Thursday, June 16, 2016

Vigil This Sunday

Join members of the Burlington community this weekend to grieve for the victims of the horrific shooting at a night club in Orlando this past Sunday. 

The Burlington Interfaith Clergy, together with State Representative Ken Gordon, will host a vigil on Sunday from 1:30 to 2 p.m. on the Burlington Town Common in memory of the innocent lives that were lost in the senseless and unprovoked attack in Orlando this week, a release from Gordon’s office says.  

“The entire community is welcome to gather as we pay tribute and remember the victims of the tragedy,” the invite says. “We stand in solidarity with all who mourn in the spirit of caring and concern.”

On Sunday, June 12, an assailant identified as 29-year-old Omar Mateen instigated a mass shooting inside of Pulse, a night club in Orlando, Florida catering to the LBGTQ community. The shooting resulted in 49 deaths and 53 injuries and is the deadliest mass shooting attack in modern American history. 

Tuesday, June 14, 2016

BHS Final Exam Schedule

Tuesday, June 14
Period 1                 7:30 -  9:00
Period 2                 9:15 - 10:45           
Make-up               11:00 - 12:30            Buses leave at 11:00
Wednesday, June 15
Period 3                 7:30 -  9:00
Period 4                 9:15 - 10:45
Make-up               11:00 - 12:30            Buses leave at 11:00
Thursday, June 16
Period 5                    7:30 -  9:00   
Period 6                 9:15 - 10:45  
Make-up               11:00 - 12:30            Buses leave at 11:00
Friday, June 17
Period 7                 7:30 -  9:00
Make-up                9:15 - 10:45            Buses leave at 9:20
Monday, June 20
Make-up (if necessary)

Students may use the Library or Cafeteria for quiet study before or between exams.  Students are required to be present only when they have an exam scheduled

Map Adventures ~ BHS Juniors teach our Elementary Students

From Señora Dacey and the World Languages Blog:

Señora Dacey and Profe DeSousa’s Spanish IV Juniors spearheaded an adventure through South America last week in the BHS Dance Studio.  Along with the support of the BPS curriculum office, including Mr. Patrick Larkin and Mrs. Rosemary Camacho-DeSousa, we were able to rent a Giant Traveling Map of South America from National Geographic for two weeks this past month.  

When the map arrived to campus, the Spanish IV students explored the map and the contents that came along with the map’s treasure chest.  The Juniors developed activity stations where they created hands on learning activities that were both fun and engaging in order to better reach the minds and spirits of the visiting elementary students from the Burlington Schools.

Upon arrival, the elementary learners were greeted by Junior student “tour guides” and, then, they began their “tour” of South America.
There were five “stops” on their itinerary including…
  • an “I Spy” coloring activity of the Amazon Rain Forest animals,
  • a Galapagos Island lesson on the famous finches and an even a guest appearance from “Cheeseburger” our BPS Science Center tortoise,
  • an introduction to the northern region of South America, including its animals and their habitats,
  • a scavenger hunt of various sites located in the southern region of South America along with a mountain building activity of the Andes,
  • and a dance lesson of both the Salsa and Merengue latin dances
Students from Francis Wyman, Pine Glen, Memorial, and Fox Hill were energetic and excited.  For that reason, our BHS Spanish students were thrilled to interact and teach the young learners about the curricular theme that many are so passionate about at this stage of their Spanish learning career.
The BHS World Language Department looks forward to more interactive teaching experiences in the future regarding language and cultural learning opportunities with the students in the BPS system.

BHS Class of 2020 iPad Distribution

Burlington High School incoming freshmen for the Class of 2020 will receive their iPads during distribution sessions this August.
Each student must attend one session with a parent or guardian. The session includes a brief BHS iPad Orientation presentation that must be viewed by students and parents/guardians. Students and parents/guardians will review the Burlington Public Schools Acceptable Use Policy, Device Responsibility Policy, and iPad insurance options.
BHS iPads will be joined to the wifi network at Burlington High School during these sessions. The iPads must be connected to the BHS wifi network prior to going home with students or they will not connect to wifi networks anywhere else. Members of the BPS EdTech Team and BHS Student Help Desk will be available for assistance.
There is no registration for this year’s sessions. Students must attend one session.
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BHS Senior Report Cards

Report cards for the class of 2016 are now available in the Family and Student Portals. 

To retrieve the report card, login to the Aspen Family Portal at .  

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

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 . Below are a couple of additional resources on the family portal.

Family Portal Resources:

Monday, June 6, 2016

Burlington High School Class of 2016

Burlington High School held graduation this past Sunday on Varsity Field. Unfortunatley mother nature didn't cooperate and our ceremony was moved indoors. Nonetheless, hundreds of family and friends packed the Vanella Gymnasium to recognize and celebrate the class of 2016! 

Thank you to Ms. Deacon , Mr. Sheehan, Ms. Allegretto,  the BHS custodial and maintenance staff, and the Burlington Recreation Department for helping set up and making our gymnasium look beautiful.  

A special thank you to the BHS staff that was also in attendance.  The day always reminds me of how lucky I am to work in such a supportive community that always puts our students first.

Please enjoy some photos of the day below, courtesy of Bob DeChiara, DeChiara Photography.