CBNA Theatre to Present The Fantasists and The Tempest March 3, 4 & 5

Tempest Tshirt design finalCBNA Theatre will present two short plays, The Fantasists by Randy Wyatt and an adaptation of William Shakespeare’s The Tempest, on March 3, 4 and 5 at 7 pm in the Gerrish Gym on the Coe-Brown Northwood Academy campus. In the first selection, The Fantasists, two young wizard-storytellers compete to become Fantasists—honorable illusionists whose stories come to life. In the stories there is a prince, an evil ice queen, a formidable snow lion, a rambunctious sun wolf and the Gnome-Who-Lives-in-a-Lake-but-Doesn’t-Know-Why. But as perky Floriad and win-at-all-costs Somnia, forced to work together in their final test, see their tale (hilariously) fall apart, it will take every storytelling twist the acolytes know—and a few smuggled in from their mentors—to get through this ultimate battle of magic and storytelling. The cast includes seniors David Coe, Jessica Cooper; and Isaac Guzofski; juniors Arianna Jones and Andrew Leas; sophomores Sandra Black, Erin Boodey, Zachary Helm, Nina Laramee, Alex Mercedes, Cailinn Monahan, Julia Sommer and Courtney Snow; and freshmen Braelin Ash, Mackenzie Flanders, Olivia Roach, and Madison Rollins. The other selection, The Tempest, Shakespeare’s last play, combines elements of mystery, romance, intrigue, broad comedy, magic, and music. A usurped duke named Prospero and his now adolescent daughter have made an almost-abandoned island their home, along with a fairy named Ariel and a half-human slave, Caliban. Prospero uses magic to conjure a storm to bring his usurping brother and his cohorts to the island, with magical and fantastic results. Included in the cast of this selection are seniors Janais Axelrod, Damian May, Jared Neal, Emily Therrien, and Ryan Wadleigh; juniors Cassandra Barnhart, Lauren Burrows, Joseph Guptill, and Kelsey Wallace; sophomores Kayla Pollak, Alyssa Reiff and Allison Rose; and freshmen Brian Downer, Ian Gollihur and Cooper Leduke. The production is directed by faculty member Elizabeth Lent with assistance from faculty member Kolby Hume. Production stage manager is junior Kayla Cates. Reserved tickets are $8 for adults and $6 for students and seniors and are available after February 29, by calling 942-5531 ext. 237, by email – elent@coebrown.org, or at the CBNA main office. Tickets will also be available at the door.

CBNA Announces Poetry Out Loud Contest

On Thursday, February 4, 2016 at 6 pm, in the Gerrish Gym, twenty Coe-Brown students will participate in this year’s Coe-Brown Northwood Academy Poetry Out Loud school contest as part of the Poetry Out Loud National Recitation Contest, presented in partnership with the NH Arts Council, the National Endowment for the Arts, and the Poetry Foundation. This program is part of a national program that encourages high school students to learn about great poetry through memorization, performance, and competition. The CBNA winner will advance to the regional competition. New Hampshire’s champion will then advance to the Poetry Out Loud National Finals on May 3-4, 2016, in Washington, DC, where $50,000 in awards and school stipends will be distributed. This event is free and open to the public.

SAU #44 Welcomes Katie LeClerc Greer to Present on Internet Safety and Digital Responsibility

SAU #44 welcomes Katie LeClerc Greer to present Internet Safety and Digital Responsibility for Students in Grades 6-8 and 9-12: Understanding Your Digital Footprint

January 21, 2016

CBNA: 8:00-8:50
Strafford School (Gr. 6-8): 10:50-11:40
Nottingham School (Gr. 6-8): 9:20-10:10
Northwood School (Gr. 6-8):  1:35-2:20

The majority of kids in grades 6 and beyond have social networking accounts and are actively networking with others using various forms of technology (i.e. apps, messaging, etc.). At this stage, it’s imperative for them to know that there are consequences for their actions, as once they send, save or share, their information is out there – and stays out there – forever.   The following is an example of what is covered during this session:

  • What is personal information? What are privacy settings?
  • Social Networking including current trends
  • Interactive gaming rules and thoughts
  • Texting/smartphone usage including app trends, appropriateness and  tracking
  • Technology tattoos and creating a favorable, positive online brand
  • Cyberbullying

PARENTS/GUARDIANS:  We have included something special for you that you will not want to miss!  Join us at Nottingham School for a compelling, informational evening Parent Program  (*must be 18 years or older to attend)

January 21, 2016, 6:30pm-8:00pm

  • FREE RAFFLE PRIZE TICKET just for attending will be given to every parent at the evening event for a chance to win gift cards and technology related prizes!
  • FREE CHILDCARE will be provided that will include movies and crafts!
  • 6:00-6:30pm there will be coffee and snacks prior to the Parent Presentation!

Our kids are doing WHAT? What can I do to protect them? What apps should I be worried about? Is social networking safe? Is my child being cyberbullied? What’s texting? Sexting? What’s next? It’s often overwhelming being a parent today in our technology-driven society. Keeping up with the latest trends and dangers can often seem like an impossible task. Katie will help you navigate the digital waters and let you know what’s new, what’s now, and what’s next when it comes to your children and technology, and provides parents with proactive initiatives to keep kids safe.

Katie LeClerc Greer has been featured on Fox25 News Boston, the O’Reilly Factor and The Meredith Vieira Show. For more information on Katie LeClerc Greer and her presentation, visit http://www.klgreer.com.

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 amorales@coebrown.org 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 elent@coebrown.org 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!