TUESDAY, JULY 23rd
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ABOUT SUMMER PROGRAMMING
EVENTS AND NOTICES
NOTICE ABOUT 1 HOUR EARLY RELEASE ON FRIDAYS THIS COMING SCHOOL YEAR
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PICTURES AND REPORTS
SUMMER SCHOOL HAS STARTED
Three weeks of summer school have begun at St. Albans City School. Over a hundred students of all grades are spending time with reading, writing, and math specialists in preparation for the next school year. Suddenly, St. Albans City School is a very busy place again. These pictures were taken as students, teachers and some parents gathered in the cafeteria on day one of the session.
The new St. Albans City School Spinr Merry Go round was installed in the early part of summer and it was partially paid for by RiseVT. Children in summer school and from the recreation pool are now using it regularly. Here is a photo of the equipment in action.
BAT SPOTTED AT SACS
On Monday morning a small bat was spotted roosting on a wall outside and near the School entrance. Our School is trying to encourage the increase in bat numbers because bat populations are threatened around the world and they are critical for keeping insect numbers under control. You can find some bat information listed below.
Three pictures of the School bat from different angles
BATS ARE GOOD PEST EXTERMINATORS
Many bats eat LOTS of bugs! By doing this, bats reduce the amount of pesticides farmers need to use (which also means less pesticides polluting the environment) and they reduce the amount of produce damaged by pests (which means more food for us!). Recently scientists estimated that bats in the United States save us somewhere between $3.7 and 54 billion in pest control services every year. Bats have been documented eating bugs that attack pecans, almonds, rice, cotton, corn, coffee, sugarcane, tomatoes, cucumbers and beans. LINK TO REFERENCE