SHS News & Announcements for the Week of November 5, 2019

Please review our Weekly News to Families site from Prinicpal Muller.

New News: 

  • FRIDAY PROGRAM REGISTRATION is now open.  Please use the SHS Friday Program Registration link, also found on our website to register the deadline was Wednesday, October 30th.  Please write all checks to STOWE PUBLIC SCHOOLS and submit to the office.

  • GSA Movie Night #2  Thursday, November 7th after school from 3:00pm - 5:30pm in Room 1180 (Ms. Harris)  Movie: Hearts Beat Loud.

  • RESCHEDULED-INDOOR TRACK CLUB MANDATORY MEETING: Thursday, November 7th at 5:30pm, there will be a mandatory meeting for athletes and parents interested in the Indoor Track Club at Stowe High School.  The club is focused on preparation for the outdoor track season providing driven athletes with technical, event specific training alongside strength, speed and power development.  There can be opportunities for participation in select indoor meets, in consultation with coaches and dependent on athlete goals.  

  • Putney Student Travel will be visiting Stowe High School Thursday, Nov 7th during the lunch hour in the cafeteria. Putney Student Travel offers high school and middle school students summer opportunities focused on Community Service, Language Immersion, Cultural Exploration, Adventure Travel, and Pre-college Enrichment. They will also be representing National Geographic Student Expeditions which offers programs for middle and high school students focused on Photography, Wildlife & Conservation, Archaeology & Ancient Culture, Filmmaking, Creative Writing, Climate, and Community Service, as well as the New York Times Student Journeys, which offers opportunities for high school students to explore themes prominent in Times coverage. Each journey is joined by either a National Geographic expert or New York Times journalist.

  • Careers Using Technology presented b y VocRehab Vermont:  Join us for an exciting panel of representatives from the following professions:  Graphic Arts, Information Technology, Healthcare, Construction Design & Architecture, Telecommunications & Other Fields!  When: Wednesday, November 13th, 10:00 to 11:30am Where: River Arts in Morrisville, 74 Pleasant St. For more information, please contact: Christin Wingfield, VABIR, [email protected], 888-2513 · Peggy Germaine, VT Department of Labor, [email protected], 272-3228 · DJ Masi, Creative Workforce Solutions, [email protected], 793-8309

  • A Turkey on Every Table: Nobody should go hungry, especially during the holidays.  The Stowe Schools in partnership with the Blessed Sacrament Church, Stowe Community Church, and the Lamoille Family Center are collecting food to feed 30 families.  Turkeys will be on display by Friday, November 8th in the Elementary, Middle and High School offices. Please help us by taking a feather and returning the item listed to that same location by Friday, November 22nd.  We have collection boxes and Fridge/freezer space available for storage at each school. Please give gift cards to the front office to hold. Your generosity is affording every family the opportunity to have a warm and hearty Holiday together. 

  • (First Ever) SHS Coffee House: Friday, November 22nd, 7:00-9:00pm.  What is the Coffee House?  The Coffee House is sort of like an open mic or a talent show, but with a more laid back, community living room sort of vibe.  It's a place for artists to share their work with friends and family and to appreciate and be appreciated. It's a supportive atmosphere in which we celebrate creative expression and experimentation.  Who Can Participate? Any SHS students, faculty, and staff are welcome to sign up. The signup sheet is hanging up in the cafeteria along with some performance guidelines. Do I need to pay for anything?  Admission is free! Food and beverages will be sold at the event. Questions? Feel free to reach out to Mr. Gagnon and/or Ms. Chris.

  • Please help the Lamoille Family Center's Holiday Project which provides local families who might not otherwise be able to afford it with gifts for their children. Bring in new toys, puzzles, books, and games to the box outside the high school office between now and Monday, December 2nd.  

  • Stowe High School Fall 2019 Musical: Big Fish - Production Dates will be December 6-8. Rehearsals will be scheduled for Sunday, Monday, Wednesday and Thursday evenings at 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: 

  • Veterans Day Breakfast: Please support our Veterans on Veteran’s Day. This was a great success last year with lots of SHS student support.  We are looking for help during the Free Community Veteran’s Day Breakfast on Monday, November 11th at the Stowe Community Church. Please sign up with Tarah at the SHS front desk. Thanks!! Any questions please contact  Stefi Clymer [email protected] or 253-3725.

  • The Vermont Indoor Track & Field Season begins soon!  Throughout the season, meet organizers will need volunteers to help the meet run effectively.  Please see Mr. C if you are interested or have any questions.

