Daily Archives: April 1, 2019

April 2019


3  Spring College Night for Juniors, Sophomores and Their Parents: 7 – 9 pm, Riley Center
3  April Blood Drive: 7 am – 3:30 pm, Gym
5  Parent Association Meeting: 8 – 9 am, BBA Library
5  SAT Prep Class: 1 – 3 pm, Hunter Seminar Room
10 Mountain Campus Parent Conferences: 4 – 5 pm
11 Mountain Campus Parent Conferences: 8 am – 2 pm
12 Spring Break begins – school resumes April 22
13 ACT at BBA: 7:30 am  – 1:30 pm, Smith Center
22 Earth Day 5K: 2:35 – 4:35 pm, Begin Sophomore lot
25 Does it Spark Joy?: 6 – 8 pm, Riley Center
26 Grandparents and Special Friends Day
26 Cabaret and Dinner to Benefit the Student Success Program: 6:30 – 8:30 pm, Student Center
29 Mountain Campus Green Mountain Expedition and Solos begin


From the Headmaster

Dear Families:

In 1829, Joseph Burr founded Burr Seminary with a bequest of $10,000, which was a huge sum back then (and it is not exactly chump change today). In 1855, Josiah Burton added to the funding so girls could join in the mix, and the school became Burr and Burton Seminary. Most recently, Wendy and Barry Rowland gave $20 million to transform our campus yet again, and many other donors have given gifts large and small throughout our history. My point? This school has always relied on the generosity of private donors in order to thrive.

Today, April 1, we bid goodbye to Cynthia Gubb, who is retiring after 13 years as Director of Advancement. Suffice to say it is not an easy job being on the front line of fundraising, but without generous donors and effective fundraisers, this school would be quite ordinary.

So, if you find a moment, please give thanks to Cynthia Gubb for her hard work and accomplishments, which are reflected in the opportunities that abound throughout this school.

And, one more thing: we are two months from commencement. How exciting is that?!

Happy spring.

Mark only Signature

Mark H. Tashjian


From the Associate Head of School

Dear BBA Families,

It is hard to believe that we are halfway through the second semester.  Progress Reports will be released this afternoon in BBA’s OnCampus parent and student portal. These reports are designed to give an accurate picture of each student’s academic performance to date. All students will receive their current course grade and a personal comment for each course (semester and year long).  All midterm exam/assessment grades will be noted in the course comment. As always, if you have questions or concerns, please talk with your son/daughter and reach out to teachers for clarification and support.

SBAC Testing April 3rd and 4th for Freshman:

As a reminder, all BBA Freshmen will be taking SBAC tests on April 3rd and 4th. Freshmen will be divided into two groups. Group 1 will take English/Language Arts (ELA) on Wednesday and Math on Thursday; Group 2 will take Math on Wednesday and ELA on Thursday. Students were notified of their group/testing location and key information related to the SBAC test during advisory meetings and at assembly. Please remind students that they need to come prepared with their school issued iPad or a personal device (fully charged) and have reviewed and acted on the technology preparation protocols which were also shared in advisory meetings. Students should report to testing locations after Flex/Lunch on April 3rd and 4th. Parents of 9th graders should review the memo sent to families via email on March 20th. Please reach out if you have questions.

School Calendar Updates:

As a reminder, Burr and Burton is closed April 12-19 for our spring break. Students should note the minor adjustments to next week’s daily schedule.

Next year’s academic calendar is available in the OnCampus portal and you can click the link below to print a copy.

2019-2020 Academic Calendar

Thank you,

Associate Head of School


From the Advancement Office

We’re LIVE! Online Auction is up and running.


Our Online Auction went live yesterday, March 31, 2019, launching the start to our spring Parent Association fundraising gala, Kaizen, Cultivating Change for Good. The Online Auction will run through April 9 closing at 8:00 PM. It will end a few days before spring break so make sure you bid before you leave town or better yet, you can also bid on your mobile device! We’ve made it very easy to get involved.

We have lots of great items featuring useful services and fun things to do with the family, jewelry by local designers, beauty products, dining packages, food items, gift baskets galore, gift certificates to area merchants, hanging flower baskets and much, much more, over 170 items!

