April 8, 2017

2016-17: Week 32

Dear MHS,

We have an extra busy week! In an effort to keep us organized, below are the events for each day of the week. Please also remember to check the athletic calendar for the tennis, lacrosse, baseball, track, and ultimate frisbee events taking place this week as well. 

Monday, April 10th:

  • Students from Sociology, Applied Chemistry, and Computer Programming will be participating in an interdisciplinary day of learning and performance as part of a collaboration with the Creative Schools Initiative. The day will include afternoon and evening student performances at Sweet Melissa’s (downtown). The project's essential question is, “How do we use communication to activate change in our world?”
Tuesday, April 11th:
Wednesday, April 12th:

Thursday, April 13th:

Friday, April 14th:


A Solon Salute to all of the students, parents, and guardians that participated in this past week's conferences. Your partnership makes all the difference. Thank you!

A Solon Salute to Sunny Ingraldi, David Frey, Hugh Wallace, Joel Bansah, and Casarah Acosta who all represented the Engineering class at a recent bridge building competition. They all did a great job, and our bridges placed respectably, especially for our first time there, and we had a good time. (Link to More Pictures)


A Solon Salute to Navah Fried, who read her poetry alongside Former Vermont Governor Madeleine Kunin on this Sunday evening as part of Poem Town Randolph.

A Solon Salute to Ben Ward who recently traveled to the Keith Haring Foundation in New York City on a research trip in support for his CBL. Ben has embarked on a year-long, inquiry driven, course of study exploring the influences of Peruvian culture on the art and artistic expressions of Keith Haring. Ben is working with UVM's Fleming Museum and it's executive director, Janie Cohen, to write a scholarly article for publication in a professional art history journal. Excellent work, Ben.

Ben at the Haring Museum, in NY, New York on April 7, 2017.

A Solon Salute to Reverend Paul and his staff, the Montpelier Police Department, and the participating MPS employees for their positive energy and focus during our rainy evacuation drill last Thursday's in-service. Special thanks to the safety team for their time developing and organizing the plan. Many thanks!

Additional Announcements:
  • Spring Break: April 17-21st
  • April 25th: Special Schedule for an assembly with MHS alumni and now author, Joshua Jelly-Schapiro. 
    • "Joshua Jelly-Schapiro possesses both a humanist's irrepressible empathy and a journalist's necessary skepticism. He reports carefully, researches exhaustively, cares deeply, and writes beautifully." --Dave Eggers, author of Heroes of the Frontier