How does Santa Claus deliver presents? Many legends are that Santa Claus delivers presents in one night, he goes down a chimney, and gives presents to every boy and girl. But is that all of them?
Sarah Tallen was a girl that didn’t believe in Santa. All her life, she had suspected Santa to be the parents, that there was no pudgy man with a white beard and red clothes.
“So what’s the story?” Amelie asks.
Thanksgiving is a holiday not to be forgotten. Every year my family celebrates the special day with festivities and a big feast at the end. There’s turkey, cranberry sauce, stuffing, potatoes, pumpkin and pecan pie, and more, and although this year will be different, the food will hopefully stay the same.
Thanksgiving! Just think of it! Relatives pouring through the doors, heaping piles of food, loads of family tradition! But this year’s different. Here’s an interview with Charlotter Charlie Moore and Charlotte pod teacher Sarah Attig on how all that might have to change due to COVID-19.
When you think of Thanksgiving, you think warm, cozy, lots of food, and smiling faces lighting up the room. Let’s hold on to all your family traditions! Here’s an interview with Rory Donahue about some of his family traditions.
Vermont State Police officers participated in a Zoom call with members of the Junior Reporters Club last week and shared their opinions and observations about becoming a police officer, George Floyd, use of force, and racism in Vermont.
The Junior Reporters are still working hard, and this week decided to pay tribute to their moms, with whom they’ve been spending an extra amount of time over the past seven weeks.
The Junior Reporters Club has been meeting enthusiastically and digitally since school became a home-based activity. Along with Jack Fairweather, a board member and journalist, I have been meeting with them online twice a week or so to go over story ideas and change the background on our Zoom meeting settings with dizzying frequency.
The coronavirus is not dampening people’s spirits. Anica Gruber is one of those people. She is a ninth grader at Champlain Valley Union High School and we came to her with questions.
“One of the things is trying not to worry and to keep a positive spirit when they come into the store. Other than that, I’m washing the door and counter, definitely,” Carrie Spear, owner of Spear’s Store, said.
We interviewed some families, and learned that most kids would rather be at school than at home. For example, 4th grader Parker Trono hasn’t gone anywhere except outside.
Greenhouse gas is a big problem. It causes fires, flooding and the species extinction. Everybody must take part in stopping greenhouse gas. Every single person in this world must take part. The world takes care of us. Now it is our turn to take care of the world.
At the Champlain Valley School District school board meeting on January 21, the board weighed educational goals, equity concerns, and various budget constraints to approve a budget that will be put in front of the voters on March 2 and 3. Among the educational needs and goals were the immediate needs for a guidance counselor and administrative support at CVU, and the imperative to ensure equity among all schools in their educational offerings and support services. In addition there is an effort to provide more intensive services within the district for students with emotional and behavioral problems. These requests were met by reshuffling of personnel, creatively using grants, and requesting additional personnel.
It’s December, and you wake up to a crisp and snowy day already feeling that exciting tingling that all kids feel when you enter the Christmas month. When you race downstairs you see the Christmas tree and on top of it…an elf!
These are no ordinary elves! They are Elf on the Shelf elves, and to the people who carry out this tradition they are some of the highlights of Christmas.
The rules are simple:
My wife and I were visiting Charlotte in early October when I saw your October 3 issue, with a tongue-in-cheek headline on page 3 that “Cub reporters take on hard-hitting news.”
S’mores are a delicious snack that almost everyone loves. They’re so creamy and chocolatey, and everyone wants to have them. S’mores are a gooey sensation that are made out of chocolate, graham crackers, and roasted marshmallow.
Since 1994, every senior who has graduated from Champlain Valley Union High School has completed a graduation challenge project. The guidelines are very open ended, encouraging creativity and allowing students to do virtually anything they want—all for half of a credit.
It’s October 31! Halloween! You should be excited, but instead a sense of dread fills you: you’re low on candy and it’s too late to head to the store. What do you do?
Who’s in my yard? If someone is running away from your front door in October, don’t panic and call the police. Instead, take a second to look and see if there’s a bag on the doorstep. If there is, you just got ghosted!