Region In Review

November 12, 2021

To the FFA Convention

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The Shepaug FFA took eight student members to the 94th National FFA Convention held in Indianapolis, IN the last week of October. Students participated in various learning opportunities, including career success tours, educational tours, workshops, and National FFA meetings.

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Our students were stunned to see firsthand what opportunities the National FFA Organization has to offer its members. We look forward to sharing more exciting FFA news as our students are finally able to be involved since COVID restrictions are being lifted!

Gym with Mr. Morgan

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Booth Free School students began gym class by practicing their stretching warmups - creating upper and lowercase letters of the alphabet.

Next, students improved their ball-handling skills with some bowling exercises, culminating in a game where students had to launch their balls into Mr. Morgan's castle.

First-Team Berkshire League All-Stars

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Congratulations to Shepaug Spartans Marissa Perachi, Walker Butts, Lane Faison,

and Grace Crispino for being named First-Team Berkshire League All-Stars!

Shepaug Dramatics Presents - The Thugs

Shepaug Dramatics is excited to return to the stage at Shepaug Valley School on Friday, November 19th, to share their latest production, The Thugs. The performances are incredible and the set, lighting, and sound design from the stage crew are exemplary.
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Written by Adam Bock, The Thugs is an Obie Award-winning dark comedy about work, thunder, and the mysterious things that are happening on the 9th floor of a big law firm. When a group of temps try to discover the secrets that lurk in the hidden crevices of their workplace, they realize they would rather believe in gossip and rumors than face dangerous realities.


Tickets can be purchased through the Box Office by calling

860) 251-9369 or in person at the door.


General admission tickets are $10. Tickets for Students, Senior Citizens are $5. Seating

is limited and face masks will be required at all times inside the building.


All proceeds from ticket sales will be used to support future productions of Shepaug Dramatics.

Senior Project Spotlight

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Jessica Kisling - Mental Breakout

I am focusing on taking away the stigma and negative associations related to mental health challenges, specifically anxiety and depression. Throughout the year, I am raising money for 211, a nonprofit national hotline that serves as an online support system for people who are struggling with these types of mental health issues.


I have recently started an Instagram page where I am posting updates about the mental health community, positive affirmations, happy pictures, and data, with a goal of neutralizing the stigmas associated with anxiety and depression. By the end of the year, I want to create a club at Shepaug where people feel comfortable to share their story or even their own positive affirmation to help others in need, and to spread the awareness that "It's ok to not be ok."


Written by: Jessica Kisling

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Brianna Laskowski - Becoming a Pianist

Brianna Laskowski’s senior project is titled Learning How to Play the Piano. Primary activities include learning to read sheet music, learning basic skills of the piano, creating short videos to show her progression throughout the year, and truly figuring out what it takes to be a pianist. She has already begun working on her project by taking weekly piano lessons and practicing every day. She is even planning to play in a recital this winter. Brianna's project is a great example of a student using the senior project experience and opportunity to explore a personal passion.

Girl's Soccer

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Congratulations to Shepaug Girl's Soccer for clinching a tournament berth!

Welcome Back

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Shepaug agriscience volunteers work in internship positions alongside Little Britches Therapeutic Riding, as they are welcomed back to the large indoor arena for both fall and spring sessions this year!

Fliers & Upcoming Events

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Region 12 Calendar

November 13 - Agriscience Open House, SVS, 11am

November 15 - BOE/Curriculum/Education Committee Meeting, SVS, 5:30pm

November 15 - BOE Meeting at SVS Library, SVS, 7pm

November 15 - Picture Re-Take Day, BFS

November 17 - Blood Drive, SVS, 7:45am-1pm

November 19 - 20 The Thugs Performance, SVS, 7pm

November 21 - The Thugs Performance, SVS, 3pm

November 24-26 - Thanksgiving Recess

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The Region 12 community educates, challenges, and inspires all learners to become compassionate, creative, and courageous individuals who are empowered by the knowledge, character, and perseverance to achieve their greatest potential within the global society.

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