SHS News & Announcements for the Week of February 4, 2020

 

Please see our Weekly New to Families from Prinicpal Muller.

Know what your students knows by checking the SHS Student Updates.

 

New News: 

  • 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.  More information to come soon.  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 by Friday Feb. 7th.  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].

  • The next VTeen 4-H Science Pathways Cafe will be Saturday, February 8 at UVM. This cafe will focus on remote sensing and the presenter is Jarlath O'Neill-Dunne, who is the Director of Vermont's Spatial Analysis Laboratory. Participants will get hands-on experience with cutting-edge drones used in his lab. Learn more and sign up today. Cafes are always FREE, planned and run by teens for teens. See Roger Murphy in the Library for more info or to register.

  • 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.

  • 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 CostAttend 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.

  • GSA Lunch: Anyone interested in talking about how to make our school more LGBTQ+ inclusive can come join GSA leaders during lunchtime in the Chinese classroom on Mondays (1st lunch) and/or Tuesdays (2nd lunch). No need to sign up ~ just bring your lunch & come chat!

 

Cold & Flu Reminders

Parents & Guardians, the peak of the cold and flu season is upon us. To prevent widespread flu in the school, we recommend that your child stay home from school if experiencing flu or cold symptoms. To decide whether or not to send your child to school, please consider the following guidelines: Consider keeping your child at home for an extra day of rest and observation if they have any of the following symptoms:

? Mild sore throat (no fever, no known exposure to strep)

? Complaining of a Stomach ache that will not go away
? Chills (unrelated to climate changes) 

? Malaise or feelings of fatigue, discomfort, weakness or muscle aches 

? Frequent and persistent congested (wet) or croupy cough


Definitely keep your child at home for treatment and observation if they are has any of these symptoms:

? Fever (greater than or equal to 100 degrees Fahrenheit with an oral, tympanic[ear], or forehead scanning thermometer)

? Vomiting (even once) ? Diarrhea (even once)
To help prevent the flu and other colds, teach your children good hygiene habits:

? Wash hands frequently
? Do not touch eyes, nose or mouth
? Cover mouth and nose when sneezing or coughing, use a paper tissue, throw it away and then wash hands

? Avoid close contact with people who are sick.


Colds are the most contagious during the first 48 hours. A child who has a fever should remain at home until "fever-free" without the use of ibuprofen, acetaminophen, or any fever reducer for a minimum of 1 full school day. A child who has started antibiotics needs to be on the medication for 1 full school day before they are able to return to school. Often when a child awakens with vague complaints (the way colds an flu begin) it is wise to observe your child at home for an hour or two before deciding whether or not to bring to school. Your child should be physically able to participate in all school activities on return to school.  Keeping a sick child at home will minimize the spread of infections and viruses in the classroom.  Thank you in advance for helping make this year at school as healthy as possible. Questions or concerns please contact Janet W. Godin, Licenced Nurses Aide, at SMHS.

 

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

2/7    No School-Friday Program Passes WILL Work

2/11    Course Request Sheets are Due to the Office

2/12    VSAC Assisted Scholarships Deadline

2/14    Friday Program, Period 1-4 Schedule

2/14    Love is Love Coffee House

2/23    Stowe Derby-Community Service Opportunity

2/24-3/3February Break

3/20    Senior Defense Day

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.  

 

The next VTeen 4-H Science Pathways Cafe will be Saturday, February 8 at UVM. This cafe will focus on remote sensing and the presenter is Jarlath O'Neill-Dunne, who is the Director of Vermont's Spatial Analysis Laboratory. Participants will get hands-on experience with cutting-edge drones used in his lab. Learn more and sign up today. Cafes are always FREE, planned and run by teen for teens. See Roger Murphy in the Library for more info or to register.

 

Governor’s Institute Winter Weekends

Winter Weekends are two-day intensive learning experiences for Vermont 9th-12th graders. You’ll live on Goddard College campus all weekend and explore a topic you’re interested in in-depth with professional mentors and new friends who love the same things you do. Winter Weekends are jam-packed with fun, learning, and community-building and are a smart way to get a taste of what GIV summer Institutes are like.  For information on tuition, please visit their Winter Tuition pageApplications open December 10th. Be sure to apply as soon as you can, as some strands fill up quickly!

2020 Topics:  Winter Weekend 1: February 7-9 Neuroscience, Writing & Film, Microcontrollers, Dancemaking, Entrepreneurial Leadership.  Winter Weekend 2: February 21 -23:  Social Psychology, Astrophotography, Solo Vocal Masterclass, Space Mission Design, The Art of Cartooning.

 

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.


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.

 

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.

 

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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