College Counseling Corner

Class of 2017 – What’s Next? by Sarah Soule Current juniors are preparing to end the academic year by finishing their coursework, taking final exams, and looking ahead to the summer with great anticipation.  Their friends in the senior class will soon graduate and are eager to begin their next journey be it college, the […]

52 Kids and Endeavour Middle School form partnership

52 Kids and Endeavour Middle School form partnership

Last October, Frank Woitera from Uganda met with the students at the Endeavour Middle School in Shelburne. John Koernor of Charlotte, and a director of the 52 Kids Foundation, joined Frank as he spoke to the middle school children. Also attending was Camille Bartsch, a current high school senior and resident of Shelburne, and a […]

Community invited to CCS Champ Run and celebration

Community invited to CCS Champ Run and celebration

The Charlotte Central School PTO is excited to invite the entire Charlotte community to the Champ Run and end of school year celebration barbecue on Tuesday, June 7 from 5 to 7pm. Whether you like to run or like to eat, there’s something for everyone, plus the chance to win a fantastic prize from the […]

CCS school board discusses traffic flow

As the school year winds down, the Charlotte Central School school board talked about traffic speeds and signage at the school. CCS school board member Clyde Baldwin brought up concerns about the need for clear signage that indicates to drivers where they should go through the pick-up and drop-off travel lanes. Baldwin said he is […]

Young Writers Project

This Week: Humbling: “I thought I knew the answer, but …” finish the sentence in a story of a real or imagined experience Ski racer By Keira Yardley, Charlotte I thought I knew the answer to my mom’s question, “Do you want to ski race?” But boy, was I wrong. When I was younger, I […]

CVU school board addresses changing face of Grad Challenge

As Champlain Valley Union High School Principal Adam Bunting nears the end of his first year at the helm of the regional school, he’s led students, faculty and staff through joyous and sad times, and has already begun making changes that reflect the evolution of educating, learning, and preparing students for the future. One such […]

Vermont Humanities Council seeks nominations for Victor R. Swenson Humanities Educator Award

Do you know an inspiring Vermont teacher who deserves statewide recognition? The Vermont Humanities Council is seeking nominations for its Victor R. Swenson Humanities Educator Award, which recognizes a Vermont educator in grades 6 through 12 who exemplifies excellence in the teaching of the humanities. Nominating letters are due June 15. The recipient will receive […]

Standardized Test scores affecting college applications

By Margo Bartsch This year’s 2015-16 college application season was the most competitive in the 12 years since I created College Essay Coach. The biggest trend was that colleges were accepting 30% to 60% of their incoming class with Early Decision (binding) applications. How can high school seniors be ready to apply early on November […]

Act 46 vote approaches, Selectboards hold informational meetings

With the vote on the proposed Champlain South Supervisory Union about two-and-a half weeks away, the Charlotte and Hinesburg Selectboards and residents gathered at their respective meetings, listening to an overview of the heavily-touted merger. Mark McDermott, chairman of the Charlotte Central School school board, addressed the local Selectboard May 9. Colleen MacKinnon, a member […]

Champlain College students graduate

Congratulations to the following students, who graduated from Champlain College’s Class of 2016 on Saturday, May 14. The rain held off and sunny skies shone over the ceremony under a tent at the Edmunds School in Burlington. 562 associate and bachelor degrees were awarded to one of the largest graduating class in the College’s history. […]