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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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The Sharon Academy Newsletter, March 26 2015

Posted by on Mar 26, 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    March 2015 Thurs 26  Cafe Night Fri 27  HS Inservice – no school HS only Fri – Sat 27 – 28  MS Circus Performances Mon 30  No School MS Only April Weds 1 HS 3rd Marking Period Ends Thurs 9 HS Student/Parent/Teacher Conference Day – No School HS Sun 12 Taking Flight Free Family Arts Day Fri 17 Taking Flight Gala Fri 17 MS Student/parent/teacher Conference Day – no school MS Mon-Fri 20-24 April Break   Upcoming Events Tonight: Cafe Night and Dinner! Dinner at 5:30*, Show Starts at 6:30.  Come join in the fun with your classmates. * Dinner (by donation) will be lovingly provided by Alumni parent, Toni Hover, who organizes the Graduate Book Project every year, which provides our graduates with gifts of books that have been picked out just for them and relate to their own interests and goals. Tomorrow and Saturday: The Circus Both performances will be held at The Sharon Academy High School on Route 14 in Sharon: Friday, March 27th, Carnival starts at 6:00 pm, Circus starts at 7:00 pm. Saturday, March 28th, Carnival starts at 4:00 pm, Circus starts at 5:00 pm. $3 admission.  Light refreshments will be available for purchase.  Fun for the whole family. Tell your friends – we want to pack the house once again this year. Also, like us on Facebook to see photos of the practices: https://www.facebook.com/TheSharonAcademy     Click on the image above for more information on the Taking Flight events Free Family Arts Day – Sunday, April 12 noon – 4:00 pm • 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 • 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 Congrats to the cast and crew of The Bald Soprano on a fabulous performance. Our play was the only one who received a standing ovation at the One Act competition.  Additionally, Ella Williams ’15, Quinn Thomashow ’16, Tray Fisk ’17, and Alex Binzen ’17 were all named to the All Star Cast.  Tray will also represent TSA at the  State Festival with the All State All Stars, performing in an original piece directed by a NYC director! Well done, Team 885! Several TSA students on FIRST Robotics Competition (FRC) Team 885 had good reason to be proud of their team’s accomplishments last weekend, when “The Green Team” achieved the highest match score recorded in two days of qualifying rounds at the UNH District Competition in Durham, NH and went on to compete in the quarter- and semi-finals on the first-seeded alliance.  This year’s challenge was to build a robot that could build stacks of plastic totes and/or top these with recycling containers. The ‘drive team’ is responsible for operating the robot on the competition field, and Team 885’s drive team included members from TSA, Woodstock, Randolph, and a home schooled student.  TSA’s Otis Hudnut ’16...

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The Sharon Academy Newsletter, March 20, 2015

Posted by on Mar 20, 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    March 2015 Mon – Fri 16 – 28  MS Circus Interim Fri 20  End of MS second trimester Thurs 26  Cafe Night Fri 27  HS Inservice – no school HS only Fri – Sat 27 – 28  MS Circus Performances Mon 30  No School MS Only   The Circus is Coming!  Please tell your friends! The Sharon Academy (TSA) Middle School Circus is back for another two performances filled with family-friendly, rollicking good fun! For the ninth consecutive year, TSA middle school students will be performing their hilarious, student-created circus that consistently draws huge crowds.  The shows are once again under the direction of Troy Wunderle, Big Top Tour Artistic Director of Circus Smirkus and the Director of Clowning for the Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Circus. Come early to experience the pre-circus carnival – a wonderful collection of student-run games and activities for children. Both performances will be held at The Sharon Academy High School on Route 14 in Sharon: Friday, March 27th, Carnival starts at 6:00 pm, Circus starts at 7:00 pm. Saturday, March 28th, Carnival starts at 4:00 pm, Circus starts at 5:00 pm. $3 admission.  Light refreshments will be available for purchase.  Fun for the whole family. Tell your friends – we want to pack the house once again this year.  Also, like us on Facebook to see photos of the practices: https://www.facebook.com/TheSharonAcademy Back to Top Appreciations Yay Juniors:  Congrats to all of our juniors who presented on Monday.  Your topics were engaging and you really raised the bar.  Bravo! To the cast and crew of The Bald Soprano – Break a Leg!  Seniors Silas Farwell-Mead and Ella Williams, juniors Robin Chadwell and Quinn Thomashow, sophomores Alex Binzen, Tray Fisk and Kaila Skeet Browning, and freshman Kian Kaufman tackle this famous contribution to what has become known as Theater of the Absurd. The cast heads off on Saturday the 21st  to compete in our regional drama festival at Lamoille Union High School.  We are scheduled to perform in the same block as Milton High School, a program known for consistently high quality theater. They’ll be performing Beowulf, a play they have created themselves using Seamus Heaney’s translation. Milton’s performance is set for 12:30pm, and TSA follows immediately after them, most likely at 1:30pm, and we’d love to see you there as well.  Please note – if you would like to come for TSA’s performance, you will need to be there by 12:30 and watch Milton’s performance.  The doors will close at 12:30, and will not reopen until after TSA’s performance. Congratulations to Morgan Morrill ’15 who was selected to participate in the 12th annual Essex Rotary Key Bank All-Star Ice Hockey Classic. Morgan will represent Hartford High School as a defenseman.  Morgan has spent the last three winters playing ice hockey with the Hartford Hurricanes through the VPA’s member-to-member program.  The All-Star Classic game will take place on Saturday, March 21st at 3:00pm  at the Essex High School.  Tickets are $10.00 per person and will include both the women’s game at 3:00pm and men’s game at 5:00pm. Congratulations to Richard Morrill ’17 who was recently named as Hartford Hurricane’s Most Valuable Player of the Year.  Richard, a goalie, completed his 2nd varsity ice hockey season with Hartford Hurricanes by having back-to-back games with a...

