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Music teacher Megan Prince organizes instruments she moved from Enfield, Village School to Canaan Elementary School, on Jan. 23, 2015. Prince alternates terms at the two elementary schools and moves all of her supplies back and forth. This term, she'll teach five to six music classes a day for Canaan's 300 students.(Valley News - Geoff Hansen)<p><i>Copyright © Valley News. May not be reprinted or used online without permission. Send requests to permission@vnews.com.</i></p>

Music to Fewer Ears: Testing Cuts Time for Performing Arts Education

Monday, January 26, 2015

Megan Prince saw her future — part of it, anyway — while playing the trumpet at her middle school in Albany, N.Y. “I had a band teacher who was so inspiring,” Prince, now the elementary-school music teacher for the Mascoma Valley Regional School District, recalled last week. “I knew that was what I wanted to do.” She just didn’t picture …

School Notes: Years of Lessons Bring Cellist New England Honors

Monday, January 26, 2015

For Neha Garg, something had to give two years ago: Competitive swimming or the cello lessons. This past December, the decision paid off, when the Hanover High School senior raced to first place among high school-age musicians trying out for the right to play cello for the All-New England Orchestra for high school-age …

Young Writers Project: Students Consider Fame and Proposal’s Gone Wrong

Monday, January 26, 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, The Voice. YWP is supported by this newspaper and foundations, businesses and individuals who recognize …

Physician Assistant Program Planned

Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Vermonters interested in pursuing a career as a physician assistant have always had to get their training outside the state. But that may change next year, if the College of St. Joseph’s in Rutland is able to launch the state’s first graduate PA program. Physician assistants are midlevel …

Historian Highlights Early Contributors to Claremont

Sunday, December 28, 2014

Claremont — Colin Sanborn has been poking around the edges and digging deep into Claremont’s past for more than 30 years. A past president and current member of the Claremont Historical Society, Sanborn, who works at the Fiske …

Giving Season for Students

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Plainfield — Seventh-grader Will Forman was prowling the halls of Plainfield Elementary School one day last week, asking teachers, students and visitors to buy the holiday cards that he and his classmates are making by hand to raise …

KUA Appoints Marketing Director

Sunday, December 21, 2014

Meriden — Kimball Union Academy has appointed Sarah Evans Moore, a KUA official, as director of marketing communications. Before being named to her new post, Moore was associate director of admissions at KUA. She previously held the positions of director of admissions and director of development at an …

Unity Board Pursues Suit Against Architect

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Unity — The School Board will hear from its attorney early next month on the status of a suit being filed against Scott Vaughn and his company, Vaughn Associates, which was the original architect and construction manager on the new Unity School. At Tuesday night’s School Board meeting, …

Memories on Paper: Middle School Students, Kendal Residents Share Journals

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

What happens when a group of seventh-graders born into the age of Twitter, Instagram and texting become pen pals with women and men born into the age of the Smith-Corona typewriter, the public pay phone and the 78 …

Students Write About What Might Await Behind a Door

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

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, …

Lebanon High School First Quarter Honor Roll

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Grade 9 High Honors: Kainat Altaf, Jaret Armstrong, Benjamin Ask, Edward Bieszczad, Hunter Boutin, Samantha Brady, Clarisse Brown, Meredith Cocklin, Ethan Daly, Matthew Eylander, Tyson Goracke, Rachel Grohbrugge, Cecilia Hampton, Shelby Hanks, Alexander Hill, Madison Hunt, Samantha Jones, Sachin Kamath, Fatima Khan, Sabrina Lawrence, Quinn LeCain, Zoe Liebold, …

Windsor High School 1st Quarter Honor Roll

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

High Honors 7th Grade: Angelina Bigwood, Maxwell Clifford, Morgan Coffran, Dylan DeSchamp, Ryan Ducharme, Haley Fortin, Asa Gadis, Aria Kelly, Andrew Kelly-Jacobs, Austyn Larson, Madison McCorkle, Justin McKenrick, Caleb Meagher, Lillian Merriam, Alexianna Merrill, Harrison Morse, Olivia Rockwood, Elizabeth Wilson. 8th Grade: Joshua Gaudette, Margaret Gilman, Ryland Richardson, …

School Notes: Bigger Stages; Hanover Cellist Prepares for National Contest

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

While Justin Zhou found his way into music through the piano at the age of 3, the instrument never really spoke to him. “I kept on playing it for a while, but I thought the cello was more …