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 »

SCS School Board moves meeting

The members of the Shelburne Community School (SCS) Board welcome back students, teachers, and staff for the new school year. The Board hopes that everyone had a great summer and is ready for an even better school year. A friendly reminder that SCS School Board meetings have moved to a new day. Meetings will be… Read More »

I want to hold your hand

I want to hold your hand

Shelburne Community School kindergarteners, Henry Shrier, at left, and Lincoln Ricketts, walk down the hall to their class on the first day of school, Wednesday, Aug. 27, 2014. Photo by Linda Maitland

Mater Christi gets makeover on Beautification Day

Mater Christi gets makeover on Beautification Day

Thirty eight people attended Beautification Day, an annual end-of-summer tradition at Mater Christi School on Aug. 16. Organized by Ting Shlansky and Angela DeSanctis, the group took on a variety of jobs including weeding, painting classrooms and pavement lines, washing windows, trimming hedges, and removing drywall. Those in attendance made the day even more meaningful… Read More »

CVU senior chosen as National Child Awareness Month Youth Ambassador

CVU senior chosen as National Child Awareness Month Youth Ambassador

Youth Service America and Festival of Children Foundation selected Emily Coffin, age 17, as the National Child Awareness Month Youth Ambassador. As one of 51 Youth Ambassadors selected from a nationwide pool, Coffin will receive funding and training to lead an initiative to establish a network between adolescent girls to counteract female peer aggression and… Read More »

Shelburne Community School welcomes new hires

As the new academic year dawns, the Shelburne Community School (SCS) is welcoming a number of new teachers and staff members. Laura Smith is sharing duties with Jon Strazza as SCS’s special services co-director. Smith, who comes to SCS from the Hinesburg Community School (HCS), will also fill a similar position at HCS part-time. Katie… Read More »

CVU School Board News

By Alice Brown, Friends of CVU Co-Chair News from CVU After a two-month hiatus, the CVU Communications Sub-Committee, with much help from members of the CVU community, is pleased to offer our first article of the 2014-2015 school year. We welcome suggestions for future article topics from the community. Friends of CVU The Friends of CVU… Read More »

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