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New Ipswich: Singing out in spring

Monday, May 25, 2015

The 2015 Spring Concert was held in the Mascenic Regional High School auditorium Thursday night. It included performances by the MRHS choir, newly formed a capella group “The Sneaky Breathers” and the MRHS band. … 0

Jaffrey-Rindge: Conant held up for excellence

Monday, May 25, 2015

Conant High School has been recognized as one of the top high schools in the country by a national news magazine. U.S. News & World Report gave Conant a bronze distinction last week, recognizing the school for great work in math and reading proficiency and college readiness. Although not ranked statewide or nationally, this honor puts Conant in the top third of schools … 0

ConVal: Freedom Trail inspires models

Monday, May 25, 2015

A month ago, the fifth grade at South Meadow School walked the 2.5-mile Freedom Trail from the Boston Common to the USS Constitution. Wednesday, they will bring the trail to their middle school. Fifth-graders created models of all the sites on The Freedom Trail, and will present them and everything else they learned … 0

Mascenic School District: Schools to see new leaders at the top

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Boynton Middle School and Mascenic Regional High School will see a change in leadership for the coming year. Boynton Principal Tom Starratt and Assistant Principal Louis “Chip” Mercurio and Mascenic Regional High School Assistant Principal Marlise Bryant will all retire at the end of the year. The district … 0

Peterborough: DAR chapter honors students

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Mascenic senior Kailey Allen, Conant senior Nathan Wheeler and ConVal senior William MacPhee have been selected as the DAR Good Citizens by the Mary Varnum-Platts Peterborough Chapter. Allen is Class Treasurer which she has been for four years, … 0

Mascenic School District: DOE answers testing questions

Monday, April 20, 2015

NEW IPSWICH — Residents listened to a short presentation on Smarter Balanced testing, got a chance to take practice tests and had questions answered by district and state Department of Education officials on Thursday. Scott Mantie of the … 0

Jaffrey-Rindge: District has 2 finalists for superintendent

Monday, April 20, 2015

The Jaffrey-Rindge School Board has announced the finalists for the position of superintendent of schools. The new superintendent will replace James O’Neill, who is retiring after serving the district for 16 years. Louis Steigerwald is presently superintendent of schools in Norway, Michigan, where he has served in this … 0

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 … 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 … 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 … 0

Mascenic School District: Smarter Balanced test forum tonight

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

The district will be holding a forum tonight on the mandated statewide assessment test, known as Smarter Balanced, after several parents banded together to protest the requirement. The forum will be an opportunity for residents to ask questions about Smarter Balanced and Common Core standards. It will include … 0

Jaffrey: Looking to the future

Monday, April 13, 2015

Finding new jobs for the staff and a new use for the school’s facilities are important conversations, but creating an easy and stress-free transition for the students has taken priority at Saint Patrick School. “We are trying to … 0

Wilton: FRES shelter renovations costly

Monday, April 13, 2015

Continuing to use the Florence Rideout Elementary School as a emergency shelter comes with a price tag, as the town has agreed to share the cost of updating wiring to accommodate a generator. The total cost for labor, wiring and commercial-grade electrical panel upgrades at Florence Rideout is … 0