Shelburne educators take part in Snelling Center’s Vermont School Leadership Project

Shelburne educators take part in Snelling Center’s Vermont School Leadership Project

The Snelling Center for Government announced that Bonnie Birdsall and Sara Raabe of Shelburne have been accepted into its Vermont School Leadership Project’s class of 2018. Raabe is currently the principal at JFK Elementary School in Winooski and Birdsall is the digital learning leader at Williston Schools in Williston. They join 24 other educators from… Read More »

Education Notes

Shelburne Museum hosts Children’s Literacy Foundation and Champlain Valley Head Start events Shelburne Museum will be the setting Friday and Saturday for storytellers, book giveaways and children from Champlain Valley Head Start child care programs. An at-risk children grant from the Children’s Literacy Foundation is funding the events from 10 a.m. to noon both days.… Read More »

Education notes

Sen. Bernie Sanders to host Vermont college fairs U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) will hold two college fairs for Vermont high school students and their families on Oct. 7 at Lyndon State College and Oct. 14 at Castleton University. Representatives from Vermont colleges, universities, and certificate and apprenticeship programs will be on hand to describe… Read More »

CVU educator Stan Williams and Think Tank awarded $15,000 grant

CVU educator Stan Williams and Think Tank awarded $15,000 grant

Anyone who works with children knows something that many others don’t: kids are thoughtful. They love to talk about their ideas, and those ideas are frequently really good. Stan Williams, an instructional coach and humanities teacher at Champlain Valley Union High School, recently received a $15,000 grant to support the school’s Think Tank, a program… Read More »

Vt. students outpace national averages on ACT tests

By Tiffany Danitz Pache VTDIGGER.ORG Vermont students who took the ACT, a college readiness test, in 2017 scored higher than the national average in the four subject areas covered, according to a report released by the testing and research organization. The 2,108 graduates who took the test — about 30 percent of those who received high… Read More »

Kindermusik classes for tots starting in September

Kindermusik classes for tots starting in September

Kindermusik with Rachel opens in Shelburne in September under the direction of Shelburne resident Rachel Smith. The studio will offer a series of early education classes using the Kindermusik curriculum, a combination of music and movement activities which foster brain development in babies and young children. With a bachelor’s degree in child development, Smith has… Read More »

UVM offers Vt. Master Composter course

The University of Vermont Extension Master Gardener Office will offer a six-week online Vermont Master Composter course from Sept. 26 to Oct. 31. Registration deadline is Sept. 15. The course covers the basics of backyard composting in seven online modules, four of which include live interactive question-and-answer sessions. Topics include the biology of composting, site… Read More »

Registration open for JUDA’s Integrated Judaic Arts after school program

Registration is now open for the fall JUDA Integrated Judaic Arts after school program at JUDA Vermont in Burlington. A family welcome day is scheduled for Sept. 19 beginning at 3:30 p.m. JUDA focuses on educating children through crafts, song, hands-on workshops, and drama. Some upcoming programs and events include JUDA outdoors, Kids Takeover Shabbat,… Read More »

CCS principal leaves for new position within school district

CCS principal leaves for new position within school district

Just two years after joining Charlotte Central School as its lead principal, Barbara Anne Komons Montroll is leaving her position at the school to take on the role of director of communications and public relations within the newly formed Champlain Valley School District. Komons Montroll announced her departure through an email to the CCS community… Read More »

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