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Youth Services RAMP Program Seeks High School Participants for Career Mentoring

As students get into high gear during their second semester, Youth Services Workforce Development staff are busy seeking referrals of youth, ages 13-17, in need of extra support and career mentoring at Brattleboro Union High School and Bellows Falls Union High.

Now in its fifth year, Youth Services’ Ready-to-Achieve Mentoring Program (RAMP) meets once a week after school to connect students with professionals for career-focused mentoring and to encourage them to remain in school. Adult mentors join students on site tours to businesses and colleges, serve on occasion as guest speakers, and help participants work on their personal career plans, according to Susan Lawson-Kelleher, the organization’s Workforce Development Coordinator.

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Brattleboro Union High School Board Meeting Agenda

BRATTLEBORO UNION HIGH SCHOOL BOARD
53 Green Street
Brattleboro, VT 05301
www.wssu.k12.vt.us

NOTICE OF BOARD MEETING

The BUHS #6 Board of Directors will meet at 6:30 p.m. on Monday, February 1 in the WRCC Cusick Conference Room.

AGENDA

I. CALL TO ORDER – 6:30 p.m. – Robert Woodworth, Board Chair

II. PUBLIC INFORMATION MEETING – FY ’17 PROPOSED BUDGET

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Act 46 Study Committee Agenda and Minutes

ACT 46 STUDY COMMITTEE

Representing the Brattleboro Town School District, Dummerston Town School District, Guilford Town School District, Putney Town School District, and the Vernon Town School District
http://www.wssu.k12.vt.us

NOTICE OF MEETING

The Act 46 Study Committee will meet at 6:00 p.m. on Wednesday, January 27, 2016 at the Vernon Elementary School, Vernon.

AGENDA

I. CALL TO ORDER – 6:00 p.m. – Alice Laughlin, Committee Chair

II. REVIEW, PRIORITIZE AND ESTABLISH DESIRED OUTCOMES FOR MEETING BY CHAIRPERSON.

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Brattleboro Union High School Board Meeting Agenda

BRATTLEBORO UNION HIGH SCHOOL BOARD
53 Green Street
Brattleboro, VT 05301
www.wssu.k12.vt.us

NOTICE OF COMMITTEE MEETINGS

The BAMS Committee will meet at 8:00 a.m. on Monday, January 25 in the Middle School Conference Room.

The BUHS #6 Teacher Curriculum Committee will meet at 6:00 p.m. on Monday, January 25 in the WRCC Cusick Conference Room.

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Youth Services Hosting Monthly Group for Parents and Caregivers of LGBTQ Youth

Brattleboro, VT--Youth Services is launching a support group for parents and caregivers of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and questioning (LGBTQ) youth in the Windham County region, on Thursday, January 28 from 5:30-7 p.m., in collaboration with Green Mountain Crossroads, a local nonprofit dedicated to connecting rural LGBTQ people. The first meeting of Joining Our Youth (JOY) group, will be at Youth Services at 32 Walnut St. in Brattleboro, VT.

Free and open to the public, the group’s mission is to build community while offering support and resources. For more information about this initial or subsequent meetings contact Rosie Nevins-Alderfer of Youth Services at (802) 257-0361 or email info@youthservicesinc.org

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Act 46 Study Committee Agenda and Minutes

Representing the Brattleboro Town School District, Dummerston Town School District, Guilford Town School District, Putney Town School District, and the Vernon Town School District
http://www.wssu.k12.vt.us

NOTICE OF MEETING

The Act 46 Study Committee will meet at 6:00 p.m. on Wednesday, January 13, 2016 at the Green Street School, Brattleboro.

AGENDA

I. CALL TO ORDER – 6:00 p.m. – Alice Laughlin, Committee Chair

II. REVIEW, PRIORITIZE AND ESTABLISH DESIRED OUTCOMES FOR MEETING BY CHAIRPERSON.

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Laptops for Loan at Brooks Memorial Library

Borrow a Laptop at Brooks Library! Four new laptops have arrived, courtesy of the Friends of Brooks Memorial Library, and they are ready for borrowing! Each one may be borrowed for 2 hours of in-library use, and they are set up for wireless printing to the new printer/scanner/copier located next to the computer stations. Ask a staff member for more details! 

For more information contact Brooks Library by phone 802-254-5290, by email info@brookslibraryvt.org, or on the web at brookslibraryvt.org. Brooks Memorial Library, 224 Main Street, Brattleboro, VT 05301.

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Technology Help at Brooks Memorial Library

Do you want to increase your knowledge and comfort on the internet, in social media, or on your smart phone or tablet? Cal LaFountain, the Library's Electronic Services Support Specialist, is available for brief, private consultations to help. Mondays, 3 to 6. To book time with Cal, call (802) 254-5290 x104 or email cal@brookslibraryvt.org. 

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Act 46 Study Committee Meeting Agenda

ACT 46 STUDY COMMITTEE

Representing the Brattleboro Town School District, Dummerston Town School District, Guilford Town School District, Putney Town School District, and the Vernon Town School District
http://www.wssu.k12.vt.us

NOTICE OF MEETING

The Act 46 Study Committee will meet at 6:00 p.m. on Thursday, January 7, 2016 at the Dummerston School.

