Schools

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 for the next school year, a decline of 148 students since 2010-2011. The New England School Development Council projected this spring that … 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 Tom Starratt, who retired at the end of this school year. MacArthur will be the … 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 rebuild the track this fall, they are leaving no stone unturned. “[We] rolled over a … 0

Jaffrey-Rindge: 2 teacher resignations not accepted

Wednesday, June 3, 2015

RINDGE — The School Board says resignation letters from two Jaffrey-Rindge School District teachers will not be accepted, until proper replacements can be found. Rebecca Masterson, a Conant High School math teacher, and Lisa Hansen, a Jaffrey Grade School music teacher, sent their resignation letters on May 19 … 0

Jaffrey-Rindge: Safety an issue in senior prank

Wednesday, June 3, 2015

No charges have been filed after this year’s Conant High School senior prank, but police are still investigating and working with school officials to determine proper punishment. Police were called to Conant at 6:20 a.m. Friday for a report of vandalism. In addition to toilet paper, graffiti and … 0

Antrim:

Wednesday, June 3, 2015

Paul Halloran of Antrim graduated from Framingham (Mass.) State University, earning a Master of Science. … 0

Jaffrey: Reliving Shakespeare

Tuesday, June 2, 2015

Kenney Lambert distinctly remembers the combination of stress and jubilation he felt as a senior at Conant High School in 1995, as he prepared to take the stage as King Lear in the third annual Jaffrey-Rindge School District … 0

MASCENIC: Be yourself and treasure every reflected moment

Tuesday, June 2, 2015

Don’t feel the need to conform. Not everyone succeeds the same way, Pastor Bob Hakala told the graduating class of Mascenic students during their baccalaureate service at the Cathedral of the Pines on Sunday. Not following the rest … 0

ConVal: District proposes new digital device policy

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

The multitude of digital devices now in the hands of young people has school officials and students split over whether the educational benefits outweigh the distractions. “It’s really tricky. I’m guilty. I use my phone in class pretty often,” said ConVal junior Beecher Clifton-Waite, who said it’s normal … 0

Jaffrey-Rindge / Mascenic / WLC: DI teams back from Globals

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Six area teams got the opportunity to test their ingenuity and skills last week during the Destination Imagination Globals. Students were pitted against the cream of the crop from not only around the nation, but around the world. … 0

Jaffrey: Celebrating the past

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

The doors of St. Patrick School may be closing at the end of the academic year, but school officials are working hard to ensure its legacy lives on. A dogwood tree, planted Tuesday by fifth- through eighth-graders near … 0

ConVal: PIE meets with district officials

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

PETERBOROUGH — A grassroots parent organization with hopes of increasing recess time districtwide met Tuesday with the ConVal Education Committee. The group, called Parents for Inspiring Education, claims at least 100 members, and founders Jessica Nelson and Kaitlin Post have previously met with Superintendent Brendan Minnihan, Assistant Superintendent … 0

Mascenic: Meet Boynton’s principal candidates

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Boynton Middle School will undergo a change in administration in the coming year, as both Principal Tom Starratt and Vice Principal Chip Mercurio are retiring at the end of this school year. On Tuesday, parents will have the opportunity to meet the two selected finalists for the Boynton … 0