Stowe High School Family Update

February 20th, 2024

“The mission of Stowe High School is to provide a welcoming and academically rigorous environment, where all students are encouraged to be Creative, Caring and Collaborative learners”

As we head into February break, I hope all of our families find the opportunity to relax and enjoy some time with family and friends. See the dates below and note the CV Starr meeting for seniors on March 13th, as well as our annual Anagnorisis Day on March 14th. Also check out the student announcements section for even more information about upcoming events and student opportunities! 

Important Dates

February 23rd- Friday Program

February 26th-March 5th- No School (Winter Break)

March 8th- Friday Program

March 13th- CV Starr Scholarship Info Meeting (for seniors and their families) 6PM in the Cafeteria

March 14th- Anagnorisis

March 15th- No school (Conferences)

March 22nd- Friday Program

March 29th- Friday Program

April 3rd- VT CAP testing 9th grade Math

April 4th- VT CAP testing 9th grade ELA

April 8th- Early Release – Eclipse Day

April 9th- VT CAP testing 11th grade Science

April 22nd-26th- No school (Spring Break)

Student Announcements for the week of Feb. 19, 2024

Students are emailed announcements at the start of each school week.

Spring 2024 SHINE “Working Lunch” series

BEGINNING THIS WEEK! The “working lunch” series is a new opportunity at Stowe High that is part of our SHINE (Stowe High Internship Experience) offerings. Professionals in the community will be joining SHINE coordinator Roger Murphy during both lunches in the cafeteria on most Wednesdays starting next month (and other days as needed), welcoming students to join them for questions and conversations about their work: joys, challenges, professional expectations, recommended studies and coursework. The first guest will be here for both lunches on Wednesday. Derek Graddock, SHS Class of 2000 and Wealth Advisor with Morgan Stanley. More info to follow, but see Roger Murphy with any questions (or email roger.murphy@lamoillesouth.org). Students please sign up here to join for lunch. You can also just stop by. Grab a friend and join us!

Hat/Sock Drive

The winter is cold, and for those that are without a home, hats and socks can be a welcome and much needed gift.  There is a bin in the lobby for donations of NEW Hats and Socks (Men, Women and Children) through Friday, February 16th for the local shelter, Lamoille Community House.  If you have any questions, please ask Dillan or Cami Cobaugh!  Thank you so much!

School Counselor Update:

March 5, 2024 2:00pm-4:00pm University of Vermont Visitation Day

  • Get a glimpse of all that UVM offers by attending an information session and student-guided walking tour of central campus specifically designed for Vermont high school juniors. The program generally lasts two hours.
  • Registration link

11th Grade Meetings 

Students should begin to schedule their 11th grade meetings with Lauren using her “YouCanBookMe” link. Please review the 11th grade checklist, as well as the post-secondary planning guide.  The focus of these meetings is to start working on plans for after high school and helps supplement the work done in the workshop

The Governor’s Institute of Vermont is now accepting applications for current 9-11th graders for their summer program.  The application deadline is March 31st.  To learn more about their programs visit Summer 2024 Institutes

SMHS Spring Concert: Thursday, May 16th, 7:00pm

Mark your calendars now for a truly epic concert featuring the music of the legendary music composer JOHN WILLIAMS! 

Rotary Speech Contest: Cash Prizes!

 2023-2024 Speech Contest Topic: How can we increase hope for our schools? Prepare a 5 minute speech (memorization not necessary) to be delivered at a Rotary Club meeting. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED FOR THOSE SEEKING ROTARY COLLEGE SCHOLARSHIPS!

See poster outside of Roger’s office off Library for more information.

Community Service


Figure Model for Advanced Studio Art- Do you have Green Block 1 Free? We are looking for a student that is willing to sit for us, short and long poses. See Ms. Crouse if you are interested 🙂

SHS Basketball: needs volunteers for admissions, a concession stand and 50:50 raffle ticket sales throughout the season. Sign up here to volunteer!

Stowe Middle School: New schedule this semester? Need Community Service hours? Find or email Alissa (Alissa.Raboin@lamoillesouth.org). We can work together to find tasks that you would enjoy downstairs at SMS. 

Employment Opportunities


THE BENCH is again looking for employees:

  • Up to $20 per hour
  • Looking for host, and food runner 
  • Shifts are 5-9 pm
  • $20 meal comps during shifts

Old Announcements


GMTCC:  If you are interested in learning more about a specific program at GMTCC and starting the application process, please see the email sent by your school counselor.  GMTCC recently announced a new program! 

Design your own Field Trip

New this year: Through the SHS SHINE (stowe high internship experience) program, choose a place of business and/or professional career you would like to explore. We can visit work sites and meet with anyone! Engineers, lawyers, machinists, HVAC installers, architects, artists, etc. Gather up to three of your friends and schedule a meeting with Roger to design a custom career-focused field trip. Stop by his office right off the library anytime or email roger.murphy@lamoillesouth.org.

