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Jennifer Amadon is named Outstanding Teacher
OUTSTANDING ECSU EDUCATOR -- Jennifer Amadon, recently named an Outstanding Educator, has been in the Lunenburg Schools for the past 10 years. During that time, she has been the special education teacher, primarily working from the Lunenburg School. As a dedicated and caring professional, Jenn is known to everyone in the schools, as well as to everyone in the Essex-Caledonia Supervisory Union District. Jenn is known for being very thorough and hard-working. She always puts the needs of children and their families as the top priority and delivers services with a smile. Jenn will be recognized for the honor of Outstanding Educator at a special ceremony at the University of Vermont during the month of October, along with others nominated for this prestigious award.
Monday, September 8, 2014

Lyndon Institute Opens School Year With New Academic Division Structure
LYNDON CENTER -- Celebrating its 148th year, Lyndon Institute opened its doors to a new school year Aug. 27, welcoming over 560 students from 18 countries, several U.S. states and over 20 area towns and villages.
Monday, September 8, 2014

A New Year Begins At Whitefield Elementary School
WHITEFIELD, NH -- The Whitefield Elementary School staff gathered for their building-based faculty meeting to prepare for the 2014-2015 school year on Aug. 28.
Monday, September 8, 2014

Good Shepherd students sketch artifacts at Fairbanks Museum
NEW HUMANITIES CLASS AT GOOD SHEPHERD SCHOOL -- Students in the 5th and 6th grades at Good Shepherd Catholic School in St. Johnsbury teamed up recently to learn, explore and sketch artifacts at the Fairbanks Museum & Planetarium. Leila Nordmann taught the students how to identify artifacts, explained the process of how living and non-living things become artifacts, and brought items out of their cases for the students to get a "Bird's eye view." The next day, students brought their own artifacts to class and discussed how historians might see these items in the future. Throughout the year, students will be pairing up with Fairbanks Museum to explore the sciences, the arts and humanities. Above, Waylon Gates, studying the owl along with his peers, explored and identified many artifacts at the museum.
Monday, September 8, 2014

Area students begin classes at Colby-Sawyer
Colby-Sawyer College in New London, N.H. welcomed 381 first-year students for the fall of 2014 recently. Among them were area residents:
Monday, September 8, 2014

Lyndon State Kicks Off 2014-15 Academic Year
LYNDON CENTER -- Lyndon State College kicked off its 103rd year with 400 new students, bringing the total enrollment to about 1,300. Classes began Aug. 25.
Monday, September 8, 2014

Five SJA Students Compete On Award-Winning Math Team
Five St. Johnsbury Academy math students traveled to Pennsylvania State University this summer as part of the 15-member Vermont All-Star Math Team to compete in the annual American Regions Mathematics League contest. The team put forth a very strong performance and placed sixth in the national competition, out of 54 teams at the B level. Next year, the Vermont team will compete at the A level based on their performance.
Monday, September 8, 2014

Gilman Middle School chooses students leaders
CLASSROOM DELEGATES AT GILMAN MIDDLE SCHOOL -- Following the guidelines for Responsive Classroom, students in each class at Gilman Middle School discussed the types of rules that would help them learn. Each classroom determined their own rules and designated delegates to meet with the principal. Taking the responsibility seriously, delegates reviewed the rules and created a set of school-wide rules which will be posted in each classroom, as well as in many locations at GMS. The next step: craft a large poster so all students can sign their names (in the manner of the U. S. Constitution). The delegates who crafted the school-wide rules are, from left, Jacob Silver, Kace Colby, Isabella Mertens, Harold Smith, Kya Sigouin and Jeffrey Matheson.
Monday, September 8, 2014

UCA To Hold Rootin Tootin Shootin Fundraiser
NEWPORT -- United Christian Academy will hold its seventh annual Rootin Tootin Shootin fundraiser on Saturday, Sept. 13, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. The event will take place at Ron Steven's field on Route 111, four miles from Derby.
Monday, September 8, 2014

