Education

Students gather for TRIO Day

NASHUA – “You are worthy of all of the things that you strive for exactly as you are, so don’t buy into the myth that only kids who talk or dress or act a certain way are worthy of respect, worthy of an education or worthy of a chance at success. All people deserve to have those ...

Local DECA students shine

NASHUA – “Learn. Become. Succeed.” These are words spread throughout the Nashua Technology Center and instilled in all Career Technical Education programs. It is a mindset to follow and in the center’s DECA program. Recently, 90 students from Nashua High School North and South ...

Pennies for Pets

NASHUA – For many young students, writing a five-paragraph essay can be a daunting task. In fourth-grade teacher Brittany Mahany’s class at Amherst Street Elementary School, this task is a requirement. Mahany said her class uses the Lucy Calkins Units of Study for writing and a unit they ...

Ready For Sunshine: Insider’s take on school trip

Editor’s Note: This is the second in a series of articles from Nashua High School South senior Abbey Rowe, who is www the adventures of nearly 70 local high school students on their trip to Hawaii. NASHUA – Well, my classmates and I woke up at 2 a.m. (Thursday) to get to the bus station ...

Chaos & Kindness

MERRIMACK – The secret that leaders from Recycled Percussion, junk rock band phenom, would perform at Merrimack High School was squelched until the Las Vegas celebrities commandeered the school’s loudspeaker. Famed musicians Justin Spencer and Ryan Vezina also are stars of “Chaos & ...

New safety alert system for schools

“If we can’t put our kids on a school bus and truly believe that they’re going to be safe, then nothing else matters,” Gov. Chris Sununu said in his State of the State Address, a year ago this week. “Our goal is simple – to make New Hampshire’s schools the safest in the ...

Ready for sunshine: Insider’s take on high school trip

Editor’s Note: This is the first in a series of articles from Nashua High School South senior Abbey Rowe, who is reporting the adventures of nearly 70 local high school students on their trip to Hawaii. NASHUA – Members of the classes of 2019 and 2020 of Nashua are going on an educational ...

Mont Vernon budget adds teachers

MONT VERNON – Voters on March 12 will be asked to approve a Village School operating budget of $5.16 million, slightly less than the current budget. At the school district’s Feb. 6 deliberative session two warrant articles, the one that includes the budget and another one adding $50,000 ...

Amherst students to gain more shut eye

AMHERST – Middle and high school students here will have a chance to get a little more sleep in the morning, beginning September of 2020. At its January meeting, the board for SAU 39 agreed to make the start times a half hour later. The decision was based on research showing later school ...

Let it grow: Organizations team up to bring organic gardening series to city

NASHUA – With the hopes of creating a community that is self-reliant, while supporting ecologically sound food production, Northeast Organic Farming Association of New Hampshire, Grow Nashua, ReGenerative Roots Association and The Greater Nashua Food Council have teamed up to bring “Feeding ...

Schools take aim: BOE members want control of gun policy

NASHUA – A majority of Board of Education members want to declare the Nashua School District a gun-free zone, but current state law forbids them from doing so. Therefore, members voted 5-4 this week to send a letter to the New Hampshire Legislature expressing support for House Bill 101. ...

Food Pantry at North helps students

NASHUA – Anyone who looked at the food pantry at Nashua High School North 10 years ago would find some non-perishable items such as canned soup, but that was about it. Ten years later, Food Pantry Coordinator Dawn Morton said the pantry has really taken off and provides about 700 meals a ...

‘Sci-Fi University’ comes to Nashua

NASHUA – Calling all fantasy and science fiction fans: A new online university will soon be making its way to the Granite State. The New Hampshire Department of Education recently granted approval for Signum University to offer classes in the state. Last week, New Hampshire Commissioner of ...

State of substitutes addressed

NASHUA – School District Superintendent Jahmal Mosley said during the Monday Nashua Board of Education meeting more than 50 substitute teachers have been hired to work. This has been an issue in the district for months, as high school students previously reported it was common for them to ...

Getting technical

NASHUA – Since the start of their careers, Nashua Technology Center Co-Directors Amanda Bastoni and Mike McQuilkin have been working to vertically align curriculum between Nashua’s middle and high schools and increasing exposure of the 18 career and technical education (CTE) ...

Chinese students visit Nashua

NASHUA – Students in Kori Kennedy’s Visual Communications class at Nashua High School North on Friday learned their peers in China typically attend school 15 hours per day, six days a week. Yanghui Peng, who also goes by Gloria, was one of 15 students from China who are visiting the ...

Got tech?

HOLLIS – Gadgets blinking tiny lights and visual reality goggles were exhibited by company techies who recently answered students’ questions about building spaceships and fine-tuning robots. Hollis Brookline High School was filled with brain power. The hubbub that focused on science, ...

SOUP-er-BOWL: Students sacking hunger with canned food drive

NASHUA – Most New Englanders will spend this weekend gearing up to watch the Patriots head to yet another Super Bowl, but Nashua students at Dr. Norman W. Crisp Elementary School geared up for their own celebration Friday. But it was no Super Bowl. It was a Soup-er-Bowl. The school’s ...

Well Read

NASHUA – What do a police officer, a school board member, a firefighter and the “Tooth Fairy” have in common? The four of them spent time on Friday reading to Mount Pleasant Elementary School students to celebrate World Read Aloud Day. “It’s always nice to bring in people from the ...

School Choice information provided

NASHUA — School Choice for New Hampshire hosted an information session surrounding homeschooling at the Nashua Public Library last week. Michelle Levell, School Choice for New Hampshire director and Granite State Home Educators co-founder, said she hosted information sessions around the ...