Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Wily Coyote

Here's a pic of the coyote that has moved into the woods near the ferry.  Has anyone else seen him/her?  There's a litter of pups that warble at night.  This one is big and health-looking - but should we be concerned about our cats and small dogs?  You can read this coyote  factsheet from Vermont Fish & Wildlife but it doesn't mention household pets.

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

CCS Principal Smith Resigning

Dear Parents and Guardians,

Here's what Monica Smith sent to CCS parents this morning:

I am writing to inform you that I submitted my resignation to the School Board last evening.  This is the right time in my life to "take a break" and it is a good time for Charlotte Central School, as well.  The Action Plans for 2009-2012 will be completed by June.  The Strategic Plan runs through 2012.  The School Board is focusing on preparing a bond to present to the voters for needed renovations to the buildings.  Our students are doing very well on academic measures.  Teachers continue to keep up with the latest research in teaching and learning.  CCS is well on its way to integrating technology into the learning of our students.  We will be going into our second year of implementing the Positive Behavior Supports System to promote positive behaviors in our students and diminish negative behaviors.  I could go on and on.

Please know that I will cherish forever my nineteen years at Charlotte Central.  It is an indescribable joy to be part of the lives of the thousands of students who have grown and developed daily at CCS over those years.

Wishing you and your children the very best of health and success in the future, I remain

Very truly yours,