Thursday, January 29, 2015

Friday Notes 1-30-15

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7th Grade:

You can find a link to the 7th Grade Homework Chart on the Leland & Gray homepage. It is the first option under the "Teacher Web Pages" menu:

Please contact Johanna Liskowsky-Doak, Rence Ricohermoso, Amanda Dixon or Joe Towle with any questions!

Friends of Music:

There will be a Friends of Music meeting on Wednesday, February 4th at 5:30 at the home of Penny Tuerk and Dale Stevens. There will be a potluck dinner followed by a short meeting. Please be fragrance free. Contact Mr. Kelley for details and directions.

Music Department:

For the last 12 years February’s Friday Night Gallery Walk has included a show of talent that gives people one more great reason to come downtown whatever the weather may bring. Taking the stage on Friday, February 6, at 8:00pm, six regional high school a cappella groups will give a concert at the Brattleboro Museum & Art Center in anticipation of Saturday’s collegiate event at the Latchis. This event has received rave reviews every year, and all proceeds support Brattleboro’s In-Sight Photography Project. 

The line-up for Friday evening includes Renegade, Shoulder Narrows, Xpressivo, and Spiralia, all of which are student-directed independent groups from the Brattleboro area. In addition to the student groups, two top-notch high school ensembles will return to round out the show – the Brattleboro Union High School Madrigals, directed by Patty Meyer, and the Leland & Gray Rebel Clefs, directed by Ron Kelley. General admission is $10 for adults and $5 for students. Tickets will be sold at the door of the Brattleboro Museum & Art Center. Seating is limited, with ample standing room. 

Penny War:

The Above the Influence group will be organizing a Penny War. How it works is each class gets a jar. A penny gives your class a point, but a dime would take away 10 points, a nickle 5 points and a quart 25. The money raised will be split with a local prevention charity, and the Above the Influence group. So if you have some extra change kicking around please bring it. The winning class will get 50 spirit points, second place 40, third 30 and so on until last place. Thank you for your support. 

Science Fair:

Want to earn extra credit in your science class?  Enter Leland and Gray's Science Fair and you will!!

Any student (grades 7-12) may enter a project in the fair which will be held on March 27th-28th in the Dutton Gym.

The exceptional science teachers at L&G will help guide you through the science fair process, including working on your project design and construction.

If your interested, please get an entry form from your science teacher, fill it out and return it to them by Monday, February 9th.

Every great advance in science has issued from a new audacity of imagination.  
                    -John Dewey

Costa Rica Trip:

Twenty four members of our school and school community will be leaving for a nine day trip to Costa Rica on February 16th.  The trip will include hikes in a low elevation, primary rain forest, a two day white water rafting expedition on the Pacuare River (including an overnight stay in the jungle), a hike to the base of the Arenal Volcano, hot springs and ziplining.  It will be an epic trip.


Late Bus:

The late bus will be running the following dates:
Monday - Thursday: January 5-February 12th
     It will not run on: January 21, January 28, February 4, February 11
Monday - Thursday: March 2- April 16th
     It will not run on: March 4, March 11, March 18
Monday - Thursday: May 4-May 28th


Community Event:

There will be a Community Event at Townshend Town Hall on Saturday, January 31st from 6-9pm.  Sally Newton will be calling contra dances and square dances, joined by local musicians.  All ages are welcome so please bring your kids/grandkids and your parents. Thankfully, you do not need to know how to contra/square dance...they will teach beginners.

Dinner is provided but feel free to bring an appetizer or dessert with you.  This event is free and open to anyone wanting to get out of their January funk, see a few friendly faces and warm up a bit!

Tax Preparation Assistance:

United Way Windham County is offering two programs that provide FREE federal and state income-tax preparation services to eligible taxpayers: the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) Program and MyFreeTaxes.  

For eligible households earning $53,000 or less per year, a VITA sitewill be available in Brattleboro where IRS-certified volunteers provide FREE tax preparation. UWWC is also partnering with, a FREE on-line tool available to eligible households earning $60,000 or less a year. Call 2-1-1 for more information.

Sue Graff, M.S.
Community Investment Director
United Way of Windham County
1 Holstein Place, PO Box 617
Brattleboro, VT 05302


Hoops for Hope:

Come watch the Leland & Gray Rebels take on Twin Valley while supporting the Alexis Giallella Scholarship Fund at Leland & Gray. Fans wearing pink or camo will receive a door prize raffle ticket. There will a half court shot contest and 50/50 raffle. T-shirts will be sold for $10 and admission to the games will be free with a suggested donation. Come watch the Rebels and support a great cause!

Hoops for Hope will be held on Friday, January 30th: 5:30 (JV Girls) & 7pm (Varsity Girls).

More information here.

Softball Players:

Want to get a jump start on your skill work before the spring?  Keene State College is offering three - 3 hour skills sessions on February 8th, 15th, and 22nd in 2015.  You can go online to the Keene State College website and register under "camps" or please see Mrs. Claussen or Mr. Testo for a registration form.


The Snowboard team went to Mt.  Snow on Thursday for a Slopestyle contest and came in with impressive results! When you see these guys, please take the time to congratulate them.

