Weekly Cougar News
ConVal High School Happenings - September 16, 2022
Message from Principal McKillop
Good Afternoon, Cougar Nation!
It was nice to have our first full five-day week together in school. We celebrated a spirited ConVal Games to kick off the Homecoming today. Students participated in numerous offerings and the senior class was the overall winner of the games. Pictured right here is ConVal's Contemporary Rock Band "Room 301" and Social Studies teacher Mr. Wozmak on the bass guitar playing "Come Together" by The Beatles. The group recently won battle of the bands at the Hillsborough fair last Friday. Many thanks to our staff members who hosted activities during the games.
All week, students have been collecting non-perishable items for NH Tackles Hunger. We are collecting through September 23rd at all games and inside our campus. Please consider making a donation if you are able to do so.
I look forward to seeing many of you at our Open House next Wednesday evening, September 21, from 6:30 pm-8:00 pm. If you aren't able to join us in person, please know that you can directly reach out to your students' teachers for any updates or questions.
I look forward to heading out shortly to visit all of our home games on campus. Best of luck to all of our teams competing today. Go Cougars!
Have a wonderful weekend,
Table of Contents
Upcoming Dates and Events
Ms. Gilpatrick's Math Class
Ms. Hodgdon's German Class
Career & Technical Education
School Counseling News
Athletic, Co-Curricular and Club Updates
New Hampshire Tackles Hunger
School Picture Day
Free and Reduced Lunch Application
School Bus Drivers
Looking for Substitutes, Paraprofessionals
Upcoming Important Dates and Events
- September 17 - Homecoming Dance Semi-Formal
- September 20 - NHCUC Mini College Fair
- September 21 - Fall Open House
- September 23 - Construction Career Field Trip
- September 26 - Senior Class Pictures Outside
- September 28 - NHHEAF College Overview
Ms. Hodgdon's German Class!
The students in Ms. Hodgdon's German 1 class playing Gefaengnis. The Gefaengnis game is a way to review the letters of the alphabet. On teams, students competed head to head to identify letters of the alphabet. If they lost, they went to "jail" and if they won, they rescued someone from jail. Students had fun while cementing their knowledge in a competitive way.
ConVal High School Counseling
Please check out the School Counseling newsletter for more information about some upcoming college and financial aid presentations: September School Counseling Newsletter.
Athletic and Co-Curricular Updates
NH Tackles Hunger: At Conval we will be participating in this program sponsored by WMUR and participating parties. Please continue to keep your eyes open for opportunities to donate during this time. There will be boxes at each sporting event of the homecoming schedule to leave canned and dried items to donate.
Homecoming: We have a big weekend in the ConVal Community. Homecoming celebration began last night at the Volleyball game. See below for the remainder of the homecoming schedule.
9/16 Field Hockey vs John Stark: Varsity 4:00 JV 5:30
9/16 Boys Soccer vs John Stark: JV 5:30 and Varsity 4:00
9/16 Football vs Trinity: Kickoff 7:00 Followed by a bonfire for Students
9/17 Girls Soccer vs John Stark: JV and Varsity 10:00 am
9/17 Homecoming Dance: At ConVal High School. The homecoming dance will take place on Saturday, September 17th from 7pm to 10pm, and semi formal attire is encouraged. We’re so excited to have this event back after two years! For admission we are asking for a $15 donation at the door. Pizza and water will be for sale at the dance
***Please visit our athletics website to get the details of all our sporting events!!
Come Out And Support NH Tackles Hunger!
Between homecoming (this afternoon and this weekend) and Friday, September 23, we are collecting food donations and raising money for the NH Tackles Hunger campaign.
To make a positive difference in our communities, bring your non-expired, non-perishable, canned food items to any of the games during Homecoming Weekend!
There is also a friendly contest involving TASC. The TASC homeroom that collects the most number of donated food items by September 23 will win a pizza party hosted by the Friends of ConVal Athletics (FCVA).
