ConVal Regional High School
Presentation On Homelessness In NH Lisa Rogers, the district's outreach worker for student homelessness, facilitated a discussion and presented a 20-minute video on the issue of student homelessness and the federal McKinney-Vento Act at a ConVal High School staff meeting in early December.
Students Are Rehearsing Holiday Concert With the ConVal High School Holiday Concert just two weeks away, students are rehearsing the program. The Holiday Concert will be held on December 19, 2017 in the ConVal Gymnasium. Please make sure to arrive early to get a good seat!
ConVal Receive Training In CPR ConVal staff gather in the ConVal Library Learning Commons to receive training in CPR. Course modules include reaction to seizures and choking, CPR procedures, and the proper use of Epi-Pens and automated external defibrillators (AEDs).
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.
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ConVal’s annual Winter Concert will be performed on December 19, 2017, starting at 6:30 pm in the gymnasium.
The students under the joint direction of Krystal Morin and Jim Wickham have prepared a festive program with diverse musical selections.
The following chorus ensembles will perform: Chamber Choir, The Clef Hangers (girls a cappella),
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.
Students in Greg Leonard’s Social Studies class are currently exploring the Industrial Revolution, its root in technological innovations, its economic impact, as well as its social and political effects.
As a way to combine online research skills with 21st century communication skills, students collaborated on the creation of a website devoted to the subject.
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,
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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,
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”
“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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.