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Pierre A. Cotton Jr.
Fair Haven Union High School
Coaches Vs. Cancer
On this Saturday 1/24/15 at 1:30, Coach Kyle Wilson and the Varsity Lady Slaters will be playing at Poultney in the Coaches Vs. Cancer Game. This is a great cause. Kyle Wilson quoted:
“We are dedicating our game on January 24th vs Poultney High School to help the American Cancer Society save lives and create a world with less cancer and more birthdays. We are truly excited to be a part of this team, and support will help us achieve our goal of raising $1000.00 for the American Cancer Society.”
Please go cheer on our Slater Ladies and Coach Wilson for this awesome cause!
Week in Review
Hello Slater Nation!
Last week was a busy week academically, musically and on the courts and fields of play!
Congratulations to Mr. Wilkin and Mr. Roach and our AMAZING musical students for sharing their musical talents with us during the Annual Winter Concert inside FHUHS Gym on 1/14/15. There was a huge crowd enjoying the music inside the gym, and we are all thankful to have such a quality music program at Fair Haven Union High! Thanks to all that attended and all that performed!
On Friday 1/17/15 Three awesome Slater Nation Students; Cara Cummings,Logan Bathalon and Lauren Langois went to Castleton Elementary School to speak to 270 Elementary school students about making a difference in their community, leadership and always doing the right thing. These three students represented Slater Nation with pride enthusiasm and sincere attitudes about making a difference.
Congrats to Coach Willie Phillips and the Slater JV boys, for an impressive Victory over Mt. Anthony’s JV team!
Schedule for the week of 1/19/15
Hello Slater Nation!
Please come Support our Choral Singers and the Band as they Share their Musical talents with us tonight in the Gym at 6:30 PM!
In the next few weeks we start exam season! It is important to rest our bodies and minds as we prepare for the next chapter in our academics here at FHUHS! Please make you complete all assignments and communicate with your teachers any needs before exams start!
Last night our Slater Boys took on a tough Middlebury Team! While the result of a 65-66 loss was not the desired outcome, our Slater Pride and enthusiasm from the players, fans and cheerleaders were! I am very proud of the effort from our Slater Varsity Boys! Great jobs gents and Coach P!
Congrats to Coach Willie Phillips and the Slater JV boys, for an impressive Victory over Middlebury’s JV team!
Week at a glance and a look back!
Congrat to the Rock Ensemble for an awesome Concert here at Fair Haven Union High School! Matthew Eckler, Youssef Rajia, Austin Beauregard, Jacob Wilcox, Eric Ray, Lauren Langlois, Ryan Langlois, Dylan Brown & Dave Hollister played a set list and had Fair Haven Union High School Jammin! Awesome Job Mr. Roach and Band!
Congrats to the Girls Varsity Basketball Team, who defeated Otter valley in an Overtime Thriller last night at Otter Valley High School! The Lady Slaters have extended their win streak to six games! Awesome job Coach Kyle Wilson and Ladies!
Tomorrow 1/10/15 Our Girls Basketball team play at home vs. BBA! Please come support our ladies! The JV girls play at 1:00 PM and the Varsity will follow at 2:30!
LaRock wins 100 Matches at Fair Haven Union High School
Last night Slater Nation and the wrestling team hosted Mt. Abe and Otter Valley High Schools! The boys competed and had excellent matches. During the meet, Kaleb LaRock captured his 100th career victory. The night was energized with the Fair Haven Cheerleaders providing an electric atmosphere with their presence in this event. Thanks ladies for providing this awesome excitement!
Congrats to Kaleb Larock for joining the 100 win club! A certificate for this honor was presented by Guidance Director Kelly Stewart, and the Activities/Athletic Director Pierre Cotton. The Certificate was signed by Principal Brett Blanchard.
Way to go Slater Nation!
The Indoor Track team had a strong showing at this weekend's UVM relays!
Josh Melen took 1st place in the 600 meters race!
The 4x2 Relay took 3rd place, represented by Ian Knapp, Nick Holloman, Devon Spaulding and Gus Ruby!
The 4x4 Relay team took 3rd place, represented by Josh Melen, Will Reed, Nick Holloman and Austin Beauregard!
