Patrick D. Walters
Middle School Winter Sports Beat * Friday, Jan 17th * Practice: 7/8 Boys 530-700 at BVS * Game: 5/6 Girls AWAY vs. Poultney (elem school) 430pm game start Bus leave from BVS 330pm, OVS 345pm
2 days ago, Patrick D. Walters
Patrick D. Walters
OVS Quote of the Day
2 days ago, Patrick D. Walters
Patrick D. Walters
January 17, 1916 * PGA is formed * On January 17, 1916, a group of golf professionals and several leading amateur golfers gather at the Taplow Club in New York City, in a meeting that will result in the founding of the Professional Golfers Association (PGA).
2 days ago, Patrick D. Walters
Patrick D. Walters
Middle School Winter Sports Beat * Thursday, Jan 16th * No practice or games scheduled for today.
3 days ago, Patrick D. Walters
Patrick D. Walters
OVS Quote of the Day
3 days ago, Patrick D. Walters
Patrick D. Walters
January 16, 1605 * Groundbreaking novel "Don Quixote" is published * On January 16, 1605, Miguel de Cervantes' El ingenioso hidalgo Don Quixote de la Mancha, better known as Don Quixote, is published. The book is considered by many to be the first modern novel as well as one of the greatest novels of all time.
3 days ago, Patrick D. Walters
Patrick D. Walters
Friday, Jan 17 Half Day for Inservice * Lunch will be served and busses will depart at 12 noon.
4 days ago, Patrick D. Walters
Patrick D. Walters
This Friday is Tie-Dye Day at OVS. Spend the day dazzling your peers with your multi-colored coolness! Anything and everything tie-dyed is needed for this day packed with swirls of rainbow-colored wonder.
4 days ago, Patrick D. Walters
Patrick D. Walters
Middle School Winter Sports Beat * 7/8 Boys AWAY vs. CKS 500pm game start The bus will pick up the OVS athletes at 345pm (PARENTS could you please wait with your athletes at 340pm till they get on the bus -- Thank you) then to BVS where the coach and BVS athletes will get on bus at 4pm. The game at CKS (Christ the King School - South Main Street Rutland) will start at 5pm. * 5/6 Girls HOME vs. Poultney 430pm game start * Athletes please meet your coach at BVS at 4pm for pre-game warm up.
4 days ago, Patrick D. Walters
Patrick D. Walters
OVS Quote of the Day
4 days ago, Patrick D. Walters
Patrick D. Walters
January 16, 1938 * Benny Goodman brings jazz to Carnegie Hall * Jazz has been called “America’s classical music,” a label that does more than just recognize its American origins. The label also makes the case that jazz is worthy of aesthetic consideration alongside music usually thought of as “classical.” In the current era, when programs of Duke Ellington and J.S. Bach often draw the same highbrow crowds, that argument hardly seems controversial. In the 1930s, however, the notion was almost laughable, which is what made Benny Goodman’s January 16, 1938, concert at New York City’s famed Carnegie Hall so revolutionary. Goodman and his supporting cast claimed a new place for jazz on the American cultural scene that night, in what has come to be seen as the most important jazz concert in history.
4 days ago, Patrick D. Walters
Patrick D. Walters
January Spotlight Value * Our spotlight value for January is Caring. Caring is giving love and attention to people and things that matter to you. When you care about people, you help them. When you do a careful job, you give it your very best effort. You treat people and things gently and respectfully.
5 days ago, Patrick D. Walters
Patrick D. Walters
Middle School Winter Sports Beat * No games or practices are scheduled for today.
5 days ago, Patrick D. Walters
Patrick D. Walters
OVS Quote of the Day
5 days ago, Patrick D. Walters
Patrick D. Walters
January 14, 1943 * FDR becomes first president to travel by airplane on U.S. official business * On January 14, 1943, Franklin D. Roosevelt becomes the first president to travel on official business by airplane. Crossing the Atlantic by air, Roosevelt flew in a Boeing 314 Flying Boat dubbed the Dixie Clipper to a World War II strategy meeting with Winston Churchill at Casablanca in North Africa. With German U-boats taking a heavy toll on American marine traffic in the Atlantic, Roosevelt’s advisors reluctantly agreed to send him via airplane. Roosevelt, at a frail 60 years old, gamely made the arduous 17,000-mile round trip.
5 days ago, Patrick D. Walters
Slate Valley
Reminder! Join us Wednesday night (January 15) from 6-8 PM as we explore real-time data from the youth in Slate Valley. Working together, we can break through barriers to help our youth thrive. Please bring a cell phone for audience participation. *Refreshments provided. *Childcare available at Castleton Village School. Castleton University (The Casella Theater, Fine Arts Building).
6 days ago, Slate Valley
Patrick D. Walters
Middle School Winter Sports Beat * Monday, Jan 13 * 7/8 Boys Practice 530 - 700pm at BVS * Game: 5/6 Girls HOME vs. Wells 430pm game start * Athletes please meet your coach at BVS at 4pm for pre-game warm up.
