Featured image of article: SRI Collaborative Focuses On Reflective Practice

Fourteen ConVal educators recently invested four days in learning and practicing the knowledge, skills, and dispositions for engaging in conversations about teaching and learning.

Working with QED Foundation consultants Kari Thierer and Kim Carter, teachers and leaders each received and provided constructive feedback on their own teaching and learning practices.

They brought intention,

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Featured image of article: ConVal High School Welcomes New Students August 27

New Student Day will be held at ConVal Regional High School on Tuesday, August 27, 2019, starting at 8:00 am.

August 27, 2019 is a day set aside just for all students who are new to ConVal — freshmen and all upperclass students transferring from other school districts. 

New students are invited to come and spend the day with fellow students and faculty and become familiar with ConVal High School.

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Featured image of article: NCC To Offer Course In Early Childhood Education And Nutrition

Nashua Community College will offer a course in early childhood education and nutrition at ConVal High School, starting August 26.

 The course will provide an in-depth study of the planning for and evaluation of safe, healthy, nutritional early childhood environments.  It reviews the relevant policies, regulations and quality guidelines that support healthy, safe environments for the young child,

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Featured image of article: Summer Food Service Program July-August

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Summer Food Service Program (SFSP), also known as the Summer Meals Program, provides kids and teens with free meals when school is out.

The program was established to ensure that children continue to receive nutritious meals when school is not in session. In 2018, the SFSP provided more than 1.5 million nutritious meals and snacks to children nationwide.

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Featured image of article: ACLT Retreat Sets Action Items For New School Year

The district-wide Administrative Council Leadership Team (ACLT) met for an extended retreat that focused on instructional leadership. The meeting took place in the ConVal High School Library Learning Commons.

Part of the larger group was the ConVal High School administrative team which consists of Principal Michelle Voto, Dean of Students Steve Bartsch, Director of School Counseling Kim Chandler,

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Featured image of article: Summer Academy Offers Comedy Workshop

Humor can be studied in earnest, especially when analyzed in such terms as incongruity, surprise, revelation, repetition, inversion, superiority, or exaggeration. Jason Lambert’s Summer Academy enrichment course “Comedy Workshop” examines the art and science of comedy, both in live performance and across broadcast media.

Today’s lesson was devoted to improv comedy, in which all of what is performed is created spontaneously by the performers,

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Featured image of article: Summer Academy Offers Jewelry Making Workshop

The ConVal Summer Academy offers a unique course — 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: ConVal Hosts NGSX Science Workshop

On July 11th and 12th, ConVal hosted a professional development workshop dedicated to science instruction, from the elementary level through high school. Sixteen teachers participated and all grade levels were represented.

NGSX is an innovative PD environment which demonstrates different learning pathways. Pathways involve face-to-face work in a study group and a multi-faceted web-based environment that supports the use of high leverage tools,

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