22 students and teachers from Inner Mongolia with whom Leland and Gray students collaborated in April of this past year arrive at Leland and Gray on October 13! Students will be staying with many Journey East alum host families in the community and, in addition to workshops with Leland and Gray and elementary students, will be exhibiting their unique dance and instrumental prowess in performances at the high school. A performance for all WCSU elementary schools is scheduled for 12:30 on Friday, October 28; a community performance at 7:00 P.M. on Saturday, October 29 and a school performance on October 31, time to be determined.
Additionally, there will be a bonfire/welcome party for our friends at the home of Rick Jones and Carol Bailey in South Wardsboro on the evening of October 15; a square dance with a band on October 22nd and a final banquet/gift exchange on Sunday, the 30th. Journey East alums, families and interested students and community members are invited to attend these events.
STRATTON 2016-2017 Middle School JISP Program
JISP passes are available to L&G Seventh and Eighth Graders Only.
JISP Enrollment Fee:
Beginning 9/5/16 thru 10/17/16
After 10/17/16 – Enroll in-person for $39 AND pay a $40 late fee.
For more information click here
All JISP Pass Inquiries, please contact Guest Services: 802-297-4001
2016 Schools of Opportunity - Gold Award
We are proud to announce Leland & Gray Union Middle & High School is one of only 20 schools nationwide to receive the Gold Schools of Opportunity Recognition, which honors excellent public high schools that actively strive to close opportunity gaps by engaging in practices that build on our students’ strengths.
DASH TO THE DAM
West River Valley Thrives will host a costume 5k run/walk this October 29th at 10am along the West River Trail in Townshend. Runners will race from the “Old Route 30” trailhead to the Townshend Dam Rec Area. At the finish there will be food, drinks and activities (bobbing for apples, pumpkin painting, etc.). At 11:30 prizes will be handed out to top finishers as well as those with the most creative costumes! Adults pay $20 to race and kids under 13 pay $10.
For more information and to register visit www.runreg.com/dash-to-the-dam. Or call Kate Venne at 802-365-4700. This race is a fundraiser for West River Valley Thrives, a youth substance abuse prevention coalition in Townshend, Vermont.
This opportunity came to us when our school's Varsity Girls Basketball coach, Terry Merrow, called us with a chance to travel to London, England and play basketball with a group of girls from around Vermont. Some of our America's Team teammates are rivals in basketball but we have put that behind us and started a great friendship. Our team of eight has met a couple of times to practice and scrimmage other local teams to get comfortable playing with each other. In mid-May we held a big fundraiser, at the West Rutland High School, that consisted of taking 100 free throws each and earning money per shot made. A huge thank you goes out to those that have donated and supported us to help us get to London.
The countdown has brought us to 1 day until we get on a plane and leave for London. We will be catching a plane at 7:30pm in Boston and arriving in London at 7:30am, which means it feels like 2am for us. Despite the lack of sleep, we will start our adventure Wednesday morning.
We will try and keep you all updated every day to share our stories and adventures in England, keep in touch!
-Caroline Tietz and Jessie Stockwell