BHS Seniors Attend Workshop on the Art of Interviewing

January 9, 2018

“What you guys do can be really impactful,” Video Producer and Coach Brandy Sales declared to an audience full of BHS seniors. Throughout the day, Sales, a former graduate of Burlington High School, taught seniors how to be successful on their newly revamped research project. The project requires students to produce a TED Talk, a podcast, a documentary film, photo journalism, or a website. Participants in Sales’s dynamic, interactive workshop learned…


Students Display Altered Books at BHS

December 18, 2017

Student teacher Ms. Lauren Vigneau’s design and drawing students worked hard to create their “altered book” project (examples below). Using mixed media, altered books change the original form of a book by transforming its appearance and/or meaning. The students repurposed worn books donated by the community, turning them into eye-catching, clever, and exquisite art pieces. These incredible creations, and others, are on display in the library. Stop on by to check them out.  


Student Book Recommendations

December 15, 2017

Looking for a great book to read over the winter break? Stop on by the library and check out these fantastic book recommendations from Ms. Jessica Smetana’s freshmen and sophomore classes.  They are flying off the shelves.


CS4All: Computer Science Education Week

December 6, 2017

In honor of global Computer Science Education Week, faculty and students engaged in a host of interactive activities today. During the Common Planning Period teachers discussed with Superintendent Eric Conti the school’s vision for CS4All and participated in a fun “coding a cookie” activity organized by Computer Science Teacher Shereen Tyrell. A focus on computer science in education means enabling students to engage in computational thinking, problem-solving, creative and critical thinking, collaboration,…


The Devil’s Playlist’s Listening Lunch Delights Listeners

November 17, 2017

The Devil’s Playlist (TDP) hosted their first ever listening lunch today in the BHS Library. The event showcased the musical and poetic talents of BHS students in an open-mic style forum while also allowing listeners to unwind between classes. The lunch opened with junior Emily Campagna on vocals and senior Julia Feist on keyboard. The duo typically performs under the catchy name “Don’t Call Me Honey.” The group treated the…


BHS Character Costumes

October 31, 2017

In the spirit of fall fun and Halloween, students and faculty were challenged to wear a costume of their favorite character to school today. Participants were entered to win a Dunkin’ Donuts gift card. Those students who were able to find a book related to their characters on the shelves were entered to win twice. Below you can see some of our students and teachers in action. We also had…


BHS Student Day of Poetry

October 30, 2017

  BHS students are poets! They are writers who tell stories about themselves, about the world they live in, and about what is most important to them. Today, at the Third Annual BHS Student Day of Poetry, they had the opportunity to develop their writing and to share their words and thoughts with their peers. By partnering with Mass Poetry, we were able to bring two acclaimed poets to BHS to…


Raising Student Voice: Using Slam Poetry in the Classroom

October 23, 2017

This weekend, I had the pleasure of co-presenting with English Department Chair Shannon Janovitz at the 115th Annual New England Association of Teachers of English Fall 2017 Conference held in Mansfield/Foxboro, MA.  Our workshop, titled “Raising Student Voice: Using Slam Poetry in the Classroom” focused on the ways in which teachers can utilize slam to help students generate their own questions; investigate independent topics; develop critical and conceptual thinking; and participate…


Collaborative Rainbow Peace Flag Project

October 4, 2017

Poetic Ramblings, BHS’s Poetry and Culture Club, and Spectrum, BHS’s LGBTQ+ Club partnered to create a Rainbow Peace Flag Project intended to promote a positive sense of community at our school. Simultaneously celebrating diversity and acknowledging human connection, the rainbow peace flag symbolizes inclusiveness and represents peaceful dialogue over violence. During today’s common planning period, teachers and students worked together in the library to design rainbow peace flags for classrooms…


Speed Dating with Books

September 29, 2017

During the first semester, Jess Smetana’s freshmen classes select an outside reading book of their choice that connects to the curriculum’s overarching theme: coming-of-age. In response to the book, students craft an analytical response that explores the protagonist’s growth on the journey from childhood innocence to adult maturity and wisdom, as well as thematic connections. The students also reflect on what they liked, or conversely disliked, about the book. Additionally,…