November 26, 2017

2017-18: Week 13

 A Solon Salute to the MHS Scholar's Bowl Team who hosted the Green Mountain Regional Scholars' Bowl competition last week. Here is a summary of the event written up by advisor Jerry Tillotson:
  • The five teams from Champlain Valley Union may have ruled the Green Mountain Regional Scholars' Bowl competition hosted by MHS last week, but the Solon A team managed a tie for second place going 4-1 on he day winning by a respectable combined total of 320 points. The MHS A team was made up of seasoned veterans Graham Janson, Angus Fraser, Asa Richardson-Skinder, Matt Koucky, and Nathan Grutchfield. Nine of the 16 teams at the regional belonged to MHS and CVU. It was tough competition for the other three teams from MHS, given that fact that having to face CVU teams two or three times was unavoidable. MHS B, Clayton Winters, Henry Valentine, Henry Jones, Omeed Fallahi, and Jackson Markow, all experienced players, went 2-3. First year Scholars' Bowler, Hayden Stumpff, who has participated in two competitions so far displaying great potential, joined veterans Anders Shenholm, Emma Harter, and Cole Bingham, won one round and tied another. And first year team members Aliaya Shannon, Julian Stoler, Josh Golonka, and Faith Bolquez, facing tough competition in their first time out managed to win one round. It was great to have 18 Solons participating in this event. We have a strong core of senior veterans and good roster of novices to build on for the future.
A Solon Salute to Montpelier Public Schools Business Manager, Mr. Grant Geisler for preparing and reading the Veteran's Day Remarks. Here are the remarks he shared. Thanks Grant.  

A Solon Salute to 9th grade Wyll Hoerres. During his 4th block study hall, Wyll has been helping our local parks and rec crew at Hubbard Park. We salute you Wyll! And thank you to Alec Ellsworth for welcoming the collaboration.
Davis Hart and Wyll Hoerres

A Gratitude Salute from all of the MHS Faculty to our extended learning community. Using Thanksgiving a good reason to practice gratitude, we extend a big thank you to our students, families, and guardians for your help in making this a wonderful place to be!


Announcements:
  • "Good news! The holiday gift and gift wrap fundraiser to raise funds for new play equipment at Union Elementary has been extended. You can now shop on-line through Monday, December 4th, and about 40% of your purchase will go to support this important project. 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.

  • Winter Ball: Saturday, Dec. 2nd, 8pm to 12am at the Barre Auditorium. All proceeds go to MHS Project Grad 2018. 
  • December 8th and 9th: Student Directed One Act Play Festival (7pm Friday and Saturday Nights)