One the evening of May 29, Senior X students presented the results of their year-long study of an individually selected area of interest. Joined by an audience of parents, friends, and school board members, students shared artifacts of their learning and spoke clearly and passionately about their experiences. Mark Schumacher was curious about invasive plant […]
Cabot School's size, setting, and grade span combine to create a learning community uniquely poised for accomplishment.
Seniors showcase their year-long Senior X studies in a presentation for an authentic, diverse audience.
Primary students explore the wonders of the natural world in their outdoor classroom.
Having transformed into a professional soul-funk-rock band, Cabot High School's band has benefitted from Cabot's project-based learning environment, where they are problem solving, promoting themselves, and navigating the music business.
High school environmental science students bring design principles to sustainable classroom and stage design.
Vermont law requires all students to be immunized, unless exempt, prior to school entry. In 2012, statutory changes were passed that require annual aggregate reporting of immunization data for the entire student body to be made publicly available. The Vermont Department of Health receives population-based immunization information from each Vermont school annually by January 1 […]
Cabot School is seeking an Athletic Director starting July 1, 2015. The director is responsible for developing, recruiting, scheduling and supervising interscholastic athletic activities at the middle and high school level. The AD collaborates with the principal to assure student-athlete eligibility and to review and evaluate athletic programs for the benefit of the student-athletes. Cabot’s […]
A Cabot Destination Imagination team is at Global Finals at the University of Tennessee this week! Check out photos, videos, and livestream coverage here. (Read full story to access the links). Destination Imagination's mission is "to develop opportunities that inspire the global community of learners to utilize diverse approaches in applying 21st century skills and […]
Visit the blog of the eighth grade class and read accounts of their many learning experiences in Washington, DC. (Read full story to access the link.)
Read full story to access the link to video coverage of LaunchPad, the web-based app designed to help teachers plan engaging project-based learning expeditions.
On April 8, students in American Studies debuted their short documentary films related to instances of persecution in US history, spotlighting those who opposed the instances of injustice and inspiring viewers to take action in their own lives. They hope you will view their work here: The Struggle of Japanese Americans in World War II […]
A surprise delivery of popsicles was the perfect after lunch treat for the first day of warm spring weather!
Cabot was briefly featured on Vermont Public Radio on April 7 as part of a series on the debate over the future of small schools in Vermont Read full story to access the link to the program.
Read full story to access the full poster with all details about these fabulous plays.
This summer the Cabot Recreational Department will offer soccer, lacrosse, mountain biking, basketball, and hip hop half day camps. The cost is $60 per week, $40 for the second child, and $30 for the third child in the same family with at $130 cap per family. Scholarships are available and everyone is encouraged to participate. […]
Cabot School and Twinfield Union School have been selected by the New England Secondary School Consortium (NESSC) and the Great Schools Partnership to participate in a new initiative that will help them expand personalized learning experiences and meet the learning needs, interests, and aspirations of individual students. The initiative’s goal is to help the schools […]
Read full story to access the link to the video clip. http://www.wcax.com/story/28572268/sunday-science-cabot-science-students-win-10000-contest
Last fall, Cabot School science teacher Michael Hendrix submitted a project proposal to DonorsChoose.org, allowing his AP Environmental Science to design lighting for the Cabot and Twinfield Schools' production of Lillian: A Folk Opera. Through DonorsChoose, the class secured lighting and materials to examine energy use, electricity, and efficiency. They then created light sculptures as part of the Lillian […]
Billie O'Connor, Cabot School's 2015 Geo Bee Champion has been notified by the National Geographic Society that she is one of the semifinalists eligible to compete in the 2015 Vermont National Geographic State Bee. The contest will be held at Middlebury College on Friday, March 27, 2015. This is the second level of the National Geographic Bee competition, which […]
On March 11, Cabot seniors Heidi Cookson and Gage Sironi were honored by Governor Shumlin at a statehouse reception in recognition of their selection as semifinalists in the US Presidential Scholars Award program. This program, started in 1964 by Executive Order of the President, recognizes and honors some our nation's most distinguished high school seniors. Heidi […]
