SHS News & Announcements

Public news and announcements from Stowe High School.

Thursday, August 17, 2017

School Board Brief - August 14, 2017


Lamoille South Supervisory Union Curriculum Director Valerie Sullivan briefed the Stowe School Board on our progress implementing Proficiency Based Learning, including a review of what it is, work done to date, and next steps for the coming school year.  


Board members are enthusiastic about our district’s progress toward proficiency based and personalized learning systems.  Our teachers have developed standards by which they will measure and report each student’s progress towards mastering important skills and concepts. The district is customizing a reporting system, which teachers will use to organize and track data about student progress and to communicate that progress to students and  parents. Plans are also in place to strengthen student understanding of mindset, motivation, and metacognition to support their transition to Proficiency Based Learning. There will be a great deal of communication between the administration, teachers, parents, and students as we continue to implement this new process, which will serve students’ learning needs.

The Board is looking forward to regular updates on the work in our schools on Proficiency Based Learning and Personalization at meetings throughout the school year.  

Superintendent Tracy Wrend briefed the board on the ramifications of Act 85, which determines how the state will capture savings from changes in teacher health insurance. Lamoille South Supervisory Union’s contractual net employer/employee contributions to healthcare are close to the target plan laid out by the state, and we do expect to generate savings from the health insurance transition to offset amounts expected to be withheld from state education fund payments.  In addition, Act 85 set yield amounts and non-residential tax rates at a different level than projected  during budgeting, and ultimately local tax rates are lower than was projected in March.

Tuesday, June 6, 2017

School Board Brief - June 05, 2017

Stowe School Board held its final regular meeting for the 2016-2017 school year. Superintendent Wrend shared the annual report for 2015-2016, which is available here.

Please click this link to see the regularly scheduled meetings for the upcoming school year, as well as Lamoille South Supervisory Union and joint Act 46 meetings.

Announcements - Tuesday, June 6, 2017

·         All students – TIME TO CLEAN OUT YOUR LOCKERS!  Stowe High School is not responsible for items left behind.

·         All students who plan on taking AP Calculus next year: Meet in Teagan Garon's room briefly at the start of TA  Tuesday, June 6th to get your textbook and summer assignment.

·         NO Chorus or Band classes Tuesday, June, 6th, please report to SPP periods 3 & 4.

·         All girls' playing Field Hockey or interested in playing Field Hockey next year, please meet Coach Janet Godin  Wednesday, June 7th in the auditorium lobby during the beginning of TA time.

·         All students enrolled in AP Biology for next year MUST attend a meeting after school at 2:45  Wednesday, June 7th in Mr. McDowell's room. Expectations for the summer and next year will be outlined. The meeting should only require 15-20 minutes.

·         Students who are registered to take Human Rights and Genocide need to meet in Ms. Schafer's room on Thursday, June 8th during snack to discuss Rwanda trip interest.

·         BAND EXAM UPDATE! Thursday, June 8th – HS Band will be held during the students regular classes period 3 or 4. No double block mandatory rehearsal. Friday June 9th HS band needs to be dismissed from their 3 period classes at 9:55. We will rehearse in the auditorium with the Seniors for about 20 minutes. Students will get to their 4th period classes around 10:25. This ½ hour time frame in Mandatory.

·         Seniors: Mandatory graduation rehearsals are on Thursday, June 8th at 1:15pm and Friday, June 9th at 10:00am.

·         Attention Band and Chorus members: the following items need to be returned no later than Friday June 9th. You will be charged $3 A PAGE for missing music. This will add up VERY fast so get your folders in please.

o   All Band Music (except Pomp & Circumstance & Maserpiece)

o   All Chorus Music

o   All Jazz Music (and is put away properly in the Master folders)

o   Jazz Band outfits with shirt dry cleaned – brought back in plastic and everything marked with your name.

o   NON-refundable check for $75 if you intend on going to see Phantom of the Opera this fall.

·         The Second Annual Scout Film Festival will take place Friday, June 9th – Sunday, June 11th here in Stowe and offers a variety of events! Opening Day Screening at the Helen Day Art Center, Opening Night Reception and Entertainment at Trapp Family Lodge, Film Screenings, Workshops with Industry Experts, and exciting Awards Ceremony at Spruce Peak Performing Arts Center on Saturday night including a Red Carpet (dress it up!); Musical Entertainment by THE SNAZ, Vermont's own indie rock band from the depths of Brattleboro , VT; Hysterical Mistress of Ceremony, Host Laura Sullivan; Reception directly following and Sunday Final Networking Gathering. 

