Balancing security and comfort at CVU: First school resource officer Matt Collins on the job

Balancing security and comfort at CVU: First school resource officer Matt Collins on the job

SCOOTER MACMILLAN Staff Reporter Although he’s only been on the job as school resource officer for a month, as Matt Collins walks the halls of Champlain Valley Union High School, he sees many students and faculty that he greets like old friends. “The position of school resource officer is multi-faceted,” Collins said. “I’m not just… Read More »

Black Lives Matter flag flies at CVU

Black Lives Matter flag flies at CVU

SCOOTER MACMILLAN Staff Reporter On Thursday morning, April 4, Champlain Valley Union High School became the eighth Vermont school to raise the Black Lives Matter flag. The school held a ceremony to commemorate the event. Six members of the school’s Racial Alliance Committee and principal Adam Bunting spoke, the CVU Women’s Chorus sang and a… Read More »

Tending fields of memories at CVU

Tending fields of memories at CVU

SCOOTER MACMILLAN Staff Reporter When head groundskeeper Nathan Miner looks back over the athletic fields he tends at Champlain Valley Union High School, he’s sees a big part of his family’s history. The fields where CVU students now run, play, and practice sports were once part of his grandparents’ farm. Hector and Mildred Aube’s farmhours… Read More »

Local students disconnect devices for National Day of Unplugging

Local students disconnect devices for National Day of Unplugging

By SCOOTER MACMILLAN and MARIA VALIENTE Local schools participated in a district-wide digital detox last Friday in different ways, replicating the National Day of Unplugging on March 1. Though not mandatory, at Shelburne Community School many staff members and students unplugged, stashing away their laptops, phones, and other devices. For some, eliminating technology from their routine… Read More »

Black Lives Matter flag will fly: CVSD Board approves student-led request by vote of 11-1

By SCOOTER MACMILLAN Staff Reporter The Black Lives Matter flag will fly at Champlain Valley Union High School. The Champlain Valley School District School Board voted 11-1 in favor of flying the flag Monday night with Russ Caffry of Shelburne casting the lone dissenting vote. After extensive discussion, board member Dave Connery made the motion… Read More »

Voters approve CVSD $78.9 million budget

Voters approve CVSD $78.9 million budget

By SCOOTER MACMILLAN Staff Reporter Voters approved all three articles concerning the Champlain Valley School District budget by relatively large margins on Town Meeting Day. However, voter turnout was low, with less than 21 percent of the more than 23,000 registered voters in the district casting ballots. Voters approved Article VII, the $78.9 million budget… Read More »