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Annual Meeting Notice for Brattleboro Union High School District #6

NOTICE OF ANNUAL MEETING BRATTLEBORO UNION HIGH SCHOOL DISTRICT #6

FEBRUARY 9, 2016

The legal voters of Brattleboro Union High School District #6 are hereby notified and warned to meet at the gymnasium of the Brattleboro Union High School, Brattleboro, Vermont on Tuesday, February 9, 2016 at 7:00 p.m., Eastern Standard Time, to act on the following articles:

Article 1. To act on reports of Officers.

Article 2. To elect by ballot a Moderator.

Article 3. To elect by ballot a Clerk.

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Brattleboro Union High School Board Meeting Agenda

BRATTLEBORO UNION HIGH SCHOOL BOARD
53 Green Street
Brattleboro, VT 05301
www.wssu.k12.vt.us

NOTICE OF COMMITTEE MEETINGS

The BUHS #6 Finance Committee will meet at 8:00 a.m. on Thursday, January 14 in the James E. Kane Conference Room, 53 Green Street.

NOTICE OF BOARD MEETING

The BUHS #6 Board of Directors will hold a Public Information Meeting on the Proposed FY ‘17 Budget at 6:00 p.m. on Monday, January 4, 2016 in the WRCC Cusick Conference Room. The regular Board meeting will follow at approximately 7:00 p.m.

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Act 46 Study Committee Agenda and Minutes

ACT 46 STUDY COMMITTEE

Representing the Brattleboro Town School District, Dummerston Town School District, Guilford Town School District, Putney Town School District, and the Vernon Town School District
http://www.wssu.k12.vt.us

NOTICE OF MEETING

The Act 46 Study Committee will meet at 6:00 p.m. on Wednesday, December 30, 2015 at the Academy School.

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Act 46 Study Committee Agenda

ACT 46 STUDY COMMITTEE

Representing the Brattleboro Town School District, Dummerston Town School District, Guilford Town School District, Putney Town School District, and the Vernon Town School District
http://www.wssu.k12.vt.us

NOTICE OF MEETING

The Act 46 Study Committee will meet at 6:00 p.m. on Tuesday, December 29, 2015 at the Academy School.

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Act 46 Study Committee Agenda and Minutes

ACT 46 STUDY COMMITTEE

Representing the Brattleboro Town School District, Dummerston Town School District, Guilford Town School District, Putney Town School District, and the Vernon Town School District
http://www.wssu.k12.vt.us

NOTICE OF MEETING

The Act 46 Study Committee will meet at 6:00 p.m. on Thursday, December 17, 2015 at the Putney Central School.

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Putney School Students Host Oxfam Hunger Banquet Benefit

Where Will You Sit?

At this interactive event, the place where you sit, and the meal that you eat, are determined by the luck of the draw—just as in real life some of us are born into relative prosperity and others into poverty.

Students at The Putney School and volunteers at the Putney Foodshelf have organized an Oxfam Hunger Banquet that will take place at the Putney Central School on Westminster West Rd. in Putney on Friday, December 11 at 6 p.m. Mary Starkey, program support coordinator for Oxfam America in Boston, will be the keynote speaker and master of ceremonies.

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Act 46 Study Committee Agenda and Minutes

ACT 46 STUDY COMMITTEE

Representing the Brattleboro Town School District, Dummerston Town School District, Guilford Town School District, Putney Town School District, and the Vernon Town School District
http://www.wssu.k12.vt.us

NOTICE OF MEETING

The Act 46 Study Committee will meet at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, December 3, 2015 at the Guilford Central School.

AGENDA

I. CALL TO ORDER – 6:30 p.m. – Alice Laughlin, Committee Chair

II. REVIEW, PRIORITIZE AND ESTABLISH DESIRED OUTCOMES FOR MEETING BY CHAIRPERSON

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Brattleboro Union High School Board Meeting Agenda

BRATTLEBORO UNION HIGH SCHOOL BOARD
53 Green Street
Brattleboro, VT 05301
www.wssu.k12.vt.us

NOTICE OF COMMITTEE MEETINGS

The BUHS #6 Finance Committee will meet at 8:00 a.m. on Thursday, December 17 in the James E. Kane Conference Room, 53 Green Street.

NOTICE OF BOARD MEETING

The BUHS #6 Board of Directors will meet at 6:30 p.m. on Monday, December 7, 2015 in the WRCC Cusick Conference Room

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BUHS Meetings Scheduled

The BUHS District #6 Budget Committee will meet at 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, November 19 in the WRCC 1st Floor Conference Room. - BAMS & WRCC

The BUHS District #6 Budget Committee will meet at 5:30 p.m. on Monday, November 23 in the WRCC Cusick Conference Room. - District-Wide / Capital / Sr. High

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Get Help Writing Your College Essay at Brooks Memorial Library

Get Help Writing Your College Essay on Saturday, November 14, 1 pm at Brooks Memorial Library. Julia Taylor, teacher at the Compass School, will help lead attendees through the Common Application, brainstorm essay ideas, look at example essays, and help you begin your own essay.

Please bring a laptop, smartphone, chrome book or alternative typing device if you have one! The Library has a few laptops or iPads to loan, but if you have your own that would be better for you.

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Spanish for Travelers Class and Free Spanish Classes

Elissa McLean of Express Fluency is offering two free Spanish classes in November. The goal of these classes is to introduce participants to a different kind of language class that allows participants to acquire language effortlessly. We invite you to come experience this for yourself on:

Saturday, November 21st from 9:30-10:30am at Fit Body Boot Camp on Route 5 in Westminster, VT and

Monday, November 23rd from 7pm-8pm in Brattleboro-- 73 Main Street, Suite 1.

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