• Welcome to U-32 Student Services

    The U-32 Student Services Office provides information and resources for students, families, faculty and community member for life at U-32 and life after U-32 via Naviance Family Connection. Please click on Naviance Family Connection to access our website.

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    CLICK HERE for the U-32 Post High School Planning Guide.


    IMPORTANT GRADING INFORMATION

    REPORT CARD DATES FOR 2017-2018 (sent home with students)

    S1/Q1     Thursday, November 9, 2017

    S1/Q2     Friday, January 19, 2018

    S2/Q3     Wednesday, April 11, 2018          

    S2/Q4     TBA depending on last day of school


    SAT / ACT Test Preparation (FREE On-line)

    For free online SAT test prep log onto Khan Academy.  Students can link their PSAT scores to Khan Academy which will create a personalized test prep program.

    For free online ACT prep go to Method Test Prep, https://app.methodtestprep.com/U-32HighSchool/signup/tkn11584349 an on-line course that will help students build their math, reading, writing, and ACT test prep skills. 

    When you visit the link for the first time, you will need to click on the "sign up" tab to create their new account.  You will be required to enter a valid email address and create a username/password so you can log directly into Method Test Prep.


    PARENT resources:

    Remember to frequent Naviance / Family Connection as this web-based program will help U-32 students explore colleges and careers, build a resume, manage timelines and deadlines for making decisions about colleges and careers, sign up for college visits, and find out what scholarships are available.  Naviance will also house Personalized Learning Plans (PLPs) starting with students in grade 7.

    If you have forgotten your password, you can reset it yourself. If you have misplaced your registration card, please notify Student Services.

  • STUDENT SERVICES STAFF

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    Lisa LaPlante  |  Dir. Student Services

    Lisa joined U-32 in 2007, bringing with her 15 years of counseling experience and four years of social work experience. She has a M.Ed. in school counseling and was the Director of Guidance for the Haverhill Public School system. Lisa can be reached at llaplante@u32.org.
     


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    Cairsten Keese  |  HS Counselor

    Cairsten earned her B.A. in Psychology from Westfield State University in Westfield, Massachusetts. After graduation she moved to Arizona and earned her M.Ed. in School Counseling from Northern Arizona University in Flagstaff. Caristen relocated to Vermont in 2014 and joined the Student Services team at U-32. She is very passionate about her field of work, especially when it comes to post-secondary planning. Cairsten believes that every student should be college and career ready upon high school graduation.  Cairsten can be reached at ckeese@u32.org.

     

    Sherry Lewton |  Social Worker

    Sherry joins U-32 as a Social Worker, after relocating back to her native state of Vermont.  She brings over 10 years of experience as a School Social Worker in Connecticut..  Sherry earned her Masters of Social Work & Bachelors of Social Work from the University of Vermont, with a focus on Children and Families and School Social Work. Sherry has worked in a variety of settings with youth of all ages; including child welfare, adoption, and mental health.  Her passion is working with adolescents, in a school setting.  Sherry can assist students in reaching their potential by helping them to identify the social and emotional issues that can hinder their academic progress.  She will support students and families by being a link between the home, school and community.  Sherry provides individual, group, and crisis counseling to students and assists families with referral to outside agencies.  Sherry approaches social work from a holistic, systems perspective. Her work with students and families is strengths based, solution focused and collaborative. Sherry also co-facilitates the Middle School Student Leadership Group.  She can be reached at slewton@U-32.org.
     

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    Ellen Cooke  |  HS Counselor 

    Ellen joined U-32 in 1990. She is the liaison to the Central Vermont Career Center, 9th Grade Academy, and Faculty Adivosr to Branching Out. Her other responsibilities include college and career counseling, individual and group work and she provides support for 9th and 10th grade faculty TA's. Ellen can be reached at ecooke@u32.org.

     

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    Scott Harris  |  HS Counselor 

    Scott moved to Vermont from Maine in 2008. He earned a B.S. in Secondary Ed - Social Studies from UMaine, and an M.A. in Education from Goddard College. He has various experience working in elementary, middle, and high school levels teaching social studies, science, and behavioral support. Scott approaches school counseling from a holistic, developmental, and student-centered perspective. His work with students revolves around social and emotional growth, career exploration, community building, and awareness around social justice topics. Scott can be reached at sharris@u32.org.

     

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    Nate Lovitz  |  MS Counselor

    A native of Central Maine, Nate joined the U-32 community after earning his Masters of Science in School Counseling from the University of Vermont. Nate earned his Bachelor’s Degree in Sociology and Education at Bowdoin College in Brunswick, Maine. He then spent four years in Jackson, Wyoming, working as a literacy aid and whitewater raft guide. Nate also spent a year in Augusta, Georgia, where he worked as a long-term sub at Burke County High School. Nate is extremely excited to aid students in social and emotional growth, help develop a strong and caring community, and explore social justice issues in his school counselor role. Nate can be reached at nlovitz@u32.org.

     


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    Paula Crossett  |  R.N. 

    Paula Crossett is a graduate of U-32 and UVM with a degree in nursing. She has worked in Maine, Colorado, The Children’s Hospital of Boston in the General Surgery and Cardiac Intensive Care Unit. After returning home to Vermont, Paula worked at CVHH&H as the primary nurse in East Montpelier, Calais and Woodbury for 12 years, then on the Maternal Child Health team for two years before leaving to work at U-32. Paula can be reached at pcrossett@u32.org.

     

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    Lisa Rice  |  R.N. 

    Lisa started at U-32 in 2015 as a school nurse. She is a graduate of Vermont Technical College with a degree in nursing and currently works for the University of Vermont Health Network when not at U-32. Lisa has worked in many areas of nursing: Medical surgical, Women and Children, Woodridge Nursing Home and currently the Express Care clinics through CVMC.

    Lisa can be reached at lrice@u32.org.

     

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    Tracy Martin  |  Office Manager 

    Tracy joined U-32 in 2007 as administrative support for students and guidance counselors, as well as overseeing the state census reports. Tracy can be reached at tmartin@u32.org.

     


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    Lauren VanDeren  |  Admin. Assistant 

    Lauren has worked as an Administrative Assistant in Student Services since 1989. She really enjoys working with both the students and the staff. Lauren can be reached at lvanderen@u32.org.