September 2016

Calendar

5  Labor Day – No School
9  Freshman Frolic: 7 pm – 10 pm, BBA Cafeteria
10 ACT Testing at BBA: 7:30 am – 1:30 pm, Smith Building
11 Bulldog Leadership Summit Retreat: 9 am – 4:30 pm, BBA Riley Center
14 College Seminar for Senior Parents 5:30 pm – 6 pm, Hunter Seminar Room
14 Open House for Parents: 6 pm – 8:30 pm, BBA Riley Center
20 Mountain Campus Parent Open House: 6 pm – 7 pm, Mountain Campus Peru
22 Bus Trip to College Fair for Juniors at Saint Michael’s College,
22 Colchester, 6 am – 4 pm
29 Powderpuff Football Game: 5 pm – 6:30 pm, Upper Field
29 Homecoming Cookout and Bonfire: 6 pm – 8:30 pm, Upper Parking Lot
30 Homecoming Games Begin: 5:30 pm – 8 pm, Applejack Field

 


From the Headmaster

Dear Families:

The 2016-2017 school year is underway. On Thursday, August 25, we welcomed 682 students into the fold. Here are a few facts and figures on our student body:

  • The freshman class totals 150 students. Over 90% of the students from our sending schools – Dorset School, Flood Brook, Manchester Elementary Middle School, Maple Street School, and the Mountain School at Winhall – chose to attend BBA. In addition, roughly 40 students joined BBA’s freshman class from outside of these sending schools.
  • There are approximately 35 new students in grades 10 through 12.
  • We welcomed 65 international students from Vietnam, Spain, China, Brazil, Germany, Japan, Lebanon, Ghana, Thailand, Slovakia, Norway, and Chile. This is the largest international enrollment in our history, and the students bring a global flavor to our little corner of Vermont.

We welcome one, and we welcome all. Each student at this school contributes to the overall BBA experience, and I am happy to report to you that this year we have a particularly rich mix.

Are you a coach or a player?

As your sons and daughters make their way through the high school years, problems arise.  They may encounter difficult relationships with other students or a teacher.  They may not get the grade they think they deserve; or the playing time on a sports team; or the part in the play they had hoped for.  Life brings challenges, and while we all prefer our life to move forward seamlessly, one of the most important skills we can develop is the ability to solve life’s problems independently.

With this in mind, I ask that you parents and guardians think of yourself as a coach: give your best advice, help develop a game plan, show interest in schoolwork, and expect high school students to handle most problems themselves, with your support remaining in the background.  By doing this, you will help us prepare your sons and daughters for college and for life, and you will teach them the critical skill of self-advocacy.

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It is great to have everyone back on campus once again. This is my ninth year as headmaster of this school, and each year, I have a feeling of optimism and excitement as we embark on the engaging, vigorous educational journey that lies ahead.

Happy New Year.

Sincerely,

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Mark H. Tashjian
Headmaster

 


From the Assistant Head of School

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Please mark your calendar for Open House on September 14th. It begins at 6 pm with an opening session in the Riley Center followed by individual classroom visits.

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, Flex Block and how students use technology 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 each individual student.

I hope to see you all on September 14th!

Below are Assembly Remarks made by Meg Kenny on Monday, August 28, 2016

High School today – more specifically, your high school experience at BBA is so different from my experience in the 1980s: the engaging learning experiences embedded in courses, a faculty that cares deeply about your success, the programmatic opportunities, the facilities, the food, the technology; I could go on and on.

In my day, we completed nightly homework assignments, had no choice in how to demonstrate learning — it was tests and quizzes only. Very few adults asked the students what they thought of the experience they had in the class or their opinions on anything, for that matter. Our days were planned from start to finish, by the adults, and there was very little in our control. I imagine that there are still schools today that operate very much like my high school did in 1984.

In my opinion, the most striking difference in your education (as compared to mine) is the role that BBA students take in their education. We ask a lot of you – which is a good thing.

We ask you BOTH – to set goals, to write to do lists and checklists, to do nightly assignments, to complete summer reading, to practice instruments, to study lines, to solve problems AND — to leave room for reflection, to think intentionally about what you are doing, to be mindful of your peers and your environment, to explore your passions, to engage in and take ownership of your learning, to leave room for spontaneity, joy and wonder.  We want your voice, your opinions, your ideas, your creations all over your education.

Our job here as educators in the 21st century is to prepare you for the complexities of the world in which you live. In order to thrive in this world you must be collaborators in your education.

