Scott wants more school spending cuts after voters pass budgets

By Tiffany Danitz Pache VTDIGGER.ORG What was once a two-front battle being waged by Gov. Phil Scott’s administration to keep school spending down shifted to an exclusive focus on statewide cost-containment measures after Town Meeting Day. In the fall, the governor asked school boards to be cost conscious while budgeting. They delivered. Last week, voters in Vermont… Read More »

School musical hits the stage this weekend

School musical hits the stage this weekend

Students at the Shelburne Community School present their spring musical this weekend. They plan three performances of “Dear Edwina, Junior” on Friday at 7 p.m. and Saturday at 2 p.m. and 6 p.m. According to director Amy Riley, “Dear Edwina” is the story of a young girl living in the small town of Paw Paw,… Read More »

Bennington College creates scholarship for Governor’s Institute alumni

Beginning in fall 2018, Bennington College will award an annual $10,000 merit scholarship to accepted students who have completed one of the Governor’s Institutes of Vermont. The scholarship honors the memory of Andrea Diehl, a Bennington graduate and trustee of GIV, and recognizes and supports students whose exemplary commitment to learning has been evidenced by… Read More »

Tech center open house Saturday

The Burlington Technical Center hosts an open house this Saturday from 9:30 a.m. until noon for families and students in grades 9-12 this fall. The center offers a range of programs for ninth and 10th graders including Design Tech and Health, Hospitality, and Human Service Tech. Programs for students in grades 11-12 are: Auto Body,… Read More »

Kudos

Daniel Mathon was named to the dean’s list for the fall 2017 semester at Marist College in Poughkeepsie, N.Y. Elsa Hollyer was named to the fall 2017 dean’s list at Pacific University in Forest Grove, Oregon. Pearl Guerriere was Named to the fall 2017 dean’s list at the University of Hartford in West Hartford, Ct.

Kudos

• The following Shelburne students were named to the University of Vermont dean’s list for the fall 2017 semester. To be named to the dean’s list, students must have a grade-point average of 3.0 or better and rank in the top 20 percent of their class in their respective college or school. The students are:… Read More »

School board answers questions about budget

Champlain Valley School District Board of Directors Dear CVSD community, Happy New Year! In response to input and questions about the budget, we developed a list of frequently asked questions. You are also invited to check out our web page at cvsdvt.org/budget or email us at CVSDboard@cvsdvt.org. Budget Q: How will my local school budget… Read More »

Teacher shares expedition details in “The Polar Frontier”

Teacher shares expedition details in “The Polar Frontier”

Union Elementary School teacher Susan Koch traveled to the Arctic Circle aboard National Geographic’s Explorer for an arctic educational expedition. She’s now sharing what she learned in a talk on Saturday at 7:30 p.m. at the Unitarian Church of Montpelier. In “Images and Impressions from the Polar Frontier,” Koch will share visuals and stories from… Read More »