Waldorf School celebrates Chinese New Year

The Year of the Rooster will be ushered in at Lake Champlain Waldorf School this Saturday with a child-centered celebration of the Chinese New Year. The celebration is a new event this year at LCWS and is in keeping with the Waldorf approach to education. “Waldorf education is experiential; children learn by doing, by hands-on… Read More »

New unified school board proposes $75 million budget

The Champlain Valley School District school board approved a $75.1 million budget last Tuesday. Because the five towns that comprise the Chittenden South Supervisory Union chose last June to merge into one unified school district, the newly-formed 12-member school board prepared one spending plan. The board adopted a final spending plan of $75,144,759. Residents will… Read More »

SCS students collecting postcards from around the globe

If you’re heading somewhere fun for February break, or your best friend lives in Thailand or your mom lives in Turkey, Natalie Lodge’s fifth grade class at Shelburne Community School wants to hear from you. The students are studying world geography, and part of the fun is collecting postcards from around the world. In an… Read More »

CVU students tackle elevator pitch competition

CVU students tackle elevator pitch competition

What do a food boat on Lake Champlain, a box that helps you save money, a nonprofit that recycles used dance wear, and a drone video/photography company all have in common? The creators of these business ideas were winners of this year’s elevator pitch competition. This semester’s CVU Entrepreneurship students participated in an elevator pitch… Read More »

Bridging gaps, building futures

By Jan F. Demers, Executive Director, CVOEO $4,603,007 to be exact. “It is eye opening for these young accounting students to see how little people can earn and stay alive.” Larry Kupferman has been a volunteer for CVOEO’s Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program for close to ten years now. He was speaking about students from… Read More »

College counseling corner

College counseling corner

By Sarah Soule Area juniors have just completed their midyear exams and are preparing for the onset of the second semester of the academic year. In early December, they received their PSAT scores, and many will soon take their first round of standardized tests in anticipation of applying for college entrance in the fall of… Read More »

Career ambitions grow out of love of fishing

Career ambitions grow out of love of fishing

Vermont and Iowa are different in many ways, but they both have fish, and that’s a place to start. Nathan Mills spent his childhood fishing in Lake Champlain, and graduated last month from Iowa State University with a masters degree in Fisheries Biology. Growing up in Shelburne, Mills recalls many hours spent fishing with his… Read More »

Waldorf School gives back on Martin Luther King Jr. holiday

Waldorf School gives back on Martin Luther King Jr. holiday

Decades ago, Martin Luther King Jr. said, “Life’s most persistent and urgent question is, what are you doing for others?” On Monday, Lake Champlain Waldorf School were busy answering that question by engaging in community service – a decade-long tradition for the school – and social justice. Seventh through 12th graders started the day with… Read More »

kudos

Champlain College, Burlington, Vt. Marcella Consiglio of Shelburne was named to trustee’s list for the fall 2016 semester. Sarah Demers of Shelburne was named to the president’s list for the fall 2016 semester. Corrine Levinthal of Shelburne was named to the trustee’s list for the fall 2016 semester. Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa Nathan Mills… Read More »