CVU Natural Resources class: Using nature as curriculum

CVU Natural Resources class: Using nature as curriculum

SCOOTER MACMILLAN Staff Writer Champlain Valley Union High School is using its rural setting in the community as a perk. There are bonuses to attending school in a city like Burlington or Montpelier. There are  museums and other institutions, organizations and agencies that students can walk to in a larger city. But CVU has capitalized… Read More »

Halloween parade-goers not scared of a little rain

Halloween parade-goers not scared of a little rain

SCOOTER MACMILLAN Staff Writer The Shelburne Halloween Parade’s costume wasn’t hard to guess. It was chilling. And wet. And windy. That’s right, the annual parade came costumed as rain, but it didn’t scare everyone off. And those who braved the weather were an enthusiastic group. “There’s usually 500 people at this intersection alone,” said police… Read More »

Beecher Brook: Back to the slow flow

Beecher Brook: Back to the slow flow

SCOOTER MACMILLAN Staff Writer Whether it’s back to the future or forward to the past, the Lewis Creek Association’s Beecher Hill Brook stream restoration project has gotten people excited about the present. “This is one location where we’re able to get something back to its natural condition,” said Kate Kelly, program manager for the Lewis… Read More »

Exchange student experience benefits everyone involved: CVU encourages program with free tuition, willing host families

Exchange student experience benefits everyone involved: CVU encourages program with free tuition, willing host families

SCOOTER MACMILLAN Staff Writer For host families and exchange students alike, the experience of spending a year in the United States is an exchange in more than just the word. It works both ways – the lives of both the foreign students and the families they live with are changed by the exchange experience. And… Read More »

CVU students join in strike for Global Climate Change

CVU students join in strike for Global Climate Change

SCOOTER MACMILLAN Staff Writer Last year, a 15-year-old student started skipping school to petition outside the Swedish Parliament against global climate change. Who knew that the impact of that act would reach around the world and into the halls of Champlain Valley Union High School this year? But that is exactly what happened. On Friday,… Read More »

School news: More students, electric buses, homeless issues

SCOOTER MACMILLAN Staff Writer The Champlain Valley School District has gained 62 students since the school board made the budget for this school year, and that has led to some budget shortfall. The growth is primarily at Hinesburg Community School, Charlotte Central School and Champlain Valley Union High School, said Jeanne Jensen, the district’s chief… Read More »

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