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The Sharon Academy Newsletter, May 7, 2015

Posted by on May 7, 2015 in High School, Middle School

In this Issue: Mark Your Calendar Appreciations General News Middle School News  High School News Community Service Opportunities Community Events Classifieds To make a submission to The Sharon Academy’s newsletter, please click here and complete the new online submission form. Mark Your Calendar MS = middle school, HS = high school To download a PDF version of our 2014 – 2015 calendar, please click here: Also, check the website regularly for calendar updates: TSA Calendar    May Fri 8 Frederick Douglass Reading (See General News below) Mon 11 Senior Exhibition Day Sat 16 HS Prom (See HS News below) Tues – Thurs 19 – 21 MS at High Five (See MS News below) Thurs 21 All HS Trip to Portland, ME (See HS News below) Fri 22 No School – Teacher In Service Mon 25 No School – Memorial Day Thurs 28 Cafe Night Fri 29 MS Semi Formal(See MS News below)   June Mon 1 All Community Service work due and paperwork submitted (See Gen News Below) Thurs 4 MS Science Fair  Mon 8 HS Exam Review Day Tues – Thurs 9 – 11 HS Exams  Fri 12 Field Day  Fri 12 MS Graduation, 6:30 – 9:00pm  Sun 14 HS Graduation, 1:00pm   The months of May and June are very busy at TSA. Please be sure to read this newsletter carefully to keep track of all that is happening. Next August: In case it is helpful for planning purposes, here is the schedule for the first few weeks of school next year.  (We will send you our full calendar for next year as soon as it is finalized.)  Thurs 13 HS Soccer Practice Begins Weds 26 9th Grade Orientation @ HS, 9:00 – 12:30 Weds 26 7th and 8th Grade Orientation @ MS,  9:00-12:30PM Thurs 27 All Students at HS, 9-2:00PM Fri 28 All Students at HS, 2-7:00PM Fri 28 Family Potluck at High School @5:30PM Mon 31 Classes begin           * Please note that Monday, August 31st is a normal day of school. (Labor Day is September 7th this year.)   Appreciations Good luck to our Seniors who are presenting their Exhibitions on Monday.  A full list of the Exhibition topics will be sent out soon. General News Reading and Discussion of Frederick Douglass: On Friday, May 8, at 7 PM, our school will be hosting a reading and discussion of Frederick Douglass’ 1852 Fourth of July Oration in collaboration with the Vermont Humanities Council.  This  groundbreaking speech by one of the first great African-American activists and statesmen analyzes themes of race and patriotism.  While times have changed drastically since its original delivery, the oration still poses essential questions in our era of protests in Baltimore and war in the Middle East.  More than anything else, Douglass asks us what it means to be Americans.  We are inviting community members of all ages, backgrounds, and political affiliations to take part in this conversation answering that question.  The first half an hour of the event will be a reading of the oration.  Any attendee is invited to read, but no one is required to read.  The following time will be dedicated to a discussion, facilitated by TSA Junior Daniel Lazar and TSA History teacher Andrew Lane. Refreshments will be provided. June 1st deadline for Community Service: Please remember to get all of your community service hours in before June 1st in order to be counted for this year.  This is especially true for Seniors.  If a senior does not get their Community Service hours in before June 1st, they will walk in graduation without a diploma. Additionally, transcripts will not be sent until Community...

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The Sharon Academy Newsletter, May 1, 2015

