Education

North students gearing up for next conference

NASHUA – This weekend, Nashua High School North Model United Nations students will head to Boston to attend a conference with more than 1,000 students to get their taste of foreign politics. In the past, North’s Model UN students have attended conferences at Boston College, Boston ...

MoonStruck: Tech is tops at Thorntons Ferry School expo

Computer programs coded by teams of elementary students from Thorntons Ferry School, Reeds Ferry School and Mastricola Elementary School activated the robotic vehicles that during a recent FIRST Lego League Junior Expo at Thorntons Ferry scooted across moonscapes stocked with survival ...

Local student qualifies for GeoBee state competition

NASHUA – Not too many young students can easily answer random geography questions, such as what continent the Magdalena River flows on, or what countries are part of the Kalahari Desert. But for fifth-grader Aadi Kulkarni, this is a breeze. Kulkarni recently became the champion of ...

One for the Books: Dr. Crisp celebrates annual ‘Read Across America’

NASHUA – Dr. Norman W. Crisp Elementary School students and teachers have been celebrating books in honor of Read Across America Day, a nationwide event that takes place every March to recognize the birthday of Dr. Seuss. Throughout this week, community members such as Mayor Jim Donchess, ...

NCC’s Microelectronics Boot Camp graduates 16

NASHUA – Nashua Community College officials on Friday conducted their Microelectronics Boot Camp graduation, with most of the 16 graduates already having received job offers. “The program has been phenomenal; it’s changed a lot of lives,” Jon Mason; corporate, community, and continuing ...

Donchess wants $317 million budget

NASHUA -- Mayor Jim Donchess on Tuesday presented to Board of Aldermen members plans to spend more than $317 million in fiscal year 2020, a budget that reflects an increase of nearly $11 million in comparison to the amount originally approved for FY 2019. The new budget also shows Donchess ...

Youth Art Month: Youngsters’ art on display at Nashua High School South

NASHUA – Students, parents and teachers gathered at Nashua High School South Monday evening to celebrate Youth Art Month. The hallways were filled with art admirers taking in artwork from every school, grade and classroom from the Nashua School District. The event, which will run through ...

BOE considers shooting course; cursive debate continues

NASHUA – The Nashua Board of Education gathered Monday for its first meeting in three weeks. The evening began with a presentation from Nashua High School North’s Air Force Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps program representatives Maj. Brian Newton and Cadet Col. Adam Landry. The ...

Hudson voting on full-day kindergarten

HUDSON – Taxpayers will be voting on a number of school-related matters for the town’s annual school district election. One that could change the outlook of education for young Hudson residents is Warrant Article 5, a petition to bring full-day kindergarten to the Hudson School ...

Annual scholarship seeks applicants

PELHAM – The Pelham Good Neighbor Fund will be awarding two or more $2,500 scholarships this year. The scholarships will be funded, in part, by Wireless Zone Foundation for Giving. The criteria to qualify are: • Formal acceptance to a two-or four-year college or technical school; • A ...

Milford School Board candidate questions board’s openness

MILFORD – Of the four people vying for two seats on the Milford School Board, only one is criticizing the way the new superintendent of schools was hired. Dr. Jessica Huizenga was hired last year after serving as Milford’s interim superintendent for a few months. Holleigh Ciardelli Tlapa, ...

Page-Turners: Donchess awards Winter Reading Contest winners

NASHUA – The Nashua City Hall Auditorium was packed with exuberant students and their families as Mayor Jim Donchess hosted the Winter Reading Challenge Awards Ceremony for Nashua school students, grades one through five on Saturday. “The students here have read so many books,” Donchess ...

$24M school renovation project up for vote

HUDSON – Tuesday, Hudson taxpayers will decide whether to support the $24 million renovation project at Alvirne High School, which is one of several warrant articles on the ballot for its town election. If approved with 60 percent of the vote, Warrant Article 1, issued by the Hudson School ...

Students’ Hawaii trip comes to a close

Editor’s Note: This is part of a continuing series of articles from Nashua High School South senior Abbey Rowe, who is www the adventures of nearly 70 local high school students on their trip to Hawaii. Day 10 Today was a day to chill and enjoy the hotel. Some more went zip lining, and on ...

Students experience nature’s uniqueness

Editor’s Note: This is part of a continuing series of articles from Nashua High School South senior Abbey Rowe, who is www the adventures of nearly 70 local high school students on their trip to Hawaii. Day 9 Today, some of us got to relax at the hotel, while others went zip lining, on an ...

Students explore nature

Editor’s Note: This is part of a continuing series of articles from Nashua High School South senior Abbey Rowe, who is www the adventures of nearly 70 local high school students on their trip to Hawaii. Day 8 Today was a really cool day. Some got to go on an eco tour, while others relaxed ...

The dying art of cursive writing

By GRACE PECCI Staff Writer NASHUA – Will students leave New Hampshire public schools without knowing how to sign their names in the traditional cursive manner? This was one of the questions brought to the forefront during a recent Nashua Board of Education Curriculum and Evaluation ...

Lava’s damage seen first-hand by students

Editor’s Note: This is part of a continuing series of articles from Nashua High School South senior Abbey Rowe, who is www the adventures of nearly 70 local high school students on their trip to Hawaii. Day 7 Today was a traveling day. We took a quick plane ride to the Big Island and rode ...

House votes to allow gun-free school zones

CONCORD (AP) New Hampshire’s House on Wednesday voted to allow school districts to create gun-free zones over opponents’ arguments that such areas would be a target for potential shooters and subject parents and others who carry guns for protection to further scrutiny. The bill survived ...

Penny savers

NASHUA – Every February, the students and teachers at Main Dunstable Elementary School perform the Presidents Day Penny Drive to collect funds for those in need. Whether it be students who are sick, or nonprofit organizations geared to benefit the community on a broader spectrum, the drive ...