To all students who use the library or hub during free time. Student mess has been increasing since returning from the December break. Last week (5th-9th)was much better but A LOT of messes were left behind in both the library and the hub the week before (29th-2nd) including: paper scraps, snack and takeout garbage, as well as food, trash and plates from the cafeteria. Repeated reminders to clean up after oneself have been given throughout the year to groups, individuals, and in the student announcements. If the trend continues, no food whatsoever will be permitted in these spaces throughout the day. Please be responsible and hold one another accountable or this privilege will be lost.

Stowe High Internships: Any students interested in applying for an on-campus internship, please see Roger. Currently there are two faculty who are looking for help: Tim Albertson (athletics) and Patrick Kantlehner (health/culture-cuisine). Students will work a few hours each week on assigned tasks and earn school credit. 

Design Engineering for Production is intended for students who are considering college studies in mechanical/electrical engineering, as well as for students interested in related non-professional career tracks and will officially begin this Fall (2024).  

In this program, students will:

  • Learn graphical language for product design and technical illustration. 
  • Increase understanding of drawing techniques used in automated manufacturing by creating 3D designs with computer modeling software and producing computer-controlled models of their designs. 
  • Focus on physical materials and processes in order to fabricate usable products and conduct experiments. 
  • Conduct career analysis as well as the use of tools and equipment related to analysis, testing, and processing of various materials. 
  • Research design-related fields while identifying roles in advanced engineering. 
  • Apply the design process, analyze design solutions, reverse engineer products, create 3D solid models using computer-aided design (CAD), and construct physical prototypes using 3D printers, CNC machines, and laser cutting machines and present a portfolio of finished designs. 

Yearbook

**** All SHS Students- Order your 2024 yearbook, they are $64! Find a yearbook poster and snap a pic of the QR code for more information! 

From The Desk of Tim Albertson (AD- Athletics/Activities)

Hello Everyone,

Last week was an exciting week for all of our teams.  The regular season ends this week for Boys and Girls Ice Hockey and Girls Basketball.  The Boys Basketball team hosts Peoples Academy on Monday in the Play-in round of the Play-offs. Alpine Skiing and Nordic Skiing are preparing for their State Races. 

Play-off Admissions – Adults $10, Students & Senior Citizens $5.  

Middle School Winter Sports wrap up this week with the Nordic States on Thursday at U-32.  The Basketball teams are playing in the Central Vermont Tournament all week to end their season.  

Spring Sports begin on March 25th.  Pitchers and Catchers start on March 18th for Softball & Baseball.  More information will be sent out soon regarding Spring Sports meetings.  

Stowe is looking for JV Coaches for both Boys and Girls Lacrosse.  Email Tim Albertson at Timothy.albertson@lamoillesouth.org if you are interested.

Super Fans – Gianna Fitzko, Samson Berlin, and Tanner Gregory.  Come on out and support our teams!! 

2/12-2/17/24 Recap

Alpine Skiing – Both the Boys and Girls took first place at Mad River Glen. Top 10 Finishers for the Boys: Samson Berlin (1), Braden Fox (3), Geore Thompson (6) and Cody Lilly (10).  Top 10 Girls Finishers: Tanner Gregory (1), Gianna Fitzko (5), Molly Bryan (7), and Emily Gianni (10).   

NVAC Giant Slalom Day 1 Results: Girls – 2nd Place – Charlotte Stevens (7), Gianna Fitzko (12), Lucy Andrus (13), Harper Eliason (14), and Molly Bryan (18). Boys – 4th Place – Braden Fox (7) and Declan Coggins (8).  The Second Day of the NVAC’s at Cochrans on Tuesday. 

Nordic Skiing – Stowe nordic athletes qualified for New England 16U Championships:Leila Griffith, Brinley Hirce, Chris Graupe, Charlie Zimmerman, Travis Roy, Soren Wilkens, and Henry Sterner (8th grade).   

At Lamoille – Varsity Girls: Leila Griffith (5th) and Hattie Mitchell (14th). Varsity Boys: Jack Levine (16th), Calvin James (23rd), and Chris Graupe (26th). JV Race: Heath Colbert Lourie (8th) and Cami Cobaugh (11th). 

Varsity Boys Basketball – Varsity lost to Richford (58-42) ; Blue Mountain (41-28), Danville (53-47; Isaiah Thomas with 13 points and Carter MacDonald scored 12 points), and BFA Fairfax (57-40, Grey Heidelberger had 9 points and Caku Brown scored 8).  They host Peoples Academy on Monday at 7:30 PM in the Play-In Round of the State Tournament.  The winner will play Wednesday at Hazen at 7:00 PM.

