Twin Valley Middle High School

6/18/21

Thank You!

Thank you all, students, staff, and family members, for an amazing year! The resilience, flexibility, and positivity displayed by everyone has been incredible. We got through this year together, and I am beyond grateful for each and every member of our school community!


As we close the year I am wishing you all a safe, relaxing, rejuvenating, and FUN summer! We are all looking forward to a more "normal" school year next year, and to having all of our students here in person. Thanks again for making this year amazing despite our shared circumstances.


Wishing you all the best,


Mrs. Roth

8th Grade Awards

On Thursday, June 17th we celebrated the 8th grade students' completion of middle school and impending transition to high school. Congratulations to the Class of 2025!


During the breakfast we enjoyed wonderful musical performances and distributed the following awards:


New England League of Middle Schools Scholar Leader Award is awarded to two students who distinguish themselves with respect to academics, teamwork, reliability, respect for diversity, service, and leadership. This year's recipients were Breck Bensin and Jeremiah Mosher.


The Wildcat Award is given to a student who exhibits the qualities of true leadership and high character. This student is a role model for all by following the 4R's consistently. This year's Wildcat Award was given to Bianca Place.


The Harvard Book Award is given to a student who is diligent and perseveres, even when learning is difficult. Presented on behalf of Harvard alumnae Joseph Cincotta and Julie Lineberger of LineSync Architecture who sponsored this prize, this year's Harvard Book Award went to Sara Dix.


The Citizenship Award is granted to a student who shows true community spirit and has worked hard to make our school a better place. TVMHS believes that community service is crucial in the development of all adolescents. This year's recipient is Elizabeth Barber.


The Faculty Award is given to a student who demonstrates exemplary academic performance in all core areas. This year's award went to Jeremiah Mosher.


The Principal's Award is presented to a student who has shown a high degree of dedication in becoming the best learner they can be. This year's award was given to Eric Kurucz.

Ceramics Sale!

The Ceramics sale has begun! Check out the art department instagram @tvmhs_art for the amazing pieces made by students and the art teachers and donated to the sale. Proceeds will go into the art department fund. Pick up on June 21st.
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9th Grade Oscars

The 9th grade advisories, led by Ms. Cormack and Ms. Mundt, held an Oscars-style ceremony this week. Lillian Deady, Abby Pratt, Kaley Mola, Zach Taylor, and Tim Contakos each received awards.
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Music Notes

A big thank you to all of our music students for a year full of dedication, patience, and--in the end--some reward, as we finally got some chances to perform! The most recent was at the 8th Grade Breakfast on Thursday, when members of our chorus made a great outdoor presentation of four selections, most of which were chosen by the students themselves!


Looking forward to many more opportunities for awesome musical experiences in 2021-2022...


Have a great summer,

Mike Kelly

Meeting with the WSWSU Director of Special Education

Tate Erickson, Director of Special Education will be holding a meeting on Monday 6/21/21 at 3pm.

This meeting will review IDEA requirements for child find and service plans to support home-schooled students who’ve previously been determined eligible for special education services. The meeting will be held virtually on Googlemeets:

meet.google.com/wjh-hkzs-jna

Phone Numbers (‪US) ‪+1 617-675-4444 PIN: ‪986 213 472 0895#


Notes from the Nurse

Pediatricians Reinforce Recommendation for “Return to Play” Protocol for Students Who have had COVID-19

Pediatric cardiology at UVM Larner College of Medicine recommend that all students over age 5 who have had COVID-19 be evaluated by medical home to determine the need for a return to play protocol, this could be related to any physical activity, including but not limited to physical education and organized sports. This recommendation, updated in March 2021, does not change due to relaxation of any other COVID-19 protocols.


VACCINE

Getting the Covid Vaccine Information here. Helpful hints for those needing Pfizer (ages 12-17) can find availability at CVS in Bennington.


JUNE IS PRIDE MONTH

.Pride Month is celebrated every June as a tribute to those who were involved in the Stonewall Riots. We’re getting ready to dust off our rainbow flags, douse ourselves in glitter, and go join in the fun. With parades, festivals, and concerts going on across the globe, there’s always some way for you to get involved — as well as learn some important social history along the way. Learn more info here.

Pre-Season Soccer at Twin Valley Middle High School

All boys & girls entering grades 9-12 at Twin Valley Middle High School are invited to pre-season soccer practice on Thursday, August 19 at TWIN VALLEY MIDDLE HIGH SCHOOL in Whitingham. The boys will practice from 8:30am-10:30am; the girls from 9:00am-11:00am. Boys and girls entering grades 7 & 8 will begin practice on September 1 immediately after school from

2:45-4:30. All players should come prepared to play with shin guards, soccer cleats, shorts, t-shirt and plenty of water.


There will be a Parent/Coach meeting for ALL (grades 7-12) parents at 6:30 in the TVMHS auditorium in Whitingham on Wednesday, August 18. Players are welcome, but not required to attend with their parent(s). This will be an opportunity to meet the coaching staff, review concussion protocol and the code of conduct, ask questions and turn in all paperwork. There will be a Booster Club organizational meeting as well. Paperwork to be filled out includes a Release Form; Substance Abuse Form; and Well Exam Form. Every athlete must have

had a complete Well Exam (physical) within the past year and must have insurance - either personal or school. All forms may be obtained online (twinvalleyschooldistrict.us/middle-high-school), at the meeting or at the TVMHS office. Questions should be directed to AthleticDirector Buddy Hayford at 802-464-1295.

Wings Summer Camps

Outdoor Adventures Camp

Open and FREE to all WSWSU students entering grades 6-8

Dates: July 12 - July 30 from 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Location: OSEC building in Wilmington


Readsboro Summer Fun Camp

Open and FREE to all WSWSU students entering grades K-8

Dates: August 2 - August 13 from 9:00 am - 3:00 pm (with early drop off option from 8:00am - 9:00 am)

Location: Readsboro School

Deerfield Valley Players

The Deerfield Valley Players, a community theatre group, is looking for actors to participate in their production of CYRANO, the musical, at Memorial Hall in Wilmington. Dates for the show are Aug. 19, 20, 21. Rehearsals will begin in mid-June and it will be possible to work around other obligations the cast might have.


We also welcome set designers, costumers, stage hands, and volunteers.


For more information, call Barbara Lipstadt at 802-368-7707.

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Have a great summer!