Tonight! (July 21st) You’re invited to a Special Meeting of the Slate Valley Unified Union School District Board at 6:00 p.m. in the FHUHS Band Room. This meeting will be in-person or you may virtually connect by going to https://meet.google.com/xqs-iikq-yxt or join by phone (US) +1 617-675-4444 PIN: 527 672 701 5804# Tonight’s Agenda: https://5il.co/vhq0 Previous Meeting Minutes: https://5il.co/ufgs
3 months ago, Slate Valley
Board Spotlight
5th Annual Mike Roberts Memorial Basketball Clinic
3 months ago, Slate Valley
Basketball Clinic
New Soccer Officials Clinic Date: Saturday Aug. 21 Location: Burr and Burton Academy, Manchester, VT Time: Classroom session 11am-12:30. On-field work 1pm refereeing an in-house Burr and Burton boys team scrimmage. Cost: $25 on-line with register with NFHS Insurance on Dragonfly. Clinic cost $50 (check payable to Eric Evans) covers clinic, rulebook, directory, and VSOA membership through Dec. 31, 2021. Equipment Needed: Laptop/tablet/phone which can access internet. Bring as much refereeing gear as you have. RSVP required: to Eric Evans [email protected] 802-345-8627 (c)
3 months ago, Slate Valley
Fall Sports Registration for Slate Valley Middle School Padded Flag Football - district w/ Coach Shaddock and Rice (at FHUHS) Cross Country - district (at FHUHS) w/ TBD Soccer 7/8 boys district - (based at FHGS) w/ TBD Soccer 7/8 girls district - (based at FHGS) w/ TBD FHGS/BVS 5/6 Boys and Girls Soccer (based at FHGS) w/ TBD CES/OVS 5/6 Boys and Girls Soccer (based at CES) w/ coach Austin Brannock Please register your athlete at Formreleaf.com. If you have any questions or concerns there is a "help" line on the registration. Physicals are required yearly - so please check with your doctor to make sure your athlete is up to date. Physical forms will need to be uploaded onto formreleaf.com or handed to Kim Alexander, AD. Athletes will not be able to participate in athletics without an updated physical. Registration opens -- June 28th - August 30th. Please sign up early!
3 months ago, Slate Valley
Fair Haven Recreation & Slate Valley Vermont Youth Project Presents: Family Summer Pop Up Series Wednesday nights at 6 p.m. Fair Haven Town Park
4 months ago, Slate Valley
Family Summer Pop Up Series
5th Annual Mike Roberts Memorial Basketball Clinic
4 months ago, Slate Valley
Basketball Clinic
FHUHS CHEER CAMP July 12-16th (Monday - Friday) 1:30-4:30 p.m. at FHGS Gym This camp is open to ANY incoming 8th -12th grader - Boys and Girls in the Slate Valley School District. Come join the fun - learn team building skills, how to be a leader, what cheering is all about, and work on basic fundamentals cheering. NO prior experience needed!! Come one, come all! Join Varsity Cheer and Competition Coach, Danielle Burdick for the week. You will need comfortable clothing, sneakers and a water bottle. Please enter the FHGS gym from the back parking lot and on the Dollar General side. No sign up or enrollment - just show up.
4 months ago, Slate Valley
Fall Sports Registration for Slate Valley Middle School Padded Flag Football - district w/ Coach Shaddock and Rice (at FHUHS) Cross Country - district (at FHUHS) w/ TBD Soccer 7/8 boys district - (based at FHGS) w/ TBD Soccer 7/8 girls district - (based at FHGS) w/ TBD FHGS/BVS 5/6 Boys and Girls Soccer (based at FHGS) w/ TBD CES/OVS 5/6 Boys and Girls Soccer (based at CES) w/ coach Austin Brannock Please register your athlete at Formreleaf.com. If you have any questions or concerns there is a "help" line on the registration. Physicals are required yearly - so please check with your doctor to make sure your athlete is up to date. Physical forms will need to be uploaded onto formreleaf.com or handed to Kim Alexander, AD. Athletes will not be able to participate in athletics without an updated physical. Registration opens -- June 28th - August 30th. Please sign up early!
