Friday, December 30, 2016

Dec 30

Proficiency-based Grading and Reporting Forum​ - Thursday, January 5th. 6-7:30pm in the HUHS Auditorium. The focus of the forum will be grading and reporting​, and ​will include a presentation by ​CBMS Principal Tom Drake, Harwood Union Co-Principal Amy Rex, and Director of Curriculum Sheila Soule.​ The forum will include a presentation that explains the new progress report card, and general information of student-centered learning and grading and reporting. This will be followed by a period of question and answer.

Looking for skate donations!  There is a bin in the CBMS lobby if you have any skates going unused in your house.  The CBMS skating rink should be ready to go within the next two weeks, cold weather depending.  

Staffing Update- Matt Avery is taking over the band reins from Dan Liptak beginning Jan 3rd.  Dan will be on a paternity leave until Town Meeting Day.  Matt can be reached at 

After-school snowshoeing and backcountry skiing groups.  E-Community Bulletin Board has the info - Click here for details.  

Ponderable:  “For a lot of kids, the classroom is a social minefield. When kids are entering middle and high school, the idea of what it means to be cool or popular is changing…putting forth effort is a really vulnerable thing.” Sarah Kiefer, from “The Ins and Outs of Academic Help Seeking” by Sarah McKibben in Education Update, December 2016.

Upcoming Dates of Note 
  • Jan 3- School resumes
  • Jan 4- Stowe Ski-Ride program begins - details here
  • Jan 4- HUUSD Board meeting- 6pm- HUHS Library - relevant documents can be accessed here
  • Jan 5- Proficiency-based Grading & Reporting Forum- 6-7:30pm in the HUHS auditorium
  • Jan 11- CBMS PTO meeting- 6:30pm in the CBMS Library 
  • Jan 11- HUUSD Board meeting- 6pm- HUHS Library - relevant documents can be accessed here
  • Jan 12- PTO parent presentation- Safe Technology- 5:30- CBMS Library 
  • Jan 16- MLK, Jr Day- No School for Students today 
  • Jan 20- Grades 7/8 Dance @ HUMS- 7-9pm 
  • Jan 25- HUUSD Board meeting- 6pm- HUHS Library - relevant documents can be accessed here

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