Teaching STEAM to preschoolers? It’s natural!

Teaching STEAM to preschoolers? It’s natural!

On any given afternoon in the Heartworks Preschools, you’ll find a happy buzz of activity as young children are engaged in the important work of exploring, investigating, and observing the natural world. Preschoolers play with magnets, work with pulleys, observe leaves under a magnifying glass, imagine, and experiment, all while guided by skilled teachers to… Read More »

Volunteer judges needed for debate tourney

Champlain Valley Union High School is hosting the biggest tournament of the Vermont Debate and Forensics League tournament season on Saturday, Nov. 19. They are looking for citizen judges for this event. The tournament is divided into two divisions: speech and debate. Speech participants will be competing in nine different speech events such as poetry,… Read More »

CVU students support Harwood Union in wake of tragedy

Champlain Valley Union High School students are reaching out to their counterparts at Harwood Union High School in the wake of a crash that killed five teenagers. Elora Buscher, a student representative to the school board, told school commissioners during the Oct. 18 school board meeting that CVU students donned black and gold ribbons, Harwood… Read More »

Mentors needed at Shelburne Community School

Do you have an hour each week to make a difference? We have a wonderful volunteer opportunity for you at SCS! Everybody Wins! is a literacy-based mentoring program in which adult volunteer mentors are carefully matched with elementary students. Pairs meet at school for an hour during lunch on Tuesdays or Wednesdays and share a… Read More »

Full STEAM ahead at Heartworks, Renaissance and Endeavour schools

Full STEAM ahead at Heartworks, Renaissance and Endeavour schools

While teachers often learn by reading or observing, there’s nothing like a hands-on activity to bring the topic home. Last Friday, teachers from Renaissance Elementary School and Endeavour Middle School met in the Endeavour STEAM lab at the Shelburne Commons to participate in a professional learning workshop about developing and growing the STEAM program in… Read More »

College Counseling Corner – Junior year action plan

By Sarah Soule Area juniors are now fully settled in to their eleventh-grade year, and many attended the college fair at St. Michael’s College  in September. On Oct. 19, eleventh-graders all across the country took the PSAT, and the score reports will be available in early December. The College Board administers the PSAT, and when… Read More »

CVU to add space for learning hubs

Champlain Valley Union High School principal Adam Bunting is excited to begin adding sites to the CVU campus to create opportunities for “meaningful internships, apprenticeships, and projects,” explaining that such opportunities leave students “twice as likely to be involved in gratifying work later in life.” It would be quite a challenge to create such chances… Read More »

Hike for Hunger raises money

Hike for Hunger raises money

On Oct. 14, Renaissance Elementary School students, teachers, parents, and friends participated in their annual Hike for Hunger, a fundraiser to benefit two local emergency food shelves.  Students in kindergarten through fifth grade are learning about and practicing the character trait of kindness, and they believe that one way to show kindness toward others is… Read More »