August 21, 2014

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Winter in Vermont

Winter is awesome because you can have snow ball fights  #wsdvt — Allessandro Cummmings-Ferlo, Grade 3

winter is awesome because it is white #wsdvt — Ari Diamond, Grade 3

winter in vt is awesome because you can snowbaord #wsdvt — Hayden Durgin, Grade 4

Can get really cold but really fun. —Bridget Merchant, Grade 4

Winter in Vermont is a cold but delightful wonderland.

The breeze, the air so new and fresh.

Winter might be cold but it’s the best.

— Hailey Stokes

Some people that see snow for the first time say it’s a winter wonderland but it is really not that cold for us! The cold is warm to me! — Caydance Newton, Grade 4

 

March Madness

I LIKE THIS sport   so i write about it…i love basketball. —Allessandro Cummmings-Ferlo, Grade 3:

 

Williston

I like this town because it is my home town — Allessandro Cummmings-Ferlo, Grade 3

i like this town because my school is in this town — Ari Diamond, Grade 3

Is very kid friendly everywhere —Amelia Worth, Grade 4

 

Friends

Make me laugh, they are nice, and helpful —Bridget Merchant, Grade 4

They always have my back. —Amelia Worth, Grade 4

Friends going crazy on how fast I can say the alphabet. —Jimmy Mayes

 

School

i like school because it is fun, cool interactive and friends and that’s why  i like  school — Allessandro Cummmings-Ferlo, Grade 3

i like school because you get to have fun — Ari Diamond, Grade 3:

Makes learning fun. —Amelia Worth, Grade 4

 

A special pet

#fastcat my cat drinks a bowl of water in 30 seconds. —Jimmy Mayes

I have five fish. Sometimes I like to pretend they can talk. They mostly say that frogs hop around. I love my fish. —Cleo Miller-Young

I have a dog named daisy she is very special to me and so is my cat roy —Asa Roberts, Grade 3
i have a dog named veda — Noah LeCours, Grade 4

i have no pets because if they died i would be sad — Ari Diamond, Grade 3

If i had no pets i don’t know what i would do. —Kaydance Melendez, Grade 3

is everything you need —Owen Pierce, Grade 4

Is my 2 guinea pigs named Emma and Hazel who are 3 months and are ADORABLE!!!!! —Kerrigan westbay, 4

My 11 year old chocolate lab named Cody —Kerrigan Westbay, 4

 

 

Sports

Watching hockey is like eating cheese pizza when you are starving! — George Russell, Grade 3
watching lacrosse is fun because you can eat ice cream —Hayden Durgin, Grade 4

basketball because i like shooting hoops  — Allessandro Cummmings-Ferlo, Grade 3

 

when i watch sports i feel the tension in the air —Ari Diamond, Grade 3

i like soccer because you get to kick something —Ari Diamond, Grade 3

Is a fun way to exercise and meet new people —Bridget Merchant, Grade 4

It’s a fun way to get fresh air and exercise. —Amelia Worth, Grade 4

 

Theme Week

i liked them week because there were fun games. —Allessandro Cummmings-Ferlo, Grade 3

It’s a fun way of learning about different things. —Amelia Worth, Grade 4

Is a fun way to learn about different places, meet new people, and to have fun —Bridget Merchant, Grade 4

is a way to connect and have a ton of fun sometimes —Owen Pierce, Grade 4

 

 

 

 

Kids draw a self portrait

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Emma Allaire, grade 3

Emma Allaire, grade 3

Addi Hunter, grade 3

Addi Hunter, grade 3

Rory Anderson, grade 4

Rory Anderson, grade 4

Benjamin Urban, grade 6

Benjamin Urban, grade 6

Daniel Hibbeler, grade 6. 'It is hard to draw on the iPad. Really HARD,' said Daniel.

Daniel Hibbeler, grade 6. ‘It is hard to draw on the iPad. Really HARD,’ said Daniel.

 

 

 

 

CVU Art Showcase

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'Eye' - Photography by Arika DesLauriers

‘Eye’ – Photography by Arika DesLauriers

Photography by Hope Luria

Photography by Hope Luria

Photography by Jasmyn Druge

Photography by Jasmyn Druge

Photography by Jasmyn Druge

Photography by Jasmyn Druge

'Self Portrait' by Brigitte Durieux, 24x24x inchese acrylic on canvas.

