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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...

Students work. Photo: Rebecca Cunningham

Students and teachers share mixed feelings about mask optional policy

Rebecca Cunningham, Managing Editor March 20, 2022

As Covid-19 case counts fall across Vermont, restrictions begin to loosen. For the first time in two years, some students and teachers arrived at school on Monday, March 14, without wearing a mask. Reactions...

2018 YES class: Creativity and Mindfulness does Yoga. Photo: Colby Skoglund.

Students say yes to YES

Preity Mangar, Staff Writer March 19, 2022

BHS’ Year End Studies (YES) program is up and running again after a two-year pause due to COVID-19. YES is a two-week intensive learning experience held at the end of the school year that offers a wide...

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...

Students participating in walk out. Photo: Georgia Wool

“It is okay to be gay”: Students walk out in protest of anti-LGBTQ legislation

Julia Keeton, Editor-in-Chief March 11, 2022

On March 11, chants of “homophobia has got to go” and expletives aimed at Texas lawmakers pierced the usual afternoon quiet of Church Street Marketplace. The voices behind the shouts? Burlington High...

Photo taken at BHS Drag Ball. Photo: Fritz Senftleber

Tasked with change: Group pinpoints areas for improvement in the district

Clio Burns, Staff Writer March 10, 2022

LGBTQ+ students face a host of issues, with severe mental health impacts, that their peers do not share. According to the 2019 Youth Risk Behavior Survey, a national survey of high school students conducted...

Vivian Proutys winning poster

Preventing hate: Poster competition promotes respect

Cecily Spence, Staff Writer February 28, 2022

On January 28, the Vermont Principals’ Association (VPA) announced the three winners of their Anti-Hate Poster Contest. The first-place poster from Vivian Prouty of Burr and Burton Academy will be hung...

Drama Rehearsal Photo: Daniel Gibson

BHS drama set to open interactive murder mystery

Phoebe Spence, Staff Writer February 14, 2022

The BHS drama department is set to open “The Mystery of Edwin Drood,” this Wednesday, February 16. The performance will be held in the old campus’ auditorium on 2/16, 2/17, and 2/18.  “It's...

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...

Detour staff work on magazine. Photo courtesy: Anastazia Lodestone.

Detour highlights student creators in upcoming issue

Cecily Spence, Staff Writer December 20, 2021

As students walk through DtBHS, they may notice the many colored posters advertising Detour, BHS’ literary magazine. The publication's first issue of the school year will be released tomorrow, December...

School Board discusses new state PCB action levels

School Board discusses new state PCB action levels

Phoebe Spence, Staff Writer December 10, 2021

On December 7, the Burlington School Board met to discuss the effect of the Vermont Department of Health’s (VTDOH) new polychlorinated biphenyl (PCB) “action levels” on their planned construction...

A Flag Exchange ceremony that took place on March 6, 2004. Photo Courtesy: International Club

International Club brings flag tradition to DtBHS

Preity Mangar, Staff Writer December 9, 2021

On November 29, the International Club hung the flags of 77 countries throughout DtBHS with the purpose to create a welcoming environment for the community. They also hope to hang the flags of the Black...

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