6 days ago, Patrick D. Walters
Patrick D. Walters
OVS Quote of the Day
6 days ago, Patrick D. Walters
Patrick D. Walters
January 13, 1941 * James Joyce dies * James Joyce, widely regarded as Ireland’s greatest author, dies in Zurich, Switzerland, at the age of 58. One of the most brilliant and daring writers of the 20th century, Joyce’s masterpiece Ulysses is ranked among the greatest works in the English language.
6 days ago, Patrick D. Walters
Patrick D. Walters
Chess Academy * The OVS Chess Academy rings in the new year with an active afternoon on the 64 squares.
9 days ago, Patrick D. Walters
Patrick D. Walters
Students of the Month * Congratulations to the following students of the month of December for exhibiting exceptionally noticeable values of safety during the school day and therefore being a tremendous role-model to your fellow students.
9 days ago, Patrick D. Walters
Patrick D. Walters
Middle School Winter Sports Beat * 5/6 Girls Bball Practice 400-530pm at BVS
9 days ago, Patrick D. Walters
Patrick D. Walters
OVS Quote of the Day
9 days ago, Patrick D. Walters
Patrick D. Walters
Gusher signals start of U.S. oil industry * On January 10, 1901, a drilling derrick at Spindletop Hill near Beaumont, Texas, produces an enormous gusher of crude oil, coating the landscape for hundreds of feet and signaling the advent of the American oil industry. The geyser was discovered at a depth of over 1,000 feet, flowed at an initial rate of approximately 100,000 barrels a day and took nine days to cap. Following the discovery, petroleum, which until that time had been used in the U.S. primarily as a lubricant and in kerosene for lamps, would become the main fuel source for new inventions such as cars and airplanes; coal-powered forms of transportation including ships and trains would also convert to the liquid fuel.
9 days ago, Patrick D. Walters
Slate Valley
You’re Invited! Join us as we explore real-time data from the youth in Slate Valley. Working together we can break through barriers to help our youth thrive. Please bring a cell phone for audience participation. *Refreshments provided *Childcare available at Castleton Village School Wednesday, January 15, 2020 6-8 PM, Castleton University (The Casella Theater, Fine Arts Building)
10 days ago, Slate Valley
Slate Valley
The sign-up for Slater Youth Wrestling Club (Boys and Girls, Grades K-6) is January 13th from 6-6:30PM. Sign up form: https://5il.co/c64z
10 days ago, Slate Valley
Patrick D. Walters
Middle School Winter Sports Beat * Thursday, Jan 9 * No practices, No games today.
10 days ago, Patrick D. Walters
Patrick D. Walters
OVS Quote of the Day
10 days ago, Patrick D. Walters
Patrick D. Walters
January 09, 2007 * Steve Jobs debuts the iPhone * On January 9, 2007, Apple Inc. CEO Steve Jobs unveils the iPhone—a touchscreen mobile phone with an iPod, camera and Web-browsing capabilities, among other features—at the Macworld convention in San Francisco. Jobs, dressed in his customary jeans and black mock turtleneck, called the iPhone a “revolutionary and magical product that is literally five years ahead of any other mobile phone.” When it went on sale in the United States six months later, on June 29, amidst huge hype, thousands of customers lined up at Apple stores across the country to be among the first to purchase an iPhone.
10 days ago, Patrick D. Walters
Patrick D. Walters
Middle School Winter Sports Beat * 7/8 Boys HOME vs. Poultney 430pm * Boys please meet coach at BVS at 4pm, for warm up prior to game * 5/6 Girls HOME vs. Clarendon 530pm * Girls please meet coach at BVS at 5pm
11 days ago, Patrick D. Walters
Patrick D. Walters
OVS Quote of the Day
11 days ago, Patrick D. Walters
Patrick D. Walters
January 08, 1963 * Mona Lisa exhibited in Washington * At the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C., Leonardo da Vinci’s masterpiece, the Mona Lisa, is exhibited for the first time in America. Over 2,000 dignitaries, including President John F. Kennedy, came out that evening to view the famous painting. The next day, the exhibit opened to the public, and during the next three weeks an estimated 500,000 people came to see it. The painting then traveled to New York City’s Metropolitan Museum of Art, where it was seen by another million people.
11 days ago, Patrick D. Walters
Patrick D. Walters
Middle School Winter Sports Beat * BVS/OVS 5/6 Girls HOME vs. West Rutland 430pm * Girls please meet coach at BVS at 4pm to warm up prior to the game
13 days ago, Patrick D. Walters
Patrick D. Walters
OVS Quote of the Day
13 days ago, Patrick D. Walters
Patrick D. Walters
Samuel Morse demonstrates the telegraph * On January 6, 1838, Samuel Morse’s telegraph system is demonstrated for the first time at the Speedwell Iron Works in Morristown, New Jersey. The telegraph, a device which used electric impulses to transmit encoded messages over a wire, would eventually revolutionize long-distance communication, reaching the height of its popularity in the 1920s and 1930s.
