Slate Valley
Good Afternoon, This month, the FCC is accepting enrollments for the Emergency Broadband Benefit. The Emergency Broadband Benefit is a temporary FCC program to help families and households struggling to afford internet service during the COVID-19 pandemic. This new benefit will connect eligible households to jobs, critical healthcare services, virtual classrooms, and so much more. As of May 12, 2021, eligible households will be able to enroll in the program to receive a monthly discount off the cost of broadband service from an approved provider. Eligible households can enroll through an approved provider or by visiting http://GetEmergencyBroadband.org. To learn more about the benefit, visit https://www.fcc.gov/broadbandbenefit and the FAQ page: https://www.fcc.gov/consumer-faq-emergency-broadband-benefit.
about 10 hours ago, Slate Valley
Slate Valley
Reminder! Tonight (May 10th) You’re invited to the Slate Valley Unified Union School District Board (virtual) Meeting at 6:30 p.m. Participation will be virtual only. Connect by http://meet.google.com/kbk-umff-mbp or join by phone (US) +1 617-675-4444 PIN: 565 144 524 6127# Tonight’s Agenda: https://5il.co/sc46 Previous Meeting Minutes: https://5il.co/rril
3 days ago, Slate Valley
Patrick D. Walters
First-Grade Earth Day Celebration
6 days ago, Patrick D. Walters
Slate Valley
Vermont Forward Plan Clarifications to School Sports Guidance With changes May 1 in the State’s COVID-19 guidance that included advancing to Step 2 of the Vermont Forward Plan, the transition of recreational sports programs to Universal Guidance, and an updated masking policy that requires masks outdoors when you are in a crowd or with other households where you can’t maintain a 6-foot distance, there have been a number of questions about how these apply to both recreational and school-based sports programs. Please review the following clarifications. For athletes participating in school-based sports: The most recent version of A Strong and Healthy Year Guidance, published by the Agency of Education states the following: All staff and students are required to wear facial coverings while in the building. They must also wear them when outside of the building if adequate physical distancing of at least six (6) feet cannot be maintained. -Consistent with the Strong and Healthy Year guidance, athletes participating in low contact and no contact school-based spring sports (i.e., tennis, track and field, baseball and softball) are no longer required to wear masks so long as six feet of physical distance can be maintained. Baseball and softball players must wear masks while sitting in the dugout -Athletes participating in sports involving moderate contact or close proximity (i.e., boys and girls lacrosse, ultimate frisbee) must continue to wear masks at all times during practice and game play. All athletes must wear masks when being bused to a game or meet, in any indoor setting (i.e., locker room or training room), or participating in team-based meeting with six feet of physical distance cannot be consistently maintained. For spectators at outdoor school-based or recreational sports events: -Consistent with the Vermont Forward Plan, 300 unvaccinated people, plus any number of vaccinated individuals, can attend outdoor sports events as spectators. Spectators are not required to wear masks at outdoor sports events so long as six feet of physical distance can be maintained between households. For spectators at indoor school-based or recreational sports events: -Consistent with the Vermont Forward Plan, one unvaccinated person per 100 square feet up to 150 unvaccinated people (whichever is less), plus any number of vaccinated people, can attend indoor sports events as spectators. Spectators must wear a mask at all times while attending an indoor sports event. If an event has no way of determining if an individual is vaccinated, assume all are unvaccinated for capacity limit.
8 days ago, Slate Valley
Slate Valley
Save the Date! Virtual Listening Tours with SVUUSD Board Members (Note: You are welcome to attend any of the meetings regardless of what town you reside in.) Join board members for a conversation about Middle School Reorganization prior to their vote on May 24th. May 17th, 6 PM - Fair Haven/West Haven - Connect by going to https://meet.google.com/pdu-abre-xnm or by phone (US) +1 585-532-5413 (PIN: 713397202) May 18th, 6 PM - Castleton/Hubbardton - Connect by going to https://meet.google.com/gee-acpe-ota or join by phone (US) +1 442-900-4083 (PIN: 398252852) May 19th, 6 PM - Orwell/Benson - Connect by going to https://meet.google.com/djm-sekz-bca or join by phone (US) +1 786-563-9119 (PIN: 104762513)
9 days ago, Slate Valley
Slate Valley
Good afternoon, as of this moment the Agency of Education has not changed their stance on mask wearing outdoors even though it was changed for the general public. Masks are still required for spectators at all Slate Valley athletic events. We will notify families when the Agency of Education changes their guidance. Thank you for your help with this.
9 days ago, Slate Valley
Slate Valley
Good Evening, Please read the following letter regarding the special airing of “Angst: Raising Awareness Around Anxiety” on Monday, May 3: https://5il.co/ry3u
16 days ago, Slate Valley
Slate Valley
Save the Date! Virtual Listening Tours with SVUUSD Board Members (Note: You are welcome to attend any of the meetings regardless of what town you reside in.) Join board members for a conversation about Middle School Reorganization prior to their vote on May 24th. May 17th, 6 PM - Fair Haven/West Haven - Connect by going to https://meet.google.com/pdu-abre-xnm or by phone (US) +1 585-532-5413 (PIN: 713397202) May 18th, 6 PM - Castleton/Hubbardton - Connect by going to https://meet.google.com/gee-acpe-ota or join by phone (US) +1 442-900-4083 (PIN: 398252852) May 19th, 6 PM - Orwell/Benson - Connect by going to https://meet.google.com/djm-sekz-bca or join by phone (US) +1 786-563-9119 (PIN: 104762513)
16 days ago, Slate Valley
Slate Valley
Save the date! On Monday, May 3, 2021, Slate Valley will hold a special screening of the documentary, “Angst: Raising Awareness Around Anxiety," online to open up a dialogue between local families, community leaders and experts. The event will feature a viewing of the 56-minute film, followed by an informative panel discussion, led by Kristin H. Benway, Director of Special Services, with special guests Megan Oldenburger, RMHS School Based Clinician, Michael Kell, School Counselor, and former Slater Cael Christian. Register at https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN__ElOViTuQDG2QTV7IWdFqA. iNDIEFLIX Education has sparked a global conversation about anxiety through screenings of its documentary, “Angst: Raising Awareness Around Anxiety.” For more information: https://5il.co/rpnd
17 days ago, Slate Valley
Slate Valley
Congratulations to our Orwell 3D Printing Team, the Engineering Wolves, for being selected as finalists in the Makeable 3D Printing Challenge, a world-wide design competition with over 17,000 entries from 70+ countries! As finalists in the category of “Best Showcase for Iterative Design (Under 14), their design brief was to “Design and make a product or prototype that improves the day-to-day life of someone who struggles with mobility in their hands.” You may view the Makeable finalist announcement here: https://weareprintlab.com/blog/makeable-finalist-announcement
22 days ago, Slate Valley
Slate Valley
Dodge House Donation Drive - A FHUHS Student’s R.E.A.L. Project Please view the flyer here for more information: https://www.smore.com/xpe32 This drive is being held by the Slate Valley Unified School District. We hope to raise awareness of homeless Veterans, and support the Dodge House in Rutland, which "provides shelter, clothing, food, and an individualized program to reintegrate veterans back into the community and help them to achieve self­ sufficiency" (http://www.chcrr.org). Donation boxes will be located in the front offices of all Slate Valley schools from March 29th and April 25th.
23 days ago, Slate Valley
Slate Valley
Save the date! iNDIEFLIX Shines the Light on Anxiety with Must-See Documentary, “ANGST: RAISING AWARENESS AROUND ANXIETY” ANGST will screen live on: Monday, May 3, 2021 AT 6:00pm Register at https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN__ElOViTuQDG2QTV7IWdFqA iNDIEFLIX Education has sparked a global conversation about anxiety through screenings of its documentary, “Angst: Raising Awareness Around Anxiety”. On Monday, May 3, 2021, Slate Valley will hold a special screening of the documentary online to open up a dialogue between local families, community leaders and experts. The event will feature a viewing of the 56-minute film, followed by an informative panel discussion, led by Kristin H. Benway, Director of Special Services, with special guests Megan Oldenburger, RMHS School Based Clinician, Michael Kell, School Counselor, and former Slater Cael Christian. For more information: https://5il.co/rpnd
23 days ago, Slate Valley
Slate Valley
Reminder! Tonight (April 19th) You’re invited to the Slate Valley Unified Union School District Board (virtual) Meeting at 6:30 p.m. Participation will be virtual only. Connect by going to http://meet.google.com/nmr-haqy-umb or join by phone (US) +1 617-675-4444 PIN: 151 630 604 3623# Tonight’s Agenda: https://5il.co/rpa2 Previous Meeting Minutes: https://5il.co/ranl
24 days ago, Slate Valley
Slate Valley
Dodge House Donation Drive - A FHUHS Student’s R.E.A.L. Project Please view the flyer here for more information: https://www.smore.com/xpe32 This drive is being held by the Slate Valley Unified School District. We hope to raise awareness of homeless Veterans, and support the Dodge House in Rutland, which "provides shelter, clothing, food, and an individualized program to reintegrate veterans back into the community and help them to achieve self­ sufficiency" (http://www.chcrr.org). Donation boxes will be located in the front offices of all Slate Valley schools from March 29th and April 25th.
about 1 month ago, Slate Valley
Slate Valley
Dear Slate Valley Families, I hope this letter finds you well. As we head into April break I would like to update you on new Guidelines released from the Agency of Education yesterday, April 8th. These guidelines are part of Vermont’s Reopening Plan. Starting on April 19th all students will need to be screened at home. We will not be doing temperature checks in schools. We will no longer require the form for entrance to school each day per the state guidelines. We ask that you continue to check temperatures and check for any signs or symptoms of COVID-19 and keep children home that have even 1 symptom. The Department of Health guidelines remain the same in managing illness. Please call your child’s school nurse with any questions as they can guide you in safe school attendance. Additionally schools are now required to follow ACCD guidelines and Vermont’s Reopening Plan as such there is no quarantine requirement for travel. However, if your unvaccinated child does travel you are required to obtain a COVID test within 72 hours of return. Your child will be able to continue to attend school if symptom free. If you have planned travel, we encourage you to sign up on the Department of Health website for return testing before you leave and as the site allows. Documentation of the negative test may be required if a case of COVID-19 occurs in the school and your child is considered a close contact. Physician offices for the most part will not perform testing unless your child is symptomatic. Please continue practicing the best prevention measures of mask wearing, 6 foot distancing and hand cleansing during your travels to remain healthy and safe. Social distancing has moved to 3 feet for all students with the exception of 7-12 students when eating. That will remain at 6 feet. Contact tracing is still determined based on the 6 foot standard so we will continue to keep all 7-12 students 6 feet apart whenever feasible. Adults will still need to maintain the 6 feet social distancing. Masks continue to be required of students and staff at all times in the buildings regardless of vaccination status. For more information please visit the Department of Health and ACCD.vermont.gov websites for more detailed and specific information on travel, quarantine, and vaccines. The Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) sections are very helpful. I know this has been a hard road this year and your support for the school district has been very much appreciated. I truly hope you have a wonderful week with your children next week. Best, Brooke Olsen-Farrell Superintendent
about 1 month ago, Slate Valley
Slate Valley
Spring Sports Letter Hello everyone, Welcome to Spring! Thank you all for a supportive Winter Athletic season. I so appreciate your support and flexibility through everything. We have a wonderful opportunity this Spring season for our district athletes. We will (like in the Fall for soccer) be combining our OVS/BVS/FHGS/CVS athletes to make one Slate Valley Baseball and Softball team. The registration numbers do not support having separate teams for FHGS/BVS and CVS/OVS as the total numbers for baseball are 19 and softball 21. I reached out to our Varsity softball coach for advice on this and he felt this would be a wonderful way to bring our athletes together, teach them all skills necessary to move to the next level and have enough players to field a team with substitutes during this COVID season. Also, very exciting news, we will be using Castleton University as our HOME field for most games. Fair Haven Grade School will be our HOME practice field for the first part of the season and we are hoping to be able to utilize the field at CU for some practices near the end. I will keep you posted. Your athletes will start practicing on Monday, April 19th. Our coaches that will be returning to work with our athletes this year are: Will Tyler and Will DiFrancesco for the ⅞ boys baseball team and Peter Baird and Ashley Bruce with Emma Kelly assisting for the ⅞ girls softball team. I am looking forward to an exciting season filled with skill building, game play and team work. The practice and game schedule will be on the Slate Valley App by Friday, April 9, 2021. Registration on Formreleaf.com closes at 6am, Friday, April 9, 2021. Our Spring Track is going to be off to an exciting start as of Monday, April 19th. I would like to welcome our new coach Grace Durfee. She brings background knowledge and experience to us. We have 17 athletes registered for that sport. Practices will be held at FHUHS. The practice and game schedule will be on the Slate Valley App by Friday, April 9, 2021. As in the Fall and Winter for athletics, parents will be responsible for dropping off and picking their athletes up at the HOME Practice and Game sites. A bus will be provided for all AWAY games/meets. Thank you in advance for your support and cooperation through our Spring Sports season. I will continue to send out weekly reminder emails with practice/game schedules and COVID requirements. Have a wonderful spring everyone! All my best, Kim Alexander
about 1 month ago, Slate Valley
Slate Valley
Dodge House Donation Drive - A FHUHS Student’s R.E.A.L. Project Please view the flyer here for more information: https://www.smore.com/xpe32 This drive is being held by the Slate Valley Unified School District. We hope to raise awareness of homeless Veterans, and support the Dodge House in Rutland, which "provides shelter, clothing, food, and an individualized program to reintegrate veterans back into the community and help them to achieve self­ sufficiency" (http://www.chcrr.org). Donation boxes will be located in the front offices of all Slate Valley schools from March 29th and April 25th.
about 1 month ago, Slate Valley
Slate Valley
Reminder! Tonight (April 5, 2021) You’re invited to the Slate Valley Unified Union School District Board (Virtual) Meeting at 6:30 p.m. Participation will be VIRTUAL ONLY. Connect by going to http://meet.google.com/kdn-osig-qsn or join by phone (US) +1 617-675-4444 PIN: 474 306 975 5652#. Tonight’s Agenda: https://5il.co/r4fm Previous Meeting Minutes: https://5il.co/qwix
about 1 month ago, Slate Valley
Slate Valley
You’re invited to join us this evening at 6 PM for a Community Connections virtual discussion on District Reorganization. Community Connections are an opportunity for community members to have a conversation with Central Office administrators. Join us by going to https://meet.google.com/jxr-qubs-ptw or by phone (US)+1 609-438-1179 (PIN: 408 338 127#)
about 1 month ago, Slate Valley
Slate Valley
Dear Slate Valley Families, I hope this letter finds you well and beginning to see some light at the end of the very long tunnel. With the uptick in COVID cases and a holiday weekend upon us, I would like to send some reminders. As we are headed into a holiday and a week off with warmer weather, I just wanted to remind everyone to stay vigilant to protect one other. We are almost there, but the pandemic is not quite over. We want to continue to prevent any outbreaks that could result in limitations on learning, extra-curricular activities, sports, and future events such as graduation. We saw how gatherings and travel affected us after the Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays. There has been a recent surge in cases in our community, so maintaining precautions is very important for preventing spread. This is especially true because several individuals who have recently tested positive have experienced no symptoms. Without following mask and social distancing guidelines, people are unknowingly spreading it. Please follow our current Vermont gathering guidelines regarding the number of households and vaccine receipt. If you travel, please follow quarantine guidelines upon return. Additionally, please wear masks, stay 6 feet apart, and sanitize/wash your hands often. If parents are vaccinated, it does not mean that children can travel without quarantine. It may mean that your student may not be able to return to in person learning after April break. We know this has been so difficult and so many of us are "over it," but we need to keep up the precautions for a little while longer. Positive change is coming, but we are not there yet. And to get there as soon as possible, we all need to continue to maintain the great illness prevention work we are all doing. So do the fun holiday traditions, gather as much as you can under the guidelines, enjoy family as best you can, and soon we will be back to a much better place. Thank you for your continued support of the schools and our community's health. Sincerely, Brooke Olsen-Farrell Superintendent
about 1 month ago, Slate Valley
Slate Valley
Dodge House Donation Drive - A FHUHS Student’s R.E.A.L. Project Please view the flyer here for more information: https://www.smore.com/xpe32 This drive is being held by the Slate Valley Unified School District. We hope to raise awareness of homeless Veterans, and support the Dodge House in Rutland, which "provides shelter, clothing, food, and an individualized program to reintegrate veterans back into the community and help them to achieve self­ sufficiency" (http://www.chcrr.org). Donation boxes will be located in the front offices of all Slate Valley schools from March 29th and April 25th.
about 1 month ago, Slate Valley
Slate Valley
You’re invited to join us on March 31st at 6 PM for a Community Connections virtual discussion on District Reorganization. Community Connections virtual chats are an opportunity for community members to have a conversation with Central Office administrators. Join us by going to https://meet.google.com/jxr-qubs-ptw or by phone (US)+1 609-438-1179 (PIN: 408 338 127#)
about 1 month ago, Slate Valley
Slate Valley
We have two basketball games this afternoon as the CVS/OVS teams wrap up their season that'll be streaming on the CVS Athletics YouTube channel. https://bit.ly/3lOCl5b At 4:30 the CVS/OVS 7/8 Girls take on Barstow. Following that game at 6:00 the CVS/OVS 7th Grade Boys will also take on Barstow.
about 1 month ago, Slate Valley
Slate Valley
Dear Slate Valley Families, We have been through a lot this year and over the last four years as a Slate Valley Community. In the past four years we have experienced a threat to school safety and COVID-19. As a result, anxiety has increased for some of our staff, students and community members. The safety, social and emotional wellbeing of students, staff and our community continue to be priorities for Slate Valley as we move towards recovery. As we move forward with recovery from the pandemic, we are also faced with the potential release of a person who threatened staff and students at Fair Haven Union High School. In 2018, the individual who threatened FHU was adjudicated as a youthful offender, a designation for a defendant under the age of 22 and facing charges within the adult criminal justice system. Youthful offender status only follows an individual through their 22nd birthday, which this individual will turn this year. In some cases these individuals are reintegrated into the community or area prior to the regulation of their youthful offender status. When someone is adjudicated as a youthful offender, information about that individual's whereabouts, treatment, or possible consequences cannot be shared. In this case the Department of Corrections and Department of Children/Families have joint oversight of this individual until his 22nd birthday which is in August. I pride myself on being able to accurately communicate when I have knowledge of matters which may impact our community, but in this case I don’t have any additional information. I have repeatedly asked for the information and have been denied access to the information. I have been left to assume there is a likelihood that this individual could return to Vermont in the very near future. If I did have the information, you would have the information as well. Although I know I don’t have specific information on this one individual, I do know that we have been doing great work in terms of school safety and we will continue to be vigilant as a school community. If at any time you have concerns directly related to this individual or any safety concern, please contact local law enforcement. They take these calls very seriously and will promptly look into concerns. I am fully aware of the anxiety that this may cause some of you on top of COVID-19. However, I felt the need to bring it to your attention as I believe you have the right to know as much as possible. Again, the safety, social and emotional wellbeing of students, staff and our community are the priorities for Slate Valley. Below you can find contact information for those agencies or individuals you can contact if you are in need of support: Students can contact their school counselors and other school support by calling the individual schools. To access community based support for mental health issues, please call Rutland Mental Health (for intake appointments) at 775-2381 or the Crisis Line at 775-1000. Families/Community Members may also contact Rutland Mental Health (for intake appointments) at 775-2381 or the Crisis Line at 775-1000. As in the past, we encourage community members to report any suspicious or concerning behaviors that may have a negative impact on schools within the District to your local law enforcement agency: Fair Haven Police Department: 802-265-4531 Castleton Police Department: 802-468-5012 VT State Police Rutland Barracks: 802-773-9101 We are all in this together and we all need to do our part to take care of one another. Sincerely, Brooke Farrell, Superintendent
about 1 month ago, Slate Valley
Slate Valley
We have three basketball games scheduled for today that will be streaming on our FHGS Athletics YouTube channel. https://bit.ly/3rbjAtV At 4:00 the FHGS/BVS 7/8 Girls tip off against the CVS/OVS 7/8 Girls. At 5:30 the FHGS/BVS Grade 7 Boys tip off versus the CVS/OVS Grade 7 Boys. In our third and final game of the evening, the FHGS/BVS 8th Grade Boys tip off against the CVS/OVS 8th Grade Boys at 7:00.
about 1 month ago, Slate Valley
Slate Valley
Reminder! Tonight (March 22, 2021) You’re invited to the Slate Valley Unified Union School District Board (Virtual) Meeting Fair Haven Union High School, 6:30 p.m. Participation will be VIRTUAL ONLY. Connect by going to http://meet.google.com/yyb-ypeg-juu or join by phone (US)+1 617-675-4444 PIN: 867 675 227 0575# Tonight’s Agenda: https://5il.co/qtk1 Previous Meeting Minutes: https://5il.co/qgoh
about 1 month ago, Slate Valley
Slate Valley
We have two games featuring the CES/CVS/OVS Grade 5/6 combined teams this afternoon streaming on the CES Athletics YouTube channel, https://bit.ly/2PcjHb1. At 4:30 the Grade 5/6 girls take on the FHGS/BVS Grade 5/6 girls. That game will be followed by the 6th grade boys vs the FHGS 5/6 boys team with tip off scheduled for 6:00.
