Education

Special Board of Education election today

NASHUA – The Special Municipal Election for the vacant Board of Education seat is today. Polls are open from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. Sandra Ziehm, longtime board member is running against Susan Porter, a recently retired elementary school teacher. Ziehm said her experience would be needed on the ...

Thumbs up to turf field at HBHS

HOLLIS – In an almost seven-hour annual Co-Op District meeting, Hollis and Brookline residents voted in favor of an artificial turf field and approved the district’s portion of the SAU budget, but voted against a STEM and Robotics lab. The field, the STEM lab and the SAU budget all needed a ...

South students stand for change during walkout

NASHUA – Holding up signs reading “Never Again” and “Time to Take Action”, close to a hundred Nashua High School South students walked out of school at exactly 10 a.m. Wednesday morning and formed a circle in front of the building’s entrance. There, they remained for exactly 17 ...

BOE passes policy to limit meeting times

NASHUA – In a lengthy meeting Monday night, the Nashua Board of Education passed a new policy that would limit regular board meetings to two hours. Five minutes before the allotted time is up, the board may make the decision to “lengthen the meeting by 30-minute increments with a majority ...

Ledge Street School staff removal remains a mystery

NASHUA – The Nashua School District spent almost $100,000 between May and October on the two Ledge Street Elementary School principals who were removed from their positions last year, a full month before the end of school. No explanation has been offered by either party. According to ...

Page turner: Celebrating ‘Read across America’ week

NASHUA – Every time a name was announced in the Dr. Crisp Elementary School gymnasium identifying each class’s top reader, the rest of the students would scream, cheer, high five and applaud. “Reading is so fun!” one student told third grade teacher Ashlee Cataldo. It is every ...

Merrimack School District deliberative session tonight

MERRIMACK – The Merrimack School District deliberative session has been moved to 7 p.m. today at the James Mastricola Upper Elementary School. The discussion will focus on the proposed warrant articles, including the implementation of full-day Kindergarten. Voting will be April 10.

Schools set for early release; events postponed

Nashua School District Superintendent Jahmal Mosley made his decision early enough for parents to craft contingency plans: Nashua students will be released two hours early from school today. “According to all meteorological reports, the storm will be at its apex from late Wednesday afternoon ...

Spartan Gallery: Doors open to Milford High students’ art

An exhibit of dozens of finely crafted student artworks in many mediums greeted visitors to the recent opening of The Gallery of Student Work, a newly renovated space that formerly was the long unused school store at Milford High School & Applied Technology Center. Today, the empty space is ...

Mayor Donchess meets with BOE

NASHUA – Mayor Jim Donchess said after speaking with Nashua School District Superintendent Jahmal Mosley that he was raising his recommended budget percent increase from 2.1 percent to 2.4 percent. However, this is still lower than the increase of 3.4 percent in the current proposed ...

Nashua BOE rejects privatization plan

NASHUA – The Nashua Board of Education has rejected privatization, ending two and a half years of discussion about the topic and protecting more than 100 union service-based jobs within the district. The measure to discontinue pursuing privatization was passed by a 6-to-1 vote at Monday ...

Stamp of Approval: Nashua North students rise to design challenge

[Tanner’s]NASHUA- When Traci Johnson, occupational therapist, reached out to a fellow teacher to help her design an apparatus to assist a student in stamping a bag, she never expected to have seven functioning mechanisms to choose from. Teresa Rossetti, who teaches principles of engineering ...

Open Mic Night

NASHUA – Students from Gate City Charter of the Arts gathered this week at Big Kahunas to showcase their talents for Open Mic Night. Performances ranged from drum solos to super hero duets to ukulele renditions of “Valerie” to a 10-year-old comedian drawing laughter from the crowd with a ...

Fully Stocked

Editor’s Note: This is the last in an eight-part series about Catie’s Closet locations throughout the Nashua. The closet at Nashua High School North is, perhaps more than the others, really like a department store. Aside from the shirts, pants and dresses, there are fashion scarves, ...

Video post leads to SHS investigation

AMHERST – School officials say they know the identities of the Souhegan Cooperative High School students who were filmed in what they called a “troubling” video that featured a hand gun. Amherst police received an anonymous tip about the video, and around 11 a.m. Monday morning, they ...

Local schools mull safety protocols

NASHUA – Having a conversation is better than silence, and it is important to have an open dialogue about kindness and differences, according to Nashua School District Superintendent Jahmal Mosley in a letter that went home to parents and students Saturday. This memo was one that ...

Charter school to establish center for STEM invention

[As]NASHUA – The Academy for Science and Design Charter School will establish the ASD Center for STEM Invention thanks to a $50,000 grant from the Omron Foundation, according to school officials. The center will be an area within the school “devoted to supporting students’ pursuit of ...

Elm Street Middle aims to meet basic needs

Editor’s Note: This is the seventh in an eight-part series about Catie’s Closet locations throughout the Nashua. NASHUA – For Shanna LaFontaine, outreach counselor at Elm Street Middle School, the need for Catie’s Closet is simple: “Children can’t learn if they aren’t having their ...

Two candidates vying for recently vacated BOE seat

NASHUA – Only two candidates will run in the Special Municipal Election for the vacant Board of Education seat March 20: former long time board member Sandra Ziehm and recently retired elementary school teacher Susan Porter. Ziehm served on the board for 12 years in three consecutive ...