Chamberlin School Unveils Video Series Highlighting Students and Learning
Posted by Corey Burdick on 6/7/2019 1:00:00 PM
Starting school for the first time can be daunting, for both students and parents/guardians alike, but what if it could be made a bit less nerve wracking by getting a preview of the school experience prior to late August? Now, incoming Chamberlin students can do just that thanks to a partnership with UVM's Public Communications Capstone Project.
Back in late 2018, UVM Professor and incoming Chamberlin parent Sarah Heiss pitched the idea, specifically of videos focusing on the Kindergarten experience to ease the minds of young students beginning school. Principal Holly Rouelle took the lead in writing the official proposal and the unveiling of all 4 videos took place at a red carpet assembly at Chamberlin June 4.
The videos showcase Chamberlin School as a whole, the Kindergarten experience, integrated arts, and experiences of growth.
According to Rouelle, the UVM students "put about 120 hours in at Chamberlin, spending the first 2-3 weeks learning about our school culture. Also, 2 of the team members are SBSD grads. The team leader, Alexandra Esposito is a former kindergartener of mine when I was a kindergarten teacher at Essex Elementary before becoming a principal. The professor, Sarah Heiss, has an incoming kindergartener at Chamberlin. Having a new Kindergarten student, she was the one that proposed the original idea to have a welcome to kindergarten video. We decided to expand the idea and include a focus on our Three Be’s - Be Respectful, Be Responsible, Be Safe."
You can enjoy the videos via the link above and on the Chamberlin website!