• Senior night Purple Gang football under the lights
  • Photos by Doug MacPhee and Kristie Lisai
  • A tribute to our seniors
  • And the Trophy stays in Bellows Falls
  • Thank you for your support

     

September Elks Student of the Month

Quinn LawrenceIt is a pleasure to announce that Quinn Lawrence has been named the September Elks Student of the Month for Bellows Falls Union High School.  Quinn, a senior, is the daughter of Ellen and Paul Lawrence of Rockingham.  Quinn is a dedicated student who puts forth a high level of academic effort in her classes.  She comes to class every day ready to learn, engages in class discussions, asks questions, and is able to make the necessary connections between what she learns and what is going on in the world.  Always willing to put in the extra time to do well, Quinn is an intelligent, hard-working student who has an interest in and takes pride in learning.  Her positive attitude makes her a pleasure to work with.    She always has a smile on her face and is excited about learning.  Her character is one of her best attributes as she is reliable, trustworthy, polite, and always prepared for class. Her friendly disposition is infectious amongst her peers as she is highly respected throughout the school due to her friendly nature and sense of humor.  Quinn is an active member of BFUHS in a number of ways outside the classroom.  Quinn is active in numerous aspects of the band, is a key player on the field hockey team as the team’s goalie, and has played on the girl’s tennis team. Quinn has been active in the community by taking part in the marching band’s performances in community parades.

 

VSAC Offers Paying for College Presentation

vsac_logo_tealSave the date!  On Thursday, November 13th at 6:30 P.M. Vermont Student Assistance Corporation (VSAC) will present, Paying for College.  This session is free and open to the public.  VSAC will provide information on financial aid and other resources available to help pay for college. Among the topics covered are; types of financial aid, ways to apply, how family contributions is calculated, how financial aid is awarded, student and financial loans, and alternative payement options.  For more information visit the VSAC website. http://vsac-web.ungerboeck.com/coe/coe_p1_all.aspx?oc=10&cc=PFCP

Students visit China

Temple of Heavan 2 (4)1BFUHS students, Anna Clark and Nieva Schemm, visited in China with the Governor’s Institute on Asian Cultures.  Social Studies department coordinator, Craig Divis serving as the Director of the program for the Governor’s Institute, pose for a picture with them in front of the Temple of Heaven in Beijing.

BFUHS takes the Ice Bucket Challenge

 

http:// http://youtu.be/A0untvMsI_Q

The band, the Field Hockey Team and others have been challenged to raise awareness for ALS by participating in the Ice Bucket Challenge that has swept social media and raised money and awareness for Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) often referred to as “Lou Gehrig’s Disease,” a progressive neurodegenerative disease that affects nerve cells in the brain and the spinal cord.

 

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

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.

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.