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Nason Slattery, 13, of Claremont, N.H., tightens the zip ties on his underwater robot during 4-H Robotics in Claremont, N.H., on March 23, 2015. Slattery will enter his underwater robot in the 2015 UNH Seacoast SeaPerch Regional Competition, which takes place on April 11. (Valley News - Sarah Shaw) <p><i>Copyright © Valley News. May not be reprinted or used online without permission. Send requests to permission@vnews.com.</i></p>

Rise of the Robotics Clubs

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Claremont — Haiden Pascarelli had a dilemma. Kneeling on the carpeted floor in a room off of the indoor pool at the community center, the 7-year old was looking over his remote operated vehicle and said to no one in particular, “my up and down motor won’t work.” Without functioning motors that spin small propellers, Pascarelli could not operate his …

Musings on The Future Grow Gloomy

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Young Writers Project is an independent nonprofit that engages Vermont and New Hampshire students to write, helps them improve and connects them with authentic audiences in newspapers, before live audiences and on websites, youngwritersproject.org, vtdigger.org, vpr.net and cowbird.com. Young Writers Project also publishes a monthly digital magazine, The Voice. YWP is supported by this newspaper and foundations, businesses and individuals who recognize the …

Windsor High School Wins Inaugural 3D Modeling Contest

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Since October, about 20 Vermont schools have been competing in a first-of-its-kind project that combines high tech 3D printing and old fashioned local history. Last week, the teams of students gathered at Vermont Technical College in Randolph Center to show their work in the first-ever 3DVermont competition. A group of students from Windsor …

Cornish Ousts School Board Chair

Sunday, March 8, 2015

Cornish — In the midst of a nearly seven-hour school district meeting Saturday during which the School Board chairman defended budget cuts under his leadership, voters ousted him from his seat, electing two first-time candidates in a three-way …

Plainfield Turns Down School Choice

Saturday, March 7, 2015

Plainfield — The town’s teenagers will continue to attend Lebanon High School. In a 171-33 vote, residents Friday night defeated a School Board-backed proposal that would have initiated the formal process to withdraw from a regional agreement with …

School Notes: Woodstock’s Agriculture Program Has Grown

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

S pringfield, Vt., native Arnold Howe moved to Woodstock in the mid-1950s to teach agriculture at Woodstock Union High School. Back then, a lot of his students came to school after helping with farm chores, and went home …

Young Writers Project: Describing a Step Into Weightless Space

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Young Writers Project is an independent nonprofit that engages Vermont and New Hampshire students to write, helps them improve and connects them with authentic audiences in newspapers, before live audiences and on websites, youngwritersproject.org, vtdigger.org, vpr.net and cowbird.com. Young Writers Project also publishes a monthly digital magazine, The …

Lawmakers Focus on Class Sizes

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Montpelier — Attention turned to class sizes and student-staff ratios as the House Education Committee continued to fine-tune its education reform bill Monday. Brad James, education finance manager for the Vermont Agency of Education, showed committee members tables detailing student-staff and administrator-student ratios in Vermont’s schools. “We have …

Randolph High Student Thrives in Speech Competitions

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

One day after winning Randolph Union High School’s Poetry Out Loud contest for the second year in a row, senior Marya Merriam found herself at Jesse’s Restaurant in Lebanon on Feb. 12, silently rehearsing her entry in the …

The Regrets Of the Young And Innocent

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Young Writers Project is an independent nonprofit that engages Vermont and New Hampshire students to write, helps them improve and connects them with authentic audiences in newspapers, before live audiences and on websites, youngwritersproject.org, vtdigger.org, vpr.net and cowbird.com. Young Writers Project also publishes a monthly digital magazine, The …

Dresden School Taxes Set to Rise

Thursday, February 19, 2015

Voting for the Dresden, Hanover and Norwich school budgets will take place on Tuesday, March 3, from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Norwich residents may cast their ballots at Tracy Hall and Hanover residents may vote at the Hanover High School gymnasium. Hanover — Voters in Hanover and …

To Cancel, or Not to Cancel: School Officials Weigh Many Factors in Calling Off Class

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Punxsutawney Phil wakes up early once a winter. But school administrators around the Upper Valley expect to rise before dawn at least a few more times over the next two months before they can stop monitoring weather forecasts …

Young Writers Project: Mythical Creatures and Statues That Talk

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Young Writers Project is an independent nonprofit that engages Vermont and New Hampshire students to write, helps them improve and connects them with authentic audiences in newspapers, before live audiences and on web sites, youngwritersproject.org, vtdigger.org, vpr.net and cowbird.com. Young Writers Project also publishes a monthly digital magazine, …