about 1 month ago, Slate Valley
Slate Valley
This afternoon at 5:00 we have a basketball game between the FHGS/BVS 5/6 Boys and the CES/OVS 5th Grade Boys that will be streaming live on the FHGS Athletics YouTube channel here: https://bit.ly/2QjfhQr
about 1 month ago, Slate Valley
Slate Valley
Today we have two games scheduled on the CVS Athletics YouTube channel, https://bit.ly/3eRyrHf, as the CVS/OVS combined teams take on Poultney. At 4:30 the CVS/OVS 8th Grade Boys tip off and will followed at 6:00 by the 7/8 Girls. Rosters can be found here: https://bit.ly/3lqMgOh
about 1 month ago, Slate Valley
Slate Valley
Link Updated: meet.google.com/uew-eubv-gvi Join us this afternoon at 3:30 PM for a virtual meeting to discuss our draft Title I Parent Involvement Policy (E-1). This meeting will be an opportunity for parents to provide feedback on the policy. In an effort to focus our work on Wednesday afternoon, please review a draft Title I Parent Involvement Policy https://5il.co/qm74 and accompanying draft procedures https://5il.co/qm6y. These two drafts will be considered in relation to the Title I Parent/Family Engagement Toolkit https://5il.co/qm6u provided by the Vermont Agency of Education. Meeting ID: http://meet.google.com/uew-eubv-gvi Phone Number: +1 443-671-8799 PIN: 834 838 577#
about 1 month ago, Slate Valley
Slate Valley
This afternoon on the FHGS Athletics YouTube Channel, https://bit.ly/3dX3Nf7, the FHGS/BVS Grade 5/6 Boys will take on the CES/CVS/OVS 6th Grade Boys with tip off scheduled for 5:00. Rosters for the FHGS/BVS team can be found here: https://bit.ly/3lm0Je5 Rosters for the CES/CVS/OVS team can be found here: https://bit.ly/3cDWs1S
about 1 month ago, Slate Valley
Slate Valley
This Week! The Slate Valley Unified School Board is hosting a week of Virtual Listening Tours beginning on March 16th to continue the discussion on district reorganization. Listening tours are an opportunity to have a conversation with board members. You may attend any of the meetings - regardless of which town you reside in. Please join us at 6 p.m. for a discussion about district reorganization on the following dates: March 16th with Tim, Julie, Toni, Josh, and Christine (Castleton/Hubbardton) Join with Google Meet https://meet.google.com/wyi-oqrg-pnc or join by phone (US) +1 209-850-2378 (PIN: 574504536) March 17th with Pati, Becky, Beckah, Peter, Glen, and John (Benson/Orwell) Join with Google Meet at https://meet.google.com/ifr-ijcb-qdc or join by phone (US) +1 573-343-8213 (PIN: 143009028) March 18th with Mike, Rick, Tara, Tanya, and Angela (Fair Haven/West Haven) Join with Google Meet https://meet.google.com/ust-vwqk-mmx or join by phone join by phone (US) +1 786-592-9982 (PIN: 735144976)
about 1 month ago, Slate Valley
Slate Valley
We have a basketball doubleheader this afternoon on the CES Athletics YouTube channel: https://bit.ly/2NDiUiX At 4:30 the CES/CVS/OVS Grade 5/6 Girls take on Christ the King - Rutalnd. Following the conclusion of that game the CES/OVS Grade 5 Boys take on their district counterparts from FHGS/BVS with tip off scheduled for 6:00. CES/CVS/OVS team rosters can be found here: https://bit.ly/30Jbf5A
about 1 month ago, Slate Valley
Slate Valley
Tonight! (Monday, March 15) Please join us for a virtual community conversation on school safety at 6 PM. This meeting will be an opportunity to discuss in more detail some of our infrastructure upgrades, the threat assessment process, drills as well as our planning process. Join with Google Meet http://meet.google.com/jpc-hjfw-qcu or by phone (US) +1 413-998-6051 PIN: 650 703 945#
about 1 month ago, Slate Valley
Slate Valley
Today the FHGS/BVS 5/6 basketball teams take on their district counterparts the CES/CVS/OVS 5/6 teams and both games will be streaming live starting at 4:30 on the FHGS Athletics YouTube channel: https://bit.ly/3dX3Nf7 The girls are scheduled to tip off at 4:30 and will be followed by the boys at 6:00. FHGS/BVS rosters can be found here: https://bit.ly/3c0mnjY CES/CVS/OVS rosters can be found here: https://bit.ly/3qkW64N
2 months ago, Slate Valley
Slate Valley
The Slate Valley Unified School Board is hosting a week of Virtual Listening Tours beginning on March 16th to continue the discussion on district reorganization. Listening tours are an opportunity to have a conversation with board members. You may attend any of the meetings - regardless of which town you reside in. Please join us at 6 p.m. for a discussion about district reorganization on the following dates: March 16th with Tim, Julie, Toni, Josh, and Christine (Castleton/Hubbardton) Join with Google Meet https://meet.google.com/wyi-oqrg-pnc or join by phone (US) +1 209-850-2378 (PIN: 574504536) March 17th with Pati, Becky, Beckah, Peter, Glen, and John (Benson/Orwell) Join with Google Meet at https://meet.google.com/ifr-ijcb-qdc or join by phone (US) +1 573-343-8213 (PIN: 143009028) March 18th with Mike, Rick, Tara, Tanya, and Angela (Fair Haven/West Haven) Join with Google Meet https://meet.google.com/ust-vwqk-mmx or join by phone join by phone (US) +1 786-592-9982 (PIN: 735144976)
2 months ago, Slate Valley
Slate Valley
We have two games scheduled on the CVS Athletics YouTube channel this afternoon as the CVS/OVS Boys take on Otter Valley. At 4:30 the 7th Grade Boys tip off and will be followed at 6:00 by the 8th Grade Boys. Both games will be streaming here: https://bit.ly/38aH5fT
2 months ago, Slate Valley
Slate Valley
Please join us for a virtual community conversation on school safety on Monday, March 15 at 6 PM. This meeting will be an opportunity to discuss in more detail some of our infrastructure upgrades, the threat assessment process, drills as well as our planning process. Meeting ID http://meet.google.com/jpc-hjfw-qcu Phone Number (US) +1 413-998-6051 PIN: 650 703 945#
2 months ago, Slate Valley
Slate Valley
Reminder! Tonight (March 8, 2021) You’re invited to the Slate Valley Unified Union School District Board (Virtual) Meeting 6:30 PM Participation will be VIRTUAL ONLY. Connect by going to http://meet.google.com/jzz-apgt-bsw Or join by phone (US) +1 617-675-4444 PIN: 849 660 115 6341# Tonight’s Agenda: https://5il.co/q7z6 Previous Meeting Minutes: https://5il.co/pibk
2 months ago, Slate Valley
Slate Valley
Join us tomorrow afternoon at 4:30 live on the CVS Athletics YouTube channel, https://bit.ly/38aH5fT, as the CVS/OVS Grades 7 & 8 Girls basketball team takes on Christ the King - Rutland. A roster for the CVS/OVS team can be found here: https://bit.ly/3kKs0qt
2 months ago, Slate Valley
Slate Valley
Today the FHGS/BVS 5/6 basketball teams take on their district counterparts the CES/CVS/OVS 5/6 teams and both games will be streaming live starting at 4:30 on the FHGS Athletics YouTube channel: https://bit.ly/3dX3Nf7 The girls are scheduled to tip off at 4:30 and will be followed by the boys at 6:00. FHGS/BVS rosters can be found here: https://bit.ly/3c0mnjY CES/CVS/OVS rosters can be found here: https://bit.ly/3qkW64N
2 months ago, Slate Valley
Slate Valley
Thank you to the Slate Valley community for your support! Here are the results from Town Meeting Day: Budget: Yes- 868 No- 810 Transfer of $882,500 to the Reserve: Yes- 1028 No-565 School Board Members elected (all incumbents): Tara Buxton Pati Beaumont-Stannard Peter Stone Rebecca Spears Toni Lobdell Christine Pouliot
2 months ago, Slate Valley
Slate Valley
Apologies for the brief technical difficulties with our 8th Grade Basketball stream but we are now back live here: https://youtu.be/wywnQ-C1ogY
2 months ago, Slate Valley
Slate Valley
We have a basketball doubleheader on the schedule over on our CVS Athletics YouTube channel later this afternoon. At 4:30 the CVS/OVS Grade 7/8 Girls tip off vs. West Rutland to be followed at 6 by the CVS/OVS Grade 8 Boys also vs. West Rutland. The CVS Athletics YouTube channel can be found here: https://bit.ly/3b5zHUN Rosters for both CVS/OVS teams can be found at the following link: https://5il.co/q3kk
2 months ago, Slate Valley
Slate Valley
Please join us for a virtual community conversation on school safety on Monday, March 15 at 6 PM. This meeting will be an opportunity to discuss in more detail some of our infrastructure upgrades, the threat assessment process, drills as well as our planning process. Meeting ID http://meet.google.com/jpc-hjfw-qcu Phone Number (US) +1 413-998-6051 PIN: 650 703 945#
3 months ago, Slate Valley
Slate Valley
Tomorrow we have two home games featuring the combined CES/OVS Grade 5/6 basketball teams that'll be streaming live over on our YouTube channel, which can be found here: https://bit.ly/2NDiUiX At 4:30 the girls' team tips off vs the combined FHGS/BVS team. That game will be followed at 6:00 by the boys' team playing the combined FHGS/BVS team.
3 months ago, Slate Valley
Slate Valley
Save the Date! The Slate Valley Unified School Board is hosting a week of Virtual Listening Tours beginning on March 16th to continue the discussion on district reorganization. Listening tours are an opportunity to have a conversation with board members. You may attend any of the meetings - regardless of which town you reside in. Please join us at 6 p.m. for a discussion about district reorganization on the following dates: March 16th with Tim, Julie, Toni, Josh, and Christine (Castleton/Hubbardton) Join with Google Meet https://meet.google.com/wyi-oqrg-pnc or join by phone (US) +1 209-850-2378 (PIN: 574504536) March 17th with Pati, Becky, Beckah, Peter, Glen, and John (Benson/Orwell) Join with Google Meet at https://meet.google.com/ifr-ijcb-qdc or join by phone (US) +1 573-343-8213 (PIN: 143009028) March 18th with Mike, Rick, Tara, Tanya, and Angela (Fair Haven/West Haven) Join with Google Meet https://meet.google.com/ust-vwqk-mmx or join by phone join by phone (US) +1 786-592-9982 (PIN: 735144976)
3 months ago, Slate Valley
Slate Valley
This afternoon at 4:30 we'll be livestreaming an intersquad scrimmage between the CVS/OVS 7th Grade and CVS/OVS 8th Grade boys' teams over on our YouTube channel that can be found here: https://bit.ly/3kg5lBU
3 months ago, Slate Valley
Slate Valley
This video was played during the SVUUSD Annual Informational Meeting on February 22, 2021. It features scenes from around the district this school year: http://shorturl.at/rvEVX
3 months ago, Slate Valley
Slate Valley
Tonight! (February 22, 2021) Slate Valley voters are invited to join us for a virtual informational meeting. Virtually connect by going to http://meet.google.com/yjx-xnzo-dpq or by calling (US) +1 402-337-4387 PIN: 505 127 437# Resources Annual Report: https://5il.co/pc7r Budget PowerPoint (PDF): https://5il.co/pjwn Budget Newsletter: https://5il.co/pgqm
3 months ago, Slate Valley
Slate Valley
Reminder - Slate Valley voters are invited to join us for a virtual informational meeting on Monday, February 22, 2021. Virtually connect by going to http://meet.google.com/yjx-xnzo-dpq or by calling (US) +1 402-337-4387 PIN: 505 127 437# Resources Annual Report: https://5il.co/pc7r Budget PowerPoint (PDF): https://5il.co/pqu5 Budget Newsletter: https://5il.co/pgqm
3 months ago, Slate Valley
Slate Valley
High School Prep - Registration High School Prep will be held on the weeks of July 12 and July 19 from 8:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Families can reach out to Melissa Hoyer at [email protected] 265-4966, or their school counselor with any questions. High School Prep will be a blending of time at the FHUHS campus and Lake Bomoseen State Park. The focus of Prep is to work on building connections, becoming familiar with the high school and high school staff, work on a project, and possibly earn a half credit towards high school graduation. It will be a fabulous way to kick off the high school career for the class of 2025! Register at https://forms.gle/d7iWvBa82CYrcnhG6
3 months ago, Slate Valley
Slate Valley
Today marks the start of the 2021 winter basketball season for the CVS/OVS combined girls basketball team with a home game being streamed over on our YouTube channel. https://bit.ly/3qbxJaM At 4:30 the 7th and 8th grade girls tip off versus Middlebury. Rosters for the CVS/OVS team can be found here: https://5il.co/pl53
3 months ago, Slate Valley
Slate Valley
Reminder - tomorrow! Saturday, February 13 10 a.m. to Noon Slate Valley and Fair Haven Concerned Essential Food Box Distribution Day Families within the Slate Valley School District are invited to pick up a Food Box.
3 months ago, Slate Valley
Slate Valley
How to Build Your Own Outdoor Classroom Outdoor learning labs can engage students in hands-on activities, while providing a safer way to attend school in person. https://www.edutopia.org/video/how-build-your-own-outdoor-classroom
3 months ago, Slate Valley
Slate Valley
Good afternoon, We are excited to announce the launch of our YouTube channels for our grade 5-8 athletics teams. These channels will be based on gym locations, rather than teams, to allow for the possibility of more than one event to be streamed at one time. On these channels, you’ll be able to watch live streamed athletic events via YouTube Live. Channels: Castleton Elementary School: https://bit.ly/3da2Xvj Castleton Village School: https://bit.ly/3qbxJaM Fair Haven Grade School: https://bit.ly/3tQ9Ebt Visit the new channels and be sure you subscribe and turn on notifications to be automatically notified when there is a live stream taking place.
3 months ago, Slate Valley
Slate Valley
Athletics update: Tomorrow afternoon, we will be sharing details about Friday’s sporting events - including information on how you can view them.
3 months ago, Slate Valley
Slate Valley
A message from the Vermont Department of Health: The Health Department has detected an increase in COVID-19 activity in Rutland County during the last two weeks. What we know is: Rutland City and some surrounding towns now have evidence of increased rates, multiple household clusters and workplaces with cases. Surrounding towns with increased rates include Benson, Pittsford, Castleton, West Haven and Fair Haven. At this time we are seeing an increased number of cases that are not known to be associated with an outbreak, which is an indication of more widespread community transmission. We are sharing this information to encourage community-wide public health interventions. Our area is seeing an increase in COVID-19 activity. Take these prevention steps to help slow the spread: -Stay home if you are sick. -Wash your hands often. -Keep your social circle to only the people you live with. -Stay at least 6 feet apart from people you do not live with. -Wear a mask any time you are around people you do not live with. See the complete message and resources from the Department of Health: https://5il.co/pieg
3 months ago, Slate Valley
Slate Valley
Our SROs pitch in wherever they can!
3 months ago, Slate Valley
Slate Valley
Good afternoon, All after school activities have been canceled for today (2/9/21) due to weather conditions.
3 months ago, Slate Valley
Slate Valley
Dear Slate Valley Community Member, On 2-8-21 we learned about an individual at Orwell Village School that has Coronavirus Disease. This individual was in attendance while contagious. Contact tracing is underway and anyone with possible exposure has been notified and sent home until a final determination on quarantine can be made. We expect to have contact tracing completed by the end of the day today. As always we are working closely with the Department of Health. We continue to advise our staff and students to stay home when sick. We recommend that you take action to help limit the spread of COVID-19, even if your child is not experiencing symptoms. This is especially important given that we know the virus is in our community. Please see the full letter from Superintendent Olsen-Farrell here: https://5il.co/pfak
3 months ago, Slate Valley
Slate Valley
Reminder! Tonight (February 8, 2021) Your invited to the Slate Valley Unified Union School District Board (Virtual) Meeting Fair Haven Union High School, 6:30 p.m. Participation will be VIRTUAL ONLY. Connect by going to http://meet.google.com/ddd-acaw-zxq Or join by phone (US) +1 617-675-4444 PIN: 267 808 206 8448# Tonight’s Agenda: https://5il.co/peud Previous Meeting Minutes: https://5il.co/p31h
3 months ago, Slate Valley
Slate Valley
Slate Valley and Fair Haven Concerned Essential Food Box Distribution Day Saturday, February 13 10 a.m. - Noon Families within the Slate Valley School District are invited to pick up a Food Box.