On Wednesday, March 11, Secretary of Education Rebecca Holcombe spent two hours visiting Cabot School. Holcombe met with students and faculty, toured classrooms, and spoke with Rowland Foundation Fellows Brian Boyes and Peter Stratman about their sabbatical project and its potential to influence how Vermont educators develop high-quality curriculum. Other highlights of Holcombe's visit included lunch with Cabot […]
Just before winter break, Cabot School held our first winter carnival in several years. Kicking off our Big Husky/Little Husky program, students in grades PK-6 were partnered with middle and high school students and thoroughly enjoyed each other's company. The pairs spent some time in the morning getting to know each other over lunch, played some icebreaker games, and then […]
Last fall, Cabot School science teacher Michael Hendrix submitted a project proposal to DonorsChoose.org allowing his AP Environmental Science to design lighting for Cabot and Twinfield Schools' production of Lillian: A Folk Opera. Through DonorsChoose, the class secured lighting and materials to examine energy use, electricity, and efficiency. They then created light sculptures as part of […]
On February 19, students in the grades 3-4 team presented their ski area design project to an enthusiastic audience. For the prior several weeks, students had been working to design functional and efficient ski resorts, incorporating mathematics, map skills, visual design, literacy and much more. Students also worked in teams, with lessons in group dynamics, collaboration […]
How much is my net income? How much do my groceries cost? Can I afford cable TV? I have to pay what for child care? These were among the many questions middle school students were asking on January 28 at the Reality Store facilitated by the VSAC Outreach Counselors. An engaging event, The Reality Store […]
After checking the weather, we will proceed with our high school ski day as planned tomorrow. Temperatures at Burke Mountain will be in the single digits for the majority of the day, which means even lower high up on the mountain. Please make sure your children are dressed for the weather tomorrow - here are […]
Join us on the evening of January 15th, when renowned speaker John Halligan will be addressing the Cabot, Marshfield and Plainfield communities on the issues of internet safety and bullying. Mr. Halligan's son, Ryan, died by suicide after being bullied by classmates at school and online. Ryan was only 13 years old. Cabot and Twinfield […]
The Cabot School Board is hosting its annual budget forum to share the current proposal for the FY 2016 school budget and seek community input. Please come to learn and share your thoughts.
WEDNESDAY Night Take-Out SPECIAL-Downstreet Eats is doing an awesome fundraiser for Cabot School's 5th/6th Grade trip to Boston in June. Come on out from 4pm to 7pm on JANUARY 14 and pick up a delicious grilled cheese, made with Cabot Cheddar! There will be the Classic Grilled Cheddar, Cheddar & Apples, Cheddar & Ham, Cheddar, Ham & Apples! […]
The Cabot School Board unanimously approved the selection of David Schilling as the new Principal of Cabot School. Read full story to access the link to the letter from board chairman Chris Tormey.
Many know the ways in which people began to oppose racial discrimination in the United States, but how about racial discrimination in the US Army? On Thursday, November 13, six Cabot students explored this topic in a discussion with Amy Noyes, the host of Dorothy’s List, a Vermont Public Radio show featuring Dorothy Canfield Fisher […]
DECEMBER 11 - 12, 6:30PM Lillian: a folk opera tells the story of a young man kept awake by the fear that everything he’s ever lost, including the girl who sleeps by his side, is drifting away to the Great Pacific Garbage Patch. And so, in an effort to reclaim these things, he must embark on an ocean […]
On Thursday, October 23rd, the Cabot School Board held a special meeting to gather input from our school and larger community about the qualities important in our school's next principal. Our interim principal Gail Curtis will be leaving us at the end of this school year. As we advertise for her successor the board wanted to […]
Cabot High School students Ian Lewis, Clemetine O’Connor and Megan Walker learned today that their short film, “Killing Goblins Together,” was one of four winning entries to The Rowland Foundation's "My School Builds Character" contest. It will be featured at the Rowland Foundation’s October 30 conference at the Davis Center on the campus of the […]
Cabot High School juniors were recently presented with a challenge: in four minutes or less, create a film to show how our school builds character, and enter it in a statewide competition. Sponsored by the Rowland Foundation, the contest was designed to acknowledge the good things happening in Vermont schools and to provide a way […]
Paying for College Presentation – Cabot Library, Tuesday, 10/21/14 , 6 - 7:30 PM Attend a free Paying for College presentation at Cabot High School. All sessions are open to the public. If you cannot attend the session at Cabot, consider attending one in a nearby community. Topics include how to pay for college, what sort of aid is […]
Cabot and Twinfield Families are cordially invited to attend a delicious baked potato dinner and a presentation by Professor Mahesh Sharma. Professor Sharma will talk with parents about how children learn math and what parents can do to help. Also, learn what’s going on in math instruction and why. Date: Thursday, October 16th in the […]
