September 2013

Calendar

2    Labor Day  School closed
4    School Photos
12  Junior College Field Trip and Fair – Burlington
14  Fall International Student Retreat – Mountain Campus
18  Parent Association Pasta Dinner (5 pm – 6 pm)
18  Open House for Parents (6 pm – 8:30 pm)
21  Freshman Frolic – Cafeteria (7 pm – 10pm)
25  Mountain Campus Parent Open House (6 pm – 7pm)
26  Powderpuff Football Game – Upper Field (5 pm – 6pm)
26  Homecoming Cookout and Bonfire – Upper Parking Lot (6 pm – 8:30 pm)
27-28  Reunion and Homecoming Weekend
27  Bulldogs Connect Alumni Event – The Perfect Wife (5:30 pm – 8 pm)
28  Homecoming Dance – Scranton Room (8 pm – 11 pm)
30  Junior and Senior Class Potluck – Cafeteria (5:30 pm – 6:30 pm)
30  Fall College Night for Junior and Senior Parents – Riley Center (6:30 pm – 9 pm)

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From the Headmaster

Dear Families:

With the energy of opening day still in the air, I want to share with you some of the comments I made to your sons and daughters at Opening Assembly, and I ask for your help in turning these hopes into reality.

Sincerely,

Mark H. Tashjian
Headmaster

Opening Assembly talk, August 28, 2013

We have a lot we want to accomplish this year. This is a year of change and vision and exploration.  Those of you who know me at all know I look forward, not backward, so I thought I would share some of my thoughts about what I am looking forward to on this opening day of school:

  • Already, I am looking forward to graduation on June 13, 2014 and handing each senior your diploma.
  • I am looking forward to sharing news of your college admissions and recognizing superb achievement at our year end awards assembly.
  • I am looking forward to awarding graduation awards: the Headmaster’s Awards for Citizenship, Outstanding Creative Artists, Outstanding Athletes, Valedictorian, Salutatorian, and others.
  • I am looking forward to seeing the fall drama, “The Laramie Project, 10 Years Later”.
  • I am looking forward to the Prism concert, Winter concert, the Gawlik awards and other creative arts showcases.
  • I look forward to walking around the school and seeing classes in full swing, energized, engaged, vigorous, with that productive “buzz” everywhere.
  • I am looking forward to the International Fair organized by our foreign language department, the Psychology Fair, the student-faculty ice hockey game, the chili challenge.
  • I can’t wait for the “Art in the Schools” exhibit at Southern Vermont Arts Center, where BBA artists invariably stand out.
  • Freshman, I am looking forward to seeing you get involved, find your path and your passions, and figure out how you will make your mark on this great school.
  • Faculty and staff, I look forward to our “Years of Service” assembly where we honor the longevity and experience and commitment exhibited by all of you.
  • I am looking forward to freshman service day this fall and sophomore service day in the spring.
  • I am looking forward to being in the cafeteria and seeing compost go in the compost bin, trash go in the trash cans and silverware go in the silverware bin.
  • I am looking forward to seeing our student-athletes put on the Bulldog uniform and make us all proud not only for your victories, but for your grace in defeat and your sportsmanship and teamwork displayed day in and day out.
  • I am looking forward to ringing the bell for state championships, and I am looking forward to ringing the bell today to start the school year.
  • I look forward to seeing us become an iPad school and learning to respect the educational power of technology and accept the responsibility that comes with this privilege.
  • I look forward to seeing you stand up for what’s right – to take a stand against bullying, against drugs and alcohol infiltrating our school, against meanness.
  • I look forward to seeing the Mountain Campus final projects and closing ceremony and hearing about the adventures throughout the semester.
  • I am looking forward to hearing from your teachers about someone who didn’t think they could do it, but discovered that they could. Small victories can be huge.
  • I look forward to seeing all of you find your inner GRIT as you tackle problems, struggle in a class, strive to polish a paper, get up after a vicious hit on the sports field, learn and grow from your mistakes and ultimately find the sweetest form of success – the success that comes from surmounting a challenge. There is simply no better feeling in the world.
  • Most of all, I look forward to seeing us grow as a community, learn as a community, support each other as a community, and I look forward to seeing each of you become the best person and the best scholar you can possibly be.

