OCTOBER NEWSLETTER A MONTHLY NEWSLETTER BROUGHT TO YOU BY LYMAN C. HUNT MIDDLE SCHOOL

 

Contents  BURLINGTON SCHOOL DISTRICT COMMUNITY FORUMS ................................................................................................... 3  LITERACY CORNER ............................................................................................................................................................... 3  FREE COMMUNITY EVENT ................................................................................................................................................... 3  After School Continues to Serve Our Students ................................................................................................................... 4  PARENT/PRINCIPAL CHAT ................................................................................................................................................... 4  SCHOOL DANCE ................................................................................................................................................................... 5  THE OCTOBER CALENDAR is Packed with Activities ............................................................................................................ 5  THE SPORTS SCHEDULES ..................................................................................................................................................... 5  OCTOBER LUNCH MENU ..................................................................................................................................................... 6  PTO News‐ ........................................................................................................................................................................... 7  SPANISH WITH NOEMI CURRIER ......................................................................................................................................... 7  FRENCH WITH KIM CHASE................................................................................................................................................... 8  TEAM GALAXY ..................................................................................................................................................................... 9  TEAM SYNERGY ................................................................................................................................................................. 10  TEAM OASIS ...................................................................................................................................................................... 11  TEAM PHOENIX ................................................................................................................................................................. 12  TEAM SOLSTICE ................................................................................................................................................................. 13  NOTES FROM THE MUSIC DEPARTMENT .......................................................................................................................... 14   

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There are many great things happening at the Lyman C. Hunt Middle School this fall. Our students are engaged in a wide range of academic and co-curricular activities both during the school day as well as before and after school. We are settling into our new school-wide master schedule and we are hard at work preparing for the roll out later this month of our 1 to 1 iPad program. On Tuesday, September 22 Hunt Middle School had several important visitors who came to our school to make a significant announcement. Congressman Peter Welch, Federal Communications Commissioner Jessica Rosenworcel and Burlington Mayor Miro Weinberger held a press conference in the HMS Library to announce the Digital Learning Equity Act of 2015 co-sponsored by Congressman Welch. This bill being proposed in the United States House of Representatives will, if adopted, expand internet access for all U.S. students beyond the school day. Hunt Middle School is working toward this goal with our students as we are providing iPads to all of our students through our designation as a Digital Promise by Verizon Innovative Learning School. As one of 21 Digital Promise schools nationwide HMS students will be receiving iPad tablets with always on data service provided by Verizon. This will enable our students to greatly extend and expand their learning beyond the school day providing them with access to information and learning resources. Our sister school Edmunds Middle School is also a participating Digital Promise Innovation School. Parents and guardians of HMS students will be provided with more information on this exciting program during parent conferences. We are proud to be able to provide our students with cutting edge 1 to 1 instructional technology and to have the opportunity to host such an important event related to this. Parent conferences for parents and guardians of Hunt Middle School students will be held on Thursday, October 8 and Friday, October 9. Please contact Mrs. Barcomb in our guidance office at (802) 864-8470 or [email protected] to schedule a conference with your student’s teachers. On conference days parents and guardians will also have the opportunity to learn more about the Digital Promise iPad program and to sign up for student Apple IDs in preparation for iPad distribution to students. Hunt Middle School heroes of the month are the hardworking men and women of the Burlington Fire Department who took time out of their busy schedules to help our sixth grade teams Synergy, Indigo and Galaxy work on their first major STEM challenge of the year, the egg drop. In this challenge student teams build vehicles which will protect an egg from breaking when dropped from heights of up to 100 feet! Many of our student teams were successful in building vehicles which were dropped from the BFD ladder truck! A big Hunt Middle School thanks goes out to the Burlington Fire Department who helped make our sixth grade egg drop a smashing success! I look forward to seeing you around school in the near future!

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    BURLINGTON SCHOOL DISTRICT COMMUNITY FORUMS Superintendent Yaw Obeng invites all to attend one of three upcoming Community Forums, to gather information on Burlington School District needs, wants, aspirations and ideas. This information will assist in the development of strategic alignment and also support a multi-year planning process that will guide us to the type of educational system we can all be proud of. 

