Moments of Pride

MVHS newsletter vol. 2

The Merrimack Valley story is a collection of "Pride"ful moments that grow to shape our identity as a school. The MVHS communications team is proud to expand the ways we share these moments with our community! Please enjoy volume 2 of our newsletter and look for the next one in two weeks!

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American Systems Honors Opportunity

Students involved in the American Systems honors option participated in the Civics603 program. In class, the students learned about the Supreme Court case TLO v New Jersey. Then the students reenacted the case, playing the roles of the lawyers involved. They were honored to have New Hampshire Chief Justice Robert J. Lynn join them, playing the role of the judge. He also questioned students in their arguments. When the case was over, Chief Justice Robert J. Lynn shared details about his job with the group. Justice Lynn complimented the MV students on their critical thinking skills and ability to understand the court process.

Journalism

Superintendent MacLean inspired teachers at the beginning of the school year to take risks and try new things. Mrs. Kingsbury and her students are certainly taking risks in Journalism, as they apply their learnings to their most recent project, the MV Minute - The Merrimack Valley High School news cast. Still in its infancy, the MV Minute is sure to grow, and our future journalists are so excited they have initiated an MV Minute Club, open to any student, that meets Monday after school from 2:45-3:30. Click the picture above to go to the MV Minute YouTube channel.
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Greetings, from your new library staff, Mrs. Camidge and Mrs. Kenyon! We are super exited to have joined the amazing MVHS community. We have been busy working on some new ideas we have for the library space as well as our digital presence. Check out our instagram page @mvhslibrarymc
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Maker Space

Help Desk is a student group that works to support students as the school participates in the MVSD 1:1 initiative. By 2022, in this initiative, every Merrimack Valley High School student will receive a school-issued Chromebook to enhance their learning experience. Recently our help desk students have teamed up with Mrs. Camidge and Ms. Kenyon to build a maker space area in the library. We have a Raspberry Pi, for students to practice coding and some work with circuits. We have a lego robot that comes with challenges and Chromebooks available for coding activities with scratch. So far students have been encouraged to play and explore what is available to them. However, in the near future, we will start a series of challenges for students.
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Scholarships

Reminder to seniors- take advantage of the chance to defray the cost of college by applying for scholarships! Visit our scholarship page for info. Some highlights are: Zonta Young Women in Public Affairs- $1000.00, Red Sox Foundation- $1000.00, Destination College Speech Contest- $1000.00, Salisbury Historical Society- $1000.00, Alec White Memorial Scholarship -$1000.00, Jason Dickey Memorial Scholarship, $1500.00, and many more!

Breathe NH

Wellness classes recently hosted "Breath NH" to do presentations to students on the hazards of vaping. Topics such as the health impacts and dangers of vaping were covered, and students had a chance to ask questions and to see damaged lungs as compared to healthy lungs. Parents are encouraged to talk with your kids about this important topic, and please reach out to your child's counselor with questions or concerns.
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We are still looking to expand the ways we communicate our good news. In the last newsletter we asked which social media platform you used. 62% of students said Instagram, 65% of adults said Facebook. If you still want to vote, please click here.