Shamrocks for Muscular Dystrophy

shamrockmdaThe Student Council recently raised money for the Muscular Dystrophy Association. By selling shamrocks, which are hung up in the BFUHS main hallway, they raised a grand total of $321. This is the Student Council’s 12th year participating in this event, and this is the most they have ever raised.

Colin King, February Elk’s Student of the Month

Colin'sIt is a pleasure to announce that Colin King has been named the Bellows Falls Union High School February Elk’s Student of the Month.  Colin, a senior, is the son of Terry King of Westminster, and the late Tammy Shattuck of Bellows Falls. As a dedicated student, Colin is clearly deserving of this award. Colin works hard in his classes and is always willing to put in the extra time needed to improve his skills. He is concerned about doing well, has applied himself to his work, and works hard to overcome challenges.  Colin is a good role model to others, and he leads by example. Continue reading

Amanda Cassell, January Elks Student of the Month

Amanda Cassell2It is a pleasure to announce that Amanda Cassell has been named the January Elks Student of the Month for Bellows Falls Union High School.  Amanda, a senior, is the daughter of Charles Cassell and Tammy Sears both of Bellows Falls.

A conscientious student, Amanda works hard on her academics every day.   She is dedicated to doing well and puts in the time needed to strengthen her skills.  Amanda is polite, caring, kind, and generous and often puts the needs of others before her own. She is helpful with her peers, and is always willing to help classmates who are struggling academically or emotionally. She is readily available to help anyone who should need her, and is often the first to volunteer to go get something or help out if someone needs a helping hand. Amanda is a courteous person who will hold the door for a line of teachers and students as they enter the building, and offer a bright smile and enthusiastic “hello.” Continue reading

Early Release – Wednesday, March 1st at 11:21am.

Wednesday, March 1st will be an early release day for BFUHS ONLY.  Students will be released at 11:21am.  Buses will be running.

Governor’s Institute Apps Now Available

head-image-12Attention students in grades 9-11. Interested in one of the Governor’s Institutes of Vermont programs? These programs offer a fun and educational experience on a Vermont college campus this summer.  It is a great way for students to meet other Vermont students and to explore subjects that they are interested in and want to learn more about. Last summer, BFUHS had 7 students participate in various Governor’s Institutes programs and they all had great experiences. Let’s try to beat that number this year!  You are encouraged to apply for these programs. See Mr. Divis for more details. http://www.giv.org/apply/ The deadline to apply is March 10th. There are programs in the following areas:

Architecture, Design, and Building
Arts
Astronomy
Current Issues and Youth Activism
Engineering
Entrepreneurship
Environmental Science and Technology
Information Technology and Digital Media
Mathematical Sciences
Young Writers

BFUHS Students Named Finalists in Sanders Essay Contest

16403395_1377853705571393_5285840555735153407_oSeniors Simon Bupp-Chickering and Ira Richardson, along with 18 other high school students throughout Vermont, were named finalists in the Senator Bernie Sanders State of the Union Essay contest. Over 650 high school students across the state had entered this contest. Bupp-Chickering and Richardson and others traveled to Montpelier for a round table discussion of the issues they wrote about with Senator Sanders at the Vermont State House. Social Studies teacher, Craig Divis and AP English teacher Judy Palmer-Guest were among those in attendance. The student essays will be entered into the congressional record, the official archive of the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives.

Empower/Achieve 3000 Make the Break Reading Contest

Jake MartinCongratulations to Jake Martin who received recognition from Empower/Achieve 3000 reading program for the Make the Break holiday reading contest. Out of the thousands of students in Vermont, his name was drawn as the state-wide winner in recognition of the hard work he put in over holiday break to complete activities in the Empower/Achieve3000 program. His prize was a set of Beats by Dre Tour2 in-ear headphones.