Protecting Lake Champlain at Shelburne Community School

Protecting Lake Champlain at Shelburne Community School

Kate Kelly and Marty Illick (Lewis Creek Association) Jessica Louisos (Milone & MacBroom, Inc.) Shelburne Community School, Lewis Creek Association, and the town of Shelburne have partnered to actively improve water quality of stormwater running off the school property and flowing to Lake Champlain. Following the last day of school, a bioretention area, also known… Read More »

Shelburne Community School 8th graders graduate, then cruise

Shelburne Community School 8th graders graduate, then cruise

CULLEN PARADIS Community News Service Despite upwards of 400 chairs, graduation in the Shelburne Community School was standing-room only. Relatives of the 87 members of the graduating class came from far and wide, such as Stan Williams. He traveled all the way from Naples, Fla., for last Thursday’s ceremony and to see his grandson, eighth-grader… Read More »

First impressions: Kids go behind the scenes at Shelburne PD

First impressions:  Kids go behind the scenes at Shelburne PD

LISA SCAGLIOTTI Correspondent Shelburne Poet Laureate Rick Bessette recently visited the Shelburne Police Department with a group of Shelburne Community School fifth graders and their school literary coordinator Jensa Bushy. They met the on-duty officers and dispatchers and got a behind-the-scenes tour. After many questions and answers, the group borrowed an office where they went… Read More »

School board gets lesson in proficiency-based learning

SCOOTER MACMILLAN Staff Reporter The Champlain Valley School District School Board on Tuesday saw a final presentation of proficiency-based instruction and how it works. Teachers from Shelburne Community School and Champlain Valley Union High School demonstrated how the technique works better than traditional testing and grading. Jeff Badillo and Sam Nelson talked about a unit… Read More »

Students take wildlife art, testimony to the State House

Students take wildlife art, testimony to the State House

LISA SCAGLIOTTI Correspondent A sloppy spring snowstorm didn’t deter Shelburne students from visiting the Vermont State House last week to speak out on behalf of legislation to protect endangered animals from illegal hunting and trafficking. Friday was an in-service day at Shelburne Community School and a handful of third- and fourth-graders had parents drive them… Read More »

Local students disconnect devices for National Day of Unplugging

Local students disconnect devices for National Day of Unplugging

By SCOOTER MACMILLAN and MARIA VALIENTE Local schools participated in a district-wide digital detox last Friday in different ways, replicating the National Day of Unplugging on March 1. Though not mandatory, at Shelburne Community School many staff members and students unplugged, stashing away their laptops, phones, and other devices. For some, eliminating technology from their routine… Read More »

Mission control

Mission control

Ian Kilburn, right, dispatcher with the Shelburne Police Department, talks to some fifth-graders from Shelburne Community School on March 15. The students were looking for inspiration for an assignment to write a poem about public safety.

Shelburne voters OK first step to new fire-rescue station

Shelburne voters OK first step to new fire-rescue station

By LISA SCAGLIOTTI Correspondent By a two-to-one margin, Shelburne voters on Tuesday decided to take the first step toward building a new, combined fire and rescue station within the next few years. They also approved a $9.5 million budget for 2019-20, filled key offices including seats on the selectboard and school board, and added to… Read More »