Featured image of article: Riley Speaks On Youth Mental Health First Aid

The Peterborough Rotary Club hosted ConVal Special Education Teacher Deb Riley at the meeting on Monday, August 21. Riley shared an update with the Club about the Youth Mental Health First Aid regional initiative made available by the Monadnock System of Care. Riley is pictured with Peterborough Rotary Club President Steve Kim.

The Monadnock Region System of Care Project is a regional initiative focused on improving the emotional and behavioral health needs of children/youth and their families funded by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration.
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Featured image of article: Hodgdon Attends “Deutsche Woche” (German Week)

At the beginning of August, ConVal’s Cindi Hodgdon took advantage of a professional development opportunity and participated in “Deutsche Woche,” a week-long immersion conference for teachers of German from around the nation. Hodgdon was a discussion leader on the topic of “Backward Design and Integrated Performance Assessments in a Standards-Based German Curriculum.”

The topics that are being discussed at Deutsche Woche are always geared towards immediate classroom use,

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Featured image of article: Summer Academy Offers Jewelry Making and Metalsmithing

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,

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Featured image of article: End-Of-Year Exam Schedule

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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Featured image of article: Bowman Delivers Memorable Address To Seniors

At the Commencement Exercises on June 17, Social Studies teacher Eric Bowman delivered an Address to Seniors entitled “What Matters?”.

Bowman, who was selected by the graduating students to be their faculty speaker, encouraged students to do away with cynicism and detachment in interpersonal relations and to rediscover their potential for caring: “I think we have learned how not to care,

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