3 months ago, Slate Valley
Slate Valley
Dear Slate Valley Community, I am aware that bill S.63 “An act relating to the prohibition of school resource officers” was recently introduced in the Senate Education Committee. This bill proposes to prohibit schools from contracting for the services of school resource officers. Some of the national data has clearly demonstrated a disparate level of law enforcement treatment of communities of color that have resulted in increased arrests, expulsion and suspensions. However, we have been very pleased with the level of professionalism of our school based law enforcement officers and have established clear roles, responsibilities and practices that have prioritized positive interactions, mentoring, community building and steered clear from law enforcement being seen as disciplinarians and enforcement focused. Resource officers in schools have proven to provide an opportunity to create, and support relationships that strengthen our communities. In an effort to provide equity in our communities, inequities will be created by the removal of resource officers from our schools for Slate Valley. As Superintendent, I am opposed to this bill due to our past and current experiences with our school resource officers. If you have questions regarding this bill I would encourage you to reach out to your legislators. Rest assured that I know how important our School Resource Officer program is to our district and will do everything in my power to ensure that this bill in its current language does not become law. Several years ago our community was impacted by a potential threat that resulted in a level of stress and anxiety that is still being felt today. The safety of our students, faculty and staff will always be our top priority. As such we will continue to take appropriate measures to address any school safety concerns. Link to Bill S.63: https://legislature.vermont.gov/Documents/2022/Docs/BILLS/S-0063/S-0063%20As%20Introduced.pdf Sincerely, Brooke Olsen-Farrell, Superintendent
3 months ago, Slate Valley
Slate Valley
Good Evening, Due to the impending weather conditions all Slate Valley Schools will be closed tomorrow, February 2nd. Stay safe and enjoy your day! Brooke Farrell, Superintendent
3 months ago, Slate Valley
Slate Valley
Dear Slate Valley Community Member, This is hard and there is no way to make everyone happy, except of course to say that the pandemic is over and we can return to whatever “normal” will look like. I know people are hurting. This has been an incredibly difficult year for our students, families and staff. We need everyone to remember that we are all humans and all are dealing with different challenges that the pandemic has presented, there is sacrifice, compassion and understanding needed by us all. It was both unfortunate and necessary that FHUHS and FHGS needed to go remote this week but given the amount of students and staff quarantining it was the only decision. We are planning on returning to in person learning for FHUHS and FHGS on Monday February 1st. Additional, positive cases have been identified and those students are isolating according to the Department of Health Guidelines. Some of these cases are due to high school athletics and in consultation with the Department of Health we will be moving back to Phase I for High School Winter Sports for Monday, February 1st and Tuesday, February 2nd. This means that only non-contact drills will be allowed. We will monitor this situation and make a decision on a day to day basis on the status of practices. Each and every student and staff member is important to me and as such every decision I make is weighed very carefully. Our students deserve every safe opportunity we can give them to access in-person learning. Our staff has had an incredible lift this year as we have changed everything we do related to school. They show-up each day ready to take on these new challenges because they believe that is what is best for your children, our students. It is incumbent upon us all to keep them safe as well. There is always risk in everything we do and we need to weigh carefully those risks and make the very best decisions possible. There have been many sleepless nights as I weigh those risks and make sure I do what is right for the community, staff and most importantly our students. There is risk with staying in person and there is risk with going remote. With remote learning, I worry about having the ability to pay our hourly staff if the remote period is a long time. I worry about our students in homes without support. I worry about further spreading the virus as if we are remote, students have more opportunities to visit each others' homes. I worry about parents losing their jobs and having an inability to pay for food and housing. I worry about political backlash from the community and the fallout for staff (This is one thing I wish I didn’t have to worry about but I do). I worry about the ability of our staff to balance teaching our students and being able to support their own kids in remote learning. I worry about the mental health and isolation of all in a remote environment. With staying in person I worry about in school transmission, although extremely unlikely, not impossible. I worry about the isolation from colleagues. I worry the exhaustion of staff in making sure the social distancing guidelines are being followed. I worry about the concern the staff has for their students and colleagues and the toll on individual mental health. I know some of you are concerned for a variety of different reasons. I understand your concern and share some of those concerns. We are in the middle of a pandemic and things can’t and won’t be the same. I know that while at times we might disagree with the best way to approach things please know that we always have safety front and center. If we continue to work together and support one another as we work through these challenges, we will be stronger as a community. We need your help in this if we want to continue in person learning and other activities, then we must adhere to the guidelines. Best, Brooke Farrell
3 months ago, Slate Valley
Slate Valley
Edutopia - How Practicing Mindfulness Outdoors Boosts Well-Being As schools have taken classes outside for safer in-person learning, many have found the value of connecting mindfulness activities to nature: https://www.edutopia.org/video/how-practicing-mindfulness-outdoors-boosts-well-being
3 months ago, Slate Valley
Slate Valley
Reminder! Tonight (January 25, 2021) You’re invited (virtually) to the Slate Valley Unified Union School District Board meeting at 6:30 p.m. Participation will be VIRTUAL ONLY. Connect by going to http://meet.google.com/qag-fpgi-dtn or by calling (US) +1 617-675-4444 PIN: 658 282 596 9955# Tonight’s Agenda: https://5il.co/osjy
4 months ago, Slate Valley
Slate Valley
Tonight! Community Connections: A Virtual Meeting with Slate Valley Central Office Administrators January 20th 6 - 7 PM Join with Google Meet https://meet.google.com/cvi-tned-tyc or by phone(US) +1 402-527-4082 (PIN: 450007785)
4 months ago, Slate Valley
Slate Valley
Community Connections: A Virtual Meeting with Slate Valley Central Office Administrators January 20th 6 - 7 PM Join with Google Meet https://meet.google.com/cvi-tned-tyc or by phone(US) +1 402-527-4082 (PIN: 450007785)
4 months ago, Slate Valley
Slate Valley
Tonight! Topics: Budget Outlook & District Reorganization Please take this opportunity to learn about the upcoming budget outlook as well as continue the discussion about the board's plans for district reorganization. Join us at 6 p.m. to discuss the upcoming budget and district reorganization on the following dates. Jan. 12th with Mike, Rick, Tara, Tanya, and Angela (Fair Haven/West Haven) https://meet.google.com/bsc-wcrm-zbw or join by phone (US) +1 929-287-3647 (PIN: 876141866) Jan. 13th with Tim, Julie, Toni, Josh, and Christine (Castleton/Hubbardton) https://meet.google.com/qok-edco-jhq or join by phone (US) +1 401-285-6400 (PIN: 766569448) Jan. 14th with Pati, Becky, and Beckah (Benson) https://meet.google.com/rat-adyy-xye or join by phone (US)+1 929-266-1990 (PIN: 284595478) Jan. 14th with Peter, Glen, and John (Orwell) https://meet.google.com/rat-adyy-xye or join by phone (US) +1 585-535-3234 (PIN: 48340626)
4 months ago, Slate Valley
Slate Valley
Reminder! Tonight (January 11, 2021) You’re invited to the Slate Valley Unified Union School District Board (VIRTUAL) Meeting Fair Haven Union High School, 6:30 p.m. Participation will be VIRTUAL ONLY. Connect by going to https://meet.google.com/bfa-wnzj-tio or by calling (US) +1 317-961-0599 PIN: 177 396 689#. Tonight’s Agenda: https://5il.co/o9q3 Previous Meeting Minutes: https://5il.co/nxpn
4 months ago, Slate Valley
Slate Valley
Topics: Budget Outlook & District Reorganization Please take this opportunity to learn about the upcoming budget outlook as well as continue the discussion about the board's plans for district reorganization. Currently the board is exploring a plan for district reorganization that would include the consolidation of all district middle school students to the high school beginning with the 2022-2023 school year. This would result in the closure or educational repurposing of Castleton Village School. Sixth grade students in Castleton would then attend Castleton Elementary School. To address the anticipated low enrollment of middle school students in Benson Village School, the board voted on December 7th in favor of in-district school choice (with transportation) for 7th and 8th grade students for the 2021-2022 school year. Listening tours are an opportunity to have a conversation with your board members. Please join us at 6 p.m. to discuss the upcoming budget and district reorganization on the following dates. Jan. 12th with Mike, Rick, Tara, Tanya, and Angela (Fair Haven/West Haven) https://meet.google.com/bsc-wcrm-zbw or join by phone (US) +1 929-287-3647 (PIN: 876141866) Jan. 13th with Tim, Julie, Toni, Josh, and Christine (Castleton/Hubbardton) https://meet.google.com/qok-edco-jhq or join by phone (US) +1 401-285-6400 (PIN: 766569448) Jan. 14th with Pati, Becky, and Beckah (Benson) https://meet.google.com/rat-adyy-xye or join by phone (US)+1 929-266-1990 (PIN: 284595478) Jan. 14th with Peter, Glen, and John (Orwell) https://meet.google.com/rat-adyy-xye or join by phone (US) +1 585-535-3234 (PIN: 48340626)
4 months ago, Slate Valley
Slate Valley
Dear Slate Valley Families, I know thus far that 2021 has proven to be a trying time for our community, state and country. Furthermore, I know that anxiety is at an all time high. We have had 8 reported cases of COVID connected to either a staff member or student since November. The prevalence of these cases has escalated in the last few weeks. Up until this point we remained relatively unscathed. Please note that we work closely with health officials. We follow the Agency of Education Safe and Healthy Start Guidance. So far we have not had any in-school transmission of the virus. This means that while in school, an individual has not spread it to another individual in the school setting. All the transmission has been community based to date, meaning the exposure occurred outside of school. Although this is the case, we are swift and thorough with tracing possible in-school close contacts and through the Department of Health, quarantine them to observe for symptoms until they can get tested. By following the guidelines, close contacts are kept to a minimum in the school setting. From this point forward, we will only be notifying Slate Valley families when a case specifically impacts the operations of the school, meaning that the employee or student was in attendance while contagious. We know COVID is widespread in our communities. I also wanted to let you know that staff has been able to get tested at work since November. While this is voluntary, we have a large number of staff that are being tested on a regular basis. So far these tests have all yielded negative results. I take my job very seriously when it comes to student and staff safety. There are no easy answers for any of us. There are risks to learning in person and there are risks to moving to remote learning. Some of the risks to moving to remote learning include the impact on mental health, child abuse going unreported, learning loss, and further spread of the virus in the community as students have greater opportunity to congregate without protective measures and parents needing to leave their jobs thus increasing poverty. We look at the data and weigh the risks in order to make the very best decision possible for our kids. That being said I encourage you to work with your building principals if you have concerns. We all need to support each other during this very difficult time. All the best, Brooke Olsen-Farrell Superintendent
4 months ago, Slate Valley
Slate Valley
Slate Valley Unified School District is seeking temporary part-time Custodians, up to 25 hours per week, during the COVID pandemic to maintain the cleanliness of the school facilities as well as 1 regular part-time Custodian 20 hours per week. Custodial experience preferred. For additional information, contact Chris Cole, Director of Operations at 265-4905 or email [email protected]. This position will remain open until filled. E O E
4 months ago, Slate Valley
Slate Valley
Slate Valley MS Athletics -Grades 5-8 - Winter Sports Registration Reopened Please go to Formreleaf.com and register your athlete for winter bball. Registration will close on Jan 3rd at 6am - This will be the last opportunity to register, it will not be reopened. Reminder - Yearly sports physicals are required (every 14 months) Middle School Basketball for Slate Valley can start as early as Jan 11th. Please check the Slate Valley App for practice and game schedules. That is where you will find changes and updates. Thank you, Kim Alexander
5 months ago, Slate Valley
Slate Valley
Hello all - Winter sports practices have been given the go ahead. Practices for Slate Valley 5-8 teams will begin the week of January 11, 2021. We will be implementing practices with strict guidelines, including the wearing of masks, maintaining 6 foot distancing and no physical contact. At this point intra squad scrimmages and interscholastic competitions are prohibited, but will be revisited. This is a wonderful opportunity for our athletes. To ensure that we can begin and maintain a winter sports season, I ask you to please remember to follow all safety measures, including travel and multi family guidelines. If your athlete will be traveling or is sick please keep them home and follow the Covid guidelines. I will be working on a practice schedule over break, which will be uploaded onto the Slate Valley app. We are still looking to fill some coaching slots.If you are interested or know of anyone, please have them contact me at: [email protected]. The following positions are open: CES/CVS: 5/6 Boys head coach and assistant coach. 5/6 Girls assistant coach, 7/8 Boys assistant coach. Thank you, Kim
5 months ago, Slate Valley
Slate Valley
Dear Slate Valley Community Member, On 12-22-20 we learned about a person with Coronavirus Disease at the Fair Haven Union High School. This person was not in attendance while contagious and therefore no special actions need to be taken. We recommend that you take action to help limit the spread of COVID-19, even if your child is not experiencing symptoms. This is especially true going into the holiday break and knowing the virus is in our communities. Please read the full letter from Superintendent Olsen-Farrell with links to resources here: https://5il.co/o60d
5 months ago, Slate Valley
Slate Valley
Reminder! Tonight (December 14, 2020) You’re invited to the Slate Valley Unified Union School District Board meeting at 6:30 p.m. Participation will be VIRTUAL ONLY. Connect by going to http:// meet.google.com/srb-bmfc-qwa OR BY CALLING (US) +1 320-416-1017 PIN: 600 914 747# Tonight’s Agenda: https://5il.co/nw73
5 months ago, Slate Valley
Slate Valley
Substitute Teachers 2020-2021 Vacancies Slate Valley Unified Union School District is seeking Substitute Teachers for the 2020-2021 school year for an hourly rate of $15.00. For the weeks of January 4th - 15th - anyone who substitutes in Slate Valley will be paid $15 per hour plus $30 a day bonus for each day they work. All applicants must apply on https://www.schoolspring.com/. Positions will remain open until filled. EOE
5 months ago, Slate Valley
Slate Valley
Dear Slate Valley Families, We have been fielding questions today about the possibility of Slate Valley going remote after December break as many of our neighboring districts have decided to go remote for a period of time beginning January 4th. While that is something that is always on the table should the data specific to Slate Valley indicate that it is appropriate, we do not have data in Slate Valley that would support that move at this time. As such, our intent is to remain in person as we return on January 4th. I continue to believe that in person learning is what is best for students, staff and our communities. Our schools are some of the safest places for students and staff to be as we carefully follow the health and safety guidance. Of course student and staff safety is always our priority and we will adjust as the data indicates, but going remote is the very last thing we want to do. We continue to encourage students, staff and families to follow Vermont’s Health and Safety Guidance. If everyone continues to do their part, we will get through this together. As always, please reach out if you have any questions. Best, Brooke Farrell, Superintendent
5 months ago, Slate Valley
Slate Valley
Hello all - I just wanted to update you all on MS Athletics in the Slate Valley District. Our afterschool athletic programs have been put on "hold" or "pause" for now, due to the rising cases of COVID around the state. I know that our student athletes are anxious to get started and I am anxious for them to get started. BUT, we have to follow guidelines and make sure everyone stays safe and healthy. The registration for Winter Sports is OPEN until December 15th. Please sign up your athlete if he or she is interested. The site is Formreleaf.com. The day we get the green light to go, I will have practice schedules and will reschedule games. As of right now, I have taken off all games up until Jan 11th. As I get more information, I will be updating the Slate Valley App. I am still looking for some Assistant basketball coaches and a 5/6 Head coach. Please if you are interested, go to Schoolsprings.com. As always our student athletes health and safety are number one. Stay safe, be healthy. I will keep you updated. All my best, Kim Alexander
5 months ago, Slate Valley
Slate Valley
Reminder! Tonight (December 7, 2020) You’re invited to the Slate Valley Unified Union School District Board meeting at 6:30 p.m. Participation will be VIRTUAL ONLY. Connect by going to http://meet.google.com/pcg-apgw-ehr or by calling (US) +1 929-279-3293 PIN: 353 796 419# Tonight’s Agenda: https://5il.co/nhqo Previous Meeting Minutes: https://5il.co/ng0u Upcoming Meetings: December 14, 2020 - SV Board Meeting, 6:30 p.m. (FHUHS) December 14, 2020 - SV Building & Grounds Meeting, 5:30 p.m. (FHUHS) December 14, 2020 - SV Policy Meeting, 5:30 p.m. (FHUHS)
5 months ago, Slate Valley
Slate Valley
Dear Slate Valley Families, I know that the new Executive Order from the Governor has been confusing to navigate. First, please understand that an Executive Order from the Governor is law and we must as a school district follow it. In the very simplest of terms this order means that "except for school, students should only be having contact with immediate household members and/or caregivers as needed for parents to work. No visiting between friends/families outside of school is currently allowable and will result in quarantine." This will be in effect for the foreseeable future; we are expecting at least through mid-January. There is a Frequently Asked Questions document from the State of Vermont which should help answer some of your questions and give you more details. Please click on the link to read the document. Frequently Asked Questions https://5il.co/nkuv If you have additional questions please contact the Vermont Department of Health. (802)863-7240, option 0 As of this moment we will not be including a question on multi-household gatherings in our screening process as we do not want to put our students in difficult situations. Instead we are asking that parents be honest and keep their children home to access learning remotely if they have violated this Executive Order. Please find the Executive Order linked below: Executive Order https://5il.co/nkus We fully recognize this is difficult but need your help to keep our schools open. If we find that students are not following the guidelines and then attending school, it may force us to move to remote learning. We know that is not what is best for our families and students and as such do not want to have to make that decision. Sincerely, Brooke Farrell, Superintendent
5 months ago, Slate Valley
Slate Valley
Reminder - You’re invited! Slate Valley School Board Members are hosting a week of Virtual Listening Tours beginning tonight (November 30th). Currently the board is exploring a plan for district reorganization that would include the consolidation of all district middle school students to the high school beginning with the 2022-2023 school year. This would result in the closure or educational repurposing of Castleton Village School. Sixth grade students in Castleton would then attend Castleton Elementary School. To address low enrollment of middle school students in Benson Village School, the board is considering in-district school choice (with transportation) for 7th and 8th grade students for the 2021-2022 school year. Listening tours are an opportunity to have a conversation with your board members. Please join board members at 6 p.m. to discuss district reorganization on the following dates: Nov. 30th with Tanya, Angela (West Haven) https://meet.google.com/bsc-wcrm-zbw or join by phone (US) +1 929-287-3647 (PIN: 876141866) Nov. 30th with Josh, Christine (Hubbardton) https://meet.google.com/piw-sqjk-crt or join by phone (US) +1 470-208-3216 (PIN: 271699166) Dec. 1st with Tim, Julie, Toni (Castleton) https://meet.google.com/byi-qppv-qgq or join by phone (US) +1 515-518-4964 (PIN: 853077567) Dec. 2nd with Peter, Glen, John (Orwell) https://meet.google.com/viq-uxim-get?hs=122&authuser=0 or join by phone (‪US‬) ‪+1 218-296-8729‬ (PIN: ‪318 417 490#)‬ Dec. 2nd with Mike, Rick Tara (Fair Haven) https://meet.google.com/cjv-qqvq-fhe or join by phone (US) +1 601-909-0134 (PIN: 703665728) Dec. 3rd with Pati, Becky, Beckah (Benson) https://meet.google.com/ezx-zxdi-zct or join by phone (US) +1 605-777-0574 (PIN: 127269244)
5 months ago, Slate Valley
Slate Valley
Good Morning Slate Valley Families, I would like to follow-up on the District letter from yesterday. I know yesterday’s news from the Governor was hard for all of us to digest and left many of us feeling unsettled right before an upcoming holiday. Put simply, schools are compelled to follow the state guidelines and executive orders from the Governor. Our intent is to return to in-person learning on Monday November 30th, however it is undoubtedly becoming more and more difficult due to the increasing restrictions. Given that, the State has told schools that students who attend multi-house gatherings that are not in accordance with the Governor’s Executive Order (https://governor.vermont.gov/sites/scott/files/documents/ADDENDUM%208%20TO%20AMENDED%20AND%20RESTATED%20EXECUTIVE%20ORDER%2001-20_0.pdf) may not attend in person school without quarantining for 7-14 days. Therefore, we ask that if your child has attended a multi-house gathering that goes against the Executive Order that they NOT attend school in-person on Monday the 30th. Instead it is expected that they observe the 7-14 day quarantine and engage in learning remotely. We have said time and time again that in-person learning is what is best for our students, staff and community. Schools are some of the safest places in terms of the virus as we follow the health guidance closely. Furthermore, please note that these new rules put our staff in an untenable position that isn’t of the schools’ making. We care deeply about the wellbeing of our students and staff and ask that if you are upset by the current rules that you contact the state and not take it out on our staff. We are simply trying to do our best for all at a very difficult time. I would ask that you speak with your building principal if you have any questions or know your child needs to attend remotely beginning on the 30th. All the best, Brooke Farrell, Superintendent
6 months ago, Slate Valley
Slate Valley
Update from Governor Phil Scott’s press conference today: The start of school sports for the winter season is postponed until further notice. The state of Vermont will assess information weekly to consider when the start to this season will begin. The governor expressed the following during his remarks, “I hope adults realize the need to sacrifice to give our kids these experiences and keep them in school as much as possible.” Schools are being encouraged to inquire about participation in multi-family gatherings during Thanksgiving Break. If a staff member is made aware of participation in a multi-family gathering that person may have to quarantine for 7-14 days.
6 months ago, Slate Valley
Slate Valley
You’re invited! Slate Valley School Board Members are hosting a week of Virtual Listening Tours beginning on November 30th. Currently the board is exploring a plan for district reorganization that would include the consolidation of all district middle school students to the high school beginning with the 2022-2023 school year. This would result in the closure or educational repurposing of Castleton Village School. Sixth grade students in Castleton would then attend Castleton Elementary School. To address low enrollment of middle school students in Benson Village School, the board is considering in-district school choice (with transportation) for 7th and 8th grade students for the 2021-2022 school year. Listening tours are an opportunity to have a conversation with your board members. Please join board members at 6 p.m. to discuss district reorganization on the following dates: Nov. 30th with Tanya, Angela (West Haven) https://meet.google.com/bsc-wcrm-zbw or join by phone (US) +1 929-287-3647 (PIN: 876141866) Nov. 30th with Josh, Christine (Hubbardton) https://meet.google.com/piw-sqjk-crt or join by phone (US) +1 470-208-3216 (PIN: 271699166) Dec. 1st with Tim, Julie, Toni (Castleton) https://meet.google.com/byi-qppv-qgq or join by phone (US) +1 515-518-4964 (PIN: 853077567) Dec. 2nd with Peter, Glen, John (Orwell) https://meet.google.com/viq-uxim-get?hs=122&authuser=0 or join by phone (‪US‬) ‪+1 218-296-8729‬ (PIN: ‪318 417 490#)‬ Dec. 2nd with Mike, Rick Tara (Fair Haven) https://meet.google.com/cjv-qqvq-fhe or join by phone (US) +1 601-909-0134 (PIN: 703665728)
6 months ago, Slate Valley
Slate Valley
Reminder! Tonight (November 23, 2020) You’re invited to the Slate Valley Unified Union School District Board meeting at 6:30 p.m. Participation will be VIRTUAL ONLY. Connect by going to http://meet.google.com/dtb-pfqk-hrp or by calling (US) +1 414-909-6054 PIN: 721 315 535# Tonight’s Agenda: https://5il.co/n63m Previous Meeting Minutes: https://5il.co/n0de Upcoming Meetings: December 7, 2020 - SV Board Meeting, 6:30 p.m. December 7, 2020 - SV Finance Meeting, 5:30 p.m. December 14, 2020 - SV Board Meeting, 6:30 p.m. December 14, 2020 - SV Building & Grounds Meeting, 5:30 p.m. December 14, 2020 - SV Policy Meeting, 5:30 p.m.
6 months ago, Slate Valley
Slate Valley
You’re invited! Slate Valley School Board Members are hosting a week of Virtual Listening Tours beginning on November 30th. Currently the board is exploring a plan for district reorganization that would include the consolidation of all district middle school students to the high school beginning with the 2022-2023 school year. This would result in the closure or educational repurposing of Castleton Village School. Sixth grade students in Castleton would then attend Castleton Elementary School. To address low enrollment of middle school students in Benson Village School, the board is considering in-district school choice (with transportation) for 7th and 8th grade students for the 2021-2022 school year. Listening tours are an opportunity to have a conversation with your board members. Please join board members at 6 p.m. to discuss district reorganization on the following dates: Nov. 30th with Tanya, Angela (West Haven) https://meet.google.com/bsc-wcrm-zbw or join by phone (US) +1 929-287-3647 (PIN: 876141866) Nov. 30th with Josh, Christine (Hubbardton) https://meet.google.com/piw-sqjk-crt or join by phone (US) +1 470-208-3216 (PIN: 271699166) Dec. 1st with Tim, Julie, Toni (Castleton) https://meet.google.com/byi-qppv-qgq or join by phone (US) +1 515-518-4964 (PIN: 853077567) Dec. 2nd with Peter, Glen, John (Orwell) https://meet.google.com/viq-uxim-get?hs=122&authuser=0 or join by phone (‪US‬) ‪+1 218-296-8729‬ (PIN: ‪318 417 490#)‬ Dec. 2nd with Mike, Rick Tara (Fair Haven) https://meet.google.com/cjv-qqvq-fhe or join by phone (US) +1 601-909-0134 (PIN: 703665728)
6 months ago, Slate Valley
Slate Valley
Dear Slate Valley Families, I hope it goes without saying that we know how stressful the pandemic has been for everyone. We are all in this together and we will get through it. I want to remind everyone that our primary focus as a district is to keep everyone safe and remain open for in-person learning. However, as COVID cases begin to rise across the state and region we will only be as safe as our community makes us. It is on all of us to do the right thing and follow the state guidelines. As the days wear on, we have noticed an increase in the number of student screening questions that are not being answered accurately. We are trying to do our very best as a district to comply with the State’s Health and Safety Guidance and we need families to help make sure the screening questions are accurately and completely answered. In order to keep our schools open and safe we need every single person to do their part. Community spread in Vermont is due to people traveling to restricted areas, not wearing masks and not practicing physical distancing from those outside your household. Please keep your child home if the screening indicates they should stay home. I cannot stress the importance of this enough. Please do your part and let us know if you need support. We are here to help in these very difficult times. Best, Brooke Farrell Superintendent
6 months ago, Slate Valley
Slate Valley
What are you planning for the holidays this year? It’s hard to imagine breaking with tradition and celebrating at home, but that is what a lot of Vermont families are deciding to do in 2020. Travel increases your chance of getting and spreading COVID-19, and the way you celebrate this year will have an impact on your family, community, and Vermont. Our ability to keep schools open relies on everyone doing their part. It’s easy to let our guard down among friends and family -- people we trust. But the fact is, we don’t know if they’ve been exposed to the virus, and it’s those times that the virus can spread very easily. Please keep this in mind as you consider holiday plans. Resources https://accd.vermont.gov/covid-19/restart/cross-state-travel https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/daily-life-coping/holidays.html
6 months ago, Slate Valley
Slate Valley
Good morning, Due to the rising COVID case counts in the Northeast effective today, November 10, 2020, the State of Vermont has suspended its leisure travel map and implemented a mandatory quarantine for anyone returning or traveling to Vermont. https://accd.vermont.gov/covid-19/restart/cross-state-travel
6 months ago, Slate Valley
Slate Valley
Slate Valley Middle School Winter Sports Registration -- Is Now Open Registration will be open from November 10 through December 15. Please go to http://www.formreleaf.com -Slate Valley Middle School -Choose your school, sport and grade level -Fill out the WHOLE form or resubmit if already in. -REMINDER of yearly physical (upload or send to nurse) -SAVE the information -Check to make sure that your information is saved, you should receive verification. Information will be coming of start dates for practices, games, etc. We will also be notifying you of ALL guidelines, restrictions, etc. Thank you for your continued flexibility and support!
