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BBA News Magazine Season 3 Episode 4
BBA News Magazine Season 3 Episode 4
In this installment stories include: Boys and Girls Lacrosse, Table for Two, Avenue Q, Blood Drive, Miss Hockey, Ben Beers Minute, International Question and much more…  See it here: https://vimeo.com/162738958
BBA Model U.N. team receives
BBA Model U.N. team receives "Best Large Delegation" at conference
The Burr and Burton Model U.N. program is an innovative educational program that engages our high school students in an exploration of current world issues through interactive simulations and curricular materials. The program hopes to cultivates literacy, life skills and the attitudes necessary for active citizenship. The program is led by BBA teacher Kendra LaRoche. This past week the BBA Model | Read More »
2016-17 Course Requests
2016-17 Course Requests
The 2016-17 Course of Study (COS)  is now available here: PDF version and on the BBA website under the Academics header in the Departments and Courses section. Students will be requesting courses by grade level beginning with Juniors on February 8. The sophomores will begin on February 29, and the freshmen will start a week later on March 7.  Juniors should  immediately begin reviewing course options.  Sophomores and freshmen should | Read More »
BBA inducts 50 into National Honor Society
BBA inducts 50 into National Honor Society
The Burr and Burton Academy National Honor Society inducted 50 new members on Tuesday, January 19 in the Riley Center for the Arts on the Burr and Burton Campus. The induction ceremony recognizes students who exhibit the “four pillars” of National Honor Society membership: Leadership, Service, Scholarship and Character. Pastor Margaret Dawedeit from the Peru Congregational Church was the keynote speaker. | Read More »
2015-2016 Annual Fund
2015-2016 Annual Fund
We are a school that serves this community, and we are a school that relies on its community — an independent school that serves the public, a school that works in partnership with the public. In this day and age, many politicians are asking, “How much do we have to spend to achieve educational adequacy?” This is an age of | Read More »
Brooke Thorn McGowan '11 returns to BBA
Brooke Thorn McGowan '11 returns to BBA
Brooke Thorn McGowan ’11 visited several studio art classes to talk with student about their work and her recent works which include photography, painting, sculpture, design, and textile. Sitting in the room she once took her first high school classes in, she shared with students how to get the most out of their education. As a recent graduate of St | Read More »
BBA student Emily Williams a National Merit Scholar
BBA student Emily Williams a National Merit Scholar
The National Merit Scholarship Corporation announced that BBA senior Emily Williams has been selected as a semifinalists in the 61st annual National Merit Scholarship Program. This means she is an academically talented high school senior that will have an opportunity to continue in the competition where some 7,400 National Merit Scholarships worth more than $32 million will be offered next | Read More »
This is my school video
This is my school video
Click here to see the video.
SETI's Seth Shostak has Skype call with Bill Muench's
SETI's Seth Shostak has Skype call with Bill Muench's "Space and Time" class
American astronomer Seth Shostak, the current Senior Astronomer and Director at SETI (search for extraterrestrial intelligence) research held a question and answer session with the students of Bill Muench’s “Space and Time” class.  The SETI Institute is a not-for-profit organization whose mission is to “explore, understand and explain the origin, nature and prevalence of life in the universe”. The SETI Institute is | Read More »
An Aerial Tour of Burr and Burton
An Aerial Tour of Burr and Burton
An aerial view of Burr and Burton can be seen here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jvVwphBy-FU&sns=em
BBA students enhanced their overall wellness during Wellness Week!
BBA students enhanced their overall wellness during Wellness Week!
Wellness Week focused on the dangers of distracted driving, exercising regularly, and eating healthy. Students participated in a texting while driving simulation brought to them by Bennington Police Station. Hiking, dodge ball, bingo, and zumba were just some of the fun activities students had the opportunity to participate in throughout the week. Friday a group of students put on white | Read More »
Colby Erin Halligan ’11 to Deliver BBA’s 183rd Commencement Address on June 3
Colby Erin Halligan ’11 to Deliver BBA’s 183rd Commencement Address on June 3
Colby Erin Halligan, alumna of the Burr and Burton Class of 2011 and recent graduate of Elon University, will be the speaker at Burr and Burton’s 183rd Commencement. “Colby is an extraordinary alumnus, she is highly accomplished and can serve as an inspiration not only to this current crop of seniors, but to all of us. She is a shining | Read More »
BBA hosts a lesson in the dangers of driving and texting.
BBA hosts a lesson in the dangers of driving and texting.
The Bennington County Sheriff’s Office sent Staff Sergeant Joel Howard to Burr and Burton for a lesson in texting and driving. Sergeant Howard also brought BAC alcohol impaired goggles to see what driving under the influence is like. Under the supervision of BBA teacher Julie Crousier students first drove the course unimpaired to familiarize themselves with the golf cart and course and then | Read More »
BBA Students Ranked Nationally in Le Grand Concours (National French Contest)
BBA Students Ranked Nationally in Le Grand Concours (National French Contest)
Marie Freudenberg, Angelina Scarlotta, and Anwen Su of Burr and Burton Academy have ranked nationally in the 81st annual event, according to Lisa Narug, National Director of Le Grand Concours.  Le Grand Concours is a national competition sponsored by the American Association of Teachers of French.  Students were evaluated for their written, oral and listening comprehension skills in French.   Almost | Read More »
Francophile Community Meets for 2nd Annual Poetry Slam
Francophile Community Meets for 2nd Annual Poetry Slam
On April 9, French students from Maple Street School, Flood Brook School and Burr and Burton Academy competed in the second annual Poetry Slam held at the Manchester Community Library. They read works by Jacques Prévert, Robert Desnos and other Francophone poets while their performance was judged on fluency, pronunciation, intonation and body language.  Guest judges were native French speakers | Read More »
Broadway's Avenue Q comes to Burr and Burton Academy
Broadway's Avenue Q comes to Burr and Burton Academy
Cast members of Burr and Burton Academy’s spring musical Avenue Q: School Edition, being presented May 10, 11, 12, 13 14, 2016 at 6:30pm in the Riley Center for the Arts, got schooled in the art of puppetry. During a three day intensive workshop with Rick Lyon, an award winning puppeteer, puppet designer and original cast member of Avenue Q, the TONY® “TRIPLE | Read More »
BBA's Aggie Bisselle named Miss Hockey
BBA's Aggie Bisselle named Miss Hockey
BBA Senior Aggie Bisselle was named Miss Hockey for this season. Here is the link to the story by Burlington Free Press staff writer Lauren Reed: http://www.burlingtonfreepress.com/story/sports/high-school/2016/04/04/miss-hockey-burr-burtons-aggie-bisselle/82633610/.  
Phil Anton winner of VTSCA's lifetime achievement award
Phil Anton winner of VTSCA's lifetime achievement award
Each year, the Vermont School Counselor Association (VTSCA) recognizes the best school counseling professionals in the state. This year, the winner of VTSCA’s lifetime achievement award is Phil Anton, who retired from his position of Director of Guidance at Burr and Burton Academy in June of 2015, after 21 years of service to BBA. Known for his selfless spirit as | Read More »
Come discuss our region's environmental assets!
Come discuss our region's environmental assets!
Join Burr and Burton Academy’s Mountain Campus, Equinox Preservation Trust,  Hildene: The Lincoln Family Home, Merck Forest and Farmland Center, Smokey House Center, Someday Farm and the Vermont Land Trust at the Manchester Community Library on Saturday, March 19 from 12 p.m. to 3 p.m. for a facilitated “Fishbowl” conversation about the natural assets and resources that our community possesses and the education programs | Read More »
Academic Recognition: 2015-2016  1st Semester
Academic Recognition: 2015-2016  1st Semester
HEADMASTER’S LIST, Class of 2016, Nicolas Avalle-Embree, Kristin Avison, Olivia Bellingham, Helena Bigelow, Agnes Bisselle, Ashley Bolton, Julia Breed, Catherine Burgess, Chloe Burkett, Junxing Chen, Xiaoshuang Chen, Kate Cottrell, Brendan Foery, Catharine Greenberg, Meghan Grip, Mengqi Han, Everett Hazelton, Jonathan Iris, Jonathan Jacob, Alison Kimball, Yezi Lin, Catherine Lochner, Sara Lochner, Lydia Maier, Paton Marion, Haley McGrath, James Moore, III, Lauren Mulroy, Bridgid Mulvey, Amelia Nick, Max Pagnucco, Zhenhuan Qiu, Adam Quinn, Natalie Rattee Johnson, Cody Roberts, Piotr Sowulewski, Clara Thorn, Raili Utiger, Justin Walla, Emma Weinstein, Emily Williams, Leah Wright, Class of 2017, Taber Ameden, Erin Cairns, Samuel Cochrane, Connor Dee, Ramsey Eyre, Ann Fisher, Ana Garay, Meiling Guo, Rebekah Hamblett, Aashna Kinkhabwala, Camille | Read More »
BBA News Magazine Season 3 Episode 4
BBA News Magazine Season 3 Episode 4
In this installment stories include: Boys and Girls Lacrosse, Table for Two, Avenue Q, Blood Drive, Miss Hockey, Ben Beers Minute, International Question and much more…  See it here: https://vimeo.com/162738958
BBA Model U.N. team receives
BBA Model U.N. team receives "Best Large Delegation" at conference
