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LONG TRAIL SCHOOL
1045 Kirby Hollow Rd
Dorset, VT 05251
(802) 867-5717
LTS E-News
January 16, 2020
CALENDAR
Communications Manager Chelley Tifft x190
Full Calendar
REMINDERS
Fri., Jan. 17
All buses depart at 12:30 pm.

Mon., Jan. 20
Campus closed in observance of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
 
Lunch Menu
ACADEMICS
CURRICULUM & COLLEGE NIGHT
Wednesday, January 22  5:30 pm
Dean of Academics Mary Ellen Mega will present our expanded academic program to families.  Long Trail recognizes that students across the grades have different educational profiles and we continue to grow our classes and programs.  We hope you can join us for this informative evening.  Sophomore and Junior parents are encouraged to attend College Night at 6:30 upon the conclusion of the curriculum presentation.

 
LTSOUNDS – WINTER WONDERLAND
Erika’s music classes will perform on Thurs., Jan. 23 at 6:00 pm. Participants are expected to stay after school until the concert. Concert Attire: Black on bottom (dark jeans acceptable, no Crocs or UGGs), white on top (shirts/t-shirts are acceptable as long as they do not have a label i.e. Adidas across them). Skirts and dresses are acceptable, but should be knee length or worn with leggings. An accent is also allowed – bow tie, tie, scarf or pin, but please no hats.


FACULTY SPOTLIGHT
Luke Krueger will perform at Infinit Lit on Feb. 7 at 7:00 pm at the Sparkle Barn in Wallingford. The night will showcase featured poets and open mic performers. The evening’s theme is Love. Infinit Lit is a Rutland area program that showcases local and national poets. As a featured poet, Krueger will give a 20 minute performance of his work. Krueger, who teaches English at LTS, is an accomplished playwright and storyteller. He holds an MFA in playwriting from Arizona State University and a BA in English from Miami University (Ohio). 
DEVELOPMENT
Director of Development Courtney Callo x161
SAVE THE DATE!
SPRING SMORGASBORD
Saturday Evening, April 4
Join us for a casual evening of fantastic food from all over the world as curated by our international community. Mix and mingle with parents, faculty and the community and share in our multicultural gastronomy and entertainment.
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STUDENT LIFE

LTS HOSTS OXFAM AMERICAN HUNGER BANQUET
Friday, January 31  6:00 pm


Join LTS’ UNICEF Club as they host their annual Oxfam America Hunger Banquet on Fri., Jan. 31 at 6:00 pm. 

WHAT IS AN OXFAM AMERICA HUNGER BANQUET? 
“An Oxfam Hunger Banquet event is an interactive community event designed to bring hunger and poverty issues to life. This event is a metaphor for how food and other resources are inequitably distributed in the world. Every year, volunteers organize hundreds of these events on campuses, in places of worship, and in communities across the US.”

CLICK HERE for more information or to register.

COLLEGE AND CAREER COUNSELING
Director Scott Magrath x156
Click here to schedule your individual college meeting with Scott Magrath
CONGRATULATIONS TO THESE STUDENTS ON THEIR RECENT COLLEGE ACCEPTANCES:
Arthur
 – University of Vermont


COLLEGE NIGHT FOR SOPHOMORES AND JUNIORS
Wednesday, January 22  6:30 pm
Long Trail will host a college night for students in grades 10 and 11 on Wed., Jan. 22 following Curriculum Night. In addition to discussing the recent PSAT scores, we will present and discuss the college counseling program at Long Trail. I will happily answer any questions you have about the college search and application process.  Long Trail will host a college night for students in grades 6-9 in the late spring.    


AMAZING FREE TRAVEL OPPORTUNITY
World Learning and the United States Department of State are currently accepting applications from US High School Students (rising 10th-12th graders) to participate in their month-long Iraqi Young Leaders Exchange Program for free. Students will travel across the United States with a cohort of Iraqi young leaders to explore leadership, civic engagement, peace-building, and project planning. While participating in the program, students will begin in Vermont, be welcomed to a US host community, and conclude in DC. Applications close on January 30, 2020. CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION.

FREE CODING AND ENTREPRENEURSHIP OPPORTUNITY FOR HIGH SCHOOL GIRLS
MetroHacks is an educational nonprofit dedicated to empowering high school students with practical computer science education and tools.  They are offering a free workshop for high school girls on January 25 in New York City.  Participants will create innovative solutions to various problems in society, learn skills and explore topics in computer science, and attend workshops conducted by industry experts in everything from artificial intelligence to entrepreneurship. They will enjoy free meals and snacks, compete for prizes, get free swag from companies, and meet other amazing high school students.  For more info and to apply, click here.


COLLEGE VISITS
Mon., Feb. 24 10:00 am – University of Alabama

ACT AND SAT REGISTRATION DEADLINES
Eleventh graders have seven opportunities to take either the ACT or the SAT this spring. 

The SAT will be offered on March 14, May 2, and June 6.  The registration deadlines are February 14, April 3, and May 8 respectively.  Long Trail is an SAT test center.

The ACT will be offered on February 8, April 4, June 13, and July 18. The registration deadlines are January 17, February 28, May 8, and June 19 respectively.  Long Trail is not an ACT test center but there typically a handful of local test locations.

Students need to go to www.collegeboard.org to register for the SAT or www.act.org to sign up for the ACT.
LONG TRAIL PARENTS ASSOCIATION
LTPA@longtrailschool.org

WHAT WE DO
The Long Trail Parent Association’s (LTPA) goal is to support the school’s mission. This may include recruiting volunteers for a event, hosting enrichment events for students or parents, or raising funds for purchases outside of the school’s budget. All parents are members of the LTPA


STAY CONNECTED!
Join the LTS Parent Network group on Facebook.  Email LTPA Co-Presidents Cori Rail and Kim Wildman with your log-in email for Facebook and they will invite you to the LTS Parent Network group, which is a great way to be in touch with and get information from fellow parents.  
LTPA MEETING
Thurs., Jan. 16 at 6:00 pm (Library):
 All parents are welcome.  If you are unable to attend, you may call in.  Dial (605) 313-5336. When prompted, enter the access code 238135#. Sometimes you have to enter the access code twice in order for it to connect. The system will ask for you to announce yourself. There is a slight delay so please be patient for a response.
LTPA Meeting Schedule
COMMUNITY
GNAT-TV WINTER CAMPS
GNAT-TV is hosting Cabin Fever Camps for ages 7-12 on Feb. 17-21. Topics include Cooking Show Camp, iPad Animation, Green Screen Production, How to Make Your Own TV Show, and Learn to Podcast. Contact Ann Hammerle for more information.
 
 
 
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