Monday was a late start but we were happy to welcome students back into the building and look out at the white covered mountains. If you haven’t heard, the Peoples Academy Stage Company went into the Thanksgiving break after several  amazing performances of Anastasia.  We cannot wait to see what this group has planned for us next.     

Students look like the break allowed for them to rest and recuperate for the stretch ahead to the new year.  Please remember that our Student Family Conferences are scheduled for Friday, December 8th from 8:00am-4:00pm.  If you haven’t had the chance to sign up yet, there is a link to access Meet the Teacher in your email inbox.  

We are thrilled to announce that Phoenix Masten, who participated in  the summer 2023 Global Navigator Language & Culture programs earned the Global Seal of Biliteracy, based on the results of their Avant STAMP 4S language proficiency test. The Global Seal of Biliteracy is a credential that celebrates multilingualism and expands future opportunities for its recipients by showcasing their language skills to any school or employer across state lines and national borders, with a unique serial-numbered document.  Congratulations Phoenix! 

Senior Families, Project Graduation planning is underway thanks to some senior families.  We have some upcoming fundraisers that will support a sustenance free evening for the Class of 2024.  

Parent Advisory Council MeetingLet’s Get Talking 

Do you want to help make Peoples Academy an even greater? Is your child happy at school? Is your child challenged in their classes? Does your student feel safe and welcome at PA? Do you have other ideas you want to discuss with other parents and school staff? Join us while we explore questions, like: 

  • What do you believe are the most pressing challenges or needs in our school community that we, as parents, can address? 
  • How can we best support the academic and extracurricular goals of our high school students? 
  • What ideas do you have for promoting a culture of inclusivity and diversity within our school community? 

Join the conversation: RSVP to tarah.hubbard@lamoillesouth.org

Next Peoples Academy Parent Advisory Council Meeting: 

December 13, 7:45 am   Light food & coffee provided

Yearbook 2024:  The time has come for us to start working on our 2024 yearbook and we NEED YOUR HELP!  We need your photos, including photos of last spring.  This year we have a new way for you to upload your photos directly from your iphone or computer. Of course you can always send your photos directly to Michele.  Having family support with collecting images really helps capture the student life of PA.  If you would like to pre order your yearbook please do so with Michele, they are $58, deposits are welcome to reserve this year’s copy.  FYI, last year we sold out!

Guidance

Hugh O’Brian Youth Leadership (HOBY) prepares young men & women for a lifetime of leadership — from taking a leadership position at school to starting a non-profit in their community and everything in-between. HOBY’s leadership experience is a one-of a-kind program pathway for young people across the country, with proven results. It is based on time-tested programming that helps young leaders in their own lives and in the world. HOBY offers the best leadership development experience in the world—one that is designed with today’s challenges in mind, creating effective leaders for today and tomorrow.  

HOBY is an excellent opportunity for high school sophomores and each year PA sends 2 students to the state conference for the weekend. If you would like to apply to be one of those students please come to guidance and pick up a short application. Applications are due to guidance by Tuesday, December 5th. Let me know if you have any questions! Here is a description of HOBY or visit hoby.org for more details.

Champlain College admissions will be at PA on Thursday, December 7th at 11:15. Students should sign up in the guidance office.

Sophomores and Juniors:  Are you a first generation student desiring to attend college with academic potential and motivation?  Upward Bound has openings this fall for students that would like to be part of their college readiness program. Upward Bound will work with you to develop your academic and social skills, self confidence, career and education goals and participants discover a larger world with more choices. You can learn more about Upward Bound by visiting Sheila, Lindsey or Carrie in the guidance office. You can also check out what the Upward Bound Program has to offer by going to the following link. Upward Bound 

Co-Curriculars

Winter sports practices are underway! We are excited to announce that our Basketball Season Passes are now for sale.  In order to avoid unnecessary gathering in our lobby on opening night, passes are now for sale at our main office daily from 8:00am-3:30pm.   We are pleased to announce that Morristown students will not be charged this year. 

Additionally, we’re happy to announce that entry to home basketball games will be through the gym lobby. Handicapped entrance will still be through the middle level with payment due in the gym lobby. 

Season Pass pricing is as follows:

Family Pass (2 adults)$60

Adult Pass $40

Faculty & Staff Pass $30

Senior Pass(60+) $30

Prices at the door are $4 an adult and $3 for non-LSSU students and those 60 and over. 

Go Wolves! 

Follow us on Instagram @PeoplesWolves!

IMPORTANT DATES

Nov. 27 First Day of Winter Athletic Practices

Dec. 8 No School, Family Student Conferences

Dec. 13 Parent Advisory Council, 7:45am 

Dec. 25-Jan. 1 December Break

Jan. 15 No School

Jan. 19 Semester 1/Quarter 2 Ends

2023-2024 LSSU School Calendar

Community

Resources from United Way

Sharing Priority:  Lamoille Family Center openings: Make a difference in the lives of babies, youth and families!

CIS Strong Families Vermont Family Support Home Visitor: Deliver a range of home and community-based supports and services through family-centered and strengths-based approaches.  32 hrs/wk (with potential to increase)

CIS Administrative Assistant:  administrative support as a member of the Children’s Integrated Services (CIS) Team, 32 hrs/wk.

To apply, send cover letter and resume to: Angela Mendieta, Lamoille Family Center, 480 Cady’s Falls Road, Morrisville, 05661 or email: amendieta@lamoillefamilycenter.org

LFC’s Holiday Project sign ups open: for Lamoille County families who would benefit from assistance with holiday gifts for their children ages 0-12. Registration ends 11/30, Pick-up runs by appointment the week of 12/4, Call Wendy directly to register and schedule pick-up time: 802-888-5229.

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