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Cardigan Mountain Teacher Goes to Camp

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Canaan — Cardigan Mountain School science department Chairman David Auerbach spent part of late July at the U.S. Space and Rocket Center in Huntsville, Ala., mentoring middle school teachers of science and math who were undergoing NASA-astronaut-style exercises such as simulated flight of high-performance jets, practice scenarios for space missions, survival training on land and in water and interactive flight dynamics. Auerbach, on whom the New Hampshire Society of Professional …

New School, New Challenge

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Innocent Mpoki begins classes today at Middlebury College, one of 660 students in the class of 2018, of which 73 are international students; Mpoki also falls into the 14 percent of students who are the first in their family to attend college. But the statistics don’t really tell the story of Mpoki’s odyssey, …

‘My Focus Is on Kids First’

Saturday, August 30, 2014

Plainfield — Remember The Little Engine That Could, the children’s book about the tank engine that, while facing a tough task, chanted to itself, “I think I can, I think I can” until, suddenly, it could? The message behind that story, said newly minted Plainfield Elementary School Principal Susan Blair, summarizes much of …

Mascoma Alters Bidding Policy

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Canaan — The Mascoma Valley Regional School Board voted 4-1 Tuesday night to approve a revised bidding policy that raises the amount that must be spent before officials are required to obtain three competitive bids. The board did not debate the change — which increased the threshold for …

Supervisory Union Still in Limbo

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Bethel — State education officials today are expected to again consider whether to dissolve the Windsor Northwest Supervisory Union and move several of the Bethel-area towns into the Orange-Windsor Supervisory Union. But the State Board of Education, which is to meet this morning in Burlington, may also vote …

Project VetCare Completes Buy of Hanover House

Sunday, June 22, 2014

Hanover — Project VetCare, an organization dedicated to helping New Hampshire veterans, purchased a house on Lebanon Street on June 9. The house will be dedicated to housing undergraduate veterans at Dartmouth College. “It’s a phenomenal accomplishment for …

Picture This: Graduation 2014

Sunday, June 22, 2014

Valley News chief photographer Jennifer Hauck and staff photographers James M. Patterson, Will Parson and Sarah Priestap covered the Upper Valley’s high school graduations with their usual eye for storytelling moments. Here are a few images that did …

‘The Rest Is Up to You’

Saturday, June 21, 2014

Randolph — Charles Dickens was in the air Friday night at Randolph Union High School’s 2014 graduation. The class of 2014 chose past, present and future as the theme of their graduation, and that theme permeated the ceremony …

Dartmouth President Phil Hanlon Shares His Vision, Discusses College’s Future

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

West Lebanon — Dartmouth College President Phil Hanlon introduced his vision for what the school he leads could become over the next decade by citing a high-tech-industry marketing adage: “You need to sell the benefits, not the features.” …

School Notes: Cradle of Valedictorians: Cornish Students Top Their High School Classes

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Cornish — On the eve of delivering her speech for Hartford High School’s graduation last week, valedictorian Emma Healy wasn’t surprised to learn that she was following in a long line of students who walked to the podium …

Helping to Keep Their Promises: 31 Sharon Academy Graduating Seniors Reflect Back

Monday, June 16, 2014

Click here for a photo gallery.  ∎ Sharon — Michael Livingston, The Sharon Academy’s head of school, began Sunday’s commencement ceremony by painting a picture of “the joy we experience here on such a regular basis.” To do so, …

Kearsarge: Be ‘Grinders,’ Not ‘Whiners’

Sunday, June 15, 2014

Click here for a photo gallery.  ∎ Sutton, N.H. — Kearsarge High School’s graduation has some unusual traditions, including the singing of God Bless America by the kindergartners who this year will make up the class of 2026. On …

Leaving the Nest: Rivendell Academy Graduates 29

Sunday, June 15, 2014

Click here for a photo gallery.  ∎ Orford — Keri Gelenian, Rivendell Academy’s head of school and principal, urged the members of Saturday’s graduating class to feel free to return to the school in the coming years. He and …