The Sharon Academy Newsletter, February 11, 2016

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In this Issue:

Mark Your Calendar
Appreciations
General News
Phoenix Sports
Middle School News
High School News
Community Service Opportunities
College Info
Classifieds
Community Events

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Mark Your Calendar

MS = middle school, HS = high school

To download a PDF version of our 2015 – 2016 calendar, please click here:

Also, check the website regularly for calendar updates: TSA Calendar

 

February

Thurs 18 Note Date Change:  Planning for College Night for 11th Grade Parents – 6:30pm – 8:00pm – see College Info section below
Fri 19 Intent to Return Forms For 8th Grade Families Due
Sat 20 February Break Begins – Return to School Wed, March 2nd (Note: Tues, March 1st is Town Meeting Day)

 

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Upcoming Events

 

Michael Livingston, TSA’s Head of School, will be sending out an update soon about how Act 46 is shaping up to effect The Sharon Academy and our sending towns.  In the mean time, if you are a Sharon or Tunbridge resident – please put the one of the next two events that applies to you, on your calendar:


TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 16TH – Important Sharon Act 46 Information Session: 
Act 46 is compelling the Sharon School Board to dissolve itself and join with one or more neighboring districts to form a new union school district. The Sharon School Board of Directors would like to invite the Sharon community to attend an information session about Act 46 and the potential impact on the educational opportunities for children in the future. Your input is essential as the school board moves forward with this important decision. Please join us on Tuesday, February 16th at 7:00pm in the Sharon Elementary School gymnasium. There will be a short presentation about Act 46, discuss the different options the board is currently exploring and field questions that folks may have. They will also have a survey or a link to a survey that will allow for more in-depth feedback and data for the board to use in future planning. Childcare will be available for families in the One Planet classroom during the meeting. For more information please contact Amber Wylie at (802) 763 – 2500 or email: AWylie@SharonAcademy.net

 

SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 21st –  The Tunbridge School Board is inviting all Tunbridge residents to a second information session concerning Act 46. The goal is to update the community on the current Act 46 discussion and follow up on the previous information session. All Tunbridge residents are encouraged to attend from 3 – 5pm on Sunday, February 21st.

In addition, the Tunbridge school board wants to hear from you if you are interested in participating on the Tunbridge Act 46 Advisory Committee. Please send us a note indicating your interest and the relevant experiences you will bring to the committee. We would like to select the committee and start work in March. To join this committee or for more information about the 2/21 meeting, email: Kathy Galluzzo at: kgalluzzo@tunbridgeschool.org


SUNDAY, MARCH 6TH – 4th Annual Free Family Arts Day at The Sharon Academy, 
on Sunday, March 6th – perfect for all ages.  From noon – 4:00, TSA will host talented local artists leading free interactive workshops. All workshops are open to the public.  Delicious food will be available for purchase. Bring your friends and neighbors.  For more information visit:  sharonacademy.org/arts-day/


FRIDAY, MARCH 25TH & SATURDAY, MARCH 26TH – The Circus is Coming!
  The Sharon Academy (TSA) Middle School Circus is back for another two performances filled with family-friendly, rollicking good fun! For the tenth consecutive year, TSA middle school students will be performing their hilarious, student-created circus that consistently draws huge crowds. Both performances will be held at The Sharon Academy High School on Route 14 in Sharon:
•       Friday, March 25th, Carnival starts at 6:00 pm, Circus starts at 7:00 pm.
•       Saturday, March 26th, 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.  

