February 2015

Calendar

5   Refuse to Use 9th Grade Event #5: 3 pm in BBA Hunter Seminar room
5   Refuse to Use 10th Grade Event #5: 4:30 pm in BBA Hunter Seminar room
9   Spring Musical Audition Workshop: 3 pm in the Riley Center
10 Spring Musical Audition Workshop: 3 pm in the Riley Center
11  Open House for Parents at 6 pm – opening remarks
12  Refuse To Use 11th and 12th Grade Event #5 – Senior Presentations:
12  6 pm in BBA Hunter Seminar room
16  Winter Break until Monday the 23rd
16  Chinese New Year Celebration and Assembly at 9:15 am
24  Spring Musical Auditions: 3 pm in the Riley Center
25  Spring Musical Auditions: 3 pm in the Riley Center
26  Spring Musical Auditions: 3 pm in the Riley Center

 


From the Headmaster

Dear Families:

Out with the old, in with the new. Yes, the spring semester, such as it is called, began two weeks ago, and while the weather is decidedly unspringlike, onward we march.

Next week, we will host Parents Open House (February 11, 6:00 PM).  As you contemplate whether or not to attend (“It seems awfully dark to go out…Plus it is so cold…”), I’d like to share some thoughts on its importance:

  1. Study after study shows that student performance in school is directly correlated with parental involvement.  By coming to the Parent Open House, you are demonstrating an interest in–and commitment to–a Burr and Burton education.  You send a message that you care about your child’s education. 
  2. If you know the teachers, the teachers know you.  We all communicate better with those whom we know, and strong communication is essential to any partnership.
  3. By attending Parents Open House, you are recognizing and appreciating the efforts of our teachers.  Teachers work very hard all year long, and there are too few opportunities simply to say “Thank you.”  This is one of them.

If you come to Parents Open House, you help make us a better school.

Stay warm. See you soon, I hope.

Sincerely,

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Mark H. Tashjian
Headmaster

 


From the Assistant Head of School

Meg-Bullhorn

Dear BBA Families,

Please mark your calendar for Spring Semester Open House — scheduled for February 11. Registration opens at 5:45 pm in the Riley Center lobby and the session begins at 6 pm with opening remarks in the Riley Center and continues with individual classroom visits.

Open house is designed to give you a snapshot of your child’s academic life at Burr and Burton Academy. 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 hope to see you all on February 11! 

Meg

 

 

 

Meg Kenny
Assistant Head of School

 


From the Parent Association

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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.

We are into the second semester and hope your students have transitioned smoothly. We have the Open House coming up on February 11 at 6 pm and hope you all have a chance to come and meet the teachers your student(s) will be spending time with and see what their goals for the semester will be. Everyone at BBA works hard to make this an informative and insightful night for the parents and I encourage you to take advantage of it. BBA athletes are once again making us proud with their great performances so please check the athletic schedule and come out and cheer them on. We will be into the post season games before we know it. I am sure I don’t need to remind you that winter vacation is from February 16-20. Plans for the Gala in May are well underway. We could use a few more hands to volunteer if anyone wants to join us. It is a lot of fun and a great fund raiser for our school. The Parent Challenge is also underway and there is still time to be a “Top Dog” Parent. Any gift you can contribute is appreciated, no amount is too small. Please consider helping to make BBA an even better place for our students! We will continue to keep you updated with Sunday emails. Many thanks for your continued support!

Peggy Brockett
Parent Association President

 


 

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The Mountain Campus spring semester is off and running!  The community forming in Peru is wonderfully eager to learn, respectful, and already proud of their new community and campus.  With over 100 students who have already experienced the program, there is a real sense of strength in our history and opportunity for our future.  

Our alumni continue to do amazing things: get in to top notch colleges, bring Farm Fresh Connect to BBA, and earn an audience with Senator Sanders through a state-wide essay competition.  Just as importantly, every one of them continues to relate what they learned on the mountain to their lives at home and back on the main campus, working to become better learners and better citizens.  We have a wonderful school and incredible students!
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As we move steadily into the “spring” term, we are already thinking about admissions for next year.  We have many students already asking about applications, but are also planning a few changes to make it easier for athletes to participate in the spring semester.  If you would like to learn more about the Mountain Campus semester, we encourage you to visit us during our Open House on March 3rd, or schedule a tour at some other time.  As with so many things, seeing is believing!

