The Junior High field research trip to Costa Rica was a resounding success! The students were totally engaged, embracing every new experience – walking in the tropical forest, looking for animals and birds
such as monkeys, pizotes, and quetzals; milking cows and learning about the biodigestor that turns their manure into methane for the kitchen stove; viewing bats in a cave and learning about their importance to the ecosystem; visiting an elementary school where the students danced for us and several of our students danced the Sword Dance; sharing a meal in a local home where they were challenged to communicate in Spanish; and topping off the trip with a day at the beach. They learned a lot about the country and the culture, about each other, and about themselves. Continue reading “Note from Francie 4/14/17”
Fairies, forests, gaming, running, cooking, playing and more!
L’After Brochure Spring 2017
to our own Corinna and her husband Travis on the birth of their son Olson!
In March, the Marlboro School partnered with the Vermont Department of Health’s Radon Program to conduct a screening of the school for radon gas.
Radon is a naturally occurring radioactive gas that originates from soil and bedrock. All buildings contain some level of radon gas in the indoor environment. Long-term exposure to elevated levels of radon gas is associated with an increased risk of lung cancer. The Health Department and the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recommend that all homes and schools be tested for radon, and that actions be taken to reduce radon levels detected at or above 4.0 picoCuries per liter (pCi/L). Radon levels below 4.0 pCi/L still pose some risk, and so the Health Department and US EPA recommend considering acting to reduce radon levels detected at or above 2.0 pCi/L. Continue reading “Radon Test Results”
Scholarships are available for all Marlboro’s K-12 students attending 2017 Summer Programs and students attending college! Read below for details.
Continue reading “2017 Marlboro Alliance Scholarship Guidelines”
Marlboro’s student chef’s are looking to build a mini-greenhouse to grow herbs in during the school year. Got any odd lumber or spare glass windows you’d like to unload? Give Deb Ayer a call (802) 451-6133, or email (l’firstname.lastname@example.org). Thanks, and bon appetite!
Marlboro families, I am absolutely delighted to share this very good news with you. Enjoy the vacation! ~ Francie
The Marlboro School District Board is pleased to announce that they have reached agreement with Wayne Kermenski to become the principal beginning in the 2017-2018 school year. Mr. Kermenski was selected after a thorough process involving a variety of stakeholders. In the Fall, outgoing principal, Francie Marbury, hosted a series of facilitated conversation with students, parents and community members, and the school board to develop a job description for the next principal. Continue reading “Marlboro Elementary School Selects New Principal”
After seeing the success of the Summer Library Program begun by Jess Weitz (and support from CLiF and the Marlboro Alliance), we would like to invite pre-schoolers, homeschoolers and any other families living in Marlboro to come by on Friday mornings between 10 and 11:30. This is a good time to browse the collection, read to/with your own child and check out books. Students from several classrooms will also be in and out of the library choosing books, but there should be plenty of space for all!