PK-6 Basketball is getting started early this year! Look for your registration forms coming home from school and turn them in at your 1st practice. Practices after 11/17 (when the high school begins) for 3/4 and 5/6 teams will be determined later. Michelle Delaney is coordinating basketball for the Recreational Department this year. You can […]
Please join other Cabot residents in this effort to make the playground safer. Volunteers with carpentry skills will join together to repair both the swing structure and the play structure - replacing wood, ropes, screws, bolts, sanding, etc.. More hands make light work! Please bring battery-operated screw drivers and hammers, and we will provide all building materials. Brad […]
Cabot staff and faculty have been eagerly preparing for the arrival of students on Tuesday, August 26. Thanks to our fabulous custodial staff, everything looks wonderful and we're all looking forward to seeing you soon. As always, we welcome any questions; feel free to call us at 563-2289.
This summer, recent Cabot School graduate Kassandra Morse spent two weeks with a small group of high school and college students creating a radio documentary about Detroit with the program Conversations from the Open Road. The group conducted many interviews with people all around Detroit: from UAW Local 600 retirees, to activists from the Grace […]
The Cabot Recreational Department is hosting a basketball skills camp July 28th through August 1st from 8 am until 12 pm. Kids can get free breakfast and lunch every day except Friday. Mike Jarvis, a basketball coach with ten years of experience, is the head coach. The camp cost is $25 and scholarships are available. Checks can […]
Cabot High School is proud to announce that it has been recognized as one of the best high schools in Vermont, according to U.S. News and World Report, which recently awarded it a bronze medal. Eight high schools in the state were named silver medal schools and seven were recognized as bronze medals schools. Follow the […]
WHITE RIVER JUNCTION – One very special and hard-working school custodian was chosen recently by the Vermont Agency of Education (AOE) and the Vermont School Custodians & Maintenance Association (VSCMA) as Vermont’s 2014 School Custodian of the Year. Peter Ackermann, the Transportation, Facilities, and Maintenance Coordinator at Cabot School, was honored at the VSCMA’s […]
On June 8, 2013, one million handmade bones crafted by students, artists, and activists from around the world were laid on the National Mall in Washington, D.C. A striking symbol of our common humanity, these bones were made to honor those lost to genocides ad mass atrocities and those still fighting to survive them in […]
Thanks to the enormous support of the Cabot community, our high school students were able to make and sell about 280 lasagna dinners to benefit their June term experiences, two weeks of intensive elective courses. View Timothy Mueller-Harder's "Time Lapse Lasagnas" video here, and then check out the photographs from the first week of June […]
Read full story to access the Limes' fabulous new video featured on their Kickstarter page for details about how you can help fund the work of this extraordinary group! Here is an excerpt from that page. A 20-piece original alt-pop funk orchestra that redefines the concept of “school band.” In the fall of 2013, the Cabot […]
Lisa Dunlavey Spaulding asked Dave Schilling to speak at his memorial service on behalf of Dick's students and colleagues at Cabot School. Here's the text of Dave's eulogy. (Read full story to access it.) My name is Dave Schilling, and I've had the absolute honor of working with Dick at the Cabot School for the […]
We are deeply saddened by the death of Dick Spaulding, our teacher, colleague, mentor, and good friend. His absence will be felt deeply in our community. In the words of our elementary students, Dick: Loved us when we were good and when we were not so good Made a joke when he tagged us at […]
After months of preparation, Cabot School's Destination Imagination teams performed impressively at their Saturday, March 22 tournament, bringing home four new trophies and a special certificate award. With the only Rising Stars team at the tournament, Cabot School was in the spotlight at the opening ceremony. The third and fourth grade team came in third […]
Cabot teachers Brian Boyes and Peter Stratman have been selected as Rowland Fellows for 2014. The honor comes with $100,000 awarded to Cabot School to support their work, research and sabbatical next year. Read the full story to access the Rowland Foundation official announcement; scroll down to read about Brian and Peter's vision for their […]
After an eight year hiatus, the legendary Vermont student band, The Limes, are back. With an all-new cast of all-star high school musicians, the 21-piece original alt-pop funk orchestra has once again redefined the concept of school band. Infused with minimalist mallet percussion, jazz-inspired horn lines and post-rock guitar orchestrations, The Limes boast a six-person […]
NOTICE OF AUDITIONS Feb 15th, 2014, Cabot United Church, Cabot Village. 1-5 pm (walk-ins 1-3; scheduled auditions 3-5) HMS Pinafore and Cox and Box, by Gilbert and Sullivan and The Marriage of Figaro, by Mozart See attached poster for more details.
