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 »

HCS Board delves into budget

By Gail Callahan The Hinesburg Community School (HCS) Board got down to work Monday, Dec. 8, by delving into a proposed spending plan for 2015-16. The panel is working with a baseline budget, one that would allow the school to open and run next fall for $9,008,185, a 2.5 percent increase from the current year’s… Read More »

Schoolhouse enjoys first Harvest Meal

The Schoolhouse Learning Center held its first ever Harvest Meal on Tuesday, Nov. 25. Friends and family of the students were invited to sit down with and enjoy a meal filled with the local Vermont foods they have been working with at Bread and Butter Farm and in the school’s kitchen for the past nine… Read More »

Gov. Shumlin, UVM accepts applications for cabinet-level graduate internships

Gov. Peter Shumlin and the University of Vermont are accepting applications for the Vermont Governor’s Cabinet Graduate Internship Program. The program, administered by the UVM Department of Community Development and Applied Economics Master of Public Administration program, provides opportunities for top graduate students to work alongside state officials, doing meaningful work for the state while… Read More »

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 »

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