Wednesday, December 19, 2012

3rd Grade Bake Sale

Last week both 3rd grades had a terrific bake sale at the Vergennnes Union Elementary School. We made $198. A week later, the 3rd grades walked to Shaws from VUES. We used the money from the bake sale to buy different food products.  When we were done we went to the John Graham Shelter and donated the food. The people at the shelter were really nice and happy because we brought food. Zeb thought, “ It was fun.” Ryley thought, “ Donating food to The John Graham Shelter was a good idea.” Alex thought, “ It was tiring walking over, but fun.”  

By Alex, Ryley, and Zeb. Typed by Ashley Stearns, VUHS Student Assistant

Gingerbread Houses

Below are pictures of Mrs. Ekroos' kindergartners working on gingerbread houses!  The students created some wonderful buildings.


Tuesday, December 18, 2012

VUES Holiday Music Concerts

The annual holiday music concert for K-2 students was on December 11, 2012!
  • The kindergartners sang “Zumba Zumba” and “Rudolf the Red-nosed Reindeer.”
  • The first graders sang “Obwisana” and “Song of the Shepherds.”
  • The second graders sang “In the window” and “ Jingle,Jingle,Jingle.”
  • And the final song of that night that the k,1,and 2 sang was "We Wish You a Merry Christmas!"

by Karyn K,

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Miss Vermont Speaks to Kids about Healthy Eating

Miss Vermont (Chelsea Ingram) came to our school on Tuesday, December 4th.  She was here to talk about nutrition and healthy foods.  She spoke to K-4 students during lunch about healthy eating habits.   

                                                                                                                            Photo by Ms. Newton
                                                                                                                           Article by Hannah W.

Monday, December 3, 2012

VUES craft fair

On Saturday,  December 1st we had our annual Holiday craft fair at the Vergennes Union Elementary School.  We had 87 vendors and hundreds people that came to look and buy things  from vendors!  VUES parents, children and teachers  were there to help and the chorus was singing for 1 hour.  All profits benefit the VUES after school enrichment program

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Thanksgiving Day Assembly

Thanksgiving Assembly and Food Drive

On Monday, November 19th we had a school assembly to show all the students how many cans of food and other food items we collected for the Vergennes Food Shelf.   We had over 500 items!
by Hannah W.  Photos by Kathryn W. and Ms. Foley

Apple Award

Jody Delisle Won the Apple Award!
By Dylan B. ,Richmond R.,and Mike A.
This year Jodie Delisle won the Apple Award for being an outstanding educational office professional.   She works in the front office of the school as the administrative assistant for Mrs. Sargent . Mrs. Hayes nominated Mrs. Delisle for this award which was given by the Vermont Association of Educational Office Professionals (VAEOP).   

Monday, November 19, 2012

2012 Book Fair

V.U.E.S Book Fair
On the week of November 5th through the 9th V.U.E.S hosted the scholastic book fair, which turned out to be a major success!  We had all kinds of books by different authors that kids of all ages enjoyed.  Total sales were over $4000! The library was able to earn a profit of $1500.00 in Book Fair books and "Scholastic dollars", and $490.05 in cash. This year's book fair was a huge success!
by Birch S., Zeke P. and Dylan R.
photos by Hannah W. and Ms. Foley

These are some of the books that will be added to the library!

More books for the VUES library!

And finally more books for the library!

Friday, November 9, 2012

Costume Parade

On Halloween,  October 31st, everyone in the school could dress up in their Halloween costume. There were goblins, ghouls ,vampires , and werewolves . The  whole school gathered in the gym for a  parade  with spooky Halloween themed music. Each grade danced around the gym two times (laughing and playing ).  The host, Mrs. Sargent  was dressed liked a clown  with colorful cheeks and a red nose.  The teachers dressed up in their costumes and marched around the gym too.      
                                                                     -  Article by 5th graders, Emma B. and Hannah Wyman

Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Fun Run


We all had a great time on Thursday October 25th.  All classes (Kindergarten through 6th grade) ran about a mile.  We ran through the outdoor classroom, to the high school and back again.   This year the money raised will be used to improve the trails in the outdoor classroom.   

Article by Hannah W. Photos by Hannah W. and Jordan K. 

Friday, October 19, 2012

Mrs. Cormier

Welcome Mrs. Cormier!

We interviewed Mrs.Cormier, the new guidance counselor.
She was born on April 15, 1981, and she grew up in New Britain,CT. Her childhood was very positive and fun.  Before she came to VUES, she was a K-8 guidance counselor at Barstow near Rutland, VT.  Her hobbies are yoga and running.

