Greek Games come to Shelburne

Greek Games come to Shelburne

By Melinda Haselton Lake Champlain Waldorf School (LCWS) hosted a multi-school Pentathlon on Friday, May 27 at the Field House in Shelburne. Over 75 fifth grade students from six Waldorf schools in Vermont, New Hampshire and New York competed in javelin, discus throwing, long jump, 50-yard dash, and wrestling. The students, organized in city-state teams—Sparta, […]

Two Destination Imagination teams return from Global Finals

By Chloe Galvin After advancing through local and state events, two Shelburne Destination Imagination teams (The Spy Guys and The Blue Girl Group) competed in the Global Finals in Knoxville, Tennessee from May 24-28. More than 1,400 teams from 21 countries were on hand for the event. Destination Imagination is a team activity focused on […]

Standardized test scores affecting college applications

By Margo Bartsch This year’s 2015-16 college application season was the most competitive in the 12 years since I created College Essay Coach. The biggest trend was that colleges were accepting 30% to 60% of their incoming class with Early Decision (binding) applications. How can high school seniors be ready to apply early on November […]

Kudos

Bucknell University, Lewisburg, PA Theodore Doremus was named to the dean’s list for the 2016 spring semester. SUNY Potsdam, Potsdam, NY Quincy Chandler of Shelburne was named to the Dean’s list for the spring 2016 semester. Quincy is majoring in Music Education. Connecticut College, New London, CT Julie Marie Proft of Shelburne graduated with high […]

Anti-idling campaign a huge success at SCS

Anti-idling campaign a huge success at SCS

By Peg Rosenau The air is a lot cleaner at Shelburne Community School thanks to the efforts of a student-lead campaign to reduce idling, the practice of leaving one’s car running while it is not moving.  Begun back in September, the program started when SCS was chosen as one of eight Vermont schools to partner […]

Geniuses reside in Shelburne

Geniuses reside in Shelburne

By Joey Adams, Educator SCS Students on the Imagine Third Grade team have spent the year working on Genius Hour. A practice modeled after some of the best companies in the world, where these companies give their employees 20% of their time to work on whatever projects inspire them. This is where such inventions as […]

College Counseling Corner

By Sarah Soule Class of 2017 – What’s Next? Current juniors are preparing to end the academic year by finishing their coursework, taking final exams, and looking ahead to the summer with great anticipation. Their friends in the senior class will soon graduate and are eager to begin their next journey, be it college, the […]

SCS school board gets update from principals

A lot of good news was on the agenda during the May 17 Shelburne Community School board meeting. Shelburne Community School (SCS) principals Pati Beaumont, who oversees kindergarten through fifth grade, and Allan Miller, administrator for sixth through eighth grades, highlighted several special events at the school. Beaumont mentioned a successful PTO-sponsored Teacher Appreciation Week […]