Monday, August 31, 2015

Welcome Back!

On behalf of the Conant High School staff, I am happy to welcome you to the 2015-16 school year! We have been busy at CHS this summer preparing for student arrival: classrooms have been painted, carpeted, floors have been cleaned, and the Music Room renovations have been completed! Along with the facility updates, we have also updated our daily schedule. We are now on a new 7-period hybrid, Monday through Friday. This schedule will provide consistency, while also affording adequate time each week and throughout the school year. As always, we feel it is important that lines of communication are open. Parents (and students) are encouraged to contact teachers and administrators with questions regarding their child's schooling. Every staff member has had a voicemail, email account, and a webpage allowing for dialogue and communication. Patents have access from home to their child's grades, schedule, and attendance via Web2School. Please contact the School Counseling Office or the Main Office. To be updated updated on events and happenings via text messages, join our free Remind App by going to www.remind.com/join/chs admin. 

Some dates to be aware of this month: Picture Day is Monday, September 14th.  Homecoming is Saturday, September 26th. 

I am looking forward to a great school year!




Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Construction begins in the Music Room

Following the January flood in the Music Room, the School Board approved $75,000 to complete the clean up of the room, and to renovate it in order to better utilize the space for learning. On Monday crews came in and started tearing the carpet off the walls (yes you read that correctly, off the walls!). The plan is to improve acoustics, storage, and layout as well as update paint and carpeting. The project is to be completed by June 30.  
        

Free Parent Workshop

Thursday, March 12, 2015

Great Week To Be An Oriole!

This has been a great week for the CHS community! On Saturday, the Destination Imagination team went out and won the regional competition.  Next up for the DI team is the state competition. Good luck Orioles! Then Saturday evening, the girls' basketball team won the State Championship defeating Gilford 55-33. Great job Lady Orioles! And just last night, the boys' basketball team beat Berlin High School, 52-43 to earn a spot in the Division 3 championship game! Good luck boys!


Sunday, January 4, 2015

Happy New Year!

It is hard for me to believe that it is already January! I hope all the students and staff had a restful and happy holiday break. While school was closed for the past two weeks, there was still a lot of activity happening at Conant High School:
 
Congratulations to the Girls' Basketball Team for winning the Zero Gravity Holiday Basketball Tournament at Keene State College.

Congratulations to senior Justin Haase in winning the shot put event at a track meet at UNH. Not only did he win, but he also set a Conant school record with a throw of 50 feet! Great job Justin.

And finally, the hallways at CHS were painted over the break giving the interior of the school a much needed clean, fresh look.  We are not opposed to murals, but we are looking for some contemporary ones painted by current students. If you are interested, please see Mr. Pimental, Mr. Simoneau, or Ms. Fairbanks or Ms. Mitschmyer.


Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Congratulations to our All-State Music Selection!

Conant High School junior Laura Howard has been selected to the New Hampshire All-State Band.   Laura has been playing trumpet since the 5th grade. Along with being part of the CHS concert band, Laura currently studies trumpet privately with Dan Farina of Keene. The All-State band is made up of the top high school musicians in the state and is very competitive. Students prepare for a rigorous audition and only fifteen trumpet players in the state were selected to participate. The All-State Band will perform at the All-State festival in Concord, NH on April 18th.

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Mr. Mainella visits Conant

Today CHS 9th and 10th grade students took a break from their regular E- Block to attend an assembly and presentation by one of the premier speakers in New England. Mr. Mark Mainella has visited Conant High School in recent years, and today shared his story and his message of "Living the Dream, Making a Difference" to the classes of 2017 and 2018.  For more information on Mark's program please check out this link: http://www.mainellaseminars.com.
Mr. Mainella captures the audience with his words, experience, and style.

Monday, September 29, 2014

MAPS Testing this week

Students in grades 9 and 10 will be participating in the Test of Measures of Academic Progress (MAPs) on Tuesday, September 30th and Wednesday, October 1st. The Jaffrey-Rindge Cooperative School District has made an investment in charting student achievement and progress over time and the MAPs test is administered at the start of the semester and again at the end of the school year for students in grades 9 and 10. MAPs are state-aligned computerized adaptive tests that accurately reflect the instructional level of each student and measure growth over time. Students will be assessed in math an English.

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Thursday, September 11, 2014 is Picture Day

Just a reminder that tomorrow, Thursday, September 11, 2014 is School Picture Day.  Students are expected to get their pictures taken as scheduled through the Main Office. Please see Mr. Perry in the office or check with your home room teacher.

New staff at CHS

You may see some new names and faces at CHS this year as 8 new employees have been added to our staff. We are excited to welcome Ms. Rachel Bliss and Ms. Amanda Hyde to the science department, Mr. Chris Dow to the social studies department, Mr. Ken Lambert to the English Department, and Ms. Karie Swift is the new music teacher. Also, Ms. Suzanne Sullivan is an associate joining us from JRMS, and Ms. Elizabeth O'Neill is returning to CHS as an associate. Finally, we are pleased to welcome Ms. Cristy Taylor as the new secretary for our school counselors. 

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Welcome Back!


It was a gorgeous day to start the school year! The buses rolled in, the students started classes, and we had an all-school assembly welcoming everyone back!  We are off to a great start. Please check this blog for CHS updates and events.
The weather could not have been better for the first day of school.
At the all-school assembly Mr. Pimental welcomed the students back to school, introduced new teachers, and updated the students on changes to school.



Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Attention Freshmen!

Freshmen Orientation begins at 10:00am in the Pratt Auditorium on Wednesday, August 27, 2014. See you there!

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Sports starts at CHS

A sure sign that the first day of school is right around the corner is the start of pre-season fall athletics.  Orioles competing in soccer, field hockey, cross-country, and golf began working out on August 18 and have been working hard all week! Here's to a great fall season! Good luck Orioles!
The boys soccer team getting an early morning conditioning session in on Wednesday, August 20.


Friday, August 1, 2014

Summer News

Greetings CHS community. I hope everyone is enjoying the summer, getting time to spend with friends and family, getting some rest or making some money working a summer job. Things at school have been busy and we are preparing for the new school year. Please be on the lookout in the mail for a letter from me in the coming days regarding the start of the school year.  Please take note of the following important events and dates: 

Freshmen Orientation- Wednesday, August 27, 10:00-12:00 starting in the Pratt (students only).
First Day of School for all students- Thursday, August 28.