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ANWSD articles pass easily in low turnout

Posted on May 24, 2018 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



VERGENNES — In light turnout on Tuesday, a total of 261 voters from the five Addison Northwest School District communities backed a series of articles, some of which had originally been approved at the ANWSD annual meeting in February.

Items approved included the creation of a district-wide capital improvement fund, the swap of two small parcels of land between the town of Addison and ANWSD, and the right of ANWSD officials to borrow money in anticipation of future tax revenue.

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Students end their school experience with an epic hike

Posted on May 21, 2018 |
By John Flowers



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RIPTON — School. You get out of it what you put in, as they say. And at Ripton’s North Branch School, student effort isn’t just measured by the amount of time spent in the classroom or in front of a computer screen.

For graduating 9th-graders, it’s also measured in miles — 23 of them, all associated with an annual three-day backpacking trek along the Long Trail.

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Otter Valley Union Middle and High School honor roll

Posted on May 21, 2018 |
By Addison Independent



BRANDON — The following Otter Valley Union Middle and High School students have been named to the honor roll for the fifth marking period of the 2017-2018 school year.

7th grade

Principal’s List: Abigail Adamsen, Brooke Bertrand, Bryn Blanchard, Ella Brytowski, Keith Carrara, Kylee Forrest, Sydney Gallo, Pajua Gamba, Andrew Kenyon, Ryleigh LaPorte, Anna Lee, Olivia Miner, Genevieve Mott, Ella Moyer, Eliza Norford, Emily Peduto, Elena Politano and Morgan White.

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Cornwall students get a primer on puppetry

Posted on May 14, 2018 |
By Addison Independent



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CORNWALL — Students at Cornwall’s Bingham Memorial School on Thursday, May 10, put the finishing touches on some colorful, fanciful puppets they fashioned under the expert guidance of folks from the No Strings Marionette Company.

Led by Barbara Paulson and Dan Baginski, the 10-day program saw K-6 students build puppets, create soundtracks, and perform their work, according to Bingham educator Valerie Calzini.

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Career Center's maker space leaps ahead

Posted on May 7, 2018 |
By Angelo Lynn



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MIDDLEBURY — An effort to crowdfund $6,000 to be eligible for a $100,000 grant to create a community-wide “makers space” at the Patricia Hannaford Career Center in Middlebury faces a deadline this Friday, May 11, with the goal in sight.

“We’re well on our way to reaching the $6,000 match,” said career center Superintendent Dana Peterson, though added that with or without the grant, the career center’s maker space is well on its way to becoming a reality.

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Ripton to host 'open classroom'

Posted on May 7, 2018 |
By Addison Independent



RIPTON — Ripton Elementary School will host its “New Student Open Classroom” event this Wednesday, May 9, 8:30-10 a.m.

Parents and their child or children who are considering enrolling at Ripton Elementary School for the 2018-2019 school year are invited to join school staff for the “Open Classroom,” in which students and their parents will have the opportunity to meet Ripton teachers and students, see classrooms and join in learning activities for the morning.

A light snack will be provided.

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ANWSD board to seek input on district challenges

Posted on April 30, 2018 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



VERGENNES — The members of the Addison Northwest School District (ANWSD) Board are looking for help as they confront the same tough question as are school boards around Vermont — how should they best manage their school system as both student enrollment and state funding drops.

Specifically, the board is seeking input and ideas from community members this late spring and summer on how to meet those challenges.

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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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