Contoocook Valley Regional School District
8th Grade Orientation Night At ConVal High School Principal Brian Pickering (center) welcomed 8th grade students and parents to ConVal High School. Audience members then explored tables around the gym which were devoted to academic departments, athletic programs, and ConVal's more than 30 co-curricular opportunities.
PES Students Explore Google Expedition Students in Mrs. Iwanowicz's fourth grade class get to explore the Great Pyramid of Giza in Egypt as part of a 360-degree virtual reality tour that uses Google Expeditions. Other destinations included the Antarctic ice shelf and the South Pole.
WMUR Films ConVal Students At Harris Center A WMUR camera team films students on a field trip to the Harris Center for Conservation Education as they inspect the outside of the building for potential signs of heat loss. The field trip included student hands-on experiences with different home energy audit tools.
Great Brook Band and ConVal Band Perform Together Members of the Great Brook Middle School Band and ConVal High School Band perform together the two closing numbers of the Great Brook Spring Concert. The concert highlighted outstanding student musicianship and vocal talents.
Curriculum Council Meets Members of the Curriculum Council meet at the SAU to talk about the current state of the district-wide mapping initiative and what steps need to be taken to move forward. The initial roll-out of maps to the public is planned for August of this year.
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Dear ConVal Community:
It is with great excitement that we announce the hiring of Kimberly Saunders as Superintendent of ConVal School District (SAU #1). Beginning in January 2016, in preparation for the Interim Superintendent role, Ms. Saunders began to work on transition to her new role and began to assume the roles and responsibilities of the ConVal Superintendent.
Rehearsals are in full swing for the ConVal Drama Department’s upcoming performances of Disney’s Beauty and the Beast Jr. Tickets for all show dates are now available online; click here to reserve your seats in the Lucy Hurlin Theatre.
Disney’s Beauty and the Beast Jr. is a compelling story of transformation and tolerance.
One of the popular Summer Academy classes, Mr. Lambert’s Forensic Science course, created a number of realistic “accident” and “crime” scenes to test the knowledge that students had already acquired in the class.
This course is designed to be an introduction to forensic science techniques that are currently used in crime labs nationwide.
Points of Pride – June 21, 2016
South Meadow’s Baseball Team recently won the Tri County League baseball championship. The team went through the regular season undefeated with a 9-0 record. Congratulations to the SMS baseball team!
During a gala event on June 11 at the Downtown Radisson Hotel in Manchester, Social Studies teacher Eric Bowman and ConVal Principal Brian Pickering were recognized with EDies awards.
Eric Bowman was recognized as an individual who has mastered a body of knowledge in Social Studies and who has provided significant service to the field. Individuals receiving this award are a model to others for their dedication to students and peers.”
“Since 1997, Eric has taught social studies at ConVal Regional High School in Peterborough,” Decibus noted in her conferral speech. “In the summer, he also teaches global economics and government/politics, and serves as dorm faculty at Phillips Exeter Academy. Bowman is loved and respected by his students and colleagues alike. Congratulations, Eric, on a well-deserved award!”
The evening’s second award for a ConVal staff member, the New Hampshire Association of School Principals (NHASP) Charles A. Napoli Secondary School Principal of the Year Award, went to Brian Pickering.
According to the award criteria, “the individual selected for this award is one who works in a school in which a commitment to excellence is clearly evident, in which programs have been designed to meet the academic and socials needs of all students, and in which community ties with parents and local business have been firmly established.”
Peggy McAllister, Executive Director of the NHASP, who presented the award noted the transformative leadership that Pickering has been providing at ConVal Regional High School.
Renovation and HVAC work is underway at the SAU.