SHS News & Announcements for the Week of February 11, 2020

Please see our Weekly News to Families from Principal Muller.

See what information is available to our students by visiting our SHS Student Updates site.

New News: 

  • 2020-2021 Course Request Sheets are due.  Please check in with your student about next years opportunities and return them to the office ASAP. 

  • Pick up soccer: Capital Soccer Club is offering pickup soccer in many places this winter and spring. These events are fun, free, and open to anyone. During the following times there is pickup soccer at the SMHS gymnasium: 

Wednesday 2/12 5:15-6:45, Thursday 2/13 6:15-7:45 (girls only), Tuesday 2/18 2:45-4:30, Thursday 2/20 2:45-4:30

If you have any questions please ask Mr. Yalicki.

  • CORNHOLE TOURNAMENT: The Student Government and Council are planning a school-wide Cornhole tournament to take place throughout the next two months, composed of smaller TA competitions that will conclude in a final grade vs. grade competition in March. Any questions may be answered by Ms. Lowe, any of your Class Presidents, or the Student Council. Can't wait to see you at the competition!

  • 2020Yearbooks!  Buy your 2020 Stowe High School Yearbook. Visit: https://www.stoweschoolsvt.com/school/stowe-high-school.php, Click “SHS Yearbook Order” found on the bottom left of the home directory. Don’t miss out on owning this one of a kind book! Questions or comments email: [email protected].   Parents/Guardians of members of the Class of 2020.

  • Senior Yearbook Ads: The yearbook team is working diligently so that we can make the 2019-2020 yearbook one to treasure!  We greatly appreciate your help and generosity in creating lasting memories for the Class of 2020!  You may drop off your advertisement and a check made out to Stowe High School at the high school office, or mail your ad, check and this form to the address below. We would like to have the ads as soon as possible! The deadline for the ad and payment is February 19th. Questions or comments please contact [email protected].

  • GSA "Love is Love" Coffeehouse on Valentine's Day, Friday 2/14 ???? ?? ???? SHS's second student-run coffee house will be held on Friday, 2/14 from 7:00-9:00pm in the cafeteria. All acts welcome; proceeds from the bake sale and student vendors will go to GLSEN, an organization that promotes inclusion of diverse sexual orientations and gender expressions & identities in education.

  • Seniors: Stowe Rotary Scholarship is due by February 21st.  Applications will be picked up at 3:00pm, no acceptions.

  • The Haven Scholarship Program is designed to assist Stowe High School students planning to attend college. The scholarship provides the funding to allow a junior class student to work with P.J. Goldberg of CollegeFind and to take advantage of all CollegeFind college planning services at no cost. The scholarship extends from February of junior year through senior year.  Those who wish to participate are asked to fill out the application and return it to P.J. Goldberg at [email protected] by Feb. 27, 2020. Application forms can be picked up from Mr. Kennedy in his classroom. 

  • Managing College Cost: Attend a free Financial Aid & Managing College Costs presentation. At this presentation, we will provide an overview of how families pay for college costs and the different types of financial aid. We will also share with you several resources and websites that can help you get ready to file financial aid forms.  Please join us on March 24th in the SMHS Auditorium from 5:00 - 6:15 PM.


 

Sports: for our full sports schedule please visit SHS Sports Calendar at stoweschools.com.  Please Cheer us on when you can! Go Raiders!

 

Community Service Opportunities: 

  • FAT BIKE RACE: The Stowe Derby is celebrating the 75th Anniversary of the Nordic & fat bike race this year on Sunday, February 23rd.  We have lots of volunteer opportunities for Junior or Seniors that need hours. For more information please contact Brooke at 802-696-2251

 

Important Dates

2/11    Course Request Sheets are Due to the Office

2/11    Cap & Gown Orders are Due

2/12    VSAC Assisted Scholarships Deadline

2/14    Friday Program, Period 1-4 Schedule

2/14    Love is Love Coffee House

2/21    Stowe Rotary Scholarship Due

2/23    Stowe Derby-Community Service Opportunity

2/24-3/3February Break

3/20    Senior Defense Day

4/9    Stowe Rotary Resume & Essay Due

4/15    Early College @ Clarkson Scholarship Deadline

4/25    Good Neighbor Scholarship Application Due


 

STUDENT REMINDERS

  • Open campus privileges are for seniors ONLY!  All underclassmen are expected to stay within school grounds.  Juniors are permitted to sign out and leave campus after they have FINISHED classes for the day and have a Junior/Senior Permission Form returned to the office.  

  • The cubies by the Gym are now for Backpacks only!  Please do NOT leave you personal belongings in the hallways, cafeteria or library.  Leaving your personal belongings in communal areas creates a safety issue.

  • Students should ALWAYS sign in at the front desk when late (after 8:00 am) and/or leaving early (before 2:42 pm).

 

Guidance Announcements

SMHS Counseling Department Link:   https://www.smore.com/9y60d

 

A New Face to the Team!

"My name is Fern and I am interning with Patti in the Guidance Office on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays through the end of April. I am a student in the Masters in Counseling program at UVM. Prior to starting at UVM, I worked as a case manager at various non-profits in NH and VT and served as a Peace Corps Volunteer in The Gambia. I am very excited to be at Stowe High School this spring!"

 

Seniors please remember to check Naviance daily for scholarship updates.  New scholarships are posted daily.  

 

SENIORS: The VSAC Scholarships for Vermonters booklet - for students attending college in 2020-2021 - is now available for you to pick up at the front desk. Submission/postmark deadline for all VSAC assisted scholarships is February 12, 2020. Vermont residency is required unless otherwise specified.

