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.

Tuesday, October 2, 2018

BHS Quarter 1 Progress Reminder

We are now halfway through Quarter 1 so it would be a great time to check in on your child’s progress by looking up their grades and averages using the Aspen Family Portal. We have also sent out a reminder to parents/guardians of any student who has less than a 70 in any course at BHS.  

We hope that you have been utilizing the portal throughout the year, but if not, now is a great time to start.
Please reach out to your child's teacher directly with any questions or concerns about progress in a particular class. Contact information can be found through the district web page - 

If you have forgotten your password, there is an “I forgot my password” link on the Aspen Login page.  If that does not work for you or you do not know portal login information, please send an email to for support.

Below are links to additional information or guidance using the Aspen Family Portal:

Aspen Login Page:

Family Portal Resources:

Common Planning day on 10/3 at BHS

Friendly reminder that Wednesday, October 3rd, is a common planning day for teachers at BHS. The bell schedule can be found HERE.

The school will open at the normal time (7:45), buses will run on a regular schedule, and homeroom will start at 9:10 a.m.

If your son/daughter comes to school prior to 7:45 a.m., they can report to the library or cafeteria. As a reminder, breakfast will be served and the fitness center can be available for student use.

As always, if you have any questions, please contact the school for support.

Friday, September 21, 2018

Artist Bren Bataclan to Visit Burlington High School

Artist Bren Bataclan will be here at BHS on Wednesday, September 26, 2018, to present to Burlington High School students.
Bren was born in the Philippines and moved to the US with his family in 1981. He was 12 when they arrived to settle in Daly City, a section of San Francisco with a large Filipino population.  
Bataclan's artistic goal is to make people smile.  One way he achieves this goal is that he gives some of his paintings away.  His paintings have reached people everywhere from Austria to Uganda, from Aruba to Wales.  
What started as a street project 15 years ago has grown into Bren having given away close to 3,000 paintings in 70 countries as he continues to spread his message of kindness.  When he gives away his paintings, there is a note asking people to 'smile at random people more often.
Bren's message fits perfectly into the Burlington High School BSmart Programming message this year of Your Voice, Your Choice, Choose to be Nice.  Bren’s artwork will be on display in the school art gallery, Cambridge Street Gallery.
This program was graciously funded by The Burlington Education Foundation.
You can read more about Bren here: