Winter Arts Festival 2017 at CBNA

Winter Arts Festival logo designed by Alexis Call

The Coe-Brown Northwood Academy is pleased to announce that this year’s Winter Arts Festival will take place on Tuesday, December 5, 2017, in the main building of the CBNA campus, in Northwood.  The festival will open at 6 pm to a student exhibition of entries to The Scholastic Art Awards in the Multi-Purpose Room.  At 7 pm, the Select Chorus will formally open the evening followed by a visual presentations of award recipients that will be moving on to the regional level of the Scholastic Art Awards of NH, and then performances by the CBNA Concert Chorus and members of CBNA theatre classes.  The evening will conclude with a performance by the CBNA Concert Band.  Students, faculty, friends and community members are all invited.  As in the past, this special evening in the arts helps to provide additional financial support for supplies and repairs for the programs of the CBNA Fine Arts Department that cannot be planned for in advance.  Your continued generosity is greatly appreciated. Admission is free to all participating students, while general admission is $5.00 each or $20.00 for a family of four or more.  Please join us for a memorable evening of visual and performing arts.

 

Harlem Rockets Comedy Basketball Team Coming to CBNA

Members of Harlem Rockets Comedy Basketball will be coming to Coe-Brown on Friday, November 17, 2017 to benefit CBNA Hoop.

Coe-Brown Northwood Academy will be hosting some very special guests on Friday, November 17, at 6:30 pm at Smith Hall on the CBNA Campus, Northwood, NH.  The Harlem Rockets, a talented group of basketball entertainers who combine incredible show time basketball skills and family-friendly comedy will face the CBNA Faculty All-Stars in a game benefiting the CBNA boys and girls basketball programs,

Having played over 2500 games in 16 years without a single defeat, the Harlem Rockets offer something for everyone to enjoy.  Sports enthusiasts will be intrigued by the athleticism and size of the Rockets.  Basketball aficionados will be dazzled by the ball-handling wizardry of Kaseem “The Ankle Breaker” Williams, one of the world’s extraordinary street-ball dribblers. Audiences will also be intrigued by the game of Junie “King of the Battleground Champion” Sanders and left awestruck by high-flying dunks of Anthony “Amazing” Gordon and Angelo “TNT” Gordon, and since this is comedy basketball, the Harlem Rockets will present the Zaniest Showman of All Time……. Tex Barnwell “One of Show Basketball’s All Time Greats”, the “Crown Prince of Laughs”. The Harlem Rockets incorporate the audience, especially children, into the show and are always available to meet the fans and give autographs at halftime and after the game.

In this special event to raise money for the CBNA Basketball Program, the CBNA Faculty All-Stars have graciously agreed to face the Harlem Rockets.  The Faculty All Stars include Sam Struthers, Mark Carrier, Brent Tkaczyk, Tim Cox, Bill Clarke, Joel Kutylowski, Nate Bassett, Michael Clauss, Karen Carey, Peter Attisano, Aaron Ash, Andrew Mason, Shawn White and Ryan Smith.

Advance tickets for what promises to be a fun-filled evening for the community are $8 for students and seniors and $10 for adults and are available from basketball team members or at the CBNA Main Office. Tickets will also be available at the door the night of the game at a cost of $10 for students and seniors and $12 for adults.  Get your tickets early. This is a special event you don’t want to miss.

 

Comedy Hypnosis Comes to CBNA

Steve Wronker Comedy Hypnosis appearing at CBNA on September 15

Steve Wronker’s Funny Business, a comedy hypnosis extravaganza, will arrive at Coe-Brown Northwood Academy on Friday, September 15, 2017, at 7 pm in the Gerrish Gym on the CBNA campus.  Steve Wronker is a unique entertainer with a unique slant on the most hilarious, the most outrageous, and the funniest form of comedy available in today’s entertainment market, and the SWFB comedy hypnosis show is extremely different from any other hypnosis show available. Audience members become the stars of the show. A true entertainer, Steve puts audience volunteers into his show and orchestrates a program of absolute hilarity! With over 300 family friendly routines to choose from, no two shows are alike! The show is being sponsored by CBNA Theatre and kicks off CBNA’s annual CBNA Homecoming. Tickets are $10 general admission and will be available at the door on the night of the show. Prepare to be thoroughly entertained when you attend Steve Wronker’s Funny Business at CBNA on September 15!

 

 

Harlem Rockets Comedy Basketball Team Coming to CBNA

Members of the Harlem Rockets Comedy Basketball will be coming to Coe-Brown on Friday, November 18, 2016 to benefit CBNA Hoop.

