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Act 46 RED goes to voters: What will merger mean?

Act 46 RED goes to voters: What will merger mean?

By Shawn Cunningham © 2017 Telegraph Publishing LLC Next Tuesday, May 2, the voters of Andover, Baltimore, Cavendish and Chester will decide whether they will join their existing school districts into a new, unified one to fulfill the requirements of the state’s school consolidation law. The Regional Education District — or RED — that will […]

Between school mergers and splits: How did we get here?

Between school mergers and splits: How did we get here?

By Shawn Cunningham © 2017 Telegraph Publishing LLC Enacted by the Vermont legislature in the spring of 2015, Act 46 was designed to improve education opportunities for Vermont students while lowering the cost of providing those opportunities through mergers that would scale up the state’s schools and help create efficiencies. And that’s more than just […]

Chester info meeting on unified school district set for May 1

Chester info meeting on unified school district set for May 1

The Two Rivers Supervisory Union will hold a presentation and informational meeting on the proposed Green Mountain Unified School District, which will include the towns of Andover, Baltimore, Cavendish and Chester,  at 6 p.m. on Monday, May 1 at Chester Town Hall, 556 Elm St. in Chester. Below is its agenda. Presentation Voting Details for […]

Andover info meeting on unified school district set for April 29

Andover info meeting on unified school district set for April 29

The Two Rivers Supervisory Union will hold a presentation and informational meeting on the proposed Green Mountain Unified School District, to include the towns of Andover, Baltimore, Cavendish and Chester, at 10 a.m. on Saturday, April 29 at Andover Town Hall, 953 Weston Andover Road. Below is its agenda. Presentation Voting Details for May 2, […]

Mt. Holly-Ludlow school merger info meeting set for April 24

Mt. Holly-Ludlow school merger info meeting set for April 24

An informational meeting on the Section 721 Merger of the Mount Holly and Ludlow school districts into the Mill River Unified Union School Districts will be held on the 2nd floor of Ludlow Town Hall, 37 S. Depot St., at 6 p.m. Monday, April 24. Below is the agenda. Presentation Voting Details for May 30, […]

Winning Flood Brook Jr. Iron Chef team cooks for Vt. legislators

Winning Flood Brook Jr. Iron Chef team cooks for Vt. legislators

On Tuesday, April 11, the Flood Brook Tigers Jr. Iron Chef team went to the State House as part of a Junior Iron Chef VT celebratory event. Winning teams from the Junior Iron Chef VT competition had been invited to the State House by the program’s coordinators. The Collaborative AmeriCorps member assistant coach, Sarah Kittross, […]

GMUHS announces 3rd quarter Honor Roll

GMUHS announces 3rd quarter Honor Roll

©2017 Telegraph Publishing LLC Green Mountain Union High School has announced its 3rd Quarter Honor Roll for the 2016-2017 school year. Honors Middle School Honors are earned by those students with one off-setting grade not below a C-. (There must be an A+, A, or A- to offset the one grade of a C+, C […]

GM board sanctions LGBTQ comments of fellow member

GM board sanctions LGBTQ comments of fellow member

By Stephen Seitz and Cynthia Prairie ©2017 Telegraph Publishing LLC The Green Mountain Union High School board sanctioned the comments of one of its own at its regular meeting on Thursday, April 13, as a room full of faculty, staff, students and other board members aired their outrage over comments made at the March 9 […]

Springfield Hospital offers annual nursing scholarship

Springfield Hospital offers annual nursing scholarship

Applications are being accepted for the 11th annual Eileen Austin Neal Nursing Scholarship of $1,000.  This scholarship is open to any student who has been accepted into a nursing program of study.  Applicants will be judged on interest in and commitment to the field of nursing.  Determination will be based on merit and need. Eileen […]

Free cybersecurity camp for high schoolers offered at Norwich U.

Free cybersecurity camp for high schoolers offered at Norwich U.

