Charlotte Central School graduates: Travel the world

Charlotte Central School graduates: Travel the world

LIAM CREASER Community News Service Charlotte Central School’s 34 eighth graders sat excitedly in the corner of their gymnasium for the final time on June 13 as they prepared to move on with a ceremony before family, teachers and friends. The lights were dimmed at the start of the school’s graduation ceremony for a slideshow… Read More »

Composting on the menu in Charlotte

SCOOTER MACMILLAN Staff Writer There may be something rotten in Denmark, but there’s definitely something composting in Charlotte. The composting program at Charlotte Central School is happening every day, but on Saturday it was also happening at the Charlotte Library. About 12 people attended a community composting course at the library and about half of… Read More »

Marching for the earth

Marching for the earth

Hadley Bergeson holds her blue poster stating, “Dinosaurs were real, so is global warming, you can make a difference,” alongside Amelie Fairweather, who raises her red sign that exclaims, “Be the change the world needs you to be,” as they proceed down Burlington’s Church Street earlier this month in honor of Earth Day. The two… Read More »

School calendar approved despite Town Meeting Day concerns

SCOOTER MACMILLAN Staff Reporter After some discussion, the school board approved the same Champlain Valley School District calendar for next year that has been used for the past 15 years. At the school board meeting on April 16, Superintendent Elaine Pinckney said that they discussed three different scheduling options concerning Town Meeting Day, one of… Read More »

Free community composting training

Free community composting training

There will be a free community composting training Saturday, May 11, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Charlotte Library, 115 Ferry Road. The training, which will be followed by an optional tour of the Charlotte Central School Community Compost Shed, is designed to help people and communities determine the composting system that will… Read More »

Youth attend leadership conference

Youth attend leadership conference

Forty middle school students from Hinesburg Community School and Charlotte Central School attended the Empower Youth Leadership Conference April 4 in South Burlington at the Holiday Inn. Along with others from schools around Vermont, the students participated in workshops throughout the day designed to build personal leadership skills. The conference began with the middle schoolers… Read More »

Out of this world: Charlotte Central School students speak with NASA’s Ricky Arnold

Out of this world: Charlotte Central School students speak with NASA’s Ricky Arnold

SCOOTER MACMILLAN Staff Reporter Students entered the Charlotte Central School library in a sort of quiet roil on Monday. Emotions were simmering, but it was a controlled and well-behaved excitement, amazing considering that these fourth, fifth and sixth-graders were about to talk to an astronaut.  Maybe they were so well-behaved because this is old hat… Read More »

Getting schooled in Charlotte: The hidden past of the town’s early learning centers

Getting schooled in Charlotte: The hidden past of the town’s early learning centers

By SCOOTER MACMILLAN Staff Reporter While several Vermont school systems are still struggling with school consolidation, not only has Charlotte and other towns in the Champlain Valley School District already dealt with merging, it wasn’t their first trip to the school merger rodeo. In 1869, Charlotte had at least 14 school districts, each with its… Read More »