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Monkton Central School http://addisonindependent.com/taxonomy/term/543/all en Monkton Central School board listens to community, mulls options for new budget http://addisonindependent.com/201503monkton-cenrtal-school-board-listens-community-mulls-options-new-budget <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-bylinetaxo"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> Zach Despart </div> </div> </div> <p> MONKTON &mdash; As the Monkton Central School board works on a new spending plan to put before voters, it is soliciting input from the community.</p> <p> &ldquo;We&rsquo;re hopeful that we can find the path to the budget that&rsquo;s going to be acceptable to voters by getting input from the community,&rdquo; board member Marikate Kelley said late last week after the board&rsquo;s Thursday evening school board meeting.</p> <h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/29152">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201503monkton-cenrtal-school-board-listens-community-mulls-options-new-budget" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Monkton budget Featured Monkton Central School Mon, 16 Mar 2015 13:52:31 +0000 Zach Despart 29152 at http://addisonindependent.com Monkton aide wrapping up 39-year love affair with her job http://addisonindependent.com/201406monkton-aide-wrapping-39-year-love-affair-her-job-0 <div class="image-attach-teaser image-attach-node-23905" style="width: 66px;"><a href="/201406monkton-aide-wrapping-39-year-love-affair-her-job-0"><img src="http://addisonindependent.com/files/images/MonktonTeacher2422_0.thumbnail.jpg" alt="MonktonTeacher2422.jpg" title="MonktonTeacher2422.jpg" class="image image-thumbnail " width="66" height="100" /></a></div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-cutline"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> MONKTON CENTRAL SCHOOL instructional aide Lillian Cota shows off the cake that was presented Tuesday in honor of her retirement after 39 years at the school. Independent photo/Trent Campbell </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-bylinetaxo"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> Zach Despart </div> </div> </div> <p> MONKTON &mdash; Lillian &ldquo;Lil&rdquo; Cota thought she was headed for a normal day at Monkton Central School on Tuesday. But the 39-year veteran instructional aide was in for quite the surprise when she arrived in the school&rsquo;s gymnasium to a luncheon in her honor.</p> <p> Relatives and colleagues of Cota, who is retiring at the end of this year, came to honor Cota for her service &mdash; and present her with an enormous strawberry cake.</p> <p> After the celebration, the still-teary-eyed Cota sat down with the <em>Independent</em> to talk about her long career.</p> <div class="premium-message"><p> The full text of this article is only available to online subscribers.</p> <p> Are you an online subscriber? <a href="/user">Click to login</a>. <a href="/onlinesubscribe"> </a></p> <p> <a href="/onlinesubscribe">Click here</a> to learn more about our online subscription options. If you have a print subscription, <a href="/onlinesubscribe">click</a> to add online access for only $10/year</p> </div><h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/23906">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201406monkton-aide-wrapping-39-year-love-affair-her-job-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Monkton Monkton Monkton Central School Thu, 12 Jun 2014 15:13:44 +0000 Mary Langworthy 23906 at http://addisonindependent.com Monkton aide wrapping up 39-year love affair with her job http://addisonindependent.com/201406monkton-aide-wrapping-39-year-love-affair-her-job <div class="image-attach-teaser image-attach-node-23895" style="width: 66px;"><a href="/201406monkton-aide-wrapping-39-year-love-affair-her-job"><img src="http://addisonindependent.com/files/images/MonktonTeacher2422.thumbnail.jpg" alt="MonktonTeacher2422.jpg" title="MonktonTeacher2422.jpg" class="image image-thumbnail " width="66" height="100" /></a></div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-cutline"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> MONKTON CENTRAL SCHOOL instructional aide Lillian Cota shows off the cake that was presented Tuesday in honor of her retirement after 39 years at the school. Independent photo/Trent Campbell </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-bylinetaxo"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> Zach Despart </div> </div> </div> <p> MONKTON &mdash; Lillian &ldquo;Lil&rdquo; Cota thought she was headed for a normal day at Monkton Central School on Tuesday. But the 39-year veteran instructional aide was in for quite the surprise when she arrived in the school&rsquo;s gymnasium to a luncheon in her honor.</p> <p> Relatives and colleagues of Cota, who is retiring at the end of this year, came to honor Cota for her service &mdash; and present her with an enormous strawberry cake.</p> <p> After the celebration, the still-teary-eyed Cota sat down with the <em>Independent</em> to talk about her long career.</p> <div class="premium-message"><p> The full text of this article is only available to online subscribers.