‘Self Portrait’ by Brigitte Durieux, 24x24x inchese acrylic on canvas.

Digital photography by Mikala Clark

Digital photography by Mikala Clark

Color film photography by Sydney Lalancette

Color film photography by Sydney Lalancette

'Man and Machine's Eternal Struggle' by Kristin Bauer, 19x25 inches, colored pencil on toned paper.

‘Man and Machine’s Eternal Struggle’ by Kristin Bauer, 19×25 inches, colored pencil on toned paper.

'Tools of the Trade' by Lydia Moreman: 15x15 inches, mixed media- pen and ink, oil pastel, and colored pencil.

‘Tools of the Trade’ by Lydia Moreman: 15×15 inches, mixed media- pen and ink, oil pastel, and colored pencil.

Photography by Mary Rutenbeck

Photography by Mary Rutenbeck

Color film photography by Sydney Lalancette

Color film photography by Sydney Lalancette

'Self Portrait' by Mary Rutenbeck, 18x24 inches, acrlyic on canvas.

‘Self Portrait’ by Mary Rutenbeck, 18×24 inches, acrlyic on canvas.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Kids create a new animal

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Sixth grader Sabrina Nardone created Shark-adee-moo, half shark, half chickadee and cow on its mother’s side. Sabrina says ‘This animal can fly and it eats fish and small insects with its rows of sharp teeth. Its colors and sounds resemble that of a cow, but don’t be fooled by its cute nature! This animal is extremely aggressive and if you ever see one run before it…’

Sixth grader Sabrina Nardone created Shark-adee-moo, half shark, half chickadee and cow on its mother’s side. Sabrina says ‘This animal can fly and it eats fish and small insects with its rows of sharp teeth. Its colors and sounds resemble that of a cow, but don’t be fooled by its cute nature! This animal is extremely aggressive and if you ever see one run before it…’

 

Watch your hot sauce usage around Spike, made by John Kerbaugh, Grade 2.

Watch your hot sauce usage around Spike, made by John Kerbaugh, Grade 2.

Fourth grader Jacob Ludwar created the rhinosnake, which lives in the forests of the U.S. and Asia. It eats rats, fish, bats and other snakes and grows 15-20 feet long. It lives up to 38 to 40 years and has a poisonous horn on the top of its head. Seen above, Old 26er is the biggest rhinosnake ever found.

Fourth grader Jacob Ludwar created the rhinosnake, which lives in the forests of the U.S. and Asia. It eats rats, fish, bats and other snakes and grows 15-20 feet long. It lives up to 38 to 40 years and has a poisonous horn on the top of its head. Seen above, Old 26er is the biggest rhinosnake ever found.

Kindergartener Koa Plante created Kitkoala, a combination of a kitten and koala bea

Kindergartener Koa Plante created Kitkoala, a combination of a kitten and koala bea

Second grader Betty Buehler created the Earthfish.

Second grader Betty Buehler created the Earthfish.

 

Kindergartener Cheyenne Morin created the guinedog, a combination of a guinea pig and dog.

Kindergartener Cheyenne Morin created the guinedog, a combination of a guinea pig and dog.

Kindergarterner Madi Tucker invented a Pigacorn, a combination of a unicorn and a pig.

Kindergarterner Madi Tucker invented a Pigacorn, a combination of a unicorn and a pig.

‘Nightwing,’ by Gus Serinese, Grade 4.

‘Nightwing,’ by Gus Serinese, Grade 4.

Kindergartener Teagan Osborne created the skunkchuck, a combination of a skunk and a woodchuck.

Kindergartener Teagan Osborne created the skunkchuck, a combination of a skunk and a woodchuck.

Kindergartener Danny Hunt created the crocabearamoose, combining a crocodile, bear and moose.

Kindergartener Danny Hunt created the crocabearamoose, combining a crocodile, bear and moose.