·         Stowe Parks and Recreation will be offering a Red Cross Babysitter Course on Saturday, June 17th. Ages 11 – 16, Registration deadline is Monday, June 12. Contact Stowe Rec. for more information and to register #253-6138.    

·         Art students – It's time to please pick up you Art Work from Ms. Crouse or Ms. Zimbalatti.

·         Juniors English Honor students, please see Ms. Schnee for you summer reading.

·         If you have signed up for either AP European or AP US History for next year, please see Mr. Williams for your summer assignment.

·         If you have signed up for Grade 10 Honors English, please see Ms. Hoffmann for your summer reading assignment.

·         Attention seniors - There are extra Graduation Announcements available in the office for $1 a piece.

·         Community Service:

o   Stowe Vibrancy looking for volunteers for their July 4th festivities, see Charlene for times and more details.

o   Volunteers needed for the Stowe Free Library book sale. Sale is Wednesday, July 5 – Monday, July 24th. Contact Bonnie Knight for more information and to set up hours. bonniesknight@gmail.com

 

·         Enrollment for the 2018 school trip to Italy and Austria has opened. Please see. Mr. Dornfried for registration details.

·         Cotton Brook Fun Run – Come check it out! On Tuesdays through June 20th in Cotton Brook, runners, joggers and walkers gather to participate in the Cotton Brook Fun Run. Choose ½ mile, 1 mile, 2.2 miles or the ever challenging 5k. It is a great way to improve your overall strength and endurance. We meet below the gate in Cotton Brook every Tuesday at 5:15pm rain, snow, sleet or hail, but not during thunderstorms. Remember it's fun, it's fast and it's free! Contact Becky McGovern #253-2252.

·         Stowe Tennis Club is looking for a summer lifeguard. If you are interested please contact Adi Barnett at 802-793-1218.

·         Fall Sports Registration is now open; please register on the school website. Deadline is Saturday, July 1st 2017.

 


          

        

               

                 

             

 

 

 

                 

            

            

 

 

 

 

             

                
                            

 

Monday, June 5, 2017

School Board Brief - May 31, 2017

In a joint meeting with Lamoille South Supervisory Union’s and Elmore-Morristown Unified Union’s boards, the Stowe School Board continued work on our Act 46 Alternative Governance Proposal. Consultant Peter Clarke reviewed the portions of passed legislation that are relevant to our proposal, as well as additional guidelines from the State Board of Education. The boards reviewed achievement data pursuant to both our Alternative Governance Structure Proposal and our continued goal of providing a strong education for all students in the Supervisory Union.

The next Act 46 meeting will be Monday, July 10, 2017, at 6:00PM at Stowe Elementary School.

Announcements - Monday, June 5, 2017

New News

·         All students – TIME TO CLEAN OUT YOUR LOCKERS!  Stowe High School is not responsible for items left behind.

·         A black sketchbook has been left in the band room. See Mrs. Lambert if it belongs to you.

·         Art students – It's time to please pick up you Art Work from Ms. Crouse or Ms. Zimbalatti.

·         Juniors English Honor students, please see Ms. Schnee for you summer reading.

·         If you have signed up for either AP European or AP US History for next year, please see Mr. Williams for your summer assignment.

·         If you have signed up for Grade 10 Honors English, please see Ms. Hoffmann for your summer reading assignment.

·         Attention Band and Chorus members: the following items need to be returned no later than Friday June 9th (Seniors by on Monday, June 5th.You will be charged $3 A PAGE for missing music. This will add up VERY fast so get your folders in please.

o   All Band Music (except Pomp & Circumstance & Maserpiece)

o   All Chorus Music

o   All Jazz Music (and is put away properly in the Master folders)

o   Jazz Band outfits with shirt dry cleaned – brought back in plastic and everything marked with your name.

o   NON-refundable check for $75 if you intend on going to see Phantom of the Opera this fall.

·         Any students interested in joining the Stowe High Mountain Bike Club please come to an informational meeting during snack TODAY, Monday, June 5th. We will be participating in the Northern New England High School Series in the fall! We hope to field a big team of boys and girls, experienced riders and newcomers alike. See Roger with any questions.

·         Stowe Middle/High School students invite all community members, business owners and parents to a follow-up of the dinner theater presentation about the strengths, challenges, concerns and pressures they face daily in their school and community. The students will show performances again and work on next steps. Our students invite you to improve our town with action and proactive thinking. The presentation will take place on Monday, June 5th at the Stowe Free Library Community Room at 6:00 – 7:30pm. Complementary coffee and dessert provided. Registration required at this link or search "Growing Up Stowe" on Eventbrite.

