Schools

Aid cuts to schools could be costly

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

If the N.H. House Finance Committee’s proposed two-year budget is passed, the ConVal and Jaffrey-Rindge School Districts could each lose more than $1 million in aid. School officials say the consequences would be devastating. “I’m just very discouraged with the Legislature right now,” Butch Estey of Peterborough, chair of the Conval School Board, said Wednesday. “To have them make those cuts — they can always find money for their pet … 0

Jaffrey-Rindge School District: Music room upgrades OK’d

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

JAFFREY — With a contractor already in house fixing more than $28,000 in water damage to the Conant High School music room, the Jaffrey-Rindge School Board approved an additional $75,000 in renovations for the space. The money for the renovations — $72,562 with a $2,438 contingency — will be taken from the school’s … 0

Rindge: Wheeler is geography bee finalist

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

RINDGE — Jacob Wheeler, an eighth-grader at Christian Heritage School, has been named one of the finalists for the 2015 New Hampshire National Geographic State Bee. Wheeler was his school’s champion and was selected as one of the top 100 students in New Hampshire by the National Geographic Society after taking a qualifying … 0

South Meadow School: Dreher honored in Puma Pride ceremony

Monday, March 9, 2015

Once a month, South Meadow School in Peterborough holds a Puma Pride ceremony. Pride stands for perseverance, respect, integrity, dedication and empathy. Kids are individually recognized for their “pride.” On Friday at 7:30 a.m., during the regular Puma … 0

Lyndeborough: Kindergarten registration open now through April 17

Monday, March 9, 2015

Registration for incoming kindergartners will open on Tuesday, March 31, at Lyndeborough Central School. Students eligible for kindergarten in the fall must be 5 years old on or before Sept. 30, 2015. Open registration will begin on March 31 from 5 to 7 p.m. and continue daily from … 0

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 … 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 … 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 … 0

Mascenic School District: Default, proposed budget: both sides of the issue

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

The deadline to make a decision on the school district budget is looming. School officials are advocating for the default budget, claiming the proposed budget, slashed at the district’s deliberative, will be devastating to the operation of the … 0

Mason School District: Top Three Issues

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Mason School District Proposed operating budget: $2,950,683 Default budget: $3,025,997 ∎  Article 3 asks voters to approve the proposed operating budget of $2,950,683, which the School Board recommends. If the public votes down this budget, the default budget, which is $75,314 more than the proposed budget, will go … 0

Mascenic School District: Candidates both against cuts

Monday, March 2, 2015

There is a very large shake-up for the district potentially coming down the pipe, as voters will be going to the polls on March 10 to decide on the district’s budget, which was cut by $1.63 million at the deliberative session, or to implement the district’s default budget. … 0

ConVal/Jaffrey-Rindge: Districts plan as snow — and snow days — pile up

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Students across the Monadnock region must be welcoming the record level of snow that dumped in southern New Hampshire, since they have already missed several days of school because of snowstorms. Meanwhile, administrators are pulling their hair out over how make up those “snow days” when the weather … 0

Hancock: Learn about wood turtle, flowers, at Harris Center

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Today, the Harris Center will be hosting “Wood Turtle Ecology and Conservation.” Wood turtles (Glyptemys insculpta) occur in cold streams in forested areas throughout the Northeast — including the Monadnock Region — but they’re especially vulnerable to habitat loss and fragmentation, mowing, and poaching. As a result, they’re … 0