Tuesday, October 27, 6:30PM, Champlain Elementary School



Wednesday, October 28, 6:30PM, Burlington High School

  LITERACY CORNER

Gabriel Finley and the Raven’s Riddle  

Thursday, October 29, 6:30PM, Hunt Middle School

Please RSVP, with any childcare or translation needs, to [email protected] or 864-8474.

by George Hagen  Genre: Fantasy 

Visit www.bsdvt.org for upcoming details. We hope to see you there! Also, please note that the Superintendent's 100 Day Entry Plan is posted at www.bsdvt.org.       FREE COMMUNITY EVENT

Twelve‐year‐old Gabriel Finley is  determined to find his missing father,  Adam Finley, who disappeared three  years ago from their home in  Brooklyn.  Gabriel and his friends  travel from New York City to Aviopolis  where Gabriel believes his father is  being held captive by the evil Corax.   He and his friends face a series of life‐ threatening challenges and almost  unsolvable riddles on their quest to  rescue Adam Finley.    Book Trailer:    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i AyBz8Q1ufQ  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i AkPyrWmskw    Contributed by  Cera Putney‐Crane   

 

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After School Continues to Serve Our Students HMS After School activities and the Sara Holbrook Teen Center have started off the school year with a bang! Our attendance is up and we could not be more pleased to be serving so many students. The enrichment programs held at Hunt continue to offer additional instruction in STEM, music, art, and recreation. The popular programs this fall include Music Composition, Art Club, Ultimate Frisbee, and Soccer. Newly added, Chamber Orchestra is also bringing in more students interested in practicing with the group.

For the first time, our Ultimate Frisbee team will be competing in a regional tournament in Hinesburg, Vermont, on October 3rd. Our team will get the chance to show off the skills they learn with Coach Jake Raisanen and play with students from around the state. The students could not be more excited and we are thrilled to take our club team to the next level! The Sara Holbrook Teen Center, run out of the Miller Center, has been booming this year. More students are attending than ever before and the new staff do a great job creating a welcoming, fun and safe environment for the kids. Activities,          Students in Chamber Orchestra with Mr. H such as Basketball, Soccer, Yoga, and Dance, are offered throughout the week. Others choose to paint, watch movies, play pool and hang out with their friends. Girls’ Group, held on Thursday evenings, is offering a great space for our girls to communicate freely, develop meaningful relationships and boost their self-esteem. The group also makes dinner together, forming bonds through nutritious meals. Rebecca Reese and Tony Snow are working hard for the programs and look forward to the rest of the school year. We were pleased to meet some parents at Open House on September 24th. Please stop by and say hello - we are always happy to make connections with parents and guardians. Contact information - Rebecca Reese, 802.316.1454, [email protected] Tony Son, 802.860.4986, [email protected]

An invite from the Hunt Principals to YOU... PARENT/PRINCIPAL CHAT

YOU ARE INVITED! Principal/Parent Chat Friday, October 2nd, 8:15am to 9:00am Bring your coffee and chat with our Principals. Tell us what's on your mind. Let us know what's working or what's not working. Ask questions or just chat and relax with us in our library. 4   

    SCHOOL DANCE

FIRST DANCE OF THE YEAR! SPONSORED BY TEAM OASIS OCTOBER 2ND 7-9PM $3.00

THE OCTOBER CALENDAR is Packed with Activities

Dates and Times can change, please check our website often for updates.

THE SPORTS SCHEDULES ON THE SCHOOL CALENDAR ARE VERY FLUID AT THIS POINT.  THERE ARE ALREADY 

REQUESTS FROM OTHER SCHOOLS FOR DATE CHANGES.  WE WILL MAKE EVERY ATTEMPT TO UPDATE THE CALENDAR IN  A TIMELY MANNER.  5   

    OCTOBER LUNCH MENU

  THE BURLINGTON SCHOOL FOOD PROJECT offers wholesome, fresh and nutritious meals daily to 4,000 students in the Burlington School District. 

Offering local food is a central priority and we have made great strides over the last ten years. Depending on the season, our suppliers, and our budget, we purchase and serve from 10-40% local items. Apples, root crops, milk, and winter squash are consistently available. We provide: *Daily lunches that include soup, full salad bar, and milk



*FREE breakfast and FREE after school supper for ALL students in the district



*FREE lunch to students at C.P. Smith, Hunt, Integrated Arts Academy, JJ Flynn, and the Sustainability Academy *FREE extra servings of fruits and vegetables for all K-5 students during class

INCLUDED WITH EVERY LUNCH Milk, Fresh Fruit and Salad Bar, Homemade Soup There is an ever-changing assortment of fruit, vegetables, whole grains, beans, homemade salads, meat, cheese and dairy selections. Vegetarian options are available every day.

