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Merrimack still eyeing full-day K

MERRIMACK – Merrimack School District administrators, teachers and parents (known collectively as the kindergarten task force) gathered at Merrimack High School for the Board of Education meeting Tuesday night and gave their third presentation on the prospect of full-day kindergarten for the ...

Data shows Nashua School District spends less for lower results

NASHUA – The Nashua school district spends less on students than the state average and has comparatively lower test results, according to data from the 2016/2017 school year published by the New Hampshire Department of Education Wednesday. According to the Nashua district profile, the ...

BOE bids farewell to departing members

NASHUA – Monday night’s Board of Education meeting kicked off with a special send off for the Board members who will not be returning. Nashua Superintendent Jahmal Mosley thanked Robert Hallowell, Sandra Ziehm, George Farrington and David Murotake for their years of service and gave each ...

Hollis Brookline High School renovations discussed in open forum

HOLLIS – A few dozen people braved the cold, rainy weather Tuesday night to participate in a Hollis Brookline High School public forum, the second in a few months to discuss options for two proposed renovations. The first meeting, in October, laid out the need to expand the current space ...

Hallowell resigns from Nashua BOE

NASHUA – Robert Hallowell resigned from the Nashua Board of Education Monday night after a decade of service, citing “frustrations” with administration and concerns over the “value” of the current shift in focus of the board. Hallowell is currently in the middle of his third term, ...

Hallowell resigns from Nashua BOE

NASHUA- Citing “an array of special interests” that have “made governing the district difficult if not impossible,” longtime Board of Education member Robert Hallowell resigned Monday night from the seat he’s held for 10 years. “I have tried in my 10 years on the board to listen to ...

Nashua’s Title I schools receive hundreds of snack donations

NASHUA – To students at Title I Preschool Thursday morning, the visiting representatives from St. Joseph Hospital were “superheroes.” St. Joseph, partnering with Nabisco, donated several carloads worth of cookies, chips, cereals, crackers and other nonperishable snacks to Nashua’s ...

Girls explore STEM career paths at Nashua South

NASHUA – Girl power was the focus of the day at Nashua High School South Tuesday as organizers and presenters welcomed more than 100 female students to explore the possibilities in the science, technology, engineering and math fields during the fourth annual Girls in STEM event. The seminar, ...

Town looks at feasibility of addition

MERRIMACK – The Merrimack School District plans to reach out to an architectural firm with the goal of developing a feasibility report about the potential construction of an addition onto Merrimack High School that would house the district’s administrative and special education offices. In ...

ASD students compete at Dyn’s Hack-a-Palooza

For the third year in a row, Dyn Inc., an Internet performance management company based in Manchester, hosted a programming competition for high school students. This year's contest, termed the Dyn Hack-a-Palooza, took place on Friday, Nov. 4. Sixteen teams of three students each, hailing ...

Off to the (chariot) races!

On Oct. 31, two chariots made of cardboard were brought out to the track at Milford High School. These chariots had been made by groups of students, ready for a race soon to begin for a prize: a new tablet. As they were lined up at the start - "horses" and ...

Behind the scenes of the Merrimack band

If you have gone to a football game at Merrimack High, then you have probably seen the band playing the halftime show. Perhaps you have seen one of their concerts, or performing in the Christmas or Memorial Day parades. But you probably don't know much about what goes on behind the scenes, ...

But I’m 18: The non-voting population everyone forgets

Every year, millions of kids come of age in the U.S. Some turn 18 within weeks - even days - of the election. This year being an election year, these votes become even more important, as they affect America's future as a whole. But what about the others, the kids who turn 18 right after the ...

ASD English class meets author

On Thursday, Oct. 13, the Academy for Science and Design's advanced language and composition class traveled to Boston to see Jeannette Walls, the author of the critically acclaimed novel "The Glass Castle." In the memoir, Walls recounts a bittersweet childhood with ...

NCA soccer wraps up undefeated season as champions

The Griffins soccer team had a winning season this year, coming in first place in their league. NCA once again partnered with Mount Zion Christian School and local homeschoolers to form their co-ed varsity soccer team, playing against co-ed teams and all-boys teams. NCA's new athletic ...

NCA alum develops business

When it comes to starting a business, the possibilities are truly endless. All it takes is the dedication and passion of an individual to make a difference, using the skills and talents one possesses. Former NCA student Emily Desaulniers is one such individual. Having a passion and enjoyment ...

ASD organizes internships

Over the summer, many students at the Academy for Science and Design interned with local businesses and organizations. Graduation requirements at ASD demand that students intern for at least 100 hours to obtain real-world knowledge and expertise in a specialized field. Students must complete ...