4 months ago, Slate Valley
Reminder! Tonight (June 21st) You’re invited to the Slate Valley Unified Union School District Board Meeting at 6:30 p.m. at Fair Haven Union High School. This meeting will be in-person or you may virtually connect by going to https://meet.google.com/qnz-hyok-xiq or join by phone (US) +1 617-675-4444 PIN: 591 156 263 8159# Tonight’s Agenda: https://5il.co/u9vh Previous Meeting Minutes: https://5il.co/tx73 Previous Meeting Recording: https://bit.ly/3gGYkZC
4 months ago, Slate Valley
Board Meeting - Spotlight
Fair Haven Recreation & Slate Valley Vermont Youth Project Presents: Family Summer Pop Up Series Wednesday nights at 6 p.m. Fair Haven Town Park
4 months ago, Slate Valley
Family Summer Pop Up Series
Dan sincerely deserves every complimentary remark he receives today for his tireless commitment to ARSU now Slate Valley spanning years of service. He was never an 8 to 5 guy but one who was there before and after especially if a job needed to be finished properly. Meticulous and thorough were always his guidelines and the ultimate goal for every task. No task was ever too small for Dan to ignore or to complete to satisfaction. Teamwork and loyalty were hallmarks of Dan’s tenure. Dan willingly pulled his weight as a team member for all his schools. His work ethic clearly reflected the successes one finds when working collaboratively with co-workers and administrators. Dan motivated others with an energetic and invested attitude sparking a can do attitude. Dan set the bar and aspired to meet it each and every day. Dan enjoyed his work and articulated that daily in words and action. These attributes made Dan a prized catch for any school throughout his years in the district. Dedicated, thorough, self-motivated, knowledgeable and willing to give more than hundred percent each day. It was my pleasure to have Dan on the FHGS team. It was our good fortune to have him for the years we did. Dan, you can move into a much deserved retirement knowing you left a memorable impact on everyone you met because of the impeccable career you had. You left everything you touched in much better condition than it was before you arrived. Best wishes my friend, and Congratulations on a Stellar Career! WTC
4 months ago, Slate Valley
Dan Ransom Retirement Spotlight
Shaun Ketcham worked here at Fair Haven Union High School for twenty years after his tenure at Mill River. Over the years, he taught Physical Science, Earth Science, Vermont Ecology, Biology, Honors Biology, Advanced Placement Biology, and Conceptual Chemistry. He was department chair for most of that time. Shaun is well respected and loved with students and staff alike. He will be missed by all. We wish him a happy retirement.
4 months ago, Slate Valley
Shaun Ketcham Retirement Spotlight
Curt Hier has been a member of the FHUHS faculty since the fall of 1986. A Middlebury College graduate, Curt was hired right out of school and began his career in the social studies department. In his tenure at the high school Curt has coached golf, debate team, and has been the student council advisor. When asked what his favorite moments were in his career, he stated that Speech and Debate was, “like a box of chocolates” and that some of his best and most proud moments as a teacher were watching students succeed in that course. A two-time teacher of the year (1991 and 2000) Curt went on to achieve his MA in education from Castleton University and has always been a vocal member of the department. Best known for his tall stature, endless jokes, and his love of diet Doctor Pepper, Curt has been a familiar face for classes upon classes of students. When reminiscing about the “old days” Curt remarked how much teaching has changed since the good old days of paper/pencil gradebooks of ‘86, and how even after all this time he will miss the school traditions of footballs games and hotdogs, Slaterbration, Winter Carnival, and seeing the special kids each class has to offer. Upon his retirement Curt plans to take part in some spring and fall golf tournaments, and enjoy time with his cat, Cornelius. When asked what it meant to be a teacher he said, “It’s who I am, not what I do,” and that he, “leaves his parking spot to Kyle Ruby and his MESSY room to Ashleigh Sanborn.” Congratulations on your retirement Mr. Curt Hier!
