Monthly Archives: August 2018

August 2018


12 Football Meeting for Parents and Athletes: 5 – 7 pm, BBA Cafeteria
13 Football Practice Begins
13 Senior College Admission Workshop: 10 am – 12 noon, Hunter Seminar Room
15 Mandatory Fall Sports Information Night: 6 – 8 pm, BBA Gym
16 Fall Sports Practices Begin
18 Freshmen Mentor Retreat: BBA Mountain Campus
19-21 New International Student Orientation
20 Transfer Student Orientation: 10 – 12:30 pm, Hunter Seminar Rm/Library
20 Extracurricular Theater, Dance & Film Meeting: 6 – 9 pm, BBA Riley Center
21 Mountain Campus Family Meeting: 6 – 7 pm, Birchbrook
21 Senior College Application Workshop: 10 am – 12 noon, various locations
22 Freshmen Orientation: 8 am – 1:20 pm, BBA Riley Center
22 Freshmen and New Parents Orientation: 6 – 7:30 pm, BBA Riley Center
22-24 Mountain Campus Orientation Overnight
22 Junior Jumpstart: 8:30 – 12:30 pm
23 First Day of School: 12:45 Dismissal
23 Fall Play and Film Auditions: 1 – 5 pm, BBA Riley Center
24 BBA Parent Association New Parent Coffee: 8 – 9 am, BBA Student Center
24 Fall Play and Film Auditions: 2 – 5 pm, BBA Riley Center
25 SAT Testing at BBA: 7:30 am – 1:30 pm
27 Fall Play & Film Callbacks: 1 – 5 pm, BBA Riley Center
28 BBA New Parent Evening Information Session: 5:30 – 7 pm, BBA Library
31 School Picture Day


From the Headmaster

Dear Families:

The start of BBA’s 189th year is approaching rapidly. For the coming year, our enrollment numbers are still in flux, but one thing is certain: we will set an all-time record with 750+ students. The fact that more and more families are choosing BBA is testament to the strength of our faculty and the breadth of opportunities available to students.

As we continue to grow, it is critically important that we remind ourselves of our mission and core values, which form our bedrock commitment to each student:

Our mission is to educate students intellectually and morally for a life of responsibility, integrity, and service.

We value:

  • Engaging, vigorous educational experiences in academics, athletics and the arts,
    which means that teachers might create learning experiences students must be active participants in the learning process.
  • Respect for individual differences, which challenges everyone to engage in respectful dialogue, including listening, so our differences become a source of greater understanding rather than a point of division.
  • The highest standards of performance and behavior, because we know that organizations and individuals rise, or fall, to expectations.
  • A mindset of perseverance, because nobody grows intellectually, morally, artistically, or athletically without pushing through and around obstacles.
  • A caring, supportive community, because we are a better school when we care about and support each other.

Thank you for having the confidence to entrust us with the education of your children. It is an honor to serve our communities, and each day, we strive to reach and exceed your high expectations.

I look forward to welcoming everyone back very soon.

Mark only Signature

Mark H. Tashjian


From the Associate Head of School

Dear BBA Families,

In three weeks we will welcome the class of 2022 to Burr and Burton Academy!  Life on campus is busy – the facilities crew is working hard to finish up summer projects, many faculty and staff members are in and out collaborating and preparing for opening day. There are over 60 incoming Freshmen on campus for Success Camp. I’m looking forward to bumping into even more students as the campus comes back to life with fall athletics, performing arts meetings and school and college counseling programs.  Please look closely at all the relevant dates in this Bullhorn post and watch for the official student summer mailing which will be released electronically on August 3rd.

I hope that you and your family have had a great summer and that you find more time to relax and enjoy the beautiful August weather.  


Meg Kenny
Associate Head of School


From the Advancement Office

Dear Parents,

When we send out the first Bullhorn of the school year, it means the start of the 2018 – 2019 year can’t be far behind. While it doesn’t seem possible, it’s the reality and all of our energies here at BBA are focused on getting the year off to a great start.

We like to welcome back our returning BBA families, and we extend a warm welcome to all new families. Whether you have a freshman entering high school, or you have a transfer student, please know we will do our very best to make your student’s experience at Burr and Burton Academy exceptional in every way.

