Education

Year of the book

NASHUA – New Hampshire based author Terry Farish wants children to know that their stories are “more important than anything.” “Your stories are the world, write (them) down,” she told fourth graders at Dr. Crisp Elementary School. “You are the stories.” Farish visited students ...

Promoting literacy on ‘Read to Me Day’

Over a dozen guest readers participating in ‘Read to Me Day’ as part of Week of the Young Child at Early Childhood Adventures, a childcare facility through the Adult Learning Center. The day wrapped up with a free book for every student.

Girls on the run

NASHUA – Southern New Hampshire Health is teaming up with Girls on the Run at Mt. Pleasant Elementary School in Nashua as part of a nationwide campaign to promote physical-activity-based positive youth development for girls in grades three through eight. In a statement, Robert Dorf, DO, ...

BOE starts discussion on weapons policy

NASHUA – The Board of Education policy committee met Tuesday evening to start discussion around any changes to the district’s existing weapons policy. According to policy chair Heather Raymond, the state recently asked that all district’s re-evaluate their current policies, which are set ...

Fired up: Kids vie in Merrimack fire muster

A speedy contingent of potential firefighters from Merrimack elementary schools undertook yesterday some rigorous challenges at a Fire Muster hosted by the local firefighters’ union at James Mastricola Upper Elementary School. Kudos ultimately went to the winner: Reeds Ferry Elementary ...

Hudson principal earns A+

HUDSON – No matter the issue that is presented on his desk, Hudson Memorial School Principal Keith Bowen’s question is always, “is it good for the kids?” His student-centric attitude and growth mindset is part of what earned him the A-plus Administrator Award at the New England League ...

Fewer than half of N.H. students proficient in math and reading

SNASHUA – Fewer than half of New Hampshire students are proficient in math or reading from grades four through 12, according to the National Assessment of Educational Progress. The assessment, known as “The Nation’s Report Card” presents aggregate state results as percentages of ...

Top honors: Marine robotics teacher named STEM teacher of the year

NASHUA – In his 33 years as an educator, Robert Lalancette has taught science, math, engineering, technology, physics, history and literature- all in the same class. Lalancette, the Marine Robotics and Woodworking Technology instructor at Nashua High School North, developed the Marine ...

Mosley implores board to ‘be better’

NASHUA – Superintendent of Schools Jahmal Mosley addressed the board Monday night with a plea to the board for more respectful meetings, something he said has kept him up at night during the “most difficult two weeks that I can imagine as a superintendent.” “I know that we are better ...

Recycled Percussion visits Merrimack’s Thorntons Ferry School

MERRIMACK – Justin Spencer has played with his band Recycled Percussion on national television and in front of sold out shows all over the world, but he still makes a point to play for some of his most dedicated fans: school children. Spencer joined 550 elementary school students and their ...

Nashua football not on chopping block

NASHUA – There are no proposed changes to the Nashua football program, largely, in part, thanks to an outpouring of student support for the program at a recent Board of Education policy committee meeting. BOE member Howard Coffman suggested a change in the district’s football program, ...

Last day of school tentatively June 25

NASHUA – The Nashua Teachers’ Union announced Wednesday that members will not vote on the end-of-year proposal approved by the Board of Education last week. In the proposal, which was announced and voted for in a survey that went out prior to the last board meeting, the last day for ...

HBHS STEM lab proposal fails again

HOLLIS – The proposed Hollis Brookline High School STEM lab and fitness center failed at the polls Tuesday, drawing an end to the four-day annual district meeting. Despite receiving a majority vote of yes with 1,231 for, the 807 votes against defeated the article by 128 votes. The measure ...

Hollis students take part in ‘Bake for Good’ event

HOLLIS – The best part of bread is usually getting to eat it, but students at Hollis Upper Elementary School seemed to have an all-out blast mixing, kneading and shaping the dough to bake loaves they ultimately would donate to charity. Amy Driscoll from King Arthur Flour visited the school ...

STEM lab proposal heads to polls

HOLLIS – After dedicating almost an entire day’s worth of time in two prior sessions, the third installment of the Hollis Brookline COOP annual district meeting concluded in under 30 minutes Tuesday night. More than 200 Hollis and Brookline residents showed up to speak either for or against ...

Recess is important to improving grades and physical health

Imagine you are a hardworking student in school, waiting for the hours to pass by. You can hear the rough scratching of your fellow classmates’ pencil and the clock, ticking slowly. The thin smell of paper is fresh in the air. Your hand is red from writing and your brain feels like it’s ...

Hollis Brookline High School STEM discussion on Monday

HOLLIS – The discussion over the proposed $1.9 million STEM lab and fitness center at Hollis Brookline High School will continue Monday. The new facility would include a state-of-the-art STEM and robotics lab that would move the high school’s robotics team back from the middle school and ...

New leadership in Nashua schools

NASHUA – The Nashua School District recently filled three leadership positions. In the fall, students at Ledge Street Elementary School will be welcomed back by new principal Chas Miller. Students at Nashua High School North will be greeted by Nate Burns, who will remove the “interim” ...

BOE approves budget, will move to aldermen

NASHUA – After a contentious but only 40 minute discussion on the meeting rules and budgetary concerns Wednesday night, the Board of Education voted 8 to 1 to approve the proposed budget of $110,329,993. Board member Doris Hohensee was the only “no” vote. The only change was made last ...