three cvsd students participated in above the influence retreat
On Friday, March 23, 2018 three CVSD students participated in the Above the Influence retreat presented by Dover Youth to Youth (Dover, NH) and sponsored by CY-Connecting Youth and the Chittenden Prevention Network. Students learned about lies in alcohol and tobacco advertising and public speaking and speaking to the press.
HCS Students promoting Kick Butts Day
March 19, 2018
Hinesburg Community School is celebrating all week long with morning announcements shared by their CY LEAD students regarding Kick Butts Day. CY LEAD students have also created a display called "Airing Out Big Tobacco's Dirty Laundry" and it consists of t-shirts with facts about the tobacco industry. This display is in the gym. Want to learn more about Kick Butts Day, check out https://www.kickbuttsday.org/.
HCS 7TH GRADERS ATTENDED THE VERMONT ASSOCIATION OF MIDDLE LEVEL EDUCATION (VALME) BEYOND BULLYING CONFERENCE AT CHAMPLAIN COLLEGE ON MARCH 16, 2018
On Friday, March 16, 2018 four HCS 7th graders attended the VALME Beyond Bullying Conference at Champlain College. Students heard from keynote speaker Colin Ryan, a Burlington resident who tours nationally sharing his comedy and messages of kindness. Ryan asked compelling questions of the Vermont middle school students including: "What is it like to be you? What would it look like if you had unlimited courage?" He also asked students to think about inclusion and offered "Courage is standing beside the person that is standing alone."
Thomas Garvelli, HCS 7th grader, said "It was a good reminder that everybody is in it together. We need to stick up for eachother sometimes."
Students participated in smaller workshops as well. HCS students explored topics including "Team Building in Athletics" "Conversations About Race" "Exploring Identities" "Theater Games" and "Beyond the Sticker".
In the Exploring Identities workshop students learned about various perspectives while reading a short story about an immigrant family. The Diversity Wheel was shared with this group. There are a variety of Diversity Wheels but the instructor shared that this was the most middle school user friendly one - as you can see in the photo on the right.
Graycie Elkins said of the day at Champlain "It was something you can take a lot away from." Maddie Kittell agreed saying "It was fun and educational and boosts your confidence and awareness."
These students were terrific ambassadors of HCS and did a great job jumping in and partipating in the conference!
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