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November 30, 2015

(ConVal Regional High School)
  • Drama Club T-Shirts are in! Please see Ms. Moore to get your shirt.
  • Do you have a great story to share? The Fill the Void project is looking for student storytellers for their Black Fly Story Hour!
  • Are you turning 18 this month? Remember, all men must register with Selective Service when they turn 18.

Thanksgiving Reading Adventures

(ConVal Regional High School)

There is more to Thanksgiving than turkey and football games. For the die-hard bibliophiles among our students, the ConVal Library offers new books for readers of all interests and tastes. The Thanksgiving harvest of new books includes such titles as Fans of the Impossible Life, The Boys in the Boat, The Soul of an Octopus,

ConVal Interact Food Drive Concludes

(ConVal Regional High School)
ConVal Interact, the ConVal junior chapter of Rotary International, hosted a food drive to support local area food banks ahead of the busy Thanksgiving holiday. TASC homerooms competed to see who can contribute the most donations. Donations of non-perishable food items addressed the need for holiday foods. Boxes and cans of traditional holiday side dishes were especially welcome.

Upcoming Events

December Tuesday
TASC Talk with Jeremy Dean
10:15 am
(From: CVHS)
December Tuesday
Policy Committee Meeting @ SAU
6:00 pm
December Tuesday
School Board Mtg. @ SAU
7:00 pm
December Wednesday
5th Gr. Field Trip Colonial Theater
8:45 am
(From: SMS)
December Wednesday
Explore – Careers at Robin Hill Farm
10:15 am
(From: CVHS)
December Wednesday
Budget & Property Committee Mtg. @ SAU
6:30 pm

Points of Pride – November 17, 2015


GES Girls On The Run successfully completed a 5K Celebration Run in Concord on Sunday, along with 1,300 other NH girls and their families.  It was a beautiful, sunny day and the girls did an amazing job running all 3.1 miles!  It was a great season with the girls and we are looking forward to next year already! 


Hancock teachers continue to challenge their students in all subjects.  Last week the third grade class performed a play and puppet show based on a story that they read.  First and second graders developed self- talk statements to help them work through difficult writing.  Fourth graders created Abenaki wigwams and kindergarten students learned how to read words using onset and rhyme.


The High School Theater Program just finished another very successful play “Crazy for You.” A special thank-you to our cast and crew along with our staff leaders, Liz Moore, James Wickham and Krystal Morin.

Also thank-you to the Senior Class of 2016 for hosting the “The Harlem Rockets Comedy Basketball” game last Friday evening at CVHS. A large crowd consisting of students, parents and grandparents from throughout the district had a night of laughs and entertainment which included one player on the Rockets who was introduced as the tallest player in the world at 7’8 1/2 inches! Also thanks to the many staff volunteers to help make it all happen.

Eric Bowman is the recipient of the New Hampshire State Organization Daughters of the American Revolution Outstanding Teacher of American History for 2015!

PURPOSE OF CONTEST: To recognize a notable, full-time teacher of American History (and related fields, such as social studies, government, and citizenship education) in public, private and parochial schools, grades 5–12.

ConVal celebrated a first round girl’s soccer victory at Souhegan 2-1.  Dan Spezzaferri a sophomore quarterback broke a school record by throwing for 464 yards in their last game of the season at Souhegan.

Boy’s soccer, Unified Soccer and Volleyball all made the playoffs this year.

Girl’s soccer Sylvie Holding (JR) was selected to second team All-State and Teresa Morano (SR) was honorable mention.

Boy’s soccer Jordan Cooper was selected to Honorable Mention All-State as a Sophomore.

Football West Conference 1st team offense selected Chase Labelle (SR) and Liam Baldwin (JR).  1st team defense selected Dan Curran (So), Dylan Obuchowski (SR) and Brandon Carland (SR)


At PES, the first through fourth grade students have participated in “Pick Your Own Enrichment” last week and this week. Teachers, parent volunteers, and ConVal High School students from the Student Leadership Team and the Careers in Education program developed and facilitated a variety of enrichment activities such as STEM activities, Natural Studies, Dance, Music, Cooking Recipes, Wheeled Sports, Writing, Chess, Drama, Origami, Coding, Hockey, and Football. This is the first of many Pick Your Own Enrichment periods which have been scheduled throughout the year. Thanks to all of the teachers and volunteers for their ingenuity and flexibility.

Lynn Compton, PES Art and Music Teacher, was a guest speaker at the New Hampshire Arts in Education Conference on November 6. She was a part of a panel discussion, which was titled “A Space for Dialogue: Perspectives on the Art and Spirit of Leadership.” Lynn has been instrumental in leading the school in the development of a dynamic art/music program for multiple years. She shared her journey and leadership experiences with the attendees. 


Great Brook completed the NWEA test in one week.  Our 7th grade math students grew an average of 12 points, with 89% achieving their personal best.

Great Brook student leaders have initiated a new way to conduct spirit competitions that do not pit one grade against another grade.  Students from all grades are on three separate teams (our school colors of red, black, and white), and the students believe this will create a closer community of learners. 


The annual “Turkey Trot” was held last week.  All students participated and were awarded gift certificates for Shaw’s Turkeys donated by Shaw’s.

The SMS Robotics team placed first place for programming and robot design. They will compete in Nashua at the State’s Division on Dec. 5.

Grade 6, 7 and 8 students will be inducted into the Principal’s Club this week for earning High Honors this past term.

Guest Lecturer and local celebrity, Jim Grant, will speak to SMS parents on Thurs. Nov. 19th about raising children in this generation to have “Grit”


Each student at Antrim Elementary School belongs to an Eagle Group. Eagle Groups are cross class, cross grade groups of students. Eagle groups enable students to develop and deepen ongoing relationships, which foster a strong sense of community. Students belong to the same Eagle Groups throughout their AES experience, allowing them to assume leadership roles as they progress through the grades. Last week AES students met in their Eagle Groups to decorate a wreath for Antrim’s Festival of Trees. Each group read a winter themed book and then decorated their wreath with images and ideas inspired by the story. The Eagle Group wreaths will be on display at Antrim’s Tuttle Library starting on November 28th.


This week at FES, students will be participating in a number of enriching and engaging activities. Students in kindergarten, first and second grade went to the Capitol Theater in Concord to see a production of Click, Clack, Moo: Cows that Type. Thanks to our parent volunteers, all FES students have been learning about Beth Krommes during the November FACTS program. And, on Friday, we will have an all school PJ day, All School Meeting and our monthly community lunch. We have a lot to be thankful for at this time of year at FES.