Announcements


Quantum Leap Exhibit Invitation - 2017

posted May 19, 2017, 8:17 AM by Elaine Hulett   [ updated May 22, 2017, 5:32 AM ]


We cordially invite you

to attend


the


Quantum Leap

Community Night

 

at

 

Mount Anthony

Union High School


May 26, 2017

from 7:00 - 9:00 PM

Dear Friends of Quantum Leap,

We, at the Quantum Leap Exhibit Program, proudly welcome you to our 23rd community event. Here, on the evening of May 26th at 7 PM, guests can mingle and explore student work or participate in discussions on issues facing our community.

This year, as in years in the past, our students have literally been immersed in their education. For many, it’s been a journey of great difficulty and challenges but also of great opportunity, growth, and reward. From participating in the Sababa Project (a Bennington College course offered here at Mount Anthony) to preparing and attending our field trips, from meeting (or not meeting) deadlines to building our exhibits, perhaps the most valuable lessons our group learned were how to operate and support each other as a team, how to acquire skills and develop knowledge, and how to bring a project to fruition.

We’re always trying to teach students the value of an education, and why it is essential to grasp the opportunities that are offered and make the most of them. However, there is no greater teacher than experience itself, and this year that is what they each received. Thank you to all who helped to make this possible.

Thank you for your efforts and contributions, and we welcome you to attend our event.

Sincerely,
The Students and Staff of the Quantum Leap Exhibit Program

You're A Good Man Charlie Brown

posted Mar 27, 2017, 6:03 AM by Elaine Hulett   [ updated Apr 17, 2017, 11:00 AM ]

MAU Presents You're a Good Man Charlie Brown. Playing April 6, 7, 8.  Call 802-447-7511 for details.

Bernie Sanders Visits MAUHS

posted Mar 9, 2017, 6:40 AM by Elaine Hulett   [ updated Apr 17, 2017, 10:18 AM ]

This was a live streaming event posted on Facebook by CAT TV in Bennington, VT. This video was submitted to CAT-TV by MAUHS. It opens with the Pledge of Allegiance, National Anthem, and introductory remarks by Superintendent James Culkeen.

Bernie Sanders Visits MAUHS

16-17 Q2 Honor Roll

posted Nov 16, 2016, 8:54 AM by Elaine Hulett   [ updated Apr 17, 2017, 9:54 AM ]

PRINCIPAL’S HONORS
GRADE 9

Kyla Garcia McShane
Andrew Giorgi
Ricardo Maikoo
Elizabeth Malinowski
Jordan Mattison
Claire Paquin
Kesha Patel
Emma Salem


PRINCIPAL’S HONORS
GRADE 10

Samuel Chaney
Chloe Gore
Logan Haley
Hannah Haytko-DeSalvo
Simon Johnson
Byrom Jomaa
Evan Kozierok
Andrew Kramer
Rachel Langlois
Sarah Lapean
Enzo Li
Holden Lofaro
Hayleigh Loomis
Aditi Patel
Izaiah Rhodes
Savannah Rogers
Erica Sholes
Isabelle Small
Aja Tatro
Quincy Thomas
Catherine Worthington


PRINCIPAL’S HONORS
GRADE 11

Caitlin Dansereau
Paige Greenawalt
Kaity O’Brien


PRINCIPAL’S HONORS
GRADE 12

Richard Borden
Whitten Coyne
Abigail Crosier
Benjamin Doucette
Brenna Harris
Dustin Jaenecke
Jami Mathers
Erika McCarthy
Patricia Merrow
Shyanne Meyer
Riley Mintrone
Thea Pappas
Willow Starkie Kreuder
Abigale Whitman
HIGH HONORS
GRADE 9

