Keene Jazz Orchestra to Perform at BFUHS March 6th


KJO/Bellows Falls 3/6/15The Keene Jazz Orchestra, under the direction of Scott Mullett, will present a 7:00 PM concert in the BFUHS auditorium that will open with the BFUHS Jazz Ensemble. In addition bringing outstanding live music to our community, the proceeds from this event will be used to establish the BFUHS Instrumental Music Scholarship Fund, to provide students with resources to access music experiences beyond the scope of the curricular and co-curricular offerings at BFUHS, such as private lesson with an area professional or attending a summer music program.Singing with the KJO is Smith College graduate Rebecca Holtz who grew up in Alstead, NH. Rebecca is singing with the Compaq big band and her own trio called “​T​he Once Hollow”​.​ She has studied at the Vermont Jazz Center with Sheila Jordan and Jay Clayton. The 17 piece Keene Jazz Orchestra is comprised of local musicians, music teachers and music students between the ages of 17-58.  Please come out to enjoy an evening of great music and support the our efforts in establishing the BFUHS Instrumental Music Scholarship Fund.

BFUHS Class of 2018 Art Party Fundraiser

   The Bellows Falls Union High School Class of 2018 is holding an Art Party fundraiser to help raise funds for the annual freshmen trip to Boston. The Art Party will take place at the Saxtons River Inn, Saxtons River, Vermont on Thursday, March 12th, from 5:30 – 8:30 pm. This step by step painting tutorial will be led by Monadnock Art Parties’ artist Kristina Wentzell. Beginners are encouraged to attend! Registration includes 2-3 hours of art instruction and all materials. Food and beverages are available for purchase. The cost for this event is $50.00. Participants may register by visiting Walk-ins and last minute attendees are welcome if space is available. For more information please visit the event facebook page: Art & Fun to Benefit the BFUHS Class of 2018;, or email:

BFUHS Cafeteria Newsletter Announcement

Greetings from the kitchen at Bellows Falls Union High School! We have some important and exciting announcements pertaining to the food at your school.  First, we want to let you know that we are making a commitment to source more local food.  You will periodically be seeing colorful signs in the cafeteria serving line letting you know where different items have been produced or grown.  As part of this commitment, we recently switched to a Vermont made whole wheat bread for all of our bread products.   

Also, we have heard that some of you are looking for  vegetarian, gluten-free and vegan meal options.  We are happy to make these meal offerings available as long as we know there is enough of a demand.  If you are interested in arranging to have these alternative meals, please call our kitchen at (802)463-3944 x232 and ask for Rich or Arnie.  Thank you for taking the time to read these updates and for letting us know how we can serve you better!

Students of the Quarter at RVTC

Congratulations to two Students of the Quarter at RVTC; Brendan Kelly who is enrolled in the Industrial Trades II program and Sean Malloy who is in Audio Video Production I.  They were recognized with a luncheon at the Tech Center.

Willie Moore, named January Elks Student of the Month

Willie Moore

It is a pleasure to announce that William “ Willie” Moore has been named the January Elks Student of the Month for Bellows Falls Union High School.   Willie, a senior, is the son of Carol Perley and David Moore of Saxtons River.

Willie is an extremely bright student whose greatest strengths include academics and a strong work ethic. He has always been very thoughtful, particularly when it comes to controversial topics being discussed in class. Willie works well in small groups, contributes to discussions and asks good questions.  He is a pleasure to have in class. Continue reading

Captains Qualify for New England Championships

On Sunday, February 8, three Bellows Falls High School athletes braved the snow storm and traveled to Northfield, VT to compete in the Vermont New England Indoor Track and Field Qualifier Meet, where the top six finishers in each event qualified for the New England Championships later in February in Boston. Willie Moore, senior captain, pounced with a huge kick on the last of 8 laps to win the 1600 meter with a time of 4 minutes and 34.6 seconds.  He also took second in the 1000 meter race.  Senior captain Anna Clark held on for sixth in the 600 meters to advance to the Boston meet.  Sophomore Cody Tallent competed in the 3200 meters. 

Next up for the Terrier tracksters is the Vermont State Championship meet this Saturday, February 14.

VSAC offers College Pathways Events

               VSAC’s 14th annual college planning event, for the latest expert advice in navigating the road ahead. Help our school win a $1,500 grant by attending one of the free College Pathway events;
Saturday, March 21 at Saint Michael’s College
Monday evening, March 30 at Lyndon State College (with the NEK College Fair)
Saturday, April 11 at Castleton State College
Workshops & details:

Financial Aid Application Help Available

vsac_logo_tealFAFSA help: The Free Application for Federal Student Aid ( remains the most critical application for college financial aid. Encourage your senior families who need help with financial aid to show up this Saturday, Feb. 7, between 10-12 at these CCV locations: Brattleboro, Rutland, St. Albans or Winooski. VSAC counselors and college aid professionals will be on hand to guide them through the FAFSA and Vermont grant application.

Governor’s Institute accepting Applications


Students in Grades 9-11 who might be interested in one of the Governor’s Institutes of Verrmont programs can now apply on-line or to see Mr. Divis for more information.  These programs offer a fun and educational experience on a Vermont college campus this summer.  It is a great way for students to meet other Vermont students and to explore subjects that they are interested in and want to learn more about. There are programs in the following areas: Engineering, Information Technology and Digital Media, Current Issues and Youth Activism, Arts, Asian Cultures, Entrepreneurship, Environmental Science and Technology, and Mathematical Sciences. The deadline to apply is March 13th