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Kindergarten class presents local legend

Posted on April 19, 2012 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



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FERRISBURGH — A part of the nation’s history — or at least a fanciful version of a local legend — will come to life at Ferrisburgh Central School on Friday morning.

At 10:30 a.m., the 17 members of kindergarten teacher Josh Brooks’ class will present their version of how American Commodore Thomas MacDonough outfoxed the British at the mouth of Otter Creek.

In the pupils’ short play, MacDonough receives help from, among others, a fictional farm boy, George Washington, and Ethan Allen and the Green Mountain Boys.

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VUES picks former pupil to be new school principal

Posted on April 19, 2012 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



VERGENNES — The new Vergennes Union Elementary School principal has degrees from Middlebury College and the University of Vermont, is now serving as the president of the Vermont Principals’ Association and has nine years of administrative experience at Mount Abraham Union and Proctor Junior/Senior high schools.

Those and other impressive bullet points on June Sargent’s résumé helped her stand out among 16 candidates and three finalists for the job, said VUES board chairwoman Tara Brooks.

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Addison-Rutland pact confirmed

Posted on April 19, 2012 |
By Andrea Suozzo



ORWELL — Teachers and boards in the Addison Rutland Supervisory Union have ratified a three-year contract after months of deliberation and a narrowly averted teacher strike.

The new contract was completed with the help of a federal mediator just hours before the teacher strike was set to begin on March 21. The agreement applies to teachers across the supervisory union for the current school year and runs through summer 2014.

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ANeSU teachers demand contract

Posted on April 19, 2012 |
By Andrew Stein



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BRISTOL — Dozens of Addison Northeast Supervisory Union (ANeSU) educators showed up at a joint meeting of the six district school boards Tuesday night to demand a new multi-year contract by the end of the school year.

The teachers have been working without a negotiated contract since June 30, 2010, and they’ve been doing so under imposed conditions.

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Wheeler resigns from Mt. Abe

Posted on April 19, 2012 |
By Andrew Stein



BRISTOL — After five years at Mount Abraham Union High School, Co-Principal Leon Wheeler will step down at the end of this school year to take up the head post at Winooski High School.

The decision was based on economic reasons, commuting distance and the opportunity to lead a diverse and developing school, said Wheeler.

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Lady Gaga poster nets award for Panton girl

Posted on April 16, 2012 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



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VERGENNES — Vergennes Union Elementary School fourth-grader Kathryn Wyckoff has always loved to read, write and paint, and for the past year or so has worn a feather in her hair.

Thanks to those language and artistic skills, Kathryn now has a feather in her cap, too.

Kathryn, a 10-year-old Panton resident, just won a statewide student poster contest sponsored by the Federal Women’s Program Council of Vermont.

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McVeigh teaches in Middle East

Posted on April 16, 2012 |
By John Flowers



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MIDDLEBURY — Joe McVeigh’s special talent is in teaching English, but he hasn’t been spending a lot of time lately in countries where that language is most widely spoken.

That’s because McVeigh’s English teaching skills, and the books he has co-authored on the subject, have taken him to more than 45 countries where people are eager to absorb a language that they see as a passport to success in business, education and cultural pursuits.

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Video: "Shakespeare: It's Elementary"

Posted on April 13, 2012 |
By Kylie Atwood



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Students from three Addison County elementary schools worked with the Town Hall Theater Education Program to present "Shakespeare: It's Elementary" on April 4. Hear from the students and teachers involved in the play, then read more about it here.

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Search for ACSU leader will continue

Posted on April 9, 2012 |
By John Flowers



MIDDLEBURY — A committee searching for a new Addison Central Supervisory Union superintendent has elected not to advance a final candidate for board review. This means the district will either embark on what would be a third search, or continue into next year with an interim administrator.

The search committee, chaired by ACSU board member Peter Conlon of Cornwall, last week interviewed one finalist for the job. The panel then met on Thursday, April 5, and chose not advance the candidate on to an ACSU board interview.

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Nurses see need for local foods at school

Posted on April 9, 2012 |
By Andrea Suozzo



VERGENNES — Health care workers at the Stone Soup Conference in Vergennes last Tuesday agreed that increasing nutritious, local foods in schools needs to be a priority.

“There are some huge nutrition problems,” said Mary Gill, school nurse at Mary Hogan Elementary School in Middlebury. “They have a huge impact on students’ ability to learn.”

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