Our sincere thanks to the generosity of our local business community and our BBA families and friends for donating such an amazing array of items to the auction. We encourage you to register, browse and bid – help support this important fundraiser for Burr and Burton! It’s easy and lots of fun! Encourage your friends and family to join in the excitement. Share the link with anyone and everyone. The entire list of Online Auction items has a broad appeal….there truly is something for everyone!

Here’s the link so sign up and start bidding if you haven’t already!


A special thank you to the Online Auction Committee led by Ursula Knowles and Pauline de Laszlo, with help from Sam Baker, Jane DaPron, Darla Buffa, Oona Cree, MaryBeth Hathaway, Carrie Mathews, Laura Grapshi, Julie Ring, Kate Townshend, Carolyn Crabtree, Marlene Lederman Allen and others on the Gala Committee who helped solicit or donated items. Additional thanks to Nancy Brown and Margot Page for their help in soliciting items, and to Pauline de Laszlo who has written descriptions for and uploaded photos of the 170 plus items onto the web site – a herculean task at best!

Invitations for the Gala event at Taconic on May 24, 2019, will be mailed out in April. We hope you’ve put the date on your calendar. If you want to reserve tickets or a table, please contact Pauline de Laszlo at pdelaszlo@burrburton.org.

Still Time to Make a Gift to the Annual Fund

We count on our parents to help support the needs of the school – if you haven’t yet made a gift, please consider a gift of $10, $25, $50, $100 or more. It’s not the amount but the participation that’s important. Burr and Burton Academy isn’t the beneficiary of your gift, YOUR student is! Make an investment in your student’s future, today and BE COUNTED!

For those of you who have already made a gift, we sincerely thank you. We are deeply appreciative of your financial support and volunteer time.

And sadly, a fond farewell……

This is the final Bullhorn I will write as my last day at Burr and Burton is April 1st. And no, that’s not joke, I am retiring after 13 years in this position. This has been in the works for about a year so it is not a surprise.

It is a bittersweet experience as I feel very proud of what I have contributed to this organization over the years. There has been a lot change in my time here, and I know that our collective fundraising efforts have created many new opportunities for our students, funded new buildings, initiated innovative programs, provided facilities upgrades, and secured Burr and Burton Academy’s future by growing our endowment.

I have enjoyed working with so many parents over the years and I thank you, each and every one of you, past and present for your generosity to this amazing institution whether through your financial support, volunteer efforts, moral support or friendship. I know my successor will have your continued support and I can leave knowing Burr and Burton is in good hands, is in a strong financial position and poised for success for 2019 and beyond.

So much has happened in my time here, and there are many exciting things in store for Burr and Burton as we move forward with The Rowland Project and more. Please know that my heart will always belong to Burr and Burton and the young people who have benefitted from the work that we do here as a team. That includes our faculty and coaches on the front line, the staff behind the scenes making everything work day to day, the Board of Trustees that govern and guide us, and our administration that leads us. As I always say, we are here for one reason, to help your student find a successful and enlightened pathway through high school and beyond.

With fond affection,

Cynthia H. Gubb
Director of Advancement, Development, Fundraising and Friendraising


Grandparents and Special Friends Day

Invitations for Grandparents and Special Friends Day are out in the mail and if you want to make sure your student’s grandparents or special friends receive one, please contact Nancy Brown in the Advancement Office at nbrown@burrburton.org, or call her at 802-549-8110. We are missing a lot of addresses for grandparents. The date for this event is Friday, April 26 and it will run from 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM. Grandparents and Special Friends will participate in a series of presentations in the Riley Center, then meet up with their grandchildren afterwards for lunch at 12:45 PM.



BBA College Programs – Spring College Night
On Wednesday, April 3, at 7 pm in the Riley Center, the Burr and Burton School and College Counseling Office will host the Annual Spring College Night when college admission representatives come to BBA to share their expertise with our community. Tony Cabasco (Bennington College and BBA parent), Ali Duke (Dartmouth College and BBA ’13) and Jay LaShombe (University of Vermont) will begin the evening program with a panel presentation followed by breakout workshops on College Essay Writing, the Holistic Admission Process, and All about UVM.   Additional workshops will be offered on Dual Enrollment and Community College Opportunities by Jeannie Jenkins, Coordinator of Academic Services at CCV, and on Financial Aid by Carol Brosseau, retired Director of Financial Aid at George Mason University.

