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The Sharon Academy News Flash, March 27, 2014

Posted by on Mar 27, 2014 in High School, Middle School, Newsletter, Uncategorized

News Flash In this Issue: Mark Your Calendar Upcoming Events General News Middle School News High School News Mark Your Calendar March 2014 Mon – Sat 17 – 29 MS Circus Interim Thurs 27 Cafe Night, 6:30pm Fri 28 No School HS Only – In-service Fri – Sat 28 – 29 Circus Performances Mon 31 No School, MS Only April 2014 Weds 2 TSA Talks day and Winter Carnival at the HS. See HS News below Fri 4 MS and HS Conferences – no school HS and MS Thurs 10 MS Open House, 6:30 pm Mon – Fri 14 – 18 Spring Break Fri 25 Taking Flight Gala, 6:30 – 11:00 pm. See General News below Sat 26 Family Arts Day, Noon – 4:00 pm. See General News below Back to Top Upcoming Events Family Fun at The Sharon Academy’s Circus! Join in the fun at The Sharon Academy Middle School Circus on Friday and Saturday, March 28 and 29! For the eighth consecutive year, middle school students from The Sharon Academy (TSA) will be performing their circus at The Sharon Academy High School on Route 14 in Sharon. Troy Wunderle, Big Top Tour Artistic Director of Circus Smirkus and the Director of Clowning for the Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Circus, has returned to TSA to lead the students in creating a hilarious circus which consistently draws huge crowds. Come early to experience the pre-circus carnival – a wonderful collection of student-run games and activities for children. Two performances: Friday, March 28th, Carnival starts at 6:00 pm, Circus starts at 7:00 pm. Saturday, March 29th, Carnival starts at 4:00 pm, Circus starts at 5:00. $3 admission. Light refreshments will be available for purchase. Fun for the whole family. Check out the photos on TSA’s Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.643420225694788.1073741840.175937289109753&type=1 Blood Drive: On Wednesday, April 9th, The Sharon Academy will be holding the second Blood Drive of the year. This Blood Drive will be from 11AM to 4PM, with a goal of collecting 34 pints. If you’d like to donate, an appointment can be made on www.redcrossblood.org, or can be scheduled by calling 1-800-REDCROSS. Anyone who’s 16 or older is encouraged to come and donate! 16 year olds will need a parental consent form, but 17 year olds will not. Feel free to contact Sadie Dutton (sdutton@sharonacademy.net) or Colby Stevens (cstevens@sharonacademy.net) with any questions. Please spread the word, and we hope to see you April 9th! Back to Top General News Raffle – Win Dinner at Michael Livingston’s House To Support TSA’s New Middle School Lunch Program*! Join Michael Livingston and his wife, Laurie Foster, at their home for a delicious home cooked dinner for up to four guests. $10 a chance – 6 for $50 Drawing will be held on Tuesday, May 6th at 11:00 at All School Meeting at the High School Tickets can be purchased at the Arts Gala or from Cynthia Masterman at the High School, Catherine Farrington at the Middle School, or  by credit card by calling Cynthia Masterman at 763-2500.   *Lunch Program: We are developing a middle school lunch program beginning early in April. It is our goal for all students to have a healthy lunch option. We are fundraising to cover the cost of providing meals to all TSA middle school families who qualify for free and reduced lunch according to federal guidelines. Lunches will be provided at a low cost for those families who do not qualify. It is our hope that this program will also be available at the high school beginning in the fall. Details to follow soon! Middle...

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The Sharon Academy Newsletter, March 20, 2014

Posted by on Mar 20, 2014 in Community, High School, Middle School, Newsletter, Uncategorized

