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Middle School Project Update

September 14, 2023

The exterior sheathing and masonry application continues and , fortunately, drainage is being monitored during the recent heavy rain with no immediate signs of erosion observed. The playing fields are seeing a light growth of grass and the final coat of paving on the track is complete. Trees and shrubs are now being planted. Meanwhile, interior walls and tiling continues, and the final selection of furniture is being ordered.

August 23, 2023

The featured photo is an aerial photo of McCarthy Middle School, taken today by Pete Johnson, Nashua ETV Administrator. 

As you can see, contractors are finishing the facade of one of several wings of the school.

April 10, 2023

The featured photo is an aerial photo of McCarthy Middle School, taken last Thursday by Pete Johnson, Nashua ETV Administrator.

Construction work continues in the interior wings as well as the field work for athletics fields, seen in the forefront of the photo.


December 6, 2022

Vanasse and Associates, traffic consultant, flew over Pennichuck Middle School in October to photograph developing traffic patterns and also capture progress on construction. 

Please note the black roof wings are newly added classrooms. At the lower right at the front of the building, the new media center with scaffolding is taking shape, and will be completed by the end of January 2023. The last major piece of the Pennichuck Middle project will be the center wing renovation, which is scheduled for completion in late February/early March 2023. 


September 28, 2023

With the selection of the new logo and red and black colors, interior design decisions can move forward. For instance, the new logo will be applied to the center of the symnasium floor and  bleaches will be accented with the school colors. Meanwhile, workers are installing steel beams and the driveway to the school is defined and preliminary work for asphalt continues.


August 19, 2022

Last Thursday, August 11, Alderman Rick Dowd, chair of the Joint Special School Building Committee, hosted a groundbreaking for the new Brian S. McCarthy Middle School, located off Buckmeadow Road in southwest Nashua. 

8 11 2022 McCarthy Middle School Groundbreaking

Mayor Donchess highlighted the late Alderman McCarthy's belief in the value of education and dedication to NSD schools, which was the impetus for the naming of the new school in his memory. Mr. McCarthy was the long-serving chair of the JSSBC and has been involved in many major school construction and building projects since the high school project 20 years ago. Dr. Andrade noted NSD is currently involved in more than $160 million in building projects, and acknowledged the current Nashua Board of Education members and the Nashua Board of Aldermen members serving on the JSSBC with Alderman Dowd. 

August 1, 2022

Another month has passed since the naming of McCarthy Middle School. Since then, Harvey Construction has progressed with the initial paving of the access road with earthwork continuing. Ledge is being removed and being processed for export/use throughout the site. Essential water and drainage utilities are being installed while the building of the school foundation continues.


July 7, 2022

The Nashua Board of Education has named the new middle school after a former Nashua Board of Alderman who sadly passed away in the fall of 2018 while serving as the BOA President and as leader and supporter of several Nashua community and school projects. The photo above is a recent photo of the construction site of the new middle school. Currently, preliminary site work and earthwork continues, including a site access driveway to Buckmeadow Road. Concrete footing, foundation, and slab work are also underway in the portion of the building closest to Medallion Court.

Please click here for more information on the middle school project, which includes renovations at Fairgrounds Middle School and Pennichuck Middle School as well as the new middle school. If you have questions, please email