TSA Newsletter, October 5th, 2017

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Calendar of Upcoming TSA Events

HS = High School
MS = Middle School

October 2017

Mon 9 No School: Teacher In-Service
Wed 11 9th Graders to hike Mt. Cardigan – 8am – 1pm
Wed 11 PSAT Testing for 10th & 11th graders only – 9am – 1pm
Thurs 12 School Picture Day w/Lifetouch – see below for more instructions
Thurs 19 1st Cafe Night of the School Year – 6:30pm – 9pm
Sun 22 TSA’s Annual Information Program for Prospective Families – Please invite your friends! 3:30pm – 5:30pm at TSA’s High School
Fri 27 TSA Middle School Dance at MS: 6:30pm – 9:30pm
Fri 27 HS Q1 Marking Period Ends

To download a copy of the TSA School Calendar for 2016/2017, please click here: TSA 2017/18 School Calendar




Thank you to the following TSA Middle School parents for baking delicious snacks for the trip to Heifer:  Denise Hershey, Heather Holter, Emily LeVan, John Lloyd, Chelsea Pawlek, and Anne Raiken! Thank you to Robbin Conway and Donna Foster for shopping for groceries!


Congratulations to Michael Heaney, Alumni Parent (Asher ’16 and Micah ’12) and TSA School Board Member. Michael is featured in the Ken Burns/Lynn Novick Vietnam War documentary now airing nationally on public television. Congratulations to Michael for his bravery in sharing his important story. See more details below in the All School News section below.

Thank you to Randy Leavitt for installing the new water fountain at TSA’s High School this summer. It was more work than originally thought, but allows students and staff to fill water bottles. So far, we are at over 4,000 on the counter that indicates numbers of disposable bottle we have saved. Thanks Randy and to our anonymous donor who donated the new water fountain.



All School News

Just a reminder that picture day is coming October 12th.  You can order online at mylifetouch.com with the Picture Day ID: VJ177125Q0


TSA’s Annual Information Program for Prospective Families – Please invite your friends!  Our Information Program is on Sunday, October 22nd, from 3:30pm – 5:30pm at TSA’s High School. Please invite your friends who have students who are looking for next year’s middle or high school. TSA’s Information Program is an opportunity to learn about TSA’s approach to providing an engaging education where students are known, valued, and challenged. It is also a chance to meet current TSA middle school and high school students and ask questions. Please help us to make this event a success by encouraging families you know to attend. For more information, please contact Amber Wylie at: awylie@sharonacademy.net


Michael Heaney, Alumni Parent (Asher ’16 and Micah ’12) and TSA School Board Member is featured in the Ken Burns/Lynn Novick Vietnam War documentary now airing nationally on public television.  Michael Heaney has brief appearances in the following episodes:
#1 (short version of my ambush story, at about minute 20, already aired; will air again & be streamed);
#4 (the ambush of my unit, and getting wounded), at about minute 48;
#8 (short comment on Kent State killings) at min. 140; and
#10 (return trip to VN in 2008), at min. 135.

Michael writes of this documentary series: “Quite aside from any role I’ve played, it is a masterpiece, as both history and art.  Burns’ hope is that it becomes part of our national consciousness of that tragic war, and that we need to consider its lessons…which are to some extent difficult & conflicting. Try to see the film…you’ll be moved.”

Phoenix Sports

Brought to you by Sports Editor, Anika Eastman ’21

TSA Swag: There are only 6 more Fridays until the holiday break – EVERYONE on your shopping list needs a little TSA swag. Check out the front display case at school for all the swag we have available. For more information, please contact Kim Knoerlein at kdk13vt@gmail.com


Phoenix Game Results:

XC Randolph Invitational; Saturday, Sept. 30. Sophie Chesnut and Georgia Quackenbos did a great job representing the girls, with Dillon Buttner as the only TSA runner in the boy’s race.


VG 1, Chelsea 1 – Thursday, Sept. 28. Another tied game for the varsity girls after a double over time with Erin Shands scoring TSA a goal off of a throw in from Novah Conway ‘21.

VG 1, Cabot 1 – Saturday, Sept. 30. Another double overtime game for the girls with Novah Conway ‘21 scoring for Sharon in the second half. Their goalie, Rory Livingston ‘20 made 10 saves!