The 4x8 Relay team took 2nd place, represented by Josh Melen, Kyle Kitchin, Ryan Langmaid and Nick Holloman! Congrats!
Please Support our Lady Slaters and Coach Wilson as they give back to this great community!
Fair Haven Union High School
33 Mechanic Street
Fair Haven, Vermont 05743
Dear Potential Donor,
During the month of January, the girls basketball team will be participating in the Coaches vs. Cancer event and we are asking for your help as we raise awareness and raise funds throughout the community.
We are dedicating our game on January 24th vs Poultney High School to help the American Cancer Society save lives and create a world with less cancer and more birthdays. We are truly excited to be a part of this team, and support will help us achieve our goal of raising $1000.00 for the American Cancer Society.
We appreciate any contribution you can offer, large or small. Every donation makes a difference and is meaningful. Your support helps the American Cancer Society save lives every day by helping people stay well and get well by finding cures, and by fighting back against cancer. Your gift will mean so much to us and the countless other people who really need our help right now.
Most of us have been touched by cancer in some way or another. Coaches vs Cancer is our way to fight back against the disease that has taken too much. To support our efforts you can make a donation by check or cash. Please make all checks payable to FHU Activities. All of the funds raised will support your local American Cancer Society.
Thank you for supporting Coaches vs. Cancer and the American Cancer Society. Not only are you joining a winning team in the fight against cancer, but you are helping the American Cancer Society save lives and create a world with less cancer and more birthdays.
Kyle T. Wilson
Fair Haven Girls Basketball Team
Coach Prenevost Wins #400!
Slater boy's basketball coach Bob Prenevost achieved the 400 win milestone on Feb 21st, with a 61-54 victory over rival Mill River. In 31 years as a head coach, Coach P has had only 7 losing seasons between stops in Fair Haven and Whitehall high schools. He has a Section II Championship with both the boys and girls programs in Whitehall, and a Vermont Division II State Championship with the Slaters in 1997. His Slater teams have made 9 trips to the Final Four, with 4 championship game appearances in his 17 seasons on our sideline. Congratulations Coach P!
The Hall Comes Calling
Slater Great, Scott Reed ('91), and Longtime Slater Coach Robert "Squeak" Gregory, to be inducted into the VPA Hall of Fame, Class of 2014
Scott Reed---Scott’s athletic success as a three sport standout at Fair Haven Union High is unmatched. During his four years, he earned 12 varsity letters, his teams won three soccer, one basketball, and one baseball state championship, including the trifecta of winning each sport during the 1990-91 school year. He is our soccer program’s all time leading scorer with 99 career goals, broke the all time scoring record at the time in basketball with 1564 career points, and had a career batting average over .400, while being named the Vermont Gatorade Baseball Player of the Year in 1991.
These personal achievements in his career are over shadowed by Scott’s fierce desire to win! Not mentioned above are the assists he recorded in both soccer and basketball, because Scott was driven by the challenge to win. At the end of the day, the result for his team was more important than his individual numbers. He was one of those blessed to be able to achieve both at the same time.
Following his graduation from Fair Haven, and after having college offers to play each sport, Scott opted to follow his passion to play Division I college basketball, despite not having a scholarship offer. He enrolled at the University of Vermont, and accepted a walk on spot on the team. With no guarantees, Scott took on the challenge, earned significant playing time as freshman, and was awarded a full athletic scholarship for the remainder of his college basketball career, finishing in the Top 10 of several statistical categories.
Since his graduation from UVM, Scott has worked in the banking industry. He and his wife Jessica, along with their two children, reside in North Carolina.
Robert "Squeak" Gregory --- Coach Gregory has been a fixture on the Fair Haven sidelines for parts of five decades. He has had stints as the head coach and assistant coach of both our boys and girls soccer programs. These positions have given him 29 years on the Slater soccer sidelines. He has also served two stints, totaling a total of 28 years, as the head coach of the Slater softball program. In addition to these positions, “Squeak” has coached 16 years of fifth & sixth grade boy’s basketball, and another 7 years of seventh & eighth grade boy’s basketball at Fair Haven Grade School. He retired from coaching at the end of the 2013 softball season.
