Education

Gun control advocates cheer passage of HB 564

NASHUA – Most New Hampshire House members representing Greater Nashua voted to criminalize carrying a firearm on public school property, a move gun control advocates said should improve safety for teachers and students. “It’s long past time for us to catch up to the majority of states ...

Rivier University breaks ground for new science center

NASHUA – The 35,000-square-foot Science and Innovation Center is scheduled to open at Rivier University for the fall 2020 semester, officials gathered on the grounds Friday said. “Our new science building will provide the perfect environment for expanding our student-faculty ...

St. Christopher School announces renovation plans

NASHUA – St. Christopher Catholic School and Parish in Nashua recently announced plans to expand its campus by renovating a former convent building into a 2,000-square-foot fine arts center. This project calls for turning the former Sisters of Mercy convent into two large classrooms. The ...

Rivier appoints two new board members

NASHUA – Rivier University officials have appointed two new members to the Board of Trustees: Reginald A. Wilburn of Dover and Daniel Sauvageau of Windham. “Their unique knowledge augments the depth and breadth of our leadership team, informing and aiding the university in this critical ...

Through opera, students find their voices

NASHUA – Kindergartners and first-graders at the MicroSociety Academy Charter School belted out some tunes for their parents, teachers and peers Friday after a week of learning about opera, singing and stage performance from the school’s latest artist-in-residence, Nicholas Tocci. A ...

Paying homage: Music students to honor Nirvana and Foo Fighters

NASHUA – Some music remains timeless – taught and played well past the twilight of its contemporaries. With their seventh Rock Show at 1 p.m. Sunday, North Main Music School teachers and students will celebrate the legacy of the 1990s foremost influences: Nirvana and the Foo Fighters. The ...

Local students advance in national competition

NASHUA – A team of five students from the Academy for Science and Design earned a place in the top six finalists of the national MathWorks Math Modeling Challenge. As part of the competition, the students, Nathan Yeung, Andrew Blake, Ian Coolidge, Frederick Lee and Daniel Bujno, were tasked ...

Vaping device issue postponed pending additional information

LYNDEBOROUGH – At the request of Middle/High School Principal Brian Bagley, the School Board has postponed the purchase and installation of vaping detector devices at the school until more is known. The education programs will continue. The devices are expensive, Bagley told the Board on ...

Fairgrounds Middle School DECA team wins award

NASHUA – Fairgrounds Middle School students recently earned the designation of 2019 Outstanding Middle School DECA Chapter Award. On March 14, Jean Godlewski, a FACS teacher at Fairgrounds Middle School, took 23 eighth grade students to the annual DECA Middle School Spring Conference to ...

Video Production students embrace class project

NASHUA – Nashua High School South Video Production and Broadcasting students got out of the classroom for a taste of the real world on Friday for their class project. The work took them to Home Health & Hospice Care’s Community Hospice House in Merrimack. This is the second year ...

Former BOE member tells Mosley to resign

NASHUA – “As a tax-paying citizen… I’m not happy with what went on here with the $60,000 pay-out to Mr. Farrington,” former Board of Education member Paula Johnson told current members during the public comment section of Monday’s BOE meeting. At a cost of $60,000, the school and ...

Hassan introduces PROTECT Students Act

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sen. Maggie Hassan, D-N.H., joined U.S. Sen. Richard Durbin, D-Ill., to introduce the Preventing Risky Operations from Threatening the Education and Career Trajectories of Students Act of 2019, also known as the PROTECT Students Act. The bill endeavors to safeguard ...

Board of Education won’t meet as often

NASHUA – After a heated debate Monday, Board of Education members voted 5-4 to approve a proposal by board member Gloria Timmons to only meet once per month, starting the third week of June. Timmons argued board meetings are too frequent and much too long. She said most work should be done ...

Nashua North music department hosts benefit concert for food pantry

NASHUA – As part of Music in our Schools Month, Nashua High School North’s music department will once again host a combined choral and band POPS! concert to benefit the Titan Food Pantry. This year’s event to support the Titan Food Pantry is set for 6:30 p.m. today in Nashua High School ...

Sixth-graders named regional finalists in science competition

NASHUA – Four Nashua sixth-graders are regional finalists in the world’s largest K-12 science competition. Academy for Science and Design students Amelia Delsesto, Kristina Baglio, Ava Suarez and Irene Rubesh were recognized this month in the Toshiba/National Science Teachers Association ...

Plymouth State University starts honors program

PLYMOUTH (AP) – Plymouth State University is starting a new honors program that promotes student collaboration across programs. The top 8 percent by grade point GPA of incoming first-year students in the class of 2023 will be invited to participate in the program. Students who are accepted ...

N.H. youth fighting for college affordability

The New Hampshire Youth Table, which is made up of members from the New Hampshire Young Democrats, the New Hampshire Youth Movement and NextGen New Hampshire is working on a new initiative that fights to bring down student loan debt in New Hampshire. Seventy-four percent of students ...

Milford BOE recount confirms Tlapa win

MILFORD – Write-in candidate Holleigh Tlapa maintained her win over two longtime board members in a recount of the school board election. The recount was requested by incumbent Len Mannino, who gained one vote, bringing his total to 812. The other incumbent, Bob Willette, kept his total of ...

Former BOE member’s lawsuit against superintendent settled for $60,000

NASHUA – City officials will award former Board of Education member George Farrington $60,000 to settle the lawsuit he filed last year after his reported skirmish at the school district’s central office that involved Superintendent Jahmal Mosley. “A random lawsuit filed by a former ...