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The Sharon Academy Newsletter, March 6, 2015

Posted by on Mar 6, 2015 in High School, Middle School, Newsletter

In this Issue: Mark Your Calendar Circus 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 Sun  8  Clocks “Spring Forward” one hour Thurs 12 Planning for College Night for 9th and 10th grade families, 6:30pm 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    Welcome Back! The Circus is Coming! Get ready for another year of rollicking good fun at TSA’s Middle School Circus! Troy Wunderle, our wonderful artist in residence, will be returning to TSA Middle School on Monday, March 16th and will spend two weeks with middle school students preparing for the circus. Performances will be on Friday, March 27th (carnival at 6:00 pm, circus at 7:00 pm) and Saturday, March 28th (carnival at 4:00 pm and circus at 5:00pm). Please tell your friends and neighbors, and watch your email for important schedule information, and prop and food requests. If you belong to a local listserve (Sharon, Hartland, Woodstock, etc) and are able to place a notice or two in the Listserve in the coming weeks, please let Amber Wylie know: awylie@sharonacademy.net.  (Strafford and UpperValley Listserves are covered.) Please see MS News below for  other volunteer opportunities. Back to Top Appreciations Congrats to the “most winningest” basketball team in TSA history! Trailing by 7 at halftime, the boys rallied to a 9 point win over Twinfield to advance to the state championship game (The game’s final score was 54-45, TSA). With a record of 20-3, this is the first time that the TSA basketball team will compete in the Finals. The championship game will be held on Saturday at noon in the Barre Auditorium. Come cheer and support our boys as they work to bring home the school’s first championship. Tickets to the game are on sale at TSA from 8:30-5:00 on Friday. The price of admission is $4 for students and $7 for adults. There are 10 balcony seats (assigned seating) for sale at $8 a piece. Please wear green or white to show your team spirit! Congratulations to Clara Henderson ’16, whose  poem “Daddy” has been chosen by Natalie Diaz as the winner of the 9th annual Smith College Poetry Prize for High School Girls in New England.  The award carries with it a prize of $500. Additionally, the poem will be posted on the Smith College Poetry Center website, and she (along with the three finalists) are invited to read the poem on stage at Natalie Diaz’s poetry reading, on Tuesday, April 7, 2015.  Since she is in Germany she cannot make it to the reading so she will have a friend read it for her. General News  Ring Found: A ring was found in the girl’s bathroom during a basketball game.  Janice has it in her office.  If you can describe it, you can have it. 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...

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The Sharon Academy Newsletter, February 19, 2015

Posted by on Feb 19, 2015 in High School, Middle School, Newsletter

In this Issue: Mark Your Calendar Circus 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 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   February 2015 Mon – Mon 23 – Mar 2 February Vacation   March 2015 Tues 3 Town Meeting Day, no school Weds 4 Return to School & Last Ski Wednesday Thurs 12 Planning for College Night for 9th and 10th grade families, 6:30pm 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    Have a wonderful, safe, and fun February vacation! The Circus is Coming! Get ready for another year of rollicking good fun at TSA’s Middle School Circus! Troy Wunderle, our wonderful artist in residence, will be returning to TSA Middle School on Monday, March 16th and will spend two weeks with middle school students preparing for the circus. Performances will be on Friday, March 27th (carnival at 6:00 pm, circus at 7:00 pm) and Saturday, March 28th (carnival at 4:00 pm and circus at 5:00pm). Please tell your friends and neighbors, and watch your email for important schedule information, and prop and food requests.  Please see MS News below for  volunteer opportunities. Back to Top     Appreciations Thank you TSA Students for all of your Community Service work!  Together, TSA Middle School and High School students have logged over 2,000 Community Service hours this school year.  From food shelves, churches and animal hospitals to stacking wood and helping with community dinners, our students are making a difference in the lives of people in our community. Congratulations to Cale Hal who, along with 63 other teens from the Upper Valley, will be performing in 42nd Street at the Lebanon Opera House. Performances: February 27-28 & March 1, 2015. For more information, including ticket prices and performance times, please visit: http://lebanonoperahouse.org/event/details/42nd-street-ncct-teens/ Congratulations to TSA Alumna Margaret Gish ’14  for making UVMs Dean’s list. Margaret is a first year at UVM and an Elementary Education K-6 major. Congratulations to Richard Morrill ’17 who was goalie during the Hartford Hurricane’s recent hockey game against Harwood.  Richard had 48 saves in goal, and the Canes (ranked 11th)  tied with Harwood (ranked 1st). TSA students Fred Tabula and Esther Lent ’16 both won Honorable Mentions in AVA Gallery’s recent “Best of the Upper Valley High School Exhibition” (Honorable Mention is similar to Second Place in this Exhibition).  The exhibition included work from 164 students from 18 participating programs.  Fred won for Painting and Esther for Altered Book.   General News Friday, February 20th, Fridges Emptied:  This Friday, the HS refrigerators will be emptied in preparation for vacation.  Please remember to take everything out. Last Day of Ski Wednesdays: The last day of the ski program is Wednesday, March 4th. This is the first day of school after the February Break! Remember to bring all of your equipment and ski clothing with you for our final day. Intent to Return fee: This is the time of year to inform us of your student’s intention to return to TSA in the fall of 2015.  Letting us know your intent is essential to our...

