April 2014

Spring Break       April 14 - 18, 2014
School will be closed for students
HAZEN UNION SCHOOL                                              DAILY ANNOUNCEMENTS
Friday, April 11, 2014



Student Expectations:  We would like to remind all Hazen students that the 3 Behavior Expectations at our school are that
all students must be Respectful, Engaged and Safe.

Congratulations to the Hazen Music Department!  Kudos to the Hazen Music Department for their spectacular concert performances this week!  Both the Middle and High School groups were outstanding and provided delightful evenings of entertainment for concert goers.  Thank you so much!!

Hazen Athlete Stands Out!  John Sperry, Athletic Director, got a phone call last night from a parent from Champlain Valley Union High School who could not say enough good things about one of our athletes and it had nothing to do with his athletic performance. Instead, the caller bragged about what a mature, polite, friendly, and professional young man he is.  This type of feedback is what Hazen should be known for and should make us all very proud.  Thank you, Jeremy Ducharme, for representing Hazen in such a positive manner and for setting the standard that all Hazen students should try to achieve!  Go Wildcats!

Dance! Dance! Dance! Spring is in the air and Hazen Wildcats are ready to kick up their heels!  The Student Council will sponsor a dance for students in grades 9 through 12 on Friday, April 11, from 7 to 10 PM in the gym.  Students wishing to bring a guest must sign up in the front office before the end of the school day on Wednesday.  Admission to the dance is $5.00.

Community Dinner and Presentation:  Hazen Union School and Healthy Lamoille Valley are teaming up to host a Lasagna Dinner and special presentation on Thursday, April 24, 2014.  The evening will begin with a free lasagna dinner at 5:30 PM in the Hazen cafeteria followed by Michael Nerney's presentation - Time to Talk About Youth; Drugs, Brains and Behavior. This engaging presentation will provide parents information and practical ideas for talking with their child about a difficult subject.

All You Can Eat Pie Breakfast!  The Class of 2014 is having a fundraiser to support their class trip. Seniors will be selling tickets to an “All You Can Eat Pie Breakfast” on Saturday, April 26, from 10 AM to 12 noon.  For only $5 for students and $8 for adults, you can get pie, pie, more pie and all the fixin’s in the Hazen Cafeteria.  Don’t miss out!!

School Store:  Forget your pencil??  The Hazen School Store is open in the cafeteria during the morning break from 9:10 to 9:24 AM. Prices are very affordable…. from $.05 to $1.50.   Come on down and check out what is available.  

Fall Term After-School Enrichment Activities: 
Healthy Living and Movement Club:  Dance with Joni has changed their meeting to 4:15 PM.  Joni is accepting new participants. See Kate or Lynn for information.  This club includes a weekly 1 hour Hip Hop class in the Open Space at the Hardwick Inn by Joni's School of Dance.  Advisers:  Kate Bertolini and Lynn Patenaude
Swimming Club:  Meets on Mondays from 2:45 to 5:45 PM.  A bus is provided to the pool at Johnson State College. Adviser: Ms. Allen
Drama Club:  Meets Mondays through Fridays as required,  Adviser:  Mr, Considine
Key Club:  Meets every other Wednesday during TA.  Adviser: Mrs. Brochu
Italian for an Afternoon:  Meets monthly -  5/15 with Ms. Delzio.
Fly Fishing and Fly Tying Club:  Students interested in Fly Tying and Fly Fishing should join Mr. Modry's group on Tuesdays, from 2:45 to 3:45 in Room 13.  See Mr. Modry or Mike Clark if you have questions.  


After School Study Help: Homework and study help is available for all middle school students on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 2:45 to 4 PM.   


Senior Class Trip:  The Senior Class Trip to Six Flags will be on Friday, May 30.  Seniors planning to go on the trip must bring their contribution for their ticket ($34.00) to Mr. Dickstein by Friday, April 25.

Community Service Opportunity:  The Hardwick Elementary School Library is seeking one or more motivated Hazen students to assist with shelving, cataloging and other library chores.  Please see Mrs. Quinn in the Principal's Office for details.  

Key Club:  Hazen Key Club members should see Taylor Chase before the end of school today or check out the Key Club Facebook page after school.

Attention Seniors!  Please be aware that even if you have senior privileges, seniors are not allowed to congregate in the halls, etc. Senior privileges allow you to move from point A to point B without a pass or to leave the building as appropriate.   Please do not be disruptive to other students and classes.  


VTC Try a Major Day!  Attention Juniors and Seniors!  Vermont Technology College will sponsor a "Try a Major Day" on Friday, April 18. Students will be given the opportunity to walk in the footsteps of current Vermont Tech students and experience first-hand all that VTC has to offer on both the Randolph and Williston campuses.  For additional information, check out their web site at http://www.vtc.edu/tryamajor

Students!  Visit the Guidance web page and check out the "Guidance News" Bulletin Board frequently for information on colleges and careers.     


