News & updates

News & updates


 

hinmanRES Students Explore Nature in Beautiful Setting

Students in Mrs. Hinman and Ms. Van Houten's classes traveled to the Marsh Billings forest in Woodstock recently for a day of hiking, exploring, and learning about biodiversity, succession, and decomposition.

It was a perfect fall day, and the students had a wonderful time.

Randolph Elementary Students Hike Cardigan

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Students in Ms. Garrett's and Ms. Skolnick's classes strapped on their backpacks and hiking shoes and trekked 1.5 miles (and about 2400 feet!) to the top of Cardigan Mountain last week.

On the way to the top, students made observations and worked on their science journals.

The classes had a wonderful day for a hike...the sun was shining, it was uncharacteristically warm for September, and the views were terrific.

Braintree School Earns PBIS Merit Award

Braintree Elementary School has been notified that it’s received threaderse Vermont Positive Behavior Intervention & Supports (PBIS) Merit award for the 2016-2017 school year.

The award is based on the implementation of a universal PBIS system along with using a problem solving framework to improve student outcomes.
Vermont Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports (VTPBiS) is a state-wide effort designed to help school teams form a proactive, school-wide, systems approach to improving social and academic competence for all students.

Congratulations to the students, staff, faculty, administration, and families who’ve worked so hard to make this happen.

Community Read Aloud Enjoyed by Allcommunity read aloud
Elementary students, teachers, families, and friends gathered in downtown Randolph recently for a community read-aloud.

Various members of the community - editors, cooks, law enforcement, postal workers, firemen, and more - were stationed throughout the town in spots such as the library, Chandler, post office, gazebo, storefronts and more, and each read to a variety of books and stories to for all to enjoy. All families were able to enjoy a story of their choice and then switch every 20 minutes to a new location. At the gazebo, ice cream cones were available and children signed up to receive a free book. It was a wonderful family event, and the weather couldn't have been better.

Students Explore "Goldsworthy Art"goldsworthy

Braintree 4th - 6th graders began the year with a mini-unit on artist Andy Goldsworthy.  Goldsworthy is known for his "on location" works of art, using only materials from nature. During their first week of school, students headed outside and let their creative juices flow. And the results: incredible!
We invite you to come check out our "photo gallery" in the hallway!

If parents or grandparents want to get in on the fun, we encourage you to create some 'Goldsworthy art' of your own at home, take a photo and email it to jjacobs@orangesouthwest.org