March 17, 2023
Students at BFUHS participated in an assembly about cyberbullying with presenter Tim Collins.
TO BE HONEST is an educational one-man show, created specifically for middle and high school audiences, addresses a range of issues including Cyberbullying Prevention, Bystander Intervention, and the impact of texting and social media on friendships and dating relationships.
Spotlight on Music!
Spotlight on Art!
Artwork by Kiana Derby, BFUHS student!
In the Classroom!
From Tiffany Tobin, English teacher at BFUHS:
My Honors British Literature class just finished reading Beowulf and wrote their own imitation Beowulf poems. Part of the learning/ project consisted of the following:
1. Reading Beowulf- considered one of the most often translated works of old English.
2. Learning the process of translation and learning the runic characters, which is old English.
3. Students then wrote their own poem following the plot structure of an epic poem and using Old English figures of speech such as kennings and alliteration.
4. Students tea stained paper to make it look old/ authentic and wrote their poems- most students chose to write the entire poem in runic characters-
Community Work Based Learning Program
In the News!
A wonderful article on the collaborative work between students at BFUHS and artist Negina Azimi!
And the WNESU food service program and advocacy for universal meals, featured in Seven Days
Information You Should Know!
Millions of students run the risk of losing Medicaid and CHIP coverage as regular renewals restart. Since the pandemic’s Public Health Emergency began in March 2020, children and families enrolled in Medicaid have not been required to complete renewal paperwork in order to stay covered. But with this pandemic-era policy ending, students enrolled in Medicaid or CHIP could lose their coverage starting April 1st if they do not submit renewal paperwork on time or if they are no longer eligible and need to transition to another form of coverage.
In order to protect their child and their family’s health care coverage, it is important that parents with children on Medicaid act quickly to confirm or update their contact information for every member of their family on Medicaid with the Vermont Health Connect/Dr. Dynasaur and provide necessary information to complete their Medicaid and CHIP renewal when notified. Families could be notified about their renewal paperwork at any point this year or early next year.
If the Vermont Health Connect/Dr. Dynasaur does not have correct contact information for a family, parents may not receive their renewal notice and their children could lose coverage.
To verify or update contact information, parents should go to the Vermont Health Connect Portal or call 1-855-899-9600. It is also important for parents to open and respond to all mail from Medicaid and CHIP over the next year to avoid losing their healthcare coverage.
As regular renewals restart in Medicaid and CHIP, we want to make sure parents have the information they need to protect coverage for their child and other family members.
To update your contact information or get questions answered about your Medicaid/CHIP coverage, visit Vermont Health Connect or call 1-855-899-9600.
No longer qualify for Medicaid or CHIP and need help enrolling in the Marketplace? You can find free, unbiased help at: 1-855-899-9600
To learn more: https://portal.healthconnect.vermont.gov/.../welcome.action
BFUHS Counseling Corner
Students should stop by the Counseling Office if they want information about summer programs like The Governor's Institutes of Vermont, Boys State, MedQuest, Dare to Care, etc. There are many opportunities that are very affordable, if not free!
The Local Scholarship Packet will be reviewed with seniors on 3/24/23 and will be due on 4/14/23. Please stop by the Counseling Office with any questions.
2023 River Valley Employment Fair
April 14th 3:00 – 6:00 pm
Riverside Middle School in Springfield, VT
As always, this event has a dual focus, offering opportunities for jobseekers who are unemployed and those who are under-employed who would like to explore training, professional development opportunities, or simply find a better job. This is also a great networking opportunity for employers.
Register at our website: www.rivervalleyemploymentfair.org
Dates to Remember
March 22: Early Release day on 3/22 for the high school only, incoming 9th graders come to the high school for registration
April 5: Spring Concert and Art Show
Links to LOVE: Check out the following links to follow our students on their educational path!
https://www.facebook.com/bfuhsvt :Academics and Athletics as well as upcoming activities are highlighted on the Bellows Falls Union High School Facebook page.
https://bfuhs.wnesu.org/ Bellows Falls Union High School webpages; includes the full picture of life at BFUHS including academics, activities, and clubs.
Do you have or work for a business that connects with BFUHS regularly? We'd love to feature you under "Links to Love" . Please connect with Kate O'Connor, Community Relations Specialist at email@example.com.