Kindergartener Jacklyn Whitter created the Platypusgiraffe. According to Jacklyn, it is a combination of a platypus and a giraffe. It can swim like a platypus and eat leaves like a giraffe. His name is Oliver. He likes to build sandcastles in the summer and eat colorful bracelets.

Kindergartener Jacklyn Whitter created the Platypusgiraffe. According to Jacklyn, it is a combination of a platypus and a giraffe. It can swim like a platypus and eat leaves like a giraffe. His name is Oliver. He likes to build sandcastles in the summer and eat colorful bracelets.

Fourth grader Tanner Wolpert created the Crocokeet. Here’s how Tanner describes it: Behold, the awesome, the cool, CROCOKEET (cue the dramatic music). The Crocokeet is two meters long. The Crocokeet is semi aquatic and can fly like a parakeet (mostly because he is 50 percent parakeet). There are only ten in the world, so it is protected in all of the world. The diet of this extraordinary animal is fish, large birds and platypuses.

Fourth grader Tanner Wolpert created the Crocokeet. Here’s how Tanner describes it:
Behold, the awesome, the cool, CROCOKEET (cue the dramatic music). The Crocokeet is two meters long. The Crocokeet is semi aquatic and can fly like a parakeet (mostly because he is 50 percent parakeet). There are only ten in the world, so it is protected in all of the world. The diet of this extraordinary animal is fish, large birds and platypuses.

Fourth grader Carmella Martone’s invented animal is a dog bird.

Fourth grader Carmella Martone’s invented animal is a dog bird.

 

Polo, by Oliver Cheer, Grade 2, has a pig’s body, elephant’s nose, a duck’s beak, a bird’s wing and a fish tail.

Polo, by Oliver Cheer, Grade 2, has a pig’s body, elephant’s nose, a duck’s beak, a bird’s wing and a fish tail.

Natashka Pankey-Siebert, Grade 1, created Mouse Dragon, a mouse and a dragon that protects castles and squirts water to put fires out.

Natashka Pankey-Siebert, Grade 1, created Mouse Dragon, a mouse and a dragon that protects castles and squirts water to put fires out.

Fourth grader Gavin Schaaf created the fearsome Fragator.

Fourth grader Gavin Schaaf created the fearsome Fragator.

Celia Perkins, grade 1, created a flying dog, basically a phoenix and a dog.

Celia Perkins, grade 1, created a flying dog, basically a phoenix and a dog.

Jonas Keim, grade 4, invented the snagon.

Jonas Keim, grade 4, invented the snagon.

Blubber, created by Marin Hemmett, grade 2, loves to play the bongos, lick shiny and glittery things and play with makeup. He has a friend named Bananas. He loves to read any books with one word on each page.

Blubber, created by Marin Hemmett, grade 2,
loves to play the bongos, lick shiny and glittery things and play with makeup. He has a friend named Bananas. He loves to read any books with one word on each page.

Fuzzball by Elizabeth Parent, Grade 2. This animal is covered in fuzz. Fuzzball loves to swim and she loves to do art and live in a one-room house. And she loves to eat fish with fuzz.

Fuzzball by Elizabeth Parent, Grade 2. This animal is covered in fuzz. Fuzzball loves to swim and she loves to do art and live in a one-room house. And she loves to eat fish with fuzz.

First grader Parker Leonard created Fryface. Its power is flying.

First grader Parker Leonard created Fryface. Its power is flying.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Kids share their favorite recipes

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Nachos

Eden Smith

Grade 1

What you need: Cheese, salsa, chips and a cookie pan.

Put the chips on the pan. Then put the salsa and cheese on the chips. Put it in the oven and it’s done!

 

Strawberries and Cream

Tracie Harrington

Grade 2

You put strawberries in a bowl with whipped cream and put sugar on top.

 

Chocolate Rice Crispy Treats

Rowan Murray

Grade 1

First you melt butter on the stove. Then you add marshmallows to the melted butter on the stove and mix it around. When that is all gooey you add chocolate chips and stir until they are melted. Then add Rice Krispies and mix it all together. Spread it out in a pan, then cut out a chunk and eat!

 

Tacos

Jacob Bose

Grade 2

You need meat, cheese, lettuce and a taco shell. Put it all in the shell, and then take a bite.

