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The Will to Grow: Psychosynthesis Life Coach Training

Local residents will have a chance to learn about becoming a nationally Board Certified Coach (BCC) as The Synthesis Center introduces its psychosynthesis classes in Brattleboro this summer. On Wednesday, July 22nd at 6:30 p.m., there will be a free presentation at the The Synthesis Center’s regional office at 73 Main Street in Brattleboro. A follow up session is scheduled for August 23rd.

Psychosynthesis is distinctive for blending Western psychology with Eastern spiritual traditions, and it has long been applied in the fields of counseling, education and the helping professions as a tool for self development. More recently, the Center has introduced this method to the emerging field of life coaching, offering tools and applied practices for creating life change.

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Brattleboro Solar Summer Ice Cream Social July 25th

Brattleboro Solar Summer Ice Cream Social, Saturday, July 25, 2:00 – 4:00 pm, at Pliny Park, corner of Main and High Streets, Brattleboro. In the event of rain, event will be held in the Brooks House lobby, across High Street from Pliny Park

Enjoy free ice cream from the Chelsea Royale Diner and gelato from the Newfane Creamery along with live music from John Ungerleider & Friends, and learn why there's never been a better time to go solar.

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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, July 16 in the James E. Kane Conference Room, 53 Green Street.

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Calling All Windham College Alumni

Plans are in the works for a late September (25-27) reunion when Landmark College celebrates its 30th year. This is the institution that since 1985 has occupied the former Windham campus. The dates are during foliage season, so make hotel/motel reservations soon.

Windham alums (which includes those who attended the College but did not graduate) will meet at the Marina restaurant on Friday evening, 25 September from 6:00-9:00 p.m. The Marina is located at 28 Spring Tree Road (off Route 5 on the West River [exit 3, I-91]; telephone: 802-257-7563.

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Help Prevent Teen Prescription Drug Abuse in Our Community

1 in 20 Windham County High School Students misused a prescription drug in the past 30 days (2013 VT Youth Risk Behavior Survey)

SEEKING HOST SITES FOR FREE 1 HOUR WORKSHOPS to HELP PREVENT TEEN PRESCRIPTION DRUG ABUSE in OUR COMMUNITY…

Workshop includes:

LEARNING about teen prescription drug abuse and the real dangers to teens.

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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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