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Wednesday, October 07, 2015


Upcoming Events

Wed Oct 07 @ 8:00AM - 05:00PM
JV Boys vs So.Royalton
Wed Oct 07 @ 4:00PM - 05:00PM
XC @ Rochester
Wed Oct 07 @ 5:00PM -
JV Boys vs So.Royalton
Thu Oct 08 @ 4:00PM -
Varsity Boys @ Sharon Academy
Thu Oct 08 @ 6:00PM - 08:00PM
VSAC - Paying for College Financial Aid Night
Fri Oct 09 @ 8:00AM - 03:00PM
SME School Hike
Fri Oct 09 @ 5:00PM -
JVB vs St Johnsbury Academy
Sat Oct 10 @ 3:00PM -
VB & VG vs South Royalton
Mon Oct 12
K-6 Inservice/ 7-12 Conferences
Mon Oct 12 @ 4:00PM - 05:00PM
VG @ Sharon Academy
Wed Oct 14 @ 4:00PM - 05:00PM
7/8 Boys and Girls @ Lisbon
Thu Oct 15 @ 4:00PM -
VB&VG vs Stratton Mountain
Fri Oct 16 @ 4:00PM -
JVB vs Whitcomb
Sat Oct 17 @10:00AM - 05:00PM
7/8 Girls & Lyme
Sat Oct 17 @11:15AM -
7/8 Boys & Lyme
Sat Oct 17 @ 1:00PM -
Varsity Boys @ Williamstown
Mon Oct 19 @ 3:45AM -
Negotiations Committee Meeting
Tue Nov 03 @ 6:30PM -
School Board Meeting
Fri Nov 06
K-6 Conferences/ 7-12 Inservice
Wed Nov 11
Veterans Day Observed

Dear Parents and Guardians,

As my sixth year as Superintendent of the Rivendell Interstate School District begins, I am pleased to offer a welcome for the 2015-16 school year. I look forward to seeing the effort, caring and commitment that all of our teachers, staff and administration will make on behalf of your child(ren).

Our teachers bring to Rivendell both education and life experiences that support a vital learning environment. I know our students are fortunate to have the varied educational opportunities our schools make available to them. With effective teaching and learning, they will flourish, grow, and develop a wider and deeper knowledge. Quality instruction will support our students as they meet and use their learning potential.

I also know that our partnership with parents is important. We will be most successful in knowing and understanding your child when we have positive and open communication with you. We will work hard to communicate effectively and we appreciate the support you give us.

Both New Hampshire and Vermont are facing education financial challenges. Rivendell will continue to be diligent in the budget development process in order to meet student needs in a cost effective manner. We recognize, although small schools have many advantages and strengths, the small number of students can at times be financially troublesome.

As your child enters school you will find new teachers in each location. We are excited to be able to once again recruit talented, interesting and enthusiastic educators. Although we will miss those who have moved on to other opportunities, we expect the connections and instruction provided to your child will continue to be positive.

If your child is entering preschool, I offer a special welcome, as this is an exciting timeeven though it may be a little scary. If your child is a senior, it can also be an exciting but potentially stressful and scary time as the next chapter of life comes close. Whatever age and grade, my hope is that teaching and learning will flourish and both parents and educators will look back on the year and see lots of successful experiences and growth.

Enjoy the year!
Brenda L. Needham



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Public Notice

Notice of Disposal per Policy E5 (School Property Disposition):
2007 Dodge Caravan will be available for purchase at Gray's Auction on October 24, 2015
$1,000 OBO

Public Notice

Board Committee Meeting Announcement
Negotiations Committee Meeting, Oct. 19, 2015 - 3:45pm, DO Conferenece Room, Orford, NH


#1: SCHOOL BASED CLINIC at the ACADEMY in the Multi Purpose Room
Thursday,  OCTOBER 29, 12:30-3pm
Forms will be mailed home on Oct. 3 – the form MUST be returned by Oct. 13
Parents are welcome to bring students age 5-10 during this time

Thursday,  OCTOBER 29, 4pm-7pm
Orford Congregational Church