Monday, March 28, 2011


Baseball/Softball Information On Friday March 25th all students that have signed up to play school baseball or softball were given a packet to take home. This packet includes an agreement that is required for your son/daughter to participate as well as emergency contact information. Please fill out the packet and return to school ASAP. Forms can be handed into any PE teacher. If you have any questions please contact us at 527-0565 ext 5002. Meg Jarvis St. Albans City School showcase their skills at UVM Engineering Day Over 50 students from St. Albans City School and their coach, Mr. Blair Smith, flooded the Vermont Air National Guard building on March 24 to participate in the University of Vermont annual Engineering Day with inventive and innovative designs for the next Smart Phone, passive helicopters, and edible cars. Students returned home with increased awareness of engineering thought, enthusiasm about future careers, and 4 winning awards from the day’s competition. Codelia Bell and Veronica Farr’s Edible Car won First Place for best Car Design. – A team made up of Arnela Gruijic, Codi Lulek, Jana Somero, Janae Somero’s placed 2nd in the Passive Helicopter Competition. Derek Dodge and Gary Lawton brought home the Most Creative Smartphone design award, while Andi Esenler and Liam Morton won the award for Best Overall Smartphone Design. Over 148 teams from 16 schools participated in this annual event sponsored by the University of Vermont School of Engineering. Competitions included edible cars, pasta bridges, passive helicopters, wind turbines, hangar roof trusses and smartphone of the future design. St. Alban City School’s participation in UVM Engineering Day was funded by an Innovation grant secured by Mrs. deLaBruere to promote Creativity and Innovation in the classroom. UVM’s new Smartphone Design Competition was designed as part of the (CSI-Create Simulate and Innovate) grant by St. Alban City School art teacher, Mr. Tony Galle in collaboration with Mathematics teacher – Ms. Laura Eichorn. The CSI Grant goals include increased student participation in learning activities that promote creativity and innovation, along with increased professional development for teachers. Gardening Day Camp for Kids at NMC Community Garden! Interested in helping your kids eat healthier? A great way for kids to embrace vegetables is to have them grow their own! The Center for Health & Wellness has teamed up with Joe Zorn of Zorn Gardens to offer a Gardening Day Camp for Kids at Northwestern Medical Center's Community Garden. This day camp is for kids 8 to 14 years of age, but parents are welcome, too. Kids will learn about all aspects of gardening, will plant a 25 foot row of vegetables, and will keep/sell whatever they grow. All materials will be supplied. Joe Zorn, of Zorn Gardens, will provide instruction at the Community Gardens at Northwestern Medical Center every Tuesday and Thursday form 10:00 a.m. to noon starting June 7th and ending August 25th. The program fee is $99.00 payable to NMC. Call 524-1234 to register, pre-payment assures your spot. This class is limited to 10, so sign up soon! 6th Grade field trip Mr. Clark's 6th grade class will be going on a field trip to Jay peak on Tuesday ,March 29th from 8:30am-2:15pm.