VG 2, South Royalton 0 – Monday, Oct. 2. A great game for TSA with Nora Rice and Erin Shands scoring for Sharon.


VB 6, Chelsea 0 – Friday, Sept. 29. Olly Skeet-Browning ‘20 made three goals and two assists, with Sam Knoerlein adding another two assists and another a goal. Tom Bissaillon ‘ 21 scored two goals for TSA as well.

VB 1, South Royalton 1 – Tuesday, Oct. 3. A great effort put in for the varsity boys with Olly Skeet-Browning scoring for sharon in the seventh minute.


JVB 0, St. Johnsbury 8 – Monday, Oct. 2. A tough game for the JV boys; better luck next time!

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



Upcoming Games Next Week:

XC Thetford Woods Trail Run; Sat, October 7, 10am – 1pm
XC CVC Championship Keene; Fri, October 13, 4:00pm – 5:30pm

VB v Cabot; Mon, October 9, 4:00pm – 5:30pm
VB Home v Long Trail; Wed, October 11, 4:00pm – 5:30pm

VG v Chelsea; Tue, October 10, 4:00pm – 5:30pm
VG v Blue Mountain; Fri, October 13, 4:00pm – 5:30pm

JV Girls Home v Hanover; Fri, October 6, 4:30pm – 6:00pm
JV Girls v Williamstown; Thu, October 12, 4:00pm – 5:30pm

JV Boys Home v Trinity; Tue, October 10, 4:30pm – 6:00pm
JV Boys Home v St. Johnsbury; Thu, October 12, 4:00pm – 5:30pm
JV Boys v Trinity Baptist; Fri, October 13, 4:30pm – 6:00pm

MS v Chelsea; Fri, October 6, 4:30pm – 6:00pm
MS Home v Strafford; Mon, October 9, 4:30pm – 6:00pm

TSA High School sports schedules can be found at:


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

Heifer International: Our middle school students had a three-day stay over at Heifer International in Rutland, MA last week. They were challenged to build an outdoor cook fire and to use only indigenous foods from one city in Heifer’s Global Village to feed each and every member of their “family.” Despite a steep shift in the weather, students were able to gain greater perspective on issues of poverty and world hunger. The immersive excursion certainly inspired some interesting conversations about our role as global citizens. It looks like they had fun, too! Check out the pictures on our facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/TheSharonAcademy/

TSA Middle School Science Update:
 Middle school science is off to a great start! Students started the year discussing “What is science?” by analyzing scientific, historical, mythical, and religious takes on the origins of life on earth. Students developed their sense of the scientific process by designing and implementing an experiment testing factors that affect human reaction time. The Life & Cells unit started with observations of living and non-living things and three days with microscopes and three different protists: amoeba, paramecia, and euglena. Students can look forward to an independent, creative project in which they model a cell and its parts using an analogy to connect these new concepts with a system they are familiar with.

This week in Language Arts: Middle schoolers are continuing to read and discuss To Kill a Mockingbird, focusing on issues of human rights in the 1930’s South. We are learning about Jim Crowe Laws and the Civil Rights Movement in the 1960’s. We also continued to practice writing different forms of paragraphs.

TSA Social Studies Weekly Update: This week in Social Studies, students are continuing their inquiry into the Constitution and structure of US government. They also began work on their Constitutional Art Project. This assignment will be posted on Gradelink. We will have our 3rd Current Events due tomorrow, Friday.


Middle School Dance on Friday, October 27, 2017: 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm at The TSA Middle School:

  • Cost: 1 food item for the Sharon Food Shelf or $1.00
  • Chaperones: 3 needed. Please contact Catherine, cfarrington@sharonacademy.net, if available
  • Guests: Students are each allowed one guest that they know well and that are in 6th, 7th or 8th grade. Clare must approve all guests ahead of time.
  • Pick Up:  Please pick up your student promptly after the dance. We do not want students to linger in the parking lot after the dance, as there will be limited supervision available. Clare’s advisory is in charge of clean up and will need to stay an extra 15 minutes until 9:45pm.
  • Have fun!