Zoey Amoroso
Paul Becker
Jacob Bendik
Asa Burrows-Crane
Elizabeth Buttle
Molly Cohen
Tammra Coulter
Rebecca Crosier
Lauren Eggsware
Erin Farrell
Kyana Frost
Lexie Gabrus
Tyler George
Kylee Hall
Morgan Haskell
Colman Hogan
Tanner King
Grace Mahar 
Emilie O’Brien
Téa Oakes
Alexis Secoy
Leo Sedlock
Hannah Sorel
Olivia Surdam
Patrick Watson


HIGH HONORS
GRADE 10

Brandon Anderson
Lacey Anderson
Jordan Barilone
Brendon Bossong
Madison Breese
Katherine Bruneau
Phillip Bubier
Caroline Coffield
William Corey
Garrett Cornell
Hallie Davis
Andrew Evon
Daniel Gorry
Gabriela Griffin-Leon
Madison Gruber
Corey Hathaway
Natalie Jelley
Carli Kipp
Tyler Lapham
Lily Loftus
Kierstin Martin
Austin Mears
Benjamin Medvedev
Nicole Morin
Maxwell Noyes
Evan Page
Iris Patterson
Noah Payne
Victoria Pembroke
Brianna Percey
Ryan Rogge
Emiliano Salazar
Adam Sampsell
Tyson Sauer
Gabriel Schatz
Amelia Schroeder
Emma Shroyer
Eric Skowron Jr.
Emma Snyder
Alyssa Strattman
Tristan Thomas
Samantha White
Luke Williams
Rimmele Wood
Ellen Woodard


HIGH HONORS
GRADE 11

Colleen Ahearn
Jamie Boyle
Alex Carpenter
Nathan Coyne
Cassidy Danforth
Taylor Dicranian
Drew Dunlap
Cara Fitzhugh
Kira Hansen
Bethany Hassett
Calvin Hayford
Brianna Hurley
Maddisyn Kinney
John LaFountain
Donovan Mulhern
Madison Owens
Perin Patel
Anna Salem
Olivia Salem
Dawson Stanley
Damion Stratton
Alura Thiem
Annemarie Van de Put


HIGH HONORS
GRADE 12

Toree Alexander
Anna Amadon
Matthew Anderson
Veronica Bisson
Celine Blair
Jeremy Boutot
Sophie Bylina
Liam Center
Joshua Comalli
Shenna Farkas
Emmalene Gabriel
Natalie Goodell
Brian Grace
Megan Held
John Jayasankar
Kalina Korzec
Summer Lampron
Brianna Legacy
Gavin MacIntyre
Emily Moxley
Sophia Prandini
Austin Prendergast
Frances Ralbovsky
Katie Saunders
Eunice Suberu
Faith Sullivan
Jackson Thibodeau
Alexandra White
Sarah Wood
Brianna Zipprich
HONORS
GRADE 9

Callie Andrews
Colby Babson
Garret Bredbenner
Torin Broderick
Elizabeth Bump
Devin Burnell
Seth Button-Mosher
Gabriel Clayton
Tanner Conley
Garrett Currier
Arianna Douglas
Leah Dufresne
Alexa Dunlap
Megan Eggsware
Adam Frost
Paige Gassaway
Jackson Granger
Owen Hansen
Carlee Hayes
Jack Haynes
Kayla Hickey
Marshall Hughes
Garrett Joly
Savannah Jones
McKenzie Kelley
Wenonah Knapp
Stephanie Kozloski
Hailey Loftus
Kendrah Longtin
Thomas McCarthy
Amber Metcalfe
Riley Moyer
Kadin Murphy
Michael Nolan
Lorena Onorato
Ericka Perez Mejia
Leticia Perez Mejia
Dilon Pruden
Madison Schneeberger
Tyrissa Snyder
Samantha Sohl
Emmanuel Suberu
Alexander Thompson
McKenzie Thompson
Kiersten Wade
Dayna Weber
Matthew Whitman
Damian Wilkinson Torres


