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ADL hosts Winter Olympics

Winter Olympics: ADL hosted its second Winter Olympics starting on February 8-9. The Olympics were a school-wide event designed to promote school unity by spending time together as a school community. All students, staff, and faculty (about 445 people) were divided into 10 countries, each featuring a blend of sixth, seventh, and eighth grade students. The events were planned to meet the varied interests of the school population and ranged from volleyball and paper airplanes to relay races and hockey. ADL Visits CTE: 12 ADL students took over the CTE Professional Foods kitchen and restaurant with the help of...

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EMS team presents at LearnLaunch

Essex Middle School team Aspire learners, Izzy  (right) and Adowyn, presented their experience with personalization at the LearnLaunch Conference in Boston recently. They were selected to be amongst a group of 20 student projects from across New England to share at the Learning Innovation...

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A conversation with Eileen Whalen

Eileen Whalen, MHA, RN, is a former trauma nurse who now leads The University of Vermont Medical Center. She currently serves as co-chair of the RiseVT board, and co-chair of the Chittenden County Opioid Alliance board. Health means something a bit different to everyone. For some, the picture of health is running 5Ks with family. For others, it’s being able to manage a chronic condition such as hypertension or diabetes without needing to go to the Emergency Department. For still others, health means being able to kneel on the living room floor without pain and play with our grandchildren....

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Messages from Montpelier (2/22/2018)

REP. DYLAN GIAMBATISTA We are nearing the midpoint of Vermont’s 2018 legislative session. Sessions typically last 16 to 18 weeks, with a break during Town Meeting week. This is the time of year when policy committees begin to finalize bills that are ready to advance for consideration before the House. Any policy bill that passes out of committee after Friday, March 2 is unlikely to advance due to difficult procedural requirements. In the Education Committee, on which I serve, we continue our review of how the state’s special education system’s reimbursement formula works, and whether we can better align...

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Sport Shorts (2/22/2018)

By Joe Gonillo  Might these be the last few days before vacation? Yes! The ADL tourney is underway, and this week marks final regular season games for many sports. There is a possible up-tick in weather, state meet competitions, the Winter Olympics, rooting for U.S.A. success and spring training has begun – so enjoy! The Hornet gymnastic team scored 140.575 points in state yet finished 2nd to CVU’s 142.325 Saturday here in states. Montpelier was a distant 3rd 125.225. The 2nd place finish broke a 12-year streak of consecutive state titles starting, I believe, when current head coach Mary...

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