E-News: January 28, 2022

Vergennes Union High School

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Spotlight on Student Voice

Greetings ANWSD families!

We have been busy here at VUHS spotlighting students and their voices! On Wednesday, we had our first annual Mental Health Matters event. With roughly 50 families participating, we dug into vulnerable conversations around support students with anxiety, support BIPOC and LGBTQIA+ students, how to navigate online safety with a young one, and so much more! After the event, we sent folx a survey to fill out responding to the following questions:

  • What are your most important takeaways after participating in these workshops?

  • What other areas could we provide workshops to support students and families moving forward?

Check out what our families are thinking about below!!

Additionally, VUHS has their upcoming Early Release Day on Wednesday, February 2nd. We will begin the day with our first ever virtual assembly!!! Get ready to tune in to some Jazz music, special guests, and a very special magic trick. Please support our work by sending your students to school, and reflecting with them on how the day went. Our intention is to build a stronger school community that holds each other on our best days and our worst days. Go commodores!

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Booster Clinic

We will be hosting a booster clinic for students 12-18yo. This will take place Tuesday, February 1st, in the MS gym from 10-2pm. Registration for this clinic will open on Monday, January 24th. Students must be registered ahead of time.

Online Registration
If you used the Health Department website to get your first and second dose, you can make your appointment online. If you did not use the system for your initial doses, you can call 855-722-7878 to set up your appointment.


School Counseling News

Course Registration for 2022-2023 - Students Currently in Grades 8-11

Counselors have presented information to students in grades 8-11. Students have received a copy of the 22-23 Program of Studies Book and a course request sheet. Links to the Program of Studies Book and course request sheets are available here. Course request sheets are due on or before Friday, February 4th. If you have any questions, please contact your school counselor.

High School Schedule and Course Registration 22-23 Presentation by School Counselors

Please join the high school counselors on February 1, 2022 via Zoom at 6 PM. They will be explaining the registration process for high school students as well as the schedule for SY 2022-2023. Please join with questions: https://zoom.us/j/96576574345?pwd=NnhxWFJpQWN0dHFPMjR2UWt1cG41dz09

Meeting ID: 965 7657 4345

Passcode: LiSti5

VSAC College & Career Pathways - Saturday, March 5- Registration now open!

Join VSAC at College & Career Pathways 2022 for a FREE online program to help families plan for education and training beyond high school. Attend live virtual workshops on how to choose, apply to, and afford a college or career training program that meets your needs and interests; discover free resources to help you pay for college or career training; meet with reps from colleges and training programs across the state; and learn about short-term training opportunities for in-demand jobs. Find out more and register at vsac.org/ccp.

Reminder for Seniors - VSAC-assisted scholarships - Application deadline Friday, February 11!

With a single application, you can apply for more than 120 VSAC-assisted scholarships. You can submit your application today and return later to upload your supporting documents. Everything must be submitted by February 11.

Financial Literacy Video Contest for Grades 7-12

Vermont students enrolled in grades 7-12 at a school, a technical career center, or a homeschool are invited to participate in the financial literacy video contest to highlight the theme: “What does money mean to you?”

Three winners will be selected and awarded cash prizes. The 1st place prize is $500, the 2nd place prize is $250, the 3rd place prize is $100. Prize levels are the same for an individual student or for student teams that submit as a group. Participants can choose one or more of the following topics to create a video public service announcement that describes the following questions: How do you use money? How can money get you where you want to be? How can money support your values and dreams? The winning videos will be circulated statewide by Vermont Access Network community media stations.

An individual student, or student team, may enter one video submission for judging. The deadline for student submissions is April 1st, 2022. Judges will select and notify the directors of the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd, place entries in April. Web link for program information and submission form: https://vermontjumpstart.org/participate/2022-video-contest-rules.html

Teen Time at the Makery

We are continuing our Teen Makery afterschool program at HCC (Hannaford Career Center) every Wednesday afternoon from 3:00 to 5:30PM for students aged 16-18. Students can bring a project. Equipment training and project support is available in each lab. Pizza will be provided. Students must be registered for a specific lab on the Makery website using the QR code on the poster here or go here: Woodworking or Sewing. This program is being sponsored by members of the ACYIT (Addison County Youth In Transition) including HCC, Makery, CSAC, Turning Point, Addison Central Teens and Heidi's Therapy, PLC.

ProCity –AAU Basketball Registration Night

2022 Information & Registration Night

Thursday, February 3

7:00 pm

Vergennes Union High School Library

We are excited to announce that ProCity will be back this year!! We will hold our annual informational and sign-up meeting at Vergennes Union High School on Thursday, February 3rd at 7:00pm. If you love basketball and want to improve your skills this is the place for you! If you are unable to attend the meeting in person, attend via Zoom! To register and receive your personal link to access the zoom meeting please email procitybasketball18@gmail.com . Please bring your registration forms, signed waivers, a copy of your child’s birth certificate and payment to the meeting. Copies of these forms will be available at the meeting if you need them.

Boys and Girls 5th - 11th grade

If you have any additional questions or need more information you may contact the ProCity Organizers & Tournament Committee.

Jay Curtis 734-6927 procitybasketball18@gmail.com

Amber Jackson 310-8089 ambersjackson@comcast.net

Jen Russell 349-4051 itsnotjennifer@yahoo.com

Jen Krause vtjkrause@gmail.com

Mike Krause 922-1306 vtkrauser@gmail.com

Dan Brisson dbrisson@gmail.com

Jen Brisson jenbrisson@hotmail.com

Eric LeBeau 881-2446 ELeBeau@dakinfarm.com

Jason Farrell farjas@hotmail.com

School Budget Informational Meeting

The ANWSD School board approved the FY23 Budget at their last meeting on January 19th. The district's Annual Informational Meeting will be held in person and via Zoom on February 28, 2022, at 6 p.m Look for more information about this meeting coming soon.

Vermont 4-H Program and the UVM College of Engineering

Save the Dates - Discover Engineering!

NOTE- the in-person events have been shifted to remote- More information is available at signup.

The Vermont 4-H Program and the UVM College of Engineering and Mathematical Sciences (CEMS) have teamed up to host a variety of programs the entire month of February 2022 to promote the field of engineering. Our goal is to expose youth to engineering, build skills and help youth understand different pathways they can take to pursue a future as an engineer.

Check out all of the different FREE learning opportunities happening during the month – all leading up to National Engineering Week, February 20-26, 2022. (See links below)

Activities include:

Important Schedule Change: Our hallmark event DISCOVER ENGINEERING on Saturday, February 12, 2022 at UVM has been canceled due to to the surge in Covid-19 cases in Vermont.

Please reach out with any questions.

Information and registration for each program can be found at: https://www.uvm.edu/extension/youth/announcements

Lauren Traister

4-H Teen & Leadership Program Coordinator

University of Vermont Extension

(802) 888-4972 x 402

VUHS Food Service - Lunch Menu

You'll find the lunch menu linked here. More information about the ANWSD and MAUSD collaborative food service is available through the school website under services.