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Rotary scholarship to go to non-traditional student in District 7870

Rotary scholarship to go to non-traditional student in District 7870

The Rotary Club of Springfield announces a districtwide scholarship in memory of Janice H. McElroy, who served as Rotary District 7870 Governor in 2011-2012 and was instrumental in securing a Rotary International grant of $412,000 to help southern Vermont rebuild after the devastation of Hurricane Irene. This scholarship is made possible due to donations from […]

GM 8th grader from Chester wins Green Up Day Poster Contest

GM 8th grader from Chester wins Green Up Day Poster Contest Andover student recognized in 5th-8th grade category

Chester resident and Green Mountain Union High School eighth-grader Chloe Jenkins has won Vermont’s 2019 Green Up  Day Poster Contest, which is open to all Vermonters in grades K-12. And Andover resident Greta Bernier has won in the grades 5th through 8th category. Chloe’s poster was chosen out of 190 entries.  Her winning design will […]

College News

College News

Vermont Tech of Randolph Center congratulates the following students for achieving Dean’s List Honors for the fall semester of 2018. These students  — both in the of the Practical Nursing (CT) program — received a GPA of 3.5 or higher. Matilda Caldwell of Springfield Stephanie Currie of Springfield. Ryan J. Smith of Weston has been […]

GM pilots college readiness course for students challenged by math

GM pilots college readiness course for students challenged by math

By Shawn Cunningham © 2019 Telegraph Publishing LLC Green Mountain High students who may be less than comfortable with math but need math proficiency for college or careers will have a new option in the fall as the school participates in a pilot program sponsored by the Vermont Student Assistance Corp. VSAC, the Vermont State […]

CAES 6th grader, Flood Brook 7th grader to compete in state GeoBee

CAES 6th grader, Flood Brook 7th grader to compete in state GeoBee

Max Peebles, a sixth grader at Chester-Andover Elementary, and Jack Citera, a seventh-grader at Flood Brook Elementary, will be competing in National Geographic’s GeoBee Vermont State Competition, the semi-finals of the National Championship. The semifinals will take place on Friday, March 29 at Art Center of  Southern Vermont College in Bennington. Students from throughout Vermont […]

Wantastiquet Rotary offering college scholarships

Wantastiquet Rotary offering college scholarships

Wantastiquet Rotary Club is seeking students to apply for scholarships for the coming year. Deadline for making application is April 15. If you are a graduating senior within  Jamaica, Londonderry, Peru, Stratton, Weston, Windham or Winhall, please send your completed application to Bob Fish, 243 Sherwood Forest, Londonderry, Vt. 05148 or email to onebobfish@gmail.com. Applications […]

GM School District budget OK'd by 70 votes

GM School District budget OK’d by 70 votes CAES assistant principal funded in $13 million spending plan

By Shawn Cunningham © 2019 Telegraph Publishing, LLC The Green Mountain Unified School District budget was approved by the voters of Andover, Baltimore, Cavendish and Chester in Australian balloting on Tuesday. The count was 423 to 353 with a margin of victory of 70 votes or 9 percent. The budget gives Chester-Andover Elementary an assistant […]

After rocky process, GM school budget goes to voters

After rocky process, GM school budget goes to voters Assistant Principal for CAES was bone of contention

By Shawn Cunningham © 2019 Telegraph Publishing LLC On Tuesday, March 5, residents in Andover, Baltimore, Cavendish and Chester will go to the polls to vote on the Green Mountain Unified School District budget for the 2019/2020 school year. The $12,937,250 spending plan represents an increase of more than $405,000, or 3.23 percent over the […]

GM 'better board' training heavy on limitations

GM ‘better board’ training heavy on limitations Board association recommends 'hands off' posture toward administration

By Shawn Cunningham © 2019 Telegraph Publishing LLC The main event at last night’s Green Mountain Unified School District Board meeting was a training session for the board on being a board. Board chair Marilyn Mahusky told the meeting that she and Superintendent Meg Powden felt there was value in “bringing somebody in to help […]