August has the Advancement office focused pulling together our Annual Appreciation report, which is how we recognize and thank our supporters from last year. It’s always awe-inspiring to see how many parents supported BBA in some way. We want to thank every parent who contributed to the success of last year – our Annual Fund drive was a phenomenal success! Whether you wrote a check, donated a service, made of gift-in-kind to the Online Auction or Live Auction for the gala, volunteered time in the concession stand, worked on the gala committee, attended the gala, sold ads for the Performing Arts program, sold raffle tickets of any kind, made cookies or brownies for a bake sale during the school year, helped coach a sports team, or participated in some other way, we want to say a big, heartfelt THANK-YOU!

As we begin the annual cycle once again, you will hear from the Advancement Office every month in the Bullhorn (and then some). We are responsible for all of the fundraising efforts of the school, which include the Annual Fund, capital improvements (such as our beautiful Judy McCormick Taylor ’57 turf field), and building our endowment securing the financial future of BBA. All we ask is that you take a moment to read what we send you and consider supporting this great school in some way. We encourage all parents to give at a level that works for you, whether its $5, $50, $500 or more, your participation helps us demonstrate to foundations and other donors YOU are committed to quality education and support our efforts which in turn, inspires and motivates their support.

And we have a dynamic Parent Association in place. Nan Bambara ’86 is returning as president of this organization. Her welcome to new and returning parents follows. While the P.A. chairs of different committees meet monthly with Nan and Headmaster Mark Tashjian, all parents are members of the Parent Association. Feel free to attend any meeting any time. For new parents and families, we encourage you to get involved with our school and there are lots of ways to do that. Contact Nan with questions about the Parent Association at

While last year was terrific, we always look forward to the coming school year with great anticipation and excitement. With your help and all of us working together with a focus on meeting our mission, we can’t help but have a fantastic year ahead.

So once again, we offer a warm welcome to all BBA families and students. We’ll see you in a few short weeks so enjoy the rest of the summer.


Cynthia H. Gubb
Director of Advancement


From the President of the BBA Parent Association

Dear Burr and Burton families,

Welcome to your Parent Association (PA), where all parents are members. I am delighted to be serving as president. I encourage you to join our dynamic, inclusive committee of parent volunteers and together we can make this school year memorable. Our mission is to foster partnership between families, the school and the community through communication, education, advocacy, fundraising and social activities.

1. Parent Reps will be contacting new families soon!
The PA has organized a group of “seasoned” parents to be Parent Representative for sending towns and transfer families. These parents will be a resource for new families entering BBA this fall. They will be calling/emailing in early August to welcome new families and answer questions.

2. PA Group on the myBBA portal!
Once you have created an account on the OnCampus parent portal (myBBA), check out the “Groups” tab for the Parent Association page. There will be lots of information pertinent to new families as they begin their journey at BBA. PA meeting dates, agendas and meeting minutes are posted here. This Group page is new for the PA so it is a work in progress. Check back frequently for updates.

3. We want to hear from you… take our Parent Volunteer Survey!
Coming soon we will have a brief, 9 question survey on the myBBA parent portal, under Current Digital Forms, Files & Forms. Please tell us about your interests and skills as well as learn about ways to get involved with the events & activities organized by the PA committee, many of which do not require meetings or a lot of time. Everyone is welcome!

4. Save These Dates!

  • New Parent Coffee on Friday, August 24 at 8 am, after drop off in the Student Center/cafeteria in the Rowland Center. This is for all new families and transfer families to welcome the Class of 2022, hear from the Headmaster & meet the Parent Association committee.
  • New Parent Evening Information Session on Tuesday, August 28 at 5:30 – 7 pm in the library. This program is for all new families and transfer families to enjoy light refreshments, hear from a parent panel, and ask questions & get answers about student life at BBA.
  • Our first PA meeting of the year is Friday, September 7 at 8 am in the library. You will meet new friends, hear from Headmaster Mark Tashjian and learn more about our events and activities for the year. Most meetings are held on the first Friday of the month.

