Board discusses school, town meeting relations

SCOOTER MACMILLAN Staff Reporter After some discussion, the school board approved the same Champlain Valley School District calendar for next year that has been used for the past 15 years. At the school board meeting on April 16, Superintendent Elaine Pinckney said that they discussed three different scheduling options concerning Town Meeting Day, one of… Read More »

Library bond to be lower than expected

LISA SCAGLIOTTI Correspondent The Shelburne Selectboard signed off on the final bond amount for the new Pierson Library and historic Town Hall construction project Tuesday night with the total coming in at $5.9 million. That’s $600,000 less than the $6.5 million voters approved for the project in 2017. Fundraising efforts aimed at lowering the bond… Read More »

Rose Lord, local Ninja Warrior

Rose Lord, local Ninja Warrior

CAROLE VASTA FOLLEY Shelburne News The word ninja derives from the Japanese character “nin,” which means to persevere. It is a quality seventh-grader Rose Lord not only lives up to but put on display in the inaugural season of “American Ninja Warrior Junior.” Selected as one of 192 competitors aged nine to 14 from across… Read More »

Local offical witness to Notre Dame blaze

Local offical witness to Notre Dame blaze

SCOOTER MACMILLAN Staff Reporter After a long day of traveling, Jeff and Anita French had arrived at an Airbnb in Paris late in the afternoon on April 15. They were looking forward to three days in the City of Light, part of a two-week trip celebrating their 15th wedding anniversary. Jeff French, a Hinesburg Selectboard… Read More »

First impressions: Kids go behind the scenes at Shelburne PD

First impressions:  Kids go behind the scenes at Shelburne PD

LISA SCAGLIOTTI Correspondent Shelburne Poet Laureate Rick Bessette recently visited the Shelburne Police Department with a group of Shelburne Community School fifth graders and their school literary coordinator Jensa Bushy. They met the on-duty officers and dispatchers and got a behind-the-scenes tour. After many questions and answers, the group borrowed an office where they went… Read More »

Balancing security and comfort at CVU: First school resource officer Matt Collins on the job

Balancing security and comfort at CVU: First school resource officer Matt Collins on the job

SCOOTER MACMILLAN Staff Reporter Although he’s only been on the job as school resource officer for a month, as Matt Collins walks the halls of Champlain Valley Union High School, he sees many students and faculty that he greets like old friends. “The position of school resource officer is multi-faceted,” Collins said. “I’m not just… Read More »

It’s her party: Joan Lenes honored

It’s her party: Joan Lenes honored

STAFF REPORT Former longtime Shelburne state representative and town leader Joan G. Lenes was honored with the Hoff-Curtis Leadership Award at the Vermont Democratic Party annual dinner in Burlington on April 13. Lenes was nominated by Shelbrune Rep. Jessica Brumsted. The following is the text of her nomination letter for Lenes: I would like to… Read More »

School board gets lesson in proficiency-based learning

SCOOTER MACMILLAN Staff Reporter The Champlain Valley School District School Board on Tuesday saw a final presentation of proficiency-based instruction and how it works. Teachers from Shelburne Community School and Champlain Valley Union High School demonstrated how the technique works better than traditional testing and grading. Jeff Badillo and Sam Nelson talked about a unit… Read More »

Cyber Civics lesson at Waldorf School

MARIA MERCIECA Correspondent In a school known for avoiding technology, a new program has emerged that helps students approach the digital world. On April 11, Lake Champlain Waldorf School teacher Rebekah Hopkinson gave a presentation and led a discussion on the topic of Cyber Civics at the high school campus, drawing local parents eager for… Read More »