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UVM Green & Gold Scholar Announced

The SHS community would like to congratulate rising senior Allyssa McCutcheon for earning this year's UVM Green and Gold Scholarship.  Each year, UVM grants free tuition for four years to each public high school's top academic performer, at the close of their junior year.  So, congrats to Allyssa and the whole McCutcheon family!!

 

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.

 

http://www.indiegogo.com/projects/get-springfield-high-school-peer-leaders-to-boston

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)

 

Pre-Kindergarten 2014-2015

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.

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Last Updated (Monday, 24 February 2014 11:47)

 
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