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The Sharon Academy Newsletter, February 12, 2015

Posted by on Feb 12, 2015 in High School, Middle School, Newsletter

In this Issue: Mark Your Calendar Message from Florence Tolbert Appreciations General News Middle School News  High School News Community Service Opportunities Community Events High School Electives 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   February 2015 Thurs 12 TONIGHT: Planning for College Night for 11th grade parents at 6:30pm (See HS News) Mon – Mon 23 – Mar 2 February Vacation   March 2015 Tues 3 Town Meeting Day, no school Weds 4 Return to School & Last Ski Wednesday Thurs 12 Planning for College Night for 9th and 10th grade families, 6:30pm 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 Message from Florence Tolbert: Dear TSA Community, I am taking a leave of absence from TSA to heal emotionally and physically from the crazy crash my body took on January 29, 2015 and to concentrate on treating my cancer.  This was a very “organic” decision and I have really appreciate the support I got from Michael while making it.  As you know, I have to stay away from germs for a while, but I promise to come and visit when my body feels stronger.  Thank you all for the love, support, and cards you have sent.  They mean a lot to me.   Back to Top Appreciations Welcome back, Kay Litten!  Kay is filling in for Flo for the next few months as Flo continues to recover.  (Please see Flo’s letter above.) TSA at AVA Gallery:  Congratulations to  Meghan Shirley ’17, Abby Levy ’17, Luna Skeet-Browning ’16, Esther Lent ’16, Noah Morse ’16, Izzy Byrne ’16, Grace Pfeil ’15, Dejah Lee ’15, Kyle Shekinah-Roark ’15 and Alice Connelli ’15. who have all had work chosen to be shown at AVA Gallery’s 7th Annual Best of Upper Valley H.S. Exhibition, held February 13 thru March 6 at AVA Gallery in Lebanon, NH. More than 20 TSA students submitted work to be considered in this year’s AVA Exhibition.  Please come to the opening on February 13, 5-7 p.m. to support our students!     Alumni News We love to hear what our alumni are up to.   If you have any alumni news, academic or otherwise, please let us know! TSA Alumni John Marshall, Cobalt and Titien Tolbert are performing in Artistree and Pentangle’s production of Fiddler On The Roof  in Woodstock, VT.  For more information or to buy tickets, please visit: http://www.artistreevt.org/fiddler-performance.html.   For more alumni updates, check out our Alumni Updates Page. General News Last Day of Ski Wednesdays: The last day of the ski program is Wednesday, March 4th. This is the first day of school after the February Break! Remember to bring all of your equipment and ski clothing with you for our final day. Intent to Return fee: This is the time of year to inform us of your student’s intention to return to TSA in the fall of 2015.  Letting us know your intent is essential to our planning.  As you know, TSA is committed to small class size and our finances are tight. It is important that we know the number of students who will be returning next year, as we will soon inform prospective new students regarding their enrollment for Fall 2015, and we need to have an accurate count of spaces available. Families of 8th graders: please...