HONORS
GRADE 10

Taylor Andrews
Molly Austin
Jacob Borden
Kyle Bourgeois
Mackenzie Bourgeois
Michael Bushee
Taylor Bushee
Carly Bylina
Noah Call
Austin Capen
Cassandra Conley
George Corey
Cole Cross
Hogan Elming
Grace Gardner
Emma Gillis
Bradley Guetti
Jaiden Guetti
Taylor Hewins
Bradley Hilchey
Bethany Keenan
Paul LaFountain
James Lane
Zoe Lang
Kayleah Maddox
Alicia Maisonet
Austin Martinka
Cooper Mason
Gage McLaughlin
Madison Metcalf
McKenzie Morse
Caroline Musinski
Aubrie Osgood
Nicholas Pappas
Thomas Pietrzak
Ciarra Raetz
Raven Realmuto
John Rogge
Hanna Sanderson
Corbin Saunders
William Secoy
Tristen Shays
Isaac Sibley
Alison Simmons
Kyonna Tobin
Caden Watson
Carson Woods
Caroline Worthington


HONORS
GRADE 11

Donald Amoroso
Maria Angeloni
Kaitlin Banks
Juliette Beatty
Ashlee Billert
Wyatt Briggs
Christopher Burout
Benjamin Bushee
Jack Bushee
Austin Buttle
Bodan Choi
Owen Denue
Tyler Dickinson
Victoria Eben
Ashley Finkelstein
Sophia Fusco
Haley Gallagher
Lucy Holden
Samuel Irion
Bridget Keenan
Brett LaPointe
Jazmyne Lemaire
Deza-Rae Leonard
Lindsey Main
Nicole Main
Leah Marchand
Morgan Martocchio
Kendra Morrissey
Kirstin Murray
Dylan Pahl
Jadalea Petit
Matthew Smith
Austin Spencer
Abigail Tole-Calabro
Alyssa Trombley
Ian Watson
Cole Wilcox
Owen Wilcox


HONORS
GRADE 12

Taylor Bishop
Allie Boudreau
Noa Chaney
Stephanie Corey
Alexzandria Cross
Austin Crowley
Wesley Dow
Lindsay Finney
Noah Haner
Joshua Harvey
Matthew Hoag
Martin Kelly
Madison Little
Madison Lofaro
Cassidy Loomis
Dylan Marceau
James Marsden
Aaron Mazza
Skylar O’Dell
Ryan O’Neill
Emalyn Peacock
Brittany Pecor
Aubreanna-Rose Petit
Carly Plaisance
Makenzie Quackenbush
Lindsey Restino
Dylan Ross
Ezra Royce
Clayton Schroeder
Kassie Tifft
Tyler Toromino
Danika Williams
Erin Williams
Brooke Young
HONORABLE MENTION
GRADE 9

Emma Bicking
Damian Brown
Dennis Burnell
Ryann Cameron
Reiss Forrest
Adam Garvie
Benjamin Glennon
Carrie Harmon
Breanna Hudson
Rachael Jones
Saydee Leonard
Owen Maroney
Joshua Mason
Anthony Mazzola
Dominick Metcalf
Padriagh Miner
Alexus Robie
Chloe Rogers
Mia Schneeberger
Sage Teal
Alexei Wilkins-Love
Alexis Willard


HONORABLE MENTION
GRADE 10

Tucker Beaudoin
Jadyn Dunham
Ty Evans
Noah Giom
Isaah Hathaway
Lydia Larson-Ruiz
Brooklyn Merriam
Hayden Myers
Joshua Paine
Savannah Robson
Kellie Simmons
Angelique Tyrrell
Sabrina Weber


HONORABLE MENTION
GRADE 11

Brittany Belville
Cynthia Bolte
Alexa Bullett
Ibrahim Elkoumy
Cullen Elliott
Jennifer Harrington
Elizabeth Harris
Skyler Hoyt
Aaron Jelley
Zachary LaForest
Noah Loomis
Macie Powers
Tyler Rogers
Connor Tilley


