Champlain Valley High School’s Shadow Day

By Madison Hakey What do you want to be when you grow up? What do you want to go to college for? Wouldn’t it be nice to be able to answer these questions? Students at Champlain Valley Union High School (CVU) have the opportunity to narrow down their interests and possible career paths through Shadow […]

Back to the Future – Tech Integration at CVU

“Hey kid, thumb a hundred bucks will ya, help save the clock tower?” So says Terry, a local citizen, to Marty, who has traveled to the year 2015 from 1985 in the film Back to the Future II. The as-yet-not-invented handheld tablet computer held in Terry’s hand uncannily anticipated this year’s launching of the CVU 1-1 […]

Lend a hand with the CVU Buddy Program

Lend a hand with the CVU Buddy Program

By Madison Hakey It’s been more than 40 years since the Buddy Program was created at Champlain Valley Union High School (CVU). Based off of the Big Brother, Big Sister mentoring program, the Buddy Program brings CVU sophomores, juniors and seniors together with elementary age children in Williston, Shelburne, Charlotte and Hinesburg. CVU students give […]

Everybody Wins mentors needed at SCS

Everybody Wins mentors needed at SCS

Everybody Wins is a state-run literacy-based mentoring program that has successfully worked with the Shelburne Community School (SCS) for many years. As the largest mentoring program in the state, they have provided over 700 children in 26 schools a weekly reading-based mentoring experience. Everybody Wins is currently looking for local community members to become volunteer […]

Vermont Health Connect open enrollment

By Jan Demers,  CVOEO Executive Director  He works full time. She works part time. They both make minimum wage. They have a large family. He had some health insurance. She had none. Their combined income was such that their children were covered under Dr. Dynasaur, that is, until they let their 3Square benefits lapse. He […]

Walking Wednesday a true success

Walking Wednesday a true success

For years, Shelburne Community School has participated in Walking Wednesdays during the months of May and October in affiliation with the Vermont Safe Routes to School Initiative. Wellness Committee members Megan Maynard-Jacob, Jenn Niles, Vasanthi Meyette and Jocelyn Bouyea organized the effort. “We have had steady participation and dedication from students over the years, but […]

Vermont Day School to host open house Nov. 8

Vermont Day School to host open house Nov. 8

Vermont Day School is an independent school in Shelburne that opened with much success this fall. Students are enjoying exceptional academic instruction in core areas, project-based curriculum units, a specialized STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) program, and a rich variety of music, Spanish, art, and physical education offerings. Teachers and administrators are focused on […]

Success tips for National Novel Writing Month

It’s NaNoWriMo time again. NaNoWriMo is what the kids (of all ages) call National Novel Writing Month – the challenge to write 50,000 words by the end of November. This year, a unique survey of 2,000 NaNoWriMo writers was taken ahead of the 2015 challenge. It discovers their most surprising and usual habits and strategies for […]

Autism demystified with Puppets in Education

Autism demystified with Puppets in Education

Shelburne Community School kindergarten through fifth grade students had an eye-opening experience with Puppets in Education at the end of October. Each grade level had a presentation on a different topic. Puppets in Education is a nonprofit organization that has been operating in Vermont for three decades. This organization is dedicated to teaching children how […]

Preparing preschoolers for success panel presentation on Nov. 16

Preparing preschoolers for success panel presentation on Nov. 16

The Heartworks, Renaissance and Endeavour Schools, leaders in early childhood, elementary and middle school education for over 25 years, are hosting a seminar on achieving the best educational experience and outcomes for young children. The inaugural seminar features a panel discussion led by child development experts and practicing faculty on how best to help your […]

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