Gap year programs, yes or no?

By Sarah Soule As area seniors put the finishing touches on their college applications and prepare for graduation in June, some students are contemplating the idea of a gap year prior to pursuing higher education. Many students feel ready to head straight to college upon completing their high school studies while others opt to take… Read More »

School board answers questions about budget

Dear CVSD community, Happy New Year! In response to input and questions about the budget, we developed a list of frequently asked questions. You are also invited to check out our web page at or email us at Budget Q: How will my local school budget be voted on now that we are… Read More »

Energy engineering lessons for Hinesburg students

Energy engineering lessons for Hinesburg students

Hinesburg Community School students and community volunteers participated in a training at NRG Systems in Hinesburg last week. The training was sponsored by a partnership between the Vermont Energy Education Program, NRG Systems, and the school. Over the course of the school year, volunteers will lead three lessons for students in grades K-5 to teach… Read More »


Megan Brown of Hinesburg was named to the fall 2017 dean’s list at Southern New Hampshire University in Manchester, N.H. Quincy Chandler of Shelburne was named to the fall 2017 dean’s list at the State University of New York at Potsdam in Potsdam, N.Y. Alexandra Hameline of Shelburne was named to the fall 2017 dean’s list… Read More »

The Schoolhouse continues its Kwanzaa tradition

The Schoolhouse continues its Kwanzaa tradition

By Liz Shayne In a decades-long tradition, elementary and middle school students, teachers, families and alumni of The Schoolhouse in South Burlington kicked off the December holiday season with the school’s annual Kwanzaa ceremony. The celebration marked the end of three weeks of study of African-American culture and individual traditions and values. Kwanzaa is a… Read More »

School District 2018-19 budget process continues

The budget process for the 2018-19 school year continues. Administrators and school board members in the Champlain Valley School District have been conducting meetings to get public input for the first budget under the new consolidated school district. The next meeting is Tuesday, Jan. 9 at 6 p.m. in the Shelburne Community School library to… Read More »

Governor’s Institutes to run special Winter Weekends

The Governor’s Institutes of Vermont announces the opening of the application for two February Winter Weekends for high school students. All Vermont high school and technical center students are invited to attend. These two-day academic and arts programs will take place at Goddard College. Weekend tuition is $10-$295 depending on family ability to pay. Topics… Read More »

School budget process continues next week and next month

Administrators and school board members in the Champlain Valley School District have begun the process for building the school budget for 2018-19 school year. Feedback and meetings so far have sent a message that the community wants to keep a high caliber of education while finding cost-cutting efficiencies in the new unified school district, school… Read More »

School district schedules upcoming budget sessions

The Champlain Valley School District Board of Directors welcomes the community to attend any of four upcoming district meetings to work on the 2017-18 budget. These meetings will provide the public an opportunity to learn and understand the school budget as the board, along with community volunteers called “Budget Buddies,” discusses details for the proposed… Read More »

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