U-32 Happenings

December 17, 2021

Important December Dates and Linked Resources

December 23rd - January 2nd is the holiday break - NO SCHOOL

January 5th - Community Engagement Forum 5 pm - 8pm, remote

January 19th - School Board Meeting 6 pm-9 pm

January 25th - 9th Information Night for 8th Grade Parents and Students @ U-32 from 6:30 - 7:30 IN-PERSON!

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This newsletter was created by Jes Stengel Wills, Assistant Principal, with contributions from U-32 staff. If you have questions, please email Jes at jwills@u32.org

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Happy Holidays from U-32 Student Services

Parents of juniors: In late October/early November, the school counselors met to discuss post-high school planning options. Every junior received a U-32 Post High School Planning Guide. To view a copy and for additional information, check out the 11th gr U-32 PLP Canvas course.

Dual Enrollment / Early College - As a current Vermont high school juniors or seniors, you are eligible for two Vermont Dual Enrollment Vouchers, allowing you to take one free college course in your junior year of high school and one in your senior year of high school.

It's called Dual Enrollment because your free college courses will also earn you credit towards graduation from high school.

Dual enrollment is offered through all VT public colleges/universities and some private colleges. Go to

https://education.vermont.gov/student-learning/flexible-pathways/dual-enrollment for a list of participating colleges, to create an account, and to request a dual enrollment voucher.

High School Seniors are also eligible for Early College- got to http://education.vermont.gov/student-learning/flexible-pathways/early-college for more information.

Registration for spring pre-college courses at UVM is now open!

Choose from more than 100 on-campus and online courses designed to allow you to earn credits, study a subject that isn't offered at your high school, showcase your talent and ambition to college recruiters, and learn from distinguished UVM faculty.

Classes fill quickly! Enroll today to save your place!

If you're seeking a challenging learning experience this summer, check out Summer Academy! UVM's 3-credit, 4-week program (2 weeks on campus, 2 weeks online) offered to motivated 10th, 11th, and 12th-grade students.

Limited scholarships are available! Students can apply for scholarships once admitted to the program. The deadline to apply is March 1st.

If you have any questions about spring courses, the enrollment process, or Summer Academy, please feel free to contact 800-639-3210.

SCHOLARSHIPS: The Next Step After Applications

After focusing on looking for and applying to colleges, it is always a good idea that a student and family begin looking for scholarships. Scholarships can range in amounts and duration, ranging from $100 to thousands of dollars over four years. The important thing is to take some time to compete for scholarships. Even the smallest can help. Did you know the cost of some college textbooks is $100? Be sure to frequent the scholarship site on your Naviance Account. Click on Colleges I Am Applying To, then Scholarships.

The VSAC Scholarship book is another excellent resource. Along with scholarship applications, it is important that seniors complete the FAFSA and VSAC Vermont Grant. Links to both of these can be found on your Naviance/ Family Connection account.

Remember…….. The only way to be considered for a scholarship is to apply for a scholarship. VSAC Scholarship Applications are due no later than February 11th, 2022.

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Special Fundraiser Success!

The Wind Core students in the 8th Grade would like to extend a MASSIVE thank you to all who contributed to our efforts in supporting the Crazy Horse School on the Pine Ridge Reservation. Word spread beyond U-32 and into our local communities. The level of generosity and enthusiasm to help these kids far exceeded our expectations.

In addition to the 10 heavy boxes packed with books, 2 boxes of school supplies, and 1 box of snacks, we also raised $1,532! We plan to use the extra funds we raised to contribute books to their library that reflect indigenous voices and celebrate Lakota and indigenous cultures.

This project started with an audit of our library to review the materials associated with indigenous people. Through that process, we learned that books can serve as "Mirrors, Windows, Sliding Glass Doors, and Curtains." We are honored to have the opportunity to provide these students with books that will serve as mirrors into their own culture. The books we will be purchasing will be written by indigenous authors, celebrate indigenous stories, and honor the indigenous perspective.
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The Drowsy Chaperone

Auditions for the spring musical, The Drowsy Chaperone, will be on January 3, 4, and 6 in the theater from 3:00-4:30. The Drowsy Chaperone is a fast-paced comedy partially set in the 1920s, with lots and lots of parts for singers, dancers, and actors. It's also a great musical to jump into if you've never tried theater before and want to give it a shot.