The Sharon Academy Newsletter, March 20, 2014

In this Issue: Mark Your Calendar Appreciations Upcoming Events General News Phoenix News Middle School News High School News Community Service Opportunities Scholarships Summer Opportunities Classifieds Mark Your Calendar March 2014 Mon – Sat 17 – 29 MS Circus Interim Mon 24 One Act Performance at TSA HS, 6:30 Tues 25 Rescheduled: The Division II Preparing for College Parent Night, 6:30 Weds 26 HS 3rd MP Ends Thurs 27 Cafe Night, 6:30pm Fri 28 No School HS Only – In-service Fri – Sat 28 – 29 Circus Performances Mon 31 No School, MS Only April 2014 Weds  2 TSA Talks day and Winter Carnival at the HS.  See HS News below Fri  4 MS and HS Conferences – no school HS and MS Thurs  10 MS Open House, 6:30 pm Mon – Fri  14 – 18  Spring Break Fri 25 Taking Flight Gala, 6:30 – 11:00 pm.  See General News below Sat 26 Family Arts Day, Noon – 4:00 pm. See General News below Appreciations Clara Henderson ’16 has progressed to the finals for Poetry Out Loud!  She is one of 10 competitors (out of nearly 5,000) who will be performing on Thursday, March 20th at 7:00 pm.  She will be reciting the following selections: Domestic Situation  by Ernest Hilbert, Life  by Edith Wharton, and Requests for a Toy Piano by Tony Hoagland. You can watch the competition live at VPT.org. Congratulations Juniors for all of your hard work on your Exhibitions! Thank you Shayla Livingston, TSA class of 2003, for leading the amazingly informative discussion at last week’s Face to Face, Heart to Heart discussion around the Youth Risk Behavior Survey.  In her capacity as the VT Youth Risk Behavior Survey Coordinator and Public Heath Analyst, Shayla led the panel on a discussion of teenage risk-taking behavior, both at TSA at in the state as a whole.  It was wonderful to have her back at TSA, and our community appreciated her insights!   Reminder to Students: Remember to enter your accomplishments and activities on Naviance to keep track of them for that time when you are applying to college or special programs! Back to Top Upcoming Events Cafe Night – Our next Cafe Night will be on Thursday, March 27th at 6:30pm.  We invite you to come early to participate in the fundraising dinner at 5:30pm.  The proceeds from the dinner will be used to buy books that will be given to our Seniors as graduation presents.  Alumna parent Toni Hover runs these dinners, and choses the books for each senior, based on their personality and interests. Family Fun at The Sharon Academy’s Circus! Join in the fun at The Sharon Academy Middle School Circus on Friday and Saturday, March 28 and 29! For the eighth consecutive year, middle school students from The Sharon Academy (TSA) will be performing their circus at The Sharon Academy High School on Route 14 in Sharon. Troy Wunderle, Big Top Tour Artistic Director of Circus Smirkus and the Director of Clowning for the Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Circus, has returned to TSA to lead the students in creating a hilarious circus which consistently draws huge crowds. Come early to experience the pre-circus carnival – a wonderful collection of student-run games and activities for children. Two performances: Friday, March 28th, Carnival starts at 6:00 pm, Circus starts at 7:00 pm. Saturday, March 29th, Carnival starts at 4:00 pm, Circus starts at 5:00. $3 admission. Light refreshments will be available for purchase. Fun for the whole family.  Check out the photos on TSA’s Facebook page:  https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.643420225694788.1073741840.175937289109753&type=1 Blood Drive:  On Wednesday, April 9th, The...

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The Sharon Academy Newsletter, March 13, 2014

Posted by on Mar 14, 2014 in Community, High School, Middle School, Newsletter, Uncategorized

