All fall, every week, the 26 students in the Ripton school have been venturing outside with their science journals, drawing what they find in the woods, in the rivers, among the ferns and tree stumps, on the forest floor, or in the leaf-litter.
The reading, at Tourterelle Restaurant in New Haven, is scheduled for Sunday, Nov. 21, 4:30-6 p.m., and is open to the public.
The North Branch School director has condensed a collection of real stories that occurred inside and outside the classroom over a span of 10-12 years into a new book titled, “Hearts of the Mountain: Adolescents, a Teacher, and a Living School.”
The Middlebury Union High School boys’ and girls’ teams finished second and third, respectively, in Division II at the Vermont high school cross country championships in Thetford on Saturday, while North Branch School ninth-grader Estella Laird claimed th … (read more)
“I don’t know of any school that celebrates the start of the year by burning something the students spent a month creating and building,” said Tal Birdsey, head teacher and co-founder of the school.
North Branch School 9th-grader Estella Laird once again posted the best local finish, coming in second in the girls’ race behind winner Ava Thurston of Harwood.
The Middlebury Union High School cross-country teams breezed to wins, and North Branch ninth-grader Estella Laird claimed a 99-second win in the girls’ race.
RANDOLPH — Middlebury Union High School runners posted several top-20 results at Saturday’s Randolph Invitational, while North Branch School 9th-grader Estella Laird’s third-place finish in the girls’ race was the best result for a local athlete.Tigers El … (read more)
After a full year of studying religion, the students at the North Branch School experienced a rare and special gift in the person of George Jaeger, 95, of Middlebury.Jaeger, a retired Foreign Service Officer and former Diplomat in Residence at Middlebury … (read more)
RIPTON — North Branch School Co-founder/Director Tal Birdsey has heard some people refer to the COVID-19 pandemic as “the lost year.”Not so fast.“I think that’s the wrong philosophical place to start,” Birdsey said during a teaching break last week. “It … (read more)
RIPTON/MIDDLEBURY — COVID-19 has claimed another casualty in terms of long-running public events that have been called off because of the pandemic. The North Branch School Board has decided to cancel this year’s NBS Hockey tournament. The tournament, whi … (read more)
RIPTON — Teacher Steve Holmes has joined the ranks of the school faculty at The North Branch School in Ripton. Homes will teach seventh, eighth and ninth grade math to its students. In addition, Rose McVay, longtime NBS math and science teacher, will assu … (read more)