Taking a GAP year before college is becoming an increasing popular option for students, but is it right for you, or your child? Join Stowe-based gap year expert Julia Rogers, founder of EnRoute Consulting and board chair of the Gap Year Association, for a presentation that will cover the benefits, challenges and opportunities surrounding the gap year option. She will cover the myriad of programs available, how to plan for college deferment, goal-setting and how to keep it within your family's budget. This event is free and open to the public. What: Gap Year Information Night, Where: Stowe Free Library, Stowe. When: Tuesday, October 15 at 7pm. There will also be a workshop in Montpelier on Nov 5th (6pm, Montpelier High School library, event link here)
PSAT at SHS will be administered Wednesday, October 16th at 8:00am. The PSAT/NMSQT is a great practice for taking the SAT. It can qualify you for scholarship programs. It can provide insight into which AP courses you may be ready to take. After taking the test, you can get a free, tailored practice program for the SAT-based on you results-through Khan Academy. Cost: SHS is paying for the test. Who: All 10th & 11th. For more information please see Tarah at the front desk.
Picture Retake/Makeup Day is scheduled for Thursday, October 17th at 8:00am. If you are having your photos retaken, you must bring in your original photo package and return it to the photographer. Picture forms are in the office for those who were absent for the first photo session. We will call by grade level over the PA system when the photographer is ready.
VSAC Financial Aid Workshop: Join us on October 23rd in the SHS Library for a free Financial Aid Forms workshop. At this informal workshop, we will assist you as you file your FAFSA and Vermont state grant application. Please be sure to create your FSA ID a few days prior to coming to the workshop. Students and parents will each need their own ID and can sign up at https://fsaid.ed.gov/npas/index.htm. Click here for a list of the necessary information that you will need to bring with you (you may need to scroll down to view the list).
AP Registration: Registration (October 21 – November 1, 2019) Students must register for the AP exams at the main office with Tarah Hubbard, you should receive registration materials this week. At the time of registration, students must know which exams they plan to take and submit a non-refundable payment of $94.00 for each exam. Students, if you are enrolled in AP courses online, it is your responsibility to see Tarah to pick up AP ordering materials. Failure to do so will result in no test ordered for you to take in May.
Outright Vermont GSA Opportunity: We're looking for 3 student-leaders to join Ms. Childress at the Outright Vermont GSA Conference on Monday, November 4. Great chance to join in for a day of community building, leadership skill development, and learning from other high school GSA leaders. Email Ms. Harris or Ms. Childress if interested!
Early Release for all students will take place on Friday, November 1st. Students will be dismissed at 11:45. Lunch will be available. Students who take the Wolcott bus home can be dropped off between Stowe and Wolcott on RT 100 and 15. Students who go to Wolcott Elementary need to be picked up by 12:15.
Interested in Model UN for the 2019-2020 school year? Do you care about real, global challenges. Do you like problem solving in a group environment? Do you like having all the fun? Come by Mr. C's room at 2:45 on THURSDAY, October 17th for a brief introductory meeting. We will be signing up for our first conference of the year, Middlebury High School on November 9th!
(First Ever) SHS Coffee House: Friday, November 22nd, 7:00-9:00pm. What is the Coffee House? The Coffee House is sort of like an open mic or a talent show, but with a more laid back, community living room sort of vibe. It's a place for artists to share their work with friends and family and to appreciate and be appreciated. It's a supportive atmosphere in which we celebrate creative expression and experimentation. Who Can Participate? Any SHS students, faculty, and staff are welcome to sign up. The signup sheet is hanging up in the cafeteria along with some performance guidelines. Do I need to pay for anything? Admission is free! Food and beverages will be sold at the event. Questions? Feel free to reach out to Mr. Gagnon and/or Ms. Chris.
Stowe High School Fall 2019 Musical: Big Fish - Production Dates will be December 6-8. Rehearsals will be scheduled for Sunday, Monday, Wednesday and Thursday evenings at 6:15 pm.
