April 18, 2018

2017-18: Weeks 33 & 34

A Solon Salute to the MHS/CVCC students who participated in Skills USA recently. On April 4th and 5th, students attending Technical/Career Centers all around Vermont competed. Skills USA is a competition in which students compete against one another in different technical areas. Three Montpelier students won medals this year. Randi Carpenter (Junior) won Bronze in Advertising Design - Graphics, Riley Cook (Senior) won Silver in Firefighting, and Amanda Adams (Senior) took Gold in Advertising Design - Graphics. Amanda, along with other Gold medalists will move on to Kentucky to compete in Nationals where over 6000 students compete in their technical area at the end of June 2018. Congratulations!

A Solon Salute to Mason Ecklund-Gustavson and Heather Swiatocha, who are dedicating their CBL experiences to the care and companionship of the animals at the Central Vermont Humane Society. Mason and Heather have become essential contributors to the team of volunteers who keep CVHS running. And a heartfelt Solon Salute to long-time Community Partner Christina Hayward, Volunteer Coordinator at CVHS, for providing training, mentorship, and opportunities for CBL students to connect and care for animals in need (From Sarah Loveless).

A Solon Salute to UES teachers Mrs. Frey and MJ Jennings for having Logan Graves work in their classrooms this semester for his CBL. They have both provided him with opportunities to be a leader.  Logan expressed an interest in working with younger students, and possibly working one on one as a mentor (from Katrina Phillips).

A Solon Salute to the MHS students who performed in Teen Jazz on Friday, April 13th during the MHS assembly. Your dedication and hard-work was on display. Congratulations on a wonderful performance: Isabelle Francke, Isabelle Banse, Brynn Bushey, Kailea Silvers, Samantha Murray, and Daniel Jestes

A Solon Salute to Hope Petraro for taking the initiative to develop the Women in STEM display for our hallway in honor of Women's History Month. Thank you Hope! 

A Solon Salute to Mr. Sabo, The EARTH Group, and all students who planned, supported, worked, and attended the Rally for the Planet on April 12th. 
Nick provided DJ soundscape
Emma and Nadia were featured speakers
Televici performed for the event

  • April 25th: Wednesday, 6:30pm, MHS library: “Managing College Costs” is VSAC new way of looking at college costs and affordability.

  • Soap Sale: Applied Chemistry students will be selling their class made soap in the lobby in early May. Orders will also be available at https://solonsoap.weebly.com/

Spring Outlook 2018 (Full Letter and Links)

April 27th: Day of Silence (led by MHS QSA)
April 27th: Racial Justice Alliance—Movie Night
SBACs: English: 4/30, 5/1, 5/2, 5/3 (Grade 9 only)

May 5th: SATs (Saturday morning)
May 5th: Prom
May 8th: AP Spanish Exam
May 9th: AP English Exam
May 11th: AP U.S. History Exam
May 10th-12th: All State Music Festival
May 14th: AP Biology Exam
May 15th: AP Calculus Exam
May 15th: AP Computer Science Exam
May 16th: End of Marking Period 7
May 17th: AP Statistics Exam
SBACs: Math: 5/17, 5/18, 5/21, 5/22 (Grade 9 only)
May 18th: Racial Justice Alliance—Movie Night
May 22nd: Spring Concert
May 23rd: Annual Art Show
May 24th: Student Led-Conferences for grades, 9, 10, & 12
May 24th: NGSS Science Assessment for grade 11
May 28th: Memorial Day
May 31st: Masque Talent Show Night

June 1st: Music of Color-School Dance
June 2nd: SATs (Saturday morning)
June 8th: Awards Assembly
June 9th: Livelihood Music Festival hosted by Club Action (pending)
June 15th: End of Marking Period 8
June 15th: Graduation
June 18th-21st: Semester 2, Summative Re-Take Week
June 22nd: Step-Up Day for Class of 2022 & Final Day