Greetings SMS Families,

TONIGHT!!!!  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!

Winter Break Reading Event Update:

Three participants in the Winter Break Reading Event have been drawn and each has won a $15 gift certificate to Bear Pond Books! Please congratulate Landon K., Ella J., and Nakia B. when you see them and be on the lookout for another reading event over February break! Happy reading!

SMS Spelling Bee – We will be hosting our Spelling Bee on Wednesday February 22nd. The preliminary rounds will take place earlier in the day. The Finals will occur in the auditorium beginning about 1:00 pm. All are welcome to join in the fun and to be silent cheerleaders for our talented students.

If you are interested in this year’s word list, click this link. You and your students could practice these words at home.

Suicide Prevention and Awareness: On Thursday, February 9th, John Halligan will be presenting the story of his son, Ryan, to SMS and SHS students. John shares how repeated bullying, cyberbullying and mental illness ultimately led to Ryan’s suicide. There will be pre- and post-work with students in ADVISORY. Stay tuned. *Learn more about Ryan’s Story.*

This is week 4 of Friday Program. We learned last week that we need to make sure that ALL SKIS and BOARDS that are going to Mansfield for Friday Program at school BEFORE 10:00am. The truck and trailer will be loaded and leaving SMHS by 10:15am to take all the equipment to the mountain.

Some gentle reminders: please make sure names are on all pieces of equipment and if you come to school late, please let the office know if you have left any equipment outside. We don’t want anyone missing equipment.

Photo Walk from this past week:

Community Announcements:

Stowe Lacrosse registration for the Spring 2023 season –

Lacrosse Players, Families and Friends,   Stowe Youth Lacrosse is delighted to announce that registration is now OPEN for the 2023 Spring Season! Our website and registration has a fresh new look and we can’t wait to get started! Register here , K-8th graders. Early bird registration discount ends February 28, SAVE $25! We have great coaching coverage for most teams but are still looking for coaches for Kindergarten Fiddlesticks. Please contact us if you’re interested in coaching, and prior lacrosse experience is not necessarily required at this level. If any player is in need of financial support please contact us, if YOU want to play we want to make that happen! Please note that the outdoor field schedule is posted and we hope to finalize the indoor turf time schedule soon. Some teams filled up fast last season so please don’t wait to register your players! The Stowe Youth Lacrosse Board Click Here 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!

February 3, 2023 – NO SCHOOL, in-service for teacher professional development

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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