Weekly Cougar News
ConVal High School Happenings - February 24, 2023
Message from Principal McKillop
Good Afternoon, Cougar Nation!
It is hard to believe that we just finished our last instructional week in February. In addition to the many learning opportunities that teachers and students shared in classrooms, we celebrated Spirit Week with different themes for each day, finishing up with the Unified vs. Staff basketball game in the gym earlier today.
In this newsletter, I would like to give a special shoutout to all our student athletes who have represented ConVal so well in various winter sports all season long. Chris Robbins was crowned DIII state champion last week; he and Tegan Lightfoot have both qualified for the Meet of Champions at Bedford High School tomorrow, February 25. Also tomorrow, Girls Ice Hockey will be celebrating its seniors at Keene Ice at 1:00 pm. On Tuesday, February 28, our Boys Basketball will host the first round of the NHIAA division II playoffs in the ConVal Gym. And on Wednesday, March 1, the Nordic Regional Championships will be held at Dublin School. Please come out to support our student athletes if you can.
Enjoy Winter Recess next week, and GO COUGARS!
Table of Contents
Upcoming Dates and Events
Theatre Arts Presents A Midsummer Night’s Dream (final performance)
Spirit Week Unified v Staff Basketball Game
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
Monadnock Roller Derby Presents Punk Rock Skate Night
Francestown Recreation Commission 1st Annual Science Fair
Upcoming Important Dates and Events
- Winter Break: February 27-March 3
- March 1: Start of Music in our Schools Month
- March 9: Spring Open House (Rescheduled)
- March 14: NO SCHOOL: PD Day/Local Voting Day
Theatre Arts Presents A Midsummer Night’s Dream
Final Performance Tonight!
Love is all a tangle and no more so than at Theseus’s Roller Rink, in Athenz, U.S.A. Join the ConVal cast and crew as they time travel to the 1980s and try to solve the Rubik’s Cube of the body’s most important and mysterious muscle. Performance: Friday, February 24, at 7:00 pm. We regret that the original performances had to be rescheduled from last week due to unforeseen circumstances.
Spirit Week Unified v Staff Basketball Game
Ms. Riendeau's Geometry Class
Students in Ms. Reindeau's Geometry class began their time in block 3 by reinforcing their knowledge of logical arguments by creating their own, then students worked either independently or in pairs to complete a test review. Ms. Riendeau and students were working on algebraic flow proofs when this photo was taken.
Ms. Young's Biology Honors
Students in Biology Honors participated in an in-depth study on how viruses have shaped human evolution by reading and summarizing an article, peer teaching, and a discussion that culminated in a creative summative assessment. Pictured are the results of students' silent written conversation after the discussion.
Region 14 Applied Technology Center
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: February 2023 Counseling.
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 from Monday, March 6, 2023 – Monday, June 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 email@example.com.
Athletic and Co-Curricular Updates
Big News: Last Saturday Chris Robbins was crowned DIII state champion. Chris also ended registering his 100th career win in the first match of the state tournament by pin. On behalf of ConVal Nation congratulations to Chris Robbins for an amazing milestone.
Chris Robbins and Tegan Lightfoot have both qualified for the Meet of Champions tomorrow, 2/25 at Bedford High School. Best of luck to both Chris and Tegan.
Big News: Garrett Rousseau finished 15th in the Alpine Meet of Champions this past Wednesday. Garrett was 3 spots away from going to New Englands. Ben Fraley and Garrett both competed this past Wednesday. Congratulations to both ConVal skiers.
February 25: Girls Ice Hockey will be celebrating their seniors at Keene Ice for a 1pm puck drop. Come on out and support our seniors as they host Oyster River.
February 28: ConVal Boys Basketball will host the first round of the NHIAA division II playoffs. Game is set to start at 7pm and there will be a $3 admission for students and a $5 admission for adults.
March 1: The Nordic Regional Championships will take place at the Dublin School. Race time is set to begin at 3:00 pm.
Coaches Needed: We are looking for a Boys Lacrosse Coach and a Girls Tennis coach for this spring. Please see our SAU jobs postings to apply or reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
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.