On Wednesday, March 22nd, 2017, the Vermont Scripps Spelling Bee was held at St. Michael’s college. Students from 29 schools participated to determine the Vermont state representative for the National Scripps Spelling Bee held in Washington D.C in late May. The following are the top 3 spellers…

1st Place – Lucinda Storz of Thaddeus Stevens School
2nd Place – Zachary Anti of Waterford Elementary School
3rd Place – Raghav Dhandi of Main Street School


Marijuana and the Young Brain, Tuesday, March 28, 6:00-8:00pm
For Parents and Students
Sponsored by MSMS Parents' Group and Central Vermont New Directions Coalition


6:00-6:30  - Refreshments - Free Pizza - Pizza is generously donated by Sarducci's
6:30-6:40  - Ice Breaker

6:40-7:00 -  Overview- What is in the cannabis plant, How tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) impacts the brain, Methods ofuse, various types of the drug, differences of illegal marijuana and medical marijuana and a brief discussion on current proposed laws in Vermont.

7:00-7:20  - Small group discussion/scenarios: parents & teens
7:20-7:30  - Wrap up of scenarios: What questions do you have?
7:30-7:45  - Questions & Answers

Debby Haskins is a Licensed Alcohol & Drug Counselor with 30 years of experience in the substance prevention & treatment world.  She is a trainer for Center for Health & Learning on Suicide Prevention, Alcohol, Tobacco and Other Drugs and Injury, and Violence Prevention.  Debby worked in two area schools as a Student Assistance Professional (S.A.P.) and was the Executive Director of the Association of Student Assistance Professionals of Vermont overseeing the 92 S.A. P. programs in Vermont’s middle & high schools.  Along with her continued teachings she has a private practice in Waterbury. 

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St. Augustines Church recently donated oak lumber from a few of the pews that they removed from the historic landmark. Their sexton, Karl Miller graciously contacted Crafters Edge and asked them if they would be interested in the lumber for the projects they were creating this year. The wood was used for small tables and cutting boards. A Crafters Edge student, Bobby Cody,  decided he wanted to do something nice for the church for donating the wood so he designed and constructed a solid repurposed oak table that could be used to hold pamphlets and other media for the members of the church. This is the final product. Thanks to St Augustines and thanks to Bobby for doing such a professional job and giving back to the community!


Greeting families! 
It has been brought to my attention that some families are not receiving my weekly email blasts.  The email blast is sent most weeks on either Monday or Tuesday.  Please send me an email at  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  if you are not receiving the emails and would like to be.  
Thank you,
Pam Arnold, MSMS Principal. 

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