Contoocook Valley Regional School District
MacDowell Artists Work With Students During TASC Poet Amanda Galvan Huynh and writer Greg Marshall lead student writing activities during TASC. The colonists also discussed their own writing process and answered questions about writing as a profession. The visit was part of the MacDowell in the Schools Program.
Elementary School Principals Meet Before the start of their school day, the principals of the ConVal elementary schools met with Assistant Superintendent Dr. Ann Forrest to discuss progress towards their school goals.
"Hope for Gus" Basketball Tournament The ConVal and Souhegan basketball teams met on Saturday for the annual "Hope for Gus" tournament. Gus Dreher, a Peterborough middle-schooler, has lived with Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy since the age of 4; during the games, donations were raised for the Fund for Gus.
Recess Fun! Students at Hancock Elementary School enjoy recess in the snow.
Montgomery Visits Peterborough Elementary School Sy Montgomery is a naturalist and author who writes for children as well as adults. She has written more than 20 books, including _The Soul of an Octopus_, which was a finalist for the 2015 National Book Award for Nonfiction and became a New York Times Bestseller.
Snowshoeing Sundial At Dublin Consolidated School Students at Dublin Consolidated School form a sundial as they rest after some snowshoeing.
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Every March, all voters in the district are provided with the opportunity to vote on the budget for the following school year.
In addition, there are some items that frequently appear and require voter approval, including acceptance of the auditor reports, appropriation of funds for the various district trust funds, and School Board member salaries.
Students in Ms. Gagnon’s Psychology class recently created Augmented Reality (AR) files to present connections related to famous psychologists.
The blended learning assignment, “Connections throughout the history of psychology,” asked students to research a psychological theorist of their choice. Students then used their findings to create 3-minute videos. The videos reviewed key facts about the psychologists,
The New Hampshire Dance Institute Residency Program presents “Wonder-filled”, a celebration of the many wonders of the world! Students reach, stomp, jump, turn, and leap across the stage as upbeat, lively songs help bring the joy of dance to more than 2500 students throughout the school year across the Monadnock Region. The Residency Program transforms everyday students into NHDI dancers with an all-school finale that encourages everyone to celebrate being “full of wonder”!
1:1 Chromebooks And Blended Learning At ConVal
In an effort to further enhance academic programs currently offered in the ConVal School District, the School Board approved, in February of 2016, the purchase of Chromebook laptop computers for the middle and high schools.
The first phase of establishing 1:1 (1 laptop computer for every 1 student) learning environments will be introduced this fall. Starting in October 2017, 7th and 8th grade students will be issued an HP G5 11 Education Edition Chromebook, freshman and sophomore students an HP Chromebook x360 Education Edition. Detailed information about the program will be made available during parent and student orientations.
Parents/Guardians have the option of paying an annual $25 Chromebook fee. If parents/guardians choose to pay this fee for the 2017-2018 school year, repairable damage to the Chromebook will be 100% covered. Additionally, if the Chromebook needs to be replaced due to damage or loss, parents/guardians of high school students will be charged only $100 for replacement and parents/guardians of middle school students will be charged only $75 for replacement
Parents interested in paying the optional Chromebook fee of $25 need to do so prior to October 16th. Payments should be made electronically at K12PaymentCenter. If unable to make an electronic payment and need to make a payment using an alternate method, please contact Mindy Ryan, ConVal School District’s Business Administrator, by phone 603-924-3336 ext. 2029 or by email firstname.lastname@example.org.