E-News: June 3, 2022

Vergennes Union High School


VUHS Underclass Awards Recognition 2022

Next Week is Graduation Week!

Hello Parents and Seniors!

So exciting! Here are some notes about what will happen next week.

Wednesday, June 8th:

Mandatory marching practice from 8:30-10:30 (there will be a senior survey so please bring your phone or other device)

11:30 a.m.- TENTATIVE is Back to our Roots (seniors visit their elementary school)

Proficiency recover for seniors that need it- days and times determined by teachers

Thursday, June 9th:

Marching practice from 10:00-12:30

Friday, June 10th - GRADUATION!

Graduation has been moved INSIDE to the High School Gym due to the weather forecast

Graduation is at 6:00 pm, seniors need to meet in the CAFETERIA by 5:30 with their cap, gown and tassel

Graduation Week schedule: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1bN0kONZk5uYI40Y3xeVt0YYd72l18dqyply9RxN1n1c/edit?usp=sharing

Rail Safety: Newly Expanded Ethan Allen Express

The Vermont Agency of Transportation and Operation Lifesaver of Vermont, Inc. prepared a short video to promote rail safety due to the expansion of the Ethan Allen Express from Rutland to Burlington beginning in July. Please visit Operation Lifesaver, Inc.'s for more information and resources.

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School Counseling News

Final Report Cards (all students) & Student Schedules for 22-23 (grades 9-12)

Final report cards for all grades 7-12 will be mailed home at the end of June/early July. Student schedules (students who will be in grades 9-12) for next school year 22-23 will be mailed home with the final report cards. The PowerSchool Parent/Student Portal will be closed at that time while we continue to prepare for the 22-23 school year over the summer. The portal will re-open around mid August.

Drive for Excellence - Burlington Subaru Hyundai Car Giveaway

Qualifying students (current Juniors and Seniors who are at least 16 years on or before 7/13/22) have the chance to win a new car or one of three $1,000 scholarships. Important information regarding this opportunity can be found here.

Job Opportunities for Students

The School Counseling Office is often contacted about job opportunities for students. Opportunities can be found here. This will be updated when information is received. This information is also posted on the School Counseling Web Page under Quicklinks.

Merger Study Committee

Have you watched the informational video? Watch it here: https://www.wevideo.com/view/2703370923

Your voices are important to the Committee. The Committee process has included a lot of learning and study, a lot of passion and heart, hard conversations that have taken time to work through, and a deep commitment to what is best for all. Your perspectives are important as we work to finalize the Articles of Agreement to shape the best possible union we can design and determine if we recommend, or not, that we form a union.

We need your input on "What important perspectives would you like the Merger Study committee to consider about the proposed articles of agreement (while finalizing)?". To gather your feedback, we're using a tool called ThoughtExchange. All of our voices matter, so your participation is crucial and valued.

Click Here to Access the Thought Exchange ***Deadline to submit – June 5, 2022***

You'll be asked to respond to one open-ended question, consider and assign stars to some of the ideas shared by others (20 to 30 is ideal), and learn what's important to the group.

Your thoughts and stars are confidential. You can come back as often as you'd like to participate and, in fact, we ask that you do come back to star some of the new ideas shared since you first participated. The ratings will help us understand the most important areas to focus on.

If you need technical help, please call ThoughtExchange at 1-800-361-9027 ext. 4 or email help@thoughtexchange.com

Thank you in advance for your help and input.

To learn more, please visit the ANWSD and MAUSD Merger Study websites. Please feel free to email committee members with comments and join us in person or via zoom at our meetings, on the first Monday and the third Tuesday of each month at 6:30 pm.

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Hannaford Career Center Summer Camp Opportunities

Hannaford Career Center Summer Camp Opportunity - June 20-24

We are offering two free program opportunities for students currently in grades 7-9 during the week of June 20-24 at our north campus facility. Programs will be 8:30-11:30 each day. Maximum enrollment is ten students in each program. Transportation will be provided for those who need it. Breakfast/Snacks will be provided as well. Contact PAHCC Assistant Director Jay Stetzel at jstetzel@pahcc.org for more information and to register your student.

Art of Welding

Have an interest in learning the "Art of Welding"? Students will learn to cut and weld metal using MIG (wire feed) welders, acetylene torches, and plasma cutters and use these developed skills to create. We will start the week getting comfortable with these tools while developing a plan for our final installation. We will tour the Lemon Fair Sculpture Park and develop an artistic vision for turning a pile of scrap metal into ART! No prior experience necessary!

Soapbox Derby Cars

Students will design and build soapbox derby cars with a race at the end of the week. The cars will be a one-rider design powered by gravity or being pushed by one teammate. Students will work in pairs. Learn about essential parts of a "car" and design characteristics that allow for maximum speed (and safety). Let your imagination run wild and build something amazing.

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.

Last Day of School Is Monday June 13th