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The Sharon Academy Newsletter, September 4, 2015

Posted by on Sep 4, 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    September Mon   7 No School – Labor Day Thurs   10 2nd Annual Chalk and Chow 8:15am – 6:00pm on the green in South Royalton. See Chalk and Chow below Thurs   10 Middle School Information Night for all MS parents: 6:30pm at the MS. See MS News below Fri 18  In Service – No School for MS and HS Tues 22 College Fair for all 11th and 12th graders:  Buses leave TSA at 7:30am for the College Fair at the Southern New Hampshire University. More information to come. Thurs   24 High School Information Night for all HS parents at 6:30pm at the HS.     Appreciations Thank you to all of our students for making this year’s Orientation days so much fun!  We are off to a great start to the year. Thank you to Phil Brown of High 5, for leading our entire school – staff, faculty, middle school students and high school students – through leadership and team building exercises during Orientation.  Phil’s experience in team building helped our school to literally and figuratively reach out of our comfort zones and get to know new people. A huge thank you to Jo Knowles and Jeffrey Lent, two local authors who shared their talents with the high school during Orientation.  Jo led a discussion about Lessons from a Dead Girl with a group of students who had read it for their summer reading, while Jeffrey spoke to a different group about his book In the Fall.  Both authors treated  students to in-depth discussions of their books, answering detailed questions about  characters’ motivations  and also sharing inspiring stories about their experiences as writers.  The discussions were part of TSA’s Summer Reading program.  This year’s summer reading theme was local authors, in order to expose students to the rich talent represented in this area. Students chose from a list of authors such as Bill Bryson, Julia Alverez, and John Irving, among others.  We look forward to welcoming Jo back to the middle school in a couple of weeks where she will talk to students about their summer reading: Between the Lines. Chalk and Chow The Second Annual Chalk and Chow Festival will be held on the green in South Royalton on September 10th. Students from The South Royalton School and The Sharon Academy will be collaboratively working on 2-D and 3-D chalk designs all day on the sidewalk on Park Street beginning at 8:00am and going into the afternoon and into the early evening. Children and adults are also are invited to use the chalk. Beginning at 3:00pm there will also be a farmer’s market and raised doughnuts cooked over a fire. Come celebrate fall! General News Important Reminder – Contact Information Survey:  Our Annual Contact Information Survey was emailed to families on August 10th.  Some families have reported that this email went to their Spam folders.  In case that also happened to you, please follow this link to access the survey: Contact Information Survey.  This survey provides us with ESSENTIAL contact information so that we can reach you with any concerns or questions about your student.  It is also the information we use to notify you of school...

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Summer Reading 2015

Posted by on Jun 22, 2015 in High School, Middle School

Dear TSA Families, Greetings from The Sharon Academy! We hope that summer is off to a good start for you and your family. We are looking forward to welcoming all of our students – new and returning – to the school this autumn.This email contains the information your students need to complete their Summer Reading Requirements. If you are an entering 9th grade student, please note that you are asked to respond to this email by July 1st. (See 9th grade section below).You will also be receiving two additional communications this summer. July Mailing The next communication will be a packet you will receive by email which will include: School Calendar Health Forms (due by Friday, August 14) Financial Forms (due by Friday, July 17) Information on the Community Service Requirement School Shopping List Other information that will help you to plan your summer. Early August Mailing All TSA families will receive an email which will include the information you will need to start the school year and which will answer many questions about the TSA community for new families. This email will also include a few final forms to complete, including an on-line form that will provide us with necessary medical and contact information. To learn more about your student’s Summer Reading Requirements, please review below. Summer Reading Quick Links 7th and 8th Grade If you are the parent of an incoming 7th or 8th grader, please click here to download a copy of the Middle School Summer Reading List.  Once you have downloaded the Middle School Summer Reading list, there is no need to read any more of this email, as the rest of the email pertains to High School Summer Reading. 9th Grade If you are the parent of an incoming 9th grader, please click here to be taken to the All High School School Summer Reading Requirements. Please note – please email Charlie McMeekin at cmcmeekin@sharonacademy.net to let him know your student’s top 3 choices of book by July 1st. (See below for more information). This link will also explain the Humanities Summer Reading Requirements. 10th Grade If you are the parent of an incoming 10th grader, please click here to be taken to the All High School Summer Reading Requirements. Please note – your student should have already signed up for one of these books before the end of school.  If you are in doubt about the book your student has chosen, please email Charlie at cmcmeekin@sharonacademy.net.  This link will also explain the Humanities Summer Reading Requirements. 11th and 12th Grade If you are the parent of an incoming 11th or 12th grader, please click here to be taken to the All High School Summer Reading Requirements.Please note – your student should have already signed up for one of these books before the end of school.  If you are in doubt about the book your student has chosen, please email Charlie at cmcmeekin@sharonacademy.net.  This link will also explain the Exhibitions Summer Reading and Work Requirements. The links above take you directly to the summer reading information by grade. Below is summer reading information for all high school classes. 9th Grade Summer Reading Each incoming 9th grader has two summer reading assignments: 1) The All High School Summer Reading requirement and 2) the Humanities Summer Reading Requirement. All High School Summer Reading Each summer, all TSA high school students are required to complete a summer reading assignment.  The goal of having a Summer Reading program is to encourage lifelong reading. This summer, faculty members will lead discussion sessions on a book from the attached list (Please click here to see the list of book choices and their descriptions).  Students, please look through...

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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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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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