5. Stay in the Loop with BBA Communications!

  • BBA public website is a great resource. Plus late breaking news (event cancellations, weather-related information, etc.) is always posted as a pop-up on our website homepage.
  • From the BBA public website (, you can navigate to the private myBBA onCampus parent portal (top right corner of homepage next to Calendar). Make sure to create your parent account fully on the portal and choose your preferences for alerts and notifications from the school through the Settings option in the dropdown menu. The Parent Resource Board & the Parent Association Group are essential pages to bookmark in your favorites.
  • The Bullhorn, our monthly parent newsletter, is always available for review at HERE. This publication is full of important information and gives parents an overview of what to expect in the coming month. An email is sent to parents on the first of each month during the school year announcing a new issue is available for viewing. That’s why it’s important to fill out your parent account information fully with your correct email address.  You can find past newsletters HERE.
  • BBA This Week is emailed from the Parent Association President, every Sunday evening. This is a snapshot of the coming week’s activities and events campus-wide.
  • BBA on Facebook

We post events, photos, announcements, snow days and more.

Thank you for taking your time to read my note. I look forward to meeting you soon. Please feel free to reach out to say hello and ask questions anytime.

Warm regards,

Nan E. Bambara ‘86
Proud parent of Enrique de la Rosa ‘20
Dorset, Vermont
Cell/Text 407-375-8615


Burr and Burton Academy Parent Association 2018 – 2019


Nan E. Bambara ‘86
407-375-8615 (cell)

Vice President/Communications

Nancy Truettner
908-267-3874 (cell)

Annual Fund, Parent Participation

Marlene Lederman Allen
802-779-1630 (cell)

Christina Smith
802-824-3797 (home)


Jennifer Allen-Andres
Jennifer Atlas, Chair of New Parent Events
Stacy Baker
Heidi Boudreau, Chair of School Store
Rose Caggiano
Julie Citron
Cindy Coburn, Chair of 2017 Fall Parent Mixer
Julia Craig, Chair of 2017/2018 Community Life
Oona Cree, Chair of 2018 Spring Parent Mixer
Caryl Defelice
Amy DesRoberts, Chair of Fall 2017 Clothing Drive
Beth Eyre
Denis Foery
Diane Forester
Louise Gogel, Chair of Lost & Found
Lisa Hadlock
Beth Halpern
Sindy Hassig, Chair of Home Away From Home
Susan Heckman, Advisory Council President
Sara Kapusta
Susan Kersten
Ursula Knowles, Co-Chair of 2018 Spring Gala
Tara Lovick

Loretta Murphy, Liaison to the International Program
Linda Salzer

Anne Simmonds, Booster Club
Lynda Sinkiewich

Kate Townsend, Co-Chair of 2018 Spring Gala
Kim Vogel, Chair of Arts & Humanities
Molly Williams



Mandatory College Admission Seminar for Seniors

Seniors planning to apply to college must attend a Senior College Admission Workshop for all college-bound students: Monday, August 13 OR Tuesday, August 21 (attend just one), from 10 am to 12 pm, starting in the Hunter Seminar Room. We will be covering several important procedures related to the college application process.  Please remind your student to attend and bring their laptop or iPad to the Senior College Admission Workshop. Students can also pick up an iPad as early as 8 am in the Seminary building on the day of each senior workshop.

Make sure course selections set for the entire year; it can be difficult to drop/add for second semester and we are required to report any changes of academic classes to college admission offices.

Transfer Orientation for New Sophomores, Juniors and Seniors (students only)

All new sophomores, juniors and seniors should report to the Smith Center Library on Monday, August 20, from 10 am – 12:30 pm. The students will meet with BBA Student Ambassadors who will answer questions and share tips about adjusting to Burr and Burton. We’ll also help students locate their classrooms and get connected to BBA technology. The program will end with a pizza party.

Junior Jump-Start Program

All juniors report for school one day early—on Wednesday, August 22, from 8:30 am to 12:30 pm. Juniors have reached an important milestone and we’ll mark this special day with activities to kick off the second half of high school. The Junior Jump-Start program will cover career and college information, standardized testing options, the junior year planning calendar and more! Juniors will meet new students and have some time to reconnect with classmates and advisors. Students will all need a device. They should bring a laptop or be prepared to pick up their iPads first thing that morning. Please meet in the cafeteria to start the day.

