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BHS Register

Digital rendering of Option C new BHS/BTC high school design. Photo: Burlington School District

School Board chooses design for new high school and technical center

Rebecca Cunningham, Managing Editor May 11, 2022

Choosing from five conceptual designs, Burlington School Board commissioners voted unanimously in support of a plan designated “Option C” on Wednesday, April 28. Initial renderings show a compact building that faces the athletic fields with the front...

Reverse devious licks trend takes off at BHS

Reverse devious licks trend takes off at BHS

March 31, 2022

On Monday, BHS students returned from the long weekend to find a construction crew of 20 Freshmen wearing orange vests, hard hats, and tool belts.  “At first I thought I had missed a spirit day,” Student Planning Committee President Mohamed Ahmed...

After extensive study, district settles on 3:00 AM start time

After extensive study, district settles on 3:00 AM start time

March 31, 2022

At 3:00 AM Thursday, March 31, students and teachers stumbled to class not so bright but quite early.  Throughout the year, the district has experimented with pushing BHS start times back later and later to support adolescent development.  "I...

Burlington School Board reconsiders how to spend $200 million

Burlington School Board reconsiders how to spend $200 million

March 31, 2022

A new Burlington High School building will cost $200 million. At a board meeting Tuesday, the district announced they are now considering alternatives for the same price. The Register obtained a primary list.  8,000 acres on the moon A...

Covid-19 virus. Photo: Getty Images/iStockphoto

BSD lifts mask mandate: data to know

Rebecca Cunningham, Managing Editor March 13, 2022

Starting Monday, March 14, the Burlington School District will no longer require students and teachers to wear masks. The BHS Register compiled recent Covid-19 data to help Seahorses assess their risks and make informed decisions. Covid-19 Information: According...

BHS students pose for a photo at the Winter Ball in 2020. Photo: Colby Skoglund/OREAD

Winter Ball or Spring Ball? BHS school dance postponed until March

Rebecca Cunningham, Managing Editor January 14, 2022

On January 4, Principal Lauren McBride emailed BHS students announcing her decision to postpone Winter Ball due to surging Covid-19 cases in the district. Initially scheduled for January 29, the dance will now take place at a later date in March.  “This...

Church Street, where many seniors go during their free blocks. Photo: Rebecca Cunningham

BHS Student Union advocates for open campus

Rebecca Cunningham, Staff Writer December 19, 2021

On December 13, Thomas Lyons ‘23 hung up posters for the Student Union, a club he started this year to address the needs of his classmates. Among three goals his flyer listed, one said, “To make it possible for Juniors to leave campus.” Over the...

Hand turkey drawings. Image: Rebecca Cunningham

OPINION: Thanksgiving is the best holiday

Rebecca Cunningham, Staff Writer November 24, 2021

I was born on Thanksgiving. I don’t remember the day, but every year my parents share stories about sleep deprivation and eating cold turkey sandwiches from the Brigham and Women’s hospital cafeteria. My aunts and uncles always laugh as I apologize...

The Burlington School District Multilingual Liaisons. Photo: Nijaza Semic

Bridging the gap: multilingual liaisons bring communities together

Rebecca Cunningham, Staff Writer November 18, 2021

On October 21, Nijaza Semic, the district Multilingual Liaison Coordinator, walked into room 233 ready to start her day. Within minutes, multilingual liaisons approached with questions, parents called and when she opened her inbox, she found more work...

Representative Peter Welch promotes renovation legislation at BHS

Rebecca Cunningham, Staff Writer November 3, 2021

TRANSCRIPT REBECCA CUNNINGHAM, BHS REGISTER: Monday, November 1, Vermont State Representative, Peter Welch toured Downtown Burlington High School in an effort to understand the condition of Vermont schools. He recently sponsored legislation that would...

BHS Varsity Girls Soccer posses after practice. Photo: Anna Jenemann

2021 fall sports preview: BHS captains’ outlook

Rebecca Cunningham, Staff Writer September 13, 2021

Girls Soccer Previous season record: 4-5; lost to Essex in Division I playdowns Goals for this season? “Our number one goal is to bring 100% to every practice and game. We are also working to be in the same place mentally. Often in soccer, people...

Watercolor: Zoe Maxwell

“The Light is at the End of the Tunnel”: BHS Students and Faculty Emerge from the Pandemic with Hope 

Rebecca Cunningham, Staff Writer June 1, 2021

In late March, BHS science teacher Marion Boa walked into the DoubleTree Hotel in South Burlington to receive her first dose of the Pfizer Covid-19 vaccine. There, she was directed to a ballroom-turned-clinic attended by volunteers sporting a combination...

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