6 months ago, Slate Valley
Slate Valley
Reminder! Tonight (November 9, 2020) You’re invited to the Slate Valley Unified Union School District Board meeting. Fair Haven Union High School, 6:30 p.m. Participation will be in person or virtually connect by going to http://meet.google.com/iso-hvnh-hhv or by calling (US) +1 405-656-0082 PIN: 628 068 926# Tonight’s Agenda: https://5il.co/mvql Previous Meeting Minutes: https://5il.co/mj5k Upcoming Meetings: November 23, 2020 - SV Board meeting, 6:30 p.m. (FHUHS) November 23, 2020 - SV Buildings & Grounds Meeting, 5:30 p.m. (FHUHS) November 23, 2020 - SV Policy Meeting, 5:30 p.m. (FHUHS)
6 months ago, Slate Valley
Slate Valley
Substitute Teachers 2020-2021 Vacancies Slate Valley Unified Union School District is seeking Substitute Teachers for the 2020-2021 school year for an hourly rate of $15.00. All applicants must apply on https://www.schoolspring.com/. Position will remain open until filled. EOE
6 months ago, Slate Valley
Slate Valley
Good afternoon, The State of Vermont has updated the Cross State Travel Map: https://accd.vermont.gov/covid-19/restart/cross-state-travel. As you will note, travel outside of the state of Vermont (including Washington County, NY) for non-essential reasons requires a 14 day quarantine.
6 months ago, Slate Valley
Slate Valley
Good evening, here is a link to our COVID-19 guide: https://5il.co/ml9y. We hope you find this resource helpful. Note: This guide has been updated from the one (briefly) posted this afternoon to include a missing page.
7 months ago, Slate Valley
Slate Valley
Dear Slate Valley Families, As the pandemic wears on, I know that the coming months may be especially difficult for everyone in our Slate Valley Community. I so appreciate all of your efforts and diligence as I know it has been challenging to say the least. For many of us, we miss our family and friends and long for a return to normal. I am hopeful that 2021 will bring with it a return to "normal" albeit a slow return. As we enter winter and the holiday season I would be remiss if I did not remind everyone of the holiday travel guidance from the CDC and the Vermont travel map which is now a sea of red and yellow. I know that as a result many of us will need to adjust our holiday/vacation plans and for that I am sorry. I am certainly hopeful for better days ahead. Our primary goal is to remain in person for as long as possible with everyone healthy so as such I need to remind you that if students travel out of state during the holiday breaks they may need to quarantine before they return to school. We greatly appreciate your attention to this matter as it will take all of us to do our part. I have included some recent articles on Pandemic Fatigue and the rise of cases. As always please reach out with any questions. Best, Brooke Farrell Superintendent VT Digger: Pandemic Fatigue https://vtdigger.org/2020/10/20/as-cases-rise-vermont-balances-economic-health-with-concerns-of-pandemic-fatigue/ NY Times: Pandemic Fatigue https://www.nytimes.com/2020/10/17/us/coronavirus-pandemic-fatigue.html CDC Coping with the Holidays https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/daily-life-coping/holidays.html#thanksgiving Cross State Travel https://accd.vermont.gov/covid-19/restart/cross-state-travel
7 months ago, Slate Valley
Slate Valley
Good afternoon, Here is the weekly update of the cross state travel map: https://accd.vermont.gov/covid-19/restart/cross-state-travel The only Vermont border county that travel is allowed is Washington, NY. All other border counties now require a quarantine.
7 months ago, Slate Valley
Slate Valley
We are very excited that Slate Valley is offering parent tutorials for our remote learning platforms. A huge thank you to Lisa Cacciatore and Rodney Batschelet Slate Valley's Technology Integrationists! OVS: 10/28 6-7pm grades k-2 https://meet.google.com/jpn-nvtx-ikn 10/29 6-7pm grades 4-8 https://meet.google.com/odn-divm-gua
7 months ago, Slate Valley
Slate Valley
Good afternoon, here is the updated travel map for this week: https://accd.vermont.gov/covid-19/restart/cross-state-travel Please note Washington County, NY is green again. However, many more counties adjacent to Vermont are now yellow and red.
7 months ago, Slate Valley
Slate Valley
Reminder, the FHUHS REAL Class's Care Package Donation Drive runs through Friday, October 23rd. For more information: https://www.smore.com/qumzr
7 months ago, Slate Valley
Slate Valley
Cross-state Travel Update - The cross-state travel map has been updated by the State of Vermont: https://accd.vermont.gov/covid-19/restart/cross-state-travel. Please be aware that Washington County, NY is now yellow again as are many other border counties.
7 months ago, Slate Valley
Slate Valley
The FHUHS REAL Class is holding a Care Package Donation Drive from October 12 through 23. Please visit: https://www.smore.com/qumzr for more information.
7 months ago, Slate Valley
Slate Valley
Reminder! Tonight (October 12, 2020) You’re invited to the Slate Valley Unified Union School District Board meeting. Fair Haven Union High School, 6:30 p.m. Participation will be in person or virtually connect by going to http://meet.google.com/grn-jxau-emp or by calling (US) +1 225-414-2284 PIN: 456 101 981# Tonight’s Agenda: https://5il.co/lvat Previous Meeting Minutes: https://5il.co/lmhb Upcoming Meetings: November 9, 2020 - SV Board meeting, 6:30 p.m. (FHUHS) November 9, 2020 - SV Finance Meeting, 5:30 p.m. (FHUHS)
7 months ago, Slate Valley
Slate Valley
FHUHS REAL Class - Care Package Donation Drive Oct. 12th-Oct. 23rd It is our goal to collect items to make over 50 care packages that can be given to homeless youth and families in need within our community. Please Help us make this possible by donating the following foods and items: Pop Top Canned Food Packaged Crackers or Trail Mix Youth or Adult Socks Winter Hats Soap Mini Shampoo Hand Lotion Hand Warmers All Donations can be dropped off at local drop boxes out front of FHUHS, Fair Haven Grade School, Castleton Village School or Benson Village School. If you would like to make a donation but can’t make it to one of our drop boxes please feel free to contact Nicole Rice, [email protected] for pick up.
7 months ago, Slate Valley
Slate Valley
Dear Slate Valley Families, We are very fortunate to be entering the 6th week of in-person learning in Slate Valley. Our district had one of the most aggressive plans for the return to school for our students in the state and to date it has been very successful. However, we are still in the midst of a pandemic and we all need to do our part. We do not want to find ourselves in a situation where we have to move to remote learning as we strongly believe that it is not what is best for our students. As Halloween approaches we are hearing of different events that are being held in the communities of Slate Valley. We continue to remind everyone to take the health guidelines into consideration when planning activities. We know this is a difficult time for us all and especially our children. The CDC has released guidance (https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/daily-life-coping/holidays.html#halloween) on low, moderate, and high risk activities for celebration. We want all of our children to have fun and also remain safe and healthy. We truly care about the health and well-being of all of our Slate Valley Community. Be well, Brooke Farrell Superintendent
7 months ago, Slate Valley
Slate Valley
Cross-state Travel Update - Please view the updated cross-state travel map: https://accd.vermont.gov/covid-19/restart/cross-state-travel. Washington and Essex Counties in NY are now green, so you can travel to those counties this weekend. Warren and Saratoga Counties (NY) remain on the quarantine list though. Also, while there are no travel restrictions within the state of Vermont, Addison, Bennington and Grand Isle Counties have a large increase in infection rates.
7 months ago, Slate Valley
Slate Valley
Substitute Teachers 2020-2021 Vacancies Slate Valley Unified Union School District is seeking Substitute Teachers for the 2020-2021 school year for an hourly rate of $15.00. All applicants must apply on https://www.schoolspring.com/. Position will remain open until filled. EOE
7 months ago, Slate Valley
Slate Valley
Dear Slate Valley Families, The Cross-State Travel map changed again today and many of the NY counties that border Vermont now require a 14 day quarantine if you travel there for non-essential activity. This includes Washington, Essex, Warren and Saratoga Counties. Please know that as a school district we are required to enforce these rules by the Department of Health. This means that if your child travels to any of these areas for non-essential activities such as but not limited to apple picking, dance lessons, sports, funerals, etc they will be required to quarantine and will not be allowed to attend school in person. If you have a question regarding this please call the Vermont Department of Health or visit the website https://accd.vermont.gov/covid-19/restart/cross-state-travel.
8 months ago, Slate Valley
Slate Valley
Reminder! Tonight (September 28, 2020) You’re invited to the Slate Valley Unified Union School District Board meeting. Fair Haven Union High School, 6:30 p.m. Participation will be in person or virtually connect by going to http://meet.google.com/pgv-bvyg-sux or by calling (US)+1 541-897-2511 PIN: 644 673 160# Tonight’s Agenda: https://5il.co/lc2h Previous Meeting Minutes: https://5il.co/l20l Upcoming Meetings: October 12, 2020 - SV Board Meeting, 6:30 p.m. (FHUHS) October 12, 2020 - SV Finance Meeting, 5:30 p.m. (FHUHS) November 9, 2020 - SV Board meeting, 6:30 p.m. (FHUHS) November 9, 2020 - SV Finance Meeting, 5:30 p.m. (FHUHS)
8 months ago, Slate Valley
Slate Valley
Dear Slate Valley Families, It was just announced in the Governor's Press Conference that Vermont schools will be allowed to operate in Stage III starting this Saturday, September 26th. For us in Slate Valley, this means that beginning this weekend we will be allowing athletic contests. Generally, speaking there are minimal changes between Stage II and Stage III in the school reopening guidance. As such, in all other areas we will be remaining status quo for the time being. We are doing well in no small part to the staff, students and community’s cooperation and we want to keep it that way. In the coming days and weeks I will be sending out further communication on changes you may see after 2 weeks in Stage III. I know that the cross-state travel map has been frustrating for some families and I completely understand. Please know that as a school district we are compelled to follow requirements put forth by the State of Vermont. The map is now being updated on Tuesdays so families can plan their activities for the coming weekend. Please note that Washington County, NY is now off the map. However, Warren and Saratoga Counties in NY are still on the map so please, please plan your travel accordingly. We do not want to be in a position of asking your child to remain home from in-person learning. This does not benefit anyone. If you have questions please refer to the website: https://accd.vermont.gov/covid-19/restart/cross-state-travel/faqs and/or call the Vermont Department of Health. Also, according to the Vermont Department of Health apple picking is a leisure activity. I know this was not clear to a lot of families over the weekend. Furthermore, we are so grateful for our school nurses. They truly have borne the brunt of the questions and enforcement of the COVID protocols. Please know that they must follow the guidelines put forth from the Vermont Department of Health and as such everyone is doing the best that they can in this difficult situation. As always, thank you for your continued support and cooperation during these trying times. Be well, Brooke Farrell, Superintendent
8 months ago, Slate Valley
Slate Valley
“It’s just another example of this amazing community pulling together and doing things for the kids,” Orwell School Principal Patrick Walters said. https://addisonindependent.com/news/school-back-session-%E2%80%94-outdoors
8 months ago, Slate Valley
Slate Valley
Free Giveaway Saturday September 26th , 12-3 p.m. Out back of Fair Haven Grade School Mask required. Bring your own bags. Free items including clothes, household items, and some toys! Everyone is invited to browse the items and take what you need.
8 months ago, Slate Valley
Slate Valley
Dear Slate Valley Families, Thank you so very much for all of your patience and cooperation these last couple of weeks. The reopening of school has gone well due in no small part to all of your support. The cross-state travel map changed today and as such many of the counties that you may travel to in NY state are now on the travel restriction list. Please make sure to check this map if you are planning any travel out of state as it may impact your child's ability to attend school in person. If you have any questions please don't hesitate to contact your school administration. https://accd.vermont.gov/covid-19/restart/cross-state-travel Thank you and have a wonderful weekend! Best, Brooke Farrell, Superintendent
8 months ago, Slate Valley
Slate Valley
The 2020 Census ends on September 30th. Please take a few minutes at http://www.2020census.gov or call 844-330-2020 to make sure you count.
8 months ago, Slate Valley
Slate Valley
We are off to a wonderful start! (more pictures)
8 months ago, Slate Valley
Slate Valley
We are off to a wonderful start! My sincerest gratitude to all who made our arrival so smooth, acting with kindness and patience!
8 months ago, Slate Valley
Slate Valley
Reminder! Tonight (September 14, 2020) You’re invited to the Slate Valley Unified Union School District Board meeting. Fair Haven Union High School, 6:30 p.m. Participation will be in person or virtually connect by going to http://meet.google.com/sed-pvzz-bsy or by calling (US) +1 317-961-0599 PIN: 177 396 689#. Tonight’s Agenda: https://5il.co/ksn7 Previous Meeting Minutes: http://www.slatevalleyunified.org/o/svusd/browse/151952 Upcoming Meetings: -September 28, 2020 - SV Board Meeting, 6:30 p.m. (FHUHS) -September 28, 2020 - SV Policy Committee Meeting, 5:30 p.m. (FHUHS) -September 28, 2020 - SV Building and Grounds Committee Meeting, 5:30 p.m. (FHUHS) -October 12, 2020 - SV Board Meeting, 6:30 p.m. (FHUHS) -October 12, 2020 - SV Finance Meeting, 5:30 p.m. (FHUHS)
8 months ago, Slate Valley
Slate Valley
Reminder: 7/8 Boys and Girls Soccer players from OVS/BVS/FHGS/CVS - ​FormReLeaf (http://www.formreleaf.com/) sign up is open until 9-15-20 -- Please sign your athletes up! MS Athletics Letter (8-27-20): https://5il.co/kunv
8 months ago, Slate Valley
Slate Valley
Congratulations to all of our exceptional Slate Valley Staff! District Awards Video: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1vsLm7iXGI7Qqws3GukYbnNNLLFosJZJ4/view?usp=sharing Award Recipients: SVUUSD Executive Awards Fair Haven: Library/Tech Integration Team - Maggie McGarry, Lisa Cacciatore & Rodney Batschelet FHUHS: FHUHS Counseling Department UVM Outstanding Teacher Award Castleton Village: Annie Crumb FHUHS: M. Susan Cornell SVUUSD Outstanding Teacher Award Benson: Jessica Thurston Castleton Elementary: Jenna Ray Castleton Village: Annie Crumb Fair Haven: Katie Hart FHUHS: M. Susan Cornell Orwell: Francine Broughton Instructional Assistant Award Benson: Greta Doran Castleton Elementary: Amy Cotton Castleton Village: Jill McClure Fair Haven: Lisa Brough FHUHS: Robin Sheldrick Orwell: Amy Messer SVUUSD Special Service Award Letter Slate Valley Technology Team
8 months ago, Slate Valley
Slate Valley
Reminder: Food Box Distribution Day Thursday, August 27th 10am - 11am
9 months ago, Slate Valley
Slate Valley
Nursing Substitutes 2020-2021 Vacancies Slate Valley Unified Union School District is seeking Nursing Substitutes for the 2020-2021 school year for an hourly rate of $30.00. All applicants must apply on https://www.schoolspring.com/. Position will remain open until filled. EOE
9 months ago, Slate Valley
Slate Valley
Looking for temporary, part-time work? Slate Valley Unified School District is seeking temporary part-time Custodians, up to 25 hours per week, during the COVID pandemic to maintain the cleanliness of the school facilities. Custodial experience preferred. For additional information contact Chris Cole, Director of Operations at 265-4905 or email [email protected]. This position will remain open until filled. E O E
9 months ago, Slate Valley
Slate Valley
Food Box Distribution Day Thursday August 27th 10am - 11am
9 months ago, Slate Valley
Slate Valley
Substitute Teachers 2020-2021 Vacancies Slate Valley Unified Union School District is seeking Substitute Teachers for the 2020-2021 school year for an hourly rate of $15.00. All applicants must apply on https://www.schoolspring.com/. Position will remain open until filled. EOE
9 months ago, Slate Valley
Slate Valley
Good morning, please view the Slate Valley Reopening Plan: https://5il.co/jkgt. This plan will be updated frequently as new guidance becomes available.
9 months ago, Slate Valley
Slate Valley
Looking for temporary, part-time work? Slate Valley Unified School District is seeking temporary part-time Custodians, up to 25 hours per week, during the COVID pandemic to maintain the cleanliness of the school facilities. Custodial experience preferred. For additional information contact Chris Cole, Director of Operations at 265-4905 or email [email protected]. This position will remain open until filled. E O E
9 months ago, Slate Valley
Slate Valley
Reminder: The Slate Valley budget vote is today. This budget represents the current year's (2020-2021) operational budget only. Complete budget details can be found on the Slate Valley website https://www.slatevalleyunified.org/. Frequently Asked Questions: https://5il.co/j8fk
9 months ago, Slate Valley
Slate Valley
As we approach the opening of school in the fall, please read the following letter from Superintendent Olsen-Farrell in regard to state travel restrictions: https://5il.co/j60a
9 months ago, Slate Valley
Slate Valley
Reminder - Our last scheduled day for food pick up at FHGS is Tuesday, August 11th and will include meals thru Friday, August 14th. Meals are available for pick up between the hours of 10:00AM and 11:00AM on Tuesdays and Fridays throughout the summer at Fair Haven Grade School. Any child from any town who is 18 years of age or younger can receive meals. When children are not present at the time of meal pick up, a parent or guardian can only receive meals for their child or children. Adults cannot pick up meals for other children when the children are not present with the adult.
9 months ago, Slate Valley
Slate Valley
We have started a Frequently Asked Questions document regarding the reopening of schools: http://www.slatevalleyunified.org/o/svusd/browse/155634. Please check back often as this will be updated as new information becomes available.
9 months ago, Slate Valley
Slate Valley
Reminder: There will be a budget informational meeting this evening (Monday, August 3, 2020) at 6:30 PM. Please connect virtually by going to http://meet.google.com/xyb-itrv-dgu or by calling (US) +1 234-307-0704 PIN: 698 588 330#.
9 months ago, Slate Valley
Slate Valley
If you missed our free food box giveaway on Saturday you still have a chance to come pick one up. The remainder of the boxes will be distributed tomorrow, Tuesday, July 28th between 10am-11am at the Fair Haven Grade School!
10 months ago, Slate Valley
Slate Valley
Good afternoon, please read the following letter (https://5il.co/ijms) from Superintendent Olsen-Farrell in regard to the district’s Hazing, Harassment, and Bullying Policy.
10 months ago, Slate Valley
Slate Valley
Food Box Distribution Day: Saturday July 25th Noon-2PM Pick up behind FHGS All families within the Slate Valley School District are invited to pick up a Food Box. There are 100 boxes available on a first come, first served basis.
10 months ago, Slate Valley
Slate Valley
Helpful resources for the upcoming (August 11th) Slate Valley Budget Revote: Budget Web Page https://www.slatevalleyunified.org/o/svusd/page/budget--108 Budget Flyer https://5il.co/igm1 Frequently Asked Questions https://5il.co/ig1r
10 months ago, Slate Valley
Slate Valley
Please read the following letter from Superintendent Olsen-Farrell regarding the re-opening of school: https://5il.co/igh5
10 months ago, Slate Valley
Slate Valley
Reminder, there is a special SVUUSD Board Meeting tonight at 6:30 PM Virtually connect by going to: http://meet.google.com/qbe-fiog-fsk See the agenda for more information.
10 months ago, Slate Valley
Slate Valley
Summer Meals Reminder: Meals will be available for pick up between the hours of 10:00AM and 11:00AM on Tuesdays and Fridays throughout the summer at Fair Haven Grade School. Any child from any town who is 18 years of age or younger can receive meals. When children are not present at the time of meal pick up, a parent or guardian can only receive meals for their child or children. Adults cannot pick up meals for other children when the children are not present with the adult. The last day for meal pick up will be Tuesday, August 11th and will include meals through Friday.
10 months ago, Slate Valley
Slate Valley
Reminder: You're invited to come discuss the upcoming August 11th Slate Valley Budget Revote with your board members on July 9th at 6 PM.
10 months ago, Slate Valley
Slate Valley
Slate Valley middle school athletes (grades 5-8) can sign up for Fall 2020 athletics from July 1st-August 14th on https://www.FormReleaf.com. Reminder- A yearly physical is required. 2020-2021 Athletics Information: Please read the full letter from Kim Alexander, District Middle School Athletic Director, here: https://5il.co/heuc Slate Valley Middle School Athletics (grades 5-8) Fall 2020 Sports Registration for: FHGS/BVS 5/6 Soccer FHGS/BVS 7/8 Boys Soccer FHGS/BVS 7/8 Girls Soccer CES/CVS/OVS 5/6 Soccer CVS/OVS 7/8 Boys Soccer CVS/OVS 7/8 Girls Soccer Slate Valley Padded Flag Football (6-8) Slate Valley Cross Country (6-8)
11 months ago, Slate Valley
Slate Valley
School Reopening Update - More Information Will Be Provided the Week of July 20th As you know, we are planning for reopening of schools in the fall. This planning will draw upon input from the parent survey as well as guidance from the Agency of Education (AOE). Guidance from the AOE has changed throughout the pandemic and continues to change frequently. In view of this, we are planning to provide further information during the week of July 20th. Thank you for your continued patience and support during these challenging times. AOE Guidance: https://5il.co/hjf2
11 months ago, Slate Valley
Slate Valley
You're invited to come discuss the upcoming August 11th Slate Valley Budget Revote with your board members on July 9th at 6 PM.
11 months ago, Slate Valley
Slate Valley
2020-2021 Athletics Information: Please read the letter from Kim Alexander, District Middle School Athletic Director, here: https://5il.co/heuc Slate Valley Middle School Athletics (grades 5-8) Fall 2020 Sports Registration for: FHGS/BVS 5/6 Soccer FHGS/BVS 7/8 Boys Soccer FHGS/BVS 7/8 Girls Soccer CES/CVS/OVS 5/6 Soccer CVS/OVS 7/8 Boys Soccer CVS/OVS 7/8 Girls Soccer Slate Valley Padded Flag Football (6-8) Slate Valley Cross Country (6-8) Please sign up on the Formreleaf registration (July 1 - August 14)/REMEMBER a yearly physical is mandatory.
