CSSU proposes adjusted hours for 2016-17 school year

School boards across the Chittenden South Supervisory Union are voting on April 26 on a proposed school day schedule change that could take effect with the 2016-17 school year. The change, which is called the early release-late start professional development/educational improvement model, is intended to optimize the benefits of teachers’ professional development time. Currently, teachers […]

New study analyzes eye movement in children with autism spectrum disorder

New study analyzes eye movement in children with autism spectrum disorder

When people want to connect during an emotional conversation, they usually look each other in the eye. Recent research by Tiffany Hutchins, Charlotte resident and assistant professor of communication sciences and disorders in the College of Nursing and Health Sciences at the University of Vermont, used eye-tracking technology to study children with autism spectrum disorder, […]

Young Writers Project: General Writing

About the Project Young Writers Project is an independent nonprofit that engages Vermont and New Hampshire students to write, helps them improve and connects them with authentic audiences in newspapers, before live audiences and on web sites, youngwritersproject.org, vtdigger.org, vpr.net and cowbird.com. Young Writers Project also publishes a monthly digital magazine, The Voice. YWP is […]

Students sleep out for Spectrum Youth and Family Services

Students sleep out for Spectrum Youth and Family Services

By Maddie Connery, Logan Hytten, Teryn Hytten, and Jenney Samuelson For the third year in a row, a group of Shelburne youth teamed up to spread the word about homelessness and show their support to other youth and young adults in need. The students participated in the annual Spectrum’s Sleep Out, and continue to raise money […]

Robert Charles Anderson to speak at CVU April 12

Robert Charles Anderson to speak at CVU April 12

World renowned author and genealogist Robert Charles Anderson and brother of CVU educator Chris O’Donnell will speak on the motivations for, and process of, migration as people spread throughout New England. This April 12 event will take place in the theater at Champlain Valley Union High School in Hinesburg from 6-8pm as part of the […]

Destination Imagination teams from Shelburne are state champs

Destination Imagination teams from Shelburne are state champs

By Mark Bosma The town of Shelburne was well represented at the Vermont state Destination Imagination tournament on March 19. Both Shelburne teams were crowned state champions in their divisions and will now compete in the Global Finals. The Shelburne Community School second to fifth grade students won their titles at Burlington High School, which […]

It’s what’s on the inside that counts

It’s what’s on the inside that counts

By SCS 4th and 5th Graders Rae Kanarick, Gabe Nelson, Amelie Scharf, Zoe Klein, Parker Lemery, and Sophie Madden This year in guidance we learned that you should not judge people by how they appear, and that it really matters what’s on the inside, not the outside. We’re all the same in different ways! On […]

Farm-to-school program growing at CVU

Farm-to-school program growing at CVU

By Victoria Tamas, Contributing Writer Last month, the Vermont Agency of Agriculture awarded the Champlain Valley Union High School a Farm-to-School planning grant of $2,500 as part of a $70,000 total awarded to ten schools around Vermont. The grant program, in its ninth year, has so far reached 101 schools, impacting 27,000 students. What is […]

Bridging the generation gap with a selfie and some smiles

Bridging the generation gap with a selfie and some smiles

Though there was a noticeable lack of duck lips, and no one ended up posting their hottest picture on Instagram, selfies were the main scene last week at Wake Robin in Shelburne. Thanks to Carly Stine and the Champlain Valley Union High School students who volunteer with her through the nonprofit Technology for Tomorrow, sixteen […]