Dear Students, Parents and Families,

I just wanted to remind everyone that there will be no school this Monday, January 15th - Martin Luther King Jr. Day.  Enjoy the nice long weekend!

Joni Kennedy
Woodstock Union High School
Counseling Services
Student Records, Scholarships and Student Opportunities
802 457-1317 extension 1228
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Thoughts for the day: Growth is a natural process of life. In life we experience different cycles and seasons and change.  In this New Year try and/or learn something new that’s outside your daily routine as that one thing might be what inspires you, uplifts you and propels you forward in a direction of new opportunities!
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Reminder – No school Monday
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January 15, Martin Luther King Jr. Day: School Closed
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Benefit Concert this Friday Night atArtisTreeto aid in the relief efforts in Puerto Rico!
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Friday, January 12th  |  7pm
Join us for a good cause - and good music - to aid in the relief efforts in Puerto Rico.
Opening for the Contenders: Dylan Keith
Sponsored by Green Mountain Disaster Relief Team
Tickets:  https://artistreevt.org/benefit-concert-for-puerto-rico-with-the-contenders.html
Ticket proceeds will help the Green Mountain Disaster Relief Team (GMDRT) purchase water pumps for Nuestra Escuela students and their community in hurricane-ravaged Puerto Rico. Dylan Keith will also perform.

Nuestra Escuela is a secondary school located in Caguas, Puerto Rico, an area devastated by Hurricane Maria last September.   In 2016, Woodstock Union High School students visited classes at Nuestra Escuela, where they exchanged cultural information, and made new friends.   The students worked together to participate in activities that ranged from getting to know the community, their botanical gardens, and eating meals together. 

Nuestra Escela will utilize the funds to buy gravity-fed water pumps, providing clean water for use at the school and in the community at large.

“Nuestra Escuela is a school that serves many students with educational and economic challenges”’ says Keri Bristow, WUHS teacher and GMDRT team member.  “It is also a focal point for the community with outreach to families in need.  We remain in contact with students and staff despite spotty electricity for communication and every day life.  The concert is an opportunity for us to continue our support of the Nuestra Escuela community.”

Vermont locals Jay Nash and Josh Day, performing as The Contenders, have received national acclaim with the release of their album “Laughing with the Reckless”.  The American Folk duo share a slate of lyrical tales that come from the perspective of a traveler’s eye, and open to the wonder of the people around them.

Dylan Keith, a Pomfret native and snowboard instructor at Suicide Six, is a singer-songwriter and plays acoustic 12-string guitar. He is primarily known for his poetic soft rock original tunes, and his classic rock covers.
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Mark your calendar
FREE - Community showing of the Documentary Film “
Most Likely to Succeed

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Exciting things are taking place within the Windsor Central SU and we hope that you will be part of our important conversations!

We will be having a FREE community showing of the documentary film Most Likely to Succeed followed by a discussion related to the film and it’s urgent call for the re-imagining of American education.

Our new Superintendent of Schools, Mary Beth Banios, is leading an "Innovation in Learning" study group made up of 30+ educators and students.  Inspired by reading Tony Wagner and Ted Dintersmith's book, "Most Likely to Succeed" we have visited forward thinking schools, both secondary and post secondary, to learn more and bring back innovative ideas back home to the Woodstock community. You can read more about our visits in the WCSU Innovation in Learning blog.

 Documentary: “Most Likely to Succeed”
Thursday, February 8th, 2018
7:00 pm at the Woodstock Town Hall Theater
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm - Introduction and Showing of “Most Likely to Succeed”

8:40 pm - 9:30 pm - Panel Discussion - How are we re-imagining education in Vermont to better equip students for the realities of the twenty-first century economy?

We would love to have you join us to add your perspectives and insights. 
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Gap Year Fair
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WHAT: Gap Year Fair
WHERE: Hanover High
WHEN: Saturday 1/13 from 1:00 - 4:00
Look at https://usagapyearfairs.org/programs

Families and students can preregister at:
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/usa-gap-year-fair-2018-hanover-nh-registration-39193484768

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Message from our
Director of Counseling Services at WUHSMS

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Hello Sophomores, Juniors and Parents:

In order to help you better understand your PSAT scores and ways to improve scores by using things like Khan Academy, we have a link that will help. This first link is where to access your PSAT/NMSQT scores. 

https://collegereadiness.collegeboard.org/psat-nmsqt-psat-10/scores/getting-scores

If you have not already done so you will need to sign up and create an account to access the scores.  Please do not create multiple accounts.