JV Boys Basketball – Finished the season 6-14.  The boys played very well this past week including a win over Richford, and a close loss to Fairfax.  Many thanks to Head Coach Kyle Duffy for his hard work and dedication this season. 

Girls Basketball – Lost to Danville (50-38: Zoe Leonardo 15 Points, 4 rebounds, 5 steals, Ruby Blais 13 points, 6 rebounds, 5 steals) and BFA Fairfax (30-28: Emilee Mastine 9 points, 15 Rebounds; Zoe Leonardo 9 Points).  They finish the regular season on the road at Twinfield, Blue Mountain and Vergennes.  

Boys Ice Hockey – Ashton Tibbits recorded his 100th Point during the team’s victory over Northfield 11-2 (Ashton Tibbits 4G, 3A; Brandon Allen 3G, 3A; Derek Baxter 1G, 3A; Max King 1G, 1A; Logan Thomas scored his First Varsity Goal (1A); Copper Shove 1G; Assists from Caden Ciaraldi (2), Wyatt Lilly (2), Ian Nolan, Aaron Lepikko, and Noah Brown; Charlie Isselhardt had 11 saves and Liam Newhouse recorded 8 saves) and upset Harwood 2-1 (Ashton Tibbits 2G, Assists from: Aaron Lepikko, Brandon Allen and Derek Baxter; Liam Newhouse with 40 Saves). 

Girls Ice Hockey – Tied Missisquoi 0-0 (Marie Zenth had 32 saves) and beat Harwood 11-2 (Kate Tilgner 3G; Isabel Donza 2G, 3A; Iris Cloutier 1G, 1A; Falon Forrest 1G, 1A; Milla Smith 1G; Jackie Henderson 1G; Quinn Sheldon 1G; Charlotte Walker scored her First Varsity Goal; Assists by: Erika Crouse (3), Ellie Ortiz, and Ruby Stacy.  Ella McAllister with 6 saves).

Girls Basketball – Lost both games this week versus Main Street and Peoples Academy. On Monday they play at 7:00 PM at Crossett Brook Middle School against U-32 in the Central Vermont Tournament. 

Nordic Skiing – At Lamoille: Paul Slesar (2nd), Charlie Sterner (11th), and Sierra Putnam (12th), 

Good Luck to all our teams this week.  Here is this week’s schedule. Enjoy your break next week. 

School Counseling Corner

The School Counseling department has lots of information to share regarding upcoming events, Naviance, SAT/ACT and Flexible Pathways. Please peruse through all of the topics. Be sure to keep following your grade level checklists. 11th graders please make sure you are setting up your 11th grade planning meeting with your Lauren Conti…..contact us with any questions!  – Jen Richter, Lauren Conti, Mary Rathbun

School Counseling Winter Newsletter

Community News

Sharing Priority

UVM Flood Survey: to better understand mobility and housing needs of those affected by the 2023 summer floods. 

  • Participants must be 18 and older and experienced damage (housing, belongings or property) in the flood
  • Chance to win a $50 gift cards
  • Open through 3/1
  • More info: sarah.grajdura@uvm.edu, dana.rowangould@uvm.edu

Community

Morrisville Centennial Library February Break programs:

  • 2/27: Storytime 10:30am, Edible Slime 1pm
  • 2/28: Clay Creations 1pm
  • 2/29: LEGO Challenge 11am, Wii Play Session 1pm
  • 3/1: Storytots 10:30am, Writing Group 11am, Bakernoon

Legislative Breakfast:

  • 3/11, 8-9am
  • Jenna’s Promise, Johnson
  • Register

The Vermont Kindergarten Conference – Early Education: Full STEAM Ahead!

  • 3/20
  • Doubletree by Hilton, South Burlington
  • $160 (Educators) $80 (Students)
  • Register now! 

Resources

Buyout Assistance: Notary will be available

Support

Free, virtual, parenting programs through PCAVT:

  • Circle of Parents® – Join us to find and share support!
  • Nurturing Parent Programs – offer practical tools to help families become closer, stronger, and healthier.
  • Strengthening Families programs: increase protective factors and reduce the risk factors that lead to both substance misuse and youth depression.
  • InsideOut Dad™ – for incarcerated fathers that bridges the gap between the inmate
  • father and his children.
  • 802-498-0607, familysupport@pcavt.org

Intro to LGBTQIA+ and Caring for Transgender Clients – discussion and reflection on sexual orientation and gender identity

  • Free
  • 2/22 and 2/23, 9am-3:30pm
  • Questions: Katina Cummings, kcummings@svtahec.org
  • Register: send name, address, email to training@centerforhealthimpact.org

Job Opportunities

VT Office of Economic Opportunity Community Service Program Officer (part-time): provide training, technical assistance, monitoring, and statewide reporting with a focus on Coordinated Entry.  

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