Above: A student in Mr. Waite’s Design (STEM) class is about to release a zip line racer. Students study the relationship between potential and kinetic energy with their projects!

Greetings Stowe Middle School Families!

As we enter the homestretch, I am excited to reflect on all that we have accomplished this year, what we’re doing now and where we are going in 2022-2023. First, I am excited to announce that we are returning nearly all of our faculty to Stowe Middle School next year! This speaks volume in regards to our school’s climate and culture for supporting our educators, parents and students. As I work with principal colleagues around the state they’re seeing high numbers of faculty positions opening at our school and we’re not at Stowe Middle School. Having high retention, dedicated educators and collaborative teams will help us come back refreshed and better than ever at Stowe Middle School in 2022-2023!

Above the amazing faculty and staff at Stowe Middle School!

I wanted to share with you that Ms. Lauren Conti, Stowe Middle School counselor was appointed to the full time Stowe High School counselor position. We appreciate Ms. Conti’s six plus years of counseling at Stowe Middle School. We look forward to sharing with you who will be joining us in this role in the near future. Additionally, Ms. Lindsay McNall will shift from a math program aide staff position to joining Mr. Charlie Gordon next year as a second math interventionist for Stowe Middle High School. You’re welcome to reach out and congratulate these educators as they move forward into their new roles.

Left: Lindsay.McNall@lsuu.org joins SMHS as our math interventionist in 2022-2023. Right: Lauren.Conti@lsuu.org will be joining SHS as their new school counselor in 2022-2023.

Above: as a reminder you can still visit the Stowe Schools’ art show at The Current!

Finally, The Lamoille South Unified Union School District is working to provide every child with a high quality education in a safe and supportive environment. We would like to survey our families to see how we are doing when it comes to parent and family engagement. We ask that you please complete a separate survey for each school you are involved with. The results of this survey will be used by district and school-based leadership teams to set goals for the upcoming year. The Community Advisory Council helped develop this survey. If you could please take a few minutes to complete this survey we would greatly appreciate it. Click here to complete Lamoille South Family Engagement Survey! Thank you in advance for your time!

Have a great week!

Dan Morrison, Principal

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Other Stowe Middle School News and Announcements
Important Dates to Remember and Other Resources These events are always available on our website too! lsuu.org/schools/stowe-middle-school/
May 18th                 – Step Up Day
May 19th                 – Spring Music Concert
May 23rd – June 3rd   – Artist in Residency – Mural – Juniper Arts
June 9th                 – Graduation 
June 10th               – 7th Grade EOTY Trip to Spare Lanes
June 13th                 -8th Grade EOTY Trip to Smuggs
June 14th             – ½ Day; Last Student Day

Band and Chorus “Songs of the Sea” Concert: Thursday, May 19th, 7:00pm That’s right, our final concert of the school year is next week! Please join us for a night of nautical fun and joy right here in our SMHS Auditorium! The concert features all of our SMHS band and chorus ensembles, and it is FREE! There will be a cash only bake sale if you’d like a treat! Thank you for all you do to support our students, and we look forward to seeing you there!

Athletics Update from Tim.Albertson@lsuu.org – Co-Curricular Activities Director

Basketball Clinic Opportunity The girls basketball team will be hosting a clinic on May 18th from 3-4:30! This is an event co-hosted by Healthy Lamoille Valley, and is a great chance to try a new sport or engage in a healthy and fun activity! Everyone is welcome and no experience in basketball is required. The clinic will be led by team members and the varsity coach. With questions please contact katherinel636@lsuu.org. For more information and registration, see the poster below.

Raise the Woof North Country Animal League’s Raise the Woof  – A Virtual Talent Show fundraiser will be held online on Friday, June 3rd, 2022 at 7:00 pm. Raise the Woof brings together our community for a night of fun! Talent submissions can range from musical performances, dancing, sports, stand up comedy, magic acts, variety acts – you name it! All ages are encouraged to participate. Talent acts will debut during the live-streamed event. The audience will select three grand prize winners at the conclusion of the showcase. Grand prize is $1,000, second prize $500 and third prize $250. More information can be found here: https://www.ncal.com/raisethewoof2022/

NOFA Farm Share The Northeastern Organic Farming Association (NOFA) of Vermont is offering a Farm Share Program which reduces the cost of a local CSA (community supported agriculture) share for Vermonters in need of financial assistance. A CSA is a subscription (usually weekly) from a farm for a regular supply of farm-fresh veggies, dairy products, meats, bread, and more. The Farm Share Program will subsidize up to $300 (up to 50%) of a local CSA. Learn about eligibility, here. The spring/summer application period will close on April 30th or when funds run out, so apply now! Learn more: Farm Share Program Contact farmshare@nofavt.org or call (802) 434-7162 with questions.

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