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Stevens Union Files Labor Complaint

Thursday, August 27, 2015

Claremont — The union representing the school district’s teachers filed an unfair labor practice complaint Thursday against the School Board over the new schedule at Stevens High School and is requesting that the state labor relations board issue a “cease and desist” order to prohibit implementation of the new schedule. The seven-page complaint to the Public Employee Labor Relations Board claims the board should be required to abide by an …

Lebanon Grad Presents at CRREL

Sunday, August 23, 2015

Heather Selmer, left, discusses “Advancement to Autonomous Rovers” with Loren Wehmeyer, who heads the research and engineering division for the U.S. Army Cold Regions Research and Engineering Laboratory, during the lab’s 2015 Research Symposium in Hanover on Aug. 13. Selmer, a junior at Worcester Polytechnic Institute and a Lebanon High School graduate, was …

Board Delays Vote on Vt. Merger Rules

Friday, August 21, 2015

Montpelier — Some school districts on the fast track to merge will have to wait a little longer for clarification of a controversial aspect of the new consolidation law. The State Board of Education voted Tuesday to table discussion of a motion that would have offered guidance to two potentially merging school districts if one offers school choice and the other does not. …

Woodsville High School Graduates 62

Sunday, June 14, 2015

Woodsville — As the soon-to-be-graduates marched toward their seats to the strains of Pomp and Circumstance at Saturday morning’s Woodsville High School graduation, the audience’s silent observation was a broken by a yell: A small child, oblivious to …

Whitcomb Grads Are ‘Family’

Sunday, June 14, 2015

Bethel — Whitcomb Junior-Senior High School Principal Owen Bradley wanted to tell it straight to the Class of 2015 during Saturday’s graduation ceremony. “I’m going to give the graduates very simple advice that they won’t have to remember …

Mascoma Seniors Thank Supporters

Saturday, June 13, 2015

Canaan — Making their way through kindergarten and 12 more years of classes, the going wasn’t always smooth. Especially in middle school. “Most of us got a little risky and a little off our path,” Michaela Selinga, president …

Big Class, High Spirits in Hanover

Saturday, June 13, 2015

Hanover — The intermittent thunder from the sweltering Hanover High School gym Friday night was generated by one of the largest graduating classes in the school’s history — 198 seniors — and an overflow crowd of jubilant admirers. …

A Class of Champions in Woodstock

Saturday, June 13, 2015

Woodstock — Music, humor and short, entertaining speeches Friday closed out the high school years for the 2015 “class of joy” at Woodstock Union High School. The evening had the feel of a town social gathering with more …

Hartford Told: ‘Use Your Gifts’

Saturday, June 13, 2015

Hartford — Stephanie Miller, salutatorian of Hartford High School’s Class of 2015, gave a superhuman speech to her fellow graduates and hundreds of proud parents and teachers during a graduation ceremony at the high school Friday night. Miller …

School’s Out, Forever: Longtime Educators Retire From Upper Valley Schools

Tuesday, June 9, 2015

Fresh out of Vermont’s Johnson State College in 1973, Norman Wolfe walked into Hartford Memorial Middle School expecting to teach music deep into the 21st century. Although maybe not this deep: This month, at the end of 42 …

Norwich Woman Joins Institute Board

Sunday, June 7, 2015

Lebanon — Jacqueline “Jaci” Allen, of Norwich, has been appointed to the Upper Valley Educators Institute board of directors. “For over 30 years, Allen worked with Fortune 500 companies and regulators in sales, marketing, strategic planning and consulting …

Claremont School Board Will Pay Contractor

Thursday, June 4, 2015

Claremont —After hearing a report on the $12.6 million Stevens High School renovation project from Steve Horton, the school district’s representative, the School Board voted unanimously Wednesday to make a final payment of $275,000 to Trumbull-Nelson, the general contractor, and retain $50,000 while some minor work is completed. …

Shumlin Signs Off on School Consolidation Law

Wednesday, June 3, 2015

Bolton, Vt. — With the numbers of kindergarteners and primary grade students down by about half and costs climbing, some wondered how long taxpayers in the rural town of Bolton were going to be able to keep the Smilie Memorial Elementary School open. But last November, voters in …