• George Davis, of Charlotte, was named to the dean’s list this spring at Bucknell University in Lewisburg, Pa. Davis is a member of the class of 2021. • Hillary M. DeBono, Dyana Sprayberry and Lisa M. Washburn, all of Hinesburg, are to receive associate degrees from Community College of Vermont at its commencement June 2. •… Read More »

CVU honors business students

Champlain Valley Union High School recently inducted 10 students into its chapter of the National Business Honor Society. The purposes of the organization are to: promote and recognize academic achievement in business education at CVU; foster and recognize leadership skills and character development; help members grow ethically and socially by promoting and encouraging an interest in business; and to encourage… Read More »

Charlotte teacher named ‘Rising Star’

The Vermont Association for Middle Level Education has announced its 2018 awards for teachers in grades 5-8 and it has named Charlotte Central School math and social studies teacher Natasha Grey its Rising Star. The sixth-grade teacher was recognized for her student-led, proficiency-based approach to teaching and learning, and her use of interdisciplinary and multimedia… Read More »

Schools mull hiring resource officer

In the past few months, school safety has dominated national news following the February high school shooting in Parkland, Fla., where a gunman shot and killed 14 students and three staff members. Since then, more school shootings have happened including ones in Maryland, Texas and Indiana. The question of school safety has dominated the discussions… Read More »

Skipping skip day

Skipping skip day

Champlain Valley Union High School seniors swapped senior skip day for a senior service day Tuesday. About 50 students raked and trimmed trees on Mount Philo. Other groups spent the morning clearing trails, helping out at community schools and volunteering at local nonprofits. Students were excused from school after their morning of service. This version… Read More »

A new program at CVU aims to tap into student passions

By Abbie Bowker Last spring we reported that my colleague Peter Langella and I were named to the 2017-18 class of fellows by The Rowland Foundation. Peter and I are both educators at Champlain Valley Union High School. I am a visual art teacher and Peter is a librarian. Our fellowship included a sizeable grant… Read More »

Students and an officer stick on message to help prevent underage drinking

Students and an officer stick on message to help prevent underage drinking

Some local seventh graders got help from a Hinesburg police officer last week with a campaign to make adults think twice before purchasing alcohol to share with minors. The students are part of the Hinesburg Community School Connecting Youth leadership group that promotes an anti-drug and alcohol awareness. The campaign is called “Sticker Shock” and… Read More »

As merger dust settles, school district rearranges staffing to meet needs

The Champlain Valley School Board gave the district’s administrators a challenge when they were putting together the 2018-19 budget: Stick to a 2.3 percent increase. That really meant just a 1.2 percent increase after bonds for Shelburne and Williston schools were factored in. It was a puzzle; each school needed more resources in various areas.… Read More »