Successful students today – initiate and take ownership of their learning. They don’t wait for learning to happen to them – they make it happen. They are generous with talent and knowledge – they share it with others. They are spontaneous and open to new ideas. They add to the vibrancy of the learning community.

Successful students today – know that learning is a conversation – sometimes with with others and sometimes it’s a dialogue in your own head. They are patient with the learning process and with others. Sometimes understanding does not come easily. Sometimes the the essay you are writing or the problem you are trying to solve isn’t quite right the first time – it shouldn’t be. Quality takes time – active doing time and quiet reflective time.

Successful learners today – know that success if defined in many ways.  One way to define success is by a grade – a “B” on a report card.  But, what if we go deeper and think about – what was learned? What struggles did you overcome?  What new perspective did you gain? What skills did you improve? What did you create? What do you now understand that you didn’t before? Did you practice the habits of a mindful student?

Here’s the thing – the adults in the room are rooting for you. More than that, we are intentionally designing engaging and vigorous learning experiences so that you may discover your power, your passion and your potential.

We are counting you to become great citizens who contribute and create, lead and and innovate, care and empathize. We need you to be great stewards of our community and extend out to solve the challenges and problems of our world.  

Here’s to a great year!

Sincerely,

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Meg Kenny
Assistant Head of School

 


From the Advancement Office

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Successful Launch to the new school year!

How quickly the summer goes by, but we’re happy to report that the new school year is already off to a good start. Freshman Orientation went well as did Junior Jumpstart, and the first day of school on Thursday, August 25 was successful as well. At assembly that morning, we welcomed the Freshman Class of 2020, many new International students and a few new faculty and staff members.

We would like to extend a warm welcome back to all of our students and families. For our new families, it was nice to meet some of you at the New Parent/Freshmen Parent Orientation night. We hope your student will enjoy their experience at Bur and Burton Academy 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 Fund Campaign and we will be reaching out to you in the coming months. We raise support for Burr and Burton for one reason only – to give your student the most amazing educational experience possible. Parents Beth Eyre and Diana Pagnucco will not be returning to head up our Parent Advancement Committee so we are looking for two parent volunteers to help lead the charge. It’s a great way to get to know your fellow parents and it’s for a great cause. If you’re interested in volunteering to serve as co-chairs of this committee please contact Gina Vickers (her contact information is listed below).

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 – feel free to call our Advancement office – reach out to me, cgubb@burrburton.org or to Gina Vickers at gvickers@burrburton.org, or call her at 802-549-8277.

Annual Fundraising Gala

Our annual fundraising event committee is gearing up again for this year’s Parent Association gala. Robin Apps and Pauline de Laszlo are the co-chairs this year. It’s a fantastic event, raises significant funds for the school, the committee is fun to work with, the Advancement Office is extremely supportive of the entire process and we make as easy as possible for the committee! If you have an interest in serving on the committee, becoming a gala sponsor, if you want to donate products or services to the Online Auction, or a week at your summer camp on a lake or home on a tropical island for the Live Auction, please contact Robin Apps at robin@strattonrentals.com or call her at 802-297-3078 or Pauline de Laszlo at pdelaszlo@burrburton.org or call her at 802-549-8277. Be sure to mark your calendar for the event, which will be May 26, 2017.

Alumni Reunion Weekend

Calling all Burr and Burton parents who are also alumni! Don’t miss Reunion Weekend on Friday, September 30 – Sunday, October 2, 2016. While we honor and celebrate alumni from classes ending in 1 and 6, all alumni, spouses and families from all classes are welcome. The weekend will include many events, the highlight being the Alumni Dinner at the historic Equinox Hotel on Saturday evening. 

Visit www.burrburton.org and click on the Alumni tab for more information and to register. Or contact Gina Vickers in the Alumni Office at 802-549-8277 or email her at gvickers@burrburton.org. The Alumni dinner has sold out the last three years so reserve your seat today!

Sincerely,

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Cynthia Gubb
Director of Advancement
802-549-8201

 


BBA’s Online Local Food Market Coop!