 

Snicker doodles

Alex Leonard

Grade 5

 

Mix 1 cup butter (softened), 2 eggs, 1½ cups sugar.

Mix 2¼ cups flour, 1 teaspoon baking soda, 2 teaspoons cream of tartar ¼ teaspoon salt.

Mix together and chill.

Roll dough into little balls. Roll in mixture of 4 tablespoons sugar and 4 teaspoons cinnamon.

Bake at 400 degrees for 9 minutes.

 

 

Vanilla Rich Chip Cake

Jacob Murphy

Grade 7

1 package yellow cake mix (18 1/4 oz)

1 package instant vanilla pudding (3 1/2 oz)

1 cup sour cream

1/2 cup vegetable oil

1/2 cup water

4 eggs

1 tablespoon Vanilla extract

1 cup mini chocolate chips

Bake at 350 degrees for 50 minutes.

 

Enemy Pie (inspired by the book “Enemy Pie”)

Ethan Roy

Grade 2

Ingredients:

Super Powers

A soft hockey puck

Chocolate pudding

Chocolate and vanilla ice cream

Spaghetti with shaky cheese

Special Love

Mix together and bake

 

Enemy Pie (inspired by the book “Enemy Pie”)

Zach Baker

Grade 2

A potion that makes everything look good and smell good

HOT sauce

pizza

burgers

wax

dog teeth

gum balls

cheese

pencils

orange peels

egg nog

metal

wood

old socks

paper

glue

hot pepper

Ice Cream topping

Mix together and bake. Add the ice cream as the topping

 

 

 

 

Recipe for Friendship

By Kylee Forrest – gr3

Ingredients:

  • caring
  • love
  • kindness
  • fun
  • giving
  • accepting
  • patience
  • forgiveness
  • compromise

mix everything together, set your heart to 350 degrees and bake it forever.  Remove from oven and frost it with a dash of sprinkles and love.

 

Tell your best knock knock joke

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Tell your best knock knock joke.

1. Knock knock. Who’s There? Queen. Queen who? Queen my dishes! Simone Trasciatti-Holmberg, Kindergarten

2. Knock knock. Who’s there? Boo. Boo hoo? Don’t cry, it’s just a joke! Keira Stetson, Grade 2

3.  Knock knock Who’s there? Cow. Cow who? Cows don’t who they moooo. Kyle Eaton, Grade 2

4.  Knock, knock. Who’s there? Olive. Olive who? Olive (I love) you! Joyce Yodishembo, Grade 1

5. Knock, knock. Who’s there? Howard. Howard who? How would you like to be my friend? Abe Yandow, Grade 2.

6. Knock, knock. Who’s there? Lettuce. Lettuce who? Lettuce in and I will show you! Scout Barbic, Grade 2.

7. Knock, knock. Who’s there? Tuna. Tuna who? You can tune a guitar, but you can’t tuna fish. Jasper Wood, Grade 1.

8. Knock knock knock kock knock knock knock knock STOP!  Richard Peters, Grade 2

9. Knock, knock. Who’s there? Lettuce. Lettuce who? Lettuce in. It’s freezing! Jacob Curtis, Grade 2

10. Knock, knock. Who’s there? Interrupting cow. Interrupting co…

“Mooooo!” Jackson White, Grade 1

11.  Knock, knock. Who’s there? Boo. Boo who? Don’t cry.James Haines, Grade 1

12.  Knock, knock. Who’s there? Chicken. Chicken who? Chicken cluck, cluck. Julia Benoit, Grade 1

13. Knock, knock. Who’s there? Knock, knock. Who’s there? Knock, knock. Who’s there? Banana. Banana who? Aren’t you glad I didn’t say knock, knock?  Baylee Yandow, Grade 1

 

My favorite thing about myself is…

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What is your favorite thing about yourself?