Posted by on May 1, 2015 in High School, Middle School, Newsletter

In this Issue: Mark Your Calendar Appreciations General News Middle School News  High School News Community Service Opportunities Community Events Classifieds To make a submission to The Sharon Academy’s newsletter, please click here and complete the new online submission form. Mark Your Calendar MS = middle school, HS = high school To download a PDF version of our 2014 – 2015 calendar, please click here: Also, check the website regularly for calendar updates: TSA Calendar    May Fri 8 Frederick Douglass Reading (See General News below) Mon 11 Senior Exhibition Day Sat 16 HS Prom (See HS News below) Tues – THurs 19 – 21 MS at High Five (See MS News below) Thurs 21 All HS Trip to Portland, ME (See HS News below) Fri 22 No School – Teacher In Service Mon 25 No School – Memorial Day Thurs 28 Cafe Night Fri 29 MS Semi Formal(See MS News below) The month of May is a very busy month at TSA. Please be sure to read this newsletter carefully to keep track of all that is happening.   Appreciations Congrats to our Athletic Director, Blake Fabrikant, who recently received the 1st Place prize in the White River Film Slam.  Congrats as well to Colin Pope ’09 and Quinn Thomashow ’16, who starred in the film. Photography by 9th graders Kaila Skeet Browning and Sophie Roe We are grateful for all of the donors, volunteers, and attendees at this year’s Taking Flight Gala. Nearly 150 people filled our silk-draped gym to eat delicious food, bid on a variety of amazing auction items, and dance the night away to Jeanne & the Hi-Tops.   A great time was had by everyone.  Taking Flight was made possible by the generous contributions of time, talent and treasure by many individuals – more than 70 donors and volunteers who gave and sourced incredible gifts for our auctions, the 10 artists who donated their talents to creating interactive workshops for our Art Day, the fabulous 40+ students volunteers who contributed their energies, and to the 30 families who bought and prepared food.  Together, we raised over $19,000 to to help support TSA’s Art Program.  The gala is a huge group effort, and we are grateful for the support we receive each year. General News Attention Sharon Residents: Expect partial or full road closures on River Road the week of May 4 – 8 between the hours of 9am – 3pm as roadway culverts are replaced. Construction to begin on River Road (TH3) commencing at the Royalton Town line and proceeding south approximately 2-1/2 miles, ending PRIOR to Howe Hill Road. Active construction zones will be approximately as follows: Monday, May 4: north of Commerce Park to Royalton Town Line Tuesday -Wednesday, May 5-6: from Commerce Park to vicinity of Broad Brook Road Thursday-Friday, May 7-8: Broad Brook Road south to project end north of Howe Hill Rd. River Road to Howe Hill Road will be open at all times. Drivers should proceed with caution, travel at reduced speeds, and be alert at all times for traffic control.  Please observe detour signs when in effect. Construction schedules may change due to unanticipated change in conditions.  More info: Sharon Selectboard Office 802-763-8268 #4. Reading and Discussion of Frederick Douglass: On Friday, May 8, at 7 PM, our school will be hosting a reading and discussion of Frederick Douglass’ 1852 Fourth of July Oration in collaboration with the Vermont Humanities Council.  This  groundbreaking speech by one of the first great African-American activists and statesmen analyzes themes of race and patriotism.  While times have changed drastically since its original delivery, the oration still poses essential questions in our era of protests in Baltimore and...

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The Sharon Academy Update, April 22, 2015

Posted by on Apr 22, 2015 in High School, Middle School, Newsletter

In this Issue: Mark Your Calendar Appreciations General News Middle School News  High School News Community Service Opportunities Community Events Classifieds To make a submission to The Sharon Academy’s newsletter, please click here and complete the new online submission form. Mark Your Calendar MS = middle school, HS = high school To download a PDF version of our 2014 – 2015 calendar, please click here: Also, check the website regularly for calendar updates: TSA Calendar    April Mon-Fri 20-24 April Break May Mon 11 Senior Exhibition Day Sat 16 HS Prom Tues – THurs 19 – 21 MS at High Five (See MS News below) Thurs 21 All HS Trip Fri 22 No School – Teacher In Service Mon 25 No School – Memorial Day Thurs 28 Cafe Night Fri 29 MS Semi Formal   General News Dental Care: The HealthHUB Dental Hygiene trailer is visiting the Sharon Elementary and would like to invite students from TSA for preventative, dental hygiene services. The services will be provided include a preventative dental cleanings, comprehensive oral evaluation, necessary xrays, fluoride treatments and sealants (when necessary and upon parent permission). All students are eligible for the services, provided they have NOT had their teeth cleaned elsewhere within the last 6 months, and who are enrolled into the program. The HealthHUB mission is to improve access for medical and dental hygiene care, so your children can easily maintain their preventative healthcare needs. Please click here for a PDF with more information and registration. Back to Top   Middle School News 2015 Circus Highlights on YouTube!  Thank you to Ryan Newswanger (father of Lowry ’20) for taping Dr. Wunderkin’s World of Wonders. Ryan edited his two camera shoot into a 17 minute video featuring circus highlights.You can find the video on YouTube: http://youtu.be/58MgBKpI3uo Science fair!  Students have begun work on their science fair projects.  The following link provides everything you want to know about this project including timetables and criteria sheets.  You students also has been provided with a hard copy of this information.    Timeline,  Grading Criteria,  Written Work Criteria High Five Outdoor Leadership Program: This is a reminder that students will be attending the High Five Adventure Learning Center in Brattleboro, Vermont on May 19, 20 and 21st . Please watch for more information in upcoming newsletters for this two night overnight exciting trip. Drop off will be regular time on the morning of May 19th but pick up will be later than usual at about 5:30 on the 21st. Please also be aware that Friday, May 22nd is High Five recovery day and there will be no school for middle school students. Time Capsules for Eighth Grade Students: Eighth grade students have received a Time Capsule envelope.  Their job is to fill the envelope with fun and meaningful mementoes from middle school and to turn it in for safe keeping by the end of the school year.  The envelopes will be filed away for four years.  On the last day of the student’s senior year time capsules will be delivered to students (if a student has changed schools we mail him/her the envelope).  Opening the time capsules together with old buddies from the middle school is always a fun and meaningful experience. Parents are encouraged to contribute by writing a letter to their student to put in the time capsule.  The letter can include hopes, wishes, congratulations or anything else you imagine your student would like to read when they are graduating from high school.  The more effort put into the time capsule now, the more fun it is to open four years from now.  Filled...

