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Tuesday, October 24, 2017

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VISIONS/AfterSchool

Community Service

Community service is very important to all of us at Rivendell. We ask students to take part in atleast one workshop during the year (one hour a week) to help the people and places around our towns. Please encourage your child to share with the Rivendell community.

Got Talent?

We have many opportunities in VISIONS for families and community members. If you have a hobby or talent and would like to share it with our students, please contact us. We welcome all support. Together we can help our children become knowledgeable 21st Century learners and good citizens in our community.

VISIONS afterschool programs at Rivendell are funded primarily by a 21st Century Community Learning Center Grant received in 2004. We run programs at Westshire for Grades K-4 and at Samuel Morey for grades K-2 and 3-6. SME students in grades K-2 and 3-6 are welcome, Monday through Wednesday from 3:00 – 5:30  and Thursday from 1:45-5:30. WES students in grades K-4 are welcome, Monday through Wednesday from 3:00 – 5:30  and Thursday from 1:45-5:30. 

VISIONS provides a safe, supervised, nurturing space for students where they can get support completing homework, and have the opportunity to socialize with friends as they participate in a range of fun activities.

At all sites, the programs include a snack and stretch break, supervised homework time, and fun opportunities to learn new skills, explore hobbies and crafts, and engage in recreational activities. Community instructors and volunteers teach hobbies and skills such as cooking, Spanish culture, woodworking, puppetry, gardening, and Junior Achievement. Other classes led by school staff include knitting, first aid/CPR, mountain biking, theater, video-making, newspaper/publishing, French, Outdoor Explorers, and more! Each campus has a Site Coordinator, and several paid Program Assistants. Special events, such as field trips to the Vermont Institute of Natural Science, local farms, and swimming are also arranged.

Students are welcome to attend 1 day a week, or every day, according to their interests and needs. A late bus is available to help with student transportation.  

VISIONS' SummerScapes Named one of six Outstanding Summer Programs

The Vermont Center for Afterschool Excellence chose VISIONS' SummerScapes as one of six outstanding summer programs to highlight at the Afterschool and Summer Learning Day (Legislative Day) in February. We are featured in both a video as well as in literature that will be available to legislators. February 27th VISIONS former Director, Nicole Randall, has been specifically invited to the event at Capitol Plaza in Montpelier, along with two students who have both participated in VISIONS during the school year and SummerScapes.

Click here to see a video where students describe the Rivendell VISIONS Program

On December 13, 2011, the VISIONS Afterschool Program hosted a site visit from the State of Vermont 21st Century team. They spent the day talking to staff, students and administrators about VISIONS, and used the afternoon to visit our three afterschool programs. We received very high marks for the programming we provide our students. They were impressed with our staff and inspired by our kids. We were highly commended for our structure and organization at all three sites. They said we have set the bar “very high” and are doing an outstanding job serving families in the Rivendell district. A heartfelt thanks to all of you for your commitment and support of VISIONS. This program is outstanding because of those who volunteer their time and effort.


Video clips from the Rivendell VISIONS Program

Students from the Thayer School of Engineering are working with Rivendell VISIONS students to get kids excited about math and science. During this trip they built towers, boats, and rockets.

For more information please contact Tammy MacQueen at 802-333-4668.