2019 Youth Risk Behavior Survey Parent Information

Our school is taking part in the 2019 Youth Risk Behavior Survey. This survey is sponsored by the Vermont Department of Health and Agency of Education. The survey gathers information about health risk behaviors of 6th through 12th grade students. The survey will ask about nutrition, physical activity, injuries, tobacco, alcohol and other drug use and sexual behaviors. Schools, communities and state agencies will use the results of the survey to evaluate programs, plan new programs and to secure future funding.

More information will be sent home to parents with report cards and can also be viewed here: Parental Notification Letter

State Championship Banner Unveiling, January 25th @ 6:30pm

Join us as we unveil the 2018 Division I Field Hockey State Champion Banner!

Thursday, January 25th @ 6:30pm, between the boys JV & Varsity basketball game.

Come on out and congratulate your state champs one more time!

Molly Kelly, December Elks Student of the Month

It is a pleasure to announce that Molly Kelly has been named the December Elks Student of the Month for Bellows Falls Union High School.  Molly, a senior, is the daughter of Brian and Darlene Kelly of Westminster.

A member of the Marilee Huntoon Jesse A. Judd Chapter of the National Honor Society, Molly is a hard-working student who puts in a great amount of effort in and out of the classroom to make sure that she is prepared for class.  Dedicated to doing well, she often goes above and beyond the requirements of the assignments, seeks extra help and works hard to improve her skills.

A motivated, engaged student, Molly comes to school with a desire to learn.  If she is absent, she is proactive in getting her assignments and making up her work in a timely manner. She is an asset to any class or activity; with her optimistic, friendly attitude, Molly can change the dynamic of a class or activity with her presence alone. She brings creativity and a sense of liveliness to class discussions. Molly does not shy away from voicing her opinions or concerns about topics, and she openly listens to and works to understand the views of others.  Being sensitive to others and exhibiting a strong sense of humor are some of Molly’s finer qualities. She is a patient young woman who is always willing to help others in need. Molly is a trustworthy student, who can be relied on to produce original and creative work. Molly’s personal qualities parallel her academic characteristics. Perhaps one of her greatest personal qualities is her unusual sense of humility. She accepts praise for all of her accomplishments with utmost sense of modesty.

Molly is a leader in the true essence of the word. She is an avid member of the school’s student council where she was voted as the group’s treasurer by her peers. Through this role she demonstrates creativity, a plethora of unique ideas, and the willingness to participate in all fundraisers and community-based activities. Molly is also a three-time track and field state champion and a four-time field hockey state champion, where she was elected as team captain this past season. Clearly someone who has earned the respect of adults and her peers, she is a positive role model both on and off the field.

Congratulations go to Molly; BFUHS and the Elks are proud to have her represent us this month with this award.

Government Shutdown – Hunger Free Vermont

This is an ongoing situation, and there will likely be more updates to share in the coming days. Please visit https://www.hungerfreevt.org/government-shutdown for the most up to date information.

Because of the government shutdown, Vermont’s Department for Children and Families (DCF) will be issuing February 3SquaresVT benefits early, on January 20th. These benefits will be for the entire month of February, so it is important that participants budget accordingly.

Because these benefits will be issued early, DCF needs to complete interviews and receive any required documentation from 3SquaresVT applicants and participants on or before January 15th (Tuesday).

If you need to complete an interview for your 3SquaresVT application or re-certification, please call the interview line at 1-877-403-7668 right away.

If you are currently in the application or re-certification process, if you need to complete an interim report, or if you recently received a notice from DCF requesting documentation (pay stubs or proof of income, proof of medical expenses, etc.) you must send your documents in immediately to continue your benefits.

If you aren’t sure if this applies to you, call the Benefits Service Center at 1-800-479-6151 to speak to a benefits specialist who can help. Expect a long wait time, but please stay on the line and do not give up!  It is important that you hang on and get the information you need.

State Champions Banner Unveiling January 8th 6:30pm

Join us as we unveil the 2018 Boys and Girls Track & Field State Champion Banners &
the 2018 Girls Cross Country State Banner.

Tuesday, January 8th 6:30pm between the Boys JV & Varsity Basketball game.

Come on out and congratulate your state champs one more time!

Jasmine Boucher, November Elks Student of the Month

BFUHS and the Elks are proud to announce that Jasmine Boucher has been named the November Elks Student of the Month for Bellows Falls Union High School. Jasmine, a senior, is the daughter of Rick and Jennifer Boucher of Bellows Falls.
Dedicated to learning, Jasmine works hard in her classes. She puts in the extra time to develop her skills, to analyze concepts and to make sure she understands what is being covered in class discussions. A member of the Marilee Huntoon, Jesse A. Judd chapter of the National Honor Society, Jasmine is a good role model who leads by example. She was also recently named the 2018 Daughters of the American Revolution Good Citizen for BFUHS.

Always courteous and genuinely kind to her peers, Jasmine is a pleasure to work with. She is attentive to helping others and is often the first to offer assistance when she sees a need. She is active in class discussions and activities, demonstrates a very professional demeanor, and is someone people can rely on. Responsible, involved, compassionate and attentive are words to describe this young woman.

Not only dedicated to her academics, Jasmine is also an active participant in the sports program at BFUHS. Jasmine has the respect and appreciation of her teachers, classmates, teammates and coaches for her constant hard work, enthusiasm and leadership; she is always positive and ready to go in class and at practices and meets. She is dependable, punctual, and committed to hard work. Jasmine brings a positive attitude and is always prepared which is evident by her academic accomplishments and multiple state championships in cross country and track. Because of her commitment and hard work, she has been chosen to represent the BFUHS track team as captain for the spring season.

Interested in improving her community, Jasmine has willingly participated in a variety of community service activities including an art camp counselor, concession worker at school sporting events, tour guide for incoming ninth graders and track meet and field hockey helper. Through these activities, she has served as a positive role model and representative of BFUHS and its community.

Congratulations go to Jasmine. The Elks and BFUHS are honored to have her represent us this month with this award.

BFUHS Winter Concert & Art Show

Please Join us on Thursday, December 13th beginning at 6:30pm for an Art Walk, followed by the winter concert beginning at 7pm with Performances by the Concert Choir, Concert Band, Wind Ensemble & Jazz Band. This concert will certainly put you in the Holiday Spirit!

Free & open to the public