Thank you to the Burlington Rotary Club for their continued support of Burlington High School students. The BHS Interact Club provides an excellent opportunity for students to learn about contributing to their community.
We are excited to welcome Deb Dressler to Burlington as the new Memorial Principal. Ms. Rickershauser and Ms. Dressler will be working together over the next month to ensure a smooth transition. Ms. Dressler’s Burlington email is active if you would like to send her a greeting – Ddressler@bpsk12.org.
Here is a short introductory video we recorded with Principal Dressler last week.
Massachusetts may be joining a number of states who will be using the PARCC Test in conjunction with the adoption to the Common Core Curriculum Standards. The presentations linked below were from the spring Superintendents’ Association gathering. The first contain national information and sample questions. The second is from the MA DESE. It is important to note that MA has not officially made a decision as to whether to adopt the PARCC Test although we are to prepare to implement the computer-based assessment during the 2014-15 school year.
One of my favorite events every year is the Merrimack Valley Superintendents’ Academic Scholars Luncheon. Schools districts from all of the area select students who represent the best of our districts and honor their hard work over their school careers.
This year’s recipients are David Huynh, Kristen Sheldon, and Mark Steinbach (not pictured).
Teachers, staff, parents, and colleagues gathered at Memorial to celebrate Mrs. R’s pending retirement. According to Mrs. R, between tears, it was exactly the celebration that she wanted. Thank you to the Memorial Family for coordinating such a well deserved celebration. Mostly; however, thank you to Mrs. R for your years of service and dedication to Burlington’s children. You leave us a legacy of caring and achievement on which to build.
All the best in retirement.
The bench is a gift from the Memorial PTO.
Coach Bob Conceison was honored by his coaching peers in Massachusetts this weekend with his induction into the Massachusetts Hockey Coaches Hall of Fame. There is no greater honor than to be recognized by others in your field. All of the comments made about Coach Conceison conveyed what we already know in Burlington. He makes all of us who have had the opportunity to work with him better for the experience.
Thank you Coach!
Inspiring Ted Talk!
Please take a few minutes to fill out the linked survey regarding my job performance this year. All of the responses are anonymous. The link will be open for the month of May. At the end of the month all of the results will be compiled and provided to the school committee. Individuals members can use your feedback as a part of my summative evaluation which is scheduled for the June 25th School Committee meeting.
Prior Year Survey Results and Comments
Survey Results 2011-12 School Year (Password = EMC12)
Survey Results 2010-11 School Year (Password = EMC11)
Survey Results 2009-10 School Year (Password = EMC10)
Survey Results 2008-09 School Year (Password = EricM)