Burlington School District Announcements
North Avenue News - July Superintendent's Column
July 2, 2015
*Recent Administrative Hires
*Free Summer Meals in Burlington for All Kids 18 and Under!
Click here to read the full column.
BHS Student Guest-Blogs on Flynn Center Blog
July 1, 2015
Tyler Harris, BHS Class of 2015, reached thousands of readers during the Year End Studies Program last month, as she guest-blogged about "Discovering the Burlington Music Scene."
Read more about the power of her experience here.
The VerMonster Roboticists
June 29, 2015
Last fall, a team from EMS Afterschool competed in the FIRST LEGO League Competition at Norwich University. The team of 10 created an innovative solution to improve learning by designing an app that creates a partnership between guidance counselors, teachers and families with children who have minimal parental support or interaction. By pushing out cooperative math activities to these families nightly, the goal is to build stability in the family while targeting specific learning outcomes connected to math.
Additionally, the team built and programmed an autonomous robot to score points by performing tasks inspired by the 2014 theme “World Class Learning.” Missions required the robot to navigate and to capture, transport, activate, or deliver objects precisely on a printed mat on a special table.
The team finished 4th overall out of 27 teams. Their project, titled Family Balance, finished 2nd overall and the team then competed in a head-to-head robot competition between the top four scoring teams. The Roboticists walked away from that with an impressive 1st place finish and qualified for the regional competition in Nashua, NH!
View the team and their robot in action here.
Recent Staff Accomplishment
June 24, 2015
Congratulations to HMS ELL Teacher Nancy Nadel, whose dedication to furthering her knowledge and practice in teaching academic language to middle level students is why she was WIDA's Featured Educator in April.
Read the interview here.
Fletcher Free Library Summer Reading Program 2015
June 23, 2015
Fletcher Free's Summer Reading Program is a free eight-week program designed to motivate elementary and middle school students to read and maintain reading skills during the summer. By signing up, children:
Sign up here.
15 Years for King Street Center's Kids on the Ball Program
June 19, 2015
Review archived BSD Announcements, watch School Board Meetings, listen to online podcasts and get District updates on Front Porch Forum.
Click here for the Announcements Archives.
Click here to watch School Board Meetings on RETN Channel 16.
Click here to watch Commissioner's Corner broadcasts on CCTV Channel 17.
Click here to review BSD posts on Front Porch Forum.