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The 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.

SBAC Website Newsletter

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"A project to remember Thank you "

Alternative Route's Visit to BCEMS Video on Youtube

"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 
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Over the month of April, 475 student paintings will be hanging downtown in merchant windows to celebrate spring, our school and community. Our wonderful downtown merchants are supporting our school by displaying a painting for every K-4 student at BCEMS. Thank you to these businesses who have graciously offered their space and support: Next Chapter Bookstore, Downtown Styles, Aubuchon Hardware, The Quarry, Espresso Bueno, Boisvert's Shoe, Copy World, Wobby's Jewelry, Nelson's Ace Hardware, Community National Bank, Kay's Bridal, New Twist Boutique, Morse Block Deli, Bob's Camera, Exile, Coins & Hobbies, Paige & Campbell, Barre Paint and Paper, Divine Design, Northfield Savings, BK Software,BCK Real Estate, P & S Furniture, Lenny's Outlet, Delicate Decadence, 2 Loco Guys and City Hall. A special thank you goes out to L.Brown and Sons who donated the paper to mat the student work!  


APR. 20 -APR. 24 April Vacation


APR. 27 School Resumes


APR. 28-APR. 30 SBAC Exam in Math for Grades 3 & 4


MAY 5 -MAY 7 SBAC Exam in Math for Grades 7 & 8


MAY 28 Step-Up Night Spaulding High School Auditorium 5:30-7:15

 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.
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All children and youths, ages 0-21 years who are residents of the Barre Supervisory Union, are eligible to receive an appropriate education at public expense, regardless of any handicaps they may have.  The Barre Public School System may be unaware of all resident children and youths with disabilities.   If you know of a child who may be eligible for special education services and is not in school or otherwise being educated at public expense, please notify the school system by calling or writing to:

Donald E. McMahon

Director of Special Services

Barre Supervisory Union #61

120 Ayers St., Barre, VT  05641


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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

Jessica Vest

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Barre Town Middle School

Kim Benson

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Spaulding High School

Christel Cross

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Barre Technical Center

Leslie Babic

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50 Parkside Terrace

Barre, VT 05641

(PH) 802-476-6541

(Fax) 802-476-1492


"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!