Shelburne students create puppets and produce films

Shelburne students create puppets and produce films

After school Monday afternoon, the art room at Shelburne Community School was abuzz with activity. Paint and glue, iPads and string. Hearing that the googly-eye supply was gone, art teacher Pete Boardman asked what else could be used for eyes? He suggested paint. “It’s truly mixed media,” Boardman said as fifth graders swirled around his… Read More »

Trad Camp: Teaching community through music

Summer vacation brings a halt to the responsibilities of classes, homework, and extracurricular activities and the prospect of warm, sunny days with no mandatory obligations for students. But for some kids, not being in school means missing out on the cohesiveness of a community, the guidance of a mentor, and the feeling of being part… Read More »

Kids can run away to Circus Smirkus camp in Greensboro

Kids can run away to Circus Smirkus camp in Greensboro

By Kayla Collier Under a big-top tent, children ages 5 to 18 gather for a high-flying summer adventure where the sky’s the limit in the backwoods of Vermont. For at least a short while, they belong to the magical world that is the circus. The term itself summons images of elephants, clowns and lion-taming ringleaders… Read More »