 

TUESDAY, MARCH 29th – Face-to-Face, Heart-to-Heart, “Read Between the Lines”  Driving Conversation and Connection with Youth Through Literature, Featured Speaker: Author Jo Knowles. On Tuesday, March 29th from 6:30-8:30pm, The Sharon Academy High School will be hosting a free event for parents, students, teachers and community members! For the first TSA FACE-TO-FACE, HEART-TO-HEART Speaker Night of the year, we have invited Jo Knowles, acclaimed author of six novels, including Living With Jackie Chan, See You At Harry’s, Pearl, Jumping Off Swings, and Lessons from a Dead Girl.  During this event Jo will be discussing her newest book, Read Between the Lines and the power that literature has in giving a voice to adolescents and the struggles they face. We will follow her talk with a panel discussion that will include students, parents and TSA staff. Please bring your parents, children, and neighbors for a night of stimulating and important conversations.  Location: TSA High School, Moore Hall For more information, please contact Kate Sensenich at: ksensenich@sharonacademy.net

 

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Appreciations


Poetry Out Loud Local Contest:
Four HS students participated in this year’s local Poetry Out Loud celebration. Each of these students were required to memorize two poems and recite them. Recitations were judged on the basis of accuracy, clarity of understanding, diction, volume, pace, and physical presence. Congratulations to Meadow McGalliard ’18, Hailey Swett ’19, Kaelan Heston ’17, and Taite Clark ’17, who met on our snow day to perform. This year, Taite will be representing TSA at the state semi-finals, and Kaelan is our alternate. Congratulations and good luck!


Congratulations TSA Middle School Mathcounts team:
Tom Bissaillon ’21, Tony Dorman ’20, Ian Robertson ’21, and Paige Shirley ’21 represented TSA at the Vermont Southeast Regional Mathcounts competition this past Saturday. We are all so proud and impressed by their dedication to math. Way to go mathletes!


Thank you to
 Amelia Travers ’16 and Lucia Gagliardone ’16 for raising $190 for ‘Fred’s Well’ by selling Valentines cards and flowers.  Soon, this money will be posted to Fred’s fundraising site:  https://www.generosity.com/medical-fundraising/fred-s-well–2/x/12089093 

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General News


Boxtops Update! Yahoo!
Our most recent submission of Boxtops for Education will bring us a check for $165 to be used to support individual students when the need arises!  That’s 1650 boxtops you tore off of cereal boxes, granola packages, butter boxes, toilet paper rolls and brought in to school. Thank you heartily! Our box top counter and trimmer and sender loves having the excuse to “go clip some boxtops”!  Those of you who haven’t yet figured out that you can either throw away the dime, or give it to TSA, we’re still hopeful! You can help us raise our total even higher, keeping me even happier!  Just bring them in to me whenever you can.  Thanks again! Charlie McMeekin, HS Humanities Teacher


For those enrolled in the TSA Ski Program, an offer from Suicide 6 for skiing over the February break:
  Students currently enrolled in the Wednesday ski program at Suicide Six and their parents, can ski at Suicide 6 on Wednesday, February 24th, during the February break for just $20 each.  There will be a list of those students enrolled at the ticket window at Suicide 6.  Contack Andrew Lane for more information at: ALane@SharonAcademy.net

 

Stress Inhibits Learning: Michael Livingston recently wrote an article on the effect that stress has on learning.  To read the article, please click here:  http://vtdigger.org/2016/02/08/commentary-stress-affects-student-learning/


A Note from Michael Livingston about snow days and school closings:
I realized it’s been awhile since I’ve shared the decision making process with our school community. Closing school at TSA requires taking many factors into consideration. Please know that we will always err on the side of safety.

When we know that there is a prediction of questionable weather, we follow no less than three weather web sites. I also receive text alerts from the State of Vermont. However, we cannot always know or predict localized weather. Please remember that if at any time you feel it is too dangerous for you or your student to drive to TSA that we will respect your decision.

Transportation is a key issue in making our decision. Most other schools transport their students in buses, so their decision making process is a bit different than ours, particularly given that their students generally come from a single town and that their road crews will have made those bus routes safe. Our students come from a wide variety of towns (currently 21) and differing terrain. Many of our students drive themselves and other students in carpools. We do not want young, inexperienced drivers on the road in hazardous conditions.

We have a goal of making a decision on closings or delays before 6:00 am. While we try to contact families via our “robo” call in the mornings, there may be a time when that is not possible, perhaps because we lack the correct contact information. If the power has not been interrupted we change the phone messages at both schools so that you can check there for closing information after 6:00 am.