50 years ago today, Dr. Martin Luther King delivered one of the greatest speeches in the history of this country.

I love that we are starting our school year on this day, the 50th anniversary of Martin Luther King’s “I have a dream” speech. On that day, August 28, 1963, hundreds of thousands of people gathered on the mall in Washington DC to demand what we offer: equal opportunity.

Education is at the heart of the American dream, and equality of opportunity was at the heart of Martin Luther King’s dream.

People march and demonstrate and fight and die for the privilege that sits here in this room and in the school–to live in this great country, in this great state, in our great towns, coming together for a common purpose.

Opportunity awaits, the school year awaits, challenge awaits, learning and growing await.

Ladies and gentlemen, give yourselves a huge round of applause – Burr and Burton Academy is now in session.

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From the Assistant Headmaster

Dear Families,

We successfully launched the 2013 – 2014 school year with classrooms full of eager students engaged in their learning.  Happily, there are only a few iPads left to distribute!  During the first week of school many teachers integrated the iPad into learning experiences and found success with several key apps.  Some teachers are creating “paperless” classrooms by establishing clear processes to share assignments, collect work and provide feedback to students. Teachers used google forms to check for student understanding, note- taking apps to model skills and presentation tools to teach key content. Students used the iPad to create short films documenting solutions to math equations. They took photos  to document evidence of land use, drafted papers, read course material and reflected on their learning — all on the iPad. 

Please mark your calendar for Open House on September 18th. It begins at 5:00 pm with the Parent Association Dinner, and continues at 6:00 pm with an opening session and individual classroom visits. This year’s opening session will include an overview of our iPad Learning Initiative.

Open house is designed to give you a snapshot of your child’s academic life at Burr and Burton. You will follow your child’s schedule and meet Burr and Burton teachers. You’ll learn about the engaging and vigorous learning experiences offered at Burr and Burton, the enduring understandings and essential questions students explore, and the essential skills and the habits of mind students develop.  You’ll learn about homework expectations/policies and how students use the iPad as a learning tool.  I’m confident you’ll gain a sense of how the experiences your children have in each course foster and support our mission and core values and how committed we are to helping your sons and daughters grow into the best versions of themselves.

I hope to see you all on September 18th!

adjMeg

Meg Kenny
Assistant Headmaster

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From the Parent Association

The Burr and Burton Parent Association endeavors to foster partnership between families, school, and the community through communication, education, social and fundraising activities and advocacy.

It’s September and the livin’ is easy! Well, not really, there is a lot going on this month.

  • Starting with school photos on the 4th.
  • The Junior college field trip and fair is on the 12th.
  • The all important Open House for parents is on the 18th as is the Parent Association Pasta Dinner (just before).  A wonderful opportunity to not cook!
  • The Mountain Campus’ Open House is on the 25th.
  • Homecoming reunion weekend is on the 27th & 28th.
  • And the end of the month, the 30th, is the Junior and Senior pot luck supper followed by College Night.
    It’s a great time to see your students’ counselors in action and to talk to prospective schools.

See you in October!

Peggy Brockett
Parent Association President

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From the Athletic Department

The fall coaches and athletes have been working hard for the last two weeks and are anxious to get the games started.  Below are instructions for receiving schedules and schedule updates.

       To receive schedule updates:

  • Go to www.digitalsports.com.
  • Find your school: type in Burr and Burton.
    Please note: Do not type in “Academy”  and the word “and” must be typed out.
  • Click on “Burr and Burton”. Once on Burr and Burton’s page go to the right side of the page – click on sign up for our FREE schedule update email.
  • Type in your email address.
  • Follow steps from here.
  • As soon as games are scheduled, canceled or rescheduled you will receive an email.

