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"I love when a good idea grows and turns into something greater, taking on a life of its own. 

When like-minded people find ways to contribute and turn that idea into action, beautiful things happen." (Mark Kalat) 


2015 Upcoming Events    




JAN. 26             Curriculum Committee Meeting   Conference Room 5:00 

January 31       Everybody Wins! Vermont 2015 Read-A-Thon January 31, 2015. 1-3:30 pm. National Life Group cafeteria, 1 National Life Drive, Montpelier. FREE Family Event: 10th Annual Everybody Wins! Vermont Read-A-Thon celebrates reading, community, and mentoring. Hundreds of books to read! Cookies and milk! Music by Jon Gailmor! Prizes from Bear Pond Books! Every kid receives a free book. For more information: 229-2665.

February 13     NAEP (National Assessment of Educational Progress) will be given to all of our 4th and 8th grade students on Friday, February 13The 4th grade assessment will begin at 9:00 and end at approximately 10:30.  The 8th grade assessment will begin at 12:15 and end at approximately 1:45.  The test lasts about 90 minutes.  NAEP sends proctors who will administer the test.  Teachers are expected to remain in their rooms to help with both student management and general supervision.
In the event of a school delay or cancellation on February 13, either Tuesday, February 17 or Thursday, February 19 will be the "snow" make-up days.  The testing times would remain the same.
 Special educators are coordinating accommodations and separate testing sites whenever needed.
Students who arrive after the testing has begun will report to the office and be directed to spend the assessment time reading quietly or studying in the library.  Many thanks!

February 22, Sunday     Barre Figure Skating Club presents: GREASE         6:00 P.M.      B.O.R. ICE RINK
TICKETS $5.00 / Age 10 and under free  Grease Flyer

March 11-April 15          Barre City Elementary & Middle School and the Parent Teacher Organization/PTO are hosting Vicki Hoefle and her Parenting on Track classesClasses Wed 6-8pm     Registration and information for the class is located at her site:   She is the  author of "Duct Tape Parenting: A Less  Is More Approach to Raising Respectful, Responsible, and Resilient Kids" 


Vermont Agency of Education Smarter Balanced Assessment Portal site for Students & FamiliesThe Vermont Agency of Education has just opened its Smarter Balanced Assessment Portal site for Students & Families.  This site provides information, resources, and links to the SBAC Practice and Training Tests.  Please feel free to explore this site to become more familiar with the Smarter Balanced Assessments.
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Fuel Up to Play 60 is a program founded by the National Dairy Council and NFL, in collaboration with USDA, that empowers students to take charge in making small, everyday changes at school. Students can win cool prizes, like an NFL player visit or Super Bowl tickets, for choosing good-for-you foods and getting active for at least 60 minutes every day. We want kids to make a difference not only in their lives, but also their community.
Important Parent Information

Parent/Student Handbook 2014-2015

Infinite Campus Parent and Student Portal

Supplemental Educational Services Letter January 9, 2015

2014-2015 Supplemental Educational Services 

2014-2015 Supplemental Approved Provider List for 2014-2015 (Amend 8/28/14)

SES Letter to Parents-Sept 12, 2014

Vermont State Board of Education Statement and Resolution on Assessment and Accountability-08-19-2014

Rebecca Holcombe, Secretary of Education Letter to Parents and Caregivers-

"Vermont's Committment to Continuous Improvement"

Parental Placement Form 


Parents and Guardians of Grade 5-12 Barre SU Students:

Sign up for an Infinite Campus Portal Account!

1) Contact the person listed below at your school.

2) Provide your name and email, and your students' name(s)

3) They will send you the information to set up your account.

If you have students in more than one school, you only need to contact one school and provide all information


Contact Person



Barre City Middle School

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Barre Town Middle School

Kim Benson

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Spaulding High School

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Barre Technical Center

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"Doing Whatever It Takes to Ensure Success for Every Child"

Having the opportunity to work with your children is a pleasure and a privilege.  

We feel fortunate to be able to work in such a supportive community!