November 3, 2023
Good Afternoon Parents/Guardians,
So today marks the official end of the first quarter! It also means that next week marks changing in student specials, the beginning of basketball season (still looking for a boys basketball coach, please reach out if you can or know someone who would be interested!), and only three days of school for students next week.
Please see below a few important announcements, particularly one from the school board regarding a meeting detailing the work that has been done by Prismatic Services regarding potential consolidation of the school district.
Also don't miss out on a few of the fun photos that are captured below. This week there is a bit of a random sort from a variety of events from the past few weeks. A little bit of a catch up with some pictures that didn't make it in during the week of the events themselves, but certainly worthy of viewing.
Have a great weekend!
Adam Caragher, Principal ~ GBS
AM Drop Off Traffic Pattern
We have begun to have a number of drop offs occurring while not following the normal AM traffic pattern. Please follow the guidelines prescribed below.
Fall Athletic Uniforms
Quick reminder to return fall athletic uniforms, if you have not done so already!
Message from 8th grade team.
Message from the Conval School Board
There are multiple ways to run a project the size and importance of Consolidation/Reconfiguration.
The typical way is to lay out all activities, assign responsibilities and target dates up-front. Another way is more iterative (assigning target dates and responsibilities as the project moves along). For many reasons, we (Prismatic and Conval) decided in the beginning of this project to use the iterative approach. These two approaches have the same goals and objectives and will accomplish the same end.
It is now time to lay-out the activities done, in-progress and to be done with the assigned delivery dates. The best venue for this is the bi-weekly school board meeting. It is open to the public, supports on-line viewing and there is no practical limit to the number of on-line attendees. Of course you can also attend in person if you so choose.
During this meeting we will be presenting the activities that have already taken place, the ones in progress and the upcoming ones with dates. At a higher level we will be presenting the goals of the project, its phases and schedule.
Please take the time to attend either in person at the SAU Board room or on-line. The logistics are as follows: Date November 7, time 7:00 PM on line access address
https://www.youtube.com/@ConValEvents , select "2023 November School board meeting" and you will be on-line. If you plan on attending in-person just show up and grab a seat.
To note: this is a recorded meeting so if you can;'t attend at the scheduled time or date you can click on the above on-line access address at any time subsequent to the live meeting that is convenient for you.
Remember this is an official school board meeting so there is no discussion between the board and public either in-house or on-line.
We are, as always, open and transparent and sincerely want community involvement. Be involved.
ConVal School Board
Around the Bobcat World
Students in Mrs. Cullinan's Game and Gaming class are testing games that were made by their classmates.
The Great 1st Quarter FACS Cake and Cookie Wars
Students in Mrs. Denslow's FACS classes participated in the Cake and Cookie Wars in which students prepared a delicious desert. Their cake or cookies are then judged on a number of criteria by professional dessert consumers.
Watching music videos that students made during their media production class.
Advisory tea party.
8th grade students working on a body systems project.
From the past...
As many of you are aware, the School Board has contracted an organization related to the potential consolidation and reconfiguration of the ConVal School District. Here is the link to the School Board homepage that has more information to share.