13 days ago, Patrick D. Walters
Patrick D. Walters
Middle School Winter Sports Beat * HOME game for 7/8 Boys vs. West Rutland 5pm game start. PLEASE have the athletes to the gym around 430pm for warm up, prior to game. * 5/6 Girls Practice 615 - 730 pm at BVS gym
16 days ago, Patrick D. Walters
Patrick D. Walters
OVS Quote of the Day
16 days ago, Patrick D. Walters
Patrick D. Walters
Alaska admitted into Union * On January 3, 1959, President Eisenhower signs a special proclamation admitting the territory of Alaska into the Union as the 49th and largest state. * The European discovery of Alaska came in 1741, when a Russian expedition led by Danish navigator Vitus Bering sighted the Alaskan mainland. Russian hunters were soon making incursions into Alaska, and the native Aleut population suffered greatly after being exposed to foreign diseases. In 1784, Grigory Shelikhov established the first permanent Russian colony in Alaska on Kodiak Island. In the early 19th century, Russian settlements spread down the west coast of North America, with the southernmost fort located near Bodega Bay in California.
16 days ago, Patrick D. Walters
Patrick D. Walters
Middle School Winter Sports Beat * 5/6 Girls bball practice 415 - 530pm at BVS gym * 7/8 boys bball practice 530-700 at BVS gym
17 days ago, Patrick D. Walters
Patrick D. Walters
OVS Quote of the Day
17 days ago, Patrick D. Walters
Patrick D. Walters
Rare Bugatti found in British garage * On January 2, 2009, media outlets report that a rare unrestored 1937 Bugatti Type 57S Atalante Coupe has been found in the garage of a British doctor. A month later, on February 7, the car sold at a Paris auction for some $4.4 million.
17 days ago, Patrick D. Walters
Patrick D. Walters
VSO Visits OVS * 3 Members of the Vermont Symphony Orchestra visited OVS today. Fiddlesticks’ performances for schoolchildren are designed to introduce students to the most important members of the symphony orchestra and to make some of the key concepts in classical music-making come alive. Longtime members of the VSO, the performers are funny, friendly, interactive — and superior musicians.
30 days ago, Patrick D. Walters
Patrick D. Walters
Middle School Sports Beat * 7/8 Boys HOME vs. CKS 430pm * 5/6 Girls HOME vs. Shrewsbury 530pm
about 1 month ago, Patrick D. Walters
Patrick D. Walters
OVS Quote of the Day
about 1 month ago, Patrick D. Walters
Patrick D. Walters
President Clinton impeached * After nearly 14 hours of debate, the House of Representatives approves two articles of impeachment against President Bill Clinton, charging him with lying under oath to a federal grand jury and obstructing justice. Clinton, the second president in American history to be impeached, vowed to finish his term.
about 1 month ago, Patrick D. Walters
Patrick D. Walters
2nd & 3rd Grade Candy Land/Willy Wonka's Chocolate Factory Celebration
about 1 month ago, Patrick D. Walters
Patrick D. Walters
Winter Sports Beat Correction * Wednesday, Dec 18 * Practice at BVS 5/6 Girls 400-530 * 7/8 Boys 530-700
about 1 month ago, Patrick D. Walters
Patrick D. Walters
Middle School Winter Sports Beat * 7/8 Boys HOME vs. CKS 430pm * 5/6 Girls HOME vs. Shrewsbury 530pm
about 1 month ago, Patrick D. Walters
Patrick D. Walters
OVS Quote of the Day
about 1 month ago, Patrick D. Walters
Patrick D. Walters
Mayflower lands at Plymouth Harbor * On December 18, 1620, the British ship Mayflower lands at modern-day Plymouth, Massachusetts, and its passengers prepared to begin their new settlement, Plymouth Colony. * The famous Mayflower story began in 1606, when a group of reform-minded Puritans in Nottinghamshire, England, founded their own church, separate from the state-sanctioned Church of England. Accused of treason, they were forced to leave the country and settle in the more tolerant Netherlands. After 12 years of struggling to adapt and make a decent living, the group sought financial backing from some London merchants to set up a colony in America. On September 6, 1620, 102 passengers–dubbed Pilgrims by William Bradford, a passenger who would become the first governor of Plymouth Colony–crowded on the Mayflower to begin the long, hard journey to a new life in the New World.
about 1 month ago, Patrick D. Walters
Slate Valley
All after school activities districtwide have been cancelled for today (12/17) due to the road conditions and predicted snow accumulations as the day goes on. This includes all practices and games.
about 1 month ago, Slate Valley
Patrick D. Walters
4th Annual Ugly Sweater Parade * Friday, 3PM * Wear your favorite, your funniest, your warmest, or your ugliest. * We will be parading through the halls of OVS. * Everyone is welcome, please join us!