HONORABLE MENTION
GRADE 12

John Babson
Thomas Betit
Corey Borden
Paul Chirchirillo
Josiah Gulley
Jesse Hartman
Abby Hensley
Aaron Hulett
Zachary James
Tyler Jones
John LaCroix
Carson Lussier
Jordan Peters
Mia Prouty
Hayley Richmond
Connor Sawyer

2016-17 Quarter 1 Honor Roll

posted Nov 16, 2016, 8:54 AM by Elaine Hulett   [ updated Apr 17, 2017, 10:12 AM ]

PRINCIPAL’S HONORS
GRADE 9

Asa Burrows-Crane
Elizabeth Buttle
Reiss Forrest
Cameron Galipeau
Kyla Garcia McShane
Andrew Giorgi
Ricardo Maikoo
Elizabeth Malinowski
Téa Oakes
Claire Paquin
Kesha Patel
Emma Salem
Hannah Sorel


PRINCIPAL’S HONORS
GRADE 10

Madison Breese
Phillip Bubier
Samuel Chaney
Chloe Gore
Logan Haley
Hannah Haytko-DeSalvo
Byrom Jomaa
Evan Kozierok
Andrew Kramer
Sarah Lapean
Enzo Li
Holden Lofaro
Hayleigh Loomis
Evan Page
Aditi Patel
Iris Patterson
Izaiah Rhodes
Erica Sholes
Isabelle Small
Aja Tatro
Quincy Thomas
Catherine Worthington


PRINCIPAL’S HONORS
GRADE 11

Christopher Burout
Caitlin Dansereau
Paige Greenawalt
Kira Hansen
Kaity O’Brien


PRINCIPAL’S HONORS
GRADE 12

Matthew Anderson
Jeremy Boutot
Sophie Bylina
Liam Center
Whitten Coyne
Abigail Crosier
Brenna Harris
Megan Held
Dustin Jaenecke
Jami Mathers
Erika McCarthy
Shyanne Meyer
Thea Pappas
Clayton Schroeder
Eunice Suberu
Jackson Thibodeau
Alexandra White
Abigale Whitman
HIGH HONORS
GRADE 9

Callie Andrews
Paul Becker
Garret Bredbenner
Devin Burnell
Seth Button-Mosher
Molly Cohen
Tammra Coulter
Rebecca Crosier
Arianna Douglas
Lauren Eggsware
Erin Farrell
Kyana Frost
Lexie Gabrus
Tyler George
Kylee Hall
Morgan Haskell
Savannah Jones
Tanner King
Wenonah Knapp
Hailey Loftus
Grace Mahar
Jordan Mattison
Emilie O’Brien
Ericka Perez Mejia
Leo Sedlock
Tyrissa Snyder
Samantha Sohl
Olivia Surdam
Patrick Watson
Matthew Whitman


HIGH HONORS
GRADE 10

Brandon Anderson
Lacey Anderson
Brendon Bossong
Mackenzie Bourgeois
Katherine Bruneau
Noah Call
Caroline Coffield
George Corey
William Corey
Garrett Cornell
Cole Cross
Hallie Davis
Andrew Evon
Grace Gardner
Emma Gillis
Daniel Gorry
Gabriela Griffin-Leon
Madison Gruber
Natalie Jelley
Simon Johnson
Carli Kipp
James Lane
Zoe Lang
Rachel Langlois
Tyler Lapham
Lily Loftus
Kayleah Maddox
Alicia Maisonet
Austin Mears
Benjamin Medvedev
Nicole Morin
McKenzie Morse
Hayden Myers
Aubrie Osgood
Victoria Pembroke
Thomas Pietrzak
Raven Realmuto
Savannah Rogers
Emiliano Salazar
Hanna Sanderson
Tyson Sauer
Gabriel Schatz
Amelia Schroeder
Emma Shroyer
Emma Snyder
Luke Williams
Rimmele Wood
Ellen Woodard
Caroline Worthington


