Vermont Supreme CourtPrincipal's Corner

This was a big week in the history of our school. As Justice Harold Eaton (WUHS ’73) told the 300+ people audience gathered in the WUHSMS Yoh Theatre on Thursday morning, the Vermont Supreme Court held its first hearings in the 250 year history of the Court in a public school.

 

Students and teachers from fourteen Vermont schools along with members of the general public joined WUHSMS students in the day-long event that included five hearings, two question and answer sessions, and the justices joining students for lunch.

Principal's Corner

This was spirit week at WUHSMS. Students and staff shared their Woodstock pride by dressing on theme days: class colors, camouflage, USA, jerseys and tie dye (pictured above). See the schedule below for a list of the homecoming games that happening on campus this weekend. Here are some other ways that WUHSMS students also showed pride in their school this week. Three student organizations, the Spanish Honor Society, Interact and Students for Social Change, are combining efforts to raise money for hurricane relief at our partner school in Puerto Rico. A student developed a survey to gather input for bettering cafeteria food options from students. She and I are planning ways to share and process the data. And Wednesday morning one of our bus drivers stopped me to let me know how one student is helping other students on the daily ride to school. It was week filled with good spirit... We are Woodstock.

 

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The Middle School Open House was held on Thursday, September 21. We had a great turn out of parents. After a brief assembly in the Yoh Auditorium, parents followed their child’s schedule. Everyone enjoyed this opportunity to meet teachers and see the
classrooms spaces. Announcements for the evening were made by 8th grade students
Emma Tarleton (8) and Kelly Jackson (8) who ended the evening by thanking our
“Rocking Parents” for attending.

 

Visiting Speaker:

Mr. Brad Archer coordinated a student talk with Theo Padnos today in the auditorium. Theo shared his story of survival. In the late fall of 2012, Theo Padnos, a struggling American journalist, slipped into Syria to report on the country's civil war and was promptly kidnapped by Al Qaeda's branch in Syria.

 


pn orientationThe 2017-18 school year started with the first Woodstock Union High School and Middle School all school orientation program. The day included whole school activities and break out activities specific to each grade level. Together students and staff shared in a feeling of pride for our school community and in building excitement for the year ahead of us. It was the strongest first day of school in my time at WUHSMS.

 

The energy of the first day continued throughout the first week of school. Students at WUHSMS were engaged in classroom experiences that had them:

  • Solving mysteries - Evaluating bias and assumptions

  • Considering what they find valuable in life - Struggling with what constitutes knowledge

  • Announcing "I don't know what to do" and then leveraging the skills of teachers and peers for help

  • Sharing personal stories in another language - Opening homes to foreign exchange students (see image above, 29 students from Vielha, Spain begin their stay at WUHSMS)

  • Using their hands to gather data and/or create something new - Meeting new people

  • Understanding that teachers at WUHSMS care about student success

 

Many of these activities are highlighted on Twitter @WeAreWoodstock. Follow us!

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