Freshman Orientation – Students Only

All freshmen should meet in the Riley Center for the Arts on Wednesday, August 22, from 8:00 am – 1:20 pm. Students will meet their classmates, teachers, advisor and freshman mentor. They’ll find their classrooms, participate in a question and answer session, and have some fun, too. Dress casually to participate in activities. A free lunch will be provided to all students on orientation day.

Fall College and Financial Aid Programs for Junior and Senior Parents

Mark your calendar for Burr and Burton’s Fall College Night on Tuesday, September 4 at 7 pm. This program will take place in the Riley Center and will feature guest speaker Matthew Cohen, Senior Associate Director of Admission at Skidmore College who will address junior and senior families. After his presentation, school counselors will provide grade-specific information to parents for the college admission and financial aid process.

Naviance Parent Workshops will be held in Kevin Morrison’s Tech Lab (Smith Center lower level) on Wednesday, September 12 from 5 to 6 pm and Tuesday, September 18, from 8 to 9 am.

The Financial Aid Information Night will be on Wednesday, October 3, from 5 – 6 pm, in conjunction with Parent Conferences.

Other Upcoming Events

Look for more information in next month’s Bullhorn about these upcoming programs:

  • College Fair Field Trip for Juniors  at UVM in Saint Michael’s College — Thursday, September 13 from 6 am to 4 pm
  • PSAT – in-school testing for juniors on Wednesday, October 10
  • PreACT – in-school testing for sophomores on Wednesday, October 10

Standardized Testing Registration for Seniors

The registration deadline for the September 8 ACT with writing (at BBA) is August 10. Burr and Burton will also be a test center for the SAT on October 6 (the registration deadline is September 7). Please note that Burr and Burton does not collect the fees for the SAT or ACT; students must create accounts and register directly with these organizations at and  Seniors are also responsible for sending their official scores to all colleges that require standardized testing. Please keep track of your usernames and passwords by making a journal entry in your Naviance account – you’ll need them again.

Test Prep for October SAT

The Tutorial Center has test preparation classes for the October SAT. Dates: August 25, September 2, 9, 16, 23 and 30. Please call 802-362-0222 for cost and details. Group and private classes are available.

SAT Prep Opportunity at Maple Street School. August 13 – 16 from 9 am to 3 pm. Contact or for more information for this SAT Prep course offering.

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 if parents notify the Attendance Office in advance. BBA School and College Counselors also make their own campus visits every year. Let’s trade campus tour reports!

College Visits to Burr and Burton

Throughout the fall months, college admission representatives visit Burr and Burton. Juniors and seniors can keep track of the ever expanding list of visits on their Naviance accounts and make plans to attend meetings with teacher permission.

Contact Information

Don’t hesitate to call us if you have a question, a concern or feedback. We welcome all contact and the opportunity to work with you to assure the quality of your student’s Burr and Burton experience.

From the 9th Grade Corner

As the start of school year rapidly approaches, your son or daughter is probably having feelings of excitement, nervousness or most likely both.  While the transition to high school is most often smooth, please know that advisors, counselors, teachers and support staff are here to help with the move from middle to high school.  Look for a “start of school information packet” to be sent out electronically in early August. This packet should have all the the pertinent information needed for the start of the year. Feel free to reach out with any questions.  

Upcoming Events:

Sunday, August 12 – Mandatory Football Meeting 5 – 7 pm BBA Cafeteria. Any 9th grader planning to participate on a fall sports team must attend with a parent or guardian.  

Wednesday, August 15 – Mandatory Fall Sports Night Meeting 6 – 8 pm BBA Gym – Any 9th grader planning to participate on a fall sports team must attend with a parent or guardian.  

Monday, August 20  – Extracurricular Performing Arts Opportunities Meeting  6 pm

Wednesday, August 22 – Freshmen Orientation with earlier dismissal 8 am – 1:20 pm. The day will begin with all freshmen assembling outside of the Riley Center at 7:45 am

Wednesday, August 22 – at 6:30 pm, Freshman Parent Orientation in the Riley Center

Thursday, August 23 – classes begin at 8 am with dismissal at 12:45 pm

Monday, September 3 – Labor Day no school.

