Listening In Class: Winooski Students Conduct Interviews About COVID Year

It's no secret that this past pandemic year, students, teachers and school staff have experienced an extraordinary amount of change: the national reckoning on race, the presidential election, added to the normal challenges of navigating teenage life. And at Winooski Middle High School, some 60 students made a podcast about it.
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See which credits you can grab this summer at Bellows Free Academy!

ST. ALBANS CITY-- After over a year of hybrid and distance learning, students everywhere were forced to evolve rapidly to be able to learn in a new school environment in a new classroom and according to a new curriculum with the onset of COVID-19. “There is incredibly new learning that...
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The Valley Reporter

Thatcher Brook Primary School to be renamed to Brookside Primary School

At some point next fall Thatcher Brook Primary School (TBPS) students will return to their old school under a new name. At a Harwood Unified Union School District (HUUSD) Board meeting on June 9, the TBPS renaming committee announced that it had officially decided on a new name for the school: Brookside Primary School.
Burlington, VTUS News and World Report

UVM Food Systems Research Center Gets $11K in Federal Funds

BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — The University of Vermont Food Systems Research Center is getting $11 million in federal funding to support its work researching the regional food system, from production agriculture to food security, UVM and U.S. Sen. Patrick Leahy announced Friday. The center is a collaboration between UVM and...

GALLERY: Meet the Milton High School Class of 2021

MILTON — The Class of 2021 graduated from Milton High School last Saturday and is now enjoying summertime before they head off on their next adventure. Photos submitted by Milton High School. In case you missed it, here is all of the Independent's graduation content:. Here are other stories we...
The Valley Reporter

Harwood seniors graduate as pandemic subsides

On a sunny day under a tent, 121 diplomas were handed out to Harwood graduates, along with maple candy and a yellow sunflower. In the past year, students went from attending Harwood in-person one day a week in the fall, to two days a week, then to four days a week in April, said graduate Ingrid Lackey-Howell. June 12, graduation day, marked the ending of an academic year unlike any other, as students grappled with the reality of a once-in-a-century pandemic.
Addison, VTAddison Independent

Editorial: Addison's choice: Not much to lose and a lot to gain

As the town of Addison prepares to vote July 13 on whether to withdraw from the Addison Northwest School District, residents in the district’s other towns should view the proceedings with empathy — as if they were living in Addison and it was their school that had been closed by district officials against the town’s strong opposition.

Vermont schools can no longer require masks, new guidance says

SOUTH BURLINGTON, Vt. — Now that Vermont has reached its 80 percent vaccination goal, COVID-19 guidance has changed for schools. That means things will look a little different both this summer and into the fall. Updated guidance means students are no longer required to wear masks in schools. The news...

Congratulations Class of 2021

Surrounded by family, friends and teachers, 13 students graduated from Lake Champlain Waldorf School in Shelburne on Sunday, June 6, including two students from South Burlington, Sam Gerlack and Delaney Bunders. Commencement speaker Steve Olson, who teaches music, opened the ceremony, which included songs and poetry arranged and performed by the seniors.

Essex High School celebrates 50 years of graduates

ESSEX JCT., Vt. (WCAX) - Essex High School is celebrating a big milestone-- its 50th class has now graduated. “I did the mental math and I was like, wait, 50 years is a big deal,” said Grace Allard, a class of 2021 graduate who spearheaded a project honoring 50 years of graduates out of the current Essex High School. She started with the class of 1971. “It was really fun to hear some of their responses and hear where some of these people are with their lives, especially those who were ready to share their life story with me over the phone.”
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Fed up with how schools handle sexual misconduct, students go public

In recent weeks, four current or former students at U-32 Middle and High School wrote on Instagram about their experiences with sexual misconduct and their disappointment in the administration’s response. Read the story on VTDigger here: Fed up with how schools handle sexual misconduct, students go public.

Longtime Special Educator Sue Clarke Retires from RES

Sue Clarke is retiring as an early childhood special educator for the White River Valley Supervisory Union, after a long career in education. She grew up in Bethel, graduating from Whitcomb High School, and then went to Johnson State College, where she earned a BA in physical education for grades K-12. “My first job after that was at Waterbury State […]
Elizabethtown, NYPress-Republican

New UVM Health program helps with care costs

ELIZABETHTOWN — The University of Vermont Health Network is now offering a Health Assistance Program that will enable eligible low- and middle-income families to receive prescription medications by mail at no cost, even if they have insurance. In a press release, the network acknowledged that cost can be a barrier...
Burlington, VTDeerfield Valley News

UVM dean’s list

BURLINGTON - The University of Vermont named the following students to the dean’s list for the spring semester: Kai Ling Boyd, of Wilmington; Lindsey Burnell, of Marlboro; Madison Chase, of South Londonderry; Kristina Harmon, of Londonderry; Maris Linder, of Townshend; Johanna Mcdonald, of Londonderry; Ajna Misch-Siegel, of Newfane; Lucas Newton, of Townshend; Isabella Nick, of Dover; Madeline Prouty, of Londonderry; Dylan Ray, of Brookline; Stevie-Tao Roberts, of Jamaica; Alexander Urbaska, of Newfane; and Kassidy Walkowiak, of Whitingham.
South Burlington,

Students see the Big Picture through hands-on learning

For the past month, students in the Big Picture program at South Burlington High School have gotten out in the community to pursue hands-on learning. The Big Picture program is a project-based program at the school that engages and motivates kids through independent learning and student-driven curriculum while simultaneously connecting them in the community.
South Burlington,

Graduation with gratitude

Graduates in powder-blue robes and cars covered in cheerful blue-and-white paint gathered in South Burlington High School’s parking lot June 12, preparing to travel to the school’s 2021 graduation ceremony at the Champlain Valley Expo, all preceded by the second-ever parade of graduates. Before the cars left for the Expo,...

2021 Grads- Essex High School

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Lamell, Massey-Bierman win H.S. decathlon state titles

BURLINGTON, Vt. (WCAX) - Wyatt Lamell of Essex and Burlington’s Quincy Massey-Bierman earned the titles of Vermont’s top high school athletes, winning the decathlon state championships Wednesday at Burlington High School. After winning four of the five events on day one of competition Tuesday, Lamell entered the final day with...