SHS News & Announcements for the week of February 11, 2019

New News:

  • Attention Music Students Going to Les Miserables - your balance payment is due Tuesday, Feb 11. Please do not be late. Thank you.

  • Attention Seniors- Voting for Superlatives will occur in TA Tuesday, February 12th. Make sure you are there to participate!

  • Seniors: Cap & Gown Packets were due Tuesday, February 5th.

  • Attention: Mountain Bike winter training series! Come join trainer Hector Ortiz and SYC coach Ross Scatchard for a high quality strength and conditioning series designed to get athletes into great early season riding shape. We will focus on body weight strength training, plyometrics, balance, and resistance training to develop core strength and agility.
    The series will help riders develop bike specific muscle groups and also prevent biking related injuries by strengthening the supporting muscles to become a complete mountain biker.  5 Sessions, Wednesdays, 1/23 -2/20, 5-6pm,$105. Register @

  • CandyGrams: The Class of 2020 would like to spread the Love this Valentine’s Day!  Buy your special someone a sweet treat and put a smile on his or her face.  Candygrams will be available for $2 during snack and lunches Monday, February 11th & Tuesday, February 12th.  All proceeds will benefit Prom 2019.

  • AP Registration is from Monday, February 11th thru Friday, February 22nd.  Please hand your registration packet and payment  into Tarah at the SHS front desk.

  • Yearbook Advertisements:  Dear Parents and Guardians of the Class of 2019, Happy New Year! It’s the time of year when the Yearbook Committee and Class of 2019 request your contributions to this year's yearbook. The letter below gives the details regarding yearbook advertisement sizes and prices. We greatly appreciate your contributions in making the yearbook great. All ads and payments are due February 22. Thank you for your support!  Parent Ad Form

  • ROTARY SCHOLARSHIP application is due Friday, March 1st by 3:00pm.  Resume and essay are due Friday, April 12th by 3:00pm. For more information please visit Tarah at the front desk.  

Old News:


  • One Act Regional Festival will be on March 9th at the St. Johnsbury Academy.

Guidance Announcements

  • GMTCC  2019-2020 1st Year Application is live!  Applications are typically initiated through partner school counseling departments, or students themselves.  The application, along with other supporting admissions materials, may also be found at (  As a reminder, state and federal Law requires the CTE application process to be a blind process to student disabilities.  In order to preserve a blind process, we respectfully request that initial correspondences and applications materials do not include any information about a student's disability status, including information about IEPs or 504s.  Once a student application is received and processed, a visit is scheduled to the program in which they are applying. Admissions decisions are made based upon review of the student's application. It is only after a conditional acceptance is offered that we would receive information about student plans in order to ensure that an appropriate admissions decision is made.  The 2019-2020 Pre-Tech Application is available at the front desk and also available on the web @ (

  • Stanford Summer Opportunities:  We offer programs across a wide variety of disciplines including arts, humanities, science, and math, giving highly motivated students the opportunity to investigate advanced topics not typically taught in secondary schools. Participants engage in small classes with brilliant instructors and peers who share their passions. Deadlines for our summer programs are in February, with some early round deadlines in January. Admission is selective. Limited financial aid is available.  Learn more about Stanford Pre-Collegiate Studies programs here:

    • Stanford Summer Arts Institute students in grades 8–11 come together for a three-week intensive interdisciplinary arts program offering academically rigorous, hands-on courses in art, visual design, and music.

    • Stanford Summer Humanities Institute students in grades 10 and 11 explore the big questions at the heart of the humanities in seminars led by distinguished Stanford professors during this three-week residential program.

    • Stanford Pre-Collegiate Summer Institutes allows students in grades 8–11 to engage in single-subject intensive study selected from a wide range of disciplines, and benefit from small class size and academically themed residences.

    • Stanford AI4ALL invites young women in grade 9 to apply to this three-week residential summer program. Participants learn about topics in AI, partake in ongoing research at Stanford, and receive mentorship from professors, graduate students, and industry professionals.

    • Stanford University Mathematics Camp (SUMaC) students participate in a highly-selective program centered around lectures, guided research, and group problem solving in advanced math topics. This four-week program is intended for an elite group of talented students in grades 10 and 11.

    • Stanford Pre-Collegiate University-Level Online Math and Physics offers 13 courses throughout the year, including a summer term for high school students, grades 9–12. Students earn Stanford University Continuing Studies credit.

