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 »

Voters to consider Champlain Valley School District budget

Voters in the five towns that comprise the newly formed Champlain Valley School District will vote by Australian ballot March 7 on a $75.1 million proposed budget and will also consider two additional articles. If the proposed budget is approved by voters, the school district estimates the education spending per equalized pupil will be $15,409.… Read More »

Hinesburg students win first in math contest

Students at Hinesburg Community School recently took first place in the CSSU MathCounts team contest, where they competed against students from Williston, Charlotte, and Shelburne. HCS student Miro Gohacki took second place, while Hinesburg’s Cassie MacMahon placed third, in the individual competition. Gohacki joined Will Cornish, Tyler Wuthrich, and Eva Frazier to form the winning… Read More »

Charlotte Board of School Directors Special Meeting

Feb. 3, 8am, Charlotte Central School Conference Room AGENDA 1.0 Call to Order 2.0 Adjustments to the Agenda (The purpose of this agenda item is to provide the Board and Administration an opportunity to make changes to the agenda.) 3.0 Audience and Communications (The purpose of this agenda item is to provide the general public… Read More »

Charlotte sixth-graders raise fish to release

Charlotte sixth-graders raise fish to release

The sixth grade at Charlotte Central School is learning about brook trout these days. But for 10 students, the unit has taken on greater significance as they’ve undertaken a project to raise and release 100 of the fish into Lewis Creek. Principal Stephanie Sumner brought the project to the sixth grade, said teachers Natasha Grey… Read More »

kudos

Colby College, Waterville, Maine Beatrice B. Woodruff of Charlotte was named to the dean’s list for the fall 2016 semester. Community College of Vermont, Montpelier, Vermont The following students from Hinesburg were named to the dean’s list for the fall 2016 semester: Kyle Laberge, Emily Provost, Dyana Sprayberry, and Kyle White.

CVU students tackle elevator pitch competition

CVU students tackle elevator pitch competition

What do a food boat on Lake Champlain, a box that helps you save money, a nonprofit that recycles used dance wear, and a drone video/photography company all have in common? The creators of these business ideas were winners of this year’s elevator pitch competition. This semester’s CVU Entrepreneurship students participated in an elevator pitch… Read More »

College Counseling Corner

By Sarah Soule Area juniors have just completed their midyear exams and are preparing for the onset of the second semester of the academic year. In early December, they received their PSAT scores, and many will soon take their first round of standardized tests in anticipation of applying for college entrance in the fall of… Read More »

Waldorf School celebrates Chinese New Year

Waldorf School celebrates Chinese New Year

The Year of the Rooster will be ushered in at Lake Champlain Waldorf School this Saturday with a child-centered celebration of the Chinese New Year. The celebration is a new event this year at LCWS and is in keeping with the Waldorf approach to education. “Waldorf education is experiential; children learn by doing, by hands-on… Read More »

Vermont Commons School students observe MLK Day by going to school and being of service

Vermont Commons School students observe MLK Day by going to school and being of service

Vermont Commons students spent much of the Martin Luther King Day watching footage of Dr. King’s speeches and discussing how his actions impact their world today. With social studies teacher Mark Cline Lucey of Burlington, they uncovered the nuances underlying civil disobedience, then created class-wide “thought murals” about how human rights in the United States… Read More »