SHS News & Announcements for the week of January 14, 2019

New News:

  • 2019 Winter / Spring One Act Auditions HAS BEEN RESCHEDULED for Sunday, January 13th from 6:30-8:30 pm in the Stowe High School Auditorium. This is an original physical comedy Pirate Adventure story, come prepared to move and to read in both a standard British and a popular London (Cockney) dialect.  If you play any small string or percussion instruments, please bring those along to the audition as well. First rehearsal will be on Wednesday,January 16th from 6:00-8:00 pm. All rehearsals will be on Sunday, Monday & Wednesday evenings. Regional Festival is on Saturday March 16th at Saint Johnsbury Academy.  Hope to see you all there!

  • FOOD DRIVE: Due to the prolonged government shutdown, many people who depend upon food stamps as well as federally funded feeding programs will not receiving funds soon. No funds = no food. Please consider making a donation to our local food shelf, Meals on Wheels, and other similar food programs. They all exist on a wing and a prayer, this shutdown is extremely compromising and challenging for those who are food insecure, especially children and the elderly.  We will host a food drive this coming Monday, January 14th at Stowe High School, The Body Lounge and In Company Clothing from 10:30-5:30. Please drop off donations and we will get them to the Lamoille Community Food Share and other agencies that need our support right now. We will contact the school to be a drop off site as well. Update shortly. Thank you for your amazingness now and year round!!

  • All students who have indicated that they would like to participate in an Internship next semester, please see Roger to discuss making a plan. If he is not at his desk, please contact him through email.

  • Course offerings for 2nd Semester: If you are interested in taking Music Theory or Piano second semester, see Mrs Lambert ASAP.

  • Skate for the California Wildfires on Friday, January 18th from 9pm-10:30pm at the Stowe Arena. There will be snacks and skate rentals available for all participants. $10 per person. Thank you!

  • You can be on YouTube! TEDx is coming to Stowe again and has reserved a spot for a Stowe High School student! The theme is "the Long Trail"-- any and all forms of the term- literal or abstract, general or specific, regarding the Long Trail, your long trail, or any experience, journey or idea that you would like to share. Your speech needs to be no longer than 3 minutes and completely memorized. There will be a schoolwide informational assembly during TA on Tuesday, January 22. Students that are interested will meet with Ms. Schafer and Mr. Chutter-Ames along with members of the community over the next few months to prepare for the "contest" between Stowe students in April. Once a student has been chosen, they will present at TEDx at the Spruce Peak Performing Arts Center in May (the event was sold out last year)!


Midterm Schedule 2018/19

Exam reminder to students:

 

 

  • Make-Up Day is Friday, January 18th.  This is a day for any potential makeups for exams plus callback time for students who need to complete work on proficiencies as it is the end of the semester.  

  • CHORUS MIDTERM - Thursday, Jan 17th - 12:00 - 1:30

  • BAND MIDTERM - Thursday, Jan 17th - 1:30 - 2:30

  • High School lunch is served 10:30-11:00.  AP exam students eating lunch at 11:00, not to interfere with Middle School lunch, please eat in the common area.

  • If you are not scheduled for an exam, your are not allowed upstairs-THE LIBRARY WILL BE CLOSED.  If you are in the building with no exam you  must stay in the cafeteria or common area.

  • A “Quiet Room” for studying will be designated  each day. Check the easel in the lobby for location everyday.

  • Students will not be able to access their individual folders nor the Groups folder during exams.

  • If you are sick the day of an exam you must call the school.

  • Make-up exams will be held at the earliest convenience of the teacher and student.

  • If a student wishes to reschedule an exam he/she must pick-up a Mid-Term rescheduling  form in the office. Once the teacher has approved the rescheduled date and time, the student will return the form to the office for approval.  These arrangements need to be made by Monday, January 7th. NO EXAMS WILL BE CHANGED AFTER THIS DATE.

Community Service Opportunities:

MMSC Stowe Derby Volunteers: are needed to help with the Stowe Derby happening on Sunday, January 13th.  The assignments will be shovel free unless you have folks that want to to do that for us!  Basically we need as many folks as you can rally to help, load buses, help with directions along the course, help at the finish line, help with registration, help with shoveling. For more information please contact Tom Hubbs at [email protected].

 

 

Guidance Announcements

Gap Year Fair: The Gap  Year fair provides  students with a broad exposure to gap year programs and the opportunity for face-to-face conversations with professionals in the field.  The Gap Year presentation and Fair will be held at Burlington High School on Thursday, January 17th from 6:00-8:30pm.