11 months ago, Slate Valley
Slate Valley
Tonight! Slate Valley Board Member Listening Tour Come share your thoughts with school board members from your community in a casual setting. June 18th at 6 p.m. With the budget being voted down, we wanted to provide you with an opportunity to voice your concerns. Board members from your community will be available to listen to you during these challenging times. Benson Residents - Meet at Benson Village School with Patricia Beaumont ([email protected]) and Rebeckah St. Peter ([email protected]) to share your concerns. Castleton Residents - Meet at Castleton Elementary School (outside pavillion) with Julie Finnegan ([email protected]), Toni Lobdell ([email protected]), and Timothy Smith ([email protected]) to share your concerns. Fair Haven Residents - Meet in the FHUHS Gym - with Michael Bache ([email protected]), Tara Buxton ([email protected]), and Richard Wilson ([email protected]) to share your concerns. Hubbardton Residents - Meet in the Town Hall with Joshua Hardt ([email protected]) to share your concerns. Orwell Residents - Meet on the Town Green with Glen Cousineau ([email protected]), Peter Stone ([email protected]), and John Wurzbacher ([email protected]) to share your concerns. West Haven Residents - Meet at the Grange with Angela Charron ([email protected]) and Tanya Tolchin ([email protected]) to share your concerns. Please note that due to current requirements, gatherings will be limited to 25 people. We would ask that you adhere to current social distancing and mask recommendations. If you are unable to make it or feel more comfortable, you may email your board members at the provided email addresses.
11 months ago, Slate Valley
Slate Valley
Reminder: You're invited! Come share your thoughts with school board members from your community in a casual setting on June 18th at 6 p.m.
11 months ago, Slate Valley
Slate Valley
Retirement Spotlight! This week, Slate Valley is celebrating a different retiree each day with a special retirement spotlight here on social media. Today, we are celebrating Susan Coombs’ 9 years of service in our district. Congratulations on your retirement Susan! Susan Coombs came to Orwell from Castleton Village School where she taught first grade. Susan brought with her a wealth of expertise as a teacher, literacy specialist, and special educator. Ms. Coombs designs her classroom as an open, stimulating environment where her students feel safe where she offers positive opportunities for them to take risks. Recently, Ms. Coombs made significant contributions to the students of our community working extensively with students to help them improve specific reading skills as our reading interventionist. We are so fortunate to have had the opportunity to work with such a veteran educator. By Patrick Walters
11 months ago, Slate Valley
Slate Valley
Summer Meal Pick Up The last day for meal pick up or delivery in Orwell, Benson and Castleton will be Friday, June 26th. On Friday the meals distributed will be for Friday through Tuesday, June 30th. Starting on Tuesday, July 7th meals will be available for pickup only at Fair Haven Grade School between the hours of 10:00 AM and 11:00 AM. Any child from any town who is 18 years of age or younger can receive meals. When children are not present at the time of meal pick up, a parent or guardian can only receive meals for their child or children. Adults cannot pick up meals for other children when the children are not present with the adult. Bags of meals will continue to be available for pick up at 10:00AM on Tuesdays and Fridays throughout the summer at Fair Haven Grade School. The last day for meal pick up will be Tuesday, August 11th and will include meals through Friday.
11 months ago, Slate Valley
Slate Valley
Parents/Guardians of Slate Valley students: This letter (https://5il.co/h6gs) was sent to households on June 12. We invite you to read it. In an effort to include your voices as parents/guardians of Slate Valley students, we welcome your perspectives as we reflect, learn, and plan for the fall of 2020. Here (https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/FDTZNTC) is the link to a survey we have created in order to collect your input.
11 months ago, Slate Valley
Slate Valley
You're invited! Come share your thoughts with school board members from your community in a casual setting on June 18th at 6 p.m.
11 months ago, Slate Valley
Slate Valley
Free Youth Activity Boxes! Visit: http://www.KidsVT.com/RutlandCounty
11 months ago, Slate Valley
Slate Valley
Good morning, the Budget Re-Vote results are as follows: Yes: 550 No: 812
11 months ago, Slate Valley
Slate Valley
Reminder: Tonight (June 8) - There will be an Informational Meeting at 6:30 p.m.(Please connect virtually by going to meet.google.com/iig-prfw-ngu or by calling (‪US‬) ‪+1 856-485-0395‬ PIN: ‪415 992 197#‬). Tomorrow (June 9) - Budget Re-Vote. Please Note: The proposed budget includes ONLY the expenses necessary to address the operational needs of Slate Valley’s schools in their current configuration for the next school year. Warning: https://5il.co/gct2 Budget: https://5il.co/gepr For more information visit: http://www.slatevalleyunified.org/o/svusd/page/budget--108
11 months ago, Slate Valley
Slate Valley
Reminder: The Budget Re-vote for the district will be on June 9. The Informational Meeting will take place on June 8 at 6:30 p.m. (Please connect virtually by going to meet.google.com/iig-prfw-ngu or by calling (‪US‬) ‪+1 856-485-0395‬ PIN: ‪415 992 197#‬). Please Note: The proposed budget includes ONLY the expenses necessary to address the operational needs of Slate Valley’s schools in their current configuration for the next school year. Warning: https://5il.co/gct2 Budget: https://5il.co/gepr For more information visit: http://www.slatevalleyunified.org/o/svusd/page/budget--108
11 months ago, Slate Valley
Patrick D. Walters
It’s time for the Orwell Village School 2020-21 kindergarten class registration! Together, we will be working toward a common goal – the fullest possible academic, social, and emotional development of your child. * Parents & Guardians: If you have a child that will be age 5 prior to September 1st and will be entering kindergarten in the fall or if you are new to our community and have school aged children who will be attending Orwell Village School in the fall, please register your child(ren). * You may access a registration packet at our Slate Valley Unified School District Website under the Parent section or through this link: https://www.slatevalleyunified.org/o/svusd/browse/68589. * Completed registrations can be sent to Deb Robbins, Slate Valley Unified School District, 33 Mechanic Street, Fair Haven, VT 05743. * We look forward to having your child(ren) join us and want to begin planning for the transition. * Thank you!
11 months ago, Patrick D. Walters
Slate Valley
Farmers to Families Food Box Distribution The Vermont National Guard will be at Rutland Southern Vermont Regional Airport on Monday, 6/1, from 10AM-2PM distributing non-perishable food boxes, along with produce, chicken, and dairy products provided by the Abbey Group while supplies last. Anyone is welcome to go pick up food. They will be distributing Farmers To Families meal kits containing meat, produce, and dairy products. They will also be distributing non-perishable food from FEMA. All food will be distributed while supplies last. Visit: https://www.vtfoodbank.org/event/farmers-to-families-food-box-distribution-rutland for more information.
12 months ago, Slate Valley
Slate Valley
The Budget Re-vote for the district will be on June 9. The Informational Meeting will take place on June 8 at 6:30 p.m. (Please connect virtually by going to meet.google.com/iig-prfw-ngu or by calling (‪US‬) ‪+1 856-485-0395‬ PIN: ‪415 992 197#‬). Please Note: The proposed budget includes ONLY the expenses necessary to address the operational needs of Slate Valley’s schools in their current configuration for the next school year. Warning: https://5il.co/gct2 Budget: https://5il.co/gepr For more information visit: http://www.slatevalleyunified.org/o/svusd/page/budget--108
12 months ago, Slate Valley
Slate Valley
Distance/Remote Learning Update
12 months ago, Slate Valley
Patrick D. Walters
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12 months ago, Patrick D. Walters
Slate Valley
Update from Casey O'Meara, Director of Curriculum, Instruction and Assessment
about 1 year ago, Slate Valley
Slate Valley
VPA Press Release: Cancellation of the 2020 Spring Sports Season
about 1 year ago, Slate Valley
Patrick D. Walters
Food Resource Guide
about 1 year ago, Patrick D. Walters
Slate Valley
Shaw's supermarket in Fair Haven is now a drop off location for our Food Drive.
about 1 year ago, Slate Valley
Slate Valley
Slate Valley Food Drive: April 27 - May 8
about 1 year ago, Slate Valley
Slate Valley
Reminder: Today from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. at Rutland Southern VT Regional Airport (1002 Airport Road, North Clarendon, VT) The Vermont Foodbank is working with FEMA and the VT National Guard to distribute MREs at five sites around Vermont. Anyone in need of food is welcome and can receive a seven-day supply of Meals Ready-to-Eat for each member of their household.
about 1 year ago, Slate Valley
Slate Valley
Here are some additional resources for accessing food during this challenging time:
about 1 year ago, Slate Valley
Patrick D. Walters
Food Disbursement During Spring Break * Good Afternoon! Just a note to let you know that we will continue with all elements of our current food disbursement throughout Spring Break next week April 13-17.
about 1 year ago, Patrick D. Walters
Patrick D. Walters
Red Cross Blood Drive * United Church of Benson is hosting an American Red Cross Blood Drive on Monday April 27th from 12PM – 5PM at the 2793 Stage Road, Benson, VT 05743. * Yes, it is safe. You can read about the Red Cross’ enhanced safety protocols at https://www.redcrossblood.org/. While you are there, please schedule your appointment. If you schedule your appointment prior to the drive, you can reduce your time at the drive by using Rapid Pass within 24 hours of the drive to complete reading the predonation material and answering the questions online. * The American Red Cross faces a severe blood shortage due to an unprecedented number of blood drive cancellations during this coronavirus outbreak. Healthy individuals are needed to schedule an appointment to give in the days and weeks ahead to help patients counting on lifesaving blood throughout this pandemic. * The closing of colleges and businesses have resulted in more than 6000 drives being cancelled and 200,000 less blood donations. This is our chance to help our community and state. * Please help us and the Red Cross make this a successful drive and schedule an appointment today at https://www.redcrossblood.org/. If April 27th does not work for you or you would like to donate sooner, find another drive close by and schedule your appointment there. If you can't find the answer to a specific blood donation question, call 1-800 RED-CROSS. We hope to see you on the 27th. *
about 1 year ago, Patrick D. Walters
Slate Valley
Dear Parent/Guardian, On March 17, 2020 Slate Valley educators provided students with review and/or enrichment material, and/or information for new learning assuming everyone would return to school on April 6th. As Vermont is experiencing a school closure for the remainder of the year, Slate Valley educators are preparing to move students forward with grade-level expectations in pursuit of Proficiencies and Performance Indicators upon our return from vacation, April 20, 2020. Please read the full letter here: https://5il.co/eqcz
about 1 year ago, Slate Valley
Slate Valley
Good morning! This is a reminder that we will be having Spring Break next week, April 13 though 17.
about 1 year ago, Slate Valley
Slate Valley
Beginning on Tuesday, April 7th - meal pick-up locations will change due to a change in the Federal/State Guidelines: Meals will be available for pick up on Tuesdays and Fridays starting at 10:00 AM until noon at the following locations: -Benson Village School -Castleton Elementary School (no longer Fair Haven Union High School) -Fair Haven Grade School -Orwell Village School
about 1 year ago, Slate Valley
Slate Valley
Good evening. Tim Smith, chairman of the Slate Valley School District. I hope everyone is staying home and healthy in these difficult times. Many thanks to our health care providers. While difficult to discuss given the circumstances, I want to remind everyone that our school budget failed on Town Meeting Day by a small margin, 95 votes. The $59.5 million construction bond will be tabled for the foreseeable future, at least until the duration of the virus and its far-reaching impacts are better understood. Nonetheless, we are obligated to re-vote the school budget and hope to have a positive result by June 30th. While we continue to work with VT Govt officials, school administration, and town clerks, it is unclear at this time whether we will be holding an in-person vote by late spring or a mail-in vote. We will keep the public notified of any developments. Public participation is welcome at all of our meetings, however now, the ability of the public to attend is more challenging given the social distancing guidelines. In the past week, Governor Scott amended the open meeting laws whereby a physical location for the public to attend is no longer required. In the same manner that board members participate, the public is invited to attend our meetings in a virtual format. We are scheduled to have a Finance Committee on Monday 4/6 at 5:30pm, the link to attend is: https://meet.google.com/hus-roox-dkq?hs=122, dial in only 1-(502) 947-4166 PIN 781 639 980# We are scheduled to have a regular Board meeting on Monday 4/6 at 6:30pm, the link to attend is: https://meet.google.com/bzx-mcps-foo?hs=122, dial in only 1-(417) 647-1150 PIN 584 195 054# Information can also be found at the Slate Valley website, www.slatevalleyunified.org We appreciate your support and participation. Be well.
about 1 year ago, Slate Valley
Slate Valley
Beginning on Tuesday, April 7th - meal pick-up locations will change due to a change in the Federal/State Guidelines: Meals will be available for pick up on Tuesdays and Fridays starting at 10:00 AM until noon at the following locations: -Benson Village School -Castleton Elementary School (no longer Fair Haven Union High School) -Fair Haven Grade School -Orwell Village School
about 1 year ago, Slate Valley
Patrick D. Walters
Town Hall For Kids
about 1 year ago, Patrick D. Walters
Patrick D. Walters
We have the most amazing community!
about 1 year ago, Patrick D. Walters
Slate Valley
The "in-person" Universal Preschool Screenings for Slate Valley have been canceled. If you signed up for the 0-5 developmental screenings, we will contact you about an alternative method for conducting the screening in the next few weeks.
about 1 year ago, Slate Valley
Patrick D. Walters
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about 1 year ago, Patrick D. Walters
Patrick D. Walters
Food Disbursement * We are still working to be sure that everyone who would like meals is getting them. Meals can still be picked up at the Town Hall. If, however, you would like meals delivered to your home and haven't yet received them, please contact [email protected] with your address and the number of children needing them and we'll get you added to the roster. And, to everyone who is having their meals delivered, please leave a cooler by the road near your drive...meals should be delivered 11:30 or so). The next day for meal pick-up and delivery is Friday. Thank you for your patience as we work out this new system.
about 1 year ago, Patrick D. Walters
Patrick D. Walters
OVS Chess Academy
about 1 year ago, Patrick D. Walters
Patrick D. Walters
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about 1 year ago, Patrick D. Walters
Patrick D. Walters
OVS Chess Academy * The OVS Chess Academy will be meeting Tuesdays & Thursdays from 2:00-3:00 on our chesskids.com site. Join us for lessons, puzzles, and free play. All current and past members enrolled at OVS are welcome. * Please email Mr. Walters at [email protected] for questions or to access student accounts. * Students can access their accounts at any time.
about 1 year ago, Patrick D. Walters
Slate Valley
March 23, 2020 Update - Meals During School Dismissal Beginning on Tuesday, March 24th we will only have meal pick-up/delivery twice weekly to help maintain social distancing practices. On Tuesdays breakfast and lunch for Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday will be made available for pick-up or delivery. On Fridays meals for Friday and Monday will be made available for pick-up/delivery Meals will be available for pick up on Tuesdays and Fridays starting at 10:00 AM until noon at the following locations: Benson Village School Fair Haven Union High School Fair Haven Grade School Orwell Village School Meals can be delivered to your home if you have a completed food delivery form on file (https://5il.co/dwgv). Please connect to your school if you have questions. If you are getting delivery at home please leave a cooler out on your porch. This allows for a more efficient delivery process. Meals are available to all children ages 18 or younger. You do not need to reside in our district to pick-up meals. Please note that you can go to any of the schools listed above. You are not restricted to the school that your child attends. Please notify staff at the pick up location if you will be picking up meals regularly and you have any special dietary needs that have medical implications that must be met. **** Due to Federal Guidelines we are not allowed to have Castleton Elementary and Village School as pick up locations because of eligibility requirements. However all Castleton families can pick up at any of the other sites in the district.
about 1 year ago, Slate Valley
Slate Valley
All Slate Valley playgrounds are closed to help slow the spread of COVID-19 (Coronavirus). Thank you for your cooperation.
about 1 year ago, Slate Valley
Slate Valley
Overwhelmed with information coming from all directions? Our COVID-19 page features information and resources in one central location. Visit www.SlateValleyUnified.org and click on the "COVID-19 Information" link at the top. On this page, you’ll find the latest updates from our district, links to the Vermont Department of Health COVID-19 page, an embedded CDC page, as well as many other helpful resources. It is updated frequently, so check back often.
about 1 year ago, Slate Valley
Slate Valley
Update (3-19-20) - Meals During Dismissal: Starting on Thursday, March 19th the school district will make breakfast and lunch meals available to all children ages 18 years old and younger while school is dismissed. Meals will be available Monday through Friday. Friday, March 20th - and each day thereafter a breakfast and a lunch will be available for pick up. Meals will be available for pick up starting at 10:00 AM until noon at the following locations: Benson Village School Fair Haven Union High School Fair Haven Grade School Orwell Village School **** Due to Federal Guidelines we are not allowed to have Castleton Elementary and Village School as pick up locations because of eligibility requirements. However all Castleton families can pick up at any of the other sites in the district. Meals will be delivered to homes if you have a completed food delivery form on file (Link to form: https://5il.co/dwgv). Please contact your school if you have questions. Please note that you can go to any of the schools listed above. You are not restricted to the school that your child attends. Please notify staff at the pick up location if you will be picking up meals regularly and you have any special dietary needs that have medical implications that must be met.
about 1 year ago, Slate Valley
Slate Valley
Many parents have already picked up personal belongings and work for the next couple of weeks. If you have not, please make arrangements to do so. You may contact the school with any questions.
about 1 year ago, Slate Valley
Slate Valley
These two companies are offering free Internet services to households during these challenging times: Consolidated Communications Consolidated Is offering students 2 months of free home Internet Service, plus free installation. See the flyer for details. Internet Essentials from Comcast As our country continues to manage the COVID-19 emergency, Comcast is taking immediate steps to help connect low-income families to the Internet at home. Follow this link for further details: https://www.internetessentials.com/covid19
about 1 year ago, Slate Valley
Slate Valley
Attention Essential Workers: Please read this Press Release from the State of Vermont Emergency Operations Center: https://5il.co/dxv2 for important information about childcare. Essential workers who need help finding childcare should visit: https://webportalapp.com/webform/essentialworkers or call 2-1-1 ext. 6
about 1 year ago, Slate Valley
Slate Valley
Homeschool families are also entitled to come for meal pick-ups!
about 1 year ago, Slate Valley
Slate Valley
Please note that you can pick up meals for other families. If you are unable to pick up meals, we will make every effort to get the meals to you. Please call the school to make arrangements.
about 1 year ago, Slate Valley
Slate Valley
We're all ready for meal pick-ups between 10 and 12 today! -- Starting on Thursday, March 19th the school district will make breakfast and lunch meals available to all children ages 18 years old and younger while school is dismissed. Meals will be available Monday through Friday. Thursday, March 19th - a breakfast for Thursday, a lunch for Thursday and a breakfast for Friday will be available for pick up. Friday, March 20th - and each day thereafter a breakfast and a lunch will be available for pick up. Meals will be available for pick up starting at 10:00 AM until noon at the following locations: Benson Village School Fair Haven Union High School Fair Haven Grade School Orwell Village School **** Due to Federal Guidelines we are not allowed to have Castleton Elementary and Village School as pick up locations because of eligibility requirements. However all Castleton families can pick up at any of the other sites in the district. The school district will let you know if the method of distribution is going to change. At some point in the future, meals may be made available for pick up along the bus routes, but we will let you know in advance if and when this change is made. If we make this change, meals will still be available at each of the schools listed above for pick up. However, Castleton and Hubbardton families will still need to pick up meals from one of the eligible sites. We will be sending out a ​form with the meals. We ask that you complete the form and return it to the staff member distributing the meals so that we can get a better idea of who needs meals, but is unable to get to one of the schools listed above for pick up. If you are unable to pick up meals, we will make every effort to get the meals to you. This form will also be made available ​online: https://5il.co/dwgv Please note that you can go to any of the schools listed above. You are not restricted to the school that your child attends. Please notify staff at the pick up location if you will be picking up meals regularly and you have any special dietary needs that have medical implications that must be met.
about 1 year ago, Slate Valley
Patrick D. Walters
Food Disbursement Begins Today * Thursday, Mar 19 * Orwell Village School Staff are on hand today to begin the disbursement of food for our children 18 years of age and younger. * Disbursement will be from 10-12 with a "drive thru" system set up around the town hall. * Please proceed in a counterclockwise path around the town hall as indicated on the map shown below. Orders will be taken and food can be picked up at the west side doorway. * Please do not get out of your vehicles, except to pick up your order. * Please maintain a minimum of 6' distance between all of us. * Thank you
about 1 year ago, Patrick D. Walters
Slate Valley
Important Update: Date: March 18, 2020 To: All Slate Valley UUSD Families From: Brooke Olsen-Farrell, Superintendent Subject: Meals Starting March 19, 2020- Updated Starting on Thursday, March 19th the school district will make breakfast and lunch meals available to all children ages 18 years old and younger while school is dismissed. Meals will be available Monday through Friday. Thursday, March 19th - a breakfast for Thursday, a lunch for Thursday and a breakfast for Friday will be available for pick up. Friday, March 20th - and each day thereafter a breakfast and a lunch will be available for pick up. Meals will be available for pick up starting at 10:00 AM until noon at the following locations: Benson Village School Fair Haven Union High School Fair Haven Grade School Orwell Village School **** Due to Federal Guidelines we are not allowed to have Castleton Elementary and Village School as pick up locations because of eligibility requirements. However all Castleton families can pick up at any of the other sites in the district. The school district will let you know if the method of distribution is going to change. At some point in the future, meals may be made available for pick up along the bus routes, but we will let you know in advance if and when this change is made. If we make this change, meals will still be available at each of the schools listed above for pick up. However, Castleton and Hubbardton families will still need to pick up meals from one of the eligible sites. We will be sending out a ​form with the meals. We ask that you complete the form and return it to the staff member distributing the meals so that we can get a better idea of who needs meals, but is unable to get to one of the schools listed above for pick up. If you are unable to pick up meals, we will make every effort to get the meals to you. This form will also be made available ​online: https://5il.co/dwgv Please note that you can go to any of the schools listed above. You are not restricted to the school that your child attends. Please notify staff at the pick up location if you will be picking up meals regularly and you have any special dietary needs that have medical implications that must be met.