NCUHS offers afterschool activities for everyone
NCUHS MT. BIKING CLUB IS UP AND "BIKING!" -- North Country Union High School recently announced a new afterschool offering for everyone -- students, faculty, staff and administration, even school board members if they want to join in on the fun! This activity is called the Mt. Bike Club. What that really means is that participants are riding bikes with wider/safer tires with T-bar handles -- no serious biking back-ground is needed! The club rides mostly down the bike path in town, then cuts up into the MSTF ski trails on the Primeau property, which is full of needle covered wide paths through a natural setting, as well as highlighted single-track lanes for those who want a more serious challenge. The Club is open every day, weather permitting, through-out the fall. Above from left, John Carpenter, Daemmieon Blacketer, Peter Alexander, Joe Sequin and Hunter Gray are the inaugural Day 1 riders!
Monday, September 8, 2014

Summit To Bring Together Youth To Discuss Environmental Issues
BARRE -- Students in grades 7-12 interested in learning about, and taking a stand on, environmental issues are invited to attend the Youth Environmental Summit, Nov. 6 at the Barre Civic Center in Barre.
Monday, September 8, 2014

September Is College Savings Month
WINOOSKI -- September is College Savings Month, a perfect time to open or add to a Vermont Higher Education Investment Plan account to get the maximum in savings and tax benefits.
Monday, September 8, 2014

Newspapers In Education Begins 16th Year: E-edition Being Offered To Classrooms
The Caledonian-Record/Orleans County Record's Newspapers In Education officially starts today for the 2014-2015 school year. Teachers have been busy requesting newspapers to be delivered to their classrooms, so they can be used to teach a variety of subjects. Teachers can also receive the newspaper in a digital format, to compliment their hard copies, or in place of hard copies to eliminate the need to recycle newsprint.
Monday, September 8, 2014

Sterling College Reports Record Fundraising And Enrollment
CRAFTSBURY COMMON -- Sterling College has shattered its fundraising record and raised more than $1.7 million this fiscal year. This total includes gifts for the Annual Fund, as well as for the launch of the new Rian Fried Center for Sustainable Agriculture & Food Systems.
Monday, August 25, 2014

Back to School/Fall Sports: Neurology Group Reminds About Concussions And Sports Safety
TAMPA, FLA. -- High school, college and even NFL football season is one month away. Every year, reports about sports injuries spike around this time of year. Neurological Specialties of Tampa feels it's an important time to remind students and parents about sports safety as they head back to school and back out on the field.
Monday, August 11, 2014

College Students Need To Prepare For Success
Within weeks freshmen will begin to pour onto college campuses, each student brimming with excitement and promise. Each hopes this will be a time of growth and the start to something big. Statistically speaking, there is reason for each to pause; it may not be as easy as it looks. Some sources cite as many as 80 percent of students will switch their major at least once and many will switch two or three times. Each switch can cost time and energy and is exacerbated when switching in the later years of college.
Monday, August 11, 2014

James Kuligoski earns degree at RIT
James Kuligoski, of Danville, recently graduated from Rochester Institute of Technology in Rochester, N.Y. with a bachelor of science degree in Mechanical Engineering Technology from RIT's College of Applied Science and Technology.
Monday, July 28, 2014

Siskin Ecological Adventures Visits Lyndonville Head Start
Lyndonville Head Start children and staff were visited by Jason Brueck, director of Siskin Ecological Adventures on June 16. Jason shared a unit on snakes, showing the children and staff a red bellied snake and a baby garter snake, and gave a brief lesson on them.
Monday, July 28, 2014

Hilary Swett named to dean's list at
Hilary Swett, of Brownington, has been honored for academic achievement by being named to the spring 2014 dean's list at Delaware Valley College in Doylestown, Pa.
Monday, July 28, 2014

Sutton School Student Garden
SUTTON SCHOOL GARDEN PRODUCING FOR THE FALL -- Elizabeth Tanner volunteered to help the after-school program at the Sutton School plant and grow vegetables for the school. The garden planning started earlier in the spring and the students planned, planted and maintained the garden. Tanner has been keeping it up during the summer and when school starts, there will be plenty of fresh, locally grown vegetables on the school menu.
Monday, July 28, 2014


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