First, Middlebury voters should reject the proposed Addison Central School District (ACSD) budget with a “no” vote on Town Meeting Day. Ramifications of this budget include cutting one full-time classroom teacher at Mary Hogan. Justification for this staffing reduction at our small and socio-economically diverse elementary school is flawed and it cannot be allowed so long as ACSD maintains six other outlying, less efficiently operated, micro schools. ACSD must cut buildings before the critical staffing that will impact the educational experience for our students.
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I write this letter regarding my thoughts on Addison Central School District facilities from a place of sincere respect and admiration for our entire ACSD community. I feel beyond lucky to raise my family here with all of you. I appreciate the steering committee and school board’s tireless work, along with everyone who has added their voices to such an incredibly important decision.
We are all biased by our own experiences. I would argue, however, that maintaining buildings shouldn’t be at the expense of providing an excellent educationa for all students in our district. I support the board’s...
MIDDLEBURY — Local girls are invited to come learn more about the Girl Scouts organization when the Girl Scouts of the Green and White Mountains hosts a free information table for girls and parents on Tuesday, Oct. 22, from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. at Mary Hogan Elementary School.
Girls and their families can come to 201 Mary Hogan Drive, Middlebury, and meet local Girl Scouts and volunteers; learn about expanded STEM and outdoor programs; enjoy fun, girl-led activities; explore programs; learn about volunteer opportunities; enjoy girl-led activities, and register to become a Girl Scout. Plus, girls...
MARY HOGAN ELEMENTARY School students perform a short scene from “The Magic Flute” during a presentation at the school last week. Several students created the fantastical masks that students will wear in the Opera Company of Middlebury’s production that opens Thursday at Town Hall Theater. Below right, Town Hall Theater Executive Director Doug Anderson acts with a large monster mask/puppet. Independent photos/Trent Campbell
MIDDLEBURY — More than a half-dozen Mary Hogan Elementary School sixth-graders will magically transform into a variety of colorful, whimsical creatures as part of the Opera Company of Middlebury’s staging of the much-celebrated “The Magic Flute” at the Town Hall Theater this Thursday through Saturday.
It will indeed be a string of creative “firsts” for the children. The Magic Flute will mark their debuts in an opera. And it will be the first time they will have designed their own attire for an on-stage performance.
Thanks to the tutelage of Mary Hogan art teacher Alyce Schermerhorn,...