about 1 month ago, Patrick D. Walters
Patrick D. Walters
Middle School Winter Sports Beat * There are no sports events scheduled for today.
about 1 month ago, Patrick D. Walters
Patrick D. Walters
OVS Quote of the Day
about 1 month ago, Patrick D. Walters
Patrick D. Walters
First airplane flies * Near Kitty Hawk, North Carolina, Orville and Wilbur Wright make the first successful flight in history of a self-propelled, heavier-than-air aircraft. Orville piloted the gasoline-powered, propeller-driven biplane, which stayed aloft for 12 seconds and covered 120 feet on its inaugural flight. * The historic Wright brothers’ aircraft of 1903 is on permanent display at the National Air and Space Museum in Washington, D.C.
about 1 month ago, Patrick D. Walters
Patrick D. Walters
Middle School Winter Sports Beat * 7/8 Boys at BVS tonight is from 600-700pm * 5/6 Girls HOME vs. West Rutland 500pm
about 1 month ago, Patrick D. Walters
Patrick D. Walters
OVS Quote of the Day
about 1 month ago, Patrick D. Walters
Patrick D. Walters
The Boston Tea Party * In Boston Harbor, a group of Massachusetts colonists disguised as Mohawk Indians board three British tea ships and dump 342 chests of tea into the harbor. * The midnight raid, popularly known as the “Boston Tea Party,” was in protest of the British Parliament’s Tea Act of 1773, a bill designed to save the faltering East India Company by greatly lowering its tea tax and granting it a virtual monopoly on the American tea trade. The low tax allowed the East India Company to undercut even tea smuggled into America by Dutch traders, and many colonists viewed the act as another example of taxation tyranny.
about 1 month ago, Patrick D. Walters
Patrick D. Walters
Middle School Winter Sports Beat * 5/6 girls practice 400-530 * 7/8 boys practice 530-700
about 1 month ago, Patrick D. Walters
Patrick D. Walters
OVS Quote of the Day
about 1 month ago, Patrick D. Walters
Patrick D. Walters
Al Gore concedes presidential election * Vice President Al Gore reluctantly concedes defeat to Texas Governor George W. Bush in his bid for the presidency, following weeks of legal battles over the recounting of votes in Florida, on December 13 2000. * In a televised speech from his ceremonial office next to the White House, Gore said that while he was deeply disappointed and sharply disagreed with the Supreme Court verdict that ended his campaign, ”partisan rancor must now be put aside.” * Gore had won the national popular vote by more than 500,000 votes, but narrowly lost Florida, giving the Electoral College to Bush 271 to 266.
about 1 month ago, Patrick D. Walters
Patrick D. Walters
Outstanding Teachers Day * For nearly 40 years, The University of Vermont has annually recognized outstanding teachers throughout the state through a ceremonial event. Each participating supervisory union or school district can nominate one teacher at the elementary/middle school level, one teacher at the secondary level and one technical center teacher. * This year's Slate Valley Elementary School Outstanding Teacher is fifth-grade teacher Cathy Darley from Orwell Village School. Congratulations Mrs. Darley.
about 1 month ago, Patrick D. Walters
Patrick D. Walters
Half-Day Inservice Tomorrow, Friday, Dec 13 * Students will be dismissed at 12 noon and lunch will be served.
about 1 month ago, Patrick D. Walters
Patrick D. Walters
OVS Quote of the Day
about 1 month ago, Patrick D. Walters
Patrick D. Walters
December 12, 1901 * First radio transmission sent across the Atlantic Ocean * Italian physicist and radio pioneer Guglielmo Marconi succeeds in sending the first radio transmission across the Atlantic Ocean, disproving detractors who told him that the curvature of the earth would limit transmission to 200 miles or less. The message–simply the Morse-code signal for the letter “s”–traveled more than 2,000 miles from Poldhu in Cornwall, England, to Newfoundland, Canada.
about 1 month ago, Patrick D. Walters
Patrick D. Walters
Middle School Winter Sports Beat * Basketball is away vs. Poultney * 7/8 Boys 430 pm game * Bus leave time 330 pm OVS * 5/6 girls practice 400-530 at Benson
about 1 month ago, Patrick D. Walters
Patrick D. Walters
OVS Quote of the Day
about 1 month ago, Patrick D. Walters
Patrick D. Walters
December 11, 1872 * Buffalo Bill Cody makes his first stage appearance * Already appearing as a well-known figure of the Wild West in popular dime novels, Buffalo Bill Cody makes his first stage appearance on this day, in a Chicago-based production of The Scouts of the Prairie. * Unlike many of his imitators in Wild West shows and movies, William Frederick Cody actually played an important role in the western settlement that he later romanticized and celebrated. Born in Iowa in 1846, Cody joined the western messenger service of Majors and Russell as a rider while still in his teens. He later claimed to have worked for the famous Pony Express, during which time he allegedly completed the third longest emergency ride in the brief history of that company. During the Civil War, Cody joined forces with a variety of irregular militia groups supporting the North. In 1864, he enlisted in the Union army as a private and served as a cavalry teamster until 1865.
