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Presentation at GMUHS

posted Jun 13, 2017, 8:01 AM by Cindy Cole CA STA

Join us at the Green Mountain Union High School Library on June 13, 2017 for a short film produced by the Mark Wahlberg Youth Foundation. If Only, follows the story of two teenage boys who experiment and become addicted to drugs.

"Youth in nearly every community around the nation are experimenting with prescription drugs not prescribed to them to get high or change their moods. It’s important to raise awareness about these dangers and to share with one another the steps we can take to promote safe use, storage and disposal." -

The presentation will begin at 6:30pm and will be followed with an open dialogue coordinated by a panel of local experts. Please feel free to contact Brittnay Merrill at (802)875-4172 with any questions!


posted Feb 16, 2017, 5:44 AM by Cindy Cole CA STA   [ updated Mar 27, 2017, 12:52 PM ]

For the fifth year in a row Green Mountain Union High School participated in the Jr. Iron Chef Vermont competition in Essex, Vt.

 Jr. Iron Chef is a statewide culinary competition that challenges teams of middle and high school students to create healthy, local dishes that inspire school meal programs

This year we entered three teams, a middle school and our two veteran high school teams.  We competed in the afternoon heat with 25 other schools from all over the state. Our middle school team called Turnip The Beet coached by Jack Carroll and newcomer Brooke Decker comprised of three members, first year competitors Maya and Aiden Farrar and veteran Gwen Kekic. Our first high school team The Skillet Takes with veterans of this event where coached by Carrie King and Jana Bryan. Team members are Laurel King, Ange Wunderle, Rileigh Thomas, Magali Stowell-Aleman.  Our second high school team The Green Mountain Cheftains where coached by Christine Anderson and Carol Neff.  This team also veterans of this event.  Members are Simone Martarano, Caitlin McCoy, Alexandria Pippin, and Chelsea Rose.

Teams are given 90 minutes to wow the expert judges.  Awards are given in each age group.  There are three awards all of equal importance.  The Crowd Pleaser  is awarded to the dish that best incorporates color, texture, and taste for a true crowd pleaser. The Lively Local is awarded to the dish best highlighting Vermont foods.  The Mise en Place (“everything in its place”) is awarded to the team that shows exemplary teamwork, order, and professionalism.

The teams prepared three incredible recipes.  The middle school team prepared Open Face Vermont Style Taco with Sweet Potato, Black Beans, and Kale Pesto.  The Green Mountain Cheftains prepared Fettuccine con Polpettini Zucchini.  Our other high school team prepared Around the World with Stuffed Pretzels, three different and very tasty flavors of Pretzel.

We are proud and pleased to announce that for the third year in a row we have won.  Our middle school team Turnip The Beet brought home the Local Lively award as did our High School team The Skillet it Takes.  It was so exciting to hear Green Mountain Union High School called out once as a winner but to hear it twice for the second year in a row was amazing.  The coaches and teams were just incredible.  We have really made a name for Green Mountain Union High School at Jr. Iron chef and throughout the entire State.  Thanks again to our coaches for their hard work with their teams and to the students for their devotion to this program.  We are already talking about next year.


Jack Carroll

Coordinator:  Jr. Iron Chef VT.

Green Mountain Union High School Food Services

Girls On The Run is coming to Chester-andover Elementary School!

posted Feb 10, 2017, 10:22 AM by Cindy Cole CA STA   [ updated Feb 10, 2017, 12:40 PM ]

Over a period of 10 weeks, girls in 3rd through 5th grades can participate in an after-school program like no other. Designed to allow every girl to recognize her inner strength, the Girls on the Run (GOTR) curriculum inspires girls to define their lives on their own terms. Throughout the season, the girls make new friends, build their confidence and celebrate all that makes them unique.


The Girls on the Run lessons encourage positive emotional, social, mental, and physical development. They explore and discuss their own beliefs around experiences and challenges girls face at this age.  They also develop important strategies and skills to help them navigate life experiences. We start with helping the girls get a better understanding of who they are and what is important to them. Then, we look at the importance of team work and healthy relationships. And, finally, the girls explore how they can positively connect with and shape the world.

Physical activity is woven into our program to inspire an appreciation of fitness and to build habits that lead to a lifetime of health. At the end of the season, the girls participate in a Girls on the Run 5k event. This celebratory, non-competitive event is the culminating experience of the curriculum. Completing the 5k gives the girls a tangible understanding of the confidence that comes through accomplishment as well as framework for setting and achieving life goals. Crossing the finish line is a defining moment when the girls realize that even the seemingly impossible IS possible.


GOTR is a spring program that starts the first week of March and runs through mid May. Sessions meet twice a week for 90 minutes each.

Act 46 Study Committee 11/01/2016 at Ludlow Elementary School

posted Nov 3, 2016, 8:39 PM by Lauren Baker   [ updated Nov 3, 2016, 8:48 PM ]

Act 46 Study Committee held in Ludlow Elementary School. Public Comment and Questions were the main course of action in this informative and inquisitive public forum.
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Act 46
Ed McEneaney

Act 46 Study Committee 9/20/2016

posted Sep 26, 2016, 1:27 PM by Lauren Baker   [ updated Sep 26, 2016, 1:28 PM ]

Special Meeting of Act 46 Study Committee. Held at Cavendish Town Elementary School. Primary concerns included clarification of guiding principles, clarification of the charge, and outline of work to be done regarding quality, opportunity, and equity. Steve Dale and Meg Powden presented. Robust public participation.
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Act 46 Study Committee 9/6/2016

posted Sep 10, 2016, 8:00 PM by Lauren Baker   [ updated Sep 10, 2016, 8:01 PM ]

Special Meeting of TRSU Act 46 Planning Committee. Primary focus of this meeting was to introduce Stephen Dale and review the process to-date and going forward. Questions regarding Act 46, review and agree on Exact Charge to the Committee and Course of Action Being Studied, the Timetable, and Completing the Work regarding Act 46.
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5/6 Grade Students Visit Camp Keewaydin!

posted May 26, 2016, 5:03 AM by shannon.thompson@trsu.org

Don't miss out on reading and seeing all the fun activities our 5/6 students are up to at Camp Keewaydin this week! Check out the Camp Keewaydin blog: http://caesatkeec.blogspot.com/

Harry Potter Club Plays Quidditch!

posted May 16, 2016, 8:19 AM by shannon.thompson@trsu.org   [ updated May 16, 2016, 8:19 AM ]

Harry Potter Club had a wonderful time playing Quidditch last Friday! We celebrated our love of Harry Potter by separating into house teams and playing a version of Quidditch designed by Mrs. Lisle. It was a really fun time for everyone! See our photos of the quidditch games below! 

Harry Potter Club Quidditch - 2016

Steve Swinburne - Author Visit

posted May 16, 2016, 7:19 AM by shannon.thompson@trsu.org   [ updated May 16, 2016, 7:23 AM ]

In early May, Chester-Andover Elementary students had the opportunity to meet and work with Vermont author Steve Swinburne. Swinburne's recently published book, Sea Turtle Scientist, was the basis of his visit.

Steve Swinburne met with students in grades K-6. He showed slides about his book and shared with students the many steps involved in researching, writing, illustrating and publishing a non-fiction title. Students left the presentation inspired to write their own books and conscious of taking care of the Earth for the future! Check out some photos from our wonderful event below! 

Steve Swinburne - Author Visit 2016

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