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 »

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 »