HIGH HONORS
GRADE 11

Colleen Ahearn
Ashlee Billert
Cynthia Bolte
Jamie Boyle
Wyatt Briggs
Benjamin Bushee
Austin Buttle
Alex Carpenter
Nathan Coyne
Cassidy Danforth
Owen Denue
Taylor Dicranian
Drew Dunlap
Cara Fitzhugh
Bethany Hassett
Calvin Hayford
Lucy Holden
Maddisyn Kinney
Zachary LaForest
John LaFountain
Lindsey Main
Nicole Main
Leah Marchand
Kendra Morrissey
Donovan Mulhern
Kirstin Murray
Madison Owens
Dylan Pahl
Perin Patel
Jadalea Petit
Tyler Rogers
Anna Salem
Olivia Salem
Austin Spencer
Abigail Tole-Calabro
Alyssa Trombley
Annemarie van de Put
Owen Wilcox
Allyson Zupko


HIGH HONORS
GRADE 12

Toree Alexander
Anna Amadon
Thomas Betit
Celine Blair
Corey Borden
Richard Borden
Noa Chaney
Joshua Comalli
Benjamin Doucette
Shenna Farkas
Emmalene Gabriel
Natalie Goodell
Brian Grace
Lauren Grimsley
Josiah Gulley
Noah Haner
Abby Hensley
John Jayasankar
Kalina Korzec
Brianna Legacy
Madison Lofaro
Cassidy Loomis
Gavin MacIntyre
James Marsden
Riley Mintrone
Emily Moxley
Brodie O’Brien
Skylar O’Dell
Carly Plaisance
Sophia Prandini
Austin Prendergast
Makenzie Quackenbush
Dylan Ross
Ezra Royce
Katie Saunders
Willow Starkie Kreuder
Faith Sullivan
Kassie Tifft
Erin Williams
Sarah Wood
Brianna Zipprich
HONORS
GRADE 9

Zoey Amoroso
Colby Babson
Jacob Bendik
Stephen Brillon
Torin Broderick
Elizabeth Bump
Tyler Chapman
Gabriel Clayton
Tanner Conley
Leah Dufresne
Megan Eggsware
Adam Frost
Adam Garvie
Paige Gassaway
Tyler Gates
Keana Gauthier
Jackson Granger
Harley Hannibal
Owen Hansen
Carrie Harmon
Carlee Hayes
Kayla Hickey
Colman Hogan
Breanna Hudson
Garrett Joly
Rachael Jones
Stephanie Kozloski
Isaiah Levin
Kendrah Longtin
Owen Maroney
Colby Martocchio
Anthony Mazzola
Thomas McCarthy
Dominick Metcalf
Amber Metcalfe
Zachary Mirke
Riley Moyer
Jadin Murphy
Gabriel Niles
Michael Nolan
Leticia Perez Mejia
Matthew Poirot
Mia Schneeberger
Alexis Secoy
Nikki Secoy
Sage Teal
Alexander Thompson
Dale Thorn
Garrett VanBuren
Kiersten Wade
Dayna Weber
Deanna Whitman
Damian Wilkinson Torres
Alexis Willard


HONORS
GRADE 10

Taylor Andrews
Molly Austin
Jordan Barilone
Tucker Beaudoin
Kyle Bourgeois
Dominic Bullock
Michael Bushee
Taylor Bushee
Carly Bylina
Austin Capen
Kathryn Cole
Justin Dean
Marissa DeJesus
Jadyn Dunham
Hogan Elming
Avery Galle
Bradley Guetti
Corey Hathaway
Damien Hessler
Taylor Hewins
Bradley Hilchey
Paul LaFountain
Kierstin Martin
Cooper Mason
Gage McLaughlin
Caroline Musinski
Robert Myers
Maxwell Noyes
Joshua Paine
Nicholas Pappas
Noah Payne
Ciarra Raetz
Ryan Rogge
Adam Sampsell
Corbin Saunders
William Secoy
Tristen Shays
Isaac Sibley
Haley Sigsbury
Alison Simmons
Kellie Simmons
Natalie Stone
Alyssa Strattman
Tristan Thomas
Kyonna Tobin
Samantha White