Ben Freeman
Mountain Campus Director

Mountain Campus blog: mountaincampus.tumblr.com

 


From the Advancement Office

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Now in the grip of ole’ Man Winter, we are happy to see the first of February knowing we are over a third of the way through the coldest, darkest part of the year. We have lots to share with you so please take a moment to read the following:

1. Update on Parent Annual Fund Giving:

First of all, if you have made a gift this year, we thank you and encourage you to stop by the Advancement Office to pick up your “schwag”.

We’re off to a good start with the Parent Challenge and here are the figures – as of January 29, overall parent support stands 18.5%, which puts us a little ahead of last year (17.2%) at this same point in time.

We still have work to do to get to the goal so please consider making a gift to the Annual Fund today. And following in the footstep’s of Vermont Public Radio, here’s a little incentive for you…..

  $5 or more gets you a super cool bright yellow insulated Top Dog grocery tote
  $250 and up gets you a Top Dog BBA cap
  $500 or more gets you a BBA umbrella
  *Along with any dollar amount, a donation of an item or service to the online
  auction, a donation to Friends of Hockey, or a Corporate Sponsorship will also

  get you in the Top Dog loop

Here are 2 easy ways to give right now – so you can check it off your list today:
1. Go to www.burrburton.org/giving/online, connect online through BBA’s website and pay by credit card.
2. Mail or stop by with a check: Advancement Office, Burr and Burton Academy, PO Box 498, Manchester VT 05254.

And once you support the Annual Fund, you will be entered into a drawing for the following:

2 tickets to the oh-so-coveted Gawlik Awards in May, 2015  AND
2 tickets to the BBA spring musical, 2015 AND
2 tickets to the BBA fall play, 2015 AND
2 tickets to all the home games for any one sport season: Spring 2015, Fall 2015 or Winter 2015/16

YOU can still enter to win this fantastic pack of tickets if you donate by May 1, 2015. (No purchase is necessary to win, if you’d like to enter in the raffle without making a donation, please contact the Advancement Office).

  1. “Save the Date” for our annual fundraising gala:

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Friday, May 22, 2015 at 5:30 pm at Hildene, the Lincoln Family Home.

“Save the date” postcards for this event were mailed out this past week and invitations will be out in the mail in April. Make your plans early as we have had a sellout crowd the past three years and a waiting list!

Corporate Sponsorships are available to support the gala so if you own a business and would like to be in on the action, here’s your opportunity (plus it counts towards the annual fund Parent Challenge).

Ever-Blooming Sponsor – $2,500
Heirloom Sponsor – $1,500
Ornamental Sponsor – $1,000
Perennial Sponsor – $500
Annual Sponsor – $250 

For more information, to reserve a table or to sign up for a Corporate Sponsorship please call Cynthia Gubb at 549-8201 or email her at cgubb@burrbuton.org.

  1. On-line Auction

On behalf of the committee for this year’s gala event, Garden Party Gala, on May 22nd, we invite you to participate in Burr and Burton Academy’s fourth annual online auction. With your contribution, the auction is sure to build on the momentum of last year’s success. The auction is designed to generate excitement for the main event on the 22nd. Launching on April 1st and closing on April 30th, the auction will reach bidders all over the world (including parents of our international students, long-distance grandparents, and our alumni), plus the many friends of the school right here in our own backyard. The auction serves as a great way to involve those people who cannot attend the event for any number of reasons.

We are looking for services of all shapes and sizes to feature as stand-alone items and in specially designed packages. Perhaps you can offer a service, such as a landscaping consultation or wood delivery? In fact, a cord of seasoned and stacked wood donated by a BBA parent was one of our hottest items two years ago! Whatever the contribution, it will benefit our most precious commodity of all, our children!

