Greetings SMS Families,

We are in the final phase of the 2021-2022 school year. Tonight, we will have our 8th Grade Graduation and send 66 students into high school! I had the opportunity to practice speeches and the graduation ceremony procession today. They are ready! This will mark our final edition in the weekly family update. If important news arises over the summer, you’ll get a notification via email.

I have seen students fully engaged in all three grade levels as we close out the year. In 6th grade, there was a lot of excitement for our recent VINS visit with raptors and owls.This visit rounded out their non-fiction unit.  In 7th grade, there was a lot of teamwork happening as groups presented their “Policy” debate. In 8th grade, students presented their studies in the much beloved Academic Fair. All three projects allowed our students to shine and show their skills!

I know I speak for all of our educators when saying THANK YOU for your support this school year!

Have a great summer!

Best,
Dan Morrison, Principal
dan.morrison@lsuu.org

Have a question or comment for the principal? Click here!

Top left – advisory, Top right VINS visit, Bottom two examples of Academic Fair!


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/

June 9th                 – Graduation (Auditorium) 6pm

June 10th               – 7th Grade EOTY Trip to Spare Lanes

June 10th                 -6th Grade EOTY Trip to Twin City Family Fun Center

June 13th                 -8th Grade EOTY Trip to Smuggs

June 14th             – ½ Day; Last Student Day

Student Device End of Year Hand-In

During the last week of school all School-issued Chromebooks will be returned by Students. Here are the expectations:

  • Chromebooks will be handed in fully charged and fully operational
    • Test before bringing in…
  • Chromebooks will have the protective cases on the device.
  • The AC power adapter will be handed in.
  • There should be no damage that has not previously been identified by Tech.
  • An invoice for missing parts or damage may be sent to Students.

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

Middle School Fall Sports – 2022
Middle School Sports practices begin on August 30th. This is for Boys and Girls Soccer (7 & 8th Grade), Field Hockey (6-8th Grade)  and Cross Country (6-8th Grade).  We are looking for coaches for all of our Boys and Girls Soccer Teams and for Cross Country.  If you are interested, please email me.

8th Graders (Soon to be 9th Graders) 
Fall Sports (Boys and Girls Soccer, Cross Country, Golf, and Field Hockey) begin on Thursday August 18th.   We will be holding preliminary sign-ups and a meeting at the beginning of June.  Please keep a look out for further announcements. 

Theater Department Costume Call!
The SMHS theater department is looking to collect items to grow our costume closet for future productions, and we could use your help! Do you have any middle school-high school age costumes or clothes you no longer need? We would gladly take those clean and gently-used items! If you do have something you’d like to donate please leave them at the front office, and Mr. Gagnon and Ms. Chris will take it from there! Thank you for your consideration!

Covid Testing Update FREE HEALTH DEPARTMENT TESTING You can be tested at a Health Department testing site through the end of June, through your health care provider, or at many local pharmacies. People with or without symptoms can be tested at most testing locations. Free take-home tests that give you rapid results are available at many Health Department testing sites! Testing is recommended for people with symptoms, and close contacts of someone with COVID-19 who are not up to date on vaccines. We encourage Vermonters to have home tests on hand, in case they develop symptoms.

You can make an appointment (online or call 802-863-7240) or just walk in. An appointment guarantees you a test. ASL interpretation is available by video at all Health Department testing sites.

Community News
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.

Working Communities Challenge (WCC’s Community Share
Looking for a Juneteenth event?

Listening Session: BIPOC Workforce Development in Lamoille & Washington

Juneteenth: A Love Story: music, food, education, love

  • June 17-19
  • Multiple venues and events

Including: The Black Experience (with Dr. Angela Davis)

  • June 18
  • Battery Park, Burlington
  • 4-7 PM

Juneteenth 2022: Building Legacies that Matter

  • June 18-9
  • Clemmons Family Farm

Juneteenth Winooski: music and food

  • Sunday, June 19
  • 3-8 Rotary Park, Winooski
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