HONORS
GRADE 11

Amel Allen
Donald Amoroso
Maria Angeloni
Jeffery Barth
Juliette Beatty
Brittany Belville
Ellis Broderick
Jack Bushee
Ashley Carey
Boden Choi
Dennis Collette
Tyler Dickinson
Cullen Elliott
Ashley Finkelstein
Audrey Fusco
Sophia Fusco
Haley Gallagher
Jacob Harkins
Tiffany Hassan
Machaila Hoard
Brianna Hurley
Anna Iannotti
Brett LaPointe
Jazmyne Lemaire
Michael Marchetti
Morgan Martocchio
Dyllan Michaels-O’Shea
Autumn Pendlebury
Harry Sanders
Fferyll Simpson
Benjamin St. Clair
Dawson Stanley
Damion Stratton
Shawn Tobin
Ian Watson


HONORS
GRADE 12

John Babson
Veronica Bisson
Allie Boudreau
Jordyn Burke
Dominique Burnell
Alexzandria Cross
Lindsay Finney
Connor Harrington
Summer Lampron
Lias Levin
Lucas Longtin
Ashley Lucas
Isabel Mazzola
Ryan O’Neill
Emalyn Peacock
Brittany Pecor
Christopher Pendlebury
Jordan Peters
Aubreanna-Rose Petit
Munroe Ports
Mia Prouty
Frances Ralbovsky
Lindsey Restino
Sebastian Rocher
Connor Sawyer
Wayne Shoestock
MacKenzie West
Paige Weyers
Danika Williams
Brooke Young
HONORABLE MENTION
GRADE 9

Ian Benner
Emma Bicking
Kayla Blodgett
Dennis Burnell
Ryann Cameron
Gaige Crandall
Austin Darling
Jack Drew
Jack Haynes
Marshall Hughes
McKenzie Kelley
Shania Leroux
Rowan Pringle
Alexus Robie
Chloe Rogers
Emmanuel Suberu
McKenzie Thompson
Ryan Williams


HONORABLE MENTION
GRADE 10

Savannah Carter
Jordan Cullinan
Olivia Elmer
Ty Evans
Bethany Keenan
Lydia Larson-Ruiz
Austin Martinka
Felicia Maxfield
Christopher Mayer
Nicholas Meehan
Brooklyn Merriam
Jeffrey Potter
Damian Randall
Savannah Robson
Eric Skowron Jr.
Nicholas Spurr
Sydney Sweet
Angelique Tyrrell
Caden Watson


HONORABLE MENTION
GRADE 11

Kaitlin Banks
Alexa Bullett
Victoria Eben
Jennifer Harrington
Elizabeth Harris
Samuel Irion
Aaron Jelley
Bridget Keenan
Giorgi Khutsidze
Skyler Knapp
Deza-Rae Leonard
Noah Loomis
Macie Powers
Ryan Spencer
Alura Thiem
Cole Wilcox
Evan Williams


HONORABLE MENTION
GRADE 12

Tamika Amidon
Ross Armstrong
Tiffany Bacon
Stephanie Corey
Devin Francis
Steven Ganier
Brittany Griffis
Demin Haner
Joshua Harvey
Aaron Hulett
Tyler Jones
John LaCroix
Madison Little
Carson Lussier
Shania Martin
Aaron Mazza
Reece Moyer
Hayley Richmond

OLIVER!

posted Oct 20, 2016, 11:37 AM by Elaine Hulett   [ updated Apr 17, 2017, 10:18 AM ]

OLIVER! Playing Nov. 4rd, 4th, and 5th. Call 802-447-7511 for details.