We need to have your donation in the Advancement Office by March 1st. You are welcome to drop it off yourself or contact one of us and a committee member will come pick it up from you. Don’t forget, your item or service donation counts toward parent participation in the Annual Fund!

Questions about the Online Auction? Contact Christina Cole, ccole@burrburton.org or 549-8277.

Many thanks for your support and don’t forget to put the gala on your calendars!

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Cynthia Gubb
Director of Advancement

 


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Grandparents and Special Friends Day is Friday, April 24, 2015. If you’d like your student’s grandparents or special friend to receive an invitation, please contact Nancy Brown in the Advancement Office at nbrown@burrburton.org or cal her at 802-549-8110

 


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From the Athletics Department 

 

Save The Date: The Spring Sports Parent/Athlete meeting will be held Tuesday, March 17 at 6 pm in the E. H Henry Gymnasium.
Watch the March Bullhorn for more details.

Don’t forget to “like” Burr and Burton Academy Athletics on Facebook to get the weekly games schedules, athletic updates and post season schedules.

 


From the Creative Arts Department

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Congratulations to Kate Mori for her incredible trombone audition results coming in 1st Place for the Green Mountain Music Festival Band, 2nd Place for the Green Mountain Music Festival Jazz Band and 2nd Place for the All New England Music Festival Band.  

 


From the Health Clinic

Dear Parent:

Our school is participating in the Vermont Youth Risk Behavior Survey (YRBS) sponsored by the Vermont Department of Education and the Vermont Department of Health.  The survey gathers information about health risk behaviors of 9th through 12th grade students.  The survey includes questions about nutrition, alcohol, tobacco and other drug use, physical exercise, injuries, and sexual behavior. Schools, communities and state agencies will use the results of the survey to evaluate programs, plan new programs and to secure future funding.

We are planning to administer the survey on Tuesday February 10th during advisory time.  The snow date with be Thursday February 12th.

The federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, in conjunction with state and local school officials, developed the YRBS. It also has the support of many national organizations including the National PTA.  

The YRBS is anonymous, and survey procedures have been designed to protect your child’s privacy. The names of students who take the survey and their survey responses will not be disclosed to any school employee nor will any student’s name or survey responses be divulged in a report of the results. We would like all students to take part in the survey; however, the survey is voluntary. No student is required to take the survey.

Your child may opt out:

As a parent of a student eligible to participate in the YRBS, federal law affords you the right to inspect the survey before it is administered and to opt your child out of participating in the survey.  

Should you decide to opt your child out of taking the survey please inform us in writing by returning the form available for downloading here or a letter to Sandra Birch in the Health Center by February 6th.

If you have any questions or concerns, please call  Sandra Birch, Mental Health Director at 549-8137.

Thank you for your cooperation.

Sincerely,
Sandra Birch,

Mental Health Director

 


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All Students

The Course of Study for the 2015-2016 school year will be available before February break. The process for course selection for next year will be reviewed with students in late February.  Please take some time during vacation to review the Course of Study and beginning thinking about classes you would like to take next year.

Mid-Year Grades for Seniors

Many colleges request the mid-year or first semester grades of their applicants.  We have sent updated transcript to all colleges listed on students’ transcript request forms.  Because we use a universal mid-year report form, there is no need to provide us with college-specific forms.

College Application Update

Congratulations to the many seniors who have already been admitted to college!  Most seniors have applied and are now waiting for responses from colleges that don’t report decisions as quickly. Seniors should update their counselor on their college decisions.  We continue to work with the seniors who are still in the process of applying and aim to have them get their applications in by the end of the month.

Juniors

Meetings with Juniors: 
Individual meetings with juniors are beginning this month as we help them shape their futures in college, gap programs, employment, military service, and other options. All students will have a scheduled appointment with their counselor sometime in the next few months when they will complete a resume of activities and explore opportunities.

For students who don’t have college in their sights at this time, we will discuss ways for students to determine possible career and job interests. Field Study, elective courses and part-time jobs are good avenues for students to prepare for employment after high school.

