E-News: January 21, 2022
Vergennes Union High School
Thank You ANWSD School Board!
A quality public education is a key that can open doors of opportunity for many students. Providing that education takes a team of committed people from educators and staff to parents and administrators. The members of your local school board are an important part of this team, making informed decisions that direct the course of our public schools.
Every January, we take time to celebrate and recognize the challenging and vital work they do on behalf of our students, families, and community. As locally elected officials, school board members are invested in their communities. They are our neighbors, friends, local leaders, parents, and engaged senior citizens.
During this month of appreciation, please take a moment and show your gratitude for school board members’ time, dedication, and effort year-round. Boards of education connect the will of the community to the education of its children. The job they do is necessary to ensure our schools remain a pathway to a promising future. Thank them for advocating on behalf of our collective interest, and most importantly, for making the success of our children their priority.
Mental Health Matters- Last Chance Reminder!
One last plug for the Community Event: Mental Health Matters
All Addison Northwest Families are invited to Mental Health Matters, a virtual night curated with specific workshops for families to choose from regarding their curiosity and interest in different topics ranging from domestic violence, supporting LGBTQIA+ students, supporting BIPOC students, tweens and social media, substance abuse prevention, and so much more!
Please CLICK THIS LINK to register. A Zoom link will be sent to you as soon as you sign up.
A huge shoutout to our local businesses, Olsen’s Ice Cream, 3 Squares Cafe, Shaws, and Daily Chocolate for donating gift cards for our raffle prizes!
School Counseling News
Public School Choice for the 22-23 School Year
Public School Choice information and applications are now available. Applications are available in the School Counseling Office or via this link. If you have any questions, please contact Anne Vincent in the School Counseling Office, firstname.lastname@example.org or 802-471-2359.
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.
The Governor’s Institutes of Vermont (GIV) Winter Program
Applications are now open for the GIV winter program, Virtual Climate Change Sprint. This virtual event will be held February 4-6, 2022. For more information and to apply, click here.
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.
Vermont 4-H Program and the UVM College of Engineering
Save the Dates - Discover Engineering!
NOTE- the in-person events have been shifted to remote- More information is available at signup.
The Vermont 4-H Program and the UVM College of Engineering and Mathematical Sciences (CEMS) have teamed up to host a variety of programs the entire month of February 2022 to promote the field of engineering. Our goal is to expose youth to engineering, build skills and help youth understand different pathways they can take to pursue a future as an engineer.
Check out all of the different FREE learning opportunities happening during the month – all leading up to National Engineering Week, February 20-26, 2022. (See links below)
- Create Your Own Invention Contest (grades 3-12), entries due February 19
- Rube Goldberg Challenge (grades 3-12), entries due February 19
- How Did You Get There? Career Panel Series for Students, topic "Electrifying Learning & Engineering," February 2
- 4-H World Changers: Learn to Code (grades 5-12), starts February 3
- VTeen 4-H Science Pathways Cafes (grades 7-12), in-person February 5, virtual February 22 (engineering focus)
- 4-H@Home Engineering Activities, new activity shared each Monday in February
Important Schedule Change: Our hallmark event DISCOVER ENGINEERING on Saturday, February 12, 2022 at UVM has been canceled due to to the surge in Covid-19 cases in Vermont.
Please reach out with any questions.
Information and registration for each program can be found at: https://www.uvm.edu/extension/youth/announcements
4-H Teen & Leadership Program Coordinator
University of Vermont Extension
(802) 888-4972 x 402