Hinesburg resident is DREAM board member

The DREAM Program, a Village Mentoring organization that partners college student mentors with youth from affordable housing neighborhoods across Vermont, welcomed several new board members to the Vermont Committee of our Board of Directors. Tia Ganguly of Hinesburg is an instructor at Community College of Vermont and the University of Vermont, as well as the […]

Robert Charles Anderson to speak at CVU April 12

Robert Charles Anderson to speak at CVU April 12

World renowned author and genealogist Robert Charles Anderson and brother of CVU educator Chris O’Donnell will speak on the motivations for, and process of, migration as people spread throughout New England. This April 12 event will take place in the theater at Champlain Valley Union High School in Hinesburg from 6-8pm as part of the […]

Fifth graders collect snacks for the Food Shelf

Fifth graders collect snacks for the Food Shelf

By Katie Taylor Back in the day, if someone saw a bunch of fifth-grade boys heading off campus in the middle of the day on a Tuesday, she might have assumed they were ditching school and up to no good. Not so in Charlotte: if you see a pack of fifth graders around town during […]

Young Writers Project: General Writing

About the Project Young Writers Project is an independent nonprofit that engages Vermont and New Hampshire students to write, helps them improve and connects them with authentic audiences in newspapers, before live audiences and on web sites, youngwritersproject.org, vtdigger.org, vpr.net and cowbird.com. Young Writers Project also publishes a monthly digital magazine, The Voice. YWP is […]

CVU boasts five finalists in State of the Union essay contest

CVU boasts five finalists in State of the Union essay contest

Champlain Valley Union High School had five finalists in Sen. Bernie Sanders’ annual State of the Union essay contest, which gave Vermont high school students the opportunity to write about the challenges facing the United States.  Late last week, Phil Fiermonte (far right), the senator’s state director, recognized their efforts. Fiermonte led a class discussion, highlighting […]

Community Science Night a hit for mentors and mentees alike

Community Science Night a hit for mentors and mentees alike

The Chittenden County Mentoring Network celebrated with a Community Science Night on March 16 at the ECHO Leahy Center for Lake Champlain in Burlington. More than 200 adult mentors and youth mentees from eight mentoring programs in Chittenden, Franklin, and Grand Isle counties attended the free event. The event was sponsored by ECHO’s Open Door […]

Farm-to-school program growing at CVU

Farm-to-school program growing at CVU

By Victoria Tamas, Contributing Writer Last month, the Vermont Agency of Agriculture awarded the Champlain Valley Union High School a Farm-to-School planning grant of $2,500 as part of a $70,000 total awarded to ten schools around Vermont. The grant program, in its ninth year, has so far reached 101 schools, impacting 27,000 students. What is […]

Bridging the generation gap with a selfie and some smiles

Bridging the generation gap with a selfie and some smiles

Though there was a noticeable lack of duck lips, and no one ended up posting their hottest picture on Instagram, selfies were the main scene last week at Wake Robin in Shelburne. Thanks to Carly Stine and the Champlain Valley Union High School students who volunteer with her through the nonprofit Technology for Tomorrow, sixteen […]

Naomi Strada appointed president of Vermont Association of Educational Office Professionals

Naomi Strada appointed president of Vermont Association of Educational Office Professionals

Naomi Strada, administrative assistant at Charlotte Central School, was recently appointed as the president of the Vermont Association of Educational Office Professionals. Her duties in office include presiding over all executive board meetings, of which there are five regular meetings and additional special meetings as required. Along with the other members of the executive board, […]