  • VTVLC has an Exciting Grant-funded Announcement! If you haven't heard yet, VTVLC has an amazing NEW program available called Personalized Assessment of Student Standards or PASS for short. Students are mentored through a two-part program to develop a self-designed project and the implementation component where they demonstrate proficiency. Simply put, students work with a VTVLC teacher/mentor who supports and assesses their skills and knowledge gained by completing their self-designed project.  How does PASS work? All student candidates start with a Project Proposal and Review using the VTVLC PASS process. Once a proposal is submitted, a full review and collaboration meeting is setup with the student’s selected VTVLC teacher mentor. VTVLC then works with the student’s school to ensure maximum alignment to the local proficiency based graduation requirements.  What you should know! -The PASS program allows for flexible start and end dates. Students will be enrolled on the 1st or the 15th of the month.
    -Each project will have an anticipated end date. The teacher will help build a week by week pace chart for deliverables.
    -All of VTVLC Pass Teacher/Mentors are Vermont licensed teachers who are dedicated to support the student’s project! They will act as a guide and make suggestions as they complete their project.

  • Governor’s Institute of Vermont announces the 2019 Summer Studies:  GIV programs are for students who are academically and/or artistically motivated with a passion for learning!  GIV Summer Institutes are residential and affordable for Vermont 9th-11th graders. Accelerated student opportunities for summer 2019 include: Architecture, Design & Building, Arts, Astronomy, Current Issues & Youth Activism, Engineering, Entrepreneurship, Environmental Science & Technology, Health & Medicine, Mathematical Sciences, Technology, Design & Coding, and Young Writers. Students can apply through the GIV website ( starting February 1, 2019, application deadline is March 15, 2019.

  • Vermont Law Cadet Training Program: The Cadet Training Program will be held June 16-21, 2019 at the Vermont Police Academy in Pittsford, Vermont.  Any interested current High School student, with a minimum age of fourteen should contact his/her nearest American Legion Post for Sponsorship. All fully completed applications, including all required signatures and medical certificate, must be sent to The American Legion of Vermont, PO Box 396, Montpelier VT 05601 by April 1, 2019.  This application must be accompanied by the fee of $275 from The American Legion post which sponsors the student.  Stop by the front office for an application.





  • Seniors: Please do not forget to check Naviance for upcoming scholarships. The scholarship season is here and new scholarships are added weekly.

  • Save the date: VSAC scholarships close Feb. 15th.  150 scholarships worth $5 million – and only for Vermonters.  We know Feb. 15 is National Hippo Day but it’s also the last day you can apply for one of 150 scholarships with $5 million in awards administered by Vermont Student Assistance Corp – and only available to Vermonters.
    Check out all the scholarships and apply online using the Unified Scholarship Application. Required documents such as transcripts, recommendation letters, essays or other information can be uploaded right on the VSAC website as well. Visit VSAC’s scholarship page for more information. The scholarship booklets are available in the SHS front office.  For more information, call 888-253-4819 or email [email protected].

  • NEFCU Nursing Scholarship Program promotes education in the medical field while supporting individual student’s career goals.  Three scholarships of $3000 each to NEFCU members applying to or enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate nursing program.  Application deadline is February 28, 2019.

  • Knights of Columbus Scholarship: Sons or daughters of a Knight of Columbus member are eligible.  There will be five $1000 scholarships awarded this year. All applicants must be postmarked by March 10, 2019.  For more information and applications please visit the front desk.

  • Center for Workforce Development & Diversity is offering a $5,000 scholarship for Native American and First Generation students who are entering or in a STEM major at a Vermont College or University.  Scholarships will be awarded based on: Academic Standing, Letters of Recommendation, and a written Essay Detailing Career Goals. For more information and online application please visit  Application deadline is April 1, 2019.

  • Sons of the American Legion Scholarship is available to any student who is planning to attend a trade school or technical college and whose grandfather, grandmother, step grandparents, father, step father, mother, step mother, adopted parents or grandparents and brothers or sisters are a member of the American Legion Family are welcome to apply for this scholarship.  Scholarships from $500-$1000 are available. Applications and more information are available at the front desk. Application deadline is April 15, 2019.

  • Drive for Excellence Scholarship-How it works: Based on academic performance.  Students may be eligible to for $1000 scholarship or win a new Subaru Impreza or Hyundai Elantra.  Students should fill out a registration form either at the Shelburne Road location or available online at and submit their official report card. For more information please visit or visit the front desk.  Registration deadline is April 30, 2019 & report card deadline is May 4, 2019.

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