April 29, 2022
Important Dates and Linked Resources
COURSE SELECTION for 2022-2023
Scheduling conferences will be held for students in grades 8 and 10. Parents/guardians of 8th & 10th-grade students, please contact your student’s TA if you have yet to schedule a meeting.
-Incoming high school students will receive their schedules in May. Times will be allotted in May for students to make any changes to their schedules.
-Move Up Day (for incoming 7-12 graders) is scheduled for June 14th and additional information will follow.
-Finalized schedules will be mailed home in June with Quarter 4 report cards
Student schedules for the 2022-2023 school year. On Wednesday , May 4th, students in current grades 8-11 will receive their 2022-2023 tentative schedules during Callback. Current 7th graders will receive their schedules closer to Move Up Day on June 14th.
If you or your student has questions or concerns about his/her schedule for next year, the Student Services Office will be available to assist as follows:
Incoming seniors: Immediately once you have received your schedule
Incoming juniors: Week of May 16th
Incoming sophomores: Week of May 23rd
Incoming freshmen: Week of May 31st
Our plan is to work with all students and parents who have concerns prior to school closing. We encourage you and /or your student to make an appointment with his/her adopted counselor if needed.
Please know that students can make changes to their schedules for semester 1 until August 16th. Scheduling changes for semester 1 will not be allowed after August 16th.
Students can make changes to their semester 2 classes until Jan 18, 2023
MOVE UP DAY
June 14th – Move Up Day (students in current grades 6-11 will follow their school schedule for the 2022-2023 school year.) Current 6th graders will come to U-32 to meet their 7th grade teachers, participate in classes and Unity day activities.
Dual Enrollment / Early College
As a current Vermont high school junior or senior, you are eligible for two Vermont Dual Enrollment Vouchers, allowing you to take one free college course in your junior year of high school and one in your senior year of high school.
It’s called Dual Enrollment because your free college courses will also earn you credit towards graduation from high school.
Dual enrollment is offered through all VT public colleges/universities and some private colleges too. Go to
http://www.vtdualenrollment.org/ for a list of participating colleges and to request a dual enrollment voucher.
High School Seniors are also eligible for Early College- got to http://education.vermont.gov/student-learning/flexible-pathways/early-college for more information
UPCOMING SAT & ACT TEST OPPORTUNITIES
SAT: Test Date- June 4 Registration Deadline May 6 Late Fee May 26
ACT: Test Date June 11 Registration Deadline May 6Test Date July 16 Registration Deadline June 17
SAT / ACT Testing Tips
On the Test Day:
Give yourself plenty of time to get to the test center. Consider traffic, weather conditions, flat tires, and anything else that could slow you down.
Be sure to test at the center indicated on your Admission Ticket. You will need your Admission Ticket and photo ID for admission to the test center.
Even if you’re scheduled to test at a center that was not your first choice, you are only guaranteed admission to the test center listed on your Admission Ticket. Seating is very limited at other test centers.
Use breaks to eat or drink any snacks you have brought with you. You will have several breaks during the test. Use them to relax and eat a snack, so you can stay focused.
Make sure you use a No. 2 pencil. You must fill in the entire circle darkly and completely. If you change your response, erase it as completely as possible. It is very important that you follow these instructions when filling out your answer sheet.
Pace yourself during the test. Remember, each question counts the same. If you find yourself spending too much time on one question, move on to the next questions.
JUNIORS: If you are not yet pleased with your PSAT scores use Khan Academy for SAT prep as an on-line course to help you build your math, reading, writing, and SAT test prep skills. Log into Khan Academy and link your PSAT scores.
If you have any other questions, please contact your school counselor for more information.
Currently there are over 30 scholarships posted on Naviance. Go to your Naviance account, click on the College tab then Scholarship List to view each scholarship. While there, click on National Scholarship Search to look for additional scholarships.
Please frequent the Scholarship page often as new scholarships appear as soon as we receive them.
2022-2023 VTVLC Course Registration Information
VTVLC (VT Virtual Learning Cooperative) courses have opened for registration for the 2022-2023 school year. These are free online courses for students in grades 7-12 for courses offered “traditionally.”
Click here to see the courses available to U-32 students. Students are eligible to register for courses that are listed as traditional enrollment. See information regarding On Demand enrollment below.
Who are successful online learners? VTVLC recommends that students who enroll in their courses are strong readers and writers, possess good time management skills, are self-motivated and self-disciplined, committed to spending five to ten hours a week on the course, and have the ability to use technology properly.
