BASEBALL AND SOFTBALL TRYOUTS FOR GRADES 7 AND 8
Tryouts for middle school students interested in baseball or softball will begin on April 7th. See Mr. Testo for the proper paperwork to play.
6th ANNUAL L&G SPRING BASEBALL CLINIC
Mr. Russell and Mr. Testo will be hosting a spring baseball clinic on April 14th and 15th from 8:30am-12pm. The clinic is for boys and girls grades 1-6 and boys’ grades 7-12.
The focus of the 2 day clinic will be the following:
- Proper throwing/pitching
- Hitting drills
- Infield and Outfield Drills
- Catching drills
- Team play
Bring baseball equipment, sneakers, drink and a snack.
For registration or further questions, please contact Mr. Russell at 365-7355 x151 and/or Mr. Testo at x205.
Hope to see you there!!!
SPRING SPORTS TEAM PICTURES
Pictures will happen for all spring teams on Wednesday April 23rd at 230pm. Student-athletes will be bringing forms home in the near future if you are interested in ordering pictures.
JR. IRON CHEF TEAM
Congratulations to the Leland and Gray Jr. Iron Chef team for winning one of three awards given at Saturday's state competition. The team won the Misen Place award which recognized the team for their “exemplary teamwork, order, and professionalism." The team members are: Casey Williams, Bailey Gouin, Kaylah Jacobs, Fairen Stark, and Nastia Stevens. The team was coached by Abbey Food Group Chef Joe Gerardi and FACS Teacher Sue Jones. Way to go Rebel Amiga’s!
SOPHOMORES AND JUNIORS
You wouldn't buy shoes before trying them on. You shouldn't pick a college major without trying it out!
Vermont Tech "Try a Major Day"
Friday, April 18th, 2014 from 9am-2pm
Offering hands-on programs in Aviation, Diversified Agriculture, Engineering Technology, IT & Computer Engineering, Nursing & Allied Health, Veterinary Technology, and many more.
To register and get more details, visit
The Late Bus runs Monday (3/31), Tuesday (4/1), Wednesday (4/2) and Thursday (4/3) next week. For information on the late bus route and dates available for the 2013-2014 school year please visit www.lelandandgray.org; click on late bus schedule.
Look for HEY! Help Mon. - Fri. mornings (7:15-7:45 AM) and Mon.- Thurs. afternoons (2:45- 4:15 PM). On Monday, HEY! Help meets in A-11. On Tuesday, look for HEY! Help, Newspaper, Weight Training, D & D, RAMP, and Robotics in A-12 and Knitting with Ms. Hanson in FACS. Wednesday: HEY! Help, Knitting, and D & D. Thursday: CLEA, LGTV Station, Knitting, and Theatrical Lighting Workshop in Dutton. Friday: the GSA will meet with Ms. DeBisschop in B-14. Coming soon: Biking, Ultimate Frisbee, and a free SAT Prep Course for juniors starting on April 21.
Student Counselors: come to a lunch meeting on Thursday, April 3 at 12:34 PM in FACS. Please bring your session #5 schedules to this meeting. See Victoria Chertok, interim student counselor director, in the library, with any questions. Remember to check the HEY! Website for updates on programs, and you can always ask Victoria Chertok for information or email her email@example.com. Congratulations to Leland & Gray’s Jr. Iron Chef Team and coaches Susan Jones and Chef Joe, for winning the Misen Place award at this year’s statewide competition on March 22! Way to go Rebel Amigas!
L&G SOOCER CAMP-DATE CHANGES!!!
High School Boys and Girls grades 7-12 will now be July 14th –July 18th, so that players can now attend the Keene State Team Soccer Camp.
HIGH SCHOOL DANCE TO SUPPORT THE GREECE TRIP!
High School Dance! Come support the Greece travelers and DANCE! Friday, March 28, 7-10, Dutton Gym. Admission: $5; refreshments by donation.
MIDDLE SCHOOL SEMI-FORMAL
Old Hollywood Dance
Middle School Student Council
L&G 2014 PROM
Date: Saturday April 26th
Where: Stratton Mountain Club
CLASS OF 2014
We are collecting pictures for the slideshow traditionally done on class night. If you, your families, neighbors, friends, or former teachers have any pictures of groups of seniors from when they were younger we would love them! Email Megan Altshuler or Jeryl Julian-Cisse any photos you would like to share. Please feel free to send in all those silly shots from birthdays, school trips, and toddler play dates! Don't forget to check the senior page on the L&G website for senior info, www.lelandandgray.org. There is a link on the left side of the home page.
Senior Class Advisors
Megan Altshuler - firstname.lastname@example.org
Jeryl Julian-Cisse - email@example.com
14TH ANNUAL JAMAICA SCHOOL CLUB PENNY SALE
Saturday, March 29, 2014 at Leland and Gray Union Middle High School Toiwnshend, VT Doors open at 5:30pm. Fun for the entire family!
NOTES FROM THE SENIOR CLASS!!!
The senior class has been working all year to fundraiser for the class trip and for Project Gradation. This year’s class has decided to go to the Keene YMCA where they can swim, rock climb, play basketball, and jump in foam pits. On April 3rd and 4th the senior class will be having a dodgeball tournament. Each team consists of six players, can be any combination of staff and student but must be coed. Each team has an entry fee of $30.00, or $5.00 per player and has to have a wavier signed by a parent or guardian. There will also be a by donation bake sale and entry by donation as well. Please help support the senior class, form a team, donate a baked good or come and watch teams compete! See Jaclyn for more information.
