named as Boynton’s next potential leader. If hired, he will replace former principal … 0

ConVal: New track to be built for fall

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

PETERBOROUGH — The track at ConVal High School, which was built to last 20 years, started falling apart eight years after it was built. And as Director of Facilities Timothy Grossi and Athletic Director Mark Swasey prepare to … 0

ConVal: School district OKs money for Kubota

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

PETERBOROUGH — The ConVal School District hopes to use up to $43,000 of capital reserve money to replace its 25-year-old tractor. The School Board will hold a public hearing on July 14 at 7 p.m. at the SAU about the purchase, in addition to acquiring a new scoreboard … 0

Jaffrey-Rindge: Climb aboard the district’s ‘Mighty Book Bus’

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

The Jaffrey-Rindge School District’s library on wheels is hitting the road again for its eighth summer. From the outside, the Mighty Book Bus looks like a big moving van. Don’t let that fool you. Inside, there are over … 0

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 … 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 … 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 … 0