Education

Tune-Up: Nashua North’s automotive program gets a boost

NASHUA – The Automotive Technology Program at Nashua High School North was starting to cripple with a lack of newer cars for students to dissect and repair. In fact, when automotive teacher Jason Smith began teaching earlier this year, there were no running shop cars. They had the ...

Kuster visits New Searles Elementary

NASHUA – Just when U.S. Rep. Annie Kuster, D-N.H., thought answering questions from the media or Republicans in Congress was tough, she found an even more challenging group: fourth-graders. During her Monday trip to New Searles Elementary School, students quizzed Kuster on everything from ...

Nashua mourns loss of longtime local educator

NASHUA – Marilyn R. Wolfe Matuza Viens, a wife, mother, grandmother, friend, teacher and an active member in the community, passed away after a lengthy battle with Parkinson’s disease. Viens, or better known by students as Mrs. Matuza, was a longtime seventh grade English teacher at ...

Board revises Milford school budget

MILFORD – A month after presenting a school district budget that called for cutting a number of positions, schools Superintendent Jessica Huizenga returned to the board of education with some major changes. During the Dec. 3 board meeting, Huizenga said the new spending plan reinstates to ...

Amherst may start school 30 minutes later

AMHERST – It’s taken 30 years, but it now appears the Amherst-Mont Vernon school district is poised to change its start times to allow middle and high school students to get more sleep. A committee is recommending that all district schools adjust their starting times by 30 minutes, which ...

Winners of calendar contest honored

NASHUA – The 2019 Recycling Calendar Contest Awards Ceremony recently took place in front of a packed auditorium on the third floor of City Hall. The contest is done every year as a part of the Division of Public Works’ way of including students in Nashua’s schools in recycling ...

Nashua student tells BOE to get in order

NASHUA – “It’s time for the board to change. I hope to see a different side of the board next year.” Nashua High School South senior Hailey Sweeney, who serves as her school’s representative on the Nashua Board of Education, made these comments during the lengthy and muddled Monday ...

Musicians perform to inspire students

NASHUA — A group of Harvard-Radcliffe Orchestra musicians stopped by the Amherst Street Elementary School last month to inspire the youth through music. Sinfonietta Strings of Greater Nashua hosted these Harvard College musicians who came to perform their 21st Century After School program ...

Nashua South Math Team continues to dominate

NASHUA – When Nashua High School South teacher Kellie Gabriel began coaching the school’s math team several years ago, it was a challenge to find 10 students willing to participate. To say interest has multiplied may by an understatement, as Gabriel now finds herself with as many as 90 ...

Debate on school start date

NASHUA – In New Hampshire, 84 percent of school districts start before Labor Day, but this may change in the coming years, thanks to Gov. Chris Sununu’s Save our Summers Study Commission. “Restoring a few days in August and beginning school after the traditional end-of-summer holiday ...

Milford High celebrates Computer Science Week

MILFORD – This week, Milford High School and Applied Technology Center celebrated “Computer Science Week” through engaging activities and by having guest speakers visit. Friday, two guests spoke to students from Tammy Andrew’s computer science classes about their experiences and how ...

Nashua South Innovations Club advances in STEM competition

NASHUA – For a second consecutive year, members of the Innovations Club at Nashua High School South have earned a spot as one of five state finalists in New Hampshire for the Samsung Solve for Tomorrow Competition. This nationwide competition challenges public school teachers and students ...

School changes too fast?

MILFORD – Two Milford school principals said they are concerned that changes that are part of a proposed budget for next year are happening too quickly. Answering questions from the Advisory Budget Committee at a four-hour meeting Nov. 17, Milford High School Principal Brad Craven said ...

Mosley: Suspended students mocked administrator

NASHUA – District Superintendent Jahmal Mosley said the Nashua High School North students suspended for leaving the cafeteria to observe a fight on Monday “began to mock the administrator” instead of following instructions to return to their assigned area. “Blatantly ignoring ...

DECA students work to bridge gap between middle school and high school

NASHUA – In efforts to continue aligning curriculum in Nashua’s middle schools with that of the two high schools, teachers, organizers and eight DECA students visited Elm Street Middle School on Friday. The group met with English Language Learner (ELL) students to inform them of ...

Teacher desperate for help fundraises for new projector

NASHUA – It was just another day at New Searles Elementary School in Nashua. Teachers were giving lessons in mathematics, social studies and science, while students were completing classroom work. And in fifth-grade teacher Jim Hansen’s classroom, students were able to use their classroom ...

Algebra curriculum for VEX Robotics class still being fleshed out

NASHUA – Starting next year, students in Nashua High School North and South’s Engineering Pathway Program will receive a direct approach for Algebra 1, specifically in their VEX Robotics class. This has been in the works since September. The New Hampshire Department of Education awarded ...

Nashua Catholic Junior High students visit China

NASHUA – On Nov. 3, 11 students, a teacher, a principal and a parent chaperone from Nashua Catholic Regional Junior High School embarked on the trip of a lifetime that would forever change their outlooks on education around the world. This group traveled to China with the intent of learning ...

Disagreements continue among BOE members

NASHUA – Board of Education member Howard Coffman, who school employees publicly asked to resign last month, again found himself in a disagreement during the Tuesday meeting. Toward the end of the meeting, Coffman attempted to bring an issue to the agenda for discussion. However, board ...

TechWomen Ambassadors Week

NASHUA – “Having girls in STEM will make the world a better place,” Amanda Bastoni, director of Nashua Technology Center North, said Tuesday as she addressed a crowd of nearly 100 girls in eighth and ninth grades from various city schools. “If you want to change the world, we need ...