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February 5th Newsletter

Posted by on Feb 5, 2015 in High School, Middle School, Newsletter

In this Issue: Mark Your Calendar Taking Flight Appreciations General News Middle School News  High School News Community Service Opportunities Community Events High School Electives 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   February 2015 Thurs 12 Planning for College Night for 11th grade parents at 6:30pm (See HS News) Fri 20 End of Second Trimester for MS Mon – Mon 23 – Mar 2 February Vacation   March 2015 Tues 3 Town Meeting Day, no school Weds 4 Return to School Thurs 12 Planning for College Night for 9th and 10th grade families, 6:30pm Mon – Fri 16 – 28  MS Circus Interim Mon 16  Junior Exhibitions 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 Save the Date: We are thrilled to announce the dates for TSA’s third annual Celebration of the Arts – Taking Flight 2015! Free Family Arts Day A fun-filled, creative day for the whole family Sunday, April 12th, noon–4pm. Workshops with local artists for all ages Evening Gala and Auction A great evening out Friday, April 17th, 6pm–10pm (please note the change of date) Live music with Jeanne and the Hi-Tops! Live and silent auctions Cash bar We hope you can join us for both events. More information on donating to the auction, purchasing Gala tickets, and the Family Arts Day schedule will be arriving to your inbox soon!If you can’t wait to learn more, check out the Arts Celebration website: http://www.sharonacademy.org/arts-celebration Back to Top Appreciations Senior Celebrations! Parents, during your next visit to TSA high school, check out the Senior Celebration bulletin board.  In this space we recognize the effort seniors have put into making post-secondary plans.  In our rapidly growing world, it is important to recognize the many options that we have to change our lives AND the amount of thought and effort that individuals put into making these options a reality. Our students work hard on this and we want to celebrate them! Each penant on the bulletin board lists one option that one or more of our students are considering for after graduation.  As the year draws to a close, we will update the celebration board so that that it more clearly represents the post-secondary commitments of our graduating seniors. Congratulations to two TSA students who will be participating in Governer’s Institute Winter Weekends: Max Farrington will be taking Astro Photography and Marilyn Groppe will be doing Advanced Math for Girls. GIV Winter Weekends are hands-on, intensive, academic/creative weekend events for any Vermont 9th-12th grader. At Winter Weekend students spend the weekend living on a college campus, making new friends, taking on an intensive study challenge and gaining exciting new skills and ideas.  Alumni News We love to hear what our alumni are up to.   If you have any alumni news, academic or otherwise, please let us know! For more alumni updates, check out our Alumni Updates Page. General News Back to Top Middle School News Correction to second trimester end date: It has come to our attention that the date marking the end of the middle school second trimester (February 20th) which is posted on the TSA calendar is in error. The correct date is March 20th. Major Social Studies Project: Over the next two months, middle schoolers will be working on independent research projects about world religions.  They will do extensive independent work during this time, and while there will not be...

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The Sharon Academy Newsletter, January 29, 2015

Posted by on Jan 29, 2015 in High School, Middle School, Newsletter

In this Issue: Mark Your Calendar Taking Flight Appreciations General News Middle School News High School News Community Service Opportunities Community Events High School Electives 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 January 2015  Fri  30 MS Dance at the TSA middle school at 6:30pm – 9:30pm   February 2015 Thurs 12 Planning for College Night for 11th grade parents at 6:30pm (See HS News) Fri 20 End of Second Trimester for MS Mon – Mon 23 – Mar 2 February Vacation   March 2015 Tues 3 Town Meeting Day, no school Weds 4 Return to School Thurs 12 Planning for College Night for 9th and 10th grade families, 6:30pm Mon – Fri 16 – 28  MS Circus Interim Mon 16  Junior Exhibitions 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 Save the Date: We are thrilled to announce the dates for TSA’s third annual Celebration of the Arts – Taking Flight 2015! Free Family Arts Day A fun-filled, creative day for the whole family Sunday, April 12th, noon–4pm. Workshops with local artists for all ages Evening Gala and Auction A great evening out Friday, April 17th, 6pm–10pm (please note the change of date) Live music with Jeanne and the Hi-Tops! Live and silent auctions Cash bar We hope you can join us for both events. More information on donating to the auction, purchasing Gala tickets, and the Family Arts Day schedule will be arriving to your inbox soon!If you can’t wait to learn more, check out the Arts Celebration website: http://www.sharonacademy.org/arts-celebration Back to Top Appreciations Thank you to all of our families for providing an delicious potluck lunch for our students during Chain Reaction.  It was wonderful to end the day’s activities with a community meal. Thank you to TSA Alumna Mia Aldrich ’13 for photographing our Chain Reaction program this year, and for writing a press release about it that was picked up in this week’s Randolph Herald. Thank you, Jim Nourse, for filling in for Stephanie Davis at the high school as she was on maternity leave.  It has been an absolute pleasure to have you here.  We will miss you. Welcome back, Stephanie Davis!  We have missed you. Thank you to Fred Tabula for creating the beautiful watercolor image of a hummingbird that we are using for our Taking Flight logo. Alumni News We love to hear what our alumni are up to.   If you have any alumni news, academic or otherwise, please let us know! Congratulations to these Alumni on their academic achievements. Middlebury College has conferred the title of College Scholar, the school’s highest academic honor, on senior Abra Atwood of Sharon, for her performance during the fall 2014 semester. Atwood, a 2010 graduate of The Sharon Academy, is majoring in geology Alfred University in upstate New York has named Bryce Lloyd of Hartland to its dean’s list for the 2014 fall semester. Lloyd, a graduate of The Sharon Academy, maintained a grade-point average of at least 3.5 out of a possible 4.0. Williams College has named freshman Caroline Atwood of Sharon to its dean’s list for the fall 2014 semester. Atwood, a freshman majoring in geoscience, is a 2012 graduate of The Sharon Academy. For more alumni updates, check out our Alumni Updates Page. General News White House Film Festival; Giving Back: Every day in classrooms and...

