Student Store Donates to Respite House
Student volunteers this year include Corey Mansfield, Isabel Frantz, Xavier Waterhouse, Avery Duda, Emily Scott, Justin McQuiston, Henry Evarts, Nicole Akiki, Dani Demag, Dustin Benoit, Kendra Maille, Ryan Martel and Amelia Harris. They all deserve a huge Thank You. Their job is often busy and stressful, and they meet the challenge with enthusiasm and pride.
Creative ReUse Recognition
3-D Awesome Art Award: “Nostalgia Trip,” a steam locomotive constructed using coffee stirrers, cassette tapes, and floppy disks, by Olivia Hern of Champlain Valley Union High School, advised by Emily McLean.
Fabulous Fashion Award: “The Flight of the Recycled Printer Paper,” a dress stitched from fabric scraps and a Goodwill skirt, adorned with origami cranes folded from classmates’ papers and school printer scraps, by Rose Watts of Champlain Valley Union High School, advised by Eleanor Marsh.
In addition to Olivia and Rose, the following CVU students also had works of art on display: Ming Fen Congdon, Addie Zinner, Avery Caterer, and Isaiah Mann.
Here is a link to an article about the Creative ReUse Showcase published in the Free Press: http://www.burlingtonfreepress.com/article/20130310/ARTS/303100003/High-school-artists-question-consumption-waste-recycled-creations. Olivia Hern is featured in article.
Check This Out
EnACT's Whole School Energy Challenge Update
The Whole School Energy Challenge (WSEC), a two-year initiative to cut CVU’s electricity use by 10% from our baseline year (2010-11), is being led by CVU’s Environmental Action Club (EnACT) and Kurt Proulx, CVU’s Facilities Director. Last year, 2011-12, CVU saved a total of 8.11%, narrowly missing our goal. Our latest progress report (through January 2013) shows that we’ve shaved 13.1% of our electricity usage so far this year compared to our baseline year. There are three months left in our challenge.
Efficiency Vermont, the Vermont Energy Efficiency Program (VEEP), and the Vermont School Energy Management Program are our partners for this project. Recent initiatives include promoting Hibernation Vacation (removing phantom loads by unplugging computer equipment for school vacations) and installing timers for portable computer carts to reduce phantom loads.
Future projects include a lighting retrofit project, a boiler retrofit project, and an HVAC controls upgrade; all three projects will bring significant operational savings in further reduced energy costs.
The Second Annual
EVENING FOR GRACE
In honor of the life of Grace Emery
Saturday, May 4th, 2013
Old Lantern, Charlotte, VT
Dinner, Dessert, Silent Auction & Dancing
Featuring live music by The Hit Men
$50 per person/$400 per private table (seats 8)
Buy tickets online at: http://forgrace.kintera.org
All tickets will be held at will call.
100% of event proceeds go to Camp TaKumTa
Host An Exchange Student Next Year
Want to improve the language you are studying, learn first-hand about another culture, and make a new friend from another country? Hosting an exchange student who will be attending CVU next year is a great way to do that, and now is the time to apply.
PAX and EF Foundation for Foreign Study have students from all over the world ranging in age from 15 to 18, and we can search for a student whose interests match yours and those of your family.
If you think your family might be interested in knowing more about what’s involved in hosting an Exchange student, please contact:
Kelley Cartularo, PAX community coordinator, at 802-373-0011, firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit www.pax.org.
Jan Bedard, International Exchange Coordinator for EF Foundation for Foreign Study at 802-482-3494, GBedard920@gmail.com or visit
CVU Students to Travel to Turkey
David Riesner, Marcella Consiglio, Kevin Page, Graham Hulvey, and Liam Donnelly.
All students in Principles of Business (50 total) competed in a team project and online collaboration with Turkish students to earn this opportunity. The exchange is sponsored by PH International; CVU students Evan Grey, Jack Rooney, and Roshi Brooklyn participated last year.
We are so proud of these students and their teacher, Tamie-Jo Dickinson. They have worked very hard to earn this privilege.
Grad Challenge Presentation Day
Required day of school for all juniors and seniors. Optional day for freshmen and sophomores
Community Members and Parents,
Grad Challenge Presentation Day is a day to celebrate learning. All seniors present their independent project learning in 8-12 minute presentations to 5-member panels made up of faculty and community members. Please join us as a panelist or as an audience member. The day is segmented into three presentation sessions with 4 students in each room (20 - 30 rooms).
To sign up as a panelist, please use the Grad Challenge Community Panelist Sign-Up form on the CVU home page.
Grad Challenge 2013
You are on the home stretch with Grad Challenge! Final papers, Community Consultant Verification Form, and the Tangible Product Critique Form were all due to your Advisor by 3:30 p.m. on Friday, April 5th.
Grad Challenge Presentation Day is Friday, May 24th. It is a required full day of school for all juniors and seniors. You are expected to be audience members for your friends' and classmates' presentations. The schedule for the day is posted on the Grad Challenge website. Presentation schedule will be posted in the middle of April.
If you have any questions, talk to your Advisor, contact MaryAnne Gatos, and check your email.
A Junior Grad Challenge Kickoff meeting for "Grad Challenge 2014" will be scheduled during Advisory time in mid-April. Check Announcements for the exact date. The meeting will launch you into planning your projects, especially if you wish to work on your hours over the summer. Your Advisor will help you plan your project.
The Community Service Fair scheduled for April 17th will provide you with an opportunity to speak with representatives of local non-profit organizations about possible projects or volunteering.
Grad Challenge Presentation Day, a required day of school for you, will also give you an opportunity to hear senior presentations.
1/2 Day Inservices for 2012-2013
Tue Apr 9, 2013: 1/2 Day School for Students. Dismissal at 12:30 pm
Wed Apr 10, 2013: 1/2 Day School for Students. Dismissal at 12:30 pm
Wed May 15, 2013: 1/2 Day School for Students, except 10th Graders. Dismissal at 12:30 pm VIEW/MAPS 10
Wed May 29, 2013: 1/2 Day School for Students. Dismissal at 12:30 pm