Featured image of article: Chief Walker Recognized For Dedication To Student Success

Peterborough Fire Chief Ed Walker was recognized as a New Hampshire Scholars Champion during a breakfast ceremony at the Manchester Country Club on December 6, 2017.

The “Breakfast of Champions: Celebrating School Business Partnership” event was sponsored by the New Hampshire Department of Education, Unitil, BAE Systems, and NH Learning Initiative. It brought together businesses,

Read More: Chief Walker Recognized For Dedication To Student Success

Featured image of article: Students Prepare For Foreign Language Poetry Recitation Contest

Students in the classes of Frau Concannon and Frau Hodgdon delivered their recitations of German poetry before an audience of peers and volunteer judges.

Students had to remember a range of preselected pieces of poetry in German Levels 1-4, from short 8-line poems for young German audiences all the way to the difficult opening soliloquy spoken by Faust in Johann Wolfgang von Goethe’s Faust: Der Tragödie erster Teil.

Read More: Students Prepare For Foreign Language Poetry Recitation Contest

Featured image of article: ConVal Trio “Kussecht” Wins Boston Hip Hop Battle

Congratulations to ConVal’s German rap trio “Kussecht” who won first place at the Goethe Institute Boston Hip-Hop Battle!

On November 30th, ConVal High School sent two teams to compete at the Boston Hip-Hop Battle against teams from all over New England. Students studied German hip hop in class and then created original raps in German on the topic of “ich”

Read More: ConVal Trio “Kussecht” Wins Boston Hip Hop Battle

Featured image of article: ConVal Staff Get Certified In CPR, AED, And First Aid

Last Tuesday afternoon, several ConVal staff members attended the classroom portion of a blended learning class in cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR), use of an automated external defibrillator (AED), and general First Aid, offered by the Red Cross.

After completing a 2 1/2 hr online portion on their own, the members of the certification cohort met with ConVal High School nurses Judi Bernardi and Gretchen Shippee for additional,

Read More: ConVal Staff Get Certified In CPR, AED, And First Aid

Featured image of article: Library Learning Commons A Focus Topic At CMTC 2017

Transitioning a traditional school library program and services to a library learning commons model is supported by the ConVal School District. Research indicates that the development of flexible learning environments, designed to provide interactive and collaborative opportunities and experiences, is essential to address the contemporary needs of school communities.

This was the focus of a pre-conference workshop at the Christa McAuliffe Technology Conference (CMTC) in Manchester on November 27.

Read More: Library Learning Commons A Focus Topic At CMTC 2017

Featured image of article: Mixing It Up In Chemistry, Breakout Style

Moira Milne’s Honors Chemistry class recently completed a set of timed tasks in the ConVal Library Learning Commons which was organized by librarian Rachael Bowman and Ashley Jones in the form of a breakout activity.

Students were grouped into cooperative teams of 3 to 4 each and then competed against each other and against the clock to solve questions involving research,

Read More: Mixing It Up In Chemistry, Breakout Style