The program’s intended audience is sophomores, juniors and their parents. The public is also invited. For questions, please contact Lynne Welsh at 802-549-8242 or lwelsh@burrburton.org.

Mock Interviews for Juniors
BBA’s annual Mock Interview Program takes place on Wednesday, April 10. Juniors will have an opportunity to practice their interviewing skills while meeting one-on-one with visiting college admission counselors. Students will receive direct feedback from the admission professionals. Interested juniors should see Lynne Welsh to sign up. Space is limited.

College Fair
Castleton University will host a College Fair on Wednesday, April 10, from 9 – 11 am. Admission representatives from a variety of Northeastern colleges will be available to speak with students and parents. BBA will not be sponsoring a bus to this event, but parents may want to attend with their student. For more information, contact the student’s School and College Counselor.

College Planning To-Do List for Juniors
The School and College Counselors have been meeting with juniors this spring. Please ask your student to check their prospective college list and journal entries on Naviance (under the ‘Resource’ tab on OnCampus).

Additional activities:

  • Sign up for SAT or ACT (see below)
  • Research colleges — use Naviance surveys, read guidebooks and viewbooks, explore college websites
  • Visit colleges (during April break or take an excused absence on another day).
  • Make journal notes in Naviance.  Keep track of what you learn about colleges and share your impressions with us.
  • Let your counselor know when you’re ready to meet again, and stay in regular communication so we can assist you.
  • Attend relevant programs like the Burr and Burton Spring College Night on Wednesday, April 3rd.
  • Update your resume in Naviance!
  • If planning on Division I or II athletics have a transcript check for NCAA eligibility.

SAT and ACT Tests:
College-bound juniors should register online to take the SAT and/or ACT this spring. Income eligible students should request a fee waiver from their counselor. Please be aware that the June testing dates may conflict with post-season athletic contests. No standardized tests are available during the summer months.

To register for SAT and SAT Subject tests, students create an account at www.collegeboard.org. Please note that the number of colleges using SAT Subject Tests has declined;  students will want to consider if these tests are really necessary for them to take as part of their individual college admission process.

Test Dates, Deadlines and How to Register:


Saturday, May 4, SAT or Subject Tests administered at BBA, register by April 5 at www.collegeboard.org.

Saturday, June 1, SAT or Subject Tests (not administered at BBA), register by May 3 at www.collegeboard.org.


Saturday, June 8 (not at BBA), register by May 3 at www.actstudent.org.

Sign up for ACT with writing.

Free Test Prep:

www.khanacademy.org — link your psat scores from your collegeboard.org account to create a personalized testing plan. https://academy.act.org/

Off-Campus Study
Students planning to spend a semester abroad or in an alternative educational setting in 2019-2020 should meet with their counselor to plan an appropriate academic schedule. Students must submit a BBA Off-Campus Study application for approval. These forms are due by May 15 for plans that begin at any point during the fall semester. The form can be picked up from Mr. Knutson in the counseling office.

Graduation Information for Senior Families
Be on the lookout for information and key dates related to commencement and other year-end activities and events. The mailing should arrive by the end of April and information will also be posted on the BBA website.

Senior College Notifications
May 1 is the National Candidates’ Reply Date. Seniors should be sure to send in their deposit to the ONE college of their choice by May 1 in order to hold their place. Families who have not received financial aid packages may want to request an extension for the deposit but all students should communicate with their college by May 1. At the same time, seniors should notify other colleges that they have decided to enroll elsewhere.

Financial Aid Packages
Families of seniors who are receiving financial aid award letters may find the different presentations to be confusing. Use the Award Letter Comparison Tool available on the Pay for College page at www.vsac.org to better understand what different colleges are offering. The friendly folks at VSAC are available to answer questions about loans and other parts of the financial aid process; feel free to contact them at 1-800-642-3177. In addition, retired college financial aid director and BBA volunteer Carol Brosseau is available to meet with families to help them understand their financial aid packages. If you would like to meet with Carol, please email her at cbrossea@gmu.ed.