·         All students who plan on taking AP Calculus next year: Meet in Teagan Garon's room briefly at the start of TA on Tuesday, June 6th to get your textbook and summer assignment.

·         NO Chorus or Band classes on Tuesday, June, 6th, please report to SPP periods 3 & 4.

·         All girls' playing Field Hockey or interested in playing Field Hockey next year, please meet Coach Janet Godin on Wednesday, June 7th in the auditorium lobby during the beginning of TA time.

·         All students enrolled in AP Biology for next year MUST attend a meeting after school at 2:45 on Wednesday, June 7th in Mr. McDowell's room. Expectations for the summer and next year will be outlined. The meeting should only require 15-20 minutes.

·         BAND EXAM UPDATE! Thursday, June 8th – HS Band will be held during the students regular classes period 3 or 4. No double block mandatory rehearsal. Friday June 9th HS band needs to be dismissed from their 3 period classes at 9:55. We will rehearse in the auditorium with the Seniors for about 20 minutes. Students will get to their 4th period classes around 10:25. This ½ hour time frame in Mandatory.

·         Seniors: Mandatory graduation rehearsals are on Thursday, June 8th at 1:15pm and Friday, June 9th at 10:00am.

·         The Second Annual Scout Film Festival will take place Friday, June 9th – Sunday, June 11th here in Stowe and offers a variety of events! Opening Day Screening at the Helen Day Art Center, Opening Night Reception and Entertainment at Trapp Family Lodge, Film Screenings, Workshops with Industry Experts, and exciting Awards Ceremony at Spruce Peak Performing Arts Center on Saturday night including a Red Carpet (dress it up!); Musical Entertainment by THE SNAZ, Vermont's own indie rock band from the depths of Brattleboro , VT; Hysterical Mistress of Ceremony, Host Laura Sullivan; Reception directly following and Sunday Final Networking Gathering. 

·         Attention seniors - There are extra Graduation Announcements available in the office for $1 a piece.

·         Community Service:

o   Stowe Vibrancy looking for volunteers for their July 4th festivities, see Charlene for times and more details.

o   Volunteers needed for the Stowe Free Library book sale. Sale is Wednesday, July 5 – Monday, July 24th. Contact Bonnie Knight for more information and to set up hours. bonniesknight@gmail.com

 

           Enrollment for the 2018 school trip to Italy and Austria has opened. Please see. Mr. Dornfried for registration details.

·         Cotton Brook Fun Run – Come check it out! On Tuesdays through June 20th in Cotton Brook, runners, joggers and walkers gather to participate in the Cotton Brook Fun Run. Choose ½ mile, 1 mile, 2.2 miles or the ever challenging 5k. It is a great way to improve your overall strength and endurance. We meet below the gate in Cotton Brook every Tuesday at 5:15pm rain, snow, sleet or hail, but not during thunderstorms. Remember it's fun, it's fast and it's free! Contact Becky McGovern #253-2252.

·         Stowe Tennis Club is looking for a summer lifeguard. If you are interested please contact Adi Barnett at 802-793-1218.

·         Fall Sports Registration is now open; please register on the school website. Deadline is Saturday, July 1st 2017.



          

        

               

                

             

 

 

 

                 

            

             

 

 

 

 

             

                 
                            

 

Friday, June 2, 2017

Announcements - Friday, June 2, 2017

·         All students – TIME TO CLEAN OUT YOUR LOCKERS!  Stowe High School is not responsible for items left behind.

·         Art students – It's time to please pick up you Art Work from Ms. Crouse or Ms. Zimbalatti.

·         Juniors English Honor students, please see Ms. Schnee for you summer reading.

·         If you have signed up for either AP European or AP US History for next year, please see Mr. Williams for your summer assignment.

·         If you have signed up for Grade 10 Honors English, please see Ms. Hoffmann for your summer reading assignment.

·          Friday, June 2nd the Flame from the Special Olympics will be at Stowe Middle School. Come out and support Stowe Police Officer Bruce Merriman at 11:50am. Buy a T-shirt for $20 or wear a blue T-shirt and donate any amount of money to be able to run or walk with the torch around the track. Go to the middle school office to purchase T-shirts.

·         Eco Week –  Fresh Food Friday, June 2nd encouraging faculty and students to bring fresh and organic food for lunch.  Eco week is to help raise awareness for the environment by participating in Stowe High School's second Eco Week. There are prizes for the most enthusiastic participants each day and a $50 prize for the overall winner for the week. Send a picture of your participation to G. Eliasson or J. Segal to get entered to wind some great prizes!   

·         Any students interested in joining the Stowe High Mountain Bike Club please come to an informational meeting during snack on Monday, June 5th. We will be participating in the Northern New England High School Series in the fall! We hope to field a big team of boys and girls, experienced riders and newcomers alike. See Roger with any questions.

