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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 Planning and Policy Committee will meet at 6:00 pm. on Monday, June 1, 2015 in the WRCC Cusick Conference Room.

The BUHS #6 Teacher Curriculum Committee will meet at 6:30 p.m. on Monday, June 1, 2015 in the WRCC Cusick Conference Room.

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Solar Workshop Offered

Learn the basics of solar at this free informational workshop, featuring a presentation by Kirk Shields of Green Mountain Power. Attendees will learn the advantages of solar electric systems, and about the different types of systems that are available, including community solar. Local installers will be on hand to answer questions about solar and its affordability.

The workshop is limited to 60 participants. Pre-registration is required – to sign up, contact Paul Cameron at (802) 251-8135 or at pcameron@brattleboro.org.

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Solar Workshop Offered

Learn the basics of solar at this free informational workshop, featuring a presentation by Kirk Shields of Green Mountain Power. Attendees will learn the advantages of solar electric systems, and about the different types of systems that are available, including community solar. Local installers will be on hand to answer questions about solar and its affordability.

The workshop is limited to 60 participants. Pre-registration is required – to sign up, contact Paul Cameron at (802) 251-8135 or at pcameron@brattleboro.org.

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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 7:45 a.m. on Monday, May 18, 2015 in the BAMS Conference Room.

The BUHS #6 Planning and Policy Committee will meet at 6:00 pm. on Monday, May 18, 2015 in the WRCC Cusick Conference Room.

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Six College Collaborative Launches Website

The Windham Region- The Six College Collaborative formerly known as The Windham Higher Education Cooperative recently launched their very own website www.sixcolleges.com featuring local paid internship opportunities for college students, information about cross registration amongst the six participating colleges as well as community offerings at the various college campuses. The collaborative includes Community College of Vermont, SIT Graduate Institute, Vermont Technical College, Landmark College, Marlboro College and Union Institute and University.

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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 MEETING

The BUHS #6 Planning and Policy Committee will meet at 6:00 pm. on Monday, May 4, 2015 in the WRCC Cusick Conference Room.

The BUHS #6 Teacher Curriculum Committee will meet at 6:15 p.m. on Monday, May 4, 2015 in the WRCC Cusick Conference Room.

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Brattleboro Solar Summer Kickoff Saturday

The Brattleboro Solar Summer campaign will kick off this Saturday, May 2 from 1:00 - 4:00 pm in the Brooks House lobby, corner of Main and High Streets in downtown Brattleboro.

Please join us for:

• Live music – John Ungerleider and Friends, Rich Grumbine and Norm Skorstad and Breeze VerDant
• Refreshments
• Displays and information from local solar companies: Gary MacArthur Solar, Integrated Solar, Solar Source, Soveren Solar, and Sunnyside Solar Store
• Information about the new low-interest Windham County Solar Loan Program

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Free Elder Financial Abuse Seminar - BS&L Community Room

Please join us in the BS&L Community Room Tuesday April 28th (tomorrow) at 6pm for a free seminar on Elder Financial Abuse.  This is a very important topic and it happens more than you might imagine, to those you love. Call 802.254.5333 to reserve your seat!

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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 MEETING

The BUHS #6 Planning and Policy Committee will meet at 6:30 pm. on Monday, April 20, 2015 in the WRCC Cusick Conference Room.

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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 8 in the WSESU James E. Kane Conference Room, 53 Green Street.

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Vermont State School Board Declares Independence From Federal Education Testing Policy

Normally, one doesn’t expect a state board of education to oppose federal education policy.  As we’ve long been told, unless states comply with federal standards, the feds will cut off the money.  But last week, the Vermont State Board of Education issued a resolution suspending the use of the new Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium (SBAC) standardized tests as a means of evaluating schools and students.  The resolution went further, calling on Congress and the Obama Administration to make substantial changes to No Child Left Behind, the Bush-era legislation that has been the chief driver behind today’s testing regime.

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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

It is important that newly elected Board members have completed the taking of the oath of office prior to participation in this meeting.

