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					Success in ANESU Schools

2006-2007

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Academic Success
• The Mt. Abe Scholars’ Bowl team advanced to the semi-finals for the first time in 10 years.
• A Mt. Abe student competed for the second straight year on the 15 member VT Math All-Stars Team at a national math competition at Penn State University.

• The AP Biology Exam pass rate increased from 33% to 60%.

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Academic Success
• Mt. Abe students earned 17 of 19 top awards in UVM/Air National Guard’s National Engineers Week competition. (2007) • Teams from Mt. Abe took 1st and 2nd place in UVM’s TASC competition. (2006) • 42 high school students earned 66 (1/2) credits in Summer School. 16 middle school students developed skills in Math, Language and Social Studies.
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More Academic Success
• American Association of Teachers of French (AATF) gave 2007 Outstanding Senior in French award to a Mt. Abe student. • Two Mt. Abe Middle School students qualified for the National History Day competition in College Park, MD. • A Mt. Abe student won numerous statewide math competitions.

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Academic Success
• 7 Mt. Abe students took the AP Calculus II exam, 3 students earned 5’s and 1 earned a 4. • The Mt. Abe Design & Technology Dept. received a $3,000 Fieldstone Foundation Grant for 2 years in a row. • 25 Mt. Abe Middle School students completed the Middle School Challenge Project.
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Still More Academic Success
• 47% of BES 3rd – 6th graders passed all four operations facts tests & received Math Masters Awards. • A Beeman student won the district spelling bee. • Throughout the school year, every Lincoln student presented, “How I Used My Mind Well This Week” at a schoolwide assembly.
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…And Still More Academic Success
• 66 BES students read 2,417 books during Summer Reading Club 2006. • All Lincoln 2nd graders met or exceeded the standards on the Developmental Reading Assessment.

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Academic Success in the Arts
• Two Mt. Abe seniors received the “Distinction in the Arts” award from the Middlebury College Museum of Art.

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Community Connections
• Bristol Elementary School was featured on Waitsfield & Champlain Valley Telecom’s newsletter when the new playground was dedicated at an opening day ceremony with Governor Douglas in attendance.

• Beeman Elementary School built a new playground with the help of 100 community members. Governor Douglas visited.
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Community Connections cont.
• Bristol and Beeman Elementary Schools each accepted $500 grants from the Exxon Mobil Educational Alliance. • Bristol students used their Exxon grant money to build raised bed gardens with help from the PTO and Health Advisory Group. • Beeman’s Healthy School Team helped students grow produce for use in their hot lunch program.

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Community Connections cont.
• Lincoln’s Local Foods Initiative included the “Growing Healthy” gardening program, a community supported greenhouse and the Annual Harvest Celebration.

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Community Connections cont.
• A Peer Mentor grant paid 10 Mt. Abe students to tutor 20 – 30 math learners.

• Mt. Abe students volunteered as homework buddies to Beeman kids.
• AP Spanish students from Mt. Abe taught classes at Beeman for one semester. • Beeman partnered with over 50 Middlebury College mentors.

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More Community Connections
• Bristol Elementary School is in their 6th year of “Designated Reader Program,” where every student has their own adult volunteer to read with for 30 minutes each week. Retired citizens (RSVP program), parents and community members all donate time consistently!
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More Community Connections
• Robinson students, staff and parents cooked and served a festive Thanksgiving meal for community senior citizens.

• Mt. Abe Woodworking class set up a business to build and sell Adirondack chairs. They sold over 100 chairs!
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And More Community Connections
• Mt. Abe student designed a web page for Monkton Town website to serve as senior citizen social directory. • Mt. Abe 9th graders partnered with community members and businesses in a Field Investigations program. • Mt. Abe 9th grade students finished 6th and 7th overall in 2007 Vermont Envirothon competition.