·         Stowe Middle/High School students invite all community members, business owners and parents to a follow-up of the dinner theater presentation about the strengths, challenges, concerns and pressures they face daily in their school and community. The students will show performances again and work on next steps. Our students invite you to improve our town with action and proactive thinking. The presentation will take place on Monday, June 5th at the Stowe Free Library Community Room at 6:00 – 7:30pm. Complementary coffee and dessert provided. Registration required at this link or search "Growing Up Stowe" on Eventbrite.

·         All students who plan on taking AP Calculus next year: Meet in Teagan Garon's room briefly at the start of TA on Tuesday, June 6th to get your textbook and summer assignment.

·         NO Chorus or Band classes on Tuesday, June, 6th, please report to SPP periods 3 & 4.

·         All girls' playing Field Hockey or interested in playing Field Hockey next year, please meet Coach Janet Godin on Wednesday, June 7th in the auditorium lobby during the beginning of TA time.

·         All students enrolled in AP Biology for next year MUST attend a meeting after school at 2:45 on Wednesday, June 7th in Mr. McDowell's room. Expectations for the summer and next year will be outlined. The meeting should only require 15-20 minutes.

·         BAND EXAM UPDATE! Thursday, June 8th – HS Band will be held during the students regular classes period 3 or 4. No double block mandatory rehearsal. Friday June 9th HS band needs to be dismissed from their 3 period classes at 9:55. We will rehearse in the auditorium with the Seniors for about 20 minutes. Students will get to their 4th period classes around 10:25. This ½ hour time frame in Mandatory.

·         Seniors: Mandatory graduation rehearsals are on Thursday, June 8th at 1:15pm and Friday, June 9th at 10:00am.

·         The Second Annual Scout Film Festival will take place Friday, June 9th – Sunday, June 11th here in Stowe and offers a variety of events! Opening Day Screening at the Helen Day Art Center, Opening Night Reception and Entertainment at Trapp Family Lodge, Film Screenings, Workshops with Industry Experts, and exciting Awards Ceremony at Spruce Peak Performing Arts Center on Saturday night including a Red Carpet (dress it up!); Musical Entertainment by THE SNAZ, Vermont's own indie rock band from the depths of Brattleboro , VT; Hysterical Mistress of Ceremony, Host Laura Sullivan; Reception directly following and Sunday Final Networking Gathering. 

·         Attention seniors - There are extra Graduation Announcements available in the office for $1 a piece.

·         Community Service:

o   Miles for Smiles, Sunday, June 4th 8:00 – 11:00am. Contact Stowe Rec. 253-6138.

o   Volunteers needed for Bible Camp – Monday, June 19th thru Friday, June 23rd from 8:30am until noon. Contact Tom Silva tsivabelles@yahoo.com for more information or the register www.stowebiblecamp.org

o   Stowe Vibrancy looking for volunteers for their July 4th festivities, see Charlene for times and more details.

o   Volunteers needed for the Stowe Free Library book sale. Sale is Wednesday, July 5 – Monday, July 24th. Contact Bonnie Knight for more information and to set up hours. bonniesknight@gmail.com

 

Old News:

·         Enrollment for the 2018 school trip to Italy and Austria has opened. Please see. Mr. Dornfried for registration details.

·         Cotton Brook Fun Run – Come check it out! On Tuesdays through June 20th in Cotton Brook, runners, joggers and walkers gather to participate in the Cotton Brook Fun Run. Choose ½ mile, 1 mile, 2.2 miles or the ever challenging 5k. It is a great way to improve your overall strength and endurance. We meet below the gate in Cotton Brook every Tuesday at 5:15pm rain, snow, sleet or hail, but not during thunderstorms. Remember it's fun, it's fast and it's free! Contact Becky McGovern #253-2252.

Thursday, June 1, 2017

Announcements - Thursday, June 1, 2017

New News

·         All students – TIME TO CLEAN OUT YOU LOCKERS!  Stowe High School is not responsible for items left behind.

·         Art students – It's time to please pick up you Art Work from Ms. Crouse or Ms. Zimbalatti.

·         If you have signed up for either AP European or AP US History for next year, please see Mr. Williams for your summer assignment.

·         If you have signed up for Grade 10 Honors English, please see Ms. Hoffmann for your summer reading assignment.

