SMS Family Update – April 12, 2021

Greetings Stowe Middle School Families, Since the weather has been cooperative and beautiful lately, we have started to pilot outdoor recess activities! One sixth grade class had the opportunity to play kickball! Additionally, our educators are taking advantage of the warm weather by going outside to create their classroom space. For example, I was able to join our 7th grade science for a lab …

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SMS Update For Families – April 7, 2021

Greetings Stowe Middle School Families, To start off this week’s Family Update, I wanted to focus on safe and healthy schools. Last week, Stowe Middle High School completed our bimonthly fire drill. Prior to the fire drill our educators review a mini lesson plan to help students identify safe and healthy exit and entry strategies. We talk about social distancing, wearing masks, listening for …

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SMS Family Update – March 29, 2021

Greetings Stowe Middle School Families, We are working hard behind the scenes here at Stowe Middle School to bring back our annual events in an attempt to return to and show ‘normalcy’. From my perspective, this is a good thing. Some of the students I had lunch with had mixed feelings. How could that be? Well, the first annual event is our upcoming Smarter …

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SMS Family Update – March 22, 2021

Greetings Stowe Middle School Families, Thank you for participating in our virtual parent-teacher conferences last week. Your participation in your child’s education is instrumental in their success. We thank you for attending. One of the questions that came up was around opportunities in mathematics at Stowe Middle School during the pandemic and beyond. I appreciate parents who reached out directly to me with their …

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SMS Family Letter – March 18, 2021

Greetings, Today, I write to you from the viewpoint of a parent and educator. I often share with school families that I wear three hats: one of a parent, one of an educator and one of a principal. Many of you have heard stories of my two daughters, Ella and Maya. Like you, I care deeply about their world, safety and education. Few of …

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SMS Update For Families – March 15, 2021

Greetings Stowe Middle School Families, A year ago tomorrow, Governor Phil Scott said at his press conference, “this is a moment of service for all of us. Including educators.” This line has been in my daily morning memo to Stowe Middle School faculty and staff for a year. This has been my mindset as your school’s principal that we are here to serve for …

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SMS Family Update – March 8, 2021

Greetings Stowe Middle School Families, There is excitement this week at Stowe Middle School because we are planning for Parent Teacher Conferences, the likelihood of more in-person instruction, middle to high school transitions and an exciting parent event on Tuesday night. First our parent teacher conferences are fast approaching! We will host parent conferences via Google MEET or by a phone call made to …

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Parent Event March 9 – Racism, Antiracism and You!

You’re invited to our VIRTUAL Parent Event – Racism, Antiracism and You! on Tuesday, March 9th! Participants will learn how Lamoille South educators are taking steps in creating anti-racist classrooms and curriculums. You’ll have the opportunity to learn, practice, and understand strategies that educators are using to teach students about race, social identities, and racism. After the session, participants will have access to a …

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SMS Update for Families – February 19, 2021

Greetings Stowe Middle School Families, As your families enjoy your February break, I would like to provide you with our schedule for March 3rd. As a reminder, March 3 is both our first day after break and a remote Wednesday. We used parent, student and educator feedback to provide the schedule below. Here is a printable ‘overview’ draft schedule for March 3rd. Teachers will …

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SMS Family Update – February 17, 2021

Greetings Stowe Middle School Families, I wanted to thank all of the parents, students and educators for making our pivot from a snow day to a remote learning day successful! Our educators overwhelmingly appreciated having the advance warning the night before to prepare for their remote day. I recently reviewed parent, student and educator feedback from yesterday. Here is a sampling of parent feedback: …

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