Education

BG seniors reflect on time at high school, lessons learned

As the school year draws to a close, Bishop Guertin is preparing to say goodbye to the Class of 2016. The graduating class has been making the most of its last week together with a number of events leading up to graduation on Sunday, June 5, including the class trip to Canobie Lake Park, the ...

Teachers are taking a digital approach

Technology creates new opportunities, and teachers are beginning to integrate more of it into their classrooms. One of these technologies, dubbed "Google Classrooms," is an online blog where teachers can post assignments, announcements, video lectures, useful tools and ...

Elm Street Middle School honor roll

NASHUA – Elm Street Middle School announced its honor roll for the second trimester of the 2015-16 school year. ALL ‘A’ HONOR ROLL GRADE 6: Nadine Benamara, Lauren Bernard, Kaitlyn Birr, Melody Burrows, Isabella Collins, Jason Constant, Koustav Datta, Ariana ...

Nashua Catholic Regional Junior High School honor roll

NASHUA – Nashua Catholic Regional Junior High School announced its honor roll for the third quarter of the 2015-16 school year. PRINCIPAL’S LIST GRADE 8: Elizabeth Bonnette, Faith Buttrick, Aleah DuBois, Timothy Eckert, Elizabeth Field, Katarina Junod, Arushi Kalpande, ...

Students have mixed feelings about assessment recovery policy

Part of the new competency grading system is the practice of "recovery," or a means by which students can make up or redo assessments to increase their grade. Some teachers have been supportive of this new policy. Matthew Fenlon, the AP World History teacher, has mixed ...

Opinion: Police crossed line in high-speed arrest

EDITOR'S NOTE: This story has been updated to reflect that the May 11 high-speed chase ended in Nashua, not Hudson. The national trend of highly publicized instances of police brutality have finally struck New Hampshire, with a high-speed chase that traveled sporadically throughout ...

Trend: Rebels without a car

In New Hampshire and in much of the United States, an increasing number of teenagers are delaying getting their driver's license until adulthood. Once a rite of passage for the American teenager, it is now common for young people to catch a ride with a friend or relative or, if the weather ...

Opinion: Female students are labeled like groceries

In a recent survey of South women, 62 percent of respondents reported they had been called a "slut," "tramp" or "whore" by their classmates. Seventy-eight percent said they had been called a "b----" for showing confidence ...

Social media blurs line between students, teachers

Last week, a Nashua South social studies teacher was arrested and charged with sending nude photos to students via a dating app. This week, a former South student teacher resigned from his job at John Stark Regional High School after admitting to using his students' Facebook photos for ...

Bank honors BG president as its 2016 Educator of the Year

BG President Linda Brodeur was recently honored with the 2016 Educator of the Year Award at Enterprise Bank's Celebration of Excellence. According to the Celebration of Excellence website, this award "recognizes and honors an individual in the field of education who has made a ...

Merrimack students get perspective in mock car crash

Merrimack High School held its annual Mock Crash on Wednesday for the senior class. The group Students Against Destructive Decisions organizes the crash each year, and this time, the scenario revolved around texting and driving rather than drinking and driving. I could continue to talk about ...

Merrimack Cares initiative gaining ground at MHS

This year, Merrimack High School students and administrators partnered to start a service initiative called Merrimack Cares. The idea for the organization, which is not a typical club, originated in the mind of Principal Kenneth Johnson. His goal, he told the students involved, is for ...

Souhegan senior: Do you have what it takes to be a nurse?

Nursing is an interest for many high school graduates all over the country. The question is, do people really know what it takes to be a nurse? It is one of the most flexible careers and has one of the most successful future outlooks of employment. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics ...

BG seniors learn religious history

Since 1998, BG's senior classes have traveled to Boston as part of their Christian Living course. This year's trip took place on April 28, when the Class of 2016 learned about different sites from a religious standpoint. They visited the Holocaust Memorial, the Irish Famine Memorial, Old City ...

AP tests are a stress-inducing boon

With May's arrival, many Nashua South students' stress levels are soaring. The season of AP exams is in full swing - and students are already toiling under the tension that the tests entail. In a frantic attempt to receive a score that will enable them to get college credit, students are ...

Alvirne prepares for ‘Shrek’ musical

Alvirne High School's theater group, Class Act, is so excited to be nearing the date of its spring musical, "Shrek." This Broadway reinterpretation of the DreamWorks animated film in which an ogre and a princess find out what true love really looks like has students ...

Scholars

Here are recent college achievements by students from Greater Nashua: CHAMPLAIN COLLEGE Courtney Fuller, of Merrimack, was one of 12 Champlain College students who planned and hosted an interactive street art showcase at Champlain College's campus in Dublin, Ireland. The students, from ...

BG students represent school at NH high school music festival

From April 7-9, several hundred high school musicians came together for the annual NHMEA All-State Music Festival, which took place at Concord High School and Bow High School. Four Guertin students passed the challenging audition process in November to represent BG at the ...

BG actors turn stage into ‘Business’

Following last year's successful production of "Fiddler on the Roof," BG Drama presented "How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying" as its annual spring musical. The show entertained audiences during its three performances from April 15-17. More ...

South’s brains stack up wins against brawn

Nashua High School South has had great success in sports. The basketball team has consistently made the playoffs, and the track team has produced a number of individual state champions. However, far and away the most successful team at South is the math team, with five consecutive state ...