Attention Middle School Rock Climbers! Many of you are still enjoying soccer season but it is time to start thinking about Indoor Rock Climbing and this year’s team. Rock climbing is a great way to build physical and mental strength, boost self-confidence, and engage in a meaningful team experience. NO PREVIOUS EXPERIENCE is necessary and all are welcome. We will practice twice a week on Tuesdays and Thursdays at the Green Mountain Rock Climbing Wall in Quechee. Climbers will leave directly from school and pick up will be at the Wall at 5:15 pm. There are also 6 competitions throughout the season held on Thursdays. These are scheduled for: Nov 9, 30, Dec. 14, Jan 11, 25, and Feb. 8.

In order to participate, you will need to complete an online Waiver and purchase a $250 student membership at the GMRC. An additional $50 will cover all equipment rentals for the season (harness, climbing shoes, belay device, etc). Go to www.vermontclimbing.com to access the waiver and additional information about the gym and program. The first practice will be Tuesday, October 31st. Please contact Amy Frost with questions, more information or to let her know about your participation. Email Amy Frost at asf802@gmail.com


GIRLS Free Intro to Hockey Clinic hosted by Hanover Hockey Association, October 21 & 22, 11:40-12:40 at Campion Rink. All Upper Valley girls ages 8-13, born between: 01/01/2005 and 12/31/2009. No prior hockey experience needed – designed to give players and parents an idea of what the Girls Development Program is all about. Full equipment recommended. Stateline Sports offers equipment to borrow for these clinics. Registration required and spots are limited! Please register at hanoverhockey.org
Any questions?  Contact Elizabeth Dann at ewdann@gmail.com or call (603) 398-0313.


High School News

TSA will host the PSAT on Wednesday, Oct 11th. 
The Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT) is a standardized test administered by the College Board and cosponsored by the National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC).  Approximately 3.5 million students take the PSAT/NMSQT each year.  The PSAT is an opportunity for students to become accustomed to standardized tests before taking the SAT as an 11th or 12th grader for college admission.  PSAT results do NOT affect college admission. TSA is pleased to be able to include the cost of the PSAT from the cost of tuition. As a result, no costs are passed along to families. 10th and 11th graders are NOT expected to study for the exam. However, they are encouraged to get a good night’s sleep on October 10th, eat a healthy breakfast and arrive at school on time. Students should bring several #2 pencils and an approved calculator to school.  Upon arrival, 10th and 11th graders will be directed to one of several rooms where they will have assigned seats for the 3-4 hour testing experience.  No food or drinks are allowed in the testing rooms and breaks are limited. Obviously, this experience is a dramatic change from a “normal” day at TSA.  However, we believe that exposure to standardized testing is important as students move through the high school curriculum.


9th Grade Mount Cardigan Hike, on Wednesday, October 11, 2017 at 8:15am – 1:00pm: the 9th grade class will take a hiking trip up Mount Cardigan in Canaan, NH. We will leave the school promptly at 8:15am and return by 1:00pm. We will go rain or shine unless there is thunder and lightening. All students must get a permission slip signed by their Parent/Guardian to be returned to Cynthia Masterman at the front desk. See permission slip attached here:  Permission Slip

Students must bring the following items for the hike:

  • Filled Water Bottle
  • Rain Jacket/Rain Pants
  • Extra dry socks (NOT cotton)
  • Bagged Lunch/Snacks
  • Extra Warm Layer (fleece or wool, NOT cotton)
  • Hat/Gloves
  • Sturdy Shoes/Hiking BootsFor more information, please contact Kate Fabrikant at: kfabrikant@sharonacademy.net


Writing Center News: At the end of August we were pleased to announce that Madeline Raynolds was joining us as a principal intern this year from the Upper Valley Educators Institute. Now, we are pleased to announce that Madeline, with her lit/language art background, will also be stepping in to help out with the high school’s Writing Center several days a week. Fridays she will be with the humanities groups. Mondays and Tuesdays she will work with writing at any stage. She will also be connecting with advisors and others. She will be making appointments with students. It is helpful if students initiate this. If she is not free when students are, she can make appointments on other days besides Mondays and Tuesdays. Laura DeCapua will be available Thursdays with writing assistance also.


