Shelburne Resident named finalist for Early Educator of the Year Award

Shelburne resident and early educator Elsa Bosma was named a finalist for the Permanent Fund for Vermont’s Children Early Educator of the Year Award. Rick Davis, co-founder of the Permanent Fund, presented Bosma with the finalist award at the 2015 VAEYC Annual Conference held in Killington on Oct. 16. Bosma owns and operates Puddle Jumpers, […]

Inspirational SCS Red Ribbon Week kick-off event

Inspirational SCS Red Ribbon Week kick-off event

Special guest Helene Neville will help kick off Shelburne Community School’s Red Ribbon Week. Neville just completed a 10,000 mile run around the perimeter of the US. This year’s Red Ribbon Week theme is “Healthy Choices,” and Neville’s accomplishments are a testament to that, with her lifetime commitment to making choices that benefit both her […]

School Board News: To merge or not to merge, that is the question

This past Sept. 15, Chittenden South Supervisory Union preK-8 school boards selected members to represent union towns in a Merger Study Committee that will consider the merits of merging our union into a unified district. Is it time to replace our common-law-type relationship with something more akin to the formal commitment of marriage?   While […]

Implementing recess time at CVU to bolster community and focus

By Madison Hakey Have you ever considered the number of smiles per capita? Adam Bunting, the principal at Champlain Valley Union, thought of this as he observed CVU’s first recess on Tuesday Oct. 22. He first got the idea from the book Spark by John J. Ratey, which looks at the effects of exercise on […]

Vermont’s Universal Recycling Law feeds hungry Vermonters

State Agency officials, representatives from the Vermont Foodbank, and local grocers joined together at the Chittenden Emergency Food Shelf to recognize the contribution of food rescue to hunger relief. Since July 2015, when requirements for food diversion took effect for medium-sized institutions under Vermont’s Universal Recycling Law, the Vermont Foodbank has seen a 24 percent increase […]

Schools weigh hiring full-time resource officers

By Gail Callahan Long before Champlain Valley Union High School Principal Adam Bunting returned to the Hinesburg campus as principal, he saw first-hand the successful model of a school resource officer student relationship. “In Montpelier, we had school resource officers in the buildings,” said Bunting, a former Montpelier High School principal. “I was very impressed […]

Shelburne school board moves forward with bond

By Gail Callahan Shelburne voters will head to the polls on Election Day to vote on issues, including a $9.2 million bond for needed renovations at the Shelburne Community School. The new bond figure shaves off about $2 million from an $11.2 million financing package voters rejected in March. Board members held a special meeting […]