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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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All elementary schools in ANWSD are reading together the same book! A Boy Called BAT by Elana K.  Reading will begin on March 25th. At the end of each week, we will be sharing discussion questions for you to talk about as a community. We will also be asking daily trivia questions at the schools. If you have any questions please reach out to the literacy teacher(s) in any ANWSD elementary school.  We hope you are as excited about this as we are. The books were purchased with Title 1 grant money to help build community involvement and develop a lifelong love of reading.

A Boy Called BAT

Dear Parents,

The ANWSD Board adopted a policy that would allow a fixed number of students to choose to attend an elementary school other than their own within the School District boundaries. The new policy is attached, and it is strongly recommended that parents read the policy before acting on a request.
The policy allows the Superintendent to ensure that receiving schools have balanced classrooms and that class sizes stay within reasonable limits. In the event that requests exceed reasonable limits, I will institute a lottery to determine which students can be selected to attend.

Parents can file an application for intra-school choice at any time, but no later than April 1st. Applications can be found on the ANWSD website. The Superintendent will work with the building principals to determine capacity as indicated in #3 of the implementation section of the policy and will render a decision in writing to the parents no later than April 15th.

Upon receiving an application for school choice, someone from the Central Office will date and time stamp the application and acknowledge through a letter that an application was received.

Please let me know if you have any questions about schoo
l choice or the process. 

Sheila Soule, Superintendent of Schools

VUHS High School Choice Information

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 socia


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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