The Hornet Buzz


In this Issue

  • Quarter 1 Grades
  • Morning Drop Off
  • Student Selected Coffee House
  • Buzz's Bagels
  • High School Constitutional Speech Contest
  • Lost and Found Items
  • Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery
  • Parking Permits
  • CLEP Exams

Senior Section

  • Deadlines for Yearbook- Photos, Quotes, Recognition
  • Cap and Gown Ordering

Quarter 1 Grades

As a reminder: Quarter 1 ends on November 1st. Grades will not be mailed home. Parents can check student grades on PowerSchool Monday, November 7th.

If you need help with your PowerSchool portal, please contact the Helpdesk at or by calling 802-857-7777.

Quarter 2 begins November 2nd.

Morning Drop Off

A reminder that student drop off is in A and B Lot. The front of the school is for bus drop off only. Please do not drive or park in front of the school.

Just as an awareness-beginning November 1st there will be additional buses during morning drop off. Reminder please do not pass buses when their red lights are on.

Student Selection Coffeehouse

Hello everyone!

My name is Amelia Lawson and I am a senior in the Academy of Visual and Performing Arts (AVPA). For my Capstone project this year I am arranging a coffeehouse where students will perform songs that have been submitted by other students (and staff, if any of you are interested). I've created a Google Form where you can submit a favorite song of yours if you'd like it to be performed! I will also send out the final list of songs to the community and create a Spotify playlist with a link so people can listen to them too.

Submissions will be due by November 4th and the coffeehouse will be on December 15th. If you're thinking about performing something, I will contact performers at a later date and ask you to choose a song. I would prefer that performers play something that someone else submitted instead of your own selection so that you can connect with new music.

You may use the QR code in the poster below or go directly to the google form here.

Thank you and I hope to see you there!


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Buzz's Bagels

We are excited to announce the opening of Buzz's Bagels. Buzz's is a breakfast kiosk located in the Guidance lobby. It’s a convenient location to grab a quick breakfast on the go!

We are offering grab-and-go breakfast sandwiches and yogurt parfaits between 7:30 and 9:30 daily. Breakfast meals are free for students and $4.00 for employees.

We hope to see you there!

High School Constitutional Speech Contest

The subject in the prepared oration portion of the contest must be about some phase of the Constitution of the United States, emphasizing the duties and obligations of a citizen.


  • Speech must be the original effort of each contestant and be 8-10 minutes in length
  • The student must also prepare two shorter speeches to be presented in a 3-5 minute format and based on one of four Amendments.
  • Your local American Legion Post will host the first contest in January 2023.
  • The District contests take place in February 2023.
  • The Department contest occurs Sat. Mar. 4, 2023.
  • Awards of $1500, $750, and $500 go to the first through third places in the March Department contest.

The winner of the Vermont Department contest goes to the National Contest, Indianapolis, IN April 2023. The American Legion will pay the expenses of state winners at the national contest.

  • Each state winner who competes in the first round of the national contest will receive a $2,000 scholarship.
  • Participants in the second round who do not advance to the national final round will receive an additional $2,000 scholarship.
  • The top three youth orators who have won all previous elimination rounds of the contest will compete for top honors in the national contest.

College Scholarships in National Finals

In addition to the awards by winners of the various elimination rounds of competition, college scholarships of $25,000, $22,500, and $20,000 will be awarded to the first through third places in the national finals.

For more information:

High school students who are interested in entering the competition will find additional information at

Complete contest rules

Four Amendments of the Assigned Topics as subject matter

Student applications for participation should be postmarked no later than December 14, 2023.

Lost and Found

Students if you are missing an item, please go to the main office to see if it has been turned into the lost and found.

Items will be donated the week of Thanksgiving break.

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Parking Permits

Students: It is not too late to apply for parking permits.

Go here to apply!

Permits can be picked up in the main office after the application process is complete.


Are you interested in taking a College Board College Level Examination? (CLEP)

The College Board’s College-Level Examination Program (CLEP) has been the most widely trusted credit-by-examination program for over 50 years, accepted by 2,900 colleges and universities. This rigorous program allows students from a wide range of ages and backgrounds to demonstrate their mastery of introductory college-level material and earn college credit. Students can earn credit for what they already know by getting qualifying scores on any of the 34 examinations.

- Students can take exams at any time. CLEP has no class requirements or set testing dates.

-Students can prepare using affordable online study resources and knowledge gained from advanced or honors coursework.

- Interested students should visit the EHS AP/CLEP website for more information

Senior Section

12th -Grade Students/Families. Please look at this section for information and updates throughout the year.

Yearbook- Photos, Quotes Recognition Ads

Seniors make sure to submit all senior photos, quotes, and parent recognition ads by November 11th. See below for more information.
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Senior Cap & Gown Ordering

Order your cap and gown from Balfour *No payment at this time

Fill out this form

Please include all information- be sure the student's name is on the order, not the parent placing the order, and hit submit button.

Fill out the form for ordering BEFORE November 18th.

Assistant Principal Grade Assignments

9th Grade: Erin Cavoneil

10th Grade: Lynn Kozloski

11th Grade: Gayle Botelho

12th Grade: Jeff Goodrich

EHS Events Calendar and Website

-EHS Events Calendar: This google calendar features all events at EHS and A/B Days.

-Essex High School Website: Check here for announcements and important information about our school, handbooks, daily schedules, and staff directory.

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