Staff recognized for their outstanding work !!!

Congratulations to Roya Millard and Nicole Beaudoin for receiving the “Outstanding Paraeducator” award from VABVI (Vermont Association for the Blind and Visually Impaired) for providing outstanding educational support to a student with a visual impairment.

Winterfest 2017

 

On Friday, February 17, The New School of Montpelier held “Winterfest”, an afternoon-long celebration of Winter.

We all gathered as a school to have lunch, which had been cooked by students and staff, and ate in mixed groups at large communal tables. The afternoon activities included snowshoeing, sledding, and spending time around a campfire; all of these were held a short walk from school. Some students also chose to stay inside and participate in a drumming circle – we each took turns leading the group and making up rhythms for everyone to follow.

The students ended the day feeling “tired and happy” and said it was “a good day.”

Summit Program

The Summit Program is culminating their Place Based Education Unit this Autumn by celebrating the harvest. We began with the essential question “Who Am I” and explored identity through research, personal narratives, and self -portraits. Summit students extended their inquiry to the community: creating travel brochures for their hometowns, visiting local farms, and making unique recipes based on local food systems, fractional units, and procedure writing. We are cultivating the fruits of our learning process and planting new seeds for further growth.

Hillary Newton, Lead Teacher 

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Up coming school closings and events for the Montpelier campus

Oct 19                Peck Farm – pumpkin picking

Oct 21                Harvest Fest

Oct 27                Picture Day

Nov 11                No School, Veterans Day

Nov 23-25          No School, Thanksgiving Break

Dec 23                Early dismissal for students at 12:30

Dec 26-Jan 2      No School, Winter Break

Jan 16                 No School, Martin Luther King Jr. Day

We are in the midst of planning our winter trimester.  We will again be planning to collaborate with Stowe Mountain to continue our Adaptive Ski program. Depending on the number of students who are interested in participating in the program, all students interested will have the opportunity to ski or snowboard at least 3 times this winter.  More details will follow. We will also be offering many opportunities to get outside this winter.  Please make sure that your student comes to school prepared with winter clothing and boots.  If you want to keep extra clothing at school, we can accommodate that.

The school year is off to a great start.  We look forward to the upcoming season and all that it brings!

Upcoming Events at NSM- Glover

Wednesday, October 5th Field Trip to Catamount Arts, St. Johnsbury for Jeh Kulu Drum and Dance – A Celebration of West African Traditions. Leave at 12:15 PM for 1:00 PM Show.

Thursday, October 6th Field Trip to River of Life Corn Maze and wagon ride, Irasburg. Leave school at 12:00 PM.

Friday, October 7th – No School -Staff Development Day

Monday, October 10th No School – Columbus Day

Friday, October 21 st Field Trip for Pumpkin Picking at Chandler Pond Farm, South Wheelock. Leave school at 12:00 PM.

Glover students making apple cider!

Learning to Vote !

The Bridge pod is learning about voting – what it is and why we do it. Today we voted on what we will be making in an upcoming cooking class. The students lined up, giving each person space and privacy so they could think about and vote for their choice. One by one the students…

Swimming at First & Fitness

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On the Job!

Thank you to the Maple Corner Store in Calais and the Hunger Mountain Coop in Montpelier for their continued support with our vocational program.