• First Place winners in Women's Club Art show
  • Quilt, by Sarah Wells
  • Chorus performs for the Women's Club
  • Jazz Band performs for the Women's Club
  • Members view student artwork
  • Best in Show, by Alex Harris
  • Women's Club celebrating 40 year anniversary of supporting student art at BFUHS
  • Women's Club members vote for best in show
  • Spaceman
  • Women's Cub presented a plaque to honor the 40 year partnership with BFUHS
  • Foods class put on a nice luncheon for the Women's Club


Gus Slater-Dixon named March Elk’s Student of the Month

Slater-Dixon pictureIt is a pleasure to announce that August “Gus” Slater-Dixon has been chosen the March Elks Student of the Month for Bellows Falls Union High School.  Gus, a senior, is the son of Hilary Slater and Peter Dixon of Grafton.

Gus is an extremely intelligent, motivated, and hard-working student.  He enjoys learning and gets excited during each and every class when he learns about a new concept or idea.  Gus puts forward the utmost effort on each and every assignment, going above and beyond in presentations and projects.  His excitement about learning leads him to be a great contributor to class discussions, as well.

Kyle Record chosen the February Elks Student of the Month

Kyle Record

It is a pleasure to announce that Kyle Record has been chosen the February Elks Student of the Month for Bellows Falls Union High School.   Kyle, a senior, is the son of Rodney and Kim Record of Grafton.

Kyle is a dedicated student who works hard in his classes. He has shown responsibility, an interest in learning and a willingness to work hard.  Kyle is a good role model and leader both in and out of the classroom.  His work is completed well and shows thoughtful analysis and insight.   Very willing to participate in class discussions, and to work in small groups, he takes the responsibility of group leader if necessary. He works well with others and is always willing to listen to the views of other students.  Continue reading

National Motivational Speaker and Comedian Matt Bellace


IMG_9733Laughter, excersize, breathing and love, these are some ways to achieve a natural high, according to Matt Bellace, psychologist, comedian and author of, A Better High, in his hilarious, audience particiapation presentation to both students and parents at the Bellows Falls Union High School. Demonstrating with volunteers from the audience, Mr. Bellace created a human table where four students were woven together to physically support each other.  “You have to have people you can lean on and trust.” said Bellace as he removed chairs from beneath the students, one at a time, until they were suspended in air, supported by each other’s strengths.

BFUHS Choir will perform at Town Meeting for the Arts





The BFUHS Concert Choir is one of six Vermont High School Choirs invited to participate in U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders’ Special Town Meeting on the Arts, this Saturday, March 14, at Montpelier High School!  They will perform two selections on the concert:  Ubi Caritas, by Ola Gjeilo, and Radioactive, featuring soloist Paulryan Chipman!  

Indoor Track Captains Compete in New England Championships


Bellows Falls senior captains Willie Moore and Anna Clark, competed in the New England Indoor Track and Field Championships in Boston at the Reggie Lewis Center on Friday, February 27. Moore was the first Vermont finisher in the one mile run, and 11th overall from the six New England states in a career best time of 4 minutes and 30.38 seconds. Clark was the second Vermont finisher in the 600 meter race with a personal best time of 1 minute and 45.5 seconds. The athletes will take a brief break before resuming their training for spring track which begins later in March. Moore is the son of Dave Moore and Carol Perley, and Clark is the daughter of Tim Clark and Kristen Swartwout. Both athletes are from Saxtons River. 

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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 http://www.monadnockart.com/register.asp. 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; www.monadnockart.com, or email: kim.wilkinson@wnesu.com.

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.