In this Issue: Mark Your Calendar Appreciations General News Taking Flight Phoenix News Middle School News High School News Community Service Opportunities Community Events Scholarships Summer Opportunities Classifieds Mark Your Calendar March 2014 Mon – Sat 17 – 29 MS Circus Interim Mon 24 One Act Performance at TSA HS, 6:30 Tues 25 Rescheduled: The Division II Preparing for College Parent Night, 6:30. Weds 26 HS 3rd MP Ends Thurs 27 Cafe Night, 6:30pm Fri 28 No School HS Only – In-service Fri – Sat 28 – 29 Circus Performances Mon 31 No School, MS Only Appreciations Emma – We are thinking of you and hoping you heal quickly.  We miss you! Congratulations to Andy Bando-Hess ’15, Steve Davis ’14, Tanner James ’15 and Suzie Moses ’15 for being selected to the Central Vermont League Basketball All-League 2nd Team. Eleanor Frost ’17 has been accepted to NOLS’ (National Outdoor Leadership School) competitive summer program for this summer. Congratulations! Please join us in thanking TSA Alumni parent Miriam Rubin for all her delicious lunches over the years.  Through Famished Phoenix, Miriam provided our high school students with healthy lunches twice a week.  Miriam is moving to Maine, and  we wish her a fond farewell.  Welcome to Lisa who will be taking over  Famished Phoenix’s lunch  service. Thank you to Chris Babcock for donating a wonderful bass to the High School for our students to play. Clara Henderson ’16 has been chosen as one of eleven semi-finalists for the eighth annual Smith College Poetry Prize for High School Girls in New England for her poem “car radio dies, thinking ensues, cosmos widens”. Congratulations! Reminder to Students: Remember to enter your accomplishments and activities on Naviance to keep track of them for that time when you are applying to college or special programs! Back to Top General News One Acts, a note from Charlie: “The discouragement of not being chosen at last weekend’s regional play festival does not stop the TSA Phoenix, which rises from the ashes even more beautiful. In that spirit, the intrepid cast and crew of our one-act play, “Success” will present the fruits of their labors on Monday, March 24 at 6:30pm at TSA high school. The play runs less than an hour, and is more suited for those who like serious situations and thoughts (you’ll laugh, but it’s not a comedy overall). The adjudicators for the regional festival were effusive in their praise for the actors’ characterizations, their projection, and most of the stage business.  All-Star cast honors went to Ben Hayslett, Amos Byrne, Liz Mulvey, and Izzi Byrne. There is no charge for the play, but we’ll leave a hat out for appreciative contributions! Family Fun at The Sharon Academy’s Circus!  Join in the fun at The Sharon Academy Middle School Circus on Friday and Saturday, March 28 and 29!  For the eighth consecutive year, middle school students from The Sharon Academy (TSA) will be performing their circus at The Sharon Academy High School on Route 14 in Sharon.  Troy Wunderle, Big Top Tour Artistic Director of Circus Smirkus and the Director of Clowning for the Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Circus, has returned to TSA to lead the students in creating a hilarious circus which consistently draws huge crowds.  Come early to experience the pre-circus carnival – a wonderful collection of student-run games and activities for children.  Two performances: Friday, March 28th, Carnival starts at 6:00 pm, Circus starts at 7:00 pm. Saturday, March 29th, Carnival starts at 4:00 pm, Circus starts at 5:00.  $3 admission.  Light refreshments will be available for purchase.  Fun for the whole family. Blood Drive:  April...

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The Sharon Academy Newsletter, March 6, 2014

Posted by on Mar 6, 2014 in Community, High School, Middle School, Newsletter, Uncategorized

In this Issue: Mark Your Calendar Appreciations General News Taking Flight Face to Face, Heart to Heart Phoenix News Middle School News High School News Community Service Opportunities Community Events Scholarships Summer Opportunities Classifieds Mark Your Calendar March 2014 Sat 8 One Act performance at Stowe, 6:00pm. See Appreciations below. Sun 9 Daylight Savings – “Spring Forward” Tues 11 Face to Face, Heart to Heart: a panel discussion on Adolescent Risk Taking Behavior in Vermont. 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm See Face to Face, Heart to Heart below Thurs 13 9th and 10th grade: College Planning Overview, 6:30pm Thurs 13 Poetry Out Loud Regional Competition Mon – Sat 17 – 29 MS Circus Interim Weds 26 HS 3rd MP Ends Thurs 27 Cafe Night, 6:30pm Fri 28 No School HS Only – Inservice Fri – Sat 28 – 29 Circus Performances Mon 31 No School, MS Only Appreciations Congrats to TSA’s Basketball teams!  Cumulatively, this is the best basketball season TSA has ever had. The JV Boys finished with a record of 9 and 4, which is an all-time record for wins for a TSA JV Basketball team. The Varsity Girls finished at 8 and 12, quadrupling their win total from last year.  The Varsity Boys finished their season at 14 and 7, losing a heart-breaking quarterfinal game by one point to Rochester, the defending champions.  This is the 3rd best record for TSA Varsity Boys.   GO PHOENIX! “Break a Leg”, One-Act Cast and Crew: This Saturday, TSA invades the resort town of Stowe, Vermont to present our one-act play, “Success”, as one of five plays in the regional one-act drama festival sponsored by the Vermont Principals Association.  Due to the timing of vacation and the Europe trip, we were not able to continue the tradition of performing before we go, but we will be announcing a performance for after we return. “Success” explores the pressures that exist between following your dream career and sacrificing for the sake of long-term relationships. The Sharon Academy is sending the following students to this year’s festival: Amos ’14 and Izzi Byrne ’16, Emma Farrington ’14, Margaret Gish ’14, Marilyn Groppe ’16, Ben Hayslett ’14, Rebekah Lamb ’17, Ben Lazar ’17, Esther Lent ’16, Liz Mulvey ’14, Shiloh Savage ’15, Kyle Shekinah-Roark ’15, Stephen Usher ’14, and Ella Williams ’15.  Directing the show is Aenea Thorne ’14, assisted by Charlie McMeekin.  Our performance time at the Stowe High School is set for 6PM, and the general public is welcome!  Our play will be followed by “I Never Saw Another Butterfly” at 7:15, presented by Stowe High School. Admission is $5 for a two show slot or $3 for a single show and $10 for a family. We’d love to see you there! Congratulations to Jenna Rice ’15, Nora Rice ’18, and Gretta Stack ’16 who created and delivered an amazing presentation, including Powerpoint, highlighting the potentially devastating environmental impacts of the Tar Sands Initiative at the Hartland Town Meeting.  (There are plans in the works to send Tar Sands from Montreal to Portland, ME, using an old pipeline that runs through several towns in the NE Kingdom.)   The results were terrific! The Hartland resolution to oppose Tar Sands in Vermont passed overwhelmingly and Hartland residents gave lots of words of support during and after the presentation. Thank you, Jenna, Nora and Gretta, for your passion to make a difference in the world! Congratulations to Clara Henderson ’16, this year’s Poetry Out Loud representative from The Sharon Academy.  She will now progress to the regional level competition to be held on March 13 with students...