NOTICE OF COMMITTEE MEETINGS

The BAMS Committee will meet at 7:45 a.m. on Monday March 16 in the BAMS Conference Room.

The Planning and Policy Committee will meet at 6:00 p.m. on Monday, March 16 in the WRCC Cusick Conference Room.

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Over Hard or Easy?

Many years ago I was employed by a prestigious institute, which partnered with an esteemed university, to visit elementary schools across Vermont (all names withheld) and closely observe classrooms in action. There was a scoring form used, the rubrics were primarily oriented towards engagement, involvement, inspiration, and critical thinking.

One classroom I visited was vaunted in advance as a high scoring classroom on standardized tests, the teacher a veteran known for their effectiveness. This was an early ed room, first or second grade. The teacher was brusque, professional, their M.O. seemed to be some kind of tough love. My work began as usual with the start of the day-- sessions lasted a whole day-- our role was akin to the Star Trek prime directive, observing only, being careful to not interfere.

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Program Execution: Yes, Black Girls Can Code

Even though I’m a writer, I imagine I’d have difficulty mastering source code. Code is written using text described as “human-readable computer language.” I’d like to think I write human-readable language, it’s the computer technical writing I fall down on.

Morse code, an electrical coding system, has been around for over 150 years. You might think of it in laymen’s terms as an early simplified form of source code.Then and now, coding is a way to convert plain language to communicate information or data through a medium using text and symbols and re-convert them (called encoding) back to a medium any recipient can understand.

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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 MEETING

The BUHS #6 Board of Directors will meeting at 7:00 p.m. on Monday, March 2, 2015 in the WRCC Cusick Conference Room.

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Brown Bag Lunch at the River Garden: Technology That You Can Borrow From Brooks Library

Bring your lunch and learn about tech toys you can borrow from Brooks Library! As part of the Strolling of the Heifers Brown Bag Lunch Series, Reference Librarian Jeanne Walsh and Library Director Jerry Carbone will talk about the technology that you can borrow from Brooks Memorial Library.

The library has pre-loaded Kindles, Nooks, and iPads and more. The library also has a LCD projector, Canon Digital camera, and portable screen, which were received as part of a Vermont Economic Development Project from the Vermont Department of Libraries. The policy and procedures needed to borrow these items will be reviewed at that time. 

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Seminar Series About Money

What: Arriving Together At the Power of Mutual Credit - offered by John Root jr of Just Abundance, Common Good Finance and rCredits.

Where: 15 Grove St, Brattleboro, VT 05301 (Behind the Stone Church)

When: Wednesday night, Jan 18, 6:30-9pm and subsequent Wednesday eves.

The first two sessions are historical and conceptual: First, the history of money and control of the banksters, with the emphasis on American history of money.  “Why is the almighty dollar the basis for the American Empire?”

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SeVEDS Request for Proposals for Windham Higher Education Cooperative Website Project

Request for Proposals for Project Design and Intern Mentoring

The Windham Higher Education Cooperative (WHEC), which includes Community College of Vermont (Brattleboro), Landmark College, Marlboro College, SIT Graduate Institute, Vermont Technical College, and Union Institute and University, is seeking proposals for their Consortium’s Website Design.

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BUHS and Brattleboro School Budgets and Issues

Glenn wrote:

"Perhaps someone could start a new thread to talk about school issues? While they all end up boiling down a town tax bill, they're not really in the same category as town and selectboard issues. BUHS, the Brattleboro school district, and the municipality are all a little different"

Good idea, and wish granted. Carry on...

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Fabulous Custom Electric Guitar - Raffle for Compass School International Travel Program

As a fundraiser for our international travel program, the Compass School is running an Online Raffle of a Custom Electric Guitar

For a $10 ticket, you could win this custom made guitar built by father and son guitar makers Rory Struthers (compass junior) and his dad Dick Struthers.

Secure online ticket purchasing, and more information on this link.

Compass student, Rory Struthers, and his guitar building father, Richard have collaborated to build a unique electric guitar entirely out of construction scrap.   This first-of-its-kind, prototype guitar is worth well over $1,000! 

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