Schools

Mason: Town votes on budget for March meeting

Monday, February 8, 2016

MASON — In an unusual move, the district’s moderator offered an amendment to the budget during Saturday’s deliberative session — to restore her stipend, which was cut as part of the proposed budget. The district’s budget is up by 5.6 percent this year, coming in at $3.1 million, a $167,000 increase from last year’s budget. The default budget is only …

ConVal: Voters question cost of study

Monday, February 8, 2016

PETERBOROUGH — The only warrant article discussed in detail at ConVal’s 45-minute deliberative session was a petition that would require a third party to assess the impacts of the district closing, combining or relocating a school. The petition’s author and one supporter said it would be a check and balance on any effort …

Boynton: Students exposed to science behind photography

Monday, January 18, 2016

John Anderson, professor of photography at Plymouth State University, visited ConVal recently as part of the STEAM grant Making a Living Making Art. The grant was received through the New Hampshire State Council on the Arts. Anderson worked with chemistry students, creating the chemicals, developing and exposing cyanotypes …

Jaffrey-Rindge: Schools think small to save big in budget season

Wednesday, December 9, 2015

RINDGE — The Jaffrey-Rindge School District has a $25.8 million proposed budget for the 2016-17 school year, but officials involved in the budget process are questioning the cost of pencils, markers, and other small purchases to potentially reduce …

Jaffrey-Rindge: No mas language classes in K-5

Wednesday, December 9, 2015

RINDGE — World language positions will be cut at each school in the Jaffrey-Rindge School District next year, but district administration says students’ overall education will be unchanged. Superintendent Reuben Duncan said world languages will no longer be …

ConVal/Peterborough: Petition is first step in withdrawal process

Wednesday, December 9, 2015

PETERBOROUGH — A group of Peterborough residents have taken the first step in legally divorcing the town from the ConVal School District. A petition has been submitted to the town for a warrant article that, if approved at Town Meeting in May, would compel ConVal and selectmen from …

Conval: Allwarden tapped for admin post

Monday, December 7, 2015

PETERBOROUGH — The School Board has named an interim superintendent and an interim assistant superintendent in the wake of Superintendent Brendan Minnihan’s exit from the ConVal School District, Principal Ann Allwarden will be the interim assistant superintendent, Chair Butch Estey informed SAU 1 staff Wednesday. Allwarden will replace …

ConVal: Alese: Students better served at larger schools

Monday, December 7, 2015

PETERBOROUGH — If the ConVal School District were to close three of its smaller elementary schools and move those students into the two remaining, the students would be better served, not to mention SAU 1 would save over $700,000, two administrators said Wednesday. “We’re talking about having a …

ConVal: Schools to host public forums

Monday, December 7, 2015

PETERBOROUGH — The School Board will host two public forums this week to present its five-year strategic plan, its “roadmap” for SAU 1. “This strategic plan will help guide our thoughts and planning for the future and allocate our resources, so we can meet the needs of our …

ConVal: Christmas comes early for Cougars

Monday, December 7, 2015

Back in early November, Isaac Bacon’s mother asked him what he wanted for Christmas this year. The seemingly typical, annual question struck him funny, for when he thought about it, he didn’t really want anything in particular — …

Mascenic: Honors Society induction ceremony held

Thursday, December 3, 2015

Eighteen students from Mascenic Regional High School were inducted as new members of the National Honor Society in a ceremony held at the school on Nov. 18. Members were selected by the chapter’s Faculty Council for meeting high …

Conant High School: 19 new members join the Interact Club

Thursday, December 3, 2015

The Conant High School Interact Club inducted 19 new members last month. Interact is a service club for young people ages 12 to 18, sponsored by local Rotary International Clubs, who want to join together to tackle the …

ConVal Voices: A lifetime of memories packed into four years

Thursday, December 3, 2015

“It goes so fast. We don’t have time to look at one another. I didn’t realize. So all that was going on and we never noticed.” These words from Thornton Wilder’s “Our Town” are part of my closing night pre-show speech to the cast of “Crazy for You,” …