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The Sharon Academy Newsletter, January 23, 2014

Posted by on Jan 24, 2014 in Community, High School, Middle School, Newsletter, Uncategorized

The Sharon Academy Newsletter, January 23, 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   January 2014 Fri  24 MS Dance, 6:30pm –9:30pm, see MS News below Fri 24 HS Dance, 8:00pm–11:00pm, see HS News below   February 2014 Thurs 6 Planning for College night for 11th grade parents, 4:30pm – 8:00pm Thurs 6 TSA Info Night for perspective students, Norwich Public Library, 6:30pm Fri 14 Intent to Return forms due for 8th grade families. The Fee will be charged to other families unless we hear otherwise. See General News below Thurs 20 Poetry Out Loud, 7:00 at the HS. See HS News below Fri 21 End of MS 2nd Trimester Mon – Fri 24 – 28 February Vacation Appreciations Thank you so much to everyone who participated and contributed to TSA’s 5th Annual Chain Reaction Day on January 21st. It was truly a day filled with engaging workshops and thought provoking conversations that challenged many of our assumptions. A special thank you to all of our workshop presenters who prepared diligently for an assortment of 9 incredible workshops.  2014 Workshop Presenters: Katrina Aldren ’12, Teilese Spencer ’16, Cora Swanberg ’14, Isabelle Hotelling–O’Conner ’14, Brian Rainville, Tulio Browning, Carter Glass, Amber Wylie, Stephanie Davis, Andrew Lane, Mary Newman   Special Appreciation – We are excited to announce we have received two grants in support of our middle school program. We have received $3000 to support a much needed upgrade in the computer lab and $5500 for academic after school support. These gifts will make a significant difference this year for our students! Thank you to the generous anonymous families who made this possible. Back to Top General News Pittsfield/Stockbridge Carpool: Janice Stumpf has seats for 3 students riding to TSA – high school or middle school – in the morning.  $10.00 per week (less than the gas it takes to drive).   Please email Janice at jstumpf@sharonacademy.net.  If you ever find yourself needing to drive to Sharon to pick up just one student, please feel free to call Janice to see if she can save you a trip:  802-763-2500 x 105. Back to Top Middle School News   Middle School Dance Tonight! When? Friday, January 24th 6:30 – 9:30. Marcy Innes’ advisees will need to stay for clean up and should be picked up at 9:45. Where? At the middle school Who? All TSA middle school students are encouraged to attend. Each TSA student is allowed to bring up to two guests. Guests must be in grades 6-8 and be pre-approved by Marcy Innes. Why? To have fun and boogie! What (to bring)? Admission is $1.00 or an item for the food shelf. 7th graders should bring snack food to share, 8th graders should bring drinks to share. What (else)? Three parent chaperones are needed. Please contact Marcy Innes minnes@sharonacademy.net if you can help.   Student Written Newsletter Article Due:  As part of our Food and Hunger Unit students are busy writing articles for the 5th Edition of the TSA newsletter “Our Times, Food and Hunger in our World.” Students have been researching and writing about a topic of their choice during Language Arts and Social Studies class for the past week. Most students are working with a partner. The first draft is due on Monday, January 27th. Students will have a few hours of work time at school on Monday before the noon deadline. Please remind your student to work at home over the weekend so they are ready to turn in the first draft...

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The Sharon Academy Newsletter, January 16, 2014

Posted by on Jan 16, 2014 in Community, High School, Middle School, Newsletter, Uncategorized

The Sharon Academy Newsletter, January 16, 2014

In this Issue: Mark Your Calendar Appreciations TSA’s Chain Reaction Day General News Middle School News High School News Community Events Opportunities for Students Scholarships Summer Opportunities Classifieds Mark Your Calendar January 2014 Thurs 16 “Paying for College Night” for 12th grade parents, 6:30 PM.  See HS News below Mon 20 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day: No School for students. In-Service for Teachers Tues 21 “Chain Reaction Day” honoring Dr. Martin Luther King’s legacy. Followed by an all-school potluck.  Please see Chain Reaction section below Weds 22 HS Second Marking Period ends Fri 24 HS Dance, 8:00pm–11:00pm, see HS News below   February 2014  Thurs  6 Planning for College night for 11th grade parents, 6:30 pm  Thurs  6 TSA Info Night for perspective students, Norwich Public Library, 6:30pm  Fri 14 Intent to Return forms due for 8th grade families.  The Fee will be charged to other families unless we hear otherwise.  See General News below  Thurs 20 Poetry Out Loud, 7:00 at the HS.  See HS News below  Fri 21 End of MS 2nd Trimester  Mon – Fri  24 – 28 February Vacation Appreciations Congratulations to Isabelle O’Connor ’14 who has five Linoleum prints featured in the Norwich University High School Juried Show.  The university’s School of Architecture and Art will present the second annual show, which will be on display at the Chaplin Hall Gallery Monday from Jan. 27 through Feb. 9.  It will feature the work of 56 young artists from 16 Vermont and New Hampshire high schools. The size of the show more than doubled this year, with more than 200 submissions. There will be 105 works of art on display. Good luck to all of our traveling students: As mentioned last week, Lucia Gagliardone ’16 is in Ecuador. Luna Skeet-Browning ’16 is in Zaragoza, Spain attending a public high school and living with a Spanish family until March 24th.  She is also taking art classes in the city in her spare time. Dejah Lee ’15 is leaving for Oxbow in California.  “The Oxbow School is a unique, interdisciplinary semester program for high-school students with a visual arts and academic focus. Our mission is to strengthen students’ abilities in creative and critical inquiry by combining rigorous studio art practice with innovative academics…” (From the OxBow website). Silas Farwell Mead ’15 is going to High Mountain Institute (HMI) in the Rocky Mountains and the canyons of Utah. “Students spend 12 weeks on HMI’s boarding school campus taking honors and AP-level classes that are place-based.  Then students spend 5 weeks on expeditions throughout the Colorado Plateau.” (From the HMI website). Liam Rossier ’15 and Andy Bando-Hess ’15 are both going to The Mountain School.  “Each semester 45 motivated high school juniors from all over the country come together to live and work on the school’s farm in rural Vermont.  While living with teachers in small houses, students help to make important decisions concerning how we live together. Courses provide a demanding, integrated learning experience that takes advantage of the school’s small size and mountain campus. Engagement with the farm and forest sparks an appreciation for their food, their fuel and their labor. ” (From the Mountain School website). Per Pytte ’16 is also leaving to join thirteen other teens for a five month expedition semester with Kroka in southern NH. They will travel 600 miles throughout Vermont by ski, canoe and bicycle, sleeping in a tent they will have made, eating food they dried and prepared, and using tools they will have hand crafted. They will be learning forest ecology, VT natural history, meteorology, hydrology and water...

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The Sharon Academy Newsletter, December 13th, 2013

Posted by on Dec 13, 2013 in Newsletter, Uncategorized

The Sharon Academy Newsletter, December 13th, 2013

The Newsletter for December 12, 2013. Click here for the latest TSA news and information.

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