The Bellows Falls Union High School would like to inform the families of our students that there will be two days in the next two weeks that will be rescheduled from full school days to Early Release School Days. We are doing this in order to schedule some very important training for our staff members. Those two Early Release Days will be Wednesday, November 7 and Tuesday, November 13. On those days, BFUHS and ONLY BFUHS will have school ending at 11:25. Transportation will be provided at that time for students who normally ride the bus. This change will not impact the career center. Students who attend the career center will still need to attend those programs as usual.
It is a pleasure to announce that Ian Wallace has been named the September Elks Student of the Month for Bellows Falls Union High School. Ian, a senior, is the son of Ben and Karen Wallace of Saxtons River, Vermont.
A dedicated student, Ian works hard in his classes. Not only is he a member of the Marilee Huntoon Chapter of the Jesse A. Judd National Honor Society at BFUHS, he is also one of the top students in his senior class. Many of his teachers consider him to be an excellent contributor in their classrooms.
Ian is a skilled musician and has earned top honors in the district band for the last two years. Additionally, Ian was accepted into 2018 the Vermont All State Band. He has been a valued member in the BFUHS band as well as the Pit Orchestra and Jazz Ensemble.
As a valued member of the BFUHS cross country and track teams, Ian has consistently been a top performer in the state division meet. He serves as a good role model, as he goes above and beyond in his training. He leads the boy’s cross country team this year as its captain.
Ian is a member of The Howler student news site and has published many articles on a variety of topics in his Global Review column. His writing efforts earned him ‘Writer of the Year’ status in his junior year and promotion to co-editor status.
Wanting to give to the community, Ian volunteers as an income tax advisor with SEVCA every year and has advanced to training other volunteer advisors due to his experience and knowledge.
Ian is appreciated by many in the BFUHS community for striving over the years to become such a thoughtful and considerate young man, and the Elks and BFUHS are proud to have him represent us this month with this award.
Picture Retake Day is Monday, October 15th. Bring your picture packet to school for retakes.
IMPORTANT SCHEDULE CHANGE FOR BFUHS OCTOBER 5TH
On Friday, October 5 The Bellows Falls Union High School will run the Early Release Schedule. On that date, the school day will end at 11:25. At that time, students will be released to go home. For students who normally take the bus home, buses will be scheduled to take students home when classes end. This schedule change only applies to the Bellows Falls Union High School.
Out of an abundance of caution and with student safety in mind, we are making this schedule change. This will enable contractors to complete our HVAC project by placing three large air handler units on the roof of the school with large cranes. This work will begin between noon and 1 PM. The movement of the air handlers will likely be done by approximately 3 PM. Therefore, we will not need to cancel or reschedule our athletic events after school. However, students will need to find their own transportation back to school for after school events. Students will be able to access the building after approximately 3 PM.