Once you have created your account click on the:  PSAT/NMSQT link

If you do not have any scores available you will see a screen with options on how to find your scores.

If you have scores available they will show and you will see further information on how to decipher the scores and get further help with SAT preparations.

We will be meeting with sophomores and Juniors to go over some of the key points of how to use the PSAT/SAT prep tools College Board and Kahn Academy offers. If a student would like to expedite their meeting time please go to counseling and make an appointment.

In Addition:
For those interested in further test preparation skills there is a series of classes that Audrey Richardson and Heather Vonada are instructing.  There is a fee attached to these courses, but we have scholarships available for students who qualify.  Please see your school counselor to see if you qualify.

The following is a link to view videos and other information about the PSAT scoring:

https://collegereadiness.collegeboard.org/psat-nmsqt-psat-10/scores/student-score-reports

Chris

Christopher Cate M.A.
Director of Counseling Services
Woodstock Union High School
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FREE Intro to Belly Dance Class
Monday, January 15

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FREE Intro to Belly Dance with Gina Capossela – Monday, January 15

Come experience the magic and mystery of Belly Dance!  Gina Capossela’s Winter Belly Dance class is going into its second week on Monday, January 15, at 5:45 at the Little Theater in Woodstock.  The class is risk-free with no obligation to continue through January 15.  All shapes, sizes, ages (8+) and ability levels are welcome and encouraged.   Gina will have jingly coin hip scarves for everyone to wear.  If you’ve always wanted to try Belly Dance, this is your chance.   If you would like to know more about Gina’s classes or continue with the winter semester, see www.GinaDances.com
or call 802-282-2149 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 
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Part of Pentangle’s Free Documentary Film Series
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Part of Pentangle’s Free Documentary Film Series - 8 Borders, 8 Days
Thursday, January 18th
7:30 pm
Free. Donations gratefully accepted.

**Discussion to follow screening with refugees and Woodstock Union High School Social Justice Initiative**

8 Borders, 8 Days puts a human face on the Syrian refugee crisis by chronicling a determined and fierce single mother of two, who after being denied resettlement in the U.S. decides risking their lives in a raft is safer than staying behind on land. This film is an immersive experience of their eight-day journey to safety.

Directed by Amanda Bailly

Run Time: 1 hr. 28 min.

For more information and to watch the trailer please go to https://pentanglearts.org/event/8-borders-8-days

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FREE TeeIcSkatinNighwith Dand Raffle!!!
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FREE - Come to the Union Arena for a FREE Teen Ice Skating Night
Time: 8:00 - 9:30 PM
Date:  January 19th, 2018. 

You can skate and dance to the music by a local DJ.  Food will be available for purchase.

Dessert will be provided and we will be raffling off door prizes throughout the evening.

This event is sponsored by the Spectrum and the Union Arena
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YOH THEATER Upcoming Performance
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A Village Fable, by James Still, music by Michael Keck
January 26, 27 (7pm)
Grades 7, 8, 9

An incredible journey of humor, heart and heroes, A Village Fable is a musical fable about three souls who are shunned for being different: Chudu the Goat-Man, Armida the blacksmith's daughter, and Prince Christopher the violin-playing heir to the throne. Their paths not only intersect with each other and the dreaded Six-Fingered Man—they also come face-to-face with—themselves!
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ArtisTree Happenings!
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Sunday, January 14th
Second Sunday Concert Series: Althea Sully Cole, 4pm. An evening of new works composed by Althea Sully Cole on her Kora, a 21-stringed West African harp, and performed on the kora she constructed herself in Senegal. https://artistreevt.org/althea-sully-cole-new-works-for-kora-11-16-17.html

Thursday, January 18th, February 1st, February 22nd  
Open Mic w/ Jim Yeager, 7pm. FREE. Join our relaxed, supportive and fun atmosphere and show off your musical stuff!  All levels and abilities are welcome to participate in the open mic experience.  Come alone or with a group!  Come to play or just to watch! https://artistreevt.org/open-mic-07-11-17.html

