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VUHS's new gradulation requirements challenge students

Posted on May 26, 2016 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



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VERGENNES — Recent presentations by Vergennes Union High School students marked an important milestone in the school’s decade-long transition to requiring students to demonstrate mastery of material before they graduate, rather than just sit in their seats and earn classroom credits.

All VUHS students throughout their careers are now responsible for documenting their learning through the school’s Proficiency Based Graduation Requirement (PBGR) program, and for presenting evidence at the end of each academic year of their progress.

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Rep. Dave Sharpe plans to run for House speaker

Posted on May 26, 2016 |
By John Flowers



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BRISTOL — Rep. Dave Sharpe has confirmed to the Addison Independent that he will be a candidate for speaker of the Vermont House, should he be re-elected to his Addison-4 seat this November.

The Bristol Democrat, a 14-year veteran legislator and current chairman of the House Education Committee, is hoping to succeed incumbent Speaker Shap Smith. Smith is stepping down from his House seat and will run for lieutenant governor.

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New Haven says 'yes' to Vermont Green Line

Posted on May 26, 2016 |
By Gaen Murphree



NEW HAVEN — New Haven residents have expressed their support for the proposed Vermont Green Line converter station by nearly a two-to-one margin.

Town officials polled them in a townwide survey that residents had a week to answer, and on Tuesday evening the results showed 252 residents in favor of the project and 128 residents against.

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Is there room for more kids as universal preschool takes effect?

Posted on May 26, 2016 |
By Emelie Munson



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By EMILIE MUNSON

After a year of phone calls, waitlists and stretched patience, Katie Howe has just found a preschool opening for her 3-year-old son.

“It has been very difficult,” said Howe, a mother of two and an outreach worker at the Addison County Parent Child Center.

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New graduation requirements win over VUHS seniors

Posted on May 26, 2016 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



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VERGENNES — Like probably most members of the Vergennes Union High School class of 2016, Panton resident Julia Johnson did not welcome last week’s mandatory Proficiency Based Graduation Requirement (PBGR) presentation.

An April email had reminded seniors what most had ignored or forgotten: They had to make a presentation of at least five minutes before their morning meeting peers and several teachers that reflected back on their academic and personal growth at VUHS.

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Vergennes invites musicians to join City Park summer concerts

Posted on May 26, 2016 |
By Addison Independent



VERGENNES — The Vergennes City Band is gearing up for another year of summer concerts in Vergennes City Park, and member invite their fellow community members to dust off their instruments and join them in playing a variety of music including marches, Broadway medleys, and other popular songs. All ages and abilities are encouraged and welcome.

Rehearsals take place in the Vergennes Union High School Band Room on Mondays, June 6, 13 and 20, from 6:30-8:30 p.m.

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Three Middlebury events boost biking

Posted on May 26, 2016 |
By Laura Asermily



MIDDLEBURY — Next Wednesday is a big day for young bicyclists in Middlebury, with the annual Bike Safety Fair, an abandoned bike sale, and the last Walk & Roll to School of the year.

The annual Bike Safety Fair at Mary Hogan Elementary School will be held on Wednesday, June 1, from 3-4 p.m. The fair will offer helmets, bike checks, a safety course and prizes.

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College counseling workshop offered to all

Posted on May 26, 2016 |
By Addison Independent



MIDDLEBURY — Middlebury College will offer its free annual College Counseling Workshop, sponsored by the college’s admissions office, on Friday, June 10, from 8:15 a.m.-12:30 p.m. at McCardell Bicentennial Hall. The event is open to the public — high school age children and grandchildren of Middlebury alumni, faculty and staff are invited, as are students from Vermont high schools and their parents. Preference is given to high school juniors.

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Contra dance slated for New Haven on June 4

Posted on May 26, 2016 |
By Addison Indpendent



NEW HAVEN — Tourterelle Restaurant in New Haven will hold a contra dance on Saturday, June 4, from 6:30-9:30 p.m. to benefit BeeFriends, the Beeman Elementary School PTA. Mary Wesley, a Beeman alumna, will call the dance to the music of Brian Perkins and Friend in the open-air space at Tourterelle.

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