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(Great Brook School)

The first day of school is August 30th.  See you then!

New Hires to Help SAU#1 Move Forward on Strategic Plan for District Schools

Peterborough – Reflecting the school district’s mission that each and every student leaves the ConVal system prepared for responsible citizenship, life-long learning, and productive employment, Superintendent Kimberly Saunders proudly announces two key additions to the SAU#1 leadership team for 2016-17 school year.

Band Camp For Marching Band Starts Monday

(ConVal Regional High School)

The ConVal High School Band introduces a new course section for this school year, “Marching Band.”

The class begins this upcoming Monday, August 15th. Students will be learning the drill and music to a funky show that includes “Superstition,” “Fire,” and “Uptown Funk.”

Please contact Mr. Wickham at with questions and to enroll.

New Student Day August 29, 2016

(ConVal Regional High School)

In what has become a ConVal tradition, incoming students are welcomed to ConVal Regional High School with a red carpet treatment and applause by their upperclassmen.

This year, New Student Day will be Monday, August 29, starting at 8:00am. There will be a special bus schedule in effect; please click here for details.

Upcoming Events

August Wednesday
Professional Development Day – All Staff
August Saturday
School Board Retreat
9:00 am
August Monday
New Student Day
(From: CVHS)
August Monday
Teacher/SSPs Classroom Prep
August Monday
5th Grade Orientation
10:00 am
(From: SMS)
August Monday
Education Committee Mtg. @ SAU
5:30 pm

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.