Schools

Lawmakers Focus on Class Sizes

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Montpelier — Attention turned to class sizes and student-staff ratios as the House Education Committee continued to fine-tune its education reform bill Monday. Brad James, education finance manager for the Vermont Agency of Education, showed committee members tables detailing student-staff and administrator-student ratios in Vermont’s schools. “We have extraordinarily low student to teacher ratios in Vermont,” James said. Jeffrey Francis, executive director of the Vermont Superintendents Association, said that Vermont …

Randolph High Student Thrives in Speech Competitions

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

One day after winning Randolph Union High School’s Poetry Out Loud contest for the second year in a row, senior Marya Merriam found herself at Jesse’s Restaurant in Lebanon on Feb. 12, silently rehearsing her entry in the second round of the Rotary Club’s District 7850 speech contest. With a trip to the …

The Regrets Of the Young And Innocent

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

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Dresden School Taxes Set to Rise

Thursday, February 19, 2015

Voting for the Dresden, Hanover and Norwich school budgets will take place on Tuesday, March 3, from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Norwich residents may cast their ballots at Tracy Hall and Hanover residents may vote at the Hanover High School gymnasium. Hanover — Voters in Hanover and …

To Cancel, or Not to Cancel: School Officials Weigh Many Factors in Calling Off Class

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Punxsutawney Phil wakes up early once a winter. But school administrators around the Upper Valley expect to rise before dawn at least a few more times over the next two months before they can stop monitoring weather forecasts …

Young Writers Project: Mythical Creatures and Statues That Talk

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Young Writers Project is an independent nonprofit that engages Vermont and New Hampshire students to write, helps them improve and connects them with authentic audiences in newspapers, before live audiences and on web sites, youngwritersproject.org, vtdigger.org, vpr.net and cowbird.com. Young Writers Project also publishes a monthly digital magazine, …

Hanover High School’s First Quarter Honor Roll

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

The following students have achieved the requisite grades for inclusion in the Hanover High School Honor Roll. Additionally, their parents have granted permission for their information to be released. High Honors Grade 12: Kaiya Adam, Henry Allison, Kathryn Aman, Conor Austin, Margeaux Baker, Rebecca Behrens, Jakub Bobrowicz, Owen …

Former Dartmouth College ‘Frat Boy’ Andrew Lohse Returns To Retell Tales of Campus

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Hanover — Anti-hazing advocate Andrew Lohse gave a reading from his memoir Tuesday night at Left Bank Books, just weeks before his planned return to Dartmouth College, where he hopes to finish his degree. The book, Confessions of …

School Notes: Windsor High School Seniors Complete ‘Capstone’ Projects

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

For four autumns at Windsor High School, Haley Wood rarely thought twice about steering a field hockey ball at full sprint through a gantlet of stick-wielding girls, up and down and across a muddy field. Asking Olympic-level athletes …

Variations On a Theme: Inventions and ‘Whoppers’

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Young Writers Project is an independent nonprofit that engages Vermont and New Hampshire students to write, helps them improve and connects them with authentic audiences in newspapers, before live audiences and on websites, youngwritersproject.org, vtdigger.org, vpr.net and cowbird.com. Young Writers Project also publishes a monthly digital magazine, The …

Dartmouth to Offer Course on Ferguson

Friday, February 6, 2015

Hanover — A group of 21 Dartmouth College professors is planning an interdisciplinary course this spring on systemic racial inequality and violence in America, an academic offering inspired by the civil rights activism stemming from this summer’s protests in Ferguson, Mo. The course, “10 Weeks, 10+ Professors: #BlackLivesMatter,” …

Hanover Students Advocate Free Condoms at High School

Thursday, February 5, 2015

Hanover — Students on Hanover High School’s governing council are proposing that the school nurse begin to provide free condoms to students. The school principal, however, does not appear inclined to support the plan, which also would require …

Claremont Debates Budget, All-Day K

Thursday, February 5, 2015

Claremont — Wednesday night’s school deliberative session lasted close to three hours but in the end more than 100 residents approved the warrant as presented, including a $33.9 million budget, that now goes to voters at the annual school district vote on March 10. The last article on …