School Profile: Leland & Gray Rebel Garden Taking Root Soon!
When the ground thaws this spring, a re-sited, expanded and vibrant garden will be taking root at Leland & Gray near the athletic fields. Thanks to the dedication and advocacy of one very industrious and creative student, the new garden will be situated with great sunlight, near a water source, and will feature student-made benches and artwork. Thank you, Onaia, and all who are supporting her efforts. We look forward to seeing the garden thrive!
Original poem & photo submitted by Leland & Gray sophomore, Onaialee Archer.
I think of this process,
The way everything will come out In the end.
I think of the delicious foods that will be grown.
I think of the endless research and how it was all worth it.
How it may not be finished but I can see the picture in my mind...
Excitement flows through my body as I think of all these things.
The confusion that once was in my eyes,
The happiness now in my smile.
This is what they told me I'd feel, this is what I thought I would not.
This is how I can tell that this was an experience I will never forget.
Thank You, Brookline, Jamaica, Newfane, Townshend, and Windham!
Last Wednesday, the voters in Leland and Gray’s five union towns approved the 2016-17 school budget by nearly three to one, at 73% approval! The majority of voters approved the budget in every town. Thank you for all your commitment to educational excellence and support of our community's middle and high school students!
Greene: Small World
Stephanie Greene reflects on Journey East and its impact on our "Small World."
Leland & Gray 2016-17 Program of Studies
Leland & Gray 2016-17 Program of Studies Available Now. Click here to see our latest courses and programs.
Successful Teen Parenting: Free Workshop Series in Townshend
This winter, West River Valley Thrives, a local coalition dedicated to “promoting healthy lifestyle choices with an emphasis on the prevention of alcohol, tobacco and other drug use by youth people”, will be hosting a new program for local parents. This workshop, called Active Parenting of Teens, is an evidence-based program for parents of children in fifth grade and up where parents will discuss issues unique to adolescence and the skills needed to parent their “tweens” and teens most effectively. The workshop will include information on parenting styles, problem solving and communication, responsibility and discipline, building courage and self-esteem, drugs and violence, as well as development and sexuality.
Active Parenting of Teens will be held over the course of four Saturdays, Feb 13th, 27th, March 12th, 26th from 9am-12pm at the United Church of Christ in Townshend (46 Common Rd); pastries and coffee will be provided. Free childcare will be made available with advanced notice. Also, all participants will receive a gas gift card worth $20 as a thank you for coming out on a Saturday morning to engage with other local parents on the topic of parenting. Interested parents should contact Kate Venne, Project Coordinator for West River Valley Thrives, email@example.com or 802.365.4700 to register. Check out our new website, wrvthrives.com, for more information about other upcoming West River Valley Thrives opportunities!