Dear Students, Parents and Families,

I hope everyone has a nice weekend.   Get out and open new doors that lead you to new experiences, friendships and/or adventures!


Best regards,

Joni Kennedy
Woodstock Union High School
Counseling Services
Student Records, Scholarships and Student Opportunities
802 457-1317 extension 1228
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Thought for the day:  Reaching – Without reaching one will never know what is within ones reach.
Keith Wilford to speak to WUHSMS Students
Keith Wilford to speak to WUHSMS Students

Both middle school students and high school students will be hearing from an exciting speaker on Wednesday, January 31st during an assembly. Keith Wilford is passionate about youth and helping them strive to be the best they can be. Make sure to ask your son or daughter about what they heard from this exciting presentation when they come home on Wednesday.


When: Friday, February 2nd 7-9pm
Where: Middle School Gym

Looking to help? Please contact Jane Moss to coordinate a snack donation at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
FREE Teen Pizza Night Tonight!!

FREE TeenPizza Night Tonight at Pizza Chef
Woodstock, Vermont
January 26th, 2018

Time: 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

This event is sponsored by the Spectrum Teen Center

YOH THEATER Performance Tonight

A Village Fable, adapted by James Still from John Gardner's book In The Suicide Mountains, 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!
FREEBranchOut:Teen Night
February 2nd - Lotions and Potions
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.

We will be offering great appetizers, snacks and desserts.

If your son/daughter attends or would like to attend please go to 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:

Mark your calendar
FREE - Community showing of the Documentary Film
Most Likely to Succeed
FREE - FILM: Most Likely to Succeed

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. 

While Registration is not required it is helpful to give us an idea of how many are planning on attending.  RSVP at

This event is made possible through the Rowland Foundation and in partnership with Pentangle Performing Arts.
Kid’s Camp President Week – Woodstock Athletic Club
Kid’s Camp President Week – Woodstock Athletic Club
Please share with any families that might be interested
February 20, 21 & 22 from 9 AM - 4 PM (choose half or full days)
Children currently K-6th
Register by February 9th

Activities as weather allows: tennis, swimming, cardio games, hiking, snowshoeing, Nordic, skiing & more!

802 457-6656
Bridge Building – Popsicle stick (STEM) Competition
Bridge Building – Popsicle stick (STEM) Competition (built to specifications) – 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:

Contact: John Diebold - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Join VINS  in February for their Owl Events
Join VINS (Vermont Institute of Natural Science) in February for their Owl events which include Owl Prowl Wine & Dine, Family Owl Prowl, and Owl Festival.
For more information, pricing and detail please visit their website at

Owl Prowl Wine & Dine (21+)
Friday, February 09 2018, 5:30pm - 9:00pm
Where: 5:30pm - Meet at the VINS Nature Center
Schedule: 5:30pm - 7:00pm Hike or snowshoe* the trails of the VINS Nature Center 7:30pm - 9:00pm -Enjoy a 3-course meal at the Quechee Inn at Marshland Farm
Register by February 5, 2018

Family Owl Prowl
Friday, February 16 2018, 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Pre-register by February 12
Discover "Hooo's" out there making raucous noises in the nighttime forest and learn about the secret life of one of New England's most elusive nocturnal residents. Weather permitting, we will explore this wintry world on snowshoes and then warm up with a cup of hot cocoa.

Owl Festival
Included with admission to the VINS Nature Center
Calling all owls and owl lovers! Join us for a day of all things owly on either Saturday, February 24, or Sunday, February 25, at the VINS Nature Center.
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