Schools

Mason: Town votes on budget for March meeting

Monday, February 8, 2016

MASON — In an unusual move, the district’s moderator offered an amendment to the budget during Saturday’s deliberative session — to restore her stipend, which was cut as part of the proposed budget. The district’s budget is up by 5.6 percent this year, coming in at $3.1 million, a $167,000 increase from last year’s budget. The default budget is only …

ConVal: Voters question cost of study

Monday, February 8, 2016

PETERBOROUGH — The only warrant article discussed in detail at ConVal’s 45-minute deliberative session was a petition that would require a third party to assess the impacts of the district closing, combining or relocating a school. The petition’s author and one supporter said it would be a check and balance on any effort …

Boynton: Students exposed to science behind photography

Monday, January 18, 2016

John Anderson, professor of photography at Plymouth State University, visited ConVal recently as part of the STEAM grant Making a Living Making Art. The grant was received through the New Hampshire State Council on the Arts. Anderson worked with chemistry students, creating the chemicals, developing and exposing cyanotypes …

ConVal Voices: Inclusion leads to opportunities

Tuesday, January 5, 2016

My journey as a parent started 15 years ago when my husband and I adopted three great boys: Evan, Dalton, and Dylan. At the time I had been teaching for 13 years and felt I was a pretty good educator; I was confident my skills would carry over …

Mascenic: The importance of agriculture

Monday, January 11, 2016

Science teacher Mike Smith is being acknowledged for his ability to bring agriculture into the classroom, beyond agricultural and horticulture classes. Smith, who teaches horticulture, biology and agricultural science for sophomores, juniors and seniors at Mascenic Regional High …

ConVal: Prevention, not arrests, key to drug war

Monday, January 11, 2016

John Wozmak, the state’s drug czar, wants the ConVal School District to be one of the first in the state to incorporate drug and alcohol prevention into its curriculum for kindergarten through high school. “We’re not going to …

Mason School District: Budget is up by $167,000

Monday, January 11, 2016

The Mason School District’s proposed budget has eked up by $167,000 from last year, but remains under the default. The budget is currently proposed at $3,117,681 this year, a 5.7 percent increase from the 2015-16 budget of 2,950,682. The default budget this year is set at $3,118,030. The …

Ayotte taps locals for service

Tuesday, January 5, 2016

U.S. Sen. Kelly Ayotte congratulated more than 50 New Hampshire students she nominated to attend one of the nation’s service academies at a reception in their honor Thursday in Concord. “I’m proud to nominate these outstanding New Hampshire students to be considered for admission to our nation’s military …

Wilton-Lyndeborough: STEAM’s a dream at WLC

Friday, January 8, 2016

Middle School teachers on Team 68 put their heads together to make the new year start off strong. With NWEA testing scheduled for the first week back from vacation, the middle school teachers knew students would need engaging, …

MASCENIC SCHOOL DISTRICT: Board considers recording plan

Wednesday, January 6, 2016

What’s the cost of transparency? During its meeting Monday, the school board discussed the possibility of recording its meetings and either stream ing it on New Ipswich’s and Greenville’s local cable access channels or making a video download …

Mascenic: School Board says no to compressor station

Wednesday, January 6, 2016

GREENVILLE — Under no circumstances. That was the message the Mascenic School Board sent to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission regarding the siting of a pipeline and compressor station in its district. “The calculus is simple. If this project is indeed 100 percent safe, then there is absolutely …

WLC: Board discusses tech access

Wednesday, January 6, 2016

WILTON — With computers an increasingly important part of the workplace, and the uses for technology ever-expanding, it’s vital that every student have access to a computing device, school board members say. The board met with its appointed …

ConVaL: Board votes to reallocate funds for Quest

Wednesday, January 6, 2016

PETERBOROUGH — In a year in which the ConVal School District expects to lose about $1.15 million in state and local aid, School Board members voted to continue their support for an academic summer camp that has raised …