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 »

Everybody Wins mentors needed at SCS

Everybody Wins mentors needed at SCS

Everybody Wins is a state-run literacy-based mentoring program that has successfully worked with the Shelburne Community School (SCS) for many years. As the largest mentoring program in the state, they have provided over 700 children in 26 schools a weekly reading-based mentoring experience. Everybody Wins is currently looking for local community members to become volunteer… Read More »

YES for SCS!

YES for SCS!

Both Shelburne Community School articles presented in Shelburne’s special meeting passed. Thirty-five percent of registered voters voted. The school roof replacement $2.39 million bond passed with more than 80 percent of voters in favor of the project. Window replacement and D and E Wing renovations, for $6.86 million, passed with 65 percent in favor. Bonds… Read More »