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PTO NewsInnsbrook Paper and Gifts Requested and did not receive an Innsbrook Catalog? Contact Jen L'Ecuyer at [email protected], and she will send home a fundraising packet. The information should include: student's name, team & home room teacher, parent/guardian email & phone information. With this fundraiser, we hope to prime the fundraising pump - let's aim to return to our PTO glory of recent years past when we were able to fundraise and give back to Hunt teachers and programs more than $10,000/year... New this year is a Funding display. Hunt classroom teachers and United Arts staff were asked to submit projects/trips/supplies that they need funded. There will be info about each project with the funding request. We will have collection jars set up to capture your cash and check donations to help fund these projects - think of it as a school Go Fund Me. We also encourage you to tap into employers for matching funds or perhaps grandparents. Teachers often spend thousands of dollars of their own money each year to purchase items for their classrooms that are not included in the District budget and/or make up for shortfalls in collecting money for trips and activities. We encourage you to be as generous as you can!

SPANISH WITH NOEMI CURRIER As I mentioned at the Open House, in this school year, 2015-2016, we have a new schedule in World Languages, consisting of A and B days: Sixth grade WL (with students rotating every eight weeks) and Spanish Extension during mod 7. At the moment, Eighth graders are reviewing greeting people, identifying themselves and others, the alphabet, the present tense of verb ser (to be) and numbers. We are carefully going over the vocabulary and the basic grammar necessary to begin to speak and write in Spanish. We are working with topics such as: nouns that refer to living things (el actor) and nouns that refer to non-living things (la computadora), masculine nouns (el libro) and feminine nouns (la tiza), singular nouns (la casa) and plural nouns (los chicos), definite articles (el, los; la, las) and indefinite articles (un, unos; una, unas), and subject pronouns (yo, ella, nosotros...) These students are doing a good job at recalling this information, reading aloud, and asking and answering questions. Seventh graders are beginning to speak and write in Spanish. They can tell someone their names (Me lamo...), they can ask another person his or her name (Como te llamas?), and they can ask the name of another person (Como se llama?). They can also greet (Hola, buenos días...), give directions (Esta a la derecha), find out how another person is doing (Como estas?), and tell how they are doing (Bien, muy bien...)

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    To celebrate Hispanic Month students watched the film "Maricela," the story of a girl from El Salvador who has to leave her country, move to the U.S. and learn to embrace her cultural differences. They are also reading about famous Hispanics in the U.S. Sixth graders in World Languages explore Spanish and the languages of their choice. Their research topics relate to World Languages and they study and practice Spanish, French, German, etc. with different applications from their devices, such as Duolingo, Yabla Spanish or Babbel. We expect that this experience will allow them to better decide which language they wish to learn in depth in the following years at Hunt. Students who sign up to participate in Spanish Extension can converse in Spanish outside of their regular class. They can also work with poetry, stories, music, current events, etc. related to Hispanic Culture, in this way, expanding their learning of Spanish and practicing the language in all its forms.

FRENCH WITH KIM CHASE Bonjour! For the first time in the many years I have been teaching at Hunt, World Language classes only meet every other day. French and Spanish are the only academic classes which do not meet every day. Most area schools continue to have World Language classes every day, unless they have a “block” schedule, in which the classes meet for twice as long as non-block schedule classes. This change in the World Language classes will, obviously, have a negative impact upon our curriculum and the language acquisition and proficiency of our students. In order to make up for the lost time in French classes, I strongly recommend that all French students spend one half hour per day on Duolingo.com. This is a free and very effective language application which is a structured program designed to increase students’ proficiency over time. An addition to the schedule this year is a 6th grade World Cultures exploratory. In these quarter-long classes, students can explore French and Spanish language and cultures in order to help them decide which language to choose for 7th and 8th grade. Students are learning about where French and Spanish are spoken in the world, what those countries are like and the similarities and differences among languages. In 7th grade classes, student have learned the French alphabet, numbers 1 - 100, colors, days of the week and months of the year. They have learned greetings and salutations, and how to introduce themselves, say their age and date of birth and how they are feeling, as well as how to ask someone else for their respective information. They are also learning about the many similarities between English and French. In 8th grade classes, students have reviewed conversational expressions and have learned to talk about their subjects in school as well as their hobbies. I speak mainly in French in 8th grade classes and this year’s 8th graders demonstrate strong proficiency in auditory comprehension. They also demonstrate strong reading proficiency and I encourage them to work together to help each other with pronunciation and speaking proficiency.

