June 16, 2018

2017-18-Week 42

A Solon Salute to Val Belanger and Heather McLane. Val and Heather serve as the senior class advisors and successfully planned and delivered the senior breakfast, senior day of service, and the 2018 graduation ceremony. This is a tremendous amount of extra work and they do a great job! Thank you Val and Heather. 

A Solon Salute to the MHS custodial staff who put in extra hours and effort to make graduation and the special events of the final weeks of school happen. The team set up and took down 800 chairs--even with the chair truck having to be towed in late on Friday! 

A Solon Salute to the Class of 2018. Congratulations on your graduation. You did an excellent job during the Senior Day of Service and during the graduation ceremony. To read the Times Argus Article from graduation click here, and the photos below are from the day of service. The seniors helped weed the community garden, improve the Mountaineers field, work on the hoop house, and clear out the MHS stage storage. Click here for a full photo album of the senior day of service.

Photo by Jeb Wallace in the Times Argus 6-16-18
Photo by Adam Blair
Photo by Adam Blair
Photo by Adam Blair

Photo by Adam Blair
Photo by Adam Blair
Click Image to View Time Lapse Video by Angus Fraser
Seniors had some after-volunteering-pizza from the MHS pizza wood fired kiln
Cleaned out the basement with Tom Allen
helped to fix the hoop house with Mr. Sabo
A Solon Salute to the MHS students, Amanda Adams, Randi Carpenter, Ray Sparrow, Riley Cook, Elizabeth Engelhard, Damon Cadwell-Dunham, Jalen Royea, and Casimer Isaacs-Corcoran, who completed their programs at the Central Vermont Career Center this past week. Amanda Adams and Elizabeth Engelhard were two of three student speakers at the celebration event. Click here to view the Times Argus Photos.

A Solon Salute the MHS QSA and advisor, Sylvia Fagin. The QSA hosted graduating members, Rachel Sucher, Avi Isaacs-Corcoran, Liam Frey, and Len Sawyer for our second annual Lavender Graduation. The ceremony was beautiful, thank you and congratulations. 

A Solon Salute to Sean Sullivan. Sean is pictured here with retired teachers Mary Redmond and Paula Dolan receiving the Washington County Retired Educators scholarship. The scholarship is given each year to graduating senors who reside in or attend school in Washington County and plan to major in education at college in the fall.

A Solon Salute to Quim Comas Colomer. Quim built this excellent bench in Woodworking and Design. He plans to give it to his Montpelier host family before heading back home this summer. 

A Solon Salute to the Project Grad Committee, their advisor Barb Austin-Hutchins and chaperones Myles Chater and Andrea Myotte. Participating seniors enjoyed a fun evening after graduation at Spare Time in Colchester with laser tag, bowling, massage, henna, arcade games, and a hypnotist. 
Rory found a place to catch a little nap

A Solon Salute to Ryan McSweeney for his efforts to raise money for those in need due to the recent Volcano in Guatemala. Money raised with go to Mayan Families Relief Fund. With the help of Spanish teacher Meegan Winslow, they enlisted the generous Mr. Tillotson for a pie-in-the-face fundraiser. Thank you to all of you!
Ryan and Mr. Tillotson
The crowd gathers
Willem, "But I have so much respect for you"
Good Sport!
A Solon Salute to MHS Girls' Ultimate Team on their back-to-back state championships! The girls won both the state championship and the state spirit award. An truly remarkable combination. What a great way to represent MHS, Congrats!


A Solon Salute to senior Stella Kahn for her Bottle Tree project. Members of the school community enjoyed the beautiful display and interactive art/poem experience throughout the end of the week. Great job Stella!

A Solon Salute to Ethan Eldridge for making sure Jen had a chance to try to the pizza from the kiln on Thursday. Thanks Ethan! 

**Notice: Lunch Money Reminder**
As the school comes to a close, please be sure to pay any outstanding charges to our school lunch program.

Owl Sculpture Go-Fund-Me:
  • Art teacher Barb Austin-Hutchins is collaborating with MHS alumni Sean Williams to raise money for a 10 foot tall original granite sculpture to be placed in the MHS roundabout. For more details on the project click: "Life is short, art is long.

Announcements

June 18th-22nd: Semester 2, Summative Re-Take Week

June 22nd:
Step-Up Day for Class of 2022 & Final Day

June 28th: We are hosting a blood drive at MHS. We are looking for as much support from our community as possible to make it happen. In order to donate blood, you need to be over 16 years old and have parent permission. If you are interested, please contact either Christie Cerere (cecerec@mpsvt.org) or Olivia Hennessey (hennesseyo@mpsvt.org) for more information and to sign up.

