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Burlington High School programs and classes reconvene in person

Jory Hearst's Journalism 1 class works on their articles in small groups outside BHS
Photo: Jory Hearst
Rebecca Cunningham, Staff writer November 5, 2020

While most students’ bedrooms now double as their classrooms, Burlington Technical Center (BTC), a class of English Learning (EL) students, and Intensive Special Needs (ISN), have found alternative...

Superintendent presents three potential plans to revive in-person learning at school board meeting

Superintendent presents three potential plans to revive in-person learning at school board meeting
Julia Keeton October 22, 2020

On Tuesday, October 20th, the Burlington School District’s School Board held a meeting to discuss how to proceed after the discovery of Polychlorinated Biphenyls (PCBs) at Burlington High School (BHS)....

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

Church's classroom in 1992 and 2020
Photo: courtesy Bob Church
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...

Building Construction Oversight Committee meeting raises questions around mitigation of PCBs at BHS

Building Construction Oversight Committee meeting raises questions around mitigation of PCBs at BHS
Anna Huener October 16, 2020

Burlington School District’s Building Construction Oversight Committee (BCOC) met yesterday, October 15, to discuss updates regarding Polychlorinated Biphenyls (PCBs) and urban soils in relation...

Cancelled foreign language classes leave students at a loss

Photo: Register
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...

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

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

Ace: A mascot who takes his job seriously

Ace tours Burlington spreading school spirit!
Rebecca Cunningham September 28, 2020

Ace the Seahorse, Burlington High School’s mascot, faced a new challenge when schools closed in March: lack of school spirit. Ace knew the detrimental long-term health effects from which students with...

Remembering Jesse Cope, a BHS hero

Photo: courtesy of Haji Haji. Cope celebrates with Haji at his 2018 Burlington High School graduation.
Emily McNichols September 25, 2020

White hydrangeas, a black power fist, Kanye West's "Every Hour" bumping from the speakers, and a photo of Jesse Cope sporting his signature smile greeted a small group of Cope's friends and family as...

Student stories from quarantine Vol. 2

Student stories from quarantine Vol. 2
Nora Jacobsen May 26, 2020

I think I will remember this time as the biggest time for self-growth. I've had this time to really reflect on myself and prioritize mental health, and other things like that. I think for me this...

Social distancing: the teenage perspective

Social distancing: the teenage perspective
Anna Huener May 14, 2020

On March 24, Vermont Governor Phil Scott signed an order telling Vermonters to “stay home”. The repercussions include the shutting-down of non-essential businesses, ending social gatherings, and above...

Student stories from quarantine Vol. 1

Student stories from quarantine Vol. 1
Nora Jacobsen May 11, 2020

Every Burlington High School (BHS) student is going through the same thing: school closed on March 16, classes have become remote, and our lives have been turned upside down to adapt to COVID-19. At the...

Teacher feature: New faces in the BHS English department

Teacher feature: New faces in the BHS English department
Bridget Comerford-Joyce April 9, 2020

This school year Burlington High School (BHS) has two new English teachers: Ms Hanf, who teaches ninth grade English and creative writing, and Mr Chichester, who also teaches ninth grade English. The...

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