Education Briefs

Aug. 21, 2008

Back to school

Get ready, kids, because the carefree days of summer are nearly finished.
School starts next week. Kindergarten through eighth grade students in the Williston School District, as well as freshmen at Champlain Valley Union High School, return to class on Wednesday, Aug. 27. Students in grades 10 through 12 at CVU start on Thursday, Aug. 28.

Changes of note

As the 2008-2009 school year begins next week, both upper and lower houses within the Williston School District are experiencing changes due to the new classroom configurations.
As reported earlier by the Observer, Verve and Phoenix upper houses have been disbanded and the new Harbor House has been created. Journey House  at Williston Central School has changed its name to Pinnacle House and has added two teachers and expanded to six classes.
Also, the Williston School District is instituting full-day kindergarten this school year for the first time.
The school day has been extended as well, after the district split from the Champlain Valley Union High School bus system. Allen Brook School will start at 7:55 a.m. and end at 2:35 a.m. Williston Central will start at 8:10 a.m. and end at 2:55 a.m.