School Board News: More on Flexible Pathways and SBL at CVU

This past month, the dean for graduate education at MIT announced her leave of absence in order to launch a new model for a residential research university, one that puts problem-based learning at its core, eliminates majors and removes the traditional hallmark tool of higher education: the lecture. It is but one more manifestation of […]

Governor’s Institutes launches new endeavors

Governor’s Institutes launches new endeavors

Staff report The Governor’s Institutes of Vermont is launching two new Governor’s Institutes this summer, and Bennington College will host the first. The new Governor’s Institute for Young Writers will give aspiring authors ages 14-19 a full week of immersion into the craft and creativity of a writer’s lifestyle, said Governor’s Institutes of Vermont Executive […]

Variety show success at Mater Christi School

Variety show success at Mater Christi School

Submitted by Joanne LaFreniere, Mater Christi School Mater Christi School held a special variety show for the students’ pastors and the Sisters of Mercy on Feb. 2 as part of its Catholic Schools Week celebrations. The entire student body was present for the show. There were 14 acts, including comedy routines, piano, violin and guitar […]

Ivory Free Vermont releases new youth-led film project

Ivory Free Vermont releases new youth-led film project

Staff report Ivory Free Vermont, an all-volunteer organization working to outlaw the sale of elephant ivory and rhino horn in Vermont, announced the completion of a ten-minute film about the threat of extinction that these two iconic species face. Made by local youth, Vermont Battles for Elephants casts a poignant and compelling spotlight on this […]

Vermont soldiers key to union victory in Civil War

Vermont soldiers key to union victory in Civil War

Submitted by the Shelburne Historical Society Historian Howard Coffin delighted his full-house audience at Shelburne Town Hall on Monday evening as he presented his theory that Vermont’s soldiers were the best fighters on the Union side of the Civil War, and proved his theory with details, diagrams and stories from his years of research. Coffin, […]

Vermont Commons displays work at scientific conference

Vermont Commons displays work at scientific conference

Staff report Vermont Commons School students Lincoln Pierce of Duxbury, Henry Harder of Shelburne and Anna Hulse of South Hero traveled this December with Vermont Commons School Science Chair, Peter Goff, and Donna Rizzo, professor of engineering at the University of Vermont, to San Francisco for the American Geophysical Union conference. The VCS students gave […]

CVU scholars celebrated

Staff report Two Champlain Valley Union High School seniors have been selected as candidates for the U.S. Presidential Scholar program from the U.S. Department of Education. It is an honor bestowed for superior academic and artistic achievements. Only two students are chosen from each state to be a Presidential Scholar, complete with a trip to […]

Local students travel to Haiti in plight for clean water

Local students travel to Haiti in plight for clean water

Staff report Three high school students from Vermont traveled to Haiti last October on a volunteer trip with Pure Water for the World. They spent five days actively learning about the country, the culture, the people and the water situation. They experienced a glimpse of the struggles and intense poverty many families in Haiti face […]

Future business leaders lauded

Future business leaders lauded

Shelburne future business leaders Bailee Pudvar and Grant Kelley of Shelburne met up with representatives Kate Webb and Joan Lenes at the statehouse last week. Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) is an organization that prepares students for careers in business. FBLA is on a mission to promote and ensure the values and rewards of […]

Underwater robotics field trip for Shelburne students

Eight Shelburne Community School students constructed underwater robots for their 8th grade culminating project named Sea Perch. Robots hit the water to finalize their neutral buoyancy at the YMCA in Burlington on Jan. 26. The machines were piloted through a small obstacle course in the pool.  The project was led by Shelburne Community School Facility […]