Schools

The School Board asked the SAU to hire another extracurricular teacher at South Meadow School.

Peterborough: Larger student body leads to staffing issues

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

PETERBOROUGH — With classes like industrial arts and consumer family at South Meadow School too large to be safe, additional arts classes are being proposed. But first the district’s business manager must find the money to pay for a second arts teacher. Katherine Fox is South Meadow’s only art teacher, after district officials eliminated a second art teaching position two … 0

Rindge: Card: FPU meeting goals

Monday, August 31, 2015

Franklin Pierce University is making strides in finances and student enrollment, but President Andrew Card says that more can be done to improve the school for its students. “We are meeting or exceeding many of the goals that we have set, but there are still financial challenges,” said Card. “I think that the … 0

Jaffrey-Rindge: Bright skies, warm weather usher in new school year

Monday, August 31, 2015

Students in the Monadnock region are packing their backpacks and heading to school, as most districts were open for business this week. In Jaffrey, Grade School Principal Susan Shaw-Sarles is focusing on continuing some of the great work already being done at the school. With a largely intact staff and few changes for … 0

ConVal: CSI meets summer school

Monday, July 27, 2015

PETERBOROUGH — A metal rod dripping with blood. A bloody hammer. A red-stained, football-size rock. The objects are spread out on a sidewalk by the ConVal High School cafeteria. A student stands nearby, hands smeared red. This isn’t … 0

Mason: Host families sought for high school exchange

Monday, July 27, 2015

The town is seeking volunteer host families for three foreign exchange students who will be spending the upcoming high school year in Mason. “It basically changes people’s lives,” said Regional Director for Council on International Educational Exchange Virginia Doss, of hosting an exchange student. “It’s a great opportunity, … 0

Jaffrey-Rindge: School board looking to purchase Charlonne Street property

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

The Jaffrey Rindge School Board will hold a public hearing Monday at 6:30 p.m. at the Rindge Memorial School to discuss the potential purchase of a property located on Charlonne Street. The lot is question is a residential … 0

ConVal: Wilson to replace Ferenc on board

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

The ConVal School Board replaced a Peterborough representative who stepped down because he is moving to Hancock. To replace Tom Ferenc, the board elected Jerry Wilson, who brings with him four decades of experience as a teacher and administrator. When Chairman Butch Estey introduced Wilson to the rest … 0

Jaffrey-Rindge: O’Neill named to Litchfield school post

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

James O’Neill has been selected as the interim superintendent of the Litchfield school district for the 2015-16 school year, according to school officials. This decision comes less than a month after O’Neill retired as the superintendent of the Jaffrey-Rindge school district, a decision he announced to the school … 0

ConVal: ATC course offerings weighed

Monday, July 20, 2015

PETERBOROUGH — Faced with declining enrollment at ConVal High School, administrators proposed offering more vocational classes, online classes and internships to offer an education they hope will attract more students to the district. “We feel strongly that an … 0

Mascenic: MacArthur named to Boynton post

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Teaching is in his blood, newly named Boynton Middle School Principal John MacArthur proclaimed in a recent interview. With two parents and a sister in the teaching field, it was nearly inevitable that he would end up in … 0

ConVal: Kindergarten, grade 1 intact

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

PETERBOROUGH — The ConVal School Board Tuesday reversed a June decision to combine kindergarten and first grade at two smaller elementary schools, approving the SAU’s request to hire a teacher for Francestown Elementary School and a paraprofessional for … 0

ConVal: Sponsor sought for school scoreboard

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

PETERBOROUGH — The ConVal Regional School District plans to spend up to $331,000 on a new track for the high school, a scoreboard, and a tractor, after the School Board approved the purchases Tuesday. The track will be the most expensive of the three purchases. The board authorized … 0

ConVal: Public hearing set for purchases

Monday, July 13, 2015

The public will have the opportunity to weigh in on two potential purchases: whether the ConVal Regional School District should use up to $66,000 to replace a 25-year-old tractor and/or buy a new scoreboard for the high school’s football field. The School Board will hold a public hearing … 0