Friday, October 21, 2016

Town of Burlington Veterans Day Ceremony

Burlington High School - Operation Hat Trick

Please join us tonight on Varsity Field as we salute local heroes!
This fall, six Middlesex League high schools (Arlington, Belmont, Burlington, Lexington, Stoneham, and Winchester) are participating in something very unique — the Operation Hat Trick Middlesex League Initiative. Participating schools will proudly display their logos on a special camouflage Operation Hat Trick hat. The goal of Operation Hat Trick is to raise awareness for our veterans and educate students in the service and sacrifice of our wounded veterans. Operation Hat Trick does just this.
This initiative is projected to raise close to $7,000, which will be donated to Operation Hat Trick. They use the funds to support awareness and recovery programs.
The 'Kick Off 'to OHT Awareness Week will be tonight October 21, 2016. All Burlington High School athletic team captains (who are wearing the hat this week to raise awareness) will be on hand at our home football game VS Wilmington to present an official Operation Hat Trick camouflage hat (below) to veterans who live in our Burlington Community.  

We hope you can join us!

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Give Cancer the Boot Fundraiser TONIGHT, Wednesday, 10/19

The Burlington High Girls Soccer Team will be hosting its' "Give Cancer the Boot” game tonight @ 6pm on Varsity Field and they would love to have you there!

Give Cancer the Boot is a program led by soccer coaches across New England to increase breast cancer awareness and promote healthy living through season-long awareness efforts, fundraising activities, and advocacy programs.

The girls will be wearing their pink uniforms as they play against Revere High School and also look to clinch a playoff birth. A $5 suggested donation will be collected at the door for adults to help contribute to this great cause. Along with some high-quality soccer, we will be selling baked goods, pizza and tickets for great RAFFLES!

Can't make it to the game? No problem! You can still support the cause by donating to the team's online page:

... breast cancer awareness
  • Attend the Kicks for Cancer Game at Varsity Field on Wednesday, October 19, 6:00 p.m.
  • Donations will be accepted
  • Baked goods, pizza and raffle sales
    ... breast cancer awareness
  • Consider supporting the fundraising efforts by making a direct donation to the cause by visiting our donations page at:
  • You may also forward donations to Rosemary DeSousa (Central) or Karen Hoyt (Pine Glen) by Friday, October 21
    ... breast cancer awareness
  • Take a chance on a raffle prize - See link for details
  • Send cash along with contact telephone number along to Karen Hoyt (Pine Glen) or Rosemary DeSousa (Central) and by 2:00pm, Monday, October 24 and we will enter you to win!
  • Drawing will be held at the senior night game on Tuesday, October 25
Questions? Contact girls soccer coaches:
Caitlyn Germain (BHS)

Daniella DeSousa (BHS)

Burlington High School October Students of the Month

The Billerica Elks Student of the Month Program recognizes outstanding students from Burlington, Billerica, and Shawsheen Valley Technical High School. Each month from October to April two students are chosen from the senior class as 'Students of the Month'. In the spring, the Billerica Elks hosts a Teenager of the Year banquet. All fourteen Students of the Month are recognized and each school selects a Teenager of the Year, who receives a $750.00 scholarship from the Billerica Elks.

Congratulations to October's Students of the Month Anusha Datar and Sebastian Beuchelt:

Anusha Datar is a senior at Burlington High School. Over the past four years, she has maintained high grades in rigorous classes. She has also received numerous academic awards, such as the Middlesex League SILS Award, high honors, several National Latin Exam medals, the Rensselaer medal (for math and science achievement), AP Scholar with Distinction, and National Merit Commended Scholar.

Extracurricularly, Anusha has been a co-president of the BHS FIRST Robotics team for two years, a co-captain of the debate team for two years, a co-president and then president of the multicultural club, and a leader of the school’s Humans of BHS Facebook page. She competes on the BHS swim team. Her community service involves organizing and mentoring students at LEGO robotics programs in Burlington schools and teaching and helping at Shishu Bharati School of Indian Language and culture every Sunday. She works at Einstein’s Workshop in Burlington and is also a private tutor. Anusha hopes to major in electrical engineering and computer science next year.

Sebastian Beuchelt is a senior at Burlington High School. His favorite subjects are calculus and biology. His overall high grades and commitment to extracurriculars in these interests rewards him with the student of the month award. Sebastian wants to study these subjects in future in college and to become a future doctor. Sebastian is a responsible and a hard-working student. Moreover, his balanced academic and extracurricular achievements have allowed him to get to know new interesting individuals and connect with new people.

