Thursday, December 18, 2014

3rd Annual Google for Education Summit in Burlington

Burlington is hosting the third annual Google for Education New England Summit this March at Marshall Simonds. The event features sessions about Google Apps for Education and technology in the classroom led by incredibly innovative educators from across the country. The event is open to the public and free to Burlington Public School Teachers. Register today!

2015-03-14 EdTechTeam New England Summit featuring Google for Education


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Burlington Community Concert Series

The Fogelberg Performing Arts Center will be host to a new opportunity for the community to experience high quality performances at their doorstep with the Burlington Community Concert Series. Founded to provide a continuing program of performances intended to enrich the lives of the community through the performing arts, the series is an opportunity for the broader community to have access to and take enjoyment from the public spaces they support. The creation of the series was sparked by Dr. Eric Conti, Burlington’s superintendent of schools. With idea in hand, he approached John Middleton-Cox, Director of Performing Arts for the district and artistic director of Burlington High School productions. Middleton-Cox leads programming of this new series

The Burlington Community Concert Series, an exciting new program of performances enriching the lives of the community through the performing arts, will present its inaugural concert on Sunday, Dec. 21, at 2 p.m. in the Burlington High School’s Fogelberg Performing Arts Center. Featured performers are three impressive young pianists from the Boston area: Amir Siraj, George Kiu and Katherine Liu.

Tickets for the Burlington Community Concert Series performance on Sunday, Dec. 21, are $10 for senior citizens and students, and $15 for adults.

They are available at, 781-A-FUN-TIC and at the door. The Fogelberg Performing Arts Center, located at 123 Cambridge Street in Burlington Massachusetts, is an accessible venue with multiple parking spaces and separate entrance.

BHS Shines at DECA

Great news from DECA District Competition as our students had a very successful day against 450 student competitors in 26 different categories.  All students did an excellent job conducing a business role play with an industry judge and had the opportunity to enjoy some down time with students from across the region. 

Thanks to BHS Teachers Krista Anderson, Deborah Deacon, Sheila Kennedy, Stephanie Diozzi, Rachel Gould, Abigail Abbott, Leisel Smith, Daniela DeSousa, Jenn Scheffer, and Susan Disanto  for helping students prepare with practice role plays on Tuesday.

Also thank you to Peggy Allegretto and Barbara Dembrowski in addition to Sheila Kennedy and Deb Deacon who were instrumental in helping run the entire conference and chaperoning our awesome students yesterday.

Congratulations to the students below, they beat a large number of students in their respective category to come out as top qualifiers for State competition.

TEAM EVENTS - With one partner
NikhilThakkarTeam: Business Law & Ethics Team Decision MakingMichaelaMeneghini1
MiraMehdiTeam: Marketing Communications Team Decision MakingOliviaVarghese1
ShaneO'HalloranTeam: Sports and Entertainment Marketing Team Decision MakingJoshGurrier2
MatthewRoperTeam: Travel and Tourism Marketing Team Decision MakingColinMoroney3
DanielPaisTeam: Travel and Tourism Marketing Team Decision MakingDillonOwens4
RitaOrchanianTeam: Travel and Tourism Marketing Team Decision MakingSamanthaPorcello6
BrookeHindlePaper/Presentation: Professional Selling1
AashayMadhaniIndividual: Automotive Services Marketing Series2
NathanielRippinEntrepreneurship Innovation Paper2
JillGhioIndividual: Business Finance Series3
CaseyRobinsonIndividual: Quick Serve Restaurant Management Series3
MikeyPasciutoIndividual: Hotel & Lodging Management Series4

BHS also has the opportunity to bring another 4 students to States and there might be some more students who qualify due to 'bump ups'.  So look forward to the spring as we bring about 22 students to State competition!

Monday, December 15, 2014

BHS Read-a-thon for Ferguson Library a HUGE SUCCESS

From the Burlington High School English Department:

The Read-a-thon has come and gone, and BHS has raised over eleven hundred dollars for the Ferguson Public Library! The figure is likely even higher, but we cannot track the contributions of people who donated directly to the library.
On behalf of the English Department, thank you to all of the students, parents, supporters, faculty, and staff who participated in one way or another. We hope you enjoyed your reading time as well!
Thank you especially to Mrs. Crossman who put this together – it was a lot of fun, and it’s a great cause!
For more information on the Read-a-thon go HERE.