One final note: while it is a true that students often make cookies for me at the high school after we have a snow day, this in no way affects my decision making process!

I hope this information makes the process clearer. As always, we have you and your students’ safety in mind. Best regards, Michael

 

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Phoenix Sports


Don’t forget to get your TSA Sports Booster Club Local Business Savings Card!
Get your card from Cynthia at the TSA High School, or Catherine at the Middle School, or contact Kim Knoerlein at:  kdk13vt@hushmail.com

SPORTS RESULTS FROM THE PAST WEEK:


Varsity Boys:

February 4: TSA Varsity Boys 42, Blue Mountain 38
Max Perkins ’16 and Carter Blanchard ’16 hit key free throws in the final minute and the Phoenix defense forced 25 Blue Mountain turnovers on a night when stopping the other team worked better than scoring on the other team. Harvey Kelley ’17 finished with a game-high 15 points for Sharon, which received nine points from Blanchard ’16 and eight apiece from Perkins ’16 and Jay Knoerlein ’16. Congratulations to all of the Seniors on the team as this was their last home game of the regular season.
February 8: TSA Varsity Boys 45, Cabot 24
Jay Knoerlein ’16 had a 21-point night for Sharon and his brother Sam Knoerlein ’18 hit for 11 points as well. “We kind of wanted to make a statement,” Fabrikant said. “I’m pleased with the effort. It’s definitely one of our better games.”  Keep it up boys! You’re doing great!


Varsity Girls:

February 5: Twinfield 42, TSA Varsity Girls 41
February 9: TSA Varsity Girls 47, Websterville 43
Sharon (4-12) broke a 22-22 deadlock at halftime by outscoring Websterville 15-7 in the third quarter. The Phoenix did just enough in the fourth to hold off a rally by the visitors for their first win since a 53-32 win at Trinity Baptist on Dec. 18. Mallory Lloyd ’17 (15 points) and Grace Dorman ’17 (14 points) led the Sharon offense. Jocelyn Johnson ’17 added nine points. Great job ladies!
February 10:  
TSA Varsity Girls 20, Thetford 18

 

JV Girls:
February 10: Thetford JV Girls


JV Boys:
February 4: JV Boys 48, Blue Mountain 39
Good game boys!

UPCOMING GAMES FOR THE WEEK:

There are not many games left in the winter sports season, so, please come out and support a Phoenix Team while you can!
 

Varsity Girls:
Tonight: 02/11/16, Thursday, Williamstown Away 7:00pm
02/13/16, Saturday, Websterville Away 5:00pm
02/17/16, Tuesday, SoRo Home 7:00pm
This is our last chance for a White Out! Show your team spirit at the last home basketball game of the season, by purchasing one of TSA’s low-cost White logo’ed t-shirts for just $10. See Blake Fabrikant to make your purchase.

JV Girls:
02/15/16, Monday,Whitcomb Away 5:30pm

Varsity Boys:
02/13/16, Saturday, Websterville Away 6:30pm
Indoor Track: New England Qualifier
02/13/16, Saturday, Norwich University Away 7:00am

 

You can get even more TSA Phoenix Sports News and Pictures on the TSA Athletics Booster Club Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/tsaboosterclub

You can also check out pictures of Phoenix Sports events at: https://tsaphoenix.shutterfly.com/# – it does require a Shutterfly Registration – but it is Free!

 

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Middle School News


High Five Adventure Learning Center representatives, Phil, Ryan, and Ann Louise visited the TSA MS for two hours on Monday. They led students in some fun games and activities and facilitated some great conversations about the TSA community and how things are going. This long-term relationship between High Five and the MS has allowed their instructors to get to know the students well, which in turn allows the instructors to engage students deeply in helping them think about community. For those of you that don’t know about High Five Adventure Learning Center, they are a non-profit educational organization, located in Brattleboro, VT, and are dedicated to helping individuals, teams, schools and communities use experiential education as an effective tool for achieving their goals.  High Five has been working with the TSA Middle School for over three years now. You can learn more about them by visiting: http://high5adventure.org/


The middle school is looking for clean, one-sided paper.
Please contact cfarrington@sharonacademy.net if you know of a source.
Dust off your clown noses! Catherine will be looking for circus volunteers after February break.