Friday, January 19th
Daily Artists 3rd Exhibit Opening Reception, 5:30-7:30pm. Exhibit runs January 19th-February 10th. A culminating exhibit of works by The ArtisTree Daily Artists, a group of local artists who have made a year-long commitment to making art each day for the entire year! The Daily Artists are a group of local visual artists working in a variety mediums including painting, drawing, fiber, ceramics, jewelry and photography. Come see the inspiration and growth over year-long journey of making art daily. https://artistreevt.org/gallery.html
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***SAVE THE DATE***
FREEBranchOut:Teen Night
February 2nd - Lotions and Potions
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FREE ArtisTree and Spectrum Teen Center present 'BranchOut' Teen Nights
Evenings once a month just for TEENS - at ArtisTree in South Pomfret!
Friday, February 2nd

Branch Out Teen Night, 6-9:45pm. Lotions and Potions - make something for self care or a special gift for your valentine, card making. https://artistreevt.org/branch-out-creative-events-for-all-teens.html

We will be offering great appetizers, snacks and desserts.

If your son/daughter attends or would like to attend please go to https://artistreevt.org/branch-out-creative-events-for-all-teens.html and fill out the enrollment form (you only need to do this once a school year).

This year’s Branch Out Teen Nights will be on the first Friday Night of every month starting in October and going through June. The time is from 6:00 – 9:45 pm and Best of all – Branch Out is FREE to all Teens!

Any questions feel free to email Heather Vonada at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
For directions please visit: https://artistreevt.org
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BARNARTS Center for the ARTS
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BARNARTS PRESENTS Neil Simon's Brighton Beach Memoirs in ArtisTree’s New Grange Theater

BarnArts is proud to be presenting their winter community theater production of Neil Simon's Brighton Beach Memoirs in ArtisTree's new Grange Theatre.

To purchase tickets contact BARNARTS: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or visit BarnArts Website

Brighton Beach Memoirs is Neil Simon's "funniest, richest and consequently the most affecting of his plays." - New York Daily News 

Dreaming of baseball and girls, Eugene must cope with the mundane existence of his 1937 family life in Brooklyn: formidable mother, overworked father, and his worldly older brother Stanley. Throw into the mix his widowed Aunt Blanche and her two young (but rapidly maturing) daughters and you have a recipe for Simon-style hilarity, gently embedded in a moving pre-WW2 tale.

The play includes a mixed-age cast with adults and teens.

Feb 9, 10, 11 and Feb 16, 17, 18 (Tickets on sale in January, 15 2018) through BarnArts
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Vermont Flurry: Woodstock Snow Sculpture Festival
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Vermont Flurry: Woodstock Snow Sculpture Festival - Free and open to the public.
Friday, February 16, 2018
10:00 am - 10:00 pm

Presented by Pentangle Arts & ArtisTree Community Arts Center
Woodstock Village Green
Currently scheduled for Presidents Day Weekend
February 16th-18th, 2018

This event is weather-dependent and may be rescheduled on short notice.
Over Presidents Day Weekend, the Woodstock Village Green is transformed into a celebration of winter and the visual arts. Cheer on professional snow sculpting teams as they compete to create large, stunning sculptures, and be amazed as these works of art come to life over a three-day period.  You can even vote for your favorite “Peoples’ Choice” pick, to be announced Sunday, February 18th at 12:30 pm! Voting ends on Sunday, February 18th at 12:15 pm.
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Change the World Kids Anti-Cabin Fever Dinner Season begins!
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2018 Change the World Kids Anti-Cabin Fever Dinner Season begins!

During the cold, dark months, each Wednesday until the beginning of April, a local chef, many from the area's best restaurants, prepares a delicious meal. It is dining high for a low price, in the company of family and friends. These dinners are a great way to get out of the house, break up the week, and see friends on long cold winter nights! They are FUN, plus they subsidize costs for the Change the World Kids' annual work trip to re-forest Bosque para Siempre, the migratory rain forest habitat in Costa Rica that they are helping to conserve and reforest, and that supports our Vermont migratory songbirds, as well as native rain forest species. 

 Dinner is at 6:00 in the North Universalist Chapel dining hall in Woodstock, and costs $10.00 for adults and $5.00 for children.  Seating is limited, and reservations are highly suggested.  If you need to cancel your reservation, please do it by noon on Wednesday. Your seats will be held until 6:00, when they may be released to walk-in diners.

Please email us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., or call (457-2622) for reservations. Join us, and warm your body and spirit with great food and company. Come dine, laugh, and beat the winter blahs and blues!

