CVSD introduces proficiency based learning

Champlain South Supervisory Union parents saw some differences on their middle school students’ recent report cards, changes that reflect a push toward assessing student performance based on proficiency. Known as proficiency based learning, or standards based learning, this system assesses a student’s progress toward a pre-determined learning target. Champlain Valley Union High School already uses… Read More »

CCS school board discusses behavior

The Charlotte Central School board held a special meeting on Friday to address student behavior and school policies and actions to address behavior problems; the issue came to the forefront at their previous regularly scheduled meeting. In addition to the school directors, principals Barbara Anne Komons-Montroll and Stephanie Sumner and an audience of parents were… Read More »

Shopping with Chea

Shopping with Chea

We did it! We’re here, and the end is in sight, and even if you’re the world’s best procrastinator (sorry, you can’t beat me, I’ve been sitting here at my computer looking for split ends for twenty minutes instead of typing), don’t worry. I’m here for you. The Old Brick Store in Charlotte is a… Read More »

Shopping with Chea

Shopping with Chea

I’m not hard to buy for. Get me something encrusted with diamonds or a good book, and I’m happy until next December. One thing I don’t love, though, is a practical gift. (Please see my husband for further information, regarding in particular the infamous Waffle Maker Birthday Incident of 2012.) When you’re standing in a… Read More »

Shopping with Chea

Shopping with Chea

Don’t worry if you’re on your way empty-handed to a holiday party, or an acquaintance stops by with a gift and you have nothing in return. I brought someone a half can of Pringles that I found under my kid’s booster seat as a hostess gift the other day, and she seemed thrilled with it.… Read More »

Shopping with Chea

Shopping with Chea

It’s my favorite time of year, when wisps of snowflakes start to fall, the spirit of the season is upon us, alcohol can go into hot drinks as well as cold, and my Am Ex starts to sweat. It’s been a long fall, and I think we can all use the cheer of some retail… Read More »

Pumpkin Man returns to CCS once again

Pumpkin Man returns to CCS once again

Every year, only for the Charlotte Central School Halloween parade, Pumpkin Man strides out of the woods on Pease Mountain behind the school to say hello to his neighbors. Last year, he appeared with a lady friend, but this year, he was on his own. Though he’s usually the strong silent type, Pumpkin Man was… Read More »

Local Airbnb rentals benefit from state agreement

Local Airbnb rentals benefit from state agreement

Everyone who lives here knows the charms of small-town Vermont, so it is no surprise that Airbnb.com, a popular homesharing web site that allows regular people to rent out rooms or entire properties online, is a big hit with both visitors and homeowners in the area. There are close to a thousand Airbnb rentals available… Read More »

Namaste, Charlotte

Namaste, Charlotte

Perched on the corner of Church Hill Road and Charlotte Hinesburg Road in Charlotte is a big red house with a storefront. It has held a variety of businesses over the years, everything from an art gallery to an airbrush tattoo place, but its newest iteration seems to be a perfect fit. Anna Couture recently… Read More »

Back to School Night kicks off school year

Back to School Night kicks off school year

In Mrs. Boutellieir and Mrs. Brady’s first grade, proud students showed their families their desks and their coat hooks, and, already comfortable in the classroom, sat on the floor playing with Legos. Upstairs in the middle school, recently-married Mrs. Gray charmingly stumbled over her new name a bit and happily showed parents the lineup of… Read More »

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