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International Connections
• Lincoln’s K-4 Cultural Study Month in Jan 07 focused on Ghana. Study included input from experts in and natives of Ghana, and culminated in a fabulous community celebration.

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International Connections
• “Don’t Forget”, a Mt. Abe student group, raised over $4,000 for Invisible Children to stop the suffering of child soldiers in Uganda.
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International Connections
• In spring of 07, two exchange students, one from Austria and one from Germany, attended Mt. Abraham. • 5th & 6th graders from Robinson made books that were sent to a widow and orphans center in Kenya.

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Renewable Energy & Efficiency
• Student-designed Woodchip Plant at Mt. Abe went on-line fall of 2006. • Mt. Abe students testified before the Senate Agriculture Committee on their plan to use switchgrass based pellets as bio-fuel to replace gas and oil use in Vermont. • Physics students met with Congressman Welch about their work on sustainable energy.
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Environmental Awareness
• A Mt. Abe senior won first prize in the “Echo Earth Week” art contest. • A Beeman student won a Green-Up Day poster contest in her age group. • Beeman students were featured on the front page of the Addison Independent during Green Up Day 2006.
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Environmental Awareness
• Monkton 6th graders and their Kindergarten buddies created a butterfly garden in front of the Monkton Central School.
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High Schools On The Move
• Mt. Abe students were featured in Burlington Free Press article as they discussed their accomplishments with representatives of the state’s “High Schools On the Move” program.
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High Schools On The Move
• Mt. Abe Technology Education Classes served 191 high school students and 163 middle school students during spring 07 semester, preparing younger students for a two year course at the Hannaford Career Center and providing all students an opportunity to earn degrees and develop job skills.
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High Schools On The Move
• The Gay Straight Alliance grew to over thirty people after TallerAnts and MAUHS students organized a 500-student State-wide Conference in May 2006. Twenty Mt. Abe students attended the conference and five of them ran workshops for other students.
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High Schools On The Move
• Due to creative initiatives like senior projects, advanced learning opportunities and the Futures Academy, among others, the drop out rate at Mt. Abe has decreased from 25% in 2002 to 8% in 2005.

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Music and the Arts
• Robinson School Arts curriculum gained national attention when featured in “Teaching K-8” magazine.
• Beeman secured a Bristol Friends of Arts grant for summer music and arts camps. • Monkton school collaborated with Frog Hollow Craft Center on the second annual “Farming in Monkton” writing and art exhibit.
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Music and the Arts
• Beeman students presented “Snow White,” directed by Justin Bouvier. • Monkton students performed “The Wizard of Oz.” • Over 130 Mt. Abe students performed “Annie” with help from many community volunteers.

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Music & the Arts

• Lincoln’s semiannual 5th & 6th grade Shakespeare performance encompassed a two month Renaissance study and became a communitywide arts event, complete with a performance of “A Comedy of Errors” including live music and dance.

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Photos by Alan Kamman

Music & the Arts
• Lincoln school received a Tari Shattuck grant to create bird masks and costumes. They also created a dramatic dance performance piece.

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Music and the Arts
• Mt. Abe students painted foreign orphan’s portraits as part of the Memory Project. • Mt. Abe “Emerging Artists” exhibited their work at Art on Main. • Mt. Abe AP students did Studio Art Show at the Walkover Gallery in Bristol.
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Music and the Arts
• Bristol Elementary students created 5 of 13 winning posters (from hundreds of submissions) for Vermont Dept. of Labor & Industry’s Fire Safety Poster Contest. • Five Bristol Elementary students participated in “Secondhand Smoke” Poster contest. One was Addison county runner-up.
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Music and the Arts
• Mt. Abe Marching Band was invited to march in Washington D.C. • Monkton Elementary School brought Pete Sutherland in for a week of Vermont music and history.

