E-News: May 13, 2022

Vergennes Union High School

Spotlight on Students!

Last Monday, May 9th, students from The Walden Project presented to the ANWSD School Board to share their experiences as students accessing this VUHS Flexible Pathway. The Flexible Pathways Initiative, created by Act 77 of 2013 encourages and supports the creativity of school districts as they develop and expand high-quality educational experiences that are an integral part of secondary education in the evolving 21st-century classroom. Flexible pathways also promote opportunities for Vermont students to achieve postsecondary readiness through high-quality educational experiences that acknowledge individual goals, learning styles, and abilities; and increase the rates of secondary school completion and postsecondary continuation in Vermont. Flexible Pathways maintain the same rigorous graduation requirements but provide alternate learning experiences or learning environments.

Students Kate Armstrong, Oak Fonte, and Lilybob Isham spoke passionately about the agency they have in their learning and the difference this opportunity has meant for them in their education. To learn more about The Walden Project check out this link. Photos below are from the program.

Junior Class Car Wash

Saturday, May 14th, 10am-2pm

154 Monkton Road

Vergennes, VT

Junior class will host a carwash at Gaines Insurance on Monkton Road. Please come get your car washed & help make our prom the best. The cost is by donation. Thank you.

School Counseling News

Grade 11 Parents and Students - VSAC Presentation Paying for College

Join VSAC Outreach Counselor, Carrie Harlow, for a free virtual Financial Aid & Managing College Costs presentation. At this presentation, we will provide an overview of how families pay for college costs and the different types of financial aid, as well as the application process and timelines. We will also share with you several websites that can help you research the true cost of colleges and get ready to file financial aid forms. This presentation is on May 16 at 6:30 pm.

Register in advance for this meeting:


After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

Drive for Excellence - Burlington Subaru Hyundai Car Giveaway

Qualifying students (current Juniors and Seniors who are at least 16 years on or before 7/13/22) have the chance to win a new car or one of three $1,000 scholarships. Important information regarding this opportunity can be found here.

Job Opportunities for Students

The School Counseling Office is often contacted about job opportunities for students. Opportunities can be found here. This will be updated when information is received. This information is also posted on the School Counseling Web Page under Quicklinks. Spotlight on: Boat Launch Steward - Lewis Creek Association

News and Reminders from the Library

Gentle Reminder: Return Those Library Books!

Spring cleaning is upon us! Please encourage your student to locate and return any overdue library books. We would love to have books back on the shelves by the end of the school year. It is especially important that graduating seniors return their library books. The front office will have a list of students who owe library books for students picking up their cap and gown.

FREE Audiobooks All Summer Long

Taking a road trip this summer? Enjoy FREE audiobook downloads all summer long with SYNC, a free summer audiobook program for teens 13+. From April through August, SYNC offers two complete audiobook downloads a week, often pairing classics with new and high-interest titles.

Looking for more? The Green Mountain Library Consortium allows anyone with a public library card to borrow ebooks and audiobooks. The GMLC has both the Golden Dome Book Award (grades 4-8) and the Green Mountain Book Award (grades 9-12) lists available.

Please see Ms. Kunkel in the library if you need any help downloading books to your device. The wonderful staff at the Bixby Library is always available as well!

Attention Seniors!

It's CAP and GOWN time! To be distributed to all graduating seniors on May 23rd during morning meeting (8-8:20) and callback (2:20)- Don't miss it!

VUHS Food Service - Lunch Menu

You'll find the lunch menu linked here. More information about the ANWSD and MAUSD collaborative food service is available through the school website under services.