* For a complete list of events/calendar please go to our school

The School and College Counseling Office contacts:

Maria Bittinger, School and College Counselor for International Students,

Mary Grabarz, Registrar, 549-8127;

Cory Herrington, Dean of Students, Counselor for Freshmen,

Andrea Hogan, School and College Counselor for Sophomores, Juniors, and Seniors, 549-8145;

Kristen Kimball, School and College Counselor for Sophomores, Juniors, and Seniors, 362-1775;

Kirk Knutson, Director of Admission and School Counseling, 549-8125;

Melissa Michaud, School and College Counselor for Sophomores, Juniors, and Seniors, 549-8130;

Jason Pergament, Director of Student Success Program, Counselor for Freshmen Success Scholars, 549-8244;

Cristin Rose, School and College Counselor for Sophomores, Juniors, and Seniors, 549-8126;

Lynne Welsh,  Admission and Counseling Office Manager, 549-8242;


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From the Athletics Department

I look forward to seeing many of you at our Mandatory Fall Parent/Athlete Meeting on Wednesday, August 15 at 6 pm in the gym.

This year we will be focusing on intentionally building the culture on each of our athletic teams. We will be building a culture of excellence at every level of the Athletic Department. We will be asking your athletes to be better teammates by being prepared, engaged, and by fostering positive relationships with the other athletes on their teams.

I wanted to be sure you are aware of two great opportunities for students.

The Bulldog Leadership Summit will hold its 3rd annual student-led retreat on Sunday, September 9. The goal of the Bulldog Leadership Summit is to create a community of student leaders who use their influence as leaders to transform the culture of Burr and Burton so that integrity, selflessness, and respect for everybody is embraced. We aim to inspire students to lead through character, accountability, and adding value to others. Last year’s retreat was a huge success with more than 60 students gathered to learn about and discuss leadership. We hope to see your student there next month. Our keynote speaker is James Leath, formerly of IMG Academy and now leading Unleash the Athlete.

The leadership retreat will take place on Sunday, September 10 from 8 am – 3 pm at BBA. The retreat is open to all students. Please register here. For more information contact or

The second great opportunity is the Peak Performance Program for athletes who aspire to compete at a high level. New sessions begin this Fall.  Our mission is to provide tools for the highly motivated athlete to reach an elite level of performance. The program consists of 8 – Six Week Sessions  (4 sessions per year). Last year we had more than 20 athletes involved – with 4 completing all eight of the six week training sessions that were offered over the past two years. Email me:  to sign up or for more information.

Student Leaders

This July, four Burr and Burton students increased their knowledge of leadership at the National Student Leadership Summit put on by the National Federation of High Schools. Aryn Iannuzzi, Johnny Miceli, Joe McCoy, and Grace Pinkus came back with some new tools and a renewed focus on leadership at BBA. They are especially excited to work on creating a Unified Basketball team at Burr and Burton, an inclusive sports team that unites Special Olympics athletes (individuals with intellectual disabilities) and partners (individuals without intellectual disabilities) as teammates for training and competition.  Grace Pinkus summed up her thoughts on the conference, “The experience and the atmosphere at NSLS was so incredible. I feel so lucky to have had such an amazing opportunity and to experience it with students from all over the country and I can’t wait to utilize the skills that we learned back at BBA.”

New Eligibility Policy

We have revised our eligibility policy to better support our students by taking advantage of our electronic gradebook. There are three main changes. We will review grades every two weeks. Students who are struggling academically will be required to use Flex Block to meet with their teachers. Students who are failing will be required to use practice time to work on their schoolwork (the previous policy allowed students to continue to attend practice). For the full text of the policy, click here.

Important Fall Sports Information

  • August 12 – Mandatory Football Parent and Athlete Information Night 5 pm in the cafeteria.
  • August 13 – Football practice begins
  • August 15 – Mandatory Fall Sports Parent and Athlete Information Night for ALL Fall Sports 6 pm in the gym. All athletes and parents will meet in the gym first. Following the keynote, Football players and parents will be dismissed and all others will go to individual team meetings.
  • August 16 –  Golf, Mountain Biking, Soccer, Field Hockey and X-Country practices begin.

