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Arts in Education Week
September 18, 2014
 
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September 9, 2014

North Avenue News - September Superintendent's Message
September 8, 2014

Welcome to the 2014-15 school year! If this is your first year in the Burlington Schools, we want to provide you with all of the information you need for you and your student(s) to feel comfortable in our schools. Please visit the District website (www.bsdvt.org) and Facebook page, as well as your school’s website for updates, resources and opportunities to get involved in the schools.

 
Our teachers have some of the finest training and skills and are well prepared to focus on the basic skills as well as enrichment opportunities for our students. Burlington students are also fortunate to have an array of options in the arts, music, drama and athletics, as well as a comprehensive afterschool program available to all students. 
 
Please be sure to get to know the principal and teachers in your school, get involved with the PTO and know that we are here to help you in any way we can as the new school year begins.

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The Sustainability Academy Awarded the Eco-Schools USA Flag-Raising to Signify National and State Leadership on Sustainability Green Flag Honor and Helping the Environment!
September 5, 2014

On August 26th, a City-wide ceremony celebrated the Sustainability Academy’s successful implementation of the Eco-Schools USA program and its achievements in ‘greening’ physical structure and grounds, conserving natural resources and integrating environmental education into curricula.
 
To win the Green Flag, The Sustainability’s students and faculty tackled a host of sustainability initiatives that began with forming an Eco-Action team; auditing facility energy efficiency, waste disposal and other environmental impact areas; and instituting environmental-themed curricula.

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Recent Staff Accomplishments
September 3, 2014

2014 Outstanding Educators of the Year
 
Each spring, teachers are nominated by their colleagues and administrators for Outstanding Teacher of the Year. The faculty that is chosen for this recognition is announced in the fall and recognized at UVM’s Outstanding Teacher Day in October.

Gary Lambert (BTC) Gary Lambert is in his 5th year of teaching at the Burlington Technical Center. His program is Electronic Recording Arts, which focuses on creating stories through video. Gary has been active in reaching out to public television entities and he is also open to experimenting with new instructional ideas which appeal to students. His calm and engaging demeanor contributes to a safe environment for students to be creative. He is very attentive to emerging technology in his field and he effectively advocates for the resources that improve his program. He is also committed to his own continuous learning.
 
Herb Perez (BHS) makes the study of history come alive to students. Each year his Advanced Placement U.S. History students identify and embrace the themes and challenges that define the United States. Through the lenses of geography, politics and diverse cultural heritages, students learn the story of our past, present, and emerging future. Taking advantage of a flipped classroom, a great sense of humor, and a wide array of teaching strategies, Herb helps students find their voice and place in learning. He exemplifies the best in teaching. 
 
Suzy Tenenbaum (Flynn) has taught Kindergarten at J.J. Flynn Elementary for 12 years. Suzy’s dedication to young children is evident the moment you enter her classroom. The arrangement of the physical space and her warm demeanor make everyone feel welcome. Suzy’s ongoing mission is to help students learn both socially and academically and she celebrates all aspects of each child’s education. Suzy has also served in District leadership roles including:  K-5 Literacy Committee, Kindergarten Transition Readiness Committee and as a mentor to new Kindergarten teachers in the District. Suzy Tenenbaum is an enthusiastic, dedicated and talented educator.

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!
 
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Review archived BSD Announcements, watch School Board Meetings, listen to online podcasts and get District updates on Front Porch Forum.

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Click here to watch School Board Meetings on RETN Channel 16.

Click here to watch Commissioner's Corner broadcasts on CCTV Channel 17.

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