Albany Berkshire Ballet celebrates 42 years of the Nutcracker at the Flynn

Albany Berkshire Ballet celebrates 42 years of the Nutcracker at the Flynn

A Burlington holiday tradition since 1974, Albany Berkshire Ballet’s “The Nutcracker” has been captivating audiences with its magic and wonderment. The enduring production returns to the Flynn MainStage on Nov. 26 and 27. This enchanting ballet unites children from all over Vermont to perform with professional dancers at the legendary Flynn Theater. Albany Berkshire Ballet,… Read More »

Teaching STEAM to preschoolers? It’s natural!

Teaching STEAM to preschoolers? It’s natural!

On any given afternoon in the Heartworks Preschools, you’ll find a happy buzz of activity as young children are engaged in the important work of exploring, investigating, and observing the natural world. Preschoolers play with magnets, work with pulleys, observe leaves under a magnifying glass, imagine, and experiment, all while guided by skilled teachers to… Read More »

Volunteer judges needed for debate tourney

Champlain Valley Union High School is hosting the biggest tournament of the Vermont Debate and Forensics League tournament season on Saturday, Nov. 19. They are looking for citizen judges for this event. The tournament is divided into two divisions: speech and debate. Speech participants will be competing in nine different speech events such as poetry,… Read More »

Full STEAM ahead at Heartworks, Renaissance and Endeavour schools

Full STEAM ahead at Heartworks, Renaissance and Endeavour schools

While teachers often learn by reading or observing, there’s nothing like a hands-on activity to bring the topic home. Last Friday, teachers from Renaissance Elementary School and Endeavour Middle School met in the Endeavour STEAM lab at the Shelburne Commons to participate in a professional learning workshop about developing and growing the STEAM program in… Read More »

Safety drill on tap at CCS

Charlotte Central School Principal Barbara-Anne Komons-Montroll and her staff are rethinking safety drills for students and faculty. Komons-Montroll told Charlotte Central School school board members during the Oct. 18 meeting that an upcoming school-wide safety drill will emphasize walking skills. The principal noted that students will walk to the Charlotte Congregational Church on Church Hill… Read More »

CVU students support Harwood Union in wake of tragedy

Champlain Valley Union High School students are reaching out to their counterparts at Harwood Union High School in the wake of a crash that killed five teenagers. Elora Buscher, a student representative to the school board, told school commissioners during the Oct. 18 school board meeting that CVU students donned black and gold ribbons, Harwood… Read More »

CVU to add space for learning hubs

Champlain Valley Union High School principal Adam Bunting is excited to begin adding sites to the CVU campus to create opportunities for “meaningful internships, apprenticeships, and projects,” explaining that such opportunities leave students “twice as likely to be involved in gratifying work later in life.” It would be quite a challenge to create such chances… Read More »

Board hears update on Partners in Education

For Partners in Education, the work of supporting students and faculty at Hinesburg Community School is a year-round process. During the school board’s Oct. 18 meeting, School Director and PiE board liason Stacy Riley updated the board on upcoming PiE-sponsored events, including the Unified Arts Family Curriculum Night slated for Nov. 1 at the school… Read More »

College Counseling Corner – Junior year action plan

By Sarah Soule Area juniors are now fully settled in to their eleventh-grade year, and many attended the college fair at St. Michael’s College  in September. On Oct. 19, eleventh-graders all across the country took the PSAT, and the score reports will be available in early December. The College Board administers the PSAT, and when… Read More »