In December, an AlertNow message will go out to all 9th grade parents with instructions for scheduling these important conferences. Please remember that Quarter 1 grades will be posted next week and can be accessed by clicking http://grades.cvuhs.org/ or by going to our website and clicking Academics and then going to Student Grades.
Instructions for scheduling the November 19 and 20 Parent-Student-Teacher conferences for all 10th to 12th grade courses and 9th grade elective courses (World Languages, Business, Fine Arts & Practical Arts (including Music, Tech Ed, Family and Consumer Science, Public Speaking and Theater)) can be found by clicking here: 2012 Parent-Teacher-Student conference instructions.
If you are a veteran of this process and would like to go directly to the conference scheduling webpage, please click here: Pick-A-Time Conference Scheduler.
Conference scheduling will close on Thursday, November 15 at 11 p.m.
Thanksgiving Food Collection
Nordic Ski Team Fundraisers
Pampered Chef Online Party
Dates: now- Nov 8th
Step 1: shop online Step 2: Enter CVU Nordic
We are holding an ONLINE fundraiser now through November 8th with The Pampered Chef. Pampered Chef offers top quality kitchen tools, baking stones, cookbooks and cutlery.
All Chittenden County orders can be delivered locally or sent to you directly. Deliveries are expected prior to Thanksgiving. Items can be shipped to family and friends out of the area- see the shipping info on the order form. Contact Marie Daly at 879-8861 or firstname.lastname@example.org for a catalog.
Online Auction (in lieu of former Silent Auction)
Dates: Nov 19- Dec 3
We have changed the format of our Annual Silent Auction to an Online Auction. We are accepting donations now thru Nov 14th. Please contact a team member or coach Sarah Strack (482-7100 or email@example.com) if you have an item to donate to the team’s auction. Items can be hot linked with your company’s logo and website.
The auction will go “Live” on November 19th at 8:00 a.m. and conclude December 3rd. You will need to enter a credit card to make a bid; however, we are hoping most people pay for their items with cash or check. Pick up of items paid for via cash or check will be December 4th and 5th at CVU from 3:30-6:30 p.m. or by appointment on December 6th, and finally payment with credit card after December 6th.
China Trip - June 16-July 6
China Trip Parent Letter
School Wide Presidential Mock Election
Lezlee Sprenger's classes hosted a 2012 Mock Presidential Election on Monday, November 5.
Wreaths, Mailbox Swags, and Garland Arches!
Made from fresh balsam and local! Great prices!
Please help support our CVU students who will be traveling
to Ireland, England, and Wales in April, 2013.
Orders taken until Friday, November 26. Delivery on Thursday, December 6.
Available for pick-up at school or delivery within CVU district.
Contact Tamie-Jo Dickinson or Colleen Wedge, Business Teachers at CVU, if you are interested! 802-482-7100
Check This Out
November 2012 Report
October 2012 Report
September 2012 Report
Community Skills Newsletter. Fall Newsletter about CSSU students participating in work skills learning.
CVU Daily Announcements
CVU School Calendar for 2012-13
Please check out the CVU School Year Calendar on our homepage. This calendar has the Red and White day schedule, early dismissals, vacation days, sporting events, etc. Please check it on a regular basis. We will update it as needed. You can also access it by clicking: http://learn.cvuhs.org/course/view.php?id=10&page=128.org
Winter Sports Tryouts
Winter sports tryouts begin Monday, November 26. Athletes need to have had a physical within the last two years to participate. Sport schedules and participation forms can be accessed at https://sites.google.com/a/cvuhs.org/cvu-athletics/home/forms Please make sure permission and physical forms are completed prior to participation (tryouts).
Please remember that when your student is out due to illness, appointments, or any reason, a call to his/her house office is required on the day of the absence. Please call if your student will be arriving late, leaving early, or even if s/he is leaving and then returning. (If your student is leaving during a free block, a call is still needed). Calls should be received in the house office by 9:30 a.m. whenever possible. If your student will be missing school due to extended family vacations, etc., please notify the house office in advance so the proper paperwork may be filled out and early notification given to the teachers.
