Four CCS teams win in Odyssey of the Mind state competition

Four CCS teams win in Odyssey of the Mind state competition

After months of preparation, numerous rolls of duct tape, many a pizza, and Sharpie stains all over carpets across town, four teams from Charlotte Central School participated in the Odyssey of the Mind state finals at Champlain Valley Union High School this past weekend. Given the amount of hard work and creative genius that was… Read More »

Daily money manager opens Charlotte business

Daily money manager opens Charlotte business

Most people are familiar with The Pile: that giant, threatening, sliding mass of unopened envelopes, unpaid bills, and crumpled receipts piled up on your desk. It’s a monster that sits there silently, taunting you with promises of cancelled cable, a ruined credit rating, and all of your money floating out the window. Bonnie Heaslip of… Read More »

Charlotte town meeting puts board of civil authority to work

Charlotte’s town meeting this year covered a wide swath of government issues, from purchasing a new fire truck to formally requesting that our national representative begin impeachment proceedings against the U.S. president. The four-hour meeting at Charlotte Central School was anticipated to be free from the controversy of recent years, but in true Town Meeting… Read More »

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 »

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