Ski and snowshoe walkathon

By Eva Frazier You might have seen kids from Hinesburg Community School walking around, waving white forms, asking for money to benefit the Bissonette Fields. The students of are pulling together to raise money to benefit the Bissonette field project. The Bissonette field project is aiming to turn 11 acres donated by the Bissonette family […]

Vermont Gap Year Fair to highlight opportunities for teens

Vermont teens will have the opportunity to learn more about available programs for gap year students at the 2016 Vermont Gap Year Fair. A gap year is a structured time of personal growth aided by activities of enrichment. The event will take place from 6pm to 9pm at South Burlington High School on Wednesday, Jan. 20. […]


The following area students have been named to the Fall 2015 dean’s list at the University of Vermont. To be named to the dean’s list, students must have a grade-point average of 3.0 or better and rank in the top 20 percent of their class in their respective college or school. Shawn Roberts of Charlotte, […]

Champlain Valley Union High School Budget Discussions

The holidays marked the beginning of budget season for our local towns and schools in the Chittenden South Supervisory Union, including CVU. In November, we began our budget discussions informally, gathering information from district level administrators. In addition, we identified members of our various communities who were willing to serve as Budget Buddies for this […]

Charlotte Safety Committee introduces new initiatives

The Charlotte Safety Committee aims to get their message out about safety initiatives in town, and Town Meeting Day in March will likely prove to be a sound place to do so for the advisory group. The discussion came out of Charlotte Safety Committee member Greg Smith’s appearance at the Dec. 14 regular Charlotte Selectboard […]

Charlotte Central School budget prep

As the Charlotte Central School school board received Principal Barbara-Anne Komons-Montroll’s 2016-17 budget packets, members studied suggestions that could help shape the building’s future. About 20 Charlotte residents came to the school library Dec. 15 for a 90-minute budget hearing that spelled out $595,366 in proposed reductions in staff, summer school programming and supplies and […]

Hinesburg Community School considers preliminary budget

The march to craft a fiscal year 2017 budget for the Hinesburg Community School continued as the school administrative team presented decision packet requests at a recent school board meeting. The proposed baseline budget for the school is $9,505,041.75. Hinesburg Community School administrators Jeffrey O’Hara and Allegra Miller put together proposed reductions that total $250,000. […]

Vermont Commons School takes puppet show on the road

Vermont Commons School takes puppet show on the road

By Mary Hamilton, director of Advancement and Strategic Growth at Vermont Commons Vermont Commons School 7th graders have been studying aspects of Chinese culture in their Introduction to Chinese class this semester. They have created a shadow puppet production outside of class time. Students designed 15 puppet actors, adapting the original play The 12 Animals […]

Students praised by governor for refugee outreach efforts

Students praised by governor for refugee outreach efforts

Vermont Governor Peter Shumlin praised two South Burlington High School students last week for their efforts in helping Syrian refugees stay warm this winter. Students Lena Ginawi and Kiran Waqar were featured on Vermont Public Radio for their efforts to collect fleece blankets and warm clothing for those affected by the violence in Syria. Both […]

CVU celebrates the arts

Champlain Valley Union High School will be hosting its eighth annual Celebrate The Arts Night from 6pm to 7:30pm in Hinesburg on Jan. 7. The evening will kick off with an Italy Trip Fundraising Dinner. “We are keeping the spirit of art alive, even when budgets are shrinking,” said Abbie Bowker, CVU art teacher. More […]