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STAR stands for Steps Toward Adult Responsibility
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STAR stands for Steps Toward Adult Responsibility, and it is a group mentoring program for teens, grades 8-12, who have chronic health conditions.  Teens have a chance to meet with Dartmouth College students who also have chronic health conditions that they have learned to manage independently.

The January 2018 dinner meeting is tentatively scheduled for Wednesday, January 17th.

For more information about this program please visit http://snsc-uv.org/activities
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CHAMPLAIN COLLEGE YOUNG WRITERS' CONFERENCE
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Dear High-Stepping Daughters and Sons of the Word Road,

You are cordially invited to attend a weekend of writing workshops, craft sessions, and open mic at the CHAMPLAIN COLLEGE YOUNG WRITERS' CONFERENCE, MAY 25-27. Now in our eighteenth year, our doors are open to high school students who wish to share their passion for story, drama, and song with their writerly brothers and sisters—and with celebrated New England authors. We offer three days of readings, improv, Moth storytelling, poetry slams, literary jazz/blues fusion, and extended friendship on the hillside campus of Champlain College in Burlington, Vermont.

OUR 2018 KEYNOTE SPEAKER, AWARD-WINNING POET GENNAROSE NETHERCOTT, is the author of The Lumberjack’s Dove (Ecco/HarperCollins, 2018), selected by Louise Glück as a winner of the National Poetry Series. Her other recent projects include A Ghost of Water (an ekphrastic collaboration with printmaker Susan Osgood) and the narrative song collection Modern Ballads. She tours nationally and internationally composing poems-to-order for strangers on a 1952 Hermes Rocket typewriter, and is one third of The Traveling Poetry Emporium, a team of poets/educators who bring poems-to-order events to museums, universities, and libraries.

The postmark DEADLINE OF FEBRUARY 23 is fast approaching and the blue lights are flashing. If you have a tale to spin, or a story to share, please visit our website: http://www.champlain.edu/write

Very Best,
Jim Ellefson & Lesley Wright, Co-directors
(802) 865-8456
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Fuel Up to Play 60
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New England Dairy Council - Boost Your Leadership Skills!

Apply to become a Fuel Up to Play 60 State Ambassador by March 9th.
Create your school’s own student leaders! Active students can keep track of their involvement online by collecting Points through their Fuel Up to Play 60 Dashboard.

Those who earn at least 45,000 Points can apply for the competitive ambassador program and the opportunity to attend the national student leadership summit July 16th-19th, 2018 in Atlanta, Georgia. As an added bonus, every student who applies will be invited to an exclusive, VIP Reward Day at a local NFL Training Facility this Spring!

For more information please go to http://www.newenglanddairycouncil.org/schools/fuel-up-to-play-60/student-ambassadors

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AdVenture Capital (“AdCap”) is an innovative GENYOUth Program
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AdVenture Capital (“AdCap”) is an innovative GENYOUth program that inspires and motivates creative, curious and brave student entrepreneurs to use their BIG ideas to make changes in school and community health and wellness.

AdCap empowers students 13+ to think and act like entrepreneurs as they use the online Project Designer to develop and execute their Project ideas.  AdCap provides tools and resources to help turn students’ ideas into lasting, meaningful change for their community and peers.

For more information and to learn more about it please visit their website at https://www.adcapyouth.org
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AL NEUHARTH FREE SPIRIT AND JOURNALISM CONFERENCE
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AL NEUHARTH FREE SPIRIT AND JOURNALISM CONFERENCE
DREAM. DARE. DO.

The annual Al Neuharth Free Spirit and Journalism Conference program targets rising high school seniors who are interested in pursuing a career in journalism and who demonstrate qualities of “free spirit.”

Students will come to Washington, D.C. June 16-21, 2018, to participate in an all-expenses-paid journalism conference at the Newseum, located at 555 Pennsylvania Ave., NW and are awarded a $1,000 college scholarship. This Newseum Institute program was established in 1999 to honor Al Neuharth, the founder of USA Today, Newseum and the Freedom Forum. The conference is designed to inspire and encourage students to pursue journalism.

APPLICATIONS ARE NOW BEING ACCEPTED FOR THE 2018 CONFERENCE.  For more information and to apply please go to http://www.newseuminstitute.org/initiatives/al-neuharth-free-spirit-and-journalism-conference

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Summer at Smith
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Smith Pre-College Programs - Every year these programs offer more than 200 young women the freedom to explore challenging and intriguing subjects, to strengthen their college applications and to sample the Smith undergraduate experience while living and studying with other motivated and ambitious students from around the world.

