October 14, 2022
Dear CVU Community: Orange. Red. Yellow. CVU is a beautiful campus in autumn, and the colors offer a daily reminder of how quickly we are moving through this school year. Families and caregivers, this is a good time to ask your student the following question: Have you found a trusted adult at CVU? If the answer is yes, find out who it is and why that connection works. If the answer is no, please reach out.
Also, below are two pictures that would have appeared in last week's Celebrations: one is unremarkable (but important) and one action-packed (and also important). The unremarkable photo captures CVU at 8:41 am. In years past, this scene would have been a traffic jam of students and parents piling into the school hustling to get to class. This shot is definitely not that mad rush, and I want to express my appreciation for our students' willingness to be present, both in timely attendance and with their attention. Where I anticipated a battle over cellphone use, students complied with...well...almost...gratitude (that may be a stretch). The action packed photo captures our field hockey game vs. SB. Pretty cool to see hundreds of students out supporting one another!
Now, we just need to get a better handle on our Cafe etiquette. Students, please take care of the staff that takes care of us by picking up your stuff! I really hope I can send a picture of a very clean cafeteria next week.
CVU Picture Retake Day is Here! Please keep reading if you missed picture day or if you want to have your photo retaken. Beltrami Studios will be at CVU to take your photo in the Mini Gym on Monday, October 24, 8:30am - 3:15pm. For retakes, students/faculty/staff must bring in their complete original photo package to the photographer and return it. To order online, please visit: CVU Makeup Retake Day 2022 event: CVU Makeup Retake Day passcode: cvu322 The link is live now and will be open until midnight on 10/27.
- On October 28, CVU will host its first Harbor Day of the year. Yeah, it's a strange name, but a cool concept. Learn more here.
- The week of October 31-November 4 is our Spirit Week. Keep an eye out for details on the annual Crystal Skull Halloween Costume Competition and other fun events.
Three seniors CVU won the Senior Solo Competition at Vermont Youth Orchestra (VYO) and will be featured though out the year as soloist with the orchestra. This will be the fourth year in a row that a CVU senior has won, but the first time that CVU won three of the four spots! The CVU winners are Miles Glover, Marisa Kono, and Sam Kunin. Sam’s concert feature is coming up next weekend! Let's get Redhawks to the show!
Are you an advanced World Language student? Are you proficient in any language beyond English? The Seal of Biliteracy is awarded at graduation to students who show proficiency in English and any other language. Any student who is studying or who knows an additional language is eligible to take the required assessment, whether English is their home language or their new language. If you're interested, contact Johanna Shaw-Daniels or Sarah Blair in the CLD Center (room 133-4). The CLD is the center for Culturally and Linguistically Diverse students. Vermont Seal of Biliteracy
Whether on a couch, a bench, or in the hallway, it's always fun to see friends appreciating one another!
From Violet Fennern: This past week the RoboHawks were invited to the Shelburne Farmers Market on Saturday by the Rotary Club of Charlotte, Shelburne, and Hinesburg to connect with people in the community to show off the robot we took to the World Championship back in April! The team also showed our work on the current bot for this season. We were able to interact with many younger community members and educate them on FIRST Robotics, with a special message to the community’s middle school students to get involved with the district’s FIRST Lego League teams. Thanks to the RoboHawks’ help, each of our sending schools have been able to start FLL teams for students in the grades 4 - 9 in the CVSD district. We also started work on using a new project management software, Jira, to effectively organize our work and our engineering notebook documentation.If you have any questions, please contact us through our website www.robohawks5741.com or at email@example.com
From Jen Moody: We worked on Group Asana in Yoga Mindfulness this week where students had to collaborate as a group and figure out how to accomplish "said" asana (physical posture) to include everyone in the group. Some very creative and inspiring ideas! In OLTA - we continued with Archery. Yesterday we had some new target objects: pumpkin, uno cards, paper bowls, plates and apples! I don't think anyone successfully hit the apples, but the pumpkin got hit a few times along with the uno cards, plates and bowls!
Listen for Garret Richardson and Ayden Drown on this week's edition of Ready Set Go either on 99.3, or if your reception is spotty, head to this link and look for the play/listen live icon. This week's show includes song requests by, or shout outs to or by Franny Krol, Jeff Tobrocke, Sylvia Chapman, Autumn Francis, Sarah Francisco, Claudia Bigue, Ricky McCullum, Scott Bliss, Katie Kuntz, Sophie Ballard, Hannah Shepardsopn, Holly Lian, Matthew Waite, Kayla Franko, Tabby Auster, Addison Hoopes, Ayden Drown, and Troy Paradee. The shows are not archived, so if you miss it, feel free to reach out to Daniel Lyons.
What do you envision for CVSD schools?
We want every member of our community to be included as we design CVSD's strategic plan for the next 5 years. You are invited to help identify our shared values and priorities. The upcoming Community Forums and the accompanying survey are the first steps in that direction. We invite you to join us at any of the Strategic Planning Community Forums and you may use this survey link to share your thoughts. https://bit.ly/CVSDOct22.
- October 15, 9:30 am, CVSD Strategic Planning Community Forum, WCS
- October 17, 9:00 am, CVSD Strategic Planning Community Forum, Pierson Library, Shelburne
- October 27, 6:00 pm, CVSD Strategic Planning Community Forum, CVU
We look forward to hearing from you!
Hello CVU! The Food Shelf is back up and running again inside the Direction Center, with bags next to it to take home with items. The Food Shelf has foods consisting of canned items, snack items like chips, and sustainable items such as peanut butter and rice. We also have clothing and toiletry items such as winter coats, toilet paper, deodorant and other hygiene products. Students, please feel free at any time to come to the Food Shelf to pick up products for home, and for yourself. We welcome anyone, and anybody!