The After Interview is a video series designed to introduce you to our new district employees. In this edition, meet Julia Menendez from the Spanish Immersion Team at JES where she is the Grade 2 teacher. Here is a link to the interview.
I am very excited for the 2019-2020 school year! Each school year offers fresh opportunities as well as change. On June 6, 2019, community members from our five towns voted to accept the Huntington Pre-K-4 School District as a member of the Mt. Mansfield Unified Union School District (MMUUSD). We are now a single unified school district with approximately 2,600 Pre-K-12 students. MMUUSD assumed governance, administrative and operational responsibilities for all schools on July 1, 2019. You will notice few changes at the building level, however, school websites, email addresses and other information will reference MMUUSD. The Mt. Mansfield school community warmly and enthusiastically welcomes the Huntington School District as a full and valued partner in the new unified school system. By optimizing collaboration, cooperation and resources, we can best serve our students and families.
MMUUSD schools strive to support all students in becoming lifelong learners and effective, engaged global citizens. This goal is accomplished through diverse educational opportunities, community and parental involvement and co-curricular activities that promote individual student aspirations at a reasonable cost. To achieve these ends, the District is advancing the following initiatives and programs:
- District-wide Equity Work
- Trauma Informed Classroom Training
- Elementary Spanish Immersion Programs
- Outdoor Learning Opportunities
- Embedded Professional Development
- Research-based New Teacher Mentor Training
- District and School-based Communication Enhancements
- Updated District-Wide Student Management System
- District-Wide Professional Development for Paraprofessional Staff
- Central Office is moving to UID/Jericho
I ask and encourage students and parents/guardians who have questions about our education programs or need assistance in any way to please reach out to a teacher, school guidance counselor, principal or me. Good communication elevates understanding and often reduces anxiety. Additionally, we all need a helping hand at times and the District is ready and committed to supporting students and families who need assistance. This is an essential component of our core beliefs and mission.
I look forward to a successful, engaging and fulfilling school year.
John R. Alberghini, Ed.D.
The Howard Center is hosting a Fall Community Education Series. The topics include: transgender, suicide, mental health and CBD. Events are free and open to the public. For more information about the sessions visit the Howard Center website at www.howardcenter.org
MMUUSD has had an incredible start to the 19-20 school year! Check out some of the excitement from across the district HERE!
Teachers came together to celebrate the start of an amazing school year at the District's annual Convocation! See some of the action by watching this video.
Cougar Nation was up bright and early today for the best Freshman Orientation Day in Vermont! Students and staff are spending the day building relationships and having lots of fun before the official start of the 2019-2020 School Year tomorrow, August 28!