Thursday, December 14, 2017

Dec 15

Next Thursday, December 21st, we will be ending the day with an all-school performance by The Limes This band hails from the Cabot School, and is a 20-piece original alt-pop funk orchestra that redefines the concept of “school band.”  They played for us a few years ago, with a great response, and we are excited to once again host this fabulous group.  You can have a listen to them on this link.   

HUUSD Re-Design- position paper from HUUSD Superintendent Brigid Nease- click here

Girls on the Run's Middle School program, Heart & Sole, is returning to Crossett Brook School and we need COACHES!  At Girls on the Run, we believe that adolescents bring a lot to the table. We also know that girls at this age often sort through conflicting messages about their worth, their abilities and their value. Our new middle school program, Heart & Sole, helps girls develop the skills to tune into their own truths and to unleash their power to live confidently and joyfully.

Heart & Sole creates a positive, structured space for middle school girls to learn about themselves, explore new ideas, cultivate empathy, strengthen connections and develop life skills that will help them as they move through adolescence and beyond. Physical activity is woven through the program as a learning mechanism and a way for girls to experience goal setting and achievement. 

The 10-week Heart & Sole curriculum is rich with themes girls can relate to, addressing the whole girl—body, brain, heart, spirit and social connection—and building important life skills such as team building, developing a support system, boundary setting, asking for and providing help, and more.   The girls will culminate the season by participating in an empowering 5k event!

Heart and Sole is a spring program that starts the week of March at the end of March 19th and runs through the last week of May.  Sessions meet twice a week for 90 minutes each.  You do not need to have running experience to coach!   Please contact Melinda Anderman at for more information or to sign up.

You are invited to share your ideas with members of the HUUSD school board! Guiding topics are: what do you value most about the schools? What is missing? What are your thoughts about our adopted goals and how would you prioritize them? This forum is part of our new effort to create more occasions to listen to - and engage with – the public. It is an important opportunity to offer your thoughts to the board in this and future budget cycles, and as we do our work throughout the year.


Monday, December 18 
5:30 – 7:00 pm 
Harwood High School Library 
light snacks will be served

Note: please be on the lookout for a survey to address similar topics in the coming weeks

This year the Peace Alliance, a student run community service organization at HUHS, is working with AALV, an organization devoted to promoting equal opportunity, dignity, and self- sufficiency for refugee and immigrant individuals and families in Vermont. AALV started out as an organization to bring together a small group of new African Americans in Vermont, and over time has reached out to many other ethnic groups including Bhutanese, Burmese and Iraqi refugees. As the winter season is approaching, Peace Alliance is organizing a warm clothing drive, with all donations going to AALV. Many of the refugees come with simply the clothes on their backs, and are not equipped for Vermont’s chilly winters. We are collecting winter apparel of all sizes such as coats, fleeces, snow pants, boots, mittens, hats, and socks. We will also be taking donations of yarn, with which the refugees can knit their own hats and mittens.  There is a box for donations in the CBMS office through December.  Thank you, and Peace to you in this holiday season!

Calling all volunteers for Ski & Ride!  Sign up for Volunteer clinic at Stowe by November 9th.  Seeking at least 30 more parents, teachers, community members to chaperone our Ski & Ride Program.  Without you, this program will not exist.  Visit the Volunteer Page on our Ski & Ride website for information and the Stowe form.

Upcoming Dates of Note:
  • Dec 18- HUUSD School Board idea share- 5:30-7pm in the HUHS Library
  • Dec 20- HUUSD School Board meeting- 6pm- HUHS Library.  HUUSD board will hear and discuss first look at revenues, equalized pupils and early projected tax rates, along with continued discussion on proposed expenditures. 
  • Dec 22- Jan 1- Holiday Break

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