Skipping skip day

Skipping skip day

Champlain Valley Union High School seniors swapped senior skip day for a senior service day Tuesday. About 50 students raked and trimmed trees on Mount Philo. Other groups spent the morning clearing trails, helping out at community schools and volunteering at local nonprofits. Students were excused from school after their morning of service. This version… Read More »

A new program at CVU aims to tap into student passions

By Abbie Bowker Last spring we reported that my colleague Peter Langella and I were named to the 2017-18 class of fellows by The Rowland Foundation. Peter and I are both educators at Champlain Valley Union High School. I am a visual art teacher and Peter is a librarian. Our fellowship included a sizeable grant… Read More »

Students and an officer stick on message to help prevent underage drinking

Students and an officer stick on message to help prevent underage drinking

Some local seventh graders got help from a Hinesburg police officer last week with a campaign to make adults think twice before purchasing alcohol to share with minors. The students are part of the Hinesburg Community School Connecting Youth leadership group that promotes an anti-drug and alcohol awareness. The campaign is called “Sticker Shock” and… Read More »

As merger dust settles, school district rearranges staffing to meet needs

The Champlain Valley School Board gave the district’s administrators a challenge when they were putting together the 2018-19 budget: Stick to a 2.3 percent increase. That really meant just a 1.2 percent increase after bonds for Shelburne and Williston schools were factored in. It was a puzzle; each school needed more resources in various areas.… Read More »

Charlotte students beam questions to space

Charlotte students beam questions to space

The Charlotte Central School multi-purpose room, the site of decades of school plays, middle school dances, and first-grade gym classes, was transformed into a portal to the galaxy as students videoconferenced with astronauts aboard the International Space Station. Last week, as part of NASA’s ISS Educational Downlink program, 175 middle school students plus teachers, school… Read More »

Still time to sign up tweens and teens for outdoor summer opportunities

Two programs, sponsored by the Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department and University of Vermont Extension 4-H, offer opportunities for young people to make friends, learn outdoor skills and have fun. Green Mountain Conservation Camps and Natural Resources Management Academy have a few openings remaining for youth interested in conservation, outdoor recreation, wildlife and orienteering. Green… Read More »

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