For more information please visit their website at https://www.smith.edu/academics/precollege-programs
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Vermont Tech News!
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Rosie’s Girls STEM Leadership Camp & Mentorship Program

For girls entering 9th and 10th grades (fall 2018), July 8-12, 2018 - Randolph Center Campus - residential camp. A fun filled hands-on exploration of STEM (science, technology, engineering, math - plus some arts) and skilled trades to help young women become strong, powerful and more confident - and learn about potential career pathways; followed by a mentorship program. Architectural, Civil & Environmental Engineering Technology |Computer Information Technology |Construction Management |Mechanical & Advanced Manufacturing Engineering Technology |Some Welding, Agribusiness, Entrepreneurship, Fire Science, other Sciences - activities, fun projects, plus loads more! (Modeled after Rosie’s Girls Day Camps by Vermont Works for Women -VWW) - $200 all-inclusive program (meals, snacks overnight dorm accommodations, activities with many scholarships available. http://www.vtc.edu/rosies-girls-stem-leadership-camp
Contact: Zoe McDonald - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
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Coder Camp for Girls - July 16 -20, 2018 - Williston Campus - day camp -

For girls ages 11 -16 - An experiential hands on day camp offering girls the chance to translate their creativity into a computer program using SCRATCH and other software programs plus visit innovative software development companies. Daily computer lab work, team building, and some good old fashioned fun - $150 includes program, snacks, two lunches, field trip, workbook and activities |many scholarships available. https://www.vtc.edu/academics/majors/stem-programming/rosies-girls-stem-leadership-camp.  Contact: Zoe McDonald- This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
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Bridge Building (STEM) Competition – and Crushing!

For Middle School - March 23, 2018 and High School - April 12, 2018 - Randolph Center Campus

In advance of the event competition, teams of students create Popsicle stick built bridges; judging based on aesthetics, originality of design, presentation, ultimate load carrying capacity, and predicted failure point. No cost to enter, complimentary lunch and t-shirts - plus scholarship funds offered to top performers. For details:

http://www.vtc.edu/bridge-building-competition
Contact: John Diebold - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
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Freedom & Unity Youth Film Contest
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Freedom & Unity Youth Film Contest

Inspired by the Vermont Movie Project,Freedom & Unity TV is a film competitionthat invites young Vermonters to create films exploring the life and culture of the Green Mountain State. Through film, young people explore the issues that they find meaningful, make connections between the past and the present, and share their personal stories. They build filmmaking and communication skills while learning more about themselves and the state they call home.

One remarkable result of this project is the weaving together of many perspectives and stories. At the screening and awards ceremony, filmmakers gather together to meet each other, and learn from one another. This year, our screening and awards ceremony will take place during the annual WRIF Film Festival June 1 – 3, 2018 in White River Junction, Vermont! More Information about the event and media workshops to come!

FILMMAKERS’ ELIGIBILITY
(please note there is new criteria for the 2018 contest)

The Freedom & Unity Youth Film Contest is open to anyone aged 10 to 26 who is currently enrolled in a degree-granting educational program in Vermont. All others are encouraged to apply to the White River Indie Festival Regional Show Case (more information at wrif.org)

SUBMISSION CRITERIA
Films must be entered in one of three age groups:
10-14
15-18
19-26
Films must include a Vermont focus and address one of the three contest categories:
Arts & Culture
Personal Stories
Vermont History & Contemporary Issues

For more information please go to https://freedomandunitytv.org or https://freedomandunitytv.org/rulesandregulations
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Economics for Leaders – 2 FULL SCHOLARSHIPS
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Economics for Leaders (EFL) – There are two (2) full scholarships available to a Woodstock Union High School sophomore and/or junior.

Economics for Leaders (EFL) is a selective summer program that teaches leaders how to integrate economics into the process of decision-making in a hands-on, experiential environment.

Programs are led by economics professors and leadership instructors selected for their expertise and teaching effectiveness. Morning discussions, activities, and interactive sessions introduce participants to the “economic way of thinking.”  Afternoon sessions build an understanding of leadership and participants practice leadership skills in a fun-filled series of tasks and dilemmas.

February 5, 2018 – Early Application Deadline – If you apply by this deadline you will be considered for one of the two (2) full scholarships.

