E-News: March 11, 2022

Vergennes Union High School

Reminder: Universal Masking Requirements Changing March 14

A reminder that masks are no longer required beginning Monday, March 14. Masks may continue to be worn by individuals based on personal choice or a medical need to do so. It is very important that people treat one another respectfully around the personal choice to wear a mask in the future. There are all kinds of reasons why this choice is best for some individuals. We expect that KINDNESS is the guideline that comes to mind for our Commodore Community as we navigate this change.

We will continue to provide access to COVID-19 antigen tests through our Test-At-Home, and Staff Assurance Testing programs. Please reach out to Nurse Jaime Wells if you have any questions or concerns.

Spotlight on Student Voice



On Wednesday, we held our very first Pep Rally this year. Our VUMHS students came together to play games, watch our awesome Cheerleading Squad, and listen to some tunes from the Commodore Marching Band. HUGE shout out to Matt Bonoma from COOKIE LOVE for donating freshly baked cookies to our VUHS seniors for coming in first place at our Pep Rally! We have some very excited seniors!

Photos from the Student Pep Rally!

School Counseling News


Attention Classes of 2023 and 2024 - College Workshop at VUHS!

Do you know you want to go to college but you're unsure about how to choose a school? Learn what to consider and which tools to use as you create a college list that matches your needs. On Thursday, March 17 at 2:00 in the library, Carrie Harlow from VSAC will be at VUHS to offer this workshop for current 10th and 11th graders - use this form to sign up!

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.


CCV is offering a virtual open house for high school students and their parents!


Click on the session title below to complete the registration form and sign up. Once the form has been submitted, you will receive an email with an access link and more instructions. Interested in more than one session? You can select multiple events on the registration form.


  • Paying for College; March 22 @ 6:00 PM- CCV offers a high-quality education at the lowest cost of any college in Vermont and we are here to help you apply for and receive financial aid. This session explores CCV's comprehensive financial aid program to help you pay for your education through grants, loans, and scholarships.
  • Free Opportunities for High School Students; March 29 @ 6:00 PM - This session presents the many opportunities for Vermont high school students to attend college for free while also earning credit towards graduation from high school.
  • Great Opportunities for High School Graduates; April 05 @ 6:00 PM - This session explores attending CCV after high school, the application process, the student/adviser relationship, academic support, and career services.


Hannaford Career Center Open House and March Newsletter


In this edition, we highlight our upcoming open house on March 17th, the financial reality fair on March 22nd, and activities in several of our technical programs (Addison Repertory Theatre (ART), Construction Technology, Engineering & Architecture, Human Services, and Sustainable Agriculture). There’s still time to apply to some programs (some have waitlists already), so the links for applying are included again as well.


Hope to see many of you at our open house next Thursday. (see flyer below)


ASVAB Testing


The Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery (ASVAB) will be offered to students in grades 10,11, and 12 who are interested in exploring occupations in line with their interests and skills. This test may also qualify students for entry into the military. The results will not be released to recruiters, unless students choose to, and there is no cost. Fact sheet for parents and students can be found here. The ASVAB will be administered on Tuesday, March 29, 8:30-11:30 am, in the School Counseling Office Conference Room. Students interested in taking the ASVAB should sign up with their school counselor or Mrs. Vincent on or before Friday, March 25. Students will need to bring their ChromeBook to take the test.


Financial Reality Fair


The Addison County Workforce Alliance (ACWA) is hosting a Financial Reality Fair on March 22, 4-6:30 pm at the Hannaford Career Center in Middlebury. More information and how to register can be found here.


Drive for Excellence


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.

Applications Open for AgroTek Innovation Academies

This new program is a free, week-long summer science opportunity at UVM for teens, offered by UVM College of Agriculture and Life Sciences and UVM Extension/4-H. Anyone currently in Grade 7-12 and with an interest in biotechnology is encouraged to apply, especially youths from groups underrepresented in agriculture and science. Two academies - "Culturing Cells for Healthier Soils" and "Shifting the Waste to Value Paradigm" - will be held concurrently on the University of Vermont (UVM) campus from June 26 to July 1, 2022, including lab time, field trips and mentoring. Participants will return to campus on August 5, 2022, for an Innovation Slam, a pitch-style competition to share outreach projects demonstrating what they learned. Applications are due by April 1, 2022. Visit the UVM Extension 4-H and Youth website to learn more and to apply.

Contact: Sarah Kleinman at mailto:sarah.kleinman@uvm.edu


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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.