March 27, 2016

Week 30

A Solon Salute to all of the students and staff who participated in the spring play production of Diary of Anne Frank. You all did an amazing job honoring this important piece of history. Your talent and skills were on display as you told the tragic story with heart and reverence. Thank you for making MHS proud once again.  A special salute to 9th grader Evie Caserta who did an incredible job as Anne Frank and persevered through a fall in Thursday night's production. Great job Jaimen Sather, Naomi Pitt, Emily Montague, Lilly Smith, Adam Isaacs-Falbel, Ivan Jermyn, Anna Scoppettone, Matt Koucky, Anders Heyerdahl, Avi Isaacs-Corcoran, Nadia Scoppettone, Angus Fraser, Claire Fraser, Siiri Pombar, Emma Polen, and Adam Blair.

A Solon Salute to Scott Weigand. Scott has served as the play director and Masque Advisor for the past six years. Scott has been a true professional, putting on incredibly high production plays, musicals, and talent shows-bringing out the best in MHS performance arts. Scott directed his final production for MHS over the weekend. We are very grateful for you sharing all of your talent, time, and energy. Thank you Scott, we salute you! 

A Solon Salute and welcome to Ms. Kianna Bromley who will be taking over as play director and Masque Advisor this coming fall. Kianna has led high school play productions at BFA St. Albans in the past and has been apart of theater throughout her life. Welcome Kianna!

A Solon Salute to Poet Major Jackson for his inspiration and educational visit to MHS this week. And thank you to Kerrin McCadden for bringing such a talented and interested artist to our school for an enriching learning experience. 

A Solon Salute and congrats to Brennan Smith for leaning into a positive CBL challenge this semester.  Keep up the good work!

A Solon Salute to Maia Hansen and Josh Parker for going above and beyond in their dedication and work with students. Thank you!

A Solon Salute to Clare Fraser and Mary Ellen Solon. They both participated on a discussion panel after the showing of UnSlut on Saturday at the Green Mountain Film Festival. They did an amazing job talking to the community about The Conversation! (From Levi Beavin). 

Reminder: April 1st is a parent conference day. 
(There is no school).

April 1, 2016: 7:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

  • Due to the tight schedule, we encourage parents to sign up online for 15-minute conferences with each teacher at the address below. Teachers will only be available to meet with parents who have scheduled appointments.

  • If you do not have Internet access, please call the MHS Office at 225-8000 for assistance with scheduling appointments.
  • Conference sign-ups are only available through March 30, 2016.

We look forward to seeing you at Parent Conferences!

Announcement: The Other Side of Cannabis

Thursday, March 31, 6:30-8:30 p.m. film and panel: Bert Klavens, Dr. William Nowlan, Debby Haskins
Montpelier High School auditorium
With support from MSMS Parent Advisory Group and MHS Boosters

CannabisThe Other Side of Cannabis, is an independent film project created to reach out to youth, parents, educators, and concerned community members to bring attention to the negative effects of marijuana on adolescents, teenagers and young adults whose brains are still forming. In order to make an informed decision to use marijuana, it is important to know the potential risks. This film is not about legalization nor medicinal treatments. The message that marijuana is safe, natural and harmless as a recreational substance must be weighed against the evidence of associated risks as presented by users and family members concerned about some of the effects—teen dependence, depression and psychosis.

This film is appropriate for ages 12 and up. Middle school children should be accompanied by an adult for followup discussion.

More information:

This 2016 film and presentation series is organized by Central Vermont New Directions Coalition, working with community partners, the Vermont Department of Health, Washington County Youth Service Bureau and the statewide organization Prevention Works!VT, to educate the community about current substance abuse issues, the impact, and resources for help.

Event is free and open to the public. Donations accepted.