VSAC highlights college savings with 529 account prizes

As part of National College Savings Month, the Vermont Student Assistance Corp. which oversees Vermont 529 college savings accounts is giving away in September five $100 college savings accounts and prize packages including ski passes, tickets to sporting events and more. For details and to enter visit online at vheip.org. Winners will be randomly selected… Read More »

Vermont students outpace national averages on ACT

By Tiffany Danitz Pache VTDIGGER.ORG Vermont students who took the ACT, a college readiness test, in 2017 scored higher than the national average in the four subject areas covered, according to a report released by the testing and research organization. The 2,108 graduates who took the test — about 30 percent of those who received high… Read More »

Kindermusik classes for tots starting in September

Kindermusik classes for tots starting in September

Kindermusik with Rachel opens in Shelburne in September under the direction of Shelburne resident Rachel Smith. The studio will offer a series of early education classes using the Kindermusik curriculum, a combination of music and movement activities which foster brain development in babies and young children. With a bachelor’s degree in child development, Smith has… Read More »

UVM Earns Top Score in Princeton Review’s envirionmental Green Rating Honor Roll

UVM Earns Top Score in Princeton Review’s envirionmental Green Rating Honor Roll

The University of Vermont is one of 24 universities nationwide to make the Princeton Review’s Green Rating Honor Roll in recognition of sustainability-related practices, policies, and academic offerings. “The schools on our Green Rating Honor Roll demonstrated a truly exceptional commitment to sustainability across critical areas we looked at — from course offerings and recycling… Read More »

Johnson and Lyndon State Colleges receive grant to revamp curriculum

Johnson and Lyndon State Colleges have received a grant from the Davis Educational Foundation in Yarmouth, Maine for $224,646 over three years to support revising the general education curriculum and fund professional development opportunities for faculty once the two institutions merge next July to become Northern Vermont University. Under the merger, the two-campus institution of… Read More »

kudos

Rice Memorial High School, South Burlington Sister Laura Della Santa, principal at Rice Memorial High School, proudly announces that the following students from Charlotte and Hinesburg achieved Honor Roll status for the fourth quarter of the 2016-17 school year. First honors: Cooper Harvey and Andrew Slauterbeck, of Charlotte. Second honors: Moira Brown, Hana Couture, Mahntra Hennessy, John Merrill, Hadley… Read More »

Champlain Valley Union High School Semester 2 honor roll

The following students from Hinesburg made high honors: Katherine E. Ashe, Gabriel R. Atkins, Kelsie D. Barnes, Cecily G. Breen, Anna E. Cornish, Alice Downey, Carolyn S. Drescher, Connor R. Durochia, Julia A. Grant, Benjamin S. Herskowitz, Asha G. Hickok, Emma T. Hoechner, Sadie A. Hoechner, Kayla Howatt, Benjamin R. Hyams, Peter Hymas, Kyle R.… Read More »

Preschoolers enjoy exploring nature and summertime critter visits in Hinesburg

Preschoolers enjoy exploring nature and summertime critter visits in Hinesburg

Summertime at Annette’s Preschool in Hinesburg features lots of hands-on nature experiences where the playground becomes an outdoor classroom. Summer curriculum features visitors who bring along creatures and lessons for the youngsters. The school hosted staff from the Vermont Institute of Natural Sciences who brought along a barred owl. 802 reptiles supplied a variety of… Read More »

College Counseling Corner

College Counseling Corner

By Sarah Soule It’s midsummer but before we know it students will be returning to school. What should incoming seniors be doing now to prepare for the fall and the onset of the college application season? It is an ideal time for students to begin considering the approaching process of applying to college with sincere… Read More »