On the Athletics calendar located on the BBA web site page, you can customize the calendars you are able to view by clicking on the Athletic Schedules box on the right to view all team calendars. You can choose to see and download all team calendars or just certain teams by clicking the box next to the name. When you have made your choices, click on the green Update View box to upload and view your chosen team schedules.

We will always post late-breaking announcements on the BBA home page  and on Facebook on BBA Athletics to receive updates, announcements and other athletic news.

Homecoming Events September 26-28, 2013

Thursday September 26

Powder Puff football game at BBA – Upper Field 5:30 pm
Homecoming Cookout at BBA 6:30 pm
Homecoming Pep Rally Bonfire at BBA 6 – 8 pm

Friday September 27

Varsity Field Hockey vs. Bellows Falls at BBA 4 pm
JV Field Hockey vs. Bellows Falls at BBA 5:15 pm
JV Gold Girls Soccer vs. Rutland at BBA  5 pm

JV Gold Boys Soccer vs. Rutland at Rec 5 pm  
Varsity Boys Soccer vs. Rutland at Applejack 5 pm
Varsity Girls Soccer vs. Rutland at Applejack 7:30 pm

Saturday September 28  

JV Green Boys Soccer vs. Rutland at BBA 10 pm
JV Green Girls Soccer vs. Rutland at Rec 10 pm
Varsity Football vs. Bellows Falls at BBA 2 pm
Golf Ball Drop during halftime of football game

GO BULLDOGS!!!

From the Booster Club:
Please join us at our next meeting on Tuesday September 10 at 6 pm in the Wellness classroom off from the gym lobby.

Last year, thanks to the efforts of the Booster Club and numerous volunteers, we had a very successful and fun homecoming weekend. We would like to build on that success and stage another big weekend this year. Naturally, we need parent and student volunteers to work the concessions at the different sporting events, but we also need the parents to contribute food items for the Thursday night BBQ, which will be free of charge to the students. Below is a list of the items we need:

  • Hot dogs: 600
  • Condiments
  • Desserts: cookies and brownies
  • Bottled water: 30 cases

Parents should email Kathi Bierwirth at kbierwirth@burrburton.org to let her know what items you can contribute to the Thursday cookout. Items can be dropped off in the gym lobby until 5 pm Thursday.

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Orientation for the 26 students enrolled at the Mountain Campus this fall began a bit differently than on the main campus – three days together on our campus in Peru.  Students started to get to know our campus and community through field ecology classes, working with an artist and book binder to create journals, and a spectacular hike over Bromley Mountain.  As our program grows into our second year we are excited to build on the successes of our Pioneer classes and offer an even richer intellectual and growth-filled semester.  We invite you to follow our Fall 2013 student experience on our blog and come visit us on the mountain!
 
Ben Freeman
Mountain Campus Director

Mountain Campus blog: mountaincampus.tumblr.com
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From the Co-Dean of Students

Dear Parents,

It is hard to believe that the start of school is already here! As Co-Dean of Students, my first priority is to ensure that your child’s transition back to school is smooth and enjoyable. Student safety is always a top priority of mine, and this year is no exception.

Every year, I receive reports of students driving to school far too fast on secondary roads leading to campus. This concerns me not only for the safety of our student drivers, but also for the safety of other motorists and pedestrians.

Due to a number of reports to Burr and Burton and the town that some students are driving at extremely high rates of speed, it is likely that there will be an increased presence of law enforcement in the morning and after school on several roads leading to and from school.

I am sharing this information with you, because the safety of all motorists and pedestrians is paramount to me. Secondly, the monetary and legal ramifications of receiving a ticket for speeding can be exorbitant.

Driving to school and parking on campus are privileges. Most students respect this and are very cautious about both. However, we occasionally have scenarios where students speed on campus and when entering and exiting parking lots. Additionally, we have had several accidents due to speed and carelessness. 

In closing, I feel obligated to inform you that student driving/parking privileges can be revoked for speeding and reckless driving.  Obviously, this is not something we like to do, but if it means making our campus safer, then we will enforce this when necessary.

