Burlington Schools are Open Today
March 12, 2014
We are tracking the storm closely. Stay tuned for updates about this afternoon and tomorrow and travel safely!
Burlington School District Announcements
Nominations Sought for the 2015 Vermont Teacher of the Year
March 11, 2014
For the first time since the Vermont Teacher of the Year program launched in 1964, the public is being invited to join
For more information about the Vermont Teacher of the Year program, visit http://education.vermont.gov/department/awards/teacher-of-the-year.
Burlington, Vermont Leads on Innovation and Community
March 10, 2014
Techie.com’s editorial staff researched some of the most exciting and innovative up-and-coming hubs for 2014. We looked for several factors, some of which are a little less tangible than others:
Read more here.
North Avenue News - March Superintendent's Message
February 28, 2014
I hope everyone enjoyed the unexpected snow day on Valentine’s Day earlier this month! For a bit of fun, watch how J.J. Flynn was closed for a snow day by Lego Batman on the Jimmy Kimmel Show! tinyurl.com/oqrm39t.
*BSD 2012-2013 Annual Report - Now Available at www.bsdvt.org (see below announcement)
What are we doing in the Burlington Schools?
Along with the Annual Report, look at the eLearning site on the BHS website for a showcase of awesome work by students and teachers. http://bhselearning.blogspot.com/.
Weinberger Statement on School Board and City Collaboration on Cost Control Measures and Mayor's Plan to Vote for School Budget
February 26, 2014
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
February 19, 2014
Contact: Mike Kanarick, 802.735.7962
Mayor Miro Weinberger Statement in Response to Burlington School Board Decision to Collaborate with City on Cost Control Measures and Indicating Plan to Vote for School Budget
"Like many Burlingtonians, I have serious concerns about both the growing education property tax burden and long-term, state-wide education cost trends. However, I will be voting for this year's school budget on Town Meeting Day for two reasons: first, after input from my Administration, the City Council, and the public, the school board has worked to present voters a budget with a cost increase of under four percent; and second, the board has accepted my proposal to collaborate on numerous cost control measures over the next year. I continue to believe that both state and local government must work harder to bring rising education costs and taxes under control. Our collaboration is focused on doing everything possible locally to create future budgets that track inflation and avoid deficits, and to create a long-term, responsible, affordable, and coordinated capital investment plan for the City and School District."
*Mayor Miro Weinberger February 19, 2014 letter to Burlington School Board Chair Alan Matson
*Please see the following attachments:
*Burlington School Board Chair Alan Matson February 17, 2014 letter to Mayor Miro Weinberger
*Mayor Miro Weinberger January 21, 2014 letter to Burlington School District Superintendent Jeanne Collins
BSD 2012-2013 Annual Report
February 18, 2014
Learn more about what is happening in the Burlington Schools! See how we are doing, what we are delivering. Burlington School District's 2012-2013 Annual Report includes the comprehensive budget for 2014-15, comparative data on school spending between Burlington and other Vermont communities, and a review of school accomplishments and assessments for the 2012-13 school year. Hard copies available upon request (call 846-3736.)
Click here to view the Report
Click here for additional information on the Proposed 2014-2015 Budget.
SA Students Interview Mayor Weinberger
February 26, 2014
4th/5th graders from the Sustainability Academy Afterschool class on Burlington sister city Puerto Cabezas, or Bilwi, interview Mayor Miro Weinberger for community TV here in VT and to play in Puerto Cabezas.
Read for the Gold
February 24, 2014
In late January, Edmunds Elementary began its annual Love Your Library Month with a reading contest called "Read for the Gold." Each class competed by keeping track of the reading each student did outside of school. The minutes were recorded and totals were represented by a downhill skier racing to the finish line on the bulletin board outside the Learning Center. The beautiful art work for the board (above) is created each year by Luisa Novelli and her mother, Mia Novelli.
Bernie Sanders Visits Champlain Elementary
Champlain Elementary School 4th graders recently studied local and state structures of government. This unit started with an exploration of the question: "Why do we have laws?" Through a class "Town Meeting" students learned about the structures of our local government, the function of taxes, different methods of voting, and our role as constituents.
This unit included visits from former civil rights lawyer and professor Robin Weber, City Councilor Chip Mason, House Representative Suzi Wizowaty, and, on February 19th, Senator Bernie Sanders. Additionally, the grade 4 team took a field trip to the State House where they further explored how a bill becomes a law.
Digital Learning Day @ Edmunds Middle School
February 20, 2014
Following last week's widespread #DLDay on February 11th, Edmunds Middle School opened their doors to the community, displaying the depth and breadth of technological integrations in the classroom. Click on the link below to see how the day unfolded...
BHS Grad Breaks Johnson State School Record
February 17, 2014
(Excerpted from Johnson State College website)
Brittany Robertson finished with 15 points, two rebounds and two assists in a narrow 74-73 loss against Pine Manor College Sunday (February 2nd) afternoon at Johnson's Carter Gymnasium. But the final score was secondary to Robertson's statistical victories.
The Burlington, Vt., junior gave her fans ample reason to cheer during Sunday's game, going 4-4 from 3-point land and consequently, smashing through a Johnson State College women's basketball record in the process. Robertson now holds the record for most career 3-point shots at 171 total, surpassing Amanda Burby who previously held the record of 168.
Click here to read the full article.
READ MORE NEWS
Review the BSD announcements and announcements archive, watch school board meetings, hear podcasts online, and get school updates on your neighborhood Front Porch Forum.
Click here for the BSD Announcements Archive.
Commissioner's Corner is broadcast on CCTV Channel 17.Click here to find out when programs air, and listen to podcasts.
Click here to watch School Board Meetings from Channel 16 RETN online now or to find out when programs air on TV.School Board Broadcasts on RETN
Superintendent Jeanné Collins e-mails regular updates to neighborhood Front Porch Forums. Click here for Front Porch Forum. Front Porch Forum