Bullrock Corporation announces promotions

The Lodges Communities and owner and operator the Bullrock Corporation announce the following promotions: Andrew Thomas has been promoted from his position as vice president of development to president of the Lodges Communities and The Bullrock Corporation. Cathy Stroutsos has been promoted from her position as marketing director to senior director of marketing for the… Read More »

SCS “LEAD”s in anti-drug campaign

Do you know what LEAD stands for? Leadership Education Anti-Drug is a student leadership group at Shelburne Community School (SCS) that facilitates several prevention activities on drug and alcohol awareness. On April 28, a few LEAD students collaborated with Chittenden County START Team on a “Sticker Shock Campaign” to prevent underage drinking. Students walked to… Read More »

CVU School Board News: May 22, 2014

Flexible Pathways – An important initiative intended to improve outcomes for all learners In June of 2013, Governor Shumlin signed the Flexible Pathways Bill, or Act 77, putting into place the expansion of the state’s dual enrollment program, early college programs, and increased access to extended learning opportunities for all students. Additionally, this bill initiates… Read More »

Annual Alpha quilt raffle is back

By Sarah Clauss, SCS eighth grader The Shelburne Community School’s Alpha team is holding a raffle to fund its annual spring camping trip. The purpose of the trip is to work on team building, celebrate the school year, honor the current eighth graders, and prepare the seventh graders for their role next year. It is… Read More »

Happy ending to a great mentoring year

Participants in Shelburne Community School (SCS) Connecting Youth (CY) Mentoring Program enjoyed an ice cream social, signaling the end to their year in the program, on Tuesday, May 20. Mentors and mentees created stupendous sundaes, then dove into a variety of group games and fun at the SCS playground. In the SCS CY Mentoring Program,… Read More »

Teacher’s scholarship sparks hope for CVU French trip

Polly Vanderputten, a teacher of French and German at Champlain Valley Union (CVU) High School, has been awarded a graduate scholarship by the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL). For two weeks this summer, Vanderputten will study at the France Langue institute in Nice, France. In addition to her studies, Vanderputten plans… Read More »

Tips for a bountiful backyard garden

(Family Features) The benefits of having your own backyard vegetable garden are plentiful, and can include significant lifestyle impacts, such as healthier eating habits, money saving perks, and more. A Relaxing, Healthful Hobby Looking for a hobby that allows you to contribute to the health of your family? Take up gardening. Beyond producing nutritious foods,… Read More »

What to know when redoing your home’s flooring

(StatePoint) Whether you’re purchasing a home or remodeling your current one, floors are perhaps the biggest piece of your home investment puzzle. They’re also the literal base from which all other design choices are made. You may think you know exactly what you’re looking for, but innovations in home flooring have expanded and improved options.… Read More »

Covering the Field: Introducing Autumn Eastman

By Sheri Duff Autumn Eastman is impressive. So is her track and cross country numbers. And that’s just the beginning of the accolades Champlain Valley Union (CVU) Head Track & Field Coach Eli Enman pays his standout senior runner. “I’m happy to talk about Autumn. She is a fantastic athlete that is very committed to… Read More »

JVA lacrosse continues winning streak

By Michael Regan The CVU JVA lacrosse team improved their record to 8-1 with three wins the week of May 12 with one victory over Essex (9-4), one over St. Johnsbury Academy (7-2), and finally a defeat of Middlebury (4-3) on Saturday afternoon. The score was knotted at three for much of the fourth quarter—that… Read More »