Music teachers from Maple Run Unified School District have created virtual music ensembles through remote learning activities in an effort to engage students and make music for all to enjoy. Alex Charpentier, MRUSD Orchestra Director and Armand Messier, Choral Director, at BFA organized and coached students in their respective ensembles to make performance recordings. Orchestra students from across all schools in the district (as well as additional students from the neighboring Missisquoi Valley School District) recorded the Finale to “Orpheus In The Underworld,” composed by J. Offenbach. Students from BFA Chorus classes recorded, “We Are The World,” written by L. Richie and M. Jackson. Both teachers independently collated their student’s recordings and created virtual ensembles through a combination of audio mixing and video editing. Mr. Charpentier and Mr. Messier are thankful to all the students from the district who voluntarily participated by sending video and audio recordings. Without their students’ hard work and dedication, these projects would not have come to fruition. In addition, Mr. Messier would like to thank all who sent in additional photographs for “We Are The World.” These photographs help illustrate this project which aids in telling our local story. Mr. Messier states, “Every person pictured in ‘We Are The World’ has a connection to our community, many dear to us personally.” Finally, kudos to Alex and Armand for their work and dedication to their students. Both videos are examples of the creativity of our teachers during these unprecedented times. https://youtu.be/udVU_6-y7gk https://youtu.be/9T7BR8Tievs
This year’s last day of school for Maple Run Unified School District for students will be June 15. The last day for teachers will be June 18.
Please see the linked food shelf poster here: https://5il.co/fo52 Donating is as easy as clicking the embedded link on the poster.
Here is a link to a letter from Dr. Dirth with information about some of our plans for remote learning: https://5il.co/eqa1
If you haven't had a chance to see this wonderful video put together by BFA take a few minutes to watch, it's heartwarming. https://youtu.be/5_Iqjzi-4QI
There has been a surge of phishing scams wherein cyber criminals are posing as health organizations. These emails may contain malicious attachments or links, claiming to contain information related to COVID-19. For details: http://www.maplerun.org/article/212462?org=mrusd
I have posted a letter from the Maple Run Special Education Director since not all students were in school today here:https://5il.co/dtq9
Here's a link to a Channel 22 story on Inclusion Day. Worth a watch. Enjoy https://www.mychamplainvalley.com/video/spread-the-word-day-promotes-inclusion-for-people-with-disabilities/4378515/
I have linked here a letter from Kevin Dirth, Superinendent of Schools addressing the COVID-19 Virus with what we know to date and how your school district is staying up-to-date. Read it here: https://5il.co/dfxk
There will be a 2-hour delay for schools today, January 22. Due to the weather all schools in the Maple Run Unified School District will be on 2-hour delay today. This includes BFA St. Albans, NWTC, SATEC, SACS, Fairfield, and all pre-school and Kindergarten programs.
Maple Run Unified School Board meets tonight at SACS. Find the agenda here: https://5il.co/5xmn. Join us!
A tweet from Secretary of Education, Dan French (@danfrench) Very inspired by the Maple Run Speak Chorus. Great ending for a #vted SBOE meeting. pic.twitter.com/TCHXrD2bRE
Thanks to SATEC Administrators for preparing a grief support page after this week's tragic loss. It is geared to their parents, but the info great for everyone with children dealing with grief. It can be found here: http://www.maplerun.org/o/satec/page/grief-support
Maple Run Speak Chorus performed for the VT Dept of Ed Board Meeting. Check it out here: https://youtu.be/JNl8pAih5-0
The Maple Run School Board meets tonight at Northwest Technical Center at 6 PM. Find the agenda here: http://5il.co/5hz0 Hope you join us!
“Nobody will ever deprive the American people of the right to vote except the American people themselves and the only way they could do this is by not voting.” -Franklin D. Roosevelt
Halloween Joke of the Day How did the skeleton know it was going to rain? He could feel it in his bones.
Halloween Joke of the Day Why does everyone hate Dracula? He has a BAT temper.
BFA students 18 before November 6, 2018 can register to vote in the mid-term election. Volunteers will be by the cafeteria on 10/31 - 11 - 1 to help with voter registration. A valid Vermont driver’s license, or the last four digits of your social security number is needed.
Halloween Joke of the Day What kind of candy do vampires like best? Suckers!
Halloween Joke of the Day What holiday is after Halloween on Dracula’s calendar? Fangs-giving.
Halloween Joke of the Day Knock Knock! (who’s there?) Boo! (Boo who?) Gee, you don’t have to cry about it!
Halloween Joke of the Day What should you do if you see a monster on Halloween? Hope that the monster doesn’t see you!
