Congratulations to Mr. Tim Whitney, our 2013 Teacher of the Year. Mr. Whitney began his teaching career at WUHSMS in 1985 and has made physical education and wellness engaging and meaningful for the myriad of students that he has taught throughout the years. In addition to his teaching duties, Mr. Whitney has coached several sports including cross country and basketball. The James McLaughlin Co-Curricular Award was awarded to Mr. John Hiers. Mr. Hiers is a dedicated teacher who has developed a quality horticulture program and has led numerous student trips. Most notably, Mr. Hiers has led many service-learning trips to Peru and most recently to Panama. Click on the image to view the entire gallery. (Kudos once again to Micky Corrow for his fine photography.)
We wrapped up the year with a wonderful Best Thursday celebration. Kudos, games, music and lots of laughs as we honored our departing teachers, staff and the class of 2013. Thanks to our student council members for organizing and leading our Best Thursdays throughout the entire year. Click on the image to view the entire gallery.
The 2013 Art Show is here and it's one of our favorite events of the year. Big kudos to our outstanding art department and all of our talented art students. Visit the middle school gym on Wednesday, May 15th throughThursday, May 16th to view wonderful works of photography, ceramics, green art, oils, watercolors and more. Click on the image to view just a small selection of student work.
Do you remember Red Ribbon Week in October when VTLSP promoted a week of Healthy Choices? One day was devoted to "Plant the Promise" to be drug and alcohol free. Many students and adults pledged to do so and in turn a tulip was planted in their name. Well the 200 red tulips are up in full bloom under the school sign. This is a beautiful reminder to celebrate safely during prom & graduation season.
The WUHSMS Music Department hosted the Johnson State College Chamber Singers for a performance for middle school and high school students. Directed by Bethany L. Plissey, the group of 19 singers came to WUHSMS as part of their spring tour. The tour began on April 5th with performances in Hyde Park, Fairfax, St. Albans, continued through to Lowell, Newport, Lyndon, Littleton, NH, Gilford, NH, Woodstock and finishing in Waterbury last evening. Ten performances in five days and the singers are currently on Spring Break! The singers meet twice a week to rehearse and come from a wide variety of majors: Music, English, Theater, Art, Psychology,Elementary Education, Outdoor Education, Political Science, and Musical Theater. The WUHS Treble Choir performed for the audience as well. Today the Treble Choir visits the Thompson Senior Center.