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


Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Mara Zrzavy of Peterborough graduated from Hollins University, Roanoke, Virginia, on May 24, earning a bachelor’s degree in History. She is a graduate of ConVal High School and the daughter of Helfried and Phyllis Zrzavy. … 0

Jaffrey-Rindge: Board approves new lights for gyms

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

The lighting systems at Conant High School’s Exercise Room, the Pratt Auditorium and the Rindge Memorial School gymnasium will be upgraded over the summer, after the Jaffrey-Rindge School Board approved bid to install the fixtures. Jack Beal Electrician LLC of Keene had the winning bid at $16,500, beating … 0

Mascenic: Marshall chosen as high school principal

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Tom Marshall will be taking up the reins at Mascenic High School as its new principal. The School Board announced Monday that Marshall was its pick over the other finalist under consideration, Scott Strainge, to replace current Principal … 0

Mascenic: School board chair steps down

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

GREENVILLE — Mascenic School Board Chair Richard Wallace has resigned his position, effective June 10. The School Board announced Wallace’s departure Monday. Wallace sent his resignation to Vice-Chair Earl Somero via email on June 10. “I resign as … 0

Mascenic: District to pilot math program

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

The School Board found that the district cannot pursue a grant that would cover the majority of the start-up costs for an program to train emergency medical technicians. Mascenic Principal Tom Kelly approached the School Board to ask … 0

Hassan vetoes testing opt-out

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Gov. Maggie Hassan vetoed a bill last week that would have allowed parents to withdraw children from statewide assessment testing, saying it undercuts the evaluation process, puts federal funding for schools in jeopardy, and sets a dangerous precedent. The bill, HB 603, was spurred by opposition to the … 0

ConVal: Board: No to hiring more teachers

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

PETERBOROUGH — The ConVal School Board was faced with confronting declining enrollment Tuesday, debating whether it should hire more teachers for elementary schools with declining numbers or combine grades. At least one board member, however, was critical of … 0

ConVal: ATC teacher to be hired

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

PETERBOROUGH — With ConVal High School projected to have 52 less students in 2015-16, and 239 less in 2024-25, the School Board chose not to hire a new woodworking teacher in early June. It backtracked on that decision … 0


Wednesday, June 17, 2015

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Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Katelynn Kelleher of New Ipswich was named to the president’s list for the spring semester at Lakes Region Community College, Laconia. To make the list a student must achieve a 3.75 grade point average or above. This is the highest honor a student can achieve. Kelleher is studying … 0