Burlington School District Announcements
Back to School!
August 25, 2014
· August 27: First Day of School: All Elementary Students / Burlington Technical Center
· August 27: EMS 6th Grade Only
· August 27: HMS 6th/7th/New 8th Grade Only
· August 27: BHS 9th Grade Only
· August 28: EMS/HMS/BHS First Day All Students
· August 29: First Day IAA Preschool
· September 2: First Day Flynn Preschool / Ira Allen Preschool (Intensive Special Needs Students)
· September 3: First Day SA Preschool
· September 9: First Day Ira Allen Preschool Classroom
Superintendent Search Request for Proposals
August 21, 2014
To review the Request for Proposals (RFP) for the Superintendent Search,
as well as accompanying documents, click here.
Nice Hot Day For It!
August 27, 2014
On August 26th, Smith Elementary School staff took the #ALSIceBucketChallenge and nominated John J Flynn Elementary School to take the Challenge and/or donate!
Burlington School Commission Seeks Community Input In Superintendent Search
For Immediate Release: August 19, 2014
Burlington, Vermont - The Burlington School Commission is pleased to announce two important steps in our search for a permanent Superintendent for the Burlington School District.
First, the School Commission is seeking community input in the creation of our Superintendent Search Advisory Committee (SSAC). The SSAC will be composed of approximately 15 community members, School District employees, and School Commissioners. They will have the job of reviewing applicants and recommending a handful of candidates to the School Board for final review.
“The Board believes it is essential to have broad representation from the community on the SSAC,” said Search Chair and Ward 2 Commissioner Brian Cina. “We want the search process to be thoughtful, and for it to tap into the strengths, talents, skills, and varied range of experiences and perspectives that we have in the Burlington community.”
Click here to read the full release.
Burlington = Best Place to Raise Healthy Kids
August 19, 2014
Time Magazine recently named Burlington as the Best Place for Raising Healthy Kids.
"This New England city offers great schools, excellent pediatric care, loads of culture and limitless options for healthy outdoor fun all year long."
Click here to read the full article.
Message from Secretary of Education
August 14, 2014
Click here to read Secretary of Education Rebecca Holcombe's August 6th Memorandum to parents and caregivers, outlining Vermont's commitment to continuous improvement.
ELL Summer Success!
August 12, 2014
A celebration was held at North Beach on August 1 for 30 students who completed the BHS ELL SUCCESS program for Summer 2014. The program was designed to provide intensive instruction in math and English for an extended period of time, thereby developing students' skills and knowledge in these key subject areas. Read more by clicking here.
J.J. Flynn Gardens Flourishing
August 11, 2014
North Avenue News - August Superintendent's Message
August 1, 2014
The Burlington School Food Project and Dealer.com have teamed up on a cutting edge food truck program that launched this spring. The truck is an extension of existing hands-on gardening and cooking programs, and has taken the District’s dynamic food culture to the streets! The heart of the mobile restaurant is a culinary job training program that employs students from Burlington High School and Burlington Technical Center. The truck is also integrated into academic classes and provides meals that focus on local and seasonal ingredients.
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