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The Sharon Academy Newsletter, March 13, 2015

Posted by on Mar 13, 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    March 2015 Mon – Fri 16 – 28  MS Circus Interim Mon 16  Junior Exhibitions Fri 20  End of MS second trimester Thurs 26  Cafe Night Fri 27  HS Inservice – no school HS only Fri – Sat 27 – 28  MS Circus Performances Mon 30  No School MS Only     Back to Top Appreciations Good luck Juniors:  Good luck to all of our juniors who are presenting on Monday! Thank you Suzie Moses ’15 for singing the National Anthem so beautifully for the basketball season. Poetry Out Loud: With poet Robert Burns’ statue holding court outside the Barre Opera House, 17 students from around the state gathered for the semi-final round of Poetry Out Loud. Among the favored few was TSA sophomore Taite Clark, who earned the honor by winning the local competition among seven other TSA reciters. Depending on whether you’re a poet or a sports enthusiast, the competition was fierce, or the opportunity for hearing rich poetry recited well was abundant. Taite recited Thomas Hardy’s Channel Firing in round one, and Cornelius Eady’s Empty Dance Shoes for round two.  And while he was not chosen to go on to the state finals, both sophomore Kaelan Heston, who was TSA’s alternate reciter, and teacher Charlie McMeekin agreed that he represented TSA well, and got the biggest crowd reaction of the day for his humorous presentation of The Empty Dance Shoes.  Congratulations, Taite! Congratulations to our All Star basketball players:  On Saturday at Windsor High School, join us in cheering on TSA’s players in the Senior North South All Star game. At 11:00, cheer on Suzie Moses  in the girl’s game.  At 1:00, cheer for Andy Bando-Hess, Tanner James, and Brandon Tracy.  Extra congratulations go to Mallory Lloyd for making the Dream Dozen – the top 12 underclassmen in Division 3&4.  We are the only school in the state to have 3 seniors on one team! Congrats to our Varsity Boys who have been the “winningest” basketball team in TSA history and the first basketball team to make it to the State Finals. Thank you to Claire Crowley ’15 for your work as our announcer at home game – getting the crowd excited and announcing the starting line ups. General News  Workshop for Parents: TSA Alumnus Sam Drazin ’06 is leading a parent workshop “Raising the Empathetic Child: Talking About Disabilities” on Sunday March 15 1:00-2:45. In this workshop for parents, participants will examine how children may view people with disabilities and provide strategies to engage children in meaningful conversations that promote awareness and inspire empathy. Instructor Sam Drazin is an educator and founder of Changing Perspectives, an educational nonprofit which develops disability awareness programs. Cost is $30.00 To register visit: www.opendoorworkshop.com. Open Door – 18 North Main Street – White River Juction, VT. 904-626-5284 or opendoorwrj@gmail.com. Payment Reminder: Unless you have made prior arrangements, all tuition and fees should now be paid in full.  Statements were either emailed or mailed on the 4th of March.  Please pay your account in full at your earliest convenience.  All accounts (those making monthly payments) must be paid in full by May 1st.  Please contact Janice Stumpf if you need to set up a payment plan.  jstumpf@sharonacademy.net or...

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