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 Antrim Elementary School has been awarded an Artist in Residence grant for the 2015-2016 school year.  This award is made possible by appropriations from the Governor,State Legislature, and a National Endowment for the Arts grant to the New Hampshire State Council on the Arts.

Mark Ragonese, a multidisciplinary artist, will work with students and teachers in grades kindergarten through fourth to create a large wooden puzzle mural.

New staff members at the ConVal School District get to know each other at the annual New Hire Orientation on August 21, 2015.  ConVal welcomed 50 new staff members this year. Assistant Superintendent Kimberly Saunders and Human Resource Director spent the morning explaining policies and procedures to new teachers, paraprofessionals, and support staff.  After a lunch provided by the District’s food service provider Cafe Services,

ConVal Maintenance staff are having an old fashioned barn raising. Members of the ConVal Facilities team are building a storage barn for the Athletic Department.



The ConVal School Board has been engaged in developing a new five year plan to move the District forward.  The process of developing this plan included a District wide survey that was available online and by mail to residents of all nine towns.  Once the survey results were tabulated, the District held a series of forums for stakeholders to participate in.

October Friday
PD Day – Teachers/SSPs
October Friday
Voices of the (603)
7:00 pm
(From: CVHS)
October Monday
Columbus Day
October Tuesday
Explore: Wentworth Institute of Technology
9:45 am
(From: CVHS)
October Tuesday
Explore: University of New England
10:15 am
(From: CVHS)
October Tuesday
Budget & Property Committee Meeting @ SAU
6:30 pm

Points of Pride – October 6, 2015

Great Brook School

Mary Quintanilha, a GBS 6th grader, was a presenter at the 25th annual AUTCOM conference, put on jointly by the Developmental Disabilities Council and the UNH Institute on Disabilities. The event was held at the Radisson Hotel in Manchester. Mary was on a panel with three other students from around the country.

The entire Great Brook 8th grade summit-ted Mount Monadnock this past week as their team-building trip.
10 “bobcats” participated in the “Walk For Wellness” this past Saturday.

Cheryl Jessie and Erin Hoy put together a water station, manned by Great Brook students, for the Clarence Demar marathon, which was run this Sunday in Keene.

Hancock Elementary School

On Monday, September 28th, Hancock Elementary School took a walking field trip to Norway Hill Orchard.  The students were treated to a lesson on how to pick apples then worked in groups to fill their bags.  Students are now using the apples to count, graph, read recipes, and cook.

Francestown Elementary School

FES students and families sponsored this month’s Community Super on Thursday evening last week. It was a great event with an incredible turnout. The students prepared different desserts to share with the community, such as crock pot apple crisp and dipped apples. Teachers and staff from the school also participated in the evening, helping to serve and eating with children and families and cleaning up. It was a great night to come together with the larger community.

Conval Regional High School

Principal Brian Pickering announced today that Daniel J. Frehner and Douglas A. White have been named Commended Students in the 2016 National Merit Scholarship Program. A Letter of Commendation from the school and National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC), which conducts the program, was presented by Mr. Pickering to these scholastically talented students. Commended Students placed among the top five percent of more than 1.5 million students who entered the 2016 competition by taking the 2014 Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT).

  • Daniel is the son of Carter Judkins of Peterborough and Paul Frehner of Hancock.
  • Douglas is the son of Darrell and Donna White of Dublin.

Emma Canty-Carrel, CVHS student, was also recently recognized by The National Academy of Future Scientists and Technologists for an Award of Excellence for outstanding academic performance, leadership potential, and dedication to serving humanity through science, technology, engineering, or mathematics.

Greg Morris, CVHS Math Teacher, was recently recognized by Stanford University for exceptional teaching citing his dedication as an educator and a mentor has contributed to the future of his students and his community.