Friday, May 23, 2014

Heading Into The Memorial Day Weekend

... I am reminded that the school year is rapidly drawing to a close. Before we get to graduation on June 14, we have an awful lot of terrific events coming up at Stowe High School. Please make sure to regularly check in at the website for a full listing. One event I would like to highlight is next week's Awards Assembly on Thursday, May 29 from 9:15-10:15. These awards are separate from graduation day awards to seniors. 

The Prom last weekend was a great success. The event was incident-free and dancing style was varied, appropriate, and fun for all. There was really a nice vibe all evening; it felt good to see kids enjoying themselves while respecting each other and our community's values. Congratulations to the junior class Prom Committee and all the class advisors who chaperoned that evening.

Teacher Feature: I am always struck by the quality of what happens in classrooms each day at Stowe High School. As I get about the building I would like to share with you some of my observations. Just this morning I observed the following:
  • A vigorous discussion in Roger Murphy's Global Citizen class on gender stereotypes portrayed in the media on show like The Bachelorette.
  • Student presentations on themes and concepts in Shakespeare's Romeo & Juliet in Ms. Schnee's English 9 class.
  • A close reading of The Raisin in the Sun in Mrs. Hoffmann's English 10 class.

Have a terrific and safe holiday weekend with family and friends,

Jeff Maher