Parallel to the food donations, there is an online campaign with the goal of raising $2,500. So if you prefer to make a monetary donation, please click on this link or use the QR code in the graphic below to donate with your smartphone.
Please help if you can, every donation makes a difference!
In the past, ConVal has been a top collection site in the state. So let’s all show our Cougar pride and be the best in the state again this year!
With your help, ConVal High School and the Friends of ConVal Athletics can make a significant contribution toward ending food insecurity in our communities. Thank you in advance for your support!
ConVal Games Kick Off ConVal Homecoming
Homecoming weekend at ConVal High School kicked off with the traditional ConVal Games which offered activities for everyone. For details, see the web post here.
Free and Reduced Lunch Applications
Children need healthy meals to learn. The Contoocook Valley School District offers healthy meals every school day. Your children are eligible for free meals if any of the following conditions apply:
Note: If you qualify this year, or have qualified in the past, please fill out the application as soon as possible. The application has to be renewed annually. To file your family's application — only one application needs to be submitted to cover all children in your household —, please follow these links: Questions? Please contact Liz Walton at the SAU, either by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling (603) 924-3336 x2034.
Note: If you qualify this year, or have qualified in the past, please fill out the application as soon as possible. The application has to be renewed annually. To file your family's application — only one application needs to be submitted to cover all children in your household —, please follow these links:
Questions? Please contact Liz Walton at the SAU, either by emailing email@example.com or by calling (603) 924-3336 x2034.
The ConVal Homecoming Dance will take place on Saturday, September 17th from 7pm to 10pm, and semi formal attire is encouraged. Tickets will be sold at the door.
We’re so excited to have this event back after two years! For admission we are asking for a $15 donation.
Pizza and water will be for sale at the dance.
We are excited to welcome you to our fall Open House on Wednesday, September 21, 2022. You will be able to meet with your student’s first-semester teachers by following their daily class schedule. Each block will meet for 10 minutes as shown in the schedule below:
- TASC Homeroom: 6:30 – 6:45 pm
- Block 1: 6:50 – 7:00 pm
- Block 3: 7:05 – 7:15 pm
- Block 4: 7:20 – 7:30 pm
- Block 2 and Block 2A: 7:35 – 7:45 pm
- Block 2B: 7:50 – 8:00 pm
We look forward to welcoming you at the event!
PETERBOROUGH TOWN LIBRARY
The CVHS and Peterborough Town Library (PTL) librarians are teaming up once again to offer a student book group for the 2022 - 2023 school year! We have selected three books to read this year - All My Rage by Sabaa Tahir (November), Born a Crime by Trevor Noah (February), and Check, Please! by Ngozi Ukazu (April). We will meet at PTL to discuss what we liked, didn't like, and everything in between. Also, good snacks are always provided.
If you are interested in participating, please fill out this form so we know to contact you when the books become available!
Here is the link to the form: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdFhRnceGWd8a3FCIgj8vKP_hot4OiIwjlXivYViHYmwPe4OA/viewform
The 2022-2023 Yearbook staff are already hard at work putting together this year's yearbook! If you are interested in buying the yearbook at the lowest price of the year, please visit jostens.com to order now.
Are you a parent or guardian of a student who will be graduating this year? Do you have questions about when senior portraits are due or how to submit them? Please visit our yearbook website to find answers to ALL your ConVal yearbook questions.
Danielle Luke is one of our Senior Editors and she is so excited to help make this the best 2023 yearbook ever!
School Bus Drivers Needed
If you are looking to earn extra money while spending time with your children, including having the same days off as they do, then this is the perfect job for you.
- Be part of your community — drive a school bus!
- Company training with out certified instructors
- Great pay rate! We pay while you train, 6-8 weeks average
- Sign-on bonus available of $1,500 for qualified applicants
- Part-time hours
- Same vacation days off as ConVal schools
- Bring your kids to work, save on childcare expenses
Please contact Amy Wing by calling (603) 924-9211 or at firstname.lastname@example.org to request an application.
Student Transportation of America
364 Hancock Road
Peterborough, NH 03458
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.