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BHS Principal’s Resignation Email Blames School Board for Lack of Support

Principal Noel Green speaks at a BHS Graduation. Photo: Colby Skoglund
Anna Huener and Nora Jacobsen January 15, 2021
At 5:15 p.m. on January 8, Burlington High School Principal Noel Green resigned, effective immediately, sending shockwaves through the community.  In his email of resignation to Burlington School District Superintendent Tom Flanagan, obtained by the Register on January 13, Green blames "an overbearing board and manipulative board chair” for making his job almost impossible. 

Student representatives aim to improve communications between the student body and the School Board

Cunningham and Hondal work at their computers Photo: Rebecca Cunningham and Julia Hondal
Julia Keeton, Staff writer November 17, 2020

On a cold October evening, BHS junior Rebecca Cunningham delivered a heartfelt speech over Zoom to the Burlington School District’s School Board. She urged the commissioners to consider allowing students...

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...

Concert Review: Dark Star Orchestra Shines at the Drive-in

Concert Review: Dark Star Orchestra Shines at the Drive-in
Ayden Flanigan October 13, 2020

Scores of cars lined up around the back of the Champlain Valley Expo in Essex on Saturday, October third. A march of dancing bear bumper stickers waiting to be corralled into carefully crafted rows in...

A Letter to a Freshman, from a Senior

A Letter to a Freshman, from a Senior
Anessa Conner October 5, 2020

Dear Freshman,  Welcome to The Reef!  We are so excited to have so many new fish in our sea. The jump from middle to high school has always been an intimidating one. This does not even...

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...

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...

Five ways to help locally during a pandemic

Five ways to help locally during a pandemic
Nora Jacobsen March 30, 2020

Uncertainty has been the only consistent in the past few weeks. It is hard to know what to do, and in a global crisis as massive as COVID-19, it is easy to find oneself feeling powerless. Luckily there...

LGBTQ+ advocates unite to train school board on fighting transphobia

Photo: Jenna Peterson / Allies and members of the LGBTQ+ community march at Burlington's pride event in 2018.
Jenna Peterson February 11, 2020

The Burlington High School (BHS) cafeteria hummed with excitement on Tuesday night while advocates, allies, and transgender youth eagerly waited to begin training the Burlington School Board on transgender...

BHS’ own King Cobras build a dance empire

Photo: Courtesy of @kingcobras23
The members of King Cobras from left to right: Bety Mayani, Medine Nifasha, Diana Fikiria
Nora Jacobsen February 6, 2020

Chances are when you think of high school students running a business, an Instagram dance page is not the first thing that comes to mind. However, for Burlington High School (BHS) junior, Diana Fikiria,...

BSD progresses in superintendent search

BSD progresses in superintendent search
Anna Huener January 8, 2020

On November 6, 2019, Burlington Superintendent Yaw Obeng announced that he will resign in June. Since then, the Burlington School Board has hired the search firm McPherson & Jacobson, LLC to advise...

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