Education

Bedford defeats Merrimack, advances to ‘Granite State Challenge’ semifinals

DURHAM – Bedford High School bested Merrimack in the “Granite State Challenge” quarterfinals, and will move on to the semifinals. Bedford made it past Salem in the final seconds of its first-round match, and Merrimack pulled off a victory against the Academy for Science and Design. In the ...

STEAM night showcases student art, tech and science work

NASHUA – Seeing the latest science and technology project and innovations coming out of city schools, hundreds gathered at the science and arts themed STEAM Fair at Bicentennial Elementary School Thursday night. Kyle Langille, principal of Bicentennial Elementary School, was pleased with the ...

Nashua student recognized in nationwide essay contest

NASHUA – Drawing on inspiration from baseball legend and civil rights pioneer Jackie Robinson, Nashua sixth grader Ishanvi Bachwal placed second in the “Breaking Barriers Essay Contest.” “Learning and reading about Jackie Robinson motivated me a lot,” Ishanvi said, reading from her ...

Nashua nonprofit ramps up outreach to feed hungry kids

NASHUA – End 68 Hours of Hunger reaches 200 children through Nashua district schools, and plans to debut summer food services in Crown Hill this year. To support the organization, End 68 Hours of Hunger coordinators have a series of fundraisers and donation drives planned for this spring, ...

SNHU nears end of Daniel Webster College ‘teach out’

NASHUA – As Southern New Hampshire University nears the end of its “teach-out” of the defunct Daniel Webster College, the final DWC class prepares for graduation, but the future of the 54-acre campus remains to be determined. Following the bankruptcy of its parent company, ITT Educational ...

Special education teacher wins recognition following student essay

MERRIMACK – The leader of the Merrimack High School Get Set Program was lauded by a student in the annual Barnes & Noble “My Favorite Teacher” contest, winning recognition from the Nashua store and joining the regional and national contest. The Get Set Program serves students with ...

Robotics team leaves DWC campus for new home at ASD

NASHUA – Greater Nashua FIRST Robotics Team 2342 has found a new home at the Academy for Science and Design, meeting its deadline to leave the Daniel Webster College campus by mid-May. “The school let them use the space and tools at no cost, and in return, the team runs a FIRST Lego League ...

Back and forth on science standards results in go-ahead for pilot program

NASHUA – After hours of discussion on the merits and timing of adopting the Next Generation Science Standards, school officials settled on a motion to allow a pilot of the standards instead of a motion to delay implementation. Students, teachers and city residents spoke in favor of the ...

Nashua Prevention Coalition partners with United Way for Youth Summit

NASHUA – A Youth Summit, meant to foster stress management skills, will be held by the Nashua Prevention Coalition in partnership with the United Way of Greater Nashua for students in grades 6-9 across Greater Nashua. The summit, held at Nashua Community College from 8:30 a.m.-2 p.m., will ...

Local groups team up to fight childhood hunger in Nashua

NASHUA – As food insecurity among Nashua youths continues to climb, a new partnership seeks to rally resources of local agencies to combat hunger. “Our goal is to end childhood hunger in the city of Nashua,” said Mike Apfelberg, president of the United Way of Greater Nashua. Called the ...

Bishop Guertin tops Portsmouth Christian in ‘Granite State Challenge’

DURHAM – The lead went back and forth in the quarterfinal “Granite State Challenge” game between Bishop Guertin High School and Portsmouth Christian Academy, ending with BG coming out on top 430-320. In the first round, Portsmouth Christian came out strong, answering six questions in a ...

Science curriculum expert defends new standards

NASHUA – The next Board of Education meeting on Monday will include a motion to delay the district’s implementation of the Next Generation Science Standards. The motion was added to the agenda on request from member David Murotake, who cited changes in federal and state education ...

‘We wish Nashua knew’ presents hidden struggles of teachers, students

NASHUA – As school and city officials mull the education budget, Nashua teachers want the community to know what happens inside a classroom beyond serving the academic needs of students. “There is so much talk about test scores and not enough improvement. The community needs to know that ...

School’s out June 21 in Merrimack

MERRIMACK – The last day of class for the Merrimack School District will be June 21, barring any further delays or cancellations. Superintendent of Schools Marge Chiafery made the announcement during Monday’s School Board meeting after the administration spent several weeks calculating the ...

Local teams eligible for Destination Imagination challenge

The cheers and shouting may have died down for area Destination Imagination problem-solvers, but now comes the equally challenging feat of gathering the necessary funds to get the top teams to Knoxville, Tenn. Fresh off of the state’s final competition in Bedford on Sunday, the state’s ...

Arts-integrated charter school to host open house April 19

MERRIMACK – Gate City Charter School for the Arts will host an open house at 4:30 p.m. April, 19 for students interested in enrolling for the 2017-18 school year. The school, at 7 Henry Clay Drive, is a free public charter school open to all New Hampshire students in grades K-8. For the open ...

Board OKs budget, reinstates middle school jobs

NASHUA – Following public comments from city middle school teachers, Board of Education members on Monday modified the draft education budget to reinstate three middle school positions slated for reduction. The main motion to approve the education budget, representing a 2.01 percent increase ...

Nashua South beats Plymouth in ‘Granite State Challenge’

DURHAM – In “Granite State Challenge’s” first quarterfinal match broadcast Saturday, April 1, Nashua High School South narrowly defeated Plymouth 470-430. Both teams are former “Granite State Challenge” champions, with Plymouth winning in 2013 and Nashua South in 2016. At the end of ...