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High School News


A Note to Parents from TSA HS Biology Teacher, Lisanne Velez:
Dear Parents, Students & TSA Community,
As I already announced to our students, I am expecting a child at the end of March and will be on maternity leave starting in mid-March. I wanted to let you all know that I will be leaving my classes in Jim Nourse’s very good hands. Jim is an experienced educator, administrator, and former TSA board member. He has also taught at TSA before (last year, in fact, subbing for another faculty member who was on maternity leave). He has had many years of experience teaching biology & history. We are going to be working together with all of my classes for a few weeks before I leave, and I will be giving him my biology curriculum to use when he takes over my classes. We are excited to have someone as experienced and knowledgeable as Jim to take over for me when I leave; please welcome him back to our community when you see him. Thank you!
All the best, Lisanne Velez, TSA HS Biology Teacher


The 23rd True Colors conference – Intersectionality is happening March 18 and 19, 2016.
A group of TSA students will leave Thursday after school on 3/17 and return Sunday midday. This conference is a learning opportunity for students of all stripes about the complex issues facing people who identify as a sexual minority, and their allies. Students will attend informative workshops, meet great people, and have a wonderful time sleeping on the floor of a church with their peers! Registration costs $65, but can be waived with a volunteer registration. REGISTRATION DEADLINE IS FEBRUARY 12. For more information, please contact Christa Wurm at cwurm@sharonacademy.net or visit http://www.ourtruecolors.org/Programs/Conference/

 

Spamalot Interim Sweatshirts are still on sale for $25. If you would like to purchase one, please contact Janice Stumpf at JStumpf@SharonAcaedemy.net


Junior Exhibition Presentation Day 
New date:  Monday, March 21. We have changed the date of this all-school event to take place on Monday, March 21st, so that students are not presenting the day after we “Spring Forward”.  Important Note:  Junior Exhibition Final Papers are due Monday, February 8th.  Please contact Maria Piasecki with any questions or concerns regarding this change to the school calendar.  For more information, please contact Maria Piasecki at: mpiasecki@sharonacademy.net


Governors Institute Applications Available:
  The Governor’s Institutes of Vermont provides prestigious fun, accelerated learning residencies on college campuses for Vermont teenagers. State-of-the-art labs to studios; they’re all hands-on, intense bursts of learning and fun, where you and your new friends who share your interests explore topics in-depth with leading professionals in the field. They’re a chance to try something new, make lasting memories with new friends, and learn more than you can imagine!  Students are encouraged to visit the GIV website to learn more about this years summer institutes in engineering, arts, entrepreneurship, environmental science and technology, information technology, mathematical sciences, and current issues and youth activism. Students can also learn more by joining Christa and Ellen at TSA HS for a presentation on February 18 during Y block. The TSA deadline to apply to GIV is March 4. For more information, please contact Ellen Bagnato at ebagnato@sharonacademy.net or visit http://www.giv.org/

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Community Service Opportunities

TSA now has an active community service page on Facebook. Like the page to be notified about current community service events and opportunities:
https://www.facebook.com/SharonAcademyCSC?ref=hl

Have a community service opportunity that you wish to notify people about?Email communityservice@sharonacademy.net with the information and we will let our staff and students know about the opportunity.

