Bellows Falls sent three teams to the state’s annual Envirothon Competition, A-Team, B-Team, and an Alternates team, along with their coach Susan Steiner. The A-Team took 1st place in the three categories of forestry, aquatics, and the oral presentation, 2nd place in Soils and Wildlife, both of which were by a one-point margin. B-Team placed third in the oral presentation and the Alternates team came in 2nd in the alternates division. A-Team received the best overall score and will go off to represent the State of Vermont in the North American Envirothon Competition to be held in Springfield, Missouri during the last week of July. A total of 17 teams from 8 high schools throughout Vermont competed in this day-long event held at the Hulbert Outdoor Center in Fairlee, Vermont.
Members of the Bellows Falls Union High School student council volunteered their time to help out Grafton Elementary School plant 140 trees in the Riverbank Restoration Project of the Saxton’s River. Each high schooler was paired up with a group of elementary school students in trying to beautify the area that was once ravaged by Hurricane Irene. Pictured here are Stephanie Green and Anna Clark.
It is a pleasure to announce that Duane “DJ” Snide, Jr. has been awarded the Bellows Falls Union High School May Elks Student of the Month. “DJ,” a sophomore, is the son of Duane and Tammy Snide of Athens, Vermont. DJ is a dedicated student who works hard in his classes by giving 100%. He is attentive to class discussions, class activities and to his assignments. His work is always completed on time, and often goes above the assignment expectations. DJ pays attention to detail, works hard to improve his skills and is willing to put in the extra time to clearly grasp difficult concepts. A very kind, courteous student, DJ is respectful and works hard. Through his positive attitude and willing acceptance of responsibility, DJ is well liked and respected by the staff and students at BFUHS. Not only dedicated to his academics, DJ is dedicated to the BFUHS sports program as well. He has participated in the wrestling, track, and football teams, through which he continuously shows good sportsmanship. DJ serves as a good role model and leader both in the classroom and on the sports field. He is a pleasure to work with and an asset to any group. Dedicated to his community, DJ has already completed most of his forty hour requirement of community service. He has been attentive to this, and gives freely of his time. He recently participated in the Grafton Read-a-thon activity, and encouraged his classmates to do as well. Clearly deserving of this recognition, BFUHS is proud to have DJ represent us with this award this month.
It is a pleasure to announce that Fallon Vancor has been chosen the Bellows Falls Union High School Elk’s Student of the Month for April. Fallon, a sophomore, is the daughter of Kevin and Gloria Vancor of Bellows Falls.
As a sophomore, Fallon has already impressed her teachers with her willingness to get involved. She works hard in her classes, is willing to put in the extra time to do well, and is always eager to help her classmates when they have questions. Fallon goes above and beyond, even when the subject matter challenges her. She comes to class every day eager and willing to learn all she can. Always attentive in class, she is an active listener who shares her ideas. She is thoughtful, open minded, and willingly listens to the views of others. Although a little quiet, Fallon is chipper and upbeat. Friendly and kind to others, she goes out of her way to help any way she can. She is a quiet leader who serves as a positive role model to her peers.
Fallon brings her interest in learning and eagerness to participate to various activities as well. She is involved in the sports program through field hockey and track, and is helpfully active in sophomore class fundraisers and activities. She gets involved, and does not wait to be asked. With her interest in field hockey, Fallon has volunteered to help as ayouth field hockey coach for the Rockingham Recreational Youth Field Hockey Program, through which she coaches two evenings a week (after her own field hockey practice) and helps at early Saturday morning games throughout the fall.
Clearly deserving of this award, our congratulations go to Fallon. BFUHS is pleased to have her represent us with this award.
Mark Your Calendars: Several Two Hour Delayed openings for BFUHS ONLY The Bellows Falls Union High School will be holding several delayed opening, or late starts to the day, for all students not taking the State Mandated tests (SBAC and Science NECAP Tests). On the following days the BFUHS will open at 10am for all students NOT taking the SBAC test: May 5, May 8, May 11, May 12, May 14, May 15, May 19 & May 21 and 22(Science NECAPs)
All students TAKING the SBAC test should arrive by 8am on all delayed opening days(students know who they are)
There are no changes in the bus schedule on these days so if your student can not get here by 10am, please have them take the bus to school at their normal time and we will provide a safe location for them to work on school work during the delayed opening.
It 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.