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The Sharon Academy Newsletter, February 20, 2014

Posted by on Feb 20, 2014 in Community, High School, Middle School, Newsletter, Uncategorized

The Sharon Academy Newsletter, February 20, 2014

In this Issue: Mark Your Calendar Appreciations General News Middle School News High School News Community Events Summer Opportunities Classifieds Wishing you all a safe and enjoyable February Vacation! Mark Your Calendar February 2014 Thurs 20 Poetry Out Loud, 7:00 at the HS Fri 21 End of MS 2nd Trimester Mon – Fri 24 – 28 February Vacation March 2014 Mon 3 Feb Vacation Tues 4 No School – Town Meeting Day Weds 5 School Resumes Sun 9 Daylight Savings – “Spring Forward” Thurs 13 9th and 10th grade: College Planning Overview, 6:30pm Mon – Sat 17 – 29 MS Circus Interim Weds 26 HS 3rd MP Ends Thurs 27 Cafe Night, 6:30pm Fri 28 No School HS Only – Inservice Fri – Sat 28 – 29 Circus Performances Mon 31 No School, MS Only Appreciations Thank you to 8th graders Cal Hale, Emma Labadie, and Zoe McFadden who represented TSA at the recent Middle School Information Session at the Norwich Public Library. Thank you to all of the students, teachers and staff who contributed dry, cut wood to help a former teacher have enough wood to make it through this winter.  The gift was much appreciated. Congratulations to Model UN participants: Bruce Atwood ’16, Clara Henderson ’16, Hannah McFadden ’14, Chris Gish ’16, Margaret Gish ’14, Paul Roberts ’14, Lydia Roe, and Brandon Tracy ’15.  And a special shout out to Aoife Fullerton ’16 who was unable to attend.   Reminder to Students: Remember to enter your accomplishments and activities on Naviance to keep track of them for that time when you are applying to college or special programs! Back to Top General News TONIGHT – Poetry Out Loud:  The following students will be officially entering the state Poetry Out Loud celebration in a public recitation of two poems. And you are invited to be the audience.  The event is scheduled for Moore Hall on Thursday evening, February 20, beginning at 7pm.  Audience members are invited/encouraged to bring light snacks to share in between the two rounds of recitation.  Our esteemed judges this year are Bob and Kathy Eddy. Kathy is a composer, a retired pastor, and the editor of several collections of poetry/meditations. Bob has written lyrics to several musicals, and is a regular contributor to the Herald of Randolph, both as photographer and as a writer.  Participants (subject to change!) and their poems are: Marilyn Groppe Domestic Situation Cartoon Physics Robin Chadwell Alone Invictus Clara Henderson The Last Laugh Life Bekah Lamb On Monsieur’s Departure Pastoral Dialogue Vigil Strange  Bruce Atwood The Road Not Taken Ozymandias Chris Gish To the Western World The Doubt of Future Foes Emily Weatherill An Apology for Her Poetry Degrees of Gray in Philipsburg Otis Hudnut Ozymandias The Road Not Taken Margaret Gish That Country I Wandered Lonely as a Cloud Patrick Sharpe The Charge of the Light Brigade God’s Grandeur Ben Lazar Jabberwocky Ozymandias Suicide Six Ski Program Update:  Please remember that we will have a make up ski session on Wednesday, March 5th – the Wednesday we get back from break. Pax Prize:  Answer the question and win a prize. Which hot stuff/sauce makes Justice’s eyes water? Tabasco Habanero Sauce, Texas Pete Hotter Hot Sauce, Frank’s Red Hot Original Sauce, Nando’s Extra Hot Peri Peri Sauce, Roland Oriental Style Chili Hot sauce, straight cayenne pepper, fresh Jalepeno peppers Leave your answer with your name and email in the basket on Cynthia’s Desk up until March 4. The answer and winner will be in announced in the next newsletter. SAVE THE DATES: TSA’s Second Annual Arts Celebration. Friday Night Gala...

