ConVal Regional High School
Blended and Digital Learning Workshop Members from the SAU, ConVal High School, Great Brook School, and South Meadow School participated in a three-day conference on blended and digital learning. Stacy Gauthier presented on successful technology integration strategies.
Rehearsals for Singin' In The Rain, Jr. Underway "Singin' in the Rain, Jr." is ConVal's 4th Annual Summer Academy production. Students from incoming 5th graders through 2016 graduates from across the district come together to present this golden classic on July 27th at 6:00 pm and on July 28th at 2:00 pm and 6:00 pm.
Science Teachers Meet For Curriculum Work Science teachers from various grade levels — elementary, middle, and high school — meet to discuss science standards and how they are integrated into their curriculum maps. Vertical mapping ensures a viable and guaranteed curriculum for all stundents in the district.
ConVal Summer Institute Offers Additional 1:1 Prep Camille Napier-Bernstein of the Natick, MA, school system explores with middle and high school teachers the opportunities that open up in a 1:1 environment. The session was part of the district-wide ConVal Summer Institute which was devoted to professional development.
Last Faculty Meeting Of The Year At the last faculty meeting of the year, principal Gib West reflects on the challenges and accomplishments of the past year and lays out the areas of focus for the coming school year. "We don't know yet how good we can be," West says.
Retirement of Frank Davidson During the retirement celebrations at the end of the school year, Frank Davidson is recognized for 35 years of service to ConVal. Davidson regales the audience with some stories of his career as coach and Lifeskills teacher.
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The ConVal Summer Academy offers a unique course this year — Jewelry Making and Metalsmithing. With the help of art teacher Karry Mitschmyer, who demonstrates different techniques, students create rings, pendants, earrings, and more.
A sketchbook practice is utilized to plan and modify work as the class progresses. Functional design is the foundation for this class and students develop their ideas using mixed materials,
Preparations are already underway for the performance of Singin’ in the Rain, Jr. at the end of July.
Vocal rehearsals are being conducted everyday, read-throughs and blocking are being skteched out. New tech crews are being trained on the theatre lights and sound system. Costuming is giving the show its unique look.
ConVal art teacher Mary Goldthwaite-Gagne is currently in San Antonio, TX, at the PBS Digital Innovators Summit. You can follow her on Instagram @goldgagne_make_teach.
Goldthwaite-Gagne had been selected during the 2016-17 school year as one of just 52 educators nationwide to be part of the PBS Digital Innovators program for 2017.
The last day of classes will be June 20. End-of-year exams are scheduled for the following dates and times:
Wednesday, June 21, 2017
Block 1 Exams 7:45-9:15
Block 2 Eams 9:45-11:15
Thursday, June 22, 2017
Block 3 Exams 7:45-9:15
Block 4 Eams 9:45-11:15
Buses will leave school at 11:20 am on a modified late bus schedule (see below).
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Congratulations to Riley who has been chosen as the 2017 winner of the Monadnock Rotary Club’s Evans-Reilly Award.
This award recognizes a ConVal High School Junior who continues to demonstrate outstanding integrity and an impressive work ethic; an engaging personality; positive, successful leadership; above average scholarship; and an unusually strong commitment to school and community service.
ConVal Regional High School’s Commencement Exercises for the Class of 2017 took place on June 17, 2017.
After the processional and the national anthem, which was sung by the senior members of Select Choir, Principal Gib West and Class President Kara Ammon gave welcoming speeches.
Valedictorian Sarah Johnson and Co-Salutatorians Caroline Riffle and Sawyer Cawthern each delivered addresses to the Class of ’17.
ConVal High School celebrated student achievement with its traditional Scholarships and Awards Night on June 14. Director of School Counseling Kim Chandler and Principal Gib West served as Masters of Ceremonies for the evening.
More than 130 students were recognized for their accomplishments and received departmental awards, recognitions by outside organizations, and scholarships totaling more than $100,000 and covering more than 70 different categories.
At the 24th Annual Excellence in Education (EDies) Awards on June 10, ConVal’s German teacher Cindi Hodgdon was presented with the World Language Teacher of the Year Award by Lauren Percy, Miss New Hampshire 2017.
The award was given by the New Hampshire Association of World Languages. The Association recognizes truly outstanding language educators,
Get Ready for the 2017 ConVal Summer Academy!
Registration is now open for the 2017 Summer Academy.
The Academy is a great way to extend student learning through the summer to prevent the usual “summer slide,” the traditional loss of academic skills and knowledge over the course of the summer holidays.
In addition to recovery courses, the ConVal Summer Academy offers business courses, art instruction in ceramics, metalsmithing and jewelry making, an examination of dystopian fiction on climate change, and the “backstage to onstage” production of “Singing in the Rain, Jr.”