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RU Team 'H' gets ready for the start of the competition
RU Team 'H' gets ready for the start of the competition

3 RU Robotics teams compete at the Vermont New Hampshire Region Robotics Tournament at the Coe-Brown Academy with 2 teams qualifying for the State Championship.

Student cleans algae off coral

Student scuba dives and clean algae off coral

2023 Braintree Students work together to create Little Libraries
2023 Braintree Students work together to create Little Libraries

Sanding. Painting. Assembling. It was hard, fun work to build 2 little libraries! These take-a-book/leave-a-book libraries will be installed in the community, including one next to Braintree Blossoms!

Student holds a baby goat during a trip to Howling Wolf Farm
Ms. Johnson and Ms. Gale's classes visits local farm

Ms. Johnson and Ms. Gale's classes visits Howling Wolf Farm in Randolph.  This farm trip is a chance for the two classrooms to celebrate together on all that they have worked on as buddy classrooms throughout the year.

Painting at Brookfield by Edward Koren
Painting at Brookfield by Edward Koren

Painting at Brookfield by the late Edward Koren.  Mr. Koren was a former writer and political cartoonist for The New Yorker who lived in Brookfield.

Sign in front of the District Office

About OSSD

The Orange Southwest School District serves students and families in the towns of Randolph, Braintree, and Brookfield, Vermont. Our three elementary schools provide services to students from pre-kindergarten through sixth grade. Randolph Union High School serves students from grades seven through twelve; and the Randolph Technical Career Center provides technical education services for juniors and seniors from communities throughout Central Vermont.

News & Events

Latest News

ORANGE SOUTHWEST UNIFIED UNION SCHOOL DISTRICT

(ORANGE SOUTHWEST SCHOOL DISTRICT)

 

SPECIAL BOARD BUDGET INFORMATIONAL MEETING

 

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 29, 2024

 

  RANDOLPH UNION HIGH SCHOOL AUDITORIUM

@ 6:00 P.M.

 

Following updated guidance from state agencies and in order to comply with those directives, this meeting will be also be available remotely.  Members of the public wishing to join the meeting remotely, please use the following link:

 

Meeting ID

meet.google.com/ffe-nwef-gnr

Phone Numbers

(‪US)‪+1 573-343-8197

PIN: ‪395 170 733#

 

IMPORTANT DISCUSSION BEFORE AUSTRALIAN BALLOT VOTE ON TOWN MEETING DAY -

TUESDAY, MARCH 5, 2024

Read More about OSSD Special Board Meeting - Budget Informational Meeting - 2/29/24

WARNING
Orange Southwest Unified Union School District
(Orange Southwest School District)
For Braintree, Brookfield, and Randolph
ANNUAL SCHOOL DISTRICT MEETING

Monday, March 4, 2024

TO THE LEGAL VOTERS OF RANDOLPH, BRAINTREE, and BROOKFIELD:

You are hereby notified that the Annual Meeting of the voters of Randolph, Braintree & Brookfield
will be held in the Auditorium at the Randolph Union High School in the Town of Randolph on
Monday, March 4, 2024 commencing at 6:00 p.m. Following updated guidance from state agencies
and in order to comply with those directives, this meeting will be also be available remotely.
Members of the public wishing to join the meeting remotely, please use the following link:

meet google com/yhw-hpba-say

Phone Numbers
(US)+ 1 419-945-6075
PIN: 360 692 067#

NOTICE TO VOTERS: ARTICLES I, II, III, IV, V, and VI ll be voted on the Floor on Monday, March 4, 2024.

Polls for voting on Articles VII, VIII, IX, X & XI will be open on Town Meeting Day, Tuesday, March 5, 2024 at the following locations and at the following times in each town:

Braintree: Braintree Town Hall from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Brookfield: Brookfield Elementary School from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Randolph: Randolph Town Hall from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.

 

Click here for the full notice and agenda.

Read More about Warning Annual School District Meeting - 03/04/2024
Best Elementary School 2024

US News and World Report have released their 2023-24 Best Schools in the Country list.  Two OSSD schools have been identified as some of the best in the state!

 

Braintree Elementary is ranked the 5th Best Elementary School.  

Click Here to see the full list of Elementary Schools.

