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Concord School Board to hold public information session for those interested in open board seats

Monday, August 31, 2015

Next week, the Concord School Board will host an informational session about the board’s duties for resid- ents interested in running for the board. On Tuesday, current board members will share their experiences and answer questions from prospective candidates. There will be three open seats for at-large board member positions. That means any resident, regardless of voting ward or school board district, may run for the seats. In addition, the …

Time to hit the books: School back in session in some Concord area towns

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Labor day is more than a full week away and some school districts are already opening their doors and welcoming students back from summer vacation. Teachers and students returned to the classroom in Henniker, Weare, Suncook and Epsom on Wednesday, while other school districts in the Concord area open next week. Labor falls …

virginia: ‘Welcome’ banners outrage

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Some students, parents and others on campus were upset after seeing “welcome” banners at Old Dominion University in Norfolk, Va., on Friday at an off-campus house suggesting “baby girls” stay for a good time; the school’s president expressed outrage, student leaders quickly videotaped concerned responses, and the fraternity’s national president suspended the chapter. But ODU was hardly the only place where students spray-painted …

Concord High School graduates pay tribute and look forward to giving back

Sunday, June 21, 2015

Before Concord High School seniors walked across the stage on Memorial Field to receive their diplomas and shake hands with Principal Gene Connolly, the soon-to-be graduates were reminded of the significance behind those long sought-after pieces of paper. …

As Franklin opens school district, can other students come?

Sunday, June 21, 2015

In less than two weeks, the Franklin School District could become the first open enrollment school district in the state, allowing students from other districts to attend school in the city. The Franklin City Council will take up …

At Chichester Central School, Fifty + Fifty = 75 years

Thursday, June 18, 2015

The desks in Jean Fifty’s classroom are now all but empty. The children have gone. The lesson plans she’s drawn up in 34 years teaching at Chichester Central School were passed on to the next teacher. The classroom …

Students continue to protest headmaster decision at Pembroke School Board

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

A group of about 10 students went before the Pembroke School Board on Tuesday to reiterate their opposition to the board’s decision to change the title of the school’s top administrator. The students – most of them wearing …

For Pembroke Academy grads, ‘small moments’ hold a big meaning

Sunday, June 14, 2015

With their whole lives and a world of possibility in front of them, this year’s graduates of Pembroke Academy took a moment yesterday to put that all aside and look back. They each remembered those vivid memories they’d …

Bow High School graduates told to ‘keep on laughing’

Sunday, June 14, 2015

Jason Smick was busy right up until last day of high school. On Friday afternoon, Smick came rushing back to Bow High School graduation practice, fresh from signing up for the Air National Guard. In the next few …

Valedictorian tells Merrimack Valley class they have already made choices that will impact the rest of their lives

Saturday, June 13, 2015

As the student speakers addressed their classmates at the Merrimack Valley High School graduation yesterday, they acknowledged the challenges that high school presented. Different grading systems were introduced, new administrators and teachers joined the school this year, and …

Seventh-generation nephew of John Stark encourages graduates to reflect on past to continue forward

Saturday, June 13, 2015

The cannon sat off to the side of yesterday’s festivities, away from the flashing cameras and waving relatives and the smiling graduates of John Stark Regional High School. That cannon is a relic of a time gone by, …

For Josh Marzelli, Kearsarge Regional graduation marks a milestone after multiple surgeries and a heart transplant

Saturday, June 13, 2015

The story of Kearsarge Regional High School’s class of 2015 is one of reacting to unexpected change. “This group has done a very good job with adjusting to change,” Robert Bennett, who was serving his first year as …

Franklin High graduates marked by talent, potential

Saturday, June 13, 2015

Kimberly Gerlarneau is ready to move on from the homecoming and winter carnival events, say goodbye to high school athletics and move beyond the lifestyle of a student. Change is something she and her Franklin High School classmates …