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    TEAM GALAXY Hello Galaxy Families! We are off to a busy start to the 2015-2016 school year. Here’s what we’ve been up to these first few weeks: Language Arts - We’ve been learning about elements of literature through short stories, children’s books, and the novel Revealers. Students have been writing responses and participating in class discussions about characters (antagonist and protagonist), setting, plot, conflict and theme. The book The Revealers deals with the larger themes of bullying, friendship, and advocacy. All students will contribute to a section of the E.O.L. quilt displayed in our team space. Galaxy students have also been learning about the importance of digital citizenship and online safety. They are designing their own future positive digital footprint. Science - Our year began with a unit on the scientific method. We had an enthusiastic response to our wholeteam experiment, “egg in a bottle.” Students practiced writing up lab reports with special emphasis on a clear hypotheses, detailed observations, and thorough conclusions. Galaxy students then applied the scientific method to our first hands-on design project, the “Egg Drop.” Students worked alone or with a partner to design a protective contraption that kept a raw egg intact when dropped from 50 and 100 feet. We had many survivors! Many thanks to the Burlington Fire Department who came with their hook and ladder truck to assist with the drop. The extravaganza culminated with a team picnic, which included scrambled eggs, toast and many donated goodies from parents. Thank you to everyone!!! Our next unit is Ecology and we look forward to relocating our classrooms outdoors when the weather permits. Students have already begun to explore the surrounding wooded area focusing on trees, decomposition, adaptations and the environment. In math we have been focussing Ratios and will be moving on to Rate and Proportional reasoning. Please make sure students are practicing skills on IXL for at least an hour per week to supplement our classwork. Social Studies - All students are reviewing map skills, including parts of a map, map projections, alphanumeric grids, latitude and longitude, and scale. We will be applying these skills as we move into our Canada unit. Homeroom -Congratulations to our Students of the Month! Lamija Semic and Jaydin Martel. Galaxy Teachers Mr. Pease and Ms.Picher

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    TEAM SYNERGY Our sixth graders are quickly adjusting to the routines and expectations of middle school. First day concerns about lockers, schedules, and classroom locations are now a thing of the past! We are really coming together as a sixth grade community and have embarked on our first team-wide activity, the Egg Drop design challenge. Given a list of specific materials - craft sticks, rubber bands, string, and the like - students must create a container that will protect a raw egg when dropped from astounding heights, compliments of the Burlington Fire Department, who will come next week to assist in the final competition. It was great seeing many Synergy families at Open House on September 24th. We have e-mailed our slide presentation and handout to those families who are on our e-mail list. If you are not, and would like to have these e-mailed or a hard-copy sent home, just let us know. Butterflies are emerging, hornworms are growing, units and projects are underway! We’ve even had a chance to help put our HMS garden to bed. Here’s a glimpse of happening in the classroom:

Social Studies - Our first unit, Foundations of Geography, is nearing completion. Our essential questions include: What is geography? What tools do geographers use? How can we use the five themes of geography to investigate our world? What makes a problem a global problem? Students have investigated some different tools geographers use including maps, satellite images, and GPS data. Presently, they are using the five themes of geography to describe places as small as Hunt Middle School and as large as the Earth. We are also learning about the issues surrounding monarchs’ migration to Mexico, and how humans have impacted this phenomenon to the point where the migration is now considered endangered.

ELA - Each week, Synergy readers create a reading plan for both in and out of school. “Juicy Detail Notes,” written at the end of the week, have been a great way for students to share highlights of their reading lives; Mrs. Orlando responds to the notes and conferences with students about their reading during the first portion of our ELA time. As a class, we are reading The Revealers by Doug Wilhelm. Students are learning close reading strategies based on the six “Notice and Note” signposts, and are learning how to write a strong response paragraph using the LEAF framework.

Math - Our EngageNY math curriculum is strongly aligned to the Math Common Core standards, and the first unit focuses on ratios and proportion. Sixth graders are using online tools such as Thinking Blocks to model and solve ratio problems. Synergy mathematicians have also been engaged in solving some challenging problems like: About how many pennies does it take to stretch from here to Montpelier? Ask a Synergy student what they discovered! Science - The focus of our first science unit has been the scientific method. Students have been learning to write strong conclusions that link back to their hypothesis and data. They are also learning to identify dependent and independent variables in the experiments they have conducted. Hornworms (hummingbird moth larvae) have been intriguing subjects for practicing our observation and scientific sketching skills. Voracious eaters, they are growing rapidly; we are waiting to see if they will pupate once they reach a weight of 10 grams. Egg Drop Challenge is underway!

