CHESTER-ANDOVER ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
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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.
Coordinator: Jr. Iron Chef VT.
Green Mountain Union High School Food Services
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 held in Ludlow Elementary School. Public Comment and Questions were the main course of action in this informative and inquisitive public forum.
Students and Teachers at Chester-Andover Elementary School fondly remember 'Mama Llama' children's book author Anna Dewdney.
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!