Defining Student Success Survey

The HPES board seeks community input as we prepare to both expand and refine our policies on student outcomes.  We recently held a board retreat to reflect carefully upon student success. How specifically do we define success?  What skills, habits and attributes will be present in a well-educated student as s/he moves on to the next level of education?  These are the questions we discussed, and now invite you to weigh in on.   Please reflect on the following three themes, and then click the link at the bottom to share your thoughts with the board.

1.  Students will meet or exceed defined expectations in core (reading, writing, math, science, social studies, etc.) subjects, as demonstrated within a variety of interdisciplinary, instructional themes including:

·  Community

·  Global Awareness

·  Environmental Sustainability

·  Financial Literacy

·  Civics

·  Health and Wellness

·  Performing and Fine Arts

2. Students will develop attributes for life-long learning through:

·  Creativity and innovation

·  Critical thinking and problem-solving

·  Communication and collaboration

3.  Students will develop the skills and habits of mind necessary for success both in and out of school:

·  Flexibility and adaptability

·  Initiative and self-direction

·  Social and cross-cultural sensitivity

·  Productive and accountability

·  Leadership and responsibility

·  Use of information, media and technology skills

To share your thoughts with the board, please click here.

Thank you!

 The HPES Board of Directors


Sundog Poetry Camps

Vermont's fastest growing arts organization, Sundog Poetry Center, is now offering two summer camps for kids!  Both camps are offered at our site in Jeffersonville.  For more information about Sundog Poetry and/or to register, please visit  Each camp is $225 per child.  Limited scholarships are available. 

Nature Poetry Camp:  June 22-26, for 10-11 year olds.  Youngsters walk the nature trails, explore the woods, observe the wetland birds and animals from a lookout platform, learn the names of the sheep, read, write, discuss poetry, and make their own journals under the guidance of a Master’s level teacher.  Limited to 5 participants. 

A Taste of Poetry Camp:  August 3–7, for 10-12 year olds.  Participants join two teacher-poets in making delicious lunches from scratch, eating them, and writing poetry filled with the senses.  From the silly to the serious, kids will learn new forms, try new foods, and revisit old favorites in a new way – and have a whole lot of fun while exploring food and poetry together.  Limited to 10 participants.

What's Happening In Class?
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