Members of the Harlem Rockets Comedy Basketball will be coming to Coe-Brown on Friday, November 18, 2016 to benefit CBNA Hoop.

Coe-Brown Northwood Academy will be hosting some very special guests on Friday, November 18, 2016 at 6:30 pm at the Smith Hall Gym on the CBNA campus in Northwood, NH.  The Harlem Rockets, a talented group of basketball entertainers who combine incredible show time basketball skills and family-friendly comedy, will face the Coe- Brown All Stars in a game benefiting the CBNA Boys and Girls Basketball Programs.

Having played over 2500 games in 16 years without a single defeat, the Harlem Rockets offer something for everyone to enjoy.  Sports enthusiasts will be intrigued by the athleticism and size of the Rockets.  Basketball aficionados will be dazzled by the ball-handling wizardry of Clarence “Mugsy” Leggett. Mugsy is one of the world’s extraordinary dribblers and a former Harlem Globetrotter. Included will be the appearance of the “Twin Towers” Curtis “Tiny” Johnson standing 7’ 5” tall and “Super Mario” standing 7’ 3” tall. Yes, (2) 7-Footers will be in the building! And since this is comedy basketball, the Harlem Rockets present to you the All Time Funny Man and one of Show Basketball’s Greats……. James “Speedy “Williams, who was featured in the movie, “Above The Rim” starring Tupac Shakur and Duane Martin. Better known as The “Crown Prince of Laughs”, Speedy was also one of the “Original Nike Free-Style Ballers in the Nike Commercial, and he also performed live at the MTV Music Awards while Jay Z did his thing. The Harlem Rockets incorporate the audience, especially children, into the show and are always available to meet the fans and give autographs at halftime and after the game.

In this special event to raise money for the CBNA Basketball Programs, the Coe-Brown All Stars have graciously agreed to face the Harlem Rockets. The CBNA “Dream Team” players include Sam Struthers, Mark Struthers, Mark Carrier, Brent Tzaczyk, Tim Cox, Bill Clarke, Scott Young, Bethany Garboski, Tony DePalma, Joel Kutylowski, Kristen White, Michael Clauss, Peter Attisano, and Ryan Smith will be coached by the inimitable Joe Vachon.

Advance tickets for what promises to be a fun-filled evening for the community are $8 for students and seniors and $10 for adults and are available from basketball team members or at the CBNA Main Office. Tickets will also be available at the door the night of the game at a cost of $10 for students and seniors and $12 for adults.  Get your tickets early. This is a special event you don’t want to miss.

 

Ten Artworks From the Class of 2016 Added to CBNA Permanent Art Collection

Overwhelmed by Bille Pingree - Mixed Media

Mixed Media art work Overwhelmed by CBNA 2016 graduate Billie Pingree.

The Coe-Brown Northwood Academy Art Department is pleased to announce that ten members of the CBNA Class of 2016 have had their artworks added to the CBNA Permanent Art Collection.  Each year, senior students who have completed a prescribed course of visual arts study are invited to donate one piece of their two-dimensional artworks to the school’s collection.  The works by CBNA members of the Class of 2016 were displayed as a group exhibition during the summer at Barrington Family Practice and Walk-in Care and have returned to CBNA and will soon be on display in the upper foyer area in Pinkham Hall for 2016-2017 school year.  During the summer exhibit in Barrington, a special opportunity allowed patrons of the Family Practice to cast their votes for their favorite pieces.  Tammy Whitehouse, Office Manager, announced that Billie Pingree’s graphite and pen & ink drawing – Overwhelmed is the recipient of a $100 Visa gift card for receiving the most “People’s Choice” votes during the June to September exhibit.   Artists whose works have been donated include: Megan Elwell – the Lin Landscape – Gouache on Illustration Board; Arianna Gunderson – Wading for You – Acrylic on Canvas Board; Julia Harcourt – Xibalba – Digital B & W Photograph; Lily Hunt – Lush – Reverse Acrylic Painting on Glass; Samuel Koskela – Penni – Graphite on Paper; Ryu Kondrup – Disintegrating Island with Melting Red Tricycle – Acrylic on Canvas Board;  Hanna Marie – Emily the Flower Girl – Digital; Katherine Martel – Stairway of Mystery – Digital Photographs; Billie Pingree – Overwhelmed – Mixed Media – 20” x 16”; Julie Souryavong – Paper Adventures: A Self-Portrait – Digital Photographs.

