Thursday, November 1, 2018

Quarter 1 Report Cards

Burlington High School Q1 Report Cards are now available in the Family and Student Portals.

To retrieve the report card, log in to the Aspen Family Portal at:
http://ma-burlington.myfollett.com 

On the homepage, you will see an area labeled Published Reports. Within Published Reports, you should see a link to the report card for your child.
The report card is in PDF format.

The report will be available to view or download for the next two weeks.
If you have forgotten your password, there is an "I forgot my password" link on the Aspen Login page. Please try using this tool first. If you do not know your Login ID or are having trouble resetting your password, please contact the Student Information Office via e-mail at studentinfo@bpsk12.org.

Here are a couple of additional Family Portal Resources:

Aspen Family Portal - First Time Users - http://goo.gl/eKZrxq
Aspen Family Portal Reference Sheet - http://goo.gl/NrTXtX

Students Exhibit in Natural Burlington Photo and Art Show on Tuesday, November 6 at Grand View Farm

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Photo by Anika Negi, Grade 9
Special thanks to the Burlington Conservation Commission for hosting an photo and art show that features Burlington Artists and the beautiful subject of Burlington Nature.
The show will be at Grand View Farm on Tuesday, November 6, 2018 from 6-9pm
The following students are exhibiting in this show:
Isabelle James
Annabel Wiley

Katelyn Murphy

Fiona Bell

Anika Negi

Jamie Thierrien

Sydney Hovasse 

Kayla Baker

Maria Acash

Ryan Crowe

Martello Cesar

Lainey Gaiero

Aria Marthur

Kayla Summerville

Chloe Poles

Carlie Mattson

Thanya Weadick

Gili Cohen

Liz Gillespie
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Photo by Kaitlyn Murphy, Grade 9

Monday, October 29, 2018

Information on BHS Report Cards & Parent Conferences / BHS Vaping Presentation / BHS Fall Play

First-term grades closed on Friday, October 26. Report cards will be published in the ASPEN parent portal on Thursday, November 1st. Please make special note of the following important dates:

Day Parent/Teacher Conferences - Monday, November 5, 8:30 a.m. to 2:45 p.m.

Election Day - Tuesday, November 6 No School

Evening Parent/Teacher Conferences - Thursday, November 8 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Veterans Day Observance - Monday, November 12 No School

Please be mindful that evening conferences will follow our traditional drop-in format and that your time may be limited. 

Any parent or guardian who wishes to schedule a conference during the day on Monday, November 5th, can make an appointment online with Sign Up Genius, which can be accessed through the link below and is open from 7:45 a.m. on 10/29 and closes at 7:00 p.m. on 11/4.


If you need them, as a reminder, teacher email addresses can be found on the BPS website.

In addition to our evening conferences, Burlington Police Resource Officer Keith Shepard will be presenting, ‘Vaping, What You Need to Know’. The presentation will be in the auditorium prior to our evening conferences on 11/8 at 5:30 p.m. This presentation is designed to keep parents informed about the dangerous trend of vaping.  You are strongly encouraged to attend. 

Also, please mark your calendar for the annual BHS fall play, which will be “ Harvey”,  the Pulitzer Prize-winning play by Mary Chase where Elwood P. Dowd is the perfect gentleman, his only flaw being that his best friend is a pooka; a six-foot-tall, invisible rabbit named Harvey. When Elwood begins introducing Harvey around town, his sister, Veta Louise and her daughter Myrtle Mae are embarrassed. They become determined to commit Elwood to a sanitarium. In error, it is Veta who is committed rather than Elwood after she confesses that, on occasion, she has seen the rabbit herself. Eventually, the mistake is realized and a frantic search begins for Elwood and his friend. Elwood eventually agrees to undergo treatment to satisfy his sister, but in the end, Veta realizes that she loves her brother just as he is and accepts Harvey as a member of the household, understanding that she doesn’t want either of them to change.


The performance dates are December 14th at 7:30 p.m. and December 15th at 2:00 p.m. Tickets can be purchased at http://burlingtontickets.tix.com        

Wednesday, October 3, 2018

BHS Career Day / State STEM Week

Governor Baker and Lieutenant Governor Polito are declaring October 22 - 26, 2018, "STEM Week" in the Commonwealth. The Baker-Polito Administration is focusing on promoting STEM education because studies have shown that over the next 10 years, U.S. industries will need one million more STEM graduates than our nation's education system will generate.

During STEM Week, Burlington High School is hosting a Career Day for students, scheduled for October 25th. This event is part of BHS’s Career Exploration Program, which is designed to help students make informed decisions about their future paths. Through collaboration with community members and organizations, the Career Exploration Program connects students’ current learning with potential occupations, highlighting the skills they need to find success. 

Speakers on career day can choose to stay for one session or for both, sessions start at 9:15 A.M and run through 10:45 A.M. We are encouraging parents from all fields to participate. We would also like to expand the number of speakers representing STEM fields and are asking parents to participate as speakers or to recruit colleagues/companies. Our goal is to find 10 companies and 25 STEM speakers.


Whether you choose to participate or make a referral, we appreciate any effort on behalf of our students. Also, for more information on our career exploration efforts at BHS please visit our website and for more information on the Commonwealth's STEM week, visit their website.