School news: More students, electric buses, homeless issues

SCOOTER MACMILLAN Staff Writer The Champlain Valley School District has gained 62 students since the school board made the budget for this school year, and that has led to some budget shortfall. The growth is primarily at Hinesburg Community School, Charlotte Central School and Champlain Valley Union High School, said Jeanne Jensen, the district’s chief… Read More »

Growing skills through play: Planting a SEED Space at Hinesburg Community School

Growing skills through play: Planting a SEED Space at Hinesburg Community School

SCOOTER MACMILLAN Staff Writer The play’s the thing in Shakespeare, and at Hinesburg Community School, too. Counselor Vicki Nelson applied to the Champlain Valley School District for an Innovation Grant to build another playground at the school. But this would be a playground with a difference – it would be indoors. Nelson got a $5,500… Read More »

Hinesburg Community School graduates the class of 2019

Hinesburg Community School graduates the class of 2019

LUKE ZARZECKI Community News Service Just before her graduation last week, Hinesburg Community School eighth-grader Graycen Elkins wondered where the time had gone. “In the moment, it feels like it goes slow,” she said before the June 13 ceremony,  “but I can’t remember what happened to the time.” Parents, grandparents, friends and community members likely… Read More »

Zumbathon to benefit HYP trip

Bring a friend and join a fun two-hour Zumba party at the Hinesburg Community School gym Saturday, May 4, from 9 to 11 a.m. Admission is by donation and all proceeds benefit the Hinesburg Youth Project’s (HYP) service trip in June to H.O.M.E. Inc. in Orland, Maine. The event will also include snacks and a… 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 »

Hinesburg Community School celebrates the harvest

Hinesburg Community School celebrates the harvest

More than 250 people enjoyed a delicious, seasonal meal carefully prepared by the Champlain Valley Union High School (CVU) Junior Iron Chef Team at Hinesburg Community School (HCS) in October. The school cafeteria had a restaurant feel with aproned waiters and dinner music. This annual Harvest Dinner was truly a school-wide event, with kindergarteners contributing… Read More »