1st = Andy Weitzel
3rd = Owen McDonald
8th = Patrick McDonald
15th = Logan Hazard
23rd = Max Cramp
32nd = John Francy

Upcoming Events:

Please check Digital Sports and the Leland & Gray homepage for any updates.

Fri1/30/154:00PMGameBoys (7th-8th Black) BasketballA@ Twin Valley Middle High SchoolTwin Valley Middle School
Fri1/30/155:15PMGameGirls (7th-8th Black) BasketballA@ Twin Valley Middle High SchoolTwin Valley Middle School
Fri1/30/155:30PMGameGirls (JV) BasketballHVs. Twin ValleyL&G Gym
Fri1/30/157:00PMGameGirls (V) BasketballHVs. Twin ValleyL&G Gym
Mon2/02/154:00PMGameBoys (8TH) BasketballA@ Dummerston Middle SchoolTBD
Mon2/02/155:15PMGameGirls (8TH) BasketballA@ Dummerston Middle SchoolTBD
Mon2/02/155:30PMGameBoys (JV) BasketballHVs. Bellows Falls UnionL&G Gym
Mon2/02/157:00PMGameBoys (V) BasketballHVs. Bellows Falls UnionL&G Gym
Tue2/03/154:15PMGameGirls (7TH) BasketballA@ Brattleboro UnionBAMS Gym
Tue2/03/155:00PMGameGirls (JV) BasketballHVs. Green MountainL&G Gym
Tue2/03/155:30PMGameBoys (7TH) BasketballA@ Brattleboro UnionBAMS Gym
Wed2/04/151:00PMGameBoys and girls (V) SnowboardingA@ Black RiverOkemo
Wed2/04/156:00PMGameGirls (V) BasketballHVs. Vermont AcademyL&G Gym
Thu2/05/151:00PMGameBoys and girls (V) SnowboardingA@ Rutland High SchoolKillington Ski Resort
Thu2/05/154:15PMGameBoys (7th-8th Black) BasketballHVs. Twin ValleyL&G Gym
Thu2/05/155:30PMGameGirls (7th-8th Black) BasketballHVs. Twin ValleyL&G Gym
Thu2/05/155:30PMGameBoys (JV) BasketballA@ Otter Valley UnionOV Gymnasium
Thu2/05/157:00PMGameBoys (V) BasketballA@ Otter Valley UnionOV Gymnasium
Fri2/06/155:30PMGameGirls (JV) BasketballA@ Arlington MemorialHigh School Gym
Fri2/06/156:15PMGameGirls (7TH) BasketballA@ Pioneer Valley Regional SchoolTVMHS
Fri2/06/157:00PMGameGirls (V) BasketballA@ Arlington MemorialHigh School Gym
Fri2/06/157:30PMGameBoys (7TH) BasketballA@ Pioneer Valley Regional SchoolTVMHS
Sat2/07/15TBATournamentBoys (8TH) BasketballHBoys CVJHL TournamentKeene HS
Sat2/07/15TBATournamentGirls (8TH) BasketballHGirls CVJHL TournamentKeene HS
Sun2/08/15TBATournamentGirls (8TH) BasketballHGirls CVJHL TournamentKeene HS
Sun2/08/15TBATournamentBoys (8TH) BasketballHBoys CVJHL TournamentKeene HS
Mon2/09/151:00PMGameBoys and girls (V) SnowboardingHVs. Black RiverMt Snow
Mon2/09/155:30PMGameBoys (JV) BasketballHVs. Otter Valley UnionL&G Gym
Mon2/09/157:00PMGameBoys (V) BasketballHVs. Otter Valley UnionL&G Gym
Tue2/10/151:00PMGameBoys and girls (V) SnowboardingA@ Rutland High SchoolKillington Ski Resort
Tue2/10/155:30PMGameBoys (JV) BasketballHVs. ProctorTBD
Tue2/10/157:00PMGameBoys (V) BasketballHVs. ProctorTBD
Wed2/11/156:00PMGameGirls (V) BasketballA@ Bellows Falls Union High SchoolHolland Gymnasium
Wed2/11/156:00PMGameGirls (JV) BasketballA@ Hinsdale High SchoolTBD
Fri2/13/151:00PMGameBoys and girls (V) SnowboardingA@ Black RiverOkemo
Fri2/13/155:30PMGameBoys (JV) BasketballHVs. Woodstock UnionL&G Gym
Fri2/13/157:00PMGameBoys (V) BasketballHVs. Woodstock UnionL&G Gym
Mon2/16/155:30PMGameBoys (JV) BasketballA@ Twin Valley Middle High SchoolTwin Valley HS
Mon2/16/157:00PMGameBoys (V) BasketballA@ Twin Valley Middle High SchoolTwin Valley HS
Thu2/19/155:30PMGameBoys (JV) BasketballA@ Bellows Falls Union High SchoolHolland Gymnasium
Thu2/19/157:00PMGameBoys (V) BasketballA@ Bellows Falls Union High SchoolHolland Gymnasium