SCS Board continues budget process

The Shelburne Community School (SCS) Board continues to weigh its options as it works its way through the budget season. During a special school board meeting on Wednesday, Dec. 3, 2014, the panel continued to look at and discuss several decision packets (potential increases) to the proposed 2015-16 spending plan. SCS Board Chair Dave Connery… Read More »

SCS Board jumps into budget season

The Shelburne Community School (SCS) Board sat down with administrators Dec. 3 to hear about a proposed spending plan and receive a first glimpse at the proposed 2015-16 budget. While the $13,121,869 baseline spending plan is projected to jump, the increase appears to be larger than what Gov. Peter Shumlin is publically calling for individual… Read More »

SCS’ CY Mentoring Program celebrates the season

SCS’ CY Mentoring Program celebrates the season

Shelburne Community School’s (SCS) Connecting Youth (CY) Mentoring Program celebrated the season with a pizza and craft party for all mentors, mentees, and mentee families. Participants enjoyed delicious pizza from Buono’s, constructed duct tape creations, and decorated gingerbread houses, which were then raffled off at the SCS Holiday Craft Fair. Mentor and mentee pairs meet… Read More »

Local students take a stand against tobacco

Local students take a stand against tobacco

Tobacco usage is the most preventable cause of disease, disability, and death in the United States.  Each year approximately 443,000 people die prematurely from smoking or exposure to secondhand smoke. Another 8.6 million live with a genuine illness caused by smoking. Retail stores are the primary place where tobacco companies recruit new tobacco users, and… 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 »

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 »

SCS Class of 2014 looks toward the future

SCS Class of 2014 looks toward the future

The Shelburne Community School (SCS) eighth graders set a course for their future at a graduation ceremony held Thursday, June 13, 2014. To begin the evening, Co-Principal Allan Miller welcomed the audience, after which the 85 soon-to-be graduates entered the gym as the SCS Wind Ensemble performed the processional. Eighth grader Zachary Loiter led everyone… 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 »

Students at the State House

By Rep. KATE WEBB As we say good bye to February and head toward Town Meeting, it seems that perhaps we need a little good news. The good news: students. Over the last month, the House Education Committee on which I serve has heard from a variety of student organizations who spoke to us about… Read More »

A light of hope: CVU mourns loss of team player

A light of hope: CVU mourns loss of team player

By MADELINE HUGHES Last Wednesday night, the baseball field at Champlain Valley Union High School was lit up by candlelight and filled with several hundred people. The occasion wasn’t a game but instead a rare school community gathering to mourn the loss of a 17-year-old student who died two days before, on Oct. 8. The… Read More »