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Students in Brock Lambert's forensic science class test practice bloodstain pattern analysis.

ConVal: CSI meets summer school

Monday, July 27, 2015

PETERBOROUGH — A metal rod dripping with blood. A bloody hammer. A red-stained, football-size rock. The objects are spread out on a sidewalk by the ConVal High School cafeteria. A student stands nearby, hands smeared red. This isn’t the ending of Stephen King’s latest horror novel. It’s Brock Lambert’s forensic science class — one of nine classes the high school … 0

Mason: Host families sought for high school exchange

Monday, July 27, 2015

The town is seeking volunteer host families for three foreign exchange students who will be spending the upcoming high school year in Mason. “It basically changes people’s lives,” said Regional Director for Council on International Educational Exchange Virginia Doss, of hosting an exchange student. “It’s a great opportunity, because the students are at such a changeable age in their lives. It’s a great … 0

Jaffrey-Rindge: School board looking to purchase Charlonne Street property

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

The Jaffrey Rindge School Board will hold a public hearing Monday at 6:30 p.m. at the Rindge Memorial School to discuss the potential purchase of a property located on Charlonne Street. The lot is question is a residential property located at 30 Charlonne Street, which is to the left of the driveway behind … 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

Mascenic: Boynton principal search starts over

Thursday, June 11, 2015

The search for a new principal to take up leadership at Boynton Middle School will be starting over. Parents had an opportunity on June 2 to speak with two candidates during the final part of the selection process. Before a decision could be made, however, both candidates — … 0

Kindergarten: The push for all-day

Tuesday, June 9, 2015

The popularity of all-day kindergarten has snowballed across the U.S. over the last two decades. In just New Hampshire, 96 school districts have begun offering all-day kindergarten since 1999. While some consider the extra half-day a plus for … 0

Wilton: WLC: ‘Taking chances is what makes us unique’

Tuesday, June 9, 2015

WILTON — The message to the Class of 2015 at Friday’s graduation ceremony was clear: No matter what obstacles come your way, always follow your dreams. Graduation signifies the end of the 47 graduating senior’s high school careers, … 0