For the third year in a row, Norwich University will hold the free cybersecurity camp called GenCyber@NU, and applications are due April 30. The camp will be held on July 23 – 29, 2017 at Norwich U. in Northfield. Applications are invited from high school students who will be entering their junior or senior year […]

May 2 voting set on Green Mountain Act 46 merger

May 2 voting set on Green Mountain Act 46 merger

By Shawn Cunningham © 2017 Telegraph Publishing LLC The town school boards and town clerks of Andover, Baltimore, Cavendish and Chester met at Green Mountain Union High School on Monday, March 27, to lay out and agree to the process for holding votes on forming a Regional Education District to fulfill their obligations under the […]

CAES Board of Directors agenda for April 10, 2017

CAES Board of Directors agenda for April 10, 2017

The Chester-Andover Elementary School Board of Directors will hold its regular meeting at the Chester-Andover Elementary School library at 5:30 p.m. on Monday, April 10. Below is its agenda. I. Call to Order: II.  Approval of CAES Agenda III.  Approval of Minutes a.   March 13, 2017 regular meeting b.   Minutes of Farm to School Meeting […]

Grafton resident named Windham Career Center Student of the Month

Grafton resident named Windham Career Center Student of the Month

Lain Stevens of Grafton has been named the Windham Regional Career Center’s  Student of the Month. Lain will be graduating from Leland and Gray High School, while having taken a number of his courses these past two years at the Career Center in Brattleboro. He was nominated for this award by his Automotive Technology instructor, […]

Flood Brook Tigers stir the crowd at Jr. Iron Chef competition

Flood Brook Tigers stir the crowd at Jr. Iron Chef competition

The Flood Brook Tigers team of junior chefs brought home the Crowd Pleaser Award during this year’s Jr. Iron Chef 10th annual competition, held at the Champlain Valley Exposition Center in Essex Junction on March 18. The Flood Brook team, made up of Halyn McIntyre, Alex Wasyliko and Stella Turner and coached by Lini Mazumdar, […]

Andover, Baltimore, Cavendish & Chester school districts meet March 27 to OK warnings for May 2 vote on unified district

Andover, Baltimore, Cavendish & Chester school districts meet March 27 to OK warnings for May 2 vote on unified district

The Andover Town School District, the Baltimore Town School District, the Cavendish Elementary School District and the Chester Town School District will all meet separately at 7 p.m. at Green Mountain High School’s Library Learning Commons, mainly to approve a warning for May 2 votes to form the Green Mountain Unified School District. Below are […]

State Ed Board OKs TRSU RED plan; town votes eyed for May 2

State Ed Board OKs TRSU RED plan; town votes eyed for May 2

By Shawn Cunningham © 2017 Telegraph Publishing LLC At its Tuesday, March 21 meeting, the Vermont State Board of Education gave the go-ahead to four area towns to put an Act 46 merger proposal before their voters on Tuesday, May 2, 2017. The approval by the Agency of Education and the Board of Education was […]

Two GM Jr. Iron Chef teams bring home awards

Two GM Jr. Iron Chef teams bring home awards

©2017 Telegraph Publishing LLC Photos provided. Click any photo to launch gallery. For the third year in a row, Green Mountain cooking teams have brought home awards from the Jr. Iron Chef Vermont competition. The middle school team Turnip The Beet and a high school team The Skillet Takes brought home Local Lively awards, for […]

Follow the Yellow Brick Road to GMUHS

Follow the Yellow Brick Road to GMUHS

©2017 Telegraph Publishing LLC The costumes are fitted, the sets are built and all that’s missing is a house falling out of the sky to bring the Wizard of Oz to the stage at Green Mountain Union High School. The familiar L. Frank Baum story of Dorothy’s trek through a magic land with a Scarecrow, […]

Two GM grads to play (music) at NCAA tourney

Two GM grads to play (music) at NCAA tourney

© 2017 Telegraph Publishing LLC When the University of Vermont men’s basketball team takes the floor against Perdue tonight in Milwaukee, two Green Mountain Union High School graduates will be there cheering the team on as members of the UVM Pep Band. On Wednesday, Emily Guerra and Emily Comstock told The Telegraph that the band, […]

GM director takes aim at school property use in student music video

GM director takes aim at school property use in student music video

By Stephen Seitz ©2017 Telegraph Publishing LLC A 10-minute lip-synced video created by Green Mountain Union High caused a stir during Thursday night’s GMUHS Board of Directors meeting when one director criticized student use of school property and drew a line from it to the NECAP test scores from the junior class. Board member Hank […]