2019 MathCounts Team Captures First Place

Nine schools competed in this year’s Northeast, VT competition. Nico Sipples and Hannah Keith also garnered awards for Top Ten scorers. Good job to all and thank you Coach John Snyder!  The team will head to the state competition on March 9 at Vermont Technical College in Randolph!  

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Op-Ed: Inclusion As Accuracy

  Inclusion As Accuracy Julie Hansen Published in the Caledonian-Record Thursday, January 10, 2019   One of my many work study jobs while a student at UC Berkeley took me under an old church within walking distance of the campus.  I entered through the side and down old cracked steps that led under the building…

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Op-Ed: Independent Newspapers a Bulwark of Liberty

Independent Newspapers a Bulwark of Liberty Julie Hansen Published in the Caledonian-Record Monday, July 30, 2018 I am sitting in a dorm room at Yale University this week, my housing while studying Frederick Douglass: his life, writings, orations, and work in the anti-slavery movement. It is an intense, immersive study with thirty-two other teachers from…

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Op-Ed: Celebrating Black History Month

Celebrating Black History Month Julie Hansen Published in the Caledonian-Record February 13, 2018 This month we celebrate Black History Month, a month originally proposed by Carter Woodson in 1926. Fifty years later, in 1976, President Gerald Ford formally recognized Black History Month urging Americans “to seize the opportunity to honor the too-often neglected accomplishments of…

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Op-Ed: Choice Gives Students the Opportunity to Be Themselves

Choice Gives Students the Opportunity to Be Themselves Julie Hansen Published in the Caldedonian-Record Monday, January 22, 2018 This week celebrates National School Choice; a gathering is scheduled in Montpelier mid-week with the hope of impressing upon our legislature that school choice is an optimistic and viable option for the education of our children. The…

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Op-Ed: Engaging Students on the Tough Stuff

Caledonian-Record Guest Opinion Engaging Students on the Tough Stuff Julie Hansen, Director, Thaddeus Stevens School   In his book, Democracy and Education, Vermonter John Dewey observed that “as society becomes more enlightened, it is responsible for making a better future society,” and concluded that “the school is its chief agency for the accomplishment of this…

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Remembering 9/11

This morning, Director Julie Hansen joined the eighth grade students up at the outdoor classroom at Burke.  While students back at TSS took moments of silence and talked about the importance of remembering 9/11, Hansen read the following speech to the eighth graders out in the beautiful woods of Burke Mountain.     September 11,…

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