4 months ago, Slate Valley
Curt Hier Retirement Spotlight
Skip Fenton was a dedicated musician, and music teacher. His passion for Jazz was infectious, and he encouraged his students to write their own music, and improvise during concerts. Skip was able to make connections with his students, and pushed each student to achieve their own musical goals. During his time at Castleton, Skip would frequently make his music room available to students who needed a quiet and safe space to be. Skip also led the marching band that would play on Memorial Day, and also provided music for assemblies and 8th grade graduations ceremonies. Thank you Skip for sharing your passion for music, and for our students!
4 months ago, Slate Valley
Skip Fenton Retirement Spotlight
“A good teacher can inspire hope, ignite imagination, and instill a love of learning.” -Brad Henry Sue, this is exactly what you do for not just your students but your colleagues at FHU as well. Please listen and recognize some of the roles that you have played and continue to play in your life as I read this poem that I wrote, recognizing you as the 2019 Yearbook dedication recipient: She is a teacher, first and foremost. Giving the students the skills to succeed, praising them when necessary, Pushing them to excel. She is a mother. Raising two children of her own, Allowing them to dream their own dreams. She is a grandmother. Cherishing those precious first steps, Reliving those first words with her own children As she listens to the newest voices. She is a colleague. Providing unprecedented wisdom, Illuminating optimistic realism even in the most difficult times. She is a friend. Wanting to share successes, Listening with a sympathetic ear. She is a teacher. Changing and embracing New students year after year. Thank you, Susan, for all of your years of service and dedication. Fair Haven Union High School has been so fortunate to have you with us. We all wish you happiness as you move on to the next chapter! THANK YOU! By Tricia Doran
4 months ago, Slate Valley
M Susan Cornell Retirement Spotlight
Patricia’s journey as an educator began after a 10 year career running a grocery store with her husband. She also took time at home to raise her children before entering the public school arena. Pat began her career in ARSU/Slate Valley as an instructional assistant at the Orwell Village School. It was here where the passion began and Pat decided to work on her teaching degree. She left Orwell Village School to attend Castleton College, where she graduated with her teaching degree the same year her son and daughter graduated from Castleton College as well. Pat returned to Orwell Village School as a schoolwide teacher before transferring to Fair Haven Grade School in the 2012-2013 school year. She has served as an active collaborative member of the FHGS intervention team as well as the educational support team for nine years. Pat has touched many lives in her role as an educator. With her calm, gentle demeanor, she met students where they were at, developed supportive relationships and worked to facilitate growth in areas of need. Her passion for reading and learning has been evident and she shared that passion with her students. With heartfelt thanks and gratitude, we wish Pat the very best in retirement.
4 months ago, Slate Valley
Patricia Williams Retirement Spotlight
Chris is one of a number of individuals who came to us from across the border in New York. During her years here at Fair Haven Grade School, Chris has worked with students of all ages. She has done each task asked of her with grace and compassion, asking for and taking feedback when needed. She is a warm, friendly, outgoing individual who cares deeply for others. Chris is always ready with a warm smile and greeting. She asks how you are doing and really wants to know, waiting for an answer, not just passing by. In one colleague's words…“When I came back to FHGS, after working in other schools in the district, Chris Brown was very welcoming to me. I did not know her, as she had come on board after I had moved on to other schools. Every morning, she greeted me in the hallway. She also was very welcoming and visited with me during our shared lunch time. I had, in the past, coordinated a Support Staff cookie exchange around the holidays. This year, I could not do this at FHGS due to Covid. Chris was so kind as to pack a special little box of treats for me to share with my family. This was a kind gesture that meant a lot during a very different holiday season. I wish her the best of rest, renewal and relaxation in her much deserved retirement years!” All the Best - Alicia Waymire We all wish Chris the best in her retirement! Enjoy family and friends!
