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Education

Hometown heroes Aces & Eights headline ‘Play It Forward’ event

NASHUA – Consider it the rock of ages. Legendary Nashua band Aces & Eights once again invited students from the Nashua Community Music School to perform with them at the 5th annual Play It Forward show to benefit NCMS on Saturday night at Hollis’ Alpine Grove. The evening provided ...

A voice for the voiceless: Former war reporter visits Rivier University

NASHUA – Former Québec journalist Michèle Ouimet spent Thursday night at Rivier University, where she shared stories of what it was like covering wars and natural disasters and reporting in dangerous areas. Michèle Ouimet was a journalist at La Presse in Montreal for 29 years, from 1989 to ...

Wonder Walk: Creative Years raises over $6K for March of Dimes

NASHUA – After two weeks of raising money for the March of Dimes, students and faculty at Creative Years Child Development & Learning Center – all donning purple – were led by March for Babies Ambassador Amelia Brunelle as they participated in this year’s Wonder Walk. Over the ...

North’s biotechnology program wins Excellence in Action award

NASHUA – This week, Nashua High School North’s Biotechnology Career Technical Education program was one of eight programs across the country that received the Excellence in Action award from Advance CTE. Programs received this award for providing clear pathways into college and careers, ...

Meals Matter: Program addressing food insecurity at school thriving

NASHUA – In just six months, something that started out as a simple thought has turned into a massive program, that’s slowly benefitting more and more students across the Nashua School District. In October, students from Suzanne Winters’ Marketing II class and Lisa Yates’ Human ...

Bennet concludes Granite State tour with NHS South visit

NASHUA – U.S. Sen. Michael Bennet, D-Colo., toured Nashua High School South Monday morning, the last stop of his Granite State tour, as he weighs a run for the presidency in 2020. Bennet, who was first elected to the U.S. Senate in 2009, toured the school, speaking with teachers, students ...

BOE officials debate class rank

NASHUA – Students and district faculty members brought concerns over class rank to the attention of the Board of Education Monday night during the groups regular meeting. Nashua Technology Center South Director Mike McQuilkin said while he and Nashua Technology Center North Director Amanda ...

Nashua students headed to international Destination Imagination Competition

NASHUA – A team of young innovators from Bicentennial Elementary School is one of more than 1,400 teams that have advanced to participate in the Destination Imagination Global Finals 2019. Each year, hundreds of thousands of students participate in DI competitions across the world. As ...

Milford teacher wins STEM Excellence in Teaching Award

MILFORD – Heron Pond Elementary School Teacher Suzanne Schedin was recognized Friday evening for her efforts of going above and beyond to educate students, as she was presented with the 2019 Society of Professional Engineers STEM Excellence in Teaching Award for the elementary level. Each ...

In the Bedroom: Milford exhibit shows parents drug use signs

AMHERST – Kevin Barrows has seen it all, and he wants parents to see what he sees. The retired sheriff was in a trailer in the Amherst Police Department parking lot last week – a trailer tricked-out to resemble the bedroom of someone in their late teens or early 20s who is using illegal ...

Souhegan school board will look at budget cuts

AMHERST – In the wake of an election that saw the high school’s operating budget approved, but just barely, the Souhegan Cooperative School Board is trying to put together a plan to reduce next year’s spending. At its March 25 meeting, the board voted unanimously to direct schools ...

Gun control advocates cheer passage of HB 564

NASHUA – Most New Hampshire House members representing Greater Nashua voted to criminalize carrying a firearm on public school property, a move gun control advocates said should improve safety for teachers and students. “It’s long past time for us to catch up to the majority of states ...

Rivier University breaks ground for new science center

NASHUA – The 35,000-square-foot Science and Innovation Center is scheduled to open at Rivier University for the fall 2020 semester, officials gathered on the grounds Friday said. “Our new science building will provide the perfect environment for expanding our student-faculty ...

St. Christopher School announces renovation plans

NASHUA – St. Christopher Catholic School and Parish in Nashua recently announced plans to expand its campus by renovating a former convent building into a 2,000-square-foot fine arts center. This project calls for turning the former Sisters of Mercy convent into two large classrooms. The ...

Rivier appoints two new board members

NASHUA – Rivier University officials have appointed two new members to the Board of Trustees: Reginald A. Wilburn of Dover and Daniel Sauvageau of Windham. “Their unique knowledge augments the depth and breadth of our leadership team, informing and aiding the university in this critical ...

Through opera, students find their voices

NASHUA – Kindergartners and first-graders at the MicroSociety Academy Charter School belted out some tunes for their parents, teachers and peers Friday after a week of learning about opera, singing and stage performance from the school’s latest artist-in-residence, Nicholas Tocci. A ...

Paying homage: Music students to honor Nirvana and Foo Fighters

NASHUA – Some music remains timeless – taught and played well past the twilight of its contemporaries. With their seventh Rock Show at 1 p.m. Sunday, North Main Music School teachers and students will celebrate the legacy of the 1990s foremost influences: Nirvana and the Foo Fighters. The ...

Local students advance in national competition

NASHUA – A team of five students from the Academy for Science and Design earned a place in the top six finalists of the national MathWorks Math Modeling Challenge. As part of the competition, the students, Nathan Yeung, Andrew Blake, Ian Coolidge, Frederick Lee and Daniel Bujno, were tasked ...

Vaping device issue postponed pending additional information

LYNDEBOROUGH – At the request of Middle/High School Principal Brian Bagley, the School Board has postponed the purchase and installation of vaping detector devices at the school until more is known. The education programs will continue. The devices are expensive, Bagley told the Board on ...