Stowe Vibrancy & Stowe Adaptive Sports ~ Looking for Middle and High School Students to Volunteer for Community Service Hours. Needed: 10-11 volunteers to help organize a 4 mile running race in Stowe on October 20th. The race starts and ends at The Alchemist. Please sign up here to help volunteer: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/8050C44A4AB22A4F85-stowe More info about the race can be found here: https://runsignup.com/Race/VT/Stowe/HeadyTrotter4Miler
Stowe Rotary is once again collecting tires for Wheels for Warmth this year and we need your help! We need student volunteers for Friday, October 25. Shifts start at 2:00 pm and go until 6:00 pm. Ideally students volunteer for two hour shifts. If you are planning on applying for a Rotary Scholarship in the future you should definitely make a point to volunteer. Please contact Ms. Hoffmann with questions or to volunteer.
Veterans Day Breakfast: Please support our Veterans on Veteran’s Day. This was a great success last year with lots of SHS student support. We are looking for help during the Free Community Veteran’s Day Breakfast on Monday, November 11th at the Stowe Community Church. Please sign up with Tarah at the SHS front desk. Thanks!! Any questions please contact Stefi Clymer [email protected] or 253-3725.
The Vermont Indoor Track & Field Season begins soon! Throughout the season, meet organizers will need volunteers to help the meet run effectively. Please see Mr. C if you are interested or have any questions.
10/15 GAP Year Informational Meeting at the Stowe Free Library 7:00pm
10/16 PSAT Testing
10/17 Picture Retake/Makeup Day
10/18 No School: Parent Teacher Conferences
10/23 VSAC FAFSA/Financial Aid Form Night 5:00 PM
11/1 AP Registration Forms Due
Seniors please remember to check Naviance daily for scholarship updates. New scholarships are posted daily.
58TH Annual United States Senate Youth Program: Each year two Vermont students are awarded a $10,000 scholarship and an all-expense paid week in Washington D.C., where they will learn about our government. This is a phenomenal opportunity for a young school leader. To qualify, a junior or senior must serve in an elected or appointed position related to student government, education and public affairs and community service. Application deadline is October 21, 2019.
VSAC Financial Aid Workshop: Join us for a free Financial Aid Forms workshop on October 23rd in the SHS Library. At this informal workshop, we will assist you as you file your FAFSA and Vermont state grant application. Please be sure to create your FSA ID a few days prior to coming to the workshop. Students and parents will each need their own ID and can sign up at https://fsaid.ed.gov/npas/index.htm. Click here for a list of the necessary information that you will need to bring with you (you may need to scroll down to view the list).
Revolutionize the Face of Technology - Apply for the Aspirations in Computing Award Each year, the National Center for Women & Information Technology (NCWIT) recognizes technical high school young women across the country through the Award for Aspirations in Computing. Recipients receive engraved awards, scholarship and internship opportunities, entry to a peer-network of technical women in the NCWIT AiC Community, various prizes, and that is just the beginning! Students in grades 9-12 who self-identify as women, genderqueer, or non-binary, can apply online at www.aspirations.org/AiCHSAward by 8:00 p.m. MT on November 5, 2019. Students with any level of experience are encouraged to apply: NCWIT recognizes aspirations as well as accomplishments!
UVM Extension/ 4-H Program has a lot of opportunities for students this Fall. Check them out!
Teen Science Cafes - Save the Dates. The full schedule is now available for the 2019-2020 VTeen 4-H Science Pathways Cafes. The cafes are free and open to youth in grades 7-12. Planned by teens for teens these cafes are a free, fun way for teens to explore science, engineering and technology with local scientists, engineers and technology experts. All cafes include hands-on activities. Youth Environmental Summit - November 1; TRY for the Environment - Applications Due By November 8; VTeen Leadership Weekend - November 15-17. For more information please see Tarah at the front desk.