Students:  Want to fill out our Community Service online form? Click here

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Scholarships and College Info

For previously posted scholarship information, check out the TSA web site at: Scholarships

 

Planning for College Night Rescheduled. Planning for College Night is traditionally for juniors and their parents. The date for the event has been changed to February 18 at 6:30 pm.  Please mark your calendars and come prepared to learn about how parents, students and teachers work together to support post-secondary planning. For more information, please contact Ellen Bagnato at ebagnato@sharonacademy.net


Canadian College Fair in Hanover, April 5; 6:30 – 8:30.
Hanover High will be hosting a college fair on on April 5 from 6:30-8:30. All of the colleges in attendance will be Canadian colleges. The event is free. This is a great opportunity to learn more about attending college. Keep in mind that most Canadian colleges are more affordable then colleges in the United States. For more information, please contact Ellen Bagnato at ebagnato@sharonacademy.net


Free College and Career Planning Workshop:
Now in its 15th year, College Pathways offers free workshops to help guide juniors and sophomores and their parents — wherever they are in the college planning process. Whether students are just beginning to explore their path after high school or highly motivated to figure out their college options, they’ll find info they need on

  • applying to college, the step-by-step process
  • tips for applying to highly selective institutions
  • writing an essay that stands out
  • strategies for the SAT & ACT tests
  • the college search: factors to consider & tools to use
  • college costs & financial aid
  • playing intercollegiate sports
  • … and more!

New this year:  What I wish I had known: student panelists give perspectives on what worked (and what didn’t!), plus the challenges, successes, and surprises of their first year.

Students and parents can choose from three dates and locations:
Saturday, March 19, St. Michael’s College (9:30 am – 2:45 pm)
Saturday, April 2, Castleton University (9:30 am – 2:00 pm)
Monday evening, April 4, Lyndon State College (with the NEK College Fair)

Workshop details and registration at: www.vsac.org/CollegePathways


Heritage Family Credit Union Scholarship:
 In 2016 Heritage Family Credit Union (HFCU) is offering a total of four (4) scholarships of $1,000 each. These scholarships are open to all seniors attending a high school in HFCU’s field of membership who intend to pursue further education in an accredited undergraduate program at a college, trade school or university regardless of the degree they are pursuing. Seniors at TSA qualify for these scholarships. Deadline to apply is 5:00pm on Friday, April 29, 2016. Application materials can be accessed online at: https://www.hfcuvt.com/Personal/Youth-Accounts/scholarships


Sharon Masonic Lodge Scholarship:
The Sharon Masonic Lodge #105 is proud to announce a scholarship of $500. Deadline to apply is May 1, 2016 and the application process is fairly simple. All Sharon residents planning to attend college in the fall of 2016 are encouraged to apply. The scholarship is payable at the end of the recipient’s first semester in college. Please see Ellen for an application.


Vermont Lions Hart Memorial Award:  
Vermont Lions Hart Memorial Award is running an award program for graduating high school seniors that have a disability or debilitating illness, either physically or mentally, are in need of financial assistance and are planning to attend college upon graduating from high school. One winner will receive a $1,000 award. To be considered, applicants must submit the following documents in a portfolio folder: a signed health information release, a completed application and essay, a copy of your transcript, one letter of recommendation, and a copy of your acceptance letter. Application deadline is March 8, 2016. For more information, please contact Ellen Bagnato at ebagnato@sharonacademy.net


Full Scholarship to MECA:
 The Maine College of Art, BFA Full Tuition Scholarship is awarded to one hard-working, talented and community-oriented high school student in March. The deadline for students to be considered is Tuesday, March 1, 2016. The application process is simple. Interested students need to do the following to be considered: complete the BFA application (including all supplemental materials such as transcripts, letters of recommendation, portfolio, etc); submit a portfolio in a digital format (cd, slideroom, thumb drive, flickr, tumblr – all of these work); and submit an extra essay on the topic of community. For more information, please contact Ellen Bagnato at ebagnato@sharonacademy.net or visit: https://www.meca.edu/admissions/undergraduate/how-to-apply/


VSAC Scholarships for Seniors:
 The Early Bird deadline for VSAC scholarships has passed. However, you can still apply for VSAC scholarships up until March 4. Don’t forget to ask for your recommendations and transcripts now! For more information, consult the VSAC scholarship booklet that was handed out in PATH class OR visit the website below. For more information, please contact Ellen Bagnato at ebagnato@sharonacademy.net or visit http://services.vsac.org/wps/wcm/connect/7789b000490fb7b0b2a6b7b046e40941/Scholarships_Booklet.pdf?MOD=AJPERES

