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Sue Blair, the new principal of Plainfield Elementary School, reads a poem to fifth and sixth grade students on the first day of school, on Aug. 28, 2014 in Meriden, N.H.
Valley News - Jennifer Hauck

‘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 her educational philosophy. “I think the most …

Unity School Nearly Ready

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Unity — After years of waiting, what’s a few more days? That was the sentiment in Unity this week after the School Board announced a delay to the beginning of the inaugural year in the town’s new K-8 elementary school. The opening of the building — which has been plagued by controversy, lengthy …

Unity Elementary School Delays Opening

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Unity — The School Board decided Tuesday night to delay the opening of the new elementary school to Monday, Sept. 8, which is four school days later than planned. Principal Chip Baldwin said Tuesday night that a few parents told the board they wanted the school to be completely cleaned and ready for teachers and students and thought that more time was needed …

Woodsville Grads Got It Done

Sunday, June 15, 2014

Click here for a photo gallery.  ∎ Woodsville — The families, staff, and faculty of Woodsville High School packed the gymnasium and queued out the exits to watch 69 seniors graduate on Saturday morning. After the high school band …

Ledyard Charter School Class of 2014

Monday, June 16, 2014

Family and friends fill the Lebanon Opera House for the commencement ceremony for the Class of 2014 Ledyard Charter School on Saturday. The school gives students a second chance to complete their education and earn a high school …

Sunapee Graduates Urged to Savor Every Moment

Saturday, June 14, 2014

Sunapee — Like most graduates, members of the Sunapee Middle High School class of 2014 spent part of their graduation ceremony looking back on their years together and part of it imagining their futures. But rather than psyching each other up to go out and take on the …

In Windsor, Rhyme and Reason Reigns

Saturday, June 14, 2014

Click here for a photo gallery.  ∎ Windsor — Social studies teacher Stanley Spencer stood before his students and their families and friends Friday evening and reminisced about all the things they had already done — from profane to …

Woodstock Class ‘Has an Old Soul’

Saturday, June 14, 2014

Click here for a photo gallery.  ∎ Woodstock — Dark rainclouds loomed outdoors, but inside Woodstock Union Arena, the rink was filled with sunflowers. About 90 graduates of Woodstock Union High School’s Class of 2014 sat ready to receive …

Mascoma Seniors Hear Last ‘Lecture’

Saturday, June 14, 2014

Click here for a photo gallery.  ∎ West Canaan — Mascoma Valley Regional High School Principal James Collins joked at Friday’s graduation that it is common for commencement speakers to preach about individuality as the key to success for …

Rain, Tears and Laughter Flow in Hartford

Saturday, June 14, 2014

Click here for a photo gallery.  ∎ Hartford — Not only did salutatorian Evan Brown gain enough knowledge at Hartford High School to earn him a spot at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, he also received some useful fashion advice. …