Cyndi Labelle, 482-7130
Deb Seaton, 482-7140
Vicki Roberts, 482-7160
Julie Bevins, 482-7150
1/2 Day Inservices for 2012-2013
Wed Dec 5, 2012: 1/2 Day School for Students. Dismissal at 12:30 pm
Wed Dec 12, 2012: 1/2 Day School for Students. Dismissal at 12:30 pm
Wed Feb 13, 2013: 1/2 Day School for Students. Dismissal at 12:30 pm
Wed Mar 13, 2013: 1/2 Day School for Students. Dismissal at 12:30 pm
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
Direction Center News
Whether your future plans include going to college, getting a job or maybe even taking a year off, it is very important that you meet with your House Counselor. This fall, the House Counselors will work individually with each senior to discuss his/her individual plans. Please encourage your student to stop in and sign up for an appointment today. Parents/Guardians are welcome to join us. Please call 482-7137 for Helen Shepard to schedule an appointment.
College Representative Visits are scheduled. Be sure to check the daily announcements and Naviance for information on college representatives who will be visiting with students in the Direction Center.
SAT and ACT deadlines approach quickly. College testing requirements vary widely, so students should double check which tests are required by each college to which they will apply. Please make note of the dates below. Students register for the test directly with the testing companies through their websites (collegeboard.com for SAT and act.org for ACT) or by completing the registration packets which may be found in the Direction Center. Register early to ensure a spot in the testing location you prefer. CVU’s CEEB (testing) code is 460-175. Please remember that colleges require official test scores. Be sure to request that your scores be sent directly to the college by the testing company.
2012-2013 ACT Test Information
Test Date Tests Offered Regular Registration Late Registration
December 1, 2012 SAT and Subject Tests November 1, 2012 November 16, 2012
January 26, 2013 SAT and Subject Tests December 28, 2012 January 11, 2013
March 9, 2013 SAT Test Only February 8, 2013 February 22, 2013
May 4, 2013 SAT and Subject Tests April 5, 2013 April 19, 2013
June 1, 2013 SAT and Subject Tests May 2, 2013 May 17, 2013
2012-2013 ACT Test Information
Test Date Regular Registration Late Registration
December 8, 2012 November 2 November 3 - 16
February 9, 2013 January 11 January 12 - 18
April 13, 2013 March 8 March 9 - 22
June 8, 2013 May 3 May 4 - 17
Graduation Challenge is your opportunity to create a personally meaningful learning experience. Your Advisor and MaryAnne Gatos, the Grad Challenge Coordinator, will be happy to help you decide on a topic, find resources, and get your project underway. All information about Grad Challenge is located on its home page www.cvuhs.org under Instructional Support/ Graduation Challenge. Hard copies of the Grad Challenge Student Handbook are available in the Direction Center.
Schedule of deadlines for Grad Challenge are:
December 7: Mid-Year Report signed by your Community Consultant
Feb 12 -15: Sign up for presentation times
March 8: Draft of Grad Challenge paper due to your Advisor
April 5: Final copy of Grad Challenge paper due with signed Community Consultant Verification form. Learning hours are completed. Tangible Product completed. Signed Tangible Product Critique form
April 9 and 10: Faculty Reading Days
May 23: Tangible Product Fair
May 24: Grad Challenge Presentation Day. Mark your calendars now for May 24, Grad Challenge Presentation Day. We all look forward to seeing and hearing about what you are learning.
The college and future planning process kicks up a notch this year. Congratulations! The first step is for students to keep their academic focus strong. The second is to begin to identify the specific individual criteria that are personally important to students and parents.
In October, all juniors took the PSAT at no cost. It was a great idea to take this nationally normed test even if juniors are undecided about their long-range educational goals. The advantages of taking the test are:
Scores – The scores are not released to any colleges.
