TSA Newsletter, May 5th, 2017

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Calendar of Upcoming TSA Events

May 2017

Fri 5 Outdoor Challenge for 10th Graders
Mon 8 Senior Exhibitions – Starting at 8:15am
Tues 9 Screens and Teens Parent Meeting – 5:30 – 6:30pm
Tues – Thurs 16 – 18 Middle School to High Five
Fri 19 Inservice – No School for Students
Sat 20 HS Prom – 6:30pm at Hotel Coolidge in White River Junction, VT
Thurs 25 Cafe Night at TSA HS – 6:30pm
Fri 26 MS Semi-Formal – 7pm
Mon 29 Memorial Day – No School

The TSA School Calendar for 2016/2017 is available.  To download a copy, please click here: TSA 2016/17 School Calendar




We are so proud of the Gala that was held on Saturday, April 29th. It was beautiful on so many levels. We are deeply grateful for the amazing teamwork that made this event happen. We had over 50 adult and student volunteers help in some way with this effort. We couldn’t have pulled this off without these kind volunteers, as well as the many who donated works of art, services, experiences, and other items for our auctions.
So far, and this is still not 100% complete, (these are rough numbers) we estimate that:
  • We had 180 attendees.  This is our second largest gala attendance ever; second only to last year’s record 200 for the 20th Birthday party.
  • We raised approximately $76,000 for the Pat Woodin Scholarship ($38,000 in donations and $38,000 in match from the Woodin Family)!
  • We have so far raised $21,000 gross for the auctions and ticket sales, with online auction still not finished.
  • Total net proceeds from the evening subtracting gala expenses are approximately $92,000!!  This is the most we have ever raised for a Gala.
Thank you to all of our wonderful donors and again to our amazing volunteers.  This is really fantastic – and exceeded our expectations!


Thank you to representatives from Charlie’s Advisory who did a great job cleaning up the Pat Woodin memorial garden out near the soccer field.  This gesture was especially nicely timed because the Woodin family was in town for the dedication and presentation of the Pat Woodin Scholarship Fund. In addition to sprucing it up, they also planted tulip bulbs – Pat’s favorite flower.  Thank you thoughtful advisees!


Thanks to all of you who diligently bring in those boxtops, we received a check for $148!  It’s not enough to build a new science wing, but it is enough to lighten the load for someone who needs help in a hard time. Keep them coming! I hear wonderful stories about grandparents who save them up and send them to parents who give them to students who bring them to me. What a chain! I get individual boxtops tossed in the manila envelope by students eating granola bars, and baggies full of boxtops from folks who save them up! We’ll take them all!  We welcome newcomers, too. Every single boxtop is worth a dime, and sometimes you’ll find bonus boxtops on a package which may be worth up to 70 cents. It all adds up to a community willing to share.  Thanks again!


All School News

A TSA family is asking for our help during a time of difficulty in the form of one meal per week.  Please sign up to help if you can:

WHERE: Please deliver to TSA Middle School.
WHEN: 7:45 AM – 3:30 PM Tuesday (If there is no school on Tuesday please deliver on Wednesday.)
FOODS to EXCLUDE: beans, broccoli, and cabbage
INCLUDE: list of ingredients
QUANTITY: four servings
SPECIAL NOTES: Please use containers that are disposable or recyclable. It is very helpful to the family if dishes do not need be returned.


HOW COOL IS THIS!  TSA Middle School Student Patents New Camouflage:  See3D Camo, founded by TSA middle school student, Peter North ’21 and his father, is launching a Kickstarter campaign for a new type of camo they invented last fall. Patented in January, the new hunting suit achieves two contradictory goals: improved camouflage to remain hidden from deer while increasing visibility to other hunters for safety.

“I was sitting in a tree stand with my Dad and we were both wearing bright orange for safety. I thought to myself, ‘We can’t be very hidden from deer, we have too much solid color, there has to be a better way to do this,’” says Peter, an 8th grade student at TSA. The See3D Camo suit is an orange leafy suit that incorporates safety orange and “3D leaf” technology to greatly improve how the hunter’s outline blends into their surroundings. The new suit makes them invisible to deer, yet highly visible to other hunters.

