Dear Families,

It was another year for the records, but TOGETHER we persevered! Thank you to all our families for sticking with us through all the COVID madness. I also want to give tremendous thanks to our teachers and staff for their hard work, commitment, and care in teaching and supporting our students through all the ups and downs. As I said to the Sixth Graders at their graduation ceremony: “You grow through what you go through.”

I am incredibly thankful that we were able to celebrate our wonderful class of Sixth Grade graduates in-person at the Park–McCullough Historic Governor’s Mansion on the beautiful evening of June 6th. I am so proud of all of our graduates, and I also want to recognize that a number of special awards were given out for Humanities, Mathematics, Kindness, and Sportsmanship. Click here to see the individual students who received these honors. Music Teacher Leslie Koelker created a graduation video that we hope you enjoy viewing on the VSNB YouTube Channel.

Seeing our sixth graders move on to the next stage in their educational journey is always bittersweet, but this year it was all the more so with my twin daughters graduating as part of the Class of 2022. As a parent, I can’t tell you how much it means to me to see what happens when we give our children a great place to grow up. I know our school lives our mission: “Children are at the heart of all we do.” 

Together, we’ve learned much and shared experiences that will remain in our hearts for years to come. Your children have so much to be proud of from their school year! 

I hope you will share with your children a slideshow from today’s Field Day events, so that they can relive all the smiles, laughter, and fun from their last day of school. The slideshow is posted on the VSNB YouTube channel.

We will look forward to seeing your students again on September 1st! If you need a school calendar for next year, click here to view it on our website. And, if you did not get to purchase a yearbook, there are still some available (please email info@vsnb.org for ordering information). 

Enjoy the summer, and may it be a healthy and rewarding one! 

Best wishes,

2021-2022 Business Partners in Education

Thank you to the following businesses for their ongoing support of The Village School:


Bank of Bennington:  https://thebankofbennington.com/

RCS Consulting: https://www.rcs.consulting/


D.B. McKenna & Co., Inc.: https://www.dbmckenna.com/

Danielle D. Fogarty, PLC: https://www.ddfplc.com/

Whitman’s / Poulin Grain:  https://www.whitmansfeed.com/


Adam’s Lock & Security: https://www.adamslockvt.com/

Idena Beach Photography:: https://www.idenabeach.com/

Maple Leaf Realty: https://www.mapleleafvermont.com/

Pangaea: https://vermontfinedining.com/

Power Guru: https://www.power-guru.com

West Oil Company: https://westoilcompany.com/

Williams Financial, LLC: https://williamsfinancial.net/


Bennington Express Car Wash and Repair:  https://www.benningtonlubeandwash.com/

Bennington House of Tile and Carpet: https://bennington.abbeycarpet.com/

Bolio Propane Service, LLC: https://www.facebook.com/BolioPropaneServiceLLC/

Casella Waste Systems: https://www.casella.com/casella

The Bennington Bookshop:  https://www.benningtonbookshop.com/

The Roasted Bean: https://www.the-roasted-bean.com/