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Courtesy of BHS administration

New procedure combats unexcused absences

Cecily Spence, Managing Editor March 26, 2023

BHS has implemented a new attendance procedure to combat the high levels of unexcused absences. Students who skip class will be assigned to Flex Time where they will catch up on the missed learning and their parents will be called to inform them of the...

Von Hermann (left) and Austin (right) standing  
in front of the #7 North Avenue bus at its 
new, 3:30 p.m., pick up location.

The bus stops here

Connor Byam, Staff Writer March 26, 2023
“[We’ve] heard from some students and some families that they didn't necessarily want to use, or they didn't want their kid to use the bus station, because there were reports of drug use, reports of violence, or just reports of feeling unsafe at the bus stop,” Assistant Principal Melanee Alexander said.
Construction adjacent to Macys

Construction Shakes BHS

Oscar Jacobsen, Staff Writer March 26, 2023

Since January 9, dtBHS has experienced strong vibrations from the construction site adjacent to the school. “I was in orchestra and we were about to start playing,” Gretchen Fitzgerald ‘25 said. “Then the whole building just started vibrating...

Photo courtesy of Brian McDonnell

Teacher and coach Brian McDonnell leaves BHS

Beck Mac, Staff writer March 11, 2023

The Register sat down with Brian McDonnell on his final of teaching to discuss his time as a member of the BHS faculty and sports program. What have you learned about yourself while teaching? “[I’ve learned that] so much of teaching is not about...

Seniors put on second ever Macys Thanksgiving Day Parade

Seniors put on second ever Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade

Oscar Jacobsen, Staff Writer November 18, 2022

Seniors parade through the hallways to the beat of the band’s drums, dressed as BHS Superfans, superheroes, turkeys and more. Students rush out of their second block classes to cheer on BHS’ second annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. “I...

Photo: Cecily Spence

Breaking news: Burlington votes ‘yes’ on new high school 

Cecily Spence, Managing Editor November 9, 2022

On November 8 Burlington voters approved the $165 million bond for BHS and BTC demolition and re-construction to be finished in 2025. The bond passed with 75.8% in favor of the new school.  Students and staff are enthusiastic about the news. Zoe Sliter...

A conversation with author Jason Reynolds

A conversation with author Jason Reynolds

Cecily Spence, Managing Editor October 19, 2022

New York Times #1 best-selling author Jason Reynolds walked out onto the Flynn stage on October 5, amidst a roar of applause from the BHS freshman class. BHS's Esther Lokossou ‘26 and Victoria Tornwini ‘26 had the honor of interviewing him alongside...

Tom Flanagan interviewed by reporter

Burlington prepares to vote on new school

Cecily Spence, Managing Editor October 13, 2022

Burlington voters will flock to the polls on November 8 to vote on the bond that will pay for the construction of a new high school to replace the old BHS and the Burlington Technical Center. No source has provided an alternative plan if the bond does...

Photo: Sofia Wells

BHS launches new student government organization

Sofia Wells , Staff Writer October 12, 2022

It’s eight a.m. on a Wednesday morning and tables are full in the library. Students from all grades are here to become part of Student Government, the new BHS organization which has merged with the Student Planning club. While the new program is student...

Photo sent within dress-code email.

Students concerned about mandatory 17th century dress code for PLPs

March 31, 2022

In a recent schoolwide email BHS’ administration announced that every senior will be required to attend PLP conferences in “high end 17th century garments.” “Any girl caught with stockings less than knee height will be forced to drop out,”...

All Vermont high schools relocate to downtown

All Vermont high schools relocate to downtown

March 31, 2022

The success of moving BHS high school into a mall has inspired many schools to follow BHS’ lead and relocate to spaces in downtown Burlington. CVU relocated into Urban Outfitters, a retail store with a branch located downtown. Unlike the Macy’s...

Macys founder Rowland Hussey Macys pocket watch discovered in pit

Archeology class strikes gold in pit

March 31, 2022

On March 22, students in BHS’ new archeology class were hard at work, getting their hands dirty in Burlington's infamous pit, when one student discovered the prize of a lifetime: Macy’s founder Rowland Hussey Macy’s gold pocket watch.  “I...

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