Welcome Back! New & Announcement for the week of December 2, 2019

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New News: 

  • RESCHEDULED -  Mandatory Winter Sports Meeting will be  TODAY, Tuesday, December 3rd  in the Library at 5:00pm.  Team meetings will occur immediately afterwards.  ALL Athletes please register before this meeting through PowerSchool.  School Store is OPEN https://stoweholiday2019.itemorder.com/sale Order by: Wednesday November 27th, 2019.

  • Early Release for all students will take place Friday, December 6th. Students will be dismissed at 11:45. Lunch will be available. Students who take the Wolcott bus home can be dropped off between Stowe and Wolcott on RT 100 and 15.  Students who go to Wolcott Elementary need to be picked up by 12:15. We will follow a Period 1 - 4 Early Release Schedule as follows (minor time adjustments have been made to accommodate lunch schedules):

Period 1 - 8:00 - 8:50

Period 2 - 8:52 - 9:42

Period 3 - 9:44 - 10:34

Period 4 - 10:36 - 11:26

Lunch     - 11:26 - 11:45

  • Stowe High School Fall 2019 Musical: Big Fish - Production Dates will be December 6-8. 

  • Music Department will be hosting a Movie Night (Lord of the Rings) on Friday, December 13th (6:00 - 8:30) in the Music Room.  A sign-up sheet will be posted shortly.

  • Personal Learning Student Summit Opportunity: Any student interested in presenting at the Personalized Learning Student Summit at UVM on January 28th, please see Roger. There will be both gallery presentations and an opportunity to lead a mini workshop highlighting an individual or group project. This is a fantastic opportunity!

  • One Act Update: Mr. Hague and James De Rienzo will be heading up the One Acts this year. For those who don't know, what this means is we will be producing a one act play and showcasing our production at a regional festival with lots of other Vermont high schools.If you are interested in participating in the One Acts in any capacity this year: please fill out this google form: Interest in One Acts. You can email Mr. Hague ([email protected]) with questions.

 

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: 

  • The community of Stowe and its visitors kick off the holiday season with our beloved festival, named a Top Ten Winter Event 2018-2019 by The Vermont Chamber of Commerce. Expect gorgeous tree lightings, children’s lantern parade, caroling, art center full of festooned trees, traditional holiday decorations, wagon rides, visits with Santa & Mrs. Claus, local rock bands rocking out on the Village Green to holiday songs and more, a Christmas fair, candy cane pulling, holiday cookie decorating, gingerbread house decorating, Meet & Greet with Disney Frozen 2 characters before the movie, and so much more! Shifts available December 4th through December 8th.  To sign up please visit https://www.signupgenius.com/go/60B054AAAA629A7F85-atraditional

  • 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          

12/3        Winter Sports Meeting 5:00pm in Library

12/6        Early Release

12/6-12/8      SHS Musical Big Fish

1/16        Coolidge Scholarship Deadline

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.  

 

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.

 

Senator Sanders’ Essay Contest- Senator Sanders has officially launched his tenth annual State of the Union Essay Contest. This is an opportunity for Vermont high school students to describe what they think are the most pressing issues facing the United States and what they would do to solve them. Students are to submit 250-500 word essays on an issue they would prioritize if they were president by January 8th, 2020. You can learn more and submit essays online - https://www.sanders.senate.gov/stateoftheunion.

 

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.

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. UVM's 2020 offerings include: 

Interested in the feedback of our former Summer Academy students? Watch this brief video to learn more about their UVM experience! If you have any questions, please feel free to reach us at 800-639-3210.

 

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.

 

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