Friday, September 27, 2013


On behalf of everyone at Stowe Middle and High School---thank you S.E.F. for funding implementation of this valuable school climate program at both schools. S.E.F.'s help will tide us over until we build annual funding into the next budget cycle. I also want to take this opportunity to thank Les Goldberg for his long-time advocacy of  "A World of Difference". Further, new middle school principal Dan Morison has been quick to jump in with his support to implement in S.M.S.. Finally, I'd like to thank fellow program advisor Roger Murphy for his leadership within our school with students and peers.

At this point, we have trained our initial cohort of high school students, conducted a parent information night, and, trained the high school faculty. We also had a follow-up meeting with our student cohort to begin to structure their work within the high school. This will be an on-going process supervised by Mr. Murphy and myself. Next week, Mr. Morison and I will meet to discuss a plan for middle school implementation.

"A World of Difference" will indeed make a difference here at Stowe Middle and High School. Students, teachers, and, parents alike have reacted favorably to its philosophy and methods. I'll keep you informed as we continue through the school year.

Have a great, 'Raider' weekend!!!

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

A World of Difference Family Information Night

A World of Difference Family Information Night
Wednesday, September 18
SHS Auditorium
Please join students and Anti-Defamation League members for information and discussion on implementation of ADL's A World of Difference Program at Stowe High School. Your support this evening would be appreciated. Please R.S.V.P. me by e-mail:
Thank You!

Friday, September 6, 2013

UPDATES: "A World of Difference" & "Boosters"
Dear Stowe High School Parent/Guardian,
As I relayed in my first post of the new school year, Stowe High School will begin implementing the program "A World of Difference" next week. A cohort of 25 students chosen by lottery in each class will be training with professionals from the national program on Monday. We were thrilled with amount of student interest in this program. Nearly 60 students attended an informational session prior to the lottery. We think this bodes well for the program as we implement in the coming months.
On Wednesday, September 18 from 6:30-8:00 p.m. in the Auditorium we will conduct a parent informational session attended by folks from the Anti-Defamation League Regional Office in Boston. Your support would be appreciated. I look forward to seeing you there!
Please take a moment to read the attached letter from the Stowe High School Booster Club. This group supports all of co-curricular activities for students, including art, music, drama, clubs, and athletics.
Thank you for your on-going support of our school. Go Raiders!!
Jeff Maher