Thursday, March 16, 2017

March 17

For your calendar consideration- the unexpected Snow Days this week have caused us to re-think the dates of Spring Conferences.  Stay tuned for details!

7th and 8th Grade Career Fair- do you have a career to share?! On Tuesday, April 4th from 8-noon CBMS and HUMS will be hosting our biennial career fair at Harwood.  The career fair will target middle school students who are just beginning to think about how their education relates to real life opportunities.  We are gathering interested state and local business and industry leaders, service providers, artists, scientists, politicians, athletes, farmers, journalists and others to present information about their fields and places of work.  We would love to have you attend and share information about your particular career! For more details, click here.

Velocity Program for MS Boys - The Velocity after-school program for boys starts April 27 and will tentatively run on six consecutive Thursdays from 2:30-4:30. The program costs $60 per child, and some scholarship money may be available upon request. More information about the program can be found here.  Registration can be completed using this link.  If you prefer a paper copy of the registration form, or if you have questions, please contact Dan Gratton, the CBMS Velocity mentor - or 244-6100 x2422. The Velocity program is limited to 20 participants, on a first-come/first served basis.

2017 Harwood Boys and Girls Summer Basketball Camps- click here

Calling all ballplayers! Registration is NOW open for Clyde Whittemore Little League. We are looking for players ages 9 through 12 to play both baseball and softball. You can register online at through April 1st. Sign up now and you can join in on all the Spring Training fun! You can send any questions to 

8th Grade Parents (this was e-mailed to your 8th grader's CBMS account as well) Each year, the American Legion sponsors awards that are handed out at the 8th Grade Recognition Assembly. The application for these awards require written essays, with a deadline for submission of June 2nd. Details can be found on this document.

The Waterbury Rec is ramping up offering for Middle Schoolers, with a cool summer camp and more!  Click here for more information.  

Technology and Behavior: Benefits and Detriments of the Online World- Thursday, March 30th at 7PM in the HUHS Auditorium

Harwood Union is pleased to host a presentation designed to support parents in understanding popular technology and social media usage by today’s youth and potential benefits and detriments. This presentation will share actionable steps that help parents and their children avoid many of the missteps and mistakes made by students in the world of technology.  Andrew W. Donofrio was a leading computer forensics examiner with 25 years of Law Enforcement experience and 17 years in the field of computer investigations, forensics, IT security and penetration testing. He has conducted countless computer and cyber investigations, particularly the exploitation of children through technology.

Topics will include the following:
• Computer, Tablet, Cell Phone Usage: Benefits and Detriments
• Unhealthy Online Social Connections and Risky Behavior
• Sexting: Awareness, Prevention, Response
• Sexual Pred​ators Online
• Bullying: Awareness, Prevention, Response
• Recognizing Violent Risk Taking Behavior
• Impaired Driving: Texting/Under the Influence
• Speaking to Our Kids about the Potential Fallout
• Monitoring Our Children’s Technology Usage

Updated Fencing class info on the E-Community Bulletin Board - click here to access.

Hunger Mountain Children’s Center Open House - Saturday March 25 - Hunger Mountain Children’s Center hosts an Open House Saturday 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. to celebrate its recent return to 123 South Main Street in downtown Waterbury after being displaced by Tropical Storm Irene. The entire community is invited to the open house, particularly neighbors, alumni, and prospective families. There will be tours, refreshments, a silent auction and raffle. The center is also kicking off a special project to create a “Giving Tree” in the center’s main entryway. Executive Director Amanda Olney describes it as “a whimsical tribute to the growth our children achieve while at HMCC.” It will feature gold leaves etched with names of contributors. Hunger Mountain is Waterbury’s largest and oldest state-licensed child care and preschool. Last month, it reopened at its longtime home in Waterbury village that was expanded and reconstructed in 2016 with the help of a $1.3 million federal disaster recovery grant. The non-profit child care and preschool cares for children age six weeks through preschool. The new facility has allowed HMCC to expand its capacity from 45 to 65 children per day.

Upcoming Dates of Note
  • 2Day- Odyssey of the Mind Assembly- 1:45-2:30- Cougar Cafetorium 
  • March 18- Jr. Iron Chef competition at Champlain Valley Expo. Isabelle Morse, Ellet Merriman & Emily Bryant are the CBMS Jr. Iron Chef team this year! They compete this Saturday at the Essex Fairgrounds, with the cooking happening from 1:15-2:45, and the awards ceremony at 3:45. 
  • March 18- Odyssey of the Mind state tournament at CVU High School- Team Rosters and Schedules are here, Problem descriptions are here.
  • March 20, 21- Titan's Julius Caesar on stage- 5:30pm- Cougar Cafetorium 
  • March 22- HUUSD Board meeting- 6pm- HUHS Library 
  • March 24- No School today 
  • March 27- No School for students today, Inservice day for staff 
  • March 28- CBMS/HUMS select band (grades 7/8) plays at VMEA Festival- S. Burlington High School

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