U-32 Happenings

December 22, 2022

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WELCOME TO THE 2022-2023 SCHOOL YEAR!!!


U-32 Calendar


U-32 Website


This newsletter was created by Hannah Fuller and Jes Wills with contributions from U-32 staff. If you have questions, please email either hfuller@u32.org or jwills@u32.org.

Helpful Information

STUDENT/PARENT resources:

Canvas PLP courses- all students and families have been invited to grade level PLP courses. There is a lot of info on these pages so we hope you will check them out.


Naviance - Naviance helps U-32 students explore post high school planning options, build a resume, manage timelines and deadlines for making decisions about colleges and careers. This is also where all of the scholarship opportunities are housed. Each student will work with his/her TA and school counselor in Naviance to create his/her Personalized Learning Plans (PLPs). If you have forgotten your password, you can reset it yourself. If you have misplaced your registration code, please notify Student Services.


School Closings & Delays: The WCAX-3 station in Burlington has a comprehensive listing of school closings & delays in our area. CLICK HERE



IMPORTANT GRADING INFORMATION

Report Card Dates for 2022-2023

Semester 1 Due electronically Date available to Students

Quarter 1 HS/MS Progress Report Tuesday, Nov 1st 3pm, Thurs, November 3, 2022

Quarter 2 HS/MS Report Cards Thurs, Jan 19th 3pm Monday, January 23, 2023

Semester 2

Quarter 3 HS/MS Progress Report Thurs, Apr 6th 3pm Monday, April 10, 2023

Quarter 4 HS/MS Report Cards TBA mailed pending snow days

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Happy Winter Break!

We hope you have a safe and fun holiday break with your friends and family!
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Coffee Bean Sale

The U-32 INC class is thrilled to again be working with Paul Dayton from Big Gear Coffee Roasters in Montpelier. This year, we have four roasts available for sale. The coffee comes in 12 ounce bags of whole beans. Please order before you leave for break by the end of the week. Beans will be available for pickup when we return in early January. Bags are $14 each and we accept cash, or checks, made payable to "U-32". Please submit your order using the link below. As always, we appreciate your support.


Link to order:

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdnOeiIRLKeW-fiQV_g3NlWZfqOevmOQp7B3aDHuJzdgqcoeQ/viewform

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Cancer Unwrapped Teen Writing Contest

Our Cancer Unwrapped Teen Writing Contest, which is for any teen around the country touched by cancer. This annual event encourages teens in grades 9-12 to write about their experience with cancer for the opportunity to win one of several $1,000 prizes. The deadline for entries is March 3, 2023. Thank you for your consideration, we know you all are very busy!

U-32 Developmental Relationship Parent Workshop 2023

Click the PDF file below to learn more.
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Free online Parent Education Programs

To any parent/caregiver in Vermont who wants support and/or to learn new parenting skills.

Do you or someone you know want to learn more about the programs we offer?

Visit our website at :www.pcavt.org/family-support-programs, email us at familysupport@pcavt.org or call

1-800-CHILDREN

News from Student Services


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9th Grade Transition Night


for 8th Grade Parents & Students

January 30th 6:30 PM – U-32 Auditorium

This is an evening for 8th graders and parents to learn about course selection for 9th grade, and the transition to high school. This program gives an overview of the transition to high school and provides opportunities for questions. The program is conducted by Steven Dellinger-Pate, Principal, Ellen Cooke, Counselor, & Lisa LaPlante, Director of Student Services

In the weeks following this program individual meetings will be scheduled with 8th grade TAs to select courses for 9th grade. Watch for more information on these meetings.

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Registration for spring pre-college courses at UVM is now open!


Choose from more than 100 courses, both on-campus and online, designed to allow you to earn credits, study a subject that isn't offered at your high school, showcase your talent and ambition to college recruiters, and learn from distinguished UVM faculty.

Classes fill quickly! Enroll today to save your place!

If you're seeking a challenging learning experience this summer, check out Summer Academy! UVM's 3-credit, 4-week program (2 weeks on campus, 2 weeks online) offered to motivated 10th, 11th, and 12th grade students.

Limited scholarships are available! Students can apply for scholarships once admitted to the program. The deadline to apply is March 1st.


If you have any questions about spring courses, the enrollment process, or Summer Academy, please feel free to contact 800-639-3210.

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As a current Vermont high school junior or seniors, you are eligible for two Vermont Dual Enrollment Vouchers, allowing you to take one free college course in your junior year of high school and one in your senior year of high school.

It’s called Dual Enrollment because your free college courses will also earn you credit towards graduation from high school.

