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OVUHS tightens its safety procedures

Posted on April 30, 2018 |
By Polly Lynn Mikula



BRANDON — To enter Otter Valley Union High School, you must now be buzzed in. It’s one of the new safety measures enacted at OVUHS after the school shooting in Parkland, Fla., in February, and the subsequent threat at Fair Haven Union High School. Prior to those events, all doors were locked except the front lobby doors after the school day began, explained OVUHS Principal Jim Avery.

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Statewide school safety assessed

Posted on April 30, 2018 |
By Addison Indpendent



VERMONT — A statewide safety assessment of 422 schools conducted by local, county, and state law enforcement in partnership with Vermont schools was recently completed, according to an April 19 news release. That report shows that 96 percent of Vermont schools take part in emergency preparedness activities.

Gov. Phil Scott ordered the assessments after the school shooting plot was uncovered and averted in Fair Haven this past February.

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Seminars for hops growers offered online

Posted on April 19, 2018 |
By Addison Independent



The Northeast Sustainable Agriculture, Research and Education organization, known as NE-SARE, is in the second year of a project with the UVM Extension Northwest Crops and Soils Team to sponsor educational online seminars (webinars) for farmers. The two organizations on Monday, April 23, at noon will host their first Hops Power Hour webinar.

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Mentoring program connects Mt. Abe students and adults

Posted on April 16, 2018 |
By Christopher Ross



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BRISTOL — “You know you changed my life, right?”

Short and sweet, these words spoken by a recent Mount Abraham Union High School graduate to his Starksboro mentor of 10 years capture the essence of mentoring programs.

The mission of the Mount Abraham Mentoring Program is to invest in, support and encourage healthy relationships between Mount Abe kids and adults. It’s a mission the program’s coordinator, Brenda McKean, feels is growing more important.

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Steve's A.R.T. alumni

Posted on April 12, 2018 |
By John Flowers



Addison Repertory Theater isn’t exclusively about acting. Far from it. It also caters to Patricia A. Hannaford Career Center students who want to make their living behind the scenes, whether it be manufacturing sets, lighting, stage management, makeup and other services essential to the theater.

A.R.T. has been able to add to its offerings as its space in the career center on Charles Avenue in Middlebury has grown.

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Steve Small leaving large legacy at A.R.T.

Posted on April 12, 2018 |
By John Flowers



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MIDDLEBURY — If local playwright Dana Yeaton were writing the want ad for the next director of the Patricia A. Hannaford Career Center’s Addison Repertory Theater, known as A.R.T., he’d start with a photo of the person who is about to step down from that position.

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ACSD gets new business head

Posted on April 12, 2018 |
By John Flowers



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MIDDLEBURY — The Addison Central School District has a new business manager: Brittany Gilman, who currently serves in that capacity for the Rutland Central Supervisory Union (RCSU).

Gilman will officially begin her new job on June 1, taking over for Josh Quinn, who is stepping down to become an audit manager with a Maine-based accounting firm, RHR Smith & Co.

Peter Burrows, Addison Central superintendent, said Gilman had the right credentials and emerged as the top candidate during interviews.

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Guest editorial: Legislators must stand with voters

Posted on April 9, 2018 |
By Allen Gilbert



There have been some very good ideas, and some very bad ideas, over the years about changing the state’s education funding system.

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Mt. Abe teacher Jori Jacobeit wins foreign language honor

Posted on April 5, 2018 |
By Christopher Ross



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BRISTOL — For Mount Abraham Union High School Principal Jessica Barewicz it was one of those moments that makes the job worthwhile.

On March 15, during the spring conference of the Vermont Foreign Language Association at Saint Michael’s College, Barewicz had the pleasure of presenting an award to one of her own.

Mount Abe French teacher Jori Jacobeit has won the 2018 VFLA Distinguished Teacher award.

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Five-town forum draws crowd to discuss future of Mount Abe

Posted on April 5, 2018 |
By Charlie Mitchell



BRISTOL — About 50 community members gathered this past Saturday morning at Mount Abraham Union High School to facilitate a process for the entire community to “take ownership of stuff we think really needs to get done” at the high school and, according to Bristol resident David Brynn, apply that energy collaboratively with the school board and high school administration.

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