Sunday, March 13, 2011

What's Ahead At BHS - Important Dates/Events

Monday, March 14
On-line Course Registration For Next Year Ends
The window for course registration for next year closes at midnight. Guidance Counselors will once again be available all day Monday in the lower library and we will host another on-line chat for parents and students Monday night from 6-8 p.m.
Term 3 Progress Reports Mailed Out

Thursday, March 17
Parent Open House
Our second Parent Open House of the year allows parents to check in with teachers for brief face-to-face meetings.  The open house runs from 6:30-8:30.
Opening Night For 38th Annual BHS Art Show - "Identity"
Hundreds of pieces of work will be shown. The exhibited work in “Exhibition 2011: Identity” comes from classes in Design, Photography, Ceramics, Graphic Design, Drawing & Painting, Digital Art, Web Design and Portfolio.
 In addition, Cambridge Street Gallery, Burlington High School's in-house art gallery, is currently exhibiting the work of 1981 BHS alumnus Donna Howard throughout the month, and Ms. Howard will be present for the reception that night. Visit her website at 

Tuesday, March 22 - Thursday March 24 

9 a.m. Opening For BHS - MCAS For Grade 10 Students 

For the second year, we will delay our opening during MCAS testing so students can get some extra rest before taking this state-required test which all students must pass in order to earn a high school diploma.  Homeroom will begin at 9 a.m. on each of these days. Bus pickup times will be similar to what they are for a two-hour delay. Dismissal will still be at 2 p.m. each day. The rationale for the late start was highlighted in a blog post last year prior to MCAS testing.

March 25, 26 and April 1, 2 

Burlington High School presents Disney’s “Beauty and the Beast,” on March 25, 26 and April 1 at 7:30, April 2 at 2:00 and 7:30pm, and April 3 at 2:00pm. Filled with all the enchantment, wonder and surprise that has made it an international sensation, the production will take place in the Fogelberg PerformingArts Center of Burlington High School, a handicapped accessible venue. Tickets are $10 for students and senior citizens; $15 for adults. Tickets are available at For further information, call 781-A-FUN-TIC.

Tuesdays - March 15, 22, 29

APPLAUDD program for parents continues at Marshall Simonds Middle School 7-9 p.m. APPLAUDD won a National Service to Science Initiative award by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Administration (SAMHSA) and the Center for Sunstance Abuse Prevention (CSAP) in Washington D.C. in 2010 after it was nominated by the MA Department of Public Health. The Service to Science award is given to a select few local prevention programs in the country that demonstrate promising results as an innovative way to reduce underage drinking and drug abuse.  


  1. Is the date on MCAS correct? I thought it was next week.

  2. No - It should have read March instead of May.