Process for students opting to take course(s) through VTVLC to have coursework count towards U-32 Graduation level Student Learning Outcomes (SLOs):
***Students who request to take an online class due to a teacher or classroom conflict need to participate in a restorative circle prior to enrolling in a VTVLC course. ***
Process for enrolling:
1. Meet with your school counselor to discuss options.
2. Go to VTVLC.org and create an account.
3. Log into VTVLC.org and complete Student Profile.
4. Log out & log back in to generate a “Request Course” link.
5. Request enrollment in class.
Grading & Transcripting:
Coursework with a final grade of C- or higher will “satisfy course specific Graduation level SLOs through transfer.”
1. Course will be listed on U-32 Transcript under Additional Course section with actual grade awarded
2. Grade / course score is NOT factored into U-32 GPA
3. Students may need to work with content level departments to determine which Performance Indicators (PIs) the course addresses.
4. Student may need to present evidence (portfolio, assessments, essays, labs, etc.) to a small committee to demonstrate proficiency in specific Graduation level SLOs through transfer
Once the course starts, if students do not log in and start to work by the tenth day, they will be withdrawn.
Failure to successfully complete a VTVLC course may prohibit a student’s ability to enroll in future courses.
VTVLC also offers On Demand courses that allow students to have flexible start and end dates. These courses offer a personalized pace. Like the other VTVLC courses, these are taught by Vermont licensed educators (HQT where applicable). These courses cost students $275 per semester length course. On Demand courses start on either the 1st or the 15th of each month.
For further questions about VTVLC courses or to sign up, students should see their school counselor.
May 1: Deadline for notifying colleges of your decision.
AP Exams are administered. Be sure to send the AP Grade Report to your college.
Send thank-you notes to your teachers, coaches, TA, and anyone else who helped you on the way.
Fill out housing-preference forms, and check out any special living centers.
Wait-listed students can expect more information about their status after May 1.
Complete Graduation Survey on Family Connection
If you plan to compete in Division I or Division II college sports, have your transcript sent to the NCAA Initial Eligibility Clearinghouse. More information is available at ncaaclearinghouse.net.
June 17: Graduation…. Congratulations!
June 30: Final deadline to submit FAFSA.
2022 Outstanding Educator and Staff Member Award
Please complete and submit this form by Monday, May 23rd
Vegetarian Options for Lunch!
The only way to ensure you get a vegetarian option is to pre-order your meal!
U-32 students had a great time at Vermont's Largest Career Fair held at the Champlain valley Expo on April 26th. Casey Byrd maneuvered an excavator in a skills contest without any prior experience. Olivia Serrano, Iris Neddo & Bo Ferver had fun talking with potential employers and winning swag. Our seniors who attended were offered multiple jobs. Great day everyone!
Teen Lit Mob
When: Friday, May 9th, 9:00-2:30PM
Deadline to register: Thursday, April 14th
Please note: If you filled in my last survey to gauge interest, you still need to formally register with Teen Lit Mob.
Heads up: If you want to come for some or all of the day, you have to register either way. Err on the side of caution and register if you are on the fence about attending for all or some of the day. We need this information to get you an excused absence for an "in-school" field trip
Below are the details from my previous email. It's going to be a great day!
The library will be closed for the day to everyone else EXCEPT students participating in Teen Lit Mob.
There are a lot of authors presenting, speaking, running writing workshops, etc. Snacks and lunch will be catered by Red Hen Bakery. There will be book giveaways and prizes. This is our big HS book celebration of the year!
You are receiving this email because you are a top library reader/user/friend and we want to give you a chance to pre-register before we open it up to the entire school. SpAcE is LiMiTeD.
This year’s program includes:
- Keynote by National Book Award Finalist and Margaret A. Edwards Award winner Kekla Magoon, author of Revolution in Our Time, How It Went Down, and The Season of Styx Malone;writing workshops with Kekla
- Printz Medalist and National Book Award Finalist An Na, author of A Step From Heaven and The Place Between Breaths
- New York Times Bestseller Chris Tebbetts, author of Me, Myself, and Him and M of F (with Lisa Papademetriou)
- International Latino Book Award winner Ann Dávila Cardinal, author of Five Midnights and Category Five
- Vermont Book Award finalist Jo Knowles, author of Read Between the Lines and Living with Jackie Chan; and an illustration workshop with comic artist James Kolchalka of American Elf fame.
