Schools

Dartmouth Boots Another Fraternity

Saturday, February 6, 2016

Hanover — Based on fresh findings of misconduct, Dartmouth College will derecognize the fraternity that was the subject of a high-profile Rolling Stone article on hazing in 2012. Complaints of alcohol-related hazing this fall at Sigma Alpha Epsilon spurred the national SAE office this week to suspend the Dartmouth chapter, a move that triggered a college policy to sever ties with any fraternity that has its charter revoked by its …

School Notes: Windsor Student’s Unconventional Path Inspires Others

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

After taking a couple of U-turns in his career path, Hunter Knox now aims to spend his working life in the woods and on the waterways of his native Vermont. And while pursuing an associate’s degree in environmental science at the Community College of Vermont, the 2009 graduate of Windsor High School finds …

Young Writers Project: What’s Behind a Pair of Brown Eyes?

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

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 …

Dartmouth Digs New Water Well

Wednesday, December 30, 2015

Hanover — Dartmouth College’s latest response to a chemical plume leaking from a former burial ground for laboratory animals includes the digging of a new water source for nearby residents whose well tested positive for a known carcinogen. In September, a private well serving the house at 9 …

School Notes: Mascoma Graduates Perform Benefit Concert for Music Programs

Tuesday, December 29, 2015

In their latest push to build up their bank of instruments for elementary-school musicians in the Mascoma Valley Regional School District, the Friends of Mascoma Foundation had Hannah Hoffman and Brooks Hubbard at “Hello, again.” “I was emailed about three months ago by Andrew Cushing, a fellow Mascoma …

Newport Proposes School Budget

Wednesday, December 23, 2015

Newport — The School Board has settled on a $17.8 million proposed budget for the fiscal year beginning July 1 and will present it at a public hearing next month. The budget represents about a 3 percent increase from this year’s. If voters approve it as presented — …

Essay Contest Considers Dress Codes, Free Speech

Tuesday, December 22, 2015

Every year, several newspapers, the Nackey S. Loeb School of Communications and the New Hampshire Supreme Court sponsor an essay contest in honor of Constitution Day. For the contest, each newspaper reads submissions and chooses a pair of finalists, one from middle school, one from high school. This …

A Day of Dance in Piermont

Tuesday, December 22, 2015

After conducting a week-long series of workshops in northern New Hampshire last month, Boston-based Odissi dancer Mouli Pal returned to the Granite State to expose Piermont Village School students to the vibrant form of Indian dance she performs …

At Rivendell Academy, Assembly Addresses ‘After School’ App

Tuesday, December 15, 2015

After almost a month of alerting parents, consulting with students in small groups, reporting to police and state education authorities, and trading emails with the creators of the popular smartphone app After School, Rivendell Academy called in an …

Class Emulates Eminent Poet

Tuesday, December 15, 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 …

App Has Swept Through Nation’s Schools This Fall

Tuesday, December 15, 2015

Millions of teenagers in high schools nationwide are using a smartphone app to anonymously share their deepest anxieties, secret crushes, vulgar assessments of their classmates and even violent threats, all without adults being able to look in. The After School app has exploded in popularity this school year …

Fresh Air and Funding: Hartland Preschool Takes Learning Outside, Receives Grant 

Tuesday, December 8, 2015

Neither rain nor snow nor gloom of late fall is deterring the preschoolers who attend afternoon sessions at the Hartland Cooperative Nursery School from their appointed rounds on Fridays. The school is in its first year of Outdoor …

What Would You Pack in a Small Box for a Move Far Away?

Tuesday, December 8, 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 …