about 1 month ago, Patrick D. Walters
Slate Valley
Reminder: Our Winter Concert is tonight, Tues Dec 10. Dress Rehearsal is open to the public at 1:30 PM and Concert is at 6:30 PM (length is approximately 60 minutes).
about 1 month ago, Slate Valley
Patrick D. Walters
OVS Quote of the Day
about 1 month ago, Patrick D. Walters
Patrick D. Walters
December 10, 1917 * Red Cross is awarded Nobel Peace Prize * After three years of war, during which there had been no Nobel Peace Prize awarded, the Norwegian Nobel Committee awards the 1917 prize to the International Committee of the Red Cross.
about 1 month ago, Patrick D. Walters
Slate Valley
You're Invited! Join us as we explore real-time data from the youth in Slate Valley. Working together we can break through barriers to help our youth thrive. Wednesday, January 15, 2020 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm Castleton University The Casella Theater, Fine Arts Building
about 1 month ago, Slate Valley
Patrick D. Walters
Middle School Winter Sports Beat * HOME vs. CES/CVS * 5/6 Girls 430pm game * 7/8 Boys 530pm game
about 1 month ago, Patrick D. Walters
Patrick D. Walters
OVS Quote of the Day
about 1 month ago, Patrick D. Walters
Patrick D. Walters
December 09, 1983 Pacino stars in Scarface * The actor Al Pacino stars as a Cuban refugee who becomes a Miami crime boss in Scarface, which opens in theaters on December 9, 1983. * In Scarface, Pacino played Tony Montana, who arrives in Florida from Cuba in 1980 and eventually becomes wealthy from his involvement in the booming cocaine business. Things fall apart when Tony becomes addicted to the drug and his world collapses in violence. Directed by Brian De Palma from a screenplay by Oliver Stone, Scarface co-starred Michelle Pfeiffer, Steven Bauer, Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio and Robert Loggia. The film was loosely based on a 1932 gangster film of the same name, directed by Howard Hawks and reportedly inspired in part by the real-life mobster Al “Scarface” Capone. Though De Palma’s Scarface received mixed reviews upon its initial release and was criticized for its violence, it proved to be a success at the box-office and went on to achieve pop-culture status.
about 1 month ago, Patrick D. Walters
Patrick D. Walters
Due to the weather, all After school Activities are Canceled for Today, Friday, Dec 6.
about 1 month ago, Patrick D. Walters
Patrick D. Walters
November Students of the Month * Congratulations to the following students of the month of November for exhibiting exceptionally noticeable values of kindness during the school day and therefore being a tremendous role-model to your fellow students.
about 1 month ago, Patrick D. Walters
Patrick D. Walters
OVS Middle School Sports Beat * 7/8 boys bball practice 400-530 in Benson * 5/6 girls bball practice 530-700 in Benson * ****Please note the switch for both teams****
about 1 month ago, Patrick D. Walters
Patrick D. Walters
OVS Quote of the Day
about 1 month ago, Patrick D. Walters
Patrick D. Walters
Washington Monument completed On December 6, 1884, in Washington, D.C., workers place a nine-inch aluminum pyramid atop a tower of white marble, completing the construction of an impressive monument to the city’s namesake and the nation’s first president, George Washington. As early as 1783, the infant U.S. Congress decided that a statue of George Washington, the great Revolutionary War general, should be placed near the site of the new Congressional building, wherever it might be. After then-President Washington asked him to lay out a new federal capital on the Potomac River in 1791, architect Pierre L’Enfant left a place for the statue at the western end of the sweeping National Mall (near the monument’s present location).
about 1 month ago, Patrick D. Walters
Patrick D. Walters
OVS Middle School Sports Beat * Thursday, Dec 5 * No Activity Today
about 1 month ago, Patrick D. Walters
Patrick D. Walters
OVS Quote of the Day
about 1 month ago, Patrick D. Walters
Patrick D. Walters
Aircraft squadron disappears in the Bermuda Triangle * At 2:10 p.m., five U.S. Navy Avenger torpedo-bombers comprising Flight 19 take off from the Ft. Lauderdale Naval Air Station in Florida on a routine three-hour training mission. Flight 19 was scheduled to take them due east for 120 miles, north for 73 miles, and then back over a final 120-mile leg that would return them to the naval base. They never returned. Although naval officials maintained that the remains of the six aircraft and 27 men were not found because stormy weather destroyed the evidence, the story of the “Lost Squadron” helped cement the legend of the Bermuda Triangle, an area of the Atlantic Ocean where ships and aircraft are said to disappear without a trace. The Bermuda Triangle is said to stretch from the southern U.S. coast across to Bermuda and down to the Atlantic coast of Cuba and Santo Domingo.