On Friday, the People of the Beans Café at Cabot School learned that it has earned recognition as a Gold Certified School-Based Enterprise by DECA. "This is a national-level recognition, and is the result of tons of work by student managers Heidi Cookson and Kassandra Morse,” said advisor Dave Schilling. To earn the certification, the […]
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bGzBTwTqKIM&feature=youtu.be Come see an unforgettable Cabot School Winter Concert at 6:30 in CSPAC, Wednesday, January 22! Read full story to access a video clip from this afternoon's show.
On Friday, November 8, 2013 at Vermont Fest, a conference for educators, Donna McSweeney accepted the Frank Watson Outstanding Technology Educator Award, posthumously awarded to John McSweeney. Now in its ninth year, this award is presented to “a person whose many years of devoted service, vision and leadership have significantly advanced Vermont educational technology at […]
On December 17th, from 3-7 PM, the BTC SEED class and grades 5 and 6 will be attempting to fill both of our vans from floor to ceiling with food donations for the Cabot/Walden Food Share distribution the next day. Of course, if you can’t make it from 3-7, donations will be collected all day […]
The high school art class worked really hard at capturing their likeness as well as an additional challenge: Can you add an element between the viewer and the sitter to set your portrait into a space beyond the surface? Most everyone rose to the challenge and surprised themselves at their success. Read full story for images.
Congratulations to Clementine O'Connor, Lars Hammer and Heidi Cookson for their recent participation in the Winooski Valley Fall Music Festival at U32. This year Cabot had a 100% acceptance rate to this competitive, audition-based festival in which they work with other central Vermont students under the direction of a noted guest conductor.
Mazie O'Connor, Cabot High School class of 2012, was recently featured in the Northeast Kingdom Astronomy Foundation's video, What's Up? With Mazie O'Connor. Click here to view her segment on dark matter. Read full story to access the link.
High school art students practiced their mat cutting skills in preparation for our exhibit at "Down Street Eats" in downtown Cabot. Work features art by early elementary through high school.
Women's soccer player Shannon Grier, Cabot School Class of 2011, has been named student-athlete of the week at Johnson State College after making 11 stops in goal for the Badgers in their match against Plymouth St. Sunday afternoon. Grier, a sophomore from Plainfield , Vermont, has appeared in 14 matches for the Badgers this season as […]
Seth O’Brien, Cabot Alumnus, Becomes First Full-time, Permanent IT Tech at the Rubenstein School of Environment and Natural Resources at UVM
The Rubenstein School of Environment and Natural Resources (RSENR) at the University of Vermont recently announced that Seth O'Brien, Cabot High School class of 2007, had been appointed RSENR’s first full-time, permanent IT technician. O'Brien has been with the Rubenstein School on a temporary basis since 2011. For the full story, follow this link.