Gregory’s teams enjoyed much success during his time at the helm. In 12 years (1981-1992) leading the varsity
boys soccer team, they made six trips to the state championship game. The claimed the crown three times; 1988, 1989
and 1990, and finished as runner up in 1984, 1991 & 1992. He was six time MVL coach of the year, and
was Vermont Soccer Coaches Association Coach of the Year in 1990. His record
with the boys was 140-44-11. As coach of the girl’s soccer team for seven
seasons, he rebuilt a struggling program, attaining a record of 53-48-5, and
was named MVL Coach of the Year twice.
His overall record over 19 seasons as a head soccer coach was 193-92-16,
for a winning percentage of .641.
On the softball diamond, his teams earned five trips to the state championship game, winning three consecutive titles in 2002, 2003 and 2004. He was selected as Coach of the Year four times, and reached the 300 win milestone in 2013. His overall record in softball was 301-178, for a .628 winning percentage.
What makes us most appreciative of Coach Gregory’s success is how he did it. Many, if not most, of his coaching peers likely did not know what his day looked like. Coach Gregory spent decades as a ½ time physical education instructor at Benson Village School. He was also working full time on the graveyard shift at General Electric during the same time period. So yes, he went directly from his GE job at 7am, to his teaching job from 8am to 12 noon. From there he went home…slept for 2 hours…woke up to go to practice…back home for dinner with his family….back to bed for 2 hours….and again woke up to go to work at GE! For decades!
Coach Gregory also has a proud history with the soccer and lacrosse programs at Castleton State College. He played a part in the inception of both of programs, playing and coaching both of them at one time or another. He was also instrumental in the beginnings of athletic training at the college. He was inducted into the Castleton State College Athletic Hall of Fame in 1994 for his many contributions to the college.
Everyone in Slater Nation congratulates Scott and Coach Gregory on their incredible successes, and on achieving a place in history with Vermont's all time greats!
FHUHS SPORTS PHYSICAL INFO FOR 2014-2015
Anyone wishing to participate in athletics during the upcoming school year is reminded that an up-to-date physical is required to be on file with the school nurse and the activities department. All physicals will continue to be valid for one calendar year.
The Vermont Department of Health suggests that all students in Vermont receive an annual “Well Child” exam, which will now also serve as the sports physical. We want to get this information out in a timely manner so that all parties affected by this change will have ample opportunities to schedule their appointments. It will be the responsibility of the student-athletes and their families to provide coaches or FHUHS administration with a copy of the physical exam prior to the first practice for the fall season. Failure to do so will prevent the student-athlete from participation, unless we have a record of a valid physical (within the past calendar year) on file at the high school.
REMINDER: Vermont’s School Sports Concussion Law (Act 58 of 2011), requires parents and athletes to sign off that they have received the information developed pursuant to concussions in youth sports, and FHUHS will provided this information annually to each youth athlete and the athlete’s parents or guardians. FHUHS will continue to utilize the ImPACT Concussion Recognition Program as we have the six previous years, as well as our Return to Play Protocol. We believe our concussion awareness program to be excellent.
All participants are reminded that a signed permission form, a signed concussion form, and a current physical must be on file at FHUHS in order to practice.
Below is information relevant to Vermont’s new Concussion Education Law and concussion awareness.
Slaters Athletics Winter 2014 Important Information
SLATER NATION SEASON TICKETS ON SALE-Season tickets to all regular season FHUHS athletic contests during the Winter 2014 season are available for purchase at the ticket booth during home gams. Prices are Students-$20 Adults-$35 Senior Citizens-$15. Good for admittance to all REGULAR SEASON contests in 2014. General admission prices to a single regular season game will be $3 for adults, and $2 for students and senior citizens. Contact Pierre A. Cotton Jr. at email@example.com for more information.
A reminder to all FHUHS students, regardless of whether you consider yourself an athlete or not. We strongly believe that there is an extra-curricular activity here for everyone, and encourage you to get involved with a team, club or organization. Studies prove that students involved in extra-curricular activities tend to achieve higher grades in the classroom! Good luck to everyone, and I look forward to seeing you all in SLATER NATION!
We will continue to post updates on the web as soon as they become official. Please contact Pierre A. Cotton Jr. at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.