New video encourages Vermonters to engage in public education debate Green Mountain Imperative says get smart, talk, vote

A new two-minute animated video from a Vermont coalition appeals to Vermonters civic-mindedness and urges them to participate in the ongoing debate about the future of public education in the state. The video, created by the Green Mountain Imperative coalition and viewable at the coalition’s YouTube channel (, suggests that the future of public education […]

HCS Board holds special meeting for personnel reasons

By Gail Callahan The Hinesburg Community School Board held a special meeting, Friday, May 1, to decide on two personnel issues. The board first approved the hiring of Teresa Smith who will teach a seventh- and eighth-grade level math and science curriculum. Later, school directors approved a leave of absence extension for first grade teacher […]

Big Truck Day returns to Hinesburg May 16

Big Truck Day returns to Hinesburg May 16

Vroom, vroom! Beep, Beep! It’s that time of year again! On Saturday, May 16 big trucks galore roll into Hinesburg for Big Truck Day and Children’s Festival 2015. Hinesburg Nursery School (HNS) hosts this annual event, now in its 17th year, which lets youngsters and their families get up close to (and even climb inside!) […]

CVU competes in financial literacy tournament May 8

A Champlain Valley Union High School team, coached by business teacher Tamie-Joe Dickinson, will compete in the Vermont Treasury Cup Challenge, a financial literacy tournament, on Friday, May 8 from 9am to 3:30pm at Pavilion Building Auditorium in Montpelier. The purpose of the competition is to promote student interest in and knowledge of personal finance, […]

VSAC opens college savings accounts for babies born on ‘529 Day’

Each baby born at a Vermont hospital on Friday, May 29 this year will receive a $100 deposit into a Vermont 529 college savings account opened in his or her name by the Vermont Student Assistance Corp. The Vermont Association of Hospitals and Health Systems (VAHHS) is joining VSAC, which administers Vermont’s 529 college savings […]

CVU Honor Roll

The following local students were named to the CVU Honor Roll for Quarter 3: Charlotte students: High Honors Audrey Allegretta Elise B. Askew Chester B. Barber Kathleen E. Bedell Victoria E. Bergstein Hannah R. Bernier Oliver H. Bijur Tatum Braun William B. Braun Naomi B. Burhans Isaac A. Cleveland Alexander R. D’Amico Stephen K. Donahue […]

Third Quarter Rice Honor Roll

The following Charlotte and Hinesburg residents achieved Honor Roll status at Rice Memorial High School for the third quarter: Charlotte residents: First Honors: Caroline Breen, Moira Brown, and Conner Gorman. Second Honors: Saige Alpeter, Henry Atkins, Daniel “Briggs” Boardman, Hana Couture, Arielle DeSmet, Avery Kidd, Anna Schibli, and Tyler Vutz. Honorable Mention: Alexa Pughe Hinesburg […]

Students urged to register for Red Cross summer scholarship program

This summer, high school and college students can win a scholarship by hosting an American Red Cross blood drive through the Leaders Save Lives program. Registration is now open to host a participating blood drive between June 1 and Aug. 31. The Leaders Save Lives program encourages community-minded 16- to 24-year-olds to host blood drives […]

The Schoolhouse takes field trip to Shelburne Farms

The Schoolhouse takes field trip to Shelburne Farms

Elementary and middle school-aged students from The Schoolhouse Learning Center took a trip to Shelburne Farms on Friday, April 10. It was a chance for the school to expand its weekly Farm-to-School program, “Farm, Food, Forest.” This week, instead of traveling to the near-by Bread and Butter farms, as they do every Tuesday, students traveled […]