During last night's Slate Valley Unified Union school board meeting, FHGS K/1 looping teachers gave an impressive presentation about their "Shift in Literacy Instruction". Please click the link and take a look, the presentation starts at 1:37. Thank you to Jared Danyow, Courtney Grenier and Teann McCrea for your enthusiasm and for sharing this important information. Just another example of the great things happening at Slate Valley! https://drive.google.com/file/d/1-GwdnvVCWfTpMtNJUH-tFKB2PeHiv_aA/view?usp=sharing
Family lunches kicked off yesterday with Kindergarten. There was a guest appearance from Carl the Cougar, who plans on stopping in to say hello each day this week. Today we welcome families from first grade.
Meet Slate Valley Faculty and Staff Monday: Featuring Sara Mason
Tonight - November 27, 2023 You’re invited to the Slate Valley Unified Union School District Board 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/rko-mzcv-nuz Or dial: (US) +1 262-563-3726 PIN: 225 334 817#
This week's FHUHS Senior Spotlight - Jasmyne Robinson
Reminder: School will be closed for Thanksgiving break November 22, 23 and 24. We will resume Monday, November 27th!
SVU teachers, who are also alumni of Castleton University, came together to share their experiences in the field with two Vermont State University-Castleton classes. The classes were comprised of future educators who are either currently doing their student teaching or will be in the spring. The panel of Slate Valley teachers responded to the following prompts: What surprised you about teaching during your first few years? What successes have you experienced in teaching, and what allowed for your success? What do you wish you knew before you had your own classroom? What advice do you have for those who are soon to enter teaching? It was another great collaboration between Slate Valley and Castleton University.
Today Castleton college students visited our 5th grade classes to test out activities of teaching local history and archeology. Small groups rotated throughout the room to participate in various hands-on activities. They had a blast learning about the history within our community!
This morning at CES: Bridges Math Work Stations in Mr. Hackett's Kindergarten with special guest Superintendent, Ms. Olsen-Farrell.
Mr. DeMatties has formed a partnership with Young At Heart Senior Center. Last month, his students put together new picnic tables for the residents, made them centerpieces and cleaned up the yard. Go, 6th graders!
Yesterday two of our faculty were celebrated at the University of Vermont's Outstanding Educator Day. Congratulations to Shannan Mead and Nate Morris for their acknowledgement of being UVM Teachers of the Year!
Tonight - November 13, 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/vpe-iafw-stg Or dial: (US) +1 904-580-6324 PIN: 670 027 336# Reminder: The Finance Committee Meeting before the District Board Meeting will begin at 5:00 PM in the Central Office Conference Room.
THE UPSTANDERS THE UPSTANDERS WILL SCREEN LIVE ON Thursday, November 16, 2023 AT FHUMHS in the gym Pizza/childcare beginning at 5:30pm Film starting at 6:00 p.m. Questions & Answer Session 7:00-7:30 pm The Upstanders Toolkit Access Link: https://cct.impactful.co/upstanders/watch.html?id=slatevalleyunified
We are sorry we could not hold our Veterans Day Assembly, due to the snow day. Here is this year's slideshow highlighting our community veterans, folks we are so grateful for! Please join us for our Memorial Day Assembly in May. https://youtu.be/6sA8Lfuz2aY?si=gmhGbOXqPx4yUEdN
All Slate Valley Schools will be closed today due to the weather. Typically this would have been a delayed start, but because it is a scheduled half day we need to just cancel. Parent teacher conferences will be rescheduled.
Yesterday, 6th graders learned about the Revolutionary War. Our thanks to Lorraine Brown and Walter Sperr from the Fair Haven Historical Society for being here and sharing incredible stories from that time in American history.
Yesterday, 6th graders raked the leaves around CES. It's fun and community-minded at the same time! Thanks, 6th graders!
Enjoy the video shown at Friday's assembly, highlighting our 5th grade. https://youtu.be/pLtOhdcnVY0
Last Friday, first graders visited Vermont State University’s Castleton Campus. The university's students, who are studying Physical Science for Elementary Teachers, prepared activities for our students to help them learn about light and sound.
The next Slate Valley Community Advisory Council meeting will be Monday, November 6th, from 5:45 - 6:45 PM in the Central Office Conference Room at FHUMHS. If you are interested in helping bridge the gap between the community and school, please join Brooke Olsen-Farrell, our district's superintendent, along with other administrative staff for an hour of conversation. All are welcome! Information and Agenda can be found at https://www.slatevalleyunified.org/page/slate-valley-community-advisory-council.