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Lunenburg School recognizes top students
EXCEEDING THE STANDARDS -- Lunenburg School first graders recently took their dictation test, which is part of the Primary Observation Assessment. It is a way of assessing how the students are doing with their reading and writing. The test takes place three times during the school year and gives teachers a good sense of how students are progressing with the instruction they are receiving. The results were absolutely phenomenal, indicating that all students were not only meeting the standard, but 16 out of 17 were exceeding the standards. Celebrating their achievement are: front row from left, Ellie Samora, Kaleb Crown, Conor Simonds, Thomas Benninger, Alexa Potter, James Twiss and Skyler Rundgren; back row, Leo Scott, Dexter Lawson, Katelyn Smith (Grade 1 teacher), Temuujin Johnson, Katie Liao, Alia Williams, Daisy Summers, Connor Reynolds, Maureen Ferland (Reading Recovery teacher), and Bruce Palmer. Kathy Luster and Hunter Burt were also recognized for the achievement.
Monday, November 16, 2015

North Country School Leaders Embark In NISL Program
Over 60 percent of principals and assistant principals in North Country schools will have completed the National Institute of School Leadership's (NISL) Executive Development Program once the current cohort graduates. This is the third cohort to engage in the program thanks to the efforts of North Country Education Services (NCES) and local school districts in securing the funding to deliver the program locally.
Monday, November 9, 2015

Woodsville NHS constsructs second bench at Bedell Bridge State Park
NHS COMMUNITY SERVICE PROJECT -- The G. Hampton McGaw Chapter of the National Honor Society at Woodsville High School constructed its second bench in the Bedell Bridge State Park as part of ongoing project with the park. Participants included, from left, Chris Sarkis, Derek Maccini, Nikita Duling, Vajl Adamkowski, Tori Clough, Madyson O'Shana, Sam Pushee and Denny Ruprecht.????????
Monday, November 9, 2015

Cribbage board donated to GHS Cribbage Club
CRIBBAGE CLUB RECIPIENT OF NEW PLAYING BOARD -- Steve Cote, formerly of Newmarket, N.H., owns and operates The Little Little Woodshop in Groveton. He relocated to Groveton with his wife, Teresa. Many of Cote's projects involve doing engraving for Fire and Rescue, Law Enforcement and the Military. Every month they identify a worth charity or cause and donate a piece. GHS were the fortunate recipients of this month's donation. Cote purchased a booth at the annual craft fair on Sept. 26 (an event that was planned by the GHS Class of 2017) where he met GHS science teachers Kayla and Alex Croteau. The Croteaus, in response to a school-wide goal of expanding club offerings, are advisors the school's new Cribbage Club. So far they have almost a dozen participants from all high school grade levels. They meet after school on Thursdays and no prior experience with cribbage is necessary. Advisors and players will teach any student who is interested in learning the game. Cote, who shares the Croteaus passion for cribbage, made and donated a "cribbage table" to the club. Shown above with the new board are, from left, Colin Canton (Grade 11), Advisor Alex Croteau, Cody McCarthy (Grade 12), Advisor Kayla Croteau, Nathaniel Barclay (Grade 10), Daniel Mundell (Grade 12), Bradley Goodwin (Grade 10), Kyle Hicks (Grade 10), Jennifer Ravens (Grade 11) and Steven Cote of the Little Little Woodshop. Other new GHS clubs this year include Book Club, Jam Band, Gamers Club, Arts & Crafts Club and Outing Club.
Monday, November 9, 2015

LI Latin students prepare for the Yale Certamen
PREPARING FOR THE YALE CERTAMEN -- Members of Lyndon Institute's Latin Club and LI Latin teacher, Roy Starling (above) have been working since the beginning of the school year to prepare for the Yale Certamen. A certamen is a Jeopardy-style competition where teams of Latin students answer questions about all aspects of the Ancient World and the Latin language. LI's teams have divided up the field of knowledge into specialties such as grammar, mythology, history, etc., and have been studying independently, coming in after school for extra lessons and meeting as a team to go over questions from previous certamens. The Yale event is a national event. Students will get an opportunity to meet Yale Classics faculty and participate in a campus tour. This is the first of several certamens for the LI Latin Club. The Club plans on hosting an event at the Vermont State House in Montpelier and attending events at Harvard, Philips Exeter Academy and a national convention in Indiana.
Monday, November 9, 2015

