Dear All,

I hope everyone had a great week.  We certainly had a beautiful sight this week with our second full moon in the month of January and a lunar eclipse to boot! 

I wanted to let everyone know that the Newsletter that our Principal, Garon Smail sends out each week is also available to view on our school website at under the Admin linkYou can also find my weekly emails under the Counseling link. 

Have an amazing weekend!

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:  How do we each do our bit and part in contributing and giving to others and the world around us in thoughtful and meaningful ways? It could be as simple of a gesture as holding the door open for someone.

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.
Yoh Theatre Players head to Scotland!
Yoh Theatre Players head to Scotland!

The Yoh Theatre Players from Woodstock Union High in Woodstock, Vermont, were accepted to perform at the prestigious Edinburgh Festival Fringe in Scotland this August.

We are taking sixteen students, four adults, costumes, and our set in suitcases to perform Anne Carson's translation of the classic Greek tragedy Bakkhai by Euripides.

Beyond performing, we will enjoy other plays at the Festival, attend acting workshops, explore Edinburgh, and spend two days touring London. We are excited to take our show to new audiences and discover other places as we travel abroad, and study and learn more about theater.

If you would like to make a donation to the trip, please check out our gofundme page

Thank you
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.
2018 Calvin Writing Prize
2018 Calvin Writing Prize

Compete in the 2018 Calvin Writing Prize, open to students age 13-19 who live or attend school in Vermont. First place prize: $1,500; Runner-Up prize: $500.
Deadline: May 11, 2018.

For more information please visit their website at
NO-COST education program - Medical Assistants for Dartmouth-Hitchcock, Lebanon
Medical Assistants for Dartmouth-Hitchcock, Lebanon

We have an exciting opportunity for your Alumni. Our 8th NO-COST education program, which leads to GUARANTEED JOBS with benefits as Medical Assistants for Dartmouth-Hitchcock, Lebanon.

We ask your help in spreading the word to any alumni who may be interested in starting a career in healthcare. Candidates only need a high school diploma or GED to apply. Up to 20 individuals will be selected to participate in an intensive 11-week education program in Lebanon, NH. The educational program is provided at no cost to the applicant and will prepare participants to take the Certified Clinical Medical Assistant exam (CCMA).

All candidates who successfully complete the educational program will be hired by Dartmouth-Hitchcock and enrolled in a 2000-hour U.S. Department of Labor Registered Apprenticeship. Starting pay is $14.50 per hour with performance based increases of up to $16.50 per hour in the first year. Refer them to our website, or they can call for more information 802-872-0660.

 Vermont HITEC is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization designed to educate people from Vermont and New Hampshire in the high-tech and health care related fields. This program is a collaborative effort involving the US Department of Labor, Vermont Department of Labor, NH Works, NH Employment Security, Vermont HITEC, Inc. (a not-for-profit education center), and Dartmouth-Hitchcock.

The application deadline for the Medical Assistant Apprenticeship Program is February 25th, and we are holding an orientation session at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon, NH on Monday, February 26th.

Please let me know if you have any questions about the program or Vermont HITEC!

 Thank you,
Susan Zani
Project Leader
Faculty, Allied Health Sciences
Vermont HITEC, Inc.
501(c)(3) Non-profit Education Center
Telephone: 802.872.0660
E-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. | Website:
MetroHacks Women
MetroHacks Women

My name is Noah Avila, and I am currently organizing MetroHacks Women - a 12-hour women’s coding event. It’s free and open to all girls interested in technology, regardless of experience.

It will be held at the Cambridge Innovation Center in Cambridge, MA, on March 24th and is an opportunity for girls to code, collaborate, and create! There will be speakers, free food and swag, workshops, games, prizes, etc. Applications are now open for all women ages 13-18 at

New England high school students will have the chance to learn 3D printing, construct virtual realities, design artificial intelligence-driven social media platforms, experiment with their own projects, and learn from leading women in the tech industry. Mentors will be available to help students with projects and explore different areas of computer science. MetroHacks provides opportunities for students to get internships, kick-start their own businesses, network with experts from prominent tech companies, and gain exposure to the computer science community in New England.

If you have any questions, please visit or reach me at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. We sincerely hope to see some Woodstock Union High School students at our event.

Thank you so much for your time and consideration!


Noah Avila
Technical & Branding Director, MetroHacks
February Vacation Day Camps at ArtisTree
February Vacation Day Camps at ArtisTree
*Please share with any families that might be interested

The 2018 Winter Olympics are in South Korea. Let’s get creative and celebrate the athletes, sports, and nations of this year’s winter games!

Morning and Afternoon sessions for ages 5-8 and 9-12 year olds

Full Listings here:

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
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