For all parents and guardians with students grade 7-12 interested in participating in Co-curricular activities at L&G during the 2016-2017 school year!
Where: L&G Gym
When: Monday August 29th
First Annual Literacy Festival:
Friday, September 2nd from 1:35 to 2:35
On Friday, September 2nd, the Leland and Gray Community will have its first annual Literacy Festival. At the end of the second full day of school, students and adults will get into groups based on the book they read over the summer. In a relaxed environment, students discuss their books and get to hear from adults and peers who they may not normally interact with.
The Literacy Festival sprang from the English department's desire to make our summer reading program both more accessible and more challenging. Previously, students were assigned the same book, based on grade level. With the new program, students choose from a list of diverse books. Teachers and other staff also choose books, so that a student may end up discussing a classic novel with a science teacher, or a sci-fi book with their Spanish teacher. In addition to promoting literacy throughout the Leland and Gray community, we're also looking forward to having a relaxing and fun end to the first few days of school! Please email Sarah Birgé, Literacy Coach, at email@example.com if you have any questions
Chromebook Adoption Evening
Greetings Parents and Students,
For the 7th - 10th grades, we are having a Chromebook Adoption evening on
August 30th, 2016 from 6pm to 7pm in the Main Gym.
If you would like to be ready for school on the first day, please come to our adoption evening with your pledge page signed (Third page of the Chromebook expectations packet). We will go over the important points of the expectations and answer any questions you might have concerning the Chromebooks.
This year we are allowing every student to take these machines home. The Chromebook Project will help students enhance their learning and learn new technology tools. You can support your children by asking them questions about their Chromebook usage and, if possible, having them teach you what they have learned. You can also support them by reinforcing the rules for care and usage. Thank you for participating in this pilot project with us.
Please save the date and come adopt your Chromebook!
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Click here for the on-line registration form ->>> RTU Stratton Registration: Leland & Gray 2016-17
This opportunity came to us when our school's Varsity Girls Basketball coach, Terry Merrow, called us with a chance to travel to London, England and play basketball with a group of girls from around Vermont. Some of our America's Team teammates are rivals in basketball but we have put that behind us and started a great friendship. Our team of eight has met a couple of times to practice and scrimmage other local teams to get comfortable playing with each other. In mid-May we held a big fundraiser, at the West Rutland High School, that consisted of taking 100 free throws each and earning money per shot made. A huge thank you goes out to those that have donated and supported us to help us get to London.
The countdown has brought us to 1 day until we get on a plane and leave for London. We will be catching a plane at 7:30pm in Boston and arriving in London at 7:30am, which means it feels like 2am for us. Despite the lack of sleep, we will start our adventure Wednesday morning.
We will try and keep you all updated every day to share our stories and adventures in England, keep in touch!
-Caroline Tietz and Jessie Stockwell