April 2021 - The More You Know


Important Dates

April 2nd: Quarter 3 ends

April 7th @ 3:00: Virtual College Visit: Norwich University Join the Zoom meeting here!

April 7th @ 6:30: Consider Canada For College Zoom Informational Meeting

April 13th: SAT @ MMU for their juniors

April 14th: ACT @ MHS for their sophomores

April 14th: Virtual College Visit: Vermont Technical College Join the Zoom meeting here!

April 19-23rd: SPRING VACATION!!!

April 26th: Return from Vacation

BIPOC COVID-19 Vaccination Clinic Information & Registration

If you and your family identify as a BIPOC please check out this link or call 802-985-3106 to learn more about, or register for a COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic for you and your family.

April 5-9th Vermont Works for Women: Women Can Do Career Expo & Virtual Events!

Instead of an in-person one day conference, Vermont Works for Women is expanding Women Can Do to a full week of activities, events, and opportunities for female and gender non-conforming high school students to explore STEM and other non-traditional fields.

Click here for a list of events for the week!

Summer Opportunities! Now Is the Time to Register!

It's never too early to think about Summer!

Governor's Institute is taking applications now for virtual summer immersions in:

  • Arts
  • Engineering
  • Entrepreneurship: Creativity & Innovation
  • Environmental Science & Technology
  • Global Issues & Youth Action
  • Health & Medicine
  • Mathematical Sciences
  • Technology & Design

The National Summer Transportation Institute

Weird name, great camp.

Also, it's FREE!

If you're interested in a future career in transportation, exploring energy, the environment and eco-friendly transportation systems, this is the camp for you!

Want to spend your summer outside?

If you are interested in growing your own food, supporting the community or spending the summer on hiking trails, these opportunities are for you!

The Vermont Youth Conservation Corps is a job, and an experience!

Vermont Technical College Summer Camps & Course Offerings

VTC is hoping to offer a wide variety of options from online and in person courses to on campus summer camps and an Aero camp where students can fly aircraft (still waiting on state guidance for in person camps).

Take a College Course!

There are lots of options through the Community College of Vermont including one free course called Introduction to College & Careers so students can start getting a feel for what a college class is like and what they would like to study. Check out all the options here!

Students can take a class at The University of Vermont or enroll in a 4 week online summer academy.

Northern Vermont University offers online and in person summer course offerings as well!

Champlain College Pre-College Summer Programs

Currently only accepting applications for their virtual programs but hope to open it up to residential ones as well so keep checking back!

  • Champlain Game Academy (virtual or in person)
  • Art Portfolio Building Course (earn 3 college credits)
  • Digital Forensics & Cybersecurity Academy
  • Media Production Academy (earn 3 college credits)

Need A Job??

Check out the Virtual Hiring Fair for Summer Employment Opportunities! Click here.

Indeed.com is a search engine where a lot of local employers post job opportunities.

Contact Ms. Emmy or Ms. Lindsay if you have questions or want help applying!

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Did you know April is Alcohol Awareness Month?

In this time of Covid, it's good to remember that the ongoing #1 public health problem is Alcoholism. No one plans to become dependent on alcohol (or drugs for that matter). It usually just starts with social drinking, or as a "tool" to unwind and de-stress. So here's a challenge for you. If you find it hard (or impossible) to go just a weekend without consuming alcohol...there might be a problem.


An important part of Alcohol Awareness Month is choosing an Alcohol-Free weekend during the month of April. The intent is for you to stop drinking from Friday through Monday, and then gauge the effect of the alcohol-free days.

If your body has become used to the continual presence of alcohol, suddenly stopping can cause physical effects, such as sweating, nausea, headaches and trouble sleeping.

If it was difficult to manage 72 hours without drinking, that struggle could signal a dependence on alcohol that should be more closely examined. If you are having trouble with your three-day alcohol-free test, you should talk with your Primary Care Physician about services to help you. Another first step could be reaching out to our Drug & Alcohol support person at CTE if you have any concerns or questions. Chris Chase cchase@ewsd.org

April Alumni Christina Bhandari class of 2016!

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Hi, I'm Christina Bhandari and I recently graduated from Midway University’s nursing program in May, 2020. I have been working as an RN since July, 2020 as a bedside nurse.
For the past 4+ years, I thought a lot about how CTE impacted my career. Everything that has helped me, from medical terminology lessons, college credit classes, community service days, learning about professional codes and ethics, and SkillsUSA, etc. Whenever I was complimented on my work ethic, I became more thankful toward CTE.
As soon as I started college, I missed being with my classmates and my teacher the most. The experience of being with a small group of people for a whole year, every day for 6 hours is something special. Joining the Health Informatics class allowed me to get a glimpse of what my potential career could look like. I’m forever grateful for the experience and for my CTE family.

For more Alumni Profiles check out our website!

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!

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