about 1 month ago, Patrick D. Walters
Patrick D. Walters
Middle School Winter Sports Beat * 5/6 girls bball practice 400-530 in Benson 7/8 boys bball practices 530-700 in Benson
about 1 month ago, Patrick D. Walters
Patrick D. Walters
OVS Quote of the Day
about 1 month ago, Patrick D. Walters
Patrick D. Walters
AMERICAN REVOLUTION 1783 * George Washington bids farewell to his officersOn December 4, 1783, future President George Washington, then commanding general of the Continental Army, summons his military officers to Fraunces Tavern in New York City to inform them that he will be resigning his commission and returning to civilian life.
about 1 month ago, Patrick D. Walters
Patrick D. Walters
No Chess Thursday * Due to parent conferences and the Teacher of The Year Induction at UVM, there will be no chess this Thursday, Dec 5.
about 1 month ago, Patrick D. Walters
Patrick D. Walters
The Book Fair is Back in Town * Hours Tuesday 12/3 - 3:30pm - 7:00pm Wednesday 12/4 - 12:00pm - 4:00pm Thursday 12/5 - 12:00pm - 7:00pm
about 1 month ago, Patrick D. Walters
Patrick D. Walters
Winter Concert * Our concert is Tues Dec 10. Dress Rehearsal open to the public is at 1:30 Concert is at 6:30, length about 60 min.
about 1 month ago, Patrick D. Walters
Patrick D. Walters
1967 December 03 First human heart transplant * On December 3, 1967, 53-year-old Louis Washkansky receives the first human heart transplant at Groote Schuur Hospital in Cape Town, South Africa. Washkansky, a South African grocer dying from chronic heart disease, received the transplant from Denise Darvall, a 25-year-old woman who was fatally injured in a car accident. Surgeon Christiaan Barnard, who trained at the University of Cape Town and in the United States, performed the revolutionary medical operation. The technique Barnard employed had been initially developed by a group of American researchers in the 1950s. American surgeon Norman Shumway achieved the first successful heart transplant, in a dog, at Stanford University in California in 1958.
about 1 month ago, Patrick D. Walters
Patrick D. Walters
OVS Chess Academy The OVS Chess Academy is rolling along this year with a fine crop of new second-grade chess player joining the fold. Our focus is always analytical thinking with a strong dose of sportsmanship. Here's an update on our 30-day report card: 74 Lessons Completed 105 Puzzles completed 23 Students Played 252 Games 934 Stars were earned, and 14 Online Yesterday Great work chess students, keep up the awesome work!
about 1 month ago, Patrick D. Walters
Patrick D. Walters
November 21, 1877 Thomas Edison announces his invention of the phonograph The American inventor announces his invention of the phonograph, a way to record and play back sound. Edison stumbled on one of his great inventions–the phonograph–while working on a way to record telephone communication at his laboratory in Menlo Park, New Jersey. His work led him to experiment with a stylus on a tinfoil cylinder, which, to his surprise, played back the short song he had recorded, “MARY HAD A LITTLE LAMB”. Public demonstrations of the phonograph made the Yankee inventor world famous, and he was dubbed the “Wizard of Menlo Park.”
about 1 month ago, Patrick D. Walters
Slate Valley
Reminder: You’re invited to join us for an informational building tour at FHUHS tonight at 6:30 p.m. starting in the FHUHS Library. Letter to Community Members: https://5il.co/b0t9
about 1 month ago, Slate Valley
Patrick D. Walters
Winter Concert Please join us for the Winter Concert, Tuesday, December 10th at 6:30 p.m. Dress rehearsal open to the public at 1:30. Concert length is about 60 min. Snow date is Dec 17.
2 months ago, Patrick D. Walters
Slate Valley
Parents of 6th-8th grade students: You will be receiving a Letter and Sign-Up Form from your child’s school for the Life Time Activities (LTA) Program offered throughout our district. You may also view the letter (https://5il.co/bfpo) and form (https://5il.co/bfpn) online. The LTA program is a curriculum based field trip for school students. We are asking for your help in allowing students to make a good selection of activities.
2 months ago, Slate Valley
Patrick D. Walters
The Quote of the Day
2 months ago, Patrick D. Walters
Patrick D. Walters
November 20, 1820 American vessel sunk by sperm whale The American whaler Essex, which hailed from Nantucket, Massachusetts, is attacked by an 80-ton sperm whale 2,000 miles from the western coast of South America. The 238-ton Essex was in pursuit of sperm whales, specifically the precious oil and bone that could be derived from them, when an enraged bull whale rammed the ship twice and capsized the vessel. The 20 crew members escaped in three open boats, but only five of the men survived the harrowing 83-day journey to the coastal waters of South America, where they were picked up by other ships. Most of the crew resorted to cannibalism during the long journey, and at one point men on one of the long boats drew straws to determine which of the men would be shot in order to provide sustenance for the others. Three other men who had been left on a desolate Pacific island were saved later.
