|Weekly Update: September 22, 2014||09/20/14|
School Picture Day
School picture day is Wednesday, October 1, for all grades. Packets will be given to students the week of September 22. Please call Nancy Myrto at 244-5186 ext. 0 with questions.
Harwood Union Open House
Open House. For 90 minutes, parents took the opportunity to experience ‘a day in the life’ of their student at Harwood Union. Beginning with TA (teacher advisory), parents walked through their student’s schedule spending 10 minutes in each class. Parents were able to meet their students’ teachers and glean an understanding of the course content and structure.
The Harwood Union Administration would like to thank parents for taking the time to attend, and to extend a special appreciation to our teachers for providing a welcoming and informative experience for our parents. We would also like to acknowledge our Food and Facilities Service for supporting this event by providing snacks and extra care in ensuring our building was cleaned prior to the start of Open House.
For parents who were unable to attend, and who have questions about their student’s academic experience, please do not hesitate to contact either your child’s school counselor and/or teachers to make a connection.
Important upcoming dates:
October 28: Middle School Winter Sports Meeting
Interested in working out after school?
If you are interested, you must see or email Brian McCarthy (email@example.com ), or Suedu (firstname.lastname@example.org) to get on the list. This is limited to 15 students per session. If we get more than 15 interested, we will offer two 1 hour sessions.
Several Harwood student-athletes are playing football with U-32 as part of our cooperative program. You can now find all the games on the Harwood calendar, as well as the Weekly newsletter.
U-32, lead by Harwood Junior Matt Greene at quarterback, upset previously unbeaten Woodstock last weekend. Greene was named player of the week by ABC/Fox 44. Check out the interview at the link below!
Principles in Vermont Education
Community is the cornerstone of Vermont public education. In a district that serves multiple towns across a 50 mile radius, it can be a challenge to create conditions that bridge the unique characteristics of each town. As the educational institution that serves this district, Harwood Union is one of the threads that connect our six sending towns. To that end, Harwood is committed to unifying our six communities toward a common goal; a quality education for every student.
In order to promote an understanding of Harwood Union – the educational center of our communities, I have created a blog – Principles in Vermont Education. The purpose of my blog is twofold:
I recently wrote a post that explains the Personal Learning Plan work that has been happening at Harwood since we received the Flexible Pathways grant from the Agency of Education last spring. The link to the blog is http://arexvermont.wordpress.com
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Athletic and Activity Registration
This year, all students participating in any Harwood co-curricular activities (i.e. sports, Musical, clubs, Partners club, etc) will need to register online through FamilyID.com
Please note: Winter sports will start November 17. Registration for WINTER SPORTS is now open. Sign up now!
Click here for information on how to sign up for co-curricular activities. Families will only have to register once, and then can pick the programs for their children are interested in!
Student Employment Opportunity
MRV TV is looking for students to film Harwood home games, both soccer and field hockey. We pay approx. $12 hr., and will train, but kids need to have transportation to games and the studio here in Waitsfield for equipment pick-up. Email us at email@example.com if interested.
VFW – Voice of Democracy Competition
Why Veterans are Important to our Nation’s History and Future
DEADLINE: November 1, 2014
All students in grades 9-12 can apply. We want to reach as many patriotic students as possible to compete for the grand prize: $30,000 paid directly to the American college, university or vocational/technical school of their choice!
If interested, applications are available in the School Counseling Office. Or visit their website at: www.vfw.org.