We assist college-bound students with the college search process, discuss academic preparation, review PSAT scores and plan for standardized testing.  We look forward to continued contact with juniors throughout the next year as we work together to find good college matches.

Parents often wonder how they can help. We meet with students and help them compile an appropriate college list, but families need to take the next step.  Please facilitate some college visits during the spring semester.  In our experience, we have found that students who have visited a few campuses prior to applying find the process more meaningful and manageable.  With advanced notice to teachers and the Dean of Students, college visits are excused absences from school. Plan a trip to see a campus or two and take advantage of information sessions and tours. Then be sure to let us know your family’s impressions.

Another way that we coordinate efforts with students and families is through the Naviance Program: http://connection.naviance.com/burrburton. This online program contains multiple career and college resources and also serves as a communication tool.  We demonstrated various program functions during our evening College Program for Junior Parents in October.  If you’d like access to this program or need to reset your password, please email Lynne Welsh, Office Assistant at lwelsh@burrburton.org.

We are eager to partner with parents in the college and career planning process. Please don’t hesitate to contact us with questions or concerns.

Standardized Testing Registration: 
College bound juniors should sign up to take either the SAT and/or the ACT this spring. Please check your calendar for possible athletic and other conflicts. We offer both tests on our campus so students can benefit from testing in a familiar environment. We will be discussing testing with juniors during our individual meetings but please feel free to contact us for specific questions and testing recommendations.

Information on the SAT and ACT, registration forms and free practice booklets are available in the School and College Counseling Office and at www.collegeboard.org and www.actstudent.org, respectively. Below is a listing of spring testing options at BBA.  Additional testing opportunities will come next fall.  Please contact us if you have questions.

Upcoming Test Dates and Deadline

Saturday, March 14  SAT.
 Register by Feb. 13 at www.collegeboard.orgSAT Critical Reasoning Test only (no subject tests.) 
Test is offered at BBA. If a student has a potential athletic or other conflict for May or June test date, you will want to consider taking this one.

Saturday, April 18, ACT.
 Register by March 13 at www.actstudent.org. 
Sign up for ACT with writing!
 Test is offered at BBA

See ACT and College Board Websites or refer to the testing calendar we mailed home. Students should not test every time one is offered, but we do recommend that juniors take at least one ACT or SAT this year.

TESTING PLAN & CALENDAR FOR JUNIORS

Test Prep Opportunities

Free Options: 
www.collegeboard.org, bookmark “Question of the day;”
 www.actstudent.org, 
www.number2.com

On-Line courses:
 www.kaplan.com
, www.princetonreview.com

High End Test Prep (underwritten by BBA – classes at BBA), cost $100.

Course 2

Friday, March 27  (12:45 – 2:45)

Friday, April 3  (12:45 – 2:45)

Friday, April 24  (12:45  – 2:45)

Friday, May 1  (12:45 – 2:45)

SAT on Saturday, May 2

To register for this course, bring $100 (payable to BBA) to Mrs. Welsh.  Fee reductions are available to families with financial need – see your counselor.  Register by March 13.

Manchester Tutorial Center Organized Classes, cost $300

*Timed to prepare for SAT at BBA in May; Classes on 3/15, 3/22, 3/29, 4/05,  4/19 and 4/26.
Contact the Tutorial Center at 362-0222 to register and pay for the class.

Career and Development Center

A representative from the Southwest Vermont Career Development Center will be visiting BBA on Thursday, February 5 to talk to sophomores and juniors about a wide variety of technical courses available at the CDC.

Gap Year Fair

South Burlington High School is hosting a Gap Year Fair will take place on Wednesday, February 4 from 6 – 8:30 p.m. The fair will highlight programs that offer students the chance to volunteer, study abroad, intern, travel internationally and more.

Financial Aid

All Vermont students applying for need-based financial aid must submit the FAFSA and VSAC forms.  Pay close attention to individual college financial aid deadlines; many colleges require students to file the FAFSA in February and March. In addition, some private colleges require students to file the CSS Profile form. You will need to check your individual college financial aid requirements.  Information about the CSS Profile can be found in the financial aid section at www.collegeboard.org.

To file the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) and VSAC grant application, go to these websites:  www.fafsa.ed.gov and www.vsac.org. Families are urged to file on-line as soon as possible and you are welcome to use our office computers if you need internet access.  If you have questions about the FAFSA or other financial aid forms, don’t hesitate to contact the helpful folks at VSAC’s toll-free help line: 800-642-3177.

If you missed VSAC Forms Night at BBA, you can still get free help applying for college financial aid. Don’t miss out! VSAC counselors and college aid professionals will be available at four Community College of Vermont (CCV) locations across the state to help you file your online FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) and Vermont grant application. Saturday, February 7, 10:00-12:00, Thursday, March 5, 4:00-6:00.  At these CCV academic centers on both dates: Brattleboro, St. Albans, Rutland, and Winooski. For directions, visit ccv.edu/find. For Priority registration, call 800-642-3177 and ask for Outreach.

Summer Programs/Study Abroad  
The School and College Counseling Office has collected information about a variety of summer programs, including two Vermont-based programs:  MedQuest www.southernvermontahec.org and CollegeQuest www.nevahec.org (for health-related careers); See websites for details and deadlines.

All students are eligible for the Governor’s Institutes of Vermont week-long sessions organized around the following topics: Arts, Asian Cultures, Current Events and Issues, Engineering, Entrepreneurship, Information Technology, Mathematics, and Science and Technology. Brochures are in the School and College Counseling Office.  Applications will be available online beginning February 1 at http://www.giv.org. Application Deadline is April 1. For more info: contact  the GIV Office at 802-865-4448 or apply@giv.org.

Students planning to spend a semester abroad or in an alternative educational setting in 2015-2016 should meet with their counselor to plan an appropriate academic schedule.  Students need to submit a BBA Off-Campus Study application for approval. These forms are due by May 15 for plans that commence at any point during the fall semester.

Scholarships 2015

Forms for scholarships listed below can be downloaded from Naviance at: http://connection.naviance.com/burrburton. Due to the confidential of recommendations, students must bring their completed applications to Mrs. Welsh who will facilitate the mailing/delivery of completed Scholarships.  Please complete the transcript request form found in the SCC Office BEFORE the due date to obtain the necessary BBA documents.  See Mrs. Welsh with questions.

Vermont-NEA Maida F. Townsend Scholarship

Eligibility: Seniors who are sons or daughters of VT NEA members, high school student, undergrad or grad student; must submit a 400-word essay
Award: $1,000; Deadline: February 2

Application in College Counseling Office, Naviance and online at: www.vtnea.org

VSAC Unified Scholarships:

Deadline is Friday, Feb 7, to be in the running for a $1,000 Early Bird scholarship from VSAC by completing and submitting the VSAC Unified Scholarship application. Come to School and College Counseling to obtain the scholarship book if you don’t already have one. Many scholarships to apply for, one application. (The regular deadline is March 6.) See your counselor or Mrs. Welsh if you have questions. Students MUST bring their document requests to Mrs. Welsh in School and College Counseling by noon, Feb 6th.

The St. Andrew’s Society of Vermont Scholarship Foundation, Inc.

Eligibility: VT residents who plan to enroll in a 2- or 4-year program
Award: $1,000    Deadline: February 19
Applications online at www.standrewssocietyofvermont.org

Knights of Columbus, Vermont, Scholastic Achievement Scholarship

Eligibility: Must be son or daughter of Knight of Columbus within VT jurisdiction and graduating senior. Essay required and MUST BE HANDWRITTEN
Deadline: March 1
Application in SCC Office

The George Coleman Scholarship

Eligibility: Academic excellence. GPA of at least a 3.0. Must be enrolling in a NEACRAO member institution (see website for list of member schools http://www.neacrao.org/scholarship_info.html)
Award: $2,000

Deadline: March 1 to your school counselor. NO EXCEPTIONS
Applications in School and College Counseling Office, Naviance or on website.VERMONT-NEA

Alice Angney Scholarship For Leadership and Service

Eligibility: High School Senior VT resident, commitment to further education. Must have  demonstrated initiative in overcoming a specific challenge or challenges, leadership and service to their community as well as academic achievement.
Award: $2,000; Deadline: March 20

Berkshire Bank Foundation 2014 Scholarship Program

Eligibility: high school seniors with record of non-school sponsored volunteerism in the community and participation in extra-curricular school activities; GPA, 3.0 minimum; financial need; plan for 2 or 4 yr college or tech school.
Award: $1,500; Deadline: March 25
Application online: http://www.berkshirebank.com/scholarships

Fraternal Order of Eagles and Auxiliary Scholarships

Eligibility: Seniors entering either a college or vocational school. Personality, community service, academic accomplishments, and financial need are some of the deciding factors.
Award: not specified; Deadline: March 31

The Masonic College Scholarship, Mt. Lebanon Lodge #46, Jamaica

Eligibility: Must be a resident of Jamaica, Windham, Stratton,Winhall, Londonderry, Wardsboro or Townsend. Graduating senior attending a 2 or 4-year college or university. Academic achievement, community service or service to BBA.
Award: $500; Deadline: April 1

VT EPSCoR CWDD Scholarship

Eligibility: First generation OR of Native American ancestry; US citizen, VT resident, senior planning to attend a Vermont college
or already enrolled as an undergrad in Vermont College/University;
GPA, 3.0; enrolling in STEM Major in College
Award: unknown   Deadline: April 1
APPLICATIONS ONLINE: www.uvm.edu/~cwdd/scholarships

VFW – Phil Kelleher and John West Scholarship

Eligibility: Senior planning to enroll in college. Award based on academic record, personal achievement, community service. Letter states application must be hand-delivered by April 17th. Because this date falls during vacation, BBA’s DEADLINE is April 8th
Award: not specified; Deadline: April 8th – must be hand-delivered by Mrs. Welsh due to the confidential nature of the BBA documents.

Manchester Lions Club Scholarship

Eligibility: graduating senior needing financial assistance with college, trade school, conservatory, AA degree program or other non-traditional training program. Also for a recent past graduate who may just now be moving ahead with their education.
Award: $2,000; Deadline: April 8

Heritage Family Credit Union Scholarship

Elibigility: graduating senior pursuing further education in college, trade school. Exemplary member of the student body, demonstrated leadership qualities within school and community.
Award: $1,000; Deadline: RECEIVED BY April 30
Applications: on Naviance and in School and College Counseling Office

Bill Muench Basketball Camp Scholarship

Eligibility: graduating senior who participated in or worked as a counselor at Bill Muench’s Basketball Camp. Recognizes attitude, academic achievement and effort, involvement in sports, community or other extra-curricular activity)
Award: not specified; Deadline: May 1

Stephen Phillips Scholarship

Eligibility: academic achievement, service to others, good character, leadership qualities, and a willingness to work to contribute to college, personal and/or family expenses. Extensive application form. Start early! (See if you qualify financially BEFORE filling out the application.)
Award: $3,000 to $10,000, renewable 4-year scholarship Deadline: by midnight, May 1st.
Application online at www.phillips-scholarship.org

Vermont Golf Association Scholarship

Eligibility: financial need, top 40% of class, connection to the game of golf; i.e., play, working in golf shop, on the grounds, caddying, etc.
Award: $1,000 for 4 years; Deadline: May 1

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The School and College Counseling Office contacts:

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

 


From the Library

The Library is here to help you!

  • Research
  • Reading
  • Citation

Our goal is to assist you in finding what you are looking for; online, or in the Library.  We can help you find just the right book to read or to quickly complete the research for an upcoming project.  Ask us!

The Library is open every day at 7 am before school and on Monday – Thursday afternoons until 5 pm — you can also email us at mmiller@burrburton.org or dehler-hansen@burrburton.org.

Stop by the Library to ask a question, find a book, work on an assignment, read a magazine, print out a paper, or just say “hello!”  