Verto Education will be visiting SHS on January 22nd at 10:00am.  Verto offers a full credit-bearing freshman semester or year abroad with guaranteed transfer to our consortium universities. It's a gap year without the "gap," it's more affordable than many university semesters, and students can still finish a bachelor's degree in just four years. It's a great way to get a hands-on education in some amazing places while figuring out what you want to do in college and beyond. Here's what's included for this fall's semester program:

 

Scholarships

 

  • Earn 12 credits while taking courses in Costa Rica & the Dominican Republic; China & Thailand; or Fiji, New Zealand, & Australia.

  • Direct Admission to partner universities or transfer credits to a college of the student's choosing

  • Option to spend 2nd semester studying at University College Dublin in Ireland, The University of Auckland in New Zealand, Macquarie University in Australia, or The University of Bristol in England. Full transfers to these universities are available as well.

  • Sample Courses: Identity, Politics, & Equity; Sustaining Food Systems & The Environment; Public Health in Culture & Context; Rhetoric & Composition for the College Writer

  • Cost: $12,000- $19,000 per semester, with available scholarships (feel free to nominate a student!). Students receive more financial aid offered by our consortium schools.

  • Included: Accommodation, food, mentoring, programs, staff leaders, tuition credit to transfer.

  • Please visit https://vertoeducation.org/ for more information.

  • 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 (www.gmtcc.info/admissions).  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 @ (www.gmtcc.info/admissions).

  • 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.

  • New England Culinary Institute is now enrolling high-school students in two classes for Winter 2019
    1) EXPLORING SUSTAINABILITY: PRACTICES IN PRESERVATION (January 7 – February 27).  2) SCIENCE CONNECTION (March 4 – April 27). Both classes will be taught online by members of the NECI faculty and culminate in a full day on their campus on Saturday, April 6, when students will participate in a hands-on culinary class in the NECI tradition that has earned them the reputation of one of the best culinary colleges in the country.  Vermont students are eligible for a tuition voucher through the Agency of Education.  For more information go here: https://www.neci.edu/for-dual-enrollment-students.php

  • 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.

  • Vermont Jaycee International (JCI) Senate is currently offering scholarships to deserving high school seniors who are attending college.  The Vermont JCI Senate will award $500 grants to each of the two students applicants submitted to the United States JCI Senate Foundation for national judging.  This year one grant will be chosen strictly on need. Applications are available at the front desk and the  deadline is January 11th, 2019.  For more information or to access an online application please visit www.usjcisenatefoundation.org

  • JUNIORS ONLY: “The Coolidge Scholarship” is an annually awarded, full-ride, presidential scholarship that covers a student’s tuition, room, board and expenses for four years of undergraduate study. The Coolidge Scholarship may be used by recipients at any accredited American college or university. The application deadline is January 23, 2019 at 5 PM. Criteria are: academic excellence (depth and/or breadth beyond the classroom) and interest in public policy (not just government, but “engaging in the pressing issues of the time"). Go here to learn more: https://coolidgescholars.org/ The link to apply is: https://coolidgescholars.org/apply/.

  • EpicPromise Scholars is a muti-year scholarship for post-secondary education for the dependents of any Vail Resorts employee.  Scholarships of up to $10,000 are available over the course of four years. Application requirements are: outstanding academic and extracurricular achievement, personal essay, two references, and a completed FAFSA.  Application deadline is February 5, 2019.  For more information please visit epicpromise.com/scholars.

  • The Vermont Red Sox Scholarship is for a senior who is in good academic standing and has contributed to the community through community service.  Please see it among the scholarships posted in Naviance for details or contact Judy O'Neil for the code which is needed in order to access the online application.  Recipient will be invited to a Red Sox game at Fenway Park and will be awarded the scholarship at that time. Deadline is February 8th, so don't delay!

  • Seniors: Please stop by to pick up the VSAC Scholarships for Vermonters booklet. For all VSAC assisted scholarships, applications are due 2/15/19. Now is the time to start reviewing scholarships and identify those for which you meet all eligibility requirements. Tarah will have a copy at the front desk.

  • 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 www.uvm.edu/~cwdd/scholarships.  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 burlingtoncars.com and submit their official report card. For more information please visit burlingtoncars.com or visit the front desk.  Registration deadline is April 30, 2019 & report card deadline is May 4, 2019.

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