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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...

BHS JV girls volleyball team. Photo: Cecily Spence

Racist remarks fired at BHS volleyball players

Cecily Spence, Staff Writer October 12, 2021

On October 6, BHS’ girls' varsity volleyball team was in their third set against South Burlington High School (SBHS), when students from the SBHS spectator section directed racist remarks towards BHS’...

DTBHS. Photo: Sid Gullickson

School Board Narrows List of Potential Sites for Future Campus

Sid Gullickson, Staff Writer September 21, 2021

On September 14, the Burlington School Board unanimously passed a motion to further evaluate 3 of the originally proposed 16 possible sites for the construction of a new high school: Institute Road North,...

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Sexual Assault at UVM: a Conversation with Three Incoming Freshmen

Anna Huener, Staff Writer May 25, 2021
On April 25, 2021, University of Vermont (UVM) student Athena Hendrick shared her sexual assault story on Instagram. In a series of dates, Hendrick outlined the timeline of her rape, the aftermath, and UVM’s mishandling of the case. The Register spoke with three incoming freshmen from BHS about UVM’s situation.
The escalators at dtBHS. Photo: Courtesy BHS Website

Burlington School Board Eliminates Full-Time Police Position

Anna Huener, Staff Writer April 13, 2021
On April 6, 2021, the Burlington School Board voted unanimously in favor of the Safety Task Force’s SRO recommendation, with one member abstaining. The task force proposal states that they were “charged with ending the full time use of the SRO.”  Although the approval by the board means various changes will be made throughout the district, limiting the power of Student Resource Officers (SROs) is the most notable recommendation.
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BTC in 2021: What are Technical Centers Doing Now?

Anessa Conner April 12, 2021

Since the displacement of all Burlington High School students, Burlington Technical School (BTC) has dispersed its programming throughout the city. Many of the programs have been offered spaces at a free...

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Project Manager Reveals PCB Substrate Sampling Results and Updates BCOC on ReEnvisioning Budget

Julia Keeton, Staff Writer March 22, 2021

The BSD Building Construction Oversight Committee (BCOC) met Thursday, March 18 to discuss results from Polychlorinated Biphenyl (PCB) substrate sampling conducted on the concrete flooring structure of...

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School Board Talks Budget FY22: Tax Increase Mitigated by Surplus

Julia Keeton, Staff Writer January 14, 2021

The Fiscal Year 2022 (FY22) Burlington School District budget was the hot topic at the January 12 Burlington School Board meeting.  The Board first heard and discussed an update on the tax impact of...

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Combatting Food Insecurity During the Pandemic

Emily McNichols, Staff Writer November 24, 2020

Due to the sensitive nature of this topic, student names have been changed unless otherwise noted. A lone, frosty white cargo van sits at the top of the Burlington High School (BHS) faculty parking...

Churchs classroom in 1992 and 2020
Photo: courtesy Bob Church

From heart transplants to Google Meets: the complicated ways BHS faculty are coming to terms with the school closure

Nora Jacobsen, Editor-in-Chief October 20, 2020

On September 16, Chris Sharp, a Burlington High School (BHS) art teacher of 29 years, opened his all-faculty meeting invitation and clicked on the Zoom link. He and his colleagues got an announcement...

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Cancelled foreign language classes leave students at a loss

Julia Keeton October 11, 2020

On August 31st at 11:16 in the morning, Burlington High School (BHS) language students received an email that left many of them surprised and slightly confused. The 159-word message stated that BHS would...

Protestors clothed in black march down Burlingtons Pearl Street on September 3, 2020. 
Photo: Anna Huener

“This is our thing”: Burlington Youth take Action in Black Lives Matter

Anna Huener October 4, 2020

The killing of George Floyd in May of 2020 sparked an eruption of protests and social media outrage around the United States. Thousands of people took to the streets to protest police brutality and systemic...

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