Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Burlington High School January Students of the Month

Jack Hirsch
Jack Hirsch is a current senior at Burlington High School. A dedicated student, Jack has strived to take a challenging course load with a mix of APs and honors. Some of the APs he has taken includes Literature and Composition, Calculus AB, Biology, and World History. Excelling in these classes, Jack has made high honors or honor roll throughout his years at BHS.

Outside of the classroom, Jack continually contributes to the BHS community in positive ways. He is a three-sport athlete competing in cross country in the fall, indoor track in the winter, and track and field in the spring. He also serves on the Red Devils Athletic Leadership Council, improving the athletic department and atmosphere at BHS. Jack is also a member of DECA, a business club that prepares high school age students for the business world. He has advanced to the statewide competition for DECA for three consecutive years and is a part of the leadership team at DECA, helping with communication and social media.

Jack has consistently strived to spread his academic success to others, participating in clubs such as Peer Tutoring and Homework Helpers. As a subject coordinator for peer tutoring, Jack matches high school tutors with students in need of one. In homework helpers, he works one on one with struggling middle school students. Jack is a mentor for the incoming freshman, as well, aiding the transition from the middle school to the high school. After high school Jack will be attending a four year university. Although unsure of what to do after college, he plans on studying international relations. He has fond memories of his years here and is excited to see what the future has in store for him.
Teresa Chai

Teresa Chai is a senior at Burlington High School. She has a passion for learning and challenges herself academically. She has been taking AP courses since her sophomore year, and she is currently enrolled in AP Calculus, AP Spanish, AP Environmental Science, honors literature, honors physics, and an independent study in art. Her academic success has allowed her to make the honor roll every term of her high school career and she has been a member of National Honor Society since her sophomore year.

Teresa has enjoyed getting involved in many different activities over the last four years at BHS. She has been apart of Science Olympiad, where she competes with her peers against other high schools, since her freshman year. She has been elected by her fellow club members to many leadership positions throughout her four years and is currently the club president. In addition, Teresa is part of the Peer Tutoring Club, being named a subject coordinator her senior year, and she enjoys helping fellow students with coursework in some of her favorite subjects. Additionally, Teresa has been involved in the mentoring program at BHS for the last two years, helping freshman with their transition from middle school to high school. She is also apart of Spanish Club, where she enjoys helping local Latino families through activities such as the food drive for the Fina House in Lawrence.

Outside of school, Teresa is a part of a senior dance company at Suzanne’s Dance Connection. She dances year round and competes at competitions and conventions with her teammates. She also assists some of the elementary school dance classes at her studio, as she hopes to share her love of dance with the next generation. Additionally, over the summer Teresa volunteers at the elementary summer program at Memorial Elementary School, helping students with art projects and various academic activities.
Teresa currently aspires to become a genetic counselor and plans on studying cellular or molecular biology at a 4-year university. She is excited about the opportunities ahead of her and can’t wait to see what the future holds!

Burlington High School January Citizens of the Month

Burlington High School January Citizens of the Month

Mr. George Ratkevich

George has been an active member of the VIEW Committee since its inception and has thoughtfully participated in all of the committee’s endeavors.  He has taken on a leadership role in the various subcommittees, ensuring that VIEW’s work lives in the school and not just on paper.  Taking the initiative to bring a community-wide art exhibit that celebrates diversity to the Burlington Common, and prompting BHS faculty and staff to participate in various projects that build school community and progress the school’s mission is just a couple of the ways he has served as a responsible citizen in our community.
Neil Pandit

Neil is the President of the Multicultural Club.  He is actively engaged in the club’s mission of spreading, educating and supporting cultural diversity at Burlington High School. He is also a member of Indian Americans for Burlington; he serves as the Youth Services Liaison.

Friday, January 12, 2018

Lexington Arts and Crafts Society presents: 22nd Annual Regional High School Artists Show

Lexington Arts and Crafts Society presents:
22nd Annual Regional High School Artists Show

The artistic talents of our area youth is on display at the Lexington Arts and Crafts Society, for the 22nd Annual Regional High School Art Majors Show. The work of students from Arlington, Bedford, Burlington, Lexington, Winchester, Waltham, Lexington Christian Academy, Concord-Carlisle and Minuteman Regional Vocational Technical high schools will be on view.

The selected artwork on exhibit is not a juried show; the selected work is either selected by teachers or chosen by the students with the assistance of their teachers. Many of these young artists will continue in college to become future designers and fine artists. The styles range from energized multi-media drawings, still life studies to architectural designs. Other mediums represented are experimental sculptures, photography, painting, and ceramics.

The “High School Artists, A Celebration” reception will be held on Sunday, January 28th from 2 – 4pm in the Parson Gallery. Lexington Arts and Crafts Society, 130 Waltham Street, Lexington, MA.

The gallery of the Lexington Arts and Crafts Society was built with the philosophy of giving local artists an opportunity to exhibit their work. In that same spirit, we are giving our area student artists the same opportunity.

Gallery Hours: Tuesday – Friday and Sunday 12 – 4 p.m., and Saturday 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Admission and Parking are free. Open to the Public
For more information: Call 781.862.9696 or visit: www.LACSma.org

The Burlington Wall

Wednesday, January 3, 2018

BHS Mid Year Exams

BHS Mid Year Exam Schedule:

Tuesday, 1/16/18

Period 1 Exam  9:15 - 10:45
Period 2 Exam 10:55 - 12:25 Bus Pick-up 12:30
Make-up Exam  1:00 -  2:00

Wednesday, 1/17/18

Period 3 Exam  9:15 - 10:45
Period 4 Exam 10:55 - 12:25 Bus Pick-up 12:30
Make-up Exam  1:00 -  2:00

Thursday, 1/18/18

Period 5 Exam  9:15 - 10:45
Period 6 Exam 10:55 - 12:25 Bus Pick-up 12:30
Make-up Exam  1:00 -  2:00

Friday, 1/19/18
Period 7 Exam  9:15 - 10:45 Bus Pick-up 11:00
Make-up Exam 11:00 - 12:30

There is no school Monday, January 15, 2018, for Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.

  • Buses will operate on a two-hour delay.
  • Students traveling by other means should arrive by 9:10 a.m. and report directly to their scheduled exam.
  • Students are required to be present only when they have an exam scheduled.
  • Students may use the Library or Cafeteria for quiet study prior to or between exams.
  • Students may make up any missed exams as outlined below.
  • During non-examination times, parents may make appointments for teacher conferences.
  • If inclement weather results in the cancellation of school, the exam schedule will be moved back and exams will be administered when classes resume.

student mentors will be offering free tutoring sessions to all 9th graders after school this week.  The schedule will be from 2-2:30 p.m. in the Upper Library as follows:

1/08 Monday Math
1/09 Tuesday English
1/10 Wednesday History
1/11 Thursday World Language/Electives
1/12 Friday Science