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 »

Middle school Wind Ensemble travels to Montreal

By Scott Stanley, SCS eighth grader On April 10, the Shelburne Community School (SCS) Wind Ensemble went on tour to Montreal. The band played at the Alexander von Humboldt School, École Joseph-François-Perrault, and the Notre Dame Cathedral. The trip was very exciting with all of the venues and culture of Montreal. It was exciting for… Read More »

Shelburne Dines Out makes return May 15

By Janet Franz Here’s an easy way to help local children and enjoy a delicious meal without cooking or washing dishes: dine out in a Shelburne restaurant on Thursday, May 15. Participating restaurants will donate 10 percent of the day’s proceeds to Shelburne Nursery School (SNS), a nonprofit organization. “Shelburne Dines Out” is a fundraising… Read More »

CVU’s Tyler VanDyk wins $1K scholarship

Burlington Subaru Hyundai’s Drive for Excellence program, in its seventh consecutive year of rewarding hard-working high school juniors and seniors with a chance to win a new car, added an extra perk this year: two $1,000 scholarships drawn via raffle at the event. Above, Champlain Valley Union senior Tyler VanDyk of Hinesburg wins one of… Read More »

High school class to reach stratosphere

This semester in Champlain Valley Union (CVU) High School’s  Weather, Climate and Oceans classes, students are working together to send a measuring device into the stratosphere. For those unfamiliar with the makeup of the atmosphere, the atmosphere has four levels—the troposphere, the stratosphere, the mesosphere, and the thermosphere. Human kind, and all weather on earth… Read More »

Waldorf students donate over $1,000 to New Village Farm

The gray clouds and drizzle did not dampen the spirits of fourth graders from the Lake Champlain Waldorf School (LCWS) as they hammered, measured, and sawed at New Village Farm (NVF) on Wednesday, April 30. While the students always enjoy Farm Days, this one was particularly special. Nearly six months ago, the students’ study of… Read More »

Shelburne students win awards at Vermont History Day

Vermont History Day is a yearly, statewide competition for students in grades 5 through 12. Students present a variety of history projects relating to a theme. This year’s theme was “Rights and Responsibilities in History.” The annual event was held on Saturday, April 5 in Barre. Above: Homeschooler Kali Adams, a seventh grader, won first place in… Read More »

Rokeby celebrates opening with prestigious performance

The inimitable Francois Clemmons will sing “Songs of Freedom” to celebrate the 180th anniversary of the Vermont Anti-Slavery Society founding and the 2014 opening of Rokeby Museum on Sunday, May 18 at 3pm. More than 100 Vermonters gathered in Middlebury in May 1834 to “declare war on slavery” and to found an organization to carry… Read More »