Friday, November 21, 2014

Grease is a Great!!!

Last night's opening of Grease by the Stowe High School Thespian Society was a blast. It is a fun, fast-paced production that will make you feel good at the end of a busy week. As with all school plays I am always struck by the skills and talents of certain students that you would not ordinarily see on a day-to-day basis. It just reminds of us of why we implemented Anagnorisis---every part of our curriculum is important---and each part appeals to passions and interests of different students. 

Treat yourself to the production tonight, or, tomorrow night starting at 7:00 p.m. in the Auditorium. Well done cast, crew, and parent volunteers. Special thanks and appreciation to Taryn Noelle, director, Jane Harissis, musical director, and Amena Smith, backstage director. 


Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Stowe High Students Serve Veterans

Dozens of Stowe High School students showed up on a day off yesterday to serve area veterans at the Stowe Community Church. Organized  by Stefie Clymer, Terry Wehse and a committee of parent volunteers, veterans were honored with a pancake breakfast in the Community Room of the church in advance of the traditional ceremony outside of Town Hall. I am proud of our students and community for acknowledging the service of our veterans. 

Monday, November 3, 2014

Thrilling End to the Fall Athletic Season and an Important Reminder. 


What a exciting last two weeks it has been! Cross-Country girl's and boy's squads placed third and first respectively in their state meet on October 25. Girl's Soccer reached the semi-finals game. Last Saturday Field Hockey ended a strong run to the finals just a goal shy of a state championship---and Boy's Soccer claimed another state title!! Congratulations to all our atheletes, coaches, and families. 


We hope you can join us for a forum tomorrow night on:  


Drugs and Drinking in Our Community

Please join the Stowe High School Parent-Student-Teacher Team for an open discussion forum regarding substance use and abuse among adolescents.

Guests will include:
Tristan Coffin, U.S. Attorney
and
Michelle Salvador, Vt. Dept. of Health

November 4th from 7:00 – 8:30 at Stowe High School

For more information please contact Sarah Horton or Pierre Laflamme at SHS (253-7229)

Thursday, October 30, 2014

I Urge You To Attend: 

Drugs and Drinking in Our Community

Please join the Stowe High School Parent-Student-Teacher Team for an open discussion forum regarding substance use and abuse among adolescents.

Guests will include:
Tristan Coffin, U.S. Attorney
and
Michelle Salvador, Vt. Dept. of Health

November 4th from 7:00 – 8:30 at Stowe High School

For more information please contact Sarah Horton or Pierre Laflamme at SHS (253-7229)


Thank you, 

Jeff Maher

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Events & Opportunities


Tennis Courts

On Monday, October 20 we officially opened our newly refurbished tennis courts! With the Stowe School Board and Superintendent Wrend in attrendance, Athletic Director Joanna Graves cut the ceremonial ribbon along with members of our girl's tennis team. We are grateful to the community for supporting this project at town meeting last spring and are excited for our teams to be playing on home courts in the coming spring!! We also would like to thank the Stowehof for hosting our teams in the past. 


Veteran's Day Breakfast



 This is a FREE Community Pancake Breakfast to HONOR our local veterans.

Breakfast will be served by Stowe High School students.
  
Tuesday, November 11th from 8-10:30am at the Stowe Community Church

Breakfast precedes the Veteran’s Day ceremony
at the Akeley Memorial building beginning 11am.

Stowe Education Fund


Information and News from the Stowe Education Fund
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Since 1997, the Stowe Education Fund has worked to enrich the education of Stowe's elementary, middle and high school students.  We are a 100% volunteer based non-profit organization dedicated to this important mission.
 



Shop AmazonSmile and Support SEF


SEF is excited to announce it's partnership with AmazonSmile:

 
AmazonSmile is a simple and automatic way for you to support SEF every time you shop, at no cost to you.


When you shop at smile.amazon.com you'll find the exact same low prices, vast selection and convenient shopping experience as Amazon.com, with the added bonus that Amazon will donate a portion of the purchase price to your favorite charitable organization.


