Greetings Stowe Middle School Families,

This week has continued to be a busy week full of learning and special events! Our sixth graders had the opportunity to not only hear from the Northern Bronze Handbell Ensemble but got to play the handbells!  They learned that these bells are made from melting tin and copper together to make an alloy and that each bell costs about $250.00.  Ask your sixth grader what else they learned and what songs they got to play! 

Eighth graders participated in two meaningful presentations this past week. On Tuesday, they met with a panel of high school students to learn more about the high school experience at SHS. I was impressed not only with the questions that were posed but by the honest and direct responses given by our high schoolers. They imparted such wisdom to our students and with such maturity and candor.

 On Wednesday they had the opportunity to hear a very special guest speaker, Chris Herren, who spoke to students in grades 8-12 about his experience with addiction and how it impacted his life and his NBA career. He shared what young people should know about decision making and the impact of their decisions. Audience attention was phenomenal and the message was impactful.

There is no school on Monday 5/29 due to Memorial Day.

Community Announcements:

Working Communities Challenge:

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,
  • 802-888-8320

Virtual roundtable conversation on supporting youth vaping cessation: talk about local strategies, challenges, and successes related to youth vaping cessation.

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

UVM 4-H Extension Summer Camp Opportunities:

And join us for our Summer of Science! There are lots of amazing workshops that you can take.

Workshops are FREE but registration is required.  Click here to register

Most workshops are open to youth entering grades 7-12 in the Fall but there are a few exceptions as noted.

June 23: Learn About Lake Champlain on a Floating Classroom

June 27: Flow Cytometry
June 28: Plant and Fungi Ecology and Evolution
July 6: Build a Rocket (Part 1 of 2) entering grades 9-12
July 10: Biomimicry
July 12: Learn About Forest Ecology
July 14-16: Natural Resources Management Academy entering grades 7-10 ** Note: NRMA has its own registration –
click here
July 17: Special Conference/Youth Day: Stem Cells, Cell Therapy and Bioengineering in Lung Biology and Disease entering grades 8-12 ** Note: there is a separate registration to attend this Youth Day – click here
July 18: Learn About Brain Connections with Neuronify
July 21: Microbe Detectives
July 24-28: Science Exploration Camp entering grades 6-8
July 27: Build a Rocket (Part 2 of 2) entering grades 9-12
July 31- August 4: Morning Cup of Code entering grades 5-12
August 4: Brain Lab
August 6: Nature Awareness and Ecological Restoration

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