The 2010-1011 District Results are in: high school Abigail Tamboer for mixed chorus and Sadie Brown for wind ensemble.
Honorable mention: Daniel Warnecke, voice, and Alexis Hill, flute. band; Libby Marcy, wind ensemble; Emma Dailey, concert band (1st chair); Eleanor Dailey, chorus and wind ensemble; Meghan Wood, chorus with a perfect score!; Connor Hill, wind ensemble (1st chair); Sarah Coker, wind ensemble, chorus; and Alex Wade, concert band.
Honorable mention: Tyler Ballard, snare drum; Shannon Gadway, voice and flute; Destinee Gray, voice; Emma Daily, voice; Rachel Jones, voice; and Julia Simons, mallet percussion and voice.
Congratulations to all students involved.
Local Food Committee
Dawn Sarli, challenge teacher, has reported that after a couple years of laying the groundwork, "we're in a good position to begin integrating more local foods and food education into the schools. With garden spaces at both schools, a partnership with GMC, and the great work that's being done around food and environmental education in many classrooms K-12, we're poised to make an impact on how we function in the food system." For further information about upcoming meetings, contact Sarli at 802-287-5861.
Emma Baker, Alexis Hill, and Eleanor and Emma Dailey previously auditioned with the Lakes Region Youth Orchestra. On Jan. 5 the students, with the exception of Alexis due to illness, had the opportunity to perform in a combined show with the Lakes Region and Bennington Youth Orchestras. Congratulations to each of you!
Who's Who List
The United States Achievement Academy recognizes junior Molly Elizabeth Mead as a National Honor Student Award Winner 2009-2010. Honors and activities include: National History Day, Principal's List, basketball, and Honor Roll. Congratulations Molly and proud parents, Paula Jo Mead and Ricky Andrew Mead!
A special thanks to George Miller and the American Legion Post 39 for the new flag!
The RSWSU Arts Alliance will be holding a silk scarf painting workshop on Sat., Jan. 15, from 10 a.m.-12 noon in the PHS art room. There is a $5 fee to cover materials. All community members are welcome. For further information, contact Melissa Kristiansen at 802-287-5861 Ext. 208.
A PDC night will be held on Thurs., Jan. 20, from 3-6 p.m. for all seniors who have not completed their PDCs and need help. Snacks will be served.
Juniors' Basket Party
The PHS Class of 2012 will be hosting a basket party fundraiser on Jan. 22 in the PHS gym on Main Street, Poultney. There will be plenty of baskets of various themes for all ages and interests.The doors open at 11 a.m. and drawings begin at 1 p.m. Admission and one sheet of 25 tickets is $5. Additional ticket sheets may be purchased for $2. There will be a lunch concession, door prizes, and raffles. For further information, contact Tammy Loomis at 802-645-9135 or firstname.lastname@example.org.The juniors wish to thank all those that donated bottles to their Jan. 1 bottle drive.
Financial Aid Forms Night
VSAC will be at PHS on Tues., Jan. 25, at 6:30 pm in the computer lab for the annual forms night. All seniors and parents of seniors who are planning on applying for financial aid are invited to attend. Contact Mrs. Gallipo if you have any questions.
The Governor's Institute of Vermont will be hosting a Winter Weekend three-day residential program Feb. 11-13 at Goddard College. All 9-12th grade students interested in the performing arts, visual arts, current issues, and engineering should consider registering for this opportunity. There are scholarships available through the Institute. Guidance has further information. The registration deadline is Jan 21, with limited space available. Students may also register online at www.giv.org or call 802-229-4757.
Operation Care Box
Operation Care box is located in the main lobby with an extensive list of items to be sent to the soldiers overseas.
Yearbooks will be on sale during lunch breaks at $40 each and can be personalized if ordered before Jan. 31.
Please check with the guidance office. Deadlines vary.