The end of eighth grade

By Graham Byers, SCS eighth grader As the flowers start to bloom and the weather starts to change, the students of the eighth grade class at Shelburne Community School (SCS) are starting to get ready to finish their final year as a student of SCS. For some it is sad to see their school go… Read More »

Former Director of NSA visits Vermont Commons School

Former Director of NSA visits Vermont Commons School

As part of a featured guest speaker series, Vermont Commons School (VCS) welcomed General Keith Alexander, who recently retired as the 16th director of the National Security Agency (NSA), on Friday, May 9. Film and speaker presentations at VCS are designed to engage students in topical discussions and to think critically. In the last few… Read More »

SCS third graders bake bread for fifth year

SCS third graders bake bread for fifth year

Shelburne Community School (SCS) third graders spent most of the day baking bread on Wednesday, May 14 thanks to a partnership between Shelburne Farms and the school’s Vermont Food Education Every Day (FEED) program organized by Erica Frey-Delatortas. As is the five-year tradition, Shelburne Farms staff, including Megan Browning, Christie Nold, Jed Norris, and Liz… Read More »

SCS “LEAD”s in anti-drug campaign

Do you know what LEAD stands for? Leadership Education Anti-Drug is a student leadership group at Shelburne Community School (SCS) that facilitates several prevention activities on drug and alcohol awareness. On April 28, a few LEAD students collaborated with Chittenden County START Team on a “Sticker Shock Campaign” to prevent underage drinking. Students walked to… Read More »

CVU School Board News: May 22, 2014

Flexible Pathways – An important initiative intended to improve outcomes for all learners In June of 2013, Governor Shumlin signed the Flexible Pathways Bill, or Act 77, putting into place the expansion of the state’s dual enrollment program, early college programs, and increased access to extended learning opportunities for all students. Additionally, this bill initiates… Read More »

Annual Alpha quilt raffle is back

By Sarah Clauss, SCS eighth grader The Shelburne Community School’s Alpha team is holding a raffle to fund its annual spring camping trip. The purpose of the trip is to work on team building, celebrate the school year, honor the current eighth graders, and prepare the seventh graders for their role next year. It is… Read More »

School Board reviews NECAP results

During a lengthy presentation on New England Common Assessment Program (NECAP) results, the Shelburne Community School (SCS) Board heard that local students continue to score well on the standardized tests, outpacing many other Vermont school districts. The presentation looked at an array of factors, including how socioeconomic levels and fluency in English impact test scores.… Read More »

Happy ending to a great mentoring year

Participants in Shelburne Community School (SCS) Connecting Youth (CY) Mentoring Program enjoyed an ice cream social, signaling the end to their year in the program, on Tuesday, May 20. Mentors and mentees created stupendous sundaes, then dove into a variety of group games and fun at the SCS playground. In the SCS CY Mentoring Program,… Read More »

Teacher’s scholarship sparks hope for CVU French trip

Polly Vanderputten, a teacher of French and German at Champlain Valley Union (CVU) High School, has been awarded a graduate scholarship by the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL). For two weeks this summer, Vanderputten will study at the France Langue institute in Nice, France. In addition to her studies, Vanderputten plans… Read More »

Actor Forest Whitaker honors Vermont award winners

Academy award-winning actor Forest Whitaker congratulates Michelle Dreimann, 16, of Stratton Mountain and Richard “Tré” Diemer, 13, of Shelburne on being named Vermont’s top two youth volunteers for 2014 by The Prudential Spirit of Community Awards. Dreimann and Diemer were honored at a ceremony on Sunday, May 4 at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of Natural… Read More »