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Host families sought for Green Mountain High exchange program

Host families sought for Green Mountain High exchange program

PAX and Green Mountain High School are looking for families to host high school exchange students for Green Mountain for the upcoming school year. This is a great learning and growth opportunity for the entire family, bringing a new culture to your home that you may otherwise never be able to experience. Choose a student […]

Board gives Powden 2-year contract, 4 percent raise before performance review

Board gives Powden 2-year contract, 4 percent raise before performance review

By Shawn Cunningham © 2019 Telegraph Publishing LLC The Two Rivers Supervisory Union board met Thursday night to work on the annual performance evaluation of Superintendent Meg Powden, but the real action took place in two executive sessions over the past two months. On Feb. 7, with Marilyn Mahusky as chair, the TRSU board offered […]

GM to stage musical 'Beauty and Beast'

GM to stage musical ‘Beauty and Beast’

The Green Mountain High School will present Beauty and the Beast as its annual musical this week.  The play is an offshoot of the Academy Award winning 1991 Disney-animated film that made its way to Broadway in 1999 with additional music not heard in the film. Based Jeanne-Marie Leprince de Beaumont’s fairy tale,  Beauty and […]

Derry church announces $2,500 scholarship

Derry church announces $2,500 scholarship

The Second Congregational Church in Londonderry  announces the inaugural year of the Hilda Davis Scholarship. The Hilda Davis Scholarship Fund of Second Congregational Church was started by her family in 2017 to help commemorate Davis’s effort in educating and guiding family and children. The $2,500 scholarship will be awarded to students entering their first-year of […]

GMUSD board replaces Mahusky as chair

GMUSD board replaces Mahusky as chair

By Shawn Cunningham © Telegraph Publishing, LLC In a surprise move last Thursday night, March 21, the Green Mountain Unified School District board voted 5-3 to replace board chair Marilyn Mahusky of Chester with Joe Fromberger from Andover. The move came at the board’s reorganization session after Town Meeting Day in which newcomer Lois Perlah […]

GM junior's musical composition to be performed by VSO members

GM junior’s musical composition to be performed by VSO members

By Shawn Cunningham ©2019 Telegraph Publishing LLC This is an especially busy week for Alex Beshay. Between this Wednesday — today —  and next Tuesday, the Green Mountain junior will participate in a four-day national conference choir in Columbus, Ohio, then work with members of the Vermont Symphony Orchestra as it prepares to perform one […]

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 […]