Education

Talbott appointed principal of New Searles

NASHUA – Helayne Talbott performed multiple duties during her 15 years with the Nashua School District, but after the Monday Board of Education meeting, her new title is principal of New Searles Elementary School. Named just two weeks before the start of the 2018-19 school year, Talbott’s ...

New leadership in district, still dozens of open positions

NASHUA – Several new administrators will join students upon their return to the classroom later this month, but dozens of positions with the Nashua School District remain unfilled. Richard Boardman, former director at Gate City Charter School for the Arts, took the helm of Mount Pleasant ...

Make It Labs 3D printer brings projects to life

NASHUA – For those curious creators eager to learn how to navigate the digital playground of 3D printing, Make It Labs has just the class to get you started. On Sunday, electronic engineer Paul Hardin taught a course on the Replicator 2 for anyone interested in a formal introduction to the 3D ...

Supply drive seeks to equip local students

NASHUA – School still may be out for summer, but there’s already excitement building in the city for the start of 2018-2019 school year. Area organizers want to ensure our best and brightest – the community’s children – will have what they need to become the leaders of tomorrow. ...

Nashua summer school graduates 29

NASHUA – The word of the evening was “perseverance,” as 29 students, all of whom took different paths in life, crossed the stage Tuesday and received their high school diplomas. Students from Nashua High School South, Nashua High School North and the Nashua Adult and Community School ...

Learning the language: ELL students outnumber teachers 50-1

NASHUA – Most days, Danielle Boutin leaves work feeling as though she has failed. As one of precious few teachers to serve the 179 English Language Learners at Ledge Street Elementary School, she sees between 70 to 80 students per day, balancing high-performing students with those who cannot ...

School Board looks to amend complaint procedures

NASHUA – Members of the Board of Education Policy Committee voted Tuesday to adopt KEB, which outlines how members of the public can make complaints against school personnel, while they also amended an existing policy regarding how a person can then request a hearing. The policies will ...

Baking with Grace: Souhegan High School grad competes at SkillsUSA

NASHUA – In seven hours, Grace Angulas had already made and baked two loaves of bread and one roll, onion pepper scones, a Danish, a pineapple pie, chocolate chip cookies, Patachou (dough for eclairs and cream puffs) and was putting the last touches on the cake she was decorating. Her ...

State denies appeal of Merrimack’s homework plan

CONCORD – The State Board of Education sided with the Merrimack School District Wednesday at a hearing during which Robert Bevill, a parent and lawyer, asked that the district overturn the school’s protocol to no longer grade homework and alleged that his daughter’s due process rights ...

School safety taskforce fails to address guns

CONCORD – Members of Gov. Chris Sununu’s School Safety Preparedness Taskforce issued their report late Friday afternoon, after months of meetings – sometimes in secret – without issuing any recommendations to change New Hampshire’s gun laws. “Efforts to provide recommendations on ...

Merrimack principal retires after 20 years in district

MERRIMACK – Kenneth Johnson has had two great loves for the last 20 years: his family and Merrimack High School. “Merrimack High School has been like a home to me,” he said Monday. However, after two decades, the Merrimack High principal has packed up his office and his house, as he ...

No more classes, no more books…

After an abundance of snowfall this past winter, schools needed to extend the school year into late June to make-up for snow days. Friday, June 22 marked the last day of school for Nashua students.

Board sides with NTU; waives last day for all staff

NASHUA – Paraeducators, secretaries and food service workers in the Nashua School District finished the school year on Friday after Board of Education members conducted a nearly five-hour meeting on Thursday to debate the matter. Ultimately late Thursday, the board agreed with the grievance ...

Former BOE president sues city for $1.5M

NASHUA – Former Board of Education president George Farrington, who had a verbal confrontation with Superintendent Jahmal Mosley at the school office in March, via a federal lawsuit seeks $1.5 million in damages from the city for alleged civil rights violations. Mosley worked to legally bar ...

Nashua North grads urged to look to the future

MANCHESTER – Welcomed to the speaker’s stand with a robust burst of cheers and applause, Nashua High School North security officer Antwan Thomas told the 2018 graduates he initially thought someone erred when they told him he would be the faculty speaker at Sunday’s graduation. “I ...

Merrimack hosts graduation ceremony

MERRIMACK – Students from Merrimack’s first kindergarten class crossed the stage at their commencement ceremony Saturday, as Merrimack High School’s class of 2018. In his welcoming address, MHS Principal Kenneth Johnson said 12 years ago many of the students sitting before him, draped ...

School dean was disciplined in California

NASHUA – A long-time teacher and coach at Bishop Guertin High School, Dean of Student Formation Mark Phillips, is a former California attorney who allegedly took money from clients without performing services, according to records obtained by The Telegraph. Before moving to Nashua, Phillips ...

Board greenlights project

NASHUA – With floors described as “undulating,” outdated mechanical and plumbing systems, and a lack of athletic fields, Elm Street Middle School needs about $50 million worth of work. Therefore, the Nashua Board of Education on Monday voted unanimously to move forward with plans for a ...

Students shave heads for solidarity with cancer patients

NASHUA – Students at the Infant Jesus School in Nashua donated hair to or shaved their heads in solidarity with kids with cancer Friday evening at their end of the year barbecue and fundraiser. Gabriel Tifone-Gravel, 9, whose blonde locks quickly disappeared in favor of a military haircut, ...

‘Food for Thought’ teaches cooking skills

NASHUA – Annie Cius likes to add spices directly to her food, while friend Schama Sako prefers to pour them into her hand first and then lightly sprinkle the herbs into the bowl. Both of the Elm Street Middle School eighth-graders agree though – they always need more seasoning. Cius and ...