February 4, 2017

2016-17: Week 23

A Solon Salute to Roger Medina Ruiz. Roger is on exchange to Montpelier High School from Mexico this year. He is featured in a recent information video that was developed by his CIEE exchange program. There are several shots of Montpelier High School. Great job Roger, we salute you! 


A Solon Salute to Graham Jansen for being selected as one of the 20 finalists (out of 650 applicants) in the Senator Bernie Sanders State of the Union Essay Contest. Graham had the chance to participate in a round-table discussion led by Senator Sanders this weekend. His essay will be entered into the official permanent Congressional Record. Congratulations Graham! To view more details click here.


Creative and communication props to Damon Cadwell Dunham for hosting the "opening" of his textile design exhibit on Thursday afternoon. This was the culminating event to cap off a successful and engaging first semester CBL experience. Thanks to all who attended the opening and a special thank you to community member and professional artist, Sam Talbot-Kelly, for her mentorship of Damon this past semester. Thanks, Sam! Well done, Damon! (From Mr. McLane)

A Solon Salute to the student leaders of "The Conversation" this past week. Sarah Rose, Emily Corbett-Valade, Theresa Noonan, Emma Murray-Clasen, Miles Rapaport, Meredith Stetter, and Grace Valentine, and to the faculty leaders, Mary Ellen Solon and Lissa Knauss. We salute you and your leadership! And thank you to board member Jim Murphy for attending.

A Solon Salute to our girls' basketball teams. They will hosting the coaches vs. cancer fundraiser during their upcoming Friday evening games. Please come out and support the cause and our teams. (Friday, Feb. 10th, 6pm & 7:30pm).  

A Solon Salute to our indoor track athletes who participated in this weekend's state championship tournament. Avery Paul, Theresa Noonan, and Holly Gordon were ribbon winners. Click here for complete results.

Did you know that almost 80% of MHS students participate in at least one extra-curricular activity? And did you know that MHS currently has nearly 40 different extra-curricular offerings?!
  • On February 17th at 7PM, the Interact Club will host a Variety Show to benefit the children affected by the Flint water crisis. We are still looking for performers and hope that parents and community members will attend the show. The suggested minimum donation is $3 for students and $6 for adults. (If you are interested in performing, please contact Brynn Bushey or Heather McLane.)
  • On February 18th, students from the Project Grad Committee will be hosting a dance at MHS. The theme is "We Love the 90s, Blackout Dance".
  • On February 21st and March 9th, community member and frequent MHS volunteer, Tom Yefchak, has offered to help any MHS students that may need assistance in filing their taxes. If you would like to learn how to file you taxes, stop by the library after school on either of those dates