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New Ipswich: Singing out in spring

Monday, May 25, 2015

The 2015 Spring Concert was held in the Mascenic Regional High School auditorium Thursday night. It included performances by the MRHS choir, newly formed a capella group “The Sneaky Breathers” and the MRHS band. … 0

Jaffrey-Rindge: Conant held up for excellence

Monday, May 25, 2015

Conant High School has been recognized as one of the top high schools in the country by a national news magazine. U.S. News & World Report gave Conant a bronze distinction last week, recognizing the school for great work in math and reading proficiency and college readiness. Although not ranked statewide or nationally, this honor puts Conant in the top third of schools … 0

ConVal: Freedom Trail inspires models

Monday, May 25, 2015

A month ago, the fifth grade at South Meadow School walked the 2.5-mile Freedom Trail from the Boston Common to the USS Constitution. Wednesday, they will bring the trail to their middle school. Fifth-graders created models of all the sites on The Freedom Trail, and will present them and everything else they learned … 0

WLC: Why I appreciate our veterans

Friday, May 8, 2015

(Editor’s note: This essay was the first-place winner in the VFW Post 8641 Patriot’s Pen essay contest, for which the author was honored at April’s Loyalty Day banquet.) There are so many reasons to appreciate our veterans. They … 0

WLC: The importance of Veteran’s Day

Friday, May 8, 2015

(Editor’s note: This essay was the first-place winner in the VFW Post 8641 Voice of Democracy essay contest, for which the author was honored at April’s Loyalty Day banquet.) The calendar tacked to my bedroom wall reads Nov. 11, 2014. Honestly, if the caption “Veteran’s Day” didn’t appear … 0

Rindge: ML

Friday, May 8, 2015

Otto Morlock of Rindge and Kachua Eliamani of Fitchburg, Massachussetts performing in Applewild School’s Kindergarten through third grade spring musical, “Bones!” by Janet Gardner, directed by Applewild’s choral director, Erin Schlesinger. “Bones!,” the toe-tapping story of Sam the … 0

ConVal: Getting kids ready for the real world

Friday, May 8, 2015

ConVal juniors who have been learning financial literacy skills during the school year will have a chance on Thursday to speak to auto salespeople, real estate agents, utilities reps, retail and service businesses, and others to practice allocating expenses they’ll have to manage in the years to come. … 0

ConVal: ConVal is talking about ‘TASC’

Friday, May 8, 2015

“TASC ”; “Book-and-go Monday”; “Student-initiated scheduling”; “Sending teachers, receiving teachers”; “pre-scheduling.” These are some of the expressions that are in common use at ConVal, but they were all new phrases for the approximately 100 attendees at the Personalization … 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