Family Lunches, Day 2. Here are our First Grade Families!
17 days ago, Kim Prehoda
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CES teamed up with Castleton Police Department to collect donations for the Castleton Cares Program. Our school collected items for two weeks and yesterday, Miss Burke’s second grade class helped Officer Justin Szarejko fill his cruiser with donations!
17 days ago, Slate Valley
Donations
Donations
Grade 4 students were divided into engineering teams and given the task of constructing a harness for their rabbit to pull a small sack of supplies up a ramp. Students were expected to measure the rabbit, draw blueprints, gather materials and design the harness. After testing out the harness for a comfortable fit, teams put their rabbit through the ramp challenge, and used a stopwatch to time how long it took for the rabbit to get up the ramp with their loaded sacks. All teams were successful!
17 days ago, Slate Valley
Harnessing Rabbit Power 1
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Harnessing Rabbit Power 3
Harnessing Rabbit Power 4
Trivia Tuesday: Did You Know?
17 days ago, Slate Valley
Did You Know? 80% of our school budget is salaries and benefits
Meet "Orwell Village School Teacher, Jenna Laslocky" Monday
18 days ago, Slate Valley
Meet Teacher Jenna Laslocky
This week we are hosting Family Lunches. Today was Kindergarten's turn!
18 days ago, Kim Prehoda
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Our first Focus Friday highlights the various ways our district schools honored Veterans Day. Patriotic songs were song. A slide show paid tribute to veterans both past and present. The area Color Guard marched in as students respectfully placed their hands over their hearts as the colors passed by. Veterans enjoyed lunch with students. Cards of thanks were made. Slate Valley extends its heartfelt gratitude to all of our veterans.
21 days ago, Slate Valley
Thank You, Veterans
Every morning, students arriving on busses are greeted with welcoming smiles, waves and now... signs! Mrs. Pierce and Ms. Corliss decided to add this new element, hoping to get a few smiles in return. Rumor has it Monday's signs are going to be funny! Thank you Mrs. Pierce and Ms. Corliss for always bringing the sunshine!
22 days ago, Slate Valley
Morning Greeters
Throwback Thursday!
22 days ago, Slate Valley
2007 Field Hockey Team
Fourth Graders created models of imaginary birds with special adaptations of their beaks, feet, legs, wings, and coloring to help them survive in environments around Vermont. Keep a sharp eye out for these fun feathered friends!
23 days ago, Slate Valley
Bird Adaptation Project
Bird Adaptation Project
Bird Adaptation Project
Bird Adaptation Project
"Where are they now Wednesday" a new weekly post featuring a graduate from FHUHS. First up... Haley Macomber-Creaser, DVM. FHUHS alumna Haley Macomber is a member of the Class of 2013. Haley has had a very exciting year! This past June, she earned her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM)! Haley’s long journey to achievement began right here in her hometown of Fair Haven. She credits her 6th grade teacher, Mr. Stanton, and her 7th and 8th grade teacher, Mr. Crane, of Fair Haven Grade School for getting her excited about science and encouraging her dream of becoming a veterinarian. While at Fair Haven Union High School, Haley continued to work hard at her studies. She also participated in athletics, playing field hockey and basketball and running both indoor and outdoor track. During her career running track, she earned the state champion title a few times for the 100m hurdles and 4X100m relay! After high school, Haley attended the University of Vermont, majoring in Animal Science with a concentration in pre-vet studies. She graduated in 2017. Before beginning her graduate work, Haley worked for a year as a veterinary assistant at an animal clinic in northern Vermont. She then attended the Ontario Veterinary College at the University of Guelph in Ontario, Canada, where she recently received her DVM. Currently, Haley is an associate veterinarian at the Rutland Veterinary Clinic and Surgical Center in Rutland Town, Vermont. She is certified in veterinary spinal manipulation, also known as animal chiropractic certification, and is currently working on being certified in veterinary acupuncture. Haley hopes to see patients for this practice in the new year. Recently married, Haley lives with her husband and their newly adopted black cat in Ludlow, Vermont. When asked if she had any words of advice for our current Slaters, Haley replied, “If I had an inspiring message, I would tell people to never give up on their dreams, even if they seem impossible. It took me two tries to get into my top choice of veterinary school, and a few of my academic advisors at UVM told me not to bother applying because it’s too competitive a field. While this was upsetting to hear at the time, it made me realize how much harder I would have to work if I was going to make my dream a reality. So I took a year off between undergrad and graduate work to build up my resume to become more competitive when I applied for veterinary school the following year. Although a year away from school was not in my original plan, it ended up working out for me and I was accepted into veterinary school and reached my ultimate goal.” Slater Nation is so incredibly proud of you, Haley, and we thank you for sharing your story! Your hard work and determination are an inspiration to all.
