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Students Working on Many Projects for Bike Recycle Vermont

Students Working on Many Projects for Bike Recycle Vermont

The Bikes and Community Research and Service class has been spending Wednesday afternoons at Local Motion’s Bike Recycle Vermont shop in Burlington. The students have settled into a groove wrenching on bikes, making jewelry for Bike Recycle Designs, and generally helping around the shop. We have also been exploring topics surrounding Bike Recycle’s two-fold mission: […]

Students Wow Branch Out Burlington!

The ‘Greening Our Cities with Trees’ Research & Service class has been busy this month! The students continue to wow Branch Out Burlington! with their incredible weeding and mulching at the nursery – the director of the organization has never seen the nursery look so good! We also had a chance to work with trees […]

Exciting Things are Happening in Research & Service this Semester!

In addition to teaching English to new immigrants from Nepal each Friday, the Changing Face of Vermont Research & Service class has been working with English Language Learners at the Sustainability Academy, a public elementary school in Burlington. Working together with these students who have all immigrated recently to Vermont, the VCS class is collaborating […]

Bike Drive for Bike Recycle Vermont

In the Bike Recycle Research and Service, different groups have been working on projects to help Bike Recycle Vermont, a program that gives bikes to low income Vermonters and refugees. One group held a bike drive. Last week ten bikes were brought in, and all of them will be going to Bike Recycle Vermont (BRVT). […]

Caring for Trees with Branch out Burlington

The “Greening Up Our Cities with Trees” Research and Service class has been busy caring for trees in the local Branch Out Burlington! (also known as BOB!) tree nursery. At least once a week, we walk right behind the school, through the UVM Horticultural Farm, to the Burlington Community Tree Nursery. We are preparing trees […]

The Changing Face of Vermont

Mark Cline Lucey’s Research and Service class, “The Changing Face of Vermont,” is working with resettled Nepalese refugees in Burlington every Friday. Students have been challenged with teaching English to these new Americans, ranging from those with a few English words to those with absolutely none. On Wednesdays, this Research and Service class will also […]

Scholarship. Community. Global Responsibility.

Students emerge from their time at Vermont Commons School intrinsically motivated to seek out their role for improving the world, with the skills and competencies to do so.