Some Vermont students may soon have less time to laze in the summer sun. Consistent with national trends, public schools in Chittenden, Grand Isle and Franklin counties are considering a school calendar reorganization plan. The new schedule would have shorter summer vacations but extended midyear breaks, called "intersessions." According to Chittenden South Supervisory Union superintendent Elaine Pinckney, the goal is to more evenly distribute students' learning while minimizing "summer boredom" and the educational slippage that occurs when kids are away from class for too long. But don't cancel your vacation plans yet — assuming parents approve the switch, it won't be adopted before the 2014-15 school year.
GMYS offers a 7-day, intensive residential musical experience for intermediate and advanced student musicians. This year GMYS C.A.M.P. will meet August 6-12, 2017 at Johnson State College. Participants work with professional music coaches in chamber groups, private lessons, eurhythmics classes and orchestra rehearsals. There is also plenty of time to…(more)