The Hazen Link

Connecting Students to Learning and Earning ~ Jan 20, 2017

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Sign-up for the February 15th College Fair @ GMTCC

GMTCC College Fair Sign-Up

Please see Michelle Legere in Guidance for permission slips.

Do you have blank spaces in your semester 2 schedule? How about an IBL?

Individualized Based Learning experiences (IBL's) are an option for all Hazen students. This is your opportunity to customize your learning and earn credit for your work. This past semester, students have worked in paid and unpaid internships and on independent projects for credit. Under Vermont's Flexible Pathway's Initiative, IBL's are a way to make learning more meaningful and engaging for all students. If you have an idea for an IBL, or need help developing an idea for an IBL, talk to your guidance counselor and teachers.


A local farm is looking for a high school girl to help with afternoon milking. The hours would be from 3:00-6:00 pm. Must have reliable transportation. Candidate must be gentle with animals, have an eye for detail, and a willingness to learn. The hours may be somewhat flexible. If interested, please see Jen Olson in guidance.

Farming/Agriculture Career Fair IBL

Are you interested in Farming? Would you like to work with Jen Olson to plan a career fair around farming jobs? This could be a fantastic skill building opportunity to meet a variety of people from the farming community, hear about what their needs are and learn about event planning. You can also earn credit for your work. If you are interested in partnering with Jen Olson around this project, please email me at

Poetry Out Loud Contest - Informational Meeting - January 20th

On Friday, January 20th, there will be an informational meeting for all students interested in participating in February's Poetry Out Loud contest. This meeting will be held at 11:30 during our Academic Support time. The prize at the state level is $200! Please see Leanne Day Harple for more details

Dual Enrollment and Early College

On Thursday evening, January 12th, 20 parents and students gathered in the Hazen Library over pizza to learn more about Dual Enrollment and Early College. Dual Enrollment eans your credits help you finish high school and start college, all at the same time! The Early College Program allows you to spend your senior year earning college credits that help you graduate and get a jump on your college degree, tuition free. Francinne Valcour is available to help guide you through this process and answer any questions - Please email:

For more information see Mr. Miller in Guidance or Michelle Legere on Mondays and Tuesdays in Guidance or at

2017 Gap Year Planning Series

Where: North Branch Café, Montpelier, VT

Lead Instructor: Julia Rogers, Enroute Consulting

Cost: 150 per student (for series)

Contact 609-529-1459

March 17th - Intro to Planning

March 21 - Budgeting and Fundraising

April 11 - Individual Planning Sessions

May 9 - Finalizing itinerary

IBL Project Idea: Freedom & Unity Contest

Are you interested in filmmaking? Would you like to take a flexible pathway to earning history credit? Hardwick Community Television (HCTV) has offered to provide support and mentorship to an interested student or students who would like to create a film through the Freedom & Unity Contest. For more information: Freedom & Unity Contest
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IBL Project Idea: Learn how to make, market and sell food!

Do you have passion for food? Are you a budding entrepreneur? If yes, this may be an opportunity for you to turn your passion into product development while earning Hazen credit. Vermont Food Venture Center is looking to partner with one or more students next semester to teach them the ins and outs of developing and selling a food product. If you are interested in this incredible opportunity, please contact Jen Olson.

IBL Project Idea: Work for WGDH-Goddard College Community Radio

Goddard College Community Radio is looking for a volunteer to help compile its community calendar. This is an opportunity to help local people find events they’re interested in and for event organizers to get the word out to the community. Each week, programmers let listeners of WGDR Plainfield (91.1 FM) and WGDH Hardwick (91.7 FM) know about events happening in our listening area. We get many notices sent to us that we are unable to include in the community calendar, because we lack a volunteer to compile them.

You can do the work from home or at the station; training will be provided. Intermediate or better computer skills are a must. If interested, please contact Jen Olson.

IBL Project Idea: STEM - Bridge Building Competition - and Crushing!

Students are invited to participate in Vermont Tech’s Civil and Environmental Engineering Technology’s 3rd Annual Bridge Building Competitions. Teams will construct bridges in advance of the competitions - using only Popsicle sticks, Elmer’s glue, tooth picks, and dental floss - for criteria, information and registration –