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Upcoming Events & Important Announcements

You are once again cordially invited to attend a weekend of writing workshops, craft sessions, and open mic at the CHAMPLAIN COLLEGE YOUNG WRITERS' CONFERENCE, MAY 24-26. Now in our nineteenth year, our doors are open to high school students who wish to share their passion for story, drama, and song with their writerly brothers and sisters—and with celebrated New England authors. We offer three days of readings, improv, Moth storytelling, poetry slams, literary jazz/blues fusion, and extended friendship on the hillside campus of Champlain College in Burlington, Vermont.

OUR 2019 KEYNOTE SPEAKER IS AWARD-WINNING SINGER, SONGWRITER, & COMPOSER, MOIRA SMILEY. Moira's work can be heard on BBC TV & radio, NPR, PBS, ABC Australia's Books & Arts, in feature films, and on more than sixty albums. She performs regularly with her group, VOCO, and has toured with leading artists around the world—including tUnE-yArDs, Paul Hillier's Theater of Voices, Ladysmith Black Mambazo, KITKA, the Irish super-group Solas, grammy-winning pianist, Billy Childs, The Lomax Project, and the New World Symphony. Recent solo performances include TED, Stravinsky's Les Noces, and the London Proms Festival. In 2018, Moira released her latest solo album and choral songbook, Unzip The Horizon, and an upcoming concert at Carnegie Hall will be devoted to her work.

The APPLICATION DEADLINE of March 8 is fast approaching and the blue lights are flashing. If you have a tale to spin, or a story to share, please visit our website:

Very Best,

Jim Ellefson & Lesley Wright, Co-directors

(802) 865-8456

Our mailing address is:

CCYW, 588 Fern Lake Rd, Leicester, VT 05733


2019 College & Career Pathways

VSAC invites you to join us at our 2019 College & Career Pathways events for students, parents, and adults who are curious about pursing further education or training. The 2019 events will be held on 4 weekdays at locations around the state and will include an evening for high school students, parents, and community members. The evening session from 5:00 - 8:00 PM will provide parents and adult learners with a road map for planning and paying for college or career training. It will also feature a resource fair where participants can connect with a variety of organizations and programs that support Vermonters in pursuing their dreams after high school.

Look for details and registration information in January!


Wednesday, February 27th - Castleton University

Thursday, March 7th, Southern Vermont College

Thursday, March 21st, Saint Michael's College

Wednesday, April 10th, Northern Vermont University - Johnson


The mission of Bellows Union High School is to provide all students with the opportunity to expand their intellectual, social and physical capabilities, to foster their emotional growth and to assist them in recognizing and achieving their fullest potential.


The Bellows Falls Union High School is committed to the following beliefs about learns:

      • Students learn best when the school environment is safe, supportative, and cooperative
      • Students learns best when they are recognized as individuals and are fully engaged in lessons tailored to their needs, abilities, and educational goals
      • Students learn best when they become self-aware, self-motivated community members with short and long term goals.
      • Students learn best when relationships are formed between faculty, students, parents, and community, and when faculty members maintain a high degree of professionalism.
      • Students learn best when the curriculum is flexible, challenging, appropriate, creative and applicable to all aspects of life.