March 15, 2018 – Final Deadline

For more information please visit their website at https://www.fte.org/students/economics-for-leaders-program

ANY QUESTIONS PLEASE SEE JONI KENNEDY IN THE COUNSELING OFFICE
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Governor’s Institute of Vermont Winter Weekend
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Governor’s Institute of Vermont Winter Weekend
Two Winter Weekends are filling fast with eager learners, and now your medically-ambitious students have another new topic to choose - Neuroscience!  Students will be looking at how our perception of the world around us emerges from neural activity at the molecular, cellular, and systems levels. Read more about it at www.giv.org
 
Your school's passionate learners still have a wide array of great winter topics to choose between, including global education and youth voice, social entrepreneurship, world musicology, directing theatre, neuroscience, and creative writing!  Plus there are a few spaces still open for boys in astrophotography and disaster health and epidemiology too.

Application deadline is January 15th

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Splash at Yale
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Splash at Yale, Learn at Splash!

Spring Sprout will be on February 17th, February 24th, and March 3rd, 2018, and will be open to only 7-8th grades.

Spring Splash will be on April 7th, 2018, and will be open to 7-12th grades.

Registration for these programs will open a few weeks before they occur, and the course catalogs are released a day before registration opens. Please make an account on our website and you will receive email updates about registration and the course catalog.

For more information please visit their website at https://yale.learningu.org
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Where There Be Dragons
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Where There Be Dragons

DRAGONS FOR STUDENTS - EXPLORE YOUR GLOBAL COMMUNITY. VENTURE TO THE MAP’S EDGE AND DISCOVER A PROFOUNDLY DIFFERENT WAY OF LIFE.

Dragons offers summer travel, college study abroad, and gap year programs in 19 countries, each one custom-crafted by instructor teams who bring their unique vision and expertise to the course design.

For more information please visit their website at https://www.wheretherebedragons.com
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The Putney School Summer Arts
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The Putney School Summer Arts
Who: Rising freshmen to rising seniors, current 8th - 11th grade
3 weeks to create and connect through art. Dive deep into any 2 workshops and join a wildly creative community on a hilltop farm in Vermont. To see all they offer please visit their website at http://summer.putneyschool.org
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Rutgers School of Engineering is offering a Pre-Engineering Summer Academy
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Rutgers University–New Brunswick is excited to announce an opportunity for students interested in engineering. The Rutgers School of Engineering is offering the chance for students to participate in a new Pre-Engineering Summer Academy to develop their knowledge and skills through real-world field experiences.

This intensive one-week certificate program will introduce students to a variety of engineering areas including:
Aerospace
Biomedical
Civil
Computer
Electrical
Forensic
Mechanical

Eligible students must:
Be between the ages of 16-18
Have completed courses in precalculus and physics
For more information please visit their website at http://summer.rutgers.edu/precollege-academies/preengineering
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Worcester Polytechnic Institute
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Worcester Polytechnic Institute
Pre-College Summer Program - Frontiers.

A residential, on-campus summer program for high school students, Frontiers is celebrating more than 30 years of challenging participants to explore the outer limits of their knowledge in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) with current laboratory techniques and exploring unsolved problems across a wide spectrum of disciplines.

For more information please visit their website at https://www.wpi.edu/academics/pre-collegiate/summer/stem-residential/frontiers
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Snow Farm Summer
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Snow Farm Summer- Studio Arts for ages 14-18
The heart of the program are the studio classes in glassblowing, ceramics, painting and drawing, printmaking, metalsmithing and jewelry, flameworking, and metal sculpture and fabrication. Students enroll in two studios each session.

For more information please visit their website at https://www.snowfarm.org/teens/summer-art-program
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PRATT SUMMER PROGRAM
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PRATT SUMMER PROGRAM - Pre-College Programs for High School Students

BROOKLYN CAMPUS
Every summer, Pratt sponsors a college-level program for high school sophomores, juniors and seniors at its Brooklyn campus. The program attracts about 400 students, both domestic and international. It is an intensive immersion experience in art, design, architecture, or creative writing.

Students choose from major courses including, but not limited to, fine arts/painting and drawing, digital arts, graphic design, illustration (traditional or digital), fashion design, photography (analog or digital), architecture, cultural studies, or creative writing. Students develop their creative skills, build an effective portfolio for college admission, and earn four college credits. Scholarships are available based on merit.

For further information visit the Summer Programs at
https://www.pratt.edu/academics/continuing-education-and-professional/precollege

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Middle and High School Summer Experiences at Washington University in St. Louis
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2018 Middle and High School Summer Experiences at Washington University in St. Louis

We offer a variety of summer programming for academically advanced middle and high school students.