Fall Head Coaches:

Football: Jason Thomas –
Girls Soccer: Suzanne Mears –
Boys Soccer: Peter Mull –
Field Hockey: Barb Miceli –
X-Country: Tom Klein –
Mountain Biking: Jon Mowry –
Boys Golf: Paul Kelly –
Girls Golf: Cheri Blondin –

Burr and Burton requires all Freshmen, Juniors and new students to have an updated Well Exam on file with the BBA Health Office. For the Fall Sports Season, Well Exams must have been completed after November 5, 2016. Completed Well Exams can be emailed to or mailed/dropped off at the office. No athlete will be allowed to participate without one so please plan ahead. All of the other necessary forms needed to participate in athletics can be completed through your OnCampus account. These forms and the Well Exam must be submitted prior to Friday, August 10.

Returning Burr and Burton students must be in attendance at the first day of tryouts and all juniors must attend the varsity tryouts.

Want the latest information on concussions?

On August 30 the Vermont Orthopedic Clinic is offering an information meeting on concussions. 6:30 pm at the Leahy conference center beneath Rutland Regional Medical Center.

Mark your calendars: Homecoming/Alumni Weekend 2018 – October 12 and 13.

Concussion Information

Each season as part of the co-curricular rules that you and your athlete sign, we provide some information on concussions. At BBA, we continually revise our concussion protocol to meet the best standard of care. Please see below if you would like some additional information.

The National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS) and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) have teamed up to provide information and resources to help educate coaches, officials, parents and students on the importance of proper concussion recognition and management in high school sports. Mick Koester M.D., ATC, Chair of the NFHS Sports Medicine Advisory Committee and Director of the Slocum Sports Concussion in Eugene, Oregon takes you through this course. In this course you will understand the impact sports-related concussion can have on your players, how to recognize a suspected concussion, the proper protocols to manage a suspected concussion, and steps to help your player return to play safely after experiencing a concussion.

Parents and athletes are encouraged to take the free online course.

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What You Missed at The Dene Farm Program this Summer

From left to right: Zoie Larkins, Stella Farell, Abby Navin, Sloan Pirie and Bryn Adams.

Students from Burr and Burton Academy are finishing up their summer work with the Dene Farm Program, a collaborative program between Burr and Burton and Hildene. Our five students started on June 18, and have been working diligently to cultivate the BBA garden for the Fall harvest. Our school cafeteria will be abundant with our fresh, tomatoes, onions, peppers, herbs, microgreens, beans, root vegetables, lettuces and more. This summer has been full of hard work and fun, from creating potato trenches to painting signs for our garden. If you hurry, you can catch us at the Manchester Farmer’s Market on Thursdays selling our popular microgreen varieties! All proceeds go directly to our program, and will help us continue positively impacting the local community while growing fresh food for BBA students. Make sure to check out our blog and instagram page at and @denefarm!

– Dene Farm Program summer crew


BBA French Trip to Quebec City

Announcing registration for the BBA French trip to Quebec City, March 7 – 10, 2019! This will be a 4-day weekend trip between athletic seasons to enjoy some winter fun in Quebec. Students do not need to be currently enrolled in French to sign up, but of course more French = more fun!  Email Michelle Emery at for more information. 


From the Library

There is still plenty of time for summer reading. This month’s library newsletter contains reviews of some great summer reads, as well as details of BBA’s Summer Reading Program.

Library Hours

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

Margi Putney
Library Media Specialist
(802) 549-8122



From the Creative Arts Department

There will be an information meeting on August 20, 2018, from 6 – 7 pm in the Riley Center for The Arts regarding auditions for Burr and Burton Academy’s Performing Arts Department’s extracurricular opportunities.  We will share information about the fall production of Titanic: Tragedy and Trial, with over 20 roles, there is a part for everyone, the original fall film that is being produced and ballet/pointe classes, the annual production of The Elf Express, weekly workshops to prepare for the student’s New Works Project: Theater and Dance and information on auditions for the spring musical of Leonard Bernstein, Betty Comden and Adolph Green’s  On The Town.  So, if you love to act, sing, dance, build sets, stage manage, run sound or more, or want to try something new and exciting don’t miss the meeting.  It is also a great way to meet other students if you are new to BBA. If you are unable to attend please contact   We look forward to seeing you. 