4 months ago, Slate Valley
Christine Brown Retirement Spotlight
Recognizing Mrs. AWARD, Administrative Assistant Extraordinaire Seriously, many of our children affectionately call her Mrs. Award, thinking this was her real name! Mrs. Carrie Ward has been the familiar face at CES for 22 years, welcoming generations of CES students and their families to our school. She has served in this role under 4 principals. This alone is a feat! Her role as Administrative Assistant is not for the faint of heart! She has supported administration, staff, students and their families over many years, helping with everything from supplying a bandaid to registering students. She knows how to keep track of our students, providing daily check-ins for them as they arrive, and parents rely on that as much as they do, to guide their children safely home via getting them to correct buses or into the Parent Pick-Up (PPU) lines correctly. Her role, however, goes beyond that very important task. During her time here at CES, Carrie has worn many different hats. She was the Registrar, responsible for daily attendance, running reports for administration, organizing class lists for us, giving building tours to new and prospective students, and meeting with families to help them register their child. She has sent for new records and transferred many of our outgoing students. She has been the face of Kindergarten registration for many years, welcoming new, frightened kindergartners and their parents! She has a way of putting them all at ease with her warm welcoming smile. She helps teachers and administrators create purchase requisitions to get needed classroom supplies for our kids! For years she has done many important jobs within our school, too countless to mention them all. She has managed all of these jobs brilliantly over the years. Carrie will be greatly missed by all, and leaves some pretty BIG SHOES TO FILL! We wish her all the best in her retirement, and take comfort in the fact we know she is planning some very special time with her family.
4 months ago, Slate Valley
Carrie Ward Retirement Spotlight
Slate Valley has a wonderful opportunity to host a Future Genius Beta Masters camp for incoming 6th through 9th graders this summer. The camp will run from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on July 26th-30th. For more information: https://www.futuregenius.org/programs/beta-masters/ Camp registration: https://www.futuregenius.org/register/
4 months ago, Slate Valley
Donna Fabricius, aka “Miss Donna'' has served as a speech and language pathologist in our school district since August of 2005 after receiving her Master’s of Science degree in Communication Disorders from Plattsburgh State University. Donna came to the educational field as a 2nd career and in one of her letters of recommendation it was stated, ‘Donna is an energetic, committed, empathetic person with a professional demeanor. Her interpersonal skills are exceptional! Positive effects of these abilities were evident in her relationships with patients, family members, staff , children, and supervisors. Donna is flexible and easy to work with. In the clinical setting she anticipated what needed to be done, and independently completed those tasks; she was always willing to do more than her share. Her foundation of knowledge was more than adequate, enabling her to diagnose and treat various communication and swallowing disorders. Her positive attitude and willingness to work hard make her a desirable addition to any team. I anticipate that she will become an outstanding speech and language pathologist.” Every word of this letter was proven to be true during Donna’s tenure with our organization. Donna Fabricius is an outstanding speech and language pathologist and has served our district well! Throughout the last 16 years, Donna has served as an SLP in every school in our district. She has served at every grade level throughout the grade span from preschool through high school. She has served students with a variety of skills and abilities and always demonstrated a strength based approach. She has worked school year and extended school year programs, always serving as an advocate for students. She has been the voice of many children while they developed the skills and abilities to use their own. Always an outstanding educator, Donna was formally recognized as the ARSU Outstanding Teacher of the Year for Orwell in 2009. In recent years, Donna has worked extensively with our younger and more complex students. She has been a valued member of our early education and special education team. She has been our local expert in communication and augmentative communication and helped many families acquire the equipment needed to support children across environments. Donna will go to great lengths to see a child succeed! We wish Donna the best of luck in this new chapter or her life. We thank her for her service to our schools, our communities and our kids. Her spirited smile, her positive attitude and her professional expertise are all things that we will miss about Donna! Best wishes to Donna Fabricius!
4 months ago, Slate Valley
Donna Fabricius Retirement Spotlight