about 1 year ago, Slate Valley
Patrick D. Walters
Urgent Message * With the CORVID-19 spreading rapidly into Vermont, we are shutting down access to our school playgrounds and basketball court. Please do not enter any part of school grounds till further notice. * Thank you
about 1 year ago, Patrick D. Walters
Slate Valley
Per Governor Scott's recent directive regarding the requirements of providing child care for specified groups of essential employees as outlined in the following link we are working to collect information regarding those individuals in need of child care for their children. Please complete this form only if you are in need of child care for your children as defined by Governor's Scott directive (https://governor.vermont.gov/press-release/governor-phil-scott-orders-implementation-child-care-system-personnel-essential-covid). Form: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1sSylQhJKYFxlBXGB3Wc_bl9Iei8FZLE8mykhz4HsIMc/edit?ts=5e72490b
about 1 year ago, Slate Valley
Slate Valley
Social Distancing: What does it mean?
about 1 year ago, Slate Valley
Slate Valley
Starting on Thursday, March 19th the school district will make breakfast and lunch meals available to all children ages 18 years old and younger while school is dismissed. Meals will be available Monday through Friday. Thursday, March 19th - a breakfast for Thursday, a lunch for Thursday and a breakfast for Friday will be available for pick up. Friday, March 20th - and each day thereafter a breakfast and a lunch will be available for pick up. Meals will be available for pick up starting at 10:00 AM until noon at the following locations: Benson Village School Castleton Elementary School Fair Haven Grade School Orwell Village School The school district will let you know if the method of distribution is going to change. At some point in the future, meals may be made available for pick up along the bus routes, but we will let you know in advance if and when this change is made. If we make this change meals will still be available at each of the schools listed above for pick up. We will be sending out a form with the meals. We ask that you complete the form and return it to the staff member distributing the meals so that we can get a better idea of who needs meals, but is unable to get to one of the schools listed above for pick up. If you are unable to pick up meals, we will make every effort to get the meals to you. This form will also be made available online. Please note that you can go to any of the schools listed above. You are not restricted to the school that your child attends. Please notify staff at the pick up location if you will be picking up meals regularly and you have any special dietary needs that have medical implications that must be met.
about 1 year ago, Slate Valley
Slate Valley
Due to increased volume nationwide, our alert system is experiencing difficulties. Please check our website regularly for important updates: https://bit.ly/38JVkpl
about 1 year ago, Slate Valley
Slate Valley
Good evening, As a result of increased volume nationwide, our alert system is experiencing difficulties. The following message was sent out this evening: Due to the issuance of new information by the White House and the rapidly changing situation, all Slate Valley Schools will be closed tomorrow March 17th to both students and non-essential staff. I will follow-up with an update tomorrow. Thank you again for your patience and stay safe. Brooke Farrell, Superintendent
about 1 year ago, Slate Valley
Patrick D. Walters
THANK YOU * Thank you parents for chaperoning us at the mountain, and helping us learn how to snowboard/ski better. Your support and time did not go unnoticed. Thank you for donating to the booster club and making this experience possible. * Thank you, The Orwell Village Middle Schoolers
about 1 year ago, Patrick D. Walters
Patrick D. Walters
After School Activities Canceled * All after school activities are canceled for today and tomorrow, Monday and Tuesday, March 16 & 17.
about 1 year ago, Patrick D. Walters
Slate Valley
We know that we are in the midst of uncertain times. Please know that we are doing everything within our power as a district to care for the well-being of staff, students and families. The Governor released a declaration today that stated that all students will be dismissed from school no later than Wednesday, March 18th. However, student attendance on Monday, March 16th and Tuesday March 17th is a family decision. Your child will not be penalized for staying home. As a district, in accordance with recommendations from the Department of Health, we are no longer allowing non-essential outside visitors into our school such as volunteers, guest speakers, parents, etc. We will be asking parents to pick up and drop off their students at the front door. If you need to pick up your child during the school day please call ahead to the main office and arrangements will be made to meet you at the front door. If you have a meeting scheduled with school personnel, please call ahead as we are making arrangements to host required meetings by phone or video. This includes Individual Education Program (IEP) meetings and evaluation planning and results meetings that are required by law. In addition, field trips and all after-school events are canceled from this point through at least April 6th. We are working on a plan to offer students at-home learning opportunities and access to a school meals program. We will be asking families whether or not you would like to receive meals while school is dismissed. I will be sending out further communication on this topic tomorrow. Thank you in advance for your support as we progress through these challenging times. Sincerely, Brooke Olsen-Farrell
about 1 year ago, Slate Valley
Slate Valley
Good afternoon, On March 15 at 3:20 p.m., Governor Scott announced that statewide school closure will occur no later than Wednesday, March 18, 2020. The purpose of this message is to provide you an update of the actions the Slate Valley Unified School District will take as it relates to Governor Scott's School Closure announcement. First and foremost, student attendance at school on Monday and Tuesday is a family decision. For these two days, Slate Valley Unified School District attendance procedures will be waived, and no student will be penalized for not attending. Your district leadership teams will be working with our employees to plan for the support of our students and families during the closure of school. To be clear, our primary areas of focus include the wellbeing of our students, families and employees. The plan that we are developing will strive to encompass all of the components that Governor Scott has referenced in his statement/press conference. Thank you for your patience and flexibility as we move forward. You can expect regular communication from our district so that we are keeping you informed. We are doing all we can to make sure these priorities are taken care of to the best of our abilities. Sincerely, Brooke Olsen-Farrell
about 1 year ago, Slate Valley
Patrick D. Walters
OVS Quote of the Day
about 1 year ago, Patrick D. Walters
Patrick D. Walters
March 13, 1942 * U.S. Army launches K-9 Corps * On March 13, 1942, the Quartermaster Corps (QMC) of the United States Army begins training dogs for the newly established War Dog Program, or “K-9 Corps.”
about 1 year ago, Patrick D. Walters
Patrick D. Walters
Skiing is Canceled for today.
about 1 year ago, Patrick D. Walters
Patrick D. Walters
OVS Middle School Sports Beat * Tuesday, March 10, 2020 * No practices or games scheduled for today.
about 1 year ago, Patrick D. Walters
Patrick D. Walters
March 10, 1876 * First speech transmitted by telephone * The first discernible speech is transmitted over a telephone system when inventor Alexander Graham Bell summons his assistant in another room by saying, “Mr. Watson, come here; I want you.” Bell had received a comprehensive telephone patent just three days before.
about 1 year ago, Patrick D. Walters
Patrick D. Walters
OVS Quote of the Day
about 1 year ago, Patrick D. Walters
Patrick D. Walters
Spring Sports Registration * The SPRING SPORTS registration for Slate Valley Middle school is open and will be open through March 30, 2020. * CVS/OVS 7/8 Baseball and Softball * FHGS/BVS 7/8 Baseball and Softball * Slate Valley MS grades 6-8 Track and Field. Thanks
about 1 year ago, Patrick D. Walters
Patrick D. Walters
Green Mountain Music District V Festival * Congratulations to all of the students who participated in the Green Mountain Music District V Festival! Great job!
about 1 year ago, Patrick D. Walters
Patrick D. Walters
March 09, 1862 * U.S.S. Monitor battles C.S.S. Virginia * On March 9, 1862, one of the most famous naval battles in American history occurs as two ironclads, the U.S.S. Monitor and the C.S.S. Virginia, fight to a draw off Hampton Roads, Virginia. The ships pounded each other all morning but their armor plates easily deflected the cannon shots, signaling a new era of steam-powered iron ships.
about 1 year ago, Patrick D. Walters
Patrick D. Walters
OVS Quote of the Day
about 1 year ago, Patrick D. Walters
Patrick D. Walters
OVS Quote of the Day
about 1 year ago, Patrick D. Walters
Patrick D. Walters
March 06, 1899 * Bayer patents aspirin * The German company Bayer patents aspirin on March 6, 1899. Now the most common drug in household medicine cabinets, acetylsalicylic acid was originally made from a chemical found in the bark of willow trees. In its primitive form, the active ingredient, salicin, was used for centuries in folk medicine, beginning in ancient Greece when Hippocrates used it to relieve pain and fever. Known to doctors since the mid-19th century, it was used sparingly due to its unpleasant taste and tendency to damage the stomach.
about 1 year ago, Patrick D. Walters
Patrick D. Walters
Middle School Winter Sports Beat * Thursday, March 5, 2020 * No basketball practice or games on the schedule today.
about 1 year ago, Patrick D. Walters
Patrick D. Walters
OVS Quote of the day
about 1 year ago, Patrick D. Walters
Patrick D. Walters
March 05, 1963 * Hula Hoop patentedMarch 5, 1963: the Hula Hoop, a hip-swiveling toy that became a huge fad across America when it was first marketed by Wham-O in 1958, is patented by the company’s co-founder, Arthur “Spud” Melin. An estimated 25 million Hula Hoops were sold in its first four months of production alone.
about 1 year ago, Patrick D. Walters
Slate Valley
March 3, 2020 Results
about 1 year ago, Slate Valley
Patrick D. Walters
March Sporlight Value * Our spotlight value for March is Honesty. Being honest is being open, trustworthy, and truthful. When people are honest, they can be relied on not to lie, cheat, or steal. Honesty is telling the truth. It is admitting mistakes even when you know someone might be angry or disappointed. Being honest means that you don’t pretend to be something you are not. With honesty, you can trust things to be as they appear.
about 1 year ago, Patrick D. Walters
Slate Valley
2019-2020 BVS/OVS 7/8 Boys Basketball Team!
about 1 year ago, Slate Valley
Patrick D. Walters
Vermont Youth Project
about 1 year ago, Patrick D. Walters
Patrick D. Walters
OVS Quote of the Day
about 1 year ago, Patrick D. Walters
Patrick D. Walters
Middle School Winter Sports Beat * Tuesday, March 3, 2020 * NO practice or games
about 1 year ago, Patrick D. Walters
Patrick D. Walters
March 03, 1887 * Helen Keller meets her miracle worker * On March 3, 1887, Anne Sullivan begins teaching six-year-old Helen Keller, who lost her sight and hearing after a severe illness at the age of 19 months. Under Sullivan’s tutelage, including her pioneering “touch teaching” techniques, the previously uncontrollable Keller flourished, eventually graduating from college and becoming an international lecturer and activist. Sullivan, later dubbed “the miracle worker,” remained Keller’s interpreter and constant companion until the older woman’s death in 1936.
about 1 year ago, Patrick D. Walters
Slate Valley
Spring Sports Registration for Slate Valley Middle Schools: BVS, CVS, FHGS, OVS Track and Field: Slate Valley Middle School - Grades 6-8 Baseball: CVS/OVS - Grades 7/8 FHGS/BVS - Grades 7/8 Softball: CVS/OVS - Grades 7/8 FHGS/BVS - Grades 7/8 Registration is open through March 30, 2020. Formreleaf.com Slate Valley Middle School If you have questions, please email Kim Alexander ([email protected]).
about 1 year ago, Slate Valley
Patrick D. Walters
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about 1 year ago, Patrick D. Walters
Patrick D. Walters
1904 March 02 * Dr. Seuss born * Theodor Geisel, better known to the world as Dr. Seuss, the author and illustrator of such beloved children’s books as “The Cat in the Hat” and “Green Eggs and Ham,” is born in Springfield, Massachusetts on March 2, 1904. Geisel, who used his middle name (which was also his mother’s maiden name) as his pen name, wrote 48 books–including some for adults–that have sold well over 200 million copies and been translated into multiple languages. Dr. Seuss books are known for their whimsical rhymes and quirky characters, which have names like the Lorax and the Sneetches and live in places like Whoville.
about 1 year ago, Patrick D. Walters
Patrick D. Walters
Quote of the Day
about 1 year ago, Patrick D. Walters
Patrick D. Walters
Stickers are $5
about 1 year ago, Patrick D. Walters
Patrick D. Walters
Middle School Winter Sports Beat * Friday 2/28 * 5/6 Girls Practice 400-530pm
about 1 year ago, Patrick D. Walters
Patrick D. Walters
OVS Quote of the Day
about 1 year ago, Patrick D. Walters
Patrick D. Walters
February 28, 1953 * Watson and Crick discover chemical structure of DNA * On this day in 1953, Cambridge University scientists James D. Watson and Francis H.C. Crick announce that they have determined the double-helix structure of DNA, the molecule containing human genes.
about 1 year ago, Patrick D. Walters
Patrick D. Walters
February 27, 1827 * New Orleanians take to the streets for Mardi Gras * On February 27, 1827, a group of masked and costumed students dance through the streets of New Orleans, Louisiana, marking the beginning of the city’s famous Mardi Gras celebrations.
about 1 year ago, Patrick D. Walters
Slate Valley
Please note the following Tournament Game changes: Thursday 2/27 4:30 p.m. FHGS 7/8 Girls vs. Otter Valley 7th Girls 5:30 p.m. Barstow 7/8 Girls vs. Poultney 7/8 Girls 6:30 p.m. winner game 10 vs. winner game 8 7:30 p.m. winner game 9 vs. winner game 11 Thank you for your flexibility.
about 1 year ago, Slate Valley
Patrick D. Walters
February 26, 1919 Two national parks preserved, 10 years apart * On this day in history, two national parks were established in the United States 10 years apart–the Grand Canyon in 1919 and the Grand Tetons in 1929.
about 1 year ago, Patrick D. Walters
Patrick D. Walters
UPK Universal Screening
about 1 year ago, Patrick D. Walters
Patrick D. Walters
Middle School Winter Sports Beat * BVS/OVS 7/8 Boys vs. Barstow 7/8 Boys AT FHGS * Bus leave time 500pm from bvs and 515pm from ovs (parents please stay with athletes until they are on the bus) *** if they win they will play Wed 2/26 700pm*** , bus time will be sent in email
about 1 year ago, Patrick D. Walters
Patrick D. Walters
Quote of the Day
about 1 year ago, Patrick D. Walters
Patrick D. Walters
Young Muhammad Ali knocks out Sonny Liston for first world title * On February 25, 1964, 22-year-old Cassius Clay shocks the odds-makers by dethroning world heavyweight boxing champ Sonny Liston in a seventh-round technical knockout. The dreaded Liston, who had twice demolished former champ Floyd Patterson in one round, was an 8-to-1 favorite. However, Clay predicted victory, boasting that he would “float like a butterfly, sting like a bee” and knock out Liston in the eighth round.
about 1 year ago, Patrick D. Walters
Patrick D. Walters
Students of the Month * Congratulations to the following students of the month for exhibiting exceptionally noticeable values of caring during the school day and therefore being a tremendous role-model to your fellow students.
about 1 year ago, Patrick D. Walters
Patrick D. Walters
OVS Quote of the Day
about 1 year ago, Patrick D. Walters
Patrick D. Walters
Alamo defenders call for help * On February 24, 1836, in San Antonio, Texas, Colonel William Travis issues a call for help on behalf of the Texan troops defending the Alamo, an old Spanish mission and fortress under attack by the Mexican army.
about 1 year ago, Patrick D. Walters
Slate Valley
FHGS 2020 Invitational Basketball Tournament Info: Letter: https://5il.co/d30y 7/8 Tournament Schedule: https://5il.co/d30z 5/6 Tournament Schedule: https://5il.co/d310
about 1 year ago, Slate Valley
Slate Valley
Discover Slate Valley's new approach to happy and healthy young people on March 5.
about 1 year ago, Slate Valley
Patrick D. Walters
Middle School Winter Sports Beat * Thursday, Feb 13th * 5/6 Girls HOME vs. FHGS 430pm game 7/8 Boys HOME vs. FHGS 530pm game
about 1 year ago, Patrick D. Walters
Patrick D. Walters
Quote of the Day
about 1 year ago, Patrick D. Walters
Patrick D. Walters
February 13, 1861 First Medal of Honor action * The earliest military action to be revered with a Medal of Honor award is performed by Colonel Bernard J.D. Irwin, an assistant army surgeon serving in the first major U.S.-Apache conflict. Near Apache Pass, in southeastern Arizona, Irwin, an Irish-born doctor, volunteered to go to the rescue of Second Lieutenant George N. Bascom, who was trapped with 60 men of the U.S. Seventh Infantry by the Chiricahua Apaches.
about 1 year ago, Patrick D. Walters
Slate Valley
Please note: March 20th will now be a student day.
about 1 year ago, Slate Valley
Patrick D. Walters
Middle School Winter Sports Beat * Wednesday, Feb 12th * 5/6 Girls practice at BVS 430-600pm
about 1 year ago, Patrick D. Walters
Patrick D. Walters
OVS Quote of the Day
about 1 year ago, Patrick D. Walters
Patrick D. Walters
February 12, 1809 * Abraham Lincoln is born * Future president Abraham Lincoln is born in Hodgenville, Kentucky on February 12, 1809. * Lincoln, one of America’s most admired presidents, grew up a member of a poor family in Kentucky and Indiana. He attended school for only one year, but thereafter read on his own in a continual effort to improve his mind. As an adult, he lived in Illinois and performed a variety of jobs including stints as a postmaster, surveyor and shopkeeper, before entering politics. He served in the Illinois legislature from 1834 to 1842 and in Congress from 1847-1849, and then became an attorney. In 1842, Lincoln married Mary Todd; together, the pair raised four sons.
about 1 year ago, Patrick D. Walters
Patrick D. Walters
Middle School Winter Sports Beat * Tuesday, Feb 11th BVS/OVS 7/8 Boys AWAY vs. West Rutland 5:30pm game * Bus leave time 400pm from BVS, 415pm from OVS. (Parents please stay with your athlete until on the bus - thanks) Thanks - good luck to all the athletes.
about 1 year ago, Patrick D. Walters
Patrick D. Walters
OVS Quote of the Day
about 1 year ago, Patrick D. Walters
Patrick D. Walters
Nelson Mandela released from prison * Nelson Mandela, leader of the movement to end South African apartheid, is released from prison after 27 years on February 11, 1990. * In 1944, Mandela, a lawyer, joined the African National Congress (ANC), the oldest black political organization in South Africa, where he became a leader of Johannesburg’s youth wing of the ANC. In 1952, he became deputy national president of the ANC, advocating nonviolent resistance to apartheid–South Africa’s institutionalized system of white supremacy and racial segregation. However, after the massacre of peaceful black demonstrators at Sharpeville in 1960, Nelson helped organize a paramilitary branch of the ANC to engage in guerrilla warfare against the white minority government.
about 1 year ago, Patrick D. Walters
Patrick D. Walters
Middle School Winter Sports Beat * Monday, Feb 10th * 5/6 Girls AWAY vs. Shrewsbury 430pm game bus leave 330 from BVS, 345 from OVS * 7/8 Boys Practice 530-700pm at BVS
over 1 year ago, Patrick D. Walters
Patrick D. Walters
World chess champion Garry Kasparov loses game to computer * On February 10, 1996, after three hours, world chess champion Garry Kasparov loses the first game of a six-game match against Deep Blue, an IBM computer capable of evaluating 200 million moves per second. Man was ultimately victorious over machine, however, as Kasparov bested Deep Blue in the match with three wins and two ties and took home the $400,000 prize. An estimated 6 million people worldwide followed the action on the Internet.
over 1 year ago, Patrick D. Walters
Slate Valley
All activities including the Prospective Student Night have been cancelled. The Prospective Student Night has been rescheduled for Thursday, February 27th.
over 1 year ago, Slate Valley
Patrick D. Walters
Middle School Winter Sports Beat * Wednesday, Feb 5th * 5/6 Girls AWAY vs. Middletown Springs 430pm Bus leave OVS @ 345pm
over 1 year ago, Patrick D. Walters
Patrick D. Walters
OVS Quote of the Day
over 1 year ago, Patrick D. Walters
Patrick D. Walters
February 05, 1883 * Southern Pacific Railroad completes New Orleans to California route * The Southern Pacific Railroad completes its transcontinental “Sunset Route” from New Orleans to California, consolidating its dominance over rail traffic to the Pacific.
over 1 year ago, Patrick D. Walters
Patrick D. Walters
8th-Grade Bottle Drive
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Patrick D. Walters
Middle School Winter Sports Beat *Tuesday, Feb 4th * No practice or games today
over 1 year ago, Patrick D. Walters
Patrick D. Walters
OVS Quote of the Day
over 1 year ago, Patrick D. Walters
Patrick D. Walters
February 04, 2004 * Facebook launches * On February 4, 2004, a Harvard sophomore named Mark Zuckerberg launches The Facebook, a social media website he had built in order to connect Harvard students with one another. By the next day, over a thousand people had registered, and that was only the beginning. Now known simply as Facebook, the site quickly ballooned into one of the most significant social media companies in history. Today, Facebook is one of the most valuable companies in the world, with over 2 billion monthly active users.
over 1 year ago, Patrick D. Walters
Patrick D. Walters
Middle School Winter Sports Beat * Monday, Feb 3rd * 5/6 Girls HOME vs. Mettawee 430pm game start * Athletes please meet your coach at BVS at 4pm for pregame warm up
over 1 year ago, Patrick D. Walters
Patrick D. Walters
OVS Quote of the Day
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Patrick D. Walters
February 03, 2002 * New England Patriots win first Super Bowl * On February 3, 2002, the New England Patriots shock football fans everywhere by defeating the heavily favored St. Louis Rams, 20-17, to take home their first Super Bowl victory. Pats’ kicker Adam Vinatieri made a 48-yard field goal to win the game just as the clock expired.
over 1 year ago, Patrick D. Walters
Patrick D. Walters
Middle School Winter Sports Beat * Friday, January 31st * Practice at BVS * 5/6 Girls 400-530 pm * 7/8 Boys 530 - 700pm * All athletes should be at BVS 10 minutes prior to practice starting, coach will meet you there. Thank you.
over 1 year ago, Patrick D. Walters
Patrick D. Walters
OVS Quote of the Day
over 1 year ago, Patrick D. Walters
Patrick D. Walters
January 31, 1971 * Apollo 14 departs for the moon * Apollo 14, piloted by astronauts Alan B. Shepard Jr., Edgar D. Mitchell, and Stuart A. Roosa, is successfully launched from Cape Canaveral, Florida, on a manned mission to the moon. On February 5, after suffering some initial problems in docking the lunar and command modules, Shepard and Mitchell descended to the lunar surface on the third U.S. moon landing. Upon stepping out of the lunar module, Shepard, who in 1961, aboard Freedom 7, was the first American in space, became the fifth astronaut to walk on the moon.
