Friday March 24, 2017 B Day

 

 

THOUGHT FOR THE DAY

“Only those who will risk going too far can possibly find out how far one can go.” (T. S. Eliot)

 

 

SCHOOL CALENDAR NOTE

SBAC Testing Day: Tuesday (3/28) (rescheduled from 3/14)

  • Juniors Only: 8:30 to 11:00 SBAC Testing
  • 9th, 10th and 12th Grades: Delayed start
  • All Students: Classes begin at 11:30

Lunch 11:00 to 11:25

B3-4: 11:30 to 1:00

B3: 11:30 to 12:13

B4: 12:17 to 1:00

     

B1-2: 1:05 to 2:35

B1: 1:05 to 1:48

B2: 1:52 to 2:35

 

  • Buses:
    • Essex Town: Normal morning pick up and then the buses will leave the terminal at 10:15 (this is the time students should be at their stops). Buses will leave EHS at 2:40
    • Georgia: No change in schedule – normal morning pick up time and leave time from EHS
    • Islands: No change in schedule – normal morning pick up time and leave time from EHS

 

NEW ANNOUNCEMENTS

FINE ARTS NIGHT:
The arts faculties of Essex Junction, Essex Town and Westford Schools will host the annual Fine Arts Night Celebrating Creative Minds, on Monday, March 27 from 5:30-8:30 p.m. at Essex High School. This extraordinary production will feature visual art, music, theatre and film created and performed by the talented youth from our schools: Summit Street, Essex Elementary, Hiawatha, Founders Memorial, Thomas Fleming, Westford, Albert D. Lawton, Essex Middle School, the Center for Technology Essex, and Essex High School.

 

SPANISH HONOR SOCIETY SPRING INDUCTION: For all students who received an invitation to join the Spanish Honor Society, please pick up your permission slips in the World Language Office, C236. Return the completed permission slips to Senora O’Connor or Senora Birner in C236 or C128. Our spring induction ceremony is coming up, so be sure to complete your permission forms as soon as possible?

 

TODAY’S HAPPENINGS – Friday (3/24/17)

ASTRONOMY CLUB: Yes, it’s a strange schedule this week but we can still have a great time with Astronomy Club today at 2:45 in room D-104.  Perhaps we can investigate some world-class telescopes responsible for the great images we all enjoy.  Join in on the fun.

 

GOVERNOR’S INSTITUTE OF VERMONT (GIV) applications are due today! If you have questions please contact Siobhan Barber in the School Counseling Office.

 

ARE YOU INTERESTED IN HEALTHCARE CAREERS?  If so, Vermont Larner College of Medicine (formally UVM College of Medicine) is sponsoring their annual MedMentor Day on Sat., April 1st from 8:30-2:45.  By attending you will meet with women surgeons, emergency medicine, family medicine, pediatrics, and SMILE doctors.  You will also participate in activities in the pathology lab, clinical simulation lab, and clinical cases.  If you are interested, you must see Mrs. Hemingway in the Career Center to get the permission form. Permission forms are DUE TODAY (Friday, 3/24)!

 

REPEAT ANNOUNCEMENTS

CTE STEP UP DAY: Thursday 3/30 students invited to participate in CTE’s Step Up Day will meet in the EHS cafeteria at 9:30 am.  Students will find the sign for their program and a CTE staff member will ensure they get to their program of choice.  Step-Up Day ends at 2:05.  Participating students will be excused from their EHS classes.  

 

FROM HIGH SCHOOL TO COLLEGE: An Information Session for Students with IEP or 504 Plans and their families, counselors, and educatorsOn 3/30/17, from 6:30-7:45 pm, students, parents, and educators are welcome at this free event at South Burlington High School in the multipurpose room. A keynote speaker will address what students and parents need to know about transitioning to college with a learning disability or other needs. Then a panel of current college students and a parent will discuss their personal experiences and advice having gone through this process. For more information, please contact Nicole Gillis, school counselor, at ngillis@ccsuvt.org.