Halloween Joke of the Day What should you do if your Jack-o-Lantern falls off the front porch? Put on a pumpkin patch!
Halloween Joke of the Day Why do mummies have trouble keeping friends? They’re so wrapped up in themselves.
Halloween Joke of the Day What did the mother ghost say to her children ghosts in the car? Fasten your sheet belts.
Halloween Joke of the Day Why don’t skeletons go to scary movies? They don’t have the guts.
Halloween Joke of the Day What do you get when you cross Bambi with a ghost? Bamboo!
Halloween Joke of the Day What does a vampire never order at a restaurant? A stake sandwich.
Halloween Joke of the Day What do you get if you divide the circumference of a Jack-o-Lantern by its diameter? Pumpkin Pi (π).
There was an event on Diamond St. this morning that involved an active shooter. The Schools were notified by the St. Albans Police to implement Secure the Schools. There was no threat to the schools. Normal activity was restored in 45 minutes.
MRUSD Board meets Wednesday July 18, at 6pm at Central Office - 28 Catherine St. Join US!
Stewardship Day at SACS -- Enjoy the updated This Land is Your Land video here: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1z5gv_dlyFEpFhNYHlSKS0oA_EXCCtx2x/view?ts=5b17efde
SATEC's Chorus Concert is tomorrow, 5/31 at 7pm. Attend and enjoy!
Students return safely to BFA after Police clear the building. Classes will resume as usual.
BFA Bomb Threat, PD taking seriously but don't believe it is credible. Evacuated students to Taylor Park for search of school. Watch for further details.
The MRUSD Board meets tonight at Central Office. Join us t olearn more about your school district! Tonight's Agenda is posted at: Agenda
MRUSD School Board meeting tonight, 6 pm at BFA Library. Join us!
Chief Taylor is meeting with Administrators to announce a SURVIVermont! presentation on Wed. March 14 at St. Albans City Hall at 6 PM. Learn about school safety training. All are welcome.
A message from BFA Due to recent school safety events, an informational session will be held on Monday 3/12 at 6:00 PM in BFA Library. Questions about school emergency guidelines will be answered.
MRUSD Budget Info Hearing Tonight - 6 pm at Central Office, 28 Catherine St. Check out the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) sheet.
Armand Messier's BFA Chamber Singers entertained Kathy Finck and the Central Office Staff. How Wonderful!
Here's a link to a WCAX clip on How school district consolidations affect the schools. http://www.wcax.com/video?vid=...
The Maple Run Board Meeting originally scheduled for tonight has been cancelled due to weather forecast.
Due to the winter storm warning, All schools in the Maple Run Unified School District will be closed tomorrow, Wednesday February 7th. This includes Bellows Free Academy St. Albans, Northwest Technical Center, St. Albans Town Educational Center, St. Albans City School, Fairfield Center School, and all pre-school and Kindergarten programs. The Maple Run School Board Meeting tomorrow evening will also be canceled.
MRUSD Board meeting is scheduled for 6:00 Wednesday, 2/7 at Central Office. The agenda is posted here: Agenda
Maple Run's Annual Report has been posted here: http://5il.co/2qsn. Anyone who looked at it prior to Monday Feb 5. should know that there has been a correction on page 29.
BFA Teacher named VEHI PATH Rockstar! Nominated by BFA Wellness Leader, Lynn Bouchard, Jim Naylor is deemed a wellness Rockstart - see more in "news".
This message from Superintendent Kevin Dirth is to notify you that due to high winds, downed trees and power outages, police have recommended that schools be closed today. All schools in the Maple Run Unified School District are closed today, Monday October 30. This includes Bellows Free Academy St. Albans, Northwest Technical Center, St. Albans Town Educational Center, St. Albans City School, Fairfield Center School, and all pre-school and Kindergarten programs.
Join us at the MRUSD Board Meeting tonight – 6 p.m. hosted by Northwest Technical Center. The meeting will be held in the medical professions classroom. Arrive by 5:45 and enjoy some refreshments prepared by the Culinary Arts students.
Central Office Street Construction in full swing. If stopping in park out back and use side door.
Road Construction Continues on Catherine St. When visiting Central Office please use side door.
Join us at the 6:00 MRUSD Board Meeting Wednesday September 6 at Collins Perley Sports Complex.
Need summer meals for your children? Check out this link to find summer meal providers near you! https://www.fns.usda.gov/summerfoodrocks
Don't miss our special board meeting tonight at SATEC beginning at 6pm. We will be celebrating our local school boards!