• The sporting events calendar can be found on the MHS Athletics page.
  • The calendar of college representative visits to our Guidance Department can be found on the Guidance Department page.

Tuesday, February 16, 6:30 p.m. film and panel: Bert Klavens, Dr. William Nowlan, Debby Haskins
Montpelier High School auditorium
With support from MSMS Parent Advisory Group and MHS Boosters

The Other Side of Cannabis, is an independent film project created to reach out to youth, parents, educators, and concerned community members to bring attention to the negative effects of marijuana on adolescents, teenagers and young adults whose brains are still forming. In order to make an informed decision to use marijuana, it is important to know the potential risks. This film is not about legalization nor medicinal treatments. The message that marijuana is safe, natural and harmless as a recreational substance must be weighed against the evidence of associated risks as presented by users and family members concerned about some of the effects—teen dependence, depression and psychosis.

This film is appropriate for ages 12 and up. Middle school children should be accompanied by an adult for followup discussion.

More information: http://www.othersideofcannabis.com/about.html

This 2016 film and presentation series is organized by Central Vermont New Directions Coalition, working with community partners, the Vermont Department of Health, Washington County Youth Service Bureau and the statewide organization Prevention Works!VT, to educate the community about current substance abuse issues, the impact, and resources for help.

Event is free and open to the public. Donations accepted.

MHS is currently accepting applications for the Winooski Valley Regional Public School Choice Collaborative for the 2016-2017 school year. This program provides students the opportunity to apply to go, at no cost, to a high school in the Collaborative. Students are chosen by lottery from all the applicants for each school district based on the number of open slots.

Additionally, a law passed in May, 2012 by the Vermont Legislature (Act 129, Sec. 34. § 822d 2A), allowing high school students to apply through school choice to any public high school in Vermont. This law sets rules for school districts regarding the number of entering and exiting student slots allowed through school choice. Students are chosen by lottery from all the applicants for each school district based on the number of open slots. You may view school choice information at the Vermont Department of Education website, http://education.vermont.gov/new/html/laws/act129.html.

If your student is interested in attending a high school outside of your district next year, please contact Val Belanger at 225-8001 for more information or to obtain a school choice application form. Please return applications by February 22, 2016 to:

Val Belanger
Montpelier High School
5 High School Drive
Montpelier, VT 05602

You will be informed of the outcome of the lottery by April 1, 2016. You will need to confirm whether your student will accept or decline the placement by April 15, 2016. If you do not confirm placement by this date, your slot may be given to another student if the school has a waiting list.

Parents are responsible for providing their student’s transportation if they are chosen.

Students not accepted in the lottery will be considered for the Exchange Program. The Exchange Program offers a student an opportunity to attend another school if there is a student from that school interested in attending Montpelier High School. Exchange spaces are for one year only.

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