Cabot parents of two and three year olds are cordially invited to attend Preschool and Pizza Night at Cabot School on Monday, October 27, 2014. Click here to access the flyer.
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 […]
The Cabot School Board would like to invite Cabot community members as well as Cabot School students, parents and staff to a special school board meeting on Thursday, October 23rd from 6:00 to 7:00 PM in the Cabot School library. The purpose of this meeting will be to gather input from our school and larger […]
Cabot parents of two and three year olds are cordially invited to attend Preschool and Pizza Night at Monday, October 27, 2014. Read full story to access the flyer.
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 […]
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.
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 […]
This past spring several trailblazing fourth graders and many fifth and sixth graders joined the DCF Quest Club, a community that combines the reading and discussing of the Dorothy Canfield Fisher Award books with the construction of projects that respond creatively to individual titles. The DCF Book Award is a reading program for fourth through […]
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 […]
Congratulations to the Class of 2014! Thanks to Lisa Celley for the photograph.
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 […]
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.
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 […]
The 2014 Cabot School Report is available online. Read full story to access the link.
Reserve your tickets now! Friday, February 21, 2014, 7 PM at the Cabot Performing Arts Center. $10 suggested donation. Read full story to access link to make your reservation.
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 […]
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First and second graders created lift-the-flap window books based on their favorite Red Clover Award books this past June. Behind each window, students drew a character or an important event, or a clue from the story. Some students labeled their windows with what lay behind them; others provided colorful decoration of curtains or frames. Creating […]
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 […]
On June 4, teacher Austin Fay and seven Cabot students joined young people from other schools throughout the state in attending the Dorothy Canfield Fisher Award Ceremony at Vermont Technical College. Here they heard four Vermont authors talk about their writing and share stories behind their books, all of which are on this year’s DCF […]
This spring, a number of conversations have taken place to discuss ideas in response to the question What do our Cabot School graduates need to succeed? We would like as many people as possible to share their ideas. To do so, simply follow this link. There are only three questions, and you may respond in […]
* if you're under 18, that is! From 6/17 to 8/8, Mondays-Thursdays, the Cabot School is offering breakfast and lunch free of charge to anyone and everyone under the age of 18. Adults are welcome too at a charge of $3.50 for lunch. Breakfast is served starting at 8 AM, and lunch is available from […]
Cabot School students were recently invited to participate in 350.org/Vermont’s Climate Cabaret and Art Exhibit, a call to action from Vermont creatives to address issues of climate change. Because of who they are as students, musicians, writers and performers, they were personally invited to be a part of this creative conversation. This June the group […]
On June 8, 2013, one million handmade bones crafted by students, artists, and activists from around the world will be laid on the National Mall in Washington, D.C. A striking symbol of our common humanity, these bones have been made to honor those lost to genocides ad mass atrocities and those still fighting to survive […]
Cabot Neighborhood Conversations: What do our graduates need to succeed in the 21st century? During the next couple of weeks, the Cabot School Board will be sponsoring several informal discussions to gather ideas and input from community members. These discussions will focus on one question: what skills, knowledge and attributes do we want our […]
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 […]
In an effort to celebrate the valuable contributions made by many people to our community, the Cabot Select Board and the Cabot School Board are soliciting nominations for the 2013 Cabot Community Service Award. This award will recognize a Cabot resident whose contributions of time, talent, and energy over a number of years have had […]
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 […]
Click here to read the May 10 Principal's Update. (Read full story to access the link.)
May 17th – Community Celebration featuring BARIKA, Burlington’s Premier West African Funk Ensemble, with the Cabot High School Band and Chorus
Come listen to Barika and enjoy an early summer barbeque on the Cabot Common. Students in the SEED American Studies course have been planning a community celebration, honoring Cabot's past and looking towards its future. Join us for family fun, a barbecue featuring local beef from Maple Lane Farm, and a stellar band. Admission, including […]
On Thursday, May 16 at 7 PM, please join Bill Tobin at the Cabot School Performing Arts Center for a benefit concert. He will perform on his Concert Grand and Electric Silhouette to raise money for Frolic and Fling, a Scottish Dancing June Intensive for Cabot High School. Students will greatly appreciate your donation of $10 or more. […]
Click here to check out the current list of June term offerings for high school students. (Read full story to access the link.)
Check out the 8th grade class blog to read posts about the following topics! Read full story to access the links: Dinner at the Hard Rock Cafe; Megaladon Madness; The Baltimore Aquarium
Parents of the rising seniors, Class of 2014, are invited to attend a meeting with School Counselor Laura Lacroix and VSAC Outreach Counselor Lindsey Yablonowski on Tuesday, May 14th, from 6:30 to 8:00, in the small science lab. The discussion will focus on suggestions parents have about how to best assist them during the college application […]
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 […]
On Tuesday, May 7, the eighth grade class will embark upon their journey to Washington, D.C. While there, they will be updating a blog documenting what they have seen and done and what's made the trip memorable. Read full story to access the link to the blog, and check back often for updates!
Our sincere APPRECIATION to the many families who transported their children to and from school this week while we were short one bus driver. Thanks also to Director of Maintenance & Transportation, Pete Ackermann, for his valiant efforts to locate a substitute driver and to call two dozen families numerous times to make the arrangements. […]
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 […]
Read full story to access the link to the WCAX video clip from April 16. Congratulations, Henry!
