Harwood Newsletter Nov 23-Dec 5 With Calendar

Harwood Three Week Calendar November 23-Dec 12

Important Upcoming Dates


Tuesday, NOVEMBER 24, 2015


Please Note: the next Weekly Newsletter will be sent December 4th.

Thanksgiving Break


Tuesday, November 24 – Sunday, November 29, 2015

On behalf of the Harwood Union Administration and Faculty and Staff, we would like to wish everyone a very Happy Thanksgiving. Whether staying at home or traveling, enjoying a quiet gathering or a large one, spending it with family and/or friends, may your holiday be a time of relaxation and joy; warmth and safety; and filled with gratitude for all the wonders – great and small.


National Honor Society Induction

On Sunday, November 15th, the Senior members of the 2015/16 Harwood National Honor Society inducted 30 new members into their chapter.  The ceremony began with a beautiful piano solo by Harrison Russell followed by an inspirational welcome by Co-Principal Atwood. Newly elected Co-Presidents, Alexa Widschwenter and Ben Read then presided over the induction.  After an overview of the four pillars – scholarship, leadership, service and character, the current Harwood chapter members inducted each new member with a personal introduction that included the qualities and achievements that made the individual deserving of acceptance. The ceremony closed with a moment of silence for Paris.



Greg Shepler – National LifeChanger of the Year Award

Greg Shepler, Psychology, World History, and Street Law teacher at Harwood Union High School, has been nominated for the 2015-2016 national LifeChanger of the Year award.

Sponsored by the National Life Group Foundation, the LifeChanger of the Year program recognizes and rewards the very best K-12 public and private school educators and employees across the United States who are making a difference in the lives of students by exemplifying excellence, positive influence and leadership.


Shepler cares about fostering independence in all of his students, and is often at school until late in the evening, working with students on long-term assignments and projects. As a historian, he is well-versed in Harwood Union High School history, and he is always a leader in orientation activities for new students “His unwavering adherence to ethics invariably allows him to develop relationships of trust and cooperation with students who often find these qualities difficult to express” said Jeff Ogden who nominated Greg.  Students and colleagues have unconditional respect for Shepler as an educator, individual and member of the Harwood community.

Each school year, the LifeChanger of the Year program receives hundreds of nominations. For 2015-2016, a total of 16 winners will be chosen by the selection committee to receive cash awards that are split between the individual winner and their school. The national Grand Prize award is $10,000. The top five winners will also be honored at a national awards ceremony. Winners will be announced in spring 2016.


Sophomore Class Holiday Tree & Wreath Sale / Benefit

The Sophomore Class will be selling holiday trees and wreaths

@ Lareau Farm/American Flatbread

Rt. 100 in Waitsfield, VT

Friday – Saturday,

  • Dec. 4th, 5th, 6th
  • Dec. 11th, 12th, 13th
  • Dec. 18th, 19th, 20th (till trees are gone)

$20-$50/tree, $25/wreath

Please come and buy a premium Balsam tree to benefit the Class of 2018!!


Vermont History Through Song

Sunday November 22 at 3pm at the Moretown Town Hall.

The Moretown Historical Society and the Moretown Memorial Library will host “Vermont History Through Song”, a Vermont Humanities Council sponsored event, at the Moretown Town Hall, Sunday November 22 at 3 pm.

Singer Linda Radtke, joined by pianist Arthur Zorn, will bring Vermont history to life with engaging commentary about the songs found in the Vermont Historical Society’s collection of sheet

music. Dressed in period costume and using the music Vermonters published and sang in their communities, Ms. Radtke will guide listeners through Vermont’s history, from the earliest published song, “Green Mountain Farmer” (1798), through 1850 temperance ballads and Civil War era songs, to songs about Vermonters Calvin Coolidge, Thomas Dewey, and Jim Fisk.

The performance is free and open to the public.


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Seniors and Senior Parents/Guardians

Cap & gown and graduation announcements need to be ordered by December 15; and the form indicating how the student’s name will appear on their diploma is due December 1 (extra forms are available in the front office).

Yearbook sales and student recognition ads can be ordered by visiting the Jostens website with a deadline of January 20, 2016.  Please contact Nancy Myrto with any additional questions or concerns.


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! Harwood Online Store

Harwood Athletic & Activities Registration

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