Education

Read Aloud Day: Mt. Pleasant students listened intently

A yearning for learning at Mt. Pleasant Elementary School in Nashua was evident when youngsters there recently gathered to hear a trio of volunteers read books to them during World Read Aloud Day, an international event of 10 years’ tenure. The World Read Aloud Day, celebrated on Feb. 1, was ...

MTI offers alternative to 4-year schools

NASHUA – Last year, Stephen Crocker was just a “21-year-old kid looking for a career,” but knew that a traditional four-year school was simply not part of his trajectory. He wanted something hands-on, but that still presented an intellectual challenge. Then, he found Maverick Technical ...

Nashua South to compete in televised music competition

NASHUA – One music competition, 18 groups, three judges, two rounds and only one winner: The “Sing That Thing!” competition, hosted by WGBH begins this week, and the Nashua High School South Concert Choir will be one of those groups to take the stage. The competition won’t air on TV ...

Teachers in motion

Careers in education are in full embrace by juniors and seniors who are mastering teaching techniques at the Nashua Technology Center. The classes are comprised of students from regional high schools who take their instruction at the technology center, located within Nashua High School South, ...

Souhegan’s Rob Scully wins N.H. Principal of the Year

AMHERST – The New Hampshire Association of School Principals described Rob Scully, principal of Souhegan High School, as “laser focused on the student learning experience.” For this reason, among others, Scully was named this year’s high school Principal of the Year. However, Scully ...

Nashua BOE special election set for March 20

NASHUA – The city will spend a little more than $30,000 on a special election to replace Board of Education member Robert Hallowell, who stepped down in November, with two years left on his term. The Board of Aldermen voted Tuesday night to hold the upcoming special election on March 20, and ...

Bishop Guertin student to be honored in D.C.

NASHUA – Meera Kurup has developed an app where loved ones can read poetry to Alzheimer’s patients; she founded CodeIT Girls, a successful program to help young girls get involved in technology; she can build robots and is the New Hampshire Technology Student Association treasurer and ...

BOE, NTU reach tentative deal on four-year contract

NASHUA – The Nashua Board of Education, under newly-elected leadership, and the Nashua Teachers’ Union announced Saturday morning they have reached a tentative four-year contract agreement. Nashua teachers have been working without a contract since Aug. 31. There was another tentative ...

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, ...