2 months ago, Patrick D. Walters
Patrick D. Walters
Quote of the Day
2 months ago, Patrick D. Walters
Patrick D. Walters
November 19, 1969 Soccer legend Pelé scores 1,000th goal Brazilian soccer great Pele scores his 1,000th professional goal in a game, against Vasco da Gama in Rio de Janeiro’s Maracana stadium. It was a major milestone in an illustrious career that included three World Cup championships.
2 months ago, Patrick D. Walters
Patrick D. Walters
Mandatory Winter Sports Meeting for all Parents & Coaches Monday, November 18th -- 6pm to 7pm --- Fair Haven Union High School Cafe We will be introducing Winter Coaches for Bball and Wrestling, going over practice protocol, schedules (game and practice), uniforms and Q/A.
2 months ago, Patrick D. Walters
Patrick D. Walters
Thanksgiving Dinner Friday, November 22, 11:00 - 12:45 Wildcat Cafe Come celebrate the magic of Thanksgiving this Friday, from 11:00 - 12:45 at the Wildcat Cafe with a decadent Turkey Dinner prepared by our own chefs Samantha & Zach. Experience an exquisite holiday buffet featuring our famous Stone Farm Turkey, mashed potatoes & stuffing w/gravy, cranberry sauce, and fresh vegetables. Dinner includes baskets of warm baked dinner rolls, and of course our world-famous dessert cart, with several irresistible choices. Please Join Us!
2 months ago, Patrick D. Walters
Slate Valley
Basketball practices have started in the district, please check the Slate Valley App for updated practices and games. Slate Valley District Wrestling will start Monday, November 18th 4:00-5:30 p.m. at FHUHS. Check the Slate Valley App for all practices. Meets will be updated as they are scheduled. Reminder: Winter sports meeting for all Middle school athletics, November 18th, 6 p.m. at FHUHS cafeteria. Come meet coaches!
2 months ago, Slate Valley
Slate Valley
You’re invited to join us for an informational building tour at FHUHS on November 20th at 6:30 p.m. in the FHUHS Library: •See Facilities Needs •Learn about Slate Valley Innovation Project •Ask Questions
2 months ago, Slate Valley
Patrick D. Walters
November Spotlight Value * Our spotlight value for November is Kindness. Kindness is showing you care, doing some good to make life better for others. It is being thoughtful about people’s needs. Kindness is showing love and compassion to someone who is sad or needs your help. Kindness is treating yourself and others gently. It is caring about the earth and all living things.
2 months ago, Patrick D. Walters
Slate Valley
There will be a Mandatory Winter Sports Meeting for all Parents, Coaches, Administration: Monday, November 18th, 6 p.m. to 7 p.m., Fair Haven Union High School Cafeteria We will be introducing Winter Coaches for Basketball and Wrestling, going over practice protocol, schedules (game and practice), uniforms, and Q/A.
2 months ago, Slate Valley
Patrick D. Walters
Picture Retake Day is tomorrow, Nov 5.
3 months ago, Patrick D. Walters
Patrick D. Walters
District Music Auditions * Congratulations to all of our Middle School musicians who auditioned for districts and have shown an amazing amount of musical growth!
3 months ago, Patrick D. Walters
Patrick D. Walters
Book Character Parade * Tomorrow, Friday, Nov 1, we will be having our Book Character Parade. Students are encouraged to dress up as their favorite book character. The parade will begin at 2:30 and we will be circling the town green.
3 months ago, Patrick D. Walters
Patrick D. Walters
Regional Spelling Bee * We are very proud of our 5/6 and 7/8 Spelling Bee Teams as they performed amazingly under the intense pressure that comes from competing against our Chittenden County counterparts. A tremendous thank you to coach Robinson, the parents, students, and community members who made the hosting of our first Regional Spelling Bee a huge success.
3 months ago, Patrick D. Walters
Patrick D. Walters
One of our first graders pulled “Read a book to the class” out of the prize bin the other day. So here she is reading her favorite book to everyone 😊
3 months ago, Patrick D. Walters
Patrick D. Walters
There is no chess today.  We will resume Monday, Nov 4 at 3:30.
3 months ago, Patrick D. Walters
Slate Valley
Reminder! Online registration is open through November 8 for Slate Valley Middle School Winter Sports (Basketball & Wrestling). Register online at: https://bit.ly/2B0TSAC
3 months ago, Slate Valley
Patrick D. Walters
Thursday's Menu has changed from roast chicken to roast pork
3 months ago, Patrick D. Walters
Patrick D. Walters
Chess Canceled This Week Mon & Thurs Oct 21 & 24. Will resume next Mon & Thurs Oct 28 & 31
3 months ago, Patrick D. Walters
Chris Cole
Online registration is open from October 11 through November 8 for Slate Valley Middle School Winter Sports (Basketball & Wrestling). Register online at: https://bit.ly/2B0TSAC
3 months ago, Chris Cole
Slate Valley
Stay up-to-date with "Girls on the Run - Vermont" on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/153805061340162/posts/2418123071575005?sfns=mo
3 months ago, Slate Valley
Patrick D. Walters
OVS 7/8 Spelling Team 1st Place Slate Valley Unified Union Spelling Competition. Off to the Regional Championships!
