October 23, 2016

2016-17: Week 8

Coming Up:

A Solon Salute to Kat Pringles, who has undertaken the monumental task of keeping the Sports and In The News Bulletin Boards current for all of MHS to read and enjoy. Thank you, Kat!

A Solon Salute to the folks at SlopeStyle Ski & Ride for mentoring two MHS students who are enrolled in the Community Based Learning class. This semester, Sabrina Hicks is currently learning about the intricacies of bike repair and Cole Bingham is focusing on marketing and advertising, including outreach around SlopeStyle's showing of the ski film Tight Loose. Proceeds from the film will benefit The Cancer Patient Support Foundation. Cole's blog entry (and more information about the event) can be found here.  We are grateful to have SlopeStyle as a community partner for learning. Thank you!!

A Solon Salute to Emily Bashara for having over 1,000 saves in her field hockey career as the MHS goalie. We salute you Emily for your accomplishment and the integrity in which you have carried yourself while going about this achievement! 

A Solon Salute to our education colleagues at Community Engagement Lab for the finalization of their video featuring Montpelier High School and the Walls Project from last spring. Thank you to all of the students for representing us so well in this video and a salute to Cathy Butterfield, Sarah Squier, Kerrin McCadden, and Katy Chabot for their excellent cameos! 


Good luck to our Field Hockey Team and our Boys' and Girls' Soccer Teams as they head into playoffs this week. Here is the schedule so far:
  • #9 Field Hockey on the road at #8 Milton Tuesday at 3:30pm
  • #7 Boys' Soccer hosting #10 Mt. Abe Tuesday at 4pm
  • #6 Girls' Soccer hosting #11 Vergennes on Wednesday at 4pm

A Solon Salute to Whitney Machnik and her Computer Science Classes. They are incorporating community service into their learning this year. The following paragraph provides more information, followed by a description of the presentations they are offering.  


Technology Presentations at Montpelier High School
Students from Montpelier High School’s computer science classes help you learn more about computers and technology. Presentations take place at Montpelier High School, 5 High School Drive in Montpelier. Presented by the Montpelier Senior Activity Center, Montpelier High School, and Technology for Tomorrow. Presentations are free and open to all MSAC members. Pre-registration strongly recommended to the MSAC office.

  • Internet Safety 
    • Monday, October 17, 10-11am
    • One of the best ways to protect yourself from online fraud and crime is to be informed. Join us at this workshop as we discus some of the major cyber threats internet users are facing today, how to avoid being a victim, and how identify unsafe or virus-carrying emails
  • Search Engines   
    • Monday, October 24, 10-11am
    • Unlock the all the information on the internet with this introductory look at search engines. Learn how to use search engines as a tool to get the answers you want. Search for images, find restaurants, check the weather, and more! At this workshop you will learn how to access a search engine of your choice, the basic functions of search engines, and tips & tricks to make your searching more effective and efficient.
  • Unlocking Your Phone or Tablet Camera 
    • Monday, October 31, 10-11am
    • In this workshop we will look at how to operate your phone, tablet, or computer camera. We will discover how to take, save, and send photos. At this workshop we will also take a humorous look at the new social trend of “Selfie” taking. Bring your device and a sense of humor to this workshop!