VSAC offers ‘Paying for College’ workshops at local high schools Students; families learn more about available financial resources

Vermont Student Assistance Corp. (VSAC) will offer free workshops at local high schools to help families plan how to pay for college and training after high school. The presentations, which normally run 90 minutes to 2 hours, provide students and their parents with information on financial aid and other resources available to pay for college.… Read More »

Stephen Kiernan tackles end-of-life care in Vermont Oct. 15

Stephen Kiernan tackles end-of-life care in Vermont Oct. 15

Charlotte resident Stephen Kiernan will discuss “Now More Than Ever: The Imperative to Provide Hospice to More Vermonters” to generate discussion on the topic at a free community event on Oct. 15 from 7-8:30pm at the Hampton Inn in Colchester. As one of the states that has the lowest rates of hospice utilization in the… Read More »

CSSU Child Find

The Chittenden South Supervisory Union is interested in locating preschool age children (birth to 5 years) who live in the towns of Charlotte, Hinesburg, Shelburne, St. George, and Williston, who show a developmental delay in the areas of speech/language, social adjustment, adaptive behavior, self-care, gross/fine motor coordination, and cognitive development. If you know of such… Read More »

UVM sponsors environmental conference for youth

Students in grades 7-12 interested in learning about, and taking a stand on, environmental issues are invited to attend the Youth Environmental Summit, Nov. 6 at the Barre Civic Center in Barre. University of Vermont (UVM) Extension 4-H sponsors the annual conference, known as YES!, which is designed to inspire, connect, and educate kids about… Read More »

Grant writing workshop benefits Howard Center

Majoya Writing will be presenting grant writing workshops at The Best Western of Waterbury on Sept. 17, 18, and 19 from 9am-3pm, with lunch included each day. The charge is $150 per participant per day, and $10 of each participant fee benefits the Howard Center programs. Attendees can opt for the entire three-day workshop or… Read More »

Search for Vermont’s top youth volunteers of 2015 underway

Search for Vermont’s top youth volunteers of 2015 underway

The Prudential Spirit of Community Awards begins its 20th year of searching for Vermont’s top youth volunteers of 2015. Now through Nov. 4, students in grades 5-12 are invited to apply for Prudential Spirit of Community Awards if they have made meaningful contributions to their communities through volunteer service within the past 12 months. The… Read More »

Rummage Sale Bliss returns to Waldorf School next weekend

Rummage Sale Bliss returns to Waldorf School next weekend

It’s time to rummage, for sales that is.  The annual Lake Champlain Waldorf School Rummage Sale is set for Sept. 20. From furnishings to wonderful children’s clothing, linens to vintage glassware, toys to books to jewelry, Rummage Sale Bliss is bound to have an item that speaks to you. With fantastic merchandise donated from over… Read More »

State Board releases statement on misuse of standardized tests

The State Board of Education unanimously approved a statement concerning the proper and improper uses of standardized testing after a four-month review and study, the Board announced on August 26. “While there are many sound uses for standardized tests, the federal requirements have resulted in over-testing and a narrowing of our educational focus,” said State… Read More »

College Counselling Corner: Preparing for college visits

College Counselling Corner: Preparing for college visits

Now that the academic year has begun and area students are back into their respective routines, it is time to focus on college visits in the area. It is fortunate that the New England Association for College Admission Counseling (NEACAC) is hosting a college fair at St. Michael’s College’s Tarrant Center on Wednesday, Sept. 10… Read More »

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 »