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GMUSD to conduct routine GM principal search

GMUSD to conduct routine GM principal search Fierman to review shared elementary principal structure

By Shawn Cunningham © 2020 Telegraph Publishing LLC Three months into an unusual school year, Two Rivers Supervisory Union Superintendent Lauren Fierman broached the subject of administrative position at the schools of the Green Mountain Unified School District. Fierman was speaking to the Nov. 19 GMUSD board meeting that included on the agenda forming a […]

GM's Alex Hutchins named DAR Good Citizens Program recipient

GM’s Alex Hutchins named DAR Good Citizens Program recipient

Alexandra Hutchins, daughter of Christopher and Angela Hutchins of Springfield, has been chosen by her teachers and peers as Green Mountain Union High School’s newest recipients of the Daughters of the American Revolution Good Citizens Program. The DAR Good Citizens Program and scholarship contest is intended to encourage and reward the qualities of good citizenship.  […]

Yosemite Co. gives CAES classroom sound gear

Yosemite Co. gives CAES classroom sound gear

By Shawn Cunningham © Telegraph Publishing LLC The Yosemite Engine Company, the independent, non-profit fundraising arm of the Chester Fire Department, on Friday presented 12 classroom sound system units to Chester-Andover Elementary School. “The Yosemite Engine Company and Chester Helping Hands had a discussion about things the school might need that were not in the […]

TRSU schools to go remote during holidays

TRSU schools to go remote during holidays Fierman cites travel, visitors, returning college students

By Shawn Cunningham © 2020 Telegraph Publishing LLC With Covid 19 cases rising across the northeast and the prospect of families and school staff traveling or hosting family members from other areas over the holidays, Two Rivers Supervisory Union Superintendent Lauren Fierman has announced that the five schools that comprise TRSU will go to remote […]

No repeat title for GM Chieftains in tight 1-0 game

No repeat title for GM Chieftains in tight 1-0 game

By Christian Avard ©2020 Telegraph Publishing LLC HARTFORD Soccer is a cruel sport, especially if your team is the reigning 2019 Division III champions and it loses in the final minutes of the 2020 championship. But that’s what happened to the Green Mountain Boys’ Soccer Team on Saturday when Oliver Nigro of Peoples Academy scored […]

Independent School in Ludlow raises $12,000

Independent School in Ludlow raises $12,000

The Independent School based in Ludlow raised more than $12,000 at the Autumn Wine Tasting event held in mid-October at the Echo Lake Inn. The Board of Trustees continues to drive fundraising efforts to further support the school. The event featured wine from Casarena Winery in Argentina as well as a silent auction featuring a […]

PHOTO GALLERY: Excited kids flock to drive-through trunk or treat in Chester

PHOTO GALLERY: Excited kids flock to drive-through trunk or treat in Chester

By Shawn Cunningham © 2020 Telegraph Publishing LLC Cars filled with excited children lined the Green Mountain High School driveway well before the 6 p.m. start time for the Halloween celebration on Saturday. Dressed in orange, Chester-Andover Elementary teacher Frank Kelley welcomed families and directed traffic. Waiting for the kids to cruise by were ghouls, […]

GMUSD board sets graduation date as state cuts required days

GMUSD board sets graduation date as state cuts required days District reaches agreements with teachers/staff

By Shawn Cunningham © 2020 Telegraph Publishing LLC A singularly unsettled school year got a measure of certainty earlier this month with the passage of legislation that decided a number of questions that had vexed administrators and school boards, including the number of education days required in a year that started late on orders from […]

College News

College News

William Baker of Londonderry is a graduate of Colgate University in the Class of 2020. Baker, a graduate of Burr and Burton Academy, received a Bachelor of Arts degree and majored in Religion at Colgate, located in Hamilton, N.Y. Cassie Call of Proctorsville has been named to the Dean’s List of the University of Saint […]

GMUSD Board of Directors agenda for Oct. 15

GMUSD Board of Directors agenda for Oct. 15

The Board of Directors for the Green Mountain Unified School District will meet from 6 to 8 p.m. on Thursday Oct. 15, via Zoom. To access via Zoom:  https://trsu.zoom.us/j/83062240764  or by phone:  646-876-9923. Below is its agenda. I. CALL TO ORDER: a. Roll Call II. APPROVAL OF AGENDA: (Additions & Deletions) III. APPOVAL OF MINUTES: […]