Dual enrollment is offered through all VT public colleges/universities and some private colleges too. Go to

https://education.vermont.gov/student-learning/flexible-pathways/dual-enrollment for a list of participating colleges, to create an account and to request a dual enrollment voucher.

High School Seniors are also eligible for Early College- got to http://education.vermont.gov/student-learning/flexible-pathways/early-college for more information

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SCHOLARSHIPS: The Next Step After Applications


It is always a good idea, after focusing on looking for and applying to colleges, that a student and family begin looking for scholarships. Scholarships can range in amounts and duration, ranging from $100 to thousands of dollars over a four year period. The important thing is to take some time to compete for scholarships. Even the smallest can help. Did you know the cost of some college text books is $100? Be sure to frequent the scholarship site on your Naviance Account. Click on Colleges I Am Applying To, then Scholarships.


The VSAC Scholarship book is another great resource. It is important that along with scholarship applications, that seniors complete the FAFSA and VSAC Vermont Grant. Links to both of these can be found on your Naviance/ Family Connection account.

Remember…….. The only way to be considered for a scholarship is to apply for a scholarship. VSAC Scholarship Applications are due no later than February 15th, 2023.

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Parents of Juniors:


In late October/early November the school counselors met with the juniors to discuss post high school planning options. Every junior received a U-32 Post High School Planning Guide. To view a copy and for additional information check out the 11th gr U-32 PLP Canvas course.

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PSAT:


In December, students who took the PSAT test on Oct 12th will be invited to view a pre recorded presentation to learn how to interpret their PSAT results. Students will receive their PSAT scores online and their test booklet. Students will be encouraged to review their results and look at areas where they may have struggled. PSAT is a great practice tool for the SAT. The College Board has partnered with Khan Academy so students can match their PSAT scores and Khan Academy will provide a personalized study plan.


FREE ON-LINE ACT Test through ACT ACADEMY at https://academy.act.org/


PreACT:


results were returned to U-32 students in early November. Students were emailed a pre recorded presentation prior to receiving their results to help them interpret their scores. Students were encouraged to review their results and to look at areas where they may have struggled. ACT has free test prep available at actacademy.com

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College Calendar and Checklist for Seniors

(see the 12th Gr PLP Course in Canvas for future months)

(Juniors, please see the Junior planning calendar in the 11th grade PLP Canvas Course)


January

  • ACT information

  • January 18: Start of Quarter 3.

  • Students admitted by Early Decision must withdraw applications to other schools. Deferred students should consider sending in additional letters of recommendation and other supplementary materials.

  • Talk to friends home from college on break.

  • Where possible, set up interviews with admissions officers or alumni interviewers.

  • Check in with your Counselor.

February

  • ACT information

  • SAT information

  • February 15: Recommended FAFSA deadline.

  • Contact colleges to confirm they’ve received all your application materials.

  • Keep your grades up.

  • Continue the scholarship search. Check out fastweb.com and finaid.org for ideas.

  • Use February/March break to visit colleges.

  • Check in with your Counselor.

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YEARBOOK INFORMATION

INFO FOR SENIOR PHOTO, QUOTE, FAREWELL, and YOUNGER PHOTO


WORDS AND YOUNGER PHOTO: Submit your Senior Quote, Farewell, and a Younger Photo (JPEG), please fill out this GOOGLE SURVEY

INFO FOR FAMILIES AND FRIENDS: SENIOR RECOGNITION / YEARBOOK ADS

Yearbook Ad (Family Dedication) is due by January 31, 2023. This is a hard deadline so please submit on time. You will create your own ad through Jostens. In order to create a senior recognition, click on the link below and follow the instructions. LINK TO SUBMIT SENIOR RECOGNITION


BUYING YOUR YEARBOOK:

Purchase your yearbook early! You can customize it!

If you purchase your yearbook before October 21, 2022: the yearbook will be $30.00 and Icons are free. If you purchase your yearbook between October 22, 2022 and December 31, 2022 the yearbook will be $30.00 before customizing. If you purchase your yearbook after December 31, 2021, the yearbook will be $35.00.

BUY YEARBOOKS HERE: LINK TO PURCHASE YOUR YEARBOOK This link also allows you to order graduation packages, class jewelry and more! The school store is not available at this time.

Or you can purchase your yearbook from Sara Wolf in the technology office. Cash or check made payable to U-32.

If you have any questions, please find one of us at school, contact us at yearbook@u32.org or call Sara Wolf at 802-229-0321 ext 5107.

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