The 2024 Vermont Elks Hoop Shoot sponsored by the Rutland Elks Lodge #345 will be held on Sunday, January 7, 2024 at Fair Haven Union High School, 33 Mechanic St., Fair Haven, Vt. beginning with registration at 10:00 a.m. The contest is open to boys and girls in the following groups: Age 8-9, 10-11, and 12-13 and is based on their age as on April 1, 2024. Winners in each group will advance to the Southern District final to be held on Saturday, January 13th in Springfield Vermont and will compete for an opportunity to advance to the Vermont and New England finals. The Elks National Hoop Shoot Finals will be held in April 2024 in Chicago. There is no charge to enter the contest. For questions and further information please contact the Rutland Elks Lodge at 802-773-6266.
Tonight: Please join us for the next Community Advisory Coucil meeting January 2nd at 5:45 PM in the Central Office conference room located at FHUMHS. All are welcome! See the agenda at https://www.slatevalleyunified.org/page/slate-valley-community-advisory-council
Please support our FHUHS Project Graduation Bottle Drive!
Thank you for your ongoing support and commitment to Slate Valley. We look forward to 2024 with optimism and enthusiasm, as we continue to work together to create a nurturing and inspiring environment for our students. We wish you a wonderful break, and will see you when our doors reopen on January 2nd!
Rutland Herald District Highlight
During Library class, students in grades K-2 used the Bee Bots to retell parts of The Pet Potato by Josh Lacey.
Tonight - December 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 & High School. This meeting will be in person. You can virtually connect by going to: Video call link: https://meet.google.com/vdq-kfqg-zmg Or dial: (US) +1 352-616-7585 PIN: 333 075 800#
THE TWO HOUR DELAY WILL REMAIN IN EFFECT. Today, Monday, December 11th, all Slate Valley schools will be running on a two hour delay.
Today, Monday, December 11th, all Slate Valley schools will be on a two hour delay. A final decision on whether to close will be made by 7:00 AM.
Fair Haven Union Middle & High School is seeking qualified candidates for a Spanish teacher position! If interested Apply at: https://slatevalley.tedk12.com/hire/ViewJob.aspx?JobID=85
SLATE VALLEY UNIFIED UNION SCHOOL DISTRICT 2023-2024 BOARD MEMBERS The Slate Valley Unified Union School District Board is seeking the following school board member to fill a vacated seat on the District School Board: (1) Benson citizen Anyone interested in these positions should submit their letter of interest to the Slate Valley Board, care of Superintendent of Schools email@example.com . Position will remain open until filled
Congratulations to the November students of the month for exhibiting exceptionally noticeable values of Kindness during the school day and, therefore, being tremendous role models to their fellow students.
Please join us for the next Community Advisory Coucil meeting this Monday, December 4th at 5:45 PM in the Central Office conference room located at FHUMHS. On the agenda: Curriculum Presentation from Director of Curriculum, Mr. Casey O'Meara. All are welcome! See the full agenda at https://5il.co/29yv6.
Focus Friday: Family Lunches - Over the last couple of weeks some of our schools opened their doors and invited families to join students for lunch. Benson Village School and Orwell Village School served a festive Thanksgiving meal, while Castleton Elementary School had families from each grade join their students on specified days throughout the week. It is always nice to see community take part of our students' day.
Throwback Thursday: Who is this FHUHS Alumnus? Think you know?
Where Are They Now Wednesday: Highlighting Emily McIntyre - Class of 2010 FHUHS Class of 2010 alumna, Adjutant General Officer, Major (Emily) McIntyre personifies the terms selflessness, honor and service. Emily’s military journey began soon after graduating from FHUHS. In the summer of 2010 she entered the United States Military Academy at West Point majoring in International Law. In May of 2014 Emily graduated with a Bachelors of Science and was commissioned as an Adjutant General (Human Resources) Officer in the United States Army. While at Fair Haven Union High School, Emily played Varsity soccer, basketball, and track. She was part of the girl’s track team that won states four years in a row from 2006 - 2010. Emily also served as Class President and Vice President of the National Honors Society. When asked if there were any teachers, during her K-12 education, that she would like to give credit to in helping with her success, she replied: “I was lucky to have a lot of amazing teachers throughout my time in the Castleton and Fair Haven Schools, but there are two in particular that stand out. My high school English teacher, Mr. Everett, challenged me to truly think about what I was writing, form sound opinions, and write clearly. He was also very helpful in reviewing essays for college applications. Then, most importantly, Mrs. Lyman, Castleton’s librarian, nourished my love for reading. She really got to know me, the types of books I was interested in, and asked me questions about them. She is the one who suggested I read the book, “Tough as Nails” about a woman’s journey through West Point. Reading that book is the reason I decided I wanted to go to West Point.” Upon graduating from West Point, Emily's first duty station was at Fort Riley, KS, where she deployed to Kuwait from 2015-2016 as an Operations Officer. In 2018, to acquire additional professional military education, Emily attended a Captains Career Course at Fort Jackson, SC, before moving to Fort Drum, NY. From 2018 to 2021 she served as the Battalion S-1 Officer (HR) in Charge for the 6-6 Cavalry Combat Aviation Squadron. Emily then deployed to Afghanistan with the unit from 2019 to 2020. Upon returning from Afghanistan she assumed command of the 510th Human Resources Company at Fort Drum, NY. There she was in charge of 125 Soldiers who she deployed with to Kuwait, Iraq, and Jordan from 2021 to 2022. They served as the Postal Company Headquarters for Service Members in Afghanistan, Iraq, Syria, Kuwait, Qatar, Jordan, and Saudi Arabia. In 2022, Emily changed out of command and moved to Albany, NY to serve as the Executive Officer of the Albany, NY Military Entrance Processing Station. While there, she was selected for promotion to Major and further professional military education at Fort Leavenworth, KS. Currently, Emily is attending the Command and General Staff College at Fort Leavenworth, KS, working towards a Masters in Strategic Operations. Emily is enjoying this assignment because her new husband works at the University of Missouri Kansas City in a Postdoctoral position and her brother, Grady McIntyre (FHUHS Class of 2014, and 2018 West Point Graduate), is also stationed at Fort Leavenworth. Emily plans to continue serving her country as an Adjutant General Officer for the next ten years. She says, “It truly is a privilege to lead Soldiers, and I am looking forward to continuing to do so wherever the Army needs me.” Emily is recently married, and enjoys reading, traveling to visit friends, coffee and CrossFit. When asked if she had a favorite quote or inspiring message, she replied,“The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams” - Eleanor Roosevelt. She explained that her parents always made her feel like she could do anything she set her mind to, and added, “now I have a husband who supports me just as much. Life can be very difficult, but keeping this quote in mind is crucial in those pivotal moments.” As for her message to today’s Slate Valley student body, she said, “Do not be afraid to do something different, something outside of your comfort zone. Working or living outside of your comfort zone is where you find out who you really are and what you’re capable of. Emily, Slate Valley would like to express their deepest gratitude for your dedicated service. Your commitment to our country is truly commendable, and we are inspired by your selflessness and bravery. Thank you.
Need space to host a community event? Contact FHUMHS principals, Ben Worthing or Jennefer Paquette.
FHUHS Senior Spotlight: Ian Barber
Trivia Tuesday: Did You Know?
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