The AmazonSmile Foundation will donate 0.5% of the purchase price from your eligible AmazonSmile purchases to SEF.

 
Choose "Stowe Schools Foundation for Educational Advancement " (our registered trade name) or click on the link below:

 
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Help SEF spread the word about this amazing service from Amazon! 
  
Important Dates, Upcoming Events & Promotions:

Get started on your holiday shopping at theNovember 7th Trunk Show generously benefiting SEF:


2015 Ella Skye Art Calendars are Here!

Stowe Elementary School student Ella Skye MacDonald is a young artist with autism. Ella has been able to learn more language during the past three years by using a speech generating device called a DynaVox. This year's calendar is really exciting because Ella was able to tell us in her own words what her drawings are titled.

 
Ella's calendar is for sale in Stowe at Black Cap Coffee Café, Bear Pond Books and Salon Salon. It's also available in Waterbury at Bridgeside Books and on Ella's web site

10% of all calendars sold will once again go to the Stowe Education Fund.

 
These calendars make fantastic birthday, holiday and teacher gifts. Spread smiles, autism awareness and help support Stowe students all at the same time.
Contact us:

Thank you to all who completed the SEF fundraising priority survey.

We are reviewing your feedback and will communicate our fundraising goals for the school year soon.


 
Learn More, Get Involved:

Want to learn more about our schools, budgets, local issues and ways to help?

Attend SEF or School Board meetings- we would love to have you!

Upcoming meetings:

SEF
November 12th, 6:00 PM at the Stowe Free Library

School Board:
November 17th 6:00 PM at Stowe Elementary School


 

SMS/SHS Auditorium:

Did you know that the auditorium at the Middle/High School is 40 years old and showing signs of its age?  

While many infrastructure improvements have been made over the past several years, the stage is in need of replacement.

Contact SEF if you would like to be a part of the subcommittee being formed to explore ways to raise the money needed for this major project.


 Annual Pumpkin Event a Huge Success:

Thanks to everyone who came out to enjoy the pumpkins and story telling on October 9th- we had a record number of pumpkins displayed for the contest!

A very special thank you to Grenier's Farm in Waterbury for once again donating the pumpkins for this event.

 

SEF partnership withHealthyCollegeSnacks.com

Healthy snack care packages can be purchased from our custom page and a $5 donation will be given to SEF for each box purchased.

Click below to go to the SEF page:

SEF on Healthy College Snacks

In addition to supporting SEF, Healthy College Snacks donates a full day of meals to the Vermont Foodbank to feed hungry kids in our state for each box shipped.

  
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Need a promotional item?

Local company Image Outfitters will donate 10% of purchases back to SEF through their charitable donations program iShare.

Find out more:



Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Funky Schedule This Week

Following our spirited Raider week---give a shout out to the Booster's for making last Friday's festivities possible---we have a different sort of schedule this week. I just want to remind parents what the schedule looks like for the rest of this week: 


  • Tomorrow, Wednesday, October 15 is an early release day for students. Students will be released at 11:45. Grab and go lunch will be available for high school students. Teachers will spend the afternoon working on our school improvement plans including analysis of all our student data sets. 
  • Thursday, October 16 is a teacher in-service day. No school for students. Teachers will spend the day in training for various Google tools. 
  • Friday, October 17 is a non-school day for both students and teachers. 

One other up-coming calendar item to bring to your attention---if you have not already done so, please register for a parent-teacher conference on November 11 through the PTC Wizard on the following link: https://stowehs.ptcwizard.com/authenticate/?redirect=none

Have a great Raider day!!

Jeff Maher


Friday, October 3, 2014

What a Beautiful Early Autumn Day!

A day like this is made only more sweet when you see teachers and students caught in the act of instruction. 

Today's Focus on Instruction comes from Mr. Morril's Latin class. Students were given the assignment to search the school for representations of Latin vocabulary words. With each word, such as 'angry', a visual represention was captured on an IPad. The representation was then brought back to class to be used with other students to increase Latin vocabulary. 

Full disclosure---the principal is reputed to know how to represent more adjectives that the one assigned to Brandon ... . 
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