Schools

Jaffrey-Rindge: Lending a helping hand

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Despite working in 100-plus degree weather, sleeping on wooden cots in a military barracks-like setting, and spending 11 days in a country where most spoke Spanish, Conant High School’s Interact club had the time of their lives on their recent service trip to Nicaragua. “I really enjoyed being a part of something that was bigger than myself,” said senior Shelby … 0

Jaffrey-Rindge: Memorial school names new head

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Kelly Marcotte, an educator from Newport, has been chosen as Rindge Memorial School’s next principal. Marcotte serves as a supervisor and curriculum coordinator for the Newport/Croydon School District. She will begin as the new principal of RMS on July 1. “I am excited to become a part of the school and the Rindge … 0

ConVal: Board suspends policy on cutoff

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

ANTRIM — The ConVal School Board temporarily suspended its own policy Tuesday to grant a waiver for a girl to enroll in kindergarten, even though she is three days younger than the cutoff date. “Her parents and teachers all feel she is ready. She is just three days short under last year’s [date … 0

WLC/Jaffrey-Rindge/Mascenic: Destination: Knoxville for globals-bound teams

Monday, April 27, 2015

With state wins behind them, Destination Imagination teams must fundraise to send their teams to the global competition. Teams from Jaffrey-Rindge, Mascenic and Wilton-Lyndeborough all took first place or were selected as a wildcard to attend the global … 0

Franklin Pierce University: FPU to test alarm system

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Franklin Pierce University will test their mass notification equipment at their Rindge campus Tuesday, and alarms will likely be heard by neighboring towns. The testing will include the use of sirens and test messages sent from loud speakers on campus and will occur between 9 and 10 a.m. … 0

WLC: A wonderful world of music

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

WILTON — Students from Lyndeborough Central School performed in a concert for parents on Tuesday night, to a theme of “What a Wonderful World.” Students sang, used American Sign Language, played recorders and drums to perform songs celebrating … 0

WLC: School seeks additional lab space for students

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

The district’s cooperative middle and high school has two science labs — but three science teachers. The school administration is hoping to add a third lab as early as next year, if taxpayers are willing to support the … 0

WLC: Teachers, students honored by VFW

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Three teachers from across the district were given nods recently from the Merrimack VFW for their dedication to teaching citizenship. Holly Gladsden, Linda Buttrick and Michael Dupont were each recognized in a ceremony Sunday at the Merrimack VFW … 0

Mascenic School District: Schools to see new leaders at the top

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Boynton Middle School and Mascenic Regional High School will see a change in leadership for the coming year. Boynton Principal Tom Starratt and Assistant Principal Louis “Chip” Mercurio and Mascenic Regional High School Assistant Principal Marlise Bryant will all retire at the end of the year. The district … 0

Peterborough: DAR chapter honors students

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Mascenic senior Kailey Allen, Conant senior Nathan Wheeler and ConVal senior William MacPhee have been selected as the DAR Good Citizens by the Mary Varnum-Platts Peterborough Chapter. Allen is Class Treasurer which she has been for four years, … 0

Mascenic School District: DOE answers testing questions

Monday, April 20, 2015

NEW IPSWICH — Residents listened to a short presentation on Smarter Balanced testing, got a chance to take practice tests and had questions answered by district and state Department of Education officials on Thursday. Scott Mantie of the … 0

Jaffrey-Rindge: District has 2 finalists for superintendent

Monday, April 20, 2015

The Jaffrey-Rindge School Board has announced the finalists for the position of superintendent of schools. The new superintendent will replace James O’Neill, who is retiring after serving the district for 16 years. Louis Steigerwald is presently superintendent of schools in Norway, Michigan, where he has served in this … 0

Jaffrey-Rindge: CHS students head to Nicaragua

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Ten Interact students from Conant High School boarded a plane headed for Nicaragua Wednesday, hoping to help a family in need many miles away. The students embarked on an 11-day trip to build a house for an impoverished family and to broaden their cultural horizons. “I’m excited for … 0