Jen comes to us from Enosburg High School having taught there math for many years. We are so excited to have her as part of the team, and she is already fitting in so well. If you have students in the middle of the alphabet, she may be your Counselor!!!
Attention Sophomore Students and Parents:
Are you a leader? Are you interested in meeting, collaborating, and developing your leadership skills with other students from around the state of Vermont? Do you want to participate in a program which will help prepare you for college and career?
If you answered yes to any of these questions, you may be a prime candidate to participate in the Vermont Hugh O’Brian Youth Leadership (HOBY) seminar. The HOBY seminar is an enrichment opportunity which:
“brings select young leaders, with similar passions from all regions across the state, together in one location. HOBY Vermont provides the students, we call ambassadors, with experiences and opportunities to better the talents and skills that they already possess through a variety of activities. These include, but are not limited to, guest speakers, entrepreneurship workshops, team building activities, cultural awareness exercises, volunteer service projects, and social/personal leadership development. Ambassadors leave empowered, energized, and part of a greater network of leaders across the state.”
Any interested students may apply. Students must complete a short essay for consideration, the essays will be reviewed anonymously, and North Country School Counseling Department will nominate two students to participate. The seminar will take place at Saint Michael’s College May 24-27, 2018 (***Be advised, this is Memorial Day Weekend and often, the weekend of The All State Music Festival***)
Interested students, please visit Tara Niedermeier in Guidance for the Essay prompt. Essays must be submitted no later than December 7, 2017. For more information about this program, please visit: http://hobyvt.org/wp/
The School year is well under way, students are settling into their courses, athletic teams and showing their true grit and student activities are beginning to get underway. North Country Union High School has so much to offer and we encourage students to get involved with anything and everything.
Representing all that our teachers, students and staff do is quite a challenge. It would be quite the undertaking to describe all of the opportunities and enrichment we have to offer. Yet here we are at the start of the school year and we are ready to debut the many avenues to be involved. On Tuesday September 19th, NCUHS will open its doors to welcome parents and community members to Celebrate the beginning of the 50th year of operation. So what is it that you will be seeing this year as you walk through our doors?
We are so excited to see you and celebrate our many opportunities!!
We are looking for student mentors for our Freshmen students for the upcoming 2017-2018 school year!!!
This past school year a group of students led a leadership group with the entire freshmen class called M3 (Mindset, Motivation & Metacognition - see those M's again), this was a study hall activity where students explored brain development, internal motivations, barriers to learning and defining key characteristics to be a strong learner. Students engaged in activities that challenged them to reflect on what motivates them, what makes the learning environment a challenge and how to capitalize on their learning and tools they have at their fingertips.
At the start of the school year, with the help of the school counseling staff students will again lead the conversation about positive mindsets and setting the right tone to be successful.This year we will provide these same activities and more! We are looking to structure the program similar to last year with a few tweaks.
If you choose to be a Freshmen Mentor we would expect the following:
This is a great leadership opportunity for students to be involved in. We want North Country students to take ownership of their learning, and the school culture as a whole. We are seeking students to join the M3 Leadership Group so that they may be an integral member of our school culture and positive environment. If you are interested in learning more, please contact Amy Pickering or Anita Mayhew.
We hope to set the tone of the school year on positivity, motivation and perseverance.
We are all excited to welcome the new Principal, Chris Miller, from Hazen Union in Hardwick, VT.
Visit Principal Miller's blog post called The Falcon's Nest.
Congratulations to Loren Searles who got accepted to Johnson State College for the Early College program!!!
I heard today that there was an interview for a school therapist, but don't know the outcome, so stay tuned!!!!!
We know it's difficult to change your state of mind and come in prepared for school, but it really is an exciting time of the year. Feel free to call any of us with questions or problems and we will try to help in any way we can.
If you haven't already done so, make sure your schedule contains what you need to stay on track for graduation. If you are not sure, call us or come in PRIOR to the first day of school.
The Counseling Office would like to welcome the latest addition to the office, Mrs. Kristin Beswick!!!
Congrats to Jade for winning a St.Dominic Sholarship to Providence College, earning her a full tuition for four years!!!
Congratulations go out to Jade for winning the prestigious St. Dominic Scholarship, earning her a full four years of tuition at Providence College!!!!!
Adele has had a wonderful year. Not only did she get accepted to Harvard, Yale, Oberlin, Wesleyen, and Pomona, but she was nominated for a Presidential Scholars Award. Adele, all you hard work paid off, congratulations!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
April’s Student Composer Showcase is Johna Saltsman, a senior at North Country Union High School in Newport, Vermont. Johna has had a musical upbringing, and has been performing almost all her life. Her work Jazzy Quintet went on tour with the Vermont Symphony Orchestra’s Brass Quintet.
The Student Composer Showcase is produced in collaboration with Music-COMP's online mentoring program.
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The Counseling Office offers it's condolences to the family of Rene Pepin who passed away this morning. He was a dedicated family man and a long-serving member of the high school community. He will be missed...