Education Briefs2/12/09

Feb. 12, 2009

Map wiz

Congratulations to Jonathan Liebman, an eighth grader at Williston Central School, who recently won the Geographic Bee. Liebman will represent the school in the Vermont State competition.

Future business owners

Champlain Valley Union High School entrepreneurship students in Tamie-Jo Dickinson’s class recently completed their mid-term exam — an elevator pitch competition, in which students had two minutes to convey the heart of their business to judges. The students outlined their business proposals, marketing strategies and competitive advantages.

Christopher Ghazi of Williston finished in first place, followed by Wells Griffin of Shelburne in second place and Jason Schneiderman of Williston in third.

Parent workshops

Jeanine Fitzgerald, founder of the Better Behavior Institute and an internationally recognized human behavior consultant, will offer three workshops for parents, teachers and other professionals who work with children.

The first workshop, “Different Children, Different Needs,” is scheduled for Tuesday, Feb. 17 and will explore the unique pattern of influences upon a child’s behavior and development. The workshop will be held from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at The Bellwether School, located at 1186 South Brownell Road in Williston.

Subsequent workshops will be March 30 and April 14. They are sponsored by The Bellwether School and The Schoolhouse Learning Center in South Burlington. Fees are $10 per session or $25 for all three.

For more information or to register, contact Debbie Millon at or 863-4839.