Rochester School

By January 2, 2016 2015-16, School Stories

The Rochester School is located in Rochester, Vermont. The school serves approximately 140 students in grades pre-kindergarten through twelve.  The Rochester team is participating in the Communicating School Redesign class during the 2015-2016 school year.  The communication team includes: Olivia Shonio and Kevin Kingsbury (students), Cole Mason (design and technology teacher), Dea Kimball (school counselor).


What the Rochester CSR team has been working on:

On May 17, 2016 all of the CSR teams presented to the Vermont State Board of Education, to learn more and view the complete presentation please click here. To view only Rochester’s presentation please click here.

Student team member Olivia held several student forums to engage her peers in dialogue about school change using chalk talks. The Rochester presentation to the state board showcased some examples of the chalk talk strategies.   Olivia also created a website to share information about Act 77: Flexible Pathways.

Nearly 100 middle and high school students from Whitcomb, Rochester, South Royalton, and Chelsea schools gathered Monday, April 4 at the Bethel Town Hall for a day-long Spring Student Congress. The event was designed to promote student understanding of and support for Act 77: Flexible Pathways.
To learn more about the student congress watch this video!

Vermont Public Radio published an article about the student congress, you can read that here. Or check out “Students take the Reins: Bethel Pow-Wow Takes Up Act 77,” an article in the Herald of Randolph.

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