June 5, 2016

Week 40

A Solon Salute to the Girls' Tennis Team who won the state championship this week! This is the Girls' 4th Championship in 5 years. Amazing dedication and hard-work! We are very proud of you. (Free Press Article)
Image from @JBiggam on twitter 6/4/16

 A Solon Salute to the 40+ seniors who volunteered their time on Thursday for Senior Service Day.  Students participated in a variety of projects, including planting trees along the bike path, improving trails at Hubbard Park, and helping at the Vermont Food Bank. Thank you for your service!

A Solon Salute to Val Belanger for organizing a fun and meaningful 2016 Awards' Assembly and for all of the work going into the graduation ceremony for June 10th, 5pm. We all appreciate all you do!   

A Solon Salute to Mr. Carroll (first year advisor) and the yearbook team for creating a beautiful 2016 yearbook. You all did an amazing job! 

A Solon Salute to the senior video yearbook team, Anna Scoppettone, Anisa Venner-Johnston, and Naomi Pitt, with support from Heather McLane and Sue Monmaney. The video was excellent and a great way to finish our 2016 Awards Assembly, (With the exception of that old guy trying rap in the video!)

A Solon Salute to first year MHS teachers, Kassie Howe (Math), Joe Carroll (Latin), Sarah Loveless (CBL) Helene Steinberg (Special Education), Eileen Wildman (Sciene-Long-Term Sub) & CharlieDan Sheffy (English-Long-Term Sub). You each did a wonderful job this year and made MHS a better place, thank you! 

A Solon Salute to Librarian and Tech Integrationist, Sue Monmaney. Congratulations Sue on having the 2016 yearbook dedicated in your honor. A well deserved and earned honor! And if you haven't checked out the MHS Library website lately, click on the image below to see the beautiful updates!



A Solon Salute to the the Peer Activism Committee, Lissa Knauss (Advisor), Mary Ellen Solon (Advisor), Sarah Rose, Miles Rapaport, Emily Corbett-Valade, Theresa Noonan, Anna Scoppettone, Emma Murray-Clasen, Claire Fraser, Anders Heyerdahl, & Jaimen Sather. The group was featured this week in the Times Argus. To read the article click on the image below.


A Solon Salute to Beth Bingham of Text Less Live More and Terry Goguen of JoyRyde for their presentation at our 2016 Awards' Assembly. We look forward to adding up points and being one of the first high schools to take on the Text Less Live More challenge with the help of the JoyRyde App. And a special salute to Jaimen Sather, for representing MHS on this important issue.

A Solon Salute to the Girls' Ultimate also took 2nd place in the state on Saturday after a comeback win in their first game against last year’s state champs. They also won the spirit award and Nolan Benoit got “coach of the year.” Congratulations Nolan, and congratulations to the girls' for a great season!

A Solon Salute to the Boys' Ultimate Team who finished as the State Runner's Up after winning against South Burlington and falling to Essex High School in the championship. Congrats on a great year!

A Solon Salute to the Red Clay Jazz Band who recently had an evening outdoor show at the Skinny Pancake and will be on the center stage this Tuesday (June 2nd) at 2:30pm for the Burlington Discover Jazz Festival!


A Solon Salute to Tom Sabo, and Jason Miles who facilitated this excellent bridge improvement project at Harrison field. Many thanks to the MHS building crew (Isaac Avery-Padberg, Ryan Andreoletti, & Ben Crane). (From Sylvia Fagin). 

A Solon Salute to Liam Frey, Josie Gingold, and Brynn Bushey who represented the HOBY Youth Leadership Program last weekend. And a special salute to HOBY alumni, Levi Beavin for successfully advocating for MHS to send three students instead of the typical two. Thank you to all of you for your leadership!
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A Photo from last week's mile run with Newton Baker. Thanks again Newton!
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On June 25th, Join the basement teen center's amazing race!

The Basement Teen Center's Amazing Race is an annual race around Montpelier, Vermont, bringing young people together with their community to follow cryptic clues and complete mental and physical challenges in a race to the finish. This event raises the necessary funds for the Basement to continue to offer safe, free alternatives for young people in Central Vermont during the after-school hours when youth are most likely to engage in high-risk behaviors. The Basement Teen Center, a program under the direction of the Washington County Youth Service Bureau/Boys & Girls Club, is a drop-in space for youth ages 13-18 to come together and participate in activities that encourage positive growth. Programs at the BTC include academic support, mentorship, civic engagement, nutrition programs and more. Plus, we have a whole ton of fun! The BTC had about 1800 visits and served 180 youth last year and programming at the BTC is facilitated by trained staff and is always free of charge for all teens. For more information about the BTC and Amazing Race, check out the BTC's website: www.basementteencenter.org


A Solon Salute to the Cow cab driver who found my wallet. After a lovely family celebration of my daughter's 11th birthday in downtown Montpelier, the memory could have been spoiled if someone had not turned in my lost wallet. But true to Montpelier character, it was turned into the police department with everything still there, including the case. Some people imagine a community:

Where people look out for each other.
Where we all pay it forward.
Where we measure success by selfless acts.
Where kindness is the philosophy of life.
I am thankful to work in this community!

(From Ms. Carolyn Kiniry)