The Sharon Academy Newsletter, January 23, 2014

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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

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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

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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.

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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.

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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 by noon on Monday.  The final draft will be due on Friday, January 31st.

 

 

 

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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.

 


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Community Events

 

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 gagliardones@gmail.com for more information.

 

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Opportunities for Students

Girls State! Open to rising senior girls who are interested in leadership. It will be held at VTC June 15 – 19. For more information, see www.vtalauxiliary.org Applications are due by March 26.
George Washington University offers several pre-college programs throughout the summer. For more information, see precollege.gwu.edu
Opportunity for Juniors at CRREL: CRREL is proud to sponsor the Science and Engineering Apprenticeship Program (SEAP) to provide a unique opportunity to area high-school JUNIORS with an aptitude for math and science. Students work on a one-to-one basis with a CRREL scientist or engineer, who acts as a mentor. Students learn techniques for dealing with scientific and engineering problems and may have the opportunity to use highly sophisticated equipment. During the summer the students gain valuable on-the-job experience and information to help them make important career choices. Each student presents a poster at an end-of-summer poster session, summarizing his or her project. If interested, students may work part-time during the school year and may be eligible to remain temporarily employed with CRREL throughout their Bachelor degree program. In the past, approximately 90% of our apprentices have remained in the science or engineering fields. Where are the apprenticeships located? CRREL, 72 Lyme Road, Hanover, New Hampshire. For information, including eligibility requirements, please contact Linda Castro at Linda.K.Castro@usace.army.mil.

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Scholarships

Seniors and parents: Get help on filing FAFSA (free application for Federal student aid) at vsac.org/FAFSAfirst
2014 Vermont Golf Scholarships ($1000 each to 10 students with a minimum 3.0 GPA and a minimum SAT of 1500) is now available online at www.vtga.org/scholarship_app.html Applications are due May 1. If you have questions, you can also email John Stempek at jstempek53@gmail.com

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: tess@vtgrocers.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

 

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Summer Opportunities

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/precollege

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.

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