Dr. Robinson's 3-4 classroom blog from 2012-2016

The students in Dr. Robinson's 3-4 Team studied South Hero History for 6 years and took many field trips around town.
Click on this link to see where the students went around town and what townsfolk they met along the way.


At the end of 2018 Lake Champlain Access Television [LCATV] started filming our presentations. Their output is 2 to 4 times sharper than the videos I was putting up. That means it takes a little longer to get the video to start. [The reason I reduced the quality level of my videos.] Their production is different than mine and you will notice that immediately.
When you click on a video, it starts to load. It will take about 30 seconds [an eternity when you are waiting] to start playing. The speakers will start to sound and the video will look like it is not running for about 23 seconds. LCATV puts up an identification POSTER for those 23 seconds. Don't be alarmed, it is running if you can hear the sound.

The old WEB guy

Saturday, September 17, 2016

On Sept. 9th, 2016, SHHS was excited to present Everette Dubuque, Ron Phelps, and Chet MacKenzie and the history of sturgeon fishing in the Islands. Everett talked about his experiences fishing for sturgeon from the time he was a junior in high school until 1968. Ron had memorabilia and stories to share from his grandfather's sturgeon fishing experiences. Chet Mackenzie, from the VT Dept. of Fish and Wildlife, presented current information about what the state has been doing to track the sturgeon population and their spawning habits which has enabled the state to develop a lake sturgeon recovery program. We learned that sturgeon fish are bottom feeders and only spawn once every four to five years. They live in 6-28 feet of water. From 1998-2008 they have been tagging the fish and learning about their habits. The acustic tag pings every three seconds for ten years and enabled the department to follow their territory. They put a receiver in the Winooski Delta and were able to record every fish that went by it. They discovered the fish are found in the shallow, 12-25 ft area--definitely up on the shelf. The Sturgeon prefer a soft bottom that has sediment so there are insects to eat. Please click on the video to hear this amazing and well attended presentation!

Tuesday, July 12, 2016

SHHS is excited to present Hopie Riehle and the history of Kellogg’s Island located in Keeler Bay. Expect to have four generations of Hopie Riehle’s family uncover the many goings on over the years. Did you know it used to be called Kibbe Island in the 1800’s?