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On Wednesday, November 28th at approximately 2:55 pm, the West River Transportation school bus travelling north on route 30 was struck by a falling utility pole that had been struck by a truck.
The bus driver steered the bus into the ditch on the shoulder of the road. He did an initial verbal check of injuries and found none. Rescue Inc and Townshend fire arrived on the scene within minutes. The scene was secured as the first responders waited for the power company to arrive and shut off the power. The power company arrived shortly after the scene was secured and power was shut off.
The students were then moved to an awaiting bus and driven back to Leland and Gray. The administration at Leland and Gray set-up an Incident Command post and students were evaluated by medical personnel from Rescue Inc. Parents were given the option of an ambulance ride to the hospital or taking their students to the hospital themselves. All parents declined the ambulance ride.
The students were all safe and were incredibly calm, cool, and collected. They are to be commended.
Please make sure to check out the Leland & Gray school calendar. It differs from the District calendar because of professional development days for our faculty. The full calendar can be found here.
Snow Day Routine Change:This year we have changed our routine with regards to snow days and our day rotations (green/white and A/B/C). The change - reflected in the attached calendars (click here) is that when we have a snow day, we will SKIP the intended day and NOT PUSH it. In other words, the days are hard-scheduled for the year in advance.
Hello Rebel Nation!
It is that time of year again in Vermont where the temperatures are dropping and the snow is falling. Leland and Gray is getting ready to start up another season of Winter Activities!
We have secured an exciting list of activities for our students and look forward to some awesome Winter Activities season.
We offer Winter Activities that are both on site and some are off-site. Some activities have fees and some are free. Due to West River transportation costs rising, the one-time transportation fee was raised this year. This is the first price raise in years and is to help offset the increased costs to run Winter Activities. The dates for Winter Activities are January 9, 16, 23, 30 and February 13. If one of the dates is cancelled there will be a make up day on February 27th. If no dates are cancelled activities will end on February 13th.
Here are the options for Winter Activities:
1. Hip Hop: no charge
2. Badminton: no charge
3. 3 vs 3 Basketball: no charge
4. Snowshoeing and Winter Fun at L&G: no charge
5. Weight Training: no charge
6. Yoga: no charge
7. Corn Hole: no charge
8. Bowling in Brattleboro: $50 transportation fee and $7/day (includes shoe rental)
9. Cross Country Skiing: $50 transportation fee and TBD rental fee (depends on the site)
10. Skiing and Snowboarding at Stratton Mountain: $50 transportation fee and a Stratton Pass or Refuse to Use pass
11. Ice Skating in Brattleboro: $50 transportation fee and $5.50/day (includes rentals)
12. New England Center for Circus Arts: One time fee of $100 (this includes transportation)
13. Rock Climbing at the Bratt Cave in Brattleboro: $50 transportation fee and $10/day (includes shoe rental)
14. Gerda’s Horse Rescue: $25 transportation fee
On Monday, December 3rd there will be an assembly where the activities are announced. After the assembly students will go to their advisories to sign up for a winter activity. Some activities have limited space but we have to be able to accommodate students first choice. Please review this list with your student this weekend so they are prepared to come to sign up on Monday.
All transportation fees will need to be paid upfront before the first Winter Activity date.
Thank you for all your support and we look forward to an exciting Winter!
Marty Testo-AD/Winter Activities Coordinator
Late Bus Calendar:The late bus schedule can be found here. Please note the bus will only run south this year.
Project Feed the Thousands 2018:The Project Feed the Thousands collection drive has begun! Grades 7-12 will compete to see which class can bring in the most food and personal care items. The winning class will earn spirit points as well as some delicious cookies lovingly baked by members of Leland and Gray's chapter of the National Honor Society. Join us in helping local Vermonters in need!
What to donate:
non-perishable food items
personal care items
Collection boxes are in the following classrooms:
7th grade: Ms. Matson's room (A-3)
8th grade: Ms. Matson's room (A-3)
9th grade: Ms. DeBisschop's room (B-11)
10th grade: Ms. Jones (C-3 FACS)
11th grade: Ms. Sanderson (B-7)
12th grade: Ms.Marchant (library)
Monetary donations are also welcomed and should be given to Ms. Doty. Please make checks payable to Leland and Gray with "Project Feed" on the memo line.
Last year, Leland and Gray collected 500 pounds of food and over $500! This year, let's help even more! See Ms. Doty or a National Honor Society member with any questions. Thanks in advance for your generosity!
Community service is now a graduation requirement starting with the Class of 2019. All information can be found here: https://sites.google.com/lelandandgray.org/communityservice
Please e-mail any community service opportunities to Terry Davison Berger <email@example.com>
Community Service Opportunities:1. West Townshend Country Store is looking for volunteers on Friday Pizza nights. Please see Terry for more information.
2. Community, Hope and Action is looking for students who would like to join their committee. They would also like volunteers for the monthly events they host. Please see Terry for more information
3. Laura Richardson is looking for student volunteers to assist her with the Townshend Holiday Toy Drive. If you are interested, please email her at firstname.lastname@example.org
3 Generation Collaboration Community Service Opportunities:
New community service opportunities with 3 Generations Collaboration are always being posted at www.team3gc.org
Also, visit the link to learn about Build Your Own Service.