Area students awarded President's Scholarship at Keene State
Forty-eight first-year students have been awarded a President's Scholarship this year at Keene State College in Keene, N.H. This renewable merit scholarship is awarded annually to incoming freshmen who exhibit academic excellence with a high school grade point average of 3.0 or higher and SAT scores of more than 1,800. Fulltime in-state students receive $3,500 annually, and fulltime out-of-state students receive an annual award of $8,000.
Monday, November 9, 2015

New signs on display at GHS
NEW SIGNAGE AT GHS -- Over the summer, Lionel "Curly" Cloutier, a former Groveton High School student, donated a sign (at left) that has since been placed outside the school by its gymnasium entrance. Around the same time, Jacques Pelletier donated an eagle plaque to the school as well. Art teacher Susan Becker painted the eagle.
Monday, November 9, 2015

Groveton students celebrate Halloween
IN THE SPIRIT OF HALLOWEEN -- Groveton High School staff members got into the Halloween spirit recently, embracing themes, with most staff dressing up as characters from Alice in Wonderland. Middle school teachers depicted the story of the Three Little Pigs, along with a special appearance from Cleopatra and Marc Anthony. Shown above are, in front from left, Rachel Welch and Kim Wheelock; second row, Tamara Murray, Mike Foster, Patty Dugan-Henricksen, Andrew Tobin, Jennifer Watson, Crystal Shallow, Joy Burrill, Amy Saucier and Lisa Guay; back row, Denise Wood, Robin Scott, Pam Styles, Sharon Atkinson, Joe Boucher, Beth Flynn, Colleen Clogston, Alex Croteau, Kayla Croteau, Michelle Fox and Tim Haskins. In photo at left, Assistant Principal Lisa Perras does all she can to protect her kingdom!
Monday, November 2, 2015

Lunenburg students make presentation to School Board members
LUNENBURG STUDENT PRESENTATION -- Three members of the Lunenburg School Board, from left, Jim Peyton, Trevor Colby and Tim Cliche were treated to a presentation by Sonny Colbeth, a fourth grader at Lunenburg Elementary School, on Oct. 6. As a student who enjoys using the new Chromebooks, Sonny, with the support of his teacher, Cheryl Miles, clearly expressed his enjoyment of several computer applications which help students be more invested in their learning. They have the opportunity to write book reviews and then interact with members of their class who can respond. They are doing research and finding evidence to support heir views. On top of that, the learning is individualized, so students can move at heir own pace, constantly finding materials that spark their interests.
Sunday, November 1, 2015

CCV, VSAC To Host 'Early College Open House' For High School Students In Newport
NEWPORT -- The Community College of Vermont (CCV) and Vermont Student Assistance Corporation (VSAC) will hold an "Early College Open House" for area high school students on Nov. 4 at the North Country Career Center. This event will provide an overview of the free higher education opportunities available to high school students, including programs for students to earn free college credit and take a free college prep course. The event will include free dinner and a raffle, and is open to all parents, guardians, and high school students.
Monday, October 26, 2015

White Mtns. Regional Spartan Drill team wins awards
DOMINATING IN MAINE COMPETITION -- The White Mountains Regional High School JROTC (Junior Reserve Officers Training Corps) Drill Team traveled to Hermon, Maine on Oct. 17 to compete in the second JROTC drill meet of the season. A total of five teams competed. The Spartan Battalion cadets completely dominated the competition, taking home five first-place trophies and one third-place trophy. Cadet Ezekiel Ratliff placed first in the armed individual drill routine and Cadet Emily Day placed third in the individual drill routine without arms. Team members include: kneeling from left, Ezekiel Ratliff, Robert Randall, Ivory Blanchette, Emily Day and Nicholas Accardi; standing, Gabrielle Caouette, LTC (Ret.) Darrel Gearhart, Donale Atlas, Elijah Ratliff, Michael Mahabir, Noah Flanders, Brittany Roy, Brandon Patterson, Kristina Briggs, Anthony Dami, Christopher MacDonald, Marissa Personand Hunter Heath.
Monday, October 26, 2015

