Monday, September 24, 2018

Today is Punctuation Day



Students will receive their school pictures today during Advisory.  NOTE: Student ID's are in the picture envelope.  If students or parents have questions about their photos, they should contact Lifetouch at 802-229-0299.  CVCC students will receive their photos during their block 3 class. 


LOST BLACK THUMB DRIVE I misplaced my thumb drive in the Library recently. It is black with a bit of red and a reddish-pink stretch ribbon on it. Please return it to Mrs. Trepanier in the Upstairs Computer Lab, 208A. There is a prize involved! Thank you so much!

DOMESTIC VIOLENCE FORUM Central VT Community Response Team will host Domestic Violence in Washington County to provide the opportunity to keep talking about how to respond/support thoughtfully, and plan going forward,  in response to the murder-suicide in our community this summer. Wednesday, September 26, 6:00-7:30 pm at the Old Labor Hall, Barre. Refreshments provided by Morse Block Deli. For more information talk with your School Counselor, or contact Jennifer Auletta, Clinical Services Director at the Family Center of Washington County,, 262-3292 ext 135.

QUIDDITCH Quidditch will meet in room 103 after school Wednesday, September 26 before going outside to play.

ATHLETICS Tuesday: Boys' Golf @ Links at Lang Farm - Essex 4:00 (dismiss 2:15; leave 2:30). JV Football @ Middlebury 6:00 (bus 3:30). JV Boys' Soccer vs. Missisquoi 4:30 on SHS main field. Varsity Boys’ Soccer vs. Missisquoi 6:30 on SHS main field. Wednesday: JV Girls' Soccer vs. Missisquoi 4:30 on SHS main field. Varsity Girls' Soccer vs. Missisquoi 6:30 on SHS main field. Thursday: Boys' Golf @ NVAC Metro Tourney at Williston CC - all day. V/JV Field Hockey vs. North Country 4/5:15 at Barre Town (dismiss 2:45). Friday: Varsity Football vs. Burr & Burton 7:00.

20TH ANNUAL WOMEN CAN DO CONFERENCE October 11 at VT Technical College. A one-day career immersion experience for 9-12th grade girls. It features dozens of hands-on workshops and action stations highlighting careers in the skilled trades and STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math). Hands-on workshops are led mostly by women professionals. You may operate an excavator, build a robot, design a 3D model, extract DNA from cells and more. More than 35 workshops highlight careers in architecture and engineering, computer programming, green energy, natural resources, public safety and health, communications, trades, and other non-traditional careers for women. Permission slips and registration forms are available Guidance and are due back to Mrs. Cross no later than Wednesday, September 26 at 3:00 pm.

LONDON DRAMA TRIP If you plan to go on the London Drama Trip, you must sign up with Ms. Gaudreau and produce a down payment by Friday, September 28.  If you were already signed up with Explorica, I already have you on my list.  See Ms. Gaudreau in Room 108 with any questions.

SHS 2018 AUTHOR VISIT  The Library and English Department are excited to announce the 2018 SHS Author visit will be with Dashka Slater author of The 57 Bus one of our summer reads. She will be here during Block 4 on September 28.  This is open to all in our educational community.  If you would like to listen to her talk, visit the SHS Library Web Page and sign up.  There will also be books for sale for an author signature at $15 per book.  See Ms. Smith in the Library for your book today! 

YEARBOOKS2019 Yearbooks are on sale now for the best price of the year, $50.00 through September 28.  Yearbook forms are available in the front office, Room 10, or you can go online to and place your order.  Please submit all orders WITH PAYMENT! 

ATTENTION CLASS OF 2019 Senior Portraits are due Friday, October 12 and must be directly uploaded onto the Jostens' program. There is an icon “Jostens Yearbook It!” that you can click on to upload your picture. If you have any questions, please seek out Carp or LaFran, along with your Yearbook Reps: Lindsay LaPan, Ella McCarthy, and Kyle Proteau.

GIRLS ROCK THE CAPITOL Are you interested in getting a behind-the-scenes look at your state government? Join us for Girls Rock the Capitol (GRTC), a unique legislative internship and mentoring program for high school girls. You’ll be paired with a female legislator who will mentor you throughout the six-month program as you work side-by-side on issues that will influence the future of your state. You’ll attend committee meetings and full House sessions, and hear discussions and debates on bills and laws. You’ll even have an opportunity to write a bill and present it to your legislator, community, or perhaps the House floor! Applicants must be mature, articulate, and interested in advocacy or political service. A written application and three completed reference forms (mailed separately) are due by October 30. Applications available online at  See Mr. Lewis in Room 221 or write Debbie King at

VFW ESSAY AWARDS $500-$30,000 The Patriot’s Pen Award theme is “Why I Honor the American Flag” and the grand prize is $5,000. The Voice of Democracy theme is “Why My Vote Matters” with the grand prize being $30,000. See Mrs. Trepanier in the Upstairs Computer Lab, Room 208A for applications. The deadline to apply is October 31.


LUNCH Chef’s Choice: Roasted Chicken, Herbed Tofu, Tomato White Bean Stew, Grilled Zucchini, Rice Pilaf, Local Corn. Grill: Beef Burger. World Fare: Build Your Own Nachos.

Tuesday: Teriyaki Pork, Teriyaki Tempeh, Rice Noodles, Baked Beans. Chicken Patty. Fettuccine Alfredo and Herbed Chicken.


If you have no critics you’ll likely have no success. ~ Malcolm X