Pride Alliance Advisor: Ellen Douglass & Matthew Smith
Pride Alliance is a social and support group for LGBTQ+ students and their allies that advocates for a safer and more equitable campus for all. The Alliance has two private meetings weekly, one in the Middle School and one in the High School, and it also organizes public events to raise awareness and promote equity throughout the school and surrounding community. Any and all students who share our vision of a safe, inclusive and equitable school and world are welcome to join us.
Math Leaque Advisor: Kiran McCormick
Mathematics League gives students an educationally enriching opportunity to participate in an academically-oriented activity and to gain recognition for mathematical achievement. Our main goal is educational: we promote enjoyment and study of mathematics by organizing contests for grades 4-12. Our contests help to enrich mathematics programs. Each contest covers topics appropriate to the contest grade level. Our well-written questions cover a variety of difficulty ranges and involve topics of interest to above-average students. The key is to encourage students to enjoy a challenge and to learn from it to find problem-solving discussions stimulating.
National FFA Organization Advisor: Mark Wilde
The National FFA Organization is an American youth organization known as a Career and Technical Student Organization, based on middle and high school classes that promote and support agricultural education. The organization was founded in 1928 as Future Farmers of America, but in 1988 the name was changed to the National FFA Organization, now commonly referred to as simply FFA, to recognize that the organization is for those with diverse interests in the food, fiber and natural resource industries, encompassing science, business and technology in addition to production agriculture.
Model UN Advisor: Brooks Sturtevant
Model U N is open to grades 9-12 - This is an extracurricular activity that meets in the evenings. Students involved with Model UN will recieve 1/2 credit. This is a multidisciplinary course in which students research world issues, write positions papers and resolutions representing a country’s point of view, and engage in active debate with others. It is offered four hours a month outside of the regular school day and participation in at least one three-day conference is required.
National Arts Honor Society Advisor: Lindsay DiDio, Ashley Bowen
The National Arts Honor Society is an organization specifically for high school students. In 1978, the National Art Education Association began the National Art Honor Society program to inspire and recognize students who have shown an outstanding ability and interest in art. The NAHS strives to aid members in attaining the highest standards in art scholarship, character, and service, and to bring art education to the attention of the school and community.
National Honor Society Advisor: Dante Napolitano & Eric Gildemeister
The National Honor Society (NHS) is a nationwide organization established to recognize outstanding high school students. Selection of members is based on four criteria: scholarship, leadership, service, and character. The National Honor Society requires some sort of service to the community, school, or other organizations. In addition, NHS elects officers, who, under the supervision of the chapter adviser, coordinate and manage the chapter as a student organization.
National Junior Honor Society Advisor: Stacy Myers
The National Junior Honor Society is one of the nation's premier organizations established to recognize outstanding middle level students. More than just an honor roll, NJHS serves to honor those students who have demonstrated excellence in the areas of Scholarship, Leadership, Service, Character, and Citizenship. These characteristics have been associated with membership in the organization since its beginning in 1929.
Scholarsbowl Advisor: Jay Hartman & Jim Getty
Students become experts in such areas as current events, history, science, math, literature, art, and music and compete with other schools around the state in the VT-National Education Association sponsored event. The school that wins at the state level, advances to the national competition.
Student Council Advisor: Jean Gagne & Vanka Maynard
Student Council participates in the planning of school events such as prom and spirit rallies. They conduct events for the local community such as blood drives or donation collections. The student council works with the school administration, student body, and local community to decide on and approve projects and initiatives. Students who participate in student council learn about the democratic process, civic responsibility, leadership, problem solving, and teamwork.
Year Book Advisor: Carol Hakey
The yearbook committe is a group of students that create a publication that reflects the events and lives of people involved with school during that year. Yearbook students actually produce, publish and sell a book. They learn to write for an audience and develop great picture taking skills. They learn how to work collaboratively and how to close a sale. They learn how to meet deadlines and celebrate each others’ achievements.
Upward Bound Advisors: Cheryl Poulin & Sarah Miller
The philosophy underlying the Upward Bound Program is that a college education makes a difference in life. This program is about working with students and families who are identified as possessing the desire and motivation to go to college. Upward Bound currently works with over 100 students from 7 different high schools located throughout Northern Vermont. Upward Bound is completely funded by the U.S. Department of Education, and there is no cost to the participants of the program.
Literary Magazine Advisors: Lauren Conte & Lindsay DiDio
The MVU Literary Magazine seeks to offer an outlet for student writers and artists to showcase their work to an audience. The focus is on celebrating student work, and to foster a rich literary and art? community. This publication will be an essential destination for creative work that embodies a wide range of ideas and talent open to all students ready to share their work in a professional and public sphere.
Future Business Leaders of America Advisor: Jacob Hartman
This co-curricular club inspires and prepares students to become community-minded business leaders in a global society through relevant career preparation and leadership experiences. Members compete regionally and nationally in business-related events, attend conferences with workshops related to business functions, and are able to network with students from all over. FBLA at MVU strives to provide members with opportunities for personal/professional growth, prizes, scholarships, community service, networking, and more.
EF Educational Tours Advisor: Vikki Machia
Dream. Explore. Discover. Travel and exploring new cultures expands opportunities in our community to inspire youth and build their skills, aspirations, and memories that will promote positive youth development through Education First Travel programs. Learn first-hand, travel with experienced EF staff, and earn 0.5 elective credit for each trip.