 

LAST DAY TO DROP A SECOND SEMESTER CLASS: Tuesday, May 2nd is the last day to drop a second semester (S2) EHS class without a grade penalty for the 2016-2017 school year.  S2 classes dropped after May 2 will result in a “W69” on the transcript, which will factor into the GPA calculation. To drop an S2 class, meet with your School Counselor BEFORE May 2nd to get paperwork that will require parent and teacher signatures. This form must be completed and turned in before 2:35 PM on May 2nd to drop without a grade penalty.

 

SENIORS: THE 2017 BRAD NADEAU SCHOLARSHIP IS NOW ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS: Please check your email for a link to the application.  You may also find it on the main EHS website page or school counseling page.  The deadline is April 14th at 2:30 p.m. This $1,000 scholarship will be awarded to one senior planning to further their education next fall. If you have any questions, please contact Siobhan Barber in School Counseling.

 

UPCOMING COLLEGE VISITS: To attend any of these visits, please come to the School Counseling Office in advance for a purple pass.

  • April 3: Colby-Sawyer College at 2:00
  • April 17: Long Island University at 8:30

 

SUMMER SCHOLARSHIP OPPORTUNITY: To students in grades 9-11: Would you like to participate in a fun learning activity this summer, but worried about the cost? The EHS Staff and Faculty are offering a summer scholarship opportunity for students who want to participate in a summer enrichment program. Not sure what that is? Some examples of summer enrichment programs in the past have been Governor’s Institute of Vermont, summer study at Oxford University, National Youth Leadership Forum, Boy Scouts Leadership Camp, etc. If it is a program that will enrich your learning it can qualify. All students have been sent an application in their school email. You may also find an application on the EHS School Counseling website. Applications must be received in the School Counseling Office no later than April 19th. If you have questions, please contact Siobhan Barber in the school counseling office.

 

THE ACADEMY OF VISUAL & PERFORMING ARTS (AVPA) REGISTRATION IS OPEN – Registration for AVPA is open until Fri, April 21 at 2:45 PM.  All students who successfully complete their application will be admitted into AVPA unless we have more applicants then spots available.  If there are too many applicants, then admission will be on a first come, first served basis.  The registration form is available on the AVPAVT.org website.  Once completed, the registration materials can be submitted by email to klesure@ccsuvt.org or returned in a sealed envelope marked “AVPA Registration” to the main office. If you have any questions please contact Keri-Anne Lesure at klesure@ccsuvt.org or call 802-857-7000 ext. 1596 or stop by the art office in the back of B114.

 

STEM ACADEMY REGISTRATION IS OPEN: Registration for the STEM Academy is open until Fri, April 21 at 2:45 PM.  All students who successfully complete their application will be admitted into the STEM Academy unless we have more applicants then spots available.  If there are too many applicants, then admission will be on a first come, first served basis.  The registration form is available on the STEM website.  Once completed, the registration materials can be submitted by email to lsmith@ccsuvt.org or returned in a sealed envelope marked “STEM Registration” to the main office. Please contact Mrs. Lea Ann Smith with any questions regarding STEM registration (email: lsmith@ccsuvt.org, phone: 857-7000 x1536)

 

CAREER/VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

SUMMER CAMPS & INSTITUTES AT VTC:

  •   Rosie’s Girls STEM Leadership Camps:  June 19-23 or July 10-14 (overnight camps for girls entering 9th-10th grades) – Randolph Campus
  • NEW!  Coder Camp of Girls:  July 17-21 (day can for girls entering 8th-10th grades) – Williston Campus
  • Aero Camp:  July 24-28 (day camp for boys and girls ages 12-18) – Williston Campus
  • GIV Entrepreneurship:  June 24-30 (Governor’s Institute of Vermont, overnight residential for students 10th-12th grades, includes Social Entrepreurships) – Randolph Campus

 

‘A DAY IN THE LIFE’ AT UVM MEDICAL CENTER: This is a one-day educational program held at the UVM Medical Center. The program provides high school students in grades 10 through 12 the opportunity to explore the health care field in a hospital. For a more detailed description of this program and an application please go http://www.cvahec.org/programs/high-school-student/a-day-in-the-life/

 

VTC IS OFFERING A “TRY A MAJOR” DAY on May 5th from 9:30 to 1:00 PM at their Randolph Campus.  If you are interested in seeing what majors will be represented, please use this link.  You will need to find your own transportation to and from VTC.