ACSD Newsletter Spring 2022
Highlights & Celebrations from Our Schools
Incoming MUHS Peer Leaders train to support our incoming 9th graders!
Dear ACSD Community,
As we enter the final weeks of school our schools will be hosting field trips, concerts, school celebrations and graduations! Below, please find photos and highlights from our schools, several ways to engage with ACSD, and resources as we head into the end of school.
Wishing you all a happy, restful long weekend,
Peter Burrows, Superintendent
Chalk Fest at MUMS
PreK at MUHS
Science at Cornwall!
Green Up MaryHogan
MUHS Personal Projects
1. Daily meals at select locations (details coming) for all children 0-18
2. Meal kits for any child not receiving meals at locations above (Sign up to help us determine how many kits are needed)
Engage with ACSD!
Athletics and Events Calendar
Come out to cheer for our students at their athletic events and artistic celebrations! The MUHS events calendar has something for everyone.
Share your thoughts about Strategic Plan priorities
Equity Advisory Committee
In addition to sharing your thoughts about our Strategic Plan priorities, you can stay up to date with the work of our Advisory Committee on Equity.
End of Year Celebrations
We are proud and excited for each of our schools as our 5th, 8th and 12th grade students prepare to move on to new schools and post-secondary plans. Here is an overview of upcoming events*:
June 7 @ 1:30 Salisbury 5th Grade Celebration
June 7 @ 1:30 Mary Hogan 5th Grade Celebration
June 8 @ 1:30 Cornwall 5th Grade Celebration
June 9 @ 9:30 Shoreham 5th Grade Graduation
June 9 @ 6:30pm Weybridge 5th Grade Celebration
June 9 @ 1pm Bridport 5th Grade Celebration
June 9 @ 6pm Ripton 5th Grade Celebration
June 10 @ 11:30 MUMS 8th Grade Celebration
June 11 @ 10am MUHS Graduation
*Please refer to your principal communications for exact times and locations of these events as some may change.
ACSD Shares Best Teaching Practices
ACSD teachers from Mary Hogan and Cornwall lead by Curriculum Leader and IB PYP Coordinator, Joy Dobson, hosted teachers from Littleton NH who wanted to see our teachers in action. The NH teachers are working toward the best practice of inquiry based teaching that our teachers use. The NH team expressed appreciation for our willingness to share our time, space, and resources. They also shared four overall observations about ACSD from their visit:
Strong collaboration and sense of community
Significant academic vocabulary used by students in all grade levels.
Children’s strong use of inquiry practices in language during classroom discussions.
Strong coherence of the taught and observable curriculum across classrooms.
Statewide Teacher Recognition
Several of our teachers attended the Vermont-NEA Recognition Ceremony for new and renewed National Board Certified teachers. This is the most respected professional certification available in education! More ACSD teachers were recognized than any other district and additional awards went to Izzy Gogarty from Middlebury Union Middle School who received the SHAPE Rising Star Award and Amy Clapp from Salisbury received the Presidential Award for K-6 Excellence in Math and Science teaching.
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