What an amazing week we had!! Friday’s pep rally was so much fun and a great way to celebrate the closing of the school year. See below for a few pictures that prove both students and staff had a blast. The energy and excitement continued on Saturday with prom at The Stowe Village Inn. A special thank you to Mike and Lauren, owners of the inn for hosting the event. They made the night a memorable experience for all.
As graduation approaches, I thought it appropriate to highlight two outstanding students. This year our Valedictorian is Astrid Young and the Salutatorian is Ellie Zimmerman! See below for a spotlight on each amazing student in their own words:
“I will be attending Georgetown University and studying government and gender studies next year. I plan to one day be a lawyer and work for companies and organizations that are important to me. One of the ways I used my resources at SHS to excel academically was by taking online AP classes to further my learning in areas I was interested in. SHS allows students to take two free online classes per year, which significantly increased my own academic opportunities. I prioritized studying and learning in all subjects throughout the past four years, but I especially focused on studying what I was passionate about. I was the lone junior who took a year long study of race in America class with Ms. Schafer and Mr. Kennedy, sophomore year I took Human Rights and Genocide, and this year I took Women’s Literature. SHS allowed me these options, and because of my passion for them, excelling in school felt possible.”
“I will be attending Dartmouth College next year and I am not entirely set on a major but, I am interested in History, Public Policy, and Government as well as possibly attending Law School after undergrad. I also plan to continue taking Chinese and hope to travel to China. SHS has prepared me for these next steps in a multitude of ways. My time here has made me a well-rounded student which has taught me great time management. It has inspired my curiosity and passion for learning. But the biggest thing that has prepared me for college is my wonderful teachers and how hard they work. The teachers at SHS really are one of a kind. They care so much about seeing each student succeed and challenge us all to reach new heights in our learning. Close relationships with my teachers here have pushed my skills in every subject, given me a deeper understanding of everything I’ve learned here, and truly made me feel ready for these next steps.”
May 24th- Chris Herren Assembly- 9:00am-10:15am (Link with details)
May 25th- Academic Awards @ 9:15AM (Invites sent to those families whose students will be recognized)
May 25th, 26th, 27th- “Noises Off” student led play(see below for details)
June 8th-13th- Final Exams (Make-ups on 6/14) Click here for schedule
June 9th- Senior BBQ @ 12:00PM in the Courtyard (after final rehearsal)
June 10th – Stowe High Graduation (starts at 11:00am)
June 14th – Last Day of School (anticipated)
“Noises Off” student production!
Stowe High School students present “Noises Off” by English playwright Michael Frayn. Brimming with slapstick comedy, “Noises Off” is a delightful backstage farce.
This production is a completely student-run endeavor, conceived and directed by Stowe High School seniors Evan Reichelt and Kenan Griffith, with a cast of nine charming, witty, and energetic players. Please come out to support our students and our schools, and treat yourself to an evening of entertainment!
May 25, 26, and 27 at 7:00pm at the Stowe High School Auditorium.
Purchase tickets at the door – $5 each.
This is a one act performance, no intermission. Some adult language, not appropriate for young children.
SCHOOL COUNSELING CORNER
We have lots of information to share. Please peruse through all of the topics. Be sure to keep following your grade level checklists…contact us with any questions! – Zach Falls, Lauren Conti, Patti Tomashot, Mary Rathbun
FROM THE DESK OF TIM ALBERTSON
I hope you had a great weekend. We have a big week this week in the athletics world. Many of the teams will be celebrating their Seniors and wrapping up the regular season. The tennis players will have their Singles and Doubles Tournaments starting on Thursday. The boys will be playing at Leddy Park and the Girls will be at Burlington Tennis Club.
Please come out and support our teams and Seniors.
Lastly, We will be sending out an email this week regarding All Sports for the 2023-24 School Year.
Have a great week!!
Herren Talks assembly
On May 24th, former NBA player Chris Herren will visit SMHS to share his story about drug addiction and the perils of substance use. If you would like to hear more about his journey, view this video.
In our area, there are 89 households (109 adults and 47 children) who are experiencing or at risk of experiencing homelessness. 54 households are experiencing literal homelessness: general assistance program, in a tent, on street, in a vehicle, or in temporary shelter.
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Addressing Poverty in Lamoille: An Interfaith Teach In + Fundraiser
- Saturday, June 3rd
- 6-8 PM
- In Person: Blessed Sacrament Church (728 Mountain Road, Stowe)
- Virtual option
Anxiety therapy group: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) is a proven way to treat anxiety by helping us get out of our heads and into our lives.
- For adults 18+ who experience anxiety as their primary issue or mental health challenge.
- 8-week, in-person-only group
- Mondays at noon (starting June 12) at Lamoille Health Partners, Morrisville,
Virtual roundtable conversation on supporting youth vaping cessation: talk about local strategies, challenges, and successes related to youth vaping cessation.
- 5/23 3:30-4:30 PM on Zoom.
- Video of February meeting
BBQ, Ribs and Shrimp + Tacos to raise funds for Heifer Project International and a gift of a Farm animal plus Garden Seeds for a Johnson area resident.
- United Church of Johnson
- 6/3, 3-7 pm.
- Piñata, bingo, yard games