Thursday, May 18, 2017

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

3rd Grade is Learning about Voting

 Third graders are sorting class notes about why people should vote. They will soon write an opinion/argument essay.

Thursday, May 11, 2017

Computers from Middlebury College

Morgan, a student of Mrs. Wenzel's 6th grade class, recently sent a letter to Middlebury College to ask for some computers they weren't using anymore. He was successful, and we got the computers to replace our older ones. Thank You Morgan!

         Written By KSM and MH.            

Thursday, April 6, 2017

VUES will perform Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory

The Vergennes Union Elementary School is putting a play on!
Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory!
As you can see in the picture Image result for hand pointing upsixth grader, GP(on the bottom) is the character..
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On top of Willy is...Charlie Bucket! Charlie is one of the five lucky kids who got a golden ticket!
Come see Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory on Thursday, April 20th, 2017 or Friday, April 21st, 2017 in the VUHS auditorium.

Written by sixth grader, C.R.

Interview with Mrs. Conway

Sally Conway

How long have you been teaching here?  17 years

What do you like to do in your own time? Walk my dog Wolf, and Read

What was your favorite thing to do over the summer? Spend time with my daughter

What is your favorite food? Popcorn

What College did you attend? Lyndon state

Do you have any kids? 2 kids
Interviewed by 6 grader M.G
Edited by K.S.M
Picture By T.M.Q

Vergennes School Spirit Week

   Monday, April 17 through Friday, April 21 will be Spirit Week! On each day, there will be a different activity for School Spirit Week. Kids will do things like PJ day or Crazy hair day in this fun week.

     Monday, April 17 - PJ Day - Students will come to school dressed up in PJ's.

     Tuesday, April 18 - Matching Day (Twin Day) - Students will be dressed up to match 1 or more of their peers.

     Wednesday, April 19 - Crazy Hair Day - Students can wear any hair style they can come up with!

     Thursday, April 20 - Kids will come dressed up for a disco dance in PE!

     Friday, April 21 - Sports Day - Students can come to school wearing sports jerseys - (Also it will be a half day.)

Article by K.S.M

Thursday, March 30, 2017

 Kyra won a free throw competition sponsored by the Knight of Columbus in Barre on Saturday, March 18th. She won a big trophy. She competed against 4 girls in this state competition. She won first at St. Peter's Parish Hall, then at Mt. Abe and then finally at Barre!   

She made 11 out of 25 shots, and then she tied with another girl. She went into the first tie-breaker. You get 5 extra shots. Kyra made 3 out of 5 and so did the other girl. Then she made 4 out 5 shots, and so did the other girl, and then she made 4 out 5 again, and the other girl made two out of five.  Congratulations Kyra!

Article by 6th grader, J.W.

Interview with Mrs. Kayhart

Mrs. Kayhart
How long have you worked here? 27 years
What do you do for a job? I am the School Climate Facilitator and co-athletic director
What is your first name? Sandy
Do you like your job? Yes
Do you have kids if so how many? 4
Where were you born? Burlington,VT
Did you or do you still play sports? I did soccer, basketball, and cheer leading
What are your hobbies? Biking, hiking, running, baking, and kayaking
What do you like most about your job? I like the staff, the children, the sense of the belonging, and everything.
What is your favorite song? Hello by Adele
How many animals do you have? 1 horse and 2 dogs
What is your favorite sports team? New York Yankees
What is your favorite book? Books by Nicholas Sparks
What was your favorite subject as a kid? Spelling and Math
Article by sixth grader, R.M.
Edited by G.P. and J.A.
Photo by J.A.

Thursday, March 23, 2017

News from VUES Student Council

Some of our amazing Student Council members.

There are 21 fifth and sixth graders in Student Council. Student Council is a group that meets once a week for a short meeting. We try to figure out positive things to do together for the school and community. We got to choose our jobs and responsibilities of what we are doing in the group. Some of the jobs are: photographer, minute taker, and timekeeper. This week, we talked about helping out at the VUES Talent show.  Some of us may  MC (which is to talk about what is next for people that are putting on a show). Lots of people are helping out at the Talent Show so it will be LOTS of fun to watch.
Photo and article by sixth grader, M.S.

Gettting Ready for the Flynn Show with Groovy Sunglasses

Thursday, March 16, 2017

Thursday, March 9, 2017

Reading together at VUES

National Geographic Bee

    On January 10, 2017, the fourth, fifth, and sixth grades gathered to watch five students compete in the school round of the National Geographic Bee, a competition over knowledge of geography and culture. It was a very close competition, but in the end, Keaton came in first. He then went on to take a electronic quiz to determine if he would qualify for the state competition, and qualified. He will be going to Castleton State College on March 30. If he goes on to win that competition, he will go to Washington DC for the finals on May 15 - 17.  Good luck Keaton!