Sincerely,

Anthony J. Cirelli
Co-Dean of Students

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From the Advancement Office

Welcome Back!

We would like to extend a warm welcome to all of our students and families.  If you’re returning – welcome back.  If you are a new family to Burr and Burton Academy, we hope your student will enjoy their experience and take full advantage of all that is offered here. 

As we start the new school year, we are in the process of printing and mailing our Annual Appreciation Report.  I know you will be impressed, as we are, with the breadth and depth of the support for our school.  We had an incredible year last year, and we look forward to replicating that effort this year.  Please understand that parent support is an important part of our annual campaign and we will be reaching out to you in the coming months.  We raise support for Burr and Burton for one reason – to give your student the most amazing educational experience possible.

The Advancement Office is looking for a few parent volunteers to help with our annual campaign mailings, setup for events hosted by the school (such as Grandparents and Special Friends Day), and other needs as they may arise.  If you’re interested, please contact Christine Hoard at choard@burrburton.org or 802-549-8277 and we’ll put you on our call list. 

The high school experience is a very important time in student’s life.  We encourage parents and guardians to get involved with the school in some way.  The more involved you are the more you know about the great opportunities offered here at Burr and Burton.  It’s not hard to find a place to volunteer – call Peggy Brockett, President of the Parent Association.  She can explain where the need is and tell you how much fun it can be!  Peggy can be reached at brihail@sover.net or 802-362-7181.

Our annual fundraising event committee is gearing up again for this year’s Parent Association gala.  Gina Vickers has agreed to chair this committee again for one more year and we are looking for a co-chair to serve with her, with the intent being this person would be the chair for the 2015 event.  It’s a fantastic event, the committee is fun to work with, the Advancement Office is extremely supportive of the entire process and we make it as easy as possible on the chair – just ask Gina!  If you have an interest in serving on the committee or in the position of co-chair of the committee, please contact Gina Vickers at gvickers01@gmail.com or 802-362-6488.  And be sure to mark your calendar for the event, which will be May 23, 2014 at Hildene, the Lincoln Family Home.

We wish every student great success in the coming school year and look forward to another great year.

Alumni Reunion Weekend

Calling all of our parents (and their friends) who are Burr and Burton alumni – have you signed up for this year’s reunion on the Hill yet?  Scheduled for homecoming  weekend, September 27 – 29, 2013, the event promises to be an action-packed, fun-filled weekend.  Starting with Friday, September 27 activities include an insider’s tour of the Southern Vermont Arts Center, the Joe and Joan Rizio Golf Tournament with the added excitement of a chance to win $10,000 for a hole-in-one, campus tours, the alumni social at The Perfect Wife Restaurant, a book signing with Peter Miller ’51, and a star party at the Observatory (if we are lucky enough to get a clear, cool fall evening).  On Saturday, the day starts off with a tour of the new Mountain Campus and coffee with director of the program, Ben Freeman, a special presentation by Seth Bongartz ’72 on “The five critical decisions made during the Lincoln Presidency”, more campus tours, an Alumni Tailgate Party, and of course a fall weekend wouldn’t be complete without a football game so the varsity Bulldogs face off against Bellow Falls on Pettibone Field.  Later in the afternoon, we move on to the Athletic Hall of Fame and Alumni Recognition Awards followed by a Bulldogs Roundup, BBQ and Blue Grass in the Rockwell Room at the Equinox Hotel featuring the alumni musicians of Gold Town. 

For more information and to sign up online, visit  www.burrburton.org or contact Christine Hoard at choard@burrburton.org or 802-549-8277.  All are welcome – you don’t have to be celebrating a significant reunion anniversary to come, have fun and dance the night away.  But sign up soon, because interest is high and seating is limited for Saturday night at the Equinox.  Join us for a blast from the past – we look forward to seeing you!

Sincerely,

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Cynthia Gubb
Director of Advancement
802-549-8201

cgubb@burrburton.org

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Student Travel Opportunities

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See the Spain video here.

