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Upcoming Events

Thu Aug 21 @ 4:00PM -
HS Boys Soccer Scrimmage @ Woodstock
Tue Aug 26 @ 4:00PM -
HS Boys Soccer Scrimmage
Fri Aug 29 @ 8:00PM - 10:30PM
RA Fundraiser - Movie Night
Tue Sep 02 @ 6:30PM -
School Board Meeting
Thu Sep 18 @ 6:00PM - 09:30PM
RA - Homecoming Dance
Fri Oct 03
RA - Autumn Semi-Formal Dance
Sat Oct 04
RA - Autumn Semi-Formal Dance

Summer Reading

Reading during the summer is essential to maintain their reading progress and not fall behind. Fourth graders also have a "must read" book, Touch Blue. There is a bookmark and assignment for this book. Fifth grade students have a "must read" book, Wonder. There is also a bookmark, reading assignment and reading challenges.

Kindergarten through fourth grade students all have a summer reading activity card.

Students in Grades 7 -12 are required to read a self selected book, click here to download the summer reading assignments and requirements for grades 7-12. 

Please help us by making sure your child completes the assignment and returns their summer reading sheet to school in the fall.

There has been much research done on summer reading loss. Here are some of the powerful findings on the reading development of children and ways to help your children prevent a loss in reading achievement over the summer.

Summer vacations create on average an annual reading gap of about 3 months between children who read over the summer and those that do not.

A summer reading loss of 3 months accumulated over the elementary grades becomes a gap of 18 months by the end of 6th grade. These children will always be behind children who read over the summer. Children who read throughout the summer gain skills; can start the new school year with a better understanding of language and the world around them.

Children who read over the summer discover the joy of reading. The more they like to read, the more they will read. Children learn through a variety of activities, and almost everything we do presents an opportunity to read. Reading every day, even if it's for just a few minutes, improves children's ability to read and learn all year long.

(From Reading Rockets, excerpted from "Summertime Reading Adventures: A Guide For Parents." Reading is Fundamental, 2001)

 

Latest News

School Board Meeting

Agenda for School Board Meeting for August 5, 2014 5:30 p.m. District Office, Orford, NH. 

The School Board Meeting/Retreat scheduled for August 5, 2014 5:00 - 8:00 p.m. at Lake Morey Resort, Fairlee has been cancelled. The School Board will be holding their regular monthly meeting instead on that date (August 5th) at the District Office in Orford, NH, at 5:30 p.m.

 

Kindergarten Registration

If your child will be 5 years old on or before 8/31/14 and you have not yet registered, please call the school nearest you.

Samuel Morey Elementary School
802-333-9755

Westshire Elementary School
802-333-4668

 

Have a great Summer

On June 23rd, Students will be dismiss at 1:00 p.m. 
Rivendell Schools will start on August 25th.

Samuel Morey awarded a Zero Waste Grant

Samuel Morey Elementary School has been granted $1,704 for the purchase of reusable bowls, trays, plates, silverware, water bottles, and a magnetic trash can through the School Zero Waste Grant available through the Central Vermont Solid Waste Management District. The water bottles will be sold as a fund raiser in hopes of purchasing another water bottle refilling station. These purchases will cut down on the amount of waste being sent to the landfill, saving tax payer dollars by avoiding the purchase and disposal costs of disposable items.