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Food Service News - Fall 2017

posted Aug 21, 2017, 7:27 AM by Anna Sanford GM STA

I would like to welcome everyone back for another school year of healthy eating.  I would also like to welcome all new staff and students here for the first time.  My staff and I are looking forward to seeing everyone in the cafeteria for breakfast and lunch.  Our Sous Chef is Beth Connor; Beth has spent all summer with us working with the Summer Meals Programs.  Karla Hunsdon is also returning as our sandwich and cashier person.  Steve Pippin is back in the dish room doing his thing. Steve also was a huge part of our Summer Meals Program. I am very lucky to have such a great staff that enjoys their work and the kids.

We are once again as in past years involved in a great Farm to School Program.  We not only purchase from Windham Farm and Food, we also purchase from Black River Meats, and Reinhart Foods and local farmer’s market right here in Chester.  As budget allows I plan on purchasing all local beef this school year.  All three of the vendors I mentioned are great sources of local products from local farmers.  Items like Vermont Bread, Cabot cheese, Hood Milk, local ground beef.  We even purchase French bread here in town from Baba Louis Bakery to use for our garlic bread on spaghetti day.

Our award winning Jr. Iron Chef Vermont teams are waiting in the wings to begin another year in the kitchen preparing what will hopefully turn out to be a winning recipe.  Last year is a tough act to follow with two wins.  We once again this year will be entering three teams in the competition.

As we do every year I encourage all families to apply for free or reduced meal benefits.  Even if you feel you may not qualify please apply, you may be surprised.  You need to know if you qualify for free meals.  If you qualify benefits include breakfast and lunch.  Right now 1 in every 7 Vermont children are living in households that experience food insecurity.  School meals programs are the best tools we have to protect children in our communities from hunger and malnutrition.  The Title 1 funding your school receives is based on the number of students who are enrolled in our free and reduced program.  Title 1 funding pays for many of the academic programs all students use.

We offer a great lunch account system for your children.  Each child has an account and account number we have them punch in at lunch time.  Parents can also access their children’s account on line by going to mymealtime.com and set up a profile.  Payments can be made on line also.  We encourage you to maintain a positive balance in the account.  We do not allow any charging of meals.  For more information please contact me anytime at 802-952-9133 or jack.carroll@trsu.org.

Once again this year the first Wednesday of each month we have our senior citizen lunch at noon. Our first lunch will be Sept. 6.  Please join us for a great lunch and conversation with friends and the best part see the kids.


Jack Carroll,  Food Services

Fall Sports

posted Jul 20, 2017, 6:35 AM by Anna Sanford GM STA

The High School Fall Soccer Program will begin on August 17th, 2017. The Girls Varsity Soccer Coach will be Carolynn Hamilton and the Boys Varsity Soccer Coach will be Greg Hart. Middle School Sports will begin after the labor day weekend on September 05, 2017.

Please contact Athletic Director, Todd Parah with any questions (802) 875 - 4246


posted Jun 27, 2017, 5:03 AM by Anna Sanford GM STA

Below is the link for summer reading lists for ALL grades 7-12


High School Sports Banquet

posted Jun 15, 2017, 10:25 AM by Anna Sanford GM STA

Please join us to recognize the GMUHS spring athletes at the sports banquet on June 15th at 6pm in the auditorium. 

Middle School athletes will be recognized on June 22 at 8am.

8th Grade Celebration

posted Jun 6, 2017, 10:58 AM by Anna Sanford GM STA

The 8th Grade Celebration will be held on Thursday, June 22 at 5:30pm. Please follow the link to RSVP and sign up to bring something for the potluck dinner.

Senior Awards Night

posted Jun 5, 2017, 9:03 AM by Anna Sanford GM STA

Join us as we honor the senior class on Friday, June 09 at 7pm!

Middle School Awards Assembly

posted Jun 5, 2017, 8:58 AM by Anna Sanford GM STA   [ updated Jun 5, 2017, 9:00 AM ]

We will have our final middle school awards assembly on Thursday, June 22nd for both academics and athletics at 8:00 A.M. Parents are encouraged to attend!

Free Summer Lunch Program

posted Jun 1, 2017, 8:37 AM by Anna Sanford GM STA   [ updated Jun 1, 2017, 8:38 AM ]


Green Mt. High in Chester is once again participating in the very popular no cost Summer Lunch Program. A no cost lunch will be offered daily at the school in our dining room Monday through Friday all summer long. When school lets out there is a huge number of households that lose access to the school lunches they receive during the school year. Our Summer Programs help fill this gap by providing free meals to children who otherwise might go hungry. Plus, summer meals are sometime paired with enrichment activities such as our Summer Recreation Programs. We are in hopes of increasing the number of kids participating in the Summer Recreation Camps offered here in Chester knowing that there are Summer Meals available. Studies show that when children don’t get proper nutrition, they fall behind their peers academically when returning to school in the fall. The no cost lunch is for anyone 18 years old and younger. There is no registration or application process involved. Simply stop by the High School and have a healthy lunch. We will be serving lunch Monday through Friday in the dining room from 11-12. Menus will be available online and we can e-mail one to you if you like. The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) funds the Summer Food Program and the State of Vermont administers the school meal service. All children 18 years and under can receive free lunch here at Green Mt. Union High. 

For more information please contact Jack Carroll

Director Food Services
802-952- 9133 Cell
802-875- 4266 Direct Line to Kitchen

A Message from GMUHS Food Services

posted May 26, 2017, 7:33 AM by Anna Sanford GM STA   [ updated May 26, 2017, 7:35 AM ]

Green Mountain Union High School
Food and Nutritional Services
Summer News 2017

We are looking at the end of yet another great school year. It has been a very busy year for us to say the least. This school year we are here until June 22nd. We would like to wish the Class of 2017 the best of luck and a great future. We will miss all of you coming down for lunch. 

Our pre-school or Head Start program was very successful this school year. We fed two different classrooms breakfast and lunch daily with the exception of Friday’s. Although next year we will be feeding on Friday also, and an afternoon snack since the kids will be here all day. It is a wonderful program for the little ones. A couple of weeks ago they all came down and had their lunch here in the cafeteria. They all had a good time going through our serving line and having lunch in the big kid’s area. 

We are still heavily involved in the Farm to School Program. As a matter of fact we just planted our School garden here on the grounds thanks to our program here. We will be harvesting items from the garden this summer for our summer meals programs. I am also planning on using all local ground beef next school year. 

We continue for the third year to expand our summer meals program here at Green Mt. This summer as last we will be providing free lunches for area organizations and serving a free lunch daily right here in our cafeteria. This summer we are planning to prepare 300 free meals daily. For more information please call Jack Carroll at 802-952-9133. 

Our June senior citizen lunch will be on June 7th. As always we offer our huge BBQ Buffet for the folks. We have a great turnout for this event. Our next luncheon will be in September. 

Once again a huge congrats to our Jr. Iron Chef teams, two of our three teams coming home winners back in March. The coaches and teams are thinking about next year already. 

If you have any questions please call or e-mail Jack Carroll. 


High School Awards Ceremony

posted May 23, 2017, 9:10 AM by Anna Sanford GM STA

Join us on Friday, June 02 at 8:00am in the auditorium for the High School Awards Ceremony. The ceremony will be honoring students in 9 - 11th grade for their excellence in various academic areas

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