ANWSD Vision Statement                                                

We envision a kind, collaborative, and creative community for all that nurtures a diverse

and accessible learning environment. Students will flourish as critical thinkers and productive

citizens, cultivating resilience in an ever changing world.                       4/26/17 Board adopted

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The Articles of Agreement were approved by the electorate of the Addison Northwest School District in March, 2016.  In March, 2019 we were informed of a typographical error in Article 11.   The original approved article specified that in the new District "the vote on the annual budget and public questions shall be conducted by Australian ballot pursuant to 17 VSA Chapter 5513(b)."    There is no Chapter 5513(b).    The intent of that wording was to simply read "pursuant to 17 VSA Chapter 55".   That typo is hereby corrected by vote of the Addison Northwest School District Board.   Article 11 is modified to read: The Unified District Board of School Directors shall propose annual budgets in accordance with 16 VSA Chapter 11.  The vote on the annual budget and public questions shall be conducted by Australian ballot pursuant to 17 VSA Chapter 55.

The ANWSD’s Nominees for the

UVM Outstanding Teacher of the Year

 The Addison Northwest School District is proud to announce its two nominees for the UVM Outstanding Teacher of the Year 2018.

The University of Vermont offers the opportunity that an educator chosen by our Supervisory Union/District to be recognized at the UVM Outstanding Teacher Day in 2018. Each year UVM recognizes outstanding teachers throughout the state through a ceremonial event that takes place in October. Each participating supervisory union or school district can nominate two teachers and one technical center teacher. All outstanding teachers are recognized by their peers, administrators, parents and/or students as exemplifying across the Vermont Core Teaching Standards.

Stacy Valcourt has been giving her heart and soul to educating students with learning challenges for 18 years as part of the ANWSD community. Stacy always puts the needs of her students first. She is consistently pursuing new trainings within the field of Special Education so her students have the latest access interventions that will help them meet their individual learning needs. She has been an outstanding mentor and role model for peers and students; she also brings infectious energy and enthusiasm every day to the ANWSD community. She inspires her students and colleagues to be their best that they can be and is always willing to help others and continue to try new methods to meet the needs of all learners.

Melissa is an exemplary teacher. She plans and prepares diligently for every class. As a result, her lessons and activities are thoughtful and engaging. She instills a passion for science, she personalizes, she has an open mindset and continues to grow as a teacher, she tries new things, she is patient (she works with middle schoolers!), she's interactive, she inspires kids to go on and study more science, she knows kids and plays to their strengths while helping them recognize and address their weaknesses. Most of all, she makes kids realize that they are special. For all these reasons and more, Melissa Muzzy is the Vergennes Union Middle and High School Outstanding Teacher.

Superintendent Sheila Soule

August 2018

Dear Addison Northwest School District Family,

On behalf of the Addison Northwest School District Board and Central Office Administrative Staff, allow me to be among the first to welcome you to the 2018-19 School Year. We are all very excited to begin another year in fulfillment of our goal to successfully educate our learners through high expectations for student achievement and an unrelenting commitment to excellence. It is vital as a school community that we remain focused on our mission to achieve our goals by aligning our priorities and decisions with these outcomes in mind as it is the true reason we are all here; to help our students reach their fullest potential both academically and socially.

Many of our staff have been working hard this summer in support of the school year ahead. ANWSD administrators, custodians, educators, and central office staff have worked hard doing many essential tasks that many do not see or appreciate, such as curriculum development, lesson planning, scheduling, hiring new staff, rolling over student information systems and financial accounts, archiving student records, and deep cleaning the schools. This year had the added challenge of major construction projects, which were both complex and exciting. Now we welcome the energy and promise of the new school year, and eagerly await the arrival of our students.

As a new Superintendent, I look forward to learning more about our unique communities, and what life is like in ANWSD for our students and staff. Please do not hesitate to contact me with any of your ideas, questions, or concerns.


Sheila Soule
Superintendent of Schools
Addison Northwest School District
(802) 877-3332 ext 101
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