The Coffee & Conversation originally scheduled for Friday, September 29th in Orwell at Buxton's Store has been RESCHEDULED TO OCTOBER 20TH.
Trivia Tuesday: Did You Know?
Honey anyone? Students from Mr. Merolle's Horticulture Class are busy extracting honey from the hives maintained on the FHUMHS campus. Yum!
Meet Slate Valley Faculty & Staff Monday: Featuring Bryan Muller
Where Are They Now Wednesday: Highlighting Elizabeth Sheldon Morris - Class of 2003 FHUHS Class of 2003 alumna Elizabeth Sheldon Morris loves her hometown. Elizabeth was raised and educated in the community of Fair Haven. Such fond memories led her to settle here with her young family. She wanted her children to experience the same wonderful upbringing and education. When asked if there were any teachers in particular that she would like to give credit to, she replied, “I had many wonderful teachers at Fair Haven, but Mr. Pierce and Mrs. Laplaca really stand out. They were skilled music teachers but beyond that, they helped me gain confidence and a strong sense of self.” While at Fair Haven Union High School, Elizabeth was actively involved in music. She played the piano and flute, along with singing in the choir and keynotes. Elizabeth was also on the soccer team and part of the Nature Club. She graduated class Valedictorian. Elizabeth attended Bowdoin College, where she earned her bachelor's degree in Neuroscience. After graduating, she worked two years as a medical assistant before her acceptance to the Albany Medical College Physician Assistant Program. In 2011 Elizabeth received her Master’s degree in PA Studies. Currently Elizabeth is working at Community Health in Brandon. She has been there the past nine of her twelve years practicing as a physician assistant specializing in family medicine. Elizabeth loves hiking, yoga, sewing and reading, with her favorite pastime being spent with family. She is the mother of two young children named Jack and Pippa. Her son Jack has Down Syndrome. Elizabeth and her husband work together to bring awareness to the forefront about Down Syndrome while also addressing the unique challenges Jack will face as he carves out his own path in this world. When asked if Elizabeth had any words of encouragement for our current Slater students, she said, “I think sometimes our small school is underrated but it truly is a special place. We have such a tight-knit community and talented teachers. As a student at Fair Haven, you get to learn and grow in a very safe and supportive space. We have so many alumni doing amazing things. Make the most of your time at Fair Haven and know that you are capable of greatness.”
Egg-strordinary Endeavors: Moments of Impact and Ingenuity! Today students from Mr. Schwaner's Engineering Class tested their designs in an Egg Drop Challenge.
Are you using the Slate Valley Unified app yet? If not, we highly recommend you do! Go to your Apple Store or Google Play for the free download!
Take part in the first annual Slaterbration 5K run! This is a community event with all runners/walkers welcome to enter or come cheer on the racers. The race will be held on Saturday, October 14th with a 9:00 AM start on the FHUMHS Track. Hope to see you there! To Register go to: https://5il.co/24luo
Please come to our next "Back to School" Coffee and Conversation this Wednesday morning, September 13th, 7:30 AM - 9:00 AM at the Birdseye Diner in Castleton. Join district school board members and administrators for engaging conversation in a relaxed, casual environment while enjoying a cup of coffee on us! Bring comments, thoughts, and questions concerning the start of the school year.
Tonight - September 11, 2023 You’re invited to the Slate Valley Unified Union School District Board Meeting at 6:30 p.m. in the Fair Haven Union Middle and High School Library. This meeting will be in person. You can virtually connect by going to: https://meet.google.com/qyt-wdzo-eqm Or dial: (US) +1 559-682-0287 PIN: 159 286 443#
To review the Class of 2023 Senior Destination Survey Summary click the link: https://5il.co/24buk
Please join us for our first of four "Back to School" Coffee and Conversations this Thursday morning, September 7th, 7:30 AM - 9:00 AM at the Wooden Soldier in Fair Haven. Join district school board members and administrators for engaged conversation in a relaxed, casual environment. Bring comments, thoughts, and questions concerning the start of the school year.
As of this moment, Fair Haven Grade School and Fair Haven Union Middle & High School will be open tomorrow, September 1st, unless something new unfolds overnight. Water has been restored to the Town. However, we will be under a boil water advisory. This means staff and students cannot drink the water in the school. We will have bottled water on hand if needed. Staff and students are encouraged to bring their own. Linked here is information on a boil order advisory. https://anr.vermont.gov/document/public-water-notices Additionally, hand sanitizer will be available if desired. Breakfast and lunch will be made off site and transported to FHGS and FHUMHS. It will be a brown bagged breakfast and lunch.
Here's a brief update on the water situation as it relates to the opening of FHGS and FHUMHS tomorrow. Currently, we do not have water in the Town of Fair Haven. The Town fixed the original break but another occurred shortly after. The Town Manager will call later this evening with another update. We do not want to close school for a second day, so the decision will be pushed off as long as possible. A decision will be made before 8:00 PM tonight. If there is school tomorrow, there will be a boil water advisory, meaning staff and students cannot drink the water in the school. Bottled water will be on hand if needed. Staff and students are encouraged to bring their own. Breakfast and lunch will be made off site and transported to FHGS and FHUMHS. It will be a bagged breakfast and lunch.
Introducing the Slate Valley Mascots! This year we will have various events where our mascots compete against each other, called Slate Valley Mascot Madness. On opening day in-service for Faculty and Staff, the mascots competed in a quick Hula Hoop Race, with Blue from Benson winning by quite a substantial margin. Stay tuned for more upcoming events! Click the link to see an introductory video. https://youtu.be/iZYeX2jc8XY
Please join us for our next Community Advisory Council meeting, Tuesday, September 5, 2023 beginning at 5:45 PM in the library at Fair Haven Union Middle & High School. Click the link for the agenda and more information. https://www.slatevalleyunified.org/page/slate-valley-community-advisory-council
TODAY-Thursday 8/31 -- NO practice for 5/6 soccer, 7/8 Soccer or 6-8 Cross country All Varsity Sports will have practice - please come dressed and ready, regular time.
There will be no school for Fair Haven Grade School and Fair Haven Union Middle & High School on Thursday, August 31st due to the townwide water main break. This decision was made on advice from Fair Haven Town. All other schools in Slate Valley, Castleton Elementary School, Orwell Village School and Benson Village School will be open and operating per usual.
Walk About Wednesday: First Student Day at Slate Valley Schools. Welcome Back!
The grades 5 through 12 Athletic Opener Meeting scheduled for tonight has been cancelled due to a Fair Haven townwide main water break. This meeting will be rescheduled.