BFUHS Receives National Bronze Medal as one of the Best High Schools in Vermont

badge-national-rankingsU.S. News and World Report recently published their Best High Schools Rankings.  The Bellows Falls Union High School is ranked in the top 25% of high schools in Vermont.  The Vermont high school graduation rate is roughly 90 percent – one of the highest rates in the nation. Students must complete at least 20 academic units in various subjects to graduate from Vermont high schools, and they’re tested via the New England Common Assessment Program, according to the Vermont Agency of Education.  In the 2014 U.S. News Best High Schools rankings, there are eight silver medal schools and seven bronze medals schools in Vermont.  According to this ranking, BFUHS is in the top 25% of the high schools in Vermont and the top 27% of high schools in the country.  Vermont consistently ranks very high in terms of our education system when compared nationally.  Of the top 15 schools in Vermont, BFUHS is one of only two in the Southern part of the state.  Read the full report: http://www.usnews.com/education/best-high-schools/vermont

Congratulations to the Track Team!

trackteamD3titleCongratulations to the Bellows Falls Track Team who won the Vermont State Championship Title at Saturday’s meet.  The lady Terriers also did very well at the meet placing third overall.

National Honor Society Induction

IMG_1872The Bellows Falls Union High School would like to congratulate the following students for being inducted to the National Honor Society; Anna Clark, Dylan Elliot, Ethan Illingworth, Taylor Westfall, Alexandra Harris, Morgan Finnell, Qunn Lawrence, William Moore, August Slater-Dixon, Andrew Hollar, Emily Perry, Christopher Armstrong, Stephanie Green, Kyle Record and McKenzie Brandon.

Student Art Show

2014 art show winnersArt, lunch and entertainment were all on tap as the annual Bellows Falls Woman’s Club sponsored the Bellows Falls Union High School Art Show and unified Arts performance. The BFUHS Foods Class provided a luncheon for the Woman’s Club after they viewed and judged the student’s artwork.  First, second and third prizes were awarded to students in each category.  The choir and band performed for the Women’s club following the Art Show awards ceremony.

Project Grad Raffle Winners

Congratulations to our Project Grad raffle winners and thank you to all who contributed to support project graduation.

1st Prize -  $1000 – Lorraine Yates
2nd Prize -  $250  – Craig Divis
3rd Prize  -  $100  – Sue Holland

Career Expo Held at BFUHS

Sonnax at career expoStudents in the Windham Northeast Supervisory Union had the opportunity to talk to area employers and explore career options in the 2nd Annual WNESU Career Expo  at the Bellows Falls Union High School. The purpose of the Career Expo was to provide students in grades 4-12 a first hand interaction with people from a number of careers. The goal is to excite students about their future and give them the opportunity to see what types of careers are out there now, while they are still in school.  There were presenters who explained the many educational choices ahead of them.

Student Council Raises Money for Muscular Dystrophy

 

shamrockCongratulations to the student council who raised $124 for the Muscular Dystrophy Association by selling shamrocks during the month of March.  Thank you to all who contributed.

Cyric Sherburne, February Elk’s Student of the Month

Cyric 20142It is a pleasure to announce that Cyric Sherburne has been chosen the February Elks Student of the Month for Bellows Falls Union High School.  Cyric, a senior, is the son of Nicole Breault of Bellows Falls.  As a student with perfect attendance, it is clear that he takes his academics seriously and his teachers report that he is focused in class, and always willing to help out a classmate in need. Although often quiet, he is attentive in class, asks good questions and works to improve his skills.  Cyric is the senior class treasurer and has been exemplary in his attitude and effort serving in that position. He is attentive to his duties, willingly gets involves and often shows up early to extra-curricular functions with a positive attitude. He is eager and ready to pitch in for even the most unpleasant tasks.  It takes all sorts of personalities to make the world go round, and Cyric’s rock solid dependability is such a great attribute.  He is a positive role model who leads by example.  He has earned well deserved respect within his class and throughout the school in general. He is friendly, polite and responsible.  Willing to give back, Cyric has done some volunteering for a local business that ended up hiring him because of his attitude, skills, and conduct.  Congratulations go to Cyric; BFUHS is proud to have him represent us with this award.

Moore & Clark Compete in NE Championship

Willie&AnnaTwo BF Indoor Track athletes who worked hard tall winter long, often training on the cold snowy streets of Bellows Falls were rewarded by competing in the New England Championships at the Reggie Lewis Center in Boston, on Saturday, March 1st.  This meet brought together the top 6 athletes in each track or field event from each New England state. Willie Moore is a junior and competed in the mile.  He posted his personal best time of 4:37.78 and finished 19th overall.  He qualified for the meet by his 6th place finish in the Vermont State indoor championships on February 8 at Norwich University; he finished as the third Vermonter.
Anna Clark is a junior and competed in the 600 meters and finished at 1:47.56 in 21st overall.  She qualified for the meet with her 5th place finish at the Vermont State meet on Feb. 8.  Both athletes plan on competing for BF in the outdoor season which starts later this month.

BFUHS Celebrates Music in our Schools Month

musicinourschoolsMarch is nationally recognized as Music In Our Schools Month. Throughout the month of March, the BFUHS music department will be running an advocacy campaign. Stay tuned for our student’s and parent’s input on; Why music important. Why it matters. How music impacted lives. Imagine life without music… Music In Our Schools Month throughout March, leading up the BFUHS spring concert on April 3 at 7:00 P.M.  For more information, go to our website https://sites.google.com/a/wnesu.com/bfuhs-instrumental-music/music-in-our-schools-month