New and Noteworthy at Spaulding:


Attention Parents:

Information on the Smarter Balance Assessment test beginning April 7.












MAY 5, 2014


Infinite Campus Parent and Student Portal


Letters were sent to Parents/Guardians of grade 5-12 students the week of December 16 with information regarding access to the Infinite Campus Parent/Student Portal.  If you missed that letter here is the same information:


1.      Each Parent/Guardian wanting access to the Portal must submit a request the GoogleForm at this web address:


2.      We will check the information on this form against the Infinite Campus database, and resolve any issues if necessary.


3.      We will then send you an email (to the address you provide on the GoogleForm) with an access code and directions for setting up your portal account.


If all goes as planned we will begin having parents/guardians live on the portal by early January.  We will also provide students with directions for access through their TA/Advisory in early January.


We appreciate your continued patience as we complete our transition from PowerSchool to Infinite Campus.


DESSERT LOVERS: The Ethiopian Committee is hosting a bake sale today. Stop by the tables at the Auditorium and at the Front Lobby to satisfy your sweet tooth. All proceeds will be donated to our Ethiopian family! Thank you!

STUDENT COUNCIL: Announcement of winning officers today.

 SENIORS:  If you still have a Flower Power fund raising packet, with or without orders, please return it to Ms. McKinstry in the Learning Services Office today.

MINECRAFT TOURNAMENT: Come to the Minecraft Tournament at Aldrich Public Library - Thursday, April 24, 11am - 5pm. The library will provide snacks, computers (as many as we can), and a handful of Minecraft accounts.  Bring your own laptop if you have one!  Sponsored by Aldrich TAC (Teen Advisory Council).  Call 476-7550 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  for more info.

HELP WANTED: The Steakhouse is looking for dishwashers and salad attendants.  If interested, please call Toni Palmisano at 249-1823 or stop by the Steakhouse to fill out an application.

VT POLICE ACADEMY: The Cadet Training Program is a week-long, overnight experience at the Vermont Police Academy sponsored by the Vermont American Legion, to help young people gain knowledge regarding training and responsibilities of Law Enforcement Officers. Instructors are from Local Law Enforcement Agencies, as well as State Elected Officials. Every Cadet will receive training in firearms, history of law enforcement, emergency first aid, and safety. The program is open to any current Junior or Senior High School student who is a minimum age of 16. It will be held fromJune 22nd - June 27th. All applications are due onMay 9, 2014. A SHS Social Studies credit may be offered for completion of the program (see your Guidance Counselor).  For an application please see Mrs. Cross in the Guidance Office.  For more information please call the American Legion Headquarters at 223-7131 or go to  and select the Programs for Youth tab.

US PERFORMING ARTS CAMPS is considered the premier top tier summer program for training young people in the arts. Their programs are taught by the university or college departments and their professional faculty and guest professionals in their field of expertise.  For information about all of their locations you can go to the location section of their website and you will find all their current locations listed. For a quick way to identify your passion, go to the Program list to look at all the various programs they offer in the related disciplines of Film, Television, Theater, Musical, Dance, and Digital Media. You will find every camp offered and the location.  Visit

HOOD MUSEUM OF ART FAMILY DAY: Sunday, April 27th, 12:00 noon-5:00 pm.- free. All About Process. Sculpture made from car fenders, rat traps, Plexiglas boxes, and doll heads? Shaped canvas paintings, linocuts, and film? Come explore the exhibition In Residence: Contemporary Artists at Dartmouth. Experiment and play with in-gallery activities, then create your own art to take home. No pre-registration required. For more information, call (603) 646-1469

SHS IN HOUSE SCHOLARSHIPS OPEN: The Dante Bogni Scholarship, The Dr. Ernest Reynolds Scholarship, and The Ronald York Scholarship applications can be found in the Document Library in the top right corner of your Naviance/Family Connection Home Page and in the Guidance Office.  Deadline for submission is April 30th at 3:00 pm.  See Mr. Nicholson with questions.

 AWARDS: SHS Class of 1966 Memorial Awards - contact Mike Gilbert at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  or 802-479-9574 to get an application.  Applicants must have parents and/or grandparents that graduated from SHS. The application and all supporting documents must be returned to Mike by May 1st.  More than likely there will be at least two $300 awards.

SHS ALUMINI BANQUET: The 118th annual meeting (10 minutes) and alumni banquet dinner will be held on Thursday evening, June 12th, 2014 in the school gymnasium. The event is part of SHS “graduation week” activities where numerous scholarships and awards are presented. It is one of the oldest continuous high school functions in the State of Vermont. Members of the senior class will receive their SHS Alumni Association membership cards at this event. Seniors are guests. Parents, family, and others must purchase a ticket for the event. Dates and places of tickets sales will be forthcoming. For additional information please contact association president Jamie Paterson at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .


SPORTS NEWS:Detailed SHS athletic information, practice and game schedules may be found at "athletics".

Visit us on Twitter @SHSCrimsonTide
Friday, April 18V/JV girls' lacrosse @ South Burlington 4:30(dismiss 2:15; bus 2:30)

Saturday, April, 19: V/JV boys' lacrosse vs. BFA St. Albans 11:00 am

Tuesday, April 22:Varsity BB/SB @ Missisquoi4:00(bus1:15)

JV Baseball vs. Missisquoi  4:00

NO JV Softball game 

Wednesday, April, 24: Varsity girls' lacrosse vs. U-32  4:30

Varsity BB/SB vs. BFA St. Albans4:00

NO JV baseball/softball games - they have been postponed (make up TBA)

Saturday, April, 26: V/JV boys' lacrosse @ Brattleboro 12/1:45 (bus8:45 am)

JV Baseball @ Burlington11:00 am(bus9:00 am)

Varsity Baseball vs. Burlington (doubleheader)11:00 am/2:00 pm

Varsity Softball vs. Burlington11:00 am 

NO JV softball game

V/JV girls' lacrosse vs. Brattleboro  12/1:15