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Vermonters warn against state takeover of education

Vermont Watchdog Report

At a public hearing April 22 at the Statehouse, educators from across Vermont told the Senate Education Committee a district merger bill would close schools, increase education costs and lead to state control of education.

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Guest Viewpoint: Why we support the Vergennes school budget

As Directors of Vergennes Union High School, we write to urge the voters of Addison, Ferrisburgh, Panton, Vergennes and Waltham to vote in support of the proposed Fiscal Year 2016 budget. We believe the proposed budget delivers value to our community in the following ways:

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Nop, Morse named to student government

Castleton State College students Hollie Nop and Breanna Morse of Middlebury were named 2015-16 Student Government Association Delegates.

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Charlotte principal not moving to Burlington

Charlotte Central School Co-Principal Audrey Boutaugh won’t get a chance to be at the helm of Burlington’s Champlain Elementary School.

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Rotary Club awards student scholars

The 2015 Rutland South Rotary Club Scholarship recipients are a group of dynamic individuals with impressive resumes and lofty career goals. In keeping with the motto of Rotary, “Service Above Self” these high school seniors also give back to their communities through an assortment of public service projects.

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Students to demonstrate logging skills in Pittsford

The Stafford Technical Center’s Forestry and Natural Resource Program in Rutland will again host a fun, educational chainsaw safety and skills competition contest at Gagnon Lumber in Pittsford at 8 a.m., May 13.

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Orr’s campus work featured

Castleton State College student Rachel Orr of Orwell was recently selected to present at the annual Castleton Scholars Celebration: A Showcase of Original Student Work.

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"Patches" the canine ambassador tours Middlebury school

Homeward Bound, Addison County’s Humane Society, kicked off its spring humane education program with fourth graders at St. Mary’s School in Middlebury.

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Ferrisburgh woman teaching in Germany

Life is sweet for Mount Holyoke College student Schuyler Cowan of Ferrisburgh. Cowan has been awarded a Fulbright English teaching assistantship to teach in Germany.

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Middlebury students present “Threshold” dance

Senior dance majors Stevie Durocher, Doug LeCours, Sarae Snyder, and Afi Yellow-Duke will present their thesis concert entitled “Threshold” on May 1 and 2 at 8 p.m. in the Mahaney Center for the Arts.

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VUHS graduate named to editorial board

Justus Sturtevant, of Vergennes, has been selected to serve on the editorial board of The Crusader student newspaper at Susquehanna University. Sturtevant will serve as managing editor of content for the 2015-16 academic year.

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Charlotte teacher treated for TB slated to return to school

A Spanish teacher treated for tuberculosis is slated to return to school more than three months after her condition became public.

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Some refuse treatment for TB in Charlotte

Fewer than five people linked with Charlotte Central School who tested positive for tuberculosis earlier this year are refusing treatment. State Epidemiologist Patsy Kelso declined to say whether the people in that group were children or adults, citing privacy concerns.

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Knights start tuition fund for St. Mary’s

Father Daly Council 642 of the Knights of Columbus in Middlebury announced its plan to fund scholarship program to assist parents of Saint Mary’s School students meet tuition costs

Zollman on dean’s list

Tufts University recently announced the dean’s list for the Fall 2014 semester.