January 2021 - The More You Know


Fun Fact about January!

The name for January comes from the Roman god, Janus, who is always depicted with two heads. He uses one head to look back on the year before, and the other head to look forward into the New Year!

Important Dates

Monday, January 18: Martin Luther King Jr. Day- No school

Wednesday, January 20: Cohort A make up day!

Friday, January 22: End of Quarter 2.

Monday, January 25: Semester 2 begins.

Wednesday, January 27th: Virtual program visit dates for current students will be happening from 11-11:30 and 11:30-12. Students can sign up using the google form they will be emailed in the next week. Students can visit up to four of our programs virtually to help them decide where they want to apply next year!


February 11th - VSAC Scholarship Applications are DUE!

Free Meals for EWSD Students!

The EWSD Child Nutrition Program will continue to provide FREE meals at each of our schools for the rest of this school year! If you would like to access these free meals and support the EWSD Child Nutrition Program, please encourage your student to eat breakfast and lunch at school. You do not need to pre-order or register in advance.

Pick-up meals for students on remote days are also available. Pick-up schedule and more information is available on the EWSD Website!

Congratulations to Quarter 1 CTE Students for Being Awesome!

CTE staff nominated students who deserve recognition for working hard, kindness, or just being plain ol' awesome!

Galen Abel * Cameron Katon

Rewati Acharya * Lance Lacaillade

Francis Apostol * Ava LaClair

Alianna Banke * Joey Lemire

Sammi Bidwell * Zoe Little

Noelle Bright * Malachi Martin

Mike Brink * Lore Mauger

Logan Brosseau * Manny McNamara

Jack Cardinal * Jessica Moody

Connor Contois * Eric Murray

Abby Cote * William Perrotte

Conner Couture * Shane Phillips

Becca Davis * Neerusha Phuyal

Garret Davis * Aidan Plumley

Indra Ghaley * Premika Pradhan

Kashi Gurung * Tsimba Tsasa

Phoenix Hamlin * Kylee Ward

Jacob Howard * Andrew Wilder

Feryal Kamil * Kyra Wright

Virtual Groups for LGBTQ+ Youth

Outright VT

Outright VT would like to share that they have three virtual groups for LGBTQ+ Youth:

1) Drop In Group: 2:30 to 4:30 on Tuesdays and Thursdays

2) Trans Group: 4:30 to 6 every 2nd and 4th Tuesday.

3)Friday Night Group: Weekly 6:30 to 8pm


Click Here to learn more about Outright Vermont and how awesome they are!

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What is Mental Wellness?

Mental wellness is how all aspects of your life: the social, emotional, physical, spiritual and intellectual, all come together for an overall state of well-being. Mental health and wellness affect all aspects of our lives. It helps determine how we act, feel, and think, and it affects our ability to handle stress, connect to other people, and to make decisions.

How do I improve my mental wellness?

  • Exercise and eat a healthy diet
  • Get plenty of rest and sleep.
  • Develop and maintain healthy friendships and relationships
  • Recognize your personal strengths
  • Help others
  • Be grateful for the positives rather than focusing on the negatives
  • Talk to someone you trust
  • Seek professional help if needed

Check out these links for more info!

January Mental Wellness Month


VSAC News You Can Use

It's not too late for students to complete their 2021-2022 financial aid applications. And, it's as easy as 1-2-3!

Financial Aid 1-2-3

  1. FAFSA. View our step-by-step webinar on filing the FAFSA.
  2. Grants. View our step-by-step webinar on completing the Vermont Grant application.
  3. Scholarships. Now is the time to submit your application and supporting documents. Don't miss the February 11th deadline.

Alumni Profile: Marley Ostrout- Dental Assisting

Marley Ostrout attended CTE's Dental Assisting program during the 2019-2020 school year from Spaulding High School in Barre. After graduating this past June, she worked as a dental assistant at Vermont Dental Care in Barre, VT. She and her family are moving to South Carolina soon where she will return to the dental assisting field. Check out what Marley has to say about CTE and the program!
Marley - Alumni Video - DEN
Free Yoga for Students & Teachers! Sign up Here!

Down Doge has made all of their apps completely free until July 1st, 2021 for all students and teachers (K-12 and college) so that they can have access to wellness at home through the end of the semester.

CTE School Counseling Coordinators

Miss an issue? Find it here!

Link to Student Events Calendar

Instagram: CounselorsofCTE

Admissions Questions? Contact - cteadmissions@ewsd.org

Lindsay Ackley: lackley@ewsd.org - Building, Cosmetology, Dental, Health Info, Natural, Pre-Tech 3 & 4

Emmy Charron: echarron@ewsd.org - Auto, Childhood Ed, CAWD, CST, DCM, Engineering, Pro Foods, Pre-Tech 1, 2 & 5

Chris Chase: cchase@ewsd.org - Sending School & Community Relations Coordinator

The Center for Technology, Essex does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national

origin, sex, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, or age in its programs or

activities. The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding the

nondiscrimination policies: Bob Travers, Director

2 Educational Drive Suite 200 Essex Junction, VT 05452

802-879-5558 btravers@ewsd.org