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Kids parade at Portsmouth’s Hathaway School!

Kids parade at Portsmouth’s Hathaway School!

PORTSMOUTH — Kindergarten students at Hathaway School celebrated the Week of the Young Child with a parade Thursday afternoon.   Watch a video of the parade here:   Portsmouth police gave the kids an escort around the block and a ragtag group of musicians from Portsmouth High School provided the tunes. The school’s Week of the

Hathaway School students Sonia Staroscik (right) and Caitlin Mediate take a twirl during a family dance at the school Friday afternoon.  Photo by Richard W. Dionne Jr.

Portsmouth program combines dance, exercise (photos)

PORTSMOUTH — Smiles clearly outnumbered left feet inside the cafetorium at Hathaway Elementary School Friday. After Canterbury, N.H. musicians Dudley and Jacqueline Laufman spent two days  teaching students in kindergarten through grade 3 about old-timey barn dance steps and the fiddle music that accompanies them, the learning and fun culminated with kids and family members

Some parents who are opposed to the PARCC test say these “badges” can be handed out to teachers if their children are too shy to verbally refuse the test.

Portsmouth expects some students to refuse PARCC

PORTSMOUTH — Although the school district has no formal provision for parents to have their children opt out of the PARCC assessments beginning next week, Assistant Superintendent Thomas W. Kenworthy Friday said he expects a “handful” of pupils will refuse to take the test. On Monday, March 16, the district will begin the first round of

Portsmouth High School

Report: Portsmouth school buildings need upgrades

PORTSMOUTH — The town’s high school needs more than $1 million in immediate repairs, according to a report a Providence architectural firm has submitted to the School Committee. Another $800,000 in “Priority 1” repairs — defined as those requiring immediate action — are needed at the town’s three other public schools, under recommendations put forth by RGB Architects

Genevieve Bateman (left) and Lauren Shaw, both 9, play Minecraft while relaxing Friday morning at PAY’s summer camp. Friday was the last day of camp. Photo by Jim McGaw.

Portsmouth parents bemoan loss of after-school program

PORTSMOUTH — With the start of school only days away, Sheri Vincent is scrambling to find afternoon child care for her 9-year-old son. Just last week, Ms. Vincent learned that Portsmouth Action for Youth’s after-school program is likely shutting down this year. Adding insult to injury, she was also notified last week that a different program

Hathaway School Principal Lisa Little

Portsmouth School Committee selects Hathaway principal

PORTSMOUTH — Lisa Little can now wipe the word “interim” from the front of her job title. The School Committee Tuesday night voted unanimously to appoint Ms. Little as principal of Hathaway Elementary School, a job she’s served on an interim basis since Suzanne Madden left the district last year. In selecting her, the committee was

Retiring third-grade teacher Cindy Kneller holds signs — spelling out "Terrific" — that some students had made up in her honor at an assembly at Hathaway Elementary School Friday.

Beloved Portsmouth third-grade teacher retires (gallery)

PORTSMOUTH — Like every other third-grade teacher, Cindy Kneller has been responsible for instructing her pupils in several different areas of study. What she’s best known for, however, is fostering a great love for writing and storytelling. On Friday, her last day after 20 years of teaching in the same room at Hathaway Elementary School, Mrs.