Weekly Cougar News
ConVal High School Happenings - March 10, 2023
Message from Principal McKillop
Good Evening, Cougar Nation!
It was nice to welcome students and families to campus last night for our second semester open house. Teachers, school counselors, staff, and administrators were able to converse with many members of our community. We were grateful that a dozen parents were fingerprinted for future volunteer opportunities. ATC Director Jen Kiley led families on tours of our CTE facilities.
Today Senator Maggie Hassan visited the Region 14 Applied Technology Center to celebrate our CTE programs. Please see more below.
Please be sure to review the table of contents which include student achievements and activities.
The dodgeball tournament will begin soon and the concession stand will be open here on campus.
Have a wonderful weekend, and GO COUGARS!
Table of Contents
Upcoming Dates and Events
World Language Offers NH Seal of Biliteracy
Region 14 Applied Careers & Technical Education
School Counseling News
Crisis Text Line
Adult Diploma Program
Athletic, Co-Curricular and Club Updates
Dodgeball Tournament Invitation
ConVal Music Fundraiser
Open Mic Night, Park Theatre, Jaffrey
Monadnock Roller Derby Presents Punk Rock Skate Night, Great Brook School
Francestown Recreation Commission 1st Annual Science Fair
Upcoming Important Dates and Events
- March 14: NO SCHOOL: PD Day/Local Voting Day
- March 15: District Band Concert
- March 16: District Choral Concert
- March 17: Concert Snow Date
- March 20: Spring Sports Begin
- March 22: 11th Grade SAT
- March 23-25: NE Music Festival Association (NEMFA) Concert
- March 30-April 1: NH Music Educators Association (NHMEA) All State Concert
- March 31: End of Quarter 3
Robbins Three-Peats State Title, Wins Awards
Congratulations to ConVal senior Chris Robbins who was crowned state champion 2023 NHIAA Division III Championships after registering his 100th career win in the first match of the state tournament by pin. Chris came in first at the NH State Meet of Champions at Bedford High School on February 25, 2023. At the same event, he received the DiCenzo-Gavriel Award for Best Sportsmanship and won a scholarship as one of the top three student-athletes in the sport statewide. Robbins went on to compete on March 3-4 in the New England Championships at the Providence Career and Tech Academy in Providence, RI, where he placed third. Congratulations, Chris, on a stellar wrestling career at ConVal!
McCall Wins American Legion Oratorical Contest
ConVal senior Daniel McCall took first place in the District 2 American Legion Oratorical Contest in Milford. He prepared successful speeches on the “elastic clause” and on section 1 of the 14th Amendment. Additional preparations included the 6th Amendment, the 10th Amendment, and the 16th Amendment. Congratulations, Dan, and good luck at the state-level contest which will be held at St. Anselm College on March 11 in Manchester.
World Language Department Students of the Month
The World Language Department would like to announce and congratulate the February World Language Students of the Month — German: Jasmine Gagne, Owen Beaulieu; Spanish: Annabelle DeLisle. These students demonstrate the keys to being successful language learners by having a positive attitude and a willingness to take academic risks. They demonstrate perseverance and curiosity and have proven themselves to be successful collaborators. Congratulations!
Mr. Lambert and Mr. Putnam's Aesthetic and Ideas
Mrs. Tebbetts' 2D Studio Art
2D Studio Art's recent unit focused on Expressionist art. Expressionism, as an artistic movement, focused on the artist's ability to portray reality as they really see it and feel it. Students took photo references of anything that inspired them: a recent snowfall, a pocketful of change, CVHS' costume room, missing ceiling tiles, and Mrs. Tebbs' board. These photographic influences were turned into Expressionist art pieces painted in acrylic.
World Language Offers NH Seal of Biliteracy
ConVal High School is proud to offer the New Hampshire Seal of Biliteracy. This is an award earned by students who show proficiency at an intermediate high level in English and another language. Students who demonstrate proficiency in reading, writing, speaking, and listening receive a Diploma Seal, honors cords, and acknowledgment at the Senior Awards ceremony.
The NH Seal of Biliteracy marks the state’s commitment to inclusive academic excellence and equity, while building upon the rich linguistic and cultural assets of the people in the communities across the state. The award emphasizes the importance of multilingualism in a global society. Students who have earned the NH Seal of Biliteracy show they have 21st-century skills, are college and career ready, can bridge cultural divides, and will have a competitive edge in local and global economic markets.
Spring marks the season of preparation for the Seal. If you know a senior who would like to test for the Seal of Biliteracy, please contact Cindi Hodgdon at email@example.com.
Region 14 Applied Technology Center
To access the information about the CTE programs at the Region 14 Applied Technology Center, please click this link.
