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 »

School students benefit from Box Tops collection

Volunteers at Shelburne Community School remind community members to keep clipping the little pink-and-white square Box Tops for Education logos on many grocery items. They are redeemed for cash that is put towards school enrichment programs. Volunteer Ashley Prout who oversees the collection said the goal is to raise $1,600 this year. The PTO allocates… Read More »

Book Fair supports school library

Book Fair supports school library

These Shelburne Community School fourth graders in the school library Story Portal are looking forward to the Scholastic Book Fair next week. The fair runs Monday, Feb. 4, through Friday, Feb. 8 from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.; until 8 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday so kids can visit with their families. The fair will be… Read More »