Poultney High School News

New labs open Feb. 25

POULTNEY - PHS officials and students will host an Open House on Thursday, Feb. 25, from 6 to 7:30 p.m. to view the three new science labs. National Honor Society members will conduct tours of the facility.

PHS science teachers will conduct several "hands on" science lab lessons in the new labs for the community to enjoy. The PHS PTO will furnish refreshments. There will be a brief awards assembly in the gym at 7 p.m.

The annual town meeting to discuss the FY 2011 school budget will start at 7:30 p.m. in the PHS library.

CareerPlanning Mini-Conference

On Jan. 29, during Block 5, 9th-12th grade students participated in the PHS Career Planning Mini-Conference. Students signed-up for workshop sessions that appealed to them in areas such as resume writing, interviewing skills, job success and community service to help prepare them for the future.

During the hour, they attended two workshop sessions lead by professionals from Green Mountain College, Castleton State College, BROC, College of St. Joseph's and VSAC. Meanwhile, the middle schoolers participated in a program lead by the high school's National Honor Society. NHS lead activities and discussions on each of the four core values of the National Honor Society: academics, character, community service and leadership.

Earth Fair 2010

Earth Fair 2010 will be celebrated on Thursday, April 22, after school in the Poultney High School gym.

It's getting to be that time of year again. Last year, the school community held a "rockin'" Earth Fair celebration that drew about 300 people from all over the area to Poultney High Schoo. This year's Earth Fair theme is Old Ways, New Days.

"We will be looking at the practices of yesterday to learn how to be more environmentally sustainable and conscientious in our behaviors today. There are many creative ways to get involved with the Earth Fair. If you would like to participate and need help brainstorming ideas, please let me know," said Principal Jeanne Oakman.

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