Mount Abe

05/28/2020
BRISTOL — The Mount Abraham Union High School Class of 2020 will graduate on June 6, but because of the pandemic their ceremony will look a lot different than those of years past. “(We have been working) to design a graduation format that is within the state guidelines, will keep folks safe and allow for our graduates to walk across a stage and be recognized while receiving their diploma, as opposed to a virtual graduation,” wrote Mount Abe Principal Shannon Warden in a recent letter to students and families. “In the end (we) needed to make a decision on a format that was accessible for all...
05/28/2020
LINCOLN — Lucinda Guy, a Mt. Abe senior, is this year’s winner of Lincoln’s second Walter S. Burnham Award. In addition to participating in athletics and musicals at Mount Abe. Guy has worked with children at the Lincoln Community School. For two summers she volunteered at the Lincoln Library organizing and checking books in and out for patrons. She’s long participated in Green Up Day with her family. After graduation, Lucy hopes to attend a New England college and study zoology, occupational science, or athletic training. Walter Burnham’s 1919 will allocates funds for “rewards of merit...

MAUSD EMPLOYEES DRESS in costume as they help out with the MAUSD meals delivery program.
05/26/2020
Editor's note: This is a project of the Mount Abraham Unified School District's Community Engagement Committee (CEC). The Addison Independent is hosting this content as a service to the community. Names of the interviewees have been withheld in accordance with the commitments made by the CEC for the project. (Click here to read more about this project.) Part 5: Is there anything else you’d want people to know about what this shift has been like, so far? Kindergartener It’s been sad and also exciting. It’s been exciting because in the wintertime, when we go to school in the morning, we have to...

STAFF FROM THE MAUSD Essential Persons Childcare Program show off their masks.
05/26/2020
Editor's note: This is a project of the Mount Abraham Unified School District's Community Engagement Committee (CEC). The Addison Independent is hosting this content as a service to the community. Names of the interviewees have been withheld in accordance with the commitments made by the CEC for the project. (Click here to read more about this project.)   Part 4: What have been the biggest surprises or discoveries you’ve made in shifting the way you work? Kindergartener Well, at first I didn’t even know what the coronavirus was. I thought this might be something good. Now I know it makes...

TWO MAUSD STUDENTS write Two Way Postcards as part of a program connecting students and the elderly during the pandemic.
05/26/2020
Editor's note: This is a project of the Mount Abraham Unified School District's Community Engagement Committee (CEC). The Addison Independent is hosting this content as a service to the community. Names of the interviewees have been withheld in accordance with the commitments made by the CEC for the project. (Click here to read more about this project.) Part 3: What have been the most helpful supports for you so far in shifting the way you work? Kindergartener My mom and dad help me — they say, “You can do it.” My teacher says, “Keep doing your work and your brains will grow.” Second-grader...

STAFF FROM THE MAUSD Essential Persons Childcare Program wear masks.
05/26/2020
Editor's note: This is a project of the Mount Abraham Unified School District's Community Engagement Committee (CEC). The Addison Independent is hosting this content as a service to the community. Names of the interviewees have been withheld in accordance with the commitments made by the CEC for the project. (Click here to read more about this project.)   Part 2: What have been your biggest challenges or concerns related to your work during this time?   Kindergartener   Reading is hard because I’m not really good at it. I’m not really having so much fun because my friends aren’t...

An MAUSD elementary school student participates in remote learning. Photo courtesy of the MAUSD.
05/26/2020
Editor's note: This is a project of the Mount Abraham Unified School District's Community Engagement Committee (CEC). The Addison Independent is hosting this content as a service to the community. Names of the interviewees have been withheld in accordance with the commitments made by the CEC for the project. (Click here to read more about this project.) Part 1: What does your working life as a (student, teacher, administrator) look like these days? What have been the biggest shifts in your everyday routine? What does a typical work day look  like for you during this time? Kindergartener First...

An MAUSD elementary school student participates in remote learning. Photo courtesy of the MAUSD.
05/26/2020
Editor's note: This is a project of the Mount Abraham Unified School District's Community Engagement Committee (CEC). The Addison Independent is hosting this content as a service to the community. Names of the interviewees have been withheld in accordance with the commitments made by the CEC for the project. On Sunday, March 15, Gov. Phil Scott ordered all Vermont schools closed as of Wednesday, March 18, until at least April 6. Scott’s directive tasked all local school districts with planning to continue to offer food and special needs services, and ensuring children would continue to be...
04/23/2020
BRISTOL — After focusing for a couple of weeks on “maintenance of skills,” the Mount Abraham Unified School District transitioned to a new phase of remote learning just before this week’s spring break. The new phase is the “continuation of learning,” and district officials are pleased with how it’s going so far. “We are intentionally not trying to replicate a typical student day,” MAUSD Superintendent Patrick Reen said last week. “We’re really looking for families to focus on something that’s manageable, both from the parent perspective and from the student perspective.” Where curriculum is...

TIGER SENIOR WILL Carpenter, seen here at Rikert Nordic Center in the classic championship race, earned Honorable Mention as a Division II Nordic All-Star after skiing to 10th- and 18th-place finishes at the two-day championship meet. Independent file photo/Steve James
04/02/2020
ADDISON COUNTY — Four Nordic skiers from Middlebury Union High School and one from Mount Abraham were named Division II All-Stars, and another three Tigers and one Eagle earned honorable mention. Those named all-stars earned the 10 best combined times for the freestyle and classic state races over the two-day state championship competition, and honorable mentions went to those with the next best five combined times.  Three Tiger boys earned All-Star status: Jack Christner, Zach Wilkerson and Elvis McIntosh. Christner won the classic race and finished fourth in the freestyle, and also anchored...

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