As part of their exploration of magnets, students in grades four and five experimented with moving or kinetic sculptures powered by magnets. Read full story to access the gallery of photographs, and click on each to view full size.
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.)
On Saturday March 23, four Cabot teams participated in the annual State Tournament with kids of all ages from around Vermont. In addition to the competition, there were art activities, building with Keva blocks, and many other opportunities for creative fun. A team of first graders presented their Challenge skit about a birthday party […]
Congratulations to Cabot seniors and their parents for their diligence and hard work in successfully completing college and financial aid applications and beginning the scholarship application process. 78% of our seniors now have plans to attend college in the fall. While some seniors have selected a college, others are still pondering their choices. With assistance […]
Cabot Art teacher Ruth Kaldor is pleased to announce that on Saturday, April 13, she will be hosting another art workshop, Clay Whistles. Guest artist Delia Robinson, who learned the art of whistle making from her mother, will share this time honored tradition in the Cabot School Art Room on April 13th from 10 AM until 12 PM. To […]
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, […]
Cabot School art teacher Ruth Kaldor's Ukrainian Egg Design workshop showed a large turnout of community families this Saturday, March 23. They used the traditional kirstka tool with beeswax to decorate their eggs, alternately dipping the eggs in different dyes until the final stage of melting all the wax off to reveal all the different […]
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 […]
Cabot Middle School invites you to Seedfolks: A Middle School Exhibition Exploring Sustainability and Community, Thursday, March 14, 2013, 5:30 - 7:00, Cabot School Performing Arts Center. Click on the image to view the full sized poster.
Short week filled with Great News…..At Monday’s Annual School District Meeting, voters generously approved a budget for the 2013-14 school year. Although the budget is essentially the same as the current year, elements of VT’s funding mechanism still result in an 11% tax increase. The staff and especially the students at Cabot School recognize and […]
The most recent issue of Yankee Magazine features an article by Julia Shipley, "Where the Heart Rubs Up Against the Place." Yankee described it this way: "A unique project in the small Vermont town of Cabot reveals what its people, both young and old, treasure most." Read full story to access the article.
Cabot Middle School has just been awarded a grant by The Tarrant Institute, which partners with middle schools to improve the education of young adolescents in Vermont through technology-rich learning. This grant explores technology integration for instruction and assessment, providing a framework for students to document the evolution of their work and reflect on how […]
The Washington Northeast Supervisory Union has just published the 2013 Cabot School Report. Read full story to access the link to the report.
Basketball season is winding down and we celebrated Senior Night this week, honoring Maelily Robison, Zach Ducharme and Camden Celley. All three are magnificent young people who have made significant contributions to Cabot School while maturing into responsible and caring young adults. Maelily, Zach and Camden will graduate in June and go on to college […]
Acting as engineers and using limited materials, Cabot High School physics students designed a structure that would protect an egg from shattering upon landing. In this picture, students execute the final launch in the classroom competition after minimizing mass of the structure.
Read full story to access the principal's update for February 15.
Cabot Middle School students are studying sustainability and community development. They’ve determined that an important ingredient in making something sustainable is to get people involved in the process. Students are learning about asset-based community development and discussing key elements that create and sustain healthy communities. With support from the Vermont Council on Rural Development […]
Visitors to Cabot School this morning were surprised by a flurry of Valentine hearts all over campus. Students and staff are grateful for the love! Read full story to view a gallery of photographs. Click on any image to enlarge.
Vote for PFCF to win $10,000 in instruments for our programs Our good friends at Cabot Middle School in Vermont made a student-produced video of the Matisyahu song “One Day” in the style of Playing For Change as part of their ‘Global Citizen Project’. The project was an interdisciplinary initiative to promote global citizenship and […]
Cabot High School competed in the Vermont State Playoffs for Scholars' Bowl on Saturday, February 2 at Montpelier High School. Teams competed in five 25-minute rounds of racing against the clock and teams from other Vermont schools to demonstrate superiority in major realms of knowledge including history, mathematics, sciences, arts and literature. Congratulations to the […]
Students in Grades 4/5 visited the Hood Museum of Art’s current exhibit Crossing Cultures on Feb. 5th. They saw a wide variety of artistic materials and techniques used by Aboriginal artists who shared their knowledge about the land and its animals and plants. We learned the stories of Dreamtime and how Aboriginal artists use those […]
Sixth Grade students in Ed Lewis’ class have been busy this year writing news articles for their classroom newsletter. What began as a teacher-prepared newsletter to parents has become a favored way for students to report on learning projects and other school activities. The tools that have allowed them to prepare articles are laptop computers […]
Cabot Middle School students looked their best and had a blast at February 1st's formal Winter Ball in CSPAC. Most of grades 7 and 8 were joined by event volunteers from the 9th grade as well as chaperones Jamie Gokey, James Haugland, and Lindsey Rudaya. Pizza, soda, cupcakes and other treats were served, and students […]
How could a shape be made with empty space? First and second graders tested theories of negative space when they worked with positive and negative space stencils to create shapes.