Notice: The Harwood Union School Board of Directors are Warning the HU Graduation Requirements Policy (G12) and the HIV-STI Prevention Policy. Both of these policies will be read for adoption at the February 18, 2015 School Board meeting.

NoticeWarning of Annual Meeting of Harwood Union High School District #19:  March 2, 2015


Download Harwood Newsletter Jan 26-31 With Calendar

Harwood Two Week Calendar Jan 26-Feb 7

Harwood Community:

Communicating School Redesign:

How has the world changed since you were in high school?  What implications should that have for school today?

 As we set out to improve the Harwood community, our most important goal is to develop all students’ talents, so that a diversity of skills is available to enrich our collective future. In our ever-changing world, we have many roles to preserve and even more to discover.

Therefore…  Read More and Respond to the Question by following the link.

The post is a collaborative communiqué by students Cole Lavoie, Sophia Minter and Alexa Widschwenter; teachers Ellen Berrings and Marcus Grace; and Co-Principal, Amy Rex.

Harwood Hall of Fame:

The Harwood Hall of Fame Committee is looking for nominations!  Click here for information about submitting names to the committee!

Harwood Spotlight:

2014 National Honor Society Induction:

On Sunday, January 11th, the Harwood National Honor Society inducted 33 new members.  Students were selected using very stringent criteria that included each applicant demonstrating aptitude in the National Honor Society’s four pillars: scholarship; leadership; service; and character.

National Honor Society Co-Presidents, Chase Fortier and Jacob Palmerio presided over the ceremony, which took place in the auditorium. After the lighting of the candles, an overview of the four pillars was provided. The new members were then welcomed one by one by an existing member who shared personal examples of their academic excellence, community contributions, leadership and character.  Harrison Russell played a beautiful piano solo, and the ceremony concluded with a choral read of the National Honor Society pledge.


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Student Notices

Spring Sports will be Starting Soon

Registrations will be online through FamilyID, and Spring Sport registrations will open February 9th.  More info on how to sign up will be in upcoming newsletters.

 2015 – 2016 Course Registration

With the current school more than halfway completed, it’s time to begin thinking about course registration for the next school year.

The School Counselors will begin the course registration process by meeting with each class approximately one week prior to the beginning of their course registration time frame, and will also meet with each student individually to choose courses beginning.

The time frame for registration for each class is as follows:

  • Class of 2015 – February 16 through March 6 (Program of Studies review – February 11)
  • Class of 2016 – March 9 through March 23  (Program of Studies review – February 18)
  • Class of 2017 – March 24 through April 3  (Program of Studies review – March 4)
  • Class of 2018 – More information will be come directly from the Middle School Counselors

More detailed information will be available for each class as the school year progresses.

SAT Prep Course

This spring, Harwood will again offer two sessions of the brief-term SAT prep course that has run for many years.  The course will meet one afternoon per week, for five weeks, for a total of approximately 15 hours. Designed to provide a brief overview of all areas of the SAT, including math, reading comprehension, grammar, and practice essay writing, the course will introduce students to test-taking strategies, typical test question format, and general tips for success.

Each student will receive a Cambridge Educational Services Testprep textbook to keep, which includes many practice tests. The spring sessions are scheduled especially for current Juniors planning to test in May or June, 2015, but any student is welcome.

If you have any interest in this course, call Monique Lafley 882-1115.   Registration forms are available in the Guidance Office. There are limited slots. The cost of the course is $175.00, and includes the text. Some financial assistance is available for families with need.

The class meets from 3:00-5:20 each day, so students can take the late bus afterward.

Session I    Mondays, March 16, 23, 30 and April 6 and 13

Session II   Mondays, April 27, May 4, 11,18, and Tuesday, May 26 (due to Memorial Day)


From the School Counselors’ Office: VTC Events:

April 10th (Friday) STEM – (science/technology/engineering/math)

Mini Bridge (Popsicle Stick) Building Competition – and Crushing! Vermont Tech – Randolph Center (Environmental and Civil Engineering/Architecture)

Brand new event….Teams of 4-6 students compete with Popsicle stick built bridges – judging based on aesthetics, originality of design, presentation, ultimate load carrying capacity, and predicted failure point (prizes! For both High School and Middle School Winning Teams).  Contact: Laurel Butler – or John Diebold –

May 1st (Friday) -“Try a Major Day” Vermont Tech – Randolph Center Campus – 9:00am – 1:30pm – for high school/career tech students

Designed to let students experience first-hand “try-out” Vermont Tech’s program majors alongside current students.  (Please note: individual and group registrations begin March 2015). To hold space for groups in advance – Contact:  Laurel Butler –

June 22 – 26th (Monday – Friday) Rosie’s Girls Leadership Overnight Camp Vermont Tech Randolph Center Campus for girls entering- 9th and 10th grades (fall 2015)

Brand new summer residential camp presented by Vermont Tech that helps build strong, powerful, confident young women through hands-on exploration of STEM (science/technology/engineering/math) activities and the skilled trades; followed by a six month/year-long mentorship program. (Modeled after Rosie’s Girls Day Camps by the Vermont Works for Women (VWW): – or Contact: Laurel Butler-

July 6 – 12th (Monday – Sunday) – Governor’s Institutes of Vermont (GIV)– Entrepreneurship – hosted and co-sponsored by Vermont Tech – Randolph Center Campus (2nd summer)

A residential institute for students who are full of ideas, inventions, and potential business ideas. They’ll learn what it takes to turn those ideas into reality, change the world with their ideas, identify the strengths that will ignite their entrepreneurial potential, practice skills that every business owner needs with other budding entrepreneurs (and new friends!) from all over the state. Led by experienced and professional business leaders – educators passionate about entrepreneurship – who believe that developing an “entrepreneurial mindset” is a mindset, that every student, person needs to succeed. Entrepreneurship is more than an academic discipline.  It provides a framework for a way of thinking and taking action, learning from outcomes, identifying opportunities, testing assumptions, iterating and refining ideas and then building upon potential opportunities.  – see videos from last year’s program —  or Contact: Laurel Butler @