Welcome to the MAUHS Website

posted May 25, 2016, 7:47 AM by Elaine Hulett   [ updated Apr 17, 2017, 10:21 AM ]

The SVSU family of websites have been migrated from WIX to the free SVSU Google Apps for Education domain. The goal of the new sites is to provide an improved site appearance, a more streamlined navigation experience and faster webpage load times while decreasing the amount of network resources required by each site visitor. The websites for all the schools within the SVSU follow the same template allowing visitors to more easily find information across the sites.

The contents of each navigation tab drop down menu are described below.

After a Suicide: Helping Students Cope

posted Apr 7, 2016, 5:44 AM by Elaine Hulett   [ updated Apr 17, 2017, 10:25 AM ]

The aftermath of a youth suicide is a sad and challenging time for a community. However, during this time, you can be a powerful role model for students.

Tips for how to respond to students:

  • It is important to normalize and validate feelings such as anger, sadness, shock, fear or confusion. It is certainly acceptable to show your own emotions to students.
  • There will likely be a wide range of emotions. Respect that some students may not want to verbalize their feelings, some may want to mourn openly, and still others may not be significantly affected.
  • When talking with students, please state that the student died by suicide (NOT committed suicide or successfully attempted).
  • To avoid contagion (copy cat) situations, give students the facts, but do not attempt to explain details or why the student ended his/her life. Doing so may communicate to vulnerable students that death is a way to obtain incredible amounts of attention.
  • Do not allow students to romanticize or view suicide as an acceptable means to deal with problems. Focus instead on helping students cope with their own grief. Remind students that there are positive coping strategies (talking to a trusted friend or adult, writing thoughts or feelings, exercise, rest) for life’s difficulties and that there are resources for anyone contemplating suicide.
  • One of the most precious gifts you can give a grieving teen is the gift of your presence.
  • Do not feel you must give advice or suggestions. It is acceptable to say, “I don’t know, or I don’t know the answer, or “This is hard on us all”.
  • Do not attempt to impose your explanation on why this has happened.
  • Do not attempt to reassure that everything is okay.
  • Do not tell them you know how he/she feels (because you probably don’t).>
  • Be willing to say nothing.
  • Do not lecture or use well-intentioned clichés that minimize or take away from a student’s need to mourn. For example, do not say things like “time heals all wounds.”

Commonly asked questions and appropriate responses:

Why did he/she die by suicide? We are never going to know the answer to that question as the answer has died with him/her. The focus needs to be on helping you with your thoughts and feelings and everyone working together to prevent future suicides rather than explaining "why".

What method did they use to end their life? If you have factual information, answer specifically as to the method, such as he/she shot herself or died by hanging. However, do not go into explicit details such as what was the type of gun or rope used or the condition of the body etc. (DCSD protocol attempts to honor the wishes of parents when releasing specific information.)

What should I say about him/her now that they have made the choice to die by suicide? It is important that we remember the positive things about them and to respect their privacy and that of their family. Please be sensitive to the needs of their close friends and family members.

Didn't he/she make a poor choice and is it okay to be angry with them? They did make a very poor choice and research has found that many young people who survived a suicide attempt are very glad to be alive and never attempted suicide again. You have permission for any and all your feelings in the aftermath of suicide and it is okay to be angry with them.

Isn't someone or something to blame for this suicide? The suicide victim made a very poor choice and there is no one to blame. The decision to die by suicide involved every interaction and experience throughout the young person's entire life up until the moment they died and yet it did not have to happen. It is the fault of no one.

How can I cope with this suicide? It is important to remember what or who has helped you cope when you have had to deal with sad things in your life before. Please turn to the important adults in your life for help and share your feelings with them. It is important to maintain normal routines, proper sleeping and eating habits and to engage in regular exercise. Please avoid drugs and alcohol. Resiliency, which is the ability to bounce back from adversity, is a learned behavior. Everyone does the best when surrounded by friends and family who care about us and by viewing the future in a positive manner.

