Education

47th commencement ceremony at NCC honors class of 2018

NASHUA – Approximately 200 of the 300 Nashua Community College graduates across the 35 associate degree and 23 Certificate programs crossed the stage as proud parents, family and friends gathered to watch beneath a large white tent on the campus lawn. Their careers at NCC may have ...

Board confirms last day of school

NASHUA – The last day of school for students and teachers will be June 22, but hourly employees will have the option to work June 25, the Board of Education confirmed Monday night. The last day will mark 179 pupil days for staff, whose contracts specify 180 pupil days. The Board of ...

Rivier celebrates innovation, technology and service

LOWELL, Mass. – Within the Tsongas Center’s spacious stadium and beneath digital banners flashing “Congratulations Class of 2018,” hundreds of Rivier University students, teachers and faculty members took their seats on the stage and center floor as family members and loved ones cheered ...

Hands-on: Mock disaster tests graduating nursing students

NASHUA - With a focus on experiential learning, Rivier University prepared graduating nurses to manage large-scale emergency events in a mass casualty training exercise Friday afternoon. Rivier University’s Nursing and Health Professions Division conducted the mock disaster exercise, ...

Merrimack teacher closer to top honors

MERRIMACK- Alice Donahoe, a fourth grade teacher at James Mastricola Elementary School is in the running for New Hampshire Teacher of the Year. Donahoe was first selected as one of 23 candidates and was chosen as one of eight semi-finalists last week, the Department of Education ...

Mount Pleasant to welcome new principal

NASHUA – Richard Boardman is embarking on a “professional and personal mission to come back home,” part of which involves stepping in as the new principal of Mount Pleasant Elementary School. Boardman is the current executive director of the Gate City Charter School for the Arts and was ...

Manufacturing and machining course to return to Nashua

NASHUA – A machining and manufacturing course will be returning to the Nashua Technology Center after a three-year absence. Proponents of the program presented to the Board of Education Monday night, highlighting the course’s apparent benefits, with alumni, students and local field leaders ...

Year of the book

NASHUA – New Hampshire based author Terry Farish wants children to know that their stories are “more important than anything.” “Your stories are the world, write (them) down,” she told fourth graders at Dr. Crisp Elementary School. “You are the stories.” Farish visited students ...

Promoting literacy on ‘Read to Me Day’

Over a dozen guest readers participating in ‘Read to Me Day’ as part of Week of the Young Child at Early Childhood Adventures, a childcare facility through the Adult Learning Center. The day wrapped up with a free book for every student.

Girls on the run

NASHUA – Southern New Hampshire Health is teaming up with Girls on the Run at Mt. Pleasant Elementary School in Nashua as part of a nationwide campaign to promote physical-activity-based positive youth development for girls in grades three through eight. In a statement, Robert Dorf, DO, ...

BOE starts discussion on weapons policy

NASHUA – The Board of Education policy committee met Tuesday evening to start discussion around any changes to the district’s existing weapons policy. According to policy chair Heather Raymond, the state recently asked that all district’s re-evaluate their current policies, which are set ...

Fired up: Kids vie in Merrimack fire muster

A speedy contingent of potential firefighters from Merrimack elementary schools undertook yesterday some rigorous challenges at a Fire Muster hosted by the local firefighters’ union at James Mastricola Upper Elementary School. Kudos ultimately went to the winner: Reeds Ferry Elementary ...

Hudson principal earns A+

HUDSON – No matter the issue that is presented on his desk, Hudson Memorial School Principal Keith Bowen’s question is always, “is it good for the kids?” His student-centric attitude and growth mindset is part of what earned him the A-plus Administrator Award at the New England League ...

Fewer than half of N.H. students proficient in math and reading

SNASHUA – Fewer than half of New Hampshire students are proficient in math or reading from grades four through 12, according to the National Assessment of Educational Progress. The assessment, known as “The Nation’s Report Card” presents aggregate state results as percentages of ...

Top honors: Marine robotics teacher named STEM teacher of the year

NASHUA – In his 33 years as an educator, Robert Lalancette has taught science, math, engineering, technology, physics, history and literature- all in the same class. Lalancette, the Marine Robotics and Woodworking Technology instructor at Nashua High School North, developed the Marine ...

Mosley implores board to ‘be better’

NASHUA – Superintendent of Schools Jahmal Mosley addressed the board Monday night with a plea to the board for more respectful meetings, something he said has kept him up at night during the “most difficult two weeks that I can imagine as a superintendent.” “I know that we are better ...

Recycled Percussion visits Merrimack’s Thorntons Ferry School

MERRIMACK – Justin Spencer has played with his band Recycled Percussion on national television and in front of sold out shows all over the world, but he still makes a point to play for some of his most dedicated fans: school children. Spencer joined 550 elementary school students and their ...

Nashua football not on chopping block

NASHUA – There are no proposed changes to the Nashua football program, largely, in part, thanks to an outpouring of student support for the program at a recent Board of Education policy committee meeting. BOE member Howard Coffman suggested a change in the district’s football program, ...

Last day of school tentatively June 25

NASHUA – The Nashua Teachers’ Union announced Wednesday that members will not vote on the end-of-year proposal approved by the Board of Education last week. In the proposal, which was announced and voted for in a survey that went out prior to the last board meeting, the last day for ...