Schools

Jaffrey-Rindge: CHS students head to Nicaragua

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Ten Interact students from Conant High School boarded a plane headed for Nicaragua Wednesday, hoping to help a family in need many miles away. The students embarked on an 11-day trip to build a house for an impoverished family and to broaden their cultural horizons. “I’m excited for them,” said Conant High School Principal Larry Pimental. “I think it’s a great learning experience anytime we can have students go on … 0

Jaffrey-Rindge: Teacher receives accolades

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

RINDGE — Despite educating some of the smallest students at Rindge Memorial School, Courtney Lambert is in position to take home one of the biggest teaching awards in the state. Lambert, a kindergarten teacher at RMS for the past 11 years, was recently selected as one of 24 nominees for the 2016 New … 0

Conval: Pie and parenting

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

PETERBOROUGH — Kate Post’s son, Henry, was not enjoying the first grade. She asked her son what he would change about his school day. More recess. More P.E, he said. From Henry’s answer grew the fledgling parents’ organization Parents for Inspiring Education — PIE, for short. Nine parents met at Post’s farmhouse Monday, … 0

Jaffrey: Conant students can answer your tech questions at library

Monday, March 23, 2015

JAFFREY — Libraries are becoming more and more high-tech, and who better to help with that than a high-schooler? Volunteers from Conant High School’s Interact Club are available on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. … 0

Peterborough: A generation’s struggle with technology

Monday, March 23, 2015

Slow down. Be wary of it. Embrace it. Put it away. This was the advice five Conant and ConVal high school students offered about social media and cell phones Wednesday, when they were asked how to prevent technology … 0

ConVal: School phone systems top BudCom recommendations

Monday, March 23, 2015

ConVal’s Budget and Property Committee is recommending the School Board spend $272,000 on capital expenses in the coming year. But, the school district expects to receive much of this money back through state and federal aid. At the committee’s meeting at the SAU office Thursday, they approved recommending … 0

Mascenic School District: School budget recount is on

Monday, March 23, 2015

After the Mascenic School District’s budget narrowly failed at the polls on March 10, a demand for a recount has been issued, and was held at the SAU offices Monday night after press time. The proposed school budget of $17,665,000 failed at the polls, after it was cut … 0

Jaffrey-Rindge: Navigating the future

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Reflecting back, Susan Peterson admits she has always wanted to be a strong leader, someone who gives back to the community. Peterson feels she was able to achieve this as president of the Jaffrey Chamber of Commerce in … 0

ConVal: Write-in School Board rep. talks priorities

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

In Joel Green’s last weeks as Peterborough’s rep to the ConVal School Board, he was asked what he would like his replacement to fight for most. Green replied that each student receiving an equal education, no matter their … 0

WLC: Renovated Florence Rideout to open for tour

Monday, March 16, 2015

WILTON — The Florence Rideout Elementary School took an important step in its renovations this month — two weeks ago, students and teachers were moved from the 1950s wing, which is set to be demolished, and into renovated … 0

Jaffrey-Rindge: Interact Club to go on service trip

Friday, March 6, 2015

The Jaffrey-Rindge Rotary Club recently presented a check for $1,000 to the Conant High School Interact Club. The Interact Club is planning a service trip to Chacraseca, Nicaragua, and this $1,000 will be put toward the purchase of … 0

ConVal: Yes to budget, no to petitions

Thursday, March 12, 2015

ConVal voters overwhelmingly approved the proposed operating budget, as well as the collective bargaining agreement with the ConVal Education Association — the union for teachers and paraprofessionals — even though just a third of voters cast ballots in … 0

Jaffrey: Catholic school to close this year

Thursday, March 12, 2015

After a wealth of financial troubles and ongoing enrollment issues, Saint Patrick School in Jaffrey has announced that they will be closing their doors in June, at the end of the current school year. Fr. John Fortin, O.S.B., Superintendent of Schools for the Diocese of Manchester said in … 0