CBNA FCCLA Chapter to Host Parent’s Night Out

Attention all busy parents needing to get some Christmas shopping done! Coe-Brown Northwood Academy’s FCCLA (Family Career and Community Leaders of America) chapter will be hosting a “Parent’s Night Out”, on December 12,, 2015 from 4-7 pm at Cowabunga’s Indoor Playground in Hooksett, NH. The members of FCCLA are qualified for childcare, and are planning fun activities for all the children. The cost is $10 which includes a $2 donation going towards the FCCLA Chapter. Senior Alexis Arsenault is organizing the event as her Senior Portfolio Project. Please RSVP as soon as possible to either or Mandy Morales at (603) 942-5531 ext. 141.

Coe-Brown Northwood Academy Parent Information Nights

Coe-Brown Academy will be holding Parent Information Nights for parents who are interested in learning more about the school. For anyone outside Northwood, Strafford, or Nottingham this is an opportunity to learn more about the curriculum and what is available at Coe-Brown as they make their decisions of where to send their children to high school. For Northwood, Nottingham, and Strafford parents, it is an opportunity to learn more about the school as well as get acquainted with the various programs offered. The night will include an information session presented by the Administration and Guidance, opportunity to ask questions, as well as a tour of the campus. The Barrington Parent Night will be Monday, November 2 at 6:30. The Northwood/Strafford Parent Night will be Thursday, November 5 at 6:30 and the Nottingham Parent Night will be Tuesday, November 17 at 6:30.

CBNA FFA Students Compete in Deerfield Fair Events

CBNA FFA members Matt Garrett and Nick Jensen compete in the Bow Saw competition at the Deerfield Fair

CBNA FFA members Matt Garrett and Nick Jensen compete in the Bow Saw competition at the Deerfield Fair

Students from Coe-Brown Northwood Academy’s FFA chapter, recently competed in various Forestry events at the Deerfield Fair. The team placed fifth overall in s tough competition. Several students placed in individual events. In the wood split, a task that involves splitting a piece of wood into four pieces on the given dot, fourth place went to Bert Rollins. In the log roll, an event that uses a peavey to push logs into pins across a space and back, the team of Nick Jensen and Matt Garrett placed fifth and the team of Tyler Enos and Emery Travers earned eighth place. In the pulp toss, in which partners throw four pieces of pulp back and forth landing the pieces between pins with a goal of earning 20 points the most quickly, the team of Sam Corson and Riley Gaedtke placed fourth and the team of Shayne Henry and Jason Palmer earned a fifth spot. In bow saw, the team of Nick Jensen and Matt Garrett earned seventh place. In cross cut saw the team of Shayne Henry, Bert Rollins, Mariah Valerio, and Jason Palmer also took seventh place. Nik Mewkill and Mariah Valerio earned second and sixth place respectively in the category of tree identification. The team of Tyler Millette and Sam Whitehouse took fourth place in tractor driving while their teammates Dylan Harlow and Tristin Knowles placed fifth in the same event. The second place ribbon for experienced showmanship went to Sydney Wilson. Congratulations to all.

Local High School Theatre Students Volunteer To Trick or Treat, Because Hunger is a Very Scary Thing

The International Thespian Society (ITS), a division of the Educational Theatre Association (EdTA), is pleased to announce the participation of Coe-Brown Northwood Academy, Thespian Troupe 5976, in the Trick or Treat So Kids Can Eat program. Trick or Treat So Kids Can Eat is a national community service program for ITS-member schools to collect canned and dry goods for local charities and food banks. Theatre students from CBNA will be dressed in costumes to collect food donations during the local Trick or Treat activities on October 30 and 31 from during the hours for trick or treat in Northwood, Strafford, Nottingham and Barrington. These donations will go to benefit the Northwood Food Pantry. Thousands of pounds of food will be collected in one night across the state, giving organizations the ability to help thousands of local people. Non-perishable food items can also be dropped off at the CBNA main office during school hours.