Brandon Legendre named
Brandon Legendre, of Waterford, represents the Men's Cross Country team on the 2015-2016 Colby-Sawyer College Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (CSC-SAAC). The CSC-SAAC serves as a liaison between Colby-Sawyer student-athletes, athletic administration and faculty/staff, fostering communication between all groups. SAAC also takes place at the conference level and has a presence and a vote at the national level. Further, SAAC members are expected to be leaders on campus and give back through community service. Legendre majors in Psychology and is a member of the Class of 2017 at the college, located in New London, N.H.
Monday, October 26, 2015

Howard Coffin Available For Civil War Lectures In Vermont Schools
MONTPELIER, VT. -- Historian Howard Coffin is available to lecture on the Civil War in Vermont schools, free of charge. His appearances are funded by the Alma Gibbs Donchian Foundation and administered by the Preservation Trust of Vermont.
Monday, October 26, 2015

New Faculty Members At Riverside School
LYNDONVILLE -- The Riverside School has started off the year with two new members of the teaching team. Jan-Piet Knijff comes to the Northeast Kingdom from Holland via Australia, New York and Kentucky to teach music and foreign languages. Heidi Toney was born and raised in the Kingdom and earned her two degrees in New Hampshire before taking charge of the combined kindergarten and first grade classroom at Riverside.
Monday, October 26, 2015

Caledonia Christian School students prepare for Thanksgiving food distribution
PREPARING FOR THANKSGIVING FOOD DRIVE -- Caledonia Christian School students will prepare shopping bags to be distributed to residents on the east side of St. Johnsbury on Tuesday, Oct 27, to fill with non-perishable food items for the annual Thanksgiving Box Food Drive. The bags will be collected on Monday morning, Nov. 2. The collected items are then combined with fruits, vegetables and potatoes and distributed to those who need extra to make their Thanksgiving wonderful. Last year 50 boxes were given away. Participating students include: from left in front, Kaylee Powers, India Choudhury, Oliver Choudhury, Ilyssa Wright and Ezra Choudhury; back row, Aliceah Silver, Sadie Chapman, Nadia Eastman and Hannah Silver.
Monday, October 26, 2015

Monroe students compete in Bee
STUDYING THE IMPACT OF HONEYBEES -- First- and second-grade students from Monroe Consolidated School recently visited the home of local beekeeper, Dr. Charles Hammer. The students have been studying the impact of honeybees on their community as part of a partnership with the University of New Hampshire's Cooperative Extension's SPIRALS program. Dr. Hammer generously gave his time and knowledge to students, as well as sharing his own honey and honeycomb with each child. Shown with Hammer are, front row from left, Caleb Gilley, Olivia Webster, Peyton Lapete, Ira Cass and Michael Millett; back row, Makenzie Sabens, Sophie Wood, Gracie Drew, Miliano Mass, Hammer, Kailyn Neurath, Chase Smith and Gavin Drew.
Monday, October 26, 2015

St. Johnsbury Academy
St. Johnsbury Academy recently announced those students achieving the honor roll for the mid first semester of the 2015-2016 academic year.
Monday, October 26, 2015

Upward Bound Students Receive Governor's Award For Community Service
Five Lyndon State College Upward Bound students were honored at the Vermont AmeriCorps National Service Launch and Governor's Awards Ceremony at the Vermont State House in Montpelier on Oct. 16. The Governor's Outstanding Community Service Awards pay tribute to volunteers from across Vermont who impact their communities in a positive way, and who exemplify the spirit of volunteerism and community service.
Monday, October 26, 2015

Joseph Cassady Has Returned As Student Assistance Program Counselor At Groveton High School.
Joseph Cassady has returned for his second year as the Student Assistance Program (SAP) counselor at Groveton High School.
Monday, October 26, 2015

Tony Blueter Receives Distinguished Service Award
The Vermont Educational Opportunity Programs (VEOP) recently honored Johnson State College Upward Bound Director Tony Blueter as the recipient of the 2015 Jack Anderson Distinguished Service Award. This prestigious award honors professionals who have demonstrated years of dedicated service to TRIO and similar Educational Opportunity Programs, and have served as mentors for other TRIO and Educational Opportunity Program professionals.
Monday, October 26, 2015

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