May is Tickborne Disease Awareness Month

May is Tickborne Disease Awareness Month

We’ve all been there…sitting out on the porch swing relaxing, petting the dog, taking in the sunset, and then all of a sudden, AAAAAAAHHHHHH! A tick. May in Vermont is Tickborne Disease Awareness Month, and those little critters are everywhere. Experts say that this year’s tick population is particularly bountiful due to the warm temperatures… Read More »

CCS turns into a circus

CCS turns into a circus

The multi-purpose room at Charlotte Central School truly lived up to its name last week, when students turned the gymnasium space into a big top after a week of learning circus tricks and stunts. With stilts wobbling, unicycles spinning, and all sorts of juggling objects flying through the air, children in kindergarten through fourth grade… Read More »

Spring boating is all about fun and safety

Spring boating is all about fun and safety

Mild temperatures and snow-less slopes were a bummer for a lot of outdoor enthusiasts this winter, but boaters can rejoice—that easy winter is a sign of a great boating season to come. Lake Champlain is the place to be this spring and summer, so bust out those oars and water skis a little early and… Read More »

CCS students show off their talents

CCS students show off their talents

The tenth annual Variety Show at Charlotte Central School confirmed what we all already knew: the kids who go to CCS are a wildly talented and enthusiastic bunch. In performances ranging from flute solos to skits about gassy zoo animals, there truly was something for everyone at the April 29 show. Sponsored by the PTO,… Read More »

Charlotte Central School teachers to retire

Charlotte Central School teachers to retire

With a combined 73 years at Charlotte Central School behind them, three long-time and beloved members of the CCS community are retiring at the end of this school year. Ed Bianchi, Claire Aube, and Jane Akin are taking off for new adventures, and though they’re feeling ready to enjoy their retirement, closing those doors behind… Read More »

Lund Center celebrates 125 years

Lund Center celebrates 125 years

The Lund Center in Burlington is celebrating its 125th birthday on Saturday, April 30 with exactly the kind of hoopla one would expect after 125 years: a whole day of non-stop fun, friends, lots of cake, and three—that’s right, three—separate parties. It’s a special celebration for a place that has lifted up countless families for… Read More »

CSSU proposes adjusted hours for 2016-17 school year

School boards across the Chittenden South Supervisory Union are voting on April 26 on a proposed school day schedule change that could take effect with the 2016-17 school year. The change, which is called the early release-late start professional development/educational improvement model, is intended to optimize the benefits of teachers’ professional development time. Currently, teachers… Read More »

New study analyzes eye movement in children with autism spectrum disorder

New study analyzes eye movement in children with autism spectrum disorder

When people want to connect during an emotional conversation, they usually look each other in the eye. Recent research by Tiffany Hutchins, Charlotte resident and assistant professor of communication sciences and disorders in the College of Nursing and Health Sciences at the University of Vermont, used eye-tracking technology to study children with autism spectrum disorder,… Read More »