Sebastian has volunteered over 225 hours each year as a ski patroller for Cannon Mountain. By combining his three of his passions of skiing, medicine, and helping others, Sebastian got his first job as an emergency responder in ninth grade. He ensures trail safety, assists with mountain logistics, and helps people medically both on and off the slopes. His immense commitment to the Ski Patroller has given him the responsibility to train and develop younger and newer Ski Patrollers.

Sebastian enjoys his time at school: especially the classes in which he has to think critically and help others. His ability to deal with challenging tasks makes him a very enthusiastic student in his five AP classes. When he is not busy with school or work, Sebastian enjoys soccer, gymnastics, computers, and having fun with friends. Sebastian is a productive and interesting student with a good sense of humor. His ability to meet and connect with new people shows that he believes that friendship is one of the most important aspects of school and life. He enjoys traveling and will be participating in the Spanish Exchange program this fall and spring, hoping to learn more about the Spanish culture and language. Sebastian likes to experience many new, interesting things and discover the world he lives in.


Tuesday, October 18, 2016

BHS Art Hosts Well-Known Architect and Designer as Visiting Artist

The Burlington High School Art Department will host well-known architect and designer Benjamin Uyeda on Friday, November 4, as a visiting artist for its students in architecture, art and business classes. The visit will give students an opportunity to hear how he combines architecture and sustainable design with marketing to create a thriving social media based business.

A graduate of Cornell University with Bachelor and Master degrees in Architecture, Uyeda is co-founder of ZeroEnergy Design, a modern green architecture and mechanical design firm,, a web based media company that distributes green home designs over the internet, and HomeMade Modern, an online design source that publishes easy-to-follow, DIY recipes for creating modern home furnishings.

In his own words, Uyeda was raised in a “family with limited financial resources where design was a way to transform mundane ingredients into something special,” crediting his mother who instilled the idea that even though there may be limited resources, there is always access to new things and experiences.

Benjamin Uyeda’s career began as a designer of high performance, sustainable homes that produced as much energy as they used. The reality, however, was that these homes were often expensive, second homes for clients, and as a designer he felt the need to be creating not catering.

With that in mind he founded HomeMade Modern, a digital media based business that now boasts over 11 million worldwide views in over 50 countries. He is sponsored by Home Depot, Ryobi and Quikrete, has authored HomeMade Modern, Smart DIY Designs for a Stylish Home, and can be found on a number of social media sites including Facebook, YouTube, Pinterest and Buzzfeed.

Benjamin Uyeda’s visit to Burlington High School is facilitated by faculty member Christina Chang who teaches Intro to Architecture. Developed in response to student requests for studies in architecture, landscape and interior design, the full year course provides an opportunity for advanced art students to acquire a knowledge of these fields through a variety of learning experiences.

Among those experiences are exposure to visiting artists such as Uyeda whose charismatic style will undoubtedly raise the level of interest and excitement among the students. “Ben's work is much more than just sustainability,” states Chang. “He has approached design and idea sharing in a new way that is accessible and appropriate for this media and tech-savvy group of students.”

Recognizing that Benjamin Uyeda’s expertise goes far beyond the designer’s creativity, Chang reached out to Krista Anderson, a marketing teacher in the Business and Information Technology department of Burlington High School. “I always welcome every opportunity to expose my marketing students to a variety of jobs and careers,” comments Anderson. “I immediately saw great synergy with what we'll be covering in my marketing classes . . . discussing how to use social media to reach audiences, spread message and create interest.”

The visiting artist program at Burlington High School is an integral part of the Art Department. In addition to the visit by Benjamin Uyeda, past guest speakers have included Pixar artist and alumnus Erik Langley, landscape painter Arnie Casavant, printmaker Randy Garber and painter Lei-Sanne Do. Additionally, the department hosts an annual Alumni Day, a homecoming for alumni that provides yet another opportunity for students to look at career possibilities as they approach the college years.

To learn more about the designs of Benjamin Uyeda, watch his TEDx talk and follow him on Facebook, YouTube, Pinterest, Twitter, Google+, Instagram and Buzzfeed.

For more information about the Burlington High School Art Department visit their website and follow them on Facebook.