HAZEN UNION SCHOOL DAILY ANNOUNCEMENTS
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
Principal Candidates to Visit Hazen: Hazen will host the two finalists for the high school principal position on Wednesday, March 12. Mr. Noah Noyes will visit in morning, and Mr. John Craig will visit in the afternoon. Both candidates will visit classrooms and meet with faculty, staff, parents and community members in the Hazen Library Atrium. Mr. Noyes will be available from 7:15 to 8 AM; Mr. Craig will be available from 2:45 to 3:30 PM. Please take time to stop by and meet the candidates.
Drama Club is a Winner! Congratulations to the Hazen Drama Club for their excellent performance of their new one-act play, The Impersisitence of Memory, at the regional drama festival last Saturday. Hazen was one of two schools chosen to perform at the state drama festival at the end of the month.
Celebrity Deer Hunter to Visit Hazen! As part of an independent study unit Shane Benoit, a world renowned white tail deer hunter, will visit Hazen next Friday, March 14, from 11:30 to 2:30 PM. Mr. Benoit will meet with interested middle school students from 11:30 to 12:30, but will have time to meet with high school students or interested community members after that. He will be narrating some clips from his TV shows. Please see Mrs. Tolman if you would like to schedule a time to meet Mr. Benoit and learn more about his very successful career as a hunter.
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
Board Games, Chess and Bridge Club - Meets on Thursdays from 2:45 to 4 PM in Mr. Lockhart's room. Board games, Chess, cards, and Bridge are all available. Join to pursue a favorite or to learn something new!
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
Debate Team: (High School Only) Meets on Tuesdays from 2:40 to 3:40 PM in Room 3. Adviser: Ms. Robinson and Mr. Kelley
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 - 1/16; 3/20; 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.
SCHOOL BULLETIN BOARD
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.
HIGH SCHOOL HAPPENINGS
Summer Debate Program: Any high school student interested in attending the Dartmouth College Summer Debate Program (July 5-11) must let Ms. Robinson know by Tuesday, March 11, so that we can get the financial aid package in by the March 15 deadline.
Prom Committee: The Junior Class Prom Committee will meet on Friday, March 14, during TA in the cafeteria.
Music Department: The High School Select Chorus will meet for rehearsal today, Tuesday, from 2:45 to 3:30 PM. The Madrigal Group will also meet today from 3:30 to 4:15 PM.
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.
GMTCC Pre-Tech: GMTCC Pre-Tech applications are due this Friday, March 14. No late applications will be accepted.
GMTCC Applications: Applications for the Green Mountain Technical and Career Center are available in the Guidance Office for students who will be in grades 11 and 12 next year. See Mrs. McCarthy for information.
Students! Visit the Guidance web page and
check out the "Guidance News" Bulletin Board frequently for
information on colleges and careers.
THE WILDCAT'S DEN
For sports schedules and information, please check out the Sports section of our web site
Softball: Hazen Softball will have pitching and open batting cage today from 3 to 4 PM in the gym.
Middle School Basketball Players! All middle school basketball players must turn in their uniforms to John Sperry by Friday, March 14.
Winter Sports Awards Night: All winter sports athletes should mark their calendar and plan to attend the Awards Night on Monday, March 17, at 6 PM in the Auditorium.
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!!
FACULTY / STAFF ANNOUNCEMENTS
Educator Grants: North Country Community Credit is pleased to offer grants in the amount of $500 for Vermont educators for special projects or programs. Applications are available in the Principal's Office...the deadline to apply is March 28, 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! 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
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
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 email@example.com.
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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