Schools

Many came to Monday's School Board meeting to show their support for Rindge Memorial School Principal Jurg Jenzer, who announced he is stepping down after this school year.

Jaffrey-Rindge: Board sets graduation date

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

RINDGE — The School Board unanimously approved two key scheduling decisions at Monday’s meeting, one setting a graduation date for Conant High School and the other moving two teacher workshops to the end of the school year, in order to push the last day of school up to June 19. The changes allow for the last day of school to … 0

Jaffrey-Rindge School District: Parents support retiring principal

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

RINDGE — It was a full crowd at the Rindge Memorial School cafeteria on Monday as a wealth of residents, teachers, and others came to show their support for retiring principal Jurg Jenzer, who announced his retirement in a letter to the district on Feb. 16. Those in support of Jenzer took time to speak, both during and after the School Board meeting, … 0

ConVal: Petitions 8, 9 by the numbers

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

If the public votes to approve a warrant petition article to close Great Brook School, the ConVal School District would save at least $1,682,880 each year from closing the middle school in Antrim, according to a report the District Model Study Committee published in 2012. Another petition article — to lift from Article … 0

ConVal: Petition articles call for closings

Thursday, January 15, 2015

PETERBOROUGH—Two petition warrant articles submitted to ConVal’s SAU Tuesday afternoon continue to pose the question: Should any of the middle or elementary schools be closed? One petition article calls for closing Great Brook School in Antrim by August. South Meadow School would become ConVal Middle School. Fifth-graders would … 0

ConVal: School Board weighs district food service options

Monday, January 12, 2015

The ConVal School Board is considering outsourcing the school district’s cafeteria program to a vending company because, the board says, the current in-house service doesn’t have the resources to improve the food service like this larger company could. … 0

ConVal Voices: Finding joys and challenges in today’s classroom

Tuesday, January 6, 2015

As ConVal’s first semester speeds to its conclusion, the urgency of opportunity envelops us all. For time — the schedule — is the “enemy” of learning and understanding, the nemesis we face from the moment each course begins in September; each day that begins at 7:25 a.m.; each … 0

Pressing energy needs may not justify pipeline

Monday, January 12, 2015

With New England’s utility bills topping the charts as the highest in the nation, the need for more access to natural gas is something that many state lawmakers have been trying to solve. However, the prospect of a … 1

Technology: Digitally driven education

Monday, January 12, 2015

In a science class at ConVal High School, students do not create your run-of-the-mill, PowerPoint templates. Using iPads and a computer application, TouchCast, these students create an interactive presentation about energy use. Through TouchCast, students record a video … 0

Peterborough: Chamber of Commerce gives ACE Awards

Friday, December 5, 2014

The Greater Peterborough Chamber of Commerce recognized 50 students from ConVal High School in grades 9 - 12 for their Attitude, Character and Effort at the ACE Awards ceremony on Dec. 4 at Crotched Mountain Ski & Ride. … 0

Jaffrey-Rindge: Schedule information night set for Jan. 28

Friday, January 9, 2015

There will be a Scheduling Information Night on Jan. 28, from 6 to 7 p.m. at Conant High School. The CHS Counseling Center staff will be offering a summary of changes to course offerings, the seven period hybrid schedule, as well as outlining the scheduling process. … 0

Rindge: SAU 47 offices may have to move after building sold

Wednesday, January 7, 2015

The Jaffrey-Rindge School District is creating a contingency plan to move its SAU office, if they can’t negotiate a lease with the building’s new owner. The SAU 47 office is located at 81 Fitzgerald Drive in Jaffrey. Karen … 0

Jaffrey-Rindge: Collective bargaining calls for $211K in salary increases

Wednesday, January 7, 2015

RINDGE — The Jaffrey-Rindge School Board ratified the collective bargaining agreement with teachers and professional staff members at its meeting Monday, which would mean salary increases totaling approximately $211,000. About this tentative agreement, which voters still need to … 0

Student Voices: Budget process on its way — what do students want?

Thursday, January 8, 2015

On Dec. 16 at Francestown Elementary School, a group of 30 ConVal students attended a School Board meeting in support of River Marmorstein, a junior at ConVal and the School Board’s student representative. He presented the ConVal School … 0