|Weekly Update: October 5, 2015||10/03/15|
Important Upcoming Dates
Harwood building Tours
Progress Report Grades
Pearson, the company that hosts Power School has experienced significant challenges with their server this week impacting schools capacity to log onto and update and/or view grades in Power School.
Please note, that although students and parents are able to view grades anytime, the Progress Report grade will be verified and able to be viewed by 9:00 a.m., Friday, October 9, 2015.
9th Grade Team and Habits of Work
The Harwood 9th Grade Team is committed to ensuring the success of our students during one of their most difficult academic transitions. In addition, our 9th grade teachers want to equip our students with the skills and dispositions that will support their success in the ways they learn and work: with their peers (and future colleagues), with their teachers (and future supervisors), and with themselves. For each Habit of Work, the 9th Grade Team teachers collectively developed a checklist and a learning scale. These tools will be used to help students understand the attributes of each habit and how to reflect on their own growth.
The Harwood Six Habits of Work:
These Habits of Work will be specifically emphasized throughout the school year as the 9th Grade Team teachers work to develop a culture of inquiry where students and adults are active and engaged learners. Content teachers will focus on the Habits of Work by integrating relevant components into their lessons to build understanding and student capacity over the course of the year. Meanwhile, each student will set his/her own goals for growth. Quarterly, teachers and students will assess and monitor progress using the learning scales.
Ooh là là ! Breaking News
A group of Harwood students will travel to France in April 2016. The trip is now open to students in grades 9-12, whether or not they study French! We’ll visit three parts of France: Paris and its suburbs, Langres (to the east), and the Loire Valley (to the west). Students will see some of France’s most iconic sights: the Eiffel Tower, the Louvre museum, the stunning architecture of French castles and cathedrals, a guided boat tour down the River Seine, and MUCH more! Students will stay with French host families and visit a high school in Langres.
Travel dates are April 13-23, 2016.
Email Marcus Grace (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Emily Smith (email@example.com) for more information about the trip itinerary and signing up. There will be an informational meeting for students and their families on October 20 at 6pm in Room 307. The registration deadline is October 23, so please ACT QUICKLY!
Join Us! Harwood building Project
Community Input Phase
We need your input! Please get involved!
Harwood had a building study completed in the spring of 2015 by the architectural firm Truexcullins. That initial phase evaluated and assessed the current state of our facility, with input from staff, students and school board members.
In an effort to explain the need for this study and future changes to our facility, we are now moving to the second phase, which will include conversations with and input from the larger Harwood Community.
To this end, Harwood will be hosting three community building/facility tours, which will be followed up by a culminating Community Forum event.
We invite and encourage your participation and involvement in the building tours and community forum. More info will be found in the coming weeks in the Harwood Weekly Newsletter
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@rexa_harwood for academic events, and general school related topics
PSAT’s will be held at Harwood on Wednesday, October 14th
Students please sign-up in the School Counseling Office. The fee is $15.00. Cash or check made payable to HUHS. Have payment with you when you sign up.
Any questions see your school counselor.
For All 9th-12 Grade Female Students
What do you want to be when you grow up?
Come find out at “Women Can Do!” – a conference promoting STEM & Trade careers. This a FREE conference on Thursday, October 15th at Vermont Technical College.
If you are interested, please pick-up a registration form in the School Counseling Office.
The registration packet needs to filled out, signed, and returned by Wednesday, September 23rd. We only have 20 spots available, so sign up today!
If you have any questions, please see your School Counselor.
Latin and Three Democracies Trip to Greece & Italy
Join us for an informational meeting to learn more about the Latin and Three Democracies trip to Greece and Italy for April 2017
The trip will run during April vacation, 2017 but discounted fares apply for students who put down a deposit of as little as 50.00 now!
For more information see Kathy Cadwell, Becky Busker or Tim Gershon
Seniors and Parents – VSAC Presents Paying for College
Tuesday, October 27th, 2015 from 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm.
Harwood Union High School Auditorium
The session is free and open to the public.
The presentation, which normally runs about one and a half to two hours, provides students and their parents with information on financial aid and other resources available to pay for college. Time is allotted for questions.
Among the topics covered are types of financial aid, ways to apply, how family contribution is calculated, how financial aid is awarded, student and parent loans, and alternative payment options.
VSAC is a public nonprofit created by the state to help Vermonters plan and pay for education or training beyond high school. VSAC administers the Vermont’s 529 college savings plan; state grants for full-time, part-time and non-degree study; public and private scholarships; and education loans. In addition, VSAC sponsors online career and college planning tools, a free lending library, and presentations aimed at helping Vermonters prepare for life after high school.
Any questions, please contact your school counselors or Monique 802-882-1115.
Harwood Launches Online Store
Harwood has teamed with Rokkitwear to provide an online store for students, friends, family, alumni and teams to order team and spirit gear. Items can be personalized, and there is no minimum order. As an added bonus, we will receive a percentage of all sales!
Check it out! Let Us Know What You Think!
All High School Boys and Girls Home Soccer games will be played at Mad River Park in Waitsfield this season.
All Middle School and JVB Boys home soccer Games will be played here at Harwood.