Take Back the Night: Youth-led Survivor Solidarity March and Speakout
May 14th from 5-7 pm, following Mosaic’s Calling in Consent Culture gathering
We will march through the streets of Montpelier and then hold a speakout and candlelit vigil on the statehouse lawn to support survivors of sexual assault, raise awareness about how sexual violence impacts our communities, and celebrate strength and healing.
Come to share your story, listen to others, and empower survivors of sexual assault in the Vermont community. There will be solidarity art-making (12-4), candlelight to symbolize bringing light to this issue so often silenced and hidden, poetry and other sources of inspiration, and the coming together of community to support all of our healing.
This event is hosted by Mosaic, Washington county’s sexual assault response and prevention organization, organized by high school students in Central Vermont.
We will gather at 4:30 pm on the VCFA College green and march to the State Capital on State St. On the Statehouse Lawn, we will have a Survivor Vigil & Speakout:
Candlelight vigil to symbolize bringing light to this issue which is so often silenced
Speakout: share your story, listen to others, and empower survivors with poetry and other sources of inspiration,
Coming together as a community to support all of our healing.
Come participate in sign making before the march (12-4) at the Calling In Consent Gathering event on the College Green
Candle-lit vigil to bring light to this issue which is so often silenced
Speakout: share your story, listen to others, and empower survivors
Coming together as a community to support all of our healing.
Participate in sign making before the march (12-4) at the Calling In Consent Gathering event on the VCFA College Green
We will gather at 4:30 pm on the VCFA College green
(36 College St, Montpelier) & march to the Statehouse
Thanks for reading,
Please consider coming to the Vigil and March!
U-32 Heavy Lifting!
Since the turn of the year, two of U-32's very own - Celia Teachout (11th grade student) and Steven Ushakov (math teacher) - have been doing some numerical heavy lifting... setting records... on the powerlifting platform! Most recently over break, Celia competed at The Vermonster Meet sanctioned by USPA and took home first place in her class with a 204lb squat, 99lb bench press, and 281lb deadlift for a 584lb total. All of her lifts were personal bests and unofficial state records. Celia's stellar performance is one a few she has experienced throughout New England since February, as she has similarly bested her own lifts and set records in the USAPL federation of powerlifting. Steven competed in the Vermont State Championships in February and took home first place in his class with a 1,614lb total, setting official Vermont State records in squat, bench press, deadlift, and total. Both lifters aspire to compete again and have qualified for regional as well as national competitions!
Vermont History Day contest 2021-2022
Senior Historical Papers
1st place: Jaden Singer for "Concessions: How the Failure to Compromise Led to the Decline of Arizonian Labor Unions" (qualifies for National History Day)
2nd place: Olivia Serrano for "HUAC vs. Hollywood" (qualifies for National History Day)
3rd place: Alex Weller for "Discrimination Day"
Senior Individual Websites
1st place: Zoe Hilferty for “Alice Paul vs Carrie Chapman Catt: The Fight Between Suffragists” (qualifies for National History Day)
Senior Individual Performances
2nd place: Sierra Bond for “Diplomatic Love and Divorce: The Marriage of Catherine of Aragon and Henry VIII” (qualifies for National History Day)
The Women's History Prize (with a cash award)
Avery Cochran for her paper “Josephine Baker: A Debate on the Role of the Black Artist”
The Calvin Coolidge Prize (with a cash award)
Jaden Singer for his paper "Concessions: How the Failure to Compromise Led to the Decline of Arizonian Labor Unions"
The International Studies Prize (with a cash award)
Cole Saunders for his paper "Policing the Un-Policible: The Congo Crisis and Five Years of Diplomatic Apocalypse That Doomed the Congo”
Students and staff held a vigil for Peace in Ukraine during callback. Organized by Seeking Social Justice, the event featured speeches by Edith Lane, Nadia McCollister, and a painting of sunflowers, the Ukrainian national flower, by Abby Brown to be raffled off with proceeds going to Doctors Without Borders. This painting has been entered into the Congressional Art Contest. The Ukrainian National Anthem was performed in English and Ukrainian by U-32’s High School Chorus and Orchestra.
Here is the link to donate:
Thank you to all the students and staff who showed their support for peace in Ukraine.
Here is the link to watch: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lAZS1aRwjeA
Math Team Blurb
The Math Team just completed their final competition for the year. Overall our team consistently finished in the top 5 in the Greater Burlington Math League for the 5 total meets for a second year in a row.