I am kind to people by doing things people like. Like my brother wanted the game I was playing so I let him have a turn. Reilly Saylor, Kindergarten

 

I make my sister happy when we play with my puppy. We start to play with each other and then I make her laugh by doing funny stuff. Isabella Urch, Kindergarten
I’m so adorable and cute and I have such good ideas. Madi Tucker, Kindergarten

 

I’m good at driving trains.  Vince Baker, Kindergarten

 

I have a desk and I do my homework at it. Lauren Morris, Kindergarten

I’m cute and I like to help clean up. Sophia Higa, Kindergarten

I’m really good at coloring. Colin Sheehan, Kindergarten

 

I’m cool. Isaiah Roberts, Kindergarten

I love my family. Blake Martin, Kindergarten

I am nice and I like giving Mommy hugs. Nicholas Paris, Kindergarten

My heart and my brain. Noah Lawlor, Kindergarten

I wear glasses. Katelyn Reagan, Grade 1

 

I eat healthy foods to get stronger. Jaydon Bushong, Grade 2

I have a great teacher. Sarah Boisjoli, Grade 1

I love Math. Jackson DuBois, Grade 1

I play t-ball. Sarah Rock, Grade 2
I’ve got magic in myself. Audrey Brown, Grade 1

I am good at math. Robert Nesbit, Grade 2

 

My compassion. Kady Cassani, Grade 1

 

I can make buddies. MJ Mathiowetz, Grade 1

 

I like that I’m not a mean kid. John Kerbaugh, Grade 2
I like that I help my parents. Sophia Lawlor Grade 2

 

I am good at putting make-up on myself. Ella Pilon, Kindergarten

 

I can run and do a backflip in the pool. Aiden Fuller, Kindergarten

I like that I’m smart because it helps me to be a fast worker so I am not the last one done on test. Naomi Oxender, Grade 2
My body because it helps me to live. Evan Labrie, Grade 1

 

That I have a mom and dad.  Thomas Mathon Grade 1
I am very friendly, I am active at times and I love playing with my big brother.  Seth Seymour-Neill, Grade 1
I know 2 different languages. Kyle Krieger, Grade 1
I have a heart and I love people. Sophie Avery, Grade 1

 

My favorite thing about myself is that I am a good athlete. I like being an athlete because I love sports and it’s a lot of fun. I am developing skills that I would not develop if I didn’t play sports such as perseverance and teamwork. Sports are my life! Margaret Mathon, Grade 7

My favorite thing about myself is I always try to stay positive and never get stressed. I can’t say that I’ve never been stressed. But if you try to stay positive, good things happen. Sometimes when you’re stressed and you get in an argument, you say things you don’t mean. Zach Roy, Grade 8

 

 

 

My favorite thing about myself is that I don’t give up easily. I think that’s good because if I am doing something hard and it doesn’t work, I keep trying to do it and eventually I get it down. Kyle Sargent, Grade 6

 

My favorite thing about myself is that I like nature. Hayden Durgin

 

My favorite thing about myself is my personality. I always feel happy unless something’s wrong. Emma Anderson

 

I am smart. Noah LeCours
My favorite thing about myself is that when I get a bad score on my report card I don’t beat myself up about it. Mary McNamara

 

That I am a dare devil. Sabina Brochu, Grade 4

A special family tradition you look foward to

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Write about a special family tradition you look forward to.

Henry Eaton

Grade 3

A special family tradition I look forward to and love is Kennebunkport, Maine. I love going to Maine because of the beach to swim in waves. I also get to see my cousins Samuel, Calvin, Auntie Jill and Uncle Justin.

 

Julie Lamorey

Grade 3

My family’s special tradition is Hannaka. We light the Menorah each of the 8 nights. We say the blessing. Sometimes we get presents. It’s like Christmas but we only get a few presents. I always look forward to the next Hannaka from the day it ends. That’s a special family tradition.

 

Kerrigan Westbay

Grade 4

A special tradition is for Easter every year we go down to my Grandpa’s house and find eggs and do baskets. That is a special tradition my family does every year and is very special.

Jared Kartschoke

Grade 4

My family’s tradition is when I am at home, my aunt’s or my grandma’s house we sometimes make govadales.  Govadales are my mom’s mom’s tradition. Govadales is dough (shaped in a U) with Parmesan cheese sprinkled on top. Then cook them in boiling water (like pasta). Then you strain it, then you pour marinara or butter sauce on it. That is my tradition.

 

Tristan Pillsbury

Grade 4

I’m looking forward to hunting for Easter eggs.
Bridget Merchant

Grade 4

I am looking forward to going to an Easter service for church with my family.

Write a poem about what you like best about Williston

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“Vermont”

Brayden Bartlett

Grade 7

WONDERFUL

I Love it

Lingering mountains
L
Incredible views
So beautiful
Town
Oh so fun
Never alone

Very weird weather
Everyone is kind
Really amazing
Many valleys are beautiful
Overly nice
Never
Too good to be true

 

Williston is Home

By Jared Kartschoke

Grade 4

Williston means everything to me

I’m so happy I feel like I’m going to ski

Beautiful, green mountains I see,

Williston means everything to me

 

Winter in Vermont

By Mauve Nolan

The snow is falling on my face. I’m catching snowflakes on my tongue. Winter is the best season in VT, but for the cold.

 

The Library

By April Palmer

Grade 4

A warm, soft, cozy and informative place

A place of great titles

The Library

A place where people are kind and courageous

A place that welcomes anyone

A place that is quiet and peaceful

A place that holds great Ideas and magic

But the library is mostly one big thing, one different world

The library is not a lonely place but not a crowded place, It’s just right

The library talks to you, invites you to come, it challenges you

It shouts at you “Come In!” but it does not talk

The Library
Why I love Vermont
Grace Colbeth

Grade 7
From the sweet smell of maple syrup,
to the smell of the crisp winter air.
From the summer sun,
to the spring flowers.
From the colorful fall leaves,
to the spring puddles.
From the children that surround me,
to the teachers that inspire me.
From the vibrant sunsets,
to the vivid mountain ranges.
From the lake breeze,
to the clashing animal species.
From the love of the game,

to the love for my family.
From the friendships that have started,

to the memories that stand still.
Is my home,
Vermont.

 

 

Williston- The Tiny But Awesome Town                         

By Sophia Cross

Grade 5

I live in Williston.

We have everything a normal town has.

A shopping plaza,

2 schools,

An amazing library,

A pizza place,

And the usual hubbub of people,

Going about their usual lives.

We are a tiny suburb just outside of Burlington.

Really

I mean it.

Really tiny.

We’re not on many maps.

We don’t have many famous people.

So what?

Sometimes we don’t get a lot of attention,

Or big TV news stories,

Or have famous people.

That doesn’t mean we aren’t awesome,

Right?

So, that is fine.

 

Williston Is…

Will Moody

Grade 7

Williston Is…

Williston is not just a town, its a community

Williston is hidden by beautiful maple trees,

We are sheltered by the Green Mountains,

Williston is the colors of nature,

green, yellow, white, and blue

Williston is fresh,

Williston is homemade and organic,

Williston is made from the ground up,

Williston is small,

Williston is quality not quantity,

Williston is seen as who we are,

Williston is a back road to success,

Williston will always be ours,

Williston is what we make of it,

Williston can be whatever we want it to be

We are Williston, and Williston is us,

Williston is…

 

 

The Williston Library  

By Kendra Murphy

I love to get books here

I always find something good

Always see a friendly face

Books line the shelves

I am happy to be able to go here!

 

Maple Syrup   

By Charlie Littlefield

Grade 5

Marvelous

Always good

Perfect flavor

Lovely

Excellent taste

Super smooth

Yellow and amber colored

Ready for consumers

Using tree sap

Pure

 

 

Williston

Hannah Steadman

Grade 6

Williston is wonderful,

It’s a wonderful place,

It’s so wonderful that

it brings a smile to my face!

 

It’s an interesting place,

full of beautiful things,

they’re so beautiful that

they’ll make you sing!

 

It’s a lovely place,

filled with great beauty,

It’ll lift your mood so much that

you’ll feel so fruity!

 

It’s a nice place,

filled with such happiness,

when you experience it

you’ll lose all your sadness!

 

Williston

Emily Marvin

Grade 6

I like the animals

the snow

the stars in the night

 

I like the nature

the quietness

The house that I live in

 

I like the snow days

the weekends

the plays we perform

 

But most of all I like the people by my side

 

Williston

Tony Nguyen

Grade 6

Cold and long Winters.

