Stowe High School Weekly Update

September 20, 2022

Reminder: Open House this Thursday 9/22

We are thrilled to welcome all of our families back to campus for a unique Open House experience. On Thursday September 22nd from 5:30pm to 7:00pm, SHS will host an event that will allow all parents to meet their child's teachers in a format that will foster community, conversation and of course some light refreshments. The Open house will take place in a variety of spaces on campus including the gym, cafeteria and auditorium lobby. In addition to meeting and speaking with our teachers, campus tours will be provided by several student leaders.


As parent conferences are scheduled for October 10th (more details to follow), please be mindful that the purpose of Open House is to meet, greet and gather class information such as expectations and not a time for individual student conferencing. The entire SHS facuty looks forward to seeing you there!

Stowe Boosters Club

Please click here to view their current Newsletter!

College Fair Review

On Monday 9/19 all SHS students had the opportunity to attend our college fair, which featured 52 colleges! Students across all grades 9-12 learned about local and national universities. Kudos to our school counselors Lauren and Zach for organizing the event, our fantastic facilities team for setting up, the food service team for providing a great lunch for the reps, Joe and Patrick for being flexible with the gym and Anna for helping to check everyone in and providing administrative support! Check out some of the pictures below.

Expectations and details for Senior Pictures this Friday 9/23


  • All 12th grade students are expected to be in Block 1 Green as scheduled (8:00 am-8:40 am)
  • Seniors will gather in the front lobby for a 9:00 am departure to take group pictures at the following locations: The Trout Club, Spruce Peak, and finally Trapps
  • Students are required to ride the bus as no personal vehicles are allowed
  • Students will return to campus at approximately 10:45am and will be treated to a brunch in the courtyard
  • At 11:26 am students will report back to class as scheduled (Block 3 Green)

Dates to Remember

September 21st- Club Fair (during Advisory)

September 22nd - School Picture Day

September 22nd- Open House

September 23rd- Senior Class Picture Day

September 26th- Middlebury College application case study

October 5th - NO SCHOOL (Yom Kippur)

October 10th - NO SCHOOL (Teacher Family Conferences) - Indigenous Peoples' Day

October 28th - Early Release

The Vermont Student Anti-Racism Network

VSARN is hosting an event called the Day of Racial Equity at the Statehouse in Montpelier from 10-2 on September 30th. We would like to invite your students to attend! There will be speakers, workshops, poetry, activities (such as face painting and board games), live music, and food trucks (and Ben and Jerrys' Ice Cream)! We would love to see you there! Find out more and register at vsarn.org.

New SHS Staff Spotlight: Robin Kotelnicki (Admin Assistant)

Robin and her family recently relocated from Washington State. She started her career in education as a para-educator and has also served as a secretary and fiscal specialist in a school district office. She's enjoying getting to know the staff and students and visiting places in the community.

Junior Firefighter Program- Stowe Fire Dept.

Junior Firefighter Program


Dear SHS Students,


The Stowe fire Department is looking for individuals between the ages of 16-18 that live in the town of Stowe to join our Junior Firefighter Program. This program is designed to prepare individuals for the fire service and educate its them on the procedures and skills required of becoming a firefighter. By participating you will become a representative of the Stowe Fire Department, and will learn many incredible values:

  • Responsibility

  • Leadership

  • Honor

  • Acts of community service

  • Hands on skills


Individuals will get the opportunity to observe and experience hands on activities. The focus of the program will consist of learning about operation methods and techniques as they pertain to firefighting and help show interested individuals what being a firefighter is really like.


Program members will be allowed to participate in basic trainings and perform routine duties pertained to the fire equipment and fire apparatus. Junior fire department members will get the opportunity for community service hours in the town as they serve as a junior firefighter. Upon completion of Junior Program and graduation of Stowe high school, junior firefighters will get an opportunity for a fire department scholarship to use for their college education.


For more details, contact: FF Marshall Slade at mslade@stowevt.gov



School Counseling Corner

School Counseling Newsletter


NEACAC Fair

St. Michael's College will be hosting the annual New England Association of College Admissions (NECAC) college fair.

WHAT: NEACAC College Fair

WHEN: 9/19 6:30-8:30pm & 9/20 9:00am-11:00am

WHERE: St. Michael's College

WHO: High school students and their families


College Case Study with Middlebury College

We're excited to partner with Middlebury College in our fourth college case study event. The college case study night is an engaging and effective way to discuss the college application process. Sam Prouty, Associate Director of Admissions, along with fellow Middlebury admissions reps will lead parents/guardians and students through a mock admission committee using several student cases. The event will highlight the intricacies of the process and the importance of assembling an application. Guests will gain insight and understanding of the application process. Registration form will be available the first week in September.

When: Sept 26, 2022

Time: 9:00-10:30am

Where: SHS Auditorium

Who: 11th and 12th grade families/students


11th Grade Postsecondary Planning Meeting

WHEN: 10/19/22 8 AM - 9:15 AM

WHERE: SHS Auditorium

WHO: 11th grade Students and family members


11th Grade Postsecondary Planning Meeting

On Thursday, October 19 from 8 AM - 9:15 AM., students and parents/guardians will meet with the SHS Counseling staff for information on postsecondary planning as well as an explanation of how we help students facilitate the college exploration and application process.

Lamoille County Community News

Sharing priority

Step Up to Childcare: starts 10/5. Certification for people interested in starting a home child care or working in a child care program.

  • CPR/first aid certification

  • Vermont Online Mandated Reporter Training

  • Vermont Orientation Training

  • Primed for Success professional skills curriculum.


Meet candidates

Community Conversations with candidates

  • 5:30 PM, Jenna’s House (117 St. John’s Road, Johnson)

  • 9/19: Gerald Malloy, GOP nominee for Senate

  • 9/22: David Zuckerman, Democratic nominee for Lieutenant Governor


Lamoille Candidate Forum

  • 9/29 6:30-8PM

  • Building Bright Futures, Let's Grow Kids, VT Early Childhood Advocacy Alliance.


Take care

Pfizer Bivalent booster for ages 12+:

  • Available at Morrisville Department of Health District Office (63 Professional Drive) during walk-in clinics

  • See walk-in clinics here.


Have fun

Football Sundays: Show up and watch the game on a giant screen with others from the community.

  • Every Sunday, 12:30-4PM

  • Jenna’s House (117 St. John’s Road, Johnson)


Story Stroll

  • Grandma’s Garden, by Hillary and Chelsea Clinton

  • Free copies of the book available M-F, 8-4

  • Lamoille Family Center (480 Cady’s Falls Road, Morrisville)

  • info@lamoillefamilycenter.org


Learn

Brain Injury Conference

  • 10/12 at Killington Grand.

  • Early bird pricing ends 9/26


Zoom ASL classes: