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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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Racism, Racial Trauma, and Bias in Schools: A Recap of BSD’s February 3 Equity Webinar

Anna Huener, Staff Writer February 4, 2021
Around 70 individuals met over Zoom Wednesday evening, February 3, to discuss racialized trauma at a Burlington School District Equity Webinar. A small group of panelists, people of color currently or previously involved in the school district, shared their experiences with racism and racial trauma.
Students rock the house at Winter Ball in January! Photo: Colby Skoglund

2020: A Year In Review

Rebecca Cunningham, Staff Writer December 31, 2020

2020, what a year! At BHS, 2020 started in a typical fashion with new energy from well-rested teenagers and teachers. Quickly the year ventured off the beaten path. All traditional high school classes...

Highlighting the LGBTQ+, BLM and Disability communities through literature

Bridget Comerford-Joyce December 17, 2020

December break is the perfect time to cozy up with a good book. After looking through book suggestions from our fantastic BHS Librarian Shannon Walters and combing the good old web, I created a personal...

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...

EMS students raise BLM flag

EMS students raise BLM flag

Anna Huener November 20, 2019

On November 12, 2019, ten Edmunds Middle School (EMS) students sat in the Burlington High School cafeteria, each one wearing a Black Lives Matter shirt. All of the students present were part of the EMS...

Members of the BHS Social Justice Union celebrate as the unanimous verdict to raise the flag is announced.

Black Lives Matter at BHS

Emma Chaffee February 16, 2018

Burlington High School (BHS) will become the second high school in the nation to raise a Black Lives Matter (BLM) flag on Monday, February 19th. This past Tuesday, the Burlington school board voted unanimously...

Social Justice Union Logo
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New activist group: Social Justice Union

Summer Grace October 13, 2017

The Social Justice Union is a newly formed activism group at Burlington High School (BHS). Hawa Adam, Binti Malawia, and Balkisa Omar started the group, which is dedicated to addressing discrimination...

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