Saturday, December 7, 2013

Dec 8

Upcoming Dates of Note  
  • Cinderella on stage at CBMS!  Tuesday, Dec 10th and Wednesday, Dec 11th- 6:30PM ($3 per student, $8 per adult)
  • WDSD School Board meeting- Tuesday, Dec 10th, 6PM in the CBMS Library
  • Early Release Day - Wednesday, Dec 11th  (Please note that Harwood students do not have school on this day, but TBPS and CBMS have school as normal on an Early Release Day until our 11:50AM dismissal)
  • Grades 7/8 Dance @ CBMS- Friday, Dec 13- 7-9PM
  • Trapp's Cross Country Ski Program begins- Thursday, Dec 19th
  • School Break- Dec 23rd - January 1 (school resumes on January 2)
  • Stowe Ski/Ride Program begins- Wednesday, January 8th

Winter Fencing at CBMS starts on December 12th....see the E-Community Bulletin Board for details!

Tuesday, December 17th @ HUHS- 6PM- Supporting our Youth Series: The Hungry Heart  Come join your community for a presentation of a film about prescription drug addiction in Vermont.  This will follow the same presentation held at the school during the day and will provide a nice opportunity to dialogue with your children around this shared experience. Panel discussion will include the film's director, Bess O'Brien and cast members in recovery. This film has gotten rave reviews from other schools and communities who have viewed and held similar discussions. 

Music Offers a Boost to Education in Low-SES Environments, By Kayt Sukel  December 02, 2013

Socioeconomic status (SES), the standardized measure of a person’s social and economic standing as it relates to others, has long been correlated with cognitive and educational outcomes. A child raised in a lower SES household is more likely to show more diminished abilities in language, memory, and cognitive development than his or her higher-SES peers. For decades, educators have looked for different interventions that might offset this disadvantage—including music programs. Now, researchers at Northwestern University have demonstrated that just two years of musical training in high school may offer some assistance.  See the full story by clicking here.  

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