over 1 year ago, Patrick D. Walters
Patrick D. Walters
OVS Winter Sports Beat * Thursday, January 30th * 5/6 Girls AWAY vs. FHGS 430pm game * 7/8 Boys AWAY vs. FHGS 530pm game * bus leave BVS 330, OVS 345pm
over 1 year ago, Patrick D. Walters
Patrick D. Walters
OVS Quote of the Day
over 1 year ago, Patrick D. Walters
Patrick D. Walters
January 30, 1994 * Dan Jansen skates world-record 500 meters * On January 30, 1994, the American speed skater Dan Jansen sets a new world record of 35.76 at the World Sprint Championships in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. * Born in 1965 in Wisconsin, Jansen had been the youngest skater to compete at the 1984 Winter Olympics in Sarajevo, where he came in fourth place in the 500 meter event. Favored to win in Calgary in 1988, Jansen was devastated by the death of his sister Jane from leukemia on the day he was scheduled to race in the 500 meter final. He raced that night in hopes of winning in her honor, but fell 100 meters into the race. Four days later, he fell again during the 1000 meter event, and left Calgary without a medal. In Albertville, France, in 1992, Jansen came up short again, finishing fourth in the 500 meters and 26th in the 1000.
over 1 year ago, Patrick D. Walters
Patrick D. Walters
Middle School Winter Sports Beat * Tuesday, Jan 21 * NO practice or games today.
over 1 year ago, Patrick D. Walters
Patrick D. Walters
OVS Quote of the Day
over 1 year ago, Patrick D. Walters
Patrick D. Walters
January 28, 1985 * Music stars gather to record “We Are the World” * The special instruction Quincy Jones sent out to the several dozen pop stars invited to participate in the recording of “We Are the World” was this: “Check your egos at the door.” Jones was the producer of a record that would eventually go on to sell more than 7 million copies and raise more than $60 million for African famine relief. But before “We Are the World” could achieve those feats, it had to be captured on tape—no simple feat considering the number of major recording artists slated to participate. With only one chance to get the recording the way he and songwriters Michael Jackson and Lionel Richie wanted it, Jones convened the marathon recording session of “We Are the World” at around 10 p.m. on the evening of January 28, 1985, immediately following the conclusion of the American Music Awards ceremony held just a few miles away.
over 1 year ago, Patrick D. Walters
Patrick D. Walters
Middle School Winter Sports Beat * Monday, January 27th * 5/6 Girls AWAY vs. Mettawee 530pm game PLEASE NOTE GAME TIME CHANGE!! Bus leave times - from OVS 345pm, BVS 400pm (parents please stay with your athletes until they are on the bus - Thank you!) * Practice -- 7/8 Boys 530 - 700 pm at BVS gym
over 1 year ago, Patrick D. Walters
Patrick D. Walters
OVS Quote of the Day
over 1 year ago, Patrick D. Walters
Patrick D. Walters
January 27, 1945 * Auschwitz is Liberated * On January 27, 1945, Soviet troops enter Auschwitz, Poland, freeing the survivors of the network of concentration camps—and finally revealing to the world the depth of the horrors perpetrated there.
over 1 year ago, Patrick D. Walters
Patrick D. Walters
Middle School Winter Sports Beat * 5/6 Girls AWAY vs. Clarendon Elem 430pm game start -- NO BUS - parents transporting (due to ski program) Thank you parents! * 7/8 Boys HOME vs. Mill River 430pm game start
over 1 year ago, Patrick D. Walters
Patrick D. Walters
OVS Quote of the Day
over 1 year ago, Patrick D. Walters
Patrick D. Walters
January 24, 1972 * Japanese soldier found hiding on Guam * After 28 years of hiding in the jungles of Guam, local farmers discover Shoichi Yokoi, a Japanese sergeant who was unaware that World War II had ended.
over 1 year ago, Patrick D. Walters
Patrick D. Walters
Middle School Winter Sports Beat * 5/6 Girls AWAY vs. Wells 430 game start, bus leave time BVS 315pm, OVS 330pm * 7/8 Boys AWAY vs. Middlebury 430 game start, bus leave time BVS 330, OVS 345pm.
over 1 year ago, Patrick D. Walters
Patrick D. Walters
OVS Quote of the Day
over 1 year ago, Patrick D. Walters
Patrick D. Walters
January 22, 1984 * Apple’s iconic “1984” commercial airs during Super Bowl XVIII * During a break in the action of Super Bowl XVIII on January 22nd, 1984, audiences first see a commercial that is now widely agreed to be one of the most powerful and effective of all time. Apple's "1984" spot, featuring a young woman throwing a sledgehammer through a screen on which a Big Brother-like figure preaches about "the unification of thought," got people around the United States talking and heralded a new age for Apple, consumer technology and advertising.
over 1 year ago, Patrick D. Walters
Patrick D. Walters
Middle School Winter Sports Beat * Tuesday, Jan 21 * NO practice or games scheduled for today
over 1 year ago, Patrick D. Walters
Patrick D. Walters
OVS Quote of the Day
over 1 year ago, Patrick D. Walters
Patrick D. Walters
January 21, 1738 * Ethan Allen is born * On January 21, 1738, Ethan Allen, future Revolutionary War hero and key founder of the Republic of Vermont, is born in Litchfield, Connecticut. * Allen’s father, Joseph, intended Ethan to attend Yale University, but his death in 1755 precluded that option. Instead, Ethan, the oldest of seven children, took over the family landholdings. Two years later, Ethan made his first visit to the New Hampshire Grants, land that is now within the state of Vermont, as part of the Litchfield County militia during the Seven Years’ War.
over 1 year ago, Patrick D. Walters
Patrick D. Walters
Middle School Winter Sports Beat * Friday, Jan 17th * Practice: 7/8 Boys 530-700 at BVS * Game: 5/6 Girls AWAY vs. Poultney (elem school) 430pm game start Bus leave from BVS 330pm, OVS 345pm
over 1 year ago, Patrick D. Walters
Patrick D. Walters
OVS Quote of the Day
over 1 year ago, Patrick D. Walters
Patrick D. Walters
January 17, 1916 * PGA is formed * On January 17, 1916, a group of golf professionals and several leading amateur golfers gather at the Taplow Club in New York City, in a meeting that will result in the founding of the Professional Golfers Association (PGA).
over 1 year ago, Patrick D. Walters
Patrick D. Walters
Middle School Winter Sports Beat * Thursday, Jan 16th * No practice or games scheduled for today.
over 1 year ago, Patrick D. Walters
Patrick D. Walters
OVS Quote of the Day
over 1 year ago, Patrick D. Walters
Patrick D. Walters
January 16, 1605 * Groundbreaking novel "Don Quixote" is published * On January 16, 1605, Miguel de Cervantes' El ingenioso hidalgo Don Quixote de la Mancha, better known as Don Quixote, is published. The book is considered by many to be the first modern novel as well as one of the greatest novels of all time.
over 1 year ago, Patrick D. Walters
Patrick D. Walters
Friday, Jan 17 Half Day for Inservice * Lunch will be served and busses will depart at 12 noon.
over 1 year ago, Patrick D. Walters
Patrick D. Walters
This Friday is Tie-Dye Day at OVS. Spend the day dazzling your peers with your multi-colored coolness! Anything and everything tie-dyed is needed for this day packed with swirls of rainbow-colored wonder.
over 1 year ago, Patrick D. Walters
Patrick D. Walters
Middle School Winter Sports Beat * 7/8 Boys AWAY vs. CKS 500pm game start The bus will pick up the OVS athletes at 345pm (PARENTS could you please wait with your athletes at 340pm till they get on the bus -- Thank you) then to BVS where the coach and BVS athletes will get on bus at 4pm. The game at CKS (Christ the King School - South Main Street Rutland) will start at 5pm. * 5/6 Girls HOME vs. Poultney 430pm game start * Athletes please meet your coach at BVS at 4pm for pre-game warm up.
over 1 year ago, Patrick D. Walters
Patrick D. Walters
OVS Quote of the Day
over 1 year ago, Patrick D. Walters
Patrick D. Walters
January 16, 1938 * Benny Goodman brings jazz to Carnegie Hall * Jazz has been called “America’s classical music,” a label that does more than just recognize its American origins. The label also makes the case that jazz is worthy of aesthetic consideration alongside music usually thought of as “classical.” In the current era, when programs of Duke Ellington and J.S. Bach often draw the same highbrow crowds, that argument hardly seems controversial. In the 1930s, however, the notion was almost laughable, which is what made Benny Goodman’s January 16, 1938, concert at New York City’s famed Carnegie Hall so revolutionary. Goodman and his supporting cast claimed a new place for jazz on the American cultural scene that night, in what has come to be seen as the most important jazz concert in history.
over 1 year ago, Patrick D. Walters
Patrick D. Walters
January Spotlight Value * Our spotlight value for January is Caring. Caring is giving love and attention to people and things that matter to you. When you care about people, you help them. When you do a careful job, you give it your very best effort. You treat people and things gently and respectfully.
over 1 year ago, Patrick D. Walters
Patrick D. Walters
Middle School Winter Sports Beat * No games or practices are scheduled for today.
over 1 year ago, Patrick D. Walters
Patrick D. Walters
OVS Quote of the Day
over 1 year ago, Patrick D. Walters
Patrick D. Walters
January 14, 1943 * FDR becomes first president to travel by airplane on U.S. official business * On January 14, 1943, Franklin D. Roosevelt becomes the first president to travel on official business by airplane. Crossing the Atlantic by air, Roosevelt flew in a Boeing 314 Flying Boat dubbed the Dixie Clipper to a World War II strategy meeting with Winston Churchill at Casablanca in North Africa. With German U-boats taking a heavy toll on American marine traffic in the Atlantic, Roosevelt’s advisors reluctantly agreed to send him via airplane. Roosevelt, at a frail 60 years old, gamely made the arduous 17,000-mile round trip.
over 1 year ago, Patrick D. Walters
Slate Valley
Reminder! Join us Wednesday night (January 15) from 6-8 PM as we explore real-time data from the youth in Slate Valley. Working together, we can break through barriers to help our youth thrive. Please bring a cell phone for audience participation. *Refreshments provided. *Childcare available at Castleton Village School. Castleton University (The Casella Theater, Fine Arts Building).
over 1 year ago, Slate Valley
Patrick D. Walters
Middle School Winter Sports Beat * Monday, Jan 13 * 7/8 Boys Practice 530 - 700pm at BVS * Game: 5/6 Girls HOME vs. Wells 430pm game start * Athletes please meet your coach at BVS at 4pm for pre-game warm up.
over 1 year ago, Patrick D. Walters
Patrick D. Walters
OVS Quote of the Day
over 1 year ago, Patrick D. Walters
Patrick D. Walters
January 13, 1941 * James Joyce dies * James Joyce, widely regarded as Ireland’s greatest author, dies in Zurich, Switzerland, at the age of 58. One of the most brilliant and daring writers of the 20th century, Joyce’s masterpiece Ulysses is ranked among the greatest works in the English language.
over 1 year ago, Patrick D. Walters
Patrick D. Walters
Chess Academy * The OVS Chess Academy rings in the new year with an active afternoon on the 64 squares.
over 1 year ago, Patrick D. Walters
Patrick D. Walters
Students of the Month * Congratulations to the following students of the month of December for exhibiting exceptionally noticeable values of safety during the school day and therefore being a tremendous role-model to your fellow students.
over 1 year ago, Patrick D. Walters
Patrick D. Walters
Middle School Winter Sports Beat * 5/6 Girls Bball Practice 400-530pm at BVS
over 1 year ago, Patrick D. Walters
Patrick D. Walters
OVS Quote of the Day
over 1 year ago, Patrick D. Walters
Patrick D. Walters
Gusher signals start of U.S. oil industry * On January 10, 1901, a drilling derrick at Spindletop Hill near Beaumont, Texas, produces an enormous gusher of crude oil, coating the landscape for hundreds of feet and signaling the advent of the American oil industry. The geyser was discovered at a depth of over 1,000 feet, flowed at an initial rate of approximately 100,000 barrels a day and took nine days to cap. Following the discovery, petroleum, which until that time had been used in the U.S. primarily as a lubricant and in kerosene for lamps, would become the main fuel source for new inventions such as cars and airplanes; coal-powered forms of transportation including ships and trains would also convert to the liquid fuel.
over 1 year ago, Patrick D. Walters
Slate Valley
You’re Invited! Join us as we explore real-time data from the youth in Slate Valley. Working together we can break through barriers to help our youth thrive. Please bring a cell phone for audience participation. *Refreshments provided *Childcare available at Castleton Village School Wednesday, January 15, 2020 6-8 PM, Castleton University (The Casella Theater, Fine Arts Building)
over 1 year ago, Slate Valley
Slate Valley
The sign-up for Slater Youth Wrestling Club (Boys and Girls, Grades K-6) is January 13th from 6-6:30PM. Sign up form: https://5il.co/c64z
over 1 year ago, Slate Valley
Patrick D. Walters
Middle School Winter Sports Beat * Thursday, Jan 9 * No practices, No games today.
over 1 year ago, Patrick D. Walters
Patrick D. Walters
OVS Quote of the Day
over 1 year ago, Patrick D. Walters
Patrick D. Walters
January 09, 2007 * Steve Jobs debuts the iPhone * On January 9, 2007, Apple Inc. CEO Steve Jobs unveils the iPhone—a touchscreen mobile phone with an iPod, camera and Web-browsing capabilities, among other features—at the Macworld convention in San Francisco. Jobs, dressed in his customary jeans and black mock turtleneck, called the iPhone a “revolutionary and magical product that is literally five years ahead of any other mobile phone.” When it went on sale in the United States six months later, on June 29, amidst huge hype, thousands of customers lined up at Apple stores across the country to be among the first to purchase an iPhone.
over 1 year ago, Patrick D. Walters
Patrick D. Walters
Middle School Winter Sports Beat * 7/8 Boys HOME vs. Poultney 430pm * Boys please meet coach at BVS at 4pm, for warm up prior to game * 5/6 Girls HOME vs. Clarendon 530pm * Girls please meet coach at BVS at 5pm
over 1 year ago, Patrick D. Walters
Patrick D. Walters
OVS Quote of the Day
over 1 year ago, Patrick D. Walters
Patrick D. Walters
January 08, 1963 * Mona Lisa exhibited in Washington * At the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C., Leonardo da Vinci’s masterpiece, the Mona Lisa, is exhibited for the first time in America. Over 2,000 dignitaries, including President John F. Kennedy, came out that evening to view the famous painting. The next day, the exhibit opened to the public, and during the next three weeks an estimated 500,000 people came to see it. The painting then traveled to New York City’s Metropolitan Museum of Art, where it was seen by another million people.
over 1 year ago, Patrick D. Walters
Patrick D. Walters
Middle School Winter Sports Beat * BVS/OVS 5/6 Girls HOME vs. West Rutland 430pm * Girls please meet coach at BVS at 4pm to warm up prior to the game
over 1 year ago, Patrick D. Walters
Patrick D. Walters
OVS Quote of the Day
over 1 year ago, Patrick D. Walters
Patrick D. Walters
Samuel Morse demonstrates the telegraph * On January 6, 1838, Samuel Morse’s telegraph system is demonstrated for the first time at the Speedwell Iron Works in Morristown, New Jersey. The telegraph, a device which used electric impulses to transmit encoded messages over a wire, would eventually revolutionize long-distance communication, reaching the height of its popularity in the 1920s and 1930s.
over 1 year ago, Patrick D. Walters
Patrick D. Walters
Middle School Winter Sports Beat * HOME game for 7/8 Boys vs. West Rutland 5pm game start. PLEASE have the athletes to the gym around 430pm for warm up, prior to game. * 5/6 Girls Practice 615 - 730 pm at BVS gym
over 1 year ago, Patrick D. Walters
Patrick D. Walters
OVS Quote of the Day
over 1 year ago, Patrick D. Walters
Patrick D. Walters
Alaska admitted into Union * On January 3, 1959, President Eisenhower signs a special proclamation admitting the territory of Alaska into the Union as the 49th and largest state. * The European discovery of Alaska came in 1741, when a Russian expedition led by Danish navigator Vitus Bering sighted the Alaskan mainland. Russian hunters were soon making incursions into Alaska, and the native Aleut population suffered greatly after being exposed to foreign diseases. In 1784, Grigory Shelikhov established the first permanent Russian colony in Alaska on Kodiak Island. In the early 19th century, Russian settlements spread down the west coast of North America, with the southernmost fort located near Bodega Bay in California.
over 1 year ago, Patrick D. Walters
Patrick D. Walters
Middle School Winter Sports Beat * 5/6 Girls bball practice 415 - 530pm at BVS gym * 7/8 boys bball practice 530-700 at BVS gym
over 1 year ago, Patrick D. Walters
Patrick D. Walters
OVS Quote of the Day
over 1 year ago, Patrick D. Walters
Patrick D. Walters
Rare Bugatti found in British garage * On January 2, 2009, media outlets report that a rare unrestored 1937 Bugatti Type 57S Atalante Coupe has been found in the garage of a British doctor. A month later, on February 7, the car sold at a Paris auction for some $4.4 million.
over 1 year ago, Patrick D. Walters
Patrick D. Walters
VSO Visits OVS * 3 Members of the Vermont Symphony Orchestra visited OVS today. Fiddlesticks’ performances for schoolchildren are designed to introduce students to the most important members of the symphony orchestra and to make some of the key concepts in classical music-making come alive. Longtime members of the VSO, the performers are funny, friendly, interactive — and superior musicians.
over 1 year ago, Patrick D. Walters
Patrick D. Walters
Middle School Sports Beat * 7/8 Boys HOME vs. CKS 430pm * 5/6 Girls HOME vs. Shrewsbury 530pm
over 1 year ago, Patrick D. Walters
Patrick D. Walters
OVS Quote of the Day
over 1 year ago, Patrick D. Walters
Patrick D. Walters
President Clinton impeached * After nearly 14 hours of debate, the House of Representatives approves two articles of impeachment against President Bill Clinton, charging him with lying under oath to a federal grand jury and obstructing justice. Clinton, the second president in American history to be impeached, vowed to finish his term.
over 1 year ago, Patrick D. Walters
Patrick D. Walters
2nd & 3rd Grade Candy Land/Willy Wonka's Chocolate Factory Celebration
over 1 year ago, Patrick D. Walters
Patrick D. Walters
Winter Sports Beat Correction * Wednesday, Dec 18 * Practice at BVS 5/6 Girls 400-530 * 7/8 Boys 530-700
over 1 year ago, Patrick D. Walters
Patrick D. Walters
Middle School Winter Sports Beat * 7/8 Boys HOME vs. CKS 430pm * 5/6 Girls HOME vs. Shrewsbury 530pm
over 1 year ago, Patrick D. Walters
Patrick D. Walters
OVS Quote of the Day
over 1 year ago, Patrick D. Walters
Patrick D. Walters
Mayflower lands at Plymouth Harbor * On December 18, 1620, the British ship Mayflower lands at modern-day Plymouth, Massachusetts, and its passengers prepared to begin their new settlement, Plymouth Colony. * The famous Mayflower story began in 1606, when a group of reform-minded Puritans in Nottinghamshire, England, founded their own church, separate from the state-sanctioned Church of England. Accused of treason, they were forced to leave the country and settle in the more tolerant Netherlands. After 12 years of struggling to adapt and make a decent living, the group sought financial backing from some London merchants to set up a colony in America. On September 6, 1620, 102 passengers–dubbed Pilgrims by William Bradford, a passenger who would become the first governor of Plymouth Colony–crowded on the Mayflower to begin the long, hard journey to a new life in the New World.
over 1 year ago, Patrick D. Walters
Slate Valley
All after school activities districtwide have been cancelled for today (12/17) due to the road conditions and predicted snow accumulations as the day goes on. This includes all practices and games.
over 1 year ago, Slate Valley
Patrick D. Walters
4th Annual Ugly Sweater Parade * Friday, 3PM * Wear your favorite, your funniest, your warmest, or your ugliest. * We will be parading through the halls of OVS. * Everyone is welcome, please join us!
over 1 year ago, Patrick D. Walters
Patrick D. Walters
Middle School Winter Sports Beat * There are no sports events scheduled for today.
over 1 year ago, Patrick D. Walters
Patrick D. Walters
OVS Quote of the Day
over 1 year ago, Patrick D. Walters
Patrick D. Walters
First airplane flies * Near Kitty Hawk, North Carolina, Orville and Wilbur Wright make the first successful flight in history of a self-propelled, heavier-than-air aircraft. Orville piloted the gasoline-powered, propeller-driven biplane, which stayed aloft for 12 seconds and covered 120 feet on its inaugural flight. * The historic Wright brothers’ aircraft of 1903 is on permanent display at the National Air and Space Museum in Washington, D.C.
over 1 year ago, Patrick D. Walters
Patrick D. Walters
Middle School Winter Sports Beat * 7/8 Boys at BVS tonight is from 600-700pm * 5/6 Girls HOME vs. West Rutland 500pm
over 1 year ago, Patrick D. Walters
Patrick D. Walters
OVS Quote of the Day
over 1 year ago, Patrick D. Walters
Patrick D. Walters
The Boston Tea Party * In Boston Harbor, a group of Massachusetts colonists disguised as Mohawk Indians board three British tea ships and dump 342 chests of tea into the harbor. * The midnight raid, popularly known as the “Boston Tea Party,” was in protest of the British Parliament’s Tea Act of 1773, a bill designed to save the faltering East India Company by greatly lowering its tea tax and granting it a virtual monopoly on the American tea trade. The low tax allowed the East India Company to undercut even tea smuggled into America by Dutch traders, and many colonists viewed the act as another example of taxation tyranny.