Nature in the Summertime.

Rainy days in Spring.

Williston

Emma Strack

Grade 6

The snow is nice for me

After a snowstorm, nothing is you can see

My favorite thing to do

Well why don’t I tell you

I glide on the snow
As fast as you can throw

My poles dig down

There is no way I can frown

It is snowing

And it feels like I’m glowing

Nothing can stop me

In Williston, I love to ski

Williston

Reid ZuWallack

Grade 6

Williston is open and nice.

I Like Williston.

Love the open land.

Like freshness and fun almost every day.

I think you will like Williston.

So beautiful.

The nice land and tall grass.

Oh I love Williston.

No city.

 

 

 

Williston

Daniel Hibbeler

Grade 6

Wintery woods.

Oak trees.

Overwhelming smells.

Dogs can run freely in the wintery wonderland.

Seeping sap.

 

 

Williston

Hunter Durgin

Grade 6

Ice fishing in winter

Cold is good

Eating the fish

Fishing with eyes and minnows

Ice needs to be thick

Shanty

Home to cook the fish

I love fishing with my grandpa

Now its time to ice fish

Got to go!

 

Williston

Katie Scheer

Grade 7

I like the frosty white snow that falls from the cloudy sky. I like the colorful leaves that fall from the tall trees. I like the friendly people that greet me every morning. I like the smell of wood burning that greets me walking down the street. I like how everybody is different in their own special way. I like hearing the church bells ringing. I like feeling the tickly grass under my toes. I like my friends who can tackle me to the ground or cry in front of me over the smallest thing. I love my parents even though they can bug me so much I will scream. I love Vermont.

 

Williston

Kobe y Pecor

Grade 5

Happiest  place on earth

oh so much laughter

my family is awesome

energetic  family

 

Williston

Kiara Poitras

Grade 5

Will make people enjoy life

In a great town if you are here

Leaving it is like never smiling

Love it as long as you can

In the town of awesomeness

So many things to do

To cool for outsiders

Only the best state

Never a bad place to live

Vermont is the best state in the USA

Take a walk in the woods and there so many cool things

 

 

Williston

Samantha Polley

Grade 5

Very friendly people

Extraordinary sights to see

Really good maple syrup

Mountains wherever you look

On the streams, the brook trout jump

Nests full of baby bluebirds in spring

Trees full of fresh air we love to breath

 

 

 

Williston

Jagger Lehouiller

Grade 5

Vermont

Endless snow
Really awesomely green

Maple syrup

Obviously amazing

No bad angry people

Trees

 

Williston Poem

Kai Sedic-Lawton

Grade 6

Williston, Vermont

Filled with beauty, as well as peace

Joy and happiness are here.

 

 

Williston

Daniel Moshovetis
Grade 5

Wonderful place

I love it here

Lots of friends

Lots of trees

It’s amazing here

So cool

Tons of fun

AwesOme

Nice people everywhere

 

 

Williston

Nick Gigliotti

Grade 5

Williston

Is

Lovable

Likeable

It’s

alSo

a Town

Of

Nice people

 

 Williston

Jessica Ammon

Grade 5

Wonderful maple syrup

Interesting things to do for fun

Lovely neighborhoods to live in

Living here is wonderful

In a beautiful part of the state

Sights to see

The trees in fall

One of a kind

Noble

 

Williston

Jessica Gagne

Grade 7

Williston is…

Wonderful

Idyllic

Lovely scenery

Likeable

Incredible

Serene

Tranquil

Out of this World

Nice

 

My Williston Tanka

By Justin Schaaf, Grade 7

This town is so nice.

Blanketed in snow and ice;

Doesn’t mind weather;

Gets family together;

It is my wonderful home.

 

My Williston Cinquain

By Justin Schaaf, Grade 7

Williston,

Catamount Center,

Skiing, Biking, running,

Family fun for everyone,

Home.