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The itinerary and more information may be found here.

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Costa Rica April 2014

Spanish Teacher Sue Ritchie is leading a trip to Costa Rica during the April 2014 break. The trip will have a focus on Spanish and Science, including visits to volcanoes, thermal volcanic springs, zip lining in the cloud forest, visiting a Butterfly Farm, a boat ride on the Pacific Coast, and much more. Dave Curtis and his wife will also be chaperones. See Sue Ritchie for details. The cost is approximately $2500 including all meals. Max 24 students.  Brochures will be available after Labor Day.

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From the Creative Arts Department

Stage

Strike the harp and join the chorus for an exciting opportunity to perform the world premier of Christopher Tin’s new work, The Drop that Contained the Sea, at Carnegie Hall on April 13, 2014, organized by Distinguished Concerts International New York and conducted by their Artistic Director Jonathan Griffith.  This sequel work to his two-time Grammy winning album Calling All Dawns is another classical/world music fusion song cycle in multiple languages based on ancient texts about water. 

The Burr and Burton Academy Vocal Music Ensemble (E Block Chorus) will be joined by choirs from all over the world, a professional orchestra, guest soloists and the composer Thursday April 10 – Monday April 14 to experience this monumental performance.  Ensemble members and their families are invited to an informational meeting Tuesday September 10 at 6:30 pm in the Riley Center Vocal Room.  For more information please contact Julie Freebern at jfreebern@burrburton.org  802-362-1775 ex. 231.

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School and College Counseling

Make-up Senior College Workshop
College-bound seniors who missed the August 20 workshop need to attend a makeup workshop on either Tuesday, September 4 and Wednesday, September 5 during D and E block. Both sessions will be held in the library.

Fall College Night for Junior and Senior Parents
Mark your calendar for Burr and Burton’s Fall College Night for Parents on Monday, September 30, at 6:30 pm. This program will take place in the Riley Center and will feature a guest speaker as well as grade specific information for the college admission process.

Questions about the Junior and Senior Parent College Night may be directed to Lynne Welsh, 802-362-1775, ext.242.

College Fair Field Trip
Burr and Burton is sponsoring a field trip for interested college-bound juniors on Thursday, September 12. Students will leave promptly at 6:30 am.  We will attend the College Fair at Patrick Gymnasium at UVM from 9:30 to 11:00 am. Approximately 250 college representatives will take part in the College Fair.  At 11:00 there will be a tour of the University of Vermont and lunch in the Davis Student Center (students must bring money for lunch) then on to Champlain College for an admissions presentation and campus tour. We will depart Burlington at 3:00 pm and return to Burr and Burton at approximately 6:30 pm.   To sign up, bring a completed college fair worksheet and permission slip to the School and College Counseling Office. Bus seats are limited, and will be reserved on a first come, first serve basis until full. No reservations will be accepted after Monday, September 9thth. 

Standardized Testing Registration for Seniors
Burr and Burton will host the SAT on October 5. The deadline to register is September 5. The registration deadline for the October 26 ACT at Burr and Burton is September 27. The November 2 SAT registration deadline is October 3 and is not administered at BBA.

Register online at www.collegeboard.org and www.actstudent.org. Please note that the school does not collect the fees for the SAT or ACT; you must register directly with these organizations.

Sophomore and Junior Testing
Sophomores will take the PLAN on the morning of Wednesday, October 16. The PLAN helps students measure their current academic development and explore career-training options. It is a test that has value for students planning to go on to college as well as those entering the workforce.

Most juniors will take the PSAT (a preliminary, or practice, SAT) on Wednesday, October 16 during school hours. Students must bring the $15 registration fee (checks should be made out to Burr and Burton Academy) to Lynne Welsh in the School and College Counseling Office by October 1. The PSAT is a wonderful opportunity for students to assess their testing skills.

