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Greetings to all Wildcat families and students,

The beginning of a new school year is always an exciting time filled with opportunities and a chance to make new memories.

At Hazen Union School, we are dedicated to creating a supportive, inclusive, and fun learning environment. As we start this journey together, I want to share some important information, highlights, and what we expect from you in terms of behavior this school year:
● Treating Others with Respect: At Hazen Union School, we believe in treating everyone with kindness and respect. It's important to be nice to your classmates, teachers, and staff. Bullying, discrimination, and any form of disrespect are not acceptable here
● Being Responsible and Accountable: We think being responsible is important. This means being on time for class, finishing your assignments on schedule, and getting involved in classroom activities. These habits will help you do well in school and prepare you for the responsibilities you'll have as you grow up.
● Good Communication: Talking to each other in a positive way is really important. If you need help or have concerns, don't be afraid to ask. Open and helpful communication between students, parents, and teachers makes our school community stronger.

Together, we can make learning exciting, build our strength to face challenges, and become respectful and responsible individuals. Hazen Union School is more than just a place to learn; it's a vibrant community where we make friends, work together, and feel like we belong. We're looking forward to a fantastic school year with events, classes, sports, arts, and many other fun activities.

The first day of school is on August 28th at 7:50 AM. Please don't hesitate to ask if you have questions or if there's something you want to share. Let's have a fantastic year ahead – Go Wildcats!

Jason Di Giulio, Ed.D.


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About Dr. Di Giulio

Principal Jason Di Giulio came to Hazen in 2020. Before engaging in education, he served as an Army officer, learning about leadership, focus, and accomplishing things according to the standard. He earned a Master of Fine Arts degree in Poetry from Goddard College, which helped him see that while the standard is constant, there can be many paths to accomplishing it. Just like in writing, there are more ways than one to be ‘right’.

Dr. Di Giulio has served as an English, Latin, and history teacher at the Cornerstone School, King George School, and taught English at Canaan Memorial High School and Lyndon Institute. He served as a Career Technical Education Director at Lyndon Institute before taking the principalship of Hazen Union.

Dr. Di Giulio, for his dissertation, studied safe schools for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender students. During the study, he found that there are many factors that contribute to a sense of safety, and one of them is a strong, vibrant community.

Jason Di Giulio lives in Barton, Vermont, with his husband, dogs, and way too many dairy goats.