The Hazen Link

Connecting Classroom to Community ~ November 2019

November Career Cafe Schedule

The Career Cafe Crew will be hosting the following guests:

Friday, November 8: Blacksmithing with James Teuscher

Friday, November 15: US Army Recruiter Jeff Bernard

Friday, November 22: Our own Ashley Muscarelli

Middle level students, please join us with your lunch in the library.

Check out the footage below from our first Career Cafe guest, Evan Karp. This video was produced through a partnership between Hazen student's Nate Moulton and John Langmaid and HCTV's Leif Goldberg. Nice job everyone!

Hazen Career Café ~ Evan Karp

November 7: Skyping from Senegal with Elijah Lew-Smith

On Thursday, November 7th from 12:30 - 1:15 our very own Elijah Lew-Smith will be Skyping live into the Hazen Library from his study abroad experience in Senegal. For anyone who has ever thought about studying abroad, this is a great opportunity to get a first hand look into the experience.

Careers Using Technology: An Employer Panel

On Wednesday, November 13th from 10:00 to 11:30, students are welcome to join me on a trip to CCV in Morrisville to learn from experts in the fields of graphic design, information technology, construction, design and architecture, and telecommunications. Please stop by to see Jen Olson for a permission slip by Wednesday, November 6th.

Youth Storytelling Workshops Nov. 7 & 13

Vermont Youth up to age 24:

  • Do you have an adult in your life who you trust and can talk to about your questions and concerns? f yes, we want your help!
  • The Vermont Network is launching a campaign to educate more Vermont adults about how to be 'askable' and supportive in the lives of youth. We're seeking youth/adult teams who are willing to talk about their relationship in a StoryCorps interview style for and audio recording or video for the campaign.
  • Please join us for an evening storytelling workshop and dinner:
  • Burlington November 7th
  • Barre November 13th
  • 5:30-8pm
  • Youth who participate will each receive a $100 visa gift card.

For more information and to register:
Amy Torchia
(802) 223-1302 x 1117

Students may also talk to Jen Olson for more information.

Wreath Making Help

Help needed to make wreaths in my home (shop) in Walden. Starting 11/4 - ? Probably 3wks or more. Excellent pay for the person/people who can get the job done! Please call Kathryn at 802-249-1539.

Wolcott REACH! Teen Assistants - December 2nd - February 21st

REACH! is seeking assistants with a desire to work with youth to join us at our afterschool program in Hardwick. Individuals will typically work Monday through Thursday from 3pm - 5 pm.

Assistants will help lead activity staff and site coordinators maintain safe, effective learning environments for youth. These positions include supervision of youth during recreational activities. Successful candidates will include those who enjoy interacting and encouraging youth; diligent in creating a physically and emotionally safe environment; and flexibility to shift as needs arise. Staff should contribute to a positive learning environment for students, staff and the community.

Please answer the following questions in a letter of interest emailed to REACH! Director Ceilidh Galloway-Kane

Application Questions: What skills and/or qualities do you have that would help children succeed? What interests or experiences do you possess that would be an asset to our program? Please list the weeks and times of day that you are available.

Create & Innovate at Spark

Hazen students are invited to sign-up for an ongoing extended learning opportunity at Spark, a creative co-working hub in Greensboro. While at Spark, students will have an opportunity to use state of the art equipment like a 3-D printer, a laser printer, CNC machine and more. Ongoing trips will be happening on:

  • Wednesdays from 11:45 - 1:30
  • Thursdays from 9:45 - 11:30

Please contact Jen Olson to sign up.

Are You Interested in Starting Your Own Business?

Looking for students interested in starting a club to talk about how to start a Hazen run e-commerce business. If you are a student in grade 7-12 with even the smallest interest in learning about what it takes to start your own business, we need to talk! Email Jen Olson for more information.

It's Not to Early to Explore 2nd Semester Internships!

Students in 10th, 11th and 12th grade are eligible to participate in internship experiences. If you are curious about what an internship could be, please contact Jen Olson, Hilary Maynard or Lynn Patenaude for more information.

November 19: VSAC Financial Aid Night at Hazen

VSAC Financial Aid Forms night will be on Tuesday, Nov 19 at 5:30pm in the library. This is an opportunity for all Hazen seniors and their parents/guardians to come hear about the financial aid form applications/process and then have time to complete the FAFSA and VT grant. Here is a link to the event listed on VSAC’s website:

Talent Search is recruiting!

VSAC’s Educational Talent Search is a TRIO program aimed to provide career and college exploration and access to Hazen students who are first generation (neither parent/guardian have a 4 year degree) and/or from modest to low income backgrounds. Services provided are: academic skill building, career exploration, SAT/ACT test prep and fee waivers, assistance with college searches, applications and fee waivers, financial aid information and assistance, and college tours. See Lindsay Carpenter in the library on Wednesdays if you are interested in joining or contact her at:

November's VTeen 4-H Science Café: Infectious Diseases - How Do We Combat Them?

Combating infectious diseases is a collective effort.In this café, we will take on the roles of these experts to explore what happens in the endeavor of combating an emerging infectious disease— from identifying the microbe that cause the disease, to treating infected individuals and developing strategies to protect the community.

Saturday, November 9, 2019, 5:00-7:00 pm

University of Vermont, Davis Center, Mansfield Dining Room

FREE pizza and drinks; open to all youth in grades 7-12

Register no later than November 6

TRY for the Environment - applications due by Nov 8

TRY stands for Teens Reaching Youth and is an environmental leadership opportunity for youth in grades 7-12. It is a teen-led environmental education program with an embedded service learning component designed to teach environmental literacy and responsibility to younger youth. TRY for the Environment includes five program areas—energy FUNdamentals, waste solutions, food systems, forest and trees and 4-H20 —to connect young people to real-world environmental problems in which they can be key change agents helping to create real-world solutions. Learn more and apply no later than November 8. Check out the video below showcasing how TRY connects to student's PLPs and transferable skills.
5/15/17 Teens Reaching Youth: The UVM Extension 4-H TRY program