Juniors who do not wish to participate in the PSAT have the opportunity to take the ASVAB (Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery), an entrance test for students interested in serving the US Military.  The ASVAB highlights skill areas not normally tested so students planning to find a civilian job after high school may benefit from taking this exam. This is also available to Seniors.

Juniors also have a third option for October 16. Instead of testing, they may sign up to participate in a field trip to learn more about local business opportunities.

Contact the School and College Counselors if you have any questions. Students who are eligible for free and reduced lunch should see their counselor to request a fee waiver for the PSAT.

Campus Visits
Seniors who haven’t yet visited colleges are strongly advised to make plans to do so as soon as possible. While scheduling college visits during vacations and on weekends is preferable, we understand that it is sometimes necessary for students to miss school.  Campus visits are excused absences.  Monday, November 11 (Veteran’s Day) is a particularly good day to visit colleges because it is a faculty in-service day at Burr and Burton.

College Representative Visitors
Juniors and seniors may be excused from class, with teacher permission, to meet with college representatives visiting Burr and Burton this fall. Nearly 40 colleges have already scheduled appointments during the month of September. Please check the college visit list on Naviance (http://connection.naviance.com/burrburton) or the College Planning Calendar in the School and College Counseling Office for the most up-to-date list of visitors and meeting locations. Daily announcements will also serve as a reminder of these appointments. College visits provide students with a great opportunity to ask questions, make a connection with the college representative and learn the most current campus information.

Contact Information
Please don’t hesitate to call us if you have a question, a concern, or wish to offer feedback. We welcome all contact and the opportunity to work with you.

Phil Anton, Director of Admission and School Counseling, Counselor for all freshmen 549-8125; panton@burrburton.org

Andrea Hogan, School and College Counselor for sophomores, juniors, and seniors 549-8145; ahogan@burrburton.org

Melissa Michaud, School and College Counselor for sophomores, juniors, and seniors 549-8130; mmichaud@burrburton.org

Cristin Rose, School and College Counselor for sophomores, juniors, and seniors 549-8126; crose@burrburton.org

Maria Bittinger, School and College Counselor for sophomores, juniors, and seniors, 549-8126; mbittinger@burrburton.org

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From the Health Center

Go to bed sleepy head…NOW. 

According the National Sleep Foundation, American teenagers require about 9 ¼ hours of sleep per night, yet only 8% of them are getting it. In fact, more than two thirds of high school students get less than seven hours of sleep each night.

Teen sleep deprivation has been linked to lower levels of HGH (human growth hormone). This hormone is critical to the teenager’s physical growth and maturation of the immune system. Lower levels of HGH are linked to higher rates of anxiety and depression.  A 2010 study in the journal, Sleep, found that teenagers who go to bed after midnight are 24% more likely to suffer from depression.

While a student’s drive to stay up late doing homework may seem admirable to parents and peers, those teens who don’t get enough sleep perform at a lower level during the following school day. So while some extra time spent on a history project may seem like a good idea at the time, the student may be too exhausted to comprehend the Geometry lesson on the following day.

What can a parent do?

Consider helping your student to balance their overloaded plate of academics, athletics, socializing, work, clubs, etc. Encourage them to accept the fact that at times, something just “has to give.” Perhaps they take a break from a sport or cut back on work hours.

Teach teens that sleep is as important as good nutrition, exercise, studying, and free time. Don’t let your teen “burn the candle on both ends” during the week, anticipating that they can catch-up on sleep during the weekend. The short-term consequences of sleep deprivation will impact their school days and the cumulative effect can create an unhealthy and less-successful child.

Meg Cornell, RN

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Refuse to Use Video Contest

Who: Youth in grades 7-12th during 2013-14 school year.

What: Video Clip-its! The Collaborative values youth and their many skills. During the Refuse to Use program kick-off we want to show off those skills! Choose one of these three categories below for a chance to win a $500 saving bond!

Requirements: Videos must be 1-3 minutes in length. Appropriate language (no swearing) and attire (spaghetti straps, etc). Must have at least 1 appropriate statistic from credible source(s) must be cited. You are part of a healthy, safe community supporting to you and your peers stay substance free.

Use the following components to help tell your vision. Choose one or more components to put in the video:
1. Why being substance free is important to you.
2. What your future looks like because of a healthy lifestyle.
3. What you will gain from the Refuse to Use program.

Community and how/where you fit into the puzzle what do these components mean to you? 

When: Deadline for review is September 13, 2013.

Where: Winners will be announced at the Refuse to Use Program Kick-off, September 22, 2013. Videos will be shown at the kick-off and local TV station GNAT & The Collaborative social media venues.

Why? Be part of the program beyond being a participant! Tell the community what you stand for! The winner will receive $500 as a savings bond, second runner up $200 savings bond. Submit to RTU@thecollaborative.us as a .mov or drop off to a RTU Representative Will view top three at kick off and announce the winner.

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2014 Burtonian Yearbooks

Seniors and Parents of Seniors!
The 2014 Burtonian yearbook staff needs 2 senior photos, one portrait and one informal photo, delivered to them by Friday, October 4, 2013. Please arrange to have these photos taken over the summer.  Students may also have their formal photos taken in early September at the school.

Please note: All digital photos must be 300 dpi (that’s the resolution). All photos must be larger than 2.5 inches wide x 3.5 inches tall. Please put the student’s name in the subject line. Photos that are in a hard copy format can be mailed to the Burtonian yearbook staff, attention Alex Vincent, Burr and Burton Academy, PO Box 498, Manchester, VT 05254.

Seniors who wish to have their photos done by a photographer of their choice must arrange to have them completed in time to meet this deadline. Pictures must be in a vertical format. Remember that the portrait should be a head shot (head and shoulders only – no hats please). Students must also submit a candid photo at this time (baby picture, sports picture, family picture, or favorite activity). This must also be in a vertical format or able to be cropped into a vertical. The production of a quality book that comes out on time for distribution depends on meeting this deadline.

If we do not receive your senior’s photos by the deadline, they may not be included in the yearbook. Please write the student’s name on the back of all hard copy photos. They will be returned to you next May.

Information on how to order the 2014 Burtonian will be announced in September.

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World Champions! (again)

radioThe K1BBS ham radio contest team has brought another national and world title to BBA in the 2013 School Club Roundup.  The Roundup results place K1BBS as the top scoring high school in the world. 

54 participants activated K1BBS during the contest week of February 11-15.  24 hours … 823 contacts … and 234,555 points later … K1BBS was 1st in the state, 1st in the world in the high school division, and 2nd in the world for all schools (by a mere 2000 points).  How close is 2000 points?  Had we made 6 more contacts … or contacted 1 more school … or any combination of 3 … states, countries, and Canadian provinces … we would have been the top school in the world.  BBA’s contest team was truly an international effort with many of our International Students participating.  Team K1BBS put in an amazing performance on a worldwide stage.  Congratulations to the members of the 2013 World Champion (in the high school division) K1BBS contest team. 

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Corporate Sponsors

We thank the corporations below for their generous support of Burr and Burton Academy and hope you will in turn support these businesses.

Headmaster’s List

Berkshire Bank

r.k. Miles

Rugg Valley Landscaping

Stratton Mountain Resort

The Orvis Company

The Vermont Country Store

TPW Management

High Honors List

Equinox Hotel and Resort

Finn and Stone Insurance

Mack Molding

Spiral Press Cafe

The Perfect Wife

W.H. Shaw Insurance Agency, Inc.

Honors List

Casella Waste Management

Homestead Landscaping

Mettowee Mill Nursery, Inc.

The Bank of Bennington

The Richards Group

Academic Letter

Aspen Motel

Battenkill Communications

Bradley D. Myerson Law Offices

Dublois and Associates

Engel Spivey Lemonik, PC

Hand Motors

High-Tech Plumbing & Heating

Mountain Goat North, Inc.

Mountain Weavers

People’s United Bank

Academic Pin

Dydo and Company, Inc.

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