Featured image of article: Frau Hodgdon Recipient Of Outstanding German Educator Award

Superintendent Kimberly Rizzo Saunders and Principal Heather McKillop are pleased to share that a ConVal Regional High School teacher will be recognized for outstanding contributions to the teaching and learning of German.

Cindi Hodgdon will receive the Outstanding German Educator Award, the highest honor given by the American Association of Teachers of German,

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Featured image of article: MacDowell Fellow Speaks To Aesthetics and Ideas Class

Students in the Aesthetics and Ideas class, which is co-taught by Jason Lambert and Ben Putnam, welcomed a guest speaker from the MacDowell artist’s residency program on Thursday.

Chana Porter is an emerging playwright, speculative novelist, and education activist. According to the New York Times, Porter “uses incongruity and exaggeration to suggest some midnight-dark truths about human life and endeavor.” 

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Featured image of article: AP Language Students Present Their Name-Drop Astonishments

Mrs. Cooper’s AP Language students presented their Name-Drop assignments to their classmates this week.

Inspired by the advice of writer Annie Dillard, “You were made and set here to give voice to this, your own astonishment,” each student explored the works of a particular, famous creative person to determine that artist’s astonishment.

This could be any recurring theme,

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Featured image of article: Assessment Of Freshman Pond Ecology By Biology Class

Over a two-day period, students in Mr. Stetzer’s Biology class conducted an assessment of Freshman Pond as part of their study of ecology and ecosystems.

The first day was devoted to a chemical analysis of the water quality. On the second day, students sampled for macroinvertebrates.

“In the end, we are comparing the tested elements of water quality — the chemical testing — with species richness,

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