Schools

Several parents who work full-time say that SKIP, formerly known as School Kids in Peterborough, is an invaluable resource to them. These parents have all seen their children grow through the childcare center.

Spirit of Giving: SKIP: Helping parents by helping their kids

Monday, December 15, 2014

Jessica Agyemang of Peterborough wouldn’t know what she would do if School Kids In Peterborough didn’t exist. “I probably would have lost my mind a long time ago,” Agyemang said by phone Monday. She said she would have tried enrolling her son, Charles Beers, in another childcare center. “I don’t think he would have liked it as much,” Agyemang said. … 0

Peterborough: Committee doesn’t want schools closed

Monday, December 15, 2014

Although ConVal’s District Study Committee — composed of School Board members and Select Board members — remain split over a suggestion to close the district’s middle schools and profit from the buildings’ sales, the committee collectively agreed Wednesday that they don’t want to see any of the eight elementary schools closed. Midway through … 0

Honor roll:

Monday, December 15, 2014

The following students were named to the honor roll for the first trimester at Dublin School: High honors: from Bennington: Faith Lewis; Dublin: Calvin Bates, Jesse Garrett-Larsen, Tatum Wilson; Francestown: Cameron Harrington; Greenfield: Emily Bascom; Hancock: Taya Kerwin; Peterborough: Casey Burgess, Maja Hardikar, Gustav Jaynes; and Sharon: Erin Tourgee. Honors: from Bennington: Jared Lewis; Dublin: Bette Imhoff; Francestown: Daniel Harrington; Greenfield: Julianne Scharf; … 0

Peterborough: Students need community support

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

After a survey from last year showed that alcohol use at the high school is increasing, over 10 percent of students have had serious suicidal thoughts in the last year, and over three percent of students have tried … 0

Conval: District revamps report cards

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

For the first time in more than 20 years, every elementary school in the ConVal School District will be using the same report card this year. According to a school district press release, a group of teachers, administrators, parents, and special education staff began working two years ago … 0

ConVal: Committee nixes talk of consolidation

Monday, November 17, 2014

PETERBOROUGH — Several School Board and Select Board members on the District Study Committee insisted Wednesday that the committee not bring the subject of closing middle or elementary schools up again this year. They said they worry that if the public has to vote on anything about consolidation, … 0

Conval: Strategic plan commitee works toward inclusion

Monday, November 17, 2014

With the ConVal School District moving forward creating its five-year strategic plan, the committee drafting it is worried about not including the views of different groups that make up the school district and the nine towns it serves. … 0

Rindge: FPU president departs in January

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Franklin Pierce University President James Birge has announced he will be departing from the university effective Jan. 9. Birge informed the university in August that this school year would be his last. Originally, Birge had announced his intent to step down from his position effective at the end … 0

Student Voices: Home away from home

Thursday, November 6, 2014

Many people have a home away from home, and for many kids of high school age, this home away from home is school itself. I know what this feels like — I feel that I have a home away from home, at ConVal — and I couldn’t be … 0

Jaffrey/Rindge, Conval: Changes to New Hampshire’s standardized testing

Monday, November 10, 2014

This spring, elementary schoolers and eleventh-graders won’t just be bubbling in multiple-choice answers with a graphite pencil, as was typical of the NECAP and previous standardized tests. With New Hampshire incorporating a new test this year, students will … 0

Wilton-Lyndeborough: Students of the Month

Monday, November 10, 2014

Students of the Month Florence Rideout Elementary School and Lyndeborough Central School Principal Tim O’Connell gives out certificates and gifts to October’s Florence Rideout Student of the Month, Zachary Taylor, and Lyndeborough Central School Student of the Month … 0

Jaffrey-Rindge: Red ribbon week raises awareness

Thursday, November 6, 2014

Jaffrey Rindge Middle School faculty and staff worked together to offer meaningful and memorable opportunities during its annual Red Ribbon Week. Originally created to commemorate those DEA officers that have lost lives in the war on drugs, the … 0

ML: Board sees need for special ed reps

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

PETERBOROUGH — The ConVal School Board agreed Monday that special education administrators should be present at more committee meetings, after Board Member Linda Quintanilha of Bennington voiced her concern about committees being misinformed about a law regarding educating children with disabilities. In an interview on Wednesday, Quintanilha said … 0