E-News: Feb 18, 2022

Vergennes Union High School


School Budget Informational Meeting

Please VOTE on Town Meeting Day- March 1. 2022!

The district's Annual Informational Meeting will be held in person and via Zoom on February 28, 2022, at 6 p.m

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.

Spotlight on Student Voice

Mental Health Matters:

This week, some of our incredible leaders presented to the School Board! Chance, Torrey, Zoe and Holland presented their student-made documentary, ‘Mental Health Matters’. The film was created in order to destigmatize and create awareness around supporting youth in mental health challenges. We are incredibly proud of all of our students who participated in this project, showed their vulnerability, and demonstrated advocacy.

Full Send Retreat:

The Full Send Team reviewed the student responses to the Community Dialogue in December collected through the Google survey, and the student comments on the Thought Exchange in response to the Community Dialogue in February. Our next step will be to share our priorities, concerns and plans with the Leadership Team and agree on how to move forward.

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UVM Outstanding Teacher!

Congratulations to Ralph Bernardini who is being recognized as the UVM Outstanding Teacher from VUMHS. Ralph is an outstanding math teacher and one of the strongest advocates for students at our school. He is creative, flexible, and puts student well-being at the center of his work. Mr. Bernardini is an excellent teacher who really cares about his students and wants them to succeed and be happy. No matter what he might be busy with, he will always drop it and help a student if they really need it. The Annual Recognition is a partnership between the University of Vermont and the Agency of Education. This year's recognition celebration will take place virtually on March 23 at 4:30. Please congratulate Ralph on this important recognition.

Meet the Principal Finalists!

Save the Date

Thursday, March 3, 2022

4:00-4:45 p.m.

The VUHS Principal Finalists will be visiting the Middle and High School on Thursday, March 3rd, 2022. Please join us for a “Meet and Greet” for parents and community members from 4:00-4:45 p.m.. This will be an opportunity to meet each of the finalists and hear directly from them on a few important topics. This event will take place in person at the school, and virtually via Zoom. More information will be shared soon.

It's Parent Conference Time!


Parent teacher conferences will be held on Wednesday, March 2nd from 3-6pm and Thursday, March 3rd from 4-8pm.

Here is the link to sign up.


Self-Testing before Returning To School

Your student should have received a COVID-19 test kit continue to rapid antigen tests. If your student did not bring tests home please see the message regarding pick up below. Students are encouraged to test twice at least 24 hours apart in the days before returning to school at the end of the break (suggested on Sunday/ Monday Feb 27th-28th). While this testing is voluntary and not required for students to attend school, this approach will help us to continue to keep everyone safe.



How do I use a COVID Self-Test?

How To Use a Self-Test

School Counseling News

American Legion Auxiliary Green Mountain Girls State 21-22 (Grade 11 Students)

On Tuesday, March 1st students in grade 11 who identify as female or non-binary are invited to the auditorium at 8 am. There will be a presentation regarding the American Legion Auxiliary Green Mountain Girls State (ALAGMGS) given by Tasha Bouvier, Board Chair ALAGMGS and President of American Legion Auxiliary Unit 14 (Vergennes). Please check in with your morning meeting for attendance and proceed to the auditorium. Green Mountain Girls State will be held in person Saturday, June 18 to Thursday, June 23 at Vermont Technical College, Randolph, VT. COVID vaccine and applicable boosters will be required to attend this year for all delegates and staff (required by VTC). Information regarding Girls State can be found here. Application packets will be available/distributed at the presentation. If you have any questions, please contact Mrs. Vincent in the School Counseling Office.

Hannaford Career Center Open House

The Hannaford Career Center is hosting an open house on March 17, 4-7 pm.

The Governor’s Institutes of Vermont (GIV) Summer Programs

Applications are now open for the GIV Summer programs which are being held in person this summer. Additional information can be found here.

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.

Financial Reality Fair

The Addison County Workforce Alliance (ACWA) is hosting a Financial Reality Fair on March 22, 4-6:30 pm at the Hannaford Career Center in Middlebury. More information and how to register can be found here.

Summer Programs 2022

A list of summer program information that we have received in the School Counseling Office can be found here. While we are not endorsing or recommending any one program, we wanted to make this information available to students and families. Each opportunity is a link to further information online from the sponsoring organization. Parents and/or students are also welcome to visit the School Counseling Office at any time to look at the information we have on file regarding summer programs. Please contact your school counselor if you have any questions.

Do you have questions about the 2022-2023 schedule?

The video linked here describes important changes to the High School schedule for the 2022-2023 School Year. If you have any questions about the schedule, please contact your child’s counselor.

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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.