GUIDING GOOD CHOICES-PARENT WORKSHOP OFFERED IN TOWNSHEND
Windham County, VT – West River Valley Thrives is pleased to offer the parent class Guiding Good Choices for five consecutive Wednesdays starting April 2nd from 5:30pm-7:30 pm through May 7th with no class on April 16th due to school break. Guiding Good Choices is a free workshop for parents and/or caring adults of fourth through eighth graders. Topics covered include how to set clear expectations and consequences for behavior, manage conflict, strengthen family bonds, and teach kids “refusal” skills to help them resist peer pressure and make healthy choices. Space is limited so register early!
“If you have kids, you owe it to yourself and your family to take this course,” says a local parent who has taken Guiding Good Choices. Youth report parents and caring adults have the most influence on their behavior. In the mid ‘90s, Dr. David Hawkins and Dr. Richard Catalano of the University of Washington looked at 19 risk factors that affect children in their teenage years. They discovered that parents and other adult caregivers play a major role in keeping kids on track.
Come learn the skills to help you and your tween and teen! The course is free and open to parents and caring adults throughout Windham County. Parent resources and snacks are provided - child care is available for this workshop. Participants could even win up to a $50 value gas card. Space is limited to 14 participants and pre-registration is required. Contact Jennifer Esposito, West River Valley Thrives, at 802-365-1597 or WRVThrives@gmail.com or go directly to www.Eventbright.com to register.
This class is made possible by the Windham County Partnership for Success, a collaboration of the Brattleboro Area Prevention Coalition, West River Valley Thrives Coalition, Greater Falls Prevention Coalition, Deerfield Valley Community Partnership and The Collaborative and the Vermont Department of Health.
THE GREECE TRAVELERS
The Greece Travelers will host an All-school dance Friday, March 28 from 7-10 in Dutton. Admission: $5. Come have fun and support a good cause at the same time!
TEAMS SOUGHT FOR BOWL FOR KIDS’ SAKE BENEFIT
Brattleboro, VT--Families, friends and teams from school are invited to celebrate the 33rd Annual Bowl for Kids’ Sake to benefit Youth Services’ Big Brothers Big Sisters program on Saturday, April 5. The fundraising event will be held from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. with teams signing up NOW for a one-hour time slot at Brattleboro Bowl on Putney Road.
The 4-5 p.m. time is reserved for teams of teens and “Bigs and Littles” and will have a special “Cosmic Bowling” atmosphere. The financial goal of the event is to raise $65,000 in pledge money and business sponsorship to help cover the cost of running the Big Brothers Big Sisters program.
Nearly 150 hundred children in Windham County and nearby New Hampshire benefit from the program each year and are matched with a Big Brother or Big Sister. Thirty youngsters, from all towns in the county, are eagerly waiting to be matched with an adult mentor.
Call Youth Services at (802) 257-0361 for pledge sheets and to reserve a lane or for more information about becoming involved. To learn more or to sponsor your favorite bowlers with an on-line donation, visit www.firstgiving.com/youthservices or mail donations to Big Brothers Big Sisters of Windham County, 32 Walnut St., PO Box 6008, Brattleboro, VT 05302-6008.
DANCE on APRIL 11TH RAISES AWARENESS about CHILDHOOD HUNGER
Brattleboro, VT—The public is invited to attend Youth Services’ substance-free dance party at the Headroom Stages in Brattleboro on April 11, from 7:00 -10:00 p.m.
The event, open to all ages, celebrates Global Youth Service Day by raising awareness about childhood hunger. According to organizers, it promises to be a rockin’ evening featuring a variety of danceable music hosted by the DJ Manhole Cover. Local youth have helped organize the event, created flyers, posters, and artwork and are preparing the refreshments for the event.
This dance is part of Youth Services’ efforts to provide safe and fun places for youth to gather, a need identified in the year-long qualitative research study spearheaded by the agency several years ago, the Listening Project. Partial funding for the dance comes from a grant from Youth Service America.
The idea of a fun event to raise awareness about childhood hunger is the brainchild of Youth Services’ Outreach staff Lashaunda Alley, Katarina Rayno and Rachel Forrett who helps give voice to young people’s issues and concerns, acting as liaisons between diverse youth populations and the primarily adult service provider community. The Youth Services program is one of several around the state that address in creative ways the needs of runaway or homeless youth and those living in difficult circumstances.
Admission is by donation. Bring a non-perishable food item to benefit local food shelves or a cash donation to benefit Youth Services’ outreach program. For more information, contact Youth Services at (802) 257-0361 or visitwww.youthservicesinc.org
A NOTE FROM THE SCHOOL NURSE
Do these scenarios sound familiar?
· You catch a whiff of a fragrance in the hall or locker room, and within minutes, you have a whopper of a headache.
· You pop open a new bottle of dish-washing liquid, and by the time you’ve washed the glasses, your hands and arms are covered in hives.
· You walk into a friend’s home and smell freshly baked pumpkin pie. Only after you start sneezing uncontrollably and feeling dizzy, weak, and sick to your stomach do you learn she hasn’t been baking—she’s been burning a scented candle.
· Your favorite fashion magazine arrives, and as soon as it’s out of the mailbox your eyes are watering and you’re sneezing nonstop. The culprit: scented fragrance advertising inserts.
If this sounds like you, you may be one of a growing number of people with fragrance allergies or sensitivities that can have mild to severe health consequences.
According to the American Academy of Dermatology (AAD), fragrances are considered the leading cause of cosmetic contact dermatitis.
We all have to be in the same building during school hours, and being forced to breathe in others’ fragrance choices is a lot like being forced to breathe in secondhand smoke.
Several L&G students and staff are part of this growing group of misunderstood sufferers, and others with vague complaints of dizziness, burning eyes, or itchy skin rashes could be affected by the fragrances in our air and not realize it. Promoting clean air and foregoing fragrances will improve the health and comfort of many at L&G.