Driver’s Education with the Yankee Driving School begins February 7th and April 30th; 5:30 to 7:30 in Norwich and 3:30 to 5:30 in Sharon. Cost is $700. There are two opportunities for Driver Education for TSA students. One is a winter class in Norwich which does attract many TSA students (that class is 1/2 full now). The other has just been posted. It will be held at TSA beginning April 30th. For more information, please contact Gabriella Netsch at yankeedrivingschool@comcast.net or visit yankeedrivingschool.com


Playbill Request of Seniors: Rory Livingston ’20, working on the playbill for interim is asking seniors to write a note about what interim has meant to them for publication in the Playbill.


Are you Creative and Would You Like to Win Some Cash? Vermont Entrepreneur Week is coming up in February and they are looking for students in grades 9-12 to create a bumper sticker or video to advertise the event.  The submissions for this Visual Media Competition  are due by December 13. The theme for the event is:  “Vermont Entreprenurship….It’s Amazing For All Ages!” For more information, please contact Laurel Butler at l.butler@vtsbdc.org or visit http://www.vtsbdc.org/programs/Student-Entrepreneurship
The rules and criteria for the contest are quite specific so please see the attached flyer:  Entrepreneurship Program Flyer


Do You Have Great Ideas? If you are a high school student in grades 9-12 with great ideas, consider participating in one of Vermont’s entrepreneur workshops or competitions that are offered by the Vermont Small Business Development Center. Events are located throughout the state and at different times of year.  They are exciting ways to connect with adults and students with great ideas and learn how to move your ideas forward. Check out the flyer for more information: Vermont Entrepreneurs Workshop


Props Needed for Interim production of Rock of Ages:  It’s that time of year again; the planning begins for TSA’s HS Interim and their production of Rock of Ages. Below is a list of props we will be needing for this year’s show. Please, please, please take a look at the list and let Jillian Sherwin or Finley Lord, heads of props committee, know if you would be willing to donate one or more of the below items for interim. For more information, please contact Jillian Sherwin at jsherwin@sharonacademy.net

  • 1 electric guitar
  • 2 old acoustic guitars that WILL NOT BE RETURNED TO YOU!
  • 80’s Cell Phone
  • Slurpee Cups
  • Mid-80’s Newspaper
  • 80’s Tape Recorder
  • 80’s Tiger Beat Magazines
  • Mid-80’s magazines
  • L.A. Travel Booklet
  • 80’s Briefcase
  • Red bow-tie (Preferably pre-tied/clip on)
  • Gasoline container (washed, no trace of gasoline: smell, residue, etc. )
  • Large, fake potted plant
  • Bar glasses
  • Rock and Roll “knick-knacks”, a.k.a rock and roll theme based items
  • Chains


Costumes Needed for Rock of Ages: Costume Committee is in need of 80’s clothing, “Rock clothes”, examples include: spandex, leather, acid-washed jeans, metal T-shirts. Please start now and look in your closet, attic or even at Listen Center!  We will start collecting the first week of Interim, November 5th. If you want them returned to you, please label them clearly or let Jordan know via email. For more information, please contact Jordan Galluzzo at jgalluzzo@sharonacademy.net 


FREE College Essay & Prep Workshop – Saturday, October 14th; 10am to 3pm. The directors of the Young Writers Project are hosting a free college essay and prep workshop in Burlington, VT. The workshop includes brainstorming, writing, and polishing using Common App Essay prompts. You will also get an overview of the basics of applying to college AND get support in generating a list of colleges that are a good fit for you. For more information, please contact Mary Newman at mnewman@sharonacademy.net or visit https://youngwritersproject.org/college17


Women Can Do Conference – Thursday October 12, 2017; 7:45am – 3:00pm; $20. FORMS & FEES DUE TO CHRISTA MONDAY 9/25/17. Women Can Do is a one-day career immersion experience for 9-12th grade girls from across Vermont. It features dozens of hands-on workshops and action stations highlighting careers in the skilled trades and STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) fields. At Women Can Do, girls may operate an excavator, weld, climb a fire ladder, build a robot, design a 3D model, create an online game, wield a chainsaw, extract DNA from cells, or change a tire. More than 35 workshops highlight careers in architecture and engineering, computer programming, green energy, natural resources, public safety and health, communications, trades, and other non-traditional careers for women. See Christa for workshop descriptions and registration forms. If the registration fee is an obstacle, PLEASE contact Christa or another TSA staff and we will work together to figure out a solution! For more information, please contact Christa Wurm at cwurm@sharonacademy.net or visit http://www.vtworksforwomen.org/programs/high-school-girls/women-can-do



