PA News & Announcements

Public news and announcements from Peoples Academy.

Friday, May 19, 2017

Spring Service Day at Peoples Acedemy

Today at PA students in all grades set out on foot to help local businesses, organizations, and with community endeavors. The group pictured above helped Water & Light clean up Clark Park. Other students helped local establishments, such as the Congregational Church, the Morristown Library, the Bike Exchange, MACC, and the teen center. Some students visited with seniors at the Manor, helped prepare food for Meals on Wheels, read to elementary school children, and planted more than 50 trees at the Oxbow. Lots of work was done in the rain to help clean up, spruce up, and fix up parts of town and the school campus. The service was organized and planned by NHS students and concluded with some fun student-led activities at school. Students felt great to be giving back; one student said, "thank you for letting me do service today, it feels so good."

Preparing and delivery baked goods to local business as a thank you for their help to us. 

Planting at The Oxbow.

Visiting with seniors at the Manor.

Mulching and raking at various local playgrounds. 

Prepping at Meals on Wheels.

More clean up at the Oxbow. 
Greening up.

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Bus Announcement


We wanted to inform you that Lamoille Valley Transportation is in the process of updating their fleet of buses. They recently purchased three new buses that are now in use on some routes. These buses have seat belts. Students will be informed and trained on proper use and expectations. During this transition, please encourage your children to use the seat belts and follow procedures. Please call us if you have questions.  Thank you for your support and understanding.

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

In a joint meeting with the Stowe School Board and the Lamoille South Supervisory Union, the Elmore-Morristown Unified Union (EMUU) interviewed Peter Clarke, a consultant who specializes in Act 46. After discussion, the Stowe and EMUU boards voted to hire Mr. Clarke to help structure the process of our Act 46 study and response.

The boards added two new meetings to discuss Act 46. The next three Act 46 meetings are:
  • May 31. 6:00 PM, Morristown Elementary School
  • July 10, 6:00 PM, Stowe Elementary School
  • August 16, 6:00 PM, Morristown Elementary School

Sunday, May 7, 2017

Lots to Celebrate....and let's do it safely

We have entered that time of year when lots of celebrating and exhibition of work occurs. Last week (and continuing through the end of May) our art students opened an exhibition at Helen Day Art Center in Stowe. AP students are wrapping up testing and the PA Dance Team will provide a fun and exciting year end show this Friday in the PA Auditorium at 7pm. And, there is lots more to come.

Starting with Prom this weekend some of those big and traditional celebrations begin. Soon, there will be the alumni banquet, clubs and sports year end parties, and, of course, the biggest of them all, Graduation. Our community certainly should celebrate the amazing work of our students and the this important time in life of our seniors. Congratulations!

We would like to ask for your help in ensuring that your student’s parties, prom, graduation and other end of the year festivities are memorable and safe. Please join us in making every effort to prevent alcohol or other drug use.

Young people risk health related, and potentially fatal, consequences when they drink alcohol. These risks increase when alcohol is mixed with prescription or over the counter medication and/or illicit drugs. There are also legal consequences for persons under 21 years who possess alcohol with the intent to consume or who use a drivers’ license as false proof to purchase alcohol. It is important to remember that it is against the law to host a gathering where alcohol is consumed by minors.

Alcohol and other drugs, such as marijuana, over-the-counter, and prescription drugs, impair judgment, perception and motor coordination skills. Youth often underestimate the impact that drugs, especially marijuana, have on driving. Marijuana impairs vision, distorts perception of time and space, inhibits reflexes, and may cause drowsiness. These effects are especially frightening when we take into account a teenager’s inexperience behind the wheel.

In order to provide a safe environment for your children during year-end events, but also year-round, consider the following strategies:

1. Talk about expectations around alcohol and other drugs

2. Monitor your teen
3. Spread the word and make connections with other parents

4. Know the warning signs of a problem

Learn more about these strategies and how to take action from ParentUp (, an initiative of the Vermont Department of Health.
The truth is no matter how much we support or shelter our children, they will face situations and stresses that can open the door to substance abuse and other serious issues. While students may complain about our concern and vigilance, studies show that the key reason kids give for not drinking is that they don’t want to disappoint their parents. The truth is that children care deeply about their parents’ opinions—even if they don’t show it directly.

Thank you for your anticipated assistance and cooperation.  If you hear of an underage party you can help keep area students safe by reporting it directly to your local police department or to the Vermont State Police Anonymous Tip line: or text “CRIMES” (274637) to Keyword: VTIPS.

Peoples Academy Administration and Staff
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Thursday, May 4, 2017

Tuesday, May 2, 2017

Senior Class Meeting

Friday, May 5th
11:34 AM
Long agenda including class trip, project graduation and much more!

Last Chapel & Graduation Date

June 15th will be a busy day for seniors!

Last Chapel will be held at 8:30 AM and Commencement at 7:00 PM that evening.

Please join us as we send the seniors off on their next adventure.