 

Randolph Union High School is ranked the 20th Best Elementary School.

Click Here to see the full list of Middle Schools.

Read More about 2 OSSD Schools rank as some Vermont's best

The OSSD Board is launching its search for a new Superintendent for the 2024/25 School Year and beyond.  The Board is interested in knowing what superintendent skills and attributes the various stakeholder groups in the OSSD communities value.  The Board and the Screening Committee will  use this information to inform their search work as they move through the process.  Please complete this survey by noon, on January 31, 2024. 

Click Here for access to the survey.

Read More about OSSD Superintendent Skills & Attributes Survey

Upcoming Events

News from Around the District

Here is a look at what is going on around the district.

RU Robotics Teams Head to State Championship

On February 3, 2024, the 3 RU robotics teams put all their skills to the test when they competed in the Vermont New Hampshire Region Robotics Tournament at the Coe-Brown Academy in Northwood, New Hampshire. Over 50 teams from 11 schools were there hoping to qualify for the state finals. 

Thanks to their strong performance in the skills portion of the competition on Saturday, the RU  “U” and “H” teams qualified for the NH/ VT Vex Robotics State Championships that will be held at Manchester Community College in New Hampshire on February 17th.  Everyone at RU wishes them the best of luck. May the best team – and robot– win!

 

Click Here for the full article about the competition from Michelle Holder.

Find Out More about RU Robotics Teams Head to State Championship

ORANGE SOUTHWEST UNIFIED UNION SCHOOL DISTRICT

(ORANGE SOUTHWEST SCHOOL DISTRICT)

 

SPECIAL BOARD BUDGET INFORMATIONAL MEETING

 

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 29, 2024

 

  RANDOLPH UNION HIGH SCHOOL AUDITORIUM

@ 6:00 P.M.

 

Following updated guidance from state agencies and in order to comply with those directives, this meeting will be also be available remotely.  Members of the public wishing to join the meeting remotely, please use the following link:

 

Meeting ID

meet.google.com/ffe-nwef-gnr

Phone Numbers

(‪US)‪+1 573-343-8197

PIN: ‪395 170 733#

 

IMPORTANT DISCUSSION BEFORE AUSTRALIAN BALLOT VOTE ON TOWN MEETING DAY -

TUESDAY, MARCH 5, 2024

Find Out More about OSSD Special Board Meeting - Budget Informational Meeting - 2/29/24

WARNING
Orange Southwest Unified Union School District
(Orange Southwest School District)
For Braintree, Brookfield, and Randolph
ANNUAL SCHOOL DISTRICT MEETING

Monday, March 4, 2024

TO THE LEGAL VOTERS OF RANDOLPH, BRAINTREE, and BROOKFIELD:

You are hereby notified that the Annual Meeting of the voters of Randolph, Braintree & Brookfield
will be held in the Auditorium at the Randolph Union High School in the Town of Randolph on
Monday, March 4, 2024 commencing at 6:00 p.m. Following updated guidance from state agencies
and in order to comply with those directives, this meeting will be also be available remotely.
Members of the public wishing to join the meeting remotely, please use the following link:

meet google com/yhw-hpba-say

Phone Numbers
(US)+ 1 419-945-6075
PIN: 360 692 067#

NOTICE TO VOTERS: ARTICLES I, II, III, IV, V, and VI ll be voted on the Floor on Monday, March 4, 2024.

Polls for voting on Articles VII, VIII, IX, X & XI will be open on Town Meeting Day, Tuesday, March 5, 2024 at the following locations and at the following times in each town:

Braintree: Braintree Town Hall from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Brookfield: Brookfield Elementary School from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Randolph: Randolph Town Hall from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.

 

Click here for the full notice and agenda.

Find Out More about Warning Annual School District Meeting - 03/04/2024
Best Elementary School 2024

US News and World Report have released their 2023-24 Best Schools in the Country list.  Two OSSD schools have been identified as some of the best in the state!

 

Braintree Elementary is ranked the 5th Best Elementary School.  

Click Here to see the full list of Elementary Schools.

 

Randolph Union High School is ranked the 20th Best Elementary School.

Click Here to see the full list of Middle Schools.

Find Out More about 2 OSSD Schools rank as some Vermont's best