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Second meeting of TRSU's 'Portrait of a Graduate' set for Dec. 5

Second meeting of TRSU’s ‘Portrait of a Graduate’ set for Dec. 5

By Shawn Cunningham © 2022 Telegraph Publishing LLC About 25 community members gathered in the library at Green Mountain High School on Monday Nov. 14 to participate as a “design team” in the first of four meetings aimed at answering the question “what should a graduate from a Two Rivers Supervisory Union school – elementary, […]

TRSU Board agenda for Dec. 1

TRSU Board agenda for Dec. 1

The Board of Directors of the Two Rivers Supervisory Union will meet from 6 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 01 at the Ludlow Elementary School’s Professional Development Room, 45 Main St. in Ludlow and over Zoom. To access via Zoom: https://trsu.zoom.us/j/85756476936| Phone: 646-876-9923. Below is its agenda. I. Call to Order A. Roll Call […]

District governor visits GM Interact Club

District governor visits GM Interact Club

On Monday, Nov. 7, Rotary District 7870 District Gov. Randell Barclay visited the Chester Rotary Interact Club at Green Mountain Union High School to discuss its participation in the KIVA program. Interact is a Rotary-sponsored high school leadership program that adheres to the Rotary International motto of “Service Above Self.” KIVA is an international nonprofit […]

News Analysis: Next steps for GMUSD after bond defeat

News Analysis: Next steps for GMUSD after bond defeat

By Shawn Cunningham © 2022 Telegraph Publishing LLC Last Tuesday’s 47-vote defeat of a bond issue to renovate three school buildings that make up the Green Mountain Unified School District is on the agenda for that board’s monthly meeting on Thursday, Nov. 17 as members and administrators figure out where to go from here. At […]

GMUSD board agenda for Nov. 17

GMUSD board agenda for Nov. 17

The board of directors of the Green Mountain Unified School District will meet from 6 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 17 at the Green Mountain High School Library, 716 VT-103 in Chester. You can also attend the meeting via Zoom by clicking here.  You can also listen in by phone 646-876-9923. Below is its […]

$20M school renovation bond fails by 47 votes

$20M school renovation bond fails by 47 votes

By Shawn Cunningham © 2022 Telegraph Publishing LLC The $20 million bond intended to pay for renovating the three school buildings of the Green Mountain Unified School District was narrowly defeated Tuesday evening by a vote of 808 in favor to 855 opposed, a defeat that school officials called “disappointing.” The lower vote totals may […]

Details on GM school bond highlight aging systems

Details on GM school bond highlight aging systems

By Shawn Cunningham © 2022 Telegraph Publishing LLC A number of readers have asked for more details on the prices of the elements that go into the total price of the bond. According to Eric Lafayette, of general contractor Energy Efficient Investments, their process is to generate estimates based on current jobs they are working, […]

College News

College News

Ariana Wunderle of Chester will perform with the 50-member African Drumming and Dance Ensemble of Ithaca College School of Music, Theatre and Dance with alumni during the IC on Broadway: South Hill State of Mind on Friday, Nov. 11. The performance will take place at 8 p.m. at the Marriott Marquis in New York City’s […]

Flood Brook students explore Japanese tradition, drumming up an appreciative audience

Flood Brook students explore Japanese tradition, drumming up an appreciative audience

By Bob Niles © 2022 Telegraph Publishing Thirty-six drums were lined up precisely like traffic cones in nine rows of four  on one side of the Flood Brook School gymnasium. Two buckets filled with drumsticks were placed nearby. In the center of the gym, a single large red drum hung horizontally at shoulder height from […]

Voters weigh in with questions on school bond

Voters weigh in with questions on school bond

By Shawn Cunningham © 2022 Telegraph Publishing LLC Last Thursday evening, the Green Mountain Unified School District held a “walk through” at Green Mountain High School in Chester to give voters the chance to see why board members believe the proposed $20 million renovation bond that will come before them on Nov. 8 is necessary. […]

Two Rivers Supervisory Union Board agenda for Nov. 3

Two Rivers Supervisory Union Board agenda for Nov. 3

The Two Rivers Supervisory Union Board will hold its regular meeting at 6 p.m. on Thursday Nov. 3 in the Art Room at Cavendish Town Elementary School 573 Main Street in Proctorsville and via Zoom. To attend remotely go to https://trsu.zoom.us/j/85756476936 Below is the board’s agenda I. Call to Order A. Roll Call II. Approval […]

