Greetings SMS Families,

We would like to congratulate Cathy Davis, our new administrative assistant on her first week in this new position. Cathy has been working at Stowe Middle School for 20 years, in a variety of positions and roles. Cathy, we are so thrilled that you are taking on this new position! You have done a wonderful job and we are looking forward to many more successful weeks to come.

We would like to also welcome Melanie Bouchard to the Stowe Middle School family. She is taking on a paraprofessional role. Melanie, like Cathy, has had children who have all come through our building. She brings so much to the work that we do and we are excited to have her join our team.

Important Letter – When you click on this link, it will take you to an important letter explaining details about a powerful assembly with an upcoming guest, John Halligan. We encourage you to visit Mr. Halligan’s website, named for his son, for more information.

“As an imperative part of Stowe Middle and High School’s comprehensive bullying prevention program, we are committed to taking serious, proactive steps to curb a problem that is found in schools everywhere. Our efforts this year have focused on raising awareness about bullying and cyberbullying with students and families.” (SMHS Counseling Team)

Family/Community Presentation:

On Thursday, January 26th at 7:00pm (snow date 1/31), the music department will have its Winter Concert featuring SMHS bands and choirs! The concert is free and in our SMHS auditorium. We hope to see you there!

Friday Program Update

We had a very successful FIRST Friday Program. Our celebration is that students had a wonderful time in small groups and getting some exercise.

Here is a list of some FAQ’s from last week, in regards to middle school.

  • Can my child take their backpack(s) on the bus with them so we don’t have to come back to the middle school?
    • No. There is no additional room on the buses. We have a wide range of body sizes, 3 students to a seat.
    • Can my student stay at the mountain after Friday Program and be picked up later?
    • YES. All you need to do is make sure you have signed the following permission slip turned into the Middle School Office no later than Thursday. (Please call or see Cathy, our new administrative assistant)
  • What time can I pick up my student from Friday Program?
    • You can pick up your student from the mountain starting at 2:45pm
    • You can pick up your middle school student from SMS at 3:15pm.
  • How late does the school stay open on Fridays?We want to take the last lift of the day and still pick up our child’s bag.
    • The building will stay open until 5:00 pm

Community Announcements:

All Our Love for Ashton Fundraiser at SPPAC

We hope you can join us for ‘All Our Love For Ashton ~ a Fundraiser Evening of Live Music and Dance Performances’ at Spruce Peak Performing Arts Center on Sunday, January 29th from 6:00 p.m to 8:00 p.m.

Ashton Belanksy is a 2-year-old boy in our community who was recently diagnosed with Stage 4 Neuroblastoma. Our goal is to raise as much money as possible for Ashton’s parents Jen and Brandon to help relieve them of the pressure of the cost of cancer treatment. All monies raised will go directly to Ashton’s parents.

This special evening fundraiser is a collaboration between many amazing volunteers in our incredible community, Spruce Peak Performing Arts Center, Lamoille Valley Dance Academy, and Firefly Productions with live musical and dance performances generously donated by:

John Fusco • High Summer • Seth Yacovone • Andriana Chobot & Friends • Cooie DeFrancesco & Friends • Lamoille Valley Dance Academy • TRIP • Ballet Wolcott • Unity Dance Complex • Lines of Vermont, and more.

Please come out to support Ashton’s family. Let’s fill all 417 seats at SPPAC! Information and ticket info can be found here:

** Shuttling services are being graciously donated by Fleet Transportation starting at 5:30 p.m. and will run until 8:30 from the Mansfield Base Lodge parking lot.


This is an amazing program for individuals in grades 3th-9th that teaches them the skills of dealing with emergency situations. Whether their home alone, babysitting siblings or learning business skills to start their own babysitting business. This program provides them the knowledge on how to save a life when someone is choking or having an emergency event knowing the importance of when to get an adult or back up adults help as soon as possible. 

Please register early as classes fill fast!

9:00am -2:00pm safe sitter essentials$100

3:00pm-5:00pm safe @Home $75

Classes are held at 1056 mountain rd stowe VT Apple Tree Learning Center on Jan 7th, 2023 Jan 21st 2023


Or email Kacey Greene @

To register TODAY!!!

Visit this site to register

Other Stowe Middle School News and Announcements

Important Dates to Remember and Other Resources

These events are always available on our website too!

January 16th – MLK Day –  No School for Students – In-service for teachers

Athletics Update from – Co-Curricular Activities Director

Fall Uniforms – Please return your uniforms to me (Tim Albertson in the High School Main Office). Uniforms must be returned before the Winter Season Begins.

Please take a moment to read a message from the Stowe Boosters.

Important Links and Community News

LSUU Family Handbook

Lunch Menus

Bus Routes

Annual Report

Healthy Lamoille Youth Resources

Prior Newsletters

District Website

District 2022-23 Calendar

United Way Community Resource


Working Communities Challenge (WCC’s Community Share)

Flu shots are now widely available. You can get your flu shot simultaneously with other vaccines, including COVID-19 vaccinations. Where to get a flu shot:

  • State walk-in clinics
  • Pharmacies (most want appointments, but not all)
  • Primary care physicians

More information.

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