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Tehya Martin, March Elks Student of the Month

t marinIt is a pleasure to announce that Tehya Martin has been named the March Elks Student of the Month for Bellows Falls Union High School.  Tehya, a senior, is the daughter of Shamus Martin and April DeSoto of Saxtons River. Tehya is a conscientious student who comes to school every day and works to do well in her classes.    She splits her academic day between BFUHS and the River Valley Technical Center where she is enrolled in the Audio/Video Production class.   Always willing to put in extra work and time to do well, she asks insightful, clarifying questions to make sure she knows exactly what she needs to do for every assignment and/ or project that is assigned.   Continue reading

Spring Concert, Thursday, April 13th @ 7:00 pm

Spring Concert 2017 PosterJoin the Bellows Falls Union High School Concert Choir, Concert Band and Jazz Ensemble for an evening of entertainment as they perform their annual Spring Concert on Thursday, April 13th at 7:00 PM. Admission is free and open to the public.

Shamrocks for Muscular Dystrophy

shamrockmdaThe Student Council recently raised money for the Muscular Dystrophy Association. By selling shamrocks, which are hung up in the BFUHS main hallway, they raised a grand total of $321. This is the Student Council’s 12th year participating in this event, and this is the most they have ever raised.

SBAC Testing Schedule

sbacWe will administer the SBAC tests to our Juniors and any Seniors who did not take the tests last year.  These SBAC Tests (SBAC stands for Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium) are Vermont’s most recent approach to standardized testing for all students in the state.  When we administer these tests, we use our two-hour delay schedule.  During the first two hours of a testing day (8 AM through 10 AM), all of the students who are being tested arrive at school at the usual time (prior to 8 AM) and at 8 AM report to designated areas to take the SBAC test.  All other students do not need to be at school until 10 AM, which is when we will start our academic day.  Students who attend the RVTC Career Center in the morning and who are being tested will need to stay at BFUHS on those testing days and not go to Springfield in the morning.  This testing schedule is being shared with RVTC, so that they will be aware of these required absences.  Monday, April 3: Regular School Hours

Tuesday, April 4: Two-Hour Delay Schedule for SBAC testing, Wednesday, April 5: Regular School Hours, Thursday, April 6: Two-Hour Delay Schedule for SBAC testing, Friday, April 7: Regular School Hours, Monday, April 10: Regular School Hours, Tuesday, April 11: Two-Hour Delay Schedule for SBAC testing, Wednesday, April 12: Regular School Hours, Thursday, April 13: Two-Hour Delay Schedule for SBAC testing, Friday, April 14: Regular School Hours.

Important note on bus transportation: During this two week period, the district’s bus schedule will not change.  For the entire period, the buses will follow their normal schedule.  These adjusted start times for our academic day only applies to BFUHS and not to any other schools in the district.  Therefore, if you have a high school student who is not being tested whose only means of transportation to school is a school bus, your child will need to take the bus at the normal time and arrive to school at the normal time.  Those students will wait in the cafeteria or gym from the time that they arrive until the academic day begins at 10 AM.

Colin King, February Elk’s Student of the Month

Colin'sIt is a pleasure to announce that Colin King has been named the Bellows Falls Union High School February Elk’s Student of the Month.  Colin, a senior, is the son of Terry King of Westminster, and the late Tammy Shattuck of Bellows Falls. As a dedicated student, Colin is clearly deserving of this award. Colin works hard in his classes and is always willing to put in the extra time needed to improve his skills. He is concerned about doing well, has applied himself to his work, and works hard to overcome challenges.  Colin is a good role model to others, and he leads by example. Continue reading

Free College Planning with VSAC 3/18, 4/1, or 4/29

FreeCollegePlanningHigh school juniors, sophomores & parents — Attend College Pathways 2017 for free college planning workshops that cover the admissions process, the application essay, where to find money for college, how to find a school that matches your needs and budget, and much more. Choose from three dates on three different Vermont college campuses. It’s all free. Sign up to pick your choice of workshops.  March 18 at Saint Michael’s College, Colchester

  • March 18, Saint Michael’s College, 9:00 – 1:30
  • April 1 at Castleton University, Castleton, 9:00 – 12:30
  • April 29 at Johnson State College, Johnson, 9:00 – 12:30

Amanda Cassell, January Elks Student of the Month

Amanda Cassell2It is a pleasure to announce that Amanda Cassell has been named the January Elks Student of the Month for Bellows Falls Union High School.  Amanda, a senior, is the daughter of Charles Cassell and Tammy Sears both of Bellows Falls.

A conscientious student, Amanda works hard on her academics every day.   She is dedicated to doing well and puts in the time needed to strengthen her skills.  Amanda is polite, caring, kind, and generous and often puts the needs of others before her own. She is helpful with her peers, and is always willing to help classmates who are struggling academically or emotionally. She is readily available to help anyone who should need her, and is often the first to volunteer to go get something or help out if someone needs a helping hand. Amanda is a courteous person who will hold the door for a line of teachers and students as they enter the building, and offer a bright smile and enthusiastic “hello.” Continue reading