Summer Opportunity for Rising Senior Boys and Girls interested in Vermont State Government:

American Legion Auxiliary Green Mountain Girls’ State
High School girls who have completed their Junior Year are eligible to apply to become an ALAGMGS delegate.  Delegates spend 6 days learning how to participate in the Functioning of Vermont’s local and state government. The 2019 Session of Girls State will be held on the Randolph Center Campus of Vermont Technical College from June 15 to June 20. Applications are in the School and College Counseling Office and must be submitted by April 2. Or look online: https://www.vtalauxiliary.org/girls-state.html

American Legion Green Mountain Boys’ State
High School boys who have completed their Junior Year are eligible to apply for GMBS. Delegates form a working model of town and state government and learn about issues facing our state.  This program will be held from June 16 through June 21 on the campus of Lyndon State College. Applications are available at http://vtlegion.org/boys_state.cfm and in the School and College Counseling Office. Deadline is May 10. Speak to your counselor if interested.

From the 9th grade corner
It’s amazing to think that we are now three quarters of the way through the school year. All 9th graders were invited to a number of four-year academic planning sessions and have had a brief introduction to Naviance. For those of you are that are new to Naviance, it is a powerful online platform that allows our students to investigate their interests, academic strengths, potential careers, and postsecondary options.  I’m happy to follow up with any student regarding their draft four-year academic plan. As the weather gets warm and the yearning for summer hits, it will be important for all of our 9th graders to continue to use Flex time wisely and seek additional academic support before or after school.

Upcoming Events:

Friday, April 12 – Friday, April 19th – April Break

Scholarships 2019  

Forms for some of scholarships listed below can be downloaded from Naviance at: http://connection.naviance.com/burrburton. Due to the confidentiality 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 so Mrs. Welsh can put together the needed BBA documents for timely mailing/submitting. See Mrs. Welsh with questions.

Daniel Maneely Engineering Scholarship
Eligibility: graduating senior accepted into an engineering technology field at an accredited school. Award based on academics, extracurricular activities, community service and an essay.
Award: $5,000; Deadline: April 20

The Reverend Robert L. Clayton Scholarship
Eligibility: Graduating Senior, academic record, goals, school and community involvement, financial need.
Award: $4,000 for four years; Deadline: April 11
Note: This is a lengthy application requiring three years of tax records. Don’t wait until the last minute complete this one!

Stratton Foundation Todd Richter Endowment- Moving Mountains Scholarship
Eligibility: First generation, Family qualifies for Free and Reduced Lunch program ro benefits from a school-provided scholarship or financial support at any time during academics, academic achievement, accepted to college as full time student.
Award: not specified; Deadline: April 12 to Mrs. Welsh

VFW – Phil Kelleher and John West Scholarship
Eligibility: Senior planning to enroll in college. Award based on academic record, personal achievement, community service. Award: not specified; Deadline to Mrs. Welsh: April 11 – must be hand-delivered by Mrs. Welsh to the VFW due to the confidential nature of the BBA documents.

Sons of the American Legion Dennis Comai Scholarship
Eligibility: any student planning to attend trade school or technical college with a grandparent or parent, or step-grandparent or step-parent, who is a member of the American Legion Family.
Award: $1,000; Deadline: April 15

Ed Sossi Memorial Scholarship Award
Knights of Columbus Council 6816 (Manchester)
Eligibility: a high school senior. Applicants must apply and be accepted to a trade or technical school and demonstrate a need for financial assistance. Applicants agree to participate in a personal interview. During this interview they should be able to discuss their high school academic experiences, career goals and involvement in extracurricular activities and community service.
Award: $1,000; Deadline April 24

Ted and Adeline Lenczowski Memorial Scholarship
Knights of Columbus Council 6816 (Manchester)
Eligibility: must be a registered member of Christ our Savior Parish, Manchester. Attending college in fall of 2015, and demonstrate a need for financial assistance. There will be a personal interview. Academics and Service important.
Award: not specified; Deadline: April 24

