Spaulding High School

Quarter III - Spring Newsletter 2021

A MESSAGE FROM the SUPERVISORY UNION

Beginning this month, BUUSD will be running a social media campaign that we are calling #iamBarre.


What is #iamBarre?

A group of BUUSD parents started #iamBarre in the winter of 2020, using the hashtag to make a unified effort to change the narrative in Barre around education and to emphasize the need to invest in our future, the children of Barre.


How can I participate in this movement?

On your social media platform of choice, make a public post describing your student, their interests, their favorite part about school, along with a photo or video. Make sure to use the hashtag #iamBarre so your post will sit alongside those from the larger school community.


We will be sharing some of our favorites on social media and we encourage you to share your favorites as well!


Example Post

I am a 5th grader who loves to read and write. I am a #tech user and I use my Chromebook every day. I am a soccer player and I love my school. I am the future. #iamBarre

We encourage everyone to be creative with their posts as we all reignite the #iamBarre movement!


Together, we are the future and we are Barre.

STUDENT & PARENT RESOURCES

UPDATE on ACADEMICS

Academic Planning Underway

For the months of March & April, students and School Counselors were buzzing; planning and replanning for next year.


They spent time virtually and/or in person going over graduation requirements, course offerings, and planning for an ever changing world.


In particular, students quickly realized that Spaulding High School strives to prepare them for success by providing a wide range of learning opportunities for them to engage in rigorous and meaningful coursework, learning experiences to enhance their interests and skills, and flexible opportunities to access their education, especially with the passing of Act 77.


Act 77 charged Vermont secondary school educators to create personalized learning environments that offer flexible pathways to graduation and a planning process by which students and educators can reflect upon. For Spaulding High School, we are very excited about our students having access to Dual Enrollment and increased offerings of Concurrent College courses on our very own campus (see graphic below that outlines the various pathways offered).


For incoming Juniors and Seniors, this can be very exciting and overwhelming too as they begin to plan for their future whether it be enrolling in a Community College of Vermont course, applying to Early College, entering a Career Technical Education program, exploring programs at various colleges/universities, applying to a workforce development program, or preparing for the military.


For our incoming Sophomores, their Freshman year has been incredibly interesting and their sense of community has been quite different with COVID impacting all aspects of programming, so members of the Freshman Class, we salute you!


In response to the aforementioned, click on this link for additional resources created by our Aspirations Coordinator from Vermont Student Assistance Corporation (VSAC), Lauren Hood. These resources will help you navigate those waters whether you are a Freshman, Sophomore, or Junior.


In regards to our graduating Seniors, if you still need additional assistance with post secondary planning, seek out your School Counselor or Chelsea Martin, our VSAC Talent Search Counselor with whom many have met from last Spring and/or this year virtually. She is present on campus now, so feel free to contact her for help at martinc@vsac.org and set up a time to meet.


*please note graphic includes photos taken prior to COVID during the FY2019/2020 School year.

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SAVE the DATES: Advanced Placement Exams

Monday, May 3rd, 8am to Monday, May 24th, 3pm

155 Ayers Street

Barre, VT

The following is a list of dates & times for Advanced Placement Exams. Testing locations within the school have been announced. If you have any questions or need assistance, please contact Mr. Hoffman at rhoffshs@buusd.org


Please note: There are also Digital Exams occurring this year for those students who required at-home testing. Those exams are held on different dates than those posted below.


May 11th - AP Psychology

May 12th - AP Language and Composition

May 14th - AP Biology

May 17th - AP Statistics

May 24th - AP Calculus AB & BC

SPREADING TIDE PRIDE

Recognizing Good Work Among the Community

Mr. Ferland is no stranger to Spaulding High School's community since his return in 2016.


In the late 1990s, he helped run the Advance Program with former director Chris Hennessey, now co-principal at Barre City Elementary & Middle School and then to Harwood Union High School for 16 years as a faculty member with their highly regarded Alternative Program.


However, his work within the walls of Spaulding is all about building relationships.


In 2018, he launched Captain's Commendations where individuals can recognize students, faculty/staff, and athletes for their good work and clearly this concept continues to grow in numbers.


Like Joe Bisson, Class of 2006, original founder of the Crimson Crazies, Mr. Ferland wanted to reboot the spirit of TIDE PRIDE and acknowledge the good work of others whether it be recognizing an individual's day to day contributions, persevering, overcoming obstacles, and/or just taking the time to do a simple deed.


"I want Spaulding to be the type of place where everyone can feel heard and have a seat at the table. A true community is one that is inclusive and is supportive of one another. With these weekly awards, I wanted it to be something anyone in our school could be nominated for and be recognized for, as all people are capable of doing great things. As a school, that's something we want to foster and promote at all costs."


In particular, Mrs. Carpenter noted "it's nice to hear from a colleague or student that you are making a difference."


Clearly by the numbers, people are making a difference and continue to do so each year.


