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Report: Portsmouth school buildings need upgrades

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

Daisy Frabell, an education educator from the Norman Bird Sanctuary, and Melville School third-grader Ramsey Huggins inspect the critters that students took out of Melville Pond. Photo by Jim McGaw.

Portsmouth school has nature lab in its own backyard

PORTSMOUTH — When it comes to studying nature, students at Melville Elementary School certainly don’t have to travel far to get some hands-on learning. All they have to do is exit the main door and follow a short path to the left that leads to Melville Ponds — the school’s own backyard nature lab. Students

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Portsmouth school hosts benefit 5K Friday night

PORTSMOUTH — Like many Portsmouth residents, Kelly Kidd never knew much about the oasis of wooded trails behind the school her child attends — Melville Elementary School. “I love trails and our neighbor told us about it,” Ms. Kidd said of Melville Park. “Last year we kind of walked it with the kids. I run through

Melville Elementary School librarian Ruth Donahue helps kindergarten student Rafferty Dionne with a programming problem inside the school's computer lab.

Portsmouth students learn ‘An Hour of Code’

PORTSMOUTH — A little puppy was lost yesterday, but kindergarten students at Melville Elementary School helped the dog find its way back home. In doing so, the young pupils had a little help themselves: their computers. Along with students in all grades throughout the school district, they were participating in the “House of Code” event during

"Star Wars" character Chewbacca gives some Melville School students a big hug Friday.

Portsmouth High band thrills elementary school students

PORTSMOUTH — Members of the Portsmouth High School Marching Band made their annual visit to Hathaway and Melville elementary schools Friday morning, offering the younger students a private performance as well as some audience participation. This year was special, however, as the band has adopted a “Star Wars” theme for its field show. Chewbacca, a Stormtrooper

This backhoe used by National Grid accidentally dug up a gas line next to Melville Elementary School Tuesday morning.

Gas leak at Portsmouth elementary school

PORTSMOUTH — A contractor working at Melville Elementary School Tuesday morning struck a buried gas line, sending firefighters to the scene to ventilate the building and National Grid to repair the damage to its pipe. There were no children in the school at the time. School Committee Chairman David Croston said the School Department is conducting

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