How many free throws can you make? The Elks Club of Burlington is hosting “Elks Hoop Shoot, Free Throw Contest!” The contest is being held in the Edmunds Middle School gym on December 2 and is for kids between the age of 8 and 13. If you are interested in participating, please reach out to Art Dusablon at 802-363-7787 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
We’re excited to hold our fall student-led conferences, and we’re looking forward to seeing you there. You can now sign up for a time slot at this link. Conferences are on Monday, 11/20, between 8 am and 7 pm and Tuesday, 11/21, between 8 am and 12 pm.
Please watch for an email from your student’s academic team with additional information. If you need assistance signing up for a conference or have questions, please call the guidance office at (802) 864-8469 x61004.
Why student-led conferences?
One of the top priorities for our district is deeper learning for every student. We want
students to feel empowered and engaged, and we want our practices to meet the individual
needs of each student. We commit to providing students agency in education. A student-led
conference is a way to put the student’s learning and their voice about their experience at the
center of the conversation, and to ensure that they are partners in their education. Here’s an article about the benefits of student-led conferences.
On a lovely fall evening in September, the Compagnie Des Quidams (courtesy of the Flynn Center for the Performing Arts) turned our field into a dreamy new world to entertain the Hunt Middle School community. Performers came to the field unannounced, from behind the audience. Each one dressed in white with flowing long headpieces and large garlic-bulb shaped bellies. They made purposeful, playful eye contact with audience members, eliciting smiles without saying a word.
A ringleader came to the center and the performers gathered around. Then, in a magical sequence, large inflatable horses were revealed as part of each performers’ costumes. What followed was a delightful, entertaining performance full of light and joy. Horses danced, fought, cared for each other, and wandered through the audience. Throughout, audience members were engaged, interested, laughing, and sometimes gasping with new reveals.
Perhaps the best part was the community staying behind after the show talking, laughing, and sharing the space.
Hunt Middle School would like to thank everyone who attended and the Flynn Center for bringing Compagnie Des Quidams here to make our fields that much more playful.
We look forward to seeing and connecting with you at our next community event.