3 months ago, Patrick D. Walters
Patrick D. Walters
OVS 5/6 Spelling Team 1st Place Slate Valley Unified Union Spelling Competition. Off to the Regional Championships!
3 months ago, Patrick D. Walters
Slate Valley
Mrs. Aprilliano's 3rd grade students learned about book genres through a "Starbooks" book tasting experience. Students were able to "taste" a variety of different genres and select the ones they wanted to add to their book boxes for continued reading.
3 months ago, Slate Valley
Patrick D. Walters
Chess has been canceled for Thursday afternoon, Oct 10 and will resume on Monday, Oct 14. 
3 months ago, Patrick D. Walters
Patrick D. Walters
October Spotlight Value Our spotlight value for October is Responsibility. Being responsible means that others can depend on you. You are willing to be accountable for your actions. When things go wrong and you make a mistake, you make amends instead of excuses. When you are responsible, you keep your agreements. You give your best to any job. Responsibility is the ability to respond ably. It is a sign of growing up.
4 months ago, Patrick D. Walters
Patrick D. Walters
Bicycle Safety Bicycle riding is fun, healthy, and a great way to be independent. But it is important to remember that a bicycle is not a toy; it’s a vehicle! Be cool – follow some basic safety tips when you ride.
4 months ago, Patrick D. Walters
Patrick D. Walters
Picture Day Tomorrow, Friday, Oct 4 Tomorrow is Picture Day Please have children bring their packets to their classroom teachers. Make-up Day is Nov 4.
4 months ago, Patrick D. Walters
Patrick D. Walters
Today 9/26 ----- All Soccer practices and GAMES are cancelled for OVS/BVS 5/6 and 7/8 Soccer FHGS 5/6 and 7/8 Soccer and CVS 7/8 Soccer.
4 months ago, Patrick D. Walters
Patrick D. Walters
Primary Soccer Club is Canceled Today!
4 months ago, Patrick D. Walters
Patrick D. Walters
5/6 Soccer Practice Canceled Today, Tuesday, Sep 24
4 months ago, Patrick D. Walters
Patrick D. Walters
1846 September 23 Eighth planet discovered * German astronomer Johann Gottfried Galle discovers the planet Neptune at the Berlin Observatory.
4 months ago, Patrick D. Walters
Patrick D. Walters
Quote of the Day
4 months ago, Patrick D. Walters
Patrick D. Walters
Deputy Alfred visiting our kindergarten students on Friday afternoon.
4 months ago, Patrick D. Walters
Slate Valley
3rd-Grade is "On Point!" Mrs. Aprilliano's third-grade is "on point" and off to a wonderful start to the school year.
4 months ago, Slate Valley
Slate Valley
Today we held our first Monthly Birthday Celebration, honoring every student with a September birthday. As advertised, Chef Sam prepared her world-famous cupcakes. A huge OVS thank you to Chef Sam!
4 months ago, Slate Valley
Slate Valley
Elementary community-building activities.
4 months ago, Slate Valley
Slate Valley
A few images from the first day at OVS.
4 months ago, Slate Valley
Slate Valley
A huge Orwell thank-you to all who came out for another amazing Back-to-School BBQ and Open House. Special gratitude to Chef Sam and her kitchen staff for serving a world record number of families.
5 months ago, Slate Valley
Slate Valley
Back to School BBQ Open House First Day of School Please join us on Tuesday evening Aug 27 at 6 PM for our annual Back to School BBQ followed by classroom visits from 6:30-7:00. The first day of school is Wednesday, Aug 28, Whoo-hoo!
5 months ago, Slate Valley
Slate Valley
Everyone in the Slate Valley is back and gearing up for an exciting school year! This morning during our district-wide gathering, we recognized some of the many outstanding members of our Slate Valley community. Congratulations to all of our 2019 District Award recipients!
5 months ago, Slate Valley
Slate Valley
Being on-the-go doesn’t mean you can’t stay connected with your child’s school. Our new app has everything you need to be an active participant in your child’s education Features include: Live Feed, News, Events, Athletics, Documents, Notifications and more.
5 months ago, Slate Valley
Slate Valley
Throwback Thursday: OVS Community Picnic 2019
5 months ago, Slate Valley
Slate Valley
Join host Dan Warnecke as he talks with Melissa Hoyer (and a student helper!) about the Snack Sack program: https://youtu.be/tFywZN5CYv4
6 months ago, Slate Valley
Slate Valley
Community members are welcome to attend to tell stories, learn, provide support, and share in a vision for a hate-free Vermont. FB Event: http://www.facebook.com/events/400176637372124
6 months ago, Slate Valley