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

New News:

  • Attention Club Leaders, if your club has not had a photo taken for the yearbook, please do so asap. Send any club photos to Ms.Schafer [email protected], to be included in the yearbook.

  • Spring sports registration is now open, please visit https://www.familyid.com/organizations/stowe-middle-high-school to register.

  • 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.  Thank you for your support! Parent Ad Form

  • Baseball Meeting: will be on Monday, March 11th at 6:30pm in the gym at Peoples Academy.

  • Track Meeting:  Ever wanted to throw a spear?  A heavy plate? A cannon ball? Track & Field may be for you! To all students interested in participating in Track & Field this year: there will be a MANDATORY pre-season meeting for parents and athletes on Tuesday, March 12th at 6pm in the PA auditorium.  Please see Mr. C if you have any questions! It is shaping up to be a great season!

  • Informational Open House at CCV Morrisville:  Thursday, March 21, 2019 from 6:00 – 7:00 PM Want to learn about your college options – while still in high school?  Come to our open house for high school students and parents! Learn more about: Vermont’s Dual Enrollment Program, Introduction to College & Careers, Fast Forward Program for Technical Center Students, & Early College.

  • All students who are interested in 10th-grade AP World History for next year must attend a meeting on Tuesday, March 26th in Ms. Schafer’s room before school at 7:45am.

  • College Fair: Please visit U-32 for their annual College Fair on Tuesday, April 9th from 6:30pm-8:30pm.  Approximately 85 colleges/universities have been invited to present. Lists of participating colleges and agencies attending will be available in late March.  Students will get a raffle ticket for attending college sessions and students can also get additional raffle tickets for asking the college representative relevant questions.  

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

  • Financial Aid and Managing College Costs:  please join VSAC on Wednesday, April 24th from 5:30-7:00 pm in the SHS Library for a GEAR UP informational meeting.

 

Guidance Announcements

  • MedQuest 2019: Hands-on health careers exploration for 10th grade students from northern and central Vermont interested in careers in medicine & health science.  In 2019 , Northern Vermont AHEC’s MedQuest will be held at: VTC in Randolph Center from June 23-June 28, 2109 and at Northern Vermont University, Johnson from July 18-August 2, 2019.  For more information or to apply visit medquestvt.smapply.org.  Application deadline is March 8, 2019.  

  • 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).

  • 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 (www.giv.org) 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.

  • American Legion Auxiliary Green Mountain Girls State is a nonpartisan program that teaches young women responsible citizenship and civic engagement.  Nationally, since the inception of the ALA Girls State program in 1937, nearly one million young women have had the opportunity to learn firsthand how their state and local government works in a simulation of their government. High school girls, who have completed their junior year, are eligible to apply to become an ALA Girl’s State program participant. ALA Girls State participants spend an intensive week of study, working together as self-governing citizens and learning how to participate in the functioning of Vermont’s local and state government in preparation for their future roles as responsible adult citizens. Participants spend time campaigning for local and statewide office, writing bills, and passing resolutions. Girls also have other ways to be engaged and fully participating citizens of their independent “Girls State.” Then they get to put what they have learned to use when they attend a mock government session at the Vermont State House as part of their ALA Girls State experience.  Participants will look back on this week with fondness and remember their time spent in the “best State in the land.” Expenses associated with this program are paid by a sponsoring American Legion Auxiliary Unit, and/or local businesses, and other community-based organizations. Applications are available at the front desk and are due April 2, 2019.  Please visit www.alagmgs.com for more information.

  • American Legion Green Mountain Boys State is a program that teaches town and state government for rising high schoo senior boys.  Delegates will experience town governance and develop leadership skills through participation.  The staff is comprised of business owners, educators, and professionals, supported by state and local officials who donate their time and efforts to Boys’ State.  This program is widely recognized by the US Military Academies and college and university scholarship programs. Contact you local Post of the American Legion to secure funding support, or contact Dave Cobb, Director, for assistance [email protected] or 802-535-2716.  The cost for each delegate is $275 and must accompany each application.  Applications are available at the SHS front desk. Applications are due May 10, 2019.

  • Applications Now Open: Advanced Coder Camp:  Applications for the Advanced Coder Camp (days) July 22 to 26, 2019 at Vermont Technical College, Williston Campus for rising 7th–11th graders are now open. The camp provides an opportunity for students with some programming background to dive deeper into programming. Campers will learn to develop simple Android applications using Java and xml. Smartphone apps, robots, video games and small business - the world runs on code. Whether you dream of becoming a Google developer or want to launch your own mobile game start up, your coding path continues here. $175 (includes workbook, activities, instruction, some lunches, snacks, field trip and more) Many partial fee scholarships available. Contact: Laurel Butler at [email protected] or (802) 922-3692

  • Applications Now Open: Computer Camp: Applications for a new Computer Camp days July 29 to Aug 2, 2019 are now open. The camp will be held by Vermont Technical College on the CCV Upper Valley Campus in White River Junction for rising 7th – 10th graders. Campers will have a chance to explore/experience a wide variety of topics in computer programming, website development, networking, cybersecurity and related fields working with Vermont Tech faculty. They’ll also have an opportunity to meet with industry professionals who will share their experience on why careers in computing can be so rewarding. Learning, physical activity, and fun will be in abundance. The week will culminate with campers presenting their work to families and friends. $175 (includes all activities, instruction, some lunches, snacks, field trip and more) Many partial fee scholarships available. Contact: Steven Airoldi at: steven.airoldi[email protected] or (802) 728-1337.
     

 

Scholarships

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

  • Good Neighbor Scholarship: Our community supports us and we love supporting our community. After collecting apples from our neighbors, and pressing them into cider, we are excited to return the funds to our local students. With a huge thanks to our local community and friends over at Cold Hollow for their donations, Stowe Cider is pleased to offer three “Good Neighbor” scholarships for the graduating class of 2019. These are three non-renewable scholarships valued at $1500.  Requirements: Must be an attendee of a Washington or Lamoille County High School, Have maintained a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.75, Must be a member of the Class of 2019 planning to attend an accredited technical training program or college in 2019-20, Be an active community member! Please visit stowecider.com/goodneighbor for more information. Application deadline is April 25th.

  • 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.

  • Dr. Alice Angney Scholarship for Leadership & Service is available to a high school senior whose education is publicly funded, who is a resident of Vermont and who demonstrates a commitment to further their education after graduation.  One $2000 scholarship will be provided by the Vermont Superintendents Association. The selected student will have demonstrated initiative in overcoming a specific challenge or challenges, leadership and service to their community as well as academic achievement.  Please visit the front desk or www.vtvsa.org/scholarship  for more details and an application.  Application deadline is March 18, 2019.

  • 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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