Middle schoolers embrace volleyball ‘Madness’

 Where could you see more than 100 6th-, 7th- and 8th-graders setting a ball over a net? In the Middlebury town gym the “March Madness” youth volleyball program.

MUMS holiday vacation extended due to water line break

A leak in a water service line last Saturday flooded Middlebury Union Middle School, and classes resumed on Wednesday, Jan. 3.

Dustin Hunt makes the move to MUMS

Dustin Hunt always knew he wanted to work with children in the field of athletics. He got an opportunity to do just that during a 14-year stint with Middlebury Parks & Recreation Department (MPRD), five of those years as its superintendent.

Letter to the editor: Charlestin shows courage in speaking out

Esther Charlestin was incredibly helpful to us last year in helping our son (and us) adjust to Middle School and creating a 504 plan. I know it wasn’t always easy! As a family, we are deeply saddened by the experience that she had, but not surprised. 

MUMS teacher inspired by a Holocaust hero

Middlebury Union Middle School French teacher Denise Bérubé’s summer experience as an inquisitive tourist is about to pay nice educational dividends for her students.

Letter to the editor: Racism is real here in Addison County

I am writing in support of Esther Charlestin, the previous Dean of Climate & Culture at Middlebury Union Middle School. I am asking our community to hear the truth about racism in Vermont and acknowledge her concerns about lack of support. 

ACSD responds to MUMS racism

The Addison Central School District has announced new and ongoing efforts to battle racism and intolerance in wake of the recent resignation of Middlebury Union Middle School Dean of Climate & Culture Esther Charlestin, who cited two racially-charged inci … (read more)

MUMS dean cites racism as a factor in resignation

Middlebury Union Middle School’s first-ever dean of climate & culture has resigned from her job after only one year.

Community forum: ACSD must confront racism

I share my story for those who feel invisible, who can’t speak because it could jeopardize their jobs, for those whose BIPOC children are struggling and they have no choice but to keep them in our public schools, and for those who have been silenced.

Volleyball March Madness

Interest in volleyball spiked in March at Middlebury Union Middle School.

MUMS’s Dudek gets new responsibility

Co-Principal Michael Dudek will step down from his position in June to become the Addison Central School District’s first-ever “student response coordinator,” a job that will make him the point person on investigations of hazing, harassing and bullying (H … (read more)

Look for MUMS runners having fun with colors on Saturday

An ongoing effort to inject heavy doses of spirit and camaraderie into the Middlebury Union Middle School community will reach fever pitch this weekend with a first-ever, 2.07-mile “Color Fun Run.”

MUMS hires its first dean of students

As the first-ever dean of climate & culture at MUMS, Esther Charlestin’s responsibilities will include student discipline, being a student case manager, facilitating after-school extracurriculars and supporting students and teachers.

Letter to the editor: Despite bumps, good things happening at MUMS

What I really want to say is that MUMS really IS a great school. MUMS has a great, hardworking, available and responsive administration, staff and faculty.

Three ACSD schools see COVID surge

Addison Central School District officials are urging vigilance and voluntary compliance with COVID-19 safety protocols — rather than mandatory masking and other restrictions — in the wake of recent, major coronavirus case spikes at three of the district’s … (read more)