About the International Thespian Society

Founded in 1929, The International Thespian Society (ITS), is an honorary organization for high school and middle school theatre students located at more than 4,300 affiliated secondary schools across America, Canada, and abroad. The mission of ITS is to honor student achievement in the theatre arts. High school inductees are known as “Thespians” and junior high/middle school inductees are known as “Junior Thespians.” ITS is a division of the Educational Theatre Association (EdTA).

CBNA to Host Winter Financial Aid Night

Maris Madden from the University of New Hampshire, a volunteer of the New Hampshire Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators, will be conducting a Winter Financial Aid Night on Tuesday, November 10 at 6:30 pm for students and families of Coe-Brown Northwood Academy.   Ms. Madden will be providing information about the financial aid process, forms that will need to be completed, various programs that the government offers, and other available options that families can use to cover the cost of education. All parents and students who are going on to any level of post-secondary education are encouraged to attend.


CBNA Theatre Students to Present Once Upon a Mattress

CBNA students Janais Axelrod as Princess Winnifred and Joseph Guptill as Prince Dauntless rehearse a scene from Once Upon a Mattress.

CBNA students Janais Axelrod as Princess Winnifred and Joseph Guptill as Prince Dauntless rehearse a scene from Once Upon a Mattress.

Coe-Brown Northwood Academy Theatre will proudly present the whimsical musical Once Upon a Mattress on October 22, 23 and 24, 2015 at 7 pm in the Gerrish Gym on the CBNA campus. With Music by Mary Rodgers, Book by Jay Thompson, Dean Fuller and Marshall Barer, and Lyrics by Marshall Barer, Once Upon a Mattress turns the story of The Princess and the Pea on its head. Did you know, for instance, that Princess Winnifred actually swam the moat to reach Prince Dauntless the Drab, or that Lady Larken’s love for Sir Harry provided a rather compelling reason that she reach the bridal altar post haste? Or did you know that, in fact, it wasn’t the pea at all that caused the princess a sleepless night? Carried on a wave of wonderful songs, this rollicking spin on the familiar classic of royal courtship and comeuppance provides for some side-splitting shenanigans. Chances are you’ll never look at fairy tales quite the same way again. The cast includes seniors Janais Axelrod, Jessica Cooper, Isaac Guzofski, Jared Neal, Emily Therrien, and Ryan Wadleigh; juniors Cassandra Barnhart, Lauren Burrows, Joseph Guptill, and Arianna Jones; sophomores Sandra Black, Erin Boodey, Zachary Helm, Nina Laramee, Jacob Lock, Kayla Pollak, Alyssa Reiff, Allison Rose, Courtney Snow, and Julia Sommers; and freshmen Braelin Ash, Shayla Ashley, Ian Gollihur, Mackenzie Flanders, Cooper Leduke, Logan Morton, Olivia Roach and Madison Rollins. The production is directed by faculty member Elizabeth Lent with choreography by Kolby Hume and musical direction by David Deardorff. Reserved tickets are $8 for adults and $6 for students and seniors, and will be available after October 19 by calling 942-5531, ext. 237, by email or at the main office before or after school. Hope to see you there.



Comedy Hypnosis Comes to CBNA

Steve Wronker Comedy Hypnosis

Steve Wronker Comedy Hypnosis

Steve Wronker’s Funny Business, a comedy hypnosis extravaganza, will arrive at Coe-Brown Northwood Academy on Friday, September 11, 2015, 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 is a CBNA Homecoming weekend event. 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 11!