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The Sharon Academy Newsletter, April 9, 2015

Posted by on Apr 9, 2015 in High School, Middle School, Newsletter

In this Issue: Mark Your Calendar Appreciations General News Middle School News  High School News Community Service Opportunities Community Events Classifieds To make a submission to The Sharon Academy’s newsletter, please click here and complete the new online submission form. Mark Your Calendar MS = middle school, HS = high school To download a PDF version of our 2014 – 2015 calendar, please click here: Also, check the website regularly for calendar updates: TSA Calendar    April Thurs 9 HS Student/Parent/Teacher Conference Day – No School HS Fri 10 Red Cross Blood Drive, 11:00am – 4:00pm Sun 12 Taking Flight Free Family Arts Day, Noon – 4:00pm Fri 17 Taking Flight Gala, 6:00pm – 10:00pm Fri 17 MS Student/parent/teacher Conference Day – no school MS Mon-Fri 20-24 April Break Upcoming Events Click on the image above for more information on  Taking Flight events Free Family Arts Day Sunday, April 12 Gala and Auction Friday, April 17 noon – 4:00 pm 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm Bring your kids!  Tell a friend! Dance Away the Winter Blues! • Interactive Arts Workshops Taught by Local Artists • • Live Auction • • Fun for All Ages • • Silent Auction • • Student Performances •  • Passed hors d’oeuvres •  • Student Art Show • • Live jazz with Sabrina Brown and Fred Haas • • Cash bar • • Live music and dancing with Jeanne and the High Tops • Back to Top Appreciations Ella Williams ’15 in Green Mountain Youth Symphony Senior Orchestra Recital: Ella Williams will be playing in the GMYS Spring Concert, Edward Elgar’s Cello Concerto in E minor, op. 85.  Come and support this culmination of dedication, talent, and passion, playing what has been called “… probably the most beautiful concerto in the cello concerto repertoire. Immensely passionate, powerful and virtuosic. For more information, please visit http://www.barreoperahouse.org/green-mountain-youth-symphony-spring-concert.html. Event Info: Date: 4/11/15; Event times: 5:30; Event price: $5-$15 Congratulations to  Laurel Mendelsohn ’16, who is one of 6 finalists in the National Association of Teachers of Singing (NATS) competition last weekend in Manchester, NH. Alumni News UVM Relay for Life: Letter from Beth Potter ’13 Hey everyone! This year I am participating in the University of Vermont’s Relay for Life on April 17. Just like many other communities, the Sharon Academy has been affected by cancer. There are too many people whose lives have been touched by this disease. That’s why I’m participating in the University of Vermont’s Relay For Life event. Because of the donations I collect, more people everywhere: – Have the information and tools they need to avoid getting cancer or find the disease early, when it’s easiest to treat – Have a place to turn for help 24/7 – Benefit from the progress being made toward finding cancer’s causes and cures – Get access to lifesaving screenings and treatment I would greatly appreciate any donation to my fundraising efforts. Just click the link below to donate! http://main.acsevents.org/site/TR?px=35592496&pg=personal&fr_id=64868&s_locale=en_US&et=VzwMYcqu0kHAbecna5hy3w Thank you so much for your support. If you have questions, you can contact me directly at egpotter@uvm.edu. Sincerely yours, Beth Potter General News Dental Care: The HealthHUB Dental Hygiene trailer is visiting the Sharon Elementary and would like to invite students from TSA for preventative, dental hygiene services. The services will be provided include a preventative dental cleanings, comprehensive oral evaluation, necessary xrays, fluoride treatments and sealants (when necessary and upon parent permission). All students are eligible for the services, provided they have NOT had their teeth cleaned elsewhere within the last 6 months, and who are enrolled into the program. The HealthHUB mission is to improve access for medical and dental hygiene care, so your children...

