8th Annual College & Career Awareness Day!

Wednesday, October 16th

Freshman Class – Students will visit Castleton University, where they will have a tour of the campus, participate in a panel discussion with former BFUHS students who attend Castleton and eat lunch in the cafeteria(free of charge).

Sophomore Class – Students will take the PSAT(practice test for SAT-test required for most college applications) in the morning and then after lunch(free of charge) they will visit the River Valley Technical Center (RVTC) where students will participate in a career fair during which they will learn about careers of interest (which were identified on their personalized learning plans).

Junior Class – Students will take the PSAT(practice test for SAT-test required for most college applications) in the morning and then after lunch(free of charge) they will participate in a Financial Literacy Fair facilitated by the Vermont Association of Credit Unions.  11th graders will be given a job with a salary and learn how to budget the many life expenses that will come their way.  
Senior Class – Seniors have the opportunity to choose from a number of college and career awareness activities.  They were given a form with options to bring home and have a parent/guardian sign. Options for this day include: Visiting a college of your choice, College Boot Camp(working on college applications, essays, financial aid), work on a resume, work on senior project, or go on a job shadow.

Financial Aid Forms Night

BFUHS SENIOR FAMILIES

We are offering FINANCIAL AID FORMS NIGHT with our VSAC Counselor

Thursday, October 10th 6:00 – 7:30 PM in the Library

Join us for a free Financial Aid Forms workshop. At this informal workshop, we will assist you as you file your FAFSA and Vermont state grant application.

Please be sure to create your FSA ID a few days prior to coming to the workshop. Students and parents will each need their own ID and can sign up at https://fsaid.ed.gov/npas/index.htm.Click here for a list of the necessary information that you will need to bring with you (you may need to scroll down to view the list).  Feel free to bring a laptop if you have one.

Isaac Wilkinson, September Elks Student of the Month

It is a pleasure to announce that Isaac Wilkinson has been named the September Elks Student of the Month for Bellows Falls Union High School. Isaac, a senior, is the son of Chris and Kim Wilkinson of Bellows Falls.

A member of the Marilee Huntoon Jesse A. Judd Chapter of the National Honor Society, Isaac is an excellent student who asks great questions and puts a fantastic effort into everything he does. Isaac fully commits to classroom activities, discussions and assignments.  He is eager to engage himself as well as others in tasks that others would normally not elect to do. A strong critical thinker, he works to involve others in activities, and helps them see views from different perspectives. As a responsible and conscientious young man, Isaac is someone that people know they can count on to help see a task through to the end.  

A leader by example, Isaac has a fantastic attitude. He is not only positive, but he works hard to help others see the positive side of situations as well.   Always willing to share his enthusiasm with others, he greets people with a smile and shows sincere interest when in a conversation. Isaac genuinely cares about people, and he has a huge heart.

Isaac comes to school every day willing to give  100% to the task at hand. When he is absent, he is proactive and works hard to get caught up in a timely manner.   

Not only is Isaac an excellent student, he is dedicated community member.  He is an active member of the BFUHS Student Council and was recently voted to the office of Historian.  He is always looking to lend a helping hand and is a true leader for the group and general community.

Bellows Falls Union High School and the Elks are honored to have Isaac represent us this month with this award.

Chromebooks

Believe it or not! You will be able to pick up your very own Chromebook. All you have to do is come to Open House this Thursday at 7pm with your signed Student Agreement form. Then you could be walking out the door with your Chromebook.