E-News: Feb 11, 2022
Vergennes Union High School
Spotlight on Student Voice
This week, we had our first Vergennes Full Send meeting! Students and adults came together to develop the mission statement of the group:
“Vergennes Full Send at VUMHS is a student-led group that is going to promote student voice and change. We are going to accomplish this through youth- adult partnerships, communication and leadership. We are the next level of student voice, leadership and change. Send it!”
‘Sending it’ is a phrase to express doing an action with confidence, in this case, stepping into student leadership with confidence.
Student Assessment Update
This week we wrapped up the MAP growth assessments in math and literacy. This data helps us refine our instruction, and specifically target skills and strategies to help support all students in reaching proficiencies.
We offer Callback every day as an opportunity for students and teachers to work together to reinforce learning. Callback provides students with the extra help necessary for them to be successful. Students should have a clear understanding of when they need additional support from a teacher and call themselves back using the adaptive scheduler through PowerSchool. Teachers also use this scheduler to call students back. Students are required to attend callback every day.
School Counseling News
In this edition we recognize our 2021-2022 quarter two outstanding students in each program, highlight some activities in three of our technical programs (Construction Technology, Design & Illustration, and Industrial Design & Fabrication) and three of our pre-technical programs (Introduction to STEM, Plant & Animal Science and Visual Communications), teen time afterschool at the Makery (sewing or woodworking), and the beginning of the process for students to apply for programs for the 22-23 school year. There are also links to information about our annual report and a very necessary capital project. Thanks for reading
2022-2023 Schedule Change
The video linked here describes important changes to the High School schedule for the 2022-23 School Year. If you have any questions about the schedule please contact your child's counselor.
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.
It’s time to start thinking about your 2022 Lacrosse season!
Students in Vergennes and Mount Abe school districts are invited to join us for spring lacrosse. Beginners welcome! See BYS website for more info. Get psyched to learn the fastest game played on two feet!
If interested in more information, please complete this nonbinding interest form. Details to register will be coming by the end of February.
School Budget Informational Meeting
Please check out the ANWSD Budget page for more information about the FY23 Budget. Thank you as always for your support of our school and programs. Please VOTE on Town Meeting Day- March 1. 2022.