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The Sharon Academy Newsletter, April 2, 2015

Posted by on Apr 3, 2015 in High School, Middle School, Newsletter

In this Issue: Mark Your Calendar Appreciations General News Middle School News  High School News Community Service Opportunities Community Events High School Electives To make a submission to The Sharon Academy’s newsletter, please click here and complete the new online submission form. Mark Your Calendar MS = middle school, HS = high school To download a PDF version of our 2014 – 2015 calendar, please click here: Also, check the website regularly for calendar updates: TSA Calendar    April Thurs 9 HS Student/Parent/Teacher Conference Day – No School HS Fri 10 Red Cross Blood Drive, 11:00am – 4:00pm Sun 12 Taking Flight Free Family Arts Day, Noon – 4:00pm Fri 17 Taking Flight Gala, 6:00pm – 10:00pm Fri 17 MS Student/parent/teacher Conference Day – no school MS Mon-Fri 20-24 April Break   Upcoming Events   Click on the image above for more information on the Taking Flight events Free Family Arts Day – Sunday, April 12 noon – 4:00 pm Bring your kids!  Tell your friends! • Interactive Arts Workshops Taught by Local Artists, Fun for All Ages • • Student Performances • • Student Art Show •   Taking Flight Gala – Friday, April 17 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm Dance Away the Winter Blues! • Live Auction • • Silent Auction • • Passed hors d’oeuvres • • Live jazz with Sabrina Brown and Fred Haas • • Cash bar • • Live music and dancing with Jeanne and the High Tops •     Back to Top Appreciations Congratulations Middle School Students on a record breaking Circus!  We had over 700 people in the audience, enjoying the antics on display.  From juggling to magic, stilts and bubbles (and one extraordinary student teleportation), the audience was entranced.  To see The Vermont Standard’s photos of the event, like us on Facebook or visit www.thevermontstandard.com. Thank you, Troy Wunderle, for guiding our students through the Circus process in a most wonderful way for the ninth consecutive year. Thank you to Eva Huntley ’19, Lowry Newswanger ’20, Juliana Beraldi, ’20 and Emma Foster ’20 for designing the Circus posters. Robotics Team 885 heads to the New England Championship!  Come cheer-on your favorite robotics team April 9, 10, 11 in Worchester, MA. FIRST Robotics Team 885 (“The Green Team”) has qualified to compete in the New England Regional Championships! This exciting event will be held at Worcester Polytechnic Institute’s Harrington Auditorium in Worcester, MA on April 9, 10 and 11.  This year’s challenge was to build a robot that could build stacks of plastic totes and/or top these with recycling containers. TSA’s Otis Hudnut, Marilyn Groppe and Max Farrington are on the ‘drive team’ responsible for operating the robot in competition. Kyle Shekinah-Roark created an eye-catching team shirt along with managing the online presence.  Laurel Mendelsohn, Taite Clark, Carl Groppe IV, Jacob Hudnut and Meadow McGalliard are also active members who helped design, build and support this year’s robot.   For more information, please contact  at  or visit https://www.facebook.com/frcteam885. Thank you to everyone who performed at Cafe Night last week.  Thank you to Sophie Roe ’18 for taking photos. To all of the parents who donated their time and talents to help with the Circus, we are truly thankful.  From building sets to selling tickets and everything in between, your support helps this crazy, wonderful, amazing thing called “Circus” work each and every year. Congratulations to Zoe McFadden ’18, whose dance trio won many awards at the recent StarQuest Dance Competition in Albany, NY.  Zoe’s group won 1st in the Overall Teen Duet/Trio and two gold medals for overall performance.   General News  Blood Drive: Did you...

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