Mount Abe


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...

EAGLE SENIOR GUARD Chloe Johnston, right, heads upcourt as VUHS senior Sophie Hatch applies pressure. The teams split two games this winter. Johnston was named the Lake Division Co-Player of the Year for her offensive and defensive efforts. Independent file photo/Steve James
03/26/2020
ADDISON COUNTY — Nine local high school girls’ basketball players received postseason recognition.  Mount Abraham senior Chloe Johnston was named the Lake Division Co-Player of the Year, along with Mount Mansfield’s Caitlyn Luitjens. Vergennes junior Kate Gosliga joined Johnston on the Lake First Team.  Otter Valley senior Livia Bernhardt was picked for the Southern Vermont League B Division First Team.  Two Otters, Alia Edmunds and Alice Keith, were named to the SVL B Division Second Team, and Commodore Felicia Poirier made the Lake Division Second Team.  Two players earned Lake Honorable...

EAGLE SENIOR LIAM Kelliher attacks against VUHS while facing tough defense from Commodore senior Luke Bergmans. Kelliher’s scoring and all-around play earned him Lake Division Player of the Year Honors and helped a likeable Mount Abe team be competitive in almost every game. Independent file photo/Steve James
03/26/2020
ADDISON COUNTY — Ten area boys’ high school basketball players earned postseason recognition. Mount Abraham senior forward Liam Kelliher was named the Lake Division Player of the Year, and Middlebury senior swingman Tyler Buxton joined Kelliher as a Lake First Team All-Star.  Vergennes forward Kevin Jackson made the Lake Second Team.  Another seven players earned honorable mention.  Otter Valley’s Parker Todd and Dylan Gaboriault received honorable mention from the Southern Vermont League’s B Division.  Receiving honorable mention from the Lake Division were Tigers Gabe Dunn and Karic Riche...

Photo by Buzz Kuhns
03/23/2020
BRISTOL — Students and staff preparing for Mount Abraham Union High School’s spring musical, “The Addams Family,” were in the final push of preparations, when something truly scary — coronavirus — stepped in and forced cancelation of the show.  The musical was due to run March 26-28, but instead everyone — actors and crew alike — dismantled the set on Saturday, March 14. The actors took some time to have a last run-through of the show.  Shown, clockwise from top left, are sign painters Olivia Campbell, Abby Johnson, Lily Roberts and senior Rosemary Thurber (described as a major driving force...

PAINTING BY ADRIEN Larocque, grade 12
03/05/2020
BRISTOL — Bristol’s gallery Art on Main has the 12th Annual Mount Abe Emerging Artists exhibit on view now through March 25. In celebration of Youth Art Month this special exhibit will feature the work of 20 Mount Abraham Union High School students in grades 9-12. This is a great opportunity for these young artists to showcase their work in a professional gallery space. The student artists were invited to submit their work on the basis of their artistic talent and dedication to creating art as well as their potential as future artists.  The mediums represented will include painting,...

Pages

Login for Subscriber Access

CAPTCHA
This question is for testing whether you are a human visitor and to prevent automated spam submissions.

Addison County Independent

58 Maple Street
Middlebury, VT 05753

Phone: 802.388.4944
Fax: 802.388.3100