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TEAM OASIS Welcome new Oasis members and families! It was a pleasure to meet everyone at Open House. Social StudiesThis year Oasis historians will be working on ancient civilizations, geography and culture! We have started this endeavor by examining who we are and where we have come from. This work will culminate in a place mat that will be part of our Hunt Harvest Dinner on October 22. All Hunt friends and family are welcome to dine with us at no cost to you. It is time of celebration, meeting neighbors and enjoying the fruits of the harvest from our Hunt garden. We are currently reading Seedfolks by Paul Fleischman, a novel, about an inner city immigrant neighborhood that transforms from the relationships formed around a garden. In addition to reading, we are learning map skills, poetry, tech skills and ancestral countries harvest celebrations and food items. At the beginning of the new year, we will be bringing in a dish from this country to share in the classroom. No worries, yet! I will notify each parent/guardian at least one month in advance before this event takes place. It is my pleasure to be working with your wonderful children and learning about their countries of origin and celebrate the diversity in our Hunt classrooms. Together we will make this a successful year of growth and learning. Language ArtsStudents in Mr. Fisher’s language arts classes have just finished writing paragraphs with a purpose. We started with a topic, worked it into a draft, and then revised by removing or changing anything that didn’t fit our specific purpose. When we write this way, with a clear purpose, a clear reason for writing, we have a better chance of connecting with our audience. Next we embark on a fairly ambitious unit on short stories and the elements of story--plot, setting, and the like. Understanding how stories are constructed helps us to appreciate them better and to write better stories ourselves (we learn how the writer connects with us in order to learn how to connect with our own readers). During the unit we’ll read several short stories, each with a focus on a different literary element. Then we’ll do writing exercises to experiment with ways to put into practice what we’ve learned. As always, continue to encourage your child to read 20-30 minutes each day (and to choose challenging books!). And a reminder that reading logs are due on Tuesdays….

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    TEAM PHOENIX Math:  7th graders are learning about ratios and proportional relationships.  8th graders are learning about the laws of exponents.  Algebra students are reviewing the properties of real numbers.  ALL Phoenix students have math assignments to complete every night. ALL Phoenix parents should be signed up for a parent Canvas account!!! If you are not, please email Anah Gagnon [email protected] PHOENIX is going on a field trip to the Tech Jam on October 23rd! Permission slips are due back to Ms. Gagnon ASAP!!! Language Arts:  In Language Arts in October we will continue to work on poetry. We will be studying:  Poetic devices  Finding a Favorite Poem and then writing an imitation poem  We will also be writing a Social Issue Poem and a Hope Poem.  When the iPads arrive, we will begin creating movies to involve this work. In addition to writing, students will continue to read five times a week for homework. Please sign your student's Reading Record. Social Studies:       

Students have learned the Five Themes of Geography and how to use them. Students made posters that illustrate and define the five themes. Students have used the theme of Location by learning the seven continents, four oceans and where they are located. Students will be tested on the five themes of geography, by giving examples of how to use each theme. Students will be working on a Geography Scavenger Hunt using and applying the five themes to their living environments and present lives. Students will be starting a unit on being able to understand and use Latitude and Longitude to locate any country in the world, which is the theme of Location. Finally, students will learn some important Earth facts related to climate, the seasons and our 231/2 degree tilt toward or away from the the Sun.

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Wow, they just found water on Mars!!!! All social studies assignments are posted on Canvas and each students receives an email, in Canvas, that describes these assignments and requirements for completing them. Science: Mrs. Laferriere is working with students to learn about atoms and molecules. This week they put together Marshmallow structures to identify the differences between Elements, Molecules, Compounds and Mixtures.

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    TEAM SOLSTICE Science:  We began the year developing an understanding of the pieces that make up matter: atoms and molecules.  We are also learning about how scientists use models o Students developed the following characteristics of a scientific model:  Models are about something real  Models are not the real thing  Models help us understand the real thing  Finally, students are learning/remembering that they sometimes need to redo work several times in order to show a solid understanding of the material. Math   



Seventh graders are beginning a journey in a math program called Eureka Math; it is a program that is aligned with our Common Core Math Standards. We have begun a module (unit) on proportional relationships in tables, graphs, and equations. Some of our eighth graders are working through the Grade 8 Eureka Math program. Our first module is centered around exponential relationships. We have an on-team Algebra class this year, and that class is continuing a review of our pre-algebra skills, such as operations with positive and negative numbers and solving equations. At the same time, we are also adding pieces, such as simplifying algebraic expressions, that we will be carrying over to other topics as the year progresses. All students are working on taking notes. Instead of taking them from a book, students take them from class discussions. These notes will help them when they are doing their practice problems.

