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:

BFUHS Paint Run

10592733_10152628585314395_26395694602943519130_nJoin the fun and come out and run or walk in the first annual Bellows Falls 5K Paint Run on Saturday, September 27th at 9:00 A.M.  The run will begin and end at the historic Bellows Falls Waypoint Center at 17 Depot St.  Register today and get a free T-shirt. Early registration will be held at Bellows Falls Union High School on September 13th from 11:30 A.M.- 3:00 P.M. on Hadley Field.  You can also find us on Facebook at 1st Annual BFUHS Paint Run or email  Same day registration begins at 8:00 A.M. All proceeds from the fund raiser will benefit the Sophomore Class of 2017.

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



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.


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.

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.