Schools

Franklin Pierce University students moved in over the weekend, signifying the beginning of another busy school year.

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 university is poised for success. There is … 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

Jaffrey-Rindge: Schools OK $700K back to taxpayers

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

RINDGE — With nearly $1 million in unexpected revenue returning to the Jaffrey-Rindge School District, the School Board had to decide how much would be kept and how much would be returned to the taxpayers. In a 5-2 vote, the School Board on Monday chose to retain $200,000 in unaudited, unassigned money to have funds available for emergency expenditures. The remaining estimated $720,580 … 0

Jaffrey: Jaffjam plans free field day, backpacks

Friday, July 10, 2015

On Aug. 1 at Community Field in Jaffrey, from noon to 3 p.m., Jaffjam will host a free field day. There will be 200 backpacks with supplies given away to school-age children, free food, a bounce house, face painting, live music, a rock climbing wall, dunk tank, carnival … 0

ConVal: ConVal High population declining

Monday, July 6, 2015

While School Board members insist that ConVal High School have a plan of attack to address projections that it will have 234 less students by 2024-25, the principal is defending his yearly strategy: Reduce staff to match the number of students. The high school has 800 students enrolled … 0

Mascenic: Would-be school heads meet with public

Monday, July 6, 2015

Parents are invited to meet the potential Boynton Middle School principal and the newly appointed vice principal on Wednesday night. John MacArthur, who currently serves as the assistant principal in Weare Middle School, has been named as Boynton’s next potential leader. If hired, he will replace former principal … 0

ConVal: New track to be built for fall

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

PETERBOROUGH — The track at ConVal High School, which was built to last 20 years, started falling apart eight years after it was built. And as Director of Facilities Timothy Grossi and Athletic Director Mark Swasey prepare to … 0

ConVal: School district OKs money for Kubota

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

PETERBOROUGH — The ConVal School District hopes to use up to $43,000 of capital reserve money to replace its 25-year-old tractor. The School Board will hold a public hearing on July 14 at 7 p.m. at the SAU about the purchase, in addition to acquiring a new scoreboard … 0

Jaffrey-Rindge: Climb aboard the district’s ‘Mighty Book Bus’

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

The Jaffrey-Rindge School District’s library on wheels is hitting the road again for its eighth summer. From the outside, the Mighty Book Bus looks like a big moving van. Don’t let that fool you. Inside, there are over … 0

ConVal: Board nixes change in district billing policy

Monday, June 29, 2015

After a Temple Selectwoman faulted the ConVal School District in May with incorrectly billing each of the nine towns for enrollment, she recommended the district use current, preliminary enrollment numbers instead of finalized ones from the year before. The rest of the Selectmen’s Advisory Committee squashed Gail Cromwell’s … 0

Hancock: She’s helping children across the globe

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

If Beth Bradford had her way, every orphaned child would have their own family. Bradford, 44, an international child protection consultant, has combined her love of travel and children into a career focused on creating policies that get … 0

Jaffrey-Rindge: A fond farewell

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

A crowd of over 125 friends, family and colleagues gathered at The Monadnock Inn on Tuesday evening to honor Jaffrey-Rindge Supt. Jim O’Neill, who will retire June 30 after 14 years on the job. “I have enjoyed getting … 0

ConVal: ATC expands class offerings

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

PETERBOROUGH ­­­— Soon, students at ConVal and Conant High Schools will be able to earn academic certificates in computer science, engineering and manufacturing, through the Region 14 Applied Technology Center housed at ConVal High School. The expansion is … 0