Dear MHS Community,

Two weeks ago, I took a walk with Student Council President Sally Aldrich (isn’t that an official looking title, Sally?)  As we strolled around MHS grounds, Sally shared her leadership goal for the new school year: fostering a community that is inclusive of ALL MHS students.  Sally posed a question to me, “Community is already our strength...why not build on that strength to make this place something really special?”  


Three things inspired me in Sally’s goal.  First, she gets the concept that schools should be focusing on strengths...not on normalizing.  Second, she sees one of the key visions of MHS.  Our goal is to create a community powerful enough that students work to recreate that positivity in the world at large.  Finally, significant academic learning happens when we are inspired, open, and safe; community empowers all of these.


So, since Sally challenged us, we gave it our best shot.  See if you can find the thread of community in all of the pictures below:


August 12, Fall Sports Kick Off: All fall athletes participate in training from Bill Laidlaw and Matt Link.

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August 19: Summer Professional Development: Planning for our students.

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August: Sabo’s students create a Time of Need Garden for residents of Montpelier.

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August 2: Teachers create Tie Dye shirts as fun way to welcome our ninth graders.

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August 2: Upperclass students welcome our ninth graders.  Thank you, Orientation Leaders!


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August 28: Our Boosters host our first-ever Community Breakfast.

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August 28: MHS students learn about Growth vs. Fixed Mindsets.

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check out this Ted Talk to learn more.


August 28: Jake Petrasch creates a symbol with our community (not pictured:bald eagle fly over).

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From Lissa Knauss:

Here is the list of rock stars that did such a phenomenal job helping the freshmen get acclimated to MHS on Wednesday. I was really impressed with their maturity and leadership and above all - their caring.

Sarah Aldrich 

Martin Allen

 Anisa Venner-Johnston 
William Jestes
 Tristan Blais
 Adam Cerutti
 Emily Corbett-Valade 
 Benjamin Crane
 Lexie Drew 
 Samantha Flanagan
 Willow Forbes
 Claire Fraser
 David Frey 
 Holly Gordon 
 Owen Koucky 
 Miles. Rapaport
 Emma Murray-Clasen 
 Margaret Nowlan
 Leah Sagan-Dworsky 
 Anna Scoppettone 
 Sabean Pia_Needleman
 Aly Furber
 Kayla Flanagan
 Levi Beavin 
 Maia Avery Padberg

Thanks for a fantastic start to the year!

 

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