CBNA to Hold Third Annual Homecoming Weekend September 11 & 12

Coe-Brown Northwood Academy is pleased to announce that our Third Annual Homecoming weekend will be celebrated on Friday and Saturday, September 11 and 12, 2015. The weekend will kick off with “Red and White” day for students on Friday, followed by a family friendly Comedy Hypnosis Show by Steve Wronker’s Funny Business at 7 pm ($10) in the Gerrish Gym. A full day of fantastic family activities is planned across the campus for Saturday the 12th including athletic events: Bass Fishing at 8 am, Cross Country vs. Portsmouth at 9 am, Girls JV/V Soccer vs. Portsmouth at noon, Boys JV/V Soccer vs. Portsmouth at 2 pm and Girls R/JV/V Volleyball vs. Oyster 2:30, 3:45, and 5. To get the day started, FCCLA will cooking a Pancake Breakfast in the Dining Hall from 8 am to 10 am. Tickets for the breakfast are $8 at the door, or contact Mrs. Morales at (603) 942-5531 for discounted presale tickets. A new event this year is a Homecoming Car Show from 10 am to 2 pm sponsored by the Class of 2016 (contact Mrs. Morales for registration information for this event as well). The Northwood Fire Department will be on hand for a Touch-A-Truck event from 10 to 2. In addition, there will be booths and carnival games sponsored by many of CBNA’s classes and school organizations including FFA Alpaca Bingo, an FFA Woodman’s demo, a FCCLA raffle booth and a demo by Quest Martial Arts. There will also be many yummy concessions offered throughout the day. Homecoming will culminate with a black and white semi-formal dance sponsored by the senior class for current students from 7 – 10 pm ($7). For more information about any of the events, contact the school at 603-942-5531. Whether you attend Homecoming every year or have never been, this is the year to check it out! Hope to see you there.

2015 Trip to France Information

The next France trip is planned for June 1016.  This time we plan on visiting Paris, then heading to the south of France to see Lyon, Nimes, Avignon, and Nice (on the Mediterranean), with an emphasis on the Roman ruins to be found in each area.  Of course, local cuisine will also be featured throughout.

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CBNA Theatre to Present In a Grove: Four Japanese Ghost Stories March 6 & 7


February 19, 2015

Contact: Elizabeth Lent
Coe-Brown Northwood Academy

CBNA Theatre to Present In a Grove: Four Japanese Ghost Stories March 6 & 7

Oni Publicity

The Oni chorus in In a Grove rehearses a scene entitled The Oni Dilemma.

CBNA Theatre will present In a Grove: Four Japanese Ghost Stories by Eric Coble on March 6, 2015 at 7 pm and on March 7, 2015 at 12 pm and 3 pm in the Gerrish Gym on the Coe-Brown Northwood Academy campus. The story begins with Obosan, a traditional Japanese priest, who steps forward from the darkness. He explains that where we now see a grove of trees, bushes, and grassy hills, was once the village of Kogisu, and Obosan was once the village priest. Where did all the people go? What happened to the homes and shops and pathways? Obosan promises to answer all of these questions in four tales as he takes us back in time hundreds of years to watch the supernatural history – and ultimate destruction – of an entire village. Leading the cast is sophomore Cassandra Barnhart as Obosan. The rest of the cast includes seniors Olivia Anatone, Kyle Bousquet, Sophia Chartier, Rachel Dallaire, Hannah Grady, Dylan Groves, Lizzie MacEachern, Jordan Roach, Colton Rush, and Alec Schleich; juniors Janais Axelrod, David Coe, Jessica Cooper, Isaac Guzofski, Damian May, Jared Neal, Stosh Szatko, Emily Therrien, and Ryan Wadleigh; sophomores Sierra Brady, Lauren Burrows, Camryn Chick, Joe Guptill, Arianna Jones, and Kelsey Wallace; and freshmen Sandra Black, Erin Boodey, Zachary Helm, Nina Laramee, Cailinn Monahan, Kayla Pollak, Allison Rose, and Courtney Snow. The production is directed by faculty member Elizabeth Lent with assistance from faculty member Kolby Hume. Reserved tickets are $8 for adults and $6 for students and seniors and are available after March 2 by calling 942-5531 ext. 237, by email – or at the CBNA main office. Tickets will also be available at the door.