VUHS E-News December 7, 2020
Vergennes Union High School
School Lunch Isn't What it Used To Be. It's Better And It's Free!
Yang's chicken with sauteed ginger garlic green beans and rice
Cheesburger with fresh salad and cantaloup
Yang's tofu with sauteed ginger garlic green beans and rice
DAR Good Citizen's Award and VT's 2021 Presidential Scholar
We are also very proud to announce that Xander DeBlois, has been selected as one of Vermont’s 2021 Presidential Scholars, chosen for their outstanding leadership and service to their communities. All students selected at the Vermont level of this program will be submitted to the U.S. Department of Education (DOE) for consideration as a Presidential Scholar at the national level. The DOE will select two students from Vermont to be part of the national recipients. This is indeed an honor and we wish Xander the best of luck in the DOE portion of this program.
Community Engagement Committee - Our District, Our Future
Tuesday, Dec. 8th, 6:30-8:30pm
This is an online event.
Register in advance for this webinar:
On December 8, 2020 the ANWSD Community Engagement Committee (CEC) will give a presentation which will be pre-recorded (in case the event gets canceled due to COVID) followed by a live session. At the conclusion of the evening, every participant will receive a follow-up survey with questions related to the CEC’s presentation.
The recorded presentation will be in two parts. Part 1 will include an overview of the New England School Development Council (NESDEC) demographic and facility study. The study contains information about demographics, enrollment trends, the District’s facilities, and provides options for consideration for building use within ANWSD as well as shared considerations with MAUSD. Part 2 of the presentation will contain budgetary information related to ANWSD’s fiscal realities and the trajectory we are on.
We will then be live to break out into small groups to answer any clarifying questions and receive feedback on the evening’s presentation. Every attendee will receive a follow-up survey with questions related to the NESDEC study and the long-range district/facilities planning the School Board is working on. You can learn more and read the entire study here: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1ty-_FGn5eUIl712KMV-sRNrkMqdbEEmJ/view.
Hannaford Career Center Outstanding Students - Quarter 1
Culinary Arts - Nima Mehregan
Conservation Equipment Operation - Chris Therrien
Automotive Technology 101 - Trent Richardson
Civil Engineering & Architecture - Thomas Lawrence
Diesel Power Technology 1 - Joshua Ramon
Intro to STEM - Spencer White
Mechanical Science - Walter Schondube
Medical Professions 2 - Sydney Jewell
Human Services Foundation - Hailey Lynch
Wildlife Management - Jack Chaput
School Counseling Corner
Coming soon, an updated School Counseling page on the school website, but in the meantime, here is the most recent edition of the counseling blog.
News from the Middle School:
Check out the Middle School counseling page here for some new resources for parents & guardians specifically around social media and whether or not to get your adolescent a phone.
Check out these awesome offerings from the UVM Extension 4-H programs:
- Virtual Teen Science Cafes: Every Wednesday afternoon from 3:30 - 4:45 pm. You will meet a scientist, learn about their work, explore different science pathways, engage in informal discussions and ask questions. Open to all youth in grades 7-12 in Vermont and beyond; starts September 16 - December 16 and then resume in January 2021. See the attached flyer with the schedule of topics (Flyer, PDF).
- Babysitting Course: The Youth Babysitting course is designed to help youth in grades 5-8 learn what it takes to be a responsible, caring, trustworthy, competent, capable, and safe babysitter. Learn more here.
New From the High School:
Beginning in December we will begin to roll out SCOIR, which will assist with the college counseling process, and allow for families to work together differently. Grade 11 will be our focus for next semester, and then we will continue to introduce this platform to grades 9 and 10 towards the end of the school year. Stay tuned for more information on this program.
Athletics - A Note From Peter Maneen, ANWSD Athletic Director
I hope this email finds you well. I am writing to follow up on my previous email regarding the start of the winter season.
If you've been following the Governor's press conferences, you heard today that winter sports will remain on hold. To quote Governor Scott: "Our data does not support the return of school or recreational sports at this time. I will continue to evaluate this each week." While this announcement may be frustrating for many, it does come on the heels of yesterday's record 178 positive cases in our state.
While we wait for the Governor and his team to give us the go-ahead, I once again ask that anyone planning to participate in winter athletics to please register online. Here is a direct link to the registration page. Your timely registration will go a long way in making for a smooth start to the season, I thank you ahead of time for taking care of this.