GM Theatre presents 'Shakespeare (Abridged)'

GM Theatre presents ‘Shakespeare (Abridged)’ Two performances Friday, Nov. 4 and Saturday, Nov. 5

GMUHS Theatre presents The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (abridged) at 7 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 4 and Saturday, Nov. 5. Doors will open at 6:30 p.m. at the school auditorium, 716 VT-103 in Chester. Tickets are available at the door for $5 for students, $8 for adults, and $15 for a family of four. […]

Springfield High presents 'The Witch's Princess' this coming weekend

Springfield High presents ‘The Witch’s Princess’ this coming weekend

The Springfield High School Theater Department will hold three performances of The Witch’s Princess by Don Zolidis  in the SHS Auditorium, 303 South St. in Springfield, at 7 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 4 and Saturday, Nov. 5, with a matinee at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 6. In this rollicking and wild quest of magic […]

What's in the GM renovation bond: Elementary schools to see upgrades in heating systems

What’s in the GM renovation bond: Elementary schools to see upgrades in heating systems

By Shawn Cunningham © 2022 Telegraph Publishing LLC Both Cavendish Town and Chester-Andover elementary schools are slated to get upgrades to their fire alarm systems, should the bond proposal pass. Cavendish Town’s portion of the upgrade is worth $1.7 million; Chester-Andover’s is $2.6 million. Todd Parah, facilities director for Two Rivers Supervisory Union, says this […]

What's in the $20 million GM school renovation bond?

What’s in the $20 million GM school renovation bond? Part 1 of 2: We take a look at plans for Green Mountain High

By Shawn Cunningham © 2022 Telegraph Publishing LLC With just about three weeks before the end of mail-in voting and the Tuesday, Nov. 8 Election Day, the public can weigh in on the proposed $20 million bond to renovate the three schools in the Green Mountain School District. Board members, administration and school staff are […]

Whiting Library Trustees hire new director

Whiting Library Trustees hire new director Pamela Johnson-Spurlock has been GM librarian since 2017

The Board of Trustees for the Whiting Library has hired   as its new library director Pamela Johnson-Spurlock, who has been the librarian at Green Mountain Union High School since 2017. “We are so pleased that Pamela will lend her perspective, talents and leadership in moving our library to new beginnings. With over a decade of […]

Already voted? There's still the Green Mountain School District renovation bond

Already voted? There’s still the Green Mountain School District renovation bond

By Shawn Cunningham © 2022 Telegraph Publishing LLC By now, registered voters in Vermont should have received their general election ballots by mail and many have either returned them or dropped them off with their town clerk. But there’s another vote remaining that was not part of the mailing from the state of Vermont. Voters […]

TRSU Board agenda for Oct. 6

TRSU Board agenda for Oct. 6

The Two Rivers Supervisory Union will meet from 6 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 6 at Ludlow Elementary Professional Development Room, 45 Main St., and via Zoom. To access via Zoom, use this link: https://trsu.zoom.us/j/85756476936. Below is its agenda. I. Call to Order A. Roll Call II. Approval of Agenda: (Additions & Deletions) III. […]

Flood Brook’s Caleb Wiley wins Teacher Recognition Award

Flood Brook’s Caleb Wiley wins Teacher Recognition Award

Caleb Wiley, a 4th grade teacher at Flood Brook School in Londonderry, has earned one of six teacher and staff awards announced recently by the Bennington-Rutland Supervisory Union. Wiley’s work in the classroom and as a coach on the field captured the attention and admiration of his peers and earned the BRSU Teacher Recognition award. […]

Dinner, auction to raise funds for 2023 GMHS exchange program in France

Dinner, auction to raise funds for 2023 GMHS exchange program in France

A Francophone dinner and silent auction will be held at the Green Mountain High School cafeteria, 716 VT-103 in Chester, on Friday, Oct. 7. Proceeds will help to subsidize Green Mountain Union High School students’ participation in a exchange program in the Loire Valley of central France in April of 2023. The central part of the Loire […]