College News

College News

The University of Hartford, in West Hartford, Conn., announces that the following students have been named to the Dean’s List for Fall 2018: Adam Culver of Grafton Samantha Metcalf of Springfield Taylor Humphrey of West Townshend has been named to the fall 2018 Dean’s List at The College of Saint Rose, located in Albany, N.Y. […]

POSTPONED due to weather - CAES Keewaydin fund-raising dinner

POSTPONED due to weather – CAES Keewaydin fund-raising dinner

POSTPONED – According to CAES teacher Frank Kelley, the Keewaydin fundraising dinner will be postponed until next month due to the impending snowstorm. We will post a new date when it becomes available. The community is invited to dine at Chester-Andover Elementary School, 72 S. Main St. in Chester, on from 5 to 7 p.m. […]

TRSU floats policies to govern its boards

TRSU floats policies to govern its boards Move comes in the wake of questions by board members

By Shawn Cunningham © 2019 Telegraph Publishing LLC In the wake of a number of recent meetings in which Two Rivers Supervisory Union and Green Mountain Unified School District board members have been skeptical and even critical of the decisions and priorities of administrators, the “senior management” of the supervisory union is proposing policies defining […]

GM threat came from Midwest

GM threat came from Midwest Concerned GM, CAES parents kept children home

© 2019 Telegraph Publishing LLC Chester Police have identified the person making a threat against Green Mountain High School as someone in the Midwest, according to Principal Lauren Fierman. Fierman issued a press release on Tuesday that gave a bit more information about the threat, which had many parents concerned enough to keep their children […]

Police probe threat against Green Mountain High

Police probe threat against Green Mountain High

© 2019 Telegraph Publishing LLC The Two Rivers Supervisory Union is saying that a  “threat directed at” Green Mountain High School has prompted a police probe today and police presence on campus when classes resume tomorrow, Tuesday, Feb. 5. According to a TRSU press release, Chief Richard Cloud of the Chester Police Department today informed […]

CAES Keewaydin fund-raising dinner Feb. 12

CAES Keewaydin fund-raising dinner Feb. 12

POSTPONED – According to CAES teacher Frank Kelley, the Keewaydin fundraising dinner will be postponed until next month due to the impending snowstorm. We will post a new date when it becomes available. The community is invited to dine at Chester-Andover Elementary School, 72 S. Main St. in Chester, on from 5 to 7 p.m. […]

College News

College News

Champlain College Brianna Luman of Chester, who is majoring in Game Art and Animation, has been named to the President’s List for the fall 2018 semester at Champlain College of Burlington.  Students on the President’s List have achieved a grade point average of 4.0 or higher during the semester. The following students have been named […]

After 20 years of feeding kids, Jack Carroll to hang up his apron

After 20 years of feeding kids, Jack Carroll to hang up his apron

By Shawn Cunningham © 2019 Telegraph Publishing LLC When Jack Carroll, class of 1969, joined a walkout at Chester High School, marching to the Green to encourage the town to pass the bond to build Green Mountain High, he could scarcely imagine he would later spend 20 years running the school cafeteria in the proposed […]

GM board member: CAES staff under 'gag order'

GM board member: CAES staff under ‘gag order’ Asst. principal in budget going to voters for approval

By Shawn Cunningham © 2019 Telegraph Publishing LLC In a sometimes tense meeting of the Green Mountain Unified School board last Thursday night, one board member said he had been told by a number of Chester-Andover Elementary teachers that they were under a “gag order,” while the head of the board indicated she was close […]

College News

College News

New Hampshire University Julia Howard of Chester has been named to the 2018 fall Dean’s List Southern New Hampshire University, located in Manchester, N.H. Eligibility for the Dean’s List requires that a student accumulate an academic grade point average  of 3.5-3.699 and earn 12 credits for the semester. Tanner Shumski of Springfield has been named […]

GM finance panel deadlocks, sends budget options to full board

GM finance panel deadlocks, sends budget options to full board

By Shawn Cunningham © 2019 Telegraph Publishing, LLC On Monday night, the Two Rivers Supervisory Union board rejected the request of the Green Mountain Unified School District to reopen the SU budget and look for some cuts that would lower the district’s assessment for SU services. So on Tuesday night, the GM finance committee was […]