</p> <p> Are you an online subscriber? <a href="/user">Click to login</a>. <a href="/onlinesubscribe"> </a></p> <p> <a href="/onlinesubscribe">Click here</a> to learn more about our online subscription options. If you have a print subscription, <a href="/onlinesubscribe">click</a> to add online access for only $10/year</p> </div><h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/23896">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201406monkton-aide-wrapping-39-year-love-affair-her-job" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Monkton Monkton Central School Thu, 12 Jun 2014 14:47:46 +0000 Zach Despart 23896 at http://addisonindependent.com Dance residency gets kids off their feet, moving to the beat http://addisonindependent.com/201312dance-residency-gets-kids-their-feet-moving-beat <div class="image-attach-teaser image-attach-node-20582" style="width: 156px;"><a href="/201312dance-residency-gets-kids-their-feet-moving-beat"><img src="http://addisonindependent.com/files/images/MovinMonkton5576.thumbnail.jpg" alt="MovinMonkton5576.jpg" title="MovinMonkton5576.jpg" class="image image-thumbnail " width="156" height="100" /></a></div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-cutline"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> MONKTON CENTRAL SCHOOL kindergartners dance their way to the door after finishing a dance class last week with artist-in-residence Karen Amirault. Independent photo/Trent Campbell </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-bylinetaxo"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> Zach Despart </div> </div> </div> <p> <span style="line-height: 20px;">MONKTON &mdash; &ldquo;Do you want to jump higher?&rdquo; Karen Amirault shouts to the gymnasium full of Monkton Central School third- and fourth-graders.</span></p> <p> The students, spread at arms&rsquo; length across the space, giggle and nod. Amirault presses play on an iPod hooked up to a set of speakers. The music begins and the students dance in unison, calling out their moves to stay on track.</p> <p> The rehearsal goes off without a hitch, save for one boy who, despite valiant effort, is forced to pause midway to tie his shoelaces.</p> <div class="premium-message"><p> The full text of this article is only available to online subscribers.</p> <p> Are you an online subscriber? <a href="/user">Click to login</a>. <a href="/onlinesubscribe"> </a></p> <p> <a href="/onlinesubscribe">Click here</a> to learn more about our online subscription options. If you have a print subscription, <a href="/onlinesubscribe">click</a> to add online access for only $10/year</p> </div><h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/20583">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201312dance-residency-gets-kids-their-feet-moving-beat" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Monkton Amirault dancing Featured Monkton Central School Moving in Monkton Wed, 11 Dec 2013 22:38:20 +0000 Zach Despart 20583 at http://addisonindependent.com Dance choreographer is the cream of the crop http://addisonindependent.com/201312dance-choreographer-cream-crop <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-bylinetaxo"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> Zach Despart </div> </div> </div> <p> <span style="line-height: 20px;">MONKTON &mdash; Longtime choreographer Karen Amirault, who is wrapping up a nine-day residency at Monkton Central School this Friday, has been dancing for five decades.</span></p> <p> Amirault grew up in Melrose, Mass., and has been a dancer from the age of four, when she began taking lessons in ballet.</p> <p> &ldquo;Ballet is like Latin &mdash; it&rsquo;s an incredibly strong base for any kind of dance,&rdquo; Amirault said.</p> <div class="premium-message"><p> The full text of this article is only available to online subscribers.</p> <p> Are you an online subscriber? <a href="/user">Click to login</a>. <a href="/onlinesubscribe"> </a></p> <p> <a href="/onlinesubscribe">Click here</a> to learn more about our online subscription options. If you have a print subscription, <a href="/onlinesubscribe">click</a> to add online access for only $10/year</p> </div><h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/20577">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201312dance-choreographer-cream-crop" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Monkton Amirault Monkton Central School Movin' in Monkton Wed, 11 Dec 2013 22:16:56 +0000 Zach Despart 20577 at http://addisonindependent.com Monkton Central School regroups after half of teaching staff departs http://addisonindependent.com/201306monkton-central-school-regroups-after-half-teaching-staff-departs <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-bylinetaxo"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> Xian Chiang-Waren </div> </div> </div> <p> MONKTON &mdash; Though 10 staff members will not be returning to the Monkton Central School next fall, Superintendent David Adams said the Addison Northeast Supervisory Union is well on its way to meeting the school&rsquo;s staffing needs for the upcoming academic year.