 

Join VSAC at College Camp; Career Pathways 2020 for a FREE program to help parents and students plan for education and training beyond high school. Each college and career planning evening event runs from 4:30-8 pm and includes workshops, a career training

resource fair, and a free light dinner.  Come get your questions answered and learn about planning and paying for college or career training! Choose from 4 dates/4 locations, held at different Vermont colleges to give you a hands-on campus experience:

February 26, Castleton University, Castleton

March 11, Landmark College, Putney

March 19, Saint Michael’s College, Colchester

April 6, NVU, Lyndon (in partnership with the NEK College Fair)

Attend workshops covering: the admissions process & college search financial aid & managing college costs, including how to apply for grants & scholarships (free money) apprenticeships & certificate programs gap year options... and more! 

Drop in at the Career Training Resource Fair (4:30-5:30 pm) and talk to Vermont experts

about: paying for college or training Vermont colleges, apprenticeships, certificate programs, and careers in the skilled trades

Details www.vsac.org/CCP or call VSAC at 888-943-7301.

The application for Summer Academy is open! Geared toward motivated 10th, 11th, and 12th grade students, UVM's 4-week Summer Academy courses offers participants the opportunity to get a taste of college, earn transferable credits, showcase their ambition to college recruiters, and experience something extraordinary. UVM's 2020 offerings include: 

Interested in the feedback of our former Summer Academy students? Watch this brief video to learn more about their UVM experience! If you have any questions, please feel free to reach us at 800-639-3210.

Nursing Scholarship Opportunity: New England Federal Credit Union will award three $3,000 scholarships to be paid jointly to the recipient and to the accredited school of choice.  The recipients shall be limited to one scholarship award. Eligibility: applicant must be a member in good standing with the Credit Union, applicants applying under parents member number will not be considered; applicant must be applying to or enrolled in an accredited undergraduate or graduate nursing program; employees and volunteers of NEFCU, as well as members of their immediate families and households are not eligible, previous scholarship recipients are also not eligible. Scholarship applications must be postmarked no later than February 29, 2020.  For more information please see Tarah at the front desk. 

 

The American Legion of Vermont Scholarship: This year will be the 64th consecutive year of The American Legion Department Scholarship Program and will be offering the following scholarships: Department of VT Scholarship-$1,500, Department Commander Scholarship-$1,000, and ten $500 Scholarships.  Eligibility is described as seniors attending a Vermont Secondary School, or a similar school in an adjoining state, whose parents are legal residents of the State of Vermont or seniors residing in an adjacent state whose normal high school attendance area is a Vermont Secondary School and a US resident.  Applications are available at the front desk with Tarah.  Application Deadline is April 1, 2019.

 

Governor’s Institute Summer Programs

 GIV Summer Programs offer in-depth learning and extreme fun!  Your students will pursue their own academic and creative interest at an intensive pace and depth alongside college professors and professional experts.  Students gain awareness of their own creative or intellectual talents and career opportunities while growing their confidence and building resumes. Students will be surrounded by peers with shared interests and usually make lasting friendships.  How to Apply: Students can apply through the GIV website (www.giv.org) starting February 1st.  All applications are due by April 1st. 

 

WIN A NEW CAR Drive 4 Excellence: You could win your choice between a brand new 2020 Subaru Impreza or a Hyundai Elantra!  Please enter by filling out the registration form online at burlingtoncars.com by Wednesday, April 15th, and send in your report cards by Monday, April 20th; the better your grades, the better your chances of winning.  More information and full participation details are available at burlingtoncars.com.

 

Early College Program at The Clarkson School:  A new full-tuition scholarship is now being offering to attend The Clarkson School, Clarkson University's Early College Program.  As the second oldest early college program in the country, The Clarkson School welcomes talented and motivated high school-aged students to Clarkson as a replacement for what is normally the senior year of high school.  The Clarkson School Presidential Fellows Scholarship will cover the tuition costs for four years at The Clarkson School and Clarkson University. This scholarship is available to students entering in the 2020 Fall Semester with a completed admission application by April 15, 2020.  To receive the award the student must enroll in The Clarkson School.

 

The Marjot Foundation:  The Marjot Foundation supports environmental education at the high school level.  Each year the Marjot Foundation funds individuals or teams of high school students conducting scientific research projects which may focus on any area of environmental research, and must be designed by the student applicant.  Awards can total up to $5000. Any questions please contact Ann Criag at [email protected]  Application Deadline is April 15, 2019.

 

MedQuest 2020: Northern Vermont AHEC’s MedQuest 2020 will be held at Northern Vermont University, Johnson Campus, from June 21st thru June 26th, 2020.  Program goals will include exporting the variety of careers in healthcare, gain exposure to professional work environments, build skills and resources for health career pathways, and experience residential lie on a college campus.  You should apply if you are interested in a career in health care, are concerned about your community and today’s health issues and are interested in resources for furthering your education. Total cost for this 6-day residential program is $750, all inclusive.  Financial aid is available for qualifying students. Application deadline is Wednesday, March 11, 2020. For more information or to apply for MedQuest, go to nvtahec.org.  

 

Stowe Cider "Good Neighbor" Scholarship. As a reminder, this is geared toward students who have been a good community member both inside and outside of school. We would love to see your students apply!  The deadline this year is April 25, 2020.  For more information regarding the application process please visit: https://www.stowecider.com/goodneighbor.  

 

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