Education

Bevy of Books

NASHUA – As the fourth and fifth graders at Dr. Crisp Elementary School filed into the gym Wednesday morning, their eyes grew wide and there were whispers of “books … so many books!” Dr. Crisp is the recipient of a $25,000 grant from the Children’s Literacy Foundation, which has ...

NTU, BOE make a deal

NASHUA – The Nashua Teachers Union and the Board of Education have reached a tentative agreement on a four-year contract, officials said in a press release on Friday. Although the exact details of the contracts are confidential until approved, NTU president Adam Marcoux said, “I feel that I ...

Nightmare on Elm Street

NASHUA – Elm Street Middle School requires around $50 million worth of renovation work, officials said this week. George Farrington, a member of the Board of Education, said this number does not include some flooring that may need to be replaced, and they have to receive a final ...

School gets $25K grant for literacy

NASHUA – Students and teachers at Dr. Norman W. Crisp Elementary School will get to celebrate “The Year of the Book,” thanks to a $25,000 grant from the Children’s Literacy Foundation. With the grant, students in grades two through five will receive up to 10 books of their choosing to ...

Nashua schools mull purchase of former DWC

NASHUA – Nashua School District Superintendent Jahmal Mosley announced Tuesday his support in exploring the purchase of the former Daniel Webster College for educational purposes. Daniel Webster College closed its doors to new students in Sept. 2016 and allowed enrolled students some degree ...

District spends close to $45K on Ledge Street principals

NASHUA – The Nashua School District has spent about $45,000 in salary for the two Ledge Street Elementary School principals removed from their positions in May, a month before the end of the school year. According to documents The Telegraph obtained through a Right to Know request, Janet ...

SCHOOL DAYS: Local back-to-school roundup

NASHUA – It has been a week since Nashua students returned to school, and the first few days were, by all accounts, “excellent.” Superintendent Jahmal Mosley said it was an “exciting” first week, and that he’s excited to have the students back. He said they are moving “full steam ...

Nathan Burns is Nashua High School North’s interim principal

NASHUA – Just hours before the first day of school, the Nashua Board of Education named Nathan Burns as the interim principal of Nashua High School North for the 2017-2018 school year. Burns, a city native, is the current assistant principal at Nashua High School North. He has worked in the ...

Still no new contracts for local teachers

NASHUA – More than nine months since negotiations began, Nashua teachers still do not have new contracts for the school year. Their current year-long contracts will expire Thursday. “We want to collaborate on a deal that is fair to the teachers and still keeps the city budget in mind,” ...

SAU 39 superintendent resigns

AMHERST – Schools Superintendent Peter Warburton has resigned after seven years of leading SAU 39, the Amherst-Souhegan-Mont Vernon school district. At presstime, the district had not sent out a release, but Amy Facey, chairwoman of the SAU board confirmed by email that Warburton is leaving ...

Hollis energy project moving along

HOLLIS – After several months of planning, construction is in full swing at Hollis Primary School and Hollis Upper Elementary School to make the buildings more energy efficient. Crews worked to remove a 6,000 gallon oil tank Wednesday and will install four 1,000 gallon tanks in its place. ...

College has hefty price tag

NASHUA – A year ago, the state began to come to terms with a hard reality: most of its college students are graduating with an exorbitant amount of debt. In fact, a study by the independent nonprofit Institute for College Access and Success, released in October 2016, showed that New Hampshire ...

College to offer revamped culinary arts degree option

NASHUA – There is something new on the curriculum menu for students at Nashua Community College. The school’s culinary program is receiving a complete makeover, a chance for students to experience a hands-on learning environment and take their cooking to a new level with an international ...

Nashua BOE finds compromise on hiring process for North principal

NASHUA – After a long and tense conversation, the city’s Board of Education was able to come to an agreement about how to oversee the hiring of the next principal of Nashua High School North without interfering too much with the administration’s efforts. All members of the board will be ...

Leaving on a high note

DERRY – Gerry Bastien was 10 years into what would turn out to be a 32-year career teaching music and directing choruses and bands when he decided to make the jump from the elementary to the high school level. That was more than two decades ago, but Bastien remembers the transition to Alvirne ...

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, ...