College Counseling Corner: The PSAT

College Counseling Corner: The PSAT

By Sarah Soule In mid-October area students at local high schools sat for the PSAT exam, a test which measures mathematical, critical reading, and writing skills. It is designed to be a preparation for the SAT which juniors typically take for the first time in May or June of the eleventh grade year.  Some sit… Read More »

CCS Board hears concerns about building, plans for budget season

By Gail Callahan The Charlotte Central School Board is moving forward with budget season plans, while listening to findings of the panel’s Facilities Committee. School Board member Mark McDermott, who sits on the Facilities Committee, gave an overview of potential construction projects. Among the areas identified as urgent concerns: atrium roof, a wing relight project,… Read More »

Center Stage with Bailey Bouchard

Center Stage with Bailey Bouchard

By Laurie Caswell Burke Bailey Bouchard loves to dance, sing, and act. Champlain Valley Union (CVU) has provided her with many exciting opportunities to explore her love of the arts. This weekend she will perform on the CVU stage in “Once Upon A Mattress” as Lady Rowena. Her extensive list of theater productions is impressive,… Read More »

HCS recognized for climate and culture

HCS recognized for climate and culture

The Hinesburg Community School (HCS) is being recognized by Vermont’s Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (VTPBiS) State Team, as a “VTPBiS Exemplar School” for the past school year. HCS is one of 11 schools being recognized for its implementation of VTPBiS, a school wide approach to improving the social and academic competence of all students.… Read More »

Waldorf hosts Kidpower Safety Workshops

Safety is among the top concerns that parents combat on a daily basis. Kidpower Vermont, the local center of Kidpower Teenpower Fullpower International, is a nonprofit safety education organization. It teaches people of all ages and abilities to stay safe, act wisely, and believe in themselves. Since 1989, Kidpower has brought “People Safety” skills to… Read More »

TRY program accepts applications from energy-minded teens

Teens Reaching Youth (TRY) for the Environment, a Vermont leadership program for teens, is seeking students in grades 7-12 who care about the environment to help teach younger kids about renewable energy issues. There will be twelve TRY teams selected, each consisting of two to four teens and an adult mentor. If selected, students will… Read More »

Vermont Commons School adds sixth grade

“We are very excited to offer 6th grade to the community, creating a full middle school experience for our students and families,” says Dexter Mahaffey, new Head of School at Vermont Commons School.  “While this makes for a seamless grade-level transition into Vermont Commons School for students completing their elementary years, it more importantly allows… Read More »

HCS pumpkin sale benefits PiE

HCS pumpkin sale benefits PiE

Partnership in Education (PiE) at Hinesburg Community School (HCS) will have huge, healthy, homegrown pumpkins for sale on Saturday, Oct. 18 from 10am-2pm at Champlain Valley Union High School during the 9th Annual Handcrafters’ Fair, which runs from 9am-4pm. Unable to stop by on Saturday? The pumpkin sale continues in front of HCS Sunday, Oct.… Read More »

Attend Vermont Tree Stewards Conference Oct. 18

The third annual Vermont Tree Stewards Conference, Oct. 18, will take a look at how changing climate impacts urban and community forests and what scientists, tree industry professionals, and the public can do to protect Vermont’s forest resources. The conference runs from 8:30am to 4pm at the Red Schoolhouse on the Vermont Technical College (VTC)… Read More »

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