Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Vergennes FFA Competes at the Big E

Vergennes FFA’s farm business and milk quality teams represented Vermont in competition against other northeastern states, Virginia, and Ohio on Saturday September 17th at the Big E in Springfield, Massachusetts. Both teams worked hard, but the competition was challenging. Congratulations to Cody De Vries for earning 7th place individually in the Milk Quality competition! It was a great experience for all who attended. Congratulations Vergennes FFA!

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Join Us September 21st For Two Wonderful Events at VUHS

Back to School Night is Wednesday, September 21st from 6:00 to 8:00pm. Please join us for our 6th annual back-to-school night. See the school, meet with teachers, see what opportunities are available for parents and students, and have your questions answered. We hope you can join us for the entire evening, but you’re welcome to attend for any part of the two hours as well. Go to this document for more details, including schedules!

Peace One Day Celebration at VUHS
September 21st
9:45 - 11:00 am
Behind the high school near the varsity soccer field.
Everyone is welcome.

Monday, September 5, 2016

A Great Start to the 2016-2017 School Year at VUHS

We've had a great start to the school year at VUHS. Walden completed their first trip of the year. Peace One Day planning is in full swing (join us on Wednesday September 21st to celebrate), Team Phoenix opened their 8th grade year at Kingsland Bay (see this video by Language Arts teacher, Meghan McGrath), and some learning has already happened (even if students won't admit it). Stay tuned for more to come.

Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Varsity Girls Soccer Players Help Plant New VUHS Garden

Thank you to Caroline, Shay, Kaitlyn, Lexi, and Breanna for helping plant our four new garden beds at VUHS. Michael Johnston, parent and community member, has been instrumental in establishing the beginning of a community garden at VUHS this summer. We look forward to "growing" this project in the future to provide food directly to our cafeteria and incorporate it into the curriculum. This year we hope to have carrots, leeks, tomatoes, and basil for school lunches. Thanks girls, Michael, and all the businesses that have donated materials or provided them at a significantly reduced cost...Aubuchon's, Greenhaven Gardens, Gardener's Supply. See some pictures here.


Saturday, July 16, 2016

VUHS Student in WCAX Story about Governor's Institute for Engineering

Ben Clark, VUHS Sophomore, is featured in a WCAX story about the work and learning that happened at the Vermont Governor's Institute for Engineering at UVM this past week. Check out "Young VT Engineering Minds Tested at UVM" here. Congrats Ben! Thanks for representing VUHS so well. For more info on the Governor's Institutes, check out www.giv.org. Great opportunities for students.

Sunday, June 5, 2016

Team Phoenix Good Intention Convention & Student Genius Hour Reflections

All year students have engaged in a number of challenges during weekly Genius Hour time. From building with recycled materials to coding to planning a vacation on a budget, students have had different opportunities to try new things and be creative. 

You may have heard that our final Genius Hour challenge to students was to do something to make the world better. Students came up with a variety of ways to accomplish this. One group asked students to write kind notes to their classmates which they then delivered anonymously. Other groups are raising money for various organizations: the John Graham Shelter and Homeward Bound, etc. We also have groups who are using their expertise to teach others about things like engines and circuits.

Everyone is invited to the culmination of this particular challenge and our first year of this Genius Hour experiment. We are ending this challenge with a Good Intention Convention where students will show off the work they did for this challenge and explain who and how they've helped the world. We would love you to come and see what they did. The Good Intention Convention will be held from 1:45-2:15 in the VUHS Library on Wednesday, June 8th. We hope to see many of you there!

Check out this short video to learn what the students and teachers think about Team Phoenix Genius Hour.


Saturday, June 4, 2016

VUHS Middle School Students Participate in Girls on the Run 5K



Middle schoolers Lauren, Reagan, and Lexi represented VUHS Saturday June 4th at the Girls on the Run 5k at the Champlain Valley Expo. All three girls finished the race with smiles on their faces. Great job girls! Thanks also to coaches Lori Stith and Meghan McGrath for making the experience possible.