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The Sharon Academy Newsletter, June 4, 2015

Posted by on Jun 4, 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    June Thurs 4 MS Science Fair 6:30 – 8:30 Mon 8 HS Exam Review Day Tues – Thurs 9 – 11 HS Exams (See HS News below) Fri 12 Field Day, School ends at 2:00  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 Congrats to Max Buskey ’15 who came in 5th in the state running the 400 meter and made New Englands. Congratulations also to TSA’s Ultimate Team who went to States.  The team finished 10th over all, and had a lot of fun along the way. Thanks to all of the parents who drove the middle school to and from High 5 two weeks ago.  Also, thank you for sending us off with such a delicious variety of snacks.  Much appreciated. Thank You Junior Class Parents: Each year the Junior Class parents are responsible for organizing graduation and the following reception for approximately 500 attendees. This is a wonderful tradition and we thank the Junior Parents for enthusiastically preparing for this milestone event for our Seniors each year. A very hearty “Thank You!”  goes out to sophomore Jacob Mayer for constructing the new flag pole on the Sharon village green in time to hoist the flag in celebration of Memorial Day!  Sharon’s Village Green has been without a flagpole since last fall.  Jacob’s devotion to fulfilling his commitment to community service went above and beyond.  It has been reported that the 30+ foot pine tree was felled on his property and allowed to dry out over the winter.  Jacob removed the bark, sanded, painted, and then enlisted family help to deliver the pole last Wednesday.  Community volunteers were on hand to help erect the pole – including Leon Sheldon, Donna Foster, and Jacob’s father John.  Mona Foster provided moral support.  Thank you also to the Masons for their financial support for this project.  Players like this continue to make the Sharon community one great “Home Run”. Good luck Middle Schoolers on your Science Fair tonight at 6:30.  Students have been working on their projects for over 8 weeks. General News Parents Please Help Us Count Your Volunteer Hours: This is an end-of-the-year reminder that we would like to have an accurate understanding of how much time parents give to TSA. This information supports us when we are applying for grants and planning our budget....

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The Sharon Academy Newsletter, May 15, 2015

Posted by on May 15, 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 Sat 16 HS Prom, TOMORROW (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 6:30pm 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 6:30 – 8:30 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 Well done Seniors on your Exhibitions.  Your topics were informative and your presentations engaging.  You were prepared and had anticipated your technology needs. We recognize that many of you experienced a power-outage the night before your presentation which was not in your plans, and we celebrate you for your flexibility. Thank you Juniors for your attention, effort and good humor during the state testing last week.  The three days of testing were long, and we appreciate all that you did to maintain your concentration. Thank you to Ethan Silovich and Lori Mikusa for planing the daffodils that you see blooming around our sign as you drive up our hill. Congratulations to Junior Laurel Mendelson and freshmen Alexxy Kendall who finished in the top five at last weekend’s Brain Bee. Thirty upper valley students participated in this year’s Brain Bee at Dartmouth College.  There were workshops that revolved around Neuroscience and then formal written exams.  Laurel and Alexxy earned their placement based on their understanding of the material and wonderful assessment results. General News Be careful in the warm weather: It is hot and sunny.  Please remember to put on sun screen often and drink lots of water.  Also remember that the ticks and poison ivy are also out. 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 Service...

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Senior Exhibitions, Monday, May 11th

Posted by on May 8, 2015 in High School, Newsletter

Senior Exhibitions Monday, May 11, 2015    It’s Senior Exhibition time again!  This year’s Seniors are presenting on topics as diverse as  “Psychological Impacts of Advertising” to “National Parks” and “Women in Engineering”.  For a full list of topics, please click here. For those of you who aren’t familiar with TSA’s Senior Exhibition process, here’s a primer: TSA students are required to complete and present two exhibitions, one in each their junior and senior years. Exhibitions prepare our students for life beyond high school by encouraging students to work independently, think creatively, synthesize information from a variety of sources, research complex topics and confidently present to an audience. In addition, exhibitions allow students to research deeply into a subject about which they are passionate.  In effect, students get to design (and subsequently teach) their own course in the topic of their choosing. Exhibitions contain a written, visual and oral component. Assessment is based on all written material as well as the knowledge and skill demonstrated in an oral presentation. Exhibition topics are chosen by the students with guidance from the faculty. Presentations are given before an audience of faculty, peers and community members.  Please join us in wishing our Seniors well on their...

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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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