What is an appropriate memorial to a suicide victim? The most appropriate memorial is a living one such as a scholarship fund or contributions to support suicide prevention. The American Association of Suicidology cautions that permanent markers or memorials such as plaques or trees planted in memory of the deceased dramatize and glorify their actions. Special pages in yearbooks or school activities dedicated to the suicide victim are also not recommended as anything that glorifies the suicide victim will contribute to other teenagers considering suicide.

What are the warning signs of suicide? The most common signs are the following:
  • making a suicide attempt,
  • verbal and written statements about death and suicide,
  • fascination and preoccupation with death,
  • giving away of prized possessions,
  • saying goodbye to friends and family,
  • and dramatic changes in behavior and personality.

What should I do if I believe someone to be suicidal? Do not minimize their feelings or problems. Listen to them, support them, believe them, and let them know that they are not the first person to feel this way. Do not keep a secret about suicidal behavior. There is help available - mental health professionals such as counselors and psychologists have special training to help young people who are suicidal. It is important to stay with the person until they are connected to their support system. If you feel someone is in imminent danger, call 911.

Helpful Resources:

1-800-SUICIDE (1-800-784-2433)
1-800-TALK (1-800-273-8255)
1-877-542-SAFE (Safe2Tell encourages students to voice their concerns and take responsibility for keeping themselves and others safe.)

Revised, NASP, Scott Poland, 2003

Community Service Providers

posted Apr 7, 2016, 5:19 AM by Elaine Hulett   [ updated Apr 17, 2017, 10:46 AM ]

Bennington Psychotherapy Offices - 447-1231

207 West Main Street
Bennington, VT  05201

Catamount Associates - 442-3520

160 Benmont Avenue Suite 20
Bennington, VT  05201

K and L Associates - 442-2722

Kristin Propp & Dr. Louis Propp
160 Benmont Avenue
Bennington, VT  05201

United Counseling Service - 442-5491

1 Ledge Hill Drive
Bennington, VT  05201

Family Emergency Services - 447-8270

442-1700 (hotline) or 1-800-360-6621 (hotline)
FES is a program provided by United Counseling Services for families who are experiencing a child related crisis. FES workers provide services in the home and community.

Sunrise Family Resource Center - 442-6934

Sunrise is Bennington County’s designated Parent Child Center. Sunrise provides parent education, support services, also Intensive Family Based Services through the Family Advocacy Program.

Private Practitioners


Nancy Bemak
Lisa Carton
Ellen Collins-Reed
Gaia Deering
Beth Halpern
William Martin Hansen
Dr. Robert Hemmer
Dr. Stephen King
Kirke McVay
Dr. Francis Moriarty
Sarah Dianne Nolan
Nora Parsons
Felipe Stetson
Bennington
504A Main Street, Bennington
901 Main Street, Bennington
504A Main Street Suite 5, Bennington
120 Elm Street, Bennington
120 Elm Street Suite 2, Bennington
Email: drbob@bobhemmer.com
207 Main Street, Bennington
Hidden Valley Road, Shaftsbury
1013 Old Depot Road, Arlington
215 Benmont Avenue, Bennington
215 Benmont Avenue, Bennington
120 Elm Street, Bennington
413-841-1936
802-379-5456
802-440-8005
802-681-7314
802-379-3333
802-379-6504
802-362-5660
802-447-2010
802-447-2129
413-822-3661
802-447-4811
802-447-4811
802-733-1827

Revised 2/11/13
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Interpreting Your Child's State SBAC Results

posted Jan 5, 2016, 12:44 PM by Elaine Hulett   [ updated Apr 17, 2017, 10:56 AM ]

Featuring:
  • MAUHS Student Shawn Devlin
  • Assistant Superintendent Donna Leep
  • Superintendent James Culkeen
Produced by:
  • SVSU Data Coach Melissa Senecal
  • SVSU Director of Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment Laura Boudreau

Interpreting Your Student's SBAC Results

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