CVU School Board talks budget

By Gail Callahan The Champlain Valley Union (CVU) School Board is putting a price tag on potential increases as it prepares the proposed 2015-16 budget. The panel is also plugging in suggestions from the State of Vermont about education spending. The 11-member board held a Dec. 1 budget meeting at CVU, discussing potential increases to… Read More »

College Counseling Corner: What are Subject Tests?

By Sarah Soule Area high school students are typically quite familiar with the PSAT, PLAN, ACT, and SAT. However they are not often as familiar with the College Board’s Subject Tests. Offered in October, November, December, January, March, May, and June, the tests focus on five academic subject areas: math, world languages, science, history, and… Read More »

Rice Honor Roll

Rev. Msgr. Bernard W. Bourgeois, principal at Rice Memorial High School in South Burlington proudly announces the following Charlotte residents who achieved Honor Roll status for the first marking period in the 2014-2015 school year. Second Honors: Henry Atkins, Daniel Boardman, Moira Brown, Conner Gorman, Emma Hudziak, Avery Kidd, Anna Schibli, Tyler Vutz; Honorable Mention:… Read More »

Registration open for stone wall workshops

Registration open for stone wall workshops

A series of stone wall building workshops is taking place this winter in Hinesburg. Participants in the one-day workshop learn the basic techniques for building dry-laid stone walls, with a special focus on stone native to Vermont. The hands-on workshops are held at Red Wagon Plants on Shelburne Falls Road and are led by Vermont… Read More »

CCS prepares for spring performance

Plans are moving ahead for Charlotte Central School’s (CCS) performance of Disney’s Peter Pan Jr. this April. In preparation for the show an informational meeting regarding auditions and rehearsals will be held on Thursday, Dec. 18 from 4-5pm. An Audition Prep Day on Wednesday, Jan. 7 from 3-5:30pm will follow. During the prep day, interested… Read More »

HCS second grader’s artwork benefits Hinesburg Food Shelf

HCS second grader’s artwork benefits Hinesburg Food Shelf

A sunflower painting created by Hannah Shepardson, a Hinesburg Community School (HCS) second grader, with art teacher Katie O’Brien, was chosen to adorn a Hinesburg Community Resource Center shopping bag. The bag, offered as a gift for a $10 donation to the Hinesburg Food Shelf, will help provide about a week’s worth of groceries for… Read More »

CCS Board gets peek at possible budget numbers

By Gail Callahan The Charlotte Central School (CCS) began looking at its 2015-16 budget last Tuesday. While the baseline budget is jumping, the proposed spending plan does include some reductions in guidance and a world language position, but also contains increases in several areas, including technology, para educators, transportation, and security systems. Bob Mason, chief… Read More »

CVU Board grapples with athletic fields, grading system

By Gail Callahan The Champlain Valley Union (CVU) High School athletic field project is moving toward the front burner once again as a committee discussed options during the high school board’s meeting Tuesday Nov. 18. CVU Board member Jeanne Jensen, who represents Williston on the panel, reported a committee’s findings about proposed work on the… Read More »

Hinesburg school board starts budget process

By Gail Callahan The Hinesburg Community School (HCS) Board kicked off the new budget season on Nov. 24 with a public forum, listening to administrators’ needs for the continued success of students and staff. That wish list includes hiring a new team teachers. The board, HCS administrators, and Chittenden South Supervisory Union (CSSU) officials didn’t… Read More »

CVU holds Toys for Kids Drive

On behalf of the United States Marine Corps League and the Donald Cook Detachment (608), Champlain Valley Union (CVU) High School is proud to serve as a “Red Barrel” drop-off location for the Toys for Kids Annual Toy Drive. Toys are being collected now through Friday, Dec. 19. As described on its website, “Toys for… Read More »

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