Schools

Working Lands Program To Begin at Vermont Tech

Sunday, March 29, 2015

Randolph — A new hands-on program for high school graduates interested in agriculture will start this fall. The yearlong Working Lands Certificate Program is a partnership between Vermont Technical College and the Vermont Youth Conservation Corps. It’s designed to immerse students in agriculture, food, and leadership, and also enhance their access to higher education, the organizations said in a recent news release. “By living, working and learning together, participants earn …

Dartmouth Frat Faces Branding Allegations

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Hanover — Dartmouth College fraternity Alpha Delta is facing allegations that its members burned a mark on the skin of a new member, a practice called branding. “The activities in question reportedly occurred inside the Alpha Delta fraternity house, while the fraternity was on suspension for policy violations in the winter and spring of 2014,” said a statement provided by college spokeswoman Diana …

School Notes: Rivendell Senior Looks to Next Frontier, a Summer Program With NASA

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Long before NASA chose Aquene Sausville of West Fairlee for its Community College Aerospace Scholars program, Rivendell Academy science teacher Kerry (Doc) Browne could tell that this girl was going places. “I had Aquene in conceptual physics in the 10th grade and chemistry in the 11th,” Browne recalled in an email conversation last …

Dartmouth To Enforce Liquor Ban

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Hanover — Stiff sanctions will soon take effect for students and organizations found in violation of Dartmouth College’s new ban on hard liquor, college officials announced last week. After March 28, undergraduates caught drinking or in possession of alcohol over 30 proof, or 15 percent alcohol, likely will …

On School Consolidation, Vermont Could Learn From Maine

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Montpelier — Vermont lawmakers are working on legislation this session that would create a 1,100-student minimum for the state’s school districts. The proposal is an effort to improve educational offerings and to curb property tax rates that have been rising rapidly throughout the state while student enrollment declines. …

School Notes: Rivendell Principal’s Letter Sparks Response From State

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Given a choice, Keri Gelenian would test the will of the Vermont and federal education agencies rather than put his Rivendell Academy students and staff through another high-stakes standardized exam this spring. Given the nearly $500,000 in federal …

Exploring The Fears Of a Child Abandoned

Tuesday, March 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 web sites, youngwritersproject.org, vtdigger.org, vpr.net and cowbird.com. Young Writers Project also publishes a monthly digital magazine, …

Hartford H.S. 2nd Quarter Honors

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Ninth Grade Maximum Honors: Brianna Aubrey, Alexandria Bartlett, Kylee Beaucage, Sarah Boulanger, Elise Boyle, Megan Bushway, Michael Churchill, Tyler Eldredge, Malachy Flynn, Grace Furlong, Tyler Hamilton, Benjamin Healy, John MacElman, Zachary Moote, Christian Morais, Steven Neily, Christopher Nulty, Amanda Paccione, Kyle Prior, Michaela Ricker, Emily Royce, Alexander St. …

Local & Regional Briefs: Monday, March 9

Monday, March 9, 2015

Tuition Increase of 2.9 % Approved for Dartmouth Hanover — The Dartmouth College Board of Trustees last week approved a 2.9 percent rise in tuition for the 2015-16 academic year, the same increment as between last year and the current year, according to a college news release. The …

For Many, Community College Is the Ticket to a Better Life

Sunday, March 8, 2015

In the summer of 2012, Ashley Andreas moved to Vermont with her boyfriend, whose family lived in the state. Born and raised in Pennsylvania, Andreas left Millersville University, near Lancaster, at the end of fall semester 2011. Her …

Cornish Ousts School Board Chair

Sunday, March 8, 2015

Cornish — In the midst of a nearly seven-hour school district meeting Saturday during which the School Board chairman defended budget cuts under his leadership, voters ousted him from his seat, electing two first-time candidates in a three-way …

Plainfield Turns Down School Choice

Saturday, March 7, 2015

Plainfield — The town’s teenagers will continue to attend Lebanon High School. In a 171-33 vote, residents Friday night defeated a School Board-backed proposal that would have initiated the formal process to withdraw from a regional agreement with …

School Notes: Woodstock’s Agriculture Program Has Grown

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

S pringfield, Vt., native Arnold Howe moved to Woodstock in the mid-1950s to teach agriculture at Woodstock Union High School. Back then, a lot of his students came to school after helping with farm chores, and went home …