• District VI Music Festival coming to BFUHS 11/21 & 11/22
  • Select musicians in Band and Chorus from around Windham and Winsor County will come to perform
  • Concert on Saturday, 11/22/14 at 3pm in the BFUHS Auditorium
  • Support the Arts
  • District VI Music Festival coming to BFUHS 11/21 & 11/22
  • Concert on Saturday, 11/22/14 at 3pm in the BFUHS Auditorium
  • District VI Music Festival coming to BFUHS 11/21 & 11/22
  • Concert on Saturday, 11/22/14 at 3pm in the BFUHS Auditorium
  • District VI Music Festival coming to BFUHS 11/21 & 11/22
  • Concert on Saturday, 11/22/14 at 3pm in the BFUHS Auditorium
  • Select musicians in Band and Chorus from around Windham and Winsor County will come to perform
  • District VI Music Festival coming to BFUHS 11/21 & 11/22
  • Concert on Saturday, 11/22/14 at 3pm in the BFUHS Auditorium
  • Select musicians in Band and Chorus from around Windham and Winsor County will come to perform
  • District VI Music Festival coming to BFUHS 11/21 & 11/22
  • Concert on Saturday, 11/22/14 at 3pm in the BFUHS Auditorium
  • Select musicians in Band and Chorus from around Windham and Winsor County will come to perform
  • District VI Music Festival coming to BFUHS 11/21 & 11/22
  • Concert on Saturday, 11/22/14 at 3pm in the BFUHS Auditorium
  • District VI Music Festival coming to BFUHS 11/21 & 11/22
  • Concert on Saturday, 11/22/14 at 3pm in the BFUHS Auditorium

     

Screen Shot 2014-11-24 at 10.50.59 AM

The Bellows Falls Union High School] is one of 547 school districts in the U.S. and Canada being honored by the College Board with placement on the 5th Annual AP® District Honor Roll for increasing access to AP course work while simultaneously maintaining or increasing the percentage of students earning scores of 3 or higher on AP Exams. 2014 is a milestone year for the AP District Honor Roll, and more districts are achieving this objective than ever before. Reaching these goals indicates that the district is successfully identifying motivated, academically prepared students who are ready for the opportunity of AP. Since 2012, The Bellows Falls Union High School has increased the number of students participating in AP while improving the number of students earning AP Exam scores of 3 or higher. 
Continue reading

Travel Abroad and Governor’s Institutes Open Up New Opportunities

BF-Students_travel&GIV
Expanding their cultural view is just one outcome students from the Bellows Falls Union High School experienced this past summer as they attended the Governor’s Institute of Vermont and traveled to China, Italy, and Spain.  The opportunities for these teens to travel to either a Vermont college campus or abroad for a few weeks has been life changing.  Anna Clark and Nieva Schemm headed to China with Social Studies Coordinator, Craig Divis.  The two joined 10 other students from throughout the state of Vermont that traveled to China for two weeks through the Governor’s Institute on Asian Cultures and the University of Vermont’s Asian Studies Outreach Program.  They traveled to traveled to Beijing, Kunming, Qufu, and Jinan. “To see the students’ expression as they were walking along the Great Wall of China or practicing their Chinese language skills with a Chinese student was incredible.  You can literally see students’ worlds opening up and their perspective changing.  Students became more confident and curious as each day went by.” Said Divis.  The group became very close during their time together forming friendships as they traveled to. “The experience opened up my understanding of their culture, their schools and their society and broke down stereotypes I had before I went.”  Said Clark.  She and Schemm said they had their photo taken by complete strangers who were curious about Americans.  Despite the language barriers they may have had, they communicated through a lot of laughing, smiling and hand gestures, they said.  “They soaked up every experience that they could, from trying new foods at lunch and dinner to asking endless questions about culture and history.” Divis added.

