Local students win awards at Convocation

Two Shelburne students were among the award winners at Hamilton College’s annual Convocation, held on Aug. 27. Lauren A. King, daughter of Gretchen and John King of Shelburne, was named the recipient of the Clare Boothe Luce Prize for the Outstanding Woman Scientist in Computer Science, Physics, or Chemistry. King, a junior majoring in chemistry… Read More »

UVM sponsors environmental conference for youth

Students in grades 7-12 interested in learning about, and taking a stand on, environmental issues are invited to attend the Youth Environmental Summit, Nov. 6 at the Barre Civic Center in Barre. University of Vermont (UVM) Extension 4-H sponsors the annual conference, known as YES!, which is designed to inspire, connect, and educate kids about… Read More »

Grant writing workshop benefits Howard Center

Majoya Writing will be presenting grant writing workshops at The Best Western of Waterbury on Sept. 17, 18, and 19 from 9am-3pm, with lunch included each day. The charge is $150 per participant per day, and $10 of each participant fee benefits the Howard Center programs. Attendees can opt for the entire three-day workshop or… Read More »

SCS needs mentors

Would you enjoy sitting down with a ten year old friend and playing a card game? Do you have time during the school day to relax with a middle school student who enjoys having someone to talk to about her day? How about throwing a ball to an enthusiastic 12-year-old boy? If you find yourself… Read More »

CSSU Child Find

The Chittenden South Supervisory Union is interested in locating preschool age children (birth to 5 years) who live in the towns of Charlotte, Hinesburg, Shelburne, St. George, and Williston, who show a developmental delay in the areas of speech/language, social adjustment, adaptive behavior, self-care, gross/fine motor coordination, and cognitive development. If you know of such… Read More »

Rummage Sale Bliss returns to Waldorf School next weekend

Rummage Sale Bliss returns to Waldorf School next weekend

It’s time to rummage, for sales that is.  The annual Lake Champlain Waldorf School Rummage Sale is set for Sept. 20. From furnishings to wonderful children’s clothing, linens to vintage glassware, toys to books to jewelry, Rummage Sale Bliss is bound to have an item that speaks to you. With fantastic merchandise donated from over… Read More »

Search for Vermont’s top youth volunteers of 2015 underway

Search for Vermont’s top youth volunteers of 2015 underway

The Prudential Spirit of Community Awards begins its 20th year of searching for Vermont’s top youth volunteers of 2015. Now through Nov. 4, students in grades 5-12 are invited to apply for Prudential Spirit of Community Awards if they have made meaningful contributions to their communities through volunteer service within the past 12 months. The… Read More »

Rose ceremony celebrates Waldorf School’s first day

Rose ceremony celebrates Waldorf School’s first day

Lake Champlain Waldorf School’s 30th year commenced Tuesday morning, Sept. 2 with the annual beloved Rose Ceremony. Students, faculty, and parents gathered to welcome the new first grade class to the grade school. Each first grade student walked through an archway adorned with flowers and leaves, and was greeted by a 12th grade student “buddy”… Read More »

State Board releases statement on misuse of standardized tests

The State Board of Education unanimously approved a statement concerning the proper and improper uses of standardized testing after a four-month review and study, the Board announced on August 26. “While there are many sound uses for standardized tests, the federal requirements have resulted in over-testing and a narrowing of our educational focus,” said State… Read More »

College Counseling Corner: Preparing for college visits

College Counseling Corner: Preparing for college visits

Now that the academic year has begun and area students are back into their respective routines, it is time to focus on college visits in the area. It is fortunate that the New England Association for College Admission Counseling (NEACAC) is hosting a college fair at St. Michael’s College’s Tarrant Center on Wednesday, Sept. 10… Read More »

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