 

Important Dates:

2/12  VSAC Assisted Scholarships Deadline

 

Guidance Announcements

 

SMHS Counseling Department Link:   https://www.smore.com/v5s8n

 

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

 

Hagan Scholarship Foundation: is a nationwide need-based merit scholarship.  Most Hagan Scholars graduate from college debt free, and with several thousand dollars in a personal Schwab Brokerage Account.  Historically, about 40% of eligible applicants are awarded a Hagan Scholarship. Each Hagan Scholarship provides up to $6,000 each semester for up to 8 consecutive semesters, the opportunity to learn how to invest and then manage a $15,000 Schwab Investment Account, and the opportunity to Study Abroad worth up to $8,000.  For more information and to access the Hagan Scholarship Application please visit our website a www.hsfmo.org.  The application deadline is 5:00pm on November 15, 2019: the link will be removed at that time.  

 

UVM Extension/ 4-H Program has a lot of opportunities for students this Fall. Check them out! 

Teen Science Cafes - Save the Dates.  The full schedule is now available for the 2019-2020 VTeen 4-H Science Pathways Cafes. The cafes are free and open to youth in grades 7-12. Planned by teens for teens these cafes are a free, fun way for teens to explore science, engineering and technology with local scientists, engineers and technology experts. All cafes include hands-on activities.  Youth Environmental Summit - November 1; TRY for the Environment - Applications Due By November 8; VTeen Leadership Weekend - November 15-17.  For more information please see Tarah at the front desk.  

 

FAFSA Bonus:  Filling out the FAFSA is the first step to access grants, scholarships, loans & more.  Vermont students have missed out on more $$$ this past year, filing a FAFSA may open up more doors to training and education-eligible students may receive up to $6,195 in the Federal Pell Grant alone.  For more information please visit vsac.org/fafsafirst.  

 

Vermont Youth Climate Congress:  The idea is that on Sunday, November 17th 150-200 Vermont middle school, high school and college students -- along with members of the Climate Solutions Caucus serving as mentors -- will unite at the State House to draft, refine and pass a declaration of freedom from fossil fuels and a resolution urging policymakers to protect the future by taking immediate action to the climate crisis. We’re looking for 4 delegates and 4 alternates from over 30 schools, and we need your school to be there! This is a great opportunity for leadership development, to learn more about the legislative process and for active citizenship. Please help us share this opportunity with students at your school by passing on this link.  For more information about the concept of this Vermont Youth Climate Congress click here.

 

American Legion Oratorical Program: This program presents participants with an academic speaking challenge that teaches important leadership qualities, the history of our nation’s laws, the ability to think and speak clearly, and an understanding of the duties, responsibilities, rights and privileges of American citizenship.  Monetary rewards could value from $1500 to $18,000. For more information or application please visit www.legion.org/oratorical.  Applications and information is also available with Tarah at the front desk.  Local contact is Karlene DeVine [email protected].  Application deadline is December 4, 2019.

 

Coolidge Scholarship application is now live. The Coolidge Scholarship is a full-ride, four-year, merit scholarship that may be used by recipients for undergraduate study at any accredited college or university in the United States. Any high school junior who plans on enrolling in college in the fall of 2021 and is an American citizen or legal permanent resident is eligible to apply (unfortunately current high school seniors are not eligible to apply).  Coolidge Scholars are selected based primarily on academic excellence. Secondary criteria include: an interest in public policy, an appreciation for and understanding of the values President Coolidge championed, as well as humility and service. The competition for the Coolidge Scholarship is indeed significant -- but even students who do not win have reported to us they are glad they went through the application process because it helps prepare them for college applications later on. Furthermore, the Coolidge Foundation invites the top 100 applicants to participate in its Coolidge Senators Program, which includes an all-expenses-paid Summit Weekend in Washington, D.C and a one-time $1,000 scholarship. Applicants who make it to the finalist level, but do not ultimately win the full scholarship, receive a one- time finalist scholarship of $5,000. The scholarship application, along with additional information, can be accessed on our scholarship site: www.coolidgescholars.org. Please note the deadline is 5:00 PM EST, Thursday, January 16, 2020. If you have any questions regarding the scholarship, the Coolidge Scholars Program can be reached by email at [email protected].

 

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.

 

Selective Service Registration: Men are required by law to register within 30 days  of their 18th birthday. Registration is not only a legal requirement, but a civic duty  and a key component of our national defense readiness. Preregistration can happen at 17 years and 3 months of age and their registration will be held until they reach age 18.  Why is this important? Every year, tens of thousands of men turn 26 who have failed to register, by then the registration door is permanently closed. This means they are unable to receive federally funded college loans and grants; are unable to get into federally funded training and certification programs; are barred from all federal employment; ineligible for many state and local government jobs; and immigrants-documented and undocumented-will have a 5-year delay in processing their citizenship application.  Please register at sss.gov.

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