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Tim Grossi, ConVal's director of facilities, clues in the Budget and Property Committee about the district's plans to rebuild the track at the high school this fall.

ConVal: New track to be built for fall

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

PETERBOROUGH — The track at ConVal High School, which was built to last 20 years, started falling apart eight years after it was built. And as Director of Facilities Timothy Grossi and Athletic Director Mark Swasey prepare to rebuild the track this fall, they are leaving no stone unturned. “[We] rolled over a few rocks,” said Grossi to the School … 0

ConVal: School district OKs money for Kubota

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

PETERBOROUGH — The ConVal School District hopes to use up to $43,000 of capital reserve money to replace its 25-year-old tractor. The School Board will hold a public hearing on July 14 at 7 p.m. at the SAU about the purchase, in addition to acquiring a new scoreboard for the high school’s football field. “The tractor has begun the process of nickle and … 0

Jaffrey-Rindge: Climb aboard the district’s ‘Mighty Book Bus’

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

The Jaffrey-Rindge School District’s library on wheels is hitting the road again for its eighth summer. From the outside, the Mighty Book Bus looks like a big moving van. Don’t let that fool you. Inside, there are over 1,500 books arranged by reading levels, resting in plastic bins, and waiting to be chosen … 0

Mason: New principal will run her hometown school

Thursday, June 11, 2015

Mason Elementary School will have a new, homegrown principal next school year. Special Education Director Kristen Kivela will replace Principal and Superintendent Jim McCormick as he nears retirement. “I grew up in Mason,” said Kivela, expressing her excitement. “I will be giving back to the community I got … 0

Jaffrey: Creating lasting memories at St. Patrick School

Thursday, June 11, 2015

St. Patrick School students buried four time capsules near the St. Patrick Church grotto Wednesday, as a part of a tribute to the school, which will close after this year. The capsules were divvied up between grades Pre-K … 0

Jaffrey-Rindge: District plans farewell reception for O’Neill

Thursday, June 11, 2015

The Jaffrey-Rindge School Board will hold a farewell reception for retiring Supt. James O’Neill on June 23, from 5:30 to 8 p.m., at the Monadnock Inn in Jaffrey. The event will be a social gathering to recognize O’Neill’s more than 14 years of service to the school district. … 0

Mascenic: Boynton principal search starts over

Thursday, June 11, 2015

The search for a new principal to take up leadership at Boynton Middle School will be starting over. Parents had an opportunity on June 2 to speak with two candidates during the final part of the selection process. Before a decision could be made, however, both candidates — … 0

Kindergarten: The push for all-day

Tuesday, June 9, 2015

The popularity of all-day kindergarten has snowballed across the U.S. over the last two decades. In just New Hampshire, 96 school districts have begun offering all-day kindergarten since 1999. While some consider the extra half-day a plus for … 0

Wilton: WLC: ‘Taking chances is what makes us unique’

Tuesday, June 9, 2015

WILTON — The message to the Class of 2015 at Friday’s graduation ceremony was clear: No matter what obstacles come your way, always follow your dreams. Graduation signifies the end of the 47 graduating senior’s high school careers, … 0

Mascenic School District: Mascenic: Have the courage to make a change

Tuesday, June 9, 2015

NEW IPSWICH — Courage. Taking chances. Helping others. And sometimes, just sucking it up and getting on with it. This was the advice imparted to the graduating class of seniors at Mascenic Regional High School as they gave … 0

ConVal: SAC to study school bill issue

Tuesday, June 9, 2015

PETERBOROUGH — The Budget and Property Committee recommended the ConVal School District switch how it bills towns for student enrollment, after Temple Selectwoman Gail Cromwell charged the SAU with incorrectly billing each town since 2013. The Committee recommended Thursday that the SAU use the N.H. Department of Education’s … 0

Jaffrey: Woman’s Club essay winners

Friday, May 29, 2015

Editor’s note: Here is the full text of the winning entry to the Jaffrey Woman’s Club essay contest. Sarah Emma Edmondson Everyone knows about the Civil War, but how much do you really know about the people who … 0

ConVal: A dollar and a dream

Tuesday, June 2, 2015

Cheyenne Salisbury couldn’t hold back her enthusiasm, when Ben Putnam, head of the art department at ConVal High School and board member with Dollars for Scholars, handed her a letter announcing she had been awarded a scholarship. She … 0