Homecoming and Spirit Week are this week.
The positive energy is incredible this week. We are thankful to be hosting the upcoming traditional events for the first time in THREE YEARS. Our seniors have been hard at work planning Spirit Days, a pep rally,and the bonfire. Monday was Comfy Clothes Day and Tuesday was Country vs. Country Club Day. The rest of the week will be as follows:
Thursday: Surfer vs. Skier
Friday: grade colors, 9th – red, 10th – purple, 11th – blue, 12th – pink
A new and fun event organized by this year’s seniors is an in house Auction of Vintage PA Uniforms. The event has already raised several hundred dollars and will continue during half time of this weekend’s games. Bring your cash to the games, there is some awesome gear for sale.
Finally, the big events will come in a rush Friday through Saturday. We have a pep rally planned during school hours on Friday, followed by the boys homecoming soccer games at 4:30, then the BONFIRE at 6:30-9pm, and finally, the girls homecoming soccer games Saturday at 11am.
*There will not be official supervision of students in the time between the end of the school day and the start of the bonfire. However, there will be many adults on campus afterschool watching the soccer game.
School Photographs for Peoples Academy will be on Friday, September 16th. Order forms will be given to students this week and should be handed in directly to the photographer when pictures are taken.
UnBound: The Fall Session Schedule for Unbound 2022 has been released. Please see the attached schedule for opportunities for high school students to participate and/or support the program. If interested, complete the registration form found within the packet and return to Mark McNall via the office.
Guidance – What’s your bacon?
Over the next several weeks students will be participating in TA activities related to wellness. We are doing these activities to help set up students for a strong and successful school year. Our first topic is ‘resilience’. All students participated in an activity today during TA related to resilience. Resilience is what gives people the emotional strength to cope with trauma, adversity, and hardship. Resilient people use their resources, strengths, and skills to overcome challenges and work through setbacks.
At PA this could look like:
-Using flextime to get help from a teacher
-Reaching out to an adult with a question or concern
-Introducing yourself to someone new
During our activity today, students watched this video to help them think about resilience. Ask your students to tell them why we watched a video of a dog walking through a door. Also, find out what their bacon is! Our next activity will provide students with some skills and resources to improve resilience and reduce anxiety.
Senior Year College Application Process: Carrie will be meeting with college bound seniors this Wednesday to talk about the college application process. Many students have already started to meet with her and are off to a solid start. Please reach out to her directly at firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 888-7551 if you would like to set up a meeting or have any questions or concerns about the college application process or future planning- or anything else! She is happy to connect with you. Here is the College Application Process timeline to help students and families stay on track with the process.
Attention Class of 2023: Someone will be the next Peoples Academy Heisman High School Winner and it could be you! The Heisman High School Scholarship gives out 100 scholarships ranging from $1,000 to $10,000 to male and female scholar-athletes who serve in their schools and communities. Please see Carrie Felice/Sheila Jones for more information or visit HeismanScholarship.com to learn more and apply.
Junior PSAT Testing: This is a practice SAT test that you will take during the school day on Wednesday, October 12th. It is a good way to prepare for the SAT’s in the spring since you will get a personalized study guide specifically designed for you using your PSAT scores. The registration deadline was Monday, September 12th.
Can you believe that it is already Homecoming! Looking forward to seeing the wolves in full force this weekend September 16th & 17th.
The Peoples Academy Stage Company (P.A.S.C.) has also kicked off the fall musical with auditions last week. This week we are looking forward to the announcement of this season’s stars.
Check out spring schedules on our website for the most accurate information. Follow us on Instagram and Twitter @peopleswolves!
September 12 PSAT Deadline for Juniors
September 16 PA School Picture Day
September 16 & 17 Homecoming Weekend, Bonfire???
October 5 No School, Yom Kippur
October 10 No School, Conferences
October 12 PSAT In-School Testing
October 28 Early Release, End of Quarter 1
Community – Sharing Priority from WCC
Omicron-specific Bivalent boosters are here. Ages 12 years and up are eligible two months after completing the primary vaccine series or two months after receiving a monovalent booster. Get the booster in doctors’ offices, pharmacies, and walk-in clinics around the state. Local clinic Sunday 9/18, 104, Stowe Mountain Resort.
BIPOC clinics for Covid vaccines: Cathedral Church of St Paul (2 Cherry Street, Burlington), Saturdays, 9-11 AM, Registration
Volunteers needed: Meals on Wheels of Lamoille County (MOWLC) needs volunteers to deliver Meals on Wheels on weekday mornings. MOWLC reimburses for mileage and provides lunch to drivers. Contact: email@example.com or 802-241-4840.