“If camouflage doesn’t work, hunters won’t wear it,” says Peter’s father, Barrie. By combining a modern 3D leaf camouflage patterns and incorporating safety orange, the new suit makes hunters invisible to deer, yet highly visible to other hunters. “This suit should also help wildlife photographers or anyone else who wants track animals safely in the woods, as well, “ says Peter.  The new hunting suit will be available nationwide this summer, well ahead of this year’s hunting season.  See pictures of the new camo and find out more at http://see3dcamo.com


Parent Support Group Meetings at TSA!  Screens and Teens. Helping support our kids (and each other!) navigate the complicated world of social media and technology. This is an open forum for any parents/guardians interested in joining. Kate will be facilitating the meetings with some guiding questions regarding social media and teen technology usage. The hope is that the ideas, questions, advice and curiosities that you bring will continue to guide the group. Kate says, “I am by no means on expert on this topic, but I would like to create a space where parents can share thoughts and offer support to each other as you navigate the complicated world of raising teens in a digital age.” Please do not feel you have to attend each meeting. Drop-ins are welcome! This evening will be held at The Sharon Academy High School – Tuesday May 9th, 5:30-6:30pm – Moore Hall (The Pit) – Light Refreshments served.  For more information, please contact Kate Sensenich at ksensenich@sharonacademy.net


Lebanon Police To Offer Internet Safety Forum:  The Lebanon Police Department Cyber Crimes Unit is hosting an Internet Safety Forum for parents on Thursday, May 25, 2017 from 6:00pm-8:00pm at the Lebanon Police Department. The forum is designed for parents and will cover popular websites and applications that children and teenagers are using to access the internet. The forum will also cover various methods that parents can use to help ensure that their children are using the internet safely and the best practice/procedures for reporting possible internet related crimes to their local police department. If you would like to attend the forum, please contact Administrative Assistant Elizabeth Beraldi via e-mail: Elizabeth.Beraldi@lebcity.com or 603-448-8800 to register.


Rte 132 Drivers! Beware of Truck Traffic for Elizabeth Mine Solar Construction Project.  There will be approximately 9 heavy trucks (in groups of 3) per day traveling from I-89 in Sharon across Rte 132 to the mine and then returning to I-89.  Use caution and if you become aware of any safety concerns, please alert the Sharon or Strafford town office.


Alumn, Aenea Thorne’s film mentioned in last week’s newsletter, will be screened at Briggs Opera House in White River Junction on Saturday, May 6th during the 3:30 – 5pm block.  It is during this time that she will learn the nature of her award.



Phoenix Sports

NEW TSA Swag has arrived and is now on sale! There was a fashion show at all school meeting this week. Check out some of our TSA MS athletes modeling the new TSA Gear on our TSA Athletics Booster facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/tsaboosterclub

Here are the current offerings:
Long sleeve T-shirt – black with white lettering $15
Hoodies – Green with white lettering $30
Fleece half zip – Green with white lettering (embroidered) $40
Sweat pants – tie waist with gathered legs and elastic waist with open legs – Gray $25
Winter hats – white and green stripes, pompom on top $15
Water bottles – stainless steel and insulated $15

All clothing comes small to XL, There are a few 2XL and 3XL hoodies

For more information or to purchase, please contact Kim Knoerlein at kdk13vt@gmail.com


Game/Match/Meet Results:

TSA’s Track team was busy this past week with two meets:

  • Saturday, April 29th the team competed in the Windsor Invitational with many personal bests. Sophie Chesnut and Marguerite Soligny ran the 300m hurdles for the first time and Olly Skeet-Browning took 4th place in the 400m while running in his first track meet ever. Dillon Buttner placed in 3 events, the 400m (3rd), 800m (4th) and discus (4th).
  • Wednesday, May 3rd (yesterday) at the U-32 Monster Meet, the team had another solid showing with more personal records and several placed finishes despite the undesirable cold, wind and rain. The Phoenix are looking ahead to the CVC league qualifier meet next Tuesday.

Ultimate Frisbee

Game 2:  TSA A Team 5, Montpelier 15 Tuesday, April 25th. It was a cold and rainy first game of the season for TSA this week, against one of the best teams in the state. It was a rough start but the team is very proud of the defensive skills shown on the field and a much improved second half!

Game 1:  TSA B Team 0, Montpelier 15 Tuesday, April 25th. Very proud of the team’s determination on Tuesday! This was a first ever game for many of TSA’s players and they really showed how valuable they are and will continue to be throughout the season. Great job!

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



Upcoming Games, Matches or Meets Next Week:

JV Baseball Away, Connecticut River Academy: Fri, May 5, 4:30pm – 6:00pm
JV Baseball Away, Montpelier:  Mon, May 8, 4:00pm – 5:30pm
JV Baseball Home, Connecticut River Academy; Fri, May 12, 4:30pm – 6:00pm – 1st Home Game of the Season – Come out and support the team at the field behind the Sharon Elementary School.