All are welcome at auditions, no experience necessary. Athletes are welcome! We will work with your sports schedule!

Want to join the tech or costume crew? Come on Monday, January 3, to the first meeting. Lots of fun and interesting jobs for everyone.

If you are interested in auditioning or joining tech or costumes, please pick up an audition packet in the Library.

For more information on The Drowsy Chaperone, please follow this link.

Questions? Please email egalliganbaldwin@u32.org.

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The Kellogg-Hubbard Library is currently seeking candidates for the Worcester town representative seat on our Board of Trustees.
Interested parties can find out more information about being a Trustee and how to apply in the link above - click here for more!

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Senior Calendar


  • SAT Reasoning & SAT Subject Tests

  • ACT information

  • Put the finishing touches on your essay. Be sure to proofread!

  • Try to wrap up applications before winter break. Photocopy all application materials before sending them in.

  • Send standardized test scores to your colleges. It can be done electronically at collegeboard.com or by phone at 800-SAT-SCORE.

  • Early Decision and Early Action letters start arriving this month. Check with individual schools to confirm dates. Good luck!

  • Regular applicants: call admissions offices to set up interviews if needed.

  • Complete CSS Profile if you haven’t already done so

  • Check-in with your Counselor.


  • ACT information

  • January 19: Start of Quarter 3.

  • Students admitted by Early Decision must withdraw applications to other schools. Deferred students should consider sending additional letters of recommendation and other supplementary materials.

  • Talk to friends home from college on break.

  • Where possible, set up interviews with admissions officers or alumni interviewers.

  • Check-in with your Counselor.


  • ACT information

  • SAT information

  • February 15: Recommended FAFSA deadline.

  • Contact colleges to confirm they’ve received all your application materials.

  • Keep your grades up.

  • Continue the scholarship search. Check out fastweb.com and finaid.org for ideas.

  • Use February/March break to visit colleges.

  • Check-in with your Counselor.

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  • Tardies and Absences: When students need to be late, absent or leave early, please call the CVCC office @ 802.476.6237 or email Sarah Capron: scaprcvcc@buusd.org and Laurie Morvan: lmorvcvcc@buusd.org. To check on student attendance, parents and students can log into Infinite Campus @ https://barrevt.infinitecampus.org/campus/portal/barre.jsp.
  • CVCC Enrollment: Enrolling for FY23 has begun. New and returning students may apply for next year using EnrollTrack. All students will need to create a new username and password for enrollment for FY23. The webpage for enrolltrack mentions "returning students." This tab is for students who have started the enrollment process for FY23 and would like to continue working on their submissions.
  • CVCC School store is open until December 19 !! https://central vt career center.itemorder.com/sale.
  • CVCC Fundraiser: CVCC has two ink/toner recycling programs. Funding Factory and Planet Green Recycle. Each site provides a list of accepted / qualifying ink and ink toners. Qualifying ink may be brought to CVCC and dropped off at the CVCC main entrance. Local Businesses in your areas may have ink they would be willing to donate. If you know of any in your area that would like to contribute to the CVCC fundraiser for the Student Scholarships/Awards fund, please share this information with them. We already have one business in the Barre area participating in the CVCC fundraiser!
  • Open House: Thank you for a wonderful Open House and coming to visit CVCC! Open House Video
  • December 23 through January 2, 2022: CVCC is Closed to students

Message from the Director: First, I want to wholeheartedly thank Scott Griggs for his many years in service to the Central VT Career Center both as a teacher and an assistant director. He will begin a well-earned retirement at the closing of this school year. As a result, we have started searching for a new Assistant Director, who will begin at CVCC on July 1, 2022. We need at least one student and one parent to participate in the search committee. If you are interested in being a member of that committee, please email me, Jody Emerson, at jemercvcc@buusd.org and let me know why you are interested!


Jody Emerson

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