Are you or your child entering or reentering college? Click here for information about Burlington’s Chapter of Dollars for Scholars
In 2013, the Burlington Community Scholarship Foundation (BCSF) awarded 38 scholarships to high school graduates for a total of $80,000. In addition, the Adopt-a-Class program sponsored by Northern Bank & Trust awarded 28 scholars for a total of $22,500. Finally, the BCSF also awarded 6 scholarships, totaling $12,000, to Burlington Adults who either returned or started taking college courses.
Additionally, Burlington High School awarded $ 205,000 under the BCSF umbrella for a grand total of 397 individual scholarships totaling $315,000 in 2013.
Whether you are entering college, returning to college, or continuing in graduate school, scholarships are available to you. Help is just a click away! For further information, you can also contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Reminder from -Tiffany D’Abbraccio, M.S.Ed. and Naomi O’Brien, M.Ed, BCBA
The next session of the Burlington Public Schools Early Learner Series is Thursday, March 6th. We have pushed back the time slightly to help make it more convenient for everyone, so the session will take place from 7:00 – 8:00pm in the Room B3 of the Burlington Early Childhood Center (BECC). The topic for this month’s discussion is fine and gross motor skills. We will cover specific components in each area, how they impact student learning, and how you can help facilitate growth at home. As usual, we will leave ample time to answer questions, address concerns, and troubleshoot any existing challenges you may come across in this area. We look forward to seeing everyone Thursday night!
The link below is to the complete FY 2015 Draft Budget. Each section has been or will be presented to the school committee at a posted meeting. These individual departments within the larger budget will also be posted following each school committee meeting.
W & M PDF (1)
The handouts presented at the School Committee meeting on Tuesday, February 25th. The elementary schools, special education, guidance, and elementary textbook budgets were presented at the meeting.
FY 2015 Budget Presentation-2
The BHS Robotics Team prepares for their first competition. Good luck!
The linked information is to the FY2015 Budget information presented to the School Committee on the evening of Tuesday, February 11th. The budget information included general information and specific information regarding Burlington High School, Marshall Simonds Middle School, Textbooks, and Athletics. We will be posting each budget presentation after the information is shared with the school committee.
FY 2015 Budget Presentation
The Burlington Education Foundation’s annual Trivia Night Fundraiser is coming up. We always have a fun crowd and hope to see some returning faces this year! It’s a great night out with friends or family. Be sure to email email@example.com
and reserve your table! This year’s theme is That’s Entertainment!
Date: Friday, February 28th 6:30
Time: Doors open at 6:30 and trivia starts at 7
Location: Sons of Italy in Woburn
Cost: Tables cost $150. There can be four to ten people at each table.
As always, team “uniforms” or costumes are encouraged!! If you are in need of some inspiration, check out pictures from past events on our Facebook
page or blog
Prizes are awarded to the winners, best costumes, and best table spread. There will be a cash bar and you may bring whatever food you wish.
Don’t forget some extra cash to buy some mulligans!
BHS TED-Ed Club members deliver their TED talks.
Congratulations to our Burlington High TED-Ed Club and their facilitator, Jenn Scheffer, for being featured on the TED Blog yesterday. BHS was one of only 125 schools in the country that was selected as a pilot school at the start of the school year prior to the launch of TED-Ed for all schools last week. The five students involved in the pilot this past semester were Nikhil Thakkar, Manas Purohit, Ansh Bhammar, Daniel Pais, and TJ Horgan. Click here to check out yesterday’s post on TED.com Thoughts on Passion-Driven Education from a TED-Ed Club Facilitator.
For more on our BHS TED-Ed Club and all of the exciting things happening in Burlington Public School be sure to check out our daily posts from the Burlington Public Schools Blog.
You’re Invited to….
A Meeting with the Planning Board to Discuss
Medical Marijuana in Burlington
Burlington must adopt a new bylaw to regulate the production and sale of medical marijuana in town.
Please come and share your opinions with the Planning Board as they prepare a Warrant Article for May 2014 Town Meeting.
Wednesday, February 12, 2014
7 pm to 9 pm
Burlington High School
School Committee Room
All are welcome. Bring your friends and neighbors, but please leave the kids at home!
The Burlington High School Art Program hosts an annual Artist Alumni Day where graduates of the program come back to BHS and share their diverse experiences with our current students. During this annual event, we are blown away by the accomplishments and career paths of these students.
In past years, we have been visited by BHS grads like William Duffy, who is a well-respected sculptor and college professor, and Jason Yeadon, a graphic artist at Major League Baseball who developed the World Series logo. This year, we had another amazing crop of graduates and the event was highlighted by the Burlington Union in an article by Mark Abaskharoun titled From STEM to STEAM: Adding art to the skills needed in the 21st century job market.
Check out the BHS Art Department Facebook Page where you can find links to many of our former students websites and profiles that feature their work.