Farm-Fresh-Connect-imageProgram Background

This initiative originated as a Mountain Campus semester final project for Nora Lindberg ‘15, Alexi Brown ‘14 and Stephanie Souls ‘15. Upon their return to the main campus they worked with Director of Student Life, Lani Lovisa and Social Studies Teacher, Sarah McMillan to put their idea into practice. The online market exists due to a partnership with the Vermont Country Store and the Rutland Area Farm and Food Link (RAFFL). The Vermont Country Store was looking for ways to better support the health of its employees and provides this online market to help its employees access fresh, local foods. These organizations have generously allowed us to benefit from their system. Every week farmers deliver their products to the Vermont Country Store location in North Clarendon where it is aggregated and then delivered to its Manchester location. A representative from Burr and Burton then goes to the Manchester VCS location to get our orders and brings them back to Burr and Burton for individuals to pick-up.

How it Works:

Each week farmers put up their available products on farmfreshconnect.org. They indicate the price and quantity available for ordering. You log into your account and choose the items you want and pay through the website. Orders must be submitted by 2 pm on Tuesdays* and will be available for pick up on Wednesday between 2:30 – 3:30 pm at Burr and Burton’s Lower Campus Cafe (gym lobby).

* note some vendors may choose to close their offerings prior to that time in order be able to meet demand so you may need to order earlier for some items.

Benefits of the On-line System

  • This differs from a CSA in that are not required to order each week. You order on weeks that it makes sense for you.
  • You are free to order exactly what you want. There are a wide variety of products available from breads and cookies, to meats, produce, jams and syrup.

A few Considerations

The day of the week and the pick-up times are fixed. If you are a parent please make sure you or your student can be responsible for picking up your order at the assigned times. There is limited refrigeration/freezer space in lower cafe and therefore we cannot store orders for people. We are not responsible for spoilage of orders that were not picked up.

We will not be picking up orders on school vacation weeks or during the summer.

Here’s how to set up an Account

  1. Go to https://farmfreshconnect.localfoodmarketplace.com/Account/Register and click “Sign Up”
  2. Choose Burr and Burton Academy as your pickup location and fill out the form
  3. Click submit
  4. Please send an email to llovisa@burrburton.org letting her know that you have joined so we can keep an updated email list in case there is a need to contact members who are affiliated with BBA specifically for any reason.

Additional Questions

Feel free to contact Sarah McMillan at smcmillan@burrburton.org or Lani Lovisa at llovisa@burrburton.org.

 


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College and Career Information

College-bound seniors who missed the August workshops need to attend a makeup workshop on Wednesday September 7, 1st and 2nd Flexblock times (10:40-11:30). Please meet in the Lower Level of the Smith Center at the start of Flex Block.

College Seminar for Senior Parents

On September 14 from 5:30 pm – 6:00 pm Hunter Seminar Room prior to the Open House, BBA Counselors will review the nuts and bolts of the college admission process and associated school procedures with parents of seniors.

College Fair Field Trip

Burr and Burton is sponsoring a field trip to the college fair at Saint Michael’s College in Colchester for interested college-bound juniors on Thursday, September 22. Students and the College Counselors will leave promptly at 6:00 am. (Pack a breakfast and snacks!) We will attend the College Fair at Saint Michael’s at 9 am, followed by a tour of UVM and a quick lunch at the Davis Student Center.  (Bring money to purchase lunch items.) We  will then tour Champlain College and head back to BBA  by 4 pm. Approximately 250 college representatives will take part in the College Fair.  To sign up, bring a completed college fair worksheet and permission slip here to the School and College Counseling Office. Bus seats are limited, and will be reserved on a first come, first serve basis until full. Permission and mandatory College Fair Homework Assignment due to Mrs. Welsh no later than Friday, September 16 to hold a place on the bus.

Standardized Testing Registration for Seniors

Burr and Burton will host the SAT on October 1. The deadline to register is September 1.  The registration deadline for the October 22 ACT (not at BBA) is September 16, and the registration deadline for the November 5 SAT (not at BBA)  is October 7. (BBA does not host either the Oct. ACT or the Nov. SAT — students will need to sign up for a different test site.)

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.  Students who qualify for fee waivers should request one from Mrs. Welsh or their counselor.

Junior Testing

Most juniors will take the PSAT (a preliminary, or practice, SAT) on Wednesday, October 19 during school hours. Students must bring the $15 registration fee (cash or check made out to Burr and Burton Academy) to Lynne Welsh in the School and College Counseling Office by October 1.  Late registration fee is $20. The PSAT is a practical 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 also benefit from taking this exam. This is available to Seniors as well.

Contact the School Counseling Office if you have any questions. Students who are eligible for free and reduced lunch should speak with Mrs. Welsh 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.

