Education

Milford ‘We the People’ team prepares for competition

Fresh off the heels of its close victory over Hollis Brookline High School at the New Hampshire state competition, the Milford High School "We the People" team, led by coach Dave Alcox, is beginning to prepare for its national competition in Washington, D.C. On Friday, Jan. ...

Candidate won NH primary by playing the Trump card

A week before Donald Trump won the New Hampshire Republican primary, Hampshire Hills was at capacity with people eager to see what the leading Republican candidate had to say. Supporters of one of the most controversial presidential candidates started lining up four hours before his scheduled ...

Students develop their own political opinions at South

Contrary to popular belief, many high school students are politically involved. As a junior at Nashua High South, I see it all the time. On social media, I see my classmates share opinions about candidates and policies. In school, I hear the occasional political arguments. We even discuss and ...

ASD wins regional MathCounts competition

NASHUA - The Academy for Science and Design won the 33nd annual Southern New Hampshire Regional Mathcounts competition on Jan. 20 in Bedford. The team, coached by Karen Legault and Waiman Long, consists of Suhaas Katikaneni, Amol Khanna, Owen Long, Purushottham Sankarnarayan and Akshay ...

Students adjusting to new system

> NASHUA - At the start of the 2015-16 school year, New Hamp­shire schools began moving to a competency grading system rather than the traditional one. Competency-style grading is meant to improve the learning process. Previously, grades were split into different categories such as ...

Vision for the future

Merrimack High student wins VFW speech contest MERRIMACK - Kaley Jean, a junior at Merrimack High School, was announced as the state winner of the Veterans of Foreign Wars' Voice of Democracy speech contest at a dinner at the Executive Court in Manchester on Jan. 23. Her speech, titled ...

Nashua Christian teams with cafe for coffee fundraiser

For the second year in a row, Nashua Christian Academy has partnered with Bonhoeffer's Cafe and Espresso in Nashua to organize a coffee fundraiser. For approximately a month before Thanksgiving to just before Christmas, teachers Jean Eastman and Beth Papia collected coffee orders from all the ...

Handwriting is still an important skill

Question: Has the importance of legible handwriting diminished since keyboarding has become so popular? Are there any real benefits to having good handwriting? I have always had what others consider to be very attractive writing. What will happen in the future? Will no one write by hand? - ...

Reversing roles

NASHUA - College students have been home for their winter intersession, and Nashua High School North isn't hesitant to take advantage of this opportunity. For the past five years, Renee Crowell, a school counselor at North, has been setting up an event called Reverse College Day for the ...

A glimpse at how students can effect change at Souhegan High

Souhegan High School's Community Council is a group of elected students, faculty, administrators and community members that discusses and votes on all school-related decisions. The council recently received a proposal outlining a new part of our school, the Student Activities Committee. The ...

Who cares about cursive today at Nashua High School South?

Students still looking for a New Year's resolution might consider boning up on their cursive; it's in decline at Nashua South. An informal poll showed only two South teachers - both in the English department - require students to turn in their handwritten work in cursive. Cursive skills have ...

Merrimack child development class gets hands-on experience

Who doesn't love gingerbread men? This holiday season, Merrimack High School teacher Nicole Rollend's child development class traveled to Ledge Street Elementary School in Nashua to spend time with the first-grade students and have some fun in the process. "My child development class ...

Bishop Guertin alumni share stories of college experience

BG's seniors got an inside look at college life on Friday, Jan. 8, when the most recent Guertin alumni returned to talk about their experiences. The Class of 2015 enjoyed lunch before moving in groups of about eight students to classrooms of seniors, who are currently in the final stages of ...

Fish and Game lists options for unseasonable weather

CONCORD - Because of recent unseasonably warm weather, many New Hampshire lakes and ponds have little, if any, ice cover, including the "large lakes" in the state's central Lakes Region, such as Winnipesaukee, Big and Little Squam, Newfound, Winnisquam and Sunapee. The New ...

Nashua | Spring classes offered to seniors in two sessions.

NASHUA - The Rivier Institute for Senior Education Spring Information Session is scheduled for 1-3 p.m. Friday, Jan. 16, in the reception room of the Dion Center at Rivier University, located on Clement Street off South Main Street. Seniors can choose from more than 58 five-week courses with ...

‘Hospice chorus’ benefits patients

Music continues to become increasingly integrated into hospice and palliative care. In addition to starting the Music at the Bedside program, Home Health & Hospice Care was also an early adopter of the concept of a "hospice chorus." Much like other complementary therapy ...

BG Quiz Bowl team excels in third year

Among the many extracurricular groups at Bishop Guertin is one that has only recently begun to attract attention in the community. Although the Quiz Bowl program was active and competitive in the past, it was resurrected several years ago after having died out. Now in its third year, the new ...

Milford celebrates Computer Science Education Week

Approximately 150 students from English, foods, math, Spanish and all computer classes participated in the Hour of Code, an event sponsored by Code.org. Code.org, launched in 2013, is a "nonprofit dedicated to expanding access to computer science, and increasing participation by ...

South students use holidays to catch up on Zzz’s

South students are looking forward to the start of winter break this week not so much for the holidays, but as a way to catch up on sleep. "I'll be sleeping all week," said junior Paulina Tarr. On Tuesday, Tarr said she had stayed up until 3 a.m. that morning to finish an ...

ASD students make a Splash at MIT weekend event

Every year on the weekend before Thanksgiving, thousands of high school students from across the country flock to the Massachusetts Institute of Technology to take part in a program called Splash. Splash is an event coordinated by the MIT Educational Studies Program, during which high ...