Language Arts  We completed getting to know you poems and projects.  We learned about point of view.  We are reading eerie stories and discussing how the point of view adds suspense.  We are reviewing and learning how to write an academic paragraph.  As a reminder, reading logs are due every two weeks. Students should be reading about 30 minutes every night and having their reading log signed. Social Studies It has been a good start to the year. Eighth graders seem to have matured to some degree over the Summer while seventh graders are gradually learning what it takes t be a successful student on Solstice. In Social Studies, this quarter, we have:  learned about latitude and longitude to map out our own private islands,  studied an overview map of the the world,  and employed various geographical skills such as determining distance and direction. In Social Studies, this quarter, we will:  Continue developing a variety of map and geography skills,  study political and physical maps of Asia and Africa

Students of the Month  John Tran

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    NOTES FROM THE MUSIC DEPARTMENT 6th Grade General Music The 1st rotation of the 6th graders is making progress learning to read music and play guitar. One of the main focuses of this general music course is composition. The students are taught to create their own melodies, enter the melody and play them on the guitar. 7/8/th Grade Music The focuses of the 7/8th grade classes are to continue to develop music reading skills, while exploring music history. Note reading skills are being developed with the guitar as the performance instrument and then entered into notation with the Sibelius software. The students are currently performing three chords, C, F and G7. In music history, the students have finished the chapter on music of the Medieval Era. We will proceed with the music of the Renaissance. Band This year’s program is off to an exciting start. 36 beginning sixth graders have just received their instruments and are busy with rehearsals and small group lessons. Finding time in their schedules for daily practicing is a must for all of our new Concert Band members. Band members and parents may check co-curricular lesson times at Hunt’s band homepage at https://sites.google.com/a/bsdvt.org/band/ The Symphonic Band roster is also very healthy! We currently have 46 seventh and eighth grade students enrolled in our top band. After a long summer, rehearsals and small group lessons are focusing on the fundamentals. Parents should again be hearing regular practicing at home, with signed practice logs due every Friday. The District Festival auditions are coming up on Saturday, November 7, from 9am-12 noon, at AD Lawton School in Essex Junction. See Mr. O for this year’s solo pieces. Many students are taking advantage of before-school practice time on our stage. Our after-school Jazz Club meets every Monday, from 3:15-4:15pm. As always, feel free to call or email Mr. Olzenak if you have any questions about the Hunt Band Program. Chorus All choruses are performing well. We need to learn rehearsal skills as well as the music. They have been making great progress. We have begun practicing in unison to develop a good choral sound. From unison, we have broadened into two and three vocal parts using partner songs. Orchestra The orchestra program is off and running in fine fashion. Beginning sixth graders are equipped with instruments they are learning to make speak, and ultimately sing! It’s never too late for sixth graders to join the group - the more, the merrier. The seventh and eighth graders are already working on their concert repertoire. Seventh and eighth graders are also eligible to try out for the District III Music Festival. There will be more information coming soon, but it’s not too early for students to consider if they would like to make trying out a goal.. It’s great to see string players practicing on stage before school! Morning practice time is open to all instrumentalists, from 7:30-7:55 every day in the auditorium. Lessons have begun. The lesson schedule is posted on the orchestra website, at https://sites.google.com/a/bsdvt.org/mr-hakim-sorchestra-classes/home/lesson-groups-and-schedule. Sixth graders and new 7/8 graders have paper copies. Ask your child to share it with you! Please contact Mr. Hakim with any questions you have about the orchestra program.

Concert Dates: Winter Choral Concert - December 2, 2015 Winter Orchestra Concert – December 9, 2015 Winter Band Concert - December 16, 2015

 

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Oct2015.pdf

Congressman Peter Welch, Federal Communications Commissioner. Jessica Rosenworcel and Burlington Mayor Miro Weinberger held a press conference in the HMS Library to. announce the Digital Learning Equity Act of 2015 co-sponsored by Congressman Welch. This bill being proposed in the United States House of ...

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