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 alone. 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. Weekly 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.

The School and College Counseling Office contacts:

Maria Bittinger, School and College Counselor for International Students, mbittinger@burrburton.org

Mary Grabarz, Registrar, 549-8127; mgrabarz@burrburton.org

Cory Herrington, Dean of Students, Counselor for Freshmen, cherrington@burrburton.org

Andrea Hogan, School and College Counselor for Sophomores, Juniors, and Seniors, 549-8145; ahogan@burrburton.org

Kirk Knutson, Director of Admission and School Counseling, 549-8125;  kknutson@burrburton.org

Melissa Michaud, School and College Counselor for Sophomores, Juniors, and Seniors, 549-8130; mmichaud@burrburton.org

Jason Pergament, Director of Student Success Program, 549-8244; jpergament@burrburton.org

Cristin Rose, School and College Counselor for Sophomores, Juniors, and Seniors, 549-8126; crose@burrburton.org

Lynne Welsh,  Admission and Counseling Office Manager, 549-8242; lwelsh@burrburton.org

 


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From the Athletics Department

This week marks the beginning of competitions for our Fall athletes. The players and coaches have been hard at work for a while and I am excited to see them compete. Homecoming Weekend is just around the corner.

Here is the schedule:

Thursday, September 29

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

Friday September 30

JV Gold Boys Soccer vs. Rutland at REC Eckhardt Field 4:30 pm
JV Gold Girls Soccer vs. Hartford at REC McClellan Field 5 pm
Varsity Girls Soccer vs. Hartford  at REC Applejack* 5 pm
Varsity Boys Soccer vs. Rutland at REC Applejack* 7 pm
*Admission to Applejack Field: $5 for adults and $3 for students/senior citizens.

Saturday October 1

JV Green Boys Soccer vs. Rutland at BBA Upper Field 10 am
JV Green Girls Soccer vs. Rutland at BBA Upper Field 11:30 am
Varsity Football vs. North Country at BBA Judy McCormick Taylor Field 1 pm
Golf Ball Drop between 3rd and 4th quarters
JV Field Hockey vs. Bellows Falls at BBA Frelinghuysen Field 3:30 pm
Varsity Field Hockey vs. Springfield at BBA Judy McCormick Taylor Field 5 pm

GO BULLDOGS!!!

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Booster Club News

The BBA Booster Club is dedicated to encouraging and advancing the athletic program, fostering school traditions, and building Bulldog spirit in the community. Recent contributions made by the Booster Club include: banners, uniforms, guest speakers, and two student athlete scholarships. During the past year the Booster Club organized pep rallies, provided gifts for senior nights, and made school spirit wear available to parents and fans!

Here are a few ways to get involved with the boosters:

Join the BBA Booster Club: The BBA Booster Club is made up of an executive committee that will meet monthly. Members are welcome but are not required to attend these meetings. There will be four committees: Concessions (providing snacks etc. at games), SWAG (selling spiritwear at games and online), Spirit (organizing pep-rallies, senior night activities), and Membership (recruiting and organizing volunteers). Please consider joining one of these committees, committees will meet only as needed.

Volunteer Your Time: Spending even 1 hour volunteering to help the boosters will contribute to the success of all our student athletes. You can do anything from small commitments like baking cookies for a sale, chaperoning a bonfire, staffing the concession stand, or selling school swag at a game. Or help on some of our bigger tasks (many hands make light work!)  Most jobs are a commitment of only a few hours and our volunteers have a lot of fun!

Attend the Games: The students work so hard and want you to see them in action. Please come enjoy the teamwork; and bring family and friends! The calendar of athletic events is available at: http://www.burrburton.org/Page/Athletics

You are invited to join us for the initial BBA Booster meeting this year on Wednesday, September 7 at 7 pm in the Wellness Classroom. If you have any questions, please email

Thank you,

Anne Simonds                                        Amanda Williams
President BBA Boosters                       VP/Membership Chair BBA Boosters
anne2sons@gmail.com                        amandaw370@gmail.com


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Fall Head Coaches:

Football: Jason Thomas, jthomas@burrburton.org

Girls Soccer: Suzanne Mears, suzannemears7@gmail.com

Boys Soccer: Peter Mull, pmull@burrburton.org

Field Hockey: Barb Miceli, bmiceli@burrburton.org

Field Hockey: Julie Fifield, jfifield@burrburton.org

X-Country: Paul Bremel, pbremel@burrburton.org

Mountain Biking: Jon Mowry, jmowry@burrburton.org

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Student Travel Opportunities

During the month of September students will learn about travel opportunities for this school year. As students often point to their travel experiences as life changing, we encourage all students to travel at least once during their time at Burr and Burton. Short descriptions of each trip and contact information for trip leaders is included below.

