Education

High school students make DECA transition more seamless

NASHUA – In an effort to bring more awareness to Nashua High School North and South’s Career Technical Education Programs, Director of Nashua Technology Center South Mike McQuilkin and four DECA/ Marketing students, Elana Finkelstein, Samantha Meyer, Jecca Riley and Alexis St. Laurent ...

Milford High hosts STEAM workshops

MILFORD – Thursday, more than 250 students in grades 2-8 participated in Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math (STEAM) workshops at Milford High School. “It’s been a district-wide collaborative effort that’s made running an event this large work for the last four years,” ...

Grant to add depth to CTE classes

NASHUA – Starting next year, core math classes such as algebra and geometry will be implemented into certain Career Technical Education programs at Nashua High School North and Nashua High School South, thanks to a grant of about $50,000 and the collaboration on many parts. Amanda Bastoni ...

Coffman, Mosley at odds

NASHUA – Board of Education member Howard Coffman said he will not resign in the face of what he calls “bullying” by school employees, while district Superintendent Jahmal Mosley hopes the public realizes “temper tantrums is not who we are.” During an Oct. 9 board meeting, Nashua ...

Nashua short on substitute teachers

NASHUA – High school seniors Patrick Gillis and Hailey Sweeney said they are losing valuable classroom time because the Nashua School District cannot find enough substitute teachers. “At least in the high schools, more often than not, when one of my teachers isn’t present that day, I’m ...

New Logo for the Nashua Technology Center

NASHUA – Learn, Become, Succeed: A message that the Nashua Technology Center is aiming to spread with its new logo. NTC’s Marketing Committee Leader and Culinary Teacher at Nashua High School North Keith Klawes said NTC’s Marketing Committee began planning to change its logo in May. One ...

New construction and courses at Rivier University

NASHUA – Rivier University is continuing to build upon its success, quite literally, as there will be a groundbreaking for a new athletics facility next week, while officials are preparing for two new business degree programs. These new programs, beginning in fall 2019, are bachelor’s ...

Merrimack BOE eyes school safety

MERRIMACK – The topic of school shootings arose as part of discussion during Monday evening’s Merrimack School Board meeting, with newly elected member Brandi Munez calling attention to what she said is a nationwide epidemic that sadly could happen anywhere. “You don’t look at it as a ...

Threats reported at high school

NASHUA – Shortly after they launched an investigation into Friday’s online threats received by Nashua High School North, police and school officials reportedly identified the student allegedly responsible for at least one of the threats. Principal Nate Burns said in a statement that ...

Middle school building updates

NASHUA – The next step toward updating middle schools in the Nashua School District should be complete next week. Any architectural firms seeking to bid on upcoming renovations of the city’s three middle schools have until Wednesday, with construction management firms facing a Thursday ...

Nashua teacher builds active classroom

NASHUA – Fifth-grade teacher and avid bicyclist Jim Hansen discovered many of his best ideas while on his bike – and he now hopes his students will follow suit. Walk into his classroom at New Searles Elementary School at any given time and visitors will find students working hard— but ...

NCC president earns excellence award

NASHUA – The New England Board of Higher Education will present its 2018 regional Excellence Award to Nashua Community College President Lucille Jordan. The board has been recognizing people and groups with New England Higher Education Excellence awards for their exceptional leadership ...

Bicentennial assistant principal named one month after start of school year

NASHUA – Tanya Ackerman, a lifelong resident of Nashua and a teacher in the district for more than two decades, is the new assistant principal of Bicentennial Elementary School with a salary of $73,500. Ackerman, who has been a fifth-grade teacher at Fairgrounds Elementary School for the ...

Community College hosting labor forum

hire was once one of the most highly industrialized states in the nation. The city of Nashua was once the booming metropolis of the production industry with more than 25 percent of the city’s population working in these factories. What happened to all those good jobs and can anything be done ...

Local math teacher honored with National Education Award

NASHUA – Srilakshmi Sankar, a math teacher and assistant principal at World Academy in Nashua, was honored by the Mathematical Association of America (MAA) in August with the Edyth May Sliffe Award for distinguished math teaching at the middle and high school levels. This national education ...

Merrimack School District still not grading homework

MERRIMACK – A request for the rehearing/reconsideration of the Merrimack School District’s current homework grading protocol was denied by the State Board of Education last week without so much as a discussion by board members, according to school Superintendent Marge Chiafery. The ...

Financial literacy classes to educate students

NASHUA – It may seem strange to talk to an 8-year-old about budgeting, and stranger still to teach a 10-year-old how to balance a checkbook, but according to 21st Century Program Director Gail Casey, it is never to early to talk to kids about money. This is why 21st Century and the United ...

Nashua relying on retired principals

NASHUA – The Nashua School District is looking to temporarily fill the five open assistant principal positions with recently retired principals. Pennichuck and Fairgrounds Middle schools, as well as Bicentennial, Birch Hill and Fairgrounds Elementary schools, have been without assistant ...

Board approves new grading software

NASHUA – Board of Education members on Monday approved the allocation of roughly $60,000 worth of amenities and services for the district. Members approved new grade book software called TeacherEase for $36,000 as a one-year pilot program for use in the district’s 12 elementary schools. ...

Merrimack welcomes students for full-day kindergarten

MERRIMACK – After voters in the Merrimack School District approved full-day kindergarten earlier this year, Kristine Thibault, a kindergarten teacher in the district, wept tears of joy. An educator for 18 years, she was part of the kindergarten task force, a team of about 10 people dedicated ...