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Internal Number: 1721
About Contoocook Valley School District
South Meadow School Mission Statement: To create a learning environment for students to develop 21st Century skills to be successful citizens. This environment emphasizes perseverance, respect, integrity, dedication and empathy (PRIDE).
Learning Environment: South Meadow School (SMS) has adapted their teaching model to meet the protocols and practices for the Covid-19 virus for the 2020-2021 school year. This year we have created five pods of approximately 75 students in Grades 5-8 in each pod. Each pod consists of teachers from the four core subject areas of English, mathematics, science, and social studies. Students will also have two specials teachers each quarter which include art, health, physical education, family and consumer sciences, world language, industrial arts & technology, music and band. SMS practices the Positive Behavior Program in addressing student behavior. SMS has also created an online remote learning option for our students to access the classroom from home. These students will follow the same academic schedule and expectations as the in-person students. This year we have approximately 100 students learning remotely. Prior to COVID-19, SMS had a number of... programs available to students and the community such as our Peer Mentor Program, Expanded Horizons Program and Puma PRIDE activities. We intend to continue all programs as planned once restrictions are lifted.
Parent Involvement: Veterans Breakfast, parent meetings, sports programs, extra-curricular activities, book fairs, Teacher Appreciation Week, etc. all encourage parent involvement.
Community Connection: SMS embraces community connections with Rotary, StemFest UNH, Camp Quest, Keene State College, Peterborough Arts, local senior centers, Harris Center, Sea Cadets, Peterborough Recreation Department, Peterborough Library, River Center, local churches, and the SMS food pantry.
Awards & Recognition: South Meadow School has received numerous awards and recognition over the past years: NH Middle School of the Year (2006 & 2012), Cross Country - Tri-County Championship (2019), Cross Country - Boys 3rd Place - Milford International Meet (2019), Volleyball - Tourney Champions - Connecticut Valley VB Tournament (2018, 2019), Boys Baseball – Tri-County Champions (2017), Boys A Soccer - Tri County League Quarter Finals with 4-4 loss in Sudden Death (2019), Hosts StemFest with UNH students as Stem-Ambassadors (2019, 2018, 2017, 2016), 3D Students Working w/Print Labs from the UK - Beta Testing Curriculum (2019), 3D Students - Showcased 3D Printing at Christa McAuliffe Museum (2019), Peer Mentors - Participated in White Mountains Leadership Conference (2019), Robotics – 1st Place in Teamwork at State LEGO League Championship (2017), Robotics – 2nd Place in Performance, 1st Place in Core Values & 3rd Place Overall in Local Competition (2019), Chorus- Southwest District Music Festival All-state (2019), Band – Silver Medal at the Great East Music Festival (2019), Special Olympics – Students were awarded several medals in the Winter and Summer Olympics