Schoolhouse team wins OM state tournament

Schoolhouse team wins OM state tournament

“We won, we won,” exclaimed an exuberant and proud Calvin Jordan, a fifth grader at The Schoolhouse in South Burlington and member of the school’s Division One (D-1) Odyssey of the Mind Team.  His pronouncement was 50 percent excitement and 50 percent surprise as this was the first time The Schoolhouse sent students to the […]

CCS Board finalizes budget amid praise and criticism from public

By Gail Callahan The Charlotte Central School (CCS) Board finalized a $7,570,996 budget Tuesday, March 17, during a meeting that drew praise and criticism from the nearly two dozen residents in attendance. The budget passed 4-1, with board member Clyde Baldwin dissenting. A budget forum is scheduled for March 31 at 6pm at CCS. Voting on […]

SBAC: Coming to a school near you

SBAC: Coming to a school near you

Context: the groundwork leading to SBAC In 2010, Vermont adopted the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) in Math and English. Since that time, CSSU schools have been working diligently to integrate these more rigorous standards into daily lesson plans. The aims of these standards are to: provide high-quality academic standards that are consistent across the […]

CVU Board reorganizes, addresses stalled turf field bond

By Gail Callahan During its Tuesday, March 17 meeting, the Champlain Valley Union (CVU) School Board completed its annual re-organization of officers and later began to address why voters rejected a ballot measure to fund an artificial turf field at the school. The meeting kicked off with Bob Mason, chief operations officer for Chittenden South […]

HCS Board gives thumbs up to trip, reorganizes

By Gail Callahan As the Hinesburg Community School (HCS) Board is required to approve field trips that bring students across state/international lines, HCS eighth-grade students Abigail Ferrara, Shea Stirewalt, and Taylor Gauthier stepped up to enthusiastically present plans for a trip to Montreal for the graduating class during the board’s Tuesday, March 17 meeting. The […]

ECHO hosts mentoring pairs for Community Science Night

ECHO hosts mentoring pairs for Community Science Night

The ECHO Lake Aquarium and Science Center hosted Community Science Night, a celebratory event for local adult-to-youth mentoring pairs from the Chittenden County Mentoring Network (CCMN) on Wednesday, March 11. Nearly 200 adult mentors and youth mentees from mentoring programs in Chittenden, Franklin, and Grand Isle counties attended the free event, which featured open exploration […]

Apply for Lions Club scholarship by May 1

by Margery Sharp The Hinesburg Lions Club reminds graduating high school seniors who are Hinesburg residents and plan to continue studies at a technical school, professional school, or college that the deadline for submitting an application for the club’s annual $1,000 scholarship is Friday, May 1. Any applicant who is a Hinesburg resident and will […]

kudos

Colgate University, Hamilton, N.Y. The following students have been recognized for their academic achievement during the fall 2014 semester: Amanda Comai, a Geography major from Charlotte, and a graduate of Champlain Valley Union High School. Hinesburg resident Allison Zengilowski, a Psychology major, and a graduate of Champlain Valley Union High School.  

CCS OM teams go for the win Two place first, one takes third

CCS OM teams go for the win Two place first, one takes third

Two Charlotte Central School (CCS) Odyssey of the Mind (OM) teams won their respective divisions in the 36th annual statewide competition held Saturday, March 21 at Champlain Valley Union High School in Hinesburg. The fourth grade team, in the Silent Movie division, and a fifth grade team, in the Runaway Train division, qualified for OM […]

Free peaceful, practical parenting class at CCS

Free peaceful, practical parenting class at CCS

By Chea Waters Evans Did your son wear his sneakers to play in the wet yard for the fifteenth time? Did your daughter have an epic tantrum in the supermarket this weekend? Do you yell at your kids every morning while they’re getting ready for school because they just won’t listen? Join the club…but don’t […]