Schools

A statewide survey showed alcohol consumption among ConVal students is on the rise and over 10 percent of the student body has considered suicide. In response to these results, the School Board said students need more support.

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 heroin, the School Board and administrators are demanding support for students not fall solely on the high school’s shoulders. They maintained it’s … 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 to create a standards-based report card. A standards-based report card measures student progress against the … 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, it might sway voters to vote down the School Board’s proposed budget. In October, Peterborough … 0

ConVal: School track repairs in works

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Fewer and fewer visiting track and field teams will compete at ConVal and fewer members of the public will use the track because of the injury risks its deteriorating surface poses, Principal Brian Pickering indicated Monday. Meanwhile, Myron Steere chair of the School Board’s Budget and Property Committee, … 0

Rindge: FPU student completes thesis

Friday, September 5, 2014

Franklin Pierce University Master of Physician Assistant Studies student Cody Pulsipher completed an internationally focused community service project for his capstone project. All MPAS students are required to do a senior thesis or capstone project that impacts a … 0

ConVal: Spreading out $750K purchase

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

PETERBOROUGH — To soften the blow of a $750,000 invoice for science equipment for K-12, the ConVal School Board’s Education Committee is exploring the possibility of spending this amount incrementally over a number of years. Crista Salamy, speaking for the Education Committee, told the rest of the board … 0

Achievement: Achievement

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

The following students were named to the dean’s list for the spring semester at the University of Massachusetts Lowell: Benjamin Blais of New Ipswich, majoring in computer science; Emery Doucet of Mason, majoring in physics; and Stephen Ganoe of Rindge, majoring in mechanical engineering. To make the list … 0

Achievement: Achievement

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

The following students have entered Colby-Sawyer College, New London, this fall as freshmen: Theresa Edick of Dublin, majoring in environmental studies, and Hannah Putnam of Wilton, majoring in environmental science — aquatics. … 0

Graduation: Graduation

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Emily Glavey graduated from Cambridge University, Cambridgeshire, England on July 27, earning a master’s degree in environmental policy. She is a 2003 Mascenic High School graduate and the daughter of Cheryl Glavey and Matthew Glavey of New Ipswich. … 0

COnVal: District saying bullying is down

Monday, September 15, 2014

The ConVal School District reported significantly fewer incidents of bullying last year, Supt. Dr. Brendan Minnihan said at a recent School Board meeting. The Superintendent’s Office and district principals credit this decline to encouraging students to respect one another more. The Superintendent’s Office, at the School Board’s Sept. … 0

Dublin: Growing dinosaurs

Friday, September 5, 2014

“A very interesting pepper that we picked from our school garden this morning. Craziest pepper I’ve ever seen!,” says Cathy Carabello of the Dublin Community Preschool. … 0

Hancock/Peterborough: Out on a hike

Friday, September 5, 2014

Every first Friday of the school year, Well School students and faculty hike a mountain. This year, kindergarten through grade 4 students hiked the Bee Line Trail up Mount Skatutakee in Hancock. Students in grades 5 through 8 … 0

Rindge: President’s last school year

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

RINDGE — Dr. James Birge enjoyed what may well be his last traditional Saturday before Labor Day move-in party with freshmen last weekend. The president of Franklin Pierce University announced late last month his intention to step down … 0