From the State of Vermont Department of Public Safety and the Vermont State Police...
This morning, February 8th, we were under a Hold in Place (Secure the Building) at Fair Haven Union Middle/High School for approximately 15 minutes as a precautionary measure due to a concerning call made to the Fair Haven Police Department. Hoax calls like this have been coming into schools across the state and country recently. While there hasn’t been any credibility to these hoax calls, we wanted to make sure we were taking the proper precautions as student/staff safety is our number one priority. Again, there is no immediate threat to Fair Haven Union Middle/High School. Law enforcement led our response, and at this time we have released the Hold in Place.
If you see any of these wonderful people, please thank them for their dedication in helping our students! Slate Valley is fortunate to have this dynamic team in our district! #NationalSchoolCounselorAppreciationWeek February 6th - 10th
A group of Fair Haven Grade School sixth graders have a lot to be proud of. They developed the first Lego League Robotics Club in our Slate Valley School District! Team Falcons’ members are John C., Anaya P., Charles D., Joey R., and John T. They are directed by Head Coach JoAnna Surething and Michelle Larose-Mangan. The group met weekly since the beginning of the school year in September, right up to the day of competition on January 28th. This group pioneered into the competition and did an amazing job! Not only did they build and program their bot to perform certain tasks, they also gave a wonderful presentation on their innovative project and learning. The Falcons traveled to Norwich University for the competition. They scored 12th out of 26 teams that participated from around the state. Proudly the team demonstrated the SOAR (Safety, Ownership, Acceptance, and Respect) values of their school. We, not only at Fair Haven Grade School, but across the entire Slate Valley School District are so incredibly proud of this group’s achievements. Congratulations Falcons, we can’t wait to see what you do carrying this enthusiasm with you next year entering middle school. Go to this link to see a slide show: https://youtu.be/0TMSZ3bCPVk
Attention: Next week's ALICE Training, (part of the Public Safety Series) is postponed to a later date. The next scheduled presentation will be Emergency Operations Planning on March 8th.
We have really enjoyed our chats with community members at the Coffee and Conversation events. Thank you to those who have spent time visiting with us. There are still a couple scheduled for next week. One is on the 8th at the Fair Haven Grade School and then on the 9th at the Bomoseen Diner. We hope to see you there!
Please read this Cold Weather Statement from Superintendent Brooke Olsen-Farrell. Follow this link to see the PDF version. https://drive.google.com/file/d/1a3dDQuP9VpZ-Ma_dlJBWIzahHVo-va2U/view?usp=sharing
Please join us tomorrow morning for a cup of coffee at the Wheel Inn! Hope to see you there!
During Library Class with Mrs. Rampone, students in grades K-4 read The Midnight Fair by Gideon Sterer. In the book, at midnight, woodland animals decide to go to the fair after all the humans leave. They go on the rides, play games and eat all kinds of fair food! Students in K-1 colored carousel horses and designed strips of paper for a roller coaster. Grades 2-4 created rides, games and concession stands. What kinds of rides do you like? Fast or slow? What is your favorite food to eat at the fair? Click the link to see a short video highlighting the students' work. https://youtu.be/h4lOm-6tpjQ
Please join us at Buxton's Store tomorrow morning for a cup of coffee! We'll be there from 7:30 to 8:30 AM. Hope to see you!
All Slate Valley Schools will have a 2 Hour Delay this morning, Thursday, January 26th.
All after school activites are cancelled for today, January 25th, due to the impending weather. This includes Boys and Girls Club.
All Slate Valley School District athletics are canceled today (1/23/23) Varsity Girls Bball Away at Brattleboro Make up Game scheduled for Feb 8th at 5:30pm (no JV game).
Tonight - January 23, 2023 You’re invited to the Slate Valley Unified Union School District Meeting at 6:30 p.m. in the Fair Haven Grade School Library. This meeting will be in person. You can virtually connect by going to: https://meet.google.com/vhs-fxtm-zvq Or dial: (US) +1 317-558-9188 PIN: 394 732 204# Tonight’s Agenda: https://5il.co/1nijn Previous Meeting Minutes:https://5il.co/1n6xr Next Board Meeting: Monday, February 13, 2023 – FHUMHS – 6:30pm
All Slate Valley schools will be closed today due to the weather. Be safe.
All after school activities are cancelled today, Friday, January 20th, due to the inclement weather. This includes Boys and Girls Club.
Due to the impending weather, all after school activities have been canceled for today, January 19th, 2023.
Slate Valley Food Drive!
Please join us tomorrow for our second Coffee & Conversation, 7:30 - 8:30 AM at the Wooden Soldier in Fair Haven.
Thank you Hubbardton Forge for welcoming our students over the past months. Students enrolled in the Career Exploration course were able to witness first hand the various departments of Hubbardton Forge. Employees graciously gave time out of their busy schedule to share their expertise. Eating donuts, handing out t-shirts and taking a great photo culminated this wonderful collaborative opportunity. Slate Valley is appreciative for this community partnership.