November 12, 2017

2017-18: Week 11

A Solon Salute to all of the Band, Orchestra, and Choral students for their excellent concert this past week. Led by teachers Kirk Kreiz, Hilary Goldblatt, and Molly Clark, the evening was filled with beautiful songs from talented and hardworking students. 

A Solon Salute to senior Brynn Bushey. Brynn is leading MHS in our current food drive. After hearing about a friendly competition between U-32, Spaulding and People's Academy, Brynn took the lead at Montpelier High School get us entered into the food drive competition. The MHS donations will go to a local food shelf and soup kitchen here in Montpelier. The final day to donate is Friday, November 17th. Great job Brynn! We salute you! 

A Solon Salute to the MHS Diversity Club and advisor Mary Ellen SolonForty students across all grades came out on Wednesday night to participate in the MHS Diversity Club's first Dinner and Movie Night. Students shared in a potluck and lively discussion of the 2014 film, Dear White People. Thank you to all the members of Diversity Club for organizing a fun and meaningful event! Thank you also to Ms. Monmaney, Ms. Squier, and Michael & Mizra of the Clean Team for their support!

A Solon Salute to Anja Samson for using this reusable snack pouch. (From the MHS Earth Group).

A Solon Salute to business manager Grant Geisler for writing and reading a heartfelt and informative message to the students before Friday's Veteran's Day Parade. And a Salute to Brian Gallagher and Cindy Bubrouski for the efforts in planning the event and the display of Veteran connections in our learning community. Many thanks!

Online Holiday Fundraiser for Union's Playground Until 11/20!
Hello High School Parents/Guardians and Friends,

A team of MPS District staff, parents and community members are raising funds to renovate and modernize the outdoor play space at Union Elementary School. Until Monday November 20th, the team is running an ONLINE holiday fundraiser to raise money for this major project (called UPP, or the Union Playground Project).

Union’s playgrounds are used by more than 400 pre-K through 4th grade students every school day, and by countless greater Montpelier community children. This holiday fundraiser is just one part of a larger, strategic fundraising initiative to overhaul the playgrounds, and build a more creative, more accessible state-of-the-art facility in the summer of 2018. 

In this linked letter and flyer, you will find instructions for purchasing holiday gift wrap, kitchen and home goods, and personalized gifts for the holidays. 

40% of your purchase will go directly to funding this important and exciting renovation project! You can also invite others to order. For those who prefer to browse a hard copy catalog, there are two in Principal McRaith’s office. The fundraiser closes on Monday, November 20th, so please order soon. Please contact Sarah McKearnan with any questions, or to get involved in the project:

  • November 14th: All School Assembly (Solon Block): VT Attorney General T.J. Donovan 
  • November 16th & 17th: Winooski Valley Music Festival
  • December 8th and 9th: Student Directed One Act Play Festival (7pm Friday and Saturday Nights)