Shelburne resident named Honorary Diplomate

Shelburne resident George F. Pinder, professor at the University of Vermont in the College of Engineering and Mathematics, was recently named an Honorary Diplomate, Water Resources Engineer of the American Academy of Water Resources Engineers (AAWRE), a subsidiary of the American Society of Civil Engineers. In support of AAWRE’s mission to broaden and deepen the […]

Local streams teach worldly lessons

By Janet Franz Brooks and streams in Shelburne teem with life now as flies, worms, snails, and crayfish float and crawl beneath the water’s surface searching for food. Insect nymphs scrape submerged stones or collect tiny plants floating in the currents and, in turn, serve as prey for larger stream dwellers. This month, the town’s […]

SCS third graders bake bread for sixth year

By Erica Frey-Delaportas, SCS FEED Coordinator Third graders at the Shelburne Community School (SCS) spent Thursday, May 21 learning how to make bread with Shelburne Farms staff, SCS teachers, and parent volunteers. The students were eager to get to work, measuring ingredients and mixing them together to create dough. Every student took turns kneading and eventually […]

Mater Christi celebrates Red Nose Day

Red Nose Day, an international effort which raises money for impoverished children all around the world, was celebrated on Thursday, May 21. Mater Christi School decided to participate in the effort and enjoy the day at the same time. The day began with a school-wide assembly with Ilze Luneau from “The Basketball Family” entertaining the audience with […]

Alpha’s Quilt Raffle returns for 40th year

Alpha’s Quilt Raffle returns for 40th year

By Clark Schmitt, SCS 8th grader It is spring again, and that means it’s time for the annual Alpha Quilt Raffle. Managed entirely by Alpha students for the past 40 years, the fundraiser benefits the team’s annual spring camping trip, the purpose of which is to celebrate the year, team build, celebrate the 8th graders, […]

SCS Board shares survey results, discusses playground project

The Shelburne Community School Board (SCS) started the push during its Tuesday, May 19 meeting toward a possible re-launching of a bond to fund some much-needed building repairs. Shelburne voters rejected an $11.2 million bond to fund a number of construction projects at SCS during March Town Meeting voting. Since then, the board’s Facilities’ Committee, […]

Nepal needs help y’all

Nepal needs help y’all

By Sheri Duff After watching a CNN news video during social studies class the day after earthquakes ravaged Nepal, Shelburne Community School (SCS) sixth grader Greta Powers couldn’t stop thinking about the disaster, “We need to do something for Nepal.” Her idea, a fundraiser for Nepal, was chosen as a community service learning project for […]

CVU Board ends year on reflective note

It was a season to bid farewell to many familiar faces during the Champlain Valley Union High School’s (CVU) Tuesday, May 19 meeting. As the board launched into its agenda, CVU School Board Chairman Polly Malik informed fellow school directors that the May 19 meeting would be the last for Marilyn Richardson. Richardson of Charlotte […]

Vermont Day School receives $25K to launch scholarship fund

Vermont Day School received a major contribution from an advocate who believes strongly in the school’s mission and innovative approach to education. The anonymous donor has pledged to make this a recurring annual contribution for the next five years which will allow Vermont Day School to provide financial assistance to families for the upcoming school […]