</p> <h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/17618">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201306monkton-central-school-regroups-after-half-teaching-staff-departs" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Monkton ANeSU Featured Monkton Monkton Central School Mon, 24 Jun 2013 14:04:13 +0000 xian 17618 at http://addisonindependent.com Educator retiring to help war-torn nation http://addisonindependent.com/201206educator-retiring-help-war-torn-nation <div class="image-attach-teaser image-attach-node-12089" style="width: 156px;"><a href="/201206educator-retiring-help-war-torn-nation"><img src="http://addisonindependent.com/files/images/maryginmonkton0035.thumbnail.jpg" alt="maryginmonkton0035.jpg" title="maryginmonkton0035.jpg" class="image image-thumbnail " width="156" height="100" /></a></div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-cutline"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> MONKTON CENTRAL SCHOOL Special Educator Mary Gemignani, right, is retiring after working as a local educator for more than 30 years. Pictured with Gemignani are other school staffers who have assisted with the special education program. Independent photo/Trent Campbell </div> </div> </div> <p> MONKTON &mdash; At the end of today, Monkton Central School Assistant Principal and Special Educator Mary Gemignani will walk out the same doors she&rsquo;s passed through for decades and set afoot on a new adventure.</p> <p> She is leaving the Monkton school to blaze a new path through life and focus her energy on revitalizing education in the war-torn Liberian village of Klay &mdash; the same place that sparked the revered educator&rsquo;s passion for teaching.</p> <div class="premium-message"><p> The full text of this article is only available to online subscribers.</p> <p> Are you an online subscriber? <a href="/user">Click to login</a>. <a href="/onlinesubscribe"> </a></p> <p> <a href="/onlinesubscribe">Click here</a> to learn more about our online subscription options. If you have a print subscription, <a href="/onlinesubscribe">click</a> to add online access for only $10/year</p> </div><h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/12063">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201206educator-retiring-help-war-torn-nation" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Monkton education Featured Monkton Central School Thu, 07 Jun 2012 15:05:40 +0000 Andrew Stein 12063 at http://addisonindependent.com Folklife Center exhibit touts 'place-based learning' http://addisonindependent.com/201201folklife-center-exhibit-touts-place-based-learning <div class="image-attach-teaser image-attach-node-10478" style="width: 156px;"><a href="/201201folklife-center-exhibit-touts-place-based-learning"><img src="http://addisonindependent.com/files/images/landlearning7269.thumbnail.jpg" alt="landlearning7269.jpg" title="landlearning7269.jpg" class="image image-thumbnail " width="156" height="100" /></a></div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-cutline"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> THE VERMONT FOLKLIFE Center’s “Learning with the Land” exhibit is open until Jan. 28. Independent photo/Trent Campbell </div> </div> </div> <p> MIDDLEBURY &mdash; What happens when students forget standardized testing, ditch the desks, and get their hands dirty?</p> <p> The four programs that contributed student artwork, poetry, essays and photography to the Vermont Folklife Center&rsquo;s &ldquo;Learning with the Land&rdquo; exhibit do just that. From growing vegetables to building primitive shelters, the Walden Project, Monkton Central School&rsquo;s Salad Days, EarthWalk Vermont and the Vermont Youth Conservation Corps high school leadership program are all using nature-based education to structure learning.</p> <h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/10468">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201201folklife-center-exhibit-touts-place-based-learning" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Middlebury arts education Monkton Central School Vermont Folklife Center Willowell Thu, 12 Jan 2012 18:00:04 +0000 Andrea Suozzo 10468 at http://addisonindependent.com Monkton attempts to set a new knitting world record http://addisonindependent.com/201105monkton-attempts-set-new-knitting-world-record <div class="image-attach-teaser image-attach-node-7973" style="width: 156px;"><a href="/201105monkton-attempts-set-new-knitting-world-record"><img src="http://addisonindependent.com/files/images/yarn0431.thumbnail.jpg" alt="yarn0431.jpg" title="yarn0431.jpg" class="image image-thumbnail " width="156" height="100" /></a></div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-cutline"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> JOSEPH HEMINGWAY, LEFT, and Sarah Lavigne watch as Monkton Central School teacher Barbara Yerrick wraps up a giant ball of finger-knitted yarn in her classroom last week. Independent photo/Trent Campbell </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-bylinetaxo"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> Andrew Stein </div> </div> </div> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> MONKTON &mdash; Watch out world, a team of Monkton Central School first- and second-graders is poised to break a new record.</p> <p> The students in Barbara Yerrick&rsquo;s second-grade class and Suzy Way&rsquo;s first- and second-grade class have joined forces to break the Guinness World Record for team finger knitting, currently held by a group of Austrian fourth-graders at 3.85 miles.</p> <h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/7970">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201105monkton-attempts-set-new-knitting-world-record" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Monkton arts education finger knitting Monkton Central School world record Thu, 19 May 2011 18:44:00 +0000 Andrea Suozzo 7970 at http://addisonindependent.com