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Steve Cone Named VT Assistant Principal of the Year
The Vermont Principal’s Association (VPA) announced that Riverside Middle School’s Steve Cone had been selected as Vermont’s Assistant Principal of the Year for 2014. The award granted each year recognizes a single assistant principal in the state of Vermont.
As this year’s winner, Mr. Cone will be part of a special luncheon for award recipients on April 30th. This initial meeting of the award winners gives them the opportunity to meet each other and to be fitted for a special ring by Jostens.
As part of his recognition, the Vermont Principals Association will fly Mr. Cone to Washington DC for a meeting of top assistant principals from each of the fifty states. He will also be recognized at the Vermont Principal Association’s Annual Leadership Academy in August.
Last Updated (Wednesday, 23 April 2014 10:53)
Let's Get Our Springfield High School Peer Leaders to Boston!
The World of Difference peer leaders at Springfield High School are made up of 15 diverse, young idealists who are trying to create a respectful and inclusive school community. As a kickoff in December, we participated in a three-day training with the Anti-Defamation League and now we are leading 9th grade advisories in diversity education and anti-bullying activities. As part of our pilot year, we are hoping to travel to Boston to participate in the 20th Annual Youth Congress through the A WORLD OF DIFFERENCE
The theme of this year’s congress is “Voices of Leadership”; at this event, we will be able to connect with other student leaders who are trying to make positive social changes in their schools and communities. Unfortunately, the only thing that is standing in our way is the cost of lodging. Please consider making a contribution and helping us get to the congress. This will allow us to further our groups’ development and improve our school climate. We are hoping to raise $1,500 - any and all contributions will be greatly appreciated!
Please click on the link below to make your contribution.
Last Updated (Monday, 24 March 2014 06:22)
School Budget Passed
Last night, the Springfield School budget passed 861-650. Thank you to the voters of Springfield and all the people who participated in the months long budget process.
Last Updated (Wednesday, 05 March 2014 09:12)
Understanding this Year's Budget Proposal
As a voter, it can be very difficult to understand a budget that is as complex as the one that the school district develops each year. The budget is built within a web of state and federal regulations and funds that can be daunting to understand. With that in mind, the administration spent a large amount of time this budget season to explain in detail all the various pieces of the budget structure and process.
With special thanks to SAPA TV, we have been able to post copies of some of the school board meetings that addressed the budget. We are processing and putting the rest of the budget process board meetings up as soon as we can.
Below please find a link to the videos themselves as well as an introduction to these videos by the Superintendent.
You can find them here: http://www.youtube.com/user/SSDInformation/videos
Last Updated (Thursday, 27 February 2014 12:38)
What is publicly funded prekindergarten education? Publicly funded prekindergarten education is defined as 10 hours per week of developmentally appropriate learning experiences using curriculum based on Vermont’s Early Learning Standards. Publicly funded pre-kindergarten education is limited to the academic year (September-June or 35 weeks).
Where are these publicly funded pre-kindergarten programs? The Springfield School District’s publicly funded pre-k programs are located in community early care and education programs that meet specific quality standards. Springfield School District’s pre-k partners are:
Dandelion Wishes (registered home) – 885-3118
PlayWorks (licensed center) – 886-5242
Safe N’ Sound (registered home) – 886-1070
SEVCA Windsor County Head Start at Pine Street Preschool (Licensed Center) - 885-6669
Squeaky Sneakers-Springfield (licensed center) – 885-5541
Squeaky Sneakers-Bellows Falls (licensed center) – 463-4795
Suzy’s Little Peanuts (licensed center) – 885-7899
Saxtons River Montessori School (licensed center) – 869-3349
Springfield Learning Garden (licensed center) – 885-5077
World of Discovery III (licensed center) – 885-8380
The Little School in Weston (licensed center) – 824-3405
Are there any charges for my child’s pre-k program? If selected, your child will be provided with 10 hours of pre-k program at no cost to you. Families are responsible for any charges or co-pay amounts beyond the 10 hours. The payment will be set up with the partner program.
Is my child eligible for publicly funded prekindergarten? Your child is eligible ifyour child resides in Springfield, turns 3 before September 1, 2014 and is not age eligible for kindergarten,
Please note: If we receive more applications than we have funding to support, we will use a random selection process to determine which children will receive public funding. We will inform you of your child’s status by mid-May 2014. If selected, please check in with the partner program of your choice and find out what paperwork must be completed to enroll your child. It is recommended that you call the program in advance to check on space availability, as space in some partner programs is limited.
How do I apply? Complete the attached application form and return it to any of the programs above or Elm Hill School, Springfield Children’s Library, Springfield Pediatrics, or Vermont Department of Health or by mail to Gladys Collins, 10 Hoover Street, Springfield, VT 05156. If you have any questions, please contact Gladys Collins at 885-1150.
Last Updated (Monday, 24 February 2014 11:47)