Daily Bulletin | Tuesday

February 21, 2023

White Day


White Mountain Community College will visit campus today from 9:00-9:30, and Putney Student Travel will visit from 11:00-11:30. Both visits are happening in the Guidance Office. Please be sure to check in with your teacher before attending.


Tu vai a Florence? Students traveling to Florence today should bring their luggage to the printmaking studio in Morse. We will depart campus immediately after school, leaving Brantview drive at 3:15. Andiamo! 


This announcement is for all the boarding students who are participating in the Florida vacation trip next week. There is a mandatory meeting in the Res Life office immediately after school tomorrow — Wednesday. If you are unable to be there, please see Mr. Robillard.


If you are interested in playing a spring sport, please complete the email sent to you last week. There is still time as our Spring Meet the Coaches will take place on March 19th. Thank you from Athletics!


Attention International Students — Any student wanting to take the March 18th TOEFL must register by Thursday at 3 PM. A link to register for the March TOEFL has been sent to your stjlabs email. See Mrs. McCaffrey in the Guidance Office with any questions.


Yes, everybody, it’s poetry time! Greer Kennedy will be representing our school at the state semi-final Poetry Out Loud competition in Barre on Thursday, March 9. That’s one day after we return from break! If you’d like to be on the fan bus to cheer her on, please stop by Ranger 110 to pick up a permission slip from Mrs. Mackenzie. We’ll leave at 8a.m. and return at the end of the school day.


Are you interested in History and writing or poster making? If you said yes, then Ms. Meranze has an opportunity for you. The Vermont Holocaust Memorial is sponsoring an essay and poster contest. The prompt is: Why is it important for students to learn about the Holocaust? All entries are due by March 21, 2023. Please see Ms. Meranze in Colby 206 or email her at ellen.meranze@stjlabs.com for details.


Calling all actors! Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat Auditions will be in the Black Box today at 3:30pm. Bring something to sing, be prepared to move, and have a blast with this high-energy musical. The audition info is on the Academy Theatre Canvas page and in front of the Blackbox. Go, go, go, Joe!


Attention juniors, the Social Studies Department is pleased to announce the Boys and Girls State programs for this summer. If you have an interest in politics, leadership, and public policy, this is a phenomenal opportunity. Four boys and four girls will be chosen to represent the Academy at this week-long conference over the summer. While learning about state and local government, delegates will run campaigns, serve in a mock government, and set policy for the great state of Vermont. The girls will stay at Vermont Technical College from June 17th through June 22rd. The boys will stay at Norwich University from June 25th through June 30th. If you have any interest or questions, email Mr. Mantius at peter.mantius@stjlabs.com or stop by his classroom during Conference Period in Ranger 211 to pick up an application. All costs will be taken care of by sponsors and the Social Studies Department. 


Are you interested in working tech crew for Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat? We need you! There will be a meeting at 4:00 pm today in the stagecraft room with Mr. Duncan. Please attend if you are interested in helping with set construction, props, costumes, rehearsals, or just want to be part of this fun show. 


Spring Practice for Hilltopper Football will start after break. There will be a meeting for all returning players and new interested players today at 3:30 in Alumni Gym. This meeting and spring practices are open to all St. Johnsbury Academy students. This is a great chance to learn more about the sport and experience a football practice first-hand. Even if you do not plan to play in the fall but have interest in the sport, we encourage you to come be involved. At the very least you will get a good workout in preparation for spring sports. We are Hilltoppers!


The Make it Better Club was started to offer SJA students the opportunity to promote grass roots activism through projects that benefit our school, local, and global communities. We’ve just finished two major projects: valentines for elderly community members and a mental health initiative with the Recharge Room in the library. If you have an idea about something that will improve your communities, we invite you to come share it after school today at 3:45 in Ranger 208 — Mrs. Begin’s room. New members are always welcome. Hope to see you there!


Science Olympiad has a required meeting Thursday after CP in Streeter 241 to set event pairings for the VT State tournament April 1.  


Happy Birthday today to Bryn Whitehead and Benjamin Wood! 


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