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.   

Image result for Bond, Rebecca. Out of the Woods: A True Story of an Unforgettable Event

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.