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The Sharon Academy Newsletter, January 16, 2015

Posted by on Jan 16, 2015 in High School, Middle School, Newsletter

In this Issue: Mark Your Calendar Chain Reaction Appreciations General News Middle School News High School News Community Service Opportunities Community Events High School Electives 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 January 2015 Mon 19 No School – MLK Day Tues 20 Chain Reaction Day (See Chain Reaction below) Weds 28 HS 2nd marking period ends   Back to Top TSA’s 2015 Chain Reaction Day: A celebration in the spirit of the work of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. A TSA event for all high school and middle school students, inspired by Martin Luther King Jr. … On Tuesday, January 20, 2015, all high school and middle school students and staff at The Sharon Academy will engage in a day filled with activities, conversation-inspiring workshops, and food.  The objectives of the day will be to: Explore the unspoken assumptions we make on a daily basis, increase our awareness of how our differences can enhance our relationships with each other or divide us, and begin to engage in conversations about difficult topics. We have a variety of community members and TSA staff presenting on workshop topics exploring race, gender, class, culture and the media.  Students and staff will have the opportunity to sign up for workshops that interest them.  To conclude the day’s events, all students and staff will join together for a potluck lunch in Moore Hall.  We are asking all students and staff to contribute to the potluck lunch and we have designated specific items for each grade to bring. Middle school students should be brought to the TSA High School on January 20th by 8:15am.   Once at the high school, students should go to the gym. The day’s schedule will be as follows: 8:15-9:00 Opening Event 9:15-10:30 Workshop I 10:45-12:00 Workshop II 12:00-12:30 Closing Event 12:45-1:15 All School Potluck Lunch 1:30 Electives Begin and  Middle school students return to Middle School All Food should be brought to Moore hall on the morning of January 20th. Please try to bring dishes that do not need to be warmed up, unless it is in a crock pot.  Please label your dishes.  We will ask students to bring their dishes home with them. Grade 7& 8: LUNCH FOOD Grade 9: LUNCH FOOD Grade 10: DESSERT Grade 11: LUNCH FOOD Grade 12: LUNCH FOOD Staff: LUNCH FOOD and PLATES/CUPS/UTENSILS If you have any questions about the January 20th event, please contact Kate Sensenich (ksensenich@sharonacademy.net, Ext 115)  Students are also encouraged to bring a snack to eat between workshops, as lunch will be at 12:45. Back to Top Appreciations Thank you, TSA Alumnus Hayden Thomsen ’03, who is currently converting the TSA bus to bio-diesel.  This brings the project full-circle, as it was Hayden’s idea initially to have a bio bus.  During the year that he taught Physics at TSA, Hayden ran the elective that raised the money for the bus.   General News Request from Annie, one of our exchange students:  I would like to take the Photography elective during Marking Period III, but I do not have access to a camera.  If anyone is willing to lend a me a digital camera for a quarter, please contact me: aaziz@sharonacademy.net. Ski Wednesday Reminder:  Please remember that for the duration of the Ski Wednesday program, school will be dismissed at 12:30 on Wednesdays. Please join us in welcoming Cory Shapiro-deBock, an intern from Upper Valley Educator’s Institute (UVEI) who will be teaching HS...

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