Funding available for programs that increase access to college and career education in Vermont

The J. Warren & Lois McClure Foundation has announced available funding for the 2015-16 school year to support public-private partnerships that address systemic improvement in the access Vermonters have to college and career education. A supporting organization of the Vermont Community Foundation, the McClure Foundation envisions a Vermont in which no promising job goes unfilled… Read More »

Gov. Phil Hoff named honorary chair of VSAC 50th Anniversary Council

The Vermont Student Assistance Corporation (VSAC) announced that Governor Phil Hoff will serve as honorary chairman of its 50th Anniversary Council. VSAC was created by the legislature in 1965 to help Vermonters plan and pay for college and it was Governor Hoff’s leadership that made higher education a life-changing opportunity for Vermonters, said Scott Giles,… Read More »

Early Childhood Leadership Institute accepting applications now

The Snelling Center for Government is happy to announce that the application process is now open for the newly launched Early Childhood Leadership Institute (ECLI). Initiated in 2014, ECLI seeks to stimulate enthusiasm for and effective collaboration around childhood issues in Vermont. The Snelling Center for Government will accept applications through Feb. 15 to build… Read More »

Registration for Governor’s Institutes of Vermont Winter Weekends opens

The Governor’s Institutes of Vermont (GIV) is inviting high school student applications for its two upcoming Winter Weekends, Feb. 6-8 at Goddard College and Feb. 13-15 at Marlboro College. Like GIV’s acclaimed summer programs, these accelerated mini-institutes give talented high school students the opportunity to immerse themselves in the topics they care about, gain in-depth… Read More »

Vermont Brain Bee seeks high school participants

Vermont Brain Bee seeks high school participants

Want to spend an exciting day with peers who have a curious mind like you? Come to the University of Vermont (UVM) College of Medicine on Feb. 7 and participate in the 6th Annual Vermont Brain Bee, a neuroscience competition and learning opportunity for any Vermont high school student. The deadline for registering is Monday, Jan. 5.… Read More »

Hinesburg Children’s Choir Holiday Concert

Hinesburg Children’s Choir Holiday Concert

The Hinesburg Children’s Choir Holiday Concert spread holiday cheer at its performance on Tuesday, Dec. 16 in Hinesburg. Because of a scheduling conflict, last minute arrangements were made to move the concert to the United Church of Hinesburg, which was an ideal location. The choir, 28 children in second, third, and fourth grades, sang traditional… Read More »

Youth exchange scholarship application deadline approaches

The application deadline for U.S. Department of State’s (DOS) scholarships to study in Germany for American high school students living in the northeast is Jan. 8, 2015. These scholarships fully fund high school students to study for the 2015-2016 academic year. By living with a host family and attending a local high school, participants learn… Read More »

Mater Christi seventh graders perform Shakespeare

Mater Christi seventh graders perform Shakespeare

Allan Whayland’s seventh grade class at the Mater Christi School perform a play around the holidays each year. This year’s choice was William Shakespeare’s “A Midsummer Night’s Dream.” Written by Shakespeare toward the end of the 16th century, the play features young lovers who fall comically in and out of love over the course of a… Read More »

EF Exchange students celebrate holidays

EF Exchange students celebrate holidays

While many dates are celebrated in December and January as part of the holiday season, Christmas in many cultures is not as overwhelming and less about gift giving and glitz and more about being with family and friends, and sharing good food. EF High School Exchange Year students attending Champlain Valley Union High School prepared… Read More »

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