ConVal Regional High School
Students Attend College Access Convention A group of ConVal students attended the Monadnock Area College Access Convention at Keene State College. Sponsored by GEAR UP New Hampshire, the New Hampshire Scholars Initiatives and others, students learned strategies to plan and pay for college.
MacDowell Artist Conducts Playwriting Session Chana Porter, a playwright and MacDowell Colonist, visited with Mrs. Moore's Theatre Arts and English students to write a short play in 30 minutes during TASC block. The activity was organized through the "MacDowell in the Schools" program, facilitated by Ann Hayashi.
School Community Conversations At ConVal Principal Gib West presented an overview of the three goals that ConVal will pursue this year to help improve student learning: common assessments, better Tier 2 interventions through TASC, and the integration of 1:1 Chromebooks in conjunction with blended learning.
Sheridan Signs With CCSU Blue Devils ConVal Cougar teammates celebrate with senior Lily Sheridan who has just signed with Central Connecticut State University and will be the recipient of an athletic scholarship. Sheridan will play lacrosse for the CCSU Blue Devils, starting in the fall of 2018.
Journalism Class On A Virtual Visit Mrs. Moore's Journalism class participated in a Virtual Visit with reporters from the Houston Chronicle about their experiences covering Hurricane Harvey. This connection was made through the Checkology program presented by the News Literacy Project.
Discussing 3-Dimensional Molecules In Chem Class Students in Ms. Milne's class work in groups to discuss the 3-dimensional structures of organic molecules. Organic molecules are usually composed of carbon atoms in rings or long chains, to which other atoms of elements like hydrogen, oxygen, and nitrogen are attached.
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ConVal Drama presents “The Spitfire Grill” on Thursday, November 9th at 7 pm, Friday, November 10th at 7 pm, Saturday, November 11th at 7 pm and Sunday, November 12th at 2 pm in the Lucy Hurlin Theatre at ConVal High School, Peterborough. Tickets are available online at http://our.show/spitfiregrill or at the door for $10 for adults and $5 for students and seniors.
A life-sized mummy greets visitors at the entrance. A rotating display projects eerily distorted, multicolored images of skulls, spiders, and ghosts against the ceiling. There are carved pumpkins on a round table in front of the U-shaped computer alcove. Two paper bats flutter near the ceiling above the checkout counter. Clearly, the spirit of Halloween is present in the ConVal Library and Learning Commons.
Networking classes in ConVal’s Region 14 Applied Technology Center begin with the fundamentals. Students learn how to successfully disassemble and reassemble personal computers while identifying the function and operation of individual components such as disk drives, video controllers, power supplies, and motherboards.
Identifying exactly which hardware component is failing is the first step towards successful problem-solving.
The nuclear power plant accidents in Chernobyl, Ukraine (1986) and Fukushima, Japan (2011) provide the real-world context for the robotics work that is currently undertaken by students at ConVal High School.
The assignment is to build a robot that can pick up radioactive debris from a nuclear power plant explosion. The robot is joystick-controlled,
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“I was totally surprised when I saw my teammates, parents, coaches, and [Athletic Director] Mark Swasey in the room,” said Lily Sheridan, as she described the beginning of the signing ceremony for her athletic scholarship with Central Connecticut State University. Sheridan was recruited by CCSU to play on the Blue Devils lacrosse team in the fall of 2018.
Dalton Coyne scored the first goal and Dylan Coyne scored the insurance goal early in the 4th period. Andres Tourgee played an outstanding game in goal, with many excellent saves.
The team as a whole played their best defensive game of the year, shutting out a very physical Blue Hawks Unified Soccer team.
Four bulletin boards filled with ConVal High School student work are currently on display at the SAU office.
These images were created by current and past students enrolled in the Region 14 Applied Technology photo and video program.
The student work will be shown through the entire month of November.
Sophomore Jadyn Vaidya has been selected as one of just 14 students nationwide to take part in the final round of the International German Olympiad.
Jadyn will be traveling to Illinois to participate in the national final round which will be held at the Goethe Institut in Chicago on December 1 and 2. The 14 national finalists will compete to solve tasks in the style of an “Olympic pentathlon” that tests listening skills,
1:1 Chromebook And Blended Learning At ConVal High School
In an effort to further enhance academic programs currently offered in the ConVal School District, the School Board approved, in February of 2016, the purchase of Chromebook laptop computers for the middle and high schools.
The first phase of establishing 1:1 (1 laptop computer for every 1 student) learning environments will be introduced this fall. Freshman and sophomore students will be issued an HP Chromebook x360 11 Education Edition, starting in October 2017. Detailed information about the program will be made available during parent and student orientations.
Parents/Guardians have the option of paying an annual $25 Chromebook fee. If parents/guardians choose to pay this fee for the 2017-2018 school year, repairable damage to the Chromebook will be 100% covered. Additionally, if the Chromebook needs to be replaced due to damage or loss, parents/guardians of high school students will be charged only $100 for replacement and parents/guardians of middle school students will be charged only $75 for replacement
Parents interested in paying the optional Chromebook fee of $25 need to do so prior to October 16th. Payments should be made electronically at K12PaymentCenter. If unable to make an electronic payment and need to make a payment using an alternate method, please contact Mindy Ryan, ConVal School District’s Business Administrator, by phone 603-924-3336 ext. 2029 or by email email@example.com.