PA News & Announcements

Public news and announcements from Peoples Academy.

Friday, October 28, 2016

Updates, Congrats & Survey

October 27, 2016 

Hello All, 

Please take a few moments to complete this brief survey about our educational system. This survey is designed to help us assess the level of awareness in the community regarding proficiency-based learning and personal learning plans (PLP - Wolf Tracks). We are working across Lamoille South Supervisory Union to develop a communications plan to get the word out on our progress on these two Act 77 initiatives. Your feedback will contribute to this plan and is much appreciated. 

Here is another link for the PBL Survey (EMUU version) -

Thanks to everyone who attended conferences. We had a great turnout and enjoyed the
opportunities to share the learning and classroom celebrations with you. If you missed them and still want to talk with teachers, please give the main office a call and we'll try to set up a time for you to speak with your child's teachers. 

Please visit our Haunted House Senior class fundraiser this Saturday at PA. The event takes place from 6-9pm. Families are welcome, but the 'scare factor' will likely be high, so I might think twice about bringing the little ones. Last year's event was quite a success and brought smiles and screams from all ages.

Congratulations to the PA Soccer teams who both won their first round playoff games this week. The boys will travel to Williamstown on Friday for a 3 pm quarter final game. The girls will travel across the valley to Stowe for their quarter final game on Saturday at 1 pm. We'd love to see you at the games in your green & gold. Go wolves!

Thank you, Phil

Phil Grant
Peoples Academy

Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Music Department Announcement

Dan Bruce, Music Director, is proud to announce that five students have been placed into the


The festival will be held at Plymouth State University in NH on Thursday, November 3rd at 7PM. Congratulations to: Andrew Bowen, Ethan LeVeille, Emily McCormack, Tyler shackett and Brandi Small!

Monday, October 24, 2016

Playoff Update

Hello all, 

We hope you had a fantastic extended weekend. Here at PA our athletes worked hard closing out their regular seasons and began preparing for the playoffs. We wanted to provide you with a quick update on where and when you can support our teams. 

Boys Soccer - We play Rivendell tomorrow in Orford, NH at 3pm. 

Girls Soccer - We host Rivendell at PA this Wednesday at 3pm. 
*Please park at the school and not on Elmore Street/ Route 12. It is illegal to park there and creates unnecessary challenges for our neighbors. Thanks for helping. 

Cross-Country teams - On November 5th our runners head to Thetford Academy for the annual XC Championships

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Please help us with your feedback

October 18, 2016 

Hello All, 

Please take a few moments to complete this brief survey about our educational system. This survey is designed to help us assess the level of awareness in the community regarding proficiency-based learning and personal learning plans (PLP - Wolf Tracks). We are working across Lamoille South Supervisory Union to develop a communications plan to get the word out on our progress on these two Act 77 initiatives. Your feedback will contribute to this plan and is much appreciated. 

Here is another link for the PBL Survey (EMUU version) -

Thank you, 

Phil Grant
Peoples Academy

College Admissions Visits Oct 28th-Nov 2nd

Friday, October 28th: 10:00 Marlboro College

Monday, October 31st: 9:00 St. Joseph College of Maine

Tuesday, November 1st: 9:15 Roger Williams University

Wednesday, November 2nd: 12:15 Merrimack College
                                              1:15 University of Maine, Farmington

Students should sign up in the guidance office and pick up a pass to present to classroom teacher.

Monday, October 17, 2016

PA Students Support Harwood

During the days since the tragic incident on I-89 that led to the loss of five local students, I've been impressed with our student's courage and efforts to support their neighboring peers. 

In the midst of the sorrow and shock of what occurred our students and staff exuded kindness, caring, and a willingness to be openly emotional and supportive. Many of our students stepped into new and vulnerable leadership roles. Our kids did some amazing outreach from simply signing 'open cards' for Harwood, to presenting banners & helping hands at the vigil, to WCAX capturing the 'HU Strong' arm bands that our boys soccer team designed and presented to Harwood players. As the Harwood men's soccer coach said, 'they showed a great deal of class'. This was not an accident. During the past years our community and school have all helped to raise, guide and nurture our students to this positive place. In my opinion, and that of others, our students made an important positive impact beyond our community in a profound way. While nothing will erase the sorrow we feel at what happened, I take comfort in knowing that our students stood up and helped. Thank you teachers, coaches, parents, guardians, and friends. 

We received numerous thoughts and thanks from individuals outside our community. The comment below captures the essence of them all. 

"I just wanted to send a note of gratitude to your athletes and coaches for coming to Harwood last night for our candlelight vigil. As a parent who knew the kids we lost this weekend, some for many years and adored and others I knew less well, it meant a lot to have such a widespread show of support. All of the athletes (and parents) I talked with went out of their way to mention how they were amazed, touched , and inspired by Peoples coming en masse. My son is on the JV soccer team and the example your students showed meant a lot to him.Thank you, thank you."

Harwood Parent, Fayston

PA Boys XC team at Saturday's Harwood Invitational - their hats read 'We Stand with Harwood' 

Please join us on Wednesday afternoon to welcome Harwood fans to our school. We would love to see everyone wearing gold/yellow to support both teams. We will also be sharing baked goods with Harwood fans at the boys 4pm soccer game. Feel free to bring some of your own special treats to share. There will be a donation bin at the Boosters Shed for the 'Five Families Fund'. 

