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COnVal: District saying bullying is down

Monday, September 15, 2014

The ConVal School District reported significantly fewer incidents of bullying last year, Supt. Dr. Brendan Minnihan said at a recent School Board meeting. The Superintendent’s Office and district principals credit this decline to encouraging students to respect one another more. The Superintendent’s Office, at the School Board’s Sept. 2 meeting, distributed the district’s bullying report for the 2013-14 school year. According to this report, there were 32 reported bullying incidents … 0

Dublin: Growing dinosaurs

Friday, September 5, 2014

“A very interesting pepper that we picked from our school garden this morning. Craziest pepper I’ve ever seen!,” says Cathy Carabello of the Dublin Community Preschool. … 0

Hancock/Peterborough: Out on a hike

Friday, September 5, 2014

Every first Friday of the school year, Well School students and faculty hike a mountain. This year, kindergarten through grade 4 students hiked the Bee Line Trail up Mount Skatutakee in Hancock. Students in grades 5 through 8 hiked up North Pack Monadnock. … 0

Achievement:

Monday, August 4, 2014

Shane O’Day graduated from Daniel Webster College, Nashua, in May, earning a bachelor’s degree after completing requirements for a double major in mechanical and aeronautical engineering, the first to do so within four years. He was valedictorian of the class of 2014 and chapter president of Sigma Gamma … 0

Conval: Bass fishing club takes steps towards team status

Monday, July 21, 2014

PETERBOROUGH — Last October, ConVal’s bass fishing team concluded its first season on the water by finishing fifth overall and first in the smallmouth bass category at the NHIAA championship on Lake Winnisquam. Now the team, which competed … 0

ConVal: Paraprofessional job, iPads and Chromebooks restored

Monday, July 21, 2014

ConVal High School students will be getting additional iPad computers next year after all, following a recent School Board decision to restore funding that had been cut after voters rejected the district’s budget proposal in March. Because of larger than anticipated savings in the School District’s health insurance … 0

Graduation:

Monday, July 21, 2014

Greylin Nielsen of Temple graduated magna cum laude from Smith College, Northampton, Mass., Phi Beta Kappa, on May 18, earning a degree in biology. She is a 2010 graduate of ConVal High School and the daughter of Gary Nielsen and Connie Rinaldo. … 0

ConVal: Interim head sought for ATC

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

PETERBOROUGH — The ConVal School District will be looking for someone to head the Region 14 Applied Technology Center, following the recent resignation of ATC Director Don Jalbert. At Tuesday’s School Board meeting, ConVal High School Principal Brian Pickering recommended that the district look for an interim director, … 0

Hancock: A quest for knowledge in the great outdoors

Monday, July 14, 2014

As they arrived at their forestry research station in the woods at Sargent Center on Thursday, the first thing to grab the attention of a dozen or so middle-school-age campers was a large brown toad. “It’s Morgan Freeman … 1

Jaffrey-Rindge School District: District pays Barth $5,000

Monday, July 14, 2014

JAFFREY — As the Jaffrey-Rindge School District opens a search for a new high school/middle school principal, school district documents indicate that the district paid the previous principal, John Barth, $5,000 when he resigned in late June. According to a separation agreement between Barth and the school district, … 0

Achievement: Achievement

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Great Brook School Term Four Grade 8 High honors: Shaylie Alfonso, Emily Bailey, Skye Civitella, Clara Colby, Sarah Dauphinais, Lily Denehy, Shea Ellis, Kalbie Grassett, Destiny Guadagno, Hunter Gullage, Emma Henderson, Hattie Kendall, Max Kerwin, Bailey Kirkpatrick, Emilee Lantagne, Nick Lee, Niamh McElligott, Liam McGrath, Hannah Payne, Christiana … 0

Graduation: Graduation

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Angelina Sykeny of Dublin graduated from Gordon College, Wenham, Mass., May 18, earning a bachelor’s degree in communications with a minor in English. She served as news editor for the campus newspaper “The Tartan,” and after graduation plans to pursue a career in print journalism in New England. … 0

Graduation: Graduation

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Molly Anne Channon graduated magna cum laude from Brandeis University, Waltham, Mass., earning a degree in double majors, art history and philosophy. She was awarded the Esther Pine Award for excellence in fine arts and the liberal arts. … 0