Meg Peterson, director of the National Writing Project in New Hampshire, speaks at the Monadnock Summer Lyceum.

Peterborough: Teachers, students need to explore more in classroom

Monday, August 3, 2015

PETERBOROUGH — Second-graders explore the forest behind Antrim Elementary School to learn, hands on, about wildlife. Fourth-graders at Hancock Elementary School visit Vicuna Chocolate on Main Street to learn about the history of chocolate and to read “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.” It’s these classrooms, where students learn locally and through discovery, that we need more of, said Meg Peterson, … 0

Jaffrey-Rindge: District to purchase Charlonne St. property

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

RINDGE — The Jaffrey-Rindge School District has a purchase and sale agreement in place to purchase property abutting Jaffrey Grade School. Looking at the acquisition as a way to alleviate parking and circulation issues at the school, the School Board unanimously approved to authorize Superintendent Reuben Duncan in a Monday evening public hearing … 0

Dublin: Dublin School working to finance solar array

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Despite uncertainties surrounding state and nationwide solar subsidies, Dublin School is looking to the future in regards to their proposed 375-kilowatt solar array project. Dublin School is working to secure funding for their solar array — which is projected to cost up to $1.2 million — after receiving approval from the planning board earlier in the month. It is currently unknown whether the … 0


Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Katelynn Kelleher of New Ipswich was named to the president’s list for the spring semester at Lakes Region Community College, Laconia. To make the list a student must achieve a 3.75 grade point average or above. This is the highest honor a student can achieve. Kelleher is studying … 0

Mascenic: Central Elementary School building, land sold

Monday, June 15, 2015

After years of sitting on the market, the former Central Elementary School has been sold. The sale officially closed last week. Adam Ames purchased the property and former school building for $100,000. The property, located at 571 Turnpike … 0

Lyndeborough: LCS alumni return to school to celebrate their memories

Monday, June 15, 2015

When Caroline Simpson-McQuade and Martha Riendeau walked into the newly built Lyndeborough Central School in 1939, things were much different than they are now. This summer, the school will undergo another major change, which will take it from … 0

Conant Graduation: ‘Lift up your wings and soar’

Monday, June 15, 2015

RINDGE — Goodbye to fiendishly hard quizzes and notoriously tough teachers. Goodbye to the people who pushed us to be our best. It was with humor and nostalgia that valedictorian Frank Horne addressed his classmates for the last … 0

Jaffrey: St. Pat’s graduates its last group of Saints

Monday, June 15, 2015

JAFFREY — St. Patrick School graduated only three students, but sentiments were plentiful at the graduation ceremony Thursday afternoon. “I’ve been really emotional,” said Nickaylah Hall, one of the three graduating eighth-graders. “I’ve been here for the past … 0

ConVal: ConVal scholars seek to change the world

Monday, June 15, 2015

PETERBOROUGH — ConVal High School’s valedictorian William MacPhee and salutatorian Alisha Birk could become corporate executives, high-powered attorneys or anesthesiologists. But Harvard-bound MacPhee and Stanford-bound Birk don’t dream of earning top dollar. They dream of a better world. … 0

CV Graduation: ‘In life, you must always look up’

Monday, June 15, 2015

PETERBOROUGH — Look up, not down at your cellphones, Principal Brian Pickering told the Class of 2015. “Be engaged in one thing at a time,” he said. “When you’re at dinner with your friends and family, or in … 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