Download: Harwood Newsletter Nov 17-22 With Calendar

Harwood Three Week Calendar Nov 17 -Dec 6

Important Upcoming Dates:

Waitsfield Ski & Skate Sale: Nov. 15 & 16, 9am – 3pm Waitsfield Elementary School

New and used clothing and equipment for winter sports lovers of all ages.

Consign your gear!  Consignment drop off – Friday, Nov. 14, 4-7pm. Find us on Facebook


MS & HS Winter Sports Practices:

Most HS and MS Winter Sport Practices start Monday Nov 17. Students cannot participate until you have signed up online, and have a current physical and any previous season’s uniform turned in. Schedules will be available online at But see below for first practice days and times

Listed below are the start dates and times for MS and HS practices.  Check out the calendar for the rest! Practice schedule for the FIRST practice:

Monday November 17

  • MS Girls Basketball 3:00-4:00
  • Wrestling: 3:00-5:00
  • HS Girls Basketball: 3:00-6:00
  • MS Gymnastics (@CVGA) 3:15-4:45
  • Boys Hockey 3:30-4:30
  • MS Boys Basketball: 4:00-5:20*
  • Girls Hockey 4:30-5:30
  • 9th-10th grade Boys Basketball: 6:00-7:30
  • 11th & 12th Grade Boys Basketball 7:00-9:00
  • HS Gymnastics (@CVGA): 6:30-8:30

Tuesday November 18

  • HS Alpine: 3:00-4:30

Monday December 1

  • Middle School and HS Nordic Ski: 3:00-4:30

*MS Boys Basketball: Please note that due to a coach scheduling conflict, 7th grade and 8th grade boys basketball will have to practice in the later slot (4:00 or later) on some days. Students will be able to catch the 5:30 late bus, and will need to stay in the cafeteria until their practice time. We apologize for any inconvenience.


Technology in Education at Harwood Union

On Thursday, November 6th Harwood Union’s Science teacher, Kristi McKnight presented at the Tennessee’s Technology in Education conference.  As a member of the Harwood 9th Grade Community, Kristi and others are utilizing the Learning Management System, Schoology, to support students’ transition to grade 9.  Schoology is an online learning, classroom management, and social networking platform that improves learning through better communication, collaboration, and increased access to curriculum and supplemental content.  Check out the video below to learn more!

Kristi presenting on the use of Schoology

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John Downes of the Tarrant Institute for Technology in Education tweeting about Kristi’s presentation:

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From Amy Rex:

In “Inventions”, I was introduced to celestial navigation.  Students are currently immersed in the history of celestial navigation, the tools of the trade – sextants, and how to use them as well as understanding the design and function of Caravels.  Students were then charged with designing their own Caravel.  It began with pencil and paper sketches and then, with a focus on parts to solid, they used the program Sketch Up.

Sketch up:

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When students completed their Sketch Up, they transferred the data to a compatible program, which in this case is “a repetier host”.  After additional adjustments, the student “prints” their design using a 3D printer.  Based on scale interpretation and other factors related to floatation and navigation, the “printed” prototype can then be assessed for form and function.


Repetier Host:

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3D Printer and the Final Product:

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Yearbook and Project Grad Quick Notes:

Yearbooks!  Don’t forget to buy a yearbook.  Sales can be made online, or see Nancy in the front office for a form.

Ben & Jerry’s Project Graduation Fundraiser.  Wednesday, November 19, from 3:00 until 6:00, a percentage of sales at Ben & Jerry’s will be donated to Project Graduation 2015.  Many of the HUHS senior scoopers and their friends will be dishing out ice cream.  Please plan to come, have a treat, and benefit Project Graduation.  Spread the word to friends and family!  We look forward to seeing you!

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Student Notices


Here at MRV TV we are in need of a few winter sport season videographers who are 16 & over, with transportation for camera pick up in Waitsfield.

We want coverage of home hockey and basketball games. We pay S12 an hour to start with a short training. If interested contact us at to set up a time to come by to see what it involves.

American Legion Oratorical Contest

NOW is the time to consider participating in the American Legion(AL) Oratorical Contest, a Constitutional Speech competition.

Vermont Department winner receives $1000. 00 award; National winner, top  3, receive scholarship of $18,000, $16,000 and $14,000 respectively 
   All other national participants receive $1500 to $3000    

Competition begins in the local school.  The student must be prepared for the first contest held at a local American Legion post in January.  The local post winner competes in a District 3 Contest tentatively planned for February 2015.  The district winner goes on to a state level contest to be held March 7, 2015 in Vergennes, VT. There are 5 districts in Vermont. You will find vital information about the program at  On the left side of the screen is Info Center. You will find contest information there. Applications are also available in the School Counseling Office


Sophomores: Class of 2017


Place:  Vermont Technical Center

Date of Conference:  May 21-24, 2015

HOBY is the nation’s foremost youth leadership development organization.  Its mission is to inspire and develop our global community of youth and volunteers to a life dedicated to leadership, service and innovation.


Submit an Essay:  In 100-250 words, describe the most rewarding and challenging aspect of being a leader in your school and community.

Return application, the Essay and a resume to the School Counseling office no later than Tuesday, November 25, 2014. Only one (1) sophomore student will be eligible to attend, plus an alternate. Any questions see your school counselor.


Spring 2015 Lacrosse Registration

Registration for Spring Mad River Lacrosse and Waterbury Lacrosse is now open and closes on November 30, 2014.   Space permitting, registration thereafter includes late fees!

For more information and to register please visit