 

Williston

Ethan Czarny

Grade 5

Jay Peak rocks

Awesome water slides

You are gonna have a good time

Plunge into the warm water

Endless fun

Amazing views
Kind people

 

 

Williston

Kyrell Ward

Grade 6

Ball

Athletic

Swish

Kids

Energetic

Team

Basket

A bility

Listen

Lesson

 

Winter Poem

By Izzy Glickman

Grade 4

W inter wonderland

I nside around the fire

N ot getting out of bed

T he sleds racing down the hill

E nding the day with hot chocolate

R unning in the snow
Williston Poem

By Ananya Rohatgi

Grade 3

W onderful environment

I ncredibly beautiful

L ots of things to do

L ovely views

I s cherishable

S uper intelligent people

T he best schools

O ptimistic place to live

N ever is alone

 

Williston Poem

By Asja Tuco

Grade 4

W onderful views

I ntelligent people

L itter free

L oyal

I ncredible families

S uper sunner summers

T asty restaurants

O ld town

N ever ending fun

 

 

Williston

Alexa Butler

Williston is the life of a party,

It is where you will find maple syrup,

Williston is one of Vermont’s amazing towns,

It is located in Chittenden County Vermont

 

Williston

Noah LeCours

I love Williston it the place for fun joy and partying

 

 

Williston

Mary McNamara

What I like best about Williston is that our community is very nice and generous and they are all very caring.

 

LIVING GREEN: New CVU water bottle fountains another step to lower the school’s carbon footprint

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By Brandon O’Connell

Champlain Valley Union High School

 

New water bottle filling stations have started to appear around the halls of Champlain Valley Union High School.

CVU recently installed two new Elkay EZH2O bottle filling stations. These new EZH20 fountains make reusing and refilling easier and quicker—set down your reusable water bottle under the sensor and the fountain quickly fills it three times faster than an average fountain.

Over the past few years, CVU has made serious efforts to reduce the school’s carbon footprint, but with the installation of these fountains, CVU will also be providing students with cleaner, healthier and tastier water. “Not only are we saving plastic, but students are also drinking healthier water,” said Kurt Proulx, director of maintenance. “These new fountains and filters pull out particulates, mineral deposits and rust from typical pipes. These filters also counteract the chlorine in the treated Hinesburg water.”

Elkay guarantees safety and cleanliness with its “Silver Ion Antimicrobial Product Protection.” Selected plastic components are integrated with Antimicrobial Silver Ion, which inhibits the growth of common bacteria, molds and fungi that cause stains, odors and product deterioration.

The need to reduce water bottle waste has become a priority. According to the Washington Post, “Americans went through about 50 billion plastic water bottles in 2006. The recycling rate for PET is only 23 percent, which means 38 billion water bottles go into landfills each year—more than $1 billion worth of plastic.”

It is obvious that the need to cut down is apparent and schools are a perfect place to start. Many schools have already adopted dramatic changes, including the University of Vermont. UVM was the first public university in the country to end the sale of bottled water on campus. It has not sold plastic water bottles on campus since January 2013.

“Students advocating for an end to sales of bottled water have dedicated many hours over the past four years encouraging fellow students to change their habits and persuading administrators to foster a more sustainable beverage system for the community, said Gioia Thompson, director of the Office of Sustainability at UVM.

UVM provides safe, clean drinking water with its 75 new retrofitted fountains and water bottle fountains. Though CVU has not adopted this bottle ban, it has made drastic efforts to cut its carbon footprint as well.

“We have been working to lower the carbon footprint since 2005,” said Proulx. “This effort started with the transition to a wood chip heating system with natural gas backup boilers. We installed variable speed hot water pumps that can be easily slowed and sped up based on weather conditions. We also retrofitted all the lights to lower electricity by about two thousand dollars a month.”

A very cool feature of these new fountains is that it visually keeps track of how many bottles it has eliminated the need for. Every 20 ounces it fills it adds a bottle to the ticker. Both fountains combined have saved over 11 thousands bottles of water at CVU.

According to Proulx, these fountains cost $500 and about $100 for yearly maintenance, which mostly consists of buying a new filter.

These new fountains in the halls represent CVU’s ongoing initiative to recycle, reuse and lower the schools carbon footprint. The new fountains are here for a purpose. CVU offers numerous opportunities for teachers and students to help better the school and environment. It is now the students’ and the teachers’ responsibility to help out. Help reuse and try out the new water bottle fountains.