HCS welcomes new staff as academic year begins

By Gail Callahan As the new school year dawns at Hinesburg Community School (HCS) students, parents, and faculty are welcoming a few new faces. The Pre-K through 8-grade community school has two new faculty/staff members. According to information supplied by the Chittenden South Supervisory Union office, the new staffers recently inked contracts to work in… Read More »

Hinesburg native chosen as Youth Ambassador for National Child Awareness Month

Hinesburg native chosen as Youth Ambassador for National Child Awareness Month

Youth Service America and Festival of Children Foundation selected Emily Coffin, age 17, as the National Child Awareness Month Youth Ambassador. As one of 51 Youth Ambassadors selected from a nationwide pool, Coffin will receive funding and training to lead an initiative to establish a network between adolescent girls to counteract female peer aggression and… Read More »

CVU School News

By Alice Brown, Friends of CVU Co-Chair News from CVU After a two-month hiatus, the CVU Communications Sub-Committee, with much help from members of the CVU community, is pleased to offer our first article of the 2014-2015 school year. We welcome suggestions for future article topics from the community. Friends of CVU The Friends of CVU… Read More »

Registration opens for UVM Extension tax schools

Vermont’s tax practitioners will be going back to school this fall for an update on tax legislation, regulations, and rulings that will affect tax preparation for 2014. The annual income tax schools will be conducted by University of Vermont Extension in cooperation with the Internal Revenue Service (Vermont District), the Vermont Department of Taxes and… Read More »

Blittersdorf receives honorary degree, delivers commencement at Wentworth Institute of Technology

Blittersdorf receives honorary degree, delivers commencement at Wentworth Institute of Technology

Vermont renewable energy entrepreneur and President and CEO of All Earth Renewables, David Blittersdorf, received an honorary degree of Doctor and Engineering Technology from Boston’s Wentworth Institute of Technology and delivered the keynote address at their summer commencement Saturday. Blittersdorf, who grew up in Pittsford, received an associate’s degree in Mechanical Design Engineering Technology from… Read More »

Charlotte student graduates from Air Force BMT

Charlotte student graduates from Air Force BMT

R. Charles Shea of Charlotte graduated from Air Force Basic Military Training at Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio, Texas on Aug. 7, 2014. Shea is a Green Mountain Boy in the Vermont Air National Guard and will serve as a Tactical Aircraft Crew Chief working on F16s and eventually F35s when he returns… Read More »

CVU grad earns Knowles Science Teaching Foundation Fellowship

Carly Brown, a June 2014 graduate of Champlain College’s Teacher Apprenticeship Program (TAP), has received the 2014 Knowles Science Teaching Foundation Teaching Fellowship. She was selected from a pool of more than 180 applicants, and is one of 32 exceptionally talented, early career science, technology, engineering and/or mathematics (STEM) teachers to be awarded a fellowship.… Read More »

Local educator selected as a facilitator for NEA GPS Network

Kelly Bouteiller, a teacher at Charlotte Central School, was recently selected as a facilitator for the National Education Association (NEA) Great Public Schools (GPS) Network.  The GPS Network is an online community where teachers, parents, education support professionals, and other community stakeholders can share ideas and resources aimed at improving student success. Currently, the Network… Read More »

Locals graduate from Governor’s Institutes of Vermont

Over 400 Vermont high school students attended the Governor’s Institutes of Vermont (GIV) this summer. GIV hosts intensive, hands-on learning experiences for young people on college campuses throughout Vermont. Nine Institutes were held this summer in the following topics: Arts, Asian Cultures, Current Issues & Youth Activism, Engineering, Entrepreneurship, Environmental Science & Technology, Farms, Food… Read More »

Registration open for Master Composter course

The Vermont Master Composter course will be offered at 13 locations around the state on four consecutive Thursdays, beginning Sept. 18. The course will provide training to anyone interested in becoming a backyard composter by learning how to turn yard trimmings and vegetable scraps into “black gold.” It is sponsored by the University of Vermont… Read More »