Scholarship and College Info

College Visits to TSA Next Week: TSA 11th and 12th graders have an abundance of college visits to choose from next week.  Take a look at the schedule below.  Students are encouraged (though not required) to sign up on Naviance:

  • University of Southern Maine,  Tues., October 10, 2017 at 2:30 PM
  • Southern New Hampshire University, Thurs., October 12, 2017 at 8:15 AM
  • Kenyon College, Thurs., October 12, 2017 at 11:15 AM
  • Sarah Lawrence College, Thurs., October 12, 2017 at 11:45 AM
  • Middlebury College, Thurs., October 12, 2017 at 12:15 PM
  • Marlboro College, Thurs., October 12, 2017 at 1:00 PM
  • Lesley University, Thurs., October 12, 2017 at 1:15 PM


Kaplan Offers:  The Truth About GAP Years on Oct 19th at 8:00 pm for free. Kaplan, a national test prep organization, has organized a webinar for parents on gap years. Hear from a  panel of experts for this, live online parent event, “The Truth About Gap Years,” on Thursday, October 19 at 8 PM. This event features Danielle Purtell, a current medical student who took a gap year, and Charlie Taibi, CEO of Gap Year Global. To sign up, visit:  http://bit.ly/kaplanparents


File Your FAFSA: Parents of 12th graders are reminded that the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is now available. Financial aid for college/university is offered on a first come, first served basis so don’t wait to organize your forms and enter your information into the FAFSA. While filing your FAFSA, don’t forget to take a few additional steps to apply for state financial aid through the Vermont Student Assistance Corporation (VSAC). Some colleges may also require additional financial aid forms such as the CSS profile. It is important for each family to be aware of the forms that must be submitted by checking each school’s website. For more information visit:

For more information, please contact Ellen Bagnato at ebagnato@sharonacademy.net


Winter Term at Dartmouth: 11th and 12th grade students interested in taking a course at Dartmouth College should talk with Ellen Bagnato about this possibility. Registration is open for winter term courses at Dartmouth. TSA students must meet certain criteria to take a course at Dartmouth. For example, they must have exhausted the course offerings in the subject area at TSA, they must have their own transportation, they must be willing to work with Ellen to find a course and then go to Dartmouth to meet with the professor before the registration deadline and they need to realize that Dartmouth students have priority in registering for the class.  As a result, registration does not guarantee a spot in the class and participation is not guaranteed until the first or second class meeting. Though may seem like a complicated process, it can be beneficial for some students.  For more information visit the below website and talk with Ellen.  Registration closes on November 10.


PSAT Preparation:  Is it Right For You?  The PSAT prepares students to take the SAT.  The SAT is one of several factors that most colleges consider when looking at college applications. Juniors with very high scores on the PSAT may qualify for the National Merit Scholarship Program. Generally, Ellen Bagnato does not advocate studying for the PSAT.  It is true that students benefit from running through some of the practice tests and questions in addition to getting a good night sleep the night before the test and eating a good breakfast the day of the test. For some students, “cramming” for the PSAT leads to more stress and this can actually reduce their score.  On the other hand, some students feel more relaxed when they have practiced and prepared. So the key to doing well on any test  is getting a good nights rest, eating a good breakfast and knowing yourself well enough to know how to prepare. If you are a junior who benefits from preparation, you could consider participating in Kaplan’s free PSAT prep that takes place this weekend (Oct 7 & 8) from 1:00 – 5:00 pm.

Explore Careers and College Options at VTC this fall:
Are you interested in learning more about a career in dental hygiene?  What about nursing, veterinary technology, or engineering technology? Vermont Tech is holding a series of open houses and information programs throughout the fall at the Randolph and Williston locations.  Students and parents are invited to attend.  You may be inspired!

  • Open House: Saturday, November 11th at the Williston Campus
  • Saturday Information Sessions: Saturday, November 4th at the Randolph Campus and Saturday, December 9th at the Randolph Campus
  • Explore Ground Transportation Day: Saturday, November 4th at the Randolph Campus

Explore Engineering Technology Night: Wednesday, November 29th at the Randolph Campus

Instant Decision Day: Friday, December 8th at the Randolph Campus (for all locations) – Dental Hygiene, Nursing and Veterinary Technology majors are not eligible for Instant Decision Day. Also, Saturday, December 9th at the Randolph Campus (for all locations) – Dental Hygiene, Nursing and Veterinary Technology majors are not eligible for Instant Decision Day.