District School-Year Calendar: 2018-19

June 10, 2018

2017-18: Week 41

A Solon Salute to the 40 MHS PLAY Mentors who volunteered their time on a weekly basis to make a difference in the lives of UES and MSMS students. End-of-the-year celebrations took place over the past two weeks, and mentors and mentees came together to celebrate their time together. Thank you all for your time and dedication over the past seven months!
Mentors at UES
Mentors at MSMS

A Solon Salute to Melanie Winters, Cypress Levitt, and Noel Riby-Williams who play girls LAX with U-32. They won the state championship over the weekend! Congratulations on a great season and the big win. 
Photo by Emmanuel Riby-Williams
A Solon Salute to the many people who made the 2018 Senior breakfast and Awards Assembly possible. Special thanks to senior advisors Val Belanger and Heather McLane, the big help and fresh cut flowers from Linda Baker, Mr. Kreitz and the members of the band, and our Food Service Team members who prepared the senior breakfast and the school picnic. Thank you! 
Linda and Val getting the flowers set for the Senior Breakfast
Band prepping for the Award's Assembly
Some seniors enjoying the long picnic lunch
A Solon Salute to Club Action and their advisor Ms. Heather McLane. for hosting the Livelihood Art/Music Festival this past Saturday. Proceeds from the event are being split between two organizations: Spectrum Vermont and the Ibutwa Initiative. Spectrum Vermont supports multiple programs including Riverstone Counseling, Drop-in Center, Supportive Housing, Health Center, Skills Programs, Mentoring, Multicultural Youth Programs, and Detail Works. The Ibutwa Initiative works to bring healthcare and education to the women and children of DR Congo. (Below Photos by Adam Blair).




A Solon Salute to Natalia Volobueva and Susha Benoit. We celebrate their connection between countries and schools. Natalia, a foreign exchange student for the 2017-2018 school year at Montpelier High School, and Susha a soon-to-be MHS freshman (currently at MSMS) have capitalized on an opportunity to shrink the world. Natalia is from Russia and Susha has been studying Russian for many years and hopes to continue her Russian studies next year through the MHS's Flexible Pathways. The two found each other through facilitation by mom of Susha, Olga. Solon Salute to both Natalia and Susha for providing each other unique learning experiences... that look awfully fun! 
Salute from Ms. DiLena

A Solon Salute to the members of the MHS Racial Justice Alliance who recently joined the U-32 community in raising a Black Lives Matter flag at U-32. It is great to see these connections strengthen between our two schools.
Photo shared by Meg Allison

A Solon Salute to Jenna Krussman and Juna Nagle. Jenna and Juna recently served on the superintendent search committee. The committee was a big time commitment and very important. Both Jenna and Juna did an excellent job. Click here to read about incoming superintendent Libby Bonesteel


A Solon Salute to Barb Austin-Hutchins. As Barb "graduates" this year with the class of 2018, MHS had a small celebration last Tuesday. Many faculty members and students helped to pull together the special "graduation" including the below video collection from former students. Thanks to all who pulled the celebration together and an all-time salute to Barb! 
Click on Image to View Video prepared by Myles Chater


**Notice: Lunch Money Reminder**
As the school comes to a close, please be sure to pay any outstanding charges to our school lunch program.


Owl Sculpture Go-Fund-Me:
  • Art teacher Barb Austin-Hutchins is collaborating with MHS alumni Sean Williams to raise money for a 10 foot tall original granite sculpture to be placed in the MHS roundabout. For more details on the project click: "Life is short, art is long.

Announcements

June 12th: Extended TA for Universal Literacy Assessment

June 12th: Creative Writing Class Public Reading: 7pm to 9pm in the library. All are welcome. 

June 15th: End of Marking Period 8

June 15th: Graduation

June 18th-22nd: Semester 2, Summative Re-Take Week

June 22nd: Step-Up Day for Class of 2022 & Final Day 

Green/White Calendar

  • This summer, June 28th, we are hosting a blood drive at MHS. We are looking for as much support from our community as possible to make it happen. In order to donate blood, you need to be over 16 years old and have parent permission. If you are interested, please contact either Christie Cerere (cecerec@mpsvt.org) or Olivia Hennessey (hennesseyo@mpsvt.org) for more information and to sign up. 

June 2, 2018

2017-18: Week 40

A Solon Salute to Girls' Ultimate Team. They won their weekend matches to advance to the state championship. The also were chosen as for the spirit award for the season in the state. This award recognizes the team with the best sportsmanship, attitude, and fairness during the whole season in a sport that is self-refereed. Congrats girls! Mae Browning and Casarah Acosta were chosen for first-team all state. The JV team (pictured below) won their division as well. The team will play against Lyndon Institute at People's Academy at 5pm on Tuesday. The girls are going for back-to-back state championships!