• Bristol Friends of Arts grant provided violin lessons to Beeman students.
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Music & the Arts
At the Music Festival Competition

In Baltimore Maryland,
The Mt. Abe Chorus placed 2nd and the Band placed 1st !
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Outstanding Achievements
• Mt. Abe student was named VT delegate to 2006 Girl’s Nation in Washington D.C.
• Mt. Abe student was named 2007 Vermont VTLSP/SADD Co-Student of the Year.

• Mt. Abe student elected to Boys State Hall of Fame.

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Health & Fitness
• Bristol 5th & 6th graders participated in the Vermont Fitness Competition at UVM. • Nine Bristol 2nd & 3rd graders participated in the Many Milers program and ran a minimum of 26.2 miles. • Monkton girls participated in “Girls on the Run” program and completed a 5K run at UVM.

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Health & Fitness
• Monkton 4th graders walked 1,167 miles during the 0607 school year.
• Six Middle School students competed in the VTAAHPERD State Fitness Competition. • Middle School students completed Personal Fitness plans based on FITNESSGRAM results. • Bristol Elementary School GAP applied for and received a grant to introduce students to the Martial Arts.

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Sports
• A Mt. Abe student won the Sambo Wrestling Championship. • A Mt. Abe student won the Alpine State Championship in Slalom and Giant Slalom. • A Mt. Abe student was State Champion in the 100 yard dash.
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Sports

Mt. Abe Girls

State Field Hockey champions for 5th straight year.

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Sports

Mt. Abe Boys

2007
State Championship Basketball Team

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Sports
• Mt. Abe Boys Baseball Team – State Champs 2006.

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Student Travel
• Mt. Abe Spanish class traveled to Puerto Rico. • Varsity baseball team traveled to Florida for annual spring training. • Mt. Abe students traveled to Italy, Brazil, and more.

• Mt. Abe student spent entire Junior year as exchange student in Poland.
• Mt. Abe sophomore spent spring semester in Tasmania.

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State and National Issues
• Lincoln students received two awards for portfolios presented at the State House. Topics included deer-jacking, alternate energy and feral cats.
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State and National Issues
• Mt. Abe students traveled to Colorado for Peace Conference.

• 16 Mt. Abe students were accepted for the Governor’s Institute in 2007.

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State and National Issues
• Mt. Abe students spoke to the Legislature about Sustainable Energy. • Mt. Abe students addressed the Statehouse with their plan for a state chartered farm-fuel cooperative to grow and burn switchgrass for heat.

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Teacher Achievements
• Bristol teachers received grant for Bristol After School Kids biking. • Bristol Kindergarten teacher received Tari Shattuck grant for classroom grow-lab. • Robinson teacher won $1200 prize from Organic Cow Cares Award Program.
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Teacher Achievements
• Bristol teachers successfully implemented a 1 year, $85,000 grant for Comprehensive School Reform. The work begun with the grant will continue to develop this year. • Several schools continue school-wide training and implementation of Responsive Classroom philosophy and practices. • Mary Lipson’s book on reading comprehension highlighting BES teachers was published.

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Teacher Achievements
• A Mt. Abe teacher completed a new curriculum for a high school Graphic Design class.

• Two Mt. Abe teachers attended the TECH ED Summer Institute in Concord, NH to learn a new CAD software and returned with $18,000 in software.

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Teacher Achievements
• Rich Jesset, Monkton’s Principal, was named Vermont Principal of the Year by VT Principal’s Association (2006). • Robin Shalline, from Beeman, was named UVM’s Outstanding ANESU Elementary Teacher of the Year. • Julie St. Martin, from Mt. Abe, was named UVM’s Outstanding ANESU Middle/Secondary Teacher of the Year. • Sarah Metcalf, from Beeman, won the VAEE award.

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Teacher Achievements
• Ed McGuire received the 2007 Pat Pierce Award for Excellence in Teaching.
• ANESU Education Recognition Night acknowledged the work of numerous teachers and community members who were nominated by their peers for these annual awards.
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Congratulations and thank you to all who support our students and their accomplishments.
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