Michael Hendrix's Cabot's tenth grade biology class is exploring the world of science through the creation of unique, handmade soaps. They've launched a campaign to go into medium-scaled production and give our excellent soaps back to the community! Soapmaking is as much science as it is an art. In order to create effective, skin-friendly, and […]
What do running a chain saw, watching a demo of 3-D printing, and extracting DNA all have in common? These were among variety of new experiences offered to the six young women from the Cabot ninth grade class who drove to Vermont Techinical College with Lindsey Yablonowski, VSAC outreach counselor, and Laura Lacroix, school counselor […]
Our third and fourth graders had a chance to experiment with animation after completing puppets in art. An unplanned bonus feature of this project happened by chance when one student realized that their puppets could be shared on the big screen by taking still shots with their characters in front of the projector. Read full […]
Students in Deb Bothfeld's physical education classes have been getting some aerobic exercise at the same time as they've been providing helpful service to folks living near school. Pictured here are students in three of Deb's classes. Read full story to access images. (Clicking on an image will open that image; click on it a […]
Yesterday's final home game against Twinfield was intense! The team appreciated the great turnout by families, friends and faculty for our Senior Day. With equal back and forth play on the field, Caleb fired in the first goal. Twinfield came back to tie it up and scored a second goal. Darren fired one in to […]
On Wednesday, September 25, Cabot students and staff picked multiple bushels of corn from the Hourihans' field to benefit the Vermont Food Shelf. Click on any image in the gallery to view the full size image.
Kindergartners in art class have been experimenting with different clay techniques such as rolling, wedging, coils, and stamping. They wholeheartedly embrace the opportunity to create three dimensional art with one tool, their hands.
A correction to last week’s Back-to-School Night announcement….the date is September 11 and the day of the week is Wednesday, not Thursday. Please see the schedule below for dinner seating and classroom presentation times. Since it’s impossible to coordinate the schedule for several children, it is fine to drop in to a class when it works […]
Seeing the children’s expectant faces on the first day of school is always a joy. They seem to know that school holds great promise for them. Over the summer, we take hundreds of hours of professional development to prepare for the new school year. You will notice right off that developing math fluency is a […]
Grades four and five teachers Ian Burfoot-Rochford and Austin Fay have been awarded a Rural Trust Global Teacher Fellowship, which will allow them to travel to Peru to visit ancient and cultural sites and to volunteer with children in an orphanage and school in and around Cusco. These travels will be used to design a project-based […]
While writing has been the focus of teacher professional development and classroom implementation these past 2 school years, math will be moving into the front seat for 2013-14. Training with Harvard math consultant, Mahesh Sharma has begun and 8 teachers will attend a week-long summer training with Mahesh. One focus of this work is what […]
Dear Parents and Guardians of Cabot Students, As part of our effort to be an organization that is always learning and improving, we will be conducting a survey called the Comprehensive School Climate Inventory (CSCI). Different versions of the survey will be given to parents, students and school personnel, which will allow us to hear […]
Congratulations to Cabot School eighth grader Henry Burke, who performed a heartfelt, a capella rendition of "God Bless America" at Fenway Park on Sunday afternoon, April 21. Read full story to access the link to the WCAX video of Henry's superb performance. Thanks to Erik Mueller-Harder's friend Mark Kaminsky for the stunning photograph and permission to […]
The Cabot School Newsletter, the new and improved weekly bulletin, is now available online. It is also sent weekly to your inbox if you subscribe to Cabot's Front Porch Forum. Click here to access this week's edition, complete with lunch menus, the principal's update, and more. (Read full story to access the links.)
As I write today’s update, I am attending the New England League of Innovative Schools spring conference. There are 450 people here, the vast majority from schools much larger than ours. In yesterday’s opening session, I was called on to describe a specific example of civic engagement among Cabot students. Later in the session, the […]
On March 22nd, Cabot School Board student representatives Hugh Burke, Heidi Cookson, and Kassandra Morse, accompanied by Superintendent Nancy Thomas, traveled to Montpelier to attend a meeting hosted by the Vermont School Boards’ Association and the Vermont Superintendents’ Association. There they discussed and promoted the participation of students on school boards across Vermont. Hugh Burke, […]
On Saturday morning, March 23, Ruth Kaldor will be offering a class in Pysanka Ukrainian egg decorating, using the traditional wax resist technique with beeswax. Come join us! Read full story to access the link to the poster with all the details.