Varsity girls with their spirit award medals
JV won their division as well
Mae and Casarah with the All-State selections

A Solon Salute to the Boys' Tennis Team who advanced to the semifinals. They will take on Essex on Tuesday in Essex at 3pm. Good luck boys!

A Solon Salute to the MHS Track & Field Team. The team finished their season over the weekend at the D2 VT State Championship meet. Congrats on a great season. Results.

A Solon Salute to the MHS Girls' Tennis Team on another great season. The girls' finished up their season last week. Thank you for representing MHS so well and special thanks to all of the seniors.

A Solon Salute to the MHS Baseball Team. They came on strong at the end of the season and with most returning next year, the future looks bright. Nick Beavin pitched a complete game at home last week to lead the Solons to victory. The team also recently helped at the Rec. field to get the old tarp off the field and the new tarp on the roller. The task took hours and lots of team work. Thank you! And thank you to seniors Curtis Leno and Clayton Winters for their years of dedication to the team.
Curtis and Clayton at Senior Night
Out with old tarp. Photos and salutes from Brian Gallagher
A Solon Salute to the Boys' Ultimate Teams. Two weekends ago the Varsity boys team went to the Pioneer Valley Invitational in Northampton MA, initially ranked tenth out of forty-four boys teams. By the end of the second day they placed 6th. On an even better note, the varsity boys got the second highest spirit ranking out of all the A-division boys teams. This score is given to the team by the opponents during the tournament, based on knowledge of the rules, how self-controlled, fair-minded, and how much many fouls.
The Boys B team, had a great time playing at the Kingdom Ultimate Tournament in Lyndon, VT. The B Team was moved up to a higher division, and was able to beat Sharon Academy's varsity team, and had two very respectable losses to Brattleboro Varsity, and Lyndon JV. The boys' finished their season over this past weekend in Milton. Varsity tied for 3rd, and JV took 3rd as well. Kaleth Torrens-Martin, Hayden Elms, and Anders Shenholm were selected to 1st team all-state. Congrats on another great year of ultimate!
A Solon Salute to the Boys' LAX team who finished their season this past week. Congratulations on a well played season!
Zeke Harper on the sports page of the Rutland Herald in the teams' win vs Otter Valley


A Solon Salute to Cypress Levitt who was chosen to play in the Girls' Lacrosse Rising Star game this year at Middlebury. Congratulations Cypress! 

A Solon Salute to the MHS Unified Bocce Team who had their final match of the season last week. A well played match and good time had by all despite the heat and humidity. 

A Solon Salute to Omeed, Ben W., and Liam C., for their help in cleaning up the hallway on a hot Friday afternoon. 

Superintendent Finalists June 4th:
    • At this time the superintendent search committee has narrowed the field down to two finalists. Click here to read more about the finalists and to see more details of how you can meet them on Monday, June 4th.

      Awards Assembly June 8th:
      • The class of 2018 senior breakfast will take place on Friday, June 8th. MHS will also have an awards' assembly and a picnic lunch. Click here to view the special schedule--including an early release.  

      Livelihood Art/Music Festival June 9th:

      • Club Action is putting on the Livelihood Art/Music Festival on June 9th from 5:30-9:30. Proceeds from the event are being split between two organizations: Spectrum Vermont and the Ibutwa Initiative. Spectrum Vermont supports multiple programs including Riverstone Counseling, Drop-in Center, Supportive Housing, Health Center, Skills Programs, Mentoring, Multicultural Youth Programs, and Detail Works. The Ibutwa Initiative works to bring healthcare and education to the women and children of DR Congo. The festival will include music, performances, food, and drink. Ticket prices are as follows:
      $10 for students
      $15 for adults
      $25 for a family (up to 5 people)

      Each ticket will come with a free slice of pizza, if you order ahead of time (go to https://livelihoodfestival.yapsody.com/event/index/250271/livelihood-music-festival to buy your tickets early).


      If you would like to buy tickets or receive updates as the event draws near, please visit our facebook page. Contact Sharon Boateng (boatengs@mpsvt.org) or Heather McLane (heathermc@mpsvt.org) for more information.



       Owl Sculpture Go-Fund-Me:
      • Art teacher Barb Austin-Hutchins is collaborating with MHS alumni Sean Williams to raise money for a 10 foot tall original granite sculpture to be placed in the MHS roundabout. For more details on the project click: "Life is short, art is long.
      Announcements


      June 5th: Extended TA for Universal Literacy Assessment 

      June 7th: Masque Talent Show

      June 8th: Awards Assembly: Special Schedule

      June 9th: Livelihood Music Festival hosted by Club Action

      June 15th: End of Marking Period 8

      June 15th: Graduation

      June 18th-22nd: Semester 2, Summative Re-Take Week

      June 22nd: Step-Up Day for Class of 2022 & Final Day 

      Green/White Calendar