Education

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, ...

Trading Up: CTE programs prep students for workforce

Chef David Bressler, instructor of the culinary arts program at Alvirne High School in Hudson, looks over the simmering pots of soup stock and past the ovens wafting an aroma of baking bread. He is teaching 28 students the skills that will serve them well in the restaurant industry, or in many ...

Nashua North students compete in Halloween cosmetology contest

NASHUA – A creepy clown with a red balloon, a dead Disney princess, a crazed psychiatric patient and a wheelchair-bound, gory pregnant zombie stood in line at Nashua High School North Friday afternoon as students filed through the room, placing votes for “best look” in plastic cups. The ...

Contracts, academic success, classroom resources are hot topics at BOE forum

NASHUA – Candidates for the Board of Education spoke at the Nashua Public Library Thursday night as part of a series of candidate forums hosted by The Telegraph, the League of Women Voters NH – Greater Nashua and the Nashua Public Library. The municipal election is scheduled for Nov. ...

Student arrested for ‘violent’ online threat

NASHUA – Police said Sunday that “no known threats” currently exist to students or faculty at Nashua High School North, but that the investigation is continuing into a “violent” online threat that led to Saturday night’s arrest of a 15-year-old male student. Interim Principal Nathan ...

Sports suspension results in lawsuit

NASHUA – The father of a Nashua High School North student is suing the school district after his son was banned from team sports for one year following a criminal charge. “They are using us as an example,” Joseph Priore said Tuesday. Priore filed for an injunction against the district in ...

Stomping out bullying

NASHUA – At Pennichuck Middle School Monday morning, students walked 5,852 laps around the track, totally 1,463 miles in conjunction with the national STOMP Out Bullying campaign. Following an anti-bullying assembly for each grade level, students were led outside for one hour of walking the ...

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, ...

But I’m 18: The non-voting population everyone forgets

Every year, millions of kids come of age in the U.S. Some turn 18 within weeks - even days - of the election. This year being an election year, these votes become even more important, as they affect America's future as a whole. But what about the others, the kids who turn 18 right after the ...

ASD English class meets author

On Thursday, Oct. 13, the Academy for Science and Design's advanced language and composition class traveled to Boston to see Jeannette Walls, the author of the critically acclaimed novel "The Glass Castle." In the memoir, Walls recounts a bittersweet childhood with ...