New materials requests:  Do you have a materials request for the Library?  Do you know of a book or movie that we should get?  Email us with the details: mmiller@burrburton.org or dehler-hansen@burrburton.org.

Check out our February book display titled “Blind Date with a book!”  No Valentine?  No problem!  You’ve got a date with a great book!  Don’t see anything that catches your eye?  Just ask — we’ll play match-maker!

Regular Library Hours:

Monday – Tuesday 7 am – 5 pm
Wednesday 8:10 am – 5 pm

Thursday 7 am – 5 pm
Friday 7 am – 1 pm


Save the Date

BBA Parent Forum: March 11 at 6:30 pm in the Riley Center – This presentation called “Having the Digital Discussion” is a guide for parents on how to speak about various topics so kids will listen. The presentation usually runs between 45-60 minutes and covers adolescent technology use, how to incorporate technology into the curriculum, issues students may have, amongst others. 

 


Save the Date

Mandatory Driver’s Ed  Meeting: March 16 in the cafeteria from 5:30-7 pm – The meeting must be attended by the student and at least one parent or legal guardian. BBA’s offers a free driver’s education program starting on Monday, June 22 and running until the end of July. For the first 3 weeks, classes run from 8 am until 10 am Monday through Friday. Under Vermont law a student is required to have 30 hours of classroom instruction therefore if a student misses any classroom time they will be dropped from the class, no exceptions. In addition to classroom instruction a student must have 6 hours behind the wheel and 6 hours of in-car observation. For the first 3 weeks of class driving times will run from 10 am until 2:15 pm, for the remainder of the class driving times run from 8 am until 2:15 pm. Signups for in-car instruction are on a rotating basis. Your student must be 15 years of age, have their driver’s permit and have driven at least 8 hours before they will be accepted into the course. Upper classman will be given priority. If you have any questions you may contact Dennis Filippi at 802.549.8213 or dfilippi@burrburton.org.

 


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
Bromley Mountain
Mack Molding
r.k. Miles
Stratton Mountain Resort
The Orvis Company
The Vermont Country Store  

High Honors List

Equinox Hotel and Resort
Finn and Stone Insurance
Rugg Valley Landscaping
Spiral Press Cafe
The Perfect Wife
Vermont Country Properties
Sotheby’s International Realty
W.H. Shaw Insurance Agency, Inc. 

Honors List

Mettowee Mill Nursery, Inc.
The Bank of Bennington
The Richards Group

Academic Letter

The Aspen at Manchester
Barrows House/Dorset Inn
Battenkill Communications
Bradley D. Myerson Law Offices
Equinox Square Associates
Equipe Sport Ltd.
JK Adams / The Kitchen Store
JOY – all things underthings
Mountain Goat North, Inc.
Mountain Weavers
Northshire Bookstore
People’s United Bank
Spivey Lemonik Swenor, PC  

Academic Pin

Engineering Printing Solutions
Glebe Mountain Gardens & Landscaping 
Goepel Construction
iShip Express
Ishu Productions
TD Bank

Reunion ’14 Corporate Sponsors

Barbara J. Bardin ‘69
Tim and Juliette ‘89 Britton
Paul ‘96 and Chrissy Carroccio
JJ Hapgood
Spiral Press
Splash
TPW
Vermont Renewable Fuels

Gala sponsors 2014 – Passport to the World 

First Class Sponsors

Express Copy, Inc.
Nathan Auction & Real Estate
Southwestern Vermont Health Care
The Weinstein Group, PC

Preferred Sponsor

Berkshire Bank
Stifel

Voyageur Sponsors

Northshire Bookstore
Adventurer Sponsors
H.N. Williams Store
Rutland Regional Medical Center
Spivey Lemonik Swenor PC
Work Bakery Cafe

Trekker Sponsors

A Safe Place Self Storage
Arcadia Arts
Battenkill Communications
Blue Cross Blue Shield of VT
Cole Engineering and Construction
Decorative Interiors
Flying Cow Signs
Joseph J. Blair Tree Care
Long Ago & Far Away

 

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