Mysterious rumblings in the night wake Shelburne residents

By Cameron Kovach This year’s unseasonably warm winter weather mixed with waves of bitterly cold air has brought a rare and often frightening natural phenomenon back to Vermont—Cryoseisms. A cryoseism, or frost quake, occurs after a sudden deep freezing of the ground, when the pressure created from water expanding into ice abruptly causes stress fractures… Read More »

Students praised by governor for refugee outreach efforts

Students praised by governor for refugee outreach efforts

Vermont Governor Peter Shumlin praised two South Burlington High School students today for their efforts in helping Syrian refugees stay warm this winter. Students Lena Ginawi and Kiran Waqar were featured on Vermont Public Radio for their efforts to collect fleece blankets and warm clothing for those affected by the violence in Syria. Both are… Read More »

Back to the Future – Tech Integration at CVU

“Hey kid, thumb a hundred bucks will ya, help save the clock tower?” So says Terry, a local citizen, to Marty, who has traveled to the year 2015 from 1985 in the film Back to the Future II. The as-yet-not-invented handheld tablet computer held in Terry’s hand uncannily anticipated this year’s launching of the CVU 1-1… Read More »

Lend a hand with the CVU Buddy Program

Lend a hand with the CVU Buddy Program

By Madison Hakey It’s been more than 40 years since the Buddy Program was created at Champlain Valley Union High School (CVU). Based off of the Big Brother, Big Sister mentoring program, the Buddy Program brings CVU sophomores, juniors and seniors together with elementary age children in Williston, Shelburne, Charlotte and Hinesburg. CVU students give… Read More »

Walking Wednesday a true success

Walking Wednesday a true success

For years, Shelburne Community School has participated in Walking Wednesdays during the months of May and October in affiliation with the Vermont Safe Routes to School Initiative. Wellness Committee members Megan Maynard-Jacob, Jenn Niles, Vasanthi Meyette and Jocelyn Bouyea organized the effort. “We have had steady participation and dedication from students over the years, but… Read More »

Vermont Day School to host open house Nov. 8

Vermont Day School to host open house Nov. 8

Vermont Day School is an independent school in Shelburne that opened with much success this fall. Students are enjoying exceptional academic instruction in core areas, project-based curriculum units, a specialized STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) program, and a rich variety of music, Spanish, art, and physical education offerings. Teachers and administrators are focused on… Read More »

Success tips for National Novel Writing Month

It’s NaNoWriMo time again. NaNoWriMo is what the kids (of all ages) call National Novel Writing Month – the challenge to write 50,000 words by the end of November. This year, a unique survey of 2,000 NaNoWriMo writers was taken ahead of the 2015 challenge. It discovers their most surprising and usual habits and strategies for… Read More »

Preparing preschoolers for success panel presentation on Nov. 16

Preparing preschoolers for success panel presentation on Nov. 16

The Heartworks, Renaissance and Endeavour Schools, leaders in early childhood, elementary and middle school education for over 25 years, are hosting a seminar on achieving the best educational experience and outcomes for young children. The inaugural seminar features a panel discussion led by child development experts and practicing faculty on how best to help your… Read More »

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