over 1 year ago, Patrick D. Walters
Patrick D. Walters
Middle School Winter Sports Beat * 5/6 girls practice 400-530 * 7/8 boys practice 530-700
over 1 year ago, Patrick D. Walters
Patrick D. Walters
OVS Quote of the Day
over 1 year ago, Patrick D. Walters
Patrick D. Walters
Al Gore concedes presidential election * Vice President Al Gore reluctantly concedes defeat to Texas Governor George W. Bush in his bid for the presidency, following weeks of legal battles over the recounting of votes in Florida, on December 13 2000. * In a televised speech from his ceremonial office next to the White House, Gore said that while he was deeply disappointed and sharply disagreed with the Supreme Court verdict that ended his campaign, ”partisan rancor must now be put aside.” * Gore had won the national popular vote by more than 500,000 votes, but narrowly lost Florida, giving the Electoral College to Bush 271 to 266.
over 1 year ago, Patrick D. Walters
Patrick D. Walters
Outstanding Teachers Day * For nearly 40 years, The University of Vermont has annually recognized outstanding teachers throughout the state through a ceremonial event. Each participating supervisory union or school district can nominate one teacher at the elementary/middle school level, one teacher at the secondary level and one technical center teacher. * This year's Slate Valley Elementary School Outstanding Teacher is fifth-grade teacher Cathy Darley from Orwell Village School. Congratulations Mrs. Darley.
over 1 year ago, Patrick D. Walters
Patrick D. Walters
Half-Day Inservice Tomorrow, Friday, Dec 13 * Students will be dismissed at 12 noon and lunch will be served.
over 1 year ago, Patrick D. Walters
Patrick D. Walters
OVS Quote of the Day
over 1 year ago, Patrick D. Walters
Patrick D. Walters
December 12, 1901 * First radio transmission sent across the Atlantic Ocean * Italian physicist and radio pioneer Guglielmo Marconi succeeds in sending the first radio transmission across the Atlantic Ocean, disproving detractors who told him that the curvature of the earth would limit transmission to 200 miles or less. The message–simply the Morse-code signal for the letter “s”–traveled more than 2,000 miles from Poldhu in Cornwall, England, to Newfoundland, Canada.
over 1 year ago, Patrick D. Walters
Patrick D. Walters
Middle School Winter Sports Beat * Basketball is away vs. Poultney * 7/8 Boys 430 pm game * Bus leave time 330 pm OVS * 5/6 girls practice 400-530 at Benson
over 1 year ago, Patrick D. Walters
Patrick D. Walters
OVS Quote of the Day
over 1 year ago, Patrick D. Walters
Patrick D. Walters
December 11, 1872 * Buffalo Bill Cody makes his first stage appearance * Already appearing as a well-known figure of the Wild West in popular dime novels, Buffalo Bill Cody makes his first stage appearance on this day, in a Chicago-based production of The Scouts of the Prairie. * Unlike many of his imitators in Wild West shows and movies, William Frederick Cody actually played an important role in the western settlement that he later romanticized and celebrated. Born in Iowa in 1846, Cody joined the western messenger service of Majors and Russell as a rider while still in his teens. He later claimed to have worked for the famous Pony Express, during which time he allegedly completed the third longest emergency ride in the brief history of that company. During the Civil War, Cody joined forces with a variety of irregular militia groups supporting the North. In 1864, he enlisted in the Union army as a private and served as a cavalry teamster until 1865.
over 1 year ago, Patrick D. Walters
Slate Valley
Reminder: Our Winter Concert is tonight, Tues Dec 10. Dress Rehearsal is open to the public at 1:30 PM and Concert is at 6:30 PM (length is approximately 60 minutes).
over 1 year ago, Slate Valley
Patrick D. Walters
OVS Quote of the Day
over 1 year ago, Patrick D. Walters
Patrick D. Walters
December 10, 1917 * Red Cross is awarded Nobel Peace Prize * After three years of war, during which there had been no Nobel Peace Prize awarded, the Norwegian Nobel Committee awards the 1917 prize to the International Committee of the Red Cross.
over 1 year ago, Patrick D. Walters
Slate Valley
You're Invited! Join us as we explore real-time data from the youth in Slate Valley. Working together we can break through barriers to help our youth thrive. Wednesday, January 15, 2020 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm Castleton University The Casella Theater, Fine Arts Building
over 1 year ago, Slate Valley
Patrick D. Walters
Middle School Winter Sports Beat * HOME vs. CES/CVS * 5/6 Girls 430pm game * 7/8 Boys 530pm game
over 1 year ago, Patrick D. Walters
Patrick D. Walters
OVS Quote of the Day
over 1 year ago, Patrick D. Walters
Patrick D. Walters
December 09, 1983 Pacino stars in Scarface * The actor Al Pacino stars as a Cuban refugee who becomes a Miami crime boss in Scarface, which opens in theaters on December 9, 1983. * In Scarface, Pacino played Tony Montana, who arrives in Florida from Cuba in 1980 and eventually becomes wealthy from his involvement in the booming cocaine business. Things fall apart when Tony becomes addicted to the drug and his world collapses in violence. Directed by Brian De Palma from a screenplay by Oliver Stone, Scarface co-starred Michelle Pfeiffer, Steven Bauer, Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio and Robert Loggia. The film was loosely based on a 1932 gangster film of the same name, directed by Howard Hawks and reportedly inspired in part by the real-life mobster Al “Scarface” Capone. Though De Palma’s Scarface received mixed reviews upon its initial release and was criticized for its violence, it proved to be a success at the box-office and went on to achieve pop-culture status.
over 1 year ago, Patrick D. Walters
Patrick D. Walters
Due to the weather, all After school Activities are Canceled for Today, Friday, Dec 6.
over 1 year ago, Patrick D. Walters
Patrick D. Walters
November Students of the Month * Congratulations to the following students of the month of November for exhibiting exceptionally noticeable values of kindness during the school day and therefore being a tremendous role-model to your fellow students.
over 1 year ago, Patrick D. Walters
Patrick D. Walters
OVS Middle School Sports Beat * 7/8 boys bball practice 400-530 in Benson * 5/6 girls bball practice 530-700 in Benson * ****Please note the switch for both teams****
over 1 year ago, Patrick D. Walters
Patrick D. Walters
OVS Quote of the Day
over 1 year ago, Patrick D. Walters
Patrick D. Walters
Washington Monument completed On December 6, 1884, in Washington, D.C., workers place a nine-inch aluminum pyramid atop a tower of white marble, completing the construction of an impressive monument to the city’s namesake and the nation’s first president, George Washington. As early as 1783, the infant U.S. Congress decided that a statue of George Washington, the great Revolutionary War general, should be placed near the site of the new Congressional building, wherever it might be. After then-President Washington asked him to lay out a new federal capital on the Potomac River in 1791, architect Pierre L’Enfant left a place for the statue at the western end of the sweeping National Mall (near the monument’s present location).
over 1 year ago, Patrick D. Walters
Patrick D. Walters
OVS Middle School Sports Beat * Thursday, Dec 5 * No Activity Today
over 1 year ago, Patrick D. Walters
Patrick D. Walters
OVS Quote of the Day
over 1 year ago, Patrick D. Walters
Patrick D. Walters
Aircraft squadron disappears in the Bermuda Triangle * At 2:10 p.m., five U.S. Navy Avenger torpedo-bombers comprising Flight 19 take off from the Ft. Lauderdale Naval Air Station in Florida on a routine three-hour training mission. Flight 19 was scheduled to take them due east for 120 miles, north for 73 miles, and then back over a final 120-mile leg that would return them to the naval base. They never returned. Although naval officials maintained that the remains of the six aircraft and 27 men were not found because stormy weather destroyed the evidence, the story of the “Lost Squadron” helped cement the legend of the Bermuda Triangle, an area of the Atlantic Ocean where ships and aircraft are said to disappear without a trace. The Bermuda Triangle is said to stretch from the southern U.S. coast across to Bermuda and down to the Atlantic coast of Cuba and Santo Domingo.
over 1 year ago, Patrick D. Walters
Patrick D. Walters
Middle School Winter Sports Beat * 5/6 girls bball practice 400-530 in Benson 7/8 boys bball practices 530-700 in Benson
over 1 year ago, Patrick D. Walters
Patrick D. Walters
OVS Quote of the Day
over 1 year ago, Patrick D. Walters
Patrick D. Walters
AMERICAN REVOLUTION 1783 * George Washington bids farewell to his officersOn December 4, 1783, future President George Washington, then commanding general of the Continental Army, summons his military officers to Fraunces Tavern in New York City to inform them that he will be resigning his commission and returning to civilian life.
over 1 year ago, Patrick D. Walters
Patrick D. Walters
No Chess Thursday * Due to parent conferences and the Teacher of The Year Induction at UVM, there will be no chess this Thursday, Dec 5.
over 1 year ago, Patrick D. Walters
Patrick D. Walters
The Book Fair is Back in Town * Hours Tuesday 12/3 - 3:30pm - 7:00pm Wednesday 12/4 - 12:00pm - 4:00pm Thursday 12/5 - 12:00pm - 7:00pm
over 1 year ago, Patrick D. Walters
Patrick D. Walters
Winter Concert * Our concert is Tues Dec 10. Dress Rehearsal open to the public is at 1:30 Concert is at 6:30, length about 60 min.
over 1 year ago, Patrick D. Walters
Patrick D. Walters
1967 December 03 First human heart transplant * On December 3, 1967, 53-year-old Louis Washkansky receives the first human heart transplant at Groote Schuur Hospital in Cape Town, South Africa. Washkansky, a South African grocer dying from chronic heart disease, received the transplant from Denise Darvall, a 25-year-old woman who was fatally injured in a car accident. Surgeon Christiaan Barnard, who trained at the University of Cape Town and in the United States, performed the revolutionary medical operation. The technique Barnard employed had been initially developed by a group of American researchers in the 1950s. American surgeon Norman Shumway achieved the first successful heart transplant, in a dog, at Stanford University in California in 1958.
over 1 year ago, Patrick D. Walters
Patrick D. Walters
OVS Chess Academy The OVS Chess Academy is rolling along this year with a fine crop of new second-grade chess player joining the fold. Our focus is always analytical thinking with a strong dose of sportsmanship. Here's an update on our 30-day report card: 74 Lessons Completed 105 Puzzles completed 23 Students Played 252 Games 934 Stars were earned, and 14 Online Yesterday Great work chess students, keep up the awesome work!
over 1 year ago, Patrick D. Walters
Patrick D. Walters
November 21, 1877 Thomas Edison announces his invention of the phonograph The American inventor announces his invention of the phonograph, a way to record and play back sound. Edison stumbled on one of his great inventions–the phonograph–while working on a way to record telephone communication at his laboratory in Menlo Park, New Jersey. His work led him to experiment with a stylus on a tinfoil cylinder, which, to his surprise, played back the short song he had recorded, “MARY HAD A LITTLE LAMB”. Public demonstrations of the phonograph made the Yankee inventor world famous, and he was dubbed the “Wizard of Menlo Park.”
over 1 year ago, Patrick D. Walters
Slate Valley
Reminder: You’re invited to join us for an informational building tour at FHUHS tonight at 6:30 p.m. starting in the FHUHS Library. Letter to Community Members: https://5il.co/b0t9
over 1 year ago, Slate Valley
Patrick D. Walters
Winter Concert Please join us for the Winter Concert, Tuesday, December 10th at 6:30 p.m. Dress rehearsal open to the public at 1:30. Concert length is about 60 min. Snow date is Dec 17.
over 1 year ago, Patrick D. Walters
Slate Valley
Parents of 6th-8th grade students: You will be receiving a Letter and Sign-Up Form from your child’s school for the Life Time Activities (LTA) Program offered throughout our district. You may also view the letter (https://5il.co/bfpo) and form (https://5il.co/bfpn) online. The LTA program is a curriculum based field trip for school students. We are asking for your help in allowing students to make a good selection of activities.
over 1 year ago, Slate Valley
Patrick D. Walters
The Quote of the Day
over 1 year ago, Patrick D. Walters
Patrick D. Walters
November 20, 1820 American vessel sunk by sperm whale The American whaler Essex, which hailed from Nantucket, Massachusetts, is attacked by an 80-ton sperm whale 2,000 miles from the western coast of South America. The 238-ton Essex was in pursuit of sperm whales, specifically the precious oil and bone that could be derived from them, when an enraged bull whale rammed the ship twice and capsized the vessel. The 20 crew members escaped in three open boats, but only five of the men survived the harrowing 83-day journey to the coastal waters of South America, where they were picked up by other ships. Most of the crew resorted to cannibalism during the long journey, and at one point men on one of the long boats drew straws to determine which of the men would be shot in order to provide sustenance for the others. Three other men who had been left on a desolate Pacific island were saved later.
over 1 year ago, Patrick D. Walters
Patrick D. Walters
Quote of the Day
over 1 year ago, Patrick D. Walters
Patrick D. Walters
November 19, 1969 Soccer legend Pelé scores 1,000th goal Brazilian soccer great Pele scores his 1,000th professional goal in a game, against Vasco da Gama in Rio de Janeiro’s Maracana stadium. It was a major milestone in an illustrious career that included three World Cup championships.
over 1 year ago, Patrick D. Walters
Patrick D. Walters
Mandatory Winter Sports Meeting for all Parents & Coaches Monday, November 18th -- 6pm to 7pm --- Fair Haven Union High School Cafe We will be introducing Winter Coaches for Bball and Wrestling, going over practice protocol, schedules (game and practice), uniforms and Q/A.
over 1 year ago, Patrick D. Walters
Patrick D. Walters
Thanksgiving Dinner Friday, November 22, 11:00 - 12:45 Wildcat Cafe Come celebrate the magic of Thanksgiving this Friday, from 11:00 - 12:45 at the Wildcat Cafe with a decadent Turkey Dinner prepared by our own chefs Samantha & Zach. Experience an exquisite holiday buffet featuring our famous Stone Farm Turkey, mashed potatoes & stuffing w/gravy, cranberry sauce, and fresh vegetables. Dinner includes baskets of warm baked dinner rolls, and of course our world-famous dessert cart, with several irresistible choices. Please Join Us!
over 1 year ago, Patrick D. Walters
Slate Valley
Basketball practices have started in the district, please check the Slate Valley App for updated practices and games. Slate Valley District Wrestling will start Monday, November 18th 4:00-5:30 p.m. at FHUHS. Check the Slate Valley App for all practices. Meets will be updated as they are scheduled. Reminder: Winter sports meeting for all Middle school athletics, November 18th, 6 p.m. at FHUHS cafeteria. Come meet coaches!
over 1 year ago, Slate Valley
Slate Valley
You’re invited to join us for an informational building tour at FHUHS on November 20th at 6:30 p.m. in the FHUHS Library: •See Facilities Needs •Learn about Slate Valley Innovation Project •Ask Questions
over 1 year ago, Slate Valley
Patrick D. Walters
November Spotlight Value * Our spotlight value for November is Kindness. Kindness is showing you care, doing some good to make life better for others. It is being thoughtful about people’s needs. Kindness is showing love and compassion to someone who is sad or needs your help. Kindness is treating yourself and others gently. It is caring about the earth and all living things.
over 1 year ago, Patrick D. Walters
Slate Valley
There will be a Mandatory Winter Sports Meeting for all Parents, Coaches, Administration: Monday, November 18th, 6 p.m. to 7 p.m., Fair Haven Union High School Cafeteria We will be introducing Winter Coaches for Basketball and Wrestling, going over practice protocol, schedules (game and practice), uniforms, and Q/A.
over 1 year ago, Slate Valley
Patrick D. Walters
Picture Retake Day is tomorrow, Nov 5.
over 1 year ago, Patrick D. Walters
Patrick D. Walters
District Music Auditions * Congratulations to all of our Middle School musicians who auditioned for districts and have shown an amazing amount of musical growth!
over 1 year ago, Patrick D. Walters
Patrick D. Walters
Book Character Parade * Tomorrow, Friday, Nov 1, we will be having our Book Character Parade. Students are encouraged to dress up as their favorite book character. The parade will begin at 2:30 and we will be circling the town green.
over 1 year ago, Patrick D. Walters
Patrick D. Walters
Regional Spelling Bee * We are very proud of our 5/6 and 7/8 Spelling Bee Teams as they performed amazingly under the intense pressure that comes from competing against our Chittenden County counterparts. A tremendous thank you to coach Robinson, the parents, students, and community members who made the hosting of our first Regional Spelling Bee a huge success.
over 1 year ago, Patrick D. Walters
Patrick D. Walters
One of our first graders pulled “Read a book to the class” out of the prize bin the other day. So here she is reading her favorite book to everyone 😊
over 1 year ago, Patrick D. Walters
Patrick D. Walters
There is no chess today.  We will resume Monday, Nov 4 at 3:30.
over 1 year ago, Patrick D. Walters
Slate Valley
Reminder! Online registration is open through November 8 for Slate Valley Middle School Winter Sports (Basketball & Wrestling). Register online at: https://bit.ly/2B0TSAC
over 1 year ago, Slate Valley
Patrick D. Walters
Thursday's Menu has changed from roast chicken to roast pork
over 1 year ago, Patrick D. Walters
Patrick D. Walters
Chess Canceled This Week Mon & Thurs Oct 21 & 24. Will resume next Mon & Thurs Oct 28 & 31
over 1 year ago, Patrick D. Walters
Chris Cole
Online registration is open from October 11 through November 8 for Slate Valley Middle School Winter Sports (Basketball & Wrestling). Register online at: https://bit.ly/2B0TSAC
over 1 year ago, Chris Cole
Slate Valley
Stay up-to-date with "Girls on the Run - Vermont" on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/153805061340162/posts/2418123071575005?sfns=mo
over 1 year ago, Slate Valley
Patrick D. Walters
OVS 7/8 Spelling Team 1st Place Slate Valley Unified Union Spelling Competition. Off to the Regional Championships!
over 1 year ago, Patrick D. Walters
Patrick D. Walters
OVS 5/6 Spelling Team 1st Place Slate Valley Unified Union Spelling Competition. Off to the Regional Championships!
over 1 year ago, Patrick D. Walters
Slate Valley
Mrs. Aprilliano's 3rd grade students learned about book genres through a "Starbooks" book tasting experience. Students were able to "taste" a variety of different genres and select the ones they wanted to add to their book boxes for continued reading.
over 1 year ago, Slate Valley
Patrick D. Walters
Chess has been canceled for Thursday afternoon, Oct 10 and will resume on Monday, Oct 14. 
over 1 year ago, Patrick D. Walters
Patrick D. Walters
October Spotlight Value Our spotlight value for October is Responsibility. Being responsible means that others can depend on you. You are willing to be accountable for your actions. When things go wrong and you make a mistake, you make amends instead of excuses. When you are responsible, you keep your agreements. You give your best to any job. Responsibility is the ability to respond ably. It is a sign of growing up.
over 1 year ago, Patrick D. Walters
Patrick D. Walters
Bicycle Safety Bicycle riding is fun, healthy, and a great way to be independent. But it is important to remember that a bicycle is not a toy; it’s a vehicle! Be cool – follow some basic safety tips when you ride.
over 1 year ago, Patrick D. Walters
Patrick D. Walters
Picture Day Tomorrow, Friday, Oct 4 Tomorrow is Picture Day Please have children bring their packets to their classroom teachers. Make-up Day is Nov 4.
over 1 year ago, Patrick D. Walters
Patrick D. Walters
Today 9/26 ----- All Soccer practices and GAMES are cancelled for OVS/BVS 5/6 and 7/8 Soccer FHGS 5/6 and 7/8 Soccer and CVS 7/8 Soccer.
over 1 year ago, Patrick D. Walters
Patrick D. Walters
Primary Soccer Club is Canceled Today!
over 1 year ago, Patrick D. Walters
Patrick D. Walters
5/6 Soccer Practice Canceled Today, Tuesday, Sep 24
over 1 year ago, Patrick D. Walters
Patrick D. Walters
1846 September 23 Eighth planet discovered * German astronomer Johann Gottfried Galle discovers the planet Neptune at the Berlin Observatory.
over 1 year ago, Patrick D. Walters
Patrick D. Walters
Quote of the Day
over 1 year ago, Patrick D. Walters
Patrick D. Walters
Deputy Alfred visiting our kindergarten students on Friday afternoon.
over 1 year ago, Patrick D. Walters
Slate Valley
3rd-Grade is "On Point!" Mrs. Aprilliano's third-grade is "on point" and off to a wonderful start to the school year.
over 1 year ago, Slate Valley
Slate Valley
Today we held our first Monthly Birthday Celebration, honoring every student with a September birthday. As advertised, Chef Sam prepared her world-famous cupcakes. A huge OVS thank you to Chef Sam!
over 1 year ago, Slate Valley
Slate Valley
Elementary community-building activities.
over 1 year ago, Slate Valley
Slate Valley
A few images from the first day at OVS.
over 1 year ago, Slate Valley
Slate Valley
A huge Orwell thank-you to all who came out for another amazing Back-to-School BBQ and Open House. Special gratitude to Chef Sam and her kitchen staff for serving a world record number of families.
over 1 year ago, Slate Valley
Slate Valley
Back to School BBQ Open House First Day of School Please join us on Tuesday evening Aug 27 at 6 PM for our annual Back to School BBQ followed by classroom visits from 6:30-7:00. The first day of school is Wednesday, Aug 28, Whoo-hoo!
over 1 year ago, Slate Valley
Slate Valley
Everyone in the Slate Valley is back and gearing up for an exciting school year! This morning during our district-wide gathering, we recognized some of the many outstanding members of our Slate Valley community. Congratulations to all of our 2019 District Award recipients!
over 1 year ago, Slate Valley
Slate Valley
Being on-the-go doesn’t mean you can’t stay connected with your child’s school. Our new app has everything you need to be an active participant in your child’s education Features include: Live Feed, News, Events, Athletics, Documents, Notifications and more.
over 1 year ago, Slate Valley
Slate Valley
Throwback Thursday: OVS Community Picnic 2019
over 1 year ago, Slate Valley
Slate Valley
Join host Dan Warnecke as he talks with Melissa Hoyer (and a student helper!) about the Snack Sack program: https://youtu.be/tFywZN5CYv4
almost 2 years ago, Slate Valley
Slate Valley
Community members are welcome to attend to tell stories, learn, provide support, and share in a vision for a hate-free Vermont. FB Event: http://www.facebook.com/events/400176637372124
almost 2 years ago, Slate Valley