Students in Manufacturing II learned how to use the lathe to turn pieces of maple into vases. Students learned carving techniques and were then free to use their creative license to create custom pieces.
Senator Maggie Hassan visited the Region 14 Applied Technology Center on Friday in celebration of Career and Technical Education (CTE) Month. Hassan visited all program areas: digital photography, elementary education, business, manufacturing, and engineering.
ConVal High School Counseling
Course Selection Process For 2023-2024
Course selection for the 2023-24 school year is well under way! Students entered their course selections in PowerSchool this week, and school counselors will have follow-up meetings with students over the next several weeks. For other school counseling news, please follow this link: March 2023 School Counseling Newsletter.
In a crisis? Text HOME to 741741
You can also reach out by typing @CrisisTextLine on Facebook Messenger.
The service is here for any type of crisis and is available 24/7 for high-quality, text-based mental health support.
A live, trained Crisis Counselor receives the text and responds, all from a secure online platform.
Reach out to get the help you need.
Adult Diploma Program
Adult Diploma Program Offers Night Classes
ConVal High School’s Adult Diploma Program (ADP) will be offering night classes this spring to currently enrolled ConVal students and adults in the community who have not completed their high school diploma or are looking for their HiSET (formerly known as GED) certificate.
All night classes will run Monday, March 13, through Monday, May 5, 2023. Classes will meet every Monday night, excluding holidays and the Monday of ConVal’s April Break (April 24th). Classes will meet at ConVal High School, located at 184 Hancock Road in Peterborough, NH.
The following classes will run this spring:
- Math (4-6 pm): Students/adults looking for credits across all levels of Algebra, support for their daily math class, support in SAT prep, or math practice and skill development may enroll
- English (5-7 pm): Students/adults looking for credits in English 9, 10, 11 or an English elective may enroll
- Social Studies (6-8 pm): Students/adults looking for credits in US History, American Government and Economics, or Global Studies may enroll
- HiSET Tutoring (5-7 pm): Students/adults looking to be eligible to take the Official HiSET Test may enroll
Students or adults seeking credits for more than one class may enroll in multiple courses despite the courses taking place on the same night. Students and adults are required to attend every Monday as well as complete work throughout the week.
If you or someone you know might be interested in taking night classes at ConVal this spring please fill out the Adult Diploma Program Night Classes Google Form. Filling out this form is essential for this program to run. For access to the form or to find more information on the requirements of the Adult Diploma Program, please visit: https://cvhs.convalsd.net/school-counseling/adult-diploma/.
If you have any questions about the program or would like to receive an ADP Night Class Application for enrollment, please contact Adult Diploma Director Tyler Mudrick at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Athletic and Co-Curricular Updates
Upcoming in Athletics and Co-curriculars:
Big News: Morgan Bemont and Joe Gutwein were both named to the Basketball All-State teams this week. Morgan received second team honors with the most votes for all second team recipients and Joe received first team honors naming him one of the top six players in division II. Congratulations to both Joe and Morgan who by the way are three sport varsity athletes and will be busy on the baseball and softball diamond this spring.
Big News: Chris Robbins competed in the New England meet of champions last weekend where Chris finished third in his weight class. Chris is the prime example of a student athlete. Chris is not only the best wrestler in the state of New Hampshire and third best in New England but is also a top student and the recipient of the sportsmanship award. For all young athletes, Chris is the prime example of what it means to be a leader in and out of the sports arena. Congratulations Chris!
Big News: ConVal Spirit competed in the winter competition preliminary round this past Sunday at Pinkerton Academy. Although the team did not qualify as one of the top five teams in the division to move onto the finals they made ConVal Nation proud with a tremendous performance full of energy and spirit. Congratulations to our Spirit team for all their accomplishments this season!!!
Big News:This next Tuesday, Laura Phillips, Nathan Klonel, and Kermit Pope will be representing ConVal Nation in the meet of champions for Nordic Skiing at Proctor Academy. We are very proud of our Nordic Skiers who have done a tremendous job this year. Best of luck!!
Spring Sport Registration is Open: Spring sport registration is open. You can access familyID on our school website under athletics.
The season will start on March 20th so get your registration in and make sure the athletics department has an up to date physical and impact test.
Looking for Substitutes, Paraprofessionals
The ConVal School District is looking for substitute teachers and paraprofessionals.
The qualifications for employment as a substitute teacher or paraprofessional are as follows:
- Teaching experience not required
- Ability to work well with children and adults
- High school diploma or GED required
- At least 21 years of age
An appropriate certification or permission is required for long-term sub assignments.
To apply, please follow this link to the District’s online application system.
ConVal Regional High School
Location: 184 Hancock Road, Peterborough, NH 03458 (map)
Phone: (603) 924-3869