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Practice your Chinese language skills!!

The 6th annual English Language Camp for visiting Chinese middle school students will be held at Leland and Gray this summer from Sunday, July 19 ‘til Thursday, July 30. Many host families and dozens of area students have participated in lots of fun events each year; picnics, marching in the Wardsboro July 4 Parade, square dances, language games, college visits, trips to the mall, hikes in the State Park, frolicking in the brook with Bruce Whitman and gondola rides to the top of Stratton are just a few of the activities that have taken place and are planned for this summer. Students in grades 7 -12 are invited to participate in the 11 days of fun-filled action as they become acquainted with their peers from the other side of the world.

Families who might be interested in hosting two boys or girls for the 11 days are encouraged to email or call Tom Connor, Camp Director, for details.

  • Each family will receive a stipend of $400 for hosting two students;
  • Breakfast and lunch is available at no charge through the summer food program at the high school;
  • Classes run from 9 until 3 each weekday
  • Students and families invited to participate in most camp activities.

Tom’s contact information: tconnor@lelandandgray.org or call: 874-4266


chinese-summer-camp-2015July 4, 2014 Wardsboro Parade First Place Contingent

LELAND AND GRAY HIGH SCHOOL HOSTS ARTIST KATE GRIDLEY

Noted portrait artist Kate Gridley, whose exhibit “Passing Through: Portraits of Emerging Adults” recently appeared at the Brattleboro Museum and Art Center, will talk about her exhibit and show slides at Leland and Gray High School in Townshend on Monday, May 4th at 6.30 pm. Students from The Compass School and Leland and Gray High School will join the artist to share their own emerging voice pieces much as the young adults Gridley painted did.

Gridley’s portraits of 17 young adults accompanied by their words has traveled throughout New England and has spawned an entire curriculum aimed at giving voice to people between the ages of 15 and 25. The six students joining her are budding poets who worked with local author Elayne Clift in preparing for this event.

Known for her insights into human character, the quality of light in her work, and her painting technique Gridley, who studied in Italy, lives in Middlebury, Vt.

“I see a world in which emerging adults who are between adolescence and full fledged adulthood, from all walks of life, are recognized, honored and supported to fulfill their human potential. The portraits mark moments in which my subjects transition to realizing their selves and claim their voices,” Gridley says.

This event is open to the public. There is a suggested donation of $5.00 to cover costs.

Last Days of School for 2014-15

How can only six weeks of classes remain for the 2014-15 school year? Winter is so long in leaving, we thought summer had gone on break! Yet it’s true, the end-point of this exciting school year of learning activities, awards, collaborations and competitions is within sight. Here are the remaining important dates of the school year:
 
graduation-capScience NECAP Testing: Tues, Wednesday, and Thursday, May 12-14

High School Prom: Saturday, May 16
 
Last day of classes: Monday, June 15
Final exams: Tuesday – Wednesday, June 16-17
Exam makeup day: Thursday, June 18
Teacher in-service: Friday, June 19
Class Night: Friday, June 19
Commencement: Saturday, June 20

...and Starting Dates for Fall 2015 

First Day of School for 7th Graders: Wednesday, August 26
School for All Students: Thursday, August 27

Art Department News

coreynartaward2015Corey Nystrom, class of '15, won two top awards this year for his drawings at the annual Student Art Month Art Show sponsored by the Arts Council of Windham County. Corey received Best in Show/Drawing for his portrait titled, Malaysian Boy. The Arts Council also honors students with a People's Choice Award determined by votes from the public at each of the exhibit sites. His drawing received the award - Most Votes for One Piece of Art/2D. Congratulations Corey!

 

Goddard to Play Basketball in Italy


By Shane Covey
scovey@reformer.com
@ShaneCovey on Twitter

Ashley-GoddardBRATTLEBORO >> It often seemed like Ashley Goddard had an “S” on her chest when she was smashing home runs, booting soccer balls long distances and draining 3-pointers while playing for varsity teams at Leland & Gray.

This summer, fans will be able to see the letters “USA” across the front of her jersey.

Goddard, of Jamaica, recently accepted an invitation to be part of the American Council for International Study’s American Basketball Team and to represent the red, white and blue in Italy for one week this summer.

Aside from playing doubleheaders against teams from Milan and Florence, Goddard’s group will visit Lake Maggiore, tour the Colosseum in Rome and explore the Trevi Fountain. The experience will go from July 13-21.

“We are very proud of Ashley and for all her hard work,” said Ashley’s mother, Duffy Chapin.