For sports schedules and information, please check out the Sports section of our web site

Wildcat Gear!  John Sperry, Athletic Director, has Wildcat hoodies and T-shirts available to purchase to show your Wildcat Pride!  Hoodies are $25, long-sleeved Ts are $20, and short sleeved Ts are $15.  Wildcat gear makes a fabulous birthday or holiday gift and  remember.....these sales support our Hazen athletic programs.  Supplies are limited, so get yours today!

 Go Wildcats!!      Go Wildcats!!      Go Wildcats!!   



Student Expectations:  We would like to remind all Hazen students that the 3 Behavior Expectations at our school are that all students must be Respectful, Engaged and Safe!  Please remember to review the Student and Parent Handbook with your parents for more specific information about student responsibilities.

Daily Schedule:  The school day at Hazen Union School begins promptly at 7:50 AM and ends at 2:35 PM. Students are expected to be on time and prepared for the academic day.

Student and Parent Handbook:  Every Hazen student received a copy of the new Hazen Union School Student and Parent Handbook on the first day of school  Parents are also asked to review the student handbook with their child to insure that there is an understanding of student expectations and school policies.  Questions about the student handbook may be directed to Jackie Tolman, Dean of Students.

Academic Eligibility:  A reminder for all students, faculty and staff:  Students must have passing grades in all classes to participate in sports and student activities.  Grades are reviewed by the Athletic Director each Monday at 8 AM.  Any student who has an "F" in any class is considered ineligible and may not participate in sports or activities.  Students participating in the Ski and Ride program must have a C or better in every class to be eligible for the weekly trip.   

Supplemental Educational Services:   as Hazen Union moves into Year 2 School Improvement, it must begin to offer Supplemental Education Services (SES), dedicate resources and offer them until the school makes AYP for two consecutive years and exits school improvement.  See attached letter for more details...SES Letter

School Meals:  Hazen Union School continues to serve healthy breakfasts and lunches for our students.  Families are encouraged to complete the application for free and reduced lunches that will be included in the Information Packet that students receive on the first day of school.  Applications for the 2013-14 school year should be returned to the Guidance Office by September 13, 2013.  The cost of breakfast is $1.75; lunch for students is $3.00 and milk is $.50.  There is no charge for reduced price breakfast and lunch this year.

Parking Passes:  Students who drive to school and park a vehicle at Hazen are required to register their vehicle in the Principal's Office and display a Hazen Student Parking Pass.  Please see Mrs. Quinn in the Principal's Office to get a registration form.  All student vehicles must be registered by November 15 . 

Parking Lot Security:  Students and staff are reminded that it is important to ALWAYS lock your vehicle  when parking on Hazen property.  It is disturbing to hear of thefts anywhere in our learning community, however, the school is not responsible for items stolen from an unlocked vehicle. Please be aware, be safe, LOCK your vehicle and always report any suspicious behavior.

Dress Code: Students and parents are asked to review the Dress Code Policy described on page 14 of the Hazen Union School Student and Parent Handbook.  While no one wants to be the "fashion police", students are advised that the dress code will be enforced. 

Community Service:  All students are required to complete 30 hours of community service prior to graduation.  For Community Service Certification Forms or ideas of how and where community service projects are available, see Mrs. Quinn in the Principal's Office.

After School Activity Bus:   Hazen Union School is pleased to offer an after school Activity Bus on Thursdays. Students staying after school to participate in After School Study Help or another activity will have the option to take the Activity Bus if they don't have transportation home. The bus will run from Hazen to Woodbury, East Hardwick and Greensboro, and Greensboro Bend, dropping students off at convenient locations as needed.  Students wishing to take advantage of the Activity Bus can sign up in the front office on Wednesdays.  The bus will only come when students are signed up in advance.

Parent Portal: Parents and students can  access information on grades, assignment s and attendance records. To access the Parent Portal,obtain your access id and password from Mrs. LaPorte in the Guidance Office at 472-6511 Ext. 107 or alaporte@ossu.org. 
Once you have the access codes, go to: http//ps.ossu.org/public/ and click on the blue "Create Account" button.  Be sure to use the parent access id and password you have obtained from the Guidance Office under the "Link Students to Account" screen.

Student Accident Insurance form for 2013-2014

Hazen Vision 2020 Report : A report and recommendations regarding the development of a school-community vision for the year 2020 is now online.

Survey Results: Here are the results of the school climate and academic/extracurricular survey of parents, students, and teachers.

Hazen Photovoltaics Monitoring Site Our new photovoltaic and hot water systems are now up and running! Click the link to check out how our PV system is doing...
Hazen Union School is proud to sponsor the Tristan Southworth Memorial Scholarship. For more information use this link. Tristan Southworth Memorial Scholarship



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