Ultimate, Capital City Classic: Sat, May 6, 9am – 5pm


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!



Middle School News

A Change in TSA’s Middle School Language Plans for 2017/18 School Year (This letter was also emailed to all TSA MS families.)

As you may now be aware, Ralph Hoehn, our linguistics teacher for this year at the middle school, will be teaching at the high school next year in the role of the one year substitute for Stephanie Davis in 9th and 10th grade Humanities.  We are all so excited to find such an outstanding substitute for her for the school year. As a result of this move, we now need to reevaluate offering Linguistics at the middle school.  You may recall that in a letter I wrote to you last summer, I explained that some of the reasoning to offer linguistics was the unique opportunity we had for our students to work with Ralph, who has a deep knowledge of five languages (English, German, Arabic, Latin, and French) and therefore has a unique perspective on how languages work.  This year was to be an experiment in what a linguistics class could look like and to see what benefits our students would get from this sort of language exposure.  We can say that this has been an exciting exploration for students, and that our goals of exposing students to language construction has certainly been met.  Each of the four sections became increasingly personalized to that particular cohort’s interests, and the best testament I have heard about the class was student leaving the room at the end of class and saying “Wow, I am not sure I have ever had to think that hard before.”  This being said, it is clear that finding someone who is this multilingual, with similar abilities and availability would be quite challenging.

We have decided to take middle school language back to its origins, and offer Spanish to all students at the Middle School next year.  In 2000, students were learning Spanish at TSA’s middle school and young Anna Kristensen was in the class.  Now, seventeen years later, we welcome Anna (now Riley) back to the middle school and the Spanish classroom, this time as a teacher. Anna has been, and will continue, teaching Spanish at the high school, and has a clear picture of what students need to know in order to demonstrate Spanish 1 proficiency. We have benefited from her presence here at the middle school before and eagerly look forward to her return.  Our hope is that with this new program, 8th graders will leave the middle school ready for Spanish 2 in their ninth grade year.

If you have any questions about this change, please do not hesitate to contact Andrew Lane at the middle school or by email: alane@sharonacademy.net

Middle School Academic News:

MS Language arts students are busy writing their short stories. The rough drafts are due on Monday 5/15, the day before we leave for High 5. Third trimester book cards must be completed and passed in four weeks, or by June 2nd.

MS Social Studies:  This week we’re continuing our study of immigration by looking at current debates surrounding undocumented immigrants, the DREAM act, and DACA. Students will finish watching a documentary by the Pulitzer Prize journalist, Jose Antonio Vargas, and they will be reflecting on their own views through journaling activities. They should be asking family members about their family’s immigration stories over the weekend. Current events is due next Friday.
MS Science: This week students handed in the rough draft of their introductions. They also began setting up their experiments.  According to the
timeline, experiments should be completed by Monday May 8th.  However, some students whose projects require longer observation times will
likely not finish until later in the week or until after we return from High-Five.

Other Middle School News:

High Five Outdoor Leadership Program: This is a reminder that students will be participating in a two night trip to the High Five Adventure Learning Center in Brattleboro, Vermont on May 16th, 17th and 18th. Drop off will be regular time on the morning of May 16th but pick up will be later than usual, at 5:30, on the 18th. Please also be aware that Friday, May 19th, is High Five recovery day and there will be no school for middle school students.  More information, permission slips and the packing list can be found here:  High Five Attachments

Middle School NECAPs are taking place on Monday, May 15th.

Middle School Spirit Week will be May 8th – 12th.  
The days will be:

  • Monday:  Sundae Monday and PJ day:  Please come dressed in pajamas and bring a topping for an ice cream sundae bar.  TSA will provide spoons, bowls, and ice cream.
  • Tuesday:  Twin Day:  Find a partner and dress alike
  • Wednesday:  Favorite Character:  Dress like your favorite fictional character.
  • Thursday:  Imitation is the best form of flattery:  Dress up like someone else in the middle school community.  Feel free to borrow their clothes, or figure it out on your own as a surprise.  The best imitation will be awarded a prize.
  • Friday:  Sporty vs. Nerds:  Choose a side and dress either like a sports figure or as a classic nerd.  The side with more representation wins.