Registrations for these events can be completed on the VTC webpage or by calling VTC directly at tel: 800-442-8821. For more information, please contact Ellen Bagnato at ebagnato@sharonacademy.net



College Fair coordinated by Bernie! Did you know that Vermont ranks near the top among the states in terms of high school graduation rates? 88% of Vermont students leave high school with a diploma. The bad news is that Vermont has one of the country’s lowest college enrollment rates.  Just 53% of students actually enroll in college. In response to this, Senator Bernie Sanders is working with Vermont State Colleges and Vermont Student Assistance Corporation to sponsor 2 college fairs in Vermont. See below. Please RSVP at https://www.sanders.senate.gov/events

  • Saturday, Oct 7th at 10:00 am at Lyndon State College
  • Saturday October 14th at 10:00 am at Castleton University

Open House at Goddard College – October 7, 2017; 10 am – 4pm. Goddard College, located near Montpelier, is holding their open house on Saturday, Oct 7 from 10 am to 4 pm. Goddard offers undergraduate degrees in Individualized Studies, BFA in Creative Writing, BA in Teacher Education and Community Education, licensing in most endorsement areas including bilingual and dual language instruction. Also, graduate degrees in the MFA and MA in Psychology and Counseling and Education. For more information, please contact  at  or visit https://www.goddard.edu/discover/

Community Service Opportunities

All HS Students need to complete 40 hours of community service by June 1st, 2018
All MS Students need to complete 20 hours of community service by June 1st, 2018 


Teens Teach: Chelsea Public Library is looking for a student or two with strong communication skills, patience and the ability to explain basic use and navigation on iPads, computers and cell phones for patrons relatively knew to using these devices. Questions ranging from “how do I post photos on Facebook, and how do I facetime with my grandson” are examples of typical questions. The tech support time will be offered for two hours, one afternoon a month, between the hours of 3:00 and 6:00PM, preferably the same day of the week and time slot each month. (TBD based on the availability of interested students). We are hoping to offer this opportunity to patrons and volunteers for at least 3 months to start. We are aware of the Interim schedule and respect those weeks will be unavailable. For more information, please contact Toni Gildone or Elizabeth Morrison at 685-2188 or chelsealibraryvtkids@gmail.com


COVER Volunteer Opportunity: On Saturday October 14th there is a project that COVER is running that could be a great one for an advisory or for students who need service time. It involves moving a lot of stone out of a basement in Hartford for a house that was hit hard by the flash flood of July 2nd. If interested please contact Mary Sutton-Smith, COVER’s volunteer coordinator, via email at: volunteer@coverhomerepair.org

On going: High Horses Therapeutic Riding Center always needs volunteer help.
To get trained, or just find out more, please contact, Lowry Newswanger at lnewswanger@sharonacademy.net


Community Events

Join us at Seven Stars Arts Center on Monday October 16th, 2017 at 7pm; Viva la Musica presents: “The Telephone” by Gian Carlo Menotti, Featuring Allison Devery, Soprano, Stephen Falbel, Baritone, and Eliza Thomas, Piano. Joined by vocalist Lindsey Warren, rounding out the evening with popular tunes of the 40s/post WWII era. Question and Answer Session following performance. This project is supported in part by the Vermont Arts Council and the National Endowment for the Arts. Tickets: $20 general admission, $15 SSAC members, youth 18 and younger free with paying adult.  Available at the door, or in advance at http://www.sevenstarsarts.org/events.html

New fall classes at Seven Stars: Join us at Seven Stars this fall for new group classes including beginner karate, clogging, Vermont Girls Choir, and two illustration workshops with artist and costume designer Jenna of Jenna’s Jinxies (ages 14+).  And we’ve added new private music and vocal teachers for those of you who want to learn or expand your talents in most instruments! For more information, please contact Shannon Stoddard at shannon@sevenstarsarts.org or visit www.sevenstarsarts.org

