New and Noteworthy at Spaulding:
Infinite Campus Parent and Student Portal
Letters were sent to Parents/Guardians of grade 5-12 students the week of December 16 with information regarding access to the Infinite Campus Parent/Student Portal. If you missed that letter here is the same information:
1. Each Parent/Guardian wanting access to the Portal must submit a request the GoogleForm at this web address: http://tinyurl.com/q7jd3vh
2. We will check the information on this form against the Infinite Campus database, and resolve any issues if necessary.
3. We will then send you an email (to the address you provide on the GoogleForm) with an access code and directions for setting up your portal account.
If all goes as planned we will begin having parents/guardians live on the portal by early January. We will also provide students with directions for access through their TA/Advisory in early January.
We appreciate your continued patience as we complete our transition from PowerSchool to Infinite Campus.
EARLY DISMISSAL TODAY: Due to the weather, we are modifying our schedule and having an early release. The schedule will be as follows:
Block 1 - 8:22 - 9:12
Block 2 - 9:17 - 10:07
Block 3 - 10:12 - 11:02
Block 4 - 11:07 - 11:57
Cafeteria Open - 11:57 - 12:30
The building will be closed at 12:30. Students should make arrangements during passing times to prepare to be gone by 12:30. Staff can leave as soon as their professional responsibilities are completed. Please be safe!
CENTRAL VERMONT COLLEGE FAIR: On Tuesday, April 8th, 2014 from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm the U-32 Guidance & Counseling Department will host a Round Robin Mini College Fair for students and their parents. This event is open to any Vermont family. Students and families do not need to register ahead of time.
Each college representative will be in a classroom and will hold 4 twenty-five minute informational sessions. These sessions will be held at 7:00 pm-7: 25 pm, 7:30 pm-7:55 pm, 8:00 pm-8:25 pm, 8:30 pm -8:55 pm. Families that attend can receive information from 4 to 12 perspective colleges. A list of colleges attending is on Naviance.
PARENT NIGHT RESCHEDULED: The 8th Grade Parent Informational Night originally scheduled for Wednesday, March 12th has been rescheduled to Monday March 17th. The evening starts at 5:30 pm and ends at 6:30 pm. If you have questions, please call Mr. Nicholson in the Spaulding High School Guidance Department.
TENNIS: There will be a girls’ tennis meeting Wednesday March 19th after school in Room 113. Please come if you plan on playing tennis! Important information will be shared!
ATTENTION MATH CLUB MEMBERS! There will be Math Club on Thursday, March 13th (regular meeting) and Friday, March 14th, in celebration of Pi Day.
FRIDAY MORNING COFFEEHOUSE: Check out the all new Friday Morning Coffeehouse! Starting this Friday, DJs Beanz and AD Thunderball will host live music in the cafeteria from 7:40-8:10 AM. The schedule so far:
Friday, March 14, Jerry Desmarais
Friday, March 21, Brad Miller
Friday, March 28, David Buzzi
Friday, April 4, Steve Kelly and friends
Any student or staff interested in playing on future dates should see the DJs in the cafeteria.
SPAULDING ACTION FOR THE ENVIRONMENT NEWS: Join the 30 hour Fast for Connecting Tanzania, a nonprofit that attempts to solve poverty through literacy. March 21st and 22nd. See Mr. LaPoint for details.
T-SHIRTS FOR MATH CLUB: The following Math Club members should see Ms. Carter to confirm their t-shirt orders: Greg Thivierge, Nikki Woodcock, Ned Adams, Maggie Longchamp, Kassandra Perantoni, Kayla Pelloni, Jeff Roy, Emma Fischer, Carson Fischer.
GOVERNOR’S INSTITUTES: The Governor's Institutes of Vermont Summer Institutes application is now available. Deadline for submission is March 14th. These residential, affordable programs are for Vermont 9th - 11th graders with a passion or particular interest in the arts, engineering, current issues, Asian cultures, entrepreneurship, math, science, technology, leadership, or food systems. Students who enjoy GIV tend to have a strong intellectual or artistic curiosity, possess academic skills equal to or above grade level, and function well in a highly independent learning environment. Most Institutes accept students based on their application answers and adult referrals. not their grade. Ability to pay is never a factor! Go to a GIV Summer Institute and experience hands on experiential learning, new skills, professional mentoring, life on a college campus, and more! Likely outcomes for students include greater self-confidence, higher career aspiration, and a statewide network of friends with similar interests. For more information on the GIV Summer Institutes go to www.giv.org or see Mr. Lewis in Room 221.
VERMONT YOUNG PLAYWRIGHTS: Monday, March 17th – workshop number two in the Library. There will be an all-day festival at UVM to follow on Tuesday, May 13th.
UVM MATH EXAM REMINDER: The UVM Math Exam will take place during blocks 1 and 2 on Wednesday, March 19th. To see if you're signed up and to determine which room you'll be in, see Ms. Carter or any other math teacher.
VSAC COLLEGE PATHWAYS DAY: High school juniors, sophomores, and parents - Join VSAC for College Pathways '14, a fun and informative day of college planning workshops and more! Held on three different campuses throughout the state during March and April, providing you with hands on college campus exposure - and it's all free (including lunch!). Visit the College Pathways Resources page at
Saturday, March 15th at Saint Michael's College.
Saturday, March 29th at Castleton State College.
Monday, April 7th at Lyndon State College.
SHS IN HOUSE SCHOLARSHIPS OPEN: The Dante Bogni Scholarship, The Dr. Ernest Reynolds Scholarship, and The Ronald York Scholarship applications can be found in the Document Library in the top right corner of your Naviance/Family Connection Home Page and in the Guidance Office. The deadline for submission of these applications is April 30th, 2014 at 3:00pm. If you have further questions please see Mr. Nicholson in the School Counseling and Guidance Office.
SPORTS NEWS: Visit us on Twitter @SHSCrimsonTide.Detailed SHS athletic information may be found at www.shsbtc.org - click on “athletics”.
REMINDER TO ALL FOOTBALL PLAYERS: The Award Recognition Banquet will be Thursday, March 13th at 6:30 pm in the cafeteria.
LACROSSE: There will be Girls' Lacrosse Open Gym Mondays and Wednesdays from 3:15-4:30 in the gym starting Monday, March 10th. (No Open Gym this Wed.)
Woodchuck Lacrosse is pleased to offer player "tune-up" clinics for all ages, levels, and both genders. Clinics will take place on Sunday, March 16th at Norwich University's Shapiro field house and run by the coaches and players of both Norwich Lacrosse programs. The cost is $15. See Ms. Dow for more information.