Annual Veteran's Day Celebration

Seventh grader, Tayshaun, greets guests Colonel Bruce Martin, U.S. Army retired and Pete Manning, Staff Sergeant National Guard at Kurn Hattin Homes for Children’s Veterans’ Day Celebration. Including readings, candle lighting, music, and lunch, the ceremony, in its 23rd year, is planned and hosted by American and world history, and civics teacher Richard Long.

Guests Welcomed at Kurn Hattin Get Acquainted Day

Westminster, VT---Guests experienced first-hand how Kurn Hattin transforms the lives of children and their families forever at Kurn Hattin Homes for Children’s Autumn Get Acquainted Day on November 2. After a music performance, video and alumna presentations, staff Q&A , and student-led tours, as well as a delicious lunch, the guests left with a better understanding of what makes Kurn Hattin so special and worthy of support. For more information or to be invited to the Spring Get Acquainted Day please email Kim at kfine@kurnhattin.org.

All things Halloween at Kurn Hattin Homes for Children

On October 26, Harry Potter Night was a magical event that delighted everyone and was the perfect compliment to Kurn Hattin Homes’ Halloween Dance. The dining hall was transformed into the Great Hall at Hogwarts. Students sat by Houses and enjoyed a roast beef dinner while being entertained by stilt walkers and a magician. Adults and children made wands, tried their hand at Quidditch (sport played on broomsticks), and learned about snakes and our school’s python in the Chamber of Secrets.

Thirteen Kurn Hattin Students Headed to District Music Festival

District VI Music Festival selection committee for Middle School Chorus has selected 13 students to represent Kurn Hattin Homes for Children at the upcoming District Festival on November 16 and 17 at Brattleboro Union High School in Brattleboro, Vt. The students are: Elizabeth Anderson, Jacob Baltazar, Lili Butler, Tristan Caroll, Cameron C., Chan Dowang, Catrina Greene, Bella Murphy, Nick Passos, Ben Robichaud, Gabby Taylor, Nadia Taylor, and Tia Willis-Cooper. The Kurn Hattin students were chosen from 15 participating schools.

Adopt-A-Cottage Sponsors Get Involved at Kurn Hattin

"If you could wake up tomorrow with one new talent or ability, what would it be and why?" was one of several questions both adults and children queried on Adopt-a-Cottage Sponsor Night, September 6, 2018 at Kurn Hattin Homes for Children. 

Individuals, club and business members, joined their 'adopted' children's residences (cottages) for a fun icebreaker activity, a delicious dinner, and a cottage tour after having previously donated funds to supply their cottages with needed items, such as new curtains, bedding, and mattresses. The Adopt-a-Cottage program provides the sponsors a special opportunity to not only support Kurn Hattin, but also have fun and spend time getting to know the children.