·         Eco Week – Share the Throttle –  Thursday, June 1st – encouraging faculty and students to carpool to school. Fresh Food Friday, June 2nd encouraging faculty and students to bring fresh and organic food for lunch.  Eco week is to help raise awareness for the environment by participating in Stowe High School's second Eco Week. There are prizes for the most enthusiastic participants each day and a $50 prize for the overall winner for the week. Send a picture of your participation to G. Eliasson or J. Segal to get entered to wind some great prizes!   

·         Music Lessons – TODAY, Thursday, June 1st A. Infante, t. Hoekstra, A. Pelletier & V. Eliasson period 8.

·         Bible Camp registration deadline is Thursday, June 1st. We are still accepting volunteers, so be a hero! High School students must register online so that we have a count and can give out community service assignments.

·         Any students interested in joining the Stowe High Mountain Bike Club please come to an informational meeting during snack on Monday, June 5th. We will be participating in the Northern New England High School Series in the fall! We hope to field a big team of boys and girls, experienced riders and newcomers alike. See Roger with any questions.

·         Stowe Middle/High School students invite all community members, business owners and parents to a follow-up of the dinner theater presentation about the strengths, challenges, concerns and pressures they face daily in their school and community. The students will show performances again and work on next steps. Our students invite you to improve our town with action and proactive thinking. The presentation will take place on Monday, June 5th at the Stowe Free Library Community Room at 6:00 – 7:30pm. Complementary coffee and dessert provided. Registration required at this link or search "Growing Up Stowe" on Eventbrite.

·         All students who plan on taking AP Calculus next year: Meet in Teagan Garon's room briefly at the start of TA on Tuesday, June 6th to get your textbook and summer assignment.

·         NO Chorus or Band classes on Tuesday, June, 6th, please report to SPP periods 3 & 4.

·         All girls' playing Field Hockey or interested in playing Field Hockey next year, please meet Coach Janet Godin on Wednesday, June 7th in the auditorium lobby during the beginning of TA time.

·         All students enrolled in AP Biology for next year MUST attend a meeting after school at 2:45 on Wednesday, June 7th in Mr. McDowell's room. Expectations for the summer and next year will be outlined. The meeting should only require 15-20 minutes.

·         HS Band Exam is Thursday, June 8th and Friday, June 9th periods 3 & 4. The goal is to get the kids out of rehearsal asap and hopefully, they can attend part of, if not all of period 4.

·         Seniors: Mandatory graduation rehearsals are on Thursday, June 8th at 1:15pm and Friday, June 9th at 10:00am.

·         The Second Annual Scout Film Festival will take place Friday, June 9th – Sunday, June 11th here in Stowe and offers a variety of events! Opening Day Screening at the Helen Day Art Center, Opening Night Reception and Entertainment at Trapp Family Lodge, Film Screenings, Workshops with Industry Experts, and exciting Awards Ceremony at Spruce Peak Performing Arts Center on Saturday night including a Red Carpet (dress it up!); Musical Entertainment by THE SNAZ, Vermont's own indie rock band from the depths of Brattleboro , VT; Hysterical Mistress of Ceremony, Host Laura Sullivan; Reception directly following and Sunday Final Networking Gathering. 

·         Attention seniors - There are extra Graduation Announcements available in the office for $1 a piece.

·         Community Service:

o   Miles for Smiles, Sunday, June 4th 8:00 – 11:00am. Contact Stowe Rec. 253-6138.

o   Volunteers needed for Bible Camp – Monday, June 19th thru Friday, June 23rd from 8:30am until noon. Contact Tom Silva tsivabelles@yahoo.com for more information or the register www.stowebiblecamp.org

o   Stowe Vibrancy looking for volunteers for their July 4th festivities, see Charlene for times and more details.

o   Volunteers needed for the Stowe Free Library book sale. Sale is Wednesday, July 5 – Monday, July 24th. Contact Bonnie Knight for more information and to set up hours. bonniesknight@gmail.com

 

Old News:

·         Enrollment for the 2018 school trip to Italy and Austria has opened. Please see. Mr. Dornfried for registration details.

·         Cotton Brook Fun Run – Come check it out! On Tuesdays through June 20th in Cotton Brook, runners, joggers and walkers gather to participate in the Cotton Brook Fun Run. Choose ½ mile, 1 mile, 2.2 miles or the ever challenging 5k. It is a great way to improve your overall strength and endurance. We meet below the gate in Cotton Brook every Tuesday at 5:15pm rain, snow, sleet or hail, but not during thunderstorms. Remember it's fun, it's fast and it's free! Contact Becky McGovern #253-2252.

·         Stowe Tennis Club is looking for a summer lifeguard. If you are interested please contact Adi Barnett at 802-793-1218.

·         Fall Sports Registration is now open; please register on the school website. Deadline is Saturday, July 1st 2017.