Manchester Masons of VT Scholarship
Eligibility: senior planning to enroll in college or Vocational/Technical School who lives in Manchester, Dorset, or Sunderland; OR has Masonic affiliation through a parent or grandparent; award based on leadership, community service and extracurricular activities and financial need.
Award: $500; Deadline: April 25

Wantastiquet Rotary Scholarship
Eligibility: any BBA graduating Senior. Desire to continue education through 2 or 4 year college or vocational course of study. Academic potential, school and community involvement, financial need.
Award: $1,000; Deadline, April 28

The Garden Club of Manchester
Eligibility: Seniors continuing their education at college, technical or vocational School 2- or 4-year.Must be studying in fields related to horticulture, landscape design and environmental Studies, agribusiness or other related fields.
Award $1,500; Deadline, April 30

Danby-Mt. Tabor Eastern Star Scholarship, “Katherine” Chapter #83
Eligibility: graduating seniors living in Danby or Mt. Tabor. Accepted to post-secondary college, technical or vocational school. Based on extracurricular activities and community service.
Award: $500, 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 1
Application online at www.phillips-scholarship.org

BBA Diversity Scholarship
Eligibility: a senior who truly embraces diversity. Essay required.
Award: undisclosed; Deadline, April 30

BBA Wadsworth Art Scholarship
Eligibility: must be planning to major or double major in studio art.
Award: $1,000; Deadline: May 1

Dorset Sportsman’s Club Scholarship
Eligibility: graduating seniors who lives in Dorset or East Dorset accepted into post secondary education including 2- and 4-year colleges, technical and vocational schools. Based on academic success, school activities, sports, extra curricular activities, community involvement.
Award: $2,000; Deadline: May 1

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

Rizio-Wood Memorial Golf Scholarship
Eligibility: High School graduate, has to have a connection to and plan to pursue a career in the golf profession including agronomy (golf course design and care).
Award: not specified; Deadline, June 1


The Cooper Kelly Educational Fund
Eligibility: Senior planning to attend college. Dependable, responsible, and diligent with definite goals in mind. 2.0 average and references required. Interest free LOAN. No specified amount ($25 application fee). Application and information in the School and College Counseling Office.

Olin Scott Fund, Inc. Eligibility: 2.5 average, Bennington County senior accepted at university or college, must interview. Application in the School and College Counseling Office ($25 application fee).

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

Kristen Kimball, School and College Counselor for Sophomores, Juniors, and Seniors, 362-1775; kkimball@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, Counselor for Freshmen Success Scholars, 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

On April 26th our Ultimate team will play its first official Varsity match. Coach Tom Von Allmen has been sharing his love of Ultimate since he started teaching at BBA. Through several years of club status it has grown in popularity. We are excited to add another athletic option for our students. They will have their first home match on May 1 at 4 pm.

Spring Head Coaches:

Softball – Nikki Dexter: n.dexter@manchester-vt.gov

Boys Lacrosse –  Tom Grabher: coachgrabher@gmail.com

Track & Field – Caleb Wiley: cwiley@brsu.org

Girls Lacrosse – Jamie Blake: jblake@burrburton.org

Baseball – Ed Lewicki: elewicki1114@hotmail.com

Girls Tennis – Jeff Grimshaw: benninggroup1@gmail.com

Boys Tennis – Pete McNealus: pmcnealus@burrburton.org

Ultimate – Tom Von Allmen: tvonallmen@burrburton.org

Unified Basketball – Don Benasich: donbenasich@gmail.com

Don’t forget to Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter and Instagram for all your Bulldog athletic updates!





From the Creative Arts Department

Nineteen singers will be representing Burr and Burton Academy in the All National Honors Chorus Festival under the direction of Dr. Eph Ehly, culminating in a performance at Carnegie Hall, Sunday April 7, 2019. Congratulations to Zoe Grigsby, Annabelle Mackson, Finuala Cree, Karson Barclay, Olivia Murphy-Major, Grace Yurko, Zoe Meyer, Leah Mowry, Teri Salmon, Angela Caggiano, Alea Myers, Anna Freebern, Kaia Hansen, Jessop Burrow, Jason Caggiano, August Stauffer, Miles Allen, Matthew Scott and Jack Fiocco for this very prestigious honor.  



