Back to school is right around the corner, and Charlotte Central School is ready to welcomeCCS Exploratory – 2 the 365 enrolled students this year. Those returning to CCS, “Where there’s no better place to learn,” might see a few changes around the building.
Whether voters in Charlotte, Hinesburg, Shelburne, St. George and Williston knew it or not when they voted on June 7 to consolidate under one unified district, they became part of the largest statewide education reorganization in the past 125 years. Act 46, which passed in all five towns of CSSU to create the Champlain Valley School District, is designed with an overarching goal to reduce the number of Vermont’s existing school districts by half.
No one ever expected a pre-historic lake beast to be fast off the mark, but Champ barely made it 20 feet before doubling over to catch his breath, shaking his head as participants in the Annual Champ Run on June 7 at CCS went streaming by, some as young as three years old.
When we constructed six raised beds and planned their planting with the school food director, that was exactly our goal: expand students’ palates, give them personal experiences with their food, and support their health and well-being with outdoor education and ecologically grown fresh produce.
The results from the Act 46 governance consolidation merger special meeting vote within the Chittenden South Supervisory Union are in.
On June 7, 2016, voters in the towns of Charlotte, Hinesburg, Shelburne, Williston and St. George are asked to vote on the question of merging school governance for the school districts that make up Chittenden South Supervisory Union.
CVU was one of a select group of high schools recognized across the United States for excellence in global education by EF High School Exchange Year, the leader in high school exchange.
Is uniting the five separate school districts of CSSU into a single entity in the best interests of our students and our communities? Voters in Charlotte, Hinesburg, Shelburne, Williston, and St. George will decide that question at the polls on Tuesday, June 7.
When the Obama administration issued a directive on May 13 concerning transgender rights, Champlain Valley Union High School was ready. “We’ve been engaged in thinking about this a long time,” said Adam Bunting, principal at CVU. “So when we got the letter, we thought, ‘Well, of course. It just makes sense.’”
Congratulations to all the Charlotte students at CVU who made the third quarter honor roll. For your efforts, The Charlotte News presents you with a lofty quote about education to keep you company on that long walk to graduation.
Why did you choose a newspaper exploratory?
I chose the Newspaper Exploratory because I enjoy writing and reading.
Book Review: Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet by Jamie Ford By Isabel Cohen | The Central Record This is a powerful story about a Chinese-American boy in Seattle during World War II. Although he wears an “I am Chinese” button night and day, Henry Lee is constantly being mistaken for one of…
CCS athletes moving on Charlotte sports teams have produced successful athletes throughout the years, many of whom have moved on to CVU to present the same skills that they showed during their years at CCS.
Hello hopes, meet dreams – CCS on the horizon
On Thursday, April 14, the PTO met with parents and community members to discuss their hopes and dreams for the future of our school and its students.
The ballot for the school district consolidation vote is Tuesday, June 7. Absentee ballots are available at the clerk’s office and polls are open 7 a.m.–7 p.m. at the CCS Multi-Purpose Room. More info below:
The stage at Charlotte Central School was lit up with smiling faces on Friday, May 13, as students from grades K – 4 treated the packed crowd to a rousing circus.
Graduation Challenge gives seniors an opportunity to design their own learning experience in any topic area they choose. Students create a project, find someone in the community to guide them in their learning, and spend between 20-45 hours learning something.
Two playful people in Charlotte share the belief that music is the universal language, while laughter is the shortest distance between two people. When these two get together, anything can (and usually does) happen, and creative sparks fly!
Andy Smith, long-time music teacher at Charlotte Central School, and Woody Keppel, Charlotte resident of 21 years and internationally acclaimed physical comedian, are teaming up again from June 20 to June 24 for more fun at Camp Hoopla! with kids ages 8-14 looking to recharge their creative batteries.
A “yes” vote on Act 46 by the Chittenden South Supervisory Union (CSSU), Champlain Valley Union School District and school districts for five towns—Charlotte, Hinesburg, Shelburne, St. George and Williston—will form a new consolidated supervisory district, fully operational by July 1, 2017.
As the director for the last 30 years of the Great Migration Study Project at the New England Historic Genealogical Society, Robert Charles Anderson has been studying migration from old England to New England in the 1620s and 1630s, from the arrival of the Mayflower to the outbreak of the English Civil War. As the author of The Great Migration Directory: Immigrants to New England, 1620–1640, A Concise Compendium, the focus of his talk will be the motivations for migration, the migration process itself and the early development of New England towns and churches.
Directed by Charlotte’s own Ben Recchia, “Seussical” comes to the CCS stage April 7, 8, and 9.
Every other spring, CVU’s theater program director, Candi Padula, gives four student-directors a play and 30 minutes to work with it, then lets them loose with a group of actors. One-acts help to include everyone, shy or not, as they require less of a time commitment from actors and directors.
“It is impossible for a man to learn what
he thinks he already knows”
Come to see four student directed one act plays this weekend at CVU. Lots of Charlotte residents are involved!
Time to register your child for kindergarten at CCS! Your child’s future is just a call away.
Charting a course from the shores of West Africa to the hills of Grafton, Vermont, Jane Beck (pictured left), founder of the Vermont Folklife Center, followed the myriad family history of Daisy Turner for an enthralled group of 5th graders at CCS Library on March 4.
Happy (belated) birthday, Dr. Seuss! In light of this whimsical author’s birthday on Mar. 2, CCS will present “Seussical” on Apr. 7, 8, and 9.
As your CVU School Board representatives, we wish to extend our sincere appreciation for your support of the Champlain Valley Union High School budget this year.
Through the CY program, all students in Chittenden County have the opportunity to spend one hour a week with a mentor doing whatever they want. Kayla Fysh, a fifth grade mentee at CCS, says that she enjoys baking with her mentor, Susan Hyde. Ethan Karshagen, an eighth grade mentee, says that the best part of the program is the deep conversations he can have with his mentor, Mike Walker. “I have a strong connection,” Karshagen says.
CVU students and faculty dive into the icy waters of Lake Champlain after raising more money than any other team has before.