Tuesday, March 20, 2018


This summer, on the Dartmouth College campus, the Institute for Security, Technology & Society (ISTS) is offeringTWO summer programs for high school students interested in cybersecurity and privacy.  Funded by the NSF/NSA joint GenCyber program and Dartmouth College, these programs will explore current interdisciplinary research in cybersecurity and privacy.

Monday, March 12, 2018

Community Service Opportunity

If you're interested in finding out more information about the (community service) opportunity below, please contact Jennifer Knipp (jennifer.knipp@va.gov or 802-296-5126) or Cory James (cory.james@va.gov or 802-295-9363 x5042).  

Friday, February 16, 2018


GIV summer programs offer extreme learning and extreme fun!  Students currently in grades 9 through 11 will pursue their individual academic and creative interests at an accelerated pace and depth beyond what most schools offer. GIV grows students' awareness of their own creative or intellectual talents while growing their resumes.  Students will be surrounded by those with similar interests and will make lasting friendships.   The deadline for Windsor students to apply is Thursday, March 22, 2018.  Please contact Heather Toth, School Counselor (heather.toth@wsesu.net) if you have questions. There are ELEVEN institutes offered:

  • Arts (June 24 - July 8 @ Castleton University)
  • Architecture, Design & Building (July 15 - July 21 @ Norwich University)
  • Astronomy (July 15 - July 21 @ Northern VT University - Johnson campus)
  • Current Issues & Youth Activism (July 1 - July 10 @ School for International Training)
  • Engineering (July 8 through July 14 @ Norwich University
  • Entrepreneurship (July 6 through July 12 @ Vermont Technical College)
  • Health & Medicine (July 22 through July 28 @ St. Michael's College)
  • Environmental Science & Technology (July 22 through July 28 @ University of Vermont)
  • Information Technology & Digital Media (June 23 through July 1 @ Champlain College)
  • Mathematical Sciences (June 24 through June 29 @ University of Vermont)
  • Young Writers (June 17 through June 23 @ Bennington College)

Visit GIV.ORG for more information and to apply.  GIV is committed to being affordable for every student.  They use sliding scale tuition so that you pay only what is comfortable.  The remainder is covered by an Agency of Education grant and many generous supporters.  Questions - please see Ms. Toth in the Guidance Office.

Tuesday, February 13, 2018

VSAC College & Career Pathways 2018

This is a free college and career planning event for high school students and their parents sponsored by VSAC (Vermont Student Assistance Corporation).  There are 3 separate dates and locations: 

> Saturday, March 17th @ Saint Michael's College
> Saturday, March 24th @ Northern Vermont University - Johnson Campus
> Saturday, April 7th @ Castleton University

There are workshops on All Things College and ... new this year .. Skilled Trades & Apprenticeships!  Parents and students are able to choose from 15 different college & career workshops led by experts from the field to include:

> The admissions process & college search;
> How to pay - applying for financial aid, scholarships and grants;
> Campus life, internships, co-ops & study broad;
> Pathways to skilled trades, apprenticeships & great careers without college;
       ...and more!

Registration for one of the College & Career Pathways 2018 sessions can be done on-line at vsac.org/CCP18.

Friday, February 9, 2018

The Calvin Writing Prize

The Coolidge Foundation is pleased to announce the sixth annual Calvin Writing Prize for Vermont Students.  The first place prize is a $1,500 scholarship and the runner-up award is a $500 scholarship.  This writing contest is open to all Vermont students (or students who attend school in Vermont) age 13 through 19, and the deadline is May 11, 2018.

This year's contest invites students to pick an issue today where they believe America's founding principles guaranteeing equal rights for all citizens are not being fully realized, and to write a speech they themselves would deliver as president urging their fellow citizens to correct the injustice.  Students should consider Coolidge's examples and speeches in their work.

For full information, including resources to help students prepare their submission, students should visit:  https://coolidgefoundation.org/the-calvin-writing-prize/.

Thursday, February 8, 2018


Applications are now being accepted for MedQuest 2018.  MedQuest is Southern Vermont Area Health Education Center's summer health careers exploration program for current 10, 11, 12 grade students.

MedQuest is a six-day summer, residential program.  Students learn about a variety of health care careers through job shadows, presentations and workshops.  Students gain experience in dorm life and learn medical skills from professionals and health professions student who serve as staff.

The application and all supporting materials for MedQuest are available at www.svtahec.org.  Click on "Programs" tab and then on MedQuest.  Students may apply online or download the application and mail it in.  Admission to MedQuest is a competitive application process with each program serving 20 students.

The MedQuest 2018 program dates are as follows:
> Session 1:  MedQuest/West
     Sunday, June 17 - Friday, June 22, Southern Vermont
     College, Bennington
> Session 2: MedQuest/East
     Sunday, August 5 - Friday, August 10, Landmark
     College, Putney

Students that wish to apply are encouraged to see their school counselor if they have questions!