Students from Burr and Burton Academy will join the professional a cappella group Counterpoint to perform the world premiere of Six Degrees on Thursday April 25, 6 pm, at the First Congregational Church, Manchester.  Tickets are available in advance at Northshire Bookstore for $10 and at the door on the day of performance for $15 (students $5 with ID). Through music, narration, and video, Six Degrees is comprised of three musical sections. The first incorporates indigenous and contemporary folk music from all six inhabited continents and relates to specific cultural, social and environmental issues linked to the natural elements of earth, air, fire and water. The middle section climaxes with the depiction of a catastrophic warming of six degrees C, followed by an optimistic musical presentation of “turning the world around”: mitigating global warming through green technology, energy efficiency, renewables, and sustainability. The work concludes with a joyous medley of world music celebrating humanity in balance with nature, in which the performers and audience are encouraged to care for the earth.  For more information about Six Degrees, go to www.counterpointchorus.org, call (802) 540-1784 or email contact@counterpointchorus.org


From the Dene Farm Program

The Dene Farm Program has been full of excitement the last couple of months. We have had our Food, Farm, and Systems Thinking class working hard, planting and harvesting microgreens during all winter. Now they are preparing to finally get back outside to planting our longer season crops like potatoes, brussel sprouts and onions. The Dene Farm Program has also recently welcomed a new student intern, Ryan Towsley, who has taken multiple classes at the Dene Farm. Make sure to consider out course offerings, Ethnobotany, Sustainable Agriculture, and Food, Farm, and Systems Thinking when filling out course selections for next year. Having a class at the Dene Farm Program will be even more exciting next year with our brand new classroom that is almost finished. As the 2018-2019 school year ends think about joining the Dene Farm Program this summer by working with our summer crew. Make sure to check out our website for weekly blog posts and follow us on instagram @denefarm to see the Dene Farm Program in action!

By: Brianna Mayne
Student Intern, class of 2019


From the BBA Parent Association and Environmental Club


Burr and Burton Summer Camps

Let’s forget about winter and start planning for summer!
Register for camps today!

From the Health Center

With the recent, and tragic suicides surrounding the Parkland and Sandy-hook communities, it’s once again, difficult to ignore the topic of mental health . The three individuals who recently died by suicide in those communities had experienced  inconceivable loss and trauma, however no community is immune to suicide, and certainly no family is exempt from mental health struggles. Please take a moment to read through this article highlighting how to talk to your children (whatever the age) about suicide. There is also an 8 minutes video that might be helpful for those sending their precious children into the larger world just a few short months from now. 
See it HERE.

From the Student Success Program

On April 6 from 10 am – 2 pm the Success Program will have a Car Wash at Shaw’s to fundraise for the Senior end of year trip. Car washes will be donation by choice!

On April 26 the Student Success Program will host a Cabaret and Dinner as a Fundraiser for the Student Success Program. Admission to the event will cost $10 at bbatickets.com and $12 at the door and will include a buffet dinner and live music and performances by Burr and Burton Students.
During the month of April Success Scholars will be selling 50/50 raffle tickets to help Fundraise for the Senior end of year trip. Tickets will be 1 for $2, 3 for $5. A name will be drawn at the end of April and the winner will take home 50% of the money raised through the sale of tickets.


Burr and Burton Yearbooks

BBA Yearbooks On-Sale Now

Look Forward to LOOKING BACK


The memories. The friends. The laughter. Yearbooks are truly something special that you’ll hold on to forever. Click to order today for $55.00.

ORDER YEARBOOK – 2019 Burtonian HERE.

Melanie Virgilio
Yearbook Advisor


From the Library

Check out the library newsletter for information on the Teen Lit Mob: a one day festival of books and authors for teens in Vermont.