Since the CBNA Permanent Art Collection started with the class of 1987, 288 pieces have been installed and are part of the school’s collection.  Congratulations recent graduates!

 

CBNA Ranked in the Top 500 Schools in America by Newsweek Magazine

The entire CBNA community celebrates being selected for a spot in Newsweek’s top 500 Schools in America list.

The entire CBNA community celebrates being selected for a spot in Newsweek’s top 500 Schools in America list.

Three New Hampshire schools were recently recognized by Newsweek’s 2016 Top High Schools list, including Coe-Brown Northwood Academy which was ranked #361 in America.  “This recognition and honor is a testament to our strong community of students that are determined and focus on their education as well as the faculty, staff and families that educate, guide them and support them daily. It a dynamic relationship that helps our students succeed,” says David S. Smith, Headmaster. The list includes 500 high schools of over 26,000 in the country, putting CBNA in the top 2% of high schools in the nation. Newsweek selects its schools first by looking at student proficiency on state tests. Then, schools are ranked based on college enrollment rates, graduation rates, weighted AP/IB/dual enrollment, weighted SAT/ACT composite, student retention and counselor-to-student ratio.  The recognition validates CBNA’s mission to “strive to produce graduates who are academically and socially prepared to be responsible, caring and contributing members of the global society”.  “We are very proud of our CBNA community and we celebrate our students’ achievement,” said Smith.

Congratulations to the entire CBNA community for this remarkable achievement.

 

CBNA Girls Basketball Program Donates to End 68 Hours of Hunger

CBNA Girls Basketball - end 68 Hours of Hunger

The CBNA Girls’ Basketball Program presents a check for $650 to Andrea McCusker, local representative for End 68 Hours of Hunger.

Recently, the Coe-Brown Northwood Academy girls’ basketball program sold calendars to raise money for its program. As part of the fundraising effort, they were also able to donate a portion of their proceeds to the local chapter of End 68 Hours of Hunger. As a result, the Lady Bears presented a check for $650 to Andrea McCusker who helps with the local chapter. End 68 Hours of Hunger is a private, not-for-profit, effort to confront the approximately 68 hours of hunger that some school children experience between the free lunch they receive in school on Friday afternoon and the free breakfast they receive in school on Monday morning. Locally, this organization helps to support 18 families in Northwood and surrounding towns with food for the times that students are not in school. More information on this great charity and what it does, please visit www.end68hoursofhunger.org.

 

 

CBNA FFA Members Help Clean up Land in Northwood

CBNA FFA chapter members and town volunteers prepare to clean up town property on Olde Canterbury Road in Northwood.

CBNA FFA chapter members and town volunteers prepare to clean up town property on Olde Canterbury Road in Northwood.

On November 5, 2015, Coe-Brown Northwood Academy FFF “Much-To-Do” Chapter members, along with local volunteers and town officials helped to clean up a town owned piece of property near Olde Canterbury Road in Northwood, NH that was heavily littered with tires, trash, wood and other debris. The town is trying to clean the land to improve the environment in the area, as well as so that the property can be sold. One of the missions of FFA is to do community service that benefits the community in regards to its natural resources. Students learn valuable lessons in recycling, land value, personal skills in community responsibility with regards to safety, as well as helping restore aesthetics to their community. FFA members involved with the project included Sydney Wilson, Anna Prescott-Nichols, Shayne Henry, Jason Palmer, Clayton Canfield, Emery Travers, Ryan Graeme, Sam Whitehouse, and advisor Sarah Ward. Volunteers from the town of Northwood included Town Administrator Joe Gunter, Town Representative Tim Jandebeur, the Porcella Family and employees of North Ridge Construction and Tucker Docko of Docko Excavation. Students will be returning at a later to continue to help continue the process as there is still a great deal of work still to do.

 

Important Announcement Regarding Fraudulent Fundraising

We have heard from several local businesses that they have been approached both by phone and by a personal visit by a “Jan McCay” from a company called “SRI.”  This company is claiming that they are working on behalf of Coe-Brown on a “drug prevention” campaign and they are asking local businesses to sponsor the program.  Coe-Brown is NOT affiliated with this company and they are NOT working with us on any campaigns.  Any money given to this company does NOT benefit your students.  Any time you are asked to donate money to support Coe-Brown, please contact the Academy directly if you do not recognize the person or the organization.  We regret that any local business may have donated in good faith to such a scam and hope to prevent this company from taking advantage of our community’s generous spirit.