Education

Fully Stocked

Editor’s Note: This is the last in an eight-part series about Catie’s Closet locations throughout the Nashua. The closet at Nashua High School North is, perhaps more than the others, really like a department store. Aside from the shirts, pants and dresses, there are fashion scarves, ...

Video post leads to SHS investigation

AMHERST – School officials say they know the identities of the Souhegan Cooperative High School students who were filmed in what they called a “troubling” video that featured a hand gun. Amherst police received an anonymous tip about the video, and around 11 a.m. Monday morning, they ...

Local schools mull safety protocols

NASHUA – Having a conversation is better than silence, and it is important to have an open dialogue about kindness and differences, according to Nashua School District Superintendent Jahmal Mosley in a letter that went home to parents and students Saturday. This memo was one that ...

Charter school to establish center for STEM invention

[As]NASHUA – The Academy for Science and Design Charter School will establish the ASD Center for STEM Invention thanks to a $50,000 grant from the Omron Foundation, according to school officials. The center will be an area within the school “devoted to supporting students’ pursuit of ...

Elm Street Middle aims to meet basic needs

Editor’s Note: This is the seventh in an eight-part series about Catie’s Closet locations throughout the Nashua. NASHUA – For Shanna LaFontaine, outreach counselor at Elm Street Middle School, the need for Catie’s Closet is simple: “Children can’t learn if they aren’t having their ...

Two candidates vying for recently vacated BOE seat

NASHUA – Only two candidates will run in the Special Municipal Election for the vacant Board of Education seat March 20: former long time board member Sandra Ziehm and recently retired elementary school teacher Susan Porter. Ziehm served on the board for 12 years in three consecutive ...

AMAZING: Fairgrounds Middle meeting needs through Catie’s Closet

Editor’s Note: This is the sixth in an eight-part series about Catie’s Closet locations throughout the Nashua. The Catie’s Closet at Fairgrounds Middle School is about as discreet as it gets, with students having to go either through the school gym or the girls’ locker room to reach the ...

Catie’s Closet a big hit at Sunset Heights

Editor’s Note: This is the fifth in an eight-part series about Catie’s Closet locations throughout the Nashua School District. Sunset Heights Elementary School has only hosted its version of Catie’s Closet for five months, but already, point person Mary Beth Thompson said the closet’s ...

Discretion is key: Catie’s Closet hidden away at Ledge Street School

Editor’s Note: This is the fourth in an eight-part series about Catie’s Closet locations throughout the Nashua School District. Catie’s Closet at Ledge Street School is more discreet than some of the others: visitors have to go through a classroom and the food pantry to reach it. Whether ...

Classroom safety always a concern

Editor’s note: The Telegraph reached out to every school district in Greater Nashua and will publish that information when it becomes available. When a gunman opened fire at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, Wednesday, killing 17 people and injuring others, it ...

Seven closets, singular mission

Editor’s Note: This is the first in a series of stories and photos profiling the seven Catie’s Closets in the Nashua School District. NASHUA – From the outside, the doors to all seven of the Catie’s Closets in the Nashua School Districts look the same. “Catie’s Closet. Opening a ...

New classroom concussion protocol introduced

NASHUA – The Nashua School District, in a newly developed Concussion Management Committee, presented a presentation for a new “Return to Learn” protocol to the Board of Education Monday night. The presentation, made by Lisa Gingras, athletic director and Donna Fitzpatrick, assistant ...

Nashua CTE teacher nationally recognized

NASHUA – Jeffrey Leone’s Video Production and Broadcasting class at Nashua High School South is “excellent.” At least, it is according to Advance CTE, a national Career Technical Education organization, which recently named the program the winner of the 2018 Excellence in Action Award ...

Read Aloud Day: Mt. Pleasant students listened intently

A yearning for learning at Mt. Pleasant Elementary School in Nashua was evident when youngsters there recently gathered to hear a trio of volunteers read books to them during World Read Aloud Day, an international event of 10 years’ tenure. The World Read Aloud Day, celebrated on Feb. 1, was ...

MTI offers alternative to 4-year schools

NASHUA – Last year, Stephen Crocker was just a “21-year-old kid looking for a career,” but knew that a traditional four-year school was simply not part of his trajectory. He wanted something hands-on, but that still presented an intellectual challenge. Then, he found Maverick Technical ...

Nashua South to compete in televised music competition

NASHUA – One music competition, 18 groups, three judges, two rounds and only one winner: The “Sing That Thing!” competition, hosted by WGBH begins this week, and the Nashua High School South Concert Choir will be one of those groups to take the stage. The competition won’t air on TV ...

Teachers in motion

Careers in education are in full embrace by juniors and seniors who are mastering teaching techniques at the Nashua Technology Center. The classes are comprised of students from regional high schools who take their instruction at the technology center, located within Nashua High School South, ...

Souhegan’s Rob Scully wins N.H. Principal of the Year

AMHERST – The New Hampshire Association of School Principals described Rob Scully, principal of Souhegan High School, as “laser focused on the student learning experience.” For this reason, among others, Scully was named this year’s high school Principal of the Year. However, Scully ...

Nashua BOE special election set for March 20

NASHUA – The city will spend a little more than $30,000 on a special election to replace Board of Education member Robert Hallowell, who stepped down in November, with two years left on his term. The Board of Aldermen voted Tuesday night to hold the upcoming special election on March 20, and ...

Bishop Guertin student to be honored in D.C.

NASHUA – Meera Kurup has developed an app where loved ones can read poetry to Alzheimer’s patients; she founded CodeIT Girls, a successful program to help young girls get involved in technology; she can build robots and is the New Hampshire Technology Student Association treasurer and ...