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Homework Club
Homework Club is an opportunity for all students to have time and assistance after school with homework.  The club is proctored by a teacher and offers help with questions as well as access to computers.  All students are welcome, 7th through 12th grade.  The club meets in the Library Media Center Monday,Wednesday, and Thursday, from 2:45-4:30. The late bus runs on these days to help with transportation.

Student Council
The Student Council is Otter Valley’s representative body to the community. It is responsible for assemblies, pep rallies, the Homecoming Dance and Winter Ball, and Spring Fling. Class officers are expected to participate, but membership is open to all interested students. Meetings are held after school on the first Thursday of each month in Rm.259.  Contact Ms. Bly for further information. (email: mbly@rnesu.org, phone: 247-6833, ext. 260)

Echoes from the Valley
Echoes is a Student Literary Magazine that is published annually.  It is a compilation of student literary and creative work.  Poetry, art, and stories are all combined to create Echoes.  Students can contribute or help with the publication process.  Contact Mrs Kretzer (email: hkretzer@rnesu.org, phone: ext. 223)

New England Young Writers’ Conference 
New England Young Writers’Conference is a wonderful, unique opportunity for students from Otter Valley to join with Middlebury High School, Mount Abe, Vergennes & Middlebury College as a host school that helps coordinate this conference. For four glorious days each May students from the four host schools and schools throughout the country convene at the Middlebbury College Campus in Ripton, VT to immerse themselves in a culture that fosters the pursuit of excellence in the writing process.
Contact Mrs. Burns-Collins, (room 204) for more information.

OV Otter Paws
This is a highly active community service organization,  involved with various projects and fund raising throughout the year.  Meetings are usually before school, every other Wednesday. The business meeting starts at 7:15 a.m. in Rm.357. Contact Ms. King (ext. 221) for more information.

The Yearbook is always looking for photos, people to take them, and people to work on the book.  We welcome students in grades 7-12.  Contact Mr. Kelley, (room 153,  ext 227).

Otter Valley Raft Race
This annual event is a fun and creative opportunity for students to try something completely different.  Students build their own rafts with friends or family.  Students then race down Otter Creek on the Sunday of Homecoming weekend.  5th-12th grade students are welcome to participate.  Look for the registration brochure with information at the beginning of the school year.  Contact Ms. Bly at ext. 260 (email: mbly@rnesu.org) or Mr. Meyers, ext. 271(email: jmeyers@rnesu.org)  with any questions.

The Boys and Girls Club of Brandon is conveniently located in downtown Brandon at 25 Rossiter Street.  We offer licensed child care Monday-Thursday from 2:30-5PM for children 6-12 years of age, drop-in hours for children 6-12 from 5-6:30PM Monday-Thursday and the Teen Center Monday-Friday from 2:30-6:30. Snacks are provided daily and dinner is served nightly at 5PM.  We currently have many exciting programming opportunities available that are designed to encourage, support and help kids in a safe, fun environment.  For more information about the Club, our staff,  our programming or to volunteer your time and talents please contact Freddie Cannon at 802-465-4131, or on our new Facebook page at: facebook.com/BrandonVermontBoysandGirlsClub. We look forward to hearing from you!