Featured image of article: Cullinan Presents At International Conference In Sweden

Great Brook School’s Maryanne Cullinan recently collaborated with colleagues from around the world and presented research at the Transformative Play Initiative Seminar that was held at Uppsala University in Gotland, Sweden. 

Cullinan, who has been teaching in ConVal since 2005, has been pursuing her Ph.D. at Lesley University and is focusing her research on role-playing games (RPG) as a way to maximize educational accessibility.

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Featured image of article: Bobcat Bulletin

We have had another great (short) week here at GBS. Looking forward to next week – please note that the PTO is meeting for the first time this year on Wednesday October 19 at 6pm. 

Click here to read the rest of this week’s edition of the Bobcat Bulletin.

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Featured image of article: Read Across America Celebration

Chris Stultz, AES Librarian, collaborated with GBS teachers and staff members to set up read aloud sessions for the AES students. While Read Across America is a year long endeavor, March is a time when many schools, such as AES, highlight this celebration. Below you can find some more information about where this comes from and why it is important.

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Featured image of article: Math Coaching

As part of the District Reopening and Recovery Plan, ESSER III funds have been used to hire a math coach at the middle school level. Johnna McMasters-Jones is working with classroom teachers and math intervention teachers to hone their craft in bringing the most effective math teaching practices to the forefront of the classroom. This has resulted in increased discussion in our math classrooms,

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Featured image of article: ELPs are Back @ GBS

Last year, GBS had to completely restructure its teaching configuration. This meant that our Extended Learning Programs (or ELPs) could not run. This year, we have been able to have these programs running again. Students self-select, apply for, and attend weekly ELPs. Currently the offerings are Costume Design (pictured above), Dungeon Master Guild, Improv, Ancient Warfare,

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Featured image of article: Important Information Regarding COVID-19

September 7, 2021

Good Afternoon ConVal Community,

We were informed today of a case of COVID-19 at Great Brook School. We are actively working with and following guidelines from the New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS).

NH DHHS has requested we provide contact information for anyone who has been identified as having had close contact with the infected person.

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We are so excited to see our students tomorrow! Later today we will open PowerSchool and students and families will be able to see student schedules. Fifth grade students and students new to GBS will receive a letter in the mail letting you know how to activate your PowerSchool account.

We will have hard copies available for ALL students in the morning and staff will help direct students to their first block class.

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Featured image of article: Instrumental And Choral Programs Return To Middle Schools

Superintendent Kimberly Rizzo Saunders and the ConVal School District are pleased to announce the return of the middle school instrumental and choral programs for the coming school year. 

Due to COVID-19 concerns, Great Brook and South Meadow Middle Schools paused the instrumental and choral programs. Music teachers taught general music, including music history,

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