Kayl Humke finished in the 9th for overall individual scores in the league. There are 160 competitors in the entire league so this is something to be very proud of.
Kayl and Sargent Burns were both standouts on the team and received recognition in the Vermont Talent Search and the UVM Math Competition. Because of this, they were invited to be part of the Vermont All Stars Team. Fifteen students from across the state will be on the first team and additional students will be alternates for the team. This year’s meet will take place on June 4th and June 5th, 2022 at Pennsylvania State University in State College, PA.
I would like to thank everyone that participated in the Math Team this year. Without everyone's help this continued success would have never been achieved. I would also like to give a special thanks to the seniors that participated this year to help lead our team to success. These seniors are Anthony Concessi, Kayl Humke, Tzevi Schwartz and Elijah Hankins.
It has been a fun year with the Math Team and we look forward to competing again next year. If you would like to be a part of the team, be on the lookout at the beginning of the year next year, or you can contact Drew Junkins.
Until next year.......LET'S GO RAIDERS!!
American Speech and Hearing Association
May is Better Hearing and Speech Month.
"Each May, Better Hearing & Speech Month (BHSM) provides an opportunity to raise awareness about communication disorders and the role of ASHA members in providing life-altering treatment.
For 2022, our theme is “Connecting People.”
To learn further information, please provide the link below:
Listen Up Musical
The Listen Up Movie is coming! U32 High School, 930 Gallison Hill Rd, Montpelier, VT 05602
Thursday May 12, 2022
5pm - Welcome and refreshments in the Atrium
5:30pm - Listen Up Movie
7:00pm - Q & A with the Filmmaker Bess O’Brien and several youth participants
*** There will be childcare provided for this event.*** T
Use this link: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScMnuUvPMBY-YL1A-iaRdJr4HxL0oh2qunz3-R84QuqahUq1w/viewform to register
please email firstname.lastname@example.org for any questions
The original Listen Up Musical toured Vermont live during the summer of 2021.
The movie is the filmed version of the show and conveys the messages and energy of the musical beautifully. Listen Up is an original musical inspired, created, and performed by Vermont teens. The show goes to the heart of current youth issues, including mental health, resilience, racial justice, sexual identity, friendship, love, family, community, social justice and current issues that young people are grappling with including covid, climate change and the future of Vermont for young people. Amar Vargas who is a teen cast member said “We just want to inspire adults to learn more about the stuff that teens are going through that they might not think about. Listen Up brings these issues into the light.”
On seeing the live show last summer, Vermont Health Commissioner Mark Levine raved:
“I was absolutely blown away by the insights and wisdom of our youth, and the frank exploration of the lived experiences and emotional roller coaster ride called adolescence that Listen Up provided me. Most importantly, the musical effectively catalyzes the important conversations teens, their parents, school mentors, and communities need to be having about the complex issues facing teens, society, and the planet today.”
Teen cast member Avery Cutroni said “It’s a lot easier to convey these messages through song and dance.”
The Listen Up Project began its creative process in the winter of 2019. Throughout that year, producer Bess O’Brien and her team of artists and educators traversed across Vermont to talk with more than 800 teens about issues important to them. O’Brien then assembled a production team and engaged with teen writers and songwriters to produce a script based on true stories from young people living throughout Vermont. Auditions were scheduled and 16 VT teens were cast in the show, along with youth crew and band members!
The Listen Up Project is generously underwritten by BCBS of Vermont and the Vermont Department of Health, along with Burton Snowboards, VSAC, The Alchemist Foundation, a Vermont Afterschool Summer Matters grant, the Vermont Children’s Trust Fund and the Fountain Fund.
“During the past 18 months we have seen the increase in mental health crises among youth spike to alarming levels,” says Don George, President and CEO of Blue Cross. “The Listen Up musical offers a safe place for teens to speak openly and honestly about the challenges they face and to know they are not alone.”
For more information and to watch clips of the movie go to www.listenupvt.org
Teens earn while they learn! Montpelier’s Basement Teen Center is pleased to offer PREP, a sex and relationship education series. This eight class series will be held virtually, running from 6 to 7 p.m., starting March 26th and ending on May 11th. Teens that complete this free program for the first time will receive a stipend of $100.
You can get more info at their website at basementteencenter.org.
Open to all 13-18 years old. Permission slip and registration is at https://forms.gle/qPmH1eAkLHVt69n76
CVCC News and Announcements
QUARTER AWARDS: Congratulations to our Quarter 3 "Teacher Choice" and "Student Choice" Award Winners!
