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 »

Brief meeting yields results in Charlotte

By Gail Callahan The Charlotte Central School (CCS) Co Principals kicked off the CCS Board meeting last Tuesday with their monthly assessment of school-wide events. Administrator Audrey Boutaugh noted the current fifth-grade enrollment stands at 53 students; one classroom contains 27 students, the other 26. There is a teacher and para educator in each classroom.… Read More »

Hinesburg Community School recruits mentors

What is the best thing about having a mentor? At the end of the school year, students in the Connecting Youth (CY) Mentor Program at Hinesburg Community School were asked that very question. “I love having someone to hang out with, someone to talk to,” responded a teen who had been in the program 4… Read More »

Blessed are the backpacks

Blessed are the backpacks

The United Church of Hinesburg ushered in the beginning of the new school year with the “Blessing of the Backpacks” and the collection of school supplies for the Hinesburg Community School on Sept. 7. Over 100 items were collected, everything from assignment notebooks to zippered pencil holders. A great thank you goes out to everyone… Read More »

Hinesburg school board looks at budget time table

By Gail Callahan The Hinesburg Community School (HCS) Board is planning ahead to the upcoming round of budget meetings and is seeking more community input during the process. During its Sept. 16 meeting, the Board approved budget assumptions and an accompanying calendar. At the same time, school directors gave the go ahead to putting the… Read More »

CVU School Board looks at varied agenda

By Gail Callahan The Champlain Valley Union (CVU) School Board had a full agenda at its first meeting of the new academic year. CVU School Board Chair Susan Grasso mentioned in the opening minutes that the panel is welcoming two new student representatives to the panel. Lucy Pappas is a junior, Lisa Schold is a… Read More »

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