23 days ago, Slate Valley
- 	Dr. Haley Macomber - Creaser   - 	FHUHS Class of 2013  - 	Earned her Doctor of Veterinary	Medicine from the Ontario 	Veterinary College at the  	University of Guelph in Ontario, 	Canada  -	Certified in Veterinary Spinal Manipulation  -	Working on her VeterinaryAcupuncture Certification  -Works as an Associate	Veterinarian at the RutlandVeterinary Clinic  -	Recently Married and Lives in Ludlow, Vermont
It's Trivia Tuesday! Did You Know?
24 days ago, Slate Valley
We partner with the Parent Child Centerto offer district-wide parenting classes for pre-k through 6th grade.
CES November Newsletter: Click the link below to see the electronic PDF version. https://5il.co/1k88s
25 days ago, Slate Valley
 Click this link to see the pdf version https://5il.co/1k88s
 Click this link to see the pdf version https://5il.co/1k88s
Meet our SVUUSD's Faculty and Staff! Each Monday we will highlight one of our district employees. First up... Ms. Karla Ramey!
25 days ago, Slate Valley
Karla has been with the Slate Valley  Union School District since 2005.  Her counseling career began at  Castleton Elementary School and  Castleton Village School, where she worked with students in grades five  through eight. Fourteen years later,  in the fall of 2019, Karla transferred  to FHUHS and became a part of its counseling team. Slater Nation was  familiar territory for her because she  is a proud member of the Class of  1992. An avid sports fan, Karla can be found rooting for all our Slater  teams - - every season, every sport!  She also loves to attend concerts  and Broadway shows. Karla’s sense of humor and quick wit - -  essential qualities in her line of work - - make  her easily approachable and well- liked. Thank you, Karla, for your long- standing committment to Slate Valley!
Did You Know?
28 days ago, Slate Valley
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Mrs. Lucci's and Mrs. Ray's 4th graders are studying "The Importance of Forests." The students have been identifying trees around the school property. A local forester, Kyle Mason, was able to come visit and talk about specific characteristics of forest lands, state forests, and old growth forests. He took 4th grade on the nature trail behind the school. Mr. Mason explained how to measure the height of trees. The class focused on one majestic Northern Red Oak and discovered it was 110 feet tall. Students were then shown how to use a tree auger to determine that the same tree was around 135 years old. The students were amazed and are now very excited to find out how tall the trees are around their own homes.
28 days ago, Slate Valley
4th Grade Forestry Unit
4th Grade Forestry Unit: Measuring Trees
4th Grade Forestry Unit: Determining the Tree's Height
4th Grade Forestry Unit: Using a tree auger and estimating the tree's age
Did You Know?
29 days ago, Slate Valley
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Did You Know?
30 days ago, Slate Valley
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Did You Know?
about 1 month ago, Slate Valley
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The tradition continues, enjoy viewing this year's Book Character Parade! Click the link below or scan the QR Code. https://youtu.be/_AMAyId3ZJ0
about 1 month ago, Slate Valley
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