March 26, 2017

2016-17: Week 30

A Solon Salute to all of the faculty and students involved in putting on the spring play performance: Rabbit Hole. The students worked really hard and put on an excellent production. A Salute to director Kianna Bromley, big support from Mr. Sam Bromley, Cast: Helen Cerutti, Adam Isaacs-Falbel, Lila Stratton, Evie Casserta and Nathan DeGroot. A Solon Salute to stage manager-Siiri Pombar, assistant director-Matt Koucky, assistant stage manager-Mandy Abu Aziz, Lighting Designer-Adam Blair, Sound Designer-Jackson Markow, Assistant Sound-Lily Fournier, Costume Designers-Nadia Scoppettone & Evie Casserta, Hair & Makeup Designers-Warren Cossett & Rachel Sucher, Props Manager-Sunny Ingraldi & Apollonia Tabacco, Set Manager-Maddie Friend & Violet Tobacco, Marketing and PR-Stella Best & Avi Isaacs-Corcoran, Front of House-Rafaella Hill-Mosher

http://www.timesargus.com/articles/hopping-good-time/
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A Solon Salute to Roger Medina Ruiz. After expressing an interest in playing lacrosse, Roger quickly stepped up to the plate to put himself in goal after learning the team didn't have a goalie. At first he was skeptical after hearing about how much getting hit with a shot can hurt, but after suiting him up in pads he immediately exceeded any expectations. After two practices he was already getting tremendous praise from the goalie coach seeing shots so early and being able to adapt. (From senior Connor Barrett).

A Solon Salute from the Unified Basketball Team. Thanks to all of the students and adults that came out in support of the Unified Basketball team this week. We appreciate it. And, additional thanks to Matt Link, Liam Mears, Helen Cerutti and Amber Pagani for some extra efforts also in support of the team. Thank you from Nancy, Whitney and Matt.


A Solon Salute and Congratulations to our students that participated in the New England Music Festival in Norwalk, CT last weekend: Liam Mears, Ada Rohan, Angus Fraser, Eleanor Braun, Colin Desch, Grace Carlomagno, and Matt Koucky (not pictured here). We are so proud of you and your representation of our school and the Montpelier community! 

A Solon Salute to Karen Tronsgard-Scott and Auburn Watersong from the Vermont Network Against Domestic and Sexual Violence and Sarah Wolfe and Dan Brown from VPIRG for speaking with ninth grade social studies students about how their organizations work with the government to make change. These community members were well-prepared and engaging. We appreciate their help educating MHS students! (From Ms. McLane)

A Solon Salute to Matt Koucky. Matt recently was accepted into the Kenyon Review Young Writers' Conference with a full scholarship. This is an incredibly competitive summer program for creative writing, hosted by The Kenyon Review at Kenyon College in Gambier, Ohio, taught by some of the country's finest writers. Congratulations Matt!  

The Debate Team Victorious at District Tournament in Pennsylvania: Two members of the Montpelier High School Debate team, George Huang and Omeed Fallahi, were crowned District Champions on Saturday in Sayre, Pennsylvania. The win gains them entry to the 2017 national tournament to be held this year in Birmingham, Alabama in June. Three other team members, Emily Sheftman, Jackson Markow, and Angus Fraser, won third place medals, all of them one point short of a second place finish that would also have gained them entry to the Nationals. The annual District tournament held at the end of the debate season attracts teams from the entire New England region, including Pennsylvania, all of them seeking a bid to the national tournament. This year's District debate topic focused on the Israeli-Palestine conflict debating the merits of a one-state versus a two-state solution.

Announcements:
  • Please take a minute to note the changes that have been made to the calendar in the Spring 2017 Outlook.
  • March 30th & 31st: MHS Pops Choral Concert (7pm in MHS Auditorium.
  • April 6th (12-3pm) & April 7th (7:30am to 3pm): Parent/Teacher Conferences. To sign up online: Click here or call at 225-8000.