Schools

Franklin Pierce University: FPU to test alarm system

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Franklin Pierce University will test their mass notification equipment at their Rindge campus Tuesday, and alarms will likely be heard by neighboring towns. The testing will include the use of sirens and test messages sent from loud speakers on campus and will occur between 9 and 10 a.m. Because the sound has been heard in neighboring towns in the past, FPU has reached out to all local authorities to warn … 0

WLC: A wonderful world of music

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

WILTON — Students from Lyndeborough Central School performed in a concert for parents on Tuesday night, to a theme of “What a Wonderful World.” Students sang, used American Sign Language, played recorders and drums to perform songs celebrating the United States and the larger world, including the titular Louis Armstrong hit, “I Love … 0

WLC: School seeks additional lab space for students

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

The district’s cooperative middle and high school has two science labs — but three science teachers. The school administration is hoping to add a third lab as early as next year, if taxpayers are willing to support the cost. For the past few weeks, the district has been exploring the possibility of taking … 0

ConVal: School phone systems top BudCom recommendations

Monday, March 23, 2015

ConVal’s Budget and Property Committee is recommending the School Board spend $272,000 on capital expenses in the coming year. But, the school district expects to receive much of this money back through state and federal aid. At the committee’s meeting at the SAU office Thursday, they approved recommending … 0

Mascenic School District: School budget recount is on

Monday, March 23, 2015

After the Mascenic School District’s budget narrowly failed at the polls on March 10, a demand for a recount has been issued, and was held at the SAU offices Monday night after press time. The proposed school budget of $17,665,000 failed at the polls, after it was cut … 0

Jaffrey-Rindge: Navigating the future

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Reflecting back, Susan Peterson admits she has always wanted to be a strong leader, someone who gives back to the community. Peterson feels she was able to achieve this as president of the Jaffrey Chamber of Commerce in … 0

ConVal: Write-in School Board rep. talks priorities

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

In Joel Green’s last weeks as Peterborough’s rep to the ConVal School Board, he was asked what he would like his replacement to fight for most. Green replied that each student receiving an equal education, no matter their … 0

WLC: Renovated Florence Rideout to open for tour

Monday, March 16, 2015

WILTON — The Florence Rideout Elementary School took an important step in its renovations this month — two weeks ago, students and teachers were moved from the 1950s wing, which is set to be demolished, and into renovated … 0

Jaffrey-Rindge: Interact Club to go on service trip

Friday, March 6, 2015

The Jaffrey-Rindge Rotary Club recently presented a check for $1,000 to the Conant High School Interact Club. The Interact Club is planning a service trip to Chacraseca, Nicaragua, and this $1,000 will be put toward the purchase of … 0

ConVal: Yes to budget, no to petitions

Thursday, March 12, 2015

ConVal voters overwhelmingly approved the proposed operating budget, as well as the collective bargaining agreement with the ConVal Education Association — the union for teachers and paraprofessionals — even though just a third of voters cast ballots in … 0

Jaffrey: Catholic school to close this year

Thursday, March 12, 2015

After a wealth of financial troubles and ongoing enrollment issues, Saint Patrick School in Jaffrey has announced that they will be closing their doors in June, at the end of the current school year. Fr. John Fortin, O.S.B., Superintendent of Schools for the Diocese of Manchester said in … 0

ML: Voters: Keep Great Brook open

Thursday, March 12, 2015

Although ConVal’s nine towns differed over petition articles — to close Great Brook School in Antrim or an elementary school in the near future — voters across the region agreed, that the school district must address its declining … 0

Jaffrey-Rindge School District: Two new faces voted to School Board

Thursday, March 12, 2015

The Jaffrey-Rindge Cooperative School District’s School Board will feature a couple new faces this year, as a new board member was elected for both Rindge and Jaffrey. Jaffrey newcomer Laurel McKenzie defeated School Board incumbent James A. Weimann by a tight vote of 396 to 353,and Forbes Farmer … 0