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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 ...

Fairgrounds Middle School DECA team wins award

NASHUA – Fairgrounds Middle School students recently earned the designation of 2019 Outstanding Middle School DECA Chapter Award. On March 14, Jean Godlewski, a FACS teacher at Fairgrounds Middle School, took 23 eighth grade students to the annual DECA Middle School Spring Conference to ...

Video Production students embrace class project

NASHUA – Nashua High School South Video Production and Broadcasting students got out of the classroom for a taste of the real world on Friday for their class project. The work took them to Home Health & Hospice Care’s Community Hospice House in Merrimack. This is the second year ...

Former BOE member tells Mosley to resign

NASHUA – “As a tax-paying citizen… I’m not happy with what went on here with the $60,000 pay-out to Mr. Farrington,” former Board of Education member Paula Johnson told current members during the public comment section of Monday’s BOE meeting. At a cost of $60,000, the school and ...

Hassan introduces PROTECT Students Act

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sen. Maggie Hassan, D-N.H., joined U.S. Sen. Richard Durbin, D-Ill., to introduce the Preventing Risky Operations from Threatening the Education and Career Trajectories of Students Act of 2019, also known as the PROTECT Students Act. The bill endeavors to safeguard ...

Board of Education won’t meet as often

NASHUA – After a heated debate Monday, Board of Education members voted 5-4 to approve a proposal by board member Gloria Timmons to only meet once per month, starting the third week of June. Timmons argued board meetings are too frequent and much too long. She said most work should be done ...

Nashua North music department hosts benefit concert for food pantry

NASHUA – As part of Music in our Schools Month, Nashua High School North’s music department will once again host a combined choral and band POPS! concert to benefit the Titan Food Pantry. This year’s event to support the Titan Food Pantry is set for 6:30 p.m. today in Nashua High School ...