Costa-Rica

Service, Adventure, Fun

Once again we will be offering a service learning trip to Costa Rica during the April spring vacation in 2017. The focus of this trip is to explore the culture, country-side, people and wildlife that this beautiful country has to offer. Our days will be filled with service opportunities, engaging with nature, and fun adventure activities. This trip will include a visit to the Pacific coast beach of Corcovado where we will visit one of the most eco diverse places on earth. You will experience views of volcano’s, and hike to giant waterfalls where you may enjoy a swim and engage with local inhabitants in service opportunities.
This trip is intended for students who want to spend a meaningful, fun-packed week in a country whose philosophy revolves around the care and health of its people, animals and environment. We will travel with a local naturalist who has a wealth of information about the wildlife and the people. He takes us to the special places only the locals know about.
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For more information, please contact Bonnie Niles at bniles@burrburton.org or Lauren Silver at lsilver@burrburton.org.
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Ecuador Exchange

This month, 15 Ecuadorians from our sister school in Cuenca, Ecuador will be visiting BBA for two weeks.  In June 2017, we will travel to Ecuador for three weeks to stay with students from our sister school and to experience as much of their beautiful country as possible.  This represents the second round of BBA’s exchange with Unidad Educativa Santana and although the students who will participate in the exchange were chosen last spring, if you are interested in getting on a standby list, email Mr Nolan at cnolan@burrburton.org.  The approximate cost of this three week trip is $3,000 and you must have completed at least Spanish III before the end of this year.
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Visit Morocco on April Break

Morocco

We are pleased to announce the 3rd BBA service trip to Morocco this April break. This trip will take place April 12th to the 23rd.  Get ready to wander around the maze of colorful souqs and riads in Marrakech. Work with a school in a small village in the High Atlas Mountains. Ride a camel over the shimmering sand dunes of the Sahara Desert.

There is no language requirement for this trip.  For more information, contact Michelle Emery at memery@burrburton.org or Jessica Pollack at jpollack@burrburton.org. The cost and trip details can be found at http://groups.rusticpathways.com/trips/burrandburton2017.

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BBA Literary Society Trip to London

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English teachers, Scott Clausen and Ashley Frank, are taking a group of BBA Literary Society members to London, England, during BBA’s April 2017 break. Travelers will see the last remaining manuscript of Beowulf (Cotton Manuscript) at the British Library (among many other mind-blowing documents), the Rosetta Stone and the Sutton Hoo Ship Burial exhibit at the British Museum, Poets’ Corner and various tombs of English Kings and Queens and thinkers (including Charles Darwin and Sir Isaac Newton!) at Westminster Abbey, Charles Dickins’s house, the National Portrait Gallery, and the Globe Theatre, in addition to many other famous historical and literary sites around London. The cost of the trip per student is $1500. Spots are reserved for BBA Literary Society members before other students will be considered. Please contact Scott Clausen at sclausen@burrburton.org or Ashley Frank at afrank@burrburton.org for further information.

Walt Disney World Girls Lacrosse Training

This trip is open to members of BBA’s girls lacrosse program. Athletes will train at the ESPN world wide of sports complex and stay at the Caribbean Beach Resort. The package includes two 2 hour sessions per day of fitness training/ practices/scrimmages at the sports complex. We would also take advantage of any clinics/camps they have available which focus on agility, conditioning and speed training. We would also have park passes to the Disney theme parks including Epcot Center, Magic Kingdom, Animal Kingdom & Hollywood Studios.  The trip is tentatively scheduled for April 14-19 (if we go for 5 nights but we might only stay for four nights).  The estimated cost would be $1500-$1800 per person which would include airfare, hotel, complex use, park pass & food.  Interested athletes should contact coach Jen Brenner at jenbrenner33@gmail.com.

Rowland Fund for Student Life

The Rowland Student Life and Learning Fund was established to support students financially so that every student has the opportunity to experience the transformative power of travel. The fund has supported over 380 students in the last 5 years. Over $50,000 a year is granted based on family need and the quality of students’ essays. We ask that all award recipients pay something toward the trip, but the travel grants make the trips affordable for all – regardless of a family’s financial situation. The application is available on BBA’s website. Please note that the due date for applications is October 21 and that family income documentation is required.