We have fashion models in our midst!
There are several TSA students participating in the Tip Top Couture Fashion Extravaganza Oct 7th at Briggs Opera House. Rory Livingston’20 and her mom, Elaine Livingston; Lowry Newswanger ’20, Poppy Tans ’20, and TSA HS Teacher, Kimberly Barnhart will all be strutting the cat walk at the Briggs Opera House. Come see them all in the show and then dance the rest of the night away. Doors open at 8pm, show starts at 9pm. $15 admission, with all proceeds benefitting the local non-profit, JAG Productions. For more info click here: http://shoptherev.com/hello-world/

Jarvis Green is the Producing Artistic Director of JAG Productions, a company based in the Upper Valley and dedicated to Black theatre.
On Saturday, October 7th, at 7pm, at Piecemeal Pies in White River Junction, he will be hosting a fundraiser in collaboration with the annual Revolution Fashion Show. The evening will include a champagne toast, hors d’oeuvres, live DJ, and reserved seating to Revolution’s Fall Fashion Show. Tickets are $75 and proceeds go to JAG’s 2017-2018 theatrical season. This will be a great opportunity to learn more about the company and our upcoming production of Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar and Grill, a musical that recounts events in the life of Billie Holiday. Buy tickets to the fundraiser here: https://www.jagproductionsvt.com/jagpregameparty
Join on fb: https://www.facebook.com/events/499443880431236
Wish to donate but can’t attend? Donate here: https://www.jagproductionsvt.com/donate

TSA alumn, Eric Wright ’03 is returning to town with his Juno award winning group The Fretless.
They will be playing at the Woodstock Town Hall Theater on Sunday, October 29th at 4pm. Playing with all the dynamics of a string quartet, with two fiddles, viola, and cello, their repertoire of original and traditional tunes has excited crowds and garnered awards and rave reviews throughout Canada, the U.S., and Europe. See links below to get a closer look at the group and details about the event:

October Offerings at Artistree! For a full list of classes, workshops and events:
www.artistreevt.org – 802-457-3500 – info@artistreevt.org

Thursdays in October – Open Mic w/ Jim Yeager, 7pm. FREE. Join our relaxed, supportive and fun atmosphere and show off your musical stuff! All levels and abilities are welcome to participate in the open mic experience. Come alone or with a group! Come to play or just to watch! http://www.artistreevt.org/open-mic-nights/

Friday, October 6th – Branch Out Teen Night, 6-9:45pm.

October 6th-22nd – The Marvelous Wonderettes. Welcome to the 1958 Springfield High School prom! Betty Jean, Cindy Lou, Missy, and Suzy are the “Springfield Songleaders.” Fast forward a decade and they reunite to take the stage for their 10-year reunion. With over 30 classic hits from the 50s and 60s including “Lollipop,” “Dream Lover,” “Stupid Cupid,” “Lipstick on Your Collar,” “Hold Me, Thrill Me, Kiss Me,” and “It’s My Party!” The Marvelous Wonderettes is a musical trip down memory lane. Tickets on sale July 1st, 2017. Performance dates/times: Thursday, October 5th @ 8pm(preview), Friday, October 6th @ 7:30pm, Saturday, October 7th @ 3pm & 7:30pm, Sunday, October 8th @ 2pm, Thursday, October 12th @ 7:30pm, Friday, October 13th @ 7:30pm, Saturday, October 14th @ 3pm & 7:30pm, Sunday, October 15th @ 2pm, Thursday, October 19th @ 7:30pm, Friday, October 20th @ 7:30pm, Saturday, October 21st @ 3pm & 7:30pm, Sunday, October 22nd @ 2pm http://www.artistreevt.org/theatre/



Looking for house rental in Sharon for summer of 2018. Three bedrooms in sending town for long term rental. For more information, please contact Brian Livingston at brian.elaine@comcast.net


Two wooded, private building lots for sale on White Brook Rd, 1.5 and 1.6 acres. Located on a quiet, dead-end, town maintained road within easy walking distance of The Sharon Academy High School. Both are surveyed, with septic permits on file with the town; one lot has a driveway installed, the other has a driveway permit granted by the town. Priced to sell at below town assessed value: lot with driveway $28,000, the other is $18,000, obo. Please write for more information: sharonlotsforsale@gmail.com
See attached recorded survey: HERE