• Photos by Doug MacPhee
  • Photos by Doug MacPhee
  • Photos by Doug MacPhee
  • Photos by Doug MacPhee
  • Photos by Doug MacPhee

Student Council Annual Food Drive

food-driveThe Student Council and Our Place are teaming up for their annual Food Drive to help support families in need during this holiday season. Please bring in non-perishable food items or personal hygiene supplies to your homerooms or directly to Mr. Aube’s room between Monday October 31 and Friday November 18. Like last year, there will be a class competition where winter carnival points will be awarded to the classes that bring in the most items. If there are any questions, please see Mr. Aube.

Senior Seminar Class visits Brattleboro Museum & Art Center

img_0743The Brattleboro Museum and Art Center had an exhibition entitled “Up in Arms: Taking Stock of Guns.” The exhibition consisted of the work of nine different artists who approached the topic of guns in our society from a number of different viewpoints and through a wide range of media, including drawing, painting, sculpture, ceramics, and photography.
This exhibit fit in well with the Senior Seminar class’ upcoming unit on gun control.  The students got the opportunity to have thought-provoking discussions on the different works of art and their statement about guns in our society.  The field trip served as a fascinating and informative part of our unit, and was highlighted by the fact that we got to meet and talk to one of the artists whose work was part of the exhibit – Madeline Fan.
The students are now working on creating their own artistic piece of artwork to explain their relationship with guns.

Career Spotlight Series: HEALTH CAREERS

ASPIRATIONS PROJECTThe first Spotlight will be on health careers and takes place THIS Monday, October 24, from 3-4pm in the gym side cafeteria (with snacks provided!).
The Aspirations Project and Ready to Achieve Mentoring Program are joining forces to offer a Career Spotlights Series to all interested BFUHS students. Career Spotlights will be presented once a month.  Each Spotlight will feature a different career cluster or industry, and will have a guest speaker, who will share experiences and talk about the opportunities in their chosen field.
Beth Brothers, from Southern Vermont Area Health Education Center, will be here to do a presentation (and a fun hands-on activity!) on the range of health related careers that there are, how your skills can help you choose a health career you enjoy, and how to get the experience and education you need for the health related career you want. All interested students are welcome. Please join us!

Ali Fox named DAR Good Citizen

ali-fox-2It is a pleasure to announce that Ali Fox has been named the Daughters of the American Revolution 2016-2017 Good Citizen for Bellows Falls Union High School. Ali, a senior, is the daughter of Gary and Jackie Fox of Bellows Falls.
Ali was chosen based on the following criterion:  dependability (including truthfulness, loyalty and punctuality), service (including cooperation, courtesy and consideration of others), leadership (including personality, self-control and ability to assume responsibility) and patriotism (including unselfish interest in family, school, community and nation.) She fits these characteristics well.
Ali is an extremely dependable student and individual.  She is truthful, responsible, always prepared for class and ready to participate.  She is loyal to her classmates and her friends.  A leader by example, she asserts herself in a soft-spoken, dignified manner.
Ali is a true asset to BFUHS and the community.  She embodies a positive attitude; her vibrant personality and optimism are contagious. She takes responsibility as a learner, as a leader, and as a conscientious citizen.  She is a great role model for all students with her positive attitude and strong character.  Ali is always courteous, respectful, and considerate of others.  Willing to take the lead in group activities, she works well with other students, is a great team player and cooperates well with everyone.  Constantly a positive role model, she leads by example. Continue reading

Murphy Hicks, September Student of the Month

It is a pleasure to announce that Murphy Hicks has been chosen the Bellows Falls Union High School September Elks Student of the Month.  Murphy, a senior, is the daughter of  Kevin Hicks of Alstead, New Hampshire and Heather Murphy Hicks of  Bellows Falls.
Murphy is a serious and conscientious student; she is always prepared for class, seeks extra help when needed and is active in class discussions. She puts a lot of time and effort into her work and takes her education seriously.
Murphy’s positive, friendly attitude is a welcome addition to any class or group; she is always polite and respectful to teachers and to other students, and is always willing to help in any way possible.  Clearly interested in doing well and dedicated to her academics, Murphy  has excellent attendance.  Continue reading

BFUHS Mock Elections 2016

BFUHS is holuntitledding a Mock Election on Tues., Nov. 8th. This is a great way for students to become engaged in the democratic process and to learn about the importance of voting.  All students are invited to take part and vote for everything from the president of the United States and the governor of Vermont to their view on specific issues facing the country, including immigration, the economy, terrorism, and gun control.

To make it as authentic as possible, students have to register to be able to vote in the Mock Election.
Voter registration runs from Oct. 24-Nov. 7 in the Social Studies Department.  Students will have to show their student ID and will be asked to take the Vermont voter’s oath to register.

On Election Day – Tues., Nov. 8th – our Mock Election polls open at 7:30am and close at 3pm.  Voting will take place in the Social Studies Department.

Results from the Mock Election will be posted on the Social Studies Department website and in the main hallway at the high school.

Please contact Craig Divis, Social Studies Department Coordinator, if you have any questions.



FAFSA in October

fafsaFall for FAFSA Scholarship Opportunity, Oct. 1-31
File your FAFSA in October! Big changes to the FAFSA make it easier and faster to find out how much you can afford before you choose your school.
For every Vermonter who completes the FAFSA by October 31, there’s an opportunity to win a special October FAFSA scholarship if the student attends one of these Vermont schools: Castleton University, Champlain College, Community College of Vermont, Johnson State College, Lyndon State College, Saint Michael’s College, Sterling College, University of Vermont or Vermont Technical College.

**BFUHS parents and students can make appointments with guidance to meet with Jessi from VSAC to work on their FAFSA/financial aid on any Monday or Wednesday during school hours. Appointments for other days/times can be made by contacting Jessi directly: Krause@vsac.org or 802.289.3094.**