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King Street Honors BSD P.E. Teacher
March 4, 2015

Champlain Elementary’s own Tammy Charbonneau was honored in January with the dedication of a playground at the King Street Center. Click on the link below for the story about the donation of the playground and Tammy's reaction to the honor—well-worth a view! 
Community Cares at EES - A Great Connection with the Larger Burlington Community!
March 3, 2015

In November, a group of Edmunds Elementary School afterschool students in grades 3-5 were given the opportunity to list places around town that they were interested in helping, as part of the Community Cares Project. One of their choices was to work with and gather donations for The Chittenden County Humane Society. The group also visited the Humane Society to learn about their services, further explore the amazing work they do, and to meet some of their animals:) 


Other activities included preparing a meal at the COTS Family Shelter (shopping trip pictured above), making cookies for the COTS Daystation, and Book Buddies Day, when students read and made cards with their kindergarten friends.
North Avenue News - March Superintendent's Message
March 2, 2015

Greetings from Interim Superintendent Howard Smith,
School Commissioners have adopted a proposed budget for the 2015-2016 fiscal year that represents a 1.75% increase over the budget approved by the voters for the current year. Most of the budget growth will be devoted to ensuring that future budget deficits can be avoided by properly accounting for all of the District’s actual spending obligations. The historically low rate of growth was the byproduct of a different approach to building a budget. Instead of basing next year’s budget on last year’s budget, the proposed budget is supported by the following three pillars:
  1. An appraisal of student needs and the resources required to promote success for all students
  2. Regionally comparable standards that are generally associated with high-quality schools
  3. Efficiency and productivity measures designed to reduce growth in spending to a sustainable level in keeping with local economic conditions
Click here to read the full column.
Burlington Schools Win National Recognition for Energy Efficiency
February 26, 2015 
Champlain Elementary School, C.P. Smith Elementary School, J.J. Flynn Elementary School and The Sustainability Academy at Lawrence Barnes have been named Vermont ENERGY STAR® Schools. This achievement signifies that each school's efficiency is in the top 25% of schools in the Country and that it meets stringent U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) standards for healthy ventilation, year-round comfort and lighting quality.

These schools were recognized at a public award ceremony in Montpelier on February 20 along with 20 other Vermont schools that have achieved ENERGY STAR designation this year. The ceremony celebrated the continued success of Project Green School, an initiative that aims to put all Vermont schools on the path toward ENERGY STAR designation by 2020.

Click here to read the full press release.
BHS Student Accomplishment
February 25, 2015

The Gatorade Company, in collaboration with USA TODAY High School Sports, has announced Madison Feeney of Burlington High School as its 2014‐15 Gatorade Vermont Girls Soccer Player of the Year!

Feeney is the first Gatorade Vermont Girls Soccer Player of the Year to be chosen from Burlington High School. The award, which recognizes not only outstanding athletic excellence but also high standards of academic achievement and exemplary character demonstrated on and off the field, distinguishes Feeney as Vermont’s best high school girls’ soccer player.
Unified BHS
February 24, 2015
Unified BHS is an Afterschool Program committed to developing an inclusive school community through participating in school and community events. The goal is to get students interacting in a way that encourages friendships based on respect, dignity, and acceptance of others with differences. 

Pictured here is the Play Unified Dodgeball Team that participated in the school-wide Dodgeball Tournament. Students also attended “Shrek the Musical” and will be participating in snowshoeing and basketball this winter!
Applications for Early Education
February 23, 2015

The Early Education Program is now accepting applications for our preschool classrooms for the 2015-2016 school year. Children must be 3 years of age by September 1, 2015. Morning and afternoon sessions are offered at each of our sites: J.J. Flynn, Integrated Arts Academy, Ira Allen and the Sustainability Academy.

Applications can be downloaded

All applications will be reviewed with notification of acceptance beginning April 1. Spaces are limited. Call
864-8463 with any questions.

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