Education

Board of Education has first meeting with newly elected members

NASHUA – The Board of Education officially welcomed new members Heather Raymond, Gloria Timmons and Raymond Guarino Monday night at its first meeting of the new year. Raymond, Timmons and Guarino replaced Sandra Ziehm, George Farrington and David Murotake. All three of the new members have ...

Data shows Nashua School District spends less for lower results

NASHUA – The Nashua school district spends less on students than the state average and has comparatively lower test results, according to data from the 2016/2017 school year published by the New Hampshire Department of Education Wednesday. According to the Nashua district profile, the ...

Fighting a stigma

NASHUA – When his son was turning 13, John Broderick noticed he was starting to spend a lot of time alone. When his son went to high school, he began smoking behind his parent’s back. In college, he began drinking every day. “I didn’t understand what was going on,” Broderick said. The ...

Pelham announces new superintendent

PELHAM – After a three month search involving a search committee, multiple rounds of interviews and several full-day visits, the Pelham School Board announced Monday that William Furbush will serve as the new Pelham Superintendent of Schools, effective July 1. Furbush is the current ...

Grant brings STEM to Mount Pleasant

NASHUA – The newly formed after school FIRST Lego League Jr. program at Mount Pleasant Elementary School has been so popular in the first month that school officials already are looking at resources to help expand it, principal Patricia Snow said. Mount Pleasant was one of three schools in ...

BOE bids farewell to departing members

NASHUA – Monday night’s Board of Education meeting kicked off with a special send off for the Board members who will not be returning. Nashua Superintendent Jahmal Mosley thanked Robert Hallowell, Sandra Ziehm, George Farrington and David Murotake for their years of service and gave each ...

BOE suggests changes to hiring policy

NASHUA – The Nashua Board of Education Human Resources Committee met Monday night to discuss changes to the hiring protocol for assistant directors, directors, assistant principals and principals. Sandra Ziehm, Dotty Oden and David Murotake sit on the committee, with Doris Hohensee as an ...

Hollis Brookline High School renovations discussed in open forum

HOLLIS – A few dozen people braved the cold, rainy weather Tuesday night to participate in a Hollis Brookline High School public forum, the second in a few months to discuss options for two proposed renovations. The first meeting, in October, laid out the need to expand the current space ...

Hallowell resigns from Nashua BOE

NASHUA – Robert Hallowell resigned from the Nashua Board of Education Monday night after a decade of service, citing “frustrations” with administration and concerns over the “value” of the current shift in focus of the board. Hallowell is currently in the middle of his third term, ...

Hallowell resigns from Nashua BOE

NASHUA- Citing “an array of special interests” that have “made governing the district difficult if not impossible,” longtime Board of Education member Robert Hallowell resigned Monday night from the seat he’s held for 10 years. “I have tried in my 10 years on the board to listen to ...

Government 101: Sen. Hassan visits Dr. Crisp Elementary

NASHUA -In what looked like the country’s cutest political rally, students in grades three through five sat in the gym at Dr. Crisp Elementary school Monday afternoon, waving handmade signs welcoming Sen. Maggie Hassan. Students have been learning about the various levels of government in ...

Telling Tall Tales

NASHUA – Simon Brooks prowled through the group of kids sitting on the floor, growling as he tried to sniff out the hare that had tricked him. Later, he stood at the edge of the crowd and huffed and puffed until he was out of breath and the brick house still stood. An hour after that, he ...

Merrimack releases PFOA figures from school water tests

MERRIMACK – The results of water tests from six Merrimack schools were released Monday night at a Merrimack School Board meeting. In Feb. 2016, the New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services found PFOA, a now-banned carbon compound linked to a variety of serious health issues, in the ...

Nashua’s Title I schools receive hundreds of snack donations

NASHUA – To students at Title I Preschool Thursday morning, the visiting representatives from St. Joseph Hospital were “superheroes.” St. Joseph, partnering with Nabisco, donated several carloads worth of cookies, chips, cereals, crackers and other nonperishable snacks to Nashua’s ...

Girls explore STEM career paths at Nashua South

NASHUA – Girl power was the focus of the day at Nashua High School South Tuesday as organizers and presenters welcomed more than 100 female students to explore the possibilities in the science, technology, engineering and math fields during the fourth annual Girls in STEM event. The seminar, ...

Town looks at feasibility of addition

MERRIMACK – The Merrimack School District plans to reach out to an architectural firm with the goal of developing a feasibility report about the potential construction of an addition onto Merrimack High School that would house the district’s administrative and special education offices. In ...

ASD students compete at Dyn’s Hack-a-Palooza

For the third year in a row, Dyn Inc., an Internet performance management company based in Manchester, hosted a programming competition for high school students. This year's contest, termed the Dyn Hack-a-Palooza, took place on Friday, Nov. 4. Sixteen teams of three students each, hailing ...

Off to the (chariot) races!

On Oct. 31, two chariots made of cardboard were brought out to the track at Milford High School. These chariots had been made by groups of students, ready for a race soon to begin for a prize: a new tablet. As they were lined up at the start - "horses" and ...

Behind the scenes of the Merrimack band

If you have gone to a football game at Merrimack High, then you have probably seen the band playing the halftime show. Perhaps you have seen one of their concerts, or performing in the Christmas or Memorial Day parades. But you probably don't know much about what goes on behind the scenes, ...