One district to rule them all

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.

Across the divide

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.’”

CVU Honor Roll 2015/16

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.

Grad Challenge panelists needed

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.

From whence we came

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.

Does anyone smell smoke? 

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.