Education

Nashua kindergarten registration this week

NASHUA – School District officials are encouraging parents to sign their children up for kindergarten. Registration begins Thursday, at which time parents will have the opportunity to sign their children up for kindergarten in one of Nashua’s 12 elementary schools: Amherst Street ...

Student election fuels Nashua school feud

NASHUA – The process of electing two new student representatives to the Nashua Board of Education is fueling a feud between Superintendent Jahmal Mosley and board member Doris Hohensee. “Ms. Hohensee, we are here to stay and you will not deter us or bring chaos to this school system ...

Reading program celebrates Martin Luther King Jr.

NASHUA – The Mayor’s Winter Reading Program has been going strong since it kicked off in mid-December and on Monday, the program’s second event took place at the Arlington Street Community Center. With the challenge’s central theme being diversity, it was only fitting that an event be ...

NTC Works to align curriculum

NASHUA – In efforts to continue the vertical alignment between the city’s middle schools and high schools, volunteers from the Nashua Technology Center’s Culinary program traveled with teacher David Quimby to each of the middle schools last week. This isn’t the first time the Nashua ...

Bronchodilator pilot program aids lung health

NASHUA – According to Breathe New Hampshire, a nonprofit organization with a primary focus on lung health, one in nine residents in New Hampshire have asthma. In recent years, the state has worked to make accommodations for those suffering from the condition, especially students. In May ...

Children’s Literacy Foundation Grant returns to Nashua

NASHUA – Students in the 21st Century Extended Day program at Fairgrounds Elementary School will get a chance to meet a Vermont or New Hampshire author or storyteller and take a few books home thanks to the Children’s Literacy Foundation (CLiF). The foundation is a nonprofit organization ...

Nashua student earns recognition

NASHUA – Tejas Sathyamurthi, a senior at Nashua High School South, recently received the honor of being one of 300 students who were picked as scholars in the Regeneron Science Talent Search, a prestigious science and math competition for high school seniors. Regeneron’s website states ...

ROBOT ALGEBRA: Pilot math course to launch at Nashua North

NASHUA – The conversation surrounding the creation of a Robot Algebra 1 pilot course at Nashua High School North continued Friday at a Launch Party in the school’s Career Technology Center. This time around, a wide range of state and local educators got the opportunity to learn more ...

Students continue Gallery at the Wall projects

NASHUA – As the deadline for students to submit work for the Gallery at the Wall project gets closer, some classes have finished their projects while others are still nose-deep in their work. This year’s theme – “Together we rise! Weaving the Social and Cultural Fabric of Nashua ...

Board of Education sees changes

NASHUA – The new year is bringing new roles for certain members on the Board of Education. During Monday’s meeting, former board president Dotty Oden nominated board member Heather Raymond as president for 2019. Raymond was approved unanimously. Referring to a previous board meeting ...

State’s Keno sales averaging $460K per week

NASHUA – The New Hampshire Lottery began Keno roughly one year ago and is now reporting statewide sales of $460,000 per week. With over 60 establishments throughout the state offering Keno 603, the game is growing in popularity among restaurants and bars. “We hear regularly from ...

Six local schools flagged ‘in need’ of extra support

NASHUA – The New Hampshire Department of Education identifies six Nashua elementary schools in need of extra support to help students succeed. The identified schools include Ledge Street Elementary School, Amherst Street Elementary School, Birch Hill Elementary School, Broad Street ...

Nashua North comes together for holidays

NASHUA – Staff and faculty members at Nashua High School North have been working hard to make sure the students are cared for both in and out of the classroom – especially during the holidays. This week, the high school received a donation of 50 stuffed animals from PetSmart. The store ...

Students earn service academy nominations

NASHUA – Several high school students from Greater Nashua will get a college education in exchange for a military commitment after receiving nominations to one of the U.S. service academies. U.S. Sens. Maggie Hassan and Jeanne Shaheen, along with U.S. Rep. Annie Kuster, all D-N.H., made the ...

Tune-Up: Nashua North’s automotive program gets a boost

NASHUA – The Automotive Technology Program at Nashua High School North was starting to cripple with a lack of newer cars for students to dissect and repair. In fact, when automotive teacher Jason Smith began teaching earlier this year, there were no running shop cars. They had the ...

Kuster visits New Searles Elementary

NASHUA – Just when U.S. Rep. Annie Kuster, D-N.H., thought answering questions from the media or Republicans in Congress was tough, she found an even more challenging group: fourth-graders. During her Monday trip to New Searles Elementary School, students quizzed Kuster on everything from ...

Nashua mourns loss of longtime local educator

NASHUA – Marilyn R. Wolfe Matuza Viens, a wife, mother, grandmother, friend, teacher and an active member in the community, passed away after a lengthy battle with Parkinson’s disease. Viens, or better known by students as Mrs. Matuza, was a longtime seventh grade English teacher at ...

Board revises Milford school budget

MILFORD – A month after presenting a school district budget that called for cutting a number of positions, schools Superintendent Jessica Huizenga returned to the board of education with some major changes. During the Dec. 3 board meeting, Huizenga said the new spending plan reinstates to ...

Amherst may start school 30 minutes later

AMHERST – It’s taken 30 years, but it now appears the Amherst-Mont Vernon school district is poised to change its start times to allow middle and high school students to get more sleep. A committee is recommending that all district schools adjust their starting times by 30 minutes, which ...

Winners of calendar contest honored

NASHUA – The 2019 Recycling Calendar Contest Awards Ceremony recently took place in front of a packed auditorium on the third floor of City Hall. The contest is done every year as a part of the Division of Public Works’ way of including students in Nashua’s schools in recycling ...