Burlington School District Announcements
April 18, 2015
C.P. Smith Recognized
April 17, 2015
On March 18, Smith was named Outstanding Safe Routes to School Champion for VT! The school began encouraging students to walk and bike to school in 2003 when the program began. They participate in International Walk to School Day, Walk and Roll to School, Way to Go Week, Winter Walk, Walk at Lunch and have had several bike trainings.
To learn more about the Safe Routes to School Program, visit: www.saferoutes.vermont.gov.
VT Health Commissioner Visits Sustainability Academy
April 16, 2015
On April 3, SA 3rd graders met with VT Department of Health Commissioner Harry Chen, MD to advise him about all of the things they are doing to grow up healthy, as part of his promotion of Public Health Week last week
They shared information about their healthy snack and meals program, gardening and outdoor education, walking learning journeys, sailing with the Community Sailing Center, swimming safety and lessons with YMCA partners, their morning fitness club, yoga and mindfulness. What a list!
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Burlington High School Author Visit
April 14, 2015
BHS was fortunate to have #1 New York Times Bestselling Author Jay Asher visit in February. Asher wrote “Thirteen Reasons Why” and embarked on an unprecedented “50 States Against Bullying” tour, choosing BHS as his school to visit in VT. Since its publication, “Thirteen Reasons Why” has become an anti-bullying anthem, and a word-of-mouth favorite among teenage readers with fans claiming “this book changed my life.”
BHS students prepared for his visit by creating a bulletin board in the lunch room with “13 Reasons Why YOU Matter” and invited students to share their thoughts on a note card with their personal reasons of why they or a friend matter.
Many thanks to Jan Hughes, Librarian, Jill Nye-McKeown, Prevention Coordinator, The Flying Pig Bookstore in Shelburne and Gary Lambert from BTC for making his visit a success!
EES Teacher Featured in March Issue of EiE News
April 12, 2015
The newsletter of the Engineering is Elementary Project features an interview with Janet Bellavance, talking about how her students created digital engineering journals. EiE News reaches nearly 30,000 educators and policymakers nationwide.
https://madmimi.com/s/3729e5...(scroll down a little)
Janet and Heather McMorris have worked together this year and last enhancing instruction through the integration of science, math, literacy (reading informational text in student-based inquiry), writing about their learning and technology. Additional eBooks on math and place value can also be found here:
Last year, ECHO used the eBooks regarding various species found in VT and on display at the museum.
IAA Puppetry Residency
April 11, 2015
In January, No Strings Marionette Company worked closely with teachers to integrate classroom content with puppet designs, thanks to a generous Artists in Schools Grant from the Vermont Arts Council and a matching grant from partner Burlington City Arts.
Rod puppets depicting Martin Luther King and Rosa Parks were made by Ms. Lynda's STEP students. Elephant and piggy puppets were made by first graders for their new Elephant and Piggy book unit. Other classes created puppets of the solar system, self portraits and Greek Gods.
Engagement, motivation, and delight were so evident in every workshop. The residency culminated when the students got to show off their puppet creations and their newly learned puppeteer tricks at the Friday Town Meeting Puppet Party!
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