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Photo: Courtesy Dover Air Force Base // A Dover Air Force squadron practices an active shooter drill in an elementary school in Dover, Delaware.

Burlington implements new active shooter protocol

Julia Shannon-Grillo December 19, 2019

On Feb. 22, 2018, Governor Phil Scott signed a memorandum that sought to expand school safety state-wide. This note came just one week after then 18 year old Jack Sawyer was arraigned for an alleged plot...

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BSD signs settlement with U.S. Department of Justice

Julia Shannon-Grillo December 6, 2019

The Burlington School District (BSD) has entered into a settlement agreement with the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) and the U.S. Attorney for Vermont, in response to peer-on-peer harassment based on...

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Looking into Lakeview: learning from a cemetery rich with local history

Julia Shannon-Grillo November 7, 2019

Spooky season is upon us, and Halloween brings a certain urge to face the frightening. From deserted tombstones to lurking ghosts, cemeteries are commonly known for their haunted environments. Such is...

Photo: Courtesy Burlington School District / Superintendent Yaw Obeng (right) pictured above with Burlington Mayor Miro Weinberger (left).

BREAKING: Superintendent Yaw Obeng to step down in June

Julia Shannon-Grillo November 6, 2019

Burlington, VT - At 9:33 this morning, Burlington Superintendent of Schools Yaw Obeng sent an email addressed to BSD Community announcing his resignation.  “This decision has not been an easy...

Photo: Julia Shannon-Grillo / The northbound vehicle flipped outside the City Bluff condos.

Vehicles collide outside Burlington High School

Julia Shannon-Grillo October 10, 2019

Co-written by Julia Shannon-Grillo and Jenna Peterson Late this morning, a car crash occurred at the intersection of North Avenue and Institute Road, outside of Burlington High School (BHS).   Burlington...

Photo: Summer Grace
/ Students gather for an environmental rally in April, 2018.

BSD, stop endorsing student strikes

Julia Shannon-Grillo October 3, 2019

The power of a walkout stems from its core of civil disobedience. Walkouts make a statement by breaking the law. From women walking out of factories to oppose low wages in the 1930s, to 21st century students...

Image: Tom Peterson, BCOC

Initial BHS/BTC building estimates $21 million above bond

Julia Shannon-Grillo September 30, 2019

In November 2018, Burlington voters passed the largest school renovation bond in Vermont history: 70 million.  The goal: make Burlington High School an accessible, secure, energy efficient center...

Photo: Courtesy Gaelen Kilburn
Kilburn placed second in Mountain Bike Nationals in Snowshoe, West Virginia

Concussed Kilburn: third time’s the harm

Julia Shannon-Grillo May 28, 2019

In 2014, 2.87 million emergency department visits, hospitalizations, and deaths occurred as a result of traumatic brain injuries - a 53% increase from the numbers seen in 2006. Traumatic brain injuries,...

Noel Green's BHS website photo.

BREAKING: BHS principal candidates drop out of race

Julia Shannon-Grillo March 18, 2019

Earlier this afternoon, Burlington School District (BSD) Superintendent Yaw Obeng released a statement announcing that two of the three remaining candidates for the Burlington High School (BHS) principal...

Macias testifies before the hearing panel. Photo: Julia Shannon-Grillo

BREAKING: Former BHS Director of Guidance Mario Macias’s license revoked

Julia Shannon-Grillo February 14, 2019

Written by Julia Shannon-Grillo On February 14, 2019, the Vermont Agency Of Education confirmed that Burlington High School Director of Guidance Mario Macias’s license has been revoked. A statement...

Speakers and various attendees of Thursday's press conference hold signs urging voters to pass the renovation bond on November 6.

BHS ReEnvisioning Committee urges support for $70 million renovation bond

Julia Shannon-Grillo October 5, 2018

The Burlington High School (BHS) ReEnvisioning Committee, the committee charged with the high school remodel process, held an extensive press conference at BHS on Thursday, October 4. The list of speakers...

Burlington High School Director of Guidance charged with six counts of unprofessional conduct

Julia Shannon-Grillo September 10, 2018

The following article was previously censored by Burlington High School and Burlington School District administration. Cowritten by Halle Newman, Nataleigh Noble, Jenna Peterson, and Julia Shannon-Grillo. On...

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