CCS PTO announces new officers Annual Fund kick-off begins Nov. 17

The Charlotte Central School (CCS) Parent Teacher Organization (PTO) warmly welcomes new officers Julie Wade and Meghan Metzler as co-presidents and Carol Blanshine as Treasurer. Julie, a lawyer, moved to Charlotte from Dallas, Texas with her family last year. She has children in kindergarten, first grade, and third grade. Meghan is a director at PwC… Read More »

Sanders announces Fifth Annual State of the Union Essay Contest

U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) has launched his fifth annual State of the Union essay contest, designed to engage Vermont’s high school students on the major issues facing the country. The U.S. Constitution calls for the president to “give to the Congress information of the State of the Union and recommend to their consideration such… Read More »

CVHS Board tackles busy agenda

By Gail Callahan The Champlain Valley Union (CVU) High School Board heard from a team of educational professionals who outlined accomplishments of staff and students while pursuing a timeline for upcoming budget season on Tuesday, Oct. 21. The Board listened to a presentation about a CVU alternative program, the Life Program and Essential & Fundamentals,… Read More »

Mater Christi students enjoy Mix-It-Up Day

Mater Christi students enjoy Mix-It-Up Day

Mater Christi School celebrated Mix-It-Up Day at lunch on Thursday, Oct. 30. Students celebrate the day by sitting at a lunch table with youngsters with whom they might not usually sit. Mix-It-Up at Lunch Day is a national campaign launched by Teaching Tolerance Magazine over a decade ago. It encourages students to identify, question, and cross social boundaries.… Read More »

Local students take a stand against tobacco

Local students take a stand against tobacco

Tobacco usage is the most preventable cause of disease, disability, and death in the United States. Each year approximately 443,000 people die prematurely from smoking or exposure to secondhand smoke. Another 8.6 million live with a genuine illness caused by smoking. Retail stores are the primary place where tobacco companies recruit new tobacco users, and… Read More »

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 »

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