2018/2019 Recipients

Students of the Week Aubrey Benoit, Makayla Boisver, Makayla Chouinard, Jake Darling, Isabelle Fischer, Gavin Glosser, Vanessa Greig, Megan Hammarstrom, Ella Hilton Van Osdall, Molly Hood, Ben Isabelle, Bella Kamont, Luke Knowles, Carm Le, Michaela Linares, Paxton MacAuley, Katelyn MacIver, McKenzie Martin, Ella McCarthy, Evan Parent, Zoey Pickel, Beth Poirier, Emma Poirier, Alex Pouliot, Jonathan Reider, Lillian Riddle, Ryan Sanborn, Kelly Sanders, Sam Starzec, Jasmine Sayah, David Toborg, & Devon White


Athletes of the Week Lauren Allen, Sam Bigglestone, Marcel Brault, Carter Dickinson, Sam Donahue, Isabella Druzba, Camryn Fewer, Sam Gil-Owen, Cheyenne Hathaway, Madison Heath, Dylan Hebert, Riley Hodgkins, Jesse King, Emily Lamberti, Jalen Lewis, Taite Magoon, Morgan Mast, Amber McGinley, Zach Millette, Evan Parent, Nick Pierce, Willem Pontbriand, Emily Poulin, Kyle Proteau, Faith Redmond, Travis Roy, Emily Grace Spaulding, Zoe Tewksbury, Sam Wilcox, & Emily Wilson


Staff Person of the Week Tony Amaral, Olga Benoit, Bobby Booth, Danielle Brizzolara, Caity Bryant, Colin Crawford-Stempel, Ken Fritjofson, Kathy Gardner, Michelle LaFrancis, Samantha Loesch, Don Singer, Pam Smith, Barbara Strong, Alicia Tosi, & Jesse Willard


2019/2020 Recipients

Students of the Week Colby Berard, Tyler Boutin , Naomi Cambio, Dante Carrasco, Analie Choquette, Kayla Clouse, Jack Dodd, Maggie Duprey, Grace Hardaker, Grace Isham, Camden Kelley, Zackory Lemieux, Morgan Mast, Lexi Montgomery, Kai Morse, Andre Pelletier, Willem Pontbriand, Emma Proteau, Emily Robtoy, Courtney Silk, Abigail Stacy, Eleanor Steinman, Gabriel Stone, Matt Tacey, & Richard Torre


Athletes of the Week Madison Ashford, Angelito Bates, Camryn Bell, Isabella Bevins, Mattie Cetin, Grady Chase, Taylor D’Agostino, Matthew Durgin, Camryn Fewer, Sage MacAuley, Katelyn MacIver, Conner Magoon, Taite Magoon, Rebecca McKelvey, Nick Norwood, & Matt Tacey


Staff Person of the Week Olga Benoit, Tracy Bonoyer, Bobby Booth, Sue Brennan, John Bushnell, Erin Carter, Nora Duane, Michael Emmons, Mary Gaudreau, Brady Lamberti, Sam Loesch, Karine Marineau, Sam Mishkit, Chris Moran, Nancy Ransom, Mary Reardon, Gretchen Singer, Barbara Strong, Sandra Wetzel, Mike Whalen, Katie Whitcomb, & Jim Willis


2020/2021 Recipients as of May 8th

Students of the Week MARSHALL AJA, CORDELL AKERS, PAIGE ALLEN, MADISON ASHE, MOSS BAHNER, ANNA KATE BAILEY, DYLAN BAILEY-COAKLEY, COLE BAITZ, BROOKLYN BURNELL, GRADY CHASE, ANALIE CHOQUETTE, RYAN CROWNINGSHIELD, EMMA DELISLE, STEVEN DEROUCHIE, PAIGE DICKINSON, JOSIE DIEGO, MANDY DUTTON, HOPE FARNSWORTH, RACHEL FORLOW, JOCELYN FORTIER, EVAN GEORGE, TYLER GLASSFORD, ALEXA HRICAY, CONNOR HOSKING, ANTHONY INGALLS REBECCA ISAAC, MALLORY KINIRY EMILY LaROSE, ISAAC LOBB, KADEN LUSTER, ANGELIQUE MACIE, JAMISON MAST, LILITH McNEIL, CAITLIN PEACOCK, AIDAN RADIGAN, SYDNEY SHUTE, CAMDEN SIMPSON, CHARLOTTE YOUNG, ALYSSA WINKLER, & JACK WOLFE



Athletes of the Week MADISON ASHFORD, ISABELLA BOUDREAULT, ALLISON EVERETT, ANNA LIGHT, COLE McALLISTER, EMILY MORRIS, CORRINA MOULTON, BRANDON NOURY, RAVEN PREMONT, RJ SALDI, ZACH STABELL, ISAIAH TERRILL, & ANDREW TROTTIER