Please enjoy the following presentations from the 3rd Quarter Awards Assembly:
Cosmetology II's Live Hair Show!
Plumbing and Heating
- We are so very proud of all of the CVCC students in either Digital Media Arts 1 or 2, Cosmetology 1 or 2, or Plumbing & Heating, who participated in this year's competition. Further congratulations to the eight students pictured above who placed in their category! A lot of work goes into preparing for and participating in the events. Well done! Here is a special message from Digital Media Arts Teacher, Matthew Binginot: "To put it into perspective for the Media Contests in particular, the pool of competitors was larger than it has ever been before-- there were 8 CTE centers represented in the media contests, which is the most I have ever seen. In Ad Design, our students won against 18 competitors, in Photography our students placed against 15 competitors, and in Digital Cinema our students won against 13 different films!"
- "TRADES FAIR": Please bring the whole family and join us for the first annual CVCC Trades Fair happening on Thursday, May 5th between 5:30-7:30 p.m. in the CVCC parking lot. You can....
- Tour the classrooms & program areas (5:30-6:30)
- Visit display booths of local businesses (6:30-7:30). Learn what employers are seeking and of possible job opportunities!
- Purchase food prepared by our Culinary Students!
- Purchase Vegetable & Flower Seedling produced by our Natural Resource & Sustainability Class
- 50-50 Ticket Sale (cash or check only)
- Calcutta - at Barre Country Club April 30
- 2022 Project Grad Calcutta Night
- Coin Drop - May 7th
- Trash Drop - May 14th
- Basket Raffle - May 15th
- Prom - June 4th at the Granite Museum
OPEN HOUSE AT LANDING SCHOOL OF BOATBUILDING & DESIGN: We are having an open house at The landing School of Boatbuilding & Design on Saturday, May 7th from 10am to 12pm. If you or any of your students are interested in joining us you are more than welcome! Please use this link to register for the event if you plan on attending: Virtual Info Session Registration — The Landing School (For questions, contact Mike Boles, Manager of Recruiting & Admissions, Direct: 207-292-3207,Cell: 207-467-5012, 286 River Road, Arundel, Maine 04046, www.landingschool.edu, email@example.com
- Sun., May 1 . . . . . . Deadline! VT Historical Job Applications
- Mon., May 2 . . . . . . Deadline! Small Business Dev. Competition Submission
- Thu., May 5 . . . . . . Deadline! CVCC Scholarships Applications
- Thu., May 5 . . . . . . TRADES FAIR! 5:30-7:30 - CVCC Parking Lot
- Fri., May 6 . . . . . . . Deadline! Bathbomb Fundraiser orders
- Sat., May 7 . . . . . . . Open House @ Landing Boat Building & Design
- Fri., July 1 . . . . . . . Start of CVCCSD!
- Sept. 21 & 22 . . . . 2022 Manufacturing Summit CLICK HERE
VERMONT HISTORICAL SOCIETY: The Vermont Historical Society is seeking two high school juniors or seniors for our Geiger Fellowship program, which awards stipends of $1,500 for summer work related to the collections, archives, and exhibits of the Vermont Historical Society. Potential activities include: learning to tell cultural stories through historical artifacts and artwork, learning museum standards for collections, and assisting with exhibitions and associated programs. Students will ideally work two days a week in June, July, and August, though the schedule can be flexible. To apply, send a letter of interest, two letters of recommendation, and a short essay (max 500 words) describing an object and how that item tells a unique story to teresa.greene@vermont history.org. In 2022, we will have one opportunity each available in collections & education. Please include the word “Collections” or “Education” in the subject of your application email. Applications will be accepted until May 1st. The Geiger Fellowship is generously underwritten by Harvey and Pamela Geiger.
SCHOLARSHIP & AWARD OPPORTUNITIES:
- CVCC SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION PACKET: CLICK HERE for the complete packet for your student to apply for several CVCC scholarships. Scholarships are available for many types of post-secondary training, which may include 2-4 year college, trade/technical school, or certification programs. In some cases, businesses also provide funds and/or tools of the trade for graduating students. If you have questions, please ask the administration. Deadline: Thur., May 5th
CVCC Scholarship Application
for the complete packet for your student to apply for several CVCC scholarships, which are available for many types of post-secondary training. May include 2-4 year college, trade/technical school, or certification programs. In some cases, businesses also provide funds and/or tools of the trade for graduating students. If you have questions, please ask the administration.