Weekly Cougar Happenings

October 16, 2020

Message from Principal McKillop

Good Evening, Cougar Nation!

This week, we were excited to welcome to campus all students in the gold cohort who elected to join us for in-person learning.

We are also excited to continue engaging with students who have elected to participate in remote learning. Even though some us of are not together in-person on our learning journey, we truly are a strong and resilient community.

On Wednesday, our school administered the SAT to seniors who did not have the opportunity to take it in person last spring. On Saturday, October 17, we are offering the PSAT in our building to the students who have registered.

We are excited that the Mental Health Trilogy will kick off next week with a viewing of The Upstanders. Please see more important information about this below.

Have a wonderful weekend!


Upcoming Important Dates:

  • October 17, 2020 - PSAT Testing
  • October 21, 2020 - Viewing of Upstanders
  • October 22, 2020 - NHHEAF Financial Aid Virtual Presentation
  • October 29, 2020 - Gold Cohort Picture Day (see below for more information)
  • November 5, 2020 - Blue Cohort Picture Day (see below for more information)

Reminders for our ConVal students:

  • Please remind your student to have their Chromebook fully charged for their school day.
  • Please remind your student to check emails regularly for updates from their teachers.
  • If your student has a class outdoors, please remind them to dress appropriately as temperatures may vary.
  • All students should wear a face covering (mask).
  • Please help remind students that when on campus they should physically distance.

School Counseling Information

Mental Health Trilogy

In conjunction with Stand Up with Courage day, and October being Anti-Bullying month, the mental health trilogy series kicks off with Upstanders, a documentary that highlights the power of resilience and connection to combat bullying – followed by a panel discussion. Parents are strongly urged to view the films with their student. The film and panel discussion will be streamed on Wednesday, October 21, at 6 pm. To learn more about the program and to register for the viewing click here.

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Stand Up with Courage

Wear Orange on October 21 to Stand Up with Courage in solidarity against injustice, hatred, bullying, violence. Whatever the cause that moves you, we’re asking students and staff to wear orange to show strength, courage and solidarity.

NHHEAF Financial Aid Night (Virtual)

Next Thursday, October 22, at 6:30 the New Hampshire Higher Education Assistance Foundation (NHHEAF) will be joining us to deliver a virtual session on the Financial Aid process. NHHEAF is the premier source in NH for information regarding financing college, with over 55 years of experience helping families. Register in advance for the webinar using this link.

NACAC Virtual College Fairs

There are two upcoming NACAC Virtual College Fairs that provide the opportunities for students and families to hear live from college admission representatives. The upcoming fairs are Thursday, October 29, from 6-8 pm and Sunday, November 15, from 1-3 pm. Sign up here.

Freshman Interviews

School counselors are eager to get to know the 9th graders and have been visiting TASC Homerooms to introduce themselves and orient them to the types of supports they provide. From counseling around personal/social issues to career planning to academic advising, our counselors are here to support all students. Counselors have asked 9th graders to complete a Freshman Profile through the school counseling Google Classroom that will help to inform discussion during a freshman meeting that counselors are beginning to schedule.

Region 14 ATC

Applied Technology Center (ATC) Scholarship Opportunity

  • The Congress-Bundestag Youth Exchange (CBYX) Vocational Scholarship provides an opportunity for American high school graduating seniors to spend the year after graduation in Germany. This opportunity offers students a chance to pursue vocational interests, such as:

    • Architecture

    • Culinary Arts

    • Education

    • Engineering

    • Veterinary Science

    • Graphic Design

    • Information Technology

    • Health Care

    • International Business

    • Forestry

    Applications are due January 15, 2021. See Mrs. Kiley if you need assistance.

Running Start Program

From Patrick McGinnis, Dual Enrollment Coordinatore at Nashua Community College

Thank you for your patience as we prepare to rollout the new RS registration system. We hope to have students start registering next week. I will send out the link to the site and “classroom presentation” video once they are live. Students will need to create an account to register. Parents do not need an account in order to sign off (if the student is a minor). A student will register for a course and then it will go to the classroom teacher for approval. If a student needs a CCSNH Chancellor’s scholarship and/or the school district will pay for the course, [Mrs. Kiley] will have the opportunity to approve them.

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Students and staff are able to view new books in this window display and browse the library website for titles that interest them. If students or staff want to check out a book, they can email the school librarians who will pull the book and deliver it to their class or leave it in the office for pickup.
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ConVal Praised for NH Tackles Hunger Contributions

On October 9, Athletic Director John Reitnauer received an email from ABC affiliate News 9, thanking ConVal for its contributions to the annual “New Hampshire Tackles Hunger” campaign. In the letter issued on behalf of WMUR Sports Director Jamie Staton, ConVal was praised for its contributions to the most successful NH Tackles Hunger fundraiser that the station has ever undertaken. The local beneficiary of the fundraising event was the Peterborough Food Pantry which, based in part on the contributions from the ConVal community, qualified for a matching grant by the Lois Roy Dickerman Fund. "Thank you for all of your help. We couldn’t have done it without you," the letter concluded.
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School Picture Information

School pictures will be taken at ConVal High School by Lifetouch Photos on October 29 (Gold Cohort students) and November 5 (Blue Cohort students).

Please mark your student's day on your calendar. Lifetouch will be sending out emails with information on ordering picture packets.

Please see the below schedule for school photos:

October 29

  • 8:00 am – 12:00 noon - All Gold Cohort students
  • 12:00 noon – 2:00 pm - Remote Students designated in the Gold Cohort; this includes students who live in Peterborough, Sharon, Dublin, and Temple.

November 5
  • 8:00 am – 12:00 noon - All Blue Cohort Students
  • 12:00 noon – 2:00 pm - Remote Students designated in the Blue Cohort; this
    includes students who live in Antrim, Bennington, Francestown, Greenfield, Hancock, and Tuition

Remote students must provide their own transportation and come during their scheduled time. Students will only be allowed to enter the designated outdoor photo area. After their photo has been taken, students must leave the premises.

Picture Day Safety | Lifetouch

Class of 2024 Fundraiser

The CVHS Class of 2024 is looking forward to holding many amazing activities and events over our four years at ConVal. Please help the class by supporting them with purchase of a CVHS mask! You can order online and have them shipped to your home or to the school. Plans are in the works for personalizing the masks in a physically distanced way. If you’re interested in purchasing a mask, please go to the class fundraiser's Custom Ink site. Thank you!
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