Thursday, October 13, 2016

Yearbook Information

Meeting on Monday, October 17th at 2:45 in the computer lab for ANYONE interested in helping with the yearbook.


November 21st, 3:00 PM computer lab, there will be a meeting for seniors to learn how to design senior pages.

Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Senior Class Meeting

The first SENIOR CLASS MEETING of the year:
Friday, October 14th
11:37 to 12:07 (TA time)

Information about: Project Grad, yearbook, caps & gowns 

Friday, October 7, 2016

All School Trip

Successful All School Hike up Mt Elmore                                      10/7/16

PA students making waves at Elmore. (more photos below)

As the fog lifted and warm autumn sun pierced the cool morning air, PA students huddled into big yellow buses and rushed off to Mt. Elmore. Once at the park, with smiles and laughter abounding, we all set off to reach the summit, explore the woods, or complete a service project for the state park. By late morning, sweaty, dirty, a bit tired, but still smiling we gathered at the park picnic area for fun & games and a delicious meal prepared by our superb kitchen staff (Thank you Annalise & Becky!) With full bellies, we gathered in our Teacher Advisory groups (TA) and completed a series of critical and creative thinking initiatives and teamwork challenges. With happy hearts, new memories, and droopy eyes we reconvened in the big yellow buses and headed back down the hill.

Our trip to Mt. Elmore State Park was a fantastic success and another reason that PA is a great place to go to school. The trip helped us to strengthen our school culture, learn about each other, and take a moment to breathe in our beautiful state and local surroundings. We believe that activities and actions like our trip today have a huge impact toward creating and maintaining a very positive, supportive, and successful learning environment at PA. Thanks for your support and have a great weekend.

Thursday, October 6, 2016

Parent Portal Down for Planned Maintenance 10-7 to 10-9

This is to inform you that beginning Friday, October 7th at 7:00 p.m. until 12:00 p.m. on Sunday, Parent Portal will be down for planned maintenance.  Thank you for your patience.

Tuesday, October 4, 2016

Community Safety Announcement

Community Safety Announcement

Many of you have probably heard chatter about people dressed as clowns planning on doing harm to people in schools.  Law enforcement officials assure us that none of the threats to schools have been substantiated, including reports about incidents in Vermont schools.

We want to assure you that school district and Morristown Police Department (MPD) officials work closely together to ensure students are safe and to respond to potential disruptions to school operations, such as this sort of  hoax.

You can help by avoiding the spread of rumors on social media.  Report concerns about student or community safety directly to the Morristown Police and/or to your child's school.  Please also report any information about individuals who may be involved in this sort of threatening, disruptive behavior directly to MPD at 888-4211.

If your child has questions about this hoax, or is worried or feeling stressed about this or any other matter, please encourage them to reach out to their school counselor or any trusted adult at school.

We thank you for your assistance with preventing disruptions to student learning, as this sort of hoax can cause.

Makeup Picture Day

Makeup Picture Day for all three schools (PA, PAML, MES) has been scheduled!

Monday, October 17th
PA Auditorium
Starting around 9AM

MES students will go first starting at 9AM, then PAML and finally, PAHS. As a school is finished, office personnel will call students and staff to the auditorium as needed.


VSAC Financial Aid Night

VSAC Paying for College Night and FAFSA completion 
New for 2016 FAFSA: applications can be filed starting October 1, 2016. 

Attend a free Paying for College presentation at a local high school throughout the state this fall. 
All sessions are open to the public. Some Paying for College presentations may allow time to begin the FAFSA. Other schools may schedule a separate date for financial aid applications. If you can't attend the session at Peoples Academy on Thursday, October 6th 6:00pm (PA Library), consider attending one in a nearby community.
Topics include:
  • how to pay for college
  • what sort of aid is available to you
  • what forms you need to complete and when
  • how to compare college costs

Wednesday, October 5th, 5:30pm Hazen Union High School
Thursday, Oct 6th 6:00pm Peoples Academy (PA Library)
Thursday, Oct 13th 6:00pm. Lamoille Union High School
Thursday, November 10th 6:00pm (library) Stowe High School
Tuesday, November 15th 6:00pm (forms Night) Stowe High School

VSAC invites you to an informal workshop to fill out your FAFSA & Vermont grant forms, ask questions, and learn about the college financial aid process, including scholarships.
We will have internet access and plenty of time for questions and answers. Parents and students - complete a FSA ID prior to attending. Visit

All documentation that you bring will be confidential --- just for your use filling out the forms.

Gathering the Documents Needed to Apply
The FAFSA asks for information about you (your name, date of birth, address, etc.) and about your financial situation. Depending on your circumstances (for instance, whether you’re a U.S. citizen or what tax form you used), you might need the following information or documents as you fill out the FAFSA:
 Your Social Security number (it’s important that you enter it correctly on the FAFSA!)
 Your parents’ Social Security numbers if you are a dependent student
 Your driver’s license number if you have one
 Your Alien Registration number if you are not a U.S. citizen
 2015 federal tax information or tax returns including IRS W-2 information, for you and for your parents:
o IRS 1040, 1040A, 1040EZ
 Records of your untaxed income, such as child support received, interest income, and veterans noneducation benefits, for you, and for your parents
 Information on cash; savings and checking account balances; investments, including stocks and bonds and real estate, including the home in which you live; and business and farm assets for you, and for your parents
Keep these records! You may need them again. Do not mail your records to us.