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  • Writer's pictureChristopher Neville

Brookside Blast 10/22/21

Updated: Oct 23, 2021

Brookside Families! It was another fantastic week at Brookside:) Our students continued honing their biking skills in PE and earned an outdoor art week. Our first graders spent some time at Adrienne Magida's pond! Adrienne is a former BPS teacher and graciously allows our students to further their powers of scientific observation in a an authentic setting. Our kindergartners continued their work with ECO. This week they made "nature art".

Check out the fun things happening around town....Community Events

Biking In PE........

Outdoor Art Week........

K outdoor Art Creations.........

This election day (Nov. 2) there is a school-related matter on the ballot.

The School Board is asking voters to approve a bond for $59,545,312. The money would be used to make much-needed repairs and renovations at Harwood and to put a small addition on Crossett Brook Middle School. The project would help assure that the next generation of children in our community will have access to the middle and high school resources necessary for teaching and learning in the 2020s and beyond.

It’s easy to find out more about the project by watching this 10-minute video that offers a good overview of the benefits and the costs: In a community our size, every vote can make a difference. Early voting has already started in town offices and in-person voting will be available from 7AM to 7PM on November 2. All absentee ballots must be received by 7PM on November 2.

Free Thanksgiving Meal

National Life Group and Sodexo are proud to continue the tradition started

by the Washington County Youth Service Bureau/Boys & Girls Club in

collaboration with area organizations and volunteers, and are pleased to once again offer a free, delicious Thanksgiving meal to Washington County residents.

Due to the ongoing pandemic, it will be available as either a pick-up or delivery option only.

Pick-up will be between 10:00 and 3:00 pm on Wednesday, November 24

outside the Bethany Church (115 Main St., Montpelier) or

outside the National Life Group main entrance

(1 National Life Drive, Montpelier).

Delivery will be offered on Wednesday, November 24

between 10:00 am and 1:00 pm.

Our volunteers will follow all current COVID-19 protocols.

To reserve a free meal, please call 802-229-7300

or e-mail by end of day November 17.

Superintendent Search

Did you know our district is embarking on a search for our new Superintendent? Over the next 3 months, our HUUSD board will be working with search firm McPherson & Jacobson to recruit, interview, and select a leader who will assume the role of Superintendent on July 1, 2022.

We need your input! On Nov 8 and 9, Dr. John Gratto of McPherson & Jacobson will lead stakeholder conversations organized around 4 key questions:

  1. What makes our community a good place to live?

  2. What makes this a good school district - for students and staff?

  3. What are the issues that a new superintendent needs to know about as he or she comes into the district?

  4. What skills, qualities and characteristics will the new superintendent need to be successful?

Please join one of our community stakeholder meetings via Zoom on Monday November 8th (11/8 Zoom link) or Tuesday November 9th (11/9 Zoom Link) from 7:00-8:30 PM.

There will also be an online survey open from November 1st - 10th where you can answer the 4 questions above. This will be posted at and shared in our community bulletins.

Dr. Gratto will synthesize findings from the survey and stakeholder meetings with teachers, staff, administrators, high school students & community members into a report for the Board. The Board will use the input to finalize qualifications for the new superintendent at the 11/17/21 Board meeting.

Please join us to share your thoughts. We will continue to update the Superintendent Search page throughout this process so all community members can monitor the work to date.


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