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2016-17 School Year - page 2

Bill Haines, Community Guy

We lost a very special man last month with the passing of Bill Haines. Bill was a powerful force for good who touched hundreds of people in our community. Bill was a true activist, constantly organizing student involvement in the community, state and nation.  Bill taught at Montpelier High School for 32 years! Among other… Keep Reading

2016-17 School Year/STEM

Robo Raiders Success

On Saturday, February 11, after working independently together since September toward building and programming a working robot, the U-32 Robotics Team, Robo Raiders #4946, competed in the all-day Vermont Regional FTC (FIRST Tech Challenge) robotics competition, organized by UVM and held this year up at Essex High School. Paired up in alliance with a different… Keep Reading

The Verizon Challenge

By Jack Thompson, Logan Wood, and Henry Kasulka Four years ago, Henry’s dad, Shawn Kasulka, started a FIRST LEGO League team. Henry Kasulka, Logan Wood and I (Jack Thompson) all joined. Ruby Singer and Jacob McCoy also joined, along with some other kids. For each year of FLL, you must come up with an innovative… Keep Reading

ECO – Learning Through Experience

By Sarah Kinter On a Tuesday afternoon in mid-January I visited East Montpelier Elementary School’s Kindergarten/First Grade teacher Jillian Zeilenga and her class for an “Educating Children Outdoors” [ECO] afternoon. Our learning theme was “Force of Motion,” a welcome antidote to  the raw cold of that afternoon. Mrs. Zeilenga’s and Mrs. Gariboldi’s students got all… Keep Reading


Inc., Random Acts of Kindness & Cutting Boards

So far, this semester, U-32 Inc, a student-run entrepreneurial experience, has teamed up to create two products.  Initially, George Cook’s class began the semester in collaboration with Dave Bazis and the Furniture Design class at U-32.  Through a collaborative effort, Bazis’s students instructed Cook’s students in the production phase.  Cook said, “I cannot tell you… Keep Reading

youth ambassadors

Youth Ambassadors in the Muslim World

The U-32 and YES Abroad Connection By Karen Liebermann One student at at time, one year at a time, U-32 has been cultivating youth ambassadors in countries with significant Muslim populations.  This is made possible by the Kennedy-Lugar YES Abroad Program, an exchange program sponsored by the US Department of State.  YES was started in… Keep Reading

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