Student murals celebrate their hometown

Cows, Cookie Love and Cougars, not to mention Champ, were among the top choices Ferrisburgh Central School students made last week as symbols for a school-wide art project honoring their hometown.

New FCS head looks to support staff and students

The next Ferrisburgh Central School principal, Rae Donovan, will arrive in July from the Mount Abraham Union School District, where she has served as the district’s Social and Emotional Learning Coordinator since 2019.

Building a wall, building community at FCS

Every two years, Ferrisburgh Central School students have the opportunity to work with a visiting artist and create something special together.

Ferrisburgh school to be tested for PCBs

FERRISBURGH — Ferrisburgh Central School (FCS) will soon be tested for the presence of the cancer-causing polychlorinated biphenyls, known as PCBs. This is the same contaminant chemical that led to last year’s closure — and more recently the abandonment o … (read more)

40 years later, Loretta Lawrence leaving FCS

FERRISBURGH — When Ferrisburgh Central School students have arrived almost every morning over the past 40 years, a familiar face has greeted them — FCS administrative assistant Loretta Lawrence.Lawrence won’t be fulfilling that role — one of many in what … (read more)

COVID causes Ferrisburgh school to go remote for the week

FERRISBURGH — Two new COVID-19 cases at Ferrisburgh Central School have prompted Addison Northwest School District officials to switch the kindergarten-6th grade school to remote learning as of Tuesday. ANWSD Superintendent Sheila Soule on Monday, April 1 … (read more)

Ferrisburgh students stage a circus

Ferrisburgh Central School kicked off 2020 with a two-week residency with circus artist Troy Wunderle of Wunderle’s Big Top Adventures. The kids were mesmerized by Wunderle, who has performed with Circus Smirkus. He taught different circus skills and brou … (read more)

Ferrisburgh Central School Circus

www.youtube.com/watch?v=UarX0M4fAK4&feature=youtu.be&fbclid=IwAR3XwUYKwkDxLZfcXOrSxA7omMIT1Zjkwxw8w6vV82a7mQl-kekCOKICRSg FERRISBURGH — Ferrisburgh Central School kicked off 2020 with a two-week residency with circus artist Troy Wunderle of Wunder … (read more)

Ferrisburgh students to show off circus skills

FERRISBRUGH — Ferrisburgh Central School students will put on a circus on Thursday, Jan. 16, at 6 p.m. in the Vergennes Middle School Gym. The performance is the culmination of a two-week artist-in-residence program at the school. For two weeks, Troy Wund … (read more)

ANWSD finds it doesn’t need to cut $1M after all

VERGENNES — Some financial projections have changed in the Addison Northwest School District recently — in the district’s favor. For months, the ANWSD board and administrators anticipated that the district would need to cut $955,000 from next year’s budge … (read more)

Letter to the editor: A community, not buildings, makes a school

What makes a school? That question, in various forms, has been asked by many of us over the past weeks. It calls into question our notions of education and the infrastructure in which education is provided. When I reflect on my children’s experiences at F … (read more)

Ferrisburgh board urges opposition to school closure

FERRISBURGH — The Ferrisburgh selectboard is urging town residents to oppose the Addison Northwest School District’s proposal to close Ferrisburgh Central School. “Your selectboard under the leadership of Vice Chair Jessica James voted tonight to send out … (read more)

Letter to the editor: Ferrisburgh school is a worthwhile investment

Dear Addison County Independent readers and Members of the Addison Northwest School District Board, Recently at the start of the school year, we learned of the plan to suddenly close Ferrisburgh Central School and Addison Central School at the end of this … (read more)

Ferrisburgh alumni enjoy 55th reunion

FERRISBURGH — Fifty-five years ago, movie tickets were $1.25, the New York World’s Fair opened and Congress passed and President Johnson signed the Civil Rights Act of 1964. That same year, 38 students at Ferrisburgh Central School (FCS) graduated from ei … (read more)

Ferrisburgh teacher gets students outdoors, earns major nomination

FERRISBURGH — Judy Elson, a fifth- and sixth-grade teacher at Ferrisburgh Central School, has always taken her science and environmental education efforts there outside of the classroom. From harvesting vegetables from the school garden in the fall to tap … (read more)