Early Release for Students
Wednesday, December 11, 2013
Students will be dismissed at 11:35 AM
******************************************Hazen Music Department Winter Concerts
Middle School Band and Chorus Concert Thursday, December 12, 2013 7 PM
High School Band and Chorus Concert Tuesday, December 17, 2013 7 PM
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
Early Release: Students and parents are reminded that Wednesday, December 11, 2013 is an early release day for students for teacher professional development. Students will be dismissed at 11:35 AM.
Music Department Concerts: The Hazen Music Department is proud to announce their annual Winter Concerts. The Middle School Band and Chorus will perform their Winter Concert on Thursday, December 12 in the auditorium. The High School Band and Chorus Winter Concert will be held on Tuesday, December 17. Be sure to reserve the time for some quality entertainment this holiday season provided by our very talented Wildcat musicians and choral groups.
Holiday Giving at Hazen: The Hazen Key Club and National Honor Society are joining forces this year to promote our annual Food Drive to support the Hardwick Area Food Pantry and the WCAX Mitten Tree Project to collect mittens, hats and scarves for needy Vermonters of all ages. Donation boxes are located in the front entry.
Hardwick Children's Holiday Project: Once again this year, the Hazen Key Club is supporting the annual Hardwick Children's Holiday Project by collecting donated new or gently used toys to distribute to families in need. Collection boxes are located in the front entry for your convenience.
PBIS Winners Update!! The PBIS lucky ticket winners for this week are: Grade 7 - Lettie Hill; Grade 8- Ashley Thompson; Grade 9- Hailee Bashaw; Grade 10 - Caleb Anthony; Grade 11- Katie Braddee; and Grade 12 - Cody Pilbin. See Mrs. Tolman today to select your prize. Congratulations to every student who earned a PBIS ticket this week! You make Hazen a great school! Let's keep filling those jars with good deeds!
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
Mrs. Brochu's Office on Wednesdays.
Fall Term After-School Enrichment Activities:
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!
Healthy Living and Movement Club: Meets on Mondays after school from 2:45 to
4:15. 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
Muay Thai Fitness Club: (High School Only)Meets on Monday and Wednesday after school in the cafeteria. Adviser: Mr. McCrory
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 - 10/24; 11/21; 1/16; 3/20; 5/15 with Ms. Delzio.
SCHOOL BULLETIN BOARD
After School Study Help: After school homework and study help for middle school students is available on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 2:45 to 4 PM. Teachers are available to assist students who need extra help with assignments or homework support.
HIGH SCHOOL HAPPENINGS
Mentoring Program: There will be a meeting for all high school mentors during TA today, Friday, in the Conference Room.
Senior Class: There will be a Senior Class meeting during lunch on Wednesday, December 11, in Mr. Metcalf's room. Items on the agenda include senior announcements and fundraisers. All seniors should attend. Senior announcements will be posted by Mrs. Brochu's office.
Varsity Club: Any Senior of Junior Varsity Club member who would like to be on the ballot for election to a club office or member of the executive committee should see Mr. Pritchard by the end of the day next Tuesday, December 10. Elections for Varsity Club officers will take place during TA time on Thursday, December 12.
Josten's Ring Delivery: The Josten's representative will be at Hazen to deliver rings during lunch on Thursday, December 19, 2013. Also, Seniors who haven't ordered graduation announcements yet will be able to do so on that day.
Important Notice: Until
further notice, high school students are not permitted to cross the the
dirt driveway that circles the school during lunch or during the school
day unless they are part of a supervised class. Students may not go
into the woods or onto the trails without adult supervision.
ASVAB Testing: GMTCC is offering the ASVAB test on Thursday, December 12, 2013. Interested students can see Mrs. McCarthy in the Guidance Office for information and to sign up.
Students! Visit the Guidance web page and
check out the "Guidance News" Bulletin Board frequently for
information on colleges and careers.
Read a Good Book Lately?? What could be better than curling up with a good book on a frosty day? Why not stop by the Library to pick out a good book to enjoy and then share your review with others.
THE WILDCATS DEN
For sports schedules and information, please check out our web
Basketball Games this Week:
Saturday, December 7: The JV and Varsity Girls teams will host Lamoille for scrimmage games at home. The JV team will play at 10 AM; the Varsity team will play at 11:15 AM.
The JV and Varsity Boys will travel to Lamoille for scrimmage games. The JV team will play at 10 AM; the Varsity will play at 11:15 AM. The bus will depart from Hazen at 9:10 AM
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
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.
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.
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
NEWS FROM THE PRINCIPAL