MS Graduation is coming up! Friday June 16, 2017, 6:30-9:30 PM. The Sharon Academy Middle School Graduation Ceremony has been intentionally designed to support the goals of our mission. Students are publicly recognized for their strengths, thanked for their efforts, and honored for the transformation they have undergone during their middle school years. All eighth grade students are required to speak and are expected to reflect on their own personal growth, and to appreciate the supporting role that others have played in their lives. Additionally, the Graduation Ceremony provides a forum for the 7th and 8th grade to perform the choral work that they have been practicing for the prior ten weeks. We recognize that the ceremony is long, and while we have trimmed the ceremony a bit from recent years, we have consciously decided to continue our tradition of having each student speak and to have their advisor speak about them. We ask that family members come with the understanding that our graduation program is an integral part of our curriculum. Please help us to support our students in this important transition to high school.

  • All students are expected to attend this event on June 16th from 6:30 – 9:00 PM.
  • Both the seventh and eighth grade will perform a choral program.
  • Each eighth grade student will give a short speech. Students will have time at school to write their speech. They should also be writing and practicing  their speech at home. We will begin the speech writing process at the end of May.
  • Students are expected to dress slightly more formally than casual school.
  • Please consider bringing a bottle of water and a snack to make your evening more comfortable. There will also be some refreshments available during the ceremony. Dessert will be served following the ceremony.



High School News

Rock of Ages to be TSA’s Interim Musical for Fall 2017 – Some of you may remember that past interim shows have included Disco Inferno and Back to the 80s–both tributes to musical genres of earlier eras–disco of the 1970s and pop of the 1980s. This year, our 11th graders have selected a show in this tradition–one that showcases the classic rock of the 80s. We are pleased and excited to announce that next year’s interim show will be the Broadway Hit Rock of Ages!

You may skip this paragraph if you don’t want to read all of the songs that are celebrated in the show, or read it and perhaps bask in memories of your own! Featured songs: Feel the Noize, Sister Christian, We Built This City, We’re Not Gonna Take It, More Than Words, Too Much Time, To Be With You, Heaven, Waiting for a Girl Like You, Dead or Alive, I Want to Know What Love is, Harden My Heart, Shadows of the Night, Here I Go Again, The Final Countdown, Any Way You Want It, I Wanna Rock, High Enough, Hate Myself for Loving You, Heat of the Moment, Hit Me With Your Best Shot, I Can’t Fight This Feeling, Every Rose Has Its Thorn, Keep On Loving You, Oh Sherrie, The Search is Over, Don’t Stop Believing.

The show has thirty different roles for characters, including nine male leads and eleven female leads. Theater aficionados should know that we will be performing the “high school” version, as the Broadway show is too edgy for many high schools. However, the same writer created this script, and one recent director wrote “This show is a lot of fun and it’s a great way for students to learn about the 80s. The high school edition retains the story (kudos to the book writer) while making it school appropriate.  My students loved doing this show, my staff enjoyed working on it, and it was an audience favorite.”

The box office is not yet open, but save the weekend before Thanksgiving to rock out with Kimberly Barnhart, her directing team, and a whole host of very talented young people! Who knows, we may even have an audience participation event!


On Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday, May 3, 4, and 5, our Juniors will be completing state-mandated testing.  On Wednesday, Juniors will be taking the NECAP Science test. This is a paper test and will be in the same format that students are accustomed to, having taken NECAPS for several years. On Thursday and Friday, Juniors will be taking Vermont’s new standardized test – the SBACs (Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium) – for Math and Language Arts. These tests will be administered on a computer.  Students will be introduced to this new format in late April. All of the testing will begin promptly at 8:15 in the gym. Testing will end in the early afternoon, usually around 1:00. The specific times will depend on the testing schedule for the day. In preparation for the testing, please encourage your student to:

  • Get a good night’s sleep
  • Eat a good, healthy breakfast 
  • Bring their best effort to the test
Students can bring a water bottle and a book to the testing. Phones will have to be turned off for the duration of the testing. Sometimes the gym is chilly and students may wish to have a warm extra layer even if it is expected to be warm outside. Please note that these tests are required by the state. Any student who misses a part of the tests will have to make it up at a later date. Thank you for your support.


The Overnight Challenge (The OC) for TSA 10th Graders – dealing with change, adversity, and risk: May 4th and 5th. The Sharon Academy firmly believes that respectfully pushing students out of their comfort zone enables them to discover strengths that they might not otherwise know they had and to admire the strengths of their classmates. Our goal is that this experience will increase their confidence in themselves and their understanding of each other. Recognizing that the 10th grade year is an “in between” year (coming after the excitement of the first year of high school and preceding the unique challenges of our junior year) we are offering an overnight, experiential “off‐campus” program to help create a sense of purpose, community, adventure and ultimately to give 10th graders something special that makes their year stand out among others.


