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UVM Teachers of the Year

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Congratulation to Jane Howe-Boucher and JB Hilferty who were named this year’s Outstanding Teachers.

Jane Boucher has demonstrated leadership both at Berlin Elementary & throughout WCSU. She is an integral part of the PBIS committee and working to align Berlin’s successful work in PBIS with staff and student’s understanding of how to implement Transferable Skills. Jane’s ability to move all students towards wanting to do their best & understanding their capabilities is exemplary. Her students respond because they know she respects them. They work harder and extend themselves, working together because she has created a classroom climate that is safe and fun. Jane volunteers on the Curriculum Council, Social
Studies Committee, Curriculum Camp and Extended School Year Program.

Jane’s caring nature, infectious smile, and dedication to her students helps to remind all who work with her why we have chosen to become educators. She will always look for the positive in everyone, and help them to see that positivity in themselves.
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According to a student, JB (John) Hilferty “is just an awesome teacher!” He works tirelessly to make sure that his lessons are engaging and appropriately rigorous for each student. He is looked to by numerous staff and faculty members for advice and support. JB is the consummate teacher. Each year he strives to be better at what he does and he reflects on how he can better connect with and teach his students. He was one of the pioneers in Project-Based Learning, jumping in and really testing his own skills as a teacher. Students who have JB feel accepted and challenged; U-32 is stronger with him here.

JB rarely complains and is always there when he is needed. He shows true compassion for students, teachers, and staff. Everyone feels happy around JB. He is fun loving and always has a smile on his face.

40 years

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Pat Fair was honored for 40 years of service to Washington Central Schools on opening day, August 21st!

30 years

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Nanci Randall, Sue Anne Mayette, Maggie Desch and Tammy Joslyn were honored for 30 years of service to Washington Central Schools on opening day, August 21st.

25 years

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Jane Boucher, Mary Ellen Hill and Katharine Stone were honored for 25 years of service to Washington Central Schools on opening day, August 21st.

20 years

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Deborah Gregoire, Benton Larrow, Martha Israel, David Bazis, Peter Gora, Hollis St. Peter, and Stephen Towne were honored for 20 years of service to Washington Central Schools on opening day, August 21st.

15 years

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Suzanne Verchereau, Sarah Volinsky and Chris Williams were honored for 15 years of service to Washington Central Schools on opening day, August 21st.

10 Years

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Maria Paris, Jen Miller-Arsenault, Amy Koenigbauer, Catherine Guiffre, Aanike DeVries, Carolyn Beauregard, Erin Mooney, Susan Olander, Jodi Slade, Sheila Paterson, Michael Sherwin, Stacey Rupp, Callie Weller and David Willard were honored for 10 years of service to Washington Central Schools on opening day, August 21st.

Art Bash at U-32

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So many beautiful pieces of artwork were on display at the recent Art Bash including:
“Winter Wonderland” by Jacob Leighty, gr.9
“Views of Orange” by Joshua Farber gr. 12
Colby Hudson gr. 10 and Lea Brown gr. 9

WCSU Act 46 Community Survey Results

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Final results of the WCSU Act 46 community survey now available.  
 
The consultant created three versions:

 

The Circus Comes to EMES!

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Brent and Maya McCoy of YES Theater ran a weeklong circus residency teaching physical comedy at East Montpelier Elementary in early November, culminating with a performance at U-32 on November 16th.

 

One teacher said,

What a wonderful experience… you covered team-building, risk taking, creativity, ‘outside-the-box’ thinking, fine & gross motor skills, and FUN!”

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