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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: ConVal board rethinks budget plans

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

PETERBOROUGH — The ConVal School Board is changing how they piece together their yearly budget, after voters rejected the school district’s $45.8 million budget last March. Meanwhile, the school district plans to return $680,000 unspent funds from the previous school year to taxpayers. A Budget and Property Subcommittee … 0

ConVal: Principal, unplugged

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Last Friday, ConVal Regional High School Principal Brian Pickering kicked off the school year by bringing all the students together. This school year, Pickering said, “We are emphasizing preparation, practice and perseverance with our students to achieve their … 0

Antrim: Four new faces at middle school

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

ANTRIM — Four new employees have joined the Great Brook Middle School staff this year. In the office, there will be two new faces — Catrina Young and Bambi Kierstead. Both have already been in their new positions … 0

ConVal School District

Thursday, August 28, 2014

ANTRIM Route1 AM Antrim Elementary 7:44 am BUS TERMINAL Left turn at US-202 HANCOCK RD US-202 CONCORD ST US-202 MAIN ST US-202 CONCORD ST 7:57 am US-202 CONCORD ST 7:58 am US-202 CONCORD ST OLD TURNPIKE RD OLD TURNPIKE RD@GIBSON MOUNTAIN RD US-202 CONCORD ST 8:05 am US-202 CONCORD ST 8:07 am US-202 CONCORD … 0

Peterborough: ConVal students get lesson in crime

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

How many high school classes have the opportunity to continually be mentored and receive feedback from world-renowned writers and artists? Twelve students at ConVal High School did. The freshmen to seniors in Angela Hartmann’s English class this summer … 0

Dublin: Her passions are teaching, traveling

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

At the age of 22, freshly graduated with degree in hand, Montana Rogers of Dublin is ready to strike out on her next big adventure — and it will take her halfway around the world. On Friday, Rogers … 0

Mascenic School District: Hanging out at school

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

NEW IPSWICH — Highbridge Hill Elementary School second and third graders enjoy a stint in the sunshine during their recess on the first day of school on Wednesday. … 0

Wilton-Lyndeborough: School construction zone

Monday, August 25, 2014

WILTON — One look at the Florence Rideout Elementary School from the outside, and it is obvious that construction of the school’s new addition is well underway. To one side, there’s a parking lot that has never been … 0

Rindge: Birge resigns from FPU

Monday, August 25, 2014

Franklin Pierce University President of five years James Birge announced Thursday he is resigning his post. Birge has said he will stay on through the next school year, in order to ease the transition process, according to a … 0

Conval: Committee looks for cost savings

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

PETERBOROUGH — A suggestion that the ConVal School District’s new District Study Committee could look for cost-saving opportunities by reviewing the district’s Special Education program drew fire from two School Board members at Tuesday’s board meeting. The District Study Committee, which was formed last year, is made up … 0