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Chart showing the teacher positions and classes that have been cut in the last four years.

OP-ED: Why does BHS want to get rid of senior year?

Lucy Govoni May 24, 2018

With senior year comes newfound freedom, fun traditions, and the everpresent excitement of graduation. In addition to these exciting aspects of being in 12th grade, there is one thing that most students...

Rick Sylvester has been teaching the Burlington Technical Center aviation technology program for the last 27 years. He will be retiring this June. | Photo: Jake Bucci/Register

Rick Sylvester Helped Aviation Program Take Off

Emma Chaffee June 7, 2017

Graduates of Richard Sylvester’s aviation technology program at the Burlington Technical Center work around the world, in places such as Singapore, Japan, Alaska, and Hawaii. Sylvester, who has run the...

Burlington High School is adding a makeup school day on June 19, after the completion of the YES program. Principal Tracy Racicot said she expects all students in grades 9-11 to be present. | Photo: screenshot

Students Puzzled Over Odd Make-Up Day

Lucy Govoni June 2, 2017

Note: This is the final edition of "What's Up With That?," a bi-weekly column by staff writer Lucy Govoni which explores questions and oddities that have community members curious. It actually snowed...

Left: The Nazi swastika. Right: The Hindu swastika used by student Kolby LaMarche on his school email account. | Photos: Wikimedia

Petition Attacks Response to Swastika Email Icon

May 26, 2017

The use of a Hindu swastika for a school email profile picture by Kolby LaMarche, a Burlington High School freshman, has prompted his peers to circulate a petition requesting administration to require...

Sen. Bernie Sanders Graduation Speaker Rumor False

Sen. Bernie Sanders Graduation Speaker Rumor False

May 23, 2017

A rumor spread through social media claimed that U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders had been prevented from speaking at the Burlington High School graduation. That rumor is entirely false, according to Principal...

Burlington High School Principal Tracy Racicot. | Photo: Alexandre Silberman/Register

Racicot Looks to the Future as Permanent Principal

May 22, 2017

Superintendent Yaw Obeng announced on April 21 that Tracy Racicot had been hired as the permanent principal at Burlington High School. Racicot served as the high school’s interim leader this year. From...

Students will be holding a mock car crash at the high school on Wednesday.

Students Hope to Raise Awareness Through Mock Car Crash

April 18, 2017

Every two minutes, a person in the United States is injured in a drunk driving crash, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Burlington High School students will see the consequences...

Sticky notes line the walls of the office of BHS Principal Tracy Racicot, filled with suggestions for a redesigned schedule that will launch in the 2017-18 school year. | Photo: Alexandre Silberman/Register

Administration Halts Schedule Changes for 2017-18 School Year

April 14, 2017

Changes will not be made to the Burlington High School schedule for next school year, administration announced to lead teachers last week. Tracy Racicot confirmed the news in an interview with the Register...

The job posting for the Burlington High School principal position, as seen on the district website on April 12.

District Begins Public Search For BHS Principal

April 12, 2017

The Burlington School District has publicly posted the Burlington High School principal position, as of April 12. The job description and application details are currently available on the district's employment...

Changes to the administrative hiring process under Superintendent Yaw Obeng have removed parents, students and teachers from hiring committees. | Photo: Alexandre Silberman/Register

Investigation: Reduced Community Input in Hiring Process Sparks Criticism

March 29, 2017

Changes to the administrator hiring process under Burlington School District Superintendent Yaw Obeng have removed parents from committees and left community members concerned. Obeng was involved in hiring...

Extended teacher absences can often require school administration to hire a long-term substitute.

The Science Behind Long Term Substitutes

February 20, 2017

On any given day there are a handful of substitute teachers covering daily absences.  And, each year teachers request the assistance of long term substitutes while they take medical leave, pregnancy leave,...

Sticky notes line the walls of the office of BHS Principal Tracy Racicot, filled with suggestions for a redesigned schedule that will launch in the 2017-18 school year. | Photo: Alexandre Silberman/Register

BHS Administration Releases New Schedule

February 10, 2017

After close to two decades of consistency, change is coming to the schedule at Burlington High School. Administration completed their proposal last week, which will soon be finalized for next school year. BHS...

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