TRSU board OKs funds for LES kitchen

TRSU board OKs funds for LES kitchen

By Shawn Cunningham © 2020 Telegraph Publishing LLC The board of directors of the Two Rivers Supervisory Union approved the expenditure of approximately $17,000 from the coffers of the After School program to fund the re-installation of a kitchen in the Ludlow Elementary School, which Principal Karen Trimboli asserted was a matter of hot lunch […]

BRIC partners for free courses to upgrade digital skills; VSAC offers webinar on FAFSA forms

BRIC partners for free courses to upgrade digital skills; VSAC offers webinar on FAFSA forms

BRIC partners for free digital courses Springfield’s Black River Innovation Campus has partnered with the Center On Rural Innovation to bring rural residents in Southern Vermont the Future Is Digital Challenge. It includes free, 40-hour courses and scholarships for 3-month Nanodegrees (project and skills-based credential programs) along three tracks: Digital Marketing, Business Analytics and Front-End […]

Westonite to walk to honor grandson during Marathon; NC to expand Flood Brook services

Westonite to walk to honor grandson during Marathon; NC to expand Flood Brook services

Weston resident to join Jimmy Walk for 3rd year to honor grandson On Sunday, Oct. 4,  Weston resident Carol MacLaury will once again lace up her walking shoes to participate in the  2020 Boston Marathon Jimmy Fund Walk: Your Way. For  the third year she is fundraising and reaching out in honor of her 13-year-old […]

TRSU Board of Directors agenda for Oct. 1

TRSU Board of Directors agenda for Oct. 1

The Board of Directors of the Two River Supervisory Union will meet from 6 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 1 via Zoom and at the Professional Development Room at Ludlow Elementary School, 45 Main St. in Ludow. To access via Zoom: https://trsu.zoom.us/j/99151942936| Phone: 646-876-9923 Below is its agenda I. CALL TO ORDER: a. Roll […]

K-12 Covid numbers remain low as child-care hubs continue to expand

K-12 Covid numbers remain low as child-care hubs continue to expand

©2020 Telegraph Publishing LLC With continuing low Vermont Covid-19 numbers — and with just one new positive case in K-12 schools this week — Vermont schools have been approved to go from a  Step II to Step III in health guidance as of Saturday, Sept. 26. Meanwhile, the statewide child-care hub initiative continues to grow,  […]

GMUSD Board meeting for Sept. 17 not canceled

GMUSD Board meeting for Sept. 17 not canceled

Due to a technical Google error, a cancellation notice was accidentally sent out concerning this meeting. This meeting is NOT Canceled. Below is the agenda. The board of the Green Mountain Unified School District will meet from 6 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 17 via Zoom. To attend: https://trsu.zoom.us/j/98654841679 or by phone 646-876-9923. Below […]

CANCELED: GM Unified School District board agenda for Sept. 17

CANCELED: GM Unified School District board agenda for Sept. 17

This meeting was canceled on Tuesday, Sept. 15. The board of the Green Mountain Unified School District will meet from 6 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 17 via Zoom. To attend: https://trsu.zoom.us/j/98654841679  or by phone 646-876-9923. Below is its agenda. I. CALL TO ORDER: a. Roll Call II. APPROVAL OF AGENDA: (Additions & Deletions) […]

First day of school goes smoothly despite changes, challenges

First day of school goes smoothly despite changes, challenges

By Shawn Cunningham © 2020 Telegraph Publishing LLC The day that many have been waiting for and  — and somewhat dreading — arrived Tuesday as most Green Mountain District students reported to their classes to begin a strikingly different school year. By most accounts, the results were good and several parents said that their children […]

GMUSD schools seem more prepared for reopening than NEA statewide grades indicate

GMUSD schools seem more prepared for reopening than NEA statewide grades indicate

By Shawn Cunningham © 2020 Telegraph Publishing LLC On Thursday, Sept. 3, the Vermont NEA – the union that represents public school teachers in the state – released a “report card” for “overall preparation for safe start of school” as the Covid-19 pandemic continues. The grades in the report came from representatives of the local […]

News analysis: Is GMUSD's 'no raises for anybody' stance in flux?

News analysis: Is GMUSD’s ‘no raises for anybody’ stance in flux? Two resignations point to disagreement

By Shawn Cunningham © 2020 Telegraph Publishing, LLC Two recent resignations appear to point to some dissension over the Green Mountain Unified School District’s position in bargaining with its teachers. Until recently, the board had taken a “no raises” stance due to the budget uncertainty brought on by the economic damage done by the Covid-19 […]