Continue reading

Cassidy Santorelli Receives the 2014 American Revolution Good Citizen Award

C. Santorelli

It is a pleasure to announce that Cassidy Santorelli has been named the Daughters of the American Revolution 2014 Good Citizen for Bellows Falls Union High School.  Cassidy, a senior, is the daughter of Cindy and Tony Santorelli both of Bellows Falls.  Cassidy was chosen based on the following criterion:  dependability; including truthfulness, loyalty and punctuality, service; including cooperation, courtesy and consideration of others, leadership; including personality, self-control and ability to assume responsibility and patriotism; including unselfish interest in family, school, community and nation. She fits these characteristics well.  Continue reading

MedQuest Summer Opportunities

medquest_logoMedQuest is a  6-day, residential
program on a college campus for students in 9th, 10th & 11th grades. Activities include job shadowing at local hospitals and community practices as well as hands
-on activities and medical skills training. Students also learn about options for post -secondary education and what they can do now to support their career goals. Participants have the opportunity to learn from UVM College of Medicine students who serve as counselors for the week. Two programs are offered in the Southern Vermont region each summer. Visit www.svahec.org. Application can be completed online or downloaded and mailed in. Application requires a parent signature and 2 non-family references. Admission is competitive with enrollment limited to 20 students per program. Continue reading

CollegeQuest to Health Careers

cg_logoCollegeQuest to Health Careers is a five-week long residential program to be held on the campus of the Vermont Technical College in Randolph beginning July 12th and ending August 15th, 2015. CollegeQuest to Health Careers will provide college preparation and academic enrichment to students interested in careers in the healthcare and health sciences professions. Students take a course in human biology lite (inclusive of several dissections), and meet many healthcare professionals both on and off campus from multiple disciplines to include those in behavioral health, primary care, emergency medicine, and rehabilitation. Enhancing their competiveness for college entry, students engage weekly in VSAC coursework, and visit University, State and Community College Campuses. CollegeQuest allows students an opportunity to learn much about their personal interests and career goals, while providing them with a real life experience of what it feels like to live and learn on a college campus with peers. Applications will be available mid-January and can be obtained by visiting www.svahec.org, or emailing Tammy Mellish at tmellish@svahec.org.

Project Grad Selling Holiday Wreaths

photo-19Project Graduation 2015 is selling Holiday wreaths from October 17th through November 17th.  The cost is $20.00 which will benefit Project Graduation activities. Delivery of the wreaths is expected to be on or about November 22nd.  To order a beautiful holiday wreath, contact any member of BFUHS Senior Class or Carol Perley – mooresinn@vermontl.net or 869-2020 to order.

Math Team Wins 3rd Place

image1The BFUHS Math team came in 3rd Place at their Math Meet recently.  Competing with 12 other teams at the Hanover High School meet, Bellows Falls received 86 points.  They have 3 more meets this year and will hopefully stay in the running for top 3 overall.  Congratulations to the math team!

MVL Champions! Congratulations Field Hockey Team

9977_10205322708132215_2813837477164296257_n-2Congratulations to the Field Hockey team who were honored as the Marble Valley League 2014 Champions.  Also congratulations to Coach Bethany Coursen who was named MVL Field Hockey Coach of the Year for the second straight year.  In addition, Anna Clark, Cassidy Santorelli, Emily Stoddard and Sarah Wells were named to the MVL all stars.


September Elks Student of the Month

Quinn LawrenceIt is a pleasure to announce that Quinn Lawrence has been named the September Elks Student of the Month for Bellows Falls Union High School.  Quinn, a senior, is the daughter of Ellen and Paul Lawrence of Rockingham.  Quinn is a dedicated student who puts forth a high level of academic effort in her classes.  She comes to class every day ready to learn, engages in class discussions, asks questions, and is able to make the necessary connections between what she learns and what is going on in the world.  Always willing to put in the extra time to do well, Quinn is an intelligent, hard-working student who has an interest in and takes pride in learning.  Her positive attitude makes her a pleasure to work with.    She always has a smile on her face and is excited about learning.  Her character is one of her best attributes as she is reliable, trustworthy, polite, and always prepared for class. Her friendly disposition is infectious amongst her peers as she is highly respected throughout the school due to her friendly nature and sense of humor.  Quinn is an active member of BFUHS in a number of ways outside the classroom.  Quinn is active in numerous aspects of the band, is a key player on the field hockey team as the team’s goalie, and has played on the girl’s tennis team. Quinn has been active in the community by taking part in the marching band’s performances in community parades.

 

VSAC Offers Paying for College Presentation

vsac_logo_tealSave the date!  On Thursday, November 13th at 6:30 P.M. Vermont Student Assistance Corporation (VSAC) will present, Paying for College.  This session is free and open to the public.  VSAC will provide information on financial aid and other resources available to help pay for college. Among the topics covered are; types of financial aid, ways to apply, how family contributions is calculated, how financial aid is awarded, student and financial loans, and alternative payement options.  For more information visit the VSAC website. http://vsac-web.ungerboeck.com/coe/coe_p1_all.aspx?oc=10&cc=PFCP