Contoocook Valley Regional School District
"Summer Adventures" Teaches Multimedia Skills In the middle school "Summer Adventures" program, students learned multimedia skills. Six-day students learned how to create a movie trailer through storyboarding, filming and editing. Three-day students made animated gifs and learned how to manipulate images with GIMP.
Health and Wellness Curriculum Mapping Heidi Barb (GBS), Tania Grady (SMS), Paul Landau, Judy Heddy, and Tim Conway (CVHS) meet for some curriculum mapping discussions. The focus of the work is the vertical alignment of the health and wellness curriculum between the middle schools and the high school.
ConVal Teachers Attend Competency Workshop Ms. Young, Ms. Lashua, Mr. Kennedy, Mr. Fletcher, and Ms. Heddy attended the Competency Design Studio in Nashua this past week. The workshop was designed to gain an understanding of why competency-based learning improves student achievement and how to implement it.
Workshop on Blended and Digital Learning Members from the SAU, ConVal High School, Great Brook School, and South Meadow School participated in a three-day conference on blended and digital learning. The workshop was held in Natick, MA.
Infrastructure Summer Work Outside of South Meadow School, workers are Installing conduit for fiber connectivity to support a high-speed wide area network (WAN) for ConVal Schools.
Science Teachers Meet For Curriculum Work Science teachers from various grade levels — elementary, middle, and high school — meet to discuss science standards and how they are integrated into their curriculum maps. Vertical mapping ensures a viable and guaranteed curriculum for all stundents in the district.
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The summer food service program is offering free breakfast and free lunch to ALL children 18 and younger. Please see the attached fliers for food services being served:
The first day of School is Thursday, 8/31. Students may arrive beginning at 8:25am. Attendance will be taken at 8:40am. Immediately following the start of school the PTO will be hosting a BOO HOO Breakfast. Parents are invited to attend the breakfast for friendly conversation with the PTO. Breakfast will be in the school cafeteria.
At the beginning of August, ConVal’s Cindi Hodgdon took advantage of a professional development opportunity and participated in “Deutsche Woche,” a week-long immersion conference for teachers of German from around the nation. Hodgdon was a discussion leader on the topic of “Backward Design and Integrated Performance Assessments in a Standards-Based German Curriculum.”
The topics that are being discussed at Deutsche Woche are always geared towards immediate classroom use,
Get Ready for the 2017 ConVal Summer Academy!
Registration is now open for the 2017 Summer Academy at ConVal Regional High School.
The Academy is a great way to extend student learning through the summer to prevent the usual “summer slide,” the traditional loss of academic skills and knowledge over the course of the summer holidays.
In addition to recovery courses, the ConVal Summer Academy offers business courses, art instruction in ceramics, metalsmithing and jewelry making, an examination of dystopian fiction on climate change, and the “backstage to onstage” production of “Singing in the Rain, Jr.”