In this Issue:
Mark Your Calendar
|Fri||24||MS Dance, 6:30pm –9:30pm, see MS News below|
|Fri||24||HS Dance, 8:00pm–11:00pm, see HS News below|
|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|
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 by noon on Monday. The final draft will be due on Friday, January 31st.
High School News
Cell Phone Guidelines: Please remember that students are only allowed to use cell phones before and after school and during lunch (exceptions are made when a student is using their cell phone as a tool in class – ie: as a calculator or an assignment notebook). We certainly understand that plans change during the day, necessitating contact with your student. We ask that you call Cynthia (802.773.2500 x0) rather than text your child if you need to reach your student for plan changes. Cynthia will place a note on the student’s locker. Students are not allowed to check their email/text during class.
Blackout Dance Tonight: TSA High School Black Out dance tonight, January 24th, from 8:00-11:00pm. Tickets are $5.00 at the door. If you are planning on bringing a non-TSA student, please register them (name, school, parent contact info) with me by 10am on Friday morning.
Independent Studies for Second Semester: Students who are interested in pursuing an independent study should begin by meeting with their advisors now. Forms to help guide the conversation are available on the bulletin board outside KB’s office.
Famished Phoenix Lunch Schedule at the High School: Famished Phoenix will come to assuage our high schoolers’ hunger on Tuesdays and Fridays. Remember, students may purchase a Coupon Book for $36 (checks accepted, made out to Famished Phoenix please). These are booklets of tickets for $36-worth of food that can be kept at school so students don’t need to carry cash for their lunch.
Sharon Hockey Tourney: On Saturday, January 25th at 10:00 am, there will be a hockey tourney at the Sharon Community Skating Rink. 6 person teams (4-on-4, 2 subs, minimum of 2 kids). Registration is $30 per team to benefit the rink. And there are prizes (youngest team, best costume)! Contact Steve Gagliardone at 763.8014 or email@example.com for more information.
Opportunities for Students
Buick Scholarships up to $100,000: Seniors interested in studying engineering, technology, design or business with an interest in the automotive industry are encouraged to apply for this scholarship. Visit buickachievers.com for program details and the online application. Deadline: February 28, 2014, 5:00 p.m. EST
Vermont Grocers Association Scholarships: VGA Scholarship application is available to all VGA Retail & Associate members who have student employees or employees with children attending college for the first time. VGA will award Fifteen Scholarships in 2014 totaling $22,500: 3 Scholarships based on merit at $1,500; 12 Scholarships based on financial need & merit at $1,500. To request an application, Call the VGA office: 800-842-8503 or 802-839-1928 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org. When requesting an application be certain to include the following: Student’s name, home address, email address, telephone number, and how the student qualifies to apply (Name of VGA member company and whether the student or parent is employed there). Application deadline: APRIL 28, 2014
Summer Dance Workshop at Skidmore College, June 1 – 21. For more information, see skidmore.edu/summerdance
Summer Academy: A four-week residential/commuter program open to high school juniors and seniors. Students can earn three credits and have a residential campus experience. For more information about summer courses and Summer Academy, visit www.uvm.edu/summer/
JumpStart UVM: Entering first-year students who have been admitted and decide to enroll at UVM in fall 2014 can get a head start on their college career by living on campus and completing a 3-credit class. JumpStart students can take part in field trips and social activities on campus before the start of fall semester. For more information on the Jump Start program, please visit http://uvm.edu/jumpstart