The Burr and Burton Model U.N. program is an innovative educational program that engages our high school students in an exploration of current world issues through interactive simulations and curricular materials. The program hopes to cultivates literacy, life skills and the attitudes necessary for active citizenship. The program is led by BBA teacher Kendra LaRoche. This past week the BBA Model | Read More »
2016-17 Course Requests
2016-17 Course Requests
The 2016-17 Course of Study (COS)  is now available here: PDF version and on the BBA website under the Academics header in the Departments and Courses section. Students will be requesting courses by grade level beginning with Juniors on February 8. The sophomores will begin on February 29, and the freshmen will start a week later on March 7.  Juniors should  immediately begin reviewing course options.  Sophomores and freshmen should | Read More »
BBA inducts 50 into National Honor Society
BBA inducts 50 into National Honor Society
The Burr and Burton Academy National Honor Society inducted 50 new members on Tuesday, January 19 in the Riley Center for the Arts on the Burr and Burton Campus. The induction ceremony recognizes students who exhibit the “four pillars” of National Honor Society membership: Leadership, Service, Scholarship and Character. Pastor Margaret Dawedeit from the Peru Congregational Church was the keynote speaker. | Read More »
2015-2016 Annual Fund
2015-2016 Annual Fund
We are a school that serves this community, and we are a school that relies on its community — an independent school that serves the public, a school that works in partnership with the public. In this day and age, many politicians are asking, “How much do we have to spend to achieve educational adequacy?” This is an age of | Read More »
Brooke Thorn McGowan '11 returns to BBA
Brooke Thorn McGowan '11 returns to BBA
Brooke Thorn McGowan ’11 visited several studio art classes to talk with student about their work and her recent works which include photography, painting, sculpture, design, and textile. Sitting in the room she once took her first high school classes in, she shared with students how to get the most out of their education. As a recent graduate of St | Read More »
BBA student Emily Williams a National Merit Scholar
BBA student Emily Williams a National Merit Scholar
The National Merit Scholarship Corporation announced that BBA senior Emily Williams has been selected as a semifinalists in the 61st annual National Merit Scholarship Program. This means she is an academically talented high school senior that will have an opportunity to continue in the competition where some 7,400 National Merit Scholarships worth more than $32 million will be offered next | Read More »
This is my school video
This is my school video
Click here to see the video.
SETI's Seth Shostak has Skype call with Bill Muench's
SETI's Seth Shostak has Skype call with Bill Muench's "Space and Time" class
American astronomer Seth Shostak, the current Senior Astronomer and Director at SETI (search for extraterrestrial intelligence) research held a question and answer session with the students of Bill Muench’s “Space and Time” class.  The SETI Institute is a not-for-profit organization whose mission is to “explore, understand and explain the origin, nature and prevalence of life in the universe”. The SETI Institute is | Read More »
An Aerial Tour of Burr and Burton
An Aerial Tour of Burr and Burton
An aerial view of Burr and Burton can be seen here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jvVwphBy-FU&sns=em
BBA students enhanced their overall wellness during Wellness Week!
BBA students enhanced their overall wellness during Wellness Week!
Wellness Week focused on the dangers of distracted driving, exercising regularly, and eating healthy. Students participated in a texting while driving simulation brought to them by Bennington Police Station. Hiking, dodge ball, bingo, and zumba were just some of the fun activities students had the opportunity to participate in throughout the week. Friday a group of students put on white | Read More »
Colby Erin Halligan ’11 to Deliver BBA’s 183rd Commencement Address on June 3
Colby Erin Halligan ’11 to Deliver BBA’s 183rd Commencement Address on June 3
Colby Erin Halligan, alumna of the Burr and Burton Class of 2011 and recent graduate of Elon University, will be the speaker at Burr and Burton’s 183rd Commencement. “Colby is an extraordinary alumnus, she is highly accomplished and can serve as an inspiration not only to this current crop of seniors, but to all of us. She is a shining | Read More »
BBA hosts a lesson in the dangers of driving and texting.
BBA hosts a lesson in the dangers of driving and texting.
