From the Principal

Reminder that there is NO SCHOOL TOMORROW, Friday, November 9th for Veterans Day.

Reminder that the 6TH Annual Grandparents Thanksgiving Luncheon is Wednesday, November 14th!

Please note Menu change:  The November menu shows the Thanksgiving Lunch on Friday the 16th.  The Thanksgiving Lunch is the 14th.  The 16th will be Chicken Alfredo or Tuna Salad Sandwich. 

Archery Unit in the Woods.

The 6th grade finished their archery unit with a six-station walk through course in the woods behind HPES.  Each station had a different distance and degree of difficulty from the shooting line to the target.  Students used a combination of recurve and compound bows.  Pics on back!

Annual Ghost Walk

In spite of the rain, PK-6 students donned their costumes and paraded through town.  The local businesses, neighbors and families line the streets to see this event every year on Halloween.


Meadow Farms Fundraiser

The Meadow Farms Chocolate Fundraiser orders are due Monday, November 12th.  Any questions please contact Yvonne Heath at 521-5400.

Basketball Signups

The highlight of my month was to attend the Rowland Foundation Conference that focused on “Transform(ing) Equity Ideas into Effective Action”.

Every principal, many central office administration and middle and high school teachers had the opportunity to attend this powerful and inspiring conference.  Ruha Benjamin, the keynote speaker and workshop leader, provided an opportunity for us to examine our own beliefs systems and to better understand the role of the leader to impact positive change within our school system.  My biggest “take away” was summarized in a quote from Ruha, “Knowledge has to go hand in hand with courage”.  We are fortunate that the leadership of LNSD is provided opportunities to gain knowledge and to be courageous as we strive to meet the needs of all students.

Basketball Signups

K-6 Basketball Player, Parent, and Coach meeting will be held TONIGHT, Thursday, November 8th in the HPES gym at 6pm.  This will provide an opportunity to register your child(ren) and get practice and game information, as well as meet your coaches.  Please contact Shawn Clough at sclough@hpes.org or 521-5426 for more information.

Lamoille Union Musical


Lamoille Union will present the fall musical The Wizard of Oz on November 8th, 9th, and 10th at the school auditorium on Route 15 in Hyde Park.

Hyde Park graduate Kenny Grenier is the show's Artistic Director, along with Co-Director/Choreographer Nichole Lefaivre-Damon.  Katie Mathison-Regan stars as Dorothy, Alex Squires is the Tinman, and Tara Bleuter plays Glinda.  Carson Ring has many featured roles, including Hickory the Kansas Farmhand.  Olive Grove-Griffith, Sophia Giard, Bian Leon, Kaitlyn Griffin, Madison Perham, Mai Lyon, Nico Lopez, Ruby Perham, and Olivia Hale sing and dance as part of the ensemble.  Chloe Koch is a stage manager.

The Wizard of Oz closely follows the storyline of the iconic 1939 movie starring Judy Garland.  A tornado sweeps Dorothy Gale from her Kansas home to the Land of Oz, where she is greeted and hailed by Glinda, the Good Witch of the North, and dozens of Munchkins.  She teams up with Scarecrow, Tinman, and Cowardly Lion to defeat the Wicked Witch of the West and magically return home to Kansas.

This show is fully G-rated and suitable for small children, teens, parents, grandparents, and everyone.  Just follow the yellow brick road to Lamoille Union High School.

Show times are 7 PM on November 8th, 9th, and 10th.  There is also a 2 PM performance on Saturday, November 10th.  Tickets are $9 for adults, and $7 for students and seniors 60+.  They are available either in the school offices, or at the door.

Craft and Vendor Show

The Lamoille Union Middle School is hosting their 5th annual Craft and Vendor Show on Saturday, November 10th from 10am to 3pm at LUMS in the middle and high school gyms.  We are expecting 60+ vendors, there will be a concession stand, a bake sale and a tea cup auction.  Save the date and start your holiday shopping at LUMS!  This is a fundraiser for the 8th grade trip to NYC at the end of the school year.  Check out the event on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/320948595304569.

JES Annual Holiday Craft Fair

Johnson Elementary School will be hosting their Annual Holiday Craft Fair on Saturday, December 1st from 9:00am-4:00pm.  Over 40 vendors, a raffle, Santa and more!


Basketball Meeting – HPES Gym

     Thursday, November 8th  6:00 pm

NO SCHOOL – Veterans Day

     Friday, November 9th

Grandparents’ Thanksgiving Lunch

     Wednesday, November 14th

NO SCHOOL – Thanksgiving Break

     November 21-23

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