Vocal Music Ensemble members are eligible through an audition process to participate in a World Strides Honors Chorus Festival under the direction of Dr. Eph Ehly, culminating in a performance at Carnegie Hall, Sunday April 7, 2019. This four day New York City residency begins Friday April 5th and concludes on Monday April 8th.  In addition to rehearsing and performing with other advanced high school singers and a world renowned conductor, this trip includes sightseeing opportunities and a Broadway Musical.  Details will be shared at an informational meeting with Julie Freebern Thursday August 30 at 6:30 pm in the Riley Center Music Room. RSVP to express interest in this amazing opportunity as space is limited.


Corporate Sponsors

The 2017-18 Annual Fund drive has launched.  
We rely on our corporate partners to help support the wide variety of programs and educational opportunities for our students.  Please take a look at our sponsor benefits below and contact Pauline de Laszlo at or 549-8277, if you are interested in making a meaningful gift to our learners.

Corporate Sponsor Benefits HERE
We thank the corporations below for their generous support of Burr and Burton Academy and hope you will in turn support these businesses.
2017-18 Corporate Sponsors
Headmasters List
Berkshire Bank –
Bromley Mountain –
r. k. Miles –
Stratton Mountain Resort –
The Orvis Company –
The Vermont Country Store –
TPW Management –

High Honors List
Engineered Printing Solutions –
Finn and Stone Insurance –
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 –
Matt Waite Excavating
Mettowee Mill Garden Center & Landscaping –
Northshire Bookstore –
The Richards Group, Insurance & Financial Services –
Wood & Signs

Academic Letter
Apricot Lane Boutique –
Barrows House –
Battenkill Communications –
Bradley D. Myerson Law Offices –
The Dorset Inn –
Lily of the Valley Florist –
Midura Building Company –
Mountain Goat North, Inc. –
Mountain Weavers –
People’s United Bank –
Prospect Rehabilitation –
Samuelson Law Offices
Spivey Lemonik Swenor, PC –
The Aspen at Manchester –
The Works Bakery Café –

Academic Pin

JOY – all things underthings –
The Pharmacy – Northshire –
Metropolitan Engineering Associates
Scott Thompson Builders –
Joseph M. Sullivan

Green Hills, Silver Waters
Gala Sponsors to Date


Wine Sponsors
Hoa and Orland Campbell

Mount Mansfield Sponsor $2,500+
Berkshire Bank Foundation

Express Copy, Inc.
Eric Nathan Auction & Real Estate, Inc. 

Killington Mountain Sponsor $1,500
Guaranteed Rate

SameSun of Vermont 

Mount Ellen Sponsor $1,000
Four Seasons Sotheby’s International Realty

High Tech Plumbing and Heating
Langway Chevrolet VW of Manchester
Mountain Media & ITV Fest
Southwestern Vermont Medical Center
Stratton Rentals
Zippy Chicks

Camel’s Hump Sponsor $500
Peter and Michele Drasher

Equinox Village
Glebe Mountain Gardens & Landscaping
GSK Climate Control
Lily of the Valley Florist
L/S Gerontology Seminars and the Osnow Family
Manchester Capital Management
Mountain Goat North, Inc.
RE/MAX Four Seasons
Rutland Regional Medical Center
Spivey Lemonik Swenor PC
The Dorset Inn and Barrows House Inn & Restaurant
The Reluctant Panther 

Pico Peak Sponsor $250
About Face Orthodontics

Audy Appraisals PC
Big Branch Landscaping

BlueCross BlueShield of Vermont
Bradley’s Pro shop
Celebration Rentals, Inc.
Decorative Interiors, Inc.
Elm Counseling
Equipe Sport Ltd.
Flying Cow Signs
H.N. Williams
Heritage Family Credit Union
Hill Farm Inn
McWayne Jewelers
Alden/Ihasz Group
The Pharmacy Northshire
William Ravies Real Estate
James A. Young P.C.

We invite you to join this enthusiastic tribe of BBA Gala sponsors! If you are interested in becoming a sponsor of this year’s Green Hills and Silver Waters Gala, please contact Margot Page at or (802) 549-8281 for more information on sponsorship levels and benefits.

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