The five competitors, from left to right, Calder, Gideon, Evan, Keaton, Mckenzie

Keaton won!

Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Our VUES Child Nutrition Program Professionals

How long have you separately been working here?

Lisa 25 years
Tricia 8 years
Lissa 5 years

How long have you been working together?

Well since Lissa Gebo came in, the last five years.

Where do you get the fruit flavored slushie cups that kids enjoy? Reinhart Food Service Company

Is it hard to find things kids enjoy?
Lisa- YES!!! because there are so many different likes and dislikes. Girls are harder than boys.

Tricia- Sometimes. It is harder to find vegetables

Lissa- No. I don’t think so.

Article by sixth graders, M.B. and M.S.

Friday, March 3, 2017

Cardboard Creations by 4th Graders

Fourth grade students designed creatures out of cardboard during library class.  They were inspired by the Red Clover book, Out of the Woods: A True Story of an Unforgettable Event by Rebecca Bond. Sixth grader, K.S.M. creating the video above to showcase some the amazing artwork.   

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Thursday, March 2, 2017

Heather Racine, 5th Grade Teacher

Where did you go to school when you were younger?
Flanders Elementary School in Malone NY

What is your favorite football team?
I have no favorites, I just root for the underdog.

What is your favorite basketball team?
I have no favorites, I just root for the underdog.

What is your favorite movie?
Lion King, Lilo Stitch, Blindside.

What is your favorite book?
The Giver.

How many siblings do you have?

What is your favorite car?
My Spyder motorcycle.

What is your favorite thing to do?
Taking pictures and doing crafts.

What is your favorite TV show?

Did you grow up in Vermont?
No, I grew up in New York.

Do you have a dream house?

What is your favorite food?

What is your favorite drink?
Iced tea

What do you always get asked?
"Really, you have a daughter in college?"

Where is the one place you want to live?
North Carolina or South Carolina

Written by sixth grader, K.B.
Edited by G.P.

Thursday, February 16, 2017

Interview with Mrs. Castillo

            Mrs.Castillo is very important to many students in VUES. She is the women with many names such as Mrs.C, Mrs.Castillo, Millie Jean, Millie, and Jeanie. Two students of VUES . interviewed the beloved  Millie Jean. We asked questions like whats your favorite color and favorite food (which by the way is pink and tamales) but we wanted to get deeper into the life of the amazing Mrs.Castillo. She has worked here for 16 years (since 2002). Her position in VUES is valued much as she is a paraeducator in the special education department. When we asked what she thinks of  the children in Vergennes Union Elementary School,  her answer was, "I love every single one of them!" Mrs. C said she absolutely loves her job  and the students that come with it. Her birth day is August 29 and Millie is currently 54.

                                                                          -Article by sixth graders, C.R. and K.Q.

Sixth Grade Pyramids

Egyptian Pyramids Project

Who: Mr. Sam’s and Mrs. Wenzel’s sixth grade students

What: A project for Mr. Sam’s social studies class based off of our Egyptian unit.
Vergennes Union Elementary School, Vergennes, Vermont.

Where: Mr. Sam’s sixth grade classroom.

When: January 4, 2017

Why:  It was done as a creative project to relate to our previous social studies unit.

Article by sixth graders, M.H. and M.V.


Dance Party at VUES

The Thundercats Ball was a blast to all! DJ Charlie performed and played every ones favorite jams!
The dance helped the sixth grade end of the year overnight trip! Hope every one had a fun and good time if you did come!  😊

Article Written by sixth graders: T.Q. and C.M.
Photo by: Mr.  DeBlois

Friday, February 10, 2017

Math Counts Competition

On Saturday, Keaton and his team of middle school students from ANWSU participated in the MathCounts District Competition at Castleton State College.  They competed against 5 or 6 other teams for a total of about 60 students.   The Vergennes team placed first in the Team Round.  The State Competition will be held at Vermont Tech on March 25th.  Good luck Vergennes!!

Photo by M. Deblois, article by sixth graders, J.S.M.  and K.S.M.

Thursday, February 9, 2017

District Musical Festival

Middle School District Chorus

MS District Jazz Band
Congratulations to the Green Mountain Music Festival participants in chorus and jazz band!  It was an extraordinary performance for all those who auditioned and were accepted.  They spent the whole day practicing with their directors and conductors so they could put on a spectacular show for the audience.  From our school singing for chorus was, Reese, Raia, and Olivia.  Playing in jazz band from our school was, Gideon, Bethany and Jasmine.  Thank you to the directors and conductors, and our very own Steve Sawyer, our beloved music teacher.  Once again congratulations to all participants and make sure to be back on March third to see the Middle School Symphonic Band.

Article Written By Sixth Graders: O.S., R. G., and G. P.
Pictures Taken By: Mr. Matthew DeBlois