She came here on March 2012 after they found out that Mrs.Williams was retiring. Mrs. Cormier heard lots of goods things about the school, and it was close to where she lived. Once she saw Vergennes she wanted to be here. Her last school is different because at her last school she taught K-8.  Now at this school, she teaches K-6 and this school is larger than the last school. The interesting things she has planned for us are: ring toss, smartboard videos for the little kids, and team games. She likes this school because she thinks everyone is very friendly and positive and very welcoming.

Article by Colby B., Jasmine A., and Jacob G.
Photo by Colby B.

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Treasure Island

Pirates Invade VUES!

The VUES Community Group was kind enough to give the whole school tickets to go to Treasure Island at the Vergennes Opera House on Friday, October fifth. The show was full of adventure and fun for all ages. In the play, Jim Hawkins goes on an adventure to Treasure Island to find a buried treasure. The mean pirates try to steal the map and the buried treasure! 

Here's a link to a VUES pirate photo that was in the Addison Independent!

Check these pirates out!

Pirate Captain!

Pirate cooks!

Pirate crew!

2nd mate!



Ahoy mates! 

Crew woman

Shiver me timbers!

Ahoy cap'n!

Go walk the plank!

Article written by Addie B.
Photos by Grace L.,  Addie B. , Sabine W. and  Alexyss  M.  

Monday, October 1, 2012

Mr. Brindisi

Mr.Brindisi is the new science teacher at V.U.E.S.  Before he came to V.U.E.S., he was a third grade teacher in Peru, New York. He now teaches 5th and 6th grade kids.
Mr.Brindisi likes how friendly and involved the kids and teachers are at V.U.E.S.

When Mr.brindisi was growing up he was very active and played lots of sports such as baseball.  He was born and grew up in Saranac Lake, New York.  He was born December 17th, 1985 (He is 26 years old).  He loves astronomy and reading. He also loves to play with his dog, Rudy.  Some of the fun and cool things he will be doing in science are:  visiting the outdoor classroom, having students help suggest topics for fun things to do as a class,  working on astronomy with the 6th grade, and doing some enjoyable experiments. Last spring, after he left his interview in Vergennes, he knew this was the place he wanted to be!  Mr.Brindisi decided to come to VUES because Vergennes is a nice community, and there is a lot to do here in Vergennes.  Mr.Brindisi tells us that VUES is different from his last school because in his last school the students never switched classes and they stayed in one class for every subject.

Mr. Brindisi was interviewed by Toni B. and Jasmine A. The article was written by Jasmine. The photo was taken by Colby B.

Thursday, September 27, 2012

Mrs. Sargent

June Sargent

Who is she?

She is the new principal of V.U.E.S!

By Toni B., Jasmine A., and Colby B.

We interviewed Mrs. Sargent to learn a little bit more about her and her thoughts about VUES.

Toni:  What did you do before coming to V.U.E.S?
Mrs.Sargent: I was the principal at Proctor High School for 5  years.

Toni: What do you like about this school?
Mrs. Sargent: I love working with younger students, and  I appreciate all the teachers hard work.

Toni: What was it like growing up?
Mrs. Sargent: I grew up in Vergennes. I came here, to V.U.E.S for elementary school, then I went to V.U.H.S for  high school and I played a lot of sports.

Toni: What is your hobby?
Mrs. Sargent: I read historical novels and I collect a lot of Star Trek stuff.

Toni: Where and when were you born?
Mrs. Sargent: I was born in Burlington on June 25th 1964

Toni:  Where did you grow up?
Mrs. Sargent: I grew up here in Vergennes.

Toni: Where did you used to work?
Mrs. Sargent: Proctor and Mount Abe schools.

Toni: When did you decide to come to V.U.E.S?
Mrs. Sargent: When I found out that Mr. Bassett was retiring.  

Toni: Why did you decide to come to V.U.E.S?
Mrs. Sargent: I wanted to work where I grew up and where I know best.

Toni: Why did you want to come to V.U.E.S?
Mrs. Sargent: I wanted to work with younger students.

Toni: How is Vergennes different from your last school?
Mrs. Sargent: Younger kids,and more families that have difficulties.

Toni: How will you discipline the behavior challenged kids who visit your office?
Mrs. Sargent: Well... first talk to them and try and figure out why they weren't doing what they were supposed to do,  then hold them accountable for what they did.