 


From the Health Center

Now that the new school year is underway it is important to make sure that all required forms have been submitted to the Health Center. All freshmen, juniors and new transfer students must have a recent physical on file with the nurse. This applies to all students not just student athletes. Best practice is for teens to have a physical every year, however we will accept a physical date within the past two years. This Well Exam form is located on the burrburton.org website or one can be emailed to you. Please feel free to contact Megan Beattie-Cassan RN mbeattie-cassan@burrburton.org with any questions. Also, please be sure to log into your parent portal and update any health related information this includes permission for treatment in the health center, medical conditions, allergies and current medications. I am looking forward to a healthy school year!

 


From the Library

Welcome back returning families and a special welcome to families who are joining Burr and Burton for the first time. I would to take this opportunity to describe the space and services that are offered in the Lisa B. Tuttle Library.  

The Lisa B. Tuttle Library is a beautiful space open to all students before and after school in addition to regular school hours. There are tables for students to work independently or in small groups. Computers are available for student use as well as a wifi printer that can be accessed from all personal devices. There are cozy nooks with bean bag chairs and comfortable reading chairs. The library has a collection of over 10,000 print and digital items. In addition to our own collection, we belong to the Northshire Consortium and share resources with Manchester Elementary Middle School and Manchester Community Library. Our goal is to provide materials to enrich the curriculum as well as students’ personal interests. If we don’t have a book that a student is looking for, we will request an interlibrary loan through our local consortium or through the Vermont Department of Libraries system which contacts, public, school and university libraries.

Burr and Burton Academy subscribes to a number of electronic databases which students can access both on and off campus. Students will need passwords for the databases when they are off campus, which can be found in the Student Resources section of OnCampus. Our database offerings include specialized collections such as Bloom’s Literature as well as general encyclopedias, newspapers and journals.

Please encourage your child to reach out to the library staff for assistance with research projects or pleasure reading.

Library Hours

Monday – Thursday 7:20 am – 4 pm
Friday 7:20 am – 1 pm

Margi Putney
Library Media Specialist
mputney@burrburton.org
(802) 549-8122

 


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.

Headmasters List

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

High Honors List

Engineered Printing Solutions
Finn and Stone Insurance
Rugg Valley Landscaping
Spiral Press Café
The Equinox Golf Resort and Spa
The Perfect Wife Restaurant and Tavern
W. H. Shaw Insurance Agency, Inc.

Honors List

Bank of Bennington
Mettowee Mill Garden Center & Landscaping
The Aspen at Manchester

Academic Letter

Battenkill Communications
Bradley D. Myerson Law Offices
Dibble Painters
Equinox Asset Management
JOY – all things underthings
Lily of the Valley Florist
Mountain Goat North, Inc.
Mountain Weavers
Northshire Bookstore
People’s United Bank
Spivey Lemonik Swenor, PC
The Dorset Inn and Barrows House 

The Richards Group, Insurance & Financial Services
The Works Bakery Café

Academic Pin

Equipe Sport, Ltd
Hill Farm Inn
iShip Express
Midura Building Company
Samuelson Law Offices
Scott Thompson Builders

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2016 Gala Sponsors

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Abracadabra Sponsors

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Hocus Pocus Sponsor

Four Seasons Sotheby’s

Presto Sponsors

Black Diamond Tree Service
Mr. and Mrs. Peter Drasher
H.N. Williams Store
Langway Motors
Manchester Capital
Southwestern Vermont Medical Center
Stratton Rentals

Voila Sponsors

Atlantic Projects
Dorset Inn & Barrows House
Equinox Village
Glebe Mountain Gardens and Landscaping
Lily of the Valley Florists
Mountain Goat North, Inc.
The Reluctant Panther
Rutland Regional Medical Center
Spivey Lemonik Swenor
Tara Pollio Floral Event Design
The Vermont Country Store

Magic Wand Sponsors

Arcadia Arts
Bradley’s Pro Shop
Cole and Company
Decorative Interiors
Deerfield Valley Dental Care – Dr. R. Ruhl
GSK Climate Control
Heinel’s Clothiers
Heritage Credit Union
Long Ago and Far Away
L/S Gerontology Seminars – Lois Schram
McWayne Jewelers
Mount Snow
Nerium International
Vermont Kitchen Supply
Weston Country Store

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