The Bennington County Sheriff’s Office sent Staff Sergeant Joel Howard to Burr and Burton for a lesson in texting and driving. Sergeant Howard also brought BAC alcohol impaired goggles to see what driving under the influence is like. Under the supervision of BBA teacher Julie Crousier students first drove the course unimpaired to familiarize themselves with the golf cart and course and then | Read More »
BBA Students Ranked Nationally in Le Grand Concours (National French Contest)
BBA Students Ranked Nationally in Le Grand Concours (National French Contest)
Marie Freudenberg, Angelina Scarlotta, and Anwen Su of Burr and Burton Academy have ranked nationally in the 81st annual event, according to Lisa Narug, National Director of Le Grand Concours.  Le Grand Concours is a national competition sponsored by the American Association of Teachers of French.  Students were evaluated for their written, oral and listening comprehension skills in French.   Almost | Read More »
Francophile Community Meets for 2nd Annual Poetry Slam
Francophile Community Meets for 2nd Annual Poetry Slam
On April 9, French students from Maple Street School, Flood Brook School and Burr and Burton Academy competed in the second annual Poetry Slam held at the Manchester Community Library. They read works by Jacques Prévert, Robert Desnos and other Francophone poets while their performance was judged on fluency, pronunciation, intonation and body language.  Guest judges were native French speakers | Read More »
Broadway's Avenue Q comes to Burr and Burton Academy
Broadway's Avenue Q comes to Burr and Burton Academy
Cast members of Burr and Burton Academy’s spring musical Avenue Q: School Edition, being presented May 10, 11, 12, 13 14, 2016 at 6:30pm in the Riley Center for the Arts, got schooled in the art of puppetry. During a three day intensive workshop with Rick Lyon, an award winning puppeteer, puppet designer and original cast member of Avenue Q, the TONY® “TRIPLE | Read More »
BBA's Aggie Bisselle named Miss Hockey
BBA's Aggie Bisselle named Miss Hockey
BBA Senior Aggie Bisselle was named Miss Hockey for this season. Here is the link to the story by Burlington Free Press staff writer Lauren Reed: http://www.burlingtonfreepress.com/story/sports/high-school/2016/04/04/miss-hockey-burr-burtons-aggie-bisselle/82633610/.  
Phil Anton winner of VTSCA's lifetime achievement award
Phil Anton winner of VTSCA's lifetime achievement award
Each year, the Vermont School Counselor Association (VTSCA) recognizes the best school counseling professionals in the state. This year, the winner of VTSCA’s lifetime achievement award is Phil Anton, who retired from his position of Director of Guidance at Burr and Burton Academy in June of 2015, after 21 years of service to BBA. Known for his selfless spirit as | Read More »
Come discuss our region's environmental assets!
Come discuss our region's environmental assets!
Join Burr and Burton Academy’s Mountain Campus, Equinox Preservation Trust,  Hildene: The Lincoln Family Home, Merck Forest and Farmland Center, Smokey House Center, Someday Farm and the Vermont Land Trust at the Manchester Community Library on Saturday, March 19 from 12 p.m. to 3 p.m. for a facilitated “Fishbowl” conversation about the natural assets and resources that our community possesses and the education programs | Read More »
Academic Recognition: 2015-2016  1st Semester
Academic Recognition: 2015-2016  1st Semester
HEADMASTER’S LIST, Class of 2016, Nicolas Avalle-Embree, Kristin Avison, Olivia Bellingham, Helena Bigelow, Agnes Bisselle, Ashley Bolton, Julia Breed, Catherine Burgess, Chloe Burkett, Junxing Chen, Xiaoshuang Chen, Kate Cottrell, Brendan Foery, Catharine Greenberg, Meghan Grip, Mengqi Han, Everett Hazelton, Jonathan Iris, Jonathan Jacob, Alison Kimball, Yezi Lin, Catherine Lochner, Sara Lochner, Lydia Maier, Paton Marion, Haley McGrath, James Moore, III, Lauren Mulroy, Bridgid Mulvey, Amelia Nick, Max Pagnucco, Zhenhuan Qiu, Adam Quinn, Natalie Rattee Johnson, Cody Roberts, Piotr Sowulewski, Clara Thorn, Raili Utiger, Justin Walla, Emma Weinstein, Emily Williams, Leah Wright, Class of 2017, Taber Ameden, Erin Cairns, Samuel Cochrane, Connor Dee, Ramsey Eyre, Ann Fisher, Ana Garay, Meiling Guo, Rebekah Hamblett, Aashna Kinkhabwala, Camille | Read More »