Library Hours

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

Margi Putney
Library Media Specialist
(802) 549-8122



Corporate Sponsors

The 2018-19 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 pdelaszlo@burrburton.org 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.
2018-19 Corporate Sponsors
Headmaster’s List
Berkshire Bank – berkshirebank.com
Bromley Mountain – bromley.com
r.k. Miles – rkmiles.com
Stratton Mountain Resort  – stratton.com
The Vermont Country Store – vermontcountrystore.com
TPW Management – tpw.com
High Honors List
Engineered Printing Solutions – epsvt.com
Finn & Stone Insurance – finnandstone.com
Northshire Bookstore – northshire.com
Rugg Valley Landscaping –  ruggvalley.com
The Equinox Golf Resort and Spa  – equinoxresort.com
The Orvis Company – orvis.com
W.H. Shaw Insurance Company – whshawinsurance.com
Honors List
Bank of Bennington – thebankofbennington.com
Matt Waite Excavating
Wood & Signs
Academic Letter
Apricot Lane Boutique – apricotlaneboutique.com
Barrows House & Dorset Inn  – barrowshouse.com   dorsetinn.com
Bradley D. Myerson Law Offices  – cmylwyr.com
Lily of the Valley – lilyofthevalleyflorist.com
Manchester Capital Management  – mcmllc.com
Mountain Weavers  –  mountainweavers.com
People’s United Bank  – peoples.com
Samuelson Law Offices 
Spivey Lemonik Swenor, PC – slsvt.com
The Inn at Manchester –  innatmanchester.com
Academic Pin
Battenkill Communications – byo.com
Hampton Inn & Suites –  hamptoninn3.hilton.com
 iShip Express –  shippinginmanchestervt.com
Metropolitan Engineering Associates – metropolitanengineering.us
Scott Thompson Builders – stbuildersvt.com
The Pharmacy – Northshire – pharmacyinc.net
The Richards Group – therichardsgrp.com

Chinese flowers represent growth, fulfillment, and new, prosperous beginnings in our lives.
When we focus our attention on the potential of these exquisite symbols, our intellects and spirits
bloom as we cultivate Kaizen: Change for Good.

Named in honor of Burr and Burton’s annual school-wide theme of Kaizen: Change for Good, Burr and Burton Academy’s Parent Association 2019 Spring Gala is called Kaizen: Cultivating Change for Good. This annual event, scheduled for May 24 at the Taconic, will host over 250 guests and showcase our gifted students in the creative arenas in which they excel. Your support of Burr and Burton Academy’s mission inspires and transforms our young adults. For this we thank you.

Friday, May 24, 2019

For more information, contact Pauline de Laszlo at pdelaszlo@burrburton.org

Kaizen: Cultivating Change for Good
Gala Sponsors to Date

Lotus Sponsor $2,500+
Colonial Toyota
Express Copy
Eric Nathan Auction and Real Estate, Inc.
Plum Blossom Sponsor $1,500+
Same Sun of Vermont
Flowering Cherry Sponsor $1,000+
Four Seasons Sotheby’s International Realty
Guaranteed Rate
High-Tech Plumbing & Heating
Langway Chevrolet VW of Manchester
Polar Beverages
Southwestern Vermont Medical Center
Zippy Chicks
Peony Sponsor $500+
Bradley Pro Shop
Glebe Mountain Gardens
GSK Climate Control
Heritage Credit Union
Lily of the Valley Florist
Manchester Capital Management
Mountain Goat North, Inc.
Old Mill Road Recording Studio
RE/MAX Four Seasons
Rutland Regional Medical Center
Spivey Lemonik Swenor PC
Stratton Rentals
The Dorset Inn/Barrows House
Jasmine Sponsor $250+
Abacus Automation
Baierlein Landscaping
Big Branch Landscaping
Caren McVickers Powerweek Workshop
Celebration Rentals
Decorative Interiors
Elm Counseling
Equinox Village
Flying Cow Signs
Manchester Physical Therapy
McWayne Jewelers
Rotary Club of Manchester
Taconic Spine
The Reluctant Panther
Local businesses and families, we invite you to join this enthusiastic tribe of BBA Gala sponsors! If you are interested in becoming a sponsor of this year’s Kaizen Gala, or for more information on sponsorship levels and benefits, please contact Margot Page at mpage@burrburton.org or (802) 549-8281.

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