Schools

Many came to Monday's School Board meeting to show their support for Rindge Memorial School Principal Jurg Jenzer, who announced he is stepping down after this school year.

Jaffrey-Rindge: Board sets graduation date

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

RINDGE — The School Board unanimously approved two key scheduling decisions at Monday’s meeting, one setting a graduation date for Conant High School and the other moving two teacher workshops to the end of the school year, in order to push the last day of school up to June 19. The changes allow for the last day of school to … 0

Jaffrey-Rindge School District: Parents support retiring principal

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

RINDGE — It was a full crowd at the Rindge Memorial School cafeteria on Monday as a wealth of residents, teachers, and others came to show their support for retiring principal Jurg Jenzer, who announced his retirement in a letter to the district on Feb. 16. Those in support of Jenzer took time to speak, both during and after the School Board meeting, … 0

ConVal: Petitions 8, 9 by the numbers

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

If the public votes to approve a warrant petition article to close Great Brook School, the ConVal School District would save at least $1,682,880 each year from closing the middle school in Antrim, according to a report the District Model Study Committee published in 2012. Another petition article — to lift from Article … 0

ConVal Voices: Lessons learned along the way

Friday, February 6, 2015

Time, deadlines, projects due, presentations to give and grades to finish. As teachers we all have to pay attention to due dates. We all have challenges and goals to accomplish, and we get there by many different paths. My path is about to change since I am retiring … 0

Student Voices: ML

Friday, February 6, 2015

As the students at ConVal High School begin their second semester, they continue to hold their attention on the district’s ongoing budget discussions. On Jan. 31, students attended the district’s budget deliberative session, showing an impressive turnout after … 0

Dublin: Observatory director wins astronomy award

Monday, February 9, 2015

Joseph Putko – the Director of the Perkins Observatory at Dublin School – was one of five undergraduates throughout the country to be awarded the Chambliss Astronomy Achievement Student Award, a biyearly award given out by the American … 0

Rindge/Fitchburg, Massachusetts: ML

Sunday, February 8, 2015

Clara Morlock of Rindge recently presented her original speech in the Eleanor Crow Public Speaking Contest at Applewild School in Fitchburg. Clara, an 8th grader at the school, competed with her classmates in the contest on the theme … 0

Jaffrey-Rindge: ML

Sunday, February 8, 2015

Sixth-grader Michael Messina is this year’s Geography Bee champion for the Jaffrey-Rindge Middle School. Principal, Mr. Robert Clark presented him with his certificate of achievement. … 0

ConVal: ML

Monday, February 9, 2015

Mei Buzzell and Abby Philips, ConVal seniors, work on a joint psychology and anatomy project dissecting a sheep’s brain and labeling all the areas during class on Friday. … 0

ConVal: Peterborough seat on the School Board is open

Wednesday, February 4, 2015

School Board member Joel Green of Peterborough has chosen not to seek reelection this year, and no one has come forward to replace him just yet. School Board Chair Butch Estey was not worried, though, at Tuesday’s meeting at the SAU office. “I don’t imagine we couldn’t come … 0

ConVal: Pilot evaluation program a step toward merit pay

Wednesday, February 4, 2015

PETERBOROUGH — The ConVal School District is trying out a new way to evaluate teachers this year, which will be crucial to the system they are trying to develop for increasing a teacher’s salary based on their performance. Supt. Brendan Minnihan spoke at the School Board meeting Tuesday … 0

Rindge: United in pipeline opposition

Monday, February 2, 2015

RINDGE — While the nearly 60 community members gathered at Rindge Memorial School were not in total agreement at Saturday’s Deliberative Session, they were united on one issue: opposition to a natural gas pipeline running through the town. … 0

Jaffrey-Rindge School District: District deliberation Wed.

Monday, February 2, 2015

The Jaffrey-Rindge School district will hold its deliberative session on Feb. 4 at 6:30 p.m. at the Pratt Auditorium in Conant High School. Proposed budget: $25,616,015 Default budget: $25,637,173 2014 budget: $25,541,923 Major changes in the budget: Staffing decreases: $349,426 Health insurance increase: $301,072 State retirement increase: $107,465 … 0