 

 

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Community Events

Not Your Mom’s Musical Theater performs “Musical of Musicals: The Musical!” at Chandler, February 13th at 7:30pm. The show takes a simple plot and creates five different musicals from the same story, each in the distinctive style of one of musical theatre’s most popular composers. This is a great opportunity for your students to experience a range of theatre for a single $5 ticket price. See flier for more information here:  Musical of Musicals: The Musical


Auditions for Anything Goes at Chandler Center for the Arts!
 Next summer’s youth musical at Chandler will be Anything Goes. Auditions are scheduled for Sunday, March 6 for teen lead roles and Sunday, March 13 for elementary and teen chorus roles. Performances will be held on the main stage at Chandler Music Hall in Randolph on June 30 through July 3. On- and off-stage opportunities are available to students ages 7 through 18.  Students wishing to audition should contact Emily Crosby at outreach@chandler-arts.org by the end of February as preparation for auditions is necessary. Deadline for registration is March 2. Registration and audition fees will be charged and partial scholarship assistance is available. See the audition poster, by clicking here:  Audition Poster.  Contact: Emily Crosby, 802-431-0204, outreach@chandler-arts.org

 

Auditions for Chandler’s ninth annual Mini Mud Variety Show will be held Wednesday, February 17. This annual youth version of Chandler’s original Mud Season Variety Show will be presented in the main hall on Saturday, March 26 at 7:30 p.m. Prospective performers are invited to bring a vocal or instrumental musical offering, a dance, skit or magic trick, juggling, drama piece, or another special talent to share, and are encouraged to get together in groups or ensembles. Acts should be well-rehearsed and no more than three minutes in length. Students between the ages of 6 and 18 are encouraged to audition.  Contact Chandler Board President Janet Watton at president@chandler-arts.org or 728-9402 to sign up for an audition time.


Sharon Health Initiative Annual Meeting, TONIGHT, Thursday, Feb. 11, 6 PM – 8 PM at Steele Chapel of Sharon Church. Free. Great food provided! 
Update on: Community Health Care Coordinator Board elections. Identifying: Neighborhood circles of support. Become informed for Town Meeting vote. For more information, contact Carol Langstaff at carolang@aol.com or 765-4454.

 

“On the Town” at the Lebanon Opera House, Feb 26, 27, 28. Tickets to the NCCT Teen Show “On the Town” are now available! “On the Town” features TSA’s Patrick Sharpe ’16 and Cal Hale ’18.  North Country Community Theatre (NCCT) teens present the music of Leonard Bernstein in this musical about a trio of sailors who arrive in New York City in 1944 for 24 hours of shore leave, eager to see the sights and to meet pretty girls. To purchase tickets, or for more information email: ncctteens@gmail.org or visit www.lebanonoperahouse.org

 

Summer Program in Actuarial Science: Lebanon Valley College is offering a week-long program for rising seniors in Actuarial Science. The experience features interaction with working actuaries and an introduction to relevant software and content. During the week, students live on campus in a dormitory with Resident Assistants who are current LVC students. They eat their meals at Mund Student Center and have access to college facilities, including the gym and pool. For more information, please contact Ellen Bagnato at ebagnato@sharonacademy.net or visit https://www.lvc.edu/summer-scholars-actuarial-science/index.aspx


The Vermont State Science & Mathematics Fair is an inquiry based poster-presentation competition open to all middle and high school level students in the state of Vermont.  
This state fair is an exciting opportunity for aspiring scientists (grades 5-12), and their teachers, to showcase the results of their independent research. Each year, 250 student projects, (selected from over 2000 projects statewide) which address all possible areas of science, technology, engineering and math, are judged by at least three judges, separately. The approximately 150 judges include scientists, secondary education faculty, dentists, physicians, nurses, military personnel and retirees, and other science related professionals from across Vermont. Students compete for more than $6,000 in cash and $14,000 in trip prizes donated by local organizations, and $900,000 in scholarships to Vermont colleges. The fair is also affiliated with the International Science and Engineering Fair, and five other national and international competitions, which awards additional prizes. For more information: http://vssmf.pbworks.com/w/page/5426544/FrontPage, or contact Tricia Finkle, (802) 372-5181, scifair@norwich.edu