I’ve just returned from the Middle School Exhibition “Seedfolks,” an integrated study of the story by the same name, the science of soil and seed germination and how seeds and Seedfolk come together to create sustainable communities. An exhibition of this caliber takes weeks of research and revision. Students use their own “expert” research to […]
It has been nearly five years since the Cabot School Performing Arts Center opened its doors. Since then we’ve hosted dozens of student and professional concerts, exhibitions of learning, workshops, fundraisers, alumni events, dances, plays, and much more. It's a cause to celebrate. "I just came across this video that was produced for the opening […]
A Magical Mystery Tour - Cabot School Performing Arts Center – Wednesday & Thursday, December 19 & 20, 7:00 PM Please reserve your tickets now to ensure seats for this performance! There will only be 75 seats available on each evening, December 19 and 20. After you have […]
A few weeks ago Cabot fourth and fifth grade students were honored to have a representative from Siskin Ecological Adventures join them and teachers Ian Burfoot-Rochford and Austin Fay for lively discussions about such issues as water pollution, renewable sources of energy, and other conservation efforts. Students performed experiments indoors and outside, creating water filters, […]
December 7, 2012 Cabot School exhibitions are for everyone. Exhibitions demonstrate student learning and will give you first-hand evidence of student engagement and depth of understanding. Next week, elementary music students will present, "The Joy of Music: A Creative Community Workshop.” This exhibition will focus on three themes: ensemble, communication, and creativity and will model […]
A recent report by the Vermont State Department of Education ranks Cabot School highest in the state for the post-secondary enrollment rate of Vermont high school graduates, surpassing the statewide enrollment rate of by nearly 20 percentage points. The Department of Education report indicates that the report "represents Vermont students who graduated in SY2009-10 with a […]
Stephenie Manning brought her puppy Khali to visit the multi-age class last week. The children loved Khali, and it was especially wonderful that she remembered her friend, Denver, whose farm was her birthplace.
Click here to see senior Zack Ducharme's poster promoting the Magical Mystery Tour and see how you can get involved! (Click "Read Full Story" to access the poster link.)
In a recent letter to Superintendent Nancy Thomas, Stephen R. Dale, Executive Director of the Vermont School Boards Association, complimented a team from Cabot that included Principal Karen Stewart, teacher Brian Boyes, and students Lyrica Stelle and Kyle Celley, both sophomores. “I want to thank them– most of all the terrific students– for their fabulous […]
Principal’s Update November 2, 2012 Athletics Thanks Cabot Boys’ Soccer team & Mr. Stratman for a 10-3-1 soccer season that kept us all on our feet cheering you along and especially for a playoff series that produced joy throughout the Cabot community. You are all fine athletes and gentlemen. Check out this testimonial from a […]
Congratulations to the boys' soccer team and their inspirational coach, Peter Stratman! Cabot defeated Danville 2 - 1 on Friday afternoon. Stratman said that Friday's game "was one for the ages! The Huskies showed talent, endurance, and heart to knock off Danville, the #3 seed, on their own turf. The fan support was incredible...and instrumental […]
Click on photo at left to go to a gallery of photographs by Ed Lewis. Click on an image to see it full-size. From the October 24 Times Argus: Huskies dominate Rockets 11-0 Cabot 11, Rochester 0 CABOT — Sixth-seeded Cabot dominated No. 11 Rochester in Tuesday’s Division IV boys soccer playdown with an 11-0 […]
Sometimes an extra busy Friday doesn’t allow time for an update, so this is a Monday update instead. Students have completed fall NECAP assessments and they will be mailed off to the scorers this week. The kids put in a huge effort, planning their writing on scrap paper and often working for the full amount […]
On Saturday, October 13th, Cabot sixth grade students sold apple pins with their teacher Mr. Lewis at the Cabot Apple Pie Festival. The pins were made in school as part of a larger project about apples. They had a successful day selling more than 100 apple pins, with earnings over $280. They are saving the […]
On Thursday, October 25th, all members of the Cabot community are invited to participate in the 2nd day of our Community Visit process. The session will be held from 6:30-9pm at the Willey Building. At this community meeting, participants will review the challenges and ideas that came out of the discussions in September, prioritize some key […]
The death of a mother is the first sorrow wept without her. – Unknown There has been a dark cloud over the Cabot School community this week as we proceeded with our lives knowing that three Cabot children and two former Cabot children had lost their mothers. This was a first-time experience for most students, […]
- PRESCHOOL SCREENING FOR 3 AND 4 YEAR OLDS – JUNE 1 – 2
Screening will take place on Monday June 1 and Tuesday June 2. Please see flyer for details.