Thursday, January 12, 2017

Art Students to Present Work at Regional Exhibition

Burlington High School Portfolio and AP Studio Arts students will have their work on display in a regional exhibition starting this weekend.

The Lexington Arts and Crafts society invites you to attend the reception for the 21st  Annual Regional High School Artists Show at the Lexington Arts and Crafts Society. It will showcase work from our advanced students in Burlington, along with work from students in Arlington, Bedford, Concord-Carlisle, Lexington, Lexington Christian Academy, and Winchester.

This year the show is scheduled for Saturday, January 14th, through Sunday, January 29th, 2017. The opening reception is this Saturday, January 14th, from 2 - 4 pm at the Parsons Gallery of the Lexington Arts and Crafts Society, 130 Waltham St., Lexington.  The Society will provide refreshments.

The gallery was built with the philosophy of giving local artists an opportunity to exhibit their work.  In that same spirit, they give our local student artists the same opportunity. 

Friday, January 6, 2017

Hispanic Heritage Foundation Honors Outstanding Local Student:

Hispanic Heritage Foundation Honors Outstanding Local Student
Burlington High School senior awarded scholarship for engineering talent
Burlington High School senior, Julian Lecher, received a silver award from The Hispanic Heritage Foundation. He was one of 21 award recipients at the New York regional Hispanic Heritage Youth Awards ceremony on December 5. As the silver medalist in the engineering category, sponsored by ExxonMobil, Lecher was awarded a $2,000 scholarship to support his plans to pursue a degree in Chemical Engineering at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Northeastern University or Cornell University.
Left Photo (L to R): Madeline Alzamora, Marine Academy of Technology and Environmental Sciences; Julian Lecher, Burlington High School; and Cecilia Orduna, Ward Melville High School; at the New York Hispanic Heritage Youth Awards.
Right Photo: Julian Lecher, silver award recipient in the engineering category presented by ExxonMobil.
Background Information:
Established by the White House in 1987, the Hispanic Heritage Foundation (HHF) is an award-winning nonprofit that identifies, inspires, prepares and positions Latinos to lead in the classroom, community and workforce.
The Hispanic Heritage Youth Awards program
offers educational grants to Hispanic high school seniors chosen by regional selection committees based on their academic achievement, leadership, community service, category focus and an essay about the important role their heritage played in
their success.

Collab Wins Top Award in National Contest

From the Burlington High School's Literature Magazine, Collab's Website:

The results of the 2016 American Scholastic Press Association awards for high school literary magazines came out today, and Collab is thrilled to announce that they have received the top award in this contest for the first time in its history. This year’s judges gave Collab the award for Most Outstanding High School Literary-Art Magazine, which only went to the top 13 magazines in the country this year! There were no other magazines in all of New England to receive this honor. This particular prize measures the strength of the artistic and literary content of the magazine, as well as the magazine’s professional layout. We are very excited to have been given this recognition! Congratulations to the editing staff, the writers, and the artists who helped make this happen. 


Wednesday, January 4, 2017


Based upon early feedback, some students have voiced their opinion and stated that they prefer the use of their own personal device instead of a school issued iPad. In order to facilitate this request, Juniors and Seniors will have the ability to connect one personal device to the BPS wifi network through the following process:

To connect a personal device, other than your school issued iPad, you will have to do following:

You will need to return your fully functioning school issued iPad OR buy out the remaining cost of your school iPad.

Prices for school issued iPads are as follows:

iPad 2 - $50
iPad 4 - $125
iPad Air - $200
iPad Air 2 - $379

Starting tomorrow morning (1/4), a student may return their fully functioning school issued iPad or provide payment for the remaining cost of their school iPad to the BHS Help Desk or IT Department. Students should bring their personal device so that it can be registered on the BPS WIFI network.

Again, please be aware that, just like upon graduation, a school iPad must be in good working condition with the charger to be accepted upon return.

If there any questions or if additional support beyond this accommodation is needed please contact the BHS Main Office.