Education

Nashua Catholic Junior High students visit China

NASHUA – On Nov. 3, 11 students, a teacher, a principal and a parent chaperone from Nashua Catholic Regional Junior High School embarked on the trip of a lifetime that would forever change their outlooks on education around the world. This group traveled to China with the intent of learning ...

Disagreements continue among BOE members

NASHUA – Board of Education member Howard Coffman, who school employees publicly asked to resign last month, again found himself in a disagreement during the Tuesday meeting. Toward the end of the meeting, Coffman attempted to bring an issue to the agenda for discussion. However, board ...

TechWomen Ambassadors Week

NASHUA – “Having girls in STEM will make the world a better place,” Amanda Bastoni, director of Nashua Technology Center North, said Tuesday as she addressed a crowd of nearly 100 girls in eighth and ninth grades from various city schools. “If you want to change the world, we need ...

Honoring Heroes: Local students celebrate Veterans

With Veterans Day set for Sunday, students in the Greater Nashua area are recognizing the hard work and dedication of those who have given service to our country. Charlotte Avenue Elementary School conducted an assembly on Friday for students to give thanks to the veterans. Third-grade ...

Students discuss Meals Matter with Mayor, United Way

NASHUA – Nashua High School South students who worked to create the Meals Matter proposal met with Mayor Jim Donchess and United Way of Greater Nashua President Mike Apfelberg on Monday to discuss the steps they will take to implement the plan, which endeavors to provide food to hungry ...

Merrimack elementary students walk for St. James Food Pantry

MERRIMACK – James Mastricola Upper Elementary School students expended some energy for a good cause on Monday by participating in the eighth annual Harvest 3k Walk/Run to benefit the St. James Food Pantry. About 80 students participated, while some parents ran alongside their children. The ...

Former Celtic tells Nashua students ‘Don’t do drugs’

NASHUA – Chris Herren, who played basketball at Boston College and for the Celtics before drug addiction caught up with him, hopes Nashua’s high school freshmen do not find themselves in a similar predicament. Friday, Herren brought his message to Nashua High School North to address ...

Varied Views: Sununu, Kelly clash on school vouchers

NASHUA – Gov. Chris Sununu believes giving school choice vouchers to disadvantaged and low-income students opens doors for them that may otherwise be closed. Sununu, a Republican seeking a second two-year term in next week’s general election, said school choice is a way to help those ...

BOE approves Meals Matter, 8-0

NASHUA – By a vote of 8-0 on Monday, Board of Education members approved a proposal by Nashua High School South students to help about 100 hungry schoolmates via the Meals Matter proposal. Nashua High School South DECA students who presented their Meals Matter included Jenna Hantula, ...

Interim president of Keene State College named president

KEENE (AP) – The interim president of New Hampshire’s Keene State College has been selected to serve as its 11th president. Melinda Treadwell is an alumna of Keene State and is the first in her family to attend college. She started serving as interim president on July 31, 2017. She joined ...

PREPARATION: Emergency responders, educators participate in simulation

NASHUA – The playground of Ledge Street Elementary School was the site of a gruesome scene Friday afternoon featuring bodies of children wrapped around swing sets, propped against a chain-link fence, and wedged under the front tire of a crashed car. These were not real bodies, however, but ...

High school students make DECA transition more seamless

NASHUA – In an effort to bring more awareness to Nashua High School North and South’s Career Technical Education Programs, Director of Nashua Technology Center South Mike McQuilkin and four DECA/ Marketing students, Elana Finkelstein, Samantha Meyer, Jecca Riley and Alexis St. Laurent ...

Milford High hosts STEAM workshops

MILFORD – Thursday, more than 250 students in grades 2-8 participated in Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math (STEAM) workshops at Milford High School. “It’s been a district-wide collaborative effort that’s made running an event this large work for the last four years,” ...

Grant to add depth to CTE classes

NASHUA – Starting next year, core math classes such as algebra and geometry will be implemented into certain Career Technical Education programs at Nashua High School North and Nashua High School South, thanks to a grant of about $50,000 and the collaboration on many parts. Amanda Bastoni ...

Coffman, Mosley at odds

NASHUA – Board of Education member Howard Coffman said he will not resign in the face of what he calls “bullying” by school employees, while district Superintendent Jahmal Mosley hopes the public realizes “temper tantrums is not who we are.” During an Oct. 9 board meeting, Nashua ...

Nashua short on substitute teachers

NASHUA – High school seniors Patrick Gillis and Hailey Sweeney said they are losing valuable classroom time because the Nashua School District cannot find enough substitute teachers. “At least in the high schools, more often than not, when one of my teachers isn’t present that day, I’m ...

New Logo for the Nashua Technology Center

NASHUA – Learn, Become, Succeed: A message that the Nashua Technology Center is aiming to spread with its new logo. NTC’s Marketing Committee Leader and Culinary Teacher at Nashua High School North Keith Klawes said NTC’s Marketing Committee began planning to change its logo in May. One ...

New construction and courses at Rivier University

NASHUA – Rivier University is continuing to build upon its success, quite literally, as there will be a groundbreaking for a new athletics facility next week, while officials are preparing for two new business degree programs. These new programs, beginning in fall 2019, are bachelor’s ...

Merrimack BOE eyes school safety

MERRIMACK – The topic of school shootings arose as part of discussion during Monday evening’s Merrimack School Board meeting, with newly elected member Brandi Munez calling attention to what she said is a nationwide epidemic that sadly could happen anywhere. “You don’t look at it as a ...

Threats reported at high school

NASHUA – Shortly after they launched an investigation into Friday’s online threats received by Nashua High School North, police and school officials reportedly identified the student allegedly responsible for at least one of the threats. Principal Nate Burns said in a statement that ...