For more information please visit their website at http://summerexperiences.wustl.edu
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Vermont Golf Association Scholarship Fund
VGA Scholarship Requirements
Scholarships will be granted annually not to exceed the four years that the recipient is enrolled in college.  The Vermont Golf Association Scholarship Fund will determine the number and amount of the scholarships which will be presented each year.  Applicant must be a resident of the State of Vermont, graduating from high school, and must be enrolled in, or accepted as a full-time student at a college/university or technical school of university grade.  Some of the criteria used for selection are overall financial need, school performance, the applicant's (not family) affiliation to the game of golf; such as competing on a golf team, working at a golf course, or participation in golf programs or events.

The 2018 VGA Scholarship Application is now available ONLINE ONLY at http://vtga.org/vga-scholarship-fund-2

APPLICATION IS DUE NO LATER THAN MAY 1, 2018 
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Community Club of East Barnard is pleased to announce that the Luna Moore Scholarships are available to high school seniors who live in the Broad Brook watershed and plan to further their education.

Applications are available in the Counseling office and their deadline is March 28, 2018

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Lighthouse Guild Scholarship Program

Each year, the Lighthouse Guild scholarship program helps outstanding and deserving legally blind high school students from across the country attend college with scholarships of up to $10,000. Scholarships are based on strong academic accomplishments and merit, and provide additional financial support to help students make a successful transition from high school to a college or university of their choice. Candidates are not required to demonstrate financial need.

For more information please go to https://www.lighthouseguild.org/programs-services/scholarshipsThe deadline is March 31, 2018.

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VHS Collaborative Offered here at WUHS
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The VHS Collaborative offers over 300 full semester courses in Arts, Business, English Language Arts, Foreign Language, Life Skills, Math, Science, Social Studies, and Technology. In addition, VHS offers 22 Advanced Placement (AP) full year courses and 11 Pre-Advanced Placement courses to participating students. 

Students participating in VHS courses not only receive rigorous course content in their courses; they also have the opportunity to participate with other students from other states in a virtual classroom learning experience. Students who take online courses are gaining many of the skills such as multimedia presentation skills, online collaboration and communication, assessment of online resources, and online team-building skills that are essential to the 21st Century learner.

If you think you may benefit from participating in a VHS course, visit the The VHS Collaborative web site and check out the course catalogue.

When you find a course that meets your interests, see your high school counselor or Mr. Bango in room 8.

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Dartmouth Special Community
Student Program

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Reminder - Dartmouth Special Community Student Program
Open to Juniors and Seniors

For more than 20 years, Dartmouth College has been providing access to Dartmouth courses, free of charge, to academically prepared area high school students.

February 16, 2018: Due date for spring term applications.
March 26, 2018: Spring term classes start.

Please go to the SCSP website.  https://student-affairs.dartmouth.edu/departments-programs/programs/special-community-student-program.  The website will answer many questions, and it provides links to application materials.

Please see your high school counselor if you are interested in learning more about this program.
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Vermont Dual Enrollment
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Sign up now - Vermont Dual Enrollment

Classes start the end of January

As a junior or senior attending a public high school, technical center, or an independent school using public tuition dollars in Vermont, you are eligible for two Dual Enrollment vouchers, each good for one free college course at a participating college. The free credits earned at college also count as credit towards graduation from high school.

For more information please go to http://www.vtdualenrollment.org
or http://education.vermont.gov/student-learning/flexible-pathways/dual-enrollment

Please see your high school counselor if you are interested in learning more about this program.
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EARLY COLLEGE
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EARLY COLLEGE

Through the Flexible Pathways Initiative, Vermont's Early College Program (ECP) has made funds available to students accepted into full-time programs that are developed and operated by one of the Vermont State Colleges or an accredited private postsecondary school located in Vermont, and that are approved for operation by the Secretary of Education.

For more information please go to http://education.vermont.gov/student-learning/flexible-pathways/early-college

Please see your high school counselor if you are interested in learning more about this program.
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VAST at Vermont Technical College
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VERMONT ACADEMY OF SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY (VAST) at Vermont Technical College

Your last year of high school could be your first year of college...tuition free!

For more information please visit their website at https://www.vtc.edu/academics/vermont-academy-science-technology-vast

Please see your high school counselor if you are interested in learning more about this program.

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