The High School’s All School Trip will be June 9th, 2017.  More details coming soon.


TSA Students Travel To France This Summer:  This summer eight Sharon Academy students will travel to France for most of a month where they will be hosted by French families. The program highlights language immersion, history and culture. Before meeting their families, they will spend a brief period exploring Provence (Avignon, Arles, Nimes to the Camargue). While “en familles”, they will take mini excursions to Normandy’s Omaha Beach, Arromanches, Pointe du Hoc, Mont St Michel, and St. Malo as well as the Chateaux of the Loire. Paris and Versailles will culminate their program. Participating students include: Joseph Campbell, Cal Hale, Anyata Hamilton, Emma Petersson, Juniper Gillespie, Aidan Trimble, Hailey Swett and Max Farrington. Sara Brown Dropkin, leader, organizer and current French teach at TSA, began offering programs through the Experiment in International Living and has created her own exchanges for the last thirty plus years. Her husband Lester Dropkin, retired musician and engineer, and Jillanne Thomas, professeur in the language department at University of California at Irvine will also accompany the group.



Scholarship and College Info

Explore College and Career Options with Vermont Tech. Vermont Tech has a number of upcoming events for sophomores, juniors and seniors to check out all they offer:
Randolph Try a Major Day – May 5

For more information, please contact Ellen Bagnato at ebagnato@sharonacademy.net or visit http://www.vtc.edu/admissions-aid/tours-events


Alumni News


ALUMNI DAY – NEW DATE & NEW FORMAT:  Thursday, May 19th – Alumni Day.  Join us for lunch and share your experiences and your wisdom about life after TSA, as well as suggestions/feedback about TSA with faculty and staff.


Community Service

“ALL TOGETHER NOW”, Green up Day is Coming to Sharon! Saturday May 6, 2017. The Sharon Town Garage (north of town on Route 14) will be open from 8:00 am-3:00 pm to accept:
1) Scrap metal
2) Tires (disposal fees collected – “green up “ tires free
3) Electronics
4) Florescent light bulbs
5) Road side trash (of course)

Girl Scout Cookies for all volunteers. We sort out recyclable material from the trash we gather at the town garage. Please wear gloves as you pick up trash.  Walking with a friend makes it more enjoyable. Do not touch sealed containers or needles–report this to workers at the Town Garage. There will be pick up trucks available if you need help on Green Up Day. AND We will be preparing a town pollinator garden at the Baxter Memorial Library and planting pollinator plants for families to pick up for their home gardens – SEE BELOW.  Foster Gardens will be selling additional pollinator plants. Volunteer opportunities include

  • “Classic” – grab a couple of bags and pick up the trash on the road, and along the riverbanks.
  • “Sorters” – come to the town garage and sort the trash, separating glass, metal, redeemable cans and bottles and plastic from the waste stream.
  • “Planters” – preparing the pollinator garden and helping plant seeds

AND Every one is invited to the after party!! Chili dinner and music by Friends of Green Up at the 7 Stars Center 6:00 – 8:30.  If you have any questions or want to volunteer for a specific job, please call Peter Lowes (802) 763-8745.

Planting Sunflower Seeds for the Bees, May 6th as part of Green Up Day, 9:00am – 1:00pm.
 The Sharon Conservation Commission is sponsoring a Pollinator Garden behind the library to promote the health of bees. On Green Up Day we will be offering sunflower seeds to plant in peat pots to take home and plant in your yard/garden, or to bring back to the pollinator garden behind the library after a few weeks. Sunflower seeds will also be available to plant in the Town Crew’s driveway from 9:00am -1:00pm. For more information, please contact Paula Rossvall at paula.rossvall@gamil.com


Race Around the Lake is a 5k/10k fundraising race in Barnard, VT to support youth programming at BarnArts Center for the Arts. The organizing committee needs volunteers to help on race day (May 21st). Tasks will include helping with set-up, runner registration, serving lunch, scooping ice cream, directing racers on the course.  Time commitment can be flexible but approximately 9am – 1pm.  Lunch will be provided and a free race t-shirt. In addition to volunteers we’re also glad to have more race participants!  For more information, please contact Jane Moss at jemoss@hotmail.com or visit https://runsignup.com/Race/VT/Barnard/BarnArtsRaceAroundtheLake

