Contoocook Valley Regional School District
PES Students Explore Google Expedition Students in Mrs. Iwanowicz's fourth grade class get to explore the Great Pyramid of Giza in Egypt as part of a 360-degree virtual reality tour that uses Google Expeditions. Other destinations included the Antarctic ice shelf and the South Pole.
WMUR Films ConVal Students At Harris Center A WMUR camera team films students on a field trip to the Harris Center for Conservation Education as they inspect the outside of the building for potential signs of heat loss. The field trip included student hands-on experiences with different home energy audit tools.
Great Brook Band and ConVal Band Perform Together Members of the Great Brook Middle School Band and ConVal High School Band perform together the two closing numbers of the Great Brook Spring Concert. The concert highlighted outstanding student musicianship and vocal talents.
Curriculum Council Meets Members of the Curriculum Council meet at the SAU to talk about the current state of the district-wide mapping initiative and what steps need to be taken to move forward. The initial roll-out of maps to the public is planned for August of this year.
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- TASC Talk Monday, May 2 in the LHT: Rotary exchange program.
- Food drive May 2-9: Please bring donations (non-perishable food items) to the main office.
- Prom tickets are now on sale for $40; prom forms are available in the office if you intend to bring a non-ConVal student to the prom on May 21.
During the next two weeks (May 2-6 and May 9-13), the College Board Advanced Placement (AP) exams will be held at ConVal. We ask for your cooperation while the exams are being conducted.
The College Board is a mission-driven not-for-profit organization that connects students to college success and opportunity. The College Board membership association is made up of over 6,000 of the world’s leading educational institutions and is dedicated to promoting excellence and equity in education.
Over the recent April vacation, ten ConVal students visited Italy with Art teacher Ben Putnam and German teacher Cindi Hodgdon. They toured Rome, Florence, Fiesole and Sienna.
The goals of the trip were to teach students how doable it is to travel abroad, regardless of language abilities; how to navigate city streets, bus and train systems in unfamiliar cities as well as visiting some of the most famous ancient sites and art museums in the world.
Points of Pride – April 19, 2016
DCS held their annual Read a Thon the week of April 4th and extended this event to include a Shut off TV week beginning April 11th. Students worked very hard to increase their daily reading, and as a result of their hard work they racked up a whopping 61,404.5 minutes of reading!
On Friday, April 15th Hancock Elementary School hosted Melissa Stewart for author day. Melissa is a children’s writer who has written a number of National Geographic Science readers. She spent the day teaching children how she was inspired to become an author, how she does her research for the books she has written, and explained how her books are made. During a second session, 3rd and 4th graders worked with Melissa to find their writing voice.
The ConVal High School Baseball Teams raised and donated $500.00 for the SMS Food Pantry. The SMS Food Pantry serves families of students in the nine towns served by the district.
Social Studies Department Chair Nancy Gagnon was chosen as the 2016 recipient of the Distinguished Teaching Award K-12 from the National Council for Geographic Education (NCGE). The award honors those who have made extraordinary contributions to the teaching and learning of geography in the classroom. Gagnon will be formally recognized by the NCGE community at an awards ceremony in Tampa, Florida, in July.
Yearbook photographer Hannah Henderson was awarded first honorable mention in the portrait category in the 2016 Jostens Photo Contest. Less than 1% of the over 8,000 photo submissions were considered for recognition by Jostens. Henderson’s photo “Caught in the Moment” is used to frame the senior section of 2016 ConVal yearbook. This is the first time that ConVal’s yearbook photography has received an award from Jostens.