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The Sharon Academy Newsletter, January 31, 2014

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The Sharon Academy Newsletter, January 31, 2014

In this Issue: Mark Your Calendar Appreciations General News Middle School News High School News Community Events Opportunities for Students Scholarships Summer Opportunities Classifieds Mark Your Calendar   February 2014 Thurs 6 Planning for College night for 11th grade parents, 4:30pm – 8:00pm Mon 10 Final drafts of Junior Exhibition Research Papers due Tues 11 Date Change: TSA Middle School Info Night for prospective students, Norwich Public Library, 4:30pm – 8:00pm.  See General News below for more information Fri 14 Intent to Return forms due for 8th grade families. The Fee will be charged to other families unless we hear otherwise. Thurs 20 Poetry Out Loud, 7:00 at the HS Fri 21 End of MS 2nd Trimester Mon – Fri 24 – 28 February Vacation Appreciations   Congratulations to Cotey Anderegg ’14, Wyatt Blanchard ’14, Mollie Faccio ’14, Isabelle Hotelling-O’Connor ’14, Daisy Hutt ’17,  Maie Kimball ’16, Esther Lent ’16, Grace Pfeil  ’15, Luna Skeet-Browning ’16,  and Teagan White ’14,   who have all been nominated to show work at AVA Gallery as a part of the upcoming 6th Annual Best of the Upper Valley High School Exhibition.  The Opening Reception and Award Ceremony will be held on  Friday, February 28, from 5pm to 7pm.  The exhibition starts on Friday, February 21. Congratulations to Patrick Sharpe ’16 who placed 3rd in the Advanced Level in German at the Hanover Recitation Contest.  Patrick was competing against students from around the Upper Valley as they recited poems in foreign languages.  Patrick is also fluent in French.  Way to go! Back to Top General News Did you know that we have two exchange students here at TSA?  Justice is from Kenya and Deniz is from Turkey.  They are both at TSA through the PAX program. The major goals of PAX (program of academic exchange) are to increase mutual respect among the people of the world, to foster an appreciation of our differences and similarities, and to enhance our ability to communicate with one another. Every TSA family is invited to participate in this exchange by inviting Justice and Deniz to spend time with you. They are both willing to try new things, are fun to be with and are easy going. Consider inviting them to over to your house to do simple things: between school and basketball practice/games; for dinner and a movie, game, ping pong or pool; to cook a meal from their country: to watch the Superbowl, Olympics or March Madness; to listen, play or dance to music.  Or if you are going to do something special, consider inviting them along when you go: on a trip to Burlington or Boston; for a hike, to the CCBA, the UVAC, rock climbing, ice fishing, bowling, to a museum, or a ball game. These boys would love to join you! To invite Justice and Deniz to spend time with your family, please call the host families to get permission first. Justice is staying with Carol Harry and Steve Gagliardone- 802-763-8014. Deniz is staying with Todd Binzen and Janet Cavanagh- 802-763-9961/ 802-281-9392 Open Studio February 4 and February 6: WINTER COLLAGE with Lynn Hudnut Sometimes we think the colors of winter are grey and brown and white, but if you are observant there is a much wider palette available. This workshop will come in two parts.  The first day (Tuesday) we will make colored papers using a few different methods.  The second (Thursday) we will use those papers to construct a winter collage. Feel free to bring in things you find outside (brrrrr!) to look at for inspiration.  Lynn will bring in a bunch of stuff collected in the...

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