 

Dartmouth is offering a free clinic for National Girls and Women in Sports Day on Sunday, February 7th. The clinic is for girls in grades K-8. For more information and to register go to:  www.dartmouthsports.com/NGWSDclinic

Also, taking place during the clinic for parents… Libby Ludlow ’06, Olympic Skier and Co-founder of Zgirls will speak on “Fostering Confidence in Young Female Athletes” at 10:00 a.m. in Floren 105. More on Libby here: http://alumni.dartmouth.edu/News.aspx?id=611

 

Essay Contest – Biographies of Contemporary Women in Math.  Open to all Middle and High School students in the Upper Connecticut River Valley.  Prizes: The Dartmouth Mathematics Department will award iPads to the winners in grades 6-8 and grades 9-12.  For more information go to https://math.dartmouth.edu/~awmcontest


Health Career Exploration Program for High School Students, MedQuest:  
is a six-day summer, residential health careers exploration program for southern Vermont high school students in grades 10 -12. Students learn about a variety of healthcare careers through job shadows, presentations and workshops.  Students gain experience in dorm life and learn medical skills from professionals as well as UVM College of Medicine students who serve as staff. Admission is competitive and limited to 20 students.

Med Quest program dates are:
West:  June 26 – July 1 at southern Vermont College, Bennington
East:  August 7 – August 12 at Vermont Academy, Saxtons River.
For more information, please contact Ellen Bagnato at ebagnato@sharonacademy.net or visit www.svahec.org

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Classifieds


Sunny environmentally-friendly house for sale on Moore Road in Sharon. 2-3 bedrooms (spacious loft serves as bedroom and/or studio or sitting room), two baths, country kitchen. Wood floors throughout. Wood and propane heat, (Jotul and Vermont Castings stoves.) ECFiber keeps you connected to the world. Two car garage w ample storage above. One acre of gardens (perennial and vegetable), meadow and woods (spring ephemeral wildflowers, Indian pipes) sitting above Elmers Brook — splash in the plunge pool, listen to the stream and the owls at night. Kind, friendly neighbors, cohesive community, easily accessible to TSA and Upper Valley (less than five minutes from I-89 exit 2.) $249,000. Please contact Realtor, Linda MacNamara at 603-643-4900


Price Reduction: One of a kind Homestead/Farm
, 37 private acres, HUGE 3 story barn, outbuildings, trails right from the house, pond, fenced pastures, chicken house, fenced dog yard with dog door from the house. A goat Farm with a heated milk room but barn could be used as a horse farm, sheep farm, brewery, (plenty of water), commercial kitchen, yoga studio, art studio. Use your imagination. It is 30′ x 36′. 3 bedrooms, loft, 1 1/2 baths, full basement, AGA English Cooker, fireplace, new bamboo wood floors, photos were taken prior to new floors) built-ins with Mexican tiles, gardens galore, pergola with grape arbor. Buderus Furnace. Wood shingled and standing seam roof. Acres of wild leeks. No visible neighbors. Properties like this do not come on the market very often; you have to see it to believe it. We have put our heart and soul into this property. Husband is a master woodworker. If you are looking for a “normal” house, this is not it! Very hard place to leave. Please email for additional photos: picconner@gmail.com. New Price $359,000


Beech Hill Farm is for sale.
$650,000. 109.7 acres 3600 sf renovated and updated home, 3 bedrooms, studio/office space, 3 stall stable, equipment shed, dressage area. 4 miles to Sharon Academy. For more information, call TSA Alumin parents Randall and Mary Lee Smyth (Greye Smyth ’09) at (802) 417-1049, or visit: http://www.fizber.com/fsbo-listing/2854_faybrook_road-sharon-vt-05065-750659.html

 

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