SMS News and Announcements for the week of November 13, 2019

FRIDAY PROGRAM REGISTRATION - DUE NOW

Please click here to complete the Friday Program Registration Form as soon as possible!

Winter sports registration is OPEN at Stowe Middle High School!

Winter sports registration is OPEN at Stowe Middle High School! Please click here to view instructions on how to register your student(s) for winter sports using PowerSchool. Please register before November 15.

Important Dates:

HIGH SCHOOL - The winter sports meeting for SHS families will be held on Tuesday, November 19 at 6:00pm in the SMHS Auditorium, followed by coach/team meetings.

First Day of Practices for SHS:

  • Ice hockey practice will begin on Wednesday, November 20

  • All other winter sports for high school students will begin on Monday, December 2

MIDDLE SCHOOL - The winter sports meeting for SMS families will be held on  Tuesday, December 3 at 6:00pm in the SMHS Auditorium, followed by coach/team meetings. The first day of practice for SMS students will be on Wednesday, December 4.

If you have any questions about athletics at Stowe Middle High School, please contact Kevin Lipple (SMHS Athletic Director, [email protected]).

Winter Clothing Drive

The Youth Group at Blessed Sacrament Church would like to invite you to join our Warm Winter Clothing Drive for Lamoille County. Winter is approaching fast, and it's a great time to sort out your past season winter clothing collection and find a new home for those unloved, unused or grown-out-of warm winter gear. By donating clean, new or like-new winter clothing, you are supporting adults and children within our own community, who are in need of a helping hand to stay warm this winter. Winter clothing donations will be accepted at the Parish Hall at Blessed Sacrament Church, 728 Mountain Road, Stowe on the following dates:

Thursday 7th November 3-6.30pm

Friday 8th November 9am-3pm

Tuesday 12th-Friday 15th November 9am-3pm

Friday 15th November 4-8pm

Saturday 16th November 10am-1pm

We are accepting the following items in clean, new or like-new condition for adults and children:

    Coats and jackets

    Winter hats and beanies

    Gloves and scarves

    Winter boots and warm socks

    Thermal base layers

    Other warm winter clothing

Winter clothing items should be donated in clean (laundered), new or like-new condition. Clothing should function like-new (e.g. zippers should work; all buttons should be in place; no rips/tears; no large stains). Additionally, kindly check pockets for any hidden treasures before donating. We are also seeking donations of general basics to help support those in need within our own local communities - particularly toothbrushes, toothpaste, feminine hygiene products, etc. Or if you prefer to donate food (non-perishable) and household items, we can handle that too!

All are welcome to attend the drive on Saturday 16th November, in the Parish Hall from 10am-1pm, either to give or to take, or swap - drop an item and take an item!

Any items remaining at the end of the day will be redistributed specifically within Lamoille County to shelters, as well as people and families in need.

Thanks in advance for your generosity!

Hunger's Hard, Baking's Easy!

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 8 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 22. 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.

INTERESTED IN COACHING BASKETBALL AT SMS?

Stowe Middle School is currently looking for one boys basketball coach and possibly one girls basketball coach (registration pending) for the 2019-2020 middle school season. The first day of practice begins on December 2 and the season concludes on February 15. Games and practices will only be held on school days and are Monday - Thursday. Home games and practices (practice times will fall within the 4:30pm-7:30pm time frame) are held at Stowe Elementary School. Please reach out to Kevin Lipple (SMHS Athletic Director, [email protected]) for more information.

Upcoming Events

November 14: SMHS Fall Concert, SPPAC, 7:00pm

November 21: Trimester 1 Ends

November 27-29: Thanksgiving Break, No School

December 6: Early Release, 11:45am

December 23-31: December Break, No School

January 1: New Years Day, No School

January 2: School Reopens

January 20: MLK Day, No School/Professional Development

January 30: SMHS Winter Concert, Auditorium, 7:00pm

February 5: Field Trip for Students in Spanish Classes, Spruce Peak Performing Arts Center, 9:30am-11:30am

February 7: No School/Professional Development

February 7: District 2 Music Festival (Middle Level) - Updated Date

February 24-March 2: Winter Break, No School

March 3: Town Meeting Day, No School

March 4: School Reopens

March 8: Daylight Savings Time Begins

March 11: Trimester 2 Ends

March 19: Early Release, 11:45am

March 20: No School, Student-Led Conferences

March 23: No School/Professional Development

April 3: Early Release, 11:45am

April 13-17: Spring Break, No School

April 23: 6th & 7th Grade PLP Expo, 6:00pm-7:30pm

April 28: 8th Grade PLP Expo, 6:00pm-7:30pm

LINKS

2019-2020 LSUU Calendar

2018-2019 SMS Event Calendar

SMHS School Counseling Newsletter

PowerSchool Ecollect Parent Guide

Schoology Parent View - Help, Feedback, Etc.

Free and Reduced Lunch Online Application

SMS Student Community Service Form

LSUU Volunteer Packet

Please be aware that school-sponsored events, town and recreation, and other non-profits may post to our news and announcements. Otherwise, a board in the front lobby is available.

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