Staff Person of the Week BEN ARK, BETH BICKNELL, TRACY BONOYER, SUE BRENNAN, JOHN BUSHNELL, JAYSON CAPOBIANCO, JESSE CARPENTER, CHERYL CLOUTIER, ELISHA COLEMAN, COLIN CRAWFORD-STEMPEL, NORA DUANE, RYAN DUNLEA, KATHY GARDNER, MARILYN GRAY, THE GUIDANCE DEPARTMENT, JOHNNY GRASSO, RY HOFFMAN, SARA JACOBS, JAMIE KLINE, MATT MARTINO, MYRNA MIRANDA-O’NEILL, TOM O’TOOLE, PEGGY PORTELANCE, DONNA PUTNAM, ANNA RYAN, DON SINGER, KATIE SAINT RAYMOND, CARTER SEMPLE, LINDA SENECAL, KERRY STABEL, HEATHER STALLING, NEALEE THIBAULT, ALEX WASHBURN, KATIE WHITCOMB, MYA VIOLETTE, & JIM WILLIS

SPOTLIGHT on ATHLETICS

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Hungry for A Season

In the words of AD Soffen this year's Winter Season was "very different from the Fall

in many unique ways, from the way the players would say good game, streaming the home games, and more."


Like many Vermont families, Tide families awaited patiently like watching a sudden death match go over time; asking the question "will my Senior be able to play his or her last season?" As for our Winter athletes, they persevered and realized that Winter sports would exist, but it would not look the same...


According to Josie Diego, Class of 2021, she was just happy to be able to play with her teammates and keep the streak going, especially under the leadership of Coach MacAuley and Coach Abbiati. She credits their knowledge, tactical abilities, and having faith in her teammates are factors that contributed to their successful season, along with their hunger to do better.


Like Girls Basketball, Boys Basketball and Hockey teams were eager to step onto the court or ice with their teammates and learned how to work as a team again. They too were hungry to play.


For the some, the silence was unbearable when they first stepped onto the ice at the BOR or court with no fans or family.


Jameson Solomon, Class of 2022, missed the sounds of his peers in the stands, but he was just hungry to play. He knows in his heart, the fans will be back and this was an "unprecedented season."


Whereas, Zach Stabell, Class of 2021 aspired to be an effective leader, especially for his basketball teammates. He acknowledged that COVID deflated the game a bit and after last Spring, he recognized the thrill of playing isn't the same. But noted fondly, Coach Willard's dreaded 16s remained the same and provided structure during practice.


For wrestling standout, Ryan Glassford, Class of 2022, he was incredibly disappointed, especially for Seniors who did not have a Winter Sports season. He knows too well what it means to work hard and see a team advance on. For Ryan, he was looking forward to earning more wins and going to states, but he is keenly aware of the risks associated with wrestling, especially with it being a highly contact sport.


But as true Tide athletes, their hunger and love for the game kept them going. This was evident for Varsity Boys & Girls Basketball teams who experienced their own version of March madness during playoffs, along with Girls Hockey who made history with an incredible undefeated season.


On behalf of the school community, we are incredibly proud of our Winter Athletes!

CONGRATULATIONS

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National Honor Society Inductees of 2020/2021

Senior Inductees

Eusebio Aja, Jacob Allen, Elise Atwood, Anna-Kate Bailey, Chesnee Barney, Jenna Bellavance, Madeline Benoit, Camden Boucher, Amelia Cameron, Emma Cushman, Jake Darling, Josie Diego, Indira Dzano, Isabelle Druzba, Allison Everett, Allyson Felch, Isabelle Fischer, Natalie Folland, Rachel Forlow, Theresa Hoar, Eamon Hogan, Camden Kelley, Evan Kerin, Carson King, Mallory Kiniry, Owen Kresco, Annie Linendoll, Taite Magoon, Amina Malagic, Kiana Martin, Noah Partridge, Halle Pletzer, William Poirier, Willem Pontbriand, David Poulin, Emma Proteau, Nathan Romeo, Olivia Rousse, Jenna Sawyer, Jasmine Sayah, Zach Stabell, Natalie Taylor, Emily Wilson, & Alyssa Winkler


Junior Inductees

Taylor Audet, Colby Berard, Abigail Burachowski, Julia Dunn, Cydney Ferrer, Jonathan Jesmonth, Bella Kamont, Hayden Kennedy, Brady Lamberti, Emily Lamberti, Payton Lamberti, Isaac Lobb, Jamison Mast, Chloe Mattson, Alexander Maurice, Emily Morris, Delaney Partlow, John Poirier, Emily Poulin, Noah Rubel, Kelly Sanders, Camden Simpson, Abbigail Smith, Eleanor Steinman, Zoe Tewksbury, Christian Titus, & Isabelle Wightman

SAVE the DATE: Senior Caps, Gowns, & Yearbooks

Thursday, June 3rd, 8am

155 Ayers Street

Barre, VT

Attention Seniors! Check out the Graduation 2021 Google Classroom for recent updates!


As of now, graduates will be able to sign up for an appointment to get their caps, gowns, and hopefully their yearbooks this day.


The sign up sheet/times will be shared as we get closer to that date, so read your emails and check the Graduation Google classroom.


If you have not yet ordered your cap & gown - here is the link and note your order will be shipped to the school, but don't leave last minute due to shipping delays.


https://www.jostens.com/apps/store/productDetail/1120544/Spaulding-High-School/-/1431709997/CATALOG_REPOSITORY/Cap-and-Gown-Unit/1431710039/