Calling interested volunteers for help with Strafford Creative Preschool’s first annual Cow Pie Bingo fundraiser.
  In search of enthusiastic and creative high schoolers who could help with festivities from 1-3 on Saturday, May 20: face-painting, bubble or balloon fun, arts and crafts of any kind. Or, pitch another amusing, kid-friendly idea. They’d love to have you! Please contact Brooke: brookewilk@gmail.com

Community Events

9:00am – 1:15pm.  Join Inspirations Theater Camps and a spirited bunch of youngsters aged 8-14 for a fun musical theater journey this summer featuring drama games, active theater, lively songs, and two performances of an original musical. First round of casting conversations / auditions (for ages 12-14) coming up the weekend of May 13-14. Camp based in the historic Chelsea Town Hall Theater. 2-week camp  July 31 – August 12   Ages 8 – 14   featuring our new 2017 musical Olympus. Check out our original songs here http://rovainenmusicals.com/olympus-song-samples/For more information, please contact Torsti Rovainen at info@rovainenmusicals.com or visit http://rovainenmusicals.com/summer-theater-camps/

GRAPHIC NOVEL WORKSHOP – The Young Adult Genre with TSA PArent Jo Knowles and Tillie Walden July 31-August 4, 2017.
YALSA award winning author Jo Knowles teams up with Eisner nominated cartoonist Tillie Walden to share their strategies for crafting authentic, relatable teen characters and narratives. This five-day workshop utilizes lectures and exercises to successfully examine the idiosyncrasies of the young adult genre. Ages 16+. High school graduates may earn up to 2 college credits. And here is the link for more information: http://www.cartoonstudies.org/ index.php/summer-workshops-2/Revels North March 2017 Happenings:
May 13 & 14 – Christmas Revels Auditions
May 15 – First Rehearsal for Summer Revels
May 20 & 21 – Pancake Breakfast
For more details on these events, please visit:  http://revelsnorth.org/



TSA Help Wanted:

Middle School Science Teacher:  The Sharon Academy
seeks a dynamic, enthusiastic middle school educator who shares the values and purpose of our small mission-driven school. We are looking for a candidate who truly loves and appreciates students of that age, who believes in a team approach to teaching, and who knows the importance of a fully integrated curriculum.  This is a Full time position and a 7-12 VT Certification Strongly Encouraged. Apply via schoolspring.com ID# 2781584

Cleaning Service or a person to clean TSA’s two school buildings beginning mid-June:

  • For TSA’s Middle School:  6 hours/week in the school year and as needed during the summer. This is a long-term position.
  • For TSA’s High School: 10 hours/week in the school year and as needed during the summer.  This is a substitute position that will end in October.  Job Description attached, click:  HERE

The Sharon Academy is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


Rental or caretaking situation wanted ASAP through 6/2018.  Family of three looking for rental house or apartment available June 1 or July 1. We have rented for the past 3 years in Strafford and our current rental is under contract.  We need space for 1 more year at The Sharon Academy.  We have a dog and a cat (both older + well behaved). Strafford, Sharon, Tunbridge or Hartland locations preferred. (Excellent references available.) Please call or email with any leads. Sam Greene- 603-533-5152 or greeneappraisal@gmail.com


House for Sale, Built in 2003 – Total square footage 2012 – 3 bedroom, 2 bath, southern exposure – 2.4 acres – pond – brook – indoor garage (with radiant floor heat) – ash floors – tiled bathrooms – solar hot water – gas (Buderus furnace) and wood heat – screened in porch – greenhouse – independent studio apartment with radiant floor heat (currently rented) This energy efficient home is on a well-maintained dirt road and school bus line. Sharon has school choice and is the home of the acclaimed Sharon Academy. Distance to VLS – 10 minutes, Dartmouth College, DMHC and Lebanon NH – 25 minutes.  For a calculation of how to buy this house for just $300/month – see flyer:  HERE  And for more information, contact Isabella Oehry via email at:  akashalink@aol.com

Looking for summer housing – Lucyanna Labadie is from TSA’s Class of 2013
and is a current undergraduate student at the University of Vermont studying Ecological Design and Forestry. She has accepted an apprenticeship with Timber Homes LLC out of Vershire, Vermont this summer and looking for simple, affordable housing in the area, preferably in South Royalton, Tunbridge, Chelsea, or Vershire! If you are looking for a summer house sitter or have a space you would consider renting, please contact Lucyanna Labadie at lucyannalabadie@gmail.com, or call: 802-558-6384  She can provide excellent references and am happy to discuss details.