Scholarship eligibility – This test is the qualifying test for the National Merit Scholarship Program.
Practice – This test provides great practice for the SATs, which juniors should plan to take in the spring.
Convenience – The test was administered right here at CVU, in surroundings that most juniors find comfortable and relaxing.
Second semester will be the kickoff for the official junior college program. Although it seems that 2014 is far away, we have already scheduled our popular Junior College Night. This program, open to both parents and students, offers valuable information from a panel of college admissions counselors. Mark your calendar for Thursday, January 10, at 6:00 p.m.
After this initial kickoff meeting, we would like to encourage students and parents to come in for an individual counselor conference.
PLAN, a nationally normed test, is taken nationwide by nearly one million students in preparation for the ACT College Test. We give this test to all sophomores because it provides useful academic and career interest information. The four sections of the exam are: English, Reading, Math, and Science Reasoning. Each sophomore will receive a report that identifies strengths and weaknesses, helps students explore career interests, and gives information about the preparation needed to achieve long-term career goals.
Welcome to ninth grade! There are so many new opportunities here at CVU for our newest students that sometimes the biggest challenge is learning to balance everything at once! This fall, ninth graders will be settling into classes, developing consistent homework habits, and study skills. Sometimes the academic transition into high school can be a challenge, so be sure to keep in touch with teachers and counselors to let us know what’s needed.
CVU Buddy Program
The CVU Buddy Program matches high school students with elementary school students for the purpose of creating positive, one-on-one relationships. CVU Buddies go during a free block, twice a week, to spend time with younger buddies at their elementary school. Transportation is provided. For more information or to apply to the Buddy Program, see MaryAnne Gatos in the Direction Center
DUO encourages student learning through involvement in our community both at CVU and beyond. Students who volunteer regularly may earn credit. Examples include assisting in IT, Media Services, the Art Department, a particular teacher, working at ECHO Center, in theatre at an elementary school, at a local recording studio, and many, many more. To discuss interests, opportunities, and schedule, see MaryAnne Gatos in the Direction Center.
Shadowing gives a student a glimpse of a career. If you are able and interested in offering a shadow experience to a high school student, please contact MaryAnne Gatos at firstname.lastname@example.org. A Shadow Day will be scheduled on a CVU half-day.
CVU links with the Virtual High School Consortium
CVU juniors and seniors now have access to virtual seats in the VHS Consortium. This non-profit, global network includes over 500 high schools and enables students to consider 200 online courses. Now that CVU is a member school, students can pursue specific areas of interest with other students from around the globe.
We have 25 spaces available each semester to supplement our CVU course offerings. Sound interesting? Students can check out the catalog at www.govhs.org. Spring registration will begin in November. Juniors and seniors are also encouraged to consider a January course. Call Jane Krasnow in the Direction Center for more information.
This group meets once a week to focus on long-range goals for college and careers. Juniors meet on Thursday morning and sophomores meet on Mondays. Our goals are:
· To increase the number of students who pursue post-secondary education;
· To increase student knowledge of the opportunities available to them after high school;
· To increase student exposure to cultural opportunities;
· For students to develop a greater connection to the school and community;
· To provide parents with the information and assistance to support their child in planning for his/her future; and
· For students to develop an improved self-esteem and feel more confident in their ability to attain post-secondary pursuits.
What do students get from the program?
· 1/2 credit for successful participation in the program;
· Intensive future planning support beginning in the fall of 10th grade year and continuing throughout senior year;
· Several visits to local colleges;
· An overnight trip to New England colleges junior year;
· A FREE course at CCV called Introduction to College Studies (during semester 2) ;
· The opportunity to take future classes at CCV after successful